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by Alan 480
Sat May 15, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Windscreen wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Windscreen wanted

I've had two fitted in 480 by 'national outfits' , no problems, done via the insurance and even the SS1 was fitted by some of the 'big outfits', (although woul dhave to wait eight weeks if i wanted a brown tinted vs clear, but as they only ever built 1400 , that seemed 'fair' ?) I guess it depends o...
by Alan 480
Mon May 10, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Volvo 480 ES - M_AAF
Replies: 51
Views: 1105

Re: Volvo 480 ES - M_AAF

the 'rat's nest' of wiring is not 'uncommon' :-( and repairs are tricky due to the wires moulded into the rubber and are all black, with some tiny numbers on them..... another of the 'they all do that' I'm thinking I'll have to re re-do the head lining as it was a bit saggy and didn't want to peel t...
by Alan 480
Wed May 05, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: TV channel +1 (timeshift service)
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Re: TV channel +1 (timeshift service)

Hello Van, I think it comes from the days where TV wasn't also available streamed ‎or easily recordable. It's a simple way of making sure you didn't miss a programme that you really wanted to watch.  Even though they won't be as popular with the modern technology available, I suspect that TV channe...
by Alan 480
Tue May 04, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 266
Views: 27427

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

OMFG it’s basically ready and will go for an MOT in a few weeks. https://i.postimg.cc/4xPhyx3d/image1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pXySqpwN/image0.jpg Bumper stripe may be a bit thin! never mind the bumper stripe, I'd be scared to take out onto public highway just in case any eejit is within twenty pac...
by Alan 480
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Festival of the unexceptional 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Festival of the unexceptional 2021

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:07 pm

Question is; is a 480 "unexceptional" ? :)

It is of course a highly exceptional sports coupe and should therefore be banned from the festival
exceptional to have survived?
unexceptional as mostly forgotten?
I've been to Grampian Transport Museum's version along with Fraser so must be OK :-)
by Alan 480
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: "Volvo 480 Bows Out With Dignity", Autocar magazine 19th July 1995

MisterH wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:30 pm
I do think they could have picked a better spot rather than a wall to just dump it in front of...
almost crashed into?

I'd agree it is more old skool GT than VW GTi
by Alan 480
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: AA vs RAC breakdown recovery services
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: AA vs RAC breakdown recovery services

Hi Martin I also find the 480 needs a full loading truck, not just the hike up onto the back of a Transit type van due to the lack of height at the front. with the AA, and possibly RAC & Green Flag anything over ten years old is NOT covered. not sure if this is still valid? the SS1 is even lower at...
by Alan 480
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: R5: Black Manual SR Turbo
Replies: 32
Views: 1061

Re: R5: Black Manual SR Turbo

Just a thought- would a cat c write off prior to 2006 be recorded online ? - maybe went live at the aame time as mot history. hmmm still at £800 (after taxes/add-ons etc) for a 'non runner' seems a little steep? I'd hope to sell EVA this year as a runner with MoT, and might find it hard to get > £1...
by Alan 480
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: New Mot Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: New Mot Rules

In agreement with this; whilst I love the concept of an led headlamp (brighter output, lower power consumption) as no-one had yet been able to produce something that: A) isn’t fugly B) acts as a headlamp rather than a WW2 searchlight I’m out. DRL’s: forced to use LED’s as I don’t want to melt my la...
by Alan 480
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Gear linkage / leakage
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Gearbox leakage not at linkage

They're known for leaking from the seal in the linkage. https://www.amazon.co.uk/febi-bilstein-47222-Selector-Repair/dp/B016QO4BJO/ref=sr_1_22?dchild=1&keywords=renault+gearbox+linkage+seal&qid=1611443238&sr=8-22 thanks for swift reply, looks like next on the 'to-do' list, is it feasible without ge...
by Alan 480
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Charging Indication
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Charging Indication

dcwalker wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:05 pm
:lol: too much information for your liking, isn't it Alan?!

David
aye 'blissful ignorance' from having had oil pressure and 'ammeter' on early cars......
by Alan 480
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 GT
Replies: 43
Views: 2537

Re: My 480 GT

Oh come on, they’re obviously NLA! :rofl: :rofl: Coil overs are available (very expensive), my worry would be that the bearing would be on the strut top, not the spring pan. ah, suspicions confirmed :-( I knew coil over were 'nae cheap', but as long as thrust bearing DOES exist then all is OK? were...
by Alan 480
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Charging Indication
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Charging Indication

yorkievolvo wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:44 pm
Getting complicated.
Will have a look and then decide what to do - still leaning towards a red sticker!
like oil pressure gauges, just a worry, spend too much time stressing, red light is fine :wink:
by Alan 480
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 GT
Replies: 43
Views: 2537

Re: My 480 GT

Sounds like a good amount of progress! Spring pans are getting like gold dust, so if you’ve a good set, rustproof and keep them clean! I thought they were NLA!! I hunted for ages and eventually bought a whole spring/shock etc just for the pan.... you could do 'coil-over' if really stuck? (and don't...
by Alan 480
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic
Replies: 18
Views: 625

Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

James
bit of a Marmite thing those, I like 'quirky' but I think Renault had one too many iffy ciggy when they approved those?
I heard they lost a fair few grand on every one sold?

Inverness registration?

good luck with the sale though...
by Alan 480
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 92
Views: 11374

Re: Snazzy's story

IMHO I'm surprised if a flat tyre would cause the subframe bolt to shear!! more likely that the front spring would fail (been there) :( maybe better sweet talk Jeff to get a another few looked out (and butter up Al) to check the other one at front? do you still have the bolt, worth looking at the en...
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Avert your eyes...
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Avert your eyes...

what is the rear bumper from?

looks 'as if it should fit' but too deep and no number plate recess?

debating if rear light clusters are indeed shiny AND intact given the reflection, or is it split and NOT a reflection?
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 55
Views: 9109

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

They all do that sir.... it’s a feature. What I tend to do is remove as much of the “folds” of the fabric rear as possible. Then repair/rebuild as many of the mounting tabs as possible. Then fit fabric tape between the seam, as well as sponges in the upper part of the dashboard. Then tighten everyt...
by Alan 480
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: How to adapt a 440 gearbox to 480 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: How to adapt a 440 gearbox to 480 ?

Thanks Very Interesting the idea of "an after market speedometer/ odometer into the existing binaccle, speed pick up was from a magnet attached to the LHS drive shaft." Do you have a link where to buy that ? I'll have a look but was a good few years ago, or if not too fussed about th eodometer, the...
by Alan 480
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: 480 Wheels = controversy!
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: 480 Wheels = controversy!

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Alan 480 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:44 pm
as per alpha order!

BUT lycra /vesa last cos a PITA to keep clean/tidy/refurb, choose as reqd :-)
wait a minute Alan.....

You like the Antares wheel??? :shock:
nae that bad, seen worse . . . .. .
I do prefer the taurus if honest :wink: