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by cranna21
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 Turbo on fleabay.....
Replies: 23
Views: 382

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: 23
Views: 382

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: 101
Views: 7678

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: 10
Views: 204

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: 101
Views: 7678

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: 101
Views: 7678

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: 16191

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: 101
Views: 7678

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: 16191

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: 16191

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...
by cranna21
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 245
Views: 16191

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

seeing this makes me want to save my wee '88 ES I have sitting :eek:

Sadly the GT is no longer with us, but I do still have 90% of the parts

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by cranna21
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 101
Views: 7678

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

Some more wee updates! So I think I've mentioned that I've been working on relocating the battery to the rear of the car for general neatness in the engine bay, move a bit of weight around etc. The first pic you can see a rear strut brace/harness bar I've made up which picks up on the rear seatback ...
by cranna21
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 101
Views: 7678

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

https://youtu.be/Rvz-H17wA60 Spotted! Approx 11 mins in. not going to lie I was kind of hoping for some kind of criticism! haha my version of rear arm, used a captive M10 nut behind the 1" box section. I discovered that must have planned to use some M8 and one M10 per side, judging by the plates cu...
by cranna21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 10666

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

my only worry is will the bar clear that bolt head? Yep good spot. That leading bolt... the bolt head is turned down so it has lost 3mm - it's now a 'shallow head' bolt. This clears the bar tube. That, and there is a sequence to fitting it all... you put the bar in first, then that leading bolt. Wh...
by cranna21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 10666

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

Ignore me asking what your solution was on my thread, I did the sensible thing and came and looked! I like your solution! something I could have done myself thanks to also requiring the chassis leg sections. interesting to see everyone's homebrew depictions of "what was Volvo thinking, why did they...
by cranna21
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 10666

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

Ignore me asking what your solution was on my thread, I did the sensible thing and came and looked! I like your solution! something I could have done myself thanks to also requiring the chassis leg sections. interesting to see everyone's homebrew depictions of "what was Volvo thinking, why did they ...
by cranna21
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 101
Views: 7678

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

Good work mate.... it's like deja vu... all the same places as mine... We have two totally different solutions to the torque rod mounts. Did you say you were investigating adjustable torque rods? Keep up the good work. Cheers lad, yeah there's a lad who has made up some prototype adjustable rods, s...
by cranna21
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 101
Views: 7678

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

So.... Where were we.....? https://i.imgur.com/ZvzlEKg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kthGwOb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fWTxrka.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K65TUyt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IJ9BTmZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VroF5XE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YEIbWNA.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zvVlwgY.jpg https://i.imgur.c...
by cranna21
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Urgent - Torque settings
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Re: Urgent - Torque settings

The official figure from Renault is 19NM with no Loctite
by cranna21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Plasma cutter < £80
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Plasma cutter < £80

i'm qualified in drawing CNC lines, but ironically not chalk lines :rofl: