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by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 83
Views: 6268

Re: Snazzy's story

Hi Sylvia

Many congratulations on getting SNA22Y back!

If you have survived a paintshop bill not having to re-mortgage your house you have done well :lol:

In time I will feel the same pain.

That front-on photo looks a treat!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 book
Replies: 23
Views: 838

Re: Volvo 480 book

Ooops! That was on my to-do list... email just sent! Thank you Sylvia.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My beautiful ugly duckling
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: My beautiful ugly duckling

Lovely to see... and look forward to updates!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any tips for insurance?
Replies: 29
Views: 246

Re: Any tips for insurance?

Hi Ben, Congrats on passing your test! Pulling up at the test station in a 480... fair play! I passed in 1997 in a brand new R reg Fiesta. I remember trying to insure a modified Mk2 Astra and was over the moon when it sneaked under £1000 with Adrian Flux. Become old like me and insurance will be che...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear Side Marker Light Gaskets 3416021 & 3416022
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Rear Side Marker Light Gaskets 3416021 & 3416022

Y'know.. I knew I hadn't dreamt it!

As ever, thanks for your replies all.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 245
Views: 16254

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

Looks really nice... fresh paint and new lenses... cloud 9!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear Side Marker Light Gaskets 3416021 & 3416022
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Rear Side Marker Light Gaskets 3416021 & 3416022

Dear All... Did I imagine (or dream :bla: ) that someone was making reproduction gaskets for the side markers? https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/images/parts/Volvo/parts/fullsize/GR-18714_11.png I keep on buying side markers off ebay and all the gaskets are badly perished. The power of Google revea...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Rear Trailing Arms : Overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Rear Trailing Arms : Overhaul

Message back from polish supplier; their bushes have no voids either.... Doesn't surprise me Jeff; I tried pretty hard to find some. I bet they are plastic casings too.... Great work on finding those bushes, would it matter much if the bush is a void one or not? And would it make a big difference t...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Rear Trailing Arms : Overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Rear Trailing Arms : Overhaul

Rear Trailing Arms - Overhaul [/u] Hi Everyone! Thought I'd do a post separate to the diary as it is more searchable. I couldn't find anything like it elsewhere. I have just wasted 6 weeks and thrown £60 of new bushes in the bin and want to prevent this from happening to anyone else. Trailing Arm B...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 10686

1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2020

Hi all! Another diary entry... A trip to "Hull & Back"... Via a 480 meet-up... said Hi to Nilani (and Martin of course!)... http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/Update8/8-2.jpg My tow bar subsequently donated for adventures new... Then, finally, after a 7 month search, a hole-free carpet obtained fr...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 38
Views: 5267

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

Hi Kira I only mentioned eBay as it is a safe and secure way to pay for your time and materials to print a button. I can always paypal off ebay for your time / materials. If your offer stands, how do I send you an ".stl" file of the EQ button? Bray has kindly drawn an STL from my measurements and gi...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 38
Views: 5267

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

Hi Kira, Welcome to the forum! You may regret that offer.... I now have a 3D .stl file from Bray.... this is for the 480 Equaliser slider knob. If I send you the drawings, and you pop the printed item on eBay i'd gladly purchase for your time. Here's hoping... I'll send you a PM. PS - there is no cu...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: For the Record: The family quattro
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: For the Record: The family quattro

MisterH wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:22 pm

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That is absolutely gorgeous.

I can just hear that 5 cylinder warble!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

I examine about 100 crashed cars a year, many fatal and have done for 14+ years now. Safety is relative to the time period the car was made. A 90’s car is more safer than an 80’s car, but not as safe as something constructed in 2010 for example. Equally, with a deformable steering column and crumple...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R1
Replies: 46
Views: 1520

Re: Pool Car R1

Excellent progress!

Rear lights not too shabby at all, wise words about the "little victories" and the airbox amongst the dishes made me laugh :lol:

"The importance of the three R's" :wink:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)
Replies: 65
Views: 1786

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration

Wow! What dedication here! :wave: This picture is what dreams are made of... form an orderly queue.... https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/r2.1.jpg Good luck for R2.... I guess it still hangs in the balance V5 allowing etc. Look forward to the assessment. Any Celebration is worth saving and it's...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-480 Volvo problemcars
Topic: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

I've long thought that the 440/460 are so unloved, compared to our beloved 480s on here, that if we're not careful they'll disappear completely; This 100x I always doff my cap to people restoring the underdog. I was looking forward to "Hagarty's Festival of the Unexceptional 2020" but sadly that to...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)
Replies: 65
Views: 1786

A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)

Not actually advertised as a Celebration but I just spy the plaque and the "480 only" badge.

Here

Is it on Sylvia's database?

N993PUD by the look of it.... although no V5 to verify that which breaks the golden rule of purchasing without a V5!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anglia car auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Anglia car auctions

Video of the GT...

HERE

Looks quite smart... but needs a few things... drivers door bin for one!

On the walkaround, looks like someone has replaced the standard nearside amber side marker with an aftermarket screw-on for a trailer :shock:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: Rear Springs
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: WANTED: Rear Springs

Hi James These are my rear springs and as far as I am aware, they are original for a 1994 Turbo... https://thumbsnap.com/i/6hhwHPAD.jpg They have a blob of yellow paint half way down. They are as good as 310mm tall which is exactly as your specification. https://thumbsnap.com/i/JjMyHsix.jpg May help...