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Phil Payne's Fiery Globes
In message <199611121830.NAA25697@hammurabi.nh.ultra.net> human writes:
> >>Phil Payne's little high intensity laser lights.
> >They're _NOT_ little!
> Where might one go to get a glimpse of these extraordinary luminaries - I
> take it that the earth's curvature prevents them from blinding us here on
> the East coast of the new world.
In response to other comments, I've decided to try and take a photograph.
There are several problems. One is that, from the outside in daylight, they're
absolutely indistinguishable from normal Euro-lights (sloping grill pattern).
The stealthiness is part of the attraction. At night, of course, they're
unbelievable. But photographic film has a very different response curve to the
human eye, and getting it on film might be hard.
The best idea I've come up with so far is to park alongside another ur-quattro,
perhaps ten or fifteen yards away, set both cars to main beam, and take a
photograph from behind. I can do that tomorrow night - I'll have have a dozen
urqs to choose from - we might even be able to find one running 65/55, although
most people around here are already on a minimum of 100/80.
Then I could put together a montage - the comparison wide at the top, with
inserts below of the inscriptions on the bulbs, the relay/fuse panel from
the harness, and the alternator connections.
I went to the Area "G" meeting in Alcester on Monday (9 urqs) and, once again,
everyone insisted that _I_ leave first!
Bear in mind, if I do manage this, it will be a comparison with another
_Euro_ set - someone in the USA will have to set up another photocall to
compare standard Euro against US stock.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club