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    22nd April 2017, 05:54 AM
    You can get a clear epoxy that you can use. I love the idea. Interesting article I read say that the reflector has to be re-silvered. If re-chromed...
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    21st April 2017, 05:42 PM
    This will be a road car. At this stage it looks like it will just be a nice drive-able fresh 1397cc. Maybe a little fresher later on? Frans.
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    21st April 2017, 01:39 PM
    Hi, Can anybody help with suppliers of 16TS rotors. Are there any other Renaults using them as well? Such as R12, R15 or maybe 17. Meca parts...
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    21st April 2017, 11:50 AM
    Hi All, Here is another R8 sticking its head out here in NZ. It is a 65 model and has had a respray. Photos is not that good as it was taken in...
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    20th April 2017, 06:39 AM
    Hi, On the race car I am running 30 degrees with 12.5:1 CR and AVGAS. Frans.
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    18th April 2017, 09:08 PM
    Frans replied to a thread R8 Gordini Engine in Renault Forum
    Hi, If the engine is stripped and proved to be good, that alone can fetch around 5k. To get this money is going to cost you some work. What I mean...
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    9th April 2017, 10:51 PM
    Frans replied to a thread R12 Timing in Renault Forum
    Yes 1 or 4 will give you the same reading. It has to because the timing mark is at the same spot when 1 fires and a full rotation later no 4 will...
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    9th April 2017, 09:00 PM
    Frans replied to a thread R12 Timing in Renault Forum
    Timing can be set using no.1 or no.4 it won't make a difference. Maybe the timing is so far out that the mark has disappeared behind the bell...
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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,

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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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Renault R8 Gordini 1970, Renault Gordini 1966, Race Car


Old enough to know better
Young enough to do it anyway.


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