Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Post Number: 740
|Posted on Saturday, 25 February, 2017 - 05:02: |
My newly bought Spirit has orgasmic door handles. Just the feel of the outside handle is perfect.
The door handles on a Camargue outside are just out of this world. You never get used to them. I think the were designed for drunken peers who just had to crawl to the car on hands and knees.
I also like the inside locking buttons. So very swanky. Or for our communist Chinese friends so berry wanky!
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Saturday, 25 February, 2017 - 09:19: |
What a strange man! But I totally 'get it' as the door handles on mine take me by surprise every time I go to the car, they just feel so right - like after the nuclear holocaust there will be cockroaches, rodents and Rolls-Royce door handles. Everything else will be consigned to history.
Post Number: 301
|Posted on Saturday, 25 February, 2017 - 23:29: |
Don't forget the horn mounting brackets. On SRH8844 they are 3/16 or 1/4 plate. And if there was any chance of them breaking, it was eliminated by a welded on gusset.
Robert Noel Reddington
Post Number: 1314
|Posted on Sunday, 26 February, 2017 - 02:18: |
A well appointed truck.
I like the feel of the switches so positive.
My Jeep when one pulls the headlight switch on the dashboard flexes and creaks absolute rubbish quality.
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Sunday, 26 February, 2017 - 21:04: |
Funny you mention door handles, as I just rebuilt the door lock mechanisms in my daily driver; a 1999 Ford Fairlane.
They are now so smooth that the handle merely lifts and there is no hint at it being connected to a mechanical linkage. No click, no increase in resistance (then release) as it unlatches, just a smooth action from bottom to top and the door popping open.
Likewise, closing the door merely makes a 'fwoomp' sound of rubber seals compressing, and no clue of the door latching shut aside from being now flush with the bodywork.
Where was I going with this?
Well, I guess I adjusted my Ford's door mechs to be so smooth, that it would seem perfect to a 'non car person', perfectly smooth as if it were all magnets.
Is it better than my Shadow's heavy duty 'click-clack' of the latch opening and closing?
I think not, but there is still something satisfying about a well adjusted mechanism working to perfection.
Post Number: 1169
|Posted on Sunday, 26 February, 2017 - 22:33: |
The Rolls Royce Shadow doors and handles, door locks and boot do remind me of older holdens from the 60's.
They were certainly different than Fords of the same age.
The Fords always required and effort to open and close them, where the Holdens were as you say, click clack.
The Spirit I looked at last week was indeed different that's for sure.
Post Number: 212
|Posted on Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 - 14:59: |
Hmmm, and here I thought the sound and feel of a Merc door closing was the very best of them all. That said, Vladimir is having an orgasm over the feel of the exterior handle, not the closing action. And Robert Noel, that Jeep cost less than 1/10 that of a Roller, so it's hardly fair.
Post Number: 1174
|Posted on Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 - 19:29: |
There is nothing better than any Goodwood (Phantom, Ghost, Wraith or Dawn) car door auto closing and then the mechanism pulling it tightly shut.