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by MisterH
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Something a little different
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Something a little different

I am currently using a 15 yr old rover 75 as my daily driver and to be honest with you I cannot fault it. Everything works as it should, very comfortable, and only 60k miles. But by god it’s BORING!!! I can assure you Norm that definitely isn't the case with this, we were very surprised at just how...
by MisterH
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Something a little different
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Something a little different

Nice car! I've a soft spot for the Coupe (but only if it's the honda engined version - I love an underdog!) Also tell Gavin he's an absolute legend! I am not sure if the 220 is the Honda or Rover, but I know its a T-Series engine, which I think is a Rover unit, but it certainly drives excellently. ...
by MisterH
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Something a little different
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Something a little different

Afternoon all I know these probably aren't your thing, but as I am really keen for this to go to a good home, and I find everyone on here to be the great sort this car needs, I am offering this here. This is my 1994 Rover 220 GSi, I haven't had it for long, but it is by far and away the cleanest car...
by MisterH
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 on Google maps
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: 480 on Google maps

Looks pretty sad, though that spoiler is quite neat.

What were you looking for when you chanced across this?
by MisterH
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible sale of Celebration 467
Replies: 29
Views: 1011

Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:58 am
He's still got his gorgeous green GT (until he finally realises it would be better off with me), so he'll definitely still be around!
Oh yes I see now, all in bold
by MisterH
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible sale of Celebration 467
Replies: 29
Views: 1011

Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

Sorry to hear this, she looks very straight indeed!

I presume that if she does have to go it won't be the last of you on here?

What are you thinking of getting as a "practical" car? :D
by MisterH
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

too late prices were so low that the bulk have been trashed :-( nice article though I wouldn't be so sure, the modding lot seem to have, in general, left many alone, as FWD means it can't really be drifted, which is what most want. Rarity doesn't stop them though unfortunately, the amount of poor l...
by MisterH
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Repair mudflaps
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Repair mudflaps

Very good! I was toying with the idea of making repro parts as our family business is in rubber components, but it is certainly a relief knowing they can be repaired.

I've go the front flaps but not the rear ones, so will have to find those somewhere!
by MisterH
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
C'mon Martin, you've been on meets with some of us; of course we're a cult!! :rofl:

David
Well the Volvo does seem to Sell Sanctuary to many a lover of strange cars, myself included so it seems to be true

I hope some people appreciate the play on words...
by MisterH
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... st-seller/

Very positive, if a bit gushing I must say, but nice to see it represented fairly and not derided (though that is a rare occurrence these days I feel)

Enjoy!
by MisterH
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted Seat belt arm extender
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Wanted Seat belt arm extender

ouch, I believe they are unobtainium, I have two kicking about the car, also snapped off.

I wonder if someone could 3D print them? :idea:
by MisterH
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

Well, what I have noticed after tinkering with 480's the past 6 years: moisture is the biggest enemy of the 480. Not just rust, also the electrical system will suffer a lot. I have been lucky, my car hasn't lived near the sea, the previous owner fixed all the leaks and I have a dry storage for the ...
by MisterH
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

I think there were some updates in the software controlling the 8-bit CPU in the infocentre, because the behaviour changes a bit through the model years. It could very well be that the early cars' infocentre had a bug. :D Also, poor earth connection will make the measurements unreliable. Thanks for...
by MisterH
Sun May 31, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

The range is based on average mpg over the previous 10 miles so if you've been stuck in heavy traffic for 10 miles then go to a steady 50 or 60mph the range will go up and up for the next 10 miles. I believe the smell comes when the breather under the filler cap is blocked. It also causes difficult...
by MisterH
Sat May 30, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

'Afternoon All I was wondering, having read the account by Motor magazine of their long term test of the 480ES, in which nearly everything possible went wrong. One of the issues they found was that when the info centre read there was a 20 mile fuel range left in the tank, there was actually nothing...
by MisterH
Fri May 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: White S on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: White S on eBay

They look like the ones used on the barges in the early 90s, £1650 isn't unreasonable for a car that runs and drives :dunno: ....
by MisterH
Thu May 28, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

So I see, we generally get it down to 2 bars before filling it up - I take it the bars are usefully accurate The quattro has been showing 10 gallons left for a while now, and I am sure that with a 2.1l turbo we haven't been doing 50MPG+ :lol: Also, there is a smell of fuel that comes about with the ...
by MisterH
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Info Centre Accuracy

'Afternoon All I was wondering, having read the account by Motor magazine of their long term test of the 480ES, in which nearly everything possible went wrong. One of the issues they found was that when the info centre read there was a 20 mile fuel range left in the tank, there was actually nothing ...
by MisterH
Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Yokohamas
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Yokohamas

Sounds good, I got a nice set of Toyos which replaced the lumpy ones before, which could have been only its 2nd set. The Difference was immense! :D
by MisterH
Sat May 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 137
Views: 3932

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Late to the Party I know, but I did actually give the car a wash today as it had been needing, and also attempted to fix the screen on the radio that dcwalker kindly sourced for me. Would anyone know A: how to get the volume knob off, B: why the radio screen would be blank, as the radio and cassett...