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by 100
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: How to increase power on a 1992 car but while keeping as close to original condition as possible
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: How to increase power on a 1992 car but while keeping as close to original condition as possible

Interesting thread! I can't keep my '92 Two-tone in London from April next year due to the ULEZ so I was considering swapping the engine to the 1.7 turbo - to create 'my' ultimate 480. That being said, I'm not really in a position to do this apart from sourcing an engine and loom, getting a couple o...
by 100
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Horns

they are dual connector, two spades per horn :-)
middle picture
Durrrrrr :nuts:
by 100
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Horns

Knew it! Excellent, but will any 335Hz or 400Hz do? Excuse my ignorance...! It seems these two frequencies do come as a pair (although not dual connector): https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163719488439?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163719488439&targetid=595627705353&device...
by 100
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Horns

It seems Scandix has them, but are both horns the same?

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/el ... 19221/?s=r
by 100
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Horns

One of my horns has rusted to death, whilst the other is sounding fairly meek. Considering my liberal use, it would be nice to have something with a little more oomph. That being said, I like the tone of the original and I've been informed that, when they are working properly, they have decent volum...
by 100
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Possibly the worse kept secret....
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Great colour!
by 100
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: lift off oversteer
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: lift off oversteer

Steer into it, power out and enjoy! :hopping:
by 100
Thu May 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear Wiper Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Rear Wiper Spring

The rear wiper arm on the Celebration was pretty much locked solid and the sweep was just as the OP describes - removed wiper arm, cleaned and oiled up, re-acquired the movement and hey presto!
I'll give this a go - thanks!
by 100
Wed May 29, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear Wiper Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Rear Wiper Spring

Hi all, My rear wiper only makes contact with the rear screen for about half the length of the wiper, giving me a very small gap to look out of when the weather is bad. It seems the spring, although it doesn't look it, is lacking strength. Has anyone else had this issue and if so, does anyone know t...
by 100
Mon May 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Bilstein B4's

So are you keeping them?
by 100
Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Bilstein B4's

On Demon Tweeks, why is it that the description of all these dampers are "Rear", or maybe I'm being dense. https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/search/shop-by/q/bilstein%20b4/vaa__vehicles_code/59171ce6af48b/ Also Jeff, could you elaborate on springs, I understand you went for Lesjofors, may I ask why? W...
by 100
Thu May 16, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: rear lamps covers
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Buy a pair with no cracks and get the sandpaper out!

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=35748

I'd love to have a go on some really buggered lights, to see whether they can be brought back...
by 100
Fri May 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted in Salcombe
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Spotted in Salcombe

Will do.

I’ve been past it three times and it moves every time so it’s definitely an everyday car for someone.
by 100
Thu May 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted in Salcombe
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Spotted in Salcombe

Just arrived...

[img]https://i.imgur.com/bYEEyEk.jpg[/img]

And spotted this just down the road:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/6G7jab5.jpg[/img]

Anyone know it?
by 100
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Interestingly, the French cars don't have a high level brake light, so I took a rear hatch over for him.
There is a high level brake light?
by 100
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1645

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Sounds like you have more pressing matters than a couple of lights! Good luck.
by 100
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1645

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I think my process was probably an hour and a half to two hours, excluding a lot of procrastinating but taking my time. You need to make sure that you sand off all the burnt up UV coating, any scratches and nail polish and other weird stuff people seem to put onto these lights. The first session of ...
by 100
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1645

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I didn't use a conventional light restoration kit, my process was as follows: > Tape around lights and cover reflector > Thoroughly dry sand vertically with 800 grit until the surface is dull and matte in appearance > Sand horizontally with 1000 grit using some water in a spray bottle to stop the pa...
by 100
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1645

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Will, Katie and I spent a couple of days on the 480s last weekend, I had a go at Will's rear lights, we both did our DRL lenses and fitted an oil sender on my car. Results are as follows: Before: https://i.imgur.com/hdnqqJ4.jpg After: https://i.imgur.com/uXADPpQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/U6DrwT8.jpg M...
by 100
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1645

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I can’t take much of the credit for its condition, aside from keeping it clean and doing a few bits like the above I haven’t done much. I bought on condition, ‘Jaster’ found the car for me and it was in great condition then. It’s also a very photogenic colour, there is no doubt that the wheels need ...