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Re: Right Hand Drive

sujit roy
 

Overtaking on the right, at least, in the Bay area is very common so I don't think driving a RHD car would be an issue.

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Sujit Roy
(408) 839-8359
sujitroy@...


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:53:07 PM PST, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


Both my '64 Bristol 408 and '53 403 are right hookers, and I have no problem in traffic anywhere.  Learned while an off the books apprentice at an engneering firm in Oxford, summer of 1966.  Our works car (parts runner in Yankee slang) was a Triumph Herald convertible - had a lot of fun shifting with lefthand, but the brain transferred the info from RH experience with floorshift, to LH easily and it all worked out - I never hit anything!  

Ken

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 11:26 PM Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:
OK, I'll bite.   A Holden is an Australian Chevy.   

Where did you drive this rig?  It would be normal in the UK, Aus, NZ. or Japan.  But if it was here in the US. most wouldn't notice anyway.

Lots of lights under the dash?

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 7:51 PM Lou via groups.io <c1937=znet.com@groups.io> wrote:
   
   
   
    I used to drive my 37 Chevy with Holden body    
with 70 lb Pyrenees-Samoyed  sitting to my left.      
Talk about getting strange looks.   And I bet they    
weren't concerned that there were only 290 Holden    
tourers produced.           Lou       
   
        
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


Re: Right Hand Drive

Lou
 

   
   
   
Hi Fred,               
    I drove it around the bay area.       
When signaling a left turn with right hand, some    
dude thought I was flipping him off.      
    I paid someone to paint it.     
They lost enough parts that it hasn't run since.           
Yes, the body is Ausi.               
    I hung a trouble light under cowl so the   
pedals would show up in picture.   You    
can see the orange cord over door.      
            Lou                .          
   
   
   
       
   
   

On 3/2/2021 8:26 PM, Red Fred wrote:
OK, I'll bite.   A Holden is an Australian Chevy.   

Where did you drive this rig?  It would be normal in the UK, Aus, NZ. or Japan.  But if it was here in the US. most wouldn't notice anyway.

Lots of lights under the dash?

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 7:51 PM Lou via groups.io <c1937=znet.com@groups.io> wrote:
   
   
   
    I used to drive my 37 Chevy with Holden body    
with 70 lb Pyrenees-Samoyed  sitting to my left.      
Talk about getting strange looks.   And I bet they    
weren't concerned that there were only 290 Holden    
tourers produced.           Lou       
   
        
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


Re: Right Hand Drive

Ken Nelson
 

Both my '64 Bristol 408 and '53 403 are right hookers, and I have no problem in traffic anywhere.  Learned while an off the books apprentice at an engneering firm in Oxford, summer of 1966.  Our works car (parts runner in Yankee slang) was a Triumph Herald convertible - had a lot of fun shifting with lefthand, but the brain transferred the info from RH experience with floorshift, to LH easily and it all worked out - I never hit anything!  

Ken

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 11:26 PM Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:
OK, I'll bite.   A Holden is an Australian Chevy.   

Where did you drive this rig?  It would be normal in the UK, Aus, NZ. or Japan.  But if it was here in the US. most wouldn't notice anyway.

Lots of lights under the dash?

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 7:51 PM Lou via groups.io <c1937=znet.com@groups.io> wrote:
   
   
   
    I used to drive my 37 Chevy with Holden body    
with 70 lb Pyrenees-Samoyed  sitting to my left.      
Talk about getting strange looks.   And I bet they    
weren't concerned that there were only 290 Holden    
tourers produced.           Lou       
   
        
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


Re: Right Hand Drive

Red Fred
 

OK, I'll bite.   A Holden is an Australian Chevy.   

Where did you drive this rig?  It would be normal in the UK, Aus, NZ. or Japan.  But if it was here in the US. most wouldn't notice anyway.

Lots of lights under the dash?

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 7:51 PM Lou via groups.io <c1937=znet.com@groups.io> wrote:
   
   
   
    I used to drive my 37 Chevy with Holden body    
with 70 lb Pyrenees-Samoyed  sitting to my left.      
Talk about getting strange looks.   And I bet they    
weren't concerned that there were only 290 Holden    
tourers produced.           Lou       
   
        
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


Re: Right Hand Drive

---J W
 

Beautiful!!


