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Old 09-27-2011, 10:08 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah - I've seen them on a couple of Insights.

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Old 09-27-2011, 04:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What kind of results would you have got with the non manual version of the Insight ?

Also, I might suggest looking at picking up a mirror from a '92-95 Civic .
Since its Honda, it might fit better.
Also, the mirror folds back easily all the way back and pops back out with one hand.
Even the shape seems meant for this .
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Here is the mirror folded back - actually I'm holding it because I flipped it back so many times i broke the spring mechanism.
The blocky piece on the mirror itself is an aftermarket fisheye mirror . the stock mirrors don't have this appendage.
If you look at the shape from the side and especially from above, it almost seems designed to be folded back for good aero.
Perhaps a trip strip could be added along the back to make it even better ?

I can imagine a servo that would be triggered from within the car at the flip of a switch. ( to move the mirror flush. )
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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One of my friend had electric folding mirrors in his RHD mitsubishi galant vr4.

You just had to press a button and both mirrors would fold. Never seen that on any other car

Just found a video of these on youtube

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The Lexus LS-430 also had mechanical folding mirrors.
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Nice results. For the adjustable grill block here is my execution:.


Custom flap and the adjustment will come from front light height adjustment motor. You can find 3 wire motor so its very easy to connect.
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The Lexus LS-430 also had mechanical folding mirrors.
Quite a few cars have them here, I was disappointed that the Prius didn't when it arrived. My dad's poverty spec Skoda has them after all.
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And my Pug307 also has electrical folding mirrors. The only problem is that pushing the fold/unfold button operates both at the same time. I've thought about a workaround, but it appears that I can't adjust them unless both are unfolded
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Nice results. For the adjustable grill block here is my execution:.


Custom flap and the adjustment will come from front light height adjustment motor. You can find 3 wire motor so its very easy to connect.
Do you adjust it manually or does it adjust with temp, do you have a link with details ?
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At the moment it does not even have the adjustment but I will use light height motor and its adjustment switch. adjustment will be manual so I have to monitor the water temps... Valve is installed to just 10mm bolt which goes through the subwoofer box 100mm air port. Just grind half off from the bolt and screw round plate in it.

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