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by Murf
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

I'm sure you could register it in the UK if you really tried. I've read of cars that have a VIN number stamped on after it's been imported and the DVLA are happy with that.
Failing that could you put it through an SVA test like a kit car?

Still far too expensive for all of that effort though πŸ™„
by Murf
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: any celebrations for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: any celebrations for sale

He didn't last long :lol:
by Murf
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Replacing cracked windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Replacing cracked windscreen

I had a local fitter replace mine, was Β£220 Inc vat.

Not worth the hassle of a 2nd hand one 😁
by Murf
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 review
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: 480 review

I always thought the criticism was a bit unfair, a turbo was only 12bhp down on an RS Turbo and everyone acted as if they were rocket powered πŸ™ˆ
by Murf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steve Catgroom
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Steve Catgroom

Might be worth asking at the cat rescue place he used to work at, someone there will likely know.
by Murf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

It's a nice part of the world, do you still live there?
I used to go there for work every few months until I changed jobs a year or so ago. Many a tasty pizza have I demolished from Lucano's in Kirkwall πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
by Murf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: R4 - our first turbo rescue !
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: R4 - our first turbo rescue !

Great work saving another one from scrap 😁
by Murf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo Black - (Ebay Auction)

Are you from Orkney right enough Alan?
by Murf
Sat May 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 137
Views: 11757

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Sorry I missed all this, completely forgot about it πŸ™ˆ

No 480 tasks for me today, took it for a drive instead, the weekly shop done in style 😁

Jeff, are the Vega rims 14 or 15 inch diameter? Probably the nicest 480 wheels I've seen 😁
by Murf
Wed May 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Couple of electrical problems
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Couple of electrical problems

I had an issue with my GT where the info centre was very faint and the radio didn't work. It turned out that the fuse carrier in the fuse box was faulty and was only allowing 6 volts to pass through.
Check the voltages at each of the locations that are faulty and see what you get.
by Murf
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Flaming urgent
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: Flaming urgent

For a short term fix you can get various sizes of universal electric radiator fans from Spal etc. One of them with the wiring adapted to fit the wiring plugs should work just fine 😁
by Murf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror

Also, you'll have to clarify if it's the earlier wing mirror you need or the later type.

I'd be gutted to spend 300 notes on postage and end up with the wrong part 😡
by Murf
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: out of hibernation for a while.
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: out of hibernation for a while.

It's already got a decent coat of underseal just to protect it from the Scottish summer 🀣

If I rinsed the salt off the underside every couple of days it should be ok, surely? I used to run all my previous 480's through the winter, the heated seats were ace 😁
by Murf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 3366

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Good work and a tidy repair πŸ‘
by Murf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: out of hibernation for a while.
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: out of hibernation for a while.

Well, my Mk1 TT winter car is royally f@#"+& so I think my 480 might have to venture out on the salty Highland roads a few months earlier than planned πŸ™„

Any tips for stopping it from completely disintegrating? I don't think it's ever seen a salty road before!
by Murf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 81
Views: 10245

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

The pop up motor in the 480 is also shared with a model of Ferrari so if we ever run out we can keep an eye out for them in the local scrapyard 😁

Edit: it's a 456 😁

https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threa ... or.556429/
by Murf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

Was this the car that you converted to a Turbo?

I think you need to save it just for nostalgia and what it's history means to you. Any other car would be "just" a 480.

The front panel is a common/easy place to rot and doesn't necessarily mean the rest of the chassis has gone the same way.
by Murf
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 105
Views: 11291

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

You may as well get forged internals and fit a turbo while you have it all in bits 😁
by Murf
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 2116

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

Nope, that's the same wheels as my '91 Turbo (Atlas?)

Should have Taurus by that age of car.