Regular Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Chopper

  1. Are you sure you want an MHD?
  2. I'm not sure they'd be unsafe. However, the ride on an already stiff car is liable to have been degraded, and the extra weight, and therefore inertial resistance, won't do performance or handling any favours. Does the owner still have the original wheels to throw into the deal? We're lucky here, there are som many used Smarts to choose from its easy to walk past vehicles with mods like this and find another. No quite so easy your side of the pond. Good luck.
  3. Not exactly rare here, but not terribly common either. As time goes by though they do become more uncommon. Scratch black and numeric blue seem to be quite popular among buyers.
  4. I've got a crappy head cold. Smart cleaned, levels checked, rolled into the garage so he can stat warm while I stay warm in the house. There's a storm forecast for tomorrow so I'm staying i. the house under my duvet.
  5. I've often wondered - is the finish on those labels painted or a wrap?
  6. I did contemplate mowing my lawns Tolsen, but the ground is still wet down here in Englandland.
  7. Painted my grille. Silver trid, silver panels, all a bit much silver so a black grill breaks jt up and lofts the cars "smile". The rear wheels would benefit from a refurb so I may get all 4 done in black as well.
  8. Been very naughty. Mrs chopper has had surgery on her liver so I've pinched her car this last 8 days. However, it's almost out of fuel so it's time to put it back and use the Smart, which has been nestling safe and warm jn the garage away from the frost.
  9. Shame you guys aren't this side of the pond. No shortage of used motors, although diesels are less common. I've thought about acquiring a roadster or Brabus engine to rebuild and have on standby for straight-swap duties should it ever be needed.
  10. Find the end at the bottom, carefully pry off an end, then gently pull the whole thing off. New one just pushes on. Once fitted, check the door drop glass on each side ks properly adjusted on the strips, as if the window closes an extra mm kr two that can damage the door welt.
  11. Gave mine a clean cos it was caked in road salt. Why do I have to suffer because the rest of the numbties don't drive to the conditions?
  12. Fair play to them. Unlike the rest of the world they aren't wasting g time maki g excuses, and they're simply getting non with it.
  13. I'm only 57 miles in so far this year, but a nice 80 miler planned for Wednesday.
  14. Did the drivers door handle cable. While the inner trim panel was off I gave it a scrub with fabric cleaner. Cleaned and reprofed the hood. Gave the car a quick wash and leather. Rain X'd the screen. Collapsed in a heap.
  15. Drove mine to headquarters this morning because I'm on a training day...parked next to a lovely W453, black tridion with satin grey panels.
  16. New door handle cable arrived today. Checked the job out on Evilution. Not difficult, but door dismantling is a ballache. Got a run of 4 says off work coming up the end kf next wee so I've pencilled it in for then. It'll probably take all 4 of them! Since seeing it on Evilution I've also a strange urge to paint my driveshafts blue for no reason that I can fathom. I'll probably ly give in to that urge in the morning.
  17. Drivers door handle getting granchy and intemittently wont allow the door to close. New cable, £19 from the local Merc dealers. Used ones on StealBay cost nearly as much, so a new one ordered.
  18. Brabus 450 rims? Do they have boots?
  19. Recluctor rings sounds a favourite. If it is, this may help...
  20. I bought my low mileage 450 cabrio in July. I instantly hit the web looking for active owners groups to become involved in. Surprisingly, the once extremely active English Smart scene was almost dead, so much so that the UK club has ceased accepting paying new members. So I washed up in these shores! Who'd have though that the most active, at least online, Smart community would be Canadian based? Nevertheless, here it is. Active, enthusiastic, helpful, sensible, and very welcoming to an old Limey like me. I really feel like I'm part of something when I drop in here. So thank you for extending such a warm welcome and accepting me into your fold. I hope each and every one of you has an amazing Christmas, and that your New Year is healthy, prosperous, and filled with low mileage Smarts at bargain prices! Rich.
  21. It looks as if Evilutuon thinks Smarts servicing prices on the ED are not at all funny. I'm looking forward to his update, particularly as a 453EQ will likely be my next steed.
  22. Cleaned it, checked the lights and levels, tucked it in the garage for the duration of the Christmas holiday. I'm not going anywhere unless theres a search and rescue call out, and if there is I'll take the Kia.
  23. Quickly fitted my new DAB adaptor so I have digital radio in the car. All in and working very well, just needs a tidy up to hide the cables etc. It was only a cheap budget one, but I'm very impressed with the performance.
  24. Excellent, nothing that can't be sorted by a plastic repair specialist, particularly if some other bugger is paying for it.
  25. I saw that, loads of Smarts got torched in Paris. Have they no feelings! Snowball is looking great. What's the word on the damage? Nothing serious I hope.