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by dragonflyjewels
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

exactly !! Their aim was to help 480 owners, not get used as a wholesale supplier. Totally unfair given the favour the man making them is doing us.
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

unfortunately, when I was speaking to the gentleman via email they're limiting it to one set per person! Not quite, it's one set per car, you have to send a scan of page 2 of the V5, so currently jifflemon can order 3 sets, dcwalker can get 2 and I could order 3 more - another reason for entering m...
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Ang got her name from its reg H59 ANG which she got when inported from I.0.M in 2002 we sold the plate and got issued the 52 plate due to registration being in 2002. Now scrap I am sad to say! That's a shame - I was interested in ANG because the pinstripe on the front bumper looks distinctly green ...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?

Hi Martin, My 2 litre ES has done nearly 230K - of which I have driven 150K since buying in 2001. It was my everyday commute until retirement in 2008. It's been looked after by our pernickity garage man since 2004 - currently off the road pending major bodywork. Engine still going strong, had a de-c...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Apologies for the delay in posting pics. The big thing with these replacement lenses is that they are made from a modern material which is not affected by UV so they won't go white or become brittle. I've just been sent to link to the 'how to' on the French forum - needless to say the text is all in...
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Ha, finally got a pic of Willow going to investigate Lily (or rather try to sneak into the forbidden garage). Lily was waiting for Al to change her washer bottle - the warning light has been on for several weeks and topping up made no difference. Luckily the sender in the replacement tank is working...
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

maybe 3900 sounded better than 4000, then they decided 3896 sounded even more of a bargain !
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

Now priced at £3896 - only at least twice what it's worth unless they are very lucky
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: French 480 club meet September 4th 5th 6th 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 47

French 480 club meet September 4th 5th 6th 2020

We joined the French club a few years back when we knew that John de Vries would be at their annual meeting. We enjoyed it very much and have stayed members so we can go every year - quite a few people there speak good English and they are a very friendly bunch. Their meetings are organised by membe...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 26
Views: 1764

Re: Snazzy's story

The stainless exhaust I bought from Fraser is now on Snazzy as part of her multi-million pound upgrade. When we moved her from our welder-less usual bodyshop to a much more expensive one, she visited the repairman en-route for a cambelt change (she's been off the road 2 years and it was well overdue...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Lily's transformation
Replies: 87
Views: 6309

Re: Lily's transformation

Sorry Fraser, only just seen this. The stainless exhaust I bought from you is now on Snazzy so I'll pop a bit on her thread about it.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Can't remember if I ever told you or not, I used to own "M523 XSC" celebration number 033, flame red manual, see below for the only picture I have Thanks Fraser, every snippet helps paint the picture. Pity I can't find a way to access chassis numbers online, but if the car has been scrapped, dvla h...
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Slightly tenuous, but trust me the cat is just out of sight on this great shot and is about to cause chaos in about two seconds!‎
Image
Wonderful shot, James, is the peacock yours ? Or have to moved to India ? I can just imagine the cat's utter fury at finding it in his (her?) territory
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1574

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Haha, loving all the wrong turns featured here! Cars coming both ways.
Yeah, always makes a better pic......
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1574

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Jeff nevers wears anything but his unobtanium t shirt - we might not recognise him if he did :lol:
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Purrfect - Willow will have to have yet another photoshoot
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1574

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Photos from the dash cam - very tricky this time, trying to get the stills where the cars are well positioned, wipers out the way and not too much water on the screen to distort the image. https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/2019_10/5.jpg https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/2019_10/5b.jpg ht...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: maybe ?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

maybe ?

On our journey home from the Lincolnshire meet, a camera car (as in streetview type camera) was making sedate progress around a roundabout. Al had already gone round, so I hung back and sure enough the cameras took the same exit and ended up between us. I followed it for a while, thinking if the cam...
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1574

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Sorry, my mistake, it's the 440 seal - it'll be too long and quite tricky to cut neatly, but it has an extra lip which is not present on ours. Well worth changing. Not sure if a 460 one will be long enough.
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1574

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

I'm certainly hoping Lily's was from the window, I did leave it open in the rain a couple of times. Her boot is still totally dry - after all the rear end leaks I had with Snazzy years ago, all our 480's now have 460 rear hatch seals which work so much better. The only thing is that her rear lights ...