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by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

I was at KGF the other day looking at a Fiesta ST for a friend. Lovely chap who runs it, very friendly and accommodating. Prices optimistic but like most of these examples... “go find another one” as they say. They have a lovely 244GL for £6995 :shock: Cant wait to go see it one lunch time. Thanks f...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescuing Eva
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Rescuing Eva

What an opportunity to rescue another Turbo from salvage and keep it in the community. It is also a brilliant example of the need for 'agreed valuation' on insurance policies. I know values are all over the place, but to buy another, rust free, sub 50,000 mile Turbo with history and low owners, you'...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 6076

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

Haha thank you - yes, the house is redundant now :wink: Todays 480 anecdote : Chatting with my paint guy, gave him the code "305" for the boringly titled "Black Metallic". He said just run the VIN through a Volvo dealer to double check. He confirmed quite a bit of blue in the mix which explains its ...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 6076

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

As jifflemon says; "Any update is a good update" ! So here goes... https://thumbsnap.com/s/lq1NMIAg.jpg https://thumbsnap.com/s/1DwmzpKF.jpg A long build, juggling many tradesmen. Tried to save money by 'splitting the trades', but ultimately paid the price in time taken. Over-budget, way over-time a...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 576

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Is the dash surround held on with duct tape behind the fog light switches?!? :shock:

Like people have said.... something brewing under them there arches.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Possibly the worse kept secret....
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Can you tell which set is, and more importantly, why? At the risk of putting everyone to sleep :bored: Technically, in 2019, it is ‘illegal’ for a registered plate maker to use the older 57mm wide Charles Wright font. It would be ‘illegal’ to have 57mm characters on a plate which displayed BSAU145d...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Bury St. Edmunds Tesco!
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Bury St. Edmunds Tesco!

Spotted today (22-9-19) at about 13:00...... white ES on what looks like MG-ZR or ZS wheels?

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by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Clacton and Tendring Rally - Strangers Pub - Bradfield - Celebration Spotted!
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Clacton and Tendring Rally - Strangers Pub - Bradfield - Celebration Spotted!

Better late than never! I did the same pub this year spectating out the front.... and got absolutely drenched! I did check the car park again just in case.... to no avail this year. Thumbs up for marshalling - volunteers make this event happen. Looking forward to 2020. Hope the celeb is doing well.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Launch car Found!
Replies: 39
Views: 1879

Re: Launch car Found!

I like the modifications - the body colour front skirt is nice - are the headlamp pods done as well? Amazing how those two body-colour items lift the car and that they weren't OE. I'm just surprised they have been performed on such a historically significant car. Try and get the wider Charles Wright...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 Spotted; Norwich City Centre!
Replies: 3
Views: 575

480 Spotted; Norwich City Centre!

Doing my HGV training/test in Norwich City Centre this week, today I spotted a metallic blue (possibly Paris?) 480 on a K plate at about 11am.

Instructor was slightly less excited than me :lol:

Had GT Vesa wheels but didn't think blue was a GT colour + K too early?
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Running On
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Running On

I was always taught carbon glowing cherry red, wrong temp plugs or a petrol engine 'dieseling' on its oil (poor oil control rings etc). But, if you say its a rebuilt engine, that eliminates two of those! I've had a few carb cars run-on, but never an EFI. When injectors dribble they tend to do just t...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 7953

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

Brilliant news... something involving DVLA actually made sense!

Now you need some period, pre-2001 font plates with "VOLVO press office" at the bottom!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Door lock trim and door turbo logo
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Door lock trim and door turbo logo

:rofl: fail

I’ll go back to lurking

Hopefully I’m right about the turbo badge :wink:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Door lock trim and door turbo logo
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Door lock trim and door turbo logo

Hey mathrock, Wow, a 480 in the US... people must think its a spaceship! Just like when I went crazy when I saw a 780 over here. I'm gonna have a go answering a question rather than lurking! 1) That ring, according to my sales brochure, should illuminate. I would imagine its made out of a translucen...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 2034

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Some really nice photos there. Keep 'em coming.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot

What on earth's going on there :rofl: He's given his car a moustache?!? The blind has sadly seen better days. I always thought that was a cool accessory - but didn't someone on here say the rattle drove them crazy? :lol: As a number plate geek, I love that rear plate. It's slightly oversized vertica...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Lily's transformation
Replies: 87
Views: 6633

Re: Lily's transformation

Fascinating dyno graphs. Thanks for posting.

Fingers crossed for an easy (and economical) repair!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Car scrappage in 2009...
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Car scrappage in 2009...

Very interesting data - I like how DVLA is publishing this stuff - albeit after a FOI request. The data is very 'dirty' though. Looks like entrants have had free text - very dangerous! You should see the amount of spellings for Vauxhall! 480 Xi and 480 GLE..... they are 440 trim levels. ... and they...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

Re: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair

Many thanks for the post; its all greatly appreciated. Look forward to the 'odo cog' chapter.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1283

Re: Price when new?

Come on the fellow leaflet hoarders That'll be me then :bla: Below is my 1994 price list : http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1994-prices-1.JPG http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1994-prices-2.JPG http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1994-prices-3.JPG This reflects 'broc...