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by Alan 480
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Does anyone know how to repair cracked rear light lenses?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Does anyone know how to repair cracked rear light lenses?

Yes, it is a deep crack that allows water in, that has curved out, I would rather repair it and keep the originality than get a new one, are there any estimations of the price? repair price or 'second hand / half decent unit' repair is cost of araldite, but strange the root cause of the bow would n...
by Alan 480
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The waterfalls mini meet
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Norm57 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:30 am

Thanks Martin, as a treat there maybe a small diversion to Hubberholme church which has one of the few surviving rood lofts in Yorkshire!
i speed read this first time around as 'surviving lead roofs' ! ! :rofl:
by Alan 480
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Does anyone know how to repair cracked rear light lenses?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Does anyone know how to repair cracked rear light lenses?

I don't want to be that guy who asks for replacement rear lights, so I'll have a crack at repairing one first. on my car, the passenger side rear light is fine, not perfect, but nothing a waxing session can't handle, but the drivers side, while still clear, has a massive crack in it: https://i.post...
by Alan 480
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: First 480, first real project car

well done on tackling a 480 as a first off. don't be tempted to take too much apart at any one time as the project can quickly become daunting!! if arches are not too bad, you can do quite a lot with P45 vs P38 as it is filled wwith chopped strand and is much stronger / bridges gaps etc, having run ...
by Alan 480
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Turbo on eBay

DVLA closed all local offices about 8 years ago. You’re right, vehicles had to be presented for an ID check but amazingly that is done via photo nowadays. You forward your pics of the VIN plate to Swansea - only if they ask. Essentially claiming a V5 is easy with form V62. I say easy... So my advic...
by Alan 480
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 48
Views: 1613

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

I won't post our 150Te one at work either :wink: :lol: A: Standard 093 Battery, I can perform CPR to the bracket and it moves nowhere so good enough for me! B: Jack recess renders the boot relatively useless, did think on using spare wheel but as you say I don't want to drill holes and I'd rather s...
by Alan 480
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

regarding these bits, Replace with new‎ item (3 per light) from BMW supplier here: https://www.schmiedmann.co.uk/en/produc ... 121369833‎. any idea what 'pukka' BMW garage charge if Volvo don't stock them any more?? I remember phoning BMW and falling off my chair, if that helps? I think it was ship...
by Alan 480
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Turbo on eBay

Getting V5 for my car was very easy, however I hadn’t figured in breaker’s yard possibly being a little dishonest. Hopefully it isn’t registered as scrap or that would be a pointless purchase unless it is a reversible situation. To be honest I probably need some good reasons not to do this. If mine...
by Alan 480
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

regarding these bits,

Replace with new‎ item (3 per light) from BMW supplier here: https://www.schmiedmann.co.uk/en/produc ... 121369833‎.

any idea what 'pukka' BMW garage charge if Volvo don't stock them any more??
by Alan 480
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Turbo on eBay

I'm starting to talk myself in to getting this just to save and sell on. It can't be that hard to get running, registered and MOT'd hopefully. This would just be to increase its chances of survival, not to keep. But then, we've seen what happened to Jifflemon with this benevolent attitude and now h...
by Alan 480
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 373
Views: 28812

Re: Blinky 51/480

Whilst the lights were off I fitted the LED DRL bulbs. they look great but the pop ups wont work with them (could also do with a replacement holder for one). I will need to read back the forum to see how others have managed. Maybe need to add a resistor to the circuit to by pass or match the load o...
by Alan 480
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Brave Pills included?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Brave Pills included?

Yep project cars are always going to be a difficult sell, especially if not on their wheel.

lack of rear clusters will kill the sale unless willing to fit 'aftermarket' / 'custom' items?

alan
by Alan 480
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: GEAR CHANGE LINKAGES
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: GEAR CHANGE LINKAGES

Cable adjustment is quite easy, and assuming you have a Haynes manual it tells you in there how to do it. There are work-arounds with the various plastic bits in the gearchange linkage I think - try searching on here - and there are similar kits for Renault gearboxes (including that fitted to the o...
by Alan 480
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 56
Views: 845

Re: New Year, New 480!

brinkie wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 am
I can put one in as well. (need any more parts btw? the box is quite big)
wot? 480 sized :wink:
by Alan 480
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: First 480, first real project car

Nice to see another Arctic Blue one found :) . I presume yours has a CAT given that it has the black rubbing strips, best of luck with the project, they are very rewarding cars! That is interesting, yes mine has a CAT with the lovely CATALYSER text on the back. Did not know the black rubbing strips...
by Alan 480
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 57
Views: 2354

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

I wee update, nowt impressive Gear Box info Gear oil level is probably 'low' as it has a previous comment about 'oil' on drive shaft and some is evident on N/S at seal, and I can only just get my finger 'wet', filler plug wasn't too tight either :wink: Bought some of correct specification form local...
by Alan 480
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 56
Views: 845

Re: New Year, New 480!

Ok, so she failed the MOT this afternoon... :( But the good news is that it wasn't on very much! :hopping: It looks like it will be a case of new discs and pads at the front, and possibly a caliper at the rear, but that is pretty much it!! Could be on the road by later this week :) Brill! Watch thi...
by Alan 480
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 215
Views: 18250

Re: So, today was the day...

aye but only one of the three pictures is visible, (middle one) I also discivered that some of the pictures I've posted are also now 'missing in action' I know Google were changing things so maybe something to do with that ? ? ? nope, was my bad - now fixed! yes all visible :D I still have 'issues'...
by Alan 480
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: It's science Jim, but not as we know it....
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: It's science Jim, but not as we know it....

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:02 pm
but then in theory, its only the rust that would get removed?
fair point but I'd guess you want to make sure ALL the rusty bits are clean, I was thinking of blisters under any paint, or if greasy then the rsut might still be there?
by Alan 480
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: It's science Jim, but not as we know it....
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: It's science Jim, but not as we know it....

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:29 pm

In theory, you could drop a door bottom in and de-rust it; You'd have to make a custom container for it of course.

Not tried it with a painted surface yet though..
Custom container is the bath??? :hopping:

It wont work if oily/greasy or painted as it is a water based reaction . ..