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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're ash...my maths is terrible....17mm is about 5/8'' in english (99% sure) so ram do not make a 'ball' size...sorry for the mistake..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zogman wrote:
you're ash...my maths is terrible....17mm is about 5/8'' in english (99% sure) so ram do not make a 'ball' size...sorry for the mistake..

And 5/8" is roughly 15.9mm Crying or Very sad

At least you're right about your maths being terrible... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

f**k....i dont know whats up with me ...i measured the 'ball' and it looked like 5/8''....gotta go to specsavers me thinks....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If people were after this 17mm ball, as a standard part, what would you expect it to have?

An internal thread in one end?
An external thread at one end?

Something else?

If enough people want some standard thing that they can attach in their own way, then I could knock out a load of them for a lot less than the full ebay mount?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Gonzales wrote:
If people were after this 17mm ball, as a standard part, what would you expect it to have?

Either:

- M6 tapped blind hole, or;

- M6 clearance hole rebated for a cap head bolt;

in black Nylon66 please... :D
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have a crack at making one this week...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Gonzales,

Please let us know how you get on making the mount. A 17mm ball on a suitable pillar with an internal screw would do fine - actually anything would do fine.........
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There must be plenty of other cars with curved windscreens. My Audi A3 is another example. Why Garmin couldn't just fit a slightly larger, and more convetionally moulded suction mount on the i3 is beyond me! Anyone had any luck swaping out the suction mount itself, and leaving the plastic ball in situ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here goes - 6mm thread in the back. Only downside is there's a small flat on the other side, also about 6mm diameter. Shouldn't interfere with the socket on the i3 but I'll try it on mine this weekend.

The threaded end:


The end with the flat on:


With a screw in it:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a good job speedy...is the ball plastic
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good... :D
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Gonzales

I would like to buy 1 (or maybe 2) if you can let me know the price. I think you may need to start to a 'production line'.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's plastic - it's delrin or high density polyethylene (less slippery than nylon).

I'll have a think on prices - no point making it expensive as people still have to do more work to get it to work on a mount. Postage hassles will add a chunk but I'm looking at something like 3 for one and 5 for two, postage and packing included. Sound good?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sound decent to me Mr G Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know where to send the money Mr G!!!!
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