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by arthuy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

looking good. Did you say the head lamp cover is a lighter shade of grey? can't tell with the reflection. They seat belt arms can be fixed. more difficult when they snap in two. Whilst I was waiting for some paint to dry I had a a go at fixing my seat belt guide. The one I had fitted to the car got ...
by arthuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any tips for insurance?
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Any tips for insurance?

Thats the pain with learners, whilst learning they are always under supervision whilst driving so cheaper to add to parents policy. But when they pass just a driver with no experience. It does get better when you have been driving a while and get older, I pay between £100 and 200 for my cars. Can yo...
by arthuy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any tips for insurance?
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Any tips for insurance?

try elephant they are cheap for young drivers. How long you have had your licence, age make a difference. if your birthday is due wait a few weeks same if the anniversary of your test is close. third party cover might be cheaper, you would never get a pay out worth bothering with on an older low val...
by arthuy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear right arch difficult to find
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Rear right arch difficult to find

if you can get front wings, it is the opposite side from the one you are welding.

They come up cheap now and again.
by arthuy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: A19 North White J AVX
Replies: 2
Views: 270

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 as R2!)
Replies: 79
Views: 2601

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 as R2!)
Replies: 79
Views: 2601

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: 223

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: 223

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: 29
Views: 965

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: 2
Views: 270

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: 152

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: 849

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: 849

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: 849

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: 48928

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: 48928

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: 48928

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: 85
Views: 7026

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: 584

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.