May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 10:36 am

oh and also have this to fit in too....

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Honestly, I need to pull my finger out and get on with stuff..... :rofl:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by arthuy » Sat May 23, 2020 11:02 am

I have had it out over the last few months, got the tax and insurance renewal this month so may as well use it.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by arthuy » Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am

A couple of outstanding jobs I want to do on my 480.

Get the fog lamps back on, one mounting tab broke when removing the rotten bumper.

The rear arch I did last year needs some filling and work to make it look better, I have managed to get a can of storm grey so should get it looking more passable.

CD changer mounted under the seat, currently it lives in the rear cubby so would like that space back.

Carpet out deep clean. fit the new front speakers and door card clips.

Would be good to figure out whats going on with my aircon, the componets seem to work and it holds gas. I tried it last when the temperature was high enough but could do with a step by step guide to faulting it.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jaster » Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:20 am
is there ANYONE who hasnt got a roomful of 480 bits ?
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No comment :lol:

Don't worry, I've got enough bits here to build another few cars from scratch but no scales big enough to fit that lot on!
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 11:45 am

:badmood:
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Jaster wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am

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:rofl:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm

I’ve lost track of the itinary, but here’s today’s 480 task and an interesting drink. A Nurburgring Reisling Brut and cleaning the worlds mankiest oil pan.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 12:19 pm

wow!! a very appropriate little something you just happened to have in your drinks cabinet......... :rofl:
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 12:21 pm

cleaning that sump takes me back to my time doing all the manky cleaning on bits from a 60's mini being turned into a track car
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 12:22 pm

Here's me wondering which of these I'll be needing first this afternoon...

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As for projects... well, I think we can agree I’ve already got enough! This weekend was going to be spent doing the rear brakes on the green car but the discs have failed to arrive. Still, doesn’t stop jacking it up, changing the fuel filter and discovering what other bodges the “specialists” have previously done!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Sat May 23, 2020 12:54 pm

Hello All!

Sorry to be late arriving and I hope everyone is well :D

I am a bit bogged down today in various matters that I won't go into, but hopefully I can join in a bit more fully later on...

Meanwhile, a couple of the latest photos (sorry, a couple of weeks ago) just to "drive in" - first Lily, showing off her rear lights that received a lot of polishing attention recently:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm

...and Nilani looking, frankly, somewhat startled to have been invited along:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 12:58 pm

Good to see you Dave!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 1:04 pm

Hello dc, yet another advantage of a virtual meet, multiple cars can come ! Hope to chat more later.

Jiff, don't get the bottles mixed up !!
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 1:10 pm

Just had an email from james c, he was called into work late last night but hoping to come online later. Meanwhile he's sent me his latest pics from his body shop:

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Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 1:12 pm

spot the warts !!

dc's pic of Nilani has the wing mirrors looking like they're perched on top of the headlamps - look just like a pair of warts ! :lol:
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 1:18 pm

Here’s my project:
As Snazzy is both ‘just’ an ES and very high mileage (230k), she is the least valuable of our 480s so she is going ‘non standard’ in some respects. I’d like to copy this idea on the headlights:
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So, what to use to blackout the headlamps ? It’s just a photo found on the internet so I can’t ask. There’s lettering underneath so I think it must have been done with signwriter’s vinyl laminate but is that heat resistant? Would it peel? Did they just do this for the photos?
Maybe it would be better to add a piece of black metal to the frame, or some sort of heat resistant plastic or fibreglass or is there a paint that would both take on glass without peeling and resist heat ???

We’ve turned interesting drink into interesting snack – Al asked for ‘a scone’ with his coffee in an Irish hotel and this is how it came:

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well it was Ireland....
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 1:21 pm

Afternoon challenge:

Inspired by a member on here who called his 480 Turnip, because it wasn’t quite a Swede

What’s a good name for a 480 and why ? Answers to me by pm, deadline 6pm

NB I'll extend the morning challenge deadline to 6pm as well, as quite a few of us couldn't get online this morning.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 1:25 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am
well, as mentioned somewhere else, my spare room currently looks like this:

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Like to see you keep your seats and bits nice warm and comfy
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Sat May 23, 2020 1:33 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:12 pm
spot the warts !!

dc's pic of Nilani has the wing mirrors looking like they're perched on top of the headlamps - look just like a pair of warts ! :lol:
:lol: I hadn't noticed that! I was too busy getting central on the lights...

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Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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