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by zapcity
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: 480 on eBay

Can see the CAT badge now! Couldn't see it on my phone.

I didn't realise the 1.7 ever had a cat. I assumed the 1.7 was dropped for emissions reasons and the 2.0 was when the cat was introduced.

What's a 1.7 with cat and auto like to drive? Never tried a 480 auto (not sure I want to either!!).
by zapcity
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 234

480 on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-480-AUTO/223646321003?hash=item34125c096b:g:sPAAAOSw2x1da4UW This beautiful 480 was sold on eBay earlier this year and is now back up for sale. I know it went for north of £2K originally. SHMBO would love this as it's her favourite colour! Would this be towards the ...
by zapcity
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Mrs is busy on 26th so will have to come alone (who cheered?? - not me!!).

Will meet up with you at the Toby. Won't be able to stay the night, but would like to eat at the Royal Oak.
by zapcity
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Guinness world record attempt......
Replies: 57
Views: 2788

Re: Guinness world record attempt......

The website is up but very limited. I guess it will evolve, but FB is where most of the info. presides. https://www.volvo600.co.uk/ There was a launch event at Bruntingthopre this weekend with over 300 cars attending. I know Ashley attended in his 480. Youtube vid here: - https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by zapcity
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Guinness world record attempt......
Replies: 57
Views: 2788

Re: Guinness world record attempt......

For those that haven't heard, the new GWR attempt will take place on Sunday 28th June 2020 at Bruntingthorpe. More info. on facebook - TORQUEVOLVO - Official Home of VOLVO600 Anyone wanting to stay the night before, I'd recommend booking a hotel asap. There are still rooms available at the Premier I...
by zapcity
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 22
Views: 359

Re: October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Looking forward to this. Finally I can come to a meet!! :hopping:

If you could avoid 19th that would be ideal so :wife: can attend, but I can do most weekends.

Will stay over at the Royal Oak if :wife: is coming.

Thanks Sylvia for organising.
by zapcity
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Lily's transformation
Replies: 86
Views: 6021

Re: Lily's transformation

Looking forward to the report on your new exhaust. Mine is booked in for a full system at Demand just before she goes into her winter hibernation.
by zapcity
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

At last, I have a front lip spoiler! Given the state of the original I'm very pleased. The repaired area has a slightly different profile, but you wouldn't notice it unless you knew what you were looking for. Photo shows it at its worst, but in reality not really noticable. Just pleased to be able t...
by zapcity
Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: rear lamps covers
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

You can try Daniël Lindenburg on the Volvo 480 facebook page. He seems to have a selection of used items in various states (about 130euro/pair). With restoration you should be able to get something presentable. As David said, new (or as new) are very rare. Daniël listed a pair in February for in exc...
by zapcity
Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Thanks all. A VESA refurbish is on the cards for the winter. Along with a full underseal and a stainless exhaust its going to be expensive! I've been quoted £300-350 for all 5 (I picked up a spare on eBay just in case), by a company I've used before. I usually ceramic coat my wheels with Gtechniq C5...
by zapcity
Mon May 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

So I've finally updated my signature. "Coming soon" replaced with "Arrived"!! :hopping: Managed to get the loose mudflap fixed Friday evening. Had to grind off the outside wheel arch screw heads and drill out one of the interior screws. One came out with a screwdriver which was unexpected. The good ...
by zapcity
Thu May 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Update from MOT and mechanic check. High tickover - My fault. Cleaned the ICV but didn't relubricate. A quick blast with WD and all ok. Whining fuel pump - fuel filter changed and sounds much better. Worst case it might need a change at some point but ok for now. Lack of braking - Brakes and handbra...
by zapcity
Wed May 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Good ol' 480. :volvo: Never in doubt!! :wave: I was hoping it would go through OK, but pessamistic me is always expecting the worst. MOT history shows 39 miles between tests. :oops: Embarassing really, but I promise to do more miles in the next year. I'm 50/50 for Saturday. Our extension starts next...
by zapcity
Wed May 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Thanks for the how to link.

I asked the mech to sort the fuel filter while he had it for the MOT.

Seemed sensible as its an easy job in a workshop. How a nice 4 post lift would make life so much easier!

Anyway, MOT passed with no advisories. Very happy. :hopping:
by zapcity
Tue May 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 55
Views: 1686

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Great looking car. Will make someone a great useable classic.

Hate to think what might of become of it if you hadn't taken it on.

Have you still got your C70 also?
by zapcity
Tue May 07, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Side repeater fixed. Thanks David. Had a logical think about what I'd done recently. Fitted a battery saver on the negative terminal, and it is certainly a snug fit. After a dig around I found the repeater connector loose under the battery saver. Quick wiggle and reconnect and all ok. Spoke to my me...
by zapcity
Tue May 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Thanks David.

Repeater wasn't working at my MOT bulb check. Pre-DRL fiddling!

Given how they are closely linked could be related, so I'll try and have a check tonight. Cheers for the pointers.
by zapcity
Mon May 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Another short weekend due to weather, but managed to make lots of progress. Jobs done: - Old locking wheel nuts removed and new set fitted, Driver seat belt arm fitted, Door jams degreased and cleaned, Interior cleaned: carpets, leather etc. Full wash and 2 coats of Dodo Juice wax (Found 2 small lea...
by zapcity
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

I've half a box of sound deadening left so I think it might be a winter project.

Given how much it weighs I might need some engine tuning to compensate!
by zapcity
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4219

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

So a really successful day today. I nearly didn't start as it was blowing a hooley, but my plan of booking the MOT worked a treat as motivation. I started with repairing the door card inserts indoors. A previous removal had broken them at the weak points, and some of the clip mounting holes were ver...