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  1. Thread: SAM questions.

    by tolsen
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    Reuse existing ZEE insert and the rest can be...

    Reuse existing ZEE insert and the rest can be changed without no need for cloning or coding.
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    You mean Brex****?

    You mean Brex****?
  3. Thread: Towing A-Frame.

    by tolsen
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    They fit another threaded towing eye hole other...

    They fit another threaded towing eye hole other side at front but beware attachment of bumper to chassis must be beefed up.
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    A common problem with these light switch stalks....

    A common problem with these light switch stalks. I fixed mine many years ago using flexible heat shrink sleeve.
    http://www.smartz.co.uk/showthread.php?16097-Smart-450-light-stalk-switch-overhaul
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    Hence with my now rather rusty and much lighter...

    Hence with my now rather rusty and much lighter wheelbolts Iíll be miles ahead of Heinkel in an acceleration test.
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    A 17 mm wheelbolt weighs 70 grams. An original...

    A 17 mm wheelbolt weighs 70 grams.
    An original Smart hollow head 15 mm wheelbolt weighs 50 grams.
    Total weight saving per wheel becomes thus: A massive 60 grams since, as you all will know,...
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    There is a considerable difference in wheel bolt...

    There is a considerable difference in wheel bolt mass. Lighter wheel bolts hence lower unsprung mass improves traction and handling.
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    I was given a set of 17 mm across the flats wheel...

    I was given a set of 17 mm across the flats wheel bolts but still using my original 15 mm bolts. Less weight hence faster acceleration.
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    Agree and someone must have rattled his impact...

    Agree and someone must have rattled his impact gun for a considerable time to cause that wear to the flats of the bolt heads.
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    Ours are Flanged Radius in my humble opinion.

    Ours are Flanged Radius in my humble opinion.
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    I think mine are or once were rounded but they do...

    I think mine are or once were rounded but they do wear becoming more tapered especially if you run with loose wheel bolts.
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    Must have been around 1973 when I first ground my...

    Must have been around 1973 when I first ground my first special bolt and nut removal chisel. Was based on a design commonly used by shipyards and railroads in Scandinavia at that time. Some shipyards...
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    There is a us patent for special chisels intended...

    There is a us patent for special chisels intended for driving out stuck nuts and bolts.

    https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/68/77/d5/996045727ec30e/US4875289.pdf

    I have independently...
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    I can remove that bolt in less than five minutes...

    I can remove that bolt in less than five minutes and no damge to wheel or anything else.
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    More advice: 1) Use a drill guide if drilling...

    More advice:
    1) Use a drill guide if drilling plus use coolant and drill at slow speed.
    2) The threads (if a 450 or 451) will be too hard for any tap to clean up so do not attempt. You will only...
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    Adding one of my favourite photos just to...

    Adding one of my favourite photos just to illustrate my sheared bolt extraction method:
    https://i.postimg.cc/HLqhNQky/DSC04429.jpg
    Above bolt used to hold a clutch actuator in place hence size M6....
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    Use my method. Works each time. Drill and chamfer...

    Use my method. Works each time. Drill and chamfer out a suitably large nut and MIG weld that to whatever remains of wheelbolt. The heat will free bolt so it will come out with ease. Make sure to...
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    I tied a kitchen glove over my UJ but it did not...

    I tied a kitchen glove over my UJ but it did not last very long. Whatever you fit has to go over the yokes. Perhaps a cv joint stretch boot will work. The only problem is these stretch boots do not...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/GmYRHJns/DSC04481.jpg It is...

    https://i.postimg.cc/GmYRHJns/DSC04481.jpg
    It is very hard to get oil or grease into these dry UJ joints.

    Perhaps best to remove steering column and boil lower UJ in oil. ...
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    Replacing UJ or steering column take a few hours...

    Replacing UJ or steering column take a few hours so try Evilís method first.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zywjawlhkpc&feature=youtu.be

    My fix took several days and two attempts before I...
  21. Thread: Why ?

    by tolsen
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    https://i.postimg.cc/m2CsF8xD/8-D1-BB858-E000-4894...

    https://i.postimg.cc/m2CsF8xD/8-D1-BB858-E000-4894-9-CC0-F13-B826-E8-F5-C.png

    Still looks normal in Opera Mini on iPhone.
  22. Thread: Why ?

    by tolsen
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    Regrettably Opera Mini is no longer available on...

    Regrettably Opera Mini is no longer available on uk App Store.
  23. Thread: Why ?

    by tolsen
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    http://www.smartz.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmenti...

    http://www.smartz.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=3148&stc=1
  24. Thread: Why ?

    by tolsen
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    Opera Touch and Puffin Lite on iPhone both pretty...

    Opera Touch and Puffin Lite on iPhone both pretty pear shaped.
  25. Thread: Why ?

    by tolsen
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    Forum is ultra pear shaped in Safari on iPhone. ...

    Forum is ultra pear shaped in Safari on iPhone.
    Perfectly fine in Opera Mini on iPhone.
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