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by MisterH
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

too late prices were so low that the bulk have been trashed :-( nice article though I wouldn't be so sure, the modding lot seem to have, in general, left many alone, as FWD means it can't really be drifted, which is what most want. Rarity doesn't stop them though unfortunately, the amount of poor l...
by MisterH
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Repair mudflaps
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Repair mudflaps

Very good! I was toying with the idea of making repro parts as our family business is in rubber components, but it is certainly a relief knowing they can be repaired.

I've go the front flaps but not the rear ones, so will have to find those somewhere!
by MisterH
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
C'mon Martin, you've been on meets with some of us; of course we're a cult!! :rofl:

David
Well the Volvo does seem to Sell Sanctuary to many a lover of strange cars, myself included so it seems to be true

I hope some people appreciate the play on words...
by MisterH
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... st-seller/

Very positive, if a bit gushing I must say, but nice to see it represented fairly and not derided (though that is a rare occurrence these days I feel)

Enjoy!
by MisterH
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted Seat belt arm extender
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Wanted Seat belt arm extender

ouch, I believe they are unobtainium, I have two kicking about the car, also snapped off.

I wonder if someone could 3D print them? :idea:
by MisterH
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

Well, what I have noticed after tinkering with 480's the past 6 years: moisture is the biggest enemy of the 480. Not just rust, also the electrical system will suffer a lot. I have been lucky, my car hasn't lived near the sea, the previous owner fixed all the leaks and I have a dry storage for the ...
by MisterH
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

I think there were some updates in the software controlling the 8-bit CPU in the infocentre, because the behaviour changes a bit through the model years. It could very well be that the early cars' infocentre had a bug. :D Also, poor earth connection will make the measurements unreliable. Thanks for...
by MisterH
Sun May 31, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

The range is based on average mpg over the previous 10 miles so if you've been stuck in heavy traffic for 10 miles then go to a steady 50 or 60mph the range will go up and up for the next 10 miles. I believe the smell comes when the breather under the filler cap is blocked. It also causes difficult...
by MisterH
Sat May 30, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

'Afternoon All I was wondering, having read the account by Motor magazine of their long term test of the 480ES, in which nearly everything possible went wrong. One of the issues they found was that when the info centre read there was a 20 mile fuel range left in the tank, there was actually nothing...
by MisterH
Fri May 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: White S on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: White S on eBay

They look like the ones used on the barges in the early 90s, £1650 isn't unreasonable for a car that runs and drives :dunno: ....
by MisterH
Thu May 28, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

So I see, we generally get it down to 2 bars before filling it up - I take it the bars are usefully accurate The quattro has been showing 10 gallons left for a while now, and I am sure that with a 2.1l turbo we haven't been doing 50MPG+ :lol: Also, there is a smell of fuel that comes about with the ...
by MisterH
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Info Centre Accuracy

'Afternoon All I was wondering, having read the account by Motor magazine of their long term test of the 480ES, in which nearly everything possible went wrong. One of the issues they found was that when the info centre read there was a 20 mile fuel range left in the tank, there was actually nothing ...
by MisterH
Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Yokohamas
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Yokohamas

Sounds good, I got a nice set of Toyos which replaced the lumpy ones before, which could have been only its 2nd set. The Difference was immense! :D
by MisterH
Sat May 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 137
Views: 4161

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Late to the Party I know, but I did actually give the car a wash today as it had been needing, and also attempted to fix the screen on the radio that dcwalker kindly sourced for me. Would anyone know A: how to get the volume knob off, B: why the radio screen would be blank, as the radio and cassett...
by MisterH
Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 137
Views: 4161

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Late to the Party I know, but I did actually give the car a wash today as it had been needing, and also attempted to fix the screen on the radio that dcwalker kindly sourced for me. Would anyone know A: how to get the volume knob off, B: why the radio screen would be blank, as the radio and cassette...
by MisterH
Thu May 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Lights clusters
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Lights clusters

Rear lights look good on this one, but also looks too good to break. Mind, after the one we went to see, it could all be very deceptive. Anyone in the area ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184299573595?ul_noapp=true Alton isn't far from me (well same county), if anyone desperately wants an inspection I...
by MisterH
Tue May 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Couple of electrical problems
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Couple of electrical problems

Maybe its time to replace the fuses? The pop ups I have fixed were to do with the relay needing some WD, but this is very odd how the whole car is 'dead'. I don't know if the car has something like this, but is there a sensor to tell if the ignition is on, thereby telling the car to fire up the inst...
by MisterH
Tue May 12, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Martin Mc wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm
and its got a rear wash nozzle... :eek:
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Aye, but I wouldn't be shelling out £850 for one of those :nuts:

Best case is someone falls in love with the thing and wrings a deal out of the erm, dealer.

Save the wedgie! :wink:
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Forum project car?
by MisterH
Tue May 12, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

WalkableBuffalo wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:41 am
I did see it from Facebook I think, makes mine look like a peach.
At least the lights look in good condition, about the best thing it has going for it.
Could make a good parts car for about £500 less...
and its got a rear wash nozzle... :eek:
by MisterH
Tue May 12, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Anyone Looking for a Starter 480? - eBay - Alton, UK.

Near me, could have gone for a look for someone if necessary, if lock-down was clearer :?