May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Sat May 23, 2020 1:34 pm

m616tls wrote:
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
Good to see you both Al and Jeff :D

Al - that is pretty much what I was going to say...

Also, Jeff, you're allowed a whole spare room for your 480 parts??!!
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Sat May 23, 2020 1:46 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
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 ???
Erm...why? :dunno: :dunno:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 2010 V50 SE)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 1:48 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm
...and Nilani looking, frankly, somewhat startled to have been invited along:

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David
Hi David, Nilani looks fantastic and very startled.....brill :roll: :roll: :roll:
480 GT Green Aug 1994 "Sven"
480 Turbo Robou Paris Blue Aug 1992 "Eva"
SAAB 9-5 HOT Aero estate 2008 Black "Kemosaaby".........weasel xxxx comes to mind.
Previous cars.
940 2.3 SE Turbo May 1995 Burgundy "The Spy"
850 SE 2.5 1996 Burgundy. "Mew"
940 2.0 White "Dexy"

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 1:53 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:34 pm
m616tls wrote:
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:

Image
Like to see you keep your seats and bits nice warm and comfy
Good to see you both Al and Jeff :D

Al - that is pretty much what I was going to say...

Also, Jeff, you're allowed a whole spare room for your 480 parts??!!
Well, we are GT twins and they always think alike.................. :hopping: :hopping: :hopping: :hopping: :hopping:
480 GT Green Aug 1994 "Sven"
480 Turbo Robou Paris Blue Aug 1992 "Eva"
SAAB 9-5 HOT Aero estate 2008 Black "Kemosaaby".........weasel xxxx comes to mind.
Previous cars.
940 2.3 SE Turbo May 1995 Burgundy "The Spy"
850 SE 2.5 1996 Burgundy. "Mew"
940 2.0 White "Dexy"

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by m616tls » Sat May 23, 2020 1:59 pm

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 am
m616tls wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:09 am
Sylvia's blue 480 ES is nearly ready and looks fabulous. Final paint work and then, on the road, after almost 2 miserable years off the road. SNAZZY, rises from the ashes......................hooray.
Never have I seen Paris Blue look so deep in colour as per that paintshop sneak preview... looked great.

Mines a 1994 Turbo Al... with more rust than I planned for... but welding is behind us now... should of been finished two years ago but life gets in the way!

This lockdown is getting boring now. TVR is still SORN until pub gardens open again... and such fantastic weather too!
Is your TVR a Griffiths with the 4.7/5
480 GT Green Aug 1994 "Sven"
480 Turbo Robou Paris Blue Aug 1992 "Eva"
SAAB 9-5 HOT Aero estate 2008 Black "Kemosaaby".........weasel xxxx comes to mind.
Previous cars.
940 2.3 SE Turbo May 1995 Burgundy "The Spy"
850 SE 2.5 1996 Burgundy. "Mew"
940 2.0 White "Dexy"

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 2:11 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:46 pm
dragonflyjewels wrote:
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:
Image

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 ???
Erm...why? :dunno: :dunno:

David
I've always thought a 480 with the lights up looks surprised - but not if they're this shape...
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 2:45 pm

more cut and paste :

Coronavirus ??

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Actually, we have a dust-storm - it's blue skies and sunshine but very windy and the farmer's recently ploughed his field of light sandy soil.
Yesterday it was getting in the front of the house so in the evening I spent an hour hoovering the bedroom and changing the sheets while Al hosed down the garage, garden plants, Eva's cover and the whole front of the house. So much for cleaning the outsides of the windows yesterday morning ! Then Al realised he'd left the Saab's windows open.....
Trouble was it started up again in the night and today it's blowing the other way so now all the rooms at the back have gritty dust as well, together with a thick layer on every conceivable surface outside. I wish it would rain, but this is the driest county in England.
That's our Sunday taken care of. :cry:
Sylvia

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

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 3:07 pm

m616tls wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:59 pm

Is your TVR a Griffiths with the 4.7/5
Its an early 'pre-cat' 4.0... makes the 480 feel well built :wink:
dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:45 pm

Actually, we have a dust-storm - it's blue skies and sunshine but very windy and the farmer's recently ploughed his field of light sandy soil.
Friday I drove cross country from Wisbech to Littleport and the wind-driven dust coming off the fields was incredible!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 pm

Engine bay competition - post your photo on the forum for judging by Jeff, who is giving a prize for this one – will he choose the cleanest or maybe the most original, or perhaps he’ll look for an interesting work-around for a common 480 problem or a nifty gadget.
Here’s my pic of Lily’s bay
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And Al’s pic of Eva
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Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 4:07 pm

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Sorry! Work in progress.... next year!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 4:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
much more interesting than ours!
Sylvia

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by arthuy » Sat May 23, 2020 5:31 pm

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My standard engine bay.

Notable feature is the original battery clamp :D

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 5:35 pm

So, just so people are aware, there is a prize on offer here; I shall give you a clue - it's not any of these....

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:rofl:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 5:37 pm

And just because I want to play along....

Paris blue:

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Peacock Green:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 23, 2020 5:40 pm

Why am I judging? Well, I've been known to grab the "occasional" bonnet up snap, and have a healthy amount of OCD... :rofl:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by 2675 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:51 pm

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm

can't see the photo?
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 5:58 pm

OOO hello Andrew ! nice to see you, I didn't know your forum name !
Sylvia

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 6:47 pm

We have a shortage of engine bay pics, does anyone have one still to post ?

We were supposed to start the quiz at 7.30 but there only seem to be a very few people online at the moment. Even jifflemon seems to have disappeared. I really wanted to do it 'live' so there wasn't time to look the answers up. Not sure what to do....
Sylvia

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

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by 2675 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Just noticed looking at the engine bays that the shock absorber struts are held in by bolts at the top, some are head at the top others are nuts at the top. Not very important but unusual.
Andrew

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