7A has the lighs with its original inner parabolas in good conditions, the
lamps “ville” are 6 watts, the lamps “route” are from 40 watt, original
1934, glass knurled
because the glass of the lights is smooth.
7A has never gone with the lights on, during its life after the
restoration. neither in the day nor in the night...
Then I start the trip and after few distance
I am in the countryside entering in the total dark.
The tight road suggests me to drive slowly,
at 40 km/h, but I do not see anything so that I turn the switch located in the center of the steering wheel
switching on the high lamps but the result changes little, I can see the road
only for about 20 meters in front of me...
Consequently I increase the speed and
the intensity of the lights improves so that I can see the road better... but a car is coming in the oppsite direction;
I must slow down because the road is tight
and we can pass with difficulty by 2
cars together: Can the other car driver see me? He see me but I am with the 7A
almost stopped and the lights in this conditions..., 2 candles make more
I improbe my speed up to 60
km/h and I can see the road for about 40 meters in front of me;
Luckily I know
very well the road I am driving so that I Know the road turn to the right so
that I slow down even if I still do not
see the elbow;
After the elbow I improve the speed again asking myself what can
happen if one does not know the track of the road.
a quarter of hour I am already back home! Tried by the tension... thanks
7A, you have gone without any fault.
Now the next step is to drive in the night while raining…….