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by MisterH
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 in Film
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Volvo 480 in Film

Indeed I was considering doing that myself
by MisterH
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

Many thanks for all the help, we have now been able to successfully fix this problem, read all about it in my new Howto guide! :hopping:
by MisterH
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to fashion a fix for the "clutch bulkhead breach"
Replies: 1
Views: 95

How to fashion a fix for the "clutch bulkhead breach"

It was a hot sunny day last saturday when I drove down to Amberley to meet with some fellow AutoShite forum members. The drive across the south downs there and back was amazing, but just as I finished the journey, and turned onto my road, I suddenly noticed my clutch no longer worked. I quickly mess...
by MisterH
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Hampshire-Lincolnshire Meet 7th - 8th Aug 21
Replies: 26
Views: 1399

Re: Hampshire-Lincolnshire Meet 7th - 8th Aug 21

I probably won't do the Sunday, but am planning on trying to do the Saturday, if I can find a car that works in our fleet :rofl:
by MisterH
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

more "thinking outloud and from memory".... I'd remove the pedal box assembly, as the throttle cable goes through close by on the early cars. I'd even be tempted to remove the servo, as it'd give you (or your welder) more access to create a decent repair. So is this a job that requires welding then?
by MisterH
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Your Input Required: What to Look For Buying a 480.
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Your Input Required: What to Look For Buying a 480.

Well Edie that video is certainly comprehensive I like your presenting style it is very clear and informative. I love how everything is covered, it is all too easy to take for granted our knowledge with these cars, and I feel you have done an excellent job of keeping it to the point and not overload...
by MisterH
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost) + Plus a broken clutch

I have changed the name of the thread now, but not sure if it needs a new section
by MisterH
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

Well we have had a look and the classic 480 fault of the day is.......... The classic bulkhead split! :crazy: I have been talking to Jeff about it and while we are able to manufacture a repair bracket, it looks like we have to take the pedal box out of the car to actually sort it out, not helped by ...
by MisterH
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

Ah that’s annoying. Is it the cable itself that has snapped or the connector between the cable on the pedal? Early cars can have a plastic connector which is prone to failure. Replacing it with a later metal one fixes this nicely! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164576444835 Indeed, my Jaws poster would...
by MisterH
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

That would be most useful, the car needs a good going over as it has also thrown a clutch cable which it thrust on me after a long fast run to the south downs and back
by MisterH
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

Thank you Jeff, is it too much to hope the process of fixing it is simple and easy, or do I need a degree in particle physics and quantum cable entanglement?
by MisterH
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 411

I now have the 1987 radio experience (almost)

While driving my car this evening I turned the radio on as I often do and suddenly it lost signal, I looked out of the mirror and the aerial was gone! I turned the knob however and it promptly reappeared and rose again, all fine. Later on I went to turn the radio off, and the aerial did nothing. Tur...
by MisterH
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Does anyone have some pop up headlight hinges?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Does anyone have some pop up headlight hinges?

GCooper wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:55 pm
The right window is completely detached from the regulator and the left gets jammed, I think it's because of a loose cable
That happened to me once (my fault)

But I was able to fix it by threading the metal wire back round the sprocket, but my fingers did not forgive me for a long time!
by MisterH
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue car: R6 - our first GT
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Rescue car: R6 - our first GT

You two certainly make a great team, R6 is already looking well on the way to recovery :D
by MisterH
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue car: R6 - our first GT
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Rescue car: R6 - our first GT

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:22 am
Wow, what a transformation! Well done you three!

Does that robot have enough charge to get on the ferry to The Netherlands for parts collection?
even if it did it would still have to quarantine probably :lol:
by MisterH
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Hampshire-Lincolnshire Meet 7th - 8th Aug 21
Replies: 26
Views: 1399

Re: Hampshire-Lincolnshire Meet 7th - 8th Aug 21

He is down for it, we will probably go as far as Silverstone as that's as far as I know well. Do we need to pay for entry then?
by MisterH
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Hampshire-Lincolnshire Meet 7th - 8th Aug 21
Replies: 26
Views: 1399

Re: Hampshire-Lincolnshire Meet 7th - 8th Aug 21

Ok this is looking good, I can deffo do the Thruxton bit, and will be happy to join, not totally sure how far I will be able to drive with you guys, depends on if it is A,B or M roads and how far, but guess it is one way of getting experience! I know the way up to Silverstone pretty much, and it tak...
by MisterH
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2x 480s stolen from Manchester area
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: 2x 480s stolen from Manchester area

That is awful, I wasn't aware that these were targets, slightly concerned about using mine as a daily as it is, though not as risky as an old ford. I guess this could be a parts job
by MisterH
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to tell that an Aerodeck isn't a 480
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: How to tell that an Aerodeck isn't a 480

I’m very hard to please in respect to YouTube videos but I really enjoyed this video! Only correction is not related to the 480: the carburettor Renault 2.0 engine he is referring to in his Espace is more likely to be the J5R Douvrin engine. I had one of these in my Master and it was only possible ...
by MisterH
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to tell that an Aerodeck isn't a 480
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: How to tell that an Aerodeck isn't a 480

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:09 pm
Good work! Did spot a DrL out!
Yes the drl need popping back in, it just pops out, and the indicator stopped as I was driving around Sandbanks at the weekend which was annoying