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by nigel poustie
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: any celebrations for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 691

Re: any celebrations for sale

How unbelievably rude!
by nigel poustie
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: 480 review

It's all about the cornering for me, like folk have said on UK roads you can't legally drive faster than 70. So for me the fun is though the bends and I don't reckon there much better in it's class or generation. Though, I don't have a vast body of cars driven to compare it to but I love the 480!
by nigel poustie
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Springs and Wheels (70)
Topic: Tyre Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 7183

Re: Tyre Thread

I've just bought some Celebration wheels (I would put a photo up but I've never sucessfully done so on here 😬) I'm going to put some new tyres on for track day use but not slicks as I'll be driving to and from the track. What would people suggest, including size? Currently they have 185/55R15 82V on...
by nigel poustie
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

Definitely, it will always be a family car first and foremost. I just a case of looking after it in the best way for what I'm doing, I want to replace anything that needs it which will improve it for tracking it, without compromising its daily capabilities. I think I spare set of wheel with some goo...
by nigel poustie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

Thanks for your replies.
I think a set of steel wheels with some track day tyres is the way to go and a good shout loose some weight from the car.
by nigel poustie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

Thanks for that. I would love to have money and space to have a dedicated track car but I have neither! I have changed the brake fluid after the first track day and my brakes survived better and didn't going soft. Could you explain the simple ducting you talk about for cooling the brakes? I have tho...
by nigel poustie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

Thanks for that!
It's really useful information and you are so right about reliability, I'm always sure to have it service and checked over before going.
by nigel poustie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Improving 2.0l for track days

Hello. I have been the proud owner of Celebration 108 for 2 years now and I have being slowly chipping away at the non mechanical jobs, to get it into the best shape I can. It is our only family car and is Faye is probably the main driver, I am usually in the transit. However since February I have d...
by nigel poustie
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 1441

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

Hi David. That sounds like a plan, it would be nice to catch up and see what you've being up to. I've been doing a few jobs, replacing the seat belt arm we broke, replaced a cracked fog light today and in the first lockdown I treated the rear arches and resprayed, that was involved! It took two atte...
by nigel poustie
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 1441

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

Wow David, your not shy of taking on a job are you! I'm sure you have it looking ship shape in no time. I have the same issue with my light not closing flush, it always bugged me but I think it looks worse when it closes too far. I've had a breif look at doing it when I first got it but couldn't wor...
by nigel poustie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 book
Replies: 34
Views: 2118

Re: Volvo 480 book

I would like a copy, do we know how much yet?
by nigel poustie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 spare parts (lots of)
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: 480 spare parts (lots of)

I asked volvoman72 for some parts but he has stopped replying to me 😟 Very strange, I have always found him helpful. I think Nigel Poustie got some bits from him a couple of weeks ago I did order some parts from him and he was very nice on the phone. And said had post them on the Monday, it was Fri...
by nigel poustie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 spare parts (lots of)
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: 480 spare parts (lots of)

Yeah could be interested in that.
by nigel poustie
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: front strut brace
Replies: 19
Views: 5764

Re: front strut brace

Yeah, it still is my daily driver, so want the ride to still be okay.
I was just looking to be kind to the car and firm things up a bit.
I have obviously thought about the things you've said but not sure the family would thanks me.
by nigel poustie
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: front strut brace
Replies: 19
Views: 5764

Re: front strut brace

No it's standard, speaking to my machanic and he said it would be a good first step to firm things up and then maybe bigger wheels. Which would work quite well just for track days, save tyres for normal road use?
by nigel poustie
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: front strut brace
Replies: 19
Views: 5764

Re: front strut brace

I have done a track day in mine and it was brilliant! So got the bug a bit. It great through the corners but there's a fair amount of body roll. Just hoping to firm things up
by nigel poustie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: front strut brace
Replies: 19
Views: 5764

Re: front strut brace

Does anyone know where/how I can get hold of a strut brace for a 2.0L I saw a thread from 05 where someone called Lee was making them. I don't surpose that still the case but has anyone got any other knowledge.
by nigel poustie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted Seat belt arm extender
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Wanted Seat belt arm extender

Thanks Norm!
Terry had one 😀. I also got a fog light to replace the cracked one I've got.
Had a nice chat with him too!

Thanks!
by nigel poustie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted Seat belt arm extender
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Wanted Seat belt arm extender

Thanks for looking David
by nigel poustie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted Seat belt arm extender
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Wanted Seat belt arm extender

Clean snapped through the middle :angry:
Looks like I’ll have to try super glue