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    17th August 2017, 02:16 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi, Simon, when I built the engine some 8+ years ago it was all completed and then I added the MegaJolt components. That meant that the pulley had...
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    16th August 2017, 02:05 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    A bit more progress. The head is now on and torqued. As can be seen, I have replaced the little springs on the rocker shaft with spacers to...
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    14th August 2017, 07:47 PM
    Frans replied to a thread R8 front seat upgrade in Renault Forum
    This is HarryA's picture for Potentz Regards, Frans
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    8th August 2017, 11:36 AM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    More progress made. Milling the pockets in the new pistons. Finished piston.
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    7th August 2017, 02:45 PM
    Frans replied to a thread For the R8 Fans in Renault Forum
    On behalf of Arthur that has just completed his second race, and photographic honour to Ralph Pike Photography, here are some pics of Arthurs race...
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    7th August 2017, 06:39 AM
    Hi, So, do you need 3 pedestals with the threaded stud holes? I can help. Frans.
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    6th August 2017, 10:05 PM
    Frans replied to a thread R8 Sump Gasket?? in Renault Forum
    Thanks for the replies. It worked with the hot water, I was just to impatient and had to dunk them for about 20 minutes to get the effect. ...
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    6th August 2017, 11:10 AM
    Frans started a thread R8 Sump Gasket?? in Renault Forum
    Hi All, I am busy assembling the race car's engine and I got NOS cork sump gasket. When trying to fit it I noticed that it has shrunk. My father...
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    31st July 2017, 08:00 AM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi Henry, With the new pistons I'm sitting with 1438cc of Renault power :wink2: Frans.
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    31st July 2017, 07:50 AM
    Frans replied to a thread R8 Race car pistons.. in Renault Forum
    Here are some pictures of the new forged pistons. With this last picture I'm pointing out the shape of the crown. The grey piston is the...
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    31st July 2017, 07:38 AM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Please ignore my previous post. I couldn't download pics so here they are. So from initially thinking that I might have a broken ring (beginning...
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    29th July 2017, 09:25 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    So from initially thinking that I might have a broken ring (beginning of the year) it has developed as a complete rebuild. At last I got the modified...
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    26th July 2017, 11:18 PM
    I have had success in the past by soaking and shocking it with a brass drift. Give the outer a few taps on top and then at an angle trying to rotate...
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    23rd July 2017, 08:36 PM
    Hi Ladydauphine, Beautiful car you have there and enjoy it. Would you like to put a NZ look on it? :evil: Regards, Frans.
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    22nd July 2017, 09:15 PM
    Frans replied to a thread New R8 Gordini in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi John. I found the advert some 3-4 weeks ago. Very surprised I contacted the seller and checked with him but the car is for sale although it is...
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    Hello Frans.

    Sorry that I've been a little shy of late.... Hope you, your family and your brace of Renault R8 Gordini's are in perfect health. Would love to keep in contact with you (not just for your interest in Alpine A310 matters) and catch up for a coffee sometime real soon.


    Just in case you've not got my new e-mail address..... It's "[email protected]".


    Cheers Frans,


    John.
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    Hi Frans
    What are the spindles worth as I would be needing 2 ? What ignition system are you using, it looks like a custom fit crank position sensor? I am trying to get these 2 race cars built, but I'm flying blind without all the blokes from the track in SA . You forget how valuable those beers were after the race.
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    Hi Frans
    Interesting, I was racing a left hand drive dauphine ,Brian Evans has it now.The Gordini motor that was in that is going into the R8 . It has the Dacia block and all the other good bits . Just not sure where I will race it ? After the Dauphine I raced a 911 and then a Camaro that Peter DuToit now has (the yellow and white one) , the good old days when it was easy to go racing.
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2nd March 1953 (64)
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Auckland
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Instrument Tech
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Renault R8 Gordini 1970, Renault Gordini 1966, Race Car

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Young enough to do it anyway.

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