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FHR

PostPost by: redcarandco » Tue May 03, 2022 12:13 pm

Dear All
I do suppose that Colin Chapman never imagined that a day an elan driver should have to enter the car with an FHR system.Belgian hillclimb championship does despite FIA saying not obliged in period F cars My question is .....Based on your experiment which is the best thing to use ??? (buy)
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue May 03, 2022 2:52 pm

What’s a FHR system? Excuse my ignorance,
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PostPost by: 661 » Tue May 03, 2022 2:54 pm

I used a Schroth HANS from MSAR.
I've swapped it for a Simpson Hybrid which to me is better in every conceivable way ( comfort being the most pleasing)

And yes, I see the irony when you can use an original 1963 Elan seat
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Tue May 03, 2022 3:57 pm

To answer your question Steve; FHR( D )means Frontal Head Restrain Device ....the purpose is to prevent your head going too far when having a crash (frontal) and is supposed to prevent you break your spine And thanks a lot Graeme I am going to this direction too this simpson system seems much less cumbersome
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue May 03, 2022 8:57 pm

I have been using a Scroth FHR for a number of years since they are mandated here. its comfortabe enough for me but no head room in a coupe to fit the helmet when in the car with the FHR in place so it goes on before I get in the car which makes doing up the belts by feel a challenge :).

I use the original Elan seat ( it is historic racing !) The top of the FHR can catch the padded cross bar on my role cage behind my head so depending on your setup you may want to check that

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PostPost by: redcarandco » Wed May 04, 2022 9:30 am

Dear Rohan
Many many thanks for explanations but the problem is solved Yesterday evening two friends came home with one schrot fhr and one simpson so I have had the opportunity to experiment in vivo and simpson wins So ....but anyway many thanks for explanations
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed May 04, 2022 12:03 pm

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If buying a new one when the certification on my current one runs out I would probably do the same with the modern lower profile styles

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed May 04, 2022 3:08 pm

I went for Z-Tech 6A, for the adjustability
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