I finally got her transmission working. She now joins Tucker (2012 smart), Neutron (2000 Buell Blast), and Velma (2005 Rebel) at my condo. They took a daily driver photo this morning!
...I’ve also never been so sorely tempted. Seriously, WTF?
he can use your help here
If you need to take bits off your Smart, you’ll be needing Torx screwdrivers in many different sizes because they’re used throughout. This would include changing the lower set of plugs (because twin spark) because the bumper and the bar behind it have to come off and they’re held on by dozens (well, quite a lot) of…
Well, it appears the NHTSA has at least determined one source of smart fires. The engine bay insulation mat in the earlier models can deform and fall apart, making contact with hot engine parts and making the smart burn itself to the ground.
I kicked off moving into my new apartment yesterday! My Starman helped me get the first stuffs in.
Not only a ‘Busa Smart, but Chicago local too.
I’m hopefully am going to close a deal on an apartment in a couple days. As expected, the apartment will have a two car max.
I went out to my storage unit this morning. No new oil on the floor (the oil currently on the floor is from my 451’s leaky oil pan), so it’s safe to assume the “leak” I observed wasn’t my car. The car also fired up and drove normally for a test drive. Well, the worst case scenario didn’t happen! :)
Because this one is probably going to be parked for a while.
I’m trying to replace the roof rails on my smart 450 convertible. My current ones are rusting and the seals on the right side rail are bad. I guess I could do a rust repair and a repaint, but I’d rather just have ones that I know aren’t bad.
I’ve had the best morning ever, then the worst morning ever, then the best morning ever again...all within the span of 30 minutes.
I told Tucker to take a nap. With the wave of good weather coming and my itching to do something...anything to restore this car, Laura’s back on the road!
I’ve been afraid to let Laura get wet. I was scared to find out just how well sealed that roof is.
So, I discovered a couple issues with the car and a couple quirks.