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by Alan 480
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 178
Views: 12569

Re: So, today was the day...

only one of the images is visible :-( but it does show a nice shiney subframe :-) And now fixed! (took the links from the photo's, not the photos in the shared album!) Yep all visible I think that's where I'd gone wrong as well so re-loaded the phots straight to the shared album'. . . . . I didn't ...
by Alan 480
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 178
Views: 12569

Re: So, today was the day...

only one of the images is visible :-(

but it does show a nice shiney subframe :-)
by Alan 480
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?

The other thing to do when testing posts, have a “incognito/in private” session of your browser open. It means your viewing the post as a normal user, so in that browser session, your not logged into your google account. good thinking i think I'll reload the photo onto Google Photos straight into m...
by Alan 480
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?

Ah, I’ve always used get image address on GP. now only get 'copy image address' when right click on the photos . . . :? So, what is visible here? should be an SS1 rear suspension unit selected the wee image icon between star and link, then pasted the address https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wmoQr0...
by Alan 480
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Am I mad?
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Am I mad?

heavend wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am
I forgot to mention that I have ONE brand new tail light. Talk about the ultimate orphan!
that's worth about the same as a complete 480 is :wink:
by Alan 480
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?

Er.... which web site are you using for images Alan? sorry being thick, Google Photos :wink: first one is the 'get share link' https://photos.app.goo.gl/w4Qn9k7v5RGmTHoi7 this one is the 'right click' and 'copy image address' option https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sIvWq97oVea8iAk5U4fM9bSf3qxIWU0W...
by Alan 480
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Who to use for image uploads now discussion?

has something chnaged with the web site. I used to put the photos for uploading into a 'shared folder' open the SHARED folder, open/select the photo right click and 'get image address' paste this between the 'image' logo now the OLD posts do appear (eg the cars at Cove in 2018 Scotland mini meet) an...
by Alan 480
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 480 ENGINE CUT OUT.
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 480 ENGINE CUT OUT.

it could be a whole HOST of issues . .. I know i can force the SS1 coil pack to trigger but not sure how you can prove the coil is getting a signal. try pulling off the main lead to the coil and see if you get a spark when you put a plug into it . .. dicky wiring, check the crankshaft sensor multi p...
by Alan 480
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 55
Views: 1233

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

yes a very nice shiney example, next door guy commented on it as well so I've shoehorned the 480 into the space that was occupied by the 330, just a touch bigger!!! need to move it across somehow about four inches nearer the wall /shelving I'll post a photo of the gap (lack) between front number pla...
by Alan 480
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: How to be as cool as DCWalker?
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Ask me how I know......
how?

sitting on them with denim jeans / coveralls?

ah the joys of a dark leather interior 480 type (or old style wipe-off vinyl) :wink:

and all that lovely convertible for £1200 :shock: :D
by Alan 480
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 55
Views: 1233

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Well I can confirm I got back home just before 1700, took it steady over the 275 miles from Darlo to home, sat about 60 after the first half hour, well it took me that long to find 'NORTH' :wink: it claimed to be averaging 46mpg although I reckon it used 31litres so that is nearer 40mpg, not sure ho...
by Alan 480
Thu May 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear Wiper Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Rear Wiper Spring

it should be possible to easily lift it away from the window a little. That hinge-pin can gunge up and again, if the movements gets stiff, it won't sweep properly. A bit of oil and a woggle back and forth (with the arm removed from the window) can work wonders. David been there, but not a lot of tr...
by Alan 480
Mon May 27, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 indicator-ed motorbike/sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 480 indicator-ed motorbike/sidecar

james that really is pushing the 'spotted' link :-) but ten out ten for noticing it? I wonder if they bought a BIG batch of LH indicators :D (or was that previously discussed) kind of like the SS1 uses the same indicators as an 'upmarket' vehicle, but also fitted to Fiat 128/ Yugo etc, guess which d...
by Alan 480
Fri May 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

might be two from this area then :wink:
by Alan 480
Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Bilstein B4's

And so, a follow up..... Googling revealed that the kilen website looks shockingly similar to the lesjofors website. They’re the same damn company. To allay my fears, I spoke to the customer service department of lesjofors this morning, who said they’re the exact same spring in a different box. for...
by Alan 480
Mon May 20, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted PAS hoses Aircon model
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Wanted PAS hoses Aircon model

Oh !! :(

I managed to remove the steel fitting from the alloy of the rack, in with loctite, found that they were 'parallel' thread with a washer to seal, then the tapered seat was on the metal pipe. . .

might be an option?
by Alan 480
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted PAS hoses Aircon model
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Wanted PAS hoses Aircon model

arthuy wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Thats the route I went down. :(
which one wouldn't seal, and where?

I'm guessing at the pump end of the supply given it 'not easy to access'?
by Alan 480
Fri May 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Bilstein B4's

KYB's seem readily available as a standard shock (i struggled to find the uprated ones). I'd definitely recommend everyone check the lower spring mountings as these as NLA :cry: so pushed into going for 'aftermarket' adjustable 'coil-overs' :? which is an effective option but not the cheapest . . ....
by Alan 480
Thu May 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: rear lamps covers
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Buy a pair with no cracks and get the sandpaper out! https://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=35748 I'd love to have a go on some really buggered lights, to see whether they can be brought back... provided that they are not 'cracked' due to 'prising' them out :wink: . . . . .
by Alan 480
Wed May 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Meet July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Scotland Meet July 2019

I'm working that week (as the others in office have already booked their breaks :-( )

but don't worry I'll manage to make it to Cove , again :-)