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by dragonflyjewels
Sun May 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Meet July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Scotland Meet July 2019

I'm now proposing to move the date forward to August - 17th to be precise. It's more convenient for us as well as a few other members, and gives a few 480s with problems a better chance of being sorted in time. I'll start a new thread with the date and schedule. Anyone else who'd like to come warmly...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue May 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Meet July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Scotland Meet July 2019

It's beginning to look like it'll be the 20th. Hope that's OK for anyone else who hasn't made contact yet.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue May 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

I had Lily's Vesas refurbished - expensive, but they stay much cleaner and just need a quick go over with hot soapy water and a soft brush to come up spotless.
by dragonflyjewels
Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Meet July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Scotland Meet July 2019

Suddenly, it's not very far away. Yes, it's a long way to take a 480, but there are some glorious roads in Scotland so why not take a few days for the journey and make a holiday of it ? We'll be doing the same route as last year, starting at the fabulous Kelpies which have to be seen to appreciate f...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon May 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Here's a small selection of stills from Al's dashcam - pity he didn't do some overtaking and get behind different cars but heyho, scenery is great on the sections where it wasn't raining. First sight of Ladybower reservoir - that's Ashley in front of Al, then Nigel then Eve then Will https://www.dra...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun May 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

She’s running a robou ecu isn’t she? Have you done the upgraded dump valves yet? Lily has a richmod, together with the maf and dump valves that came with it. Eva has the robou, and had a similar problem a while ago which turned out to be a connector come adrift from a pipe behind the dashboard. Lil...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun May 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

And here are photos (didn't want to upload here as thought it may be too many!): Eve, you have some great phtos there. Lovely to meet you, hope to see you again soon. Also great to meet Norm57 and the Poustie clan along with 2 Celebrations not previously seen at a meet. I hope the mini-Pousties get...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun May 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Looking forward to the next meet already - Sylvia, where are we going next?
Next meet Scotland in July - date not fixed yet.

Then Lincolnshire Wolds In October.

more wedgy fun :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
by dragonflyjewels
Thu May 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Yes, do come along if you possibly can - we have 4 other wives coming for the 'non-480' interest, as well as Rachel's other half, so Mrs zapcity should enjoy the day. Fingers crossed for nice weather so we can all appreciate the lovely surroundings as well as one another's company and cars.
by dragonflyjewels
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Being a retired accountant I have a spreadsheet....... However, instead of boring numbers, it contains the plan for the year - which 2 480s are on the road when, all worked out by looking at when servicing / mots are due and which cars are going to meets. It's another year when the GT isn't on the r...
by dragonflyjewels
Wed May 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

:hopping: That's great news - will we see you on Saturday ?
by dragonflyjewels
Wed May 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nora, my numberless Celebration
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: Nora, my numberless Celebration

Join the club,we also have 6 cars and 5 of them are 480s :) Fixated or what?? :rofl:
by dragonflyjewels
Sat May 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Snazzy's story

Hooray, progress at last ! The new welder developed pneumonia and wont be back, two new guys tried out weren't good enough, but the one that retired has now started back part time. Holes in the boot are no more, next time he comes in he'll be starting on the wings.
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Thanks for the advice on the headlining, but we've ground to a halt on the sunroof switch - the wires soldered onto it are very stiff and short as well No amount of jiggling it about at different angles produces any chance of getting it up through the hole. Even my legendary patience with fiddly job...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Black N Celeb - Bucks
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Black N Celeb - Bucks

Looking at the pics, it's another one with no plaque on the dashboard
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Paris blue in Norwich and it wasn't ours !!!
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Paris blue in Norwich and it wasn't ours !!!

I used to occasionally see another Paris Blue in the Norwich area, but not seen it for perhaps 5 years. My son and his wife came over for dinner last night, and said they were very confused when they saw a 480 the same colour as my old faithful ES going the other way. They thought they'd got the wro...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 2904

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

OK, Jiff, dish the info on removing the headlining please ! I have a replacement waiting to be fitted in Lily and Al is reluctant to tackle it. He thinks he's going to break the pillar linings.
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 886

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Glad to hear Norm and dc are still coming. Just 2 weeks to go now, so I need to start on the admin, please would everyone else still planning / hoping to come send me a pm and let me know where they are joining and leaving. A 480 is great, but if yours can't make it, feel free to come in whatever yo...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands

One of our French 480 club friends has fitted a Twingo sunroof as well, made a cracking good job of it
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Interestingly, the French cars don't have a high level brake light, so I took a rear hatch over for him.
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Xi sports kit ? Wonder what that was - maybe only for the 440 and 460 ?