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by dcwalker
Thu May 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Meet July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Scotland Meet July 2019

Hi again Sylvia

All things being equal we should be fine for this...cheeky I know, but are you booking into the hotel in Cove again overnight? If so, could you do the same for us while you are at it? ;)

Best wishes

David
by dcwalker
Wed May 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: rear lamps covers
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Little Prince wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:15 pm
i neeeeeed :)
Sadly - and no offence - you and everyone else!

These are now like hen's teeth and command a fortune on the rare occasions they come up for sale.

Have you looked at the threads on here about restoring them?

David
by dcwalker
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Well done on rescuing her David, when we spoke about her on Sat I think you will have a tear in your eye when you say goodbye.As you say she will be looked after and anything is better than the 480 graveyard Thanks Norman - you are quite right in all respects. And she's staying within the club and ...
by dcwalker
Tue May 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

And so things move on... Nora will be off to her new home "North of the Border" once Alan and I can sort out the logistics. :D Mixed feelings really; on the one hand the amount I have put into her means I have become quite attached and will miss her, but on the other hand I cannot see me having time...
by dcwalker
Tue May 14, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Well done Marc - good pics there! Glad to hear you feel you have finally joined us fully :D - the car is obviously starting to repay the effort and I hope to get to see it in the not-too-distant future. As you say, everyone always likes the Vesa wheels but they don't have to try to keep them clean :...
by dcwalker
Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Meet July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Scotland Meet July 2019

This was great fun last year and we're definitely up for this again :D

Will let you know re dates asap though since some Saturdays in July are going to be tricky...

Thanks for all your efforts on these trips, Sylvia!

David
by dcwalker
Mon May 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 171
Views: 11919

Re: So, today was the day...

jifflemon wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:55 pm
So had a quick peek today and very quickly worked out that there’s. I space to fit all the above! :rofl:

So.... have to come up with a plan B now
:rofl:

David
by dcwalker
Mon May 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Some great pictures on here: excellent to see two launch cars together :D I didn't take many photos this time but here are a few for good measure: https://i.postimg.cc/Fzcx4t4C/DSC04003.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RCjPbdBb/DSC04006.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4dj1qfrh/DSC04008.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PNs...
by dcwalker
Sun May 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

As I’ve been double booked, I’ve managed to get a slight compromise so will be joining you all for breakfast! I’ll also be dropping off a front wing which I hope will be ferried up to Martin MC, probably via someone closer to him than me! Hi Jeff The wing got safely via Sylvia to me at Derwent Dam ...
by dcwalker
Sun May 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Thanks everyone for another great meet yesterday - thanks especially as always to Sylvia and Al for organising it all :D Great to see so many 480s together again, and to really feel the enthusiasm there is for the car - we might be fairly few in number but we are clearly a very dedicated following, ...
by dcwalker
Thu May 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

All sounds nice and simple - well done.
zapcity wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:00 pm

Now just need to do a few miles and see how she is. I'm sure there will be a few issues but there is only one way I'm going to find them! :D
Yep- a nice drive over the Snake Pass should do the trick... :wink:

David
by dcwalker
Thu May 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Great stuff with the spoiler - paint it up and it should be as good as new! Really do hope you can make Saturday - after all this time I am very keen to meet both you and the car :hopping: . Bring SHMBO along - she won't be the only long-suffering, not really into the cars, 480 widow, and despite be...
by dcwalker
Thu May 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Thanks both :D

Hmmm...interesting food for thought as to fleet management...

See you on Saturday: Sylvia, I am sure Lily will play ball properly this time!

All the best

David
by dcwalker
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Told you! Well done...😊

David
by dcwalker
Wed May 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Glad side repeater was an easy fix :)

Yes, fuel filter is quite simple...

David
by dcwalker
Wed May 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Jeff - perhaps a nice red Celebration then to make up the numbers... ;) Sylvia - I think obsessed is the word, although knowing how some 480s can be perhaps it's "possessed"?? Seriously, though, how do you all manage to keep that number of cars going without some ending up sitting there for months u...
by dcwalker
Tue May 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Great looking car. Will make someone a great useable classic. Hate to think what might of become of it if you hadn't taken it on. Have you still got your C70 also? Thanks Marc :D Yes, I have the C70 Collection and a V60 D5 SE Lux Nav as the "family car" - hence 2 480's is one too many (I am regular...
by dcwalker
Tue May 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

David,she looks fabulous! I remember being impressed (and jealous!) when you came over to Lancs in her just after you'd acquired her, but now she is a work of art! I will use Nora as my benchmark when working towards getting my own (similar age but nowhere near similar condition) car back on the ro...
by dcwalker
Tue May 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

She's looking really good! Fingers crossed for tomorrow... :D The side repeater wiring runs from the rear of the light inside the wing towards the front, then through the rubber grommet into the engine compartment alongside the battery - you should be able to see the pair of think wires there. From ...
by dcwalker
Mon May 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Norm57 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Wow David you have done a great job with her. When I came over about a month ago I said I thought you had a bit of gem that just needed a polish and looks like I was right, well done see you Saturday
Thanks Norm :D

Looking forward to it!

David