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About jwight

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  1. Evilution has a 450 700cc owners manual which should be good for common items: https://www.evilution.co.uk/files/info/manuals/uk/EN450.pdf
  2. Way back in 2008 I put a set of winter tires on a 451 - 5 in. rims in front, 6 in. rims in rear, stock tire size in front, the rears were 175/65 vs. 175/55. That was enough to set off the ESP and put the car into limp home mode. Swapped the rears for stock size tires and problem solved.
  3. According to this you can probably get away with it, although narrower tires on the rear could be a handling issue: https://www.discounttire.com/learn/tire-size-calculator
  4. Sent you a PM - it may be the parking pawl and associated cable.
  5. Another alternative in the States is SOS Diagnostics: http://sosdiagnostics.com/smart.html
  6. So that would make it a hybrid....?
  7. Thanks to everyone who came out to Plunkett's Thursday - great meet up and a mix of old and new faces and cars, even two electric drives! We ended up with three cars from Ohio - Barry and Linda, John and Robin and Fred (late arrivals), plus Dale and Gay from Kansas. Couldn't have asked for better weather and hospitality. It's always a good time visiting Ontario for this August show.
  8. Who's going to buy our beer!
  9. Heading for the Great White North tomorrow with another US smart. See you at Plunkett's around 5 pm.
  10. So far the forecast is looking pretty good for Thursday.
  11. Good idea. Can't remember the restaurant we met at last year but it was OK.
  12. All I'll say is we don't allow political topics (and a few others) on SCoA because the "discussions" inevitably go downhill fast, creating a lot of ill will. Not good for the "tone" of the site and offensive to most of the users. So we don't do it. Plenty of places on the Internet to air whatever opinions people have on a whole slew of topics.
  13. It has been discussed previously on SCoA: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f353/key-will-not-turn-ignition-49882/?highlight=key+won't+turn https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f353/key-will-not-turn-ignition-100682/?highlight=key+won't+turn https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/key-wouldn-t-turn-ignition-switch-115122/?highlight=key+won't+turn