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Helsinki Smash Rod Online Resources

Updated on July 4, 2012

Helsinki Smash Rod Online Resources

Image Courtesy of Hal Licino
Image Courtesy of Hal Licino

The Helsinki Smash Rod

Common Helsinki Smash Rod issues often send Helsinki Smash Rod owners scrambling for online resources. Maintenance service providers rarely provide a level of support that can be located on the Internet. Problem resolution often consumes valuable time and money that could be allocated elsewhere. Those of us enthralled with Helsinki Smash Rod application and history seem to have common bond that extends beyond the simple mechanisms that comprise the 'ol smasher.

Look online for Helsinki Smash Rod support and equipment. However, always consider the reputation of any organization or business before you commit. Varying degrees of web-based expertise are extant. Evaluate claims according to Better Business Bureau certifications, browse the online forums, post messages on message boards, and join Helsinki Smash Rod user groups whenever possible. Contracting with an online company always includes some level of risk; try to minimize negative exposure whenever possible. There are always a few nefarious Helsinki Smash Rod 'villains' cruising the Internet, looking for opportunities to turn a quick buck from well-meaning amateur Helsinki Smash Rod owners.

Internet search engines reveal immense numbers of online resources for Helsinki Smash Rod owners. Along with the fee-based companies, look for not-for-profit organizations formed to support users, owners, and Helsinki Smash Rod enthusiasts. Government funding and grants from private charitable organizations form a powerful safety net in the Helsinki Smash Rod community. Often the first consultation will solve major problems that have lingered for years.

Community support groups also exist in most major population areas not just in the United States, but around the world. Although metric vs SAE issues can be problematic, Helsinki Smash Rod aficionados meet regularly to share tips, repair secrets, and interesting stories. Don't hesitate to introduce yourself to a local club. Most clubs welcome new attendees of all ages and experience levels. Jump in. Learn as you go. You all have something in common; a fellow Helsinki Smash Rod enthusiast is simply a friend you have not yet met.

Keep your Helsinki Smash Rod (or rods!) in top working condition by leveraging the plethora of online resources. Use the major search engines, connect with support groups, and browse the blogs.

Estimates of Helsinki Smash Rod Maintenance Costs

Sub Assembly
Model Year
Estimated Cost to Rebuild
Lower Enagement Ring
1900
$45.00
Locking Collar
1900
$42.00
Lubication Journals
1900
$3.00
Speed Regulator
1900
$100.00
Manual Adjustment
1900
$100.00
Maine Belt
1900
$23.00
These estimates are based on parts only. I am assuming that you will provide your own labor and expertise.

Helsinki Smash Rod Grant opportunities

Never overlook the possibility of government 'bailouts' for Helsinki Smash Rod systems in distress. Many municipalities have put in place programs intended to revitalize aging neighborhoods and improve business opportunities in sagging market sectors. Helsinki Smash Rods, particularly vintage models (and whose ol' smasher isn't vintage these days) could very well be eligible for funding support from local or federal agencies. Paperwork may well very be overwhelming, but a nasty handwriting cramp pales in comparison to the emotional stress of watching your mechanicals decline exponentially.

Caveat Helsinki

NOTE: I strongly suggest that you avoid tinkering with the Speed Regulator unless you are very experienced with Helsinki Smash Rod calibration, *including* both inner and outer processing unit memory upgrades. There are too many misleading online resources published by well-meaning amateur technicians who don't grasp the importance of parallel Locking Ring overlay problems. It starts out as a little noise, but it will ultimately destroy crucial components of even the most balanced Helsinki Smash Rod. I speak from unpleasant experience!

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      Helsinki Swede 7 years ago

      @ Hal Licino: a Swedish court? LMAO

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Aya Katz: Yes, it's in the gizmo family. The early Helsinki Smash Rods were often built up from recycled whatsits. Modern technology has improved the throughput of the frazmus bandwidth, but the thing is still a widget at heart.

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      George Poe 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great info! I have bookmarked this hub for further reading..

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      Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto

      Yeah... that was one thing I couldn't figure out... Pirate Bay lost in court, was told to shut down, and they're still going gangbusters. But the (allegedly unrelated) Mininova shut down shortly thereafter... very strange. I think you need an Helsinki Smash Rod engineer to figure out what happens behind the scenes at torrent sites. Oh, yeah, and please inform Simply Redd that I have a Rod that will fit her... application... just fine. :) She's a FOX! Whooooohoooooooooooooo....

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I don't need a Pell Grant or an engagement ring. Let's get some better ads on this page. ;)

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Simply Redd: Stick with the NOS 'rods for your REO. Aftermarket knock-offs have proven problematic, especially since Smoot-Hawley.

      We just can't get a good Smash Rod any more.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Hal Licino or whomever you are: Those Pirate Bay geeks were wimps. Come and get sum.

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      Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

      I'm glad I found this Hub. Just last week I was told by my mechanic that my 1931 REO Speedwagon needed a new Helsinki Smash Rod but that NAPA didn't carry it. Do you have a URL for the Escher company? :o)

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      Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto

      Deer M. Nicomp: Vee hear in Suomi vere maid knowledgeable of yure reproduction of oure patented and copyrighted Helsinki Smash Rod vitout payment of copyright fees. Kindlee forward said payment or vee vill have to sue youe in Svedish courte. The same one dat shute downe Pirate Baye. Governe yourselfe accordingly. - Maurits Escher Oyj

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @The Old Firm: Hal is always Hal. In an urn, a pot, a bottle, a jar, a dish, a ceramic whatzit, Hal remains Hal.

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      BTW, interesting upgrade to your avatar.

      If potted horse is cat food, what's a well urned Hal-ecat?

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      Carol 7 years ago from Michigan

      I wasn't looking for smash rod support - but if I ever need it, I KNOW to come here! I usually skim the article before scrolling back up to read it and my heart began to race a bit when I saw the term: "Lower Engagement Ring". I thought you'd be talking about diamonds!! LOL! "Diamonds are a girl's best friend..." I can never hear enough about THAT topic!

      You've managed to impress me by your knowledge of something I am clueless about!

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @The Old Firm: ummm.... thanks?

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I have seldom, even on your more outlandish hubs, seen so many key word agglomerations without a relevant conjunctive.

      Congratulations, keep up the bad work.

      TOF.

      (I do hope it earns you a small fortune from Adwords!)

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Simply Redd: Great reference. An oldie but a goodie!

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      Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

      Could I use a Helsinki Smash Rod on a Banana Rat? :)

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Carol the Writer: It's in an AutoZone radio commercial.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Aya Katz: The Helsinki Smash Rod is more akin to a frazmus: for more information, please refer to https://hubpages.com/health/Everyone-Should-have-a...

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      Carolyn Blacknall 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What are these? What are they used for? -Carol

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      Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

      Nicomp, I am not familiar with this product. Is it something akin to a widget?

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