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by Jaster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: removing rear lock
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: removing rear lock

I'm afraid I don't know, but it looks like arthuy does. Might be worth a PM?
by Jaster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Price when new?

Something tells me the ugly SRS wheel was mandated and non-deleteable. It was never leather trimmed from memory. It would be interesting to see if the MOMO wheel is available in a 1994 accessories list because according to threads on here, it needs a column change, and I cant see dealers doing that...
by Jaster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Price when new?

All of those things and more were available. The page I photographed is the back of the '94 brochure, which just lists the different standard equipment levels for the different models. There's a separate accessories catalogue - you might be able to find one online, or if it's of particular interest ...
by Jaster
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Ebay spot
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Ebay spot

Agreed. having two jets either side is quite a nice upgrade as well. Semi related, I was driving behind a classic range rover the other day and thought the rear washer jet looked familiar: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Classic-Washer-Jet/131940058013?hash=item1eb83d839d:g:mgwAAOS...
by Jaster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 5201

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

Fantastic - I was planning on doing a basic how-to for the forum after finishing mine, but more than happy to wait for a proper one from the man himself!
by Jaster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5672

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

...The windscreen is cracked, unrelated to rusting at least, it cracked when I pushed the mirror back on recently...... But it was all chipped anyway, and there are a couple of bubbles above the screen anyways... There'll be rust under there, I'd put money on it. Guess how I know :lol:. Having read...
by Jaster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 5201

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

Sounds similar to my upcoming job - speedo and rev counter are increasingly intermittent and I'm hoping that the culprit will be dry joints somewhere on the board. I haven't done a cog change before, so was basically planning to bodge it. Here are a couple of threads I dug up with some useful inform...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5672

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

I've finally got round to replacing my windscreen, and it wasn't a quick process. As of a week ago I had cracks starting in the top passenger corner extended pretty much the entire way across the car, so not much driving was taking place. Several of you saw them in their early stages at the recent m...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: how to remove the nose cone
Replies: 9
Views: 5171

Re: how to remove the nose cone

I happened to have my nose cone off the other day so I thought I'd take a couple of photos and have a go at resurrecting this guide. Didn't occur to me to document the removal process for the clusters as most of us can probably take them out blindfolded with nothing but a pair of rusty spoons for to...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17353

Re: So, today was the day...

Oli and I have been using those LEDs in our cars for a while, his is a daily driver in London and no objections from the rozzers so far. There is anecdotal evidence (including on this forum) of people being pulled over and having to remove them in the past due to them being too 'blue', but that was ...
by Jaster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 5201

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

My dash will be coming apart for some repairs in the near future, my odometer is working fine for now but I'm planning to replace the gear preemptively since I'll have access to it. Brinkie was able to point me in the direction of a replacement gear for the odometer, link here.
by Jaster
Tue May 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Price when new?

According to the '94 press kit here , a turbo cost £16,495. Not clear what trim level that refers to, though. Edit: Looking at the tables at the end it looks like you need to add your leather interior, steering wheel and aircon as extras, so we need someone with an accessories catalogue and price li...
by Jaster
Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: White 480 Turbo...
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: White 480 Turbo...

I used to see a white one in Oxford from time to time a few years ago, might be the same one, although I have no idea who owned it...
by Jaster
Tue May 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: photobucket options whip around?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: photobucket options whip around?

We talked about this recently in this thread as well - as Jeff says, we've lost all the old photos for good, but it would still be nice to come up with a solution to prevent it happening again. I'm using Google Images with a workaround to get hotlinking working (as are others), but I wouldn't be sur...
by Jaster
Tue May 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Front Splitter required
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Front Splitter required

I've got a composite one but getting it to fit well is proving difficult. It's much stiffer and thicker understand ably, so doesn't mould to the front bumper as well. Looking at options to mend the original, but again it's not easy. What's the damage? I happen to be quite familiar with Volvo 480 fr...
by Jaster
Sat May 19, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Restoration on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Sounds good - I didn't get a chance to watch it last night so will be watching it later today, if anyone else wants to see it you can watch it online here.
by Jaster
Wed May 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Saturdays mini meet.....
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Saturdays mini meet.....

Those dash cam photos came out quite well, half-tempted to get one myself for next time! I'd like to echo comments above by thanking Sylvia and Al for another brilliant meet - great choice of locations and roads as always, and the live-action enactment of The Wicker Man at the end was an added bonus...
by Jaster
Tue May 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Couple of useful toys...
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Couple of useful toys...

A battery pack is useful to have. I keep one under the seat in the 480 and it gets used a fair amount, particularly when the 480 doesn't get driven for a while - I'd probably need it less often if I invested in a battery monitor, so perhaps that will be next on the list... I've just downloaded Vehic...
by Jaster
Tue May 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 5201

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

I’ve ordered some LED 21/4w DRL bulbs to stop the plastic becoming damaged from the heat, they’ve arrived, I just need to fit them, I’ve also got some new slightly cooler coloured headlamp bulbs to match, I’ve also got some interestingly styled 7” projector lamps coming so I am very curious to see ...
by Jaster
Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Restoration on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: 480 Restoration on TV

K160 HAU will be at the meet on Saturday if anyone wishes to inspect the quality of the workmanship!