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  • Palo Alto Sucks.....

    Parked the Seven in downtown Palo Alto today for a coffee stop, got even back in time before the 30 minute limit was up, and.....got parking ticket anyway for not having the front license plate.

    Now I have the choice of bleeding $75 and be done with it or put the front plate on with cable ties, drive to the next available police station at home, get a signature and pay only $10 fee (assuming the signature does not cost additionally).

    Oh well, could have been a real ticket :p

    Gert

  • #2
    Palo Alto?

    You were 'in town' and didn't even let us know?

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    • #3
      Hey John, good to hear from you!

      Well, maybe we should have planned this better. But we did a week-long rambling tour of NorCal without any predefined route. Kind of an official test drive of my "new" trailer with several blatting stops wherever we found some nice roads (Sequoia/Kings C., around Hwy 49 and in your neighborhood.). Anyway, the only contact I had on my cell was Tom's number and we met shortly. Next time we get up there I will make sure to give you a call!

      Gert
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      • #4
        blat?

        Hi John,

        Want to go for a blat sometime?

        Cheers,

        Tom
        Tom "ELV15" Jones
        http://PIErats.com

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        • #5
          Kind of an official test drive of my "new" trailer
          Shouldn't that thing have Dutch plates on it?:D

          Edit: When I was living near there (as a commuter) local wags referred to it as "Shallow Alto", in reference to the monetarily-oriented young females thereabouts.:D again
          Last edited by moosetestbestanden; April 13, 2008, 10:40 AM.
          Chris
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          A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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          • #6
            Originally posted by moosetestbestanden View Post
            Shouldn't that thing have Dutch plates on it?:D
            Guess what, that is about what Rosie asked me....but a proper Dutch trailer is twice as big and towed by a VW Golf with 60 hp or similar. To round off the stereotype you need to shun all restaurants and only eat sandwiches you brought from home. :rolleyes:

            To be honest, we roughed it on the campground only the first night to prove the point and see what is missing. For the rest of the tour we preferred the luxury of a reasonable hotel. But I might camp out again at the track and save the drive to Buttonwillow.

            Gert

            P.S.: Some video from Sequoia and Kings Canyon
            Last edited by slomove; April 13, 2008, 11:03 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Elv15 View Post
              Want to go for a blat sometime?
              Sure, was out for a bit today testing out repairs to my webers... great weather!


              ---john.

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              • #8
                nice video...nice mirror

                I notice the rearview mirror is particularly clear....so what's the secret? more to the point, what is the origin of the mirror and how does it attach? My suction-cup attachment mirror vibrates so badly I sometimes think my retinas have actually come loose!


                Originally posted by slomove View Post
                Guess what, that is about what Rosie asked me....but a proper Dutch trailer is twice as big and towed by a VW Golf with 60 hp or similar. To round off the stereotype you need to shun all restaurants and only eat sandwiches you brought from home. :rolleyes:

                To be honest, we roughed it on the campground only the first night to prove the point and see what is missing. For the rest of the tour we preferred the luxury of a reasonable hotel. But I might camp out again at the track and save the drive to Buttonwillow.

                Gert

                P.S.: Some video from Sequoia and Kings Canyon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kiwi View Post
                  My suction-cup attachment mirror vibrates so badly I sometimes think my retinas have actually come loose!
                  I would believe that, given the flexibility of the suction mount....

                  Originally the Birkin comes with a center rear view mirror that is glued to the windscreen like most regular cars have it. That worked fine and with little vibration but I managed to knock the glue joint off with my bum while working on the tranny tunnel.

                  Instead of re-gluing I bought a cheap aftermarket mirror from the auto store, cut off the mounting hardware and welded a narrow steel strip (1/2" x 1/16") to the remaining ball joint stud (a little tricky to do without melting the plastic pieces). The steel strip is then directly mounted to the windscreen frame with two #6 flathead SS screws. Very solid but actually it sometimes still vibrates a little in idle due to the flexibility of the frame itself. Additional advantage is that the mirror moves further up and obscures the viewable area less.

                  Gert

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                  • #10
                    Gert
                    Thanks for the info, I will see if I can replicate to some degree. I definitely need something that gives a clearer field of view.



                    Instead of re-gluing I bought a cheap aftermarket mirror from the auto store, cut off the mounting hardware and welded a narrow steel strip (1/2" x 1/16") to the remaining ball joint stud (a little tricky to do without melting the plastic pieces). The steel strip is then directly mounted to the windscreen frame with two #6 flathead SS screws. Very solid but actually it sometimes still vibrates a little in idle due to the flexibility of the frame itself. Additional advantage is that the mirror moves further up and obscures the viewable area less.

                    Gert[/QUOTE]

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                    • #11
                      I like the mirrorsforsevens.com product. Provides a wider view and the attachement method works well.

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                      • #12
                        I too have a mirrorsforsevens mirror and it is awesome.
                        Tom "ELV15" Jones
                        http://PIErats.com

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                        • #13
                          I would concur....the Mirrorforsevens look like a very good solution but I have not tried them in my own car. It would interfere with my sun top.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Roll a 7 View Post
                            I like the mirrorsforsevens.com product. Provides a wider view and the attachement method works well.
                            I like the idea, but I really don't like the look of the full width thing. Now, if they offered a single mirror option that hooked over in the same way and could be secured or removed, I might be interested

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                            • #15
                              The mirror is barely noticeable because it is only slightly wider than the windscreen frame.

                              Gert: The mirror does not interfere with the top on my 7. Is there something different about the Birkin design that it does not fit?

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