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by cranna21
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Rear Torque rods
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Rear Torque rods

I too am trying to avoid EU postage at the moment until things sort themselves out. GizFab has just started to make the > adjustable ones < which I think 16vCranna commissioned and has fitted. I'm not sure if they are a direct for OE supplement. Perhaps they might look too jazzy to some. They also ...
by cranna21
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

Alan, you know the hilarious thing is Myself and some friends rent a shed from a lad originally from Orkney (a Mr Groundwater if it means anything to you!) and in 2019 when myself and my better half went up to Orkney for a few nights, the lady who owned the air BnB knew Mr G really rather well :rof...
by cranna21
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

Alan, you know the hilarious thing is Myself and some friends rent a shed from a lad originally from Orkney (a Mr Groundwater if it means anything to you!) and in 2019 when myself and my better half went up to Orkney for a few nights, the lady who owned the air BnB knew Mr G really rather well :rof...
by cranna21
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

"The dashboard has been serviced with the electrionics being serviced by the only Volvo 480 electronic specialist in Holland." I can't remember having service the "electrionics" of this one, but I'm not living in either province of Holland in The Netherlands (there's a North and South Holland), so ...
by cranna21
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 S - 1.7 White Facebook
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Volvo 480 S - 2.0 White Facebook

I feel attacked :rofl:

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by cranna21
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Look who's back up for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Look who's back up for sale

I'd 100% be stupid enough to Rescue it haha
by cranna21
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Look who's back up for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Look who's back up for sale

Sorry, I'll re-phrase... :lol:

if it was less than £1000 there would be something about this Turbo that i really like - i think its just the simple colour, stripe combo! :rofl:
by cranna21
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Look who's back up for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Look who's back up for sale

There's something about this Turbo that i really like - i think its just the simple colour, stripe combo
by cranna21
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

just realised its not actually in any of those pics! see attached - it's since been powdercoated black along with the wee ally bracket you can see holding the brake fluid pot in the oem power steering reservoir area in the pics in the last post! https://i.imgur.com/Av2p9ay.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Y0...
by cranna21
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

been a wee minty but slowly making some progress, started buttoning up the interior to try and finish something off, getting fed up of lots of half jobs done! https://i.imgur.com/cMinj86.jpg the engine fitted for a dry fit-up of the new electro-hydraulic Vauxhall power steering pump and to let me cl...
by cranna21
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 Turbo on fleabay.....
Replies: 52
Views: 2019

Re: 480 Turbo on fleabay.....

See this is why i took a precious pair of clio Williams engines and shoehorned one into a 480! haha!

payback :rofl:
by cranna21
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 Turbo on fleabay.....
Replies: 52
Views: 2019

Re: 480 Turbo on fleabay.....

Spied this one being shared on a lot of Renault 5 turbo pages on Facebook...

better watch or she'll end up a donor car for a 5!

does anyone know a certain group of persons that have been buying 480's up to save? :rofl:
by cranna21
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Aye shes fair been eaten like the rest of the car :rofl:
by cranna21
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Very Very clean one on C&C, 21k miles
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Very Very clean one on C&C, 21k miles

Hmm...it looks good from the photos, but something doesn't quite add up to me. Black bumpers by the time of that interior were only on the S model as far as I recall (without checking); black side strips go with that interior but if it's a 1990 ES then the black bumpers don't. Perhaps this is one o...
by cranna21
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Few more wee hurdles jumped over! Got a wee vacuum manifold fitted up underneath the throttle bodies, this should hopefully (along with the new servo and master cylinder) help with the braking issues I had last time around. What I'll do is run 4 feeds to 4 of the smaller nipples, one feed from each ...
by cranna21
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Finally back onto getting things ready for the engine going in, got the mk2 clio servo installed last night (reason for this is its nigh on identical but is known good condition and all my non ABS spares are questionable, had to chop down and re-drill the hole for the brake pedal linkage but simple ...
by cranna21
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 245
Views: 22126

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

Alan 480 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:50 am
cranna21 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:35 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:29 am


Make that 2021's project. I wonder who will be the first to have an electric 480?!
I kinda want to reserve that for my 940 :rofl:
lots of room for lead acid batteries in there :-)
Exactly sir! Haha
by cranna21
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Looking great and I love the idea of that engine which has our block but new head, etc. It seems to tick clever upgrade and originality in my head rather than all out conversion which I approve of! its not quite oem+ but its in the same bloodline with a little bit of mongrel added into the mix 😉 😂
by cranna21
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 245
Views: 22126

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

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:29 am
cranna21 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:14 am
seeing this makes me want to save my wee '88 ES I have sitting :eek:
Make that 2021's project. I wonder who will be the first to have an electric 480?!
I kinda want to reserve that for my 940 :rofl:
by cranna21
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 245
Views: 22126

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

When I bought it it hadn't run in many years, I've still never tried, it arrived with no spark plugs and its been like that a while too. I've robbed the odd bit from it, mostly superficial things with the exception of brake servo and I sold the exhaust as it was stainless steel. It had a lovely half...