So, today was the day...

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Norm57
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by Norm57 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:17 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Alan 480 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:48 am
i'm liking the polished rear lenses . . .
literally took him 5 minutes..... He's one of those really annoying people that makes everything look simple! :eek:
What did he use ? And how did he get such a result so quickly? People have spent hours for same result. Lookin good

jifflemon
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:38 pm

Polishing mop, 3 different grades of cutting compound.

You can achieve the same results by hand, it just takes a whole lot longer and your less likely to burn through the plastics!

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:03 pm

So, today I tackled that bundle of insulation tape.... :shock:

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I mean.... wow.... :shock:

Just wow..... :badmood:

I shut the bonnet and walked by inside!

It's all coming out, I'll probably put some form of distribution block in, with proper connectors and fuses. That'll probably mean I'll be one of the few people with a fused radiator fan!

dcwalker
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by dcwalker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:44 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:03 pm
So, today I tackled that bundle of insulation tape.... :shock:

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I mean.... wow.... :shock:

Just wow..... :badmood:

I shut the bonnet and walked by inside!

It's all coming out, I'll probably put some form of distribution block in, with proper connectors and fuses. That'll probably mean I'll be one of the few people with a fused radiator fan!
What the...? :eek:

That certainly looks, erm, "interesting", shall we say??

David
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jifflemon
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:31 pm

I know right? Utter fire hazard waiting to happen, give that it was just wrapped in some insulation tape and rubbing against metalwork....

More annoyed with myself for not checking it sooner.

dcwalker
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by dcwalker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:19 pm

I know what you mean - I'd be the same - but the main thing is you've got away with it so far, found it, and so can fix it. Onwards and upwards!!
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Thu May 02, 2019 8:07 am

parts are starting to arrive.....

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by Alan 480 » Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 am

jifflemon wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:07 am
parts are starting to arrive.....

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not sure how it can be a Little MEGA fuse ;)

but good spot!!
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Thu May 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 am
not sure how it can be a Little MEGA fuse ;)

but good spot!!
You mean littel mega fuse :rofl:

It’s actually the same fuse that was previously fitted in line. I’m a tight northerner that’s not going to waste anything!

The plan is to feed the junction box from the battery via that 80 amp fuse. The current 3 unfused spurs will be fed by each of those 30amp fuses, whilst the alternator will hang off the back of the 80amp fuse.

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 pm

So, finalised the distribution box this evening.

Got some 70amp cable for the alternator feed and some 30amp cable for the others. We need some decent tools to crimp big cable...

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Which will crimp the cable like this:

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Then a touch a heat shrink...

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repeat a few more times and we get this

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just need to find some time to fit it all now!

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Sun May 12, 2019 5:55 pm

So had a quick peek today and very quickly worked out that there’s. I space to fit all the above! :rofl:

So.... have to come up with a plan B now

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by dcwalker » Mon May 13, 2019 6:47 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:55 pm
So had a quick peek today and very quickly worked out that there’s. I space to fit all the above! :rofl:

So.... have to come up with a plan B now
:rofl:

David
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Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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