Remember the CG-lock?

Discussion in 'NFC Forum' started by carl, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. carl

    carl True Classic


    I remember them advertised a million years ago for autocrossers. Function was to lock your retractable seatbelt/shoulder harness in place. I never had one but my recently purchased Miata came with one installed on the driver belt. One of many clues that this car must have been autocrossed many years ago.
    mkmini, kmead, Eastep and 2 others like this.
  2. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    That’s one I missed, I have never seen one.

    I always rolled the backrest back a few degrees, jerked the belt to get the inertia reel to lock and then moved the back rest forwards to lock me in place. It worked out pretty well.

    I suspect that gadget would have been a good bit better.
  3. twincam69

    twincam69 True Classic

  4. Ulix

    Ulix True Classic

    Stuttgart, Germany
    I have one.
    Helps a little.
    But not more.
    It also presses on my hip bone and hurts. :)
    If Karls method of locking the belt works, it is probably the better method.
  5. RJ80

    RJ80 True Classic

    Kitsap, WA
    I had one of these in a Toyota MR2 I used to own. The problem I had was that I could never get the set screws (the two screws seen on the lower part of the CG Lock in the photo) to stay securely mounted. Not sure if it was a case of user error, an incompatible belt design or a problem with the CG Lock itself. I guess they don't make them anymore, so...

    It was a neat idea and when it worked, it worked well.

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