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  1. Thread: 0026 - L590MKY

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    That's really cool seeing the advert for my...

    That's really cool seeing the advert for my Williams back in 95! thanks for posting it.

    L590 MKY is still going, passed its MOT again today first time.

    I think it's time to sell though. I just...
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    That's what I thought as well. Sills seem ok,...

    That's what I thought as well.

    Sills seem ok, no water inside as far as I can tell.

    Here's some photos of the scuttle box, before and after removing the drain pipe.
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    I think I found the problem. The scuttle box...

    I think I found the problem.
    The scuttle box had about an inch of water in the bottom. Took the drain hose off and of course it was all blocked up with gunk. It was also flattened in one section so...
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    Well, there's no pool of water but the floor...

    Well, there's no pool of water but the floor carpet is soaked. All the surrounding side carpet is dry however which is a bit weird..
    I'd nearly managed to dry it out but it pissed down all day...
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    Water coming in from somewhere

    Recently noticed water in both footwells of my Williams which has never happened before.

    Are the door seals the usual culprits or could it be coming in from somewhere else?
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    This is a pretty good article about matching...

    This is a pretty good article about matching paint.

    https://www.quora.com/How-does-a-professional-body-shop-paint-shop-get-an-exact-color-match-on-car-paint-repair-when-the-original-paint-has-faded
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    I don't know how they went about matching the...

    I don't know how they went about matching the colour to be honest. It's difficult to be sure when you're speaking with the garage boss and not the actual painter.

    I know it's not easy though to...
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    Very useful thanks! Ok so that proves that...

    Very useful thanks!

    Ok so that proves that there's definitely different variants of 449.
    Good, I can show this to the bodyshop now.
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    Just been on the phone to these guys...

    Just been on the phone to these guys http://www.carcolourservices.co.uk/ and they have 7 different shades of 449 in their database!!?

    Don't know what to do now..
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    Different shades of 449?

    Just went to pick up my Mk1 from the bodyshop, they re-painted the bonnet and rear quarter panel, and was gutted to see that the new paint is a different shade of blue. I wasn't expecting a perfect...
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    Just had some surprising advice from the...

    Just had some surprising advice from the girlfriend today..

    She said that I should invest some money into it to get it spot on because it's a good investment!

    I was floored when she said this!
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    Re-spray or leave it alone?

    The lacquer on the bonnet of my Williams started to crack about a month ago and now it's a compete mess. It looks like someone has been ice skating on it! It's really disappointing because I was...
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    Pretty unanimous then, I'll keep the Williams 1,...

    Pretty unanimous then, I'll keep the Williams 1, it's been a great motor so far and never let me down.
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    Loads more offers on the ebay clio since I posted...

    Loads more offers on the ebay clio since I posted this thread!
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    Yeah sorry, should have made that clear. I have a...

    Yeah sorry, should have made that clear. I have a Williams 1 but thinking of buying this Williams 3 on ebay instead.
    Seems very cheap doesn't it? too good to be true maybe.
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190893035050?ssPageName=...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190893035050?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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    Keep my Mk1 or buy Mk3?

    Hi guys, need some advice as I'm a bit unsure what to do.

    I own a 93 Mk1 that's in fairly good condition but with some rust coming through now on the arches and the alloys need refurbishing. It's...
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    Wow, 350 for everything was a bargain! Got...

    Wow, 350 for everything was a bargain! Got another quote just now for 1410!! They reckon 14 hours at 60 per hour plus parts plus vat.

    I'll have a word with Renault I think and see what they can...
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    Someone to change clutch and cam belt

    Looking for someone to work on my Mk1 Williams Clio. Needs a new clutch so might as well do the cam belt, water pump etc at the same time.

    Been quoted silly prices by 3 garages now, cheapest was...
  20. Your my hero mate! pm on the way!

    Your my hero mate! pm on the way!
  21. 45 each in the UK for new ones. I'm after...

    45 each in the UK for new ones.

    I'm after the clear lens type, not the yellows, thanks anyway.
  22. Mk1 Williams Fog lights and plastic spark plug cover

    Can anyone help me out?
    Cheers
    Ben
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    I'll give it a go, thanks. Maybe some warm water...

    I'll give it a go, thanks. Maybe some warm water down the back of it will soften the glue up...
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    Can't get the bloody spoiler off!

    Is there some kind of trick to this? I see two empty holes on the ends of the spoiler so I thought it would just pull off. It ain't moving though and I don't want to break it. :?
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    Thanks for the tip. Just got hold of a secondhand...

    Thanks for the tip. Just got hold of a secondhand caliper off ebay, hopefully in decent shape., 20! :)
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    Just been told that one of the rear calipers is...

    Just been told that one of the rear calipers is seized solid.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a cheap new or recon one?
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    Well, that's the thing. One supplier I rang took...

    Well, that's the thing. One supplier I rang took the reg number and said, of yeah mate, you've got ABS. How he worked that out I don't know.

    So the only difference in the rear discs/hubs is one...
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    Bit confused about brake discs

    The Williams just failed the MOT because of a poor handbrake (never thought it was too bad myself, holds it rock solid with just a couple of clicks of the lever)

    The garage said the cause is...
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    I've been reading about the conversion and it...

    I've been reading about the conversion and it sound like a pain in the arse being that you have to get the box off to put in the different lever arm.
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    Didn't think of that! Maybe it wasn;t the clutch...

    Didn't think of that! Maybe it wasn;t the clutch pedal at all, maybe it was walking around Cambridge in my stilettos for 5 hours that did it. Why just the left leg though? don't answer that!!! :lol:
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