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    Moved mine in the garage so that I could finish...

    Moved mine in the garage so that I could finish fitting the drivers door internals and door card. I know that doesnt count, but its all towards being able to get #180 out on a fine day in May....as...
  2. Thread: It's Spring

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    Thanks Ian, me too 😀

    Thanks Ian, me too 😀
  3. Thread: It's Spring

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    Hey Ian, #180 was technically back on the road...

    Hey Ian, #180 was technically back on the road yesterday.
    The engine is now running and we were putting the doors back on (a job that I hate). I needed to turn the car round so that I could get to...
  4. Thread: 0366 - WY8494J

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    Winning is starting to look like a habit, well...

    Winning is starting to look like a habit, well done.
    you tealise that you will be the favourite for next year.....no pressure eh 💥
  5. Thread: Hello, everyone!

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    Yea, welcome Trey. Best advise is buy the best...

    Yea, welcome Trey.
    Best advise is buy the best you can afford and when you do look, make sure you know where these cars rot and have a bloody good look.
    Its guaranteed that whatever you find by way...
  6. Andy, I can sympathise with you, its a horrible...

    Andy, I can sympathise with you, its a horrible feeling when you realise your project is far worse thn you could ever have imagined.
    Looks like you are making some good progress, best of luck with...
  7. As ever Ian, you have it bang on 👍

    As ever Ian, you have it bang on 👍
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    No problem, I was put onto them by Gaz and his...

    No problem, I was put onto them by Gaz and his tip with the sponges where the straps pass over the sill are spot on.


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    The Halfords small car Exterior cover gets the...

    The Halfords small car Exterior cover gets the seal of approval on performance and price


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    Its a while since I did mine but I do remember...

    Its a while since I did mine but I do remember that on the long side of the belt and after rotating the engine a few times you should just be able to twist the timing belt through 90 degrees by hand....
  11. Thread: VSA

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    Thanks I hope so

    Thanks I hope so
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    Hi Zippy, To be fair, it shouldnt be a huge task...

    Hi Zippy,
    To be fair, it shouldnt be a huge task building the car back up from this point oncevInget the rest of the parts back from the paintshop.
    As it stands the interior, dash loom, engine,...
  13. Thread: VSA

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    Hi Ian, thanks its good to have it back. Re...

    Hi Ian,
    thanks its good to have it back.

    Re the images because I use an ipad compressing the images is a problem for me. Unfortunately if uploading starts to become difficult, I just can it in. I...
  14. Thread: VSA

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    Good to hear that you are really getting into...

    Good to hear that you are really getting into this resto, nice to see enthusiasm for the project.
    lots of restos never get seen through to the end as people loose interest (or run out of cash). So...
  15. Thread: Happy new year.

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    Happy New Year to you too. Great storage you...

    Happy New Year to you too.
    Great storage you have there 👍
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    Hows the restoration of 131 going Paddy.

    Hows the restoration of 131 going Paddy.
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    Sounds like a big project, good luck with it, I...

    Sounds like a big project, good luck with it, I hope that it goes well.
    Assume this is a winter project and you will be ready for Spring 2018?
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    These articles are just space fillers for the...

    These articles are just space fillers for the newspapers. There is no depth to this review at all, as for comparing a clio williams to a new car, says it all........
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    Thanks, its tucked away for the winter now. Yea,...

    Thanks, its tucked away for the winter now.
    Yea, handles nicely for a big car, lovely straight 6 👍
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    Great photo 👍

    Great photo 👍
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    Will it be getting tucked up for winter soon ☔️

    Will it be getting tucked up for winter soon ☔️
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    You were certainly parked in the right area. Cars...

    You were certainly parked in the right area. Cars looking great.
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    Hi Ricardo, Yes, still have the exhaust, if you...

    Hi Ricardo,
    Yes, still have the exhaust, if you want me to send you some images, please PM me your contact details, cheers Phil


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    Still looking great. You have picked the wrong...

    Still looking great.
    You have picked the wrong time of year to bring the car out of storage eh 😉
    See the Gti is still around 👍
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    Good point, well made 😀

    Good point, well made 😀
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    As ever Paddy I bow to your knowledge 👍 When I...

    As ever Paddy I bow to your knowledge 👍

    When I looked at this, I assumed that the pressure switch at the front of the engine got full oil pressure from the pump before the oil hit the main...
  27. Thread: New pics :)

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    Another great photo 👍

    Another great photo 👍
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    With the exception of my car Paddy 😉, it was bang...

    With the exception of my car Paddy 😉, it was bang on for me. Unless the external oil pressure tester was faulty 😳.
    I know what you are saying though, in most cases wildly inaccurate
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    The front of the sill is as per the MK1 Clio std...

    The front of the sill is as per the MK1 Clio std sill, so no problem for you.
    As mentioned above, the inner sill is an easy fix.
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    Mine did the same before the engine rebuild. The...

    Mine did the same before the engine rebuild.
    The engine ran well, no noises at all, decent performance etc. But for piece of mind before I dismantled the engine I borrowed an external oil pressure...
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