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  1. LOL, sounds like you were having a very, very...

    LOL, sounds like you were having a very, very good time Paddy.
    Its easy to become paranoid about gauges eh.
    At least, I identified I had something connected up incorrectly and solved the problem...
  2. Well the warming up part certainly works. I was...

    Well the warming up part certainly works. I was less convinced about the oil cooling effectiveness since its basically a small donut unit with only a partial flow of coolant through it. But it turns...
  3. Cheers Ian, moral of the story. Have a great...

    Cheers Ian, moral of the story.
    Have a great memory or take loads of images👍
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    Thanks Ian 👍

    Thanks Ian 👍
  5. Williams oil cooler effectiveness - Back to back test

    After finding out (and detailing in a seperate post) that I had a couple of heater hoses on the wrong way round, I also realised that this meant the oil cooler had not been receiving a flow of hot...
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    Heater not working - Problem solved 👍

    After finishing the restoration of #180 this summmer and on completion, everything working well, despite taking the car completely apart..... I was pretty pleased with myself.
    However after using...
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    Iím still in 👍

    Iím still in 👍
  8. I always thought that the 16v and williams hose...

    I always thought that the 16v and williams hose set up was the same
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    You look well off the main road there Gabriel,...

    You look well off the main road there Gabriel, this the Lakes?
  10. Thread: 0414

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    Sorry to hear that you are having to sell your...

    Sorry to hear that you are having to sell your Williams :-(
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    Well Iím just waiting for my bonnet to come back...

    Well Iím just waiting for my bonnet to come back from the paint shop, unfortunately it was painted today but wont be ready to fit tomorrow. Apart from that the car is ready to be MOTíd. So looks like...
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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...
  13. Thread: It's Spring

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    Thanks Ian, me too 😀

    Thanks Ian, me too 😀
  14. 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...
  15. 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 💥
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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....
  22. Thread: VSA

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    Thanks I hope so

    Thanks I hope so
  23. Thread: VSA

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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,...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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.
  28. Thread: 0134 - A11FXA

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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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