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by Jaster
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount
Replies: 32
Views: 2042

Re: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount

if i had a gash unit i could get PU moulded fairly easily, just need a unit to copy!!! Might be able to help with that, depending on where the cut-off point between 'gash' and 'totally bolloxed' lies. See this post for an idea of what my old one looks like. Ade has also suggested that he could help...
by Jaster
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Centre Console Cubby Removal/Aux Gauge Installation
Replies: 11
Views: 8418

Re: Centre Console Cubby Removal/Aux Gauge Installation

I did, IIRC it was simply brute force that was required... You'll need to get a sender that's compatible with Volvo part number 3344174, for example this part from FAE: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NiDKWFGwpYH2gV1kGs1jRDXN0xFlTo64hZ6QIKIwKfSTBfDIsQzn-mB9p1_4ab6z0hs6eErExbMqRIizrJkyHuXss-RkrR-zr...
by Jaster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 2.0 rebuild considerations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: 2.0 rebuild considerations?

Your garage might not be able to see how bad the damage is until the weight of the gearbox is removed from the mount and you can see the tear in the rubber. I know my front mount also "looked okay" until I actually removed it and it then became obvious that the rubber was in two pieces.‎ The differ...
by Jaster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 7385

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

My instrument cluster has been on the blink for some time - the rev counter is intermittent and a few weeks ago the speedo gave up completely. Today I took the dash apart and repaired it...

Teaser photo:
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The full write-up is in the how-to section here.
by Jaster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 5549

Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair

Introduction: This thread is intended to serve as a guide to repairing your instrument cluster. I should add that Brinkie is very much the authority on this topic and he was kind enough to answer some of my questions before I started dismantling things, so he gets an honorary writing credit! I beli...
by Jaster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Ebay GT
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Ebay GT

Sold for £1,071. Someone got a good deal! Let's hope that the rust on the arch hasn't spread anywhere else and they do a good job cutting it out and fitting the replacement panel.
by Jaster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 7385

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Oli turned up a couple of weeks ago complaining that the sound in his car was awful. No surprises there, it's got the standard head unit and the original Volvo paper cones, so we got to work: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wl4sCH80ztviXeWaOtDMckpT5F8pqpkWBj4q50MoxJgBQFfQGsBE-at2iWUAXZGZInNOHwWQZG...
by Jaster
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Window Regulator Cable Detached
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: Window Regulator Cable Detached

Hi David - I managed to get hold of another one that looks identical to the one you've got, haven't got round to fitting it yet as the window is propped shut with a 2x4, and 'temporary' solutions like that always seem to hang around for longer than intended... :D
by Jaster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: removing rear lock
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: removing rear lock

I'm afraid I don't know, but it looks like arthuy does. Might be worth a PM?
by Jaster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: Price when new?

Something tells me the ugly SRS wheel was mandated and non-deleteable. It was never leather trimmed from memory. It would be interesting to see if the MOMO wheel is available in a 1994 accessories list because according to threads on here, it needs a column change, and I cant see dealers doing that...
by Jaster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: Price when new?

All of those things and more were available. The page I photographed is the back of the '94 brochure, which just lists the different standard equipment levels for the different models. There's a separate accessories catalogue - you might be able to find one online, or if it's of particular interest ...
by Jaster
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Ebay spot
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Ebay spot

Agreed. having two jets either side is quite a nice upgrade as well. Semi related, I was driving behind a classic range rover the other day and thought the rear washer jet looked familiar: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Classic-Washer-Jet/131940058013?hash=item1eb83d839d:g:mgwAAOS...
by Jaster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 6294

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

Fantastic - I was planning on doing a basic how-to for the forum after finishing mine, but more than happy to wait for a proper one from the man himself!
by Jaster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 7385

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

...The windscreen is cracked, unrelated to rusting at least, it cracked when I pushed the mirror back on recently...... But it was all chipped anyway, and there are a couple of bubbles above the screen anyways... There'll be rust under there, I'd put money on it. Guess how I know :lol:. Having read...
by Jaster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 6294

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

Sounds similar to my upcoming job - speedo and rev counter are increasingly intermittent and I'm hoping that the culprit will be dry joints somewhere on the board. I haven't done a cog change before, so was basically planning to bodge it. Here are a couple of threads I dug up with some useful inform...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 7385

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

I've finally got round to replacing my windscreen, and it wasn't a quick process. As of a week ago I had cracks starting in the top passenger corner extended pretty much the entire way across the car, so not much driving was taking place. Several of you saw them in their early stages at the recent m...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: how to remove the nose cone
Replies: 9
Views: 5567

Re: how to remove the nose cone

I happened to have my nose cone off the other day so I thought I'd take a couple of photos and have a go at resurrecting this guide. Didn't occur to me to document the removal process for the clusters as most of us can probably take them out blindfolded with nothing but a pair of rusty spoons for to...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 237
Views: 23502

Re: So, today was the day...

Oli and I have been using those LEDs in our cars for a while, his is a daily driver in London and no objections from the rozzers so far. There is anecdotal evidence (including on this forum) of people being pulled over and having to remove them in the past due to them being too 'blue', but that was ...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 6294

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

My dash will be coming apart for some repairs in the near future, my odometer is working fine for now but I'm planning to replace the gear preemptively since I'll have access to it. Brinkie was able to point me in the direction of a replacement gear for the odometer, link here.
by Jaster
Tue May 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: Price when new?

According to the '94 press kit here , a turbo cost £16,495. Not clear what trim level that refers to, though. Edit: Looking at the tables at the end it looks like you need to add your leather interior, steering wheel and aircon as extras, so we need someone with an accessories catalogue and price li...