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    Default Anyone been to a pick-a-part in Melbourne recently?

    Going to head down there soon.

    Has anyone been down there recently, and are there any Renaults about?

    Mainly 16 and Fuego bits..
    Mainly looking for 2 L Fuego headlights, and a left indicator.
    Looking for a bonnet too, if I can find a red one. Otherwise ill beat the dents out.

    16 bits, a Radio surroud, and drivers side mirror, steering wheel (TS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Going to head down there soon.

    Has anyone been down there recently, and are there any Renaults about?

    Mainly 16 and Fuego bits..
    Mainly looking for 2 L Fuego headlights, and a left indicator.
    Looking for a bonnet too, if I can find a red one. Otherwise ill beat the dents out.

    16 bits, a Radio surroud, and drivers side mirror, steering wheel (TS)
    Hi Vivid,

    I've just been down there, although not looking for Renault bits.

    There are 2 or 3 Fuegos -engines not must chop- too open and wet. I think the fronts are intact, at least one. Interirs OK from memory

    There is an R12 which looks to have been quite a nice well cared for car -engine pretty complete and salvageable. Interior quite good except for a rip in the passenger seat and drivers handwheel adjustor broken. It has the brown hi-back seats (the color matches my 404 & if perfect I would have got them.

    Did not see any '16 s

    Hope this helps

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    Rob.

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    They are on the office side, last row of cars right near the back. The row starts with a Morris Minor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac
    Hi Vivid, There are 2 or 3 Fuegos -engines not must chop- too open and wet. I think the fronts are intact, at least one.
    Kilsyth pick-a-part right?

    Ill head down shortly.. any bonnets?

    Seems like 16s are getting fewer and fewer down at pick a part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Kilsyth pick-a-part right?

    Ill head down shortly.. any bonnets?

    Seems like 16s are getting fewer and fewer down at pick a part.

    Yep, hope you get this in time

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    Didn't end up making it down there in time

    Oh well Ill head down tomorrow morning.

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    Got down there thismorning and grabbed some Fuego bits.

    16s are getting harder and harder to find wrecking.

    I grabbed a silver bonnet, a headlight, and idicator (broken plasic on the back)
    I was going to grab a second LH headlight, but it was broken, and I am sure they charged me less for one last time.

    Last time it cost me $20 for a headlight, this time around they wanted $35, and $25 for the indicator.

    The other headlight I had was broken, and he wouldnt give it to me for less so I left it.. (mental note, remove glass in future so that you arent charged extra for a "halogen" light)

    I wouldnt normally worry about $15 dollars here or there, but after me there was a good looking woman and her partner... "Hey this indicator is broken" and he offered it to them at 1/2 price!!

    OK, so now I know to take my girlfriend with me next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Got down there thismorning and grabbed some Fuego bits.

    16s are getting harder and harder to find wrecking.

    I grabbed a silver bonnet, a headlight, and idicator (broken plasic on the back)
    I was going to grab a second LH headlight, but it was broken, and I am sure they charged me less for one last time.

    Last time it cost me $20 for a headlight, this time around they wanted $35, and $25 for the indicator.

    The other headlight I had was broken, and he wouldnt give it to me for less so I left it.. (mental note, remove glass in future so that you arent charged extra for a "halogen" light)

    I wouldnt normally worry about $15 dollars here or there, but after me there was a good looking woman and her partner... "Hey this indicator is broken" and he offered it to them at 1/2 price!!

    OK, so now I know to take my girlfriend with me next time.

    Hi Vivid,

    They seem very inconsistent with their pricing . I bought a 505 motor with every accessory - $180.00

    So if you need a lot of engine bits it's cheaper to buy the engine plus acessories pull the starter/ alternator etc etc off and stack as many other small bits and pieces you can under the black gooey mess on the wheel barrow plus engine crane. They don't like foraging through the dirty parts.

    Yet I buy a distributor it's $35 plus $2 ea for HT leads.

    I guess the small consumable parts are expensive because everybody buys them & they are easy to pull off. (and to steal)

    The bigger bits which are harder to remove and harder to carry are less expensive.

    I must let you know in the trade they are known as "Pinch A Part" which doubtless means they have to jack up (no pun intended) their prices.

    Can I borrow your GF ? My wife may cause a price increase !

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Kilsyth pick-a-part right?

    Ill head down shortly.. any bonnets?

    Seems like 16s are getting fewer and fewer down at pick a part.
    In know a wreckers down here in Tassie that has a R16 in its yard that is pretty much complete. I did not have a good look at it as I was after Pug parts, but it did not seem too bad. Engine looked all intact. Anything small you may want I can look for and ship to you, or anything big for that matter, but shipping may be cost prohibitive.

    Hope this helps

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    Default Silver Fuego bits

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    The car that you took the silver bonnet off, did it have a good passenger door?

