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Old 10 Jul 2007, 18:24 (Ref:1959948)   #46
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Right, sorry for the delay but I have been off-line switching service providers.

Spoke to Billy McMillan (please note spelling of surname) last night. The March he bought was purchased as a roller sans engine & gearbox. It came from "a bloke in the South East and I picked it up from a lock-up garage" - Billy can't be more specific as it was over 20 years ago! The car was definately a 783. It was rebuilt by Robin Smith who sourced the gearbox. Billy bought a rally spec BDG as motive power.

Billy started in Autocross in 1972, then went into rallying before buying the March. After he sold the car he returned to rallying and is still involved in the sport.

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Old 10 Jul 2007, 19:08 (Ref:1959996)   #47
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allenbrown should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridallenbrown should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
So what happened to Bill Wood?
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 19:48 (Ref:1960028)   #48
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Billy McMillan is he is roofer man ? sounds like the man i was looking for the tel # for he is a rally man

Bloke in the south east covers a fair few guys from Dave Price racing to Roger Hurst as dealers maube an trawl thru AS mags of a given year may throw up the for sale advert
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 20:51 (Ref:1960082)   #49
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Maybe - but what year?
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 20:55 (Ref:1960088)   #50
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Dad bought the March 782 BDG from Billy MacMillan from Darval, Ayrshire at the end of 1986 from earlier email so we are talking maybe 1983/4-85
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Old 11 Jul 2007, 11:22 (Ref:1960583)   #51
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So what happened to Bill Wood?
The Bill Wood who bought the 783/782 from Billy McMillan is still active in hillclimbing with Lothian Car Club but now being part of the organising team.

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Old 22 Oct 2012, 08:00 (Ref:3155750)   #52
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I took this photo at Brands in 1997 driving is John Consell.
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783-17

hello, anyone here who could help tracing the history of March 783-17 ?
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Sidepod performance

OK so in my mind the sidepods were quite unnecessary, especially if built w/the internal venturi (as the 793 and 79V cars were) primarily due to the fact that the nose prevented any real air getting to the venturi. Comments? Were all teh 783's flat or did they get the venturi sidepods?

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