1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

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

Post by Martin Mc » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:35 pm

Heyup Cranna (& all regular posters / participants in the forum)

I think there will be a strong case for a track day, once you and Justtank get your beasts finished and back on the road! I dare say it would be some competition between the two of you, with the rest of us 'gentle enthusiasts' pootling along in your wake :)

Are there any suitable places where we could all converge as a marque / club?

Just an idea!

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

Post by cranna21 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:53 pm

Hey Martin,

haha, Tom (Justtank) speak pretty on often on Facebook, as it stands his will have the higher numbers than mine pretty easily! but I guess there are a few other variables in there too.. :lol: Plus going with my engines record... it might blow up on me!

Bound to be somewhere that's organisable! the main issue being I'm up beside Aberdeen :lol:

Fraser
'91 480 ES 2.0l 16v 'Williams' Conversion - 208bhp/230nm
'91 940 GL 2.0l Estate
'09 C30 2.0d R-Design

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

Post by Martin Mc » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:30 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Hey Martin,

haha, Tom (Justtank) speak pretty on often on Facebook, as it stands his will have the higher numbers than mine pretty easily! but I guess there are a few other variables in there too.. :lol: Plus going with my engines record... it might blow up on me!

Bound to be somewhere that's organisable! the main issue being I'm up beside Aberdeen :lol:

Fraser
Howdo Fraser!

This is how madness gets a hold of folks! First its a crazy idea, next people start talking about it, and before you know it, a plan has been hatched!

Let's see what other folks think - I know there is a healthy contingent in the North, and some of our Southern peeps have been known to venture up here. Just imagine, a load of wedgie miracles high-tailing it around a race circuit!!

Oh yes! Bring it on!

M :kill:
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Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)

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

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:09 pm

Good luck with it all Fraser! Following closely mate. 
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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

Post by cranna21 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 am

Another small victory last night!

Been planning to relocate the battery into the rear of the car, try to tidy up some of the bird's nest of OEM wiring + my additions with the Standalone ECU...

So far I've got it mostly mapped out and have a rough idea where everything is going just needed to figure out how and where I was mounting the battery!

So after work yesterday I whipped up a homebrew pressbrake that mounts in a vice with some offcuts of steel then finished it off at my unit (excuse the mess on the bench, its a communal bench and thus has communal mess.... :lol: ) a quick test with some plate amazed me that it actually works!

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Next, I started fiddling about with some 3mm Ally that I had kicking about and came up with this little bracket, I'll finish it off with some matching dimple dies on the front and either spray it satin black once the corners are all trimmed and tidied OR I might trim it in some thin black carpet to match the black carpet I have fitted to the full rear and soon the front!

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PS - No I didn't make the battery box... that was Ebays finest :lol:
'91 480 ES 2.0l 16v 'Williams' Conversion - 208bhp/230nm
'91 940 GL 2.0l Estate
'09 C30 2.0d R-Design

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

Post by jifflemon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:11 am

I shall not post pictures of the bending machine I can play with; the important to remember when using it is to move your wallet far away, as it's magnets that clamp the material will render your banks cards useless.... :shock:

Couple of Q's and thoughts:

What type of battery are you going for?
Could you use the jack recess or even spare wheel well for mounting? (or are you trying to avoid drilling holes?)

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

Post by cranna21 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:24 am

I won't post our 150Te one at work either :wink: :lol:

A: Standard 093 Battery, I can perform CPR to the bracket and it moves nowhere so good enough for me!
B: Jack recess renders the boot relatively useless, did think on using spare wheel but as you say I don't want to drill holes and I'd rather still be able to carry the oversized bicycle wheel -just in case-
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'09 C30 2.0d R-Design

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

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:56 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:24 am
I won't post our 150Te one at work either :wink: :lol:

A: Standard 093 Battery, I can perform CPR to the bracket and it moves nowhere so good enough for me!
B: Jack recess renders the boot relatively useless, did think on using spare wheel but as you say I don't want to drill holes and I'd rather still be able to carry the oversized bicycle wheel -just in case-
aye but this will spoil the seating area (that you don't have)
if it was on the floor meant you'd have kept your 'flat loading bay' estate option ? ? ? ? :hopping:
Alan

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

Post by cranna21 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:00 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:56 pm
cranna21 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:24 am
I won't post our 150Te one at work either :wink: :lol:

A: Standard 093 Battery, I can perform CPR to the bracket and it moves nowhere so good enough for me!
B: Jack recess renders the boot relatively useless, did think on using spare wheel but as you say I don't want to drill holes and I'd rather still be able to carry the oversized bicycle wheel -just in case-
aye but this will spoil the seating area (that you don't have)
if it was on the floor meant you'd have kept your 'flat loading bay' estate option ? ? ? ? :hopping:
Damn... how ever will I cope with marginally hampered rear seating! :lol:

I have a 940 for the second scenario!
'91 480 ES 2.0l 16v 'Williams' Conversion - 208bhp/230nm
'91 940 GL 2.0l Estate
'09 C30 2.0d R-Design

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