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by arthuy
Fri May 07, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 437
Views: 65505

Re: Blinky 51/480

I wont disappear altogether, I quite like the idea of being able to take advantage of a rescue car for meets if there is one available.

Which reminds me I should make another contribution to the fund :hopping:
by arthuy
Fri May 07, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 437
Views: 65505

Re: Blinky 51/480

Sad to report but blinky is now under new ownership.

Hopefully he will get the TLC it deserves.

It has been good being the custodian for the last 4 years and the forum has been invaluable.

I will able to put my time into my 1960's British cars that have been awaiting restoration time.
by arthuy
Wed May 05, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 54
Views: 2371

Re: Pool Car R3

That fluid is rank.

Brakes are one thing that is worth spending time and money on.

Looking better for the fluid change, are you changing all the hoses or is this just to get it through an MOT?
by arthuy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1994 480 S on eBay
Replies: 46
Views: 4593

Re: 1994 480 S on eBay

try the facebook groups and car and classic or just take a chance of eBay again.

I wouldn't advise breaking the car unless you have time and space, after the lights and high value parts are sold you end up with a lump of metal.
by arthuy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Festival of the unexceptional 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Festival of the unexceptional 2021

AA driving school were using Rover 114 Kensington's , which was a fancy metro.

I got a dead leg driving them. Glad they changed to fiesta mid way through learning.
by arthuy
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 437
Views: 65505

Re: Blinky 51/480

With some easement of lockdown my 480 has been getting out and about. Randomly 5 mins before mate brought it up a nice c30 appeared in my street. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/328563764785ce8ba9634bd6a5f66fa006cf27ca9565593bda72e82179dbaa1a249e1b7c.jpg https://serving.photos.photobox.com/72585...
by arthuy
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible sale of Celebration 467
Replies: 41
Views: 3655

Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Which washer jets did you go for? This was what I did a few years back, the LR ones look ok but have a longer thread and a small nut to do up. Review of the short landrover screen washer jet. They seemed ok but are too low, when I tried to adjust the jets it either went over the roof or bottom of th...
by arthuy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 92
Views: 11378

Re: Snazzy's story

They do look good with or without caps.

Very much like SD1 vitesse or jaguar lattice wheels.

Perhaps a centre cap to cover the hubnut would work well.
by arthuy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Ebay: ES J106 LRL
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Ebay: ES J106 LRL

just realised the checker plate in in the headlamps.

Must be a very thin plate or stick in faux plate.

looks like a tidy car too.
by arthuy
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 125
Views: 14185

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Looks like a great session.

With the blue beam bulb, I wasn't keen on the bright white effect either. I used a blue permanent marker just to give it a blue tint and dulled it down a fraction.
by arthuy
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 54
Views: 2371

Re: Pool Car R3

Good work Jiff,

Epic work around for an obsolete cable.

Were the cobwebs a sign of a dry boot?
by arthuy
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Glimpses of 480s on old British TV shows ...

Spotted a white 480 on no offense , channel 4. Series 2 episode 5 about 21minutes in. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/9288215591f661170f639a05b0338d245799d8cf7bb7081c0495da3edc8eb469a266d1aa.jpg Hard to do a screen grab so couldnt see the registration. I posted this a few years back with the ph...
by arthuy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Very Very clean one on C&C, 21k miles
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

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

There is always a premium for low mileage cars. Are they worth double or triple that of a well loved example? A bit of body work and paint would see the difference in value reduce. But if you want to drive and enjoy a 480 how much of a difference is there between a £1500 car and one at £6500. Buy th...
by arthuy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 2.0l manual Celebration Storm Grey
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: 480 2.0l manual Celebration Storm Grey

Just to bump this post, the car is still for sale. Photos taken today, some reflections from the wall and fence where it is parked. Any questions drop me a private message. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/8479387246ae4547ae088f3b80cc0f936d5bd14d72c8191016d568579ce5dcab51237aef.jpg https://servin...
by arthuy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 437
Views: 65505

Re: Blinky 51/480

It has been a long time since my last post. Due to the restrictions and work I haven't been able to get to the car which is stored at a friends. Luckily today I managed to get down and change out the broken rear lamp, thanks to a kind forum member who sold me good second hand one. I was rather surpr...
by arthuy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: A wheel arch issue

I use some products from rust.co.uk and buzzweld.co.uk

Rust does a brush on product FE-123.
by arthuy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: A wheel arch issue

Alan 480 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:24 pm
MisterH wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:20 pm
I'm going out to take the wheel off and get a better look, watch this space...
be careful if 'looking' with a sharp pointed object, don't press too hard :(
I second that, be careful of the rubberised underseal as it hides rust well.
by arthuy
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 2.0l manual Celebration Storm Grey
Replies: 1
Views: 224

480 2.0l manual Celebration Storm Grey

Not a big secret but I have been passively looking to sell my 480 for a while but havent done much about it. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/36209025ef07f9fba2aab3b3ec1d89016c2bce8c591f676c20b76db75dbbb95bdbc5ade0.jpg There is loads of info on my project thread, have a read and if it is somethin...
by arthuy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 54
Views: 2371

Re: Pool Car R3

are you doing a timing belt change on this one?
by arthuy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 2173

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

The wheels look good.

If they were Volvo optional then even better, not as if they are tacky aftermarket wheels.

With 90's Volvo's becoming more rare it is nice to have the option to swap wheels.