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by Alan 480
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ECU and ignition relay
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: ECU and ignition relay

If engine happily spins over then it can't do any harm running a live feed to the fuel pump, it runs (should)100% of the time anyway so I'd 'hot wire' the pump, then try cranking it over, at least you could 'jury rig' a relay from the ignition supply to start / stop the fuel pump as a stop-gap? (ass...
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ECU and ignition relay
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: ECU and ignition relay

It seems to stop after a minute of the ignition being turned on, seems related to the lambda sensor light going out. Whilst the relay is clicking the lamba also flickers, I also see the rev counter stutter a little (just bounce off 0). Does that rev counter stutter point to power being cut/dropped ...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wondering if I should put my car in storage...
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Wondering if I should put my car in storage...

So.... if you were to store here, where would it be? Layed up on the driveway? Cossetted in a warm garage? If there's rust already, its not going to go away, even if you lay the car up - it may even get worse quicker! Using a car daily can be better for them, as long as you're giving the car a freq...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Novice 480s
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: Novice 480s

"The car starts and runs for about 2O minutes or so then splutters to a stop and will not start. I think the problem is with the fuel system when I check the spark plugs after cranking a few times after it has stopped they are dry and don’t seem to be getting fuel. I have checked the pump and it’s w...
by Alan 480
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine swaps : what's possible ?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Engine swaps : what's possible ?

and Fraser's car is pretty special, running four carbs into a willaims engine, pretty much mechanical staright swap, he is running 'DIY' / home brew /after-market ignition/fuel system so power up by 20 - 50%! :hopping: I think he used the engine/gearbox/shafts? it is probably on 'FACEBOOK' group, i'...
by Alan 480
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Lights - Bulbs and motors
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Lights - Bulbs and motors

Just to add a couple of thoughts: LED Headlamps? Don't even think about it - Yes they'll be bright, but will they give a correct beam pattern? Nope. All you'll succeed in doing is illuminating enough of the road to see the bloke you've blinded smack straight into you. LED's for other bulbs. Now, he...
by Alan 480
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

yep
spraying metallic paint is a near nightmare, it can look OK when viewed in one light not the other, spraying from front to back will appear different form spraying back to front , must use same angle all the way . .. .

try matching red, it's worse :-(
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Erratic cooling fan
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Erratic cooling fan

Seems 'odd' that it does it with more than one switch . . . .. I did have odd effects once , but then it failed completely so is now an after-market switch on the top cooling hose (I had it left over from a previous project) only used the high speed option. I fed it from an 'ignition switched' cicui...
by Alan 480
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

Projecting around 9/11 k once finished. Im needing the arches widening slightly on the rear I think that Fraser (Cranna) just removed the return lip so he could fit wider wheels/ lower etc, but maybe your wheels are just too wide? if it had been teh SS1 then you just warm with a hot air gun and pul...
by Alan 480
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 274
Views: 19664

Re: Blinky 51/480

arthuy wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:54 pm
I will have a spare set from my LHD car but was hoping not to have to strip some down :(
at least you have that option. . . .
by Alan 480
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 274
Views: 19664

Re: Blinky 51/480

I thought I was being clever and over the last few months got what I though was all the parts needed to build a set of front struts. Went to put them together over the weekend but the spring was way too big for the strut. I realised that there is a cup the the bottom of the strut for the spring to ...
by Alan 480
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

i think you need the [/i m g ] bit at each side of your picture :-)

so you press the wee picture then paste the link in the gap?
by Alan 480
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Snazzy's story

looks good, I just buffed off the 'rusty areas' with a twisted cup wire brush on angry grinder and applied a couple of coats of ALDI/Lidl metal paint (green :? ) same paint has survived for about ten years with no marks on the sills of the SS1 so reckoned OK on a subframe! not too fussed about 'appe...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine won't start.......advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Engine won't start.......advice please

So the idea of taking the plugs out is to remove compression from the engine, making it much easier to turn over. Jack a wheel up, put it in gear and turn the wheel will turn the engine over. Oh and when you'redoing check 3, have the plugs back in! if it's a slush box goosed there!!! ;) if plugs ar...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine won't start.......advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Engine won't start.......advice please

Ok, a few things to try: 1) Plugs out - will the engine turn over by hand? 2) still with plugs out, will the engine now turn over on the starter? 3) put a voltmeter, set to 20v, between the negative terminal and a good ground on the engine, crank it over. Anything more than .5v will indicate a poor...
by Alan 480
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Idle Control Valve
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Idle Control Valve

photos here (maybe) on google drive, as a shared item https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VgWTFkOllE8f0smd4QLLbxGQap4g6z_maDvLX7TO6tQWzGzW0A0duj1-oIncPgiIri6Zqa7je12nSZb4T_IjDcrsJF7ELGhhYvhgUb4hOASiVAvF0TrCFChlmIt1CF3NhK5pqDue7aTldko6em7idvk2Oybh86k8TSPHxzFhnzLlgyMuMe3zcMGzEHSqe57oqWea9TqtZ15Mt4apfYp2...
by Alan 480
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to mount a towbar...
Replies: 4
Views: 5258

Re: How to mount a towbar...

This looked super clean inside the boot, assumed cos in NL, but with a rusty bumper then saw that this was ORIGINALLY posted in 2007 :(
by Alan 480
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Idle Control Valve
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Idle Control Valve

Hi Alan I've been having a similar issue, after buying a car with dead turbo oil seals. (Definite oil in intercooler pipework and inlet, since drained and throttle etc cleaned) I tried a spare tps (not guaranteed to be working) and had the same idle after going though all other tests and possibilit...
by Alan 480
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Wolf roams
Replies: 175
Views: 22089

Re: The Wolf roams

Well it has been a year so I thought I would do a follow up to the gripping cv joint drama :shock: The engine/box and full car loom had to be taken out as the abs system is different.. What also did not help was the way the engine snatcher just cut through the interior loom when there was no need.....
by Alan 480
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: front wipers
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Re: front wipers

I had same issue, I'd unplugged the module on LHS to do some work (behind the trim with the bonnet pull) and after I removed it to see if I could see any faults, viewed the relays toggling correctly after plugged it back in (sitting in footwell) and 'bingo' !! :wink: so maybe not a great help. on mi...