On Mar 2, 2021, at 7:53 PM, Lou via groups.io <c1937@...> wrote:

   
   
   
    I used to drive my 37 Chevy with Holden body    
with 70 lb Pyrenees-Samoyed  sitting to my left.      
Talk about getting strange looks.   And I bet they    
weren't concerned that there were only 290 Holden    
tourers produced.           Lou       
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Right Hand Drive

Lou
 

   
   
   
    I used to drive my 37 Chevy with Holden body    
with 70 lb Pyrenees-Samoyed  sitting to my left.      
Talk about getting strange looks.   And I bet they    
weren't concerned that there were only 290 Holden    
tourers produced.           Lou       
   
        
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


Re: The Brit and French Police!

Fred Cisin
 

If you have a RHD car, you really should get a plastic toy steering wheel for the left side.


Train your dog to put his paws up on the toy wheel whenever the car is stopped.
Train your dog to hand the toll to the tolltaker at the bridge.


Re: The Brit and French Police!

Tom Rymes
 

Either way, you need to change them, or you are going to be dazzling oncoming traffic, and that would be a really lame thing to do.

Tom

On Mar 2, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc@...> wrote:

I don't know if they look at right and left dipping headlights. Probably depends on how picky they get.  There used to be center dip headlights for folks who crossed the channel a lot.  Don't know if anyone still offers them.  They do look at windshields, though.  When my Reliant came over the tempered glass had to be replaced with laminated safety glass.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>; ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 9:10 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

If you import a RHD car into the USA, do you have to convert the headlights from RH to LH?
I lived in UK and if you imported a LHD car into UK, the MOT people would fail the car if the lights were not converted.


Sujit

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Sujit Roy
(408) 839-8359


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 08:42:14 AM PST, Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc@...> wrote:


I got pulled over by the Santa Clara Police who thought my then 10 year old grandson was driving the Peel Trident.  Officer apologized and we had a good laugh.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          
 
Brilliant!
Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:

image
 
This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.
 
A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.
 
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.
 
He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.
 
The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


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Re: The Brit and French Police!

Scott Davis
 

Per the law, yes it is required to achieve the lamp aiming targets by adjustment or having the right parts

Do they check? Back east, yes, yearly requirement in Pennsylvania. Out west, rarely unless you are importing or recomissioning a vehicle.

Scott


-------- Original message --------
From: "sujit roy via groups.io" <sujitroy@...>
Date: 3/2/21 09:16 (GMT-08:00)
To: "ArcaneAutos@groups.io" <arcaneautos@groups.io>, ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

If you import a RHD car into the USA, do you have to convert the headlights from RH to LH?
I lived in UK and if you imported a LHD car into UK, the MOT people would fail the car if the lights were not converted.


Sujit

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Sujit Roy
(408) 839-8359
sujitroy@...


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 08:42:14 AM PST, Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc@...> wrote:


I got pulled over by the Santa Clara Police who thought my then 10 year old grandson was driving the Peel Trident.  Officer apologized and we had a good laugh.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          
 
Brilliant!
Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:

image
 
This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.
 
A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.
 
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.
 
He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.
 
The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


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Re: The Brit and French Police!

Larry Sacks
 

Many years ago, some nice folks brought over a new Fiat 500 and drove it around the US.  It was RHD and they were pulled over a few times
 because the person in the left seat was sound asleep.  

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 8:35 AM Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...> wrote:
Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          

 

Brilliant!

Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:


image

 

This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.

 

A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.

 

With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.

 

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.

 

He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.

 

The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?

 


 

 

 


 


 


 



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Re: The Brit and French Police!

Dick Tuttle
 

I don't know if they look at right and left dipping headlights. Probably depends on how picky they get.  There used to be center dip headlights for folks who crossed the channel a lot.  Don't know if anyone still offers them.  They do look at windshields, though.  When my Reliant came over the tempered glass had to be replaced with laminated safety glass.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>; ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 9:10 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

If you import a RHD car into the USA, do you have to convert the headlights from RH to LH?
I lived in UK and if you imported a LHD car into UK, the MOT people would fail the car if the lights were not converted.


Sujit

---------------------
Sujit Roy
(408) 839-8359
sujitroy@...


