Thanks for the well-sharpened article, Andrew. You’ve well understood everything we discussed, and you’ve quoted me accurately while neatly trimming away the extensive additional conversation we had.
Interesting range of comments. Lots of the customary types—“This guy’s wrong” and “This guy’s right” at various lengths,… Read more
A Goniometer is like a headlamp dyno. It tells you how much light (horsepower) and where in the pattern (RPM) creating a sort of topography map,called an isoplot, that can be compared to the FMVSS108 requirements (max and minimums). The isoplots or headlamp simulations from CAD can be uploaded into a simulator to…
I first encountered Daniel Stern online in the early-mid 1990s on usenet in either rec.autos.driving or rec.autos.tech or one of the more specialized groups in the rec.autos hierarchy. This was before the world wide web reached any sort of significant usage level. At that time if memory serves me correctly he was… Read more
Good article. Even OEM lights from automakers can fail to pass muster, or be better or worse. For about four months (until I got sick of it), I had a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premum 4MOTION. On the current-generation Tiguan, which began in MY2018, only the top couple of trims included the LED headlights. Read more
Daniel Stern is THE man. He fabbed up a full main and high beam harness for my 89 Land Cruiser with majorly upgraded Hella lenses and upgraded Halogens. Before and after performance was staggering—before it was like driving down the road with 2 candles and after even on low beams I could see forever. Read more
I was looking at the pic, and knew it was vaguely familiar. Then I saw 300Zx, and was like Oh Yeah, the plenum. I took that thing off plenty of time on my 86, back when I had it.
Not black, happy to have you both in the community.
I will say that I always prefer manual seats. The “infinite” seating position possibilities aren’t worth the extra weight and long-term potential for issues.