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by Alan 480
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!

Cheers David, helpful and supportive as per! Will it just require more force to turn the engine over with the plug in? Or by 'harder' do you mean there are further steps involved? Cheers Alf just more Weetabix :-) I could only get one plug out after I'd run the car for a week. so it got the engine ...
by Alan 480
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Wolf roams
Replies: 191
Views: 34155

Re: The Wolf roams

First thing to check was the fuel even though I was SURE there was enough in the tank, at least half.. I asked the missus to come and rescue me and she brought a can of petrol, bung it in and she roared back into life, the car not the missus 😎 been there , I spent ages trying to get an old Robin va...
by Alan 480
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!

Breaking for spares is indeed looking likely. Although without getting the car running I have little clue about what works! I'd love to get myself another (and much better nick) 480 and use this to salvage my own spares... but storage of 2 cars is going to be tricky (will require renting a garage) ...
by Alan 480
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1992 2.0L £1500 on Facebook
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: 1992 2.0L £1500 on Facebook

Alfie Darlington (which is in County Durham, not Yorkshire, as Alan should know since I know for a fact he's been there :lol: ;) ) is not far from me. If you (or anyone else) is interested in the car I would be happy to go and look at it for you as soon as such frivolities as looking at cars for sa...
by Alan 480
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1992 2.0L £1500 on Facebook
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: 1992 2.0L £1500 on Facebook

you sure it's a two litre, there should probably be an airbag at that vintage ???, unless a VERY early 'L' plate, our L plate is a two litre (sept regsitered) and has airbag etc just saying..... it does look a WHOLE loads better than the red one, you need to actually see it.!!!! reckon there are fol...
by Alan 480
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!

Wow, I have no idea what that extra battery termnal is for! The fat one, which will be bolted to the inside of the wing area next to battery before going down to engine and gearbox is the standard negative terminal. The one with red wires is your standard positive terminal. Where does the extra wir...
by Alan 480
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!

leave lots of any thin rust remover WD40 etc in for a long time. and note order of plug leads :-) note that the plugs are not always easy to get a hex spark plug socket onto, make sure it is on sqaure and use a tommy bar with even turning at left hand and right hand, not a breaker bar as then the so...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Cold Climate Grille Cover!
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Cold Climate Grille Cover!

I just stuffed a 10" x 20" piece of rubber conveyor belt (3/8" thick) in front of radiator, it 'just' fits through the lower gap when curved then drop it around by 90 degrees, blanks bottom section of radiator and is out of sight, it can also get moved to drivers side for hot summer, stood upright. ...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: Scrap or restore? Honest opinions needed!

I'm with James try getting the engine to turn by hand is a decent thought, then 'hot wire' the starter to see if it will spin over? then see about bypassing the ignition and see if it will run, fuel will be 'well past' it's BBE :hopping: so I doubt if it will run, you can't even just pour neat fuel ...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 93
Views: 8033

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Jay is absolutely right about being super careful when undoing the unions on the fuel line. You hear a lot about them plastic breaking so I would be really really sure that you need a new one before maybe disabling your car. I believe Jay broke his, so did Jeff and so did I! In my experience the pu...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 GT
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: My 480 GT

N/S knocking could be the anti roll bar drop links if it isn't the exhaust, they are easy to change out and are usually 'goosed' at that mileage.... even if it passed an MoT maybe worth a quick check. sub-frame is important though, decent prodding required :-) for what it's worth (against 'proper' r...
by Alan 480
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: AC fancy push button controller
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: AC fancy push button controller

Thanks guys, Kind of what I expected, probably more trouble than worth it given that the AC is 'probably' MT and /or other issues so as we only get one (or two) days per year of 'hot weather' will just leave alone as it's the better halfs 'run-about' PS you don't need to remove all the screws on the...
by Alan 480
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: UK Launch Cars
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Re: UK Launch Cars

all those broken headlight lift motors........ :wink:




amazing that they survived
by Alan 480
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: AC fancy push button controller
Replies: 5
Views: 253

AC fancy push button controller

CeDric decided that a working interior fan was not really needed now that the weather has turned cold. I traced the problem to a 'dicky relay' or possibly one of the push buttons. deffo 'mechanical' as a slight tap would get the realy to toggle. the one circled 'should' pull in when ignition is turn...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another Billy Big Balls
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Another Billy Big Balls

Quite amazing isn't it? I bet that's being 'flipped' for a sizeable margin, yet you cant even give the oddments tray a vacuum. Looks tidy, but you never know until the magic pokey screwdriver does its work. I went to view the SS1 armed with said device, in the outer and out the inner sill, took the...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)
Replies: 79
Views: 2590

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)

good news on the MoT :hopping: I have been known to 'not' attempt bleed screw removal and rely on bleeding via the hose connection, not ideal but when new calipers are 'ruddy expensive' and not next day, then needs must. Obviously means you can only bleed them 'off the mount' using piece of plywood ...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Brexit and import duties
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Brexit and import duties

Well we could always just do private car drops, if that were legal, they are gifts after all... well you'll need to get your skates on before Thursday as you have to 'stay at home' after then :-) I don't think dropping off an instrument cluster counts as 'essential travel' and I'm not allowed beyon...
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: GT For Sale - Harwich
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: GT For Sale - Harwich

for £250 then worth a punt :-)

not by me..................
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 85
Views: 7022

Re: CeDriC the numberless Celebration

Jeffs WILL be cleaner :wink:
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 85
Views: 7022

Re: CeDriC the numberless Celebration

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:38 am
Hi Alan

Is it just me? But I can't see any of your engine photos above - and I'm very keen to do so!

Neat with the two-bar, btw!

David
try it now, it seems to depend which way I click the 'copy image address' and if it comes with 'google users' somewhere then you cannot see them :?