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 08:42:14 AM PST, Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc@...> wrote:


I got pulled over by the Santa Clara Police who thought my then 10 year old grandson was driving the Peel Trident.  Officer apologized and we had a good laugh.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          
 
Brilliant!
Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:

image
 
This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.
 
A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.
 
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.
 
He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.
 
The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


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Re: The Brit and French Police!

Ken Nelson
 

Now that's really weird!!  

Ken

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 12:10 PM sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you import a RHD car into the USA, do you have to convert the headlights from RH to LH?
I lived in UK and if you imported a LHD car into UK, the MOT people would fail the car if the lights were not converted.


Sujit

---------------------
Sujit Roy
(408) 839-8359


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 08:42:14 AM PST, Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


I got pulled over by the Santa Clara Police who thought my then 10 year old grandson was driving the Peel Trident.  Officer apologized and we had a good laugh.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          
 
Brilliant!
Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:

image
 
This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.
 
A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.
 
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.
 
He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.
 
The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


--


Re: The Brit and French Police!

sujit roy
 

If you import a RHD car into the USA, do you have to convert the headlights from RH to LH?
I lived in UK and if you imported a LHD car into UK, the MOT people would fail the car if the lights were not converted.


Sujit

---------------------
Sujit Roy
(408) 839-8359
sujitroy@...


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 08:42:14 AM PST, Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc@...> wrote:


I got pulled over by the Santa Clara Police who thought my then 10 year old grandson was driving the Peel Trident.  Officer apologized and we had a good laugh.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          
 
Brilliant!
Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:

image
 
This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.
 
A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.
 
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.
 
He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.
 
The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


--


Re: The Brit and French Police!

Dick Tuttle
 

I got pulled over by the Santa Clara Police who thought my then 10 year old grandson was driving the Peel Trident.  Officer apologized and we had a good laugh.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] The Brit and French Police!

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          
 
Brilliant!
Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:

image
 
This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.
 
A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.
 
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.
 
He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.
 
The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


--


Re: The Brit and French Police!

Matthew Spielberg
 

Miles has a California legal RHD Nissan 
Prior owner got pulled over for using a cell phone from the left seat. Had to point to the steering wheel on the other side 

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Mar 1, 2021, at 9:35 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          

 

Brilliant!

Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:


image

 

This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.

 

A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.

 

With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.

 

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.

 

He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.

 

The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?

 


 

 

 


 


 


 



--


The Brit and French Police!

Ken Nelson
 







Subject: Fwd: The Brit and French Police!




          

 

Brilliant!

Look closely at the picture first and then read the story:


image

 

This actually happened to an Englishman, in France, who was totally drunk.

 

A French policeman stopped the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.

 

With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malt scotches there-after.

 

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely hammered.

 

He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to be arrested.

 

The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and my wife is driving on the other side?

 


 

 

 


 


 


 



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Re: What the ....!

Matthew Spielberg
 

Body reminds me of a late London taxi

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Feb 25, 2021, at 7:15 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:

Who knew??


Re: What the ....!

Ken Nelson
 

Who knew??


What the ....!

Keith Murphy
 


Re: [CaliforniaMelee] Fiat 500 engine/trans available

David Russel
 

Oops:


My mistake, a 126 engine. 650cc twin.

Andrew


David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Feb 25, 2021, at 8:57 AM, David Russel via groups.io <djrussel=alumni.stanford.edu@groups.io> wrote:

See below:

David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Watry, Andrew (LNG-SFR) via groups.io" <andrew.watry=lexisnexis.com@groups.io>
Date: February 25, 2021 at 5:45:29 AM PST
To: CaliforniaMelee@groups.io
Subject: [CaliforniaMelee] Fiat 500 engine/trans available
Reply-To: CaliforniaMelee@groups.io



Conrad and I just installed a Fiat 127 engine and trans in a 1963 Fiat 500. The original engine and trans are out of the car and can be yours!  Not really interested in money but if there’s some involved, sure, that’d be great. Engine and trans worked, one rocker screw was cracked so we welded it(!) to get the engine running. Buy one rocker arm and one adjuster screw and you’re good. Some misc 500 parts come with if you want. In Berkeley.

 

Contact me if interested. Thanks

Andrew

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