    I'm still casually on the look out for a silver door to replace one with minor rust in it - I know I am a lazy bugger, but thats old age for you and too lousy to pay the dollar to look for myself

    Should have asked for your Fleet owners discount at pick a part

    Ken

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    Do they have parts for a *real* car

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Do they have parts for a *real* car
    Thats what they were discussing shane......
    of course if you don't want to call fuegos 'real' cars.....then we're happy to call them UNREAL! cars!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Do they have parts for a *real* car

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    I am about to try my BX in some motorsport in the next week or so. If I don't like it there may be some BX parts available!
    It doesn't seem too flash on large undulations, can you increase the damping?
    It is a TRI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS
    I am about to try my BX in some motorsport in the next week or so. If I don't like it there may be some BX parts available!
    It doesn't seem too flash on large undulations, can you increase the damping?
    It is a TRI.
    Graham
    Yep,

    I suggest you put some 16valve spheres on it. They'll tighten up the front and more importantly the back. The firmer you make the back, the more readily the car will oversteer on the limits (which is a good thing ).

    BTW: I do own a Renault Fuego, do you want it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Yep,

    I suggest you put some 16valve spheres on it. They'll tighten up the front and more importantly the back. The firmer you make the back, the more readily the car will oversteer on the limits (which is a good thing ).

    BTW: I do own a Renault Fuego, do you want it

    seeya,
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    Are these hard to come by and do they screw straight in?
    The car turns in very well and goes hard but the lack of a hand brake is a worry, no way of tapping into the rear brake circuit with a hydraulic handbrake I suppose? Left foot braking may be the answer.
    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS
    Are these hard to come by and do they screw straight in?
    The car turns in very well and goes hard but the lack of a hand brake is a worry, no way of tapping into the rear brake circuit with a hydraulic handbrake I suppose? Left foot braking may be the answer.
    Graham
    Hi Graham,

    start yourself a new topic with this topic as the subject. Alan is your man, they run a BX16valve on hill climbs & stuff.

    16valve spheres are a 5minute change. However I'm uncertain how easy it would be to find a set... Possibly someone could lend you the sphere's off there car for a day to see how you like them

    I'm sure there would be a way of tapping into the rear brakes ... Ask around would be the best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
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    The car that you took the silver bonnet off, did it have a good passenger door?

    I'm still casually on the look out for a silver door to replace one with minor rust in it - I know I am a lazy bugger, but thats old age for you and too lousy to pay the dollar to look for myself

    Should have asked for your Fleet owners discount at pick a part

    Ken


    Infact Ken there are 2 silver Fuegos down there.. I am sorry I didn't think to mention it to you.

    From memory both are fine.. both cars seemed extremely straight.

    Just shows how slack I am too, it has taken me this long to find a replacement bonnet for the red Fuego I bought off your friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlb
    In know a wreckers down here in Tassie that has a R16 in its yard that is pretty much complete. I did not have a good look at it as I was after Pug parts, but it did not seem too bad. Engine looked all intact. Anything small you may want I can look for and ship to you, or anything big for that matter, but shipping may be cost prohibitive.

    Hope this helps

    Matt
    Hi Matt, Thanks.

    Always on the lookout for 16 bits, was it a TS or TL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Hi Matt, Thanks.

    Always on the lookout for 16 bits, was it a TS or TL?

    David.
    Couldn't tell you. I do not know that much form Renaults. the only reason I looked is my 505 has a carby from a R16 on it. Next time I'm there I'll take a photo and post it.

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    Thanks mate,

    appreciated.
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    Went to Pick- a- Part Fussell Rd Montrose today - bloody hot , but worthwhile as I picked up one reasonable silver passenger door - not a bad match, couple of very small dings and a couple of odd bits and pieces that cost me more than I thought they would. Yep, better to stick to the larger items they are much more reasonable priced - took the door, cable connector, and poor rear vision mirror plus door speaker for $50-

    One Fuego has a rusted hatch, but the other one looks quite good, still a lot of good parts on both cars including some good body panels though one has a lot of bog. Both pre power steering models.

    Interestingly enough both cars had signs that the heater taps had been leaking down onto the ignition modules - looks like one of them had new go faster leads fitted, but if the ignition modules were playing up, these would not have helped Interior on one looked to have been pretty good (until you got to it vivid!!

    Nearly left a shifting spanner behind, but gave the wrecks one more look over before I left- none of your spanners lying about vivid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
    Interior on one looked to have been pretty good (until you got to it vivid!!

    Nearly left a shifting spanner behind, but gave the wrecks one more look over before I left- none of your spanners lying about vivid Ken
    Hi Ken, glad to hear the door suits.

    Yea I saw someone wen't mental on the roof of one of the cars, gave me a chance to take a look in I guess, but I was not interested in the interiors.

    Grabbed the bonnet, drivers rear vision mirror, and left headlight and indicator. $125 later...

    If I find a good red bonnet, the silver one I got was in pretty good condition... you're welcome to it if I can find any other colour, as I will only be respraying it.

    I wont respray it if I dont have to, but I have the paint.. just need the time now. Will probably sit until I have prepped the body for a respray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlb
    In know a wreckers down here in Tassie that has a R16 in its yard that is pretty much complete. I did not have a good look at it as I was after Pug parts, but it did not seem too bad. Engine looked all intact. Anything small you may want I can look for and ship to you, or anything big for that matter, but shipping may be cost prohibitive.

    Hope this helps

    Matt
    Had a look at the wreckers today. I made a slight error. It wasn't an R16, it was an R12. Silly me.

    Sorry about that. As I say, A mind is a terrible thing to waste!

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