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by cranna21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 42
Views: 8262

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
Replies: 42
Views: 8262

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
Replies: 42
Views: 8262

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: 92
Views: 4725

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: 92
Views: 4725

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: 2682

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: 511

Re: Plasma cutter < £80

i'm qualified in drawing CNC lines, but ironically not chalk lines :rofl:
by cranna21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

Cheers sir, chipping away at it bit by bit, need to tidy up some welds still as i go but getting there!
by cranna21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

FIIIIINE - I'll replace it with metal... :rofl: Last nights endeavours pictured - really quite chuffed with this wee welder, going great, making light work of it and surprising myself even with what I'm achieving, again it's not 100% OEM but it's good enough! (Please excuse my impertinence :lol:) FR...
by cranna21
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

The new welder has arrived and what a great little thing to set/work, not quite got my settings 100% but nearly there! One chassis leg repaired last night so next job is to start work on inner arch/the area where the sunroof drains + stupid sponge thing once was. Following that, I'll go onto the tor...
by cranna21
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Springs and Wheels (70)
Topic: Can springs be powder coated?
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Re: Can springs be powder coated?

I've had springs and antiroll bars powdercoated before and they're still holding up just fine, it won't last forever but no coating will!
by cranna21
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

as far as growing arms and legs on this winters budget go, I think I'd make an octopus jealous at this point... new welder and consumables inbound, make a proper job of this :wall: for more arms and legs then I'd suggest that rather than using an adjustable panhard you should put in a Watts linkage...
by cranna21
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

Just a quick question, would a Renault F4RT engine be easy to fit into one of these? I have a spare one and a naughty 460 turbo, the idea to combine the two did come up but I don't know what to look for, I know it fits in the bay with very little room, but that was floated in with a hoist. Cheers f...
by cranna21
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Plasma cutter < £80
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Plasma cutter < £80

IF i get it aye!

but my work is thinking on installing a CNC plasma table... so then you can have multitudes of fancy cut shapes!!
by cranna21
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Plasma cutter < £80
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Plasma cutter < £80

Ah but there are the joys of low population density Scotland ;)

"They may take our lives, but they will never take our middle aisle bargains!"
by cranna21
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Plasma cutter < £80
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Plasma cutter < £80

I have the better half poised to search all 3 Lidl's on her way home from work in Dyce - old Aberdeen on Thursday :rofl:
by cranna21
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

Yeah my intention was for him to pattern them!

I think i have a pair with the additional brackets on them so he could pattern those and also supply those without the additional brackets for i think its ABS sensors?
by cranna21
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

my intention was to send one of my spares off to GizFAB in due course... ;)
by cranna21
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

I'll make you an offer for the original rear torque arms later . .. . . I assume you are getting the adjustable ones from usual supply? if any consolation I have already made some 'new' rear mounts for the rear torque arms that bolt onto the existing chassis legs, remove thin parts, replace with 1/...
by cranna21
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4725

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

as far as growing arms and legs on this winters budget go, I think I'd make an octopus jealous at this point... new welder and consumables inbound, make a proper job of this :wall: