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iEQ45 AZI Bolts Modification

The fine adjust bolts for the azimuth adjustment are cold forged.  This leaves a ridge around the edge which causes a lot of friction between the bolt and the alignment pin.  This can make it hard to adjust.

 

 

The azimuth fine adjust bolts are cold forged and are not rounded on the end. This results in the bolt being hard to turn particularly under load.

I used a Dremel tool to grind down the end.  It is much easier to do the fine Azimuth adjustment.  Now the fine adjust bolts are actually useful!

Thanks to my friends at Cloudy Nights for the original idea.