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by MisterH
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: closest car to a 480? (that isn't a 480)
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: closest car to a 480? (that isn't a 480)

Must admit, I’ve a slight twinge for the MK4 celica, as well as the earlier celica supra. https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201405/1982-toyota-supra-generat_1600x0w.jpg Now, in terms of appearance, how about this; one of my friends photoshopped a mk1 mr2, extending it to be a shooting brake st...
by MisterH
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: closest car to a 480? (that isn't a 480)
Replies: 8
Views: 240

closest car to a 480? (that isn't a 480)

Good day all I have been doing some thinking recently, wondering what the 480's competitors would have been when new, as it is such a unique car. while pondering this, I realised that the Mk4 Toyota Celica is very similar to the 480: It is front wheel drive, has a hatchback, pop-up headlights, two d...
by MisterH
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 buying guide in Classic Car Weekly
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: 480 buying guide in Classic Car Weekly

Errrr.... what to pay? :rofl: :lol: :rofl: I knew they were undervalued, but it must be the first car I have ever known that decreases in value the better the condition although to put a different spin, the car can now be put in the same bracket as all those barn-find Astons and Ferraris, that seem...
by MisterH
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 buying guide in Classic Car Weekly
Replies: 3
Views: 132

480 buying guide in Classic Car Weekly

https://i.postimg.cc/j5dwZ2mQ/IMG-3705.jpg laughed when I saw this 'what to pay' section: https://i.postimg.cc/zGsFtCFw/IMG-3706.jpg so what do you think, personally I am not sure what to think about the model getting more exposure, on one hand, I think the car needs an hour of glory, but on the ot...
by MisterH
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

arthuy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 pm
If you bare the ends and run a but of solder over the wire it gives you a stiff pin to insert.
Ok, shall try that, thanks!
by MisterH
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

brinkie wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:56 am
That assumption is correct. :)
There are tiny numbers inside the connectors on the instrument cluster which correspond to the pin numbers.
How would I make the audio wires connect to the speedo sensor connector?
by MisterH
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

did you get a chance to read it then? and if so what is the verdict? Again, swamped in trivial and non-trivial stuff... but I have grabbed the green book and found the information you required :) The signal is split over two connectors: Red connector pin 3 (black-brown wire) is the speedometer sign...
by MisterH
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1987 car spotted on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 84

1987 car spotted on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-es/202737741308?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df614d323969d4d70af0b7b23e02745f6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D202737741308%26itm%3D202737741308%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=...
by MisterH
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

Hold on, the speedo cable in the early models is not using shielded cable. I will try and look the exact specifications tonight, I have a specimen of the red and yellow connectors and a piece of the wiring harness. However, I am a bit forgetful lately, having worked until 1 am last night while the ...
by MisterH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

Hardest part is pulling the dash out, very easy to do. Try bridging the pins at the dash plug, very obvious which ones they are as sort of separate from the other wires. (green and black are speedo). The cable from the connector in the engine bay can break in multiple places, which is why it is bes...
by MisterH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

I had the same issue with my 94 GT and it was the speedo cable plug under the airbox that was at fault. The wiring was snapped as in the post above. I cut the plug off both ends and soldered the ends together. Works perfectly 👍😁 I assume this is not the sensor itself? as I think we have soldered A ...
by MisterH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

Read this and see how you get on, the coaxial cable is awful. You need to prove continuity between both ends, if you have a multi meter great if not you need one. Getting a tad frustrated with the speedo. I cant see anything particularly wrong with the sensor (it measures a couple of ohms) the wiri...
by MisterH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

If the sensor measures around 3 ohms (give or take a few ohms), the sensor is correct. (Usually) On the main board with the yellow and red connectors, there is a four-pin receptable which accepts four large pins from the speedometer/odometer assembly. They protrude through the main board. With a pa...
by MisterH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:14 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: 694

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

Considering your possibilities and limitations, putting on a turbo isn't as easy as it sounds. The engine has a different cilinder head, different inlet manifold and exhaust system, different electronics, different wiring loom, different sensors, completely different engine management (only the B18...
by MisterH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

Good Day everyone As you may know, I have been having speedo trouble with the speedometer not showing any speed and as such the Odometer is not turning over. I have tried Jaster's solution of re-soldering dry joints, of which there were some, however after reinstalling, nothing has changed. Here are...
by MisterH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:47 am
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: 694

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

Thanks all for replying, the General picture is that is is quite difficult for minimal gains, changing the engine is out of the question, I don't have a car lift, or engine lift, and any work carried out is on the drive, supposing I was to alter my criteria, and put in a turbo, what would be the bes...
by MisterH
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:19 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: 694

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

Good Day I am thinking about taking on that TwoTone on eBay at the moment as a project to see if more power could have been got out of the engine without adding a turbo and keeping the car as original as possible, call it a hypothetical 'what might have been' if you would. The criteria I am setting ...
by MisterH
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: How to get at and replace the aerial wind-up motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

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

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:32 pm
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 :?
by MisterH
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: How to get at and replace the aerial wind-up motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

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

'Evening All I want to replace the motor that winds the aerial up and down for the Radio, but I am unsure about how to go about removing all the plastic fairings that hide it and then how to replace the motor. I have had a look on the main site, however I cannot find a fix for it, I have had a look ...
by MisterH
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

If the lights are ok (not faded yet), wax is one of the best method to preserve them. A good paste wax is the one to go for. For example, i use collinite 476. A liquid/quick wax won't last. If the lights are faded i would polish them first and then go to the wax method. I have bought some paste wax...