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by dragonflyjewels
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Unexpectedly Available! Looking for a Good Home
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Unexpectedly Available! Looking for a Good Home

That's great news Martin - well done !! Sounds like she's in safe hands, we'll hope to see her at a meet before too long. If she was mine I'd have to call her Viking with that plate !
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

Spoke to Pedantic this morning, and the reason he took the leds out was that one was only working on 21w, it went out when the headlamps were turned on instead of just dropping. Apparently it showed a small area of burn on one side which is strange because they were only fitted when the bodyshop put...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

I think I need to forgive Mr P - when Al put the leds back in, one of the popups wouldn't work. After a bit of fiddling about with connections and a tap on the cover, the popup came to life. So, the drls probably got changed at when the popup failed on the pre mot check.
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

and ..... SHE'S HOME !!!!!!!!!!! and on the front seat https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/led.jpg those are the leds out of the drls - are they illegal for the mot or was Mr Pedantic being, well, pedantic ? :lol: We were out in Lily when we got the call, so Al drove Lily home and I followed in ...
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

Passed the MoT, just a few bits of wiring to sort now....
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 ES 1989
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Volvo 480 ES 1989

Not showing registrations goes back to the days when you could pay dvla £5 for the reg. keeper's name and address. These days, due to data protection you can only get that info if you have a very good reason (drove off after an accident/parked on your property etc) and you have to be able to prove i...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

AT LAST ! Snazzy was transferred from the bodyshop to our repairman on Friday. Brake pipes have been fixed, service today, mot tomorrow...... just in time to tax for July ? :hopping:
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 spare parts (lots of)
Replies: 21
Views: 1039

Re: 480 spare parts (lots of)

Pleased to say I tried another email to volvoman72 and got a reply this time.
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 spare parts (lots of)
Replies: 21
Views: 1039

Re: 480 spare parts (lots of)

I asked volvoman72 for some parts but he has stopped replying to me 😟
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Two Tone in Tilburg; NL
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Two Tone in Tilburg; NL

I thought it was going to be this one, but it isn't

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They sure do look after their 480s :wink:
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to replace the rear washer nozzle - The Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: How to replace the rear washer nozzle - The Guide

On the subject of losing the nut down inside, I'd stuff a good sized rag in to form a bung for the nut to land on.
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

Does any of your other 480 have the bracket in tact? Well, we were there in Sven and the bodyshop guy had a feel behind the mudflaps, then announced that we had nothing one side and a stump the other..... I suspect when his turn comes to go in for restoration he's going to need rather a lot of weld...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Unexpectedly Available! Looking for a Good Home
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Unexpectedly Available! Looking for a Good Home

Looks a very good example of Paris Blue. Snazzy looked fine until she was parked next to Eva who has been garaged all her life - another reason for Snazzy having a complete make-over. This one looks close to Eva's colour, and it has my favourite red dipstick !! Not many around that still have this e...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Next meeting

Just heard on the radio that hospitality sector might be able to re-open next month if distancing is reduced from 2m to 1m, so of course my thoughts immediately turned to a possible meeting. I'm thinking maybe Derbyshire would be the best run so more of our friends from 'oop north' can hopefully com...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Snazzy's story

Well bro sent the brackets back looking like this: https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/brackets.jpg When both the small pieces at the top were blasted they practically disintegrated so he didn't attempt to remake them as he had little idea what they should look like, or what shape they had to fi...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 Turbo for sale - £5500
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: 480 Turbo for sale - £5500

Tempted to add to your fleet ? :lol:
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

The diigit after the hyphen is a code for the paint manufacturer - and the colour can vary quite a bit from one to another. The burgundy GT and the burgundy Celebration are noticably different colours parked side by side, due entirely to the fact that while the colour code is the same, the manufactu...
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: cable ties ??
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: cable ties ??

Knowing him it's either Sweden or Netherlands.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 41
Views: 768

Re: Here we go again...

The response will be interesting, do share......
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Broken Engine Part
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Broken Engine Part

oooo, a Turkish member !!! Welcome to the club, and congratulations on your purchase. I'm sure you will get a helpful reply this evening, I suspect jifflemon (our on-the ball turbo guru) will give you your answer very quickly. I hope you enjoy your 480 when you have it running properly. Good luck !!