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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:42 pm

Richard

Someone posted recently that they were not visible "and I should know" but he didn't elucidate when asked....

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:17 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:One question re Elan Front Number plates.

Given that the numbers are buried in the air intake, are they actually visible from the lens of a head-on-facing Camera ?

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I recall this theory being mentioned before; I think it is highly unlikely that the camera will not pick it up.
Now go find a "Gatso" & let us know the results :lol: :lol:

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PostPost by: hatman » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:28 pm

With the recessed front number arrangement that Elans have you need to be very careful that an old sweet wrapper doesn't get blown up off the road and partially cover one of the letters or digits, rendering it unreadable to Truvelos. I know that I spend a lot of time making sure that a Mars Bar wrapper never obscures the end character of my registration number. 8)
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PostPost by: dusty » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:49 pm

hatman wrote:I know that I spend a lot of time making sure that a Mars Bar wrapper never obscures the end character of my registration number. 8)


Would that be the wrapper that happened to have super glue on it when it blew onto your grill? :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:05 pm

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:10 pm

Maybe we should of told him about the crisp packet ruse?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090320/tu ... 23e80.html

Not that I condone anything illegal...

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:27 am

hatman wrote:With the recessed front number arrangement that Elans have you need to be very careful that an old sweet wrapper doesn't get blown up off the road and partially cover one of the letters or digits, rendering it unreadable to Truvelos. I know that I spend a lot of time making sure that a Mars Bar wrapper never obscures the end character of my registration number. 8)


Thanks for mentioning that horrible possibility; Heaven forbid :roll:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:55 am

I suppose if fate/luck was on your side a sticky sweet wrapper could even find itself positioned over two letters as opposed to one digit,that way one of our mathematical friends could tell us the chances of a determined desk bound enforcement person looking up your number?

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:19 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:One question re Elan Front Number plates.

Given that the numbers are buried in the air intake, are they actually visible from the lens of a head-on-facing Camera ?

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Yes, I got done by one in Lincolnshire
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:54 pm

So sticky Mars Bar wrappers it is then.

That has to be the "top tip" of the year, so far :D
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