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by dcwalker
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The waterfalls mini meet
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Definitely up for this - hopefully it will be both of us😊

David
by dcwalker
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

Great idea Norm, I'd be up for that too - I love the Dales :D

It's in the diary!!

David
by dcwalker
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Possibly the worse kept secret....
Replies: 30
Views: 1576

Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Good work, keep it coming - you'll have a perfect 480 that you can put up for sale at many thousands of pounds soon!! ;)

David
by dcwalker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

That certainly looks well past its best!

Well done for getting it out - now you've mastered the gymnastics and know what you're doing getting the new one in should be easy... ;)

David
by dcwalker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 38
Views: 533

Re: First 480, first real project car

Will, getting the heat shield off to get at the handbrake adjustment can be tricky, as you are finding. before you fight further with it though, have you done the necessary adjustment at the calipers? From what I can see in the photos your rear brakes look to be in quite good nick, but adjustment of...
by dcwalker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

Hi Martin The pop-up headlights are oh-so endearing on these cars, but they really do add a complication to things! You say changing relays made no difference - presumably these are the ones that came in the car? So you've been able to compare and are certain they are the right relays? You've change...
by dcwalker
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nilani - the latest acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Nilani - the latest acquisition

Glad you seem to be feeling more up to it, I remember you saying with my car that the arches can be replaced fairly easily, on seeing yours there looks like a major dent on the front quarter - I presume this is a simple replacement, or is it already done? Hope things are well Thanks Ben Yes, it was...
by dcwalker
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jiffs Little shop of horrors...
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Jiffs Little shop of horrors...

I know it's an example list, but if you have a couple of working headlight struts I'd be delighted to be your first official customer! David Working??? They're brand spanking new, never been out of their packing. Closest they've been to a 480 is when the courier walked past the car on the driveway!...
by dcwalker
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jiffs Little shop of horrors...
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Jiffs Little shop of horrors...

This is an excellent idea Jeff and a worthy one. There are, I know, many of us happy to help others out from our spares when we can, and not to make a profit, but there had been a gap for this sort of approach ever since Glasgow Jim moved on from the 480 world. I know it's an example list, but if yo...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 38
Views: 533

Re: First 480, first real project car

Sounds sensible - you can keep the rust at bay for a while if you stay on top of it and monitor it. Ultimately you will need the welder though... Getting the bumper skin off is easy - remove those metal strips then wiggle the metal bar and foam packing free of the plastic. If you'd like a hand give ...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nilani - the latest acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Nilani - the latest acquisition

Thanks Martin!

Nilani has indeed been a great help to me health-wise.

You are very welcome anytime to come over and let's compare notes. You have all my contact details so give me a shout! Look forward to seeing "Lilani" ;) soon. :D

David
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nilani - the latest acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Nilani - the latest acquisition

I have been rather neglecting this thread, so time to put that right! Ever since the Lincolnshire meet, when Nilani behaved impeccably. I had to take 3 months off work due to being ill, which being self-employed is no joke, so given we don't actually need 4 cars (!) we sold the V60 - as our one newi...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Sad day. Poppy being passed on.
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Sad day. Poppy being passed on.

This is sad news, Chris. I seem to recall that over the years on this forum you've put a lot of effort into Poppy... :( Am I right in thinking she's white? I'm sure someone on here will consider trying to save her but if you can get some pictures up so we've all got some idea of what we might be loo...
by dcwalker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

Excellent news!! :hopping:

David
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Turbo on eBay

Martin Mc wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:47 pm
If I didn't have the shonky C70 I would be diving in with both feet!‎ It is taking up space, time, money and is rewarding to drive *sometimes* in return. 
'Shonky' - technical term?? :rofl:
Not sure what it means - shaky and wonky? - but I have no doubt my C70 is shonky as well... :lol:
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

IIRC, the brake light switch screws into the bracket - essentially as you were doing to adjust it. It's a case of drivers seat back as far as it will go, steering wheel up as high as it will go, then slither in on your back upside down. Resting your legs up the drivers seat can help! Take a decent i...
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

Excellent write-up, Ben, and a pleasure meeting you the other evening at my cousin's. You reminded me of my younger self when I first had a 480 with your obvious enthusiasm and love for your car - just the sort of owner the remaining 480 stocks need! James may well have a good point regarding the ra...
by dcwalker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Turbo on eBay

But then, we've seen what happened to Jifflemon with this benevolent attitude and now he's drowning in 480's. You say drowning, I say paddling merrily... :rofl: Ah yes - paddling along and waving frantically at the same time... ;) Of everything in the photos, I think it's that flat tyre that gives ...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: GEAR CHANGE LINKAGES
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: GEAR CHANGE LINKAGES

Hi Dennis Sorry to contradict Martin, but all 480 clutches are cable operated, not hydraulic. Cable adjustment is quite easy, and assuming you have a Haynes manual it tells you in there how to do it. There are work-arounds with the various plastic bits in the gearchange linkage I think - try searchi...
by dcwalker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 38
Views: 533

Re: First 480, first real project car

Welcome and well done - another one saved 😊 You will find lots of help on here with what may be a challenging but will be s rewarding experience! And you sound to be local too... where exactly is your home "outside York"? I am in Alne, near Easingwold, so if I can help you, shout!! David Practicall...