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    I have a feeling that a lot of Williams and...

    I have a feeling that a lot of Williams and Valvers have rusted away or been crashed when they were cheap, and now they are all mega money and being maintained by people throwing cash at them via...
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    Heater matrix is a good call - doesn't it make...

    Heater matrix is a good call - doesn't it make the passenger side footwell damp?

    Is the radiator all one metal or a mix of metals (and/or plastic)? Could be weeping at the joints - replacing the...
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    So they had a whole day thrashing round a circuit...

    So they had a whole day thrashing round a circuit and they came up with half a page of copy? Wow... lol
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    So you gave him 29 minutes to reply to an...

    So you gave him 29 minutes to reply to an indirect post on a public forum posted at dinner time? lol

    How fast are people required to reply to your emails?? :winkey: :lol:
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    Welcome back! :)

    Welcome back! :)
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    Just to check, are these stated as Williams...

    Just to check, are these stated as Williams fitment or are they R19 16v fitment?

    (Wasn't it the case that they were selling the same length for Valvers and Williams, meaning the Willy versions...
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    Ooh, nice - Skye (and the rest of Scotland over...

    Ooh, nice - Skye (and the rest of Scotland over that way) is epic :)

    Make sure it has plenty of rust-proofing! lol
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    Seller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/dasub_12...

    Seller:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/dasub_12

    Item location:Dunmow, United Kingdom

    Condition:Used

    Time left:
    5d 03h ...
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    Or is it the market peaking? :-P

    Or is it the market peaking? :-P
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    Welcome! Given the current boiling weather,...

    Welcome!

    Given the current boiling weather, now is the perfect time to thoroughly clean the underneath and slather on the waxoyl or similar rust-resisting stuff :)
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    Sorry to hear it's not what it's supposed to be!...

    Sorry to hear it's not what it's supposed to be!

    Do a build / fix-up thread, perhaps :)
  12. Decent Williams seem to start from 5k and...

    Decent Williams seem to start from 5k and upwards nowadays, even for tatty ones! (which is quite annoying because I never bought one when they were hanging around at 1k... lol)

    I'm not sure if...
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    I don't get this "OMG 100k miles it's about to...

    I don't get this "OMG 100k miles it's about to explode!!!1!" mindset. It's not the 1970s FFS.

    It's almost as bad as the "OMG 100mph!! You will die!!!!" people - nothing magical happens because 2...
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    Choose one of the UK Pre-2001 fonts on the...

    Choose one of the UK Pre-2001 fonts on the Fancyplates constructor:

    https://www.fancyplates.com/main/constructors/fancy.aspx
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    Slowest response to request for pics EVER... ...

    Slowest response to request for pics EVER...


    LOL
  16. 172 Cup springs swap straight on and were just...

    172 Cup springs swap straight on and were just fine when I ran them. A bit lower than standard but not stupid.
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    Those look lovely :) Not sure why they've...

    Those look lovely :)

    Not sure why they've diamond-cut so much round the edge, though - only that very outermost face should be diamond-cut, shouldn't it?
  18. Ooh, nice - do the work when it's hot and dry,...

    Ooh, nice - do the work when it's hot and dry, tuck it away from the evil salt, use it when the roads are definitely salt-free 8-)

    Sunroof has always been a PITA lol - I was thinking about a...
  19. Upload some pictures! :-P

    Upload some pictures! :-P
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    When you say 'period plates', are you meaning...

    When you say 'period plates', are you meaning old-skool white-on-black (illegal on a Williams) plates?

    Or do you mean the older, wider font on usual yellow and black plates?


    If it's the...
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    IIRC it was always said to be something like a 7...

    IIRC it was always said to be something like a 7 hour job for a dealer, due to the need to pull the dash forward!
  22. Ooh, one more thing - it likes to warm up before...

    Ooh, one more thing - it likes to warm up before being driven hard (obviously) but don't baby it too much from cold.

    Start it up, idle for a bit, then when you drive, use short bursts of firm-ish...
  23. Oh, and be aware that it always has liked a drink...

    Oh, and be aware that it always has liked a drink of oil, so keep an eye on levels. (I think that's standard for the F7 engines?)

    Don't use Magnex, though, as it runs like a bag of spanners on it...
  24. Well, I am sad that I am not the one that could...

    Well, I am sad that I am not the one that could save them :-( but I am happy that they have been saved! Are you planning to get the white one back on the road?

    I don't think I have anything...
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    Am looking forward to pics! :)

    Am looking forward to pics! :)
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    Valver... project??

    Er, some work needed??

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/renault-clio-1-8-16v/122933238356
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    Great article :) I wish they'd make a...

    Great article :)

    I wish they'd make a similarly low-spec-but-awesome-to-drive car now - instead, all the manufacturers seem to be on a moooooar powaaaa!! and mooooooar gadgets!! trip, which is...
  28. Was it parked at the bottom of the sea?? lol

    Was it parked at the bottom of the sea?? lol
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    Are you saying that sitting idling in neutral (at...

    Are you saying that sitting idling in neutral (at 900rpm?) and then depressing the clutch causes it to shoot up to 4000rpm, but if you slot the gearlever into a gear (still with the clutch down) it...
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    So they're saying that they can't take moulds off...

    So they're saying that they can't take moulds off the ones in the pictures above?

    FWIW I know of a New (but unboxed) offside willy/valver rear quarter...
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