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by eye of ra
Thu May 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 12th May Mobile Mini Meet - Final details
Replies: 31
Views: 1852

Re: 12th May Mobile Mini Meet - Final details

If you come off at Junction 22 there is a route that takes you back to the A50 at Willington is actually less mileage, assuming your route was M1 – A50 and according to Google only adds 8 minutes. Oh and it goes right past my house. ;)
by eye of ra
Thu May 10, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 9440

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Window was from here: http://windscreens4sale.co.uk/product/volvo-480-coupe-windscreen-1988-to-1996-brand-new/ I did find them when looking up prices. In the past when this wasn't so urgent, the cheapest quote I got was £180. It was either with National or Autoglass. When I looked Autoglass quoted ...
by eye of ra
Wed May 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: FRONT engine mount
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: WANTED: FRONT engine mount

jifflemon wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:15 pm
From where??? :shock:
Beat me to it.
by eye of ra
Wed May 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 9440

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

‎Windscreen cracked (so much for the relaxed new regulations!) Shame. Car looking very nice though. I'd been awake for two days at this point so my mate took the window out last night and today‎ we're going to tackle the rust. New screen booked for Friday. As you have taken the old screen out did y...
by eye of ra
Wed May 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electric windows and mirrors not working
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Electric windows and mirrors not working

For a 1993 car it will be

A – Headlights
B – Supply Line 75a
C – Supply Line 15
D – Aux Water Pump (If fitted)
E – Front Fog Lights
F – Popups
G – Dimmed-dip (GB only) (Either bridged or a relay used for rear fogs elsewhere)
K – Supply Line 75b
by eye of ra
Wed May 09, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Restoration on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Another bl***y Freeview channel Virgin charge for.

Can watch it live from the TV but can’t record it.
by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Thanks.

Hopefully all the pictures on this thread are now visible. Will do my other posts over the next few days.
by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electric windows and mirrors not working
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Electric windows and mirrors not working

So logically, if the mirrors are working and both systems share the common ground G-C1 then this ground is OK. Then the window fault must lie somewhere in the window circuit. Yes. If no voltage to the switches could the CEM relay be faulty? Yes but could also be a wiring fault or the connector mark...
by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 6176

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

Just had a look at my other car and don't think my last picture will help much. Different alternator and it plugs in at a different position so dug out my alternator to get a better angle.

Image

Both my cars alternators have the brown plug but positioned in different places.
by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 6176

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

From 1989 car but might be this. I'd call it red though.

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by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 93
Views: 6176

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

I'ts a hand wind job. Looks very well fitted. The whole glass slides back over the roof (not internal) when open. Or you can just pop up the back. It also has two pull over covers (one driver, one passenger) if you dont like the light. Ahh a Volvo dealer fitted roof that slides back outside the car...
by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Looks like Google Photo doesn’t officially support hosting and what I have been doing is a workaround that is unreliable (some people will see them others won’t) that the links could break at any time or the whole workaround removed at any time. So on to the next provider. This time I’ve only update...
by eye of ra
Tue May 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Now I'm even more confused.

An oil leak has kept the top of the O/S from corroding the underside is the worst but its not too bad in general.
by eye of ra
Mon May 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

You shouldn't need to be logged in and I've changed the last 4 pictures but if you can see further back than that then I'm confused.
by eye of ra
Mon May 07, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Alan 480 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Don't see any of your photos :-(

and I'm signed into google . . .
Not what I wanted to hear.:angry:

What a waste of two days. :wall:

Think I know what I did wrong. :nuts:

Can you see the last few pictures now?
by eye of ra
Mon May 07, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Know what you mean. Work on the daily car often has to be done outside. Just been through all my pictures (on all treads I’ve posted in) and moved them over to Google so if anyone sees one not working please let me know. The engine is now out and the plan went pretty smoothly just a little bit of mo...
by eye of ra
Sat May 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Window Regulator Cable Detached
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: Window Regulator Cable Detached

Know I posted pictures somewhere but quicker to post new. This is what’s broken. https://vgy.me/pHR659.jpg Although it could be the bit of plastic at the other end. As it should look more like this, notice the metal repair. https://vgy.me/cu9blY.jpg And this is what happens inside the motor when you...
by eye of ra
Sat May 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Window Regulator Cable Detached
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: Window Regulator Cable Detached

First thing to say is if you are going to repair it rather than replace it is STOP PRESSING THE WINDOW BUTTON without the tension the wire will get tangled inside the motor very quickly and make repair much harder.

I’m sure I’ve posted pictures of this but at the moment can’t find them.
by eye of ra
Sat May 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: wow, they sure are going up in value !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: wow, they sure are going up in value !!!

Or this https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C986778 Bought from here not long ago for slightly less https://online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/85/lot/40804/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F85%2F%3Fpage%3D3 And reading the note at the bottom it’s all a bit worrying, the chassis ...
by eye of ra
Wed May 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 6594

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Sorry not up on shock absorbers said gas as it doesn’t have a spring, how do you tell gas or oil I would like to know?