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  1. massivewangers

    Drive shaft?

    Got a bit of an issue with my 197 and wanted some advice... I'm getting a vibration through the car under acceleration, from around 45-70mph. It seems worse if you're in a higher gear when the engine is labouring more. If you sit at a steady speed in that range, it's not nearly so severe, but...
  2. massivewangers

    The New Clio Cup Car...

    ...was on display at Autosport International. Thought people might like to see it, so took a few snaps. It's a decent looking thing, though perhaps fairly mild in terms of spec compared to the MK4. A shame they only had the race version though. I'd like to have seen the rally one too.
  3. massivewangers

    Show us your decade of motoring

    I shamelessly stole this idea after seeing @Ricardos do it on here and Instagram. It made me think what I was driving 10 years ago, and everything I've had since which, as it turns out, is quite a lot! I had loads of cars while I was at uni but, on this day in 2010, I was driving a modified...
  4. massivewangers

    MK1 Clio from new Clio 30 years ad

    Just stumbled across this. No pictures yet, but they're claiming it's the car used in the add running for the new Clio. They appear to have a couple of others listed too.
  5. massivewangers

    Can I buy a Racing Blue aerosol from anywhere?

    To cut a long story short, the keyless buttons on my door handles aren't working properly, so I'm going to replace them. I've bought some spare handles and new buttons but, before I fit them, I have been wondering about painting the door handles in blue to match the car, rather than the standard...
  6. massivewangers

    Clio 197 suspension refresh - where to get bits?

    So, picked up my 197 and, while it's "ok", I am going to work through the usual suspension joints and bushes in the coming months, just because I am fussy and want it perfect. On my 172, I used mostly Lemforder for track rod ends etc, with genuine Renault lower arms and the odd Powerflex bush...
  7. massivewangers

    Back in a Clio - RB 197

    Not really intentional, but it's happened :ROFLMAO: As some of you know, I had been running about in a Vectra wagon for the last year or so. It was pretty much the most boring car in the world, but was deeply practical, acting as a tow car and a van for carrying rally-related crap about...
  8. massivewangers

    Ypres Rally 2019

    Bit delayed, but a mate and I went over to Belgium last week for the Ypres Rally. This is probably one of the biggest rallies in Europe and was for a long time part of the European Rally Championship. However, it now makes up part of the Belgian championship, the British Rally Championship and...
  9. massivewangers

    2019 Corbeau Seats Rally

    Went down to this last Sunday, so thought I would share a couple of pictures and videos. For those who don't know, legislation was passed a couple of years back to allow public roads to be closed for sporting events, without the need for an act of parliament. This means that local authorities...
  10. massivewangers

    X65 Cup Race Car Wishbones

    What's the difference between these and the ones fitted to the road car? Been doing some searching but struggling to find a definitive answer. I know the outer joints are different, but are the arms/bushes any different? Got a set sitting here and was wondering.
  11. massivewangers

    Anyone got any experience with speccing master cylinder size?

    Does anyone have access to a good calculator for this, or able to give me some guidance? A couple of drives in my car have revealed that the brake pedal is pretty long. I need to bed the pads in, so the brakes aren't brilliant obviously, but there seems to be a lot of pedal travel regardless...
  12. massivewangers

    Anyone got OZ Super Turismo GT?

    Need a bit of help.... Are they marked with an offset? If so, where? Looking at a used set, but the seller doesn't seem to understand what offset is. Trying to guide him as to where to look...
  13. massivewangers

    Bluetooth kits? Parrot etc

    Anyone got any experience of anything like this? Have just bought a cheap Vectra C as a daily/tow car and obviously it doesn't have Bluetooth or anything that fancy. I don't really want to change the factory head unit, but would like Bluetooth for my phone and, if possible, music. Has anyone...
  14. massivewangers

    Best Free (or Cheap) Website Builder?

