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by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam

Alan - the Rescue Group is kind of working on the premise that we do have the whole thing as a stash of spares... ;)

It's only what we don't need for rescue projects (ok, most of it :lol: ) that's up for grabs...

David
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam

Phil, pretty sure I can help you out with an ICV at a non-"silly ebay price".

I'll PM you...

David
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam

Alan 480 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:47 pm
dragonflyjewels wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:08 pm
Just to clarify, Jeff will breaking the Celebration so the sealed bids are for parts, not the whole car!
but if a big enough 'sealed' bid ? ? ? ?? :wink:
If you really want it!! :rofl:
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: [S] Volvo 480 Book
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: [S] Volvo 480 Book

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:18 pm
This book is absolutely superb!
I've wanted it ever since I saw your copy at one of the first meets... :lol:

David
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: 480 review

Absolutely Ben! At the end of the day as long as you, or I, or anyone else are happy with the car we drive that's all that matters :D Personally, I think the 2.0 is plenty powerful enough, because I'm not interested in outright speed. As you say the legal limit is 70mph; the top speed capability bei...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: 480 review

You are quite right, Sylvia. The motoring press was - at best - lukewarm and - at worst - downright dismissive of the 480 when it came out. The 480 came out during the era of the hot hatch - think Escort XR3, Fiesta XR2, Golf GTi etc. This car was such a change for Volvo, and looked like the sort of...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: [S] Volvo 480 Book
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: [S] Volvo 480 Book

Yes please Malkontent - I'll buy it! :D

Will PM you

David
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 775

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

Hmmm...yes...watch this space, methinks ;)

Unless, of course, anyone on here wants to own up?

David
by dcwalker
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

18 previous owners ? Sounds very unloved :lol: I know we all like different things but have no idea what people see in these ugly little boxes. I do like the original R5, especially the Gordini, however I agree that by the 2nd gen it looks a bit dumpy I'm afraid I'm with Sylvia on this one Ben. Sti...
by dcwalker
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery: Ah, CCA and dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Battery: Ah, CCA and dimensions

Ha - the Volvo ones don't look like that anymore!

My GT is not nearby at the moment - she is wintering at my Mum's - but I'll get a photo of the battery in the C70 since it looks the same, just bigger.

David
by dcwalker
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 984

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Thanks Ben

Certainly it takes the pressure off getting the spare set of Cetus refurbished!

I'll take a photo of Wilhelmina the 440 on the Cetus tomorrow and add that to her thread - I think it's really improved her look but others may disagree, of course... ;)

David
by dcwalker
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery: Ah, CCA and dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Battery: Ah, CCA and dimensions

Unusually for things on the 480, the battery is one of the range of standard batteries you can get all over the place. You're looking for an 027. The 55Ah is a minimum, yes, so putting in a 60, for example, won't hurt it. I've just fitted an Exide Excel in Pud (my Celeb) - 62Ah, CCA 540. She leaps i...
by dcwalker
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 984

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Ben, you wanted a picture in better light to help you decide what you think, so although yesterday was a gloomy day it was at least dry, so - ta da! :lol:

Image

David
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Pool Car R3

Looking so much better than when I last saw her, Jeff :D I'm exactly with you on clean engine bays. I always have a good clean, not going for the showroom look, but definitely make them a nice place to work and make it easy to spot any leaks. And when the car comes into your possession, once the maj...
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 984

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

The wheels look good. If they were Volvo optional then even better, not as if they are tacky aftermarket wheels. With 90's Volvo's becoming more rare it is nice to have the option to swap wheels. Really interesting input here - good to see there are plenty of sticklers for originality! Right, I've ...
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 775

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

edie_fox wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:41 am
.....Are we all sweating at the mis-placement of the replacement rear badge? :D
I couldn't cope with that!

I don't like the debadged look but I'd rather it wasn't there at all than in the wrong place like that is!!

David
by dcwalker
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 984

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Thanks people! I too tend to be "original plus any options that could have been on the car from new, plus other options extinct by the time of the car as long as 400 series". An example of the last is the auxiliary gauges - the 2 gauge unit disappeared when the turbo came out, but we all like retrof...
by dcwalker
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 775

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

£6K!! :shock: Hmm...we'll see what reality brings on Wednesday, shall we? On a different note, but since it's a major part of this thread ;) we loved the Orkneys when we went there a few years back. Mind you, the weather was brilliant and the locals wanted us to stay, because it had been awful for w...
by dcwalker
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 984

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

I have just realised how long it is since I updated this thread! Pud has been coming along steadily - she's received auxiliary gauges, mud flaps, replacement rubber seals under the bonnet (round the scuttle and behind the headlights) to let me get rid of the nicely mouse-chewed ones that were there,...
by dcwalker
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: R4 - our first turbo rescue !
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: R4 - our first turbo rescue !

I'll echo the others, Sylvia, well done on jumping in and saving this one. I look forward to helping return her to her former glory! From what you've said and shown there's a lot to do but nothing mindbogglingly heavy duty or life threatening (to the car, that is), which will help. Loved the story a...