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Post  Wheelie58 on October 31st 2013, 8:04 pm

In 2014 NHRA will require all race cars with removable header collectors to be equipped with an approved tether device to prevent loss of the collector during competition.
Since I do not like putting other people's parts on my car, I developed my own tether kit, had it approved and will offer it for sale. The KFM Kollector Keeper system is made of American top quality materials and assembled by the same skilled production crew that makes all other KFM products. Racing parts made by racers!
Each custom order kit includes all stainless steel T-bolt clamps for any size primary tube and collector, tether cable assemblies and anti-seize compound for installation.
The cable assemblies will be stocked in 10", 16",21". Custom lengths are available at no extra cost.
The Kollector Keeper system will sell for $95.
If you need a tether system, just give me a call at 678-458-2033.

Please don't use this string to vent on the new rule. None of us like new rules, but this one is happening in  2014 and I have a product to fill the application.
You can weld the collectors on if desired and not use a tether.
Info on the rule can be found on NHRAracer.com

Thank you ,
Keith Fulp




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Post  powerstrokeace on October 31st 2013, 8:09 pm

I'll be ordering 2 of them

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Post  richter69 on October 31st 2013, 8:11 pm

nice product.... for a dumbass rule...... put a tab on each primary tube for the win.
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Post  Copperhead on October 31st 2013, 8:13 pm

What about welding a tab on the collector & also one of the primaries and still use the tether?
Could this be done to eliminate those bulky T-bolt clamps and still be legal ?
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Post  Wheelie58 on October 31st 2013, 8:26 pm

Copperhead wrote:What about welding a tab on the collector & also one of the primaries and still use the tether?  
Could this be done to eliminate those bulky T-bolt clamps and still be legal ?
I thought about that, but it would require a welded stud or plate to be run through the approval process...and so many people already have coated, chrome or finished headers.
From what I learned during the NHRA acceptance process is that a bolt-on solution was desired.
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Post  powerstrokeace on October 31st 2013, 8:32 pm

Just posted on Facebook

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Post  Wheelie58 on October 31st 2013, 8:33 pm

richter69 wrote:nice product.... for a dumbass rule...... put a tab on each primary tube for the win.
Yeah...even if there is a tab or bolted loop on each primary, they still require a tether.
For those of us who inspect and maintain our stuff this rule is aggravating.
For the guy who has to dodge a flying collector in the water box or down track.. It could be good.
It seems like someone looses a collector at just about every major race.
The ones that fall off in the water box have been the scariest ones. They tend to get spit out under a spinning tire.Shocked 

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Post  STHAZLET on October 31st 2013, 9:27 pm

This is better than bolt togther or welded? Thanks nhra for another $100.oo kick in the wallet.Are these sfi?
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Post  powerstrokeace on October 31st 2013, 9:36 pm

[quote="STHAZLET"]This is better than bolt togther or welded? Thanks nhra for another $100.oo kick in the wallet.Are these sfi?[/quote

There are NHRA approved. Meaning they do not need a SFI certification

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Post  STHAZLET on November 1st 2013, 2:38 am

They are hose clamps.Bolt together would be much safer. But I know not nhra approved
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Post  Wheelie58 on November 1st 2013, 8:56 am

STHAZLET wrote:This is better than bolt togther or welded? Thanks nhra for another $100.oo kick in the wallet.Are these sfi?
Better than bolt together or welded?
Absolutely not. Welded is the best way. If your collectors are welded, you do not need tethers. Bolt together tabs are great and most headers have some sort of bolted system. This tether is not a primary retention. It is intended for when the tabs are cracked, broken or the bolts are missing.
Properly maintained bolted systems are very good. The ones that I have seen fall off had broken tabs or bolts gone.
These are not SFI. I am not aware of any SFI criteria for this part. They are NHRA approved.
Since there are about 7 different primary sizes and 5 common collector sizes, the t-bolt clamp was a durable choice to keep the cost down. Sure, I could make some nice laser cut clamps for all sizes, but it would end up way too expensive.
There are 4 or 5 other suppliers of tethers on the market. If mine are not what you are looking for, the other guys make nice parts.
I will start a string on General for discussion of the rule.
Thank you,
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Post  QtrWarrior on November 1st 2013, 9:12 am

Keith,

I'll be ordering as soon as I do some measuring...Smile 
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Post  PanaVet on November 1st 2013, 9:15 am

Keith,
Nice product at an affordable price. I know a competitor has already lowered the price on his due to the groaning over it.


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Post  STHAZLET on November 1st 2013, 10:59 am

sorry Keith not saying anything bad about your product.Just a dumb rule.What ever happened to tech.May be they could look.Any way sorry didn't want to step on any ones toes
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Post  Wheelie58 on November 1st 2013, 11:09 am

Oh...no toes stepped on here. All is cool.
Thanks for your input.
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Post  Wheelie58 on December 29th 2013, 3:07 am

I figured that I should bump this up as a reminder, while we are doing cold weather maintenance.
Call any time to order 678-458-2033
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Post  powerstrokeace on January 1st 2014, 5:59 am

Got my stuff ordered from Keith today. Thanks Have a great Vacation

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Post  Wheelie58 on January 1st 2014, 6:01 am

Thanks Ace,
It was nice talking and bench racing with you.
Stay warm out there.
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Post  Wheelie58 on April 2nd 2014, 8:20 am

This is just a bump. The KFM tether factory is still making NHRA approved tether kits.
If you need them, just give me a call.
$90 for guys on the forum.
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Post  dfree383 on April 2nd 2014, 9:15 am

Excellent parts and service with Keith!
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Post  Wheelie58 on April 2nd 2014, 9:45 am

Wow
Thanks!
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Post  dfree383 on April 2nd 2014, 10:05 am

Wheelie58 wrote:Wow
Thanks!
you deserve it Buddy, you work your ass of to bring these products out!
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Received My Kollector Keepers tonight

Post  512Fairlane on April 3rd 2014, 10:38 am

Bump for a good product.  Received mine today.  Good looking pieces.  Silly rule but since we have to have them why not buy them from a forum member.  Thanks KFM.  

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Post  Wheelie58 on April 3rd 2014, 12:33 pm

Thank you Mike!
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Got mine today

Post  460Dave on April 5th 2014, 5:42 am

Looks great! Thanks Keith

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