Author Topic: '75 Eldorado seat belt issues  (Read 526 times)

Offline ghhatley

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  • Name: Graham H. Hatley
'75 Eldorado seat belt issues
« on: November 14, 2015, 11:26:37 PM »
I reinstalled my seat belts today and cant figure out why it wont stop as it should in an accident. Am I missing something?
Garage:
1958 Continental Convertible
1958 Continental Convertible
1958 Cadillac Extended Deck gone
1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 S
1960 Continental Convertible
1967 Continental Convertible
1973 Eldorado Convertible
1975 Eldorado Convertible aka Cabernet Caddy

Offline TJ Hopland

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Re: '75 Eldorado seat belt issues
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 10:17:42 AM »
I don't remember the 75's specifically but seat belts in general have two types of mechanisms.    One type has to do with how fast you pull on the belt.  If you pull slow it will extend but if you pull fast it should lock.    Other type has a pendulum sort of thing in it so when the car stops fast it swings forward and locks the reel. 
StPaul/Mpls, MN USA

73 Eldo convert w/FiTech EFI
80 Eldo Diesel
90 CDV
And other assorted stuff I keep buying for some reason

Offline ghhatley

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  • Name: Graham H. Hatley
Re: '75 Eldorado seat belt issues
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 05:55:03 PM »
Great so I have to hit something going fast to make sure it stops...well my awful sister-in-law has some little sports car I could chase down and hit that sounds like a good place to start.
Just kidding, I'll work with mine some to make sure it does stop as it should
Garage:
1958 Continental Convertible
1958 Continental Convertible
1958 Cadillac Extended Deck gone
1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 S
1960 Continental Convertible
1967 Continental Convertible
1973 Eldorado Convertible
1975 Eldorado Convertible aka Cabernet Caddy

 

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