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by JohnTurbo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 75
Views: 4798

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Winter really does sap the energy doesn't it.

Great looking C30 and what a brilliant plate!

:-)
by JohnTurbo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Sad day. Poppy being passed on.
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Sad day. Poppy being passed on.

Whats the body like?
by JohnTurbo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 2029

Re: New Year, New 480!

Blackburn huh?
Just up the road.

I am J8 M65.
by JohnTurbo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 2029

Re: New Year, New 480!

Oh crickey!

And there was me thinking the driver side seat heater was broken from factory.
by JohnTurbo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 2029

Re: New Year, New 480!

I'd spotted that one - it looked a cracker.

Good look with it!!
by JohnTurbo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year! :D
by JohnTurbo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

Would have paid 5k for that myself if I wasnt swamped right now!
by JohnTurbo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

I know someone who enquired at the weekend...it had sold!
by JohnTurbo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

Spares should be less of an issue....

Theres actually a second 235 Red 2.0 up for grabs, and the balance of spares from a fully stripped THIRD 235 Red I gave James years back. Dunno how much of that he kept!

The 2.0 was in generally better condition back in the day and is complete bar a headlining.
by JohnTurbo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

Whats considered unobtanium these days?

In looking through old pictures I found ones of Silver and Grey Turbos I scrapped that were much less rusty than poor FCW. - Which I guess makes your point!
by JohnTurbo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

Some photos from happier times:- (Can you see these James? - Different linking method) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Jc_ylujcsb2XRMVEir_W49QlfzvTF_0T06Wl_W8j5uaW5dy4zDgACBOIyB_rjDJqQSevsI0GiQ3J3CBF7M93px-Whc4AcpG-fIOX3SJf4pQL6mSzITazzGXdjrD8a_QVJWrRlS5thX5qgfKDxgPugWCxbj1IyXsC07-RqbpbsOpvfY1QZ3h...
by JohnTurbo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

Can you see them now James? Hmm - Good question Edie. The engine I can sort out. The interior isn't so bad. The arches are nothing unusual for a 480 - I've seen worse, even 15 years ago. The front panel is more worrying - as if the chassis displays a similar state of decay its dead. James was thinki...
by JohnTurbo
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 981

My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

So I joined the club in 2004 after my father's childhood friend gave me a Volvo 480 Turbo. I'd had a ride in this car when it was three weeks old, in spring 1994...aged 11! I even have a photo of me in it somewhere. This 480 was a 235 red Turbo manual (Mk2). I had it for circa 5 years, until I event...
by JohnTurbo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?

You did see what their nickname is right..?

I hope you can live with that!! ;-)
by JohnTurbo
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?

Q: How much does the Carcoon Airflow System cost to run? A: The Carcoon uses two, 12 Volt, 220 mA ventilators, and each ventilator costs a minute 1 penny per day to run. This amounts to less than £10 to run continuously for a whole year. The Bike bubble uses only one ventilator; therefore the runnin...
by JohnTurbo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?

How about an outdoor Carcoon (aka TwatBubble)?

Circa 600 quid - probably great for rust protection.
by JohnTurbo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 2604

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

06 then Rachel?

At the hands of another owner due to a wee bit of a lack of care while chasing about!
Poor car.

That does ring a bell! - I should point out I wasnt also in it at the time ;-)
Haha
by JohnTurbo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 2604

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Nice to see you guys still fighting the good fight!!
by JohnTurbo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 92
Views: 4672

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

I like this very much. Good luck with the new engine!

Were compatable mounts available? Drive shafts?

John
by JohnTurbo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 2604

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Crikey...I have a Photobucket? Haha!

Yep - that or Hotel California.

Will post some photos in a thread when I get a chance.