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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:17 am

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You are wrong, they are legally classified as fog lights for the purposes of type approval for European markets.

Are they indeed. Why use spot lights in fog ?

To make It look like a scene out of "Close Encounters of the third kind". laughing pound

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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:46 am

You do not use spot lights in fog, thats because they are fog lights, if they were spot or driving lights, and classed as such they would be illegal for numerous reasons.

1/ They are capable of being switched on with full and main beams, and sidelights.

2/ For type approval they would be illegal if they were spot or driving lights in European markets, and would not have been passed, and the vehicle not type approved.

3? I have spoken to the lighting designer for Ford, who is a good friend, and his original literature shows them as fog lights, not driving or spot lights.

4/ Companies such as Ford would not make such a basic error with a world market car, and if by some fluke they had, it would have been spotted.

Which all disproves your claim of them being spot lights, which incidentally means nothing as it is a generic term which is meaningless.
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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:19 am

RS 1600 hydraulic handbrake LOL......
Escort four Cibie light brackets....

I remember a friend of mine following an RAC rally, when it was a rally and not a days treasure hunt in Wales telling me that he was struggling in fog on the road. Tony Pond came flying past with every light on.....

Depends on the fog for me. I actually prefer to drive on parking lights in fog. Illegal I know. Also in fog. If I catch anybody up I switch out my headlights or fog lights, that means the person in front isn't driving in his own shadow.
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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:59 am

i only asked if anybody knew if there was a good scratching chin spot light on the market...??????? No

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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:09 am

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i only asked if anybody knew if there was a good scratching chin spot light on the market...??????? No


YES Lightforce 140


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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:25 pm

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i only asked if anybody knew if there was a good scratching chin spot light on the market...??????? No


YES Lightforce 140


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yes brendon,,,seen it and like it very much,,,,,, thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:30 pm

May I suggest that before you buy any light. You see it working in the dark.
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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:24 am

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Keep looking Brenden you will eventually find what I'm on about. There is a minimun height and a maximum height requirement. It's there somewhere.
Try 2' min and 3' 6" max

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The simple fix was a small hole drilled in the top of the transmission tunnel and a `T` shaped steel rod (the `T` being summat to get hold of), dropped through the front yolk / uj on the prop. `A mechanical parking brake`......
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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:29 am

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Clevelqnd police traffic car drivers.

Hmm, law unto themselves Rolling Eyes zero tollerance etc etc. A pal of mine in Redcar fined, and points to license for 32mph in a 30 limit! I believe the law states (correct me if Im wrong) +10% + 2mph.....
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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:16 pm

No problem Tony, the more the merrier; hiya!

32mph??? That's ridiculous. There is a scale of bad driving, this is the bottom end of it and therefore should be treated as such. All this sort of thing does is alienate drivers, not to mention add fuel to the fire about "traffic police are only interested in filling their quota". Little wonder we think that. The courts too seem to be filling the coffers, stupid actions like nicking folk doing 32mph in a 30mph zone only confirms what we've been thinking for years.

On the other end of the scale, it makes me spit to see these idiots on "Police Camera Action" and suchlike lead the Old Bill on a merry dance chasing though residential areas, whack a couple of cars en route, reverse into squad cars injuring those pursuing, and when they are finally caught they are give some pathetic community order and banned for a couple of months. They should either be banged up, have a hefty fine imposed that they would be paying off for years to come, plus be banned for TWO years minimum. angry

Bring back the ducking stool, stocks, cat o'nine tails ... and of course hanging. Rant over!!!

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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:30 pm

Agree with that Tom, steal a few hundred pounds and you get 12 months in prison, steal a £35,000 car and you get a community order, total disparity. Owners still get the aggravation, huge hikes in premiums, possible conditions of insurance imposed, claims for injuries or damage against their insurance, etc etc etc, and the scrotes get away scot free.
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PostSubject: Re: roof lights,,,,   Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:39 pm

TonyG

You cannot be prosecuted for doing 32 in a 30 area as you have a tolerance of 10% on a vehicles speedometer (Construction & Use Regulations) so to be prosecuted you would have to be doing above 30 + 10% which is 33 MPH, so the lowest figure above this is actually 34 MPH before prosecution can occur.

They tried this with me in Nottingham, 32 in a 30 area, and apparently it was a no tolerance of speeding policy, i went to court and submitted my case and the case was thrown out due to the C&U regulations, and a legal precedent was set, basically it would be an unsafe conviction.

To a degree it depends what method was used to catch your friend, if it was a fixed speed camera, or a Police car they should deduct 12.5% off the actual speed, then use this lower figure for prosecution, this being the case then he was probably doing more than 32 MPH and they deducted the 12.5% to arrive at this lower figure.
Why do they deduct 12.5%? C&U regulations, if a speedo has to be within 10% accuracy they have to deduct more than 10% to ensure they have countered speedo inaccuracy.
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