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by Alan 480
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Blue ES on eBay

I did forget to mention that it is a great car one can use everyday as well, so much more soul than a modern finance-deal-mobile yep, makes me think about a second one every time I drive the 480 vs C30 :-) Hang in there Alan; I'm almost there...just as soon as I have the Celeb to the standard I wan...
by Alan 480
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Blue ES on eBay

MisterH wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 pm

I did forget to mention that it is a great car one can use everyday as well, so much more soul than a modern finance-deal-mobile
yep, makes me think about a second one every time I drive the 480 vs C30 :-)
by Alan 480
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: breaking LHD 2.0
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: breaking LHD 2.0

have you got a rear sub-frame?
not the beam axle , just the bit bolts to car and the round tubes that go to rear?

and do keep the front struts, as the pans are NLA :-(
by Alan 480
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 161
Views: 11046

Re: So, today was the day...

if it helps i had an issue where the wire was 'not quite' connecting the spade within a multi-plug, of course it would work when you pushed the probe into it to check for continuity, but the wire would back off in operation!! i could drive in reverse but not forwards due to engine torque 'just break...
by Alan 480
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Good lord, don’t tell me you store it with the handbrake applied???? no!!!! usually it is up on wooden blocks as well, but the 'auto adjuster' system decide to 'not auto adjust', stayed in 'just on position' I thought I was lucky as the clutch had not stuck this year, maybe a drier year or was a de...
by Alan 480
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

maybe I'll live with them being 'matte' , it's not even like you can take them inside and watch telly :( well, you could take them off and take them inside (assuming you've not silicone sealed the buggers in place) Oli, Ok see what your plan of attack is, see how i get on although not 'sealed in' I...
by Alan 480
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

thanks, i'd started with old used 'wet -n dry' can't recall grade, then moved onto an old tub of cutting compound, as mine were already 'matte' :wink: more time and effort required i think :( It’s time, not effort. Do use a sanding block to hold the paper, and do take your time, because whilst gett...
by Alan 480
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I didn't use a conventional light restoration kit, my process was as follows: > Tape around lights and cover reflector > Thoroughly dry sand vertically with 800 grit until the surface is dull and matte in appearance > Sand horizontally with 1000 grit using some water in a spray bottle to stop the p...
by Alan 480
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

looks VERY well done, especially the rear lights!!

which polishing kit did you use,?? I really do need to do the rear lenses, so I'd rather go with a type that does work!!
by Alan 480
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Big pop some smoke oil leak
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Big pop some smoke oil leak

lack of drive (fwd & reverse) does sound like an issue with thew auto box :-( I had an old Scimmy with a slush box and it would try and select second and reverse at the same time due to clutch bands not engaging/disengaing correctly. but start off simple things, check ALL fluid levels, engine, box, ...
by Alan 480
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Launch car Found!
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: Launch car Found!

Stunning example, are the Volvo garage using it as a promo tool ?
by Alan 480
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subframe mounting
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Subframe mounting

looks to be 25mm too much in height, and you could ADD depth to bring up to correct dims, but not really take it away, unless the height listed is INCLUDING the threaded section? the gap beteeen the bolts could be 'adjusted'? needs a trip to a dealer or motor factor to check REAL sizes, not those f...
by Alan 480
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subframe mounting
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Subframe mounting

looks to be 25mm too much in height, and you could ADD depth to bring up to correct dims, but not really take it away, unless the height listed is INCLUDING the threaded section? the gap beteeen the bolts could be 'adjusted'? needs a trip to a dealer or motor factor to check REAL sizes, not those fr...
by Alan 480
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horn connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Horn connectors

mine WERE spade , normal size, but with rubber covers, but I removed the whole unit so i could see why not working, when removed , worked OK on the bench. just a difficulty in removal of the remains of the sprung mount :-( broken off my me to get the horns off, replaced with a thin section of SS 'ta...
by Alan 480
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subframe mounting
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Subframe mounting

Round and a flat piece of steel 2 bolts secure it to subframe this threw me as I thought 'flat steel with two bolts' referred to the both bolts were at the SAME end :wink: although why this would refer to front mount was my mis-reading it. but anyway, if you do find the REAR mount do let us know :-...
by Alan 480
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Back in the fold!!
Replies: 75
Views: 1487

Re: Back in the fold!!

Thanks Jifflemon,sounds complicated and also I am using an iPad not a pc aye but the phots are on a gmail account, so even though you are apple, you can still access gmail / photos via the safari? so set up an account ONLY for hosting phots then try it, probably the same with the apple version of t...
by Alan 480
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subframe mounting
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Subframe mounting

This is oil filled and very difficult to get hold of. Do your homework on here with search. I'd recommend getting one second hand from a late 440/460 that is being scrapped. You won't get a new one as far as we know here yep NLA as far as we can establish :-( really need to find an alternative, eit...
by Alan 480
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Engine oil

for tuppence i use MAHLE, have done for years, but I got caught with another make that didn't have the valve, red light always took a second to go out at start-up, so binned the filter
by Alan 480
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subframe mounting
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Subframe mounting

sub frame to car or gearbox to sub frame?

they are still available from suppliers ,

REAR gearbox mount is NLA , regardless of what any web page says!
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Back in the fold!!
Replies: 75
Views: 1487

Re: Back in the fold!!

Brilliant James & many thanks Alan - Since I'll have to take out the existing pins anyway I will have a play around with turning them upside down before replacing them with new items from Volvo. Now, what is the process for taking the pins out - I presume I'll need a drift / punch and a handy assis...