[Healeys] Seat Belts - A caution

Robert F. Begani rfbegani at speakeasy.net
Wed May 22 18:18:23 MDT 2013

According to my friends in the auto car service business, they would never
touch a seat belt installation even for a friend due to the liability
involved. The insurance companies specifically mention you are not covered
and will revoke your policy if you do or something to that effect.  In other
words, DIY installation.  

Bob Begani
BJ8 '67

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of HealeyRick
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM
To: Jack Feldman; owner-healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Seat Belts - A caution

I suspect the risk of a seatbelt installer being named in a lawsuit where
serious injuries occurred are high.  The installer becomes a link in the
chain for defective belt design, anchorage points, improper materials,
malfunctioning buckles, etc, etc in addition to 50 yr old metal fatigue.
Easy to see why it would be desirable to avoid that risk entirely.

"Madman in a death machine"
Follow My Nasty Boy Build:

 From: Jack
Feldman <qualitas.jack at gmail.com>
To: "owner-healeys at autox.team.net"
<healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:19 PM
[Healeys] Seat Belts - A caution

I took the Healey to one of the national
experts to get sorted out, and
asked him to install them. Not only did he
refuse, he refused to discuss it
at all, even when I told him that a racing
Orthopedic Dr., friend said
there would be no problem from spinal compression
in an accident.

Got to Guru number 2. He said he would install them if I paid
cash and
didn't have a paper trail to the installation. Evidently, the issue
that they didn't trust the steel in our 60+ year old cars to hold in an

These are two men who dedicated their lives to be best Healey
in the country.


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