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by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 1989 ES 1.7 BREAKING FOR PARTS
Replies: 25
Views: 901

Re: 1989 ES 1.7 BREAKING FOR PARTS

The J number is just the width of the wheel in inches. The early cars are 6J so I was after some spares, maybe. I’ll pass on the 5.5J thanks. Hopefully some owner of a 480S will buy them off you. How early are we speaking, do we know a changeover date? Mine is Sept '88, just curious as to what it w...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: 480 review

Absolutely Ben! At the end of the day as long as you, or I, or anyone else are happy with the car we drive that's all that matters :D Personally, I think the 2.0 is plenty powerful enough, because I'm not interested in outright speed. As you say the legal limit is 70mph; the top speed capability be...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: [S] Volvo 480 Book
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Re: [S] Volvo 480 Book

I do have quite a bit of memorabilia, do you think we ought to put together a club shared drive where we can maybe scan the pages of all these rare books and brochures so there is a central reserve of all these resources? I'd happily contribute :D
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: 480 review

You are quite right, Sylvia. The motoring press was - at best - lukewarm and - at worst - downright dismissive of the 480 when it came out. The 480 came out during the era of the hot hatch - think Escort XR3, Fiesta XR2, Golf GTi etc. This car was such a change for Volvo, and looked like the sort o...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: 480 review

Very interesting, I didn't think Vogue did car reviews... It's odd how it has its reputation for being underpowered, even after driving the hot hatch Rover as a daily for a while, the wedge doesn't disappoint me with its power. I guess it is down to what you compare it against, I remember seeing the...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: [S] Volvo 480 Book
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Re: [S] Volvo 480 Book

Which one is this then? I've been spending quite a bit on car memorabilia recently so may pass, but looks very interesting!
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Nice one in Dorset
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Nice one in Dorset

Yeah saw this one earlier, the passenger door handle fix looks like a failed abstract art project...



...named "The Treachery of Botches"
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

For my sins I passed my driving test at the birth of Max Power magazine. I was more an Astra GTE man, primarily for the glorious 20XE, but many of us had phase 2 R5 GTTs. We drove them like we stole them and fitting a new turbo was as routine as plugs and leads :rofl: Dump valves and winding up the...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

Do we gather you like wedges ? :lol: :lol: an Isuzu Piazza is my car goal for this year... :shock: I think there's about 10 left in the UK..... How would you have guessed ;) Yes the Piazza seems to be around the 15-25 mark in terms of survivors, and it would have to be a manual which (surprise surp...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

Cars have become increasingly similar in shape, because a car that looks familiar sells in numbers. It's like popular music that only consists of four chords, it has to sound familiar to sell. Cheap econoboxes and FWD SUV's (which only see asphalt) are just like such pop music, where the singer eve...
by MisterH
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

Apparently when my car had its first new MOT and service, our friend who runs the garage said most people's comment was how ugly it was :eek: :lol: That's because it has a shape ! Love it or hate it, rather than ignore it cos it's boring. When we went to collect Eva from the blasting company after ...
by MisterH
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

18 previous owners ? Sounds very unloved :lol: I know we all like different things but have no idea what people see in these ugly little boxes. I do like the original R5, especially the Gordini, however I agree that by the 2nd gen it looks a bit dumpy I'm afraid I'm with Sylvia on this one Ben. Sti...
by MisterH
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:46 pm
18 previous owners ? Sounds very unloved :lol: I know we all like different things but have no idea what people see in these ugly little boxes.
I do like the original R5, especially the Gordini, however I agree that by the 2nd gen it looks a bit dumpy
by MisterH
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

Don't put his head on a stake just yet... i'm not convinced a 480 died for that. There is no Volvo-ness that I can see in the engine bay. The turbo sits over the gearbox from what I can see. Also looks like a blown-thru carb. Says the engine was scratch built - I know things can be over bored but t...
by MisterH
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 124

B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RENAULT-5-GT-TURBO/133643155802?hash=item1f1dc0b95a:g:wlkAAOSwzEdgALlV Just thought I'd share this, seems I have come across an expatriate B18FT in an R5. Not sure if I like the car itself, strange mix of period correctness and modded, has me confused (granted I am not a m...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Pool Car R3

Is it ok that I am finding this thorough clean really captivating? It's like watching a forensic investigation. I'd better get to bed before I think of anything dire, my car hasn't had this level of taking apart, while I know it is solid, I just want to believe...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...
Replies: 39
Views: 984

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

dcwalker wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Ben, you wanted a picture in better light to help you decide what you think, so although yesterday was a gloomy day it was at least dry, so - ta da! :lol:

Image

David
Looks superb, a really good switch ;)
by MisterH
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Our WR quattro had a lovey exhaust job done by Torque Technique in Salisbury, unfortunately just found out they dissolved in December :cry:

I got my 480 exhaust off the shelf, thought it was rare at the time, but our local motor factors had one on the shelf, don't think it was that expensive
by MisterH
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Haha as a number plate enthusiast, I think the number is fine as you have managed to get the right age identifier(K) :hopping: Odd to think that a long time ago this particular car was the first one I had the intention of getting, before it sold to flipping bangers (I believe this is the car right?)...