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    They are great fun, although it took about a year...

    They are great fun, although it took about a year to get the car solid enough not to just keep breaking! There are some photos, etc unter the Williams 2 register, suffix TAO.

    And it still keeps...
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    Wanted: Williams rally navigator!

    Hi,

    I've been using my Clio Williams for Targa rallies, having competed in the east anglia targa rally Championship for the last 5 years with it, with some success - Sorry williams purists, but...
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    I have 3 of them as I used to use them for...

    I have 3 of them as I used to use them for rallying, being stronger than the Alloys. They're still straight and largely rust free, but have been painted silver. If you can collect from...
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    Not Quite as hard going as in this one:...

    Not Quite as hard going as in this one:
    http://williamsclio.co.uk/forum/images/styles/Modern/attach/jpg.gif

    The Quaiffe works wonders in situations like that!
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    Update & Photos

    I haven't updated this in ages, but the old Willy is stilly going strong with the rallying, becoming something of an old campaigner now. We're steadily improving, mostly by learning to drive better...
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    Also I don't think I posted this photo of a...

    Also I don't think I posted this photo of a mishap last year - only superficial damage, but made for a spectacular photo - I reckon the photographer was there oiling the surface to make sure he was...
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    Attached as a .zip file this time...

    Attached as a .zip file this time...
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    Try this attachment, although the forum seems to...

    Try this attachment, although the forum seems to truncate the 1.66MB animated gif to a single frame when attached grrr. I would submit it as a video, but it's actually just 9 frames taken in quick...
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    An update...

    I haven't updated this in ages, so thought I'd post a quick animation of the willy in a heroic slide at last weekend's "Bomb along" targa rally at debden. A few silly mistakes puts us down at 6th...
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    Cambridge - bit of a distance from Yorkshire I'm...

    Cambridge - bit of a distance from Yorkshire I'm afraid! I'm temped to just fork out for a nice shiny new one from Renault and weld in some reinforcements instead of having to worry about tracking...
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    Done. Nice website by the way - and I remember...

    Done. Nice website by the way - and I remember beating that 182 Trophy on the Javelin Targa earlier in the year ;) Just trying to fix the damage done at Yesterday's Targa at Sculthorpe now!
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    Subframe and left front wing

    I'm after a subframe - either the strong heavy williams one or the bendy valver one will do; Last time a made the same silly mistake and bent the subframe around the wishbone mounts there was a glut...
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    Is the front subframe available?

    Is the front subframe available?
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    http://williamsclio.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?att...

    http://williamsclio.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7088&stc=1
    http://williamsclio.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7086&stc=1...
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    I did exactly the same with my rear calipers, but...

    I did exactly the same with my rear calipers, but easy to put right - Drill out the old bleed nipple through the centre with a drill the same size as the inside diameter of the threads, stopping just...
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    Thanks - but I've got one now.

    Thanks - but I've got one now.
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    Oil pressure gauge sender

    Anybody here have a spare oil pressure gauge sender they're willing to part with? It's the one at the back of the block for the gauge, not the switch; Mine was absolutely fine until I put a hole in...
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    Getting better....

    Had the best result yet down at the Wethersfield Targa on 7th July - picked up 1st in class, 2nd in class and best crew awards, but still mist out on 1st overall to the very well prepared mk2 escort,...
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    Thanks - it also helped get a class win at the...

    Thanks - it also helped get a class win at the Wethersfield Targa rally on Sunday - easily saved 2 seconds or more on several tight corners (Also added a few seconds where I got it wrong due to...
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    "Invisible" Hydraulic handbrake

    I've just completed a fantastic tweak to my Williams that I thought a few here might appreciate - so I thought I'd post a few pictures...

    As with most hatchbacks with disk rear brakes, the...
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    Yes - they are very good - worth the 214 quid,...

    Yes - they are very good - worth the 214 quid, but hard to justify the 366 for the AST ones now! I do run Bilstein B6 dampers with custom extra-firm valves fitted and custom extra-firm springs...
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    KamRacing solid adjustable top mounts

    Anybody have any opinions about the solid adjustable top mounts available from kam racing? I've read lots on here about the AST ones, but little about the kam racing ones.

    I bought a pair of...
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    As requested, a few photos of the new, rust-free...

    As requested, a few photos of the new, rust-free underside of the beast - most of the work has been on the sills, rear arches, rear chassis legs, and the outriggers between the front of the sills and...
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    It seems bizarre, but under MSA rules for a Targa...

    It seems bizarre, but under MSA rules for a Targa rally, helmets of any kind are prohibited (see http://www.sccon.co.uk/pdf/tc1301Regs.pdf) - I cynic would suggest that it's the old-fasioned oppinion...
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    Just sent a PM...
  26. Hi, I have all the said components as I...

    Hi,

    I have all the said components as I switched mine over to using the (even wider, heavier duty) hubs, calipers and driveshafts from a 172, if you can collect from Cambridgeshire.
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    More pictures of the beast in action

    Attached some more photos of the french beast being driven as intended at the most recent Targa rally - performed faultlessly this time, finishing a very respectful 15th overall, finishing position...
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    The williams' Rallying debut was certainly fun,...

    The williams' Rallying debut was certainly fun, and not entirely uneventful. If anybody's interested, photos are available here:...
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    Hmmm. Surprised there are dozens of techie gurus...

    Hmmm. Surprised there are dozens of techie gurus with plenty of advice here on this one. Looking closely at the broken joint, I'm pretty certain that it was just a cheap dodgy CV joint, but after...
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    So the first targa rally for this french beast is...

    So the first targa rally for this french beast is in two weeks time - I've been driving it around as much as possible just to check everything is reliable, and have but another 2000 miles on it since...
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