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by MisterH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 595

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: 780

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: 780

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: 272

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: 272

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: 430

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...
by MisterH
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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. The lights have not 'faded' ...
by MisterH
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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

From My old post, I went for a slight tint, the clear wasnt very forgiving with the scratches and rough surface of the plastic. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/29279555ebaa091a77ebd6b8661a750445ace15892fe901250511104e7f6dd77180c10a2.jpg https://serving.photos.photobox.com/97993824cd9b3e012bb425...
by MisterH
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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

arthuy wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:28 pm
I have a film on mine, it is supposed to have UV protection.

Comes in various tints if that's your thing.
where do you get it from? I assume there is just a tintless clear one?
by MisterH
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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

Good Evening all I have recently been pondering how to preserve my rear lights in their unfaded condition, I understand there is an elaborate swedish method of restoring the rear lights that is very techical, but how to stop them from going foggy and brown? so far I have tried putting the Autoglym v...
by MisterH
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Meet musings....
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Meet musings....

I think the idea is great, just as long as the owner is present to 'guide' the work that is going on, maybe someone can sort my speedo out!
by MisterH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM in paint oven?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: CEM in paint oven?

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:24 am
With a modern water based paint shop, your car is normally “baked” at 60 degrees for half an hour.

Can’t honestly see that doing anything but good for a typically damp 480! :rofl:
Thanks all, if it is a metallic paint, such as my Arctic Blue, will it still be water based and at 60 Deg?
by MisterH
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM in paint oven?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

CEM in paint oven?

'Evening All When I was reading in the user manual, it said that it was best to remove the CEM and engine management unit from the car before it goes into a paint oven. Does anyone have any further information regarding this, as my car really needs to be touched up professionally, should I worry abo...
by MisterH
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Official Australian Import?
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Official Australian Import?

Last Night, While pouring over the User manual, I came across this picture: https://i.postimg.cc/Jz6HHzn8/IMG-3488.jpg Any idea as to what it means, "(Australia) Build Date" I am assuming this is for proposed Aus market, but didn't come come to fruit, although I do know it was tested in the Outback ...
by MisterH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 480 ENGINE CUT OUT.
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: 480 ENGINE CUT OUT.

I don't know if this will help, but it is worth a shot: When I first got my car, it had a faulty MAP Sensor. When one tried to start the engine, it would run for a couple of seconds and then cut out. luckily the vendor supplied a new MAP with the car, and when it was fitted, It started and drove fir...
by MisterH
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: How to be as cool as DCWalker?
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Looks like a nice addition to the fleet for the summer, congratulations!
by MisterH
Sun May 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

AleksanderHugo wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:22 pm
The two loose connectors could be for the signal horn. There were two horns fitted as standard, so perhaps you are missing one?
maybe, although the horn (a horn) does work
by MisterH
Sat May 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

The left grey button will change the units. You can either press the button on a very early car, or on later cars, insert a pin through the small hole in the grey‎ button. The problem with the age of your car is that MPG & Fahrenheit temperatures are linked and L/100km & Celsius temperatures are li...
by MisterH
Sat May 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 4:19 pm
First pic looks like your external temperature sensor.

I'm not so sure of the second one.
Thanks, at least I know that one is working, but not how to change the unit from Fahrenheit to Celsius units
by MisterH
Sat May 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

https://i.postimg.cc/0Ng7zYQS/IMG-3338.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/02BYsR1c/IMG-3337.jpg while the gearbox oil was being drained, I noticed these wires (2nd pic) hanging down, and wondered what may be connected to them. they are located at the front o/side quarter, near the bumper. I was wondering if ...