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by dragonflyjewels
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Passengers side mirror surround wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Passengers side mirror surround wanted.

I assume you mean the colour coded cap ? If so, it's storm grey, the same as the rest of the car. Looks black, until you put it up against black or the sun catches it at the right angle to show the bluey purple undertone.
by dragonflyjewels
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Pop up lights problem
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Pop up lights problem

malkontent is the forum name of one of our continental members, I think from Poland, who has a good supply of parts.
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Pop up lights problem
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Pop up lights problem

malkontent should be able to help with lhd parts
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Pop up lights problem
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Pop up lights problem

Lights not on as well as popups not working could be the relay. It's the tall black one in the box in the scuttle. If you're in the UK, Terry Stone Volvo usually has them. Otherwise malkontent on here or Ria Gerritse on the fb group are both EU.
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone
Replies: 78
Views: 7083

Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Maybe we should do some car swapping for various legs of the meeting convoys. Musical cars :rofl:
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Paris the Unicorn joins the club !
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Paris the Unicorn joins the club !

We just have the small UK stickers intended for motor bikes. Been using them for years and never been stopped.
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Paris the Unicorn joins the club !
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Paris the Unicorn joins the club !

Paris has now gone into our Pedantic garage man for her mot and check of the leaky gearbox. From there she will be 'test driven' back to the bodyshop. She will have the luxury of a heated and dehumidified store whilst awaiting the rest of the work - doors, front wings and front bumper to be sprayed....
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone
Replies: 78
Views: 7083

Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

That's a good raft of work you've got through Will, well done !
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

Petrol blue is both darker and slightly more turquoise. The difference is clear when you see them together. Photos are just misleading
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

218 is Arctic Blue, 219 is Petrol Blue.
Assuming it's not tipping it down like it is here a quick pop of the bonnet will tell us for certain.
by dragonflyjewels
Sun Oct 23, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

She’s a very nice example of an early car. Looks almost identical to Ben’s 480 as well (bar the newly coloured bumpers). Arctic blue must’ve been quite a popular colour for these early cars as I believe R1 is the same as well. Am I right in thinking this has the potent B18E? If I remember arightly ...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

Well done David !! Huge relief to know that R3 is safe.
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Oct 21, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

I doubt we will get anything back. Had the rescue group been offered the opportunity to buy the car back we would have done so, even if it was at the same price we sold it for. He was quick enough to contact me when he wanted to buy it, but has not been in touch with me over his decision to dispose ...
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Oct 21, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

Just speechless ? I'm absolutely livid !! That's a very sound car with so little rust it's criminal to send it for scrap on that alone. Add to that all the generous parts donations that members made in order to keep it OUT of the scrapyard plus the many hours of hard work that went into sorting its ...
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Oct 15, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 3371

Re: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto

Another walking encyclopedia !! :rofl:
by dragonflyjewels
Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 3371

Re: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto

I have been meaning to make a confession of spying for some time. I dont know why, but I have been very curious about the history of R6 and R7 but both came with no paperwork and the previous owner had died. It has worried me that R7 appears to be an S even though it is registered as an ES. Another ...
by dragonflyjewels
Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 3371

Re: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto

I suspect shocking and scary will emerge when the rear bumper comes off. :lol:

I realised after the trailer left that I totally forgot to also send the 2 bumper reinforcing bars that need welding. :nuts:
Not sure if they are fronts or rears, they've been lurking in our garage for so long.
by dragonflyjewels
Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Service parts
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Service parts

Great to hear !! Another one saved - which model is it ?
Some pictures would be good, but you need to do 10 posts before you can add any.
by dragonflyjewels
Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue alert ! Black turbo auto ? R8 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2551

Re: Rescue alert ! Black turbo auto ? R8 ?

That's a huge amount of work Jeff - I can see this being one helluva good car ! A big well done seems very inadequate.
by dragonflyjewels
Sat Oct 08, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 3371

Re: Rescue car: R7 - black 2 litre ES Auto

Things are finally moving ! https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/R7/offtoandrew.jpg R7 has now gone to Andrew Vanham, our latest recruit to the cause. He has kindly volunteered to do the welding needed and has already sorted out the alignment on the back hatch so it shuts without needing to be th...