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by Alan 480
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Light Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Light Conversion

I have (had) a pair of nearly new LHD lens units, I passed them across to David Walker as no use to me but thought they might help a fellow 480 user :wink:
, he is around NE England, might help you?
by Alan 480
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 298
Views: 22767

Re: Blinky 51/480

My rack has 14/16 ports but my hose connectors are both the same size. This is because of parts 16 and 18 in the parts diagram. https://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae179/eye-of-ra/127658_zpsw8djk55s.jpg My guess would be the ones being sold as 14/16 are without the adaptors and the ones the same co...
by Alan 480
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 298
Views: 22767

Re: Blinky 51/480

Not sure when they changed but there seems to be 2 different racks, the rack that Sylvia got me last year was a 14/16 fitting. All the ebay ones bar one have 2 sizes. I have read about variable assistance racks maybe the one which are have the same size ports or the later ones changed. On damn, I j...
by Alan 480
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 298
Views: 22767

Re: Blinky 51/480

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by Alan 480
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: How to increase power on a 1992 car but while keeping as close to original condition as possible
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: How to increase power on a 1992 car but while keeping as close to original condition as possible

can't beat cubic inches, generally from 'K' plate a CAT was a 'must have', some issues around 'registration date / 'build date' etc but appears that 1st January 1993 is cut off date. but if an engine swap is out of question I'm not sure if any real gains can be had by porting inlet & exhaust, bigger...
by Alan 480
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 298
Views: 22767

Re: Blinky 51/480

often best not to scratch that itch 'too hard' :wink:

I thought the thread on the PAS were both the same!!! mine appear to have the same thread dimensions
by Alan 480
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: How to get at and replace the aerial wind-up motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: How to get at and replace the aerial wind-up motor?

there is a "how to" here , but sadly, GlasgowJim had his photobucket account nuked during the great "photobucket pay us or else scandal" :angry: Ok, I think I may be able to work with my imagination and his written guide, but it will certainly be a challenge with no pictures :? with reference to 'r...
by Alan 480
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 194
Views: 13915

Re: So, today was the day...

Another quick update - As well as Britney, I did finally blast these bits: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_T-ZmXT-s9fMaEh0SvQtjUAnTZ7Sn2Hrsjij9MccQ8h9YW2RBHrwQiKyZzkmkf4dYFtq3cWoABiM_WiEbhw35tShIRqgPFPs5qNmnmDw8Rnmu5Ebx07nkczxvsSIinI8zLUtIcQAFkiDOz-6c4IX0NhHWnFxO4Fr9BB0FikADSVn8Q2rk_Sn6gZYnK43vX...
by Alan 480
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to mount a towbar...
Replies: 5
Views: 5677

Re: How to mount a towbar...

got the top six holes drilled. now usually I can see the reason for having the steel tubes to prevent crushing the box section (i did it with my own tow-bar for the SS1) but there is about 2mm clearance between the middle section of the top hat that goes INSIDE the car and the chassis box/section. I...
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 298
Views: 22767

Re: Blinky 51/480

I have had a slight brain wave. I have a good set of hoses for a non pas car and the rotten one from mine. The place I originally used could reuse the ends and that might get me out of trouble. Also have a classic Volvo supplier who says he has some but needs to have a look, no mention of price eit...
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Driveshaft roll pin
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Driveshaft roll pin

Nashy48 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Just looked on eBay can get 10 roll pins for £3
you pays your money etc ;)
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: B20F Engine (+ poss engine loom and ECU)
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: B20F Engine (+ poss engine loom and ECU)

Fraser yep I saw the 'need for ECU' post, if you measure the rough length then seems fair enough, just don't tell the other half! I can measure space I have/had as there is a trolley jack and spare gearbox (probabbly going scrap) in the place at present etc I assume the engine 'was running' ? no fun...
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Headlight hinge brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Headlight hinge brackets

Nashy48 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am
Is it possible to super glue the hinges for a temporary fix
depends where snapped off, if just the round knobbly sticky out bit then clean it up and add a round section of bolt?
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: B20F Engine (+ poss engine loom and ECU)
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: B20F Engine (+ poss engine loom and ECU)

Fraser What would you charge for storage of said engine etc? now that I have a pair of 480 and both have high mileage a spare could be useful:-) ditto gearbox in red one is getting 'dour' to engage first/second I have some room under the freezer now that the Regal engine/box have left for new owner,...
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ECU and ignition relay
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: ECU and ignition relay

Have now soldered a jumper wire between the burnt traces, and no difference. Relays still clack and no spark generated, my suspicion is it's damaged other components that aren't visible, or it's a multilayer PCB (Difficult to tell held up to the light) and other traces have been damaged. Defo on th...
by Alan 480
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair

is there a quick way to 'wind on' the odometer? I suspect the tiny cog has died :-( but as I have a spare cluster I will set it to about the same mileage before doing a swap I only noticed this week that miles weren't increasing and SWAMBO hadn't complained about 'speedo' not working since she'd fil...
by Alan 480
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ECU and ignition relay
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: ECU and ignition relay

Was also thinking along the same lines with a can of easy start into the intake, see if it coughs to give a sign of life to see if fuel is there or not. I hate that stuff - its WAY too flammable has has been known to knock out the upper rings; Which then makes starting harder, so you use more easys...
by Alan 480
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Oooops I did it again....

jamescarruthers wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:14 am
Well done, you nutter!

What colour is the auto box fluid?
you mean is it red? = OK
is it brown? = shagged

bit odd really having a 'turbo' with an auto? I'd have thought you'd buy a TURBO for the fun of driving etc, auto takes away the fun, but I guess you could then keep the revs 'in zone' ?
by Alan 480
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ECU and ignition relay
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: ECU and ignition relay

have you checked the crank sensor is working? need to check it isn't open circuit at sensor (unplug at bell housing) and confirm 'correct resistance' which I do have a note of, not at work though :-) then plug it in & out a few times, might be a dicky connection? it can be traced back at the othe r...
by Alan 480
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Horns

Knew it! Excellent, but will any 335Hz or 400Hz do? Excuse my ignorance...! It seems these two frequencies do come as a pair (although not dual connector): https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163719488439?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163719488439&targetid=595627705353&devic...