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by MisterH
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 924

Re: New Year, New 480!

I'll let you know what the colour is, once I've given her a good clean and polish. It is pretty much as it appears in the pictures though - my first blue 480! Looking forward to the short drive from Liverpool tomorrow evening, ahead of the MOT on Saturday morning. She will fail, of course, but I kn...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 924

Re: New Year, New 480!

Nice buy, is that a paris blue? I can never tell which blue is paris blue, because to my eyes that looks to have a purple-y sort of tone to it, and I seem to remember Paris Blue as being a very pure, deep blue:
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo48 ... s/318.html
by MisterH
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: It is Alive!

brinkie wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Another succesfull odometer repair! :hopping: :cheers: :hopping:
"repair" it was just cutting one wire! :lol:
by MisterH
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: It is Alive!

You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on? You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on? the car was stationary: the handbrake locks the back wheels, and the front left wheel was jacked up. when the car was put into gear, it caused the differential to send all the power...
by MisterH
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 543

It is Alive!

Today, we finally fixed the speedo/odo on my car https://i.postimg.cc/gjtWZ2QH/IMG-4248.jpg we were also able to adjust the brake light switch as well What we had done as our first fix was to take the plug out in the engine bay and solder directly. we had mistakenly assumed that the shielding should...
by MisterH
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: How to adjust brake light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: How to adjust brake light switch

'Afternoon On my car, while the brake lights work, the switch is set up in such a way that they only come on when the brake pedal is pressed hard - As can be imagined, this is rather worrying as when braking gently, there is no brake lights on the rear of the vehicle. Just now, I was trying to adju...
by MisterH
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: How to adjust brake light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 406

How to adjust brake light switch

'Afternoon On my car, while the brake lights work, the switch is set up in such a way that they only come on when the brake pedal is pressed hard - As can be imagined, this is rather worrying as when braking gently, there is no brake lights on the rear of the vehicle. Just now, I was trying to adjus...
by MisterH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

My father was talking to a vintage Hi-Fi shop owner the other day and at some point before the end of the year I'll take the unit down for him to have a look at, but I think it may have been water that got It
by MisterH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

having a serious think about this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alpine-BI-LEVEL-7143M-Retro-Old-School-AM-FM-Tape-Car-Radio-Radio-1980s/233306829483?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3Dd89034608b264326b9856d2ba717db1e%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D11...
by MisterH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

When you take the radio out, post a picture of the connectors and we can take it from there. Here is the rear end to the Volvo VC708 Unit in my Car, as requested: https://i.postimg.cc/0NXLgJG6/IMG-4236.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NFmVrJ3T/IMG-4237.jpg and the cavity from which it came: https://i.posti...
by MisterH
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

You can get an adapter to make your car's wiring ‎accept the modern connector that all use. On the age of your car you're likely to need one listed for a 240 of the same age. When you take the radio out, post a picture of the connectors and we can take it from there.  Brinkie is right, pretty much ...
by MisterH
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

I understand that Volvo has been delivering cars with Volvo-branded Philips radio-cassette units, actually anything in single DIN format fits, there must be plenty around and also the ISO to Volvo 400 adapter cables are still available. My first radio-cassette player was a Philips DC532, which I bo...
by MisterH
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

'Afternoon all I have come to the conclusion that while my electric aerial is now working, the radio/cassette unit must have packed up, as it simply does not work. as such, I am now looking for something to replace it with, either a Volvo unit, or a period-correct aftermarket unit, as I do not want ...
by MisterH
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 961

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

I don't know where they find these cars, but a 6,000 mile Suzuki Carry-thing they had a while back, they just keep getting these "impossible cars" from somewhere, they had a very nice Nissan Almera GTi up for sale in black, but for 6k!
by MisterH
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

On closer examination of your circumstance, I think mine is a similar situation. Of particular note is that you seem to have resistance on the connector (3 pin) and yet nothing works. This is the exact situation with my speedo. The plug in the engine bay has been soldered, so it is unlikely to be th...
by MisterH
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I can't remember if my 'box was like this when I had it out, but all the connections were re-soldered, but the pins did look bad like in the picture, so perhaps that is the reason for my speedo/odo not working? either way, that is a fix and a half! :eek:
by MisterH
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Erm, engine won't start, seems to be flooded with fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Erm, engine won't start, seems to be flooded with fuel

So I have been getting enough sparks to ignite the fuel vapour outside the block, all the times I tried the accelerator pedal was not depressed. 100% you've got good sparks? I presuming you had long cranking period going on? I hadn't done any manual cranking, just went to start it after about a mont...
by MisterH
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Erm, engine won't start, seems to be flooded with fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Erm, engine won't start, seems to be flooded with fuel

'Afternoon Earlier today when trying to start my car after fitting the headrests, the engine failed to start, in what is perhaps the first instance in my ownership. on further investigation, it was found that the sparkplugs were sparking, but when looking into the hole from which they came, the comb...
by MisterH
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 81
Views: 3525

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Fitted the new headrests today, shout out to rockstars Jaster and James for kindly giving them to me, once I was advised that I was looking for circlips to remove the old ones, I was well on my way. Unfortunately, one clip was lost to the carpet monster as it pinged into oblivion, never to be seen a...
by MisterH
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 8501

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

No, I'm pretty sure they'll all give you cancer if you spray them.  Wear a vapour mask (not a dust mask) and you can use the Bilt Hambler, Dinitrol LPS products safely. Add some thin gloves and some goggles for sure as well.  Spraying is the only way to ensure a decent coverage to the extremes wher...