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by Alan 480
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 313

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

Hi guys I am keeping well thanks taking every opportunity to sneak a drive of my daughters C30 despite what volvo may tell you its like a 480 on steriods but it doesnt quite hold the road like a lowered 480 :) nice to hear from you keep safe ! Regards Jim Jim long time, no hear. :hopping: concur, t...
by Alan 480
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Sykes pickavant Volvo service light resetting tool
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Sykes pickavant Volvo service light resetting tool

C30, S40 & V50 can be reset by suitable button tweaking :-)

no need for anything fancy :hopping:
by Alan 480
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 313

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

if you feel a 480 is iffy, then adjust driving style to try and take account of idiots? it can't prevent everythig, but having driven a three wheeler and still driving an SS1 nuff said (wheel studs on trucks are at eye level!! ) but you can't win them all :-( a guy in an SS1 was 'T-boned by a Clio a...
by Alan 480
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 231
Views: 13643

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

cranna21 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:35 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:29 am
cranna21 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:14 am
seeing this makes me want to save my wee '88 ES I have sitting :eek:
Make that 2021's project. I wonder who will be the first to have an electric 480?!
I kinda want to reserve that for my 940 :rofl:
lots of room for lead acid batteries in there :-)
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 73
Views: 5560

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Aircon - ventilatie and heated seats- verwarmde stoelen Not many options to choose from. Arthy sorry missed your post, HVAC is 'Heating and Ventilation' for me so wondered if that was AirCon Verwarmde, vw :-) I'll pass this onto a chap that I asked about HV + vw, he said the seat thing was literall...
by Alan 480
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 73
Views: 5560

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

from what I've discovered.... Going OTT with the mastic is "ok-ish"; as long as you're using non-setting stuff; Anything that sets is going to make getting the lights out a mission. And they WILL need to come out... I've honestly not had seal problems with a decent seat of lens seals. Water coming ...
by Alan 480
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 73
Views: 5560

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

I also found a piece of 'build notes' under the rear seat cushion dated 9th August 1995 22:00 chassis number 'matches' the car 2871166 sequence number 480 FR LED RHD +HV +vw I assume 480, Flame Red, Electronic Information Centre, Right hand drive, but HV? & vw ??? was it a bit like this? https://lh...
by Alan 480
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 73
Views: 5560

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

however I spent ages today with watering can and result..... no leaks, but sadly the water WAS coming in last week :-( so no idea how / why it comes in with rain but not with watering can? unless it is just that sustained rain fall gives enough time for the water to find it's way in. to be honest I ...
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’
Replies: 18
Views: 262

Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Must admit I still play around with cassettes and like having the drawer unit thingy - if anyone has one rattling around they no longer want, btw, I'll happily give it a home (in the 440...) David sure one of these in loft as well. . . . i don't think quite same design :? no takers last time i offe...
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’
Replies: 18
Views: 262

Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Arm rest with bottle holder. Makes changing gear difficult and applying the handbrake extra difficult. It is a nice addition on a long trip when you are in 5th gear for hours but best employed in an automatic I'd say. Saying that, I do have one and the extra height is nice day-to-day http://www.vol...
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R1
Replies: 41
Views: 991

Re: Pool Car R1

to be honest I also use the black mastic sruff to try and seal the hatch seal onto body/trim!! :rofl: AND along top edge of the lights, then smoothed out / wiped with a finger covered/dipped in white spirit :wink: this seems to have cured some leakage as I can make out where the water had been runni...
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)

tidy looking car, if body is sound, AND trim intact mechanicals are always fixable, hence my love of Reliants :hopping:

PS I'd get hung out to dry if adding any cars to fleet . . ..
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement - DIY or NOT?
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: Head Gasket Replacement - DIY or NOT?

for shims when I skipped an engine I kept the shims, that way I reckoned I might have sufficient to make them correct if I decided to change them. are they hydraulic? I thought just 'shims' in buckets which CAN be fished out with rocker shaft in place, LARGE screwdriver and correct leverage point :-...
by Alan 480
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R1
Replies: 41
Views: 991

Re: Pool Car R1

'tensioner' details

80mm M6 bolt
block is 25 x 15 x 10mm with 8mm hole at right angles, any use?
by Alan 480
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 36
Views: 3088

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

ruddy heck, if that is REAL gold, worth more than my 'whole' car fleet . . . . . :shock:
by Alan 480
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R1
Replies: 41
Views: 991

Re: Pool Car R1

I reckon I have a tensioner bolt (somewhere) but from dim memory it had a square end vs the round end??
will try and dig it out . . . .
liberated from a two litre
by Alan 480
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration

Not actually advertised as a Celebration but I just spy the plaque and the "480 only" badge. Here Is it on Sylvia's database? N993PUD by the look of it.... although no V5 to verify that which breaks the golden rule of purchasing without a V5! no v5 means 'is it nicked?' although if they are breaker...
by Alan 480
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?

and why did you not keep the Ginetta? GRP, sturdy chassis, cheap mechanicals, unusual, all the boxes ticked :hopping: ...pourous bodyshell, incomplete and mouldy interior, lack of PAS and general safety: What more could I want? (turns out a 480) :rofl: wimp, real men don't need PAS, try an Se5a, 3l...
by Alan 480
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?

and why did you not keep the Ginetta?

GRP, sturdy chassis, cheap mechanicals, unusual, all the boxes ticked :hopping:
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?

Incidentally the GTE is a car I've always fancied, and having spied that early 1969 one up for auction, fancy very much, though I doubt my budget will stretch to that My first Scim was an SE5A, 1973 vintage, then led me to the 480. avoid auction, go and check out those for sale on ScimWeb :wink: ge...