    Looking to build a website and just wondered if anyone had any suggestions? To begin with, I just want a simple holding page, but will look to build something a bit more complex later. I have hosting capability, so ideally want a desktop tool where I can put a page together and then host it.
  15. massivewangers

    Lightening Standard Bonnet

    I am sure a few people have done this, so was wondering if anyone had any pictures or could run through how/what they did? Appreciate it!
  16. massivewangers

    1*2 broken down on the A12 near Ipswich tonight

    Anyone on here want to own up? Think it was silver. I really appreciated the police closing a lane and ruining rush hour traffic instead of towing it the quarter of a mile to the next junction :neutral:
  17. massivewangers

    Yet another Safety Devices update coming?

    This week, I have received the following email from Safety Devices: "The October 2017 MSA bulletin details new requirements for Roof and Windscreen Pillar Reinforcement in vehicles competing in Stage Rallying. The full amendment can be downloaded from our website. We have also produced a...
  18. massivewangers

    Petrol Blue 182 on Williams wheels - Chelmsford

    Parked outside the Riverside Leisure Centre this afternoon.
  19. massivewangers

    Clio Cup MOT Failure (rear brakes)

    Yes, that topic again. Before I go back to the test station with the printed notice in hand, I just wanted to check-in on this issue to ensure that I am talking sense. My car failed the MOT on the following: "003 Brake load sensing valve linkage seized rear (3.6.E.3)" Before I took the car...
  20. massivewangers

    Different 1*2 suspension arrangements

    I've been doing some searching but not come up with much. Has anyone ever measured the differences between 172, 172 Cup, 182 and 182 Cup suspension parts? What are the actual differences? I know the damper bolt spacing is different on the 182 Cup, but what about the actual hub dimensions? Am I...
  21. massivewangers

    New RenaultSport Megane info....

    Oh dear, or not oh dear?
  22. massivewangers

    Phase 1 on another forum

    I know this isn't eBay/PH etc but saw this for sale on passionford in case anyone is interested:
  23. massivewangers

    Does anyone know this car? HY02 YVX?

    My friend bought a Ph.2 172 from an auction last night for the princely sum of £450. Thought I'd ask on the off chance that it had been a member's car at some point!
  24. massivewangers

    Ford Fair 2016

    Nothing too glamorous, just some phone snaps I took while wandering around. For those not in the know (it is a Renault forum after all), Ford Fair is the biggest Ford show in Europe and is held at Silverstone. It's been a few years since I last visited and it's certainly changed a lot. There...
  25. massivewangers

    Header tank hose sizes?

    Does anyone know what size the hose outlets are on a 1*2 header tank? Both the lower feed outlet and the overflow?
  26. massivewangers

    Bolton Midnight Rally at Snetterton, May 15th

    Some pictures from yesterday's Bolton Midnight rally, the last round of the MSN Circuit Rally Championship. @EVOgone was there in his Cup car and running very well indeed, knocking about the podium places all day and generally upsetting much bigger and more powerful cars. A mixture of camera...
  27. massivewangers

    Immaculate 172 Cup at Snetterton, Sun 15th May

    Saw this parked in the paddock at Snet yesterday. Anyone off here? It was lovely!
  28. massivewangers

    Blue 197, Springfield, Chelmsford

    Spotted this morning at about 9:15. Saw it from a few cars back, think it was 06 reg, black wheels, Cup spoiler, looked like it had a cage in it.
  29. massivewangers

    Tricolore Trophy (amongst other things) at Snetterton

    Popped along to Snetterton on Easter Sunday to see the Tricolore Trophy boys in action. Had a good chat with @Tony Hunter (nice to meet you) and a few other Clio racers whose names I didn't get. Also saw the 197 that @Russ Rallye built which seemed to go very well. As well as the TT, there was...
  30. massivewangers

    Mondial Blue appreciation thread!

    The Sunflowers have one, so do the Racing Blues and even the Arctic Blues... ...why are Mondials being left out? I shall start with my dented ex-daily/track car, currently in hibernation waiting for me to find the time to turn it into a proper track car... Where are the rest of...