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PostPosted: August 30, 2015, 12:33 am 
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Hey Jacob - Medicine Hat was hot hot hot. We loved it. Took a trip to Elkwater and another to Fort Walsh. The Medicine Hat Clay Industries museum was very interesting. Temp was ~36C, like being hit with a blast furnace driving down the highway. The 7 L.S.O. didn't skip a beat in the heat.

Went on a 475km (295 mi) trip today. A bit smokey from the wild fires in BC and the Northwestern US. Found a train on a old siding in Wainwright that we believe is from the States. Wonder how it wound up this far North? Doesn't look like it has moved in quite a while. Overall it was a good day with iced cap coffee to cool down and good ol Chinese for supper. To date we have over 8000 km (5000 mi) on the 7.


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PostPosted: August 30, 2015, 12:09 pm 
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Indeed, it's from the USA. It was named the "Black Widow" and used extensively in California, Oregon and Washington. Here are some photos of it in better times:

1) All prettied up in Oakland/Emeryville, California ==> http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 662&nseq=0


2) And, hauling passenger cars in the vicinity of Mt. Shasta in Northern California ==> http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 392&nseq=4

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: August 23, 2016, 10:17 pm 
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Took a trip last week to Jasper in the Rocky Mountains. What a blast driving mountain highways, hills, valleys, and switchbacks.

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Wifey looking at the Columbia Icefields, it was a balmy 9C at that elevation.
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As a side note one must plan for extra time on these trips for people you encounter who ask many many questions about the 7. I will always be pleasant and answer any and all questions. We will never turn down a request to have the 7's picture taken. We often ask people if they would like to sit in the 7 and have us take their picture for them, the smiles and grins are priceless.
This is the true experience of motoring in these amazing cars.

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PostPosted: August 23, 2016, 11:12 pm 
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Hey Perry,
looking really good. Well not you, man. The car's looking great, the scenery is awesome, but you, well let's just say, don't sign up for Heartland (although they are auditioning right now, as my starry eyed daughter tells me). :rofl:
But you are a true ambassador for all that is Locost. :cheers:

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Hey Perry,

I'm glad to see you're out enjoying the car and connecting with the beautiful Canadian scenery. The car is indeed looking excellent.

When did the plastic piece (I know what it's for, but not what it's called) appear between the seats? Did you improvise on the road or put that on before the trip?

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Thanks Martin - the wifey and I truly believe in letting others enjoy the 7 as we do.

Lonnie - That is a rear windscreen to reduce wind turbulence (just like the Porshe Boxer S uses). I installed this piece of Lexan before the LSO 7 turned a wheel. I have this on the first 7 and it definitely works to minimize wind buffeting.

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