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by Alan 480
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: White Auto on C&C auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: White Auto on C&C auctions

brinkie wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:48 am
onwards both had no connectors on top and enough ventilation to allow the moisture out.
I recall just chopping the bottom corner of the outer plastic casing on my first E plate, that let the water out pretty quickly..... (as in one imperial inch)
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: E10 Fuel
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: E10 Fuel

Short answer: DON'T PUT E85 IN YOUR CAR UNLESS IT IS CLEARLY DESIGNATED AS FFV (FLEXIFUEL VEHICLE)! Long answer: E85 is a blend of bio-ethanol and unleaded petrol, in a 85/15 mix (winter 70/30). well that would mean 70/30 all year round here? assuming that the ethanol tended to 'not evaporate' prop...
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: E10 Fuel
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: E10 Fuel

For these motorists, it would be handy to go back to the late 1800's with retard/advance on the steering wheel :lol: along with numerous other levers, knobs and other mechanical adjusters........... :hopping: I think i'll be using super more and take the financial hit for the 'toy' cars at least. I...
by Alan 480
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 28
Views: 998

Re: Pool Car R3

an inductor gun does all the work of a traditional "hot spanner" without any of the worries about setting the car, yourself or your surroundings on fire. Wrap that little coil around the exposed bit of bolt under the car, hit the button and 12 seconds later, the bolt is cherry red and comes undone w...
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Subframe - Hull
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Subframe - Hull

Found the key phot which shows three out of four permutations :-) note the kink in Auto mount at front edge... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7xgEx9r6HkKrCX6jC2Sox9oqn858M5oaDux68uheRrzc4QcSeOQ90auxlVsE5wZL9EUmrIZ1iZATLaOXo2daRndkUBav71Scqcf7r8-HkBTF8DXpTVO-mNj6NZqX9-IS3fhoZ1rNKxsF3M1bpjSEPAvhlCB...
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Subframe - Hull
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Subframe - Hull

the front N/S corner of the subframe is the 'killer' that stops you fitting an auto subframe onto a manual. In a manual the O/S & N/S are 'very similar' I think I have a photo of what I bought https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LyUWCWWgXaBQnoEbpuJYU7h2pqyE_cJ06qqbZxHSbysKDVygZ4Tuf8CCHPljyS1OkBGZE5Hq2...
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

I assume the 220km/h is using a frequency generator? :hopping:
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Drl bulb holder wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

As you are working with LED, then maybe just 'hard-wire' them?

it's not like they will need replaced every few weeks/months?? :hopping:
by Alan 480
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Subframe - Hull
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Subframe - Hull

https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/480/subframesautomanual.jpg I read his ad as saying it's an auto subframe, but it's not, it's manual.......confused ? I am ! Edie, go with the rabbit I'm not sure that this is correct info, they are ONLY different at the rear as different ages/styles of rear mount. ...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: R4 - our first turbo rescue !
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: R4 - our first turbo rescue !

Martin Mc wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:14 pm
Look at those arches! :D Jealous green-eyed monster alert in Lancashire!#
especially in white which normally shows every tiny rusty mark!!!
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Oh look, another high price
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Oh look, another high price

If it's as good as the pictures suggest... ...then I don't know why there is so much shock when one reaches £5k. In today's classic car scene that is peanuts. I'd agree when you see daft Ford prices just seen an advert posted on the Reliant web site for an expansion tank for a RS1600, £500, not tha...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Drl bulb holder wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

I have got the DRL's looking good with Joeps lenses and Jiffles choice of leds. But a warped bulb holder now seems to be causing my light to be a bit intermittent. Does anyone have any spare I could buy? I am hoping these are not in the unobtanium range! sadly most 'used' will have already been coo...
by Alan 480
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Lambda sensor to measure CO?
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Lambda sensor to measure CO?

MoT for another year. still 1.03 Lambda but commented that 'emissions was better than last year' :-) I still think it 'smells' rich when idling which is 'wrong', cos a high Lambda is 'lean'? happy to be told wrong! looking at ALL previous MoT the trend is to show a high Lambda , might be the ECU? bu...
by Alan 480
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Replacing cracked windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: Replacing cracked windscreen

As has been a recurring theme with this car, yes, a lot of rust. So much so, it was the reason for the cracking. It wasn't a stone chip or such like, it was the swelling under the glass. been there with TWO cars and on the first one (E reg) the screen cracked again a few months after I'd sold it, s...
by Alan 480
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: A wheel arch issue

So Vactan has been applied with hairdryer. I am not totally sure how well it would work, there was more dry dirt in the arches than I would have liked, and I am not sure if it will have much effect or how to know if it is working. What's more I don't know if it will be enough. When it goes in for t...
by Alan 480
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: A wheel arch issue

Good news is, Vactan has arrived. Bad news, it is too cold to use it (apparently can't be below 10 degrees) Thinking of putting a chalk wash on the affected areas to neutralise any salt and stop it getting worse. Anyone got any better ideas? well that rules out Vactan for any outside use this far n...
by Alan 480
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: A wheel arch issue

MisterH wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:20 pm
I'm going out to take the wheel off and get a better look, watch this space...
be careful if 'looking' with a sharp pointed object, don't press too hard :(
by Alan 480
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Roller boot cover on the Bay - too much?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Roller boot cover on the Bay - too much?

I guess 3D printing can help, but they are not a difficult shape to make a functional item, simple machine a U slot into a decent size piece of plastic, only cos I have access to scrap plastic. :hopping: or if there was a big market then they could be poured from PU same as used for making poly bush...
by Alan 480
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update January 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 14329

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update January 2021

Have always admired those Avantimes, what engine has yours got? 3.0 V6 petrol with automatic box. Very nice, just the thing for the autoroutes, so long as you have a hedge fund for the fuel... :rofl: a real oddity..... :shock: somebody thought it was a 'good idea', maybe been on something the night...
by Alan 480
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update January 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 14329

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update January 2021

That's not so bad; I was expecting a roasting... normally Jeff picks me up on something :rofl: OK.... the only thing that worries me is the lack of symmetry in the back end with a single fog lamp. However, it wasn't worth mentioning as: a) its not my bloody car and given the attention to detail in ...