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by arthuy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: A19 North White J AVX
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: A19 North White J AVX

Thought someone would own up to this one?

Spotted in the Newcastle stretch of the A19 not far from the Angel of the North.
by arthuy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)
Replies: 45
Views: 1094

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)

We do have a selection of international contributors so you never know.

Some of the UK owners have been known to tour about on the continent to :D
by arthuy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)
Replies: 45
Views: 1094

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)

I love what you're doing with saving the wedgies and chipped in a bit. Im looking forward to more updates and when one of them does get sold and I haven't found my own to save yet you already have an interested buyer. Best Regards Kira Kira, Welcome to the forum. If you let us know what part of the...
by arthuy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can anyone help? Need copy of cert of compliance
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Can anyone help? Need copy of cert of compliance

Did you get a NOVA from HMRC? thats one thing that can cause problems.

Make sure there are no discrepancy between serial numbers, issue I have is an error carried forward which was spotted by the vehicle inspector.

Slow process at the best of times.
by arthuy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can anyone help? Need copy of cert of compliance
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Can anyone help? Need copy of cert of compliance

Has this car always been registered in Ireland? If it was ever UK registered it will be easier. I am currently going through this with a car built in 1960, cars over 10 years old are exempt from approval so I just filled out the basic info and sent the form off with the foreign registration document...
by arthuy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: New member, looking for a 480
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: New member, looking for a 480

If you let us know where you are I am sure some local owner would give you a once over of a 480 in the metal.
by arthuy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: A19 North White J AVX
Replies: 1
Views: 105

A19 North White J AVX

spotted today, J AVX

anyone on here?
by arthuy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Sykes pickavant Volvo service light resetting tool
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Sykes pickavant Volvo service light resetting tool

A guy I know on another forum has a Sykes pickavant Volvo service light resetting tool.

TO suit:
850, 1996-98

V70, -> 98

S40, -> 98

S70,-> 98.

If anyone on here has a need for one I can put you in touch.
by arthuy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 340

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

The set up is there are local groups and the parent group. There will be a local group near to you so you just go along and build up your skills until you are ready for your test. The examiner is usually a retired police class one driver but really there is nothing to worry about. So long as you hav...
by arthuy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 340

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

While there are only two years between them, the 480 is definitely safer than our WR quattro, but I don't feel unsafe in that either, as 4WD puts a different spin on things (or lack of in that case :lol: , provided you don't mistreat it) Funny you should say that. https://serving.photos.photobox.co...
by arthuy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 340

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

Interesting video of the 480 crash tests. Reminded me of the Volvo 340 advert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf2ATS44osA I wouldnt feel unsafe in a 480 or any of my older cars (oldest 1960). But I really did in my dads morris minor, maybe false sense of bigger, stronger equals safer. Good driving ...
by arthuy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

I had a look at the French lenses and as lovely as they are I cant justify that spend. Have a mint passenger side one (maybe could sell that too fund the lenses :rofl: ) and a really bad drivers in my spares pile. Have started a little experiment with some resin on my duff spare, I have thought abou...
by arthuy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

not quite the budget I had in mind.

Will be able to glue mine I think but getting bad.
by arthuy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

anyone got a driver side rear lamp spare?

I just broke mine.
by arthuy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: CeDriC the numberless Celebration
Replies: 73
Views: 5596

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Aircon - ventilatie and heated seats- verwarmde stoelen

Not many options to choose from.
by arthuy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: B20F rough running....ish
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: B20F rough running....ish

have you pulled the spark plugs?

I had to re gap mine recently and running much better, car was missing a bit and felt lumpy.

you can check the fault codes and see what is recorded.
by arthuy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

I am going to sort out dome squeeks and rattles.

One the list is exhaust hanger rings, I have searched for the correct size detsils but can't find anything. skandix
list them but no info part number 1003713.

To save be pulling one off does anyone know the size of the middle hanger rubbers?

thanks
by arthuy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

Good news, MOT passed today. When I was in I asked about the weight used for the brake test and comes from VOSA and printed on the testers note sheet. The Figure was 1210KG, Armed with the handbook I showed him the Kerb weights of the 480 and none are 1210kg. I thought it might be a typo somwhere as...
by arthuy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

frustrating today, garage was closed for a local holiday and I had to head south for work so will need to wait until next week.

Unfortunately that is a full test as out of my 10 days by then. I will have two tests to do when I am off now.

Least I know it is in good shape.
by arthuy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42680

Re: Blinky 51/480

Got it, found in the handbook of all places.

B20 manual kerb weight is 1020kg , the max weight is 1440kg so think that confuses.

incase anyone is searching the Kerb weights are

b20f M 1020kg, A 1040kg, B18FP M 1012kg, A 1034KG, B18FT M 1048kg, A 1070kg