It is Alive!

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MisterH
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It is Alive!

Post by MisterH » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:41 pm

Today, we finally fixed the speedo/odo on my car
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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 be linked to the bodywork to earth it, however after reading Brinkie's advice that that shouldn't be done, after cutting it off, it burst into life.

took it out for a test drive this evening and all was fine (apart from nearly getting to know a Dear a little too well :shock: )

many thanks to all who have put their two pence into this issue. now the only jobs that need doing are:

repair or source a radio/cassette unit
adjust pop-up positioning
bodywork
new digital clock
fix central locking
Current Jobs to do (30/12/19):
New Tires
Fix Radio/Cassette
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by jifflemon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:05 pm

A most excellent (near) start to the new year!

I'd add checking the handbrake switch to that list too! :wink:

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by Van » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 pm

You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on?
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by Martin Mc » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:10 pm

Great work! It is quite a thrill when it all springs back to life after years of being resolutely inert! My last but one 480 had the 'Full Brinkie' and was a joy to drive (especially in the dark) ever after.

Keep us posted with updates!

All the best for a 480 2020!

Martin :D
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Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)
Every decent bloke deserves an extra-marital car (so my wife tells me)(apparently it keeps me out of mischief.... really..)

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by MisterH » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:06 pm

Van wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 pm
You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on?
Van wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 pm
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 to the free spinning wheel, thus tricking it into displaying a 30 mph signal, while the driver side front wheel remained unpowered
Current Jobs to do (30/12/19):
New Tires
Fix Radio/Cassette
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by brinkie » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm

Another succesfull odometer repair! :hopping: :cheers: :hopping:
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by MisterH » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:48 pm

brinkie wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Another succesfull odometer repair! :hopping: :cheers: :hopping:
"repair" it was just cutting one wire! :lol:
Current Jobs to do (30/12/19):
New Tires
Fix Radio/Cassette
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork

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Re: It is Alive!

Post by brinkie » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:32 pm

But you knew where to cut ;)
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

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