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by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics
Replies: 11
Views: 4144

Re: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics

OK if no other offers i will measure up the flywheel that I have, note that mine is a two litre, and so before I spend a load of time trying to help you I'll wait until confirm if there are two or three types!! but if I do measure then the data will be there for others? I'm away next week so hope no...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics
Replies: 11
Views: 4144

Re: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics

i think the best experiment would be to buy a very cheap clutch and try it onto a 480 flywheel - i'm unsure! or speak VERY nicely to your local parts supplier and they might let you try it for fit I have spare flywheel here if you don't want to strip an engine :wink: or it could be measured with th...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Ignition System Wants
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Ignition System Wants

Mr retroleads for HT leads! https://mrretroleads.co.uk/ Although I’m slightly concerned they’re simply throwing everything at it rather than actual troubleshooting.... ditto I'd change one thing at a time, then work thorough what was changed that made the difference :o but to be fair if they start ...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Engine Electrics

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Auto inhibitor stops the starter motor engaging
technically correct as the inhibit switch is in the feed to the solenoid :wink:

located on top of gear box for future reference :-0
by Alan 480
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Engine Electrics

The questions asked, and info provided, by jifflemon and Brinkie (thank you gentlemen) led to this: Connected a spare spark plug to the distributor, put gear selector to N and turned key to 'Start'. Engine spun over but no spark. Same actions with P selected - same results. Smelled petrol so assume...
by Alan 480
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1992 480 Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: 1992 480 Turbo

Problems solved and MoT passed :D Winter to do list: Change the pass side wishbone bushes, TRE and ball joint. Pass side window not working. good news on the MoT if changing wishbone bushes & Ball joint, i'd just fit a whole wishbone, they come with bushes for not muckle more than 'bare', also a ru...
by Alan 480
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Vibration noise
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Vibration noise

REAR engine mounts are NOT available, although it appears that there is an ALFA part which might fit,assuming that they are available, which might not be the casse .. . .

do a search for 'rear engine mount' and you will find the trail
by Alan 480
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear sills disappearing due to rust
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Rear sills disappearing due to rust

£35 for that small section :shock:
its not that difficult a shape to knock up and damn little in the way of 'ill-shaped' curves etc!!!

piece of cornflakes box and sorted, sticking it in will more fun, given the area , but flip side is that it's NOT an overhead weld .. . .
by Alan 480
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Power steering Fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Power steering Fluid

I think that 'ATF' is just a catch all, Auto Transmission Fluid, kinda like saying 'engine oil' :wink: it's the code 'F' or 'G' etc that determines which type you need, similar discussion on te ScimWeb forum regarding BW 35 vs Ford C3 if the puddle is red then power steering fluid, blue/green is ant...
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Guinness world record attempt......
Replies: 57
Views: 2792

Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Don't worry folks, i'll bring the wee socket set for removal of bonnets for laps if the weathers too much :lol: thats rich!!! are you removing the bulkhead as well as bonnet to let the heat escape? or have you found a water cooled motor? we had them at Inverurie on PM4 main thin-stock pump . .. . ....
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 203
Views: 15668

Re: So, today was the day...

"Nope, 5 minutes of contorted ratcheting has got you no-where and you realise they've used a 16mm nut. :angry: "

wot no pictures to help us find said nut :wink:

and BTW the post from 1924 is missing it's pictures ?
by Alan 480
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: hand-brake warning light 1993

Alan Slightly confused from your original post as to what the light is doing - first you seem to suggest it is coming on when you start and going off once engine is running (which is normal in terms of brake fluid check but it should stay on if the handbrake is on); - then handbrake light not comin...
by Alan 480
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: hand-brake warning light 1993

Does this light not also cover the brake fluid level sensor in the brake fluid tank? I unplugged mine to change the fluid and it lit the ABS and brake warning light beside it. Mine is a '92 though... changed over with different model years, only a SINGLE light I don't see a level sensor on side of ...
by Alan 480
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 174

hand-brake warning light 1993

lazy question. ignition on and the 'brake warning' light comes on until engine is running. is it 12V supply at the spade connector? the handbrake warning light is not coming on regardless of hand-brake lever up or down. tried cleaning the connection where it 'pokes through' the metal frame, no help....
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

They are widely available. However...‎ My choice would be to send yours (along with the pop up light gas struts which are probably also very weak now)‎ to SGS Engineering. They will recharge yours and if they hold a pressure, send them back. If they don't hold pressure, they'll send you replacement...
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Novice 480s
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: Novice 480s

Some of the guys running SD1 Rover have the same problem and sensors are expensive and hard to get. They use an after market job which attaches to the propshaft. google kit car suppliers and see if there is anything suitable. I had a temporary speedo and had a magnet fixed to drive shaft and the se...
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?

This is the car they were talking about to you and I. I think they were very confused! I would only deal with them in person or on the phone (01480212291). I suspect email is like Star Trek to them! They should be able to post it. If not maybe pay over the phone, ask them to keep it aside and I can...
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Bulbs - the definitive list
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Bulbs - the definitive list

good stuff

now what is the correct number of LED for the info centre in the dash board :wink:
by Alan 480
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Vibration noise
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Vibration noise

teschio79 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Hi, car is manual. The noise come up also in neutral gear and approx 2000 rpm , when i try to turn the steering ( with stopped car in neutral gear) The noise increase.
Possible subframe bushes?
turning steering wheel suggests to me an issue with power steering, check fluid level first?
by Alan 480
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Vibration noise
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Vibration noise

is the car manual or automatic? You need to get someone to load the engine (automatic - Put in drive whilst holding the brake, Manual, hold at biting point on clutch) whilst watching the engine. the engine should move slightly - if the mount has gone, it'll leap about! I'd use REVERSE so that the m...