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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Vale Phil Thompson in Renault Forum
    Another sad day. Feeling sad about Phil. Had a few PMs from him and to him. Discussed a few things along the way, We all knew about some health...
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    19th February 2019, 07:24 AM
    I'm not sure about the following idea in my head. I have always thought that the casting indent on the front of the caliper tells you what seal to...
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    18th February 2019, 01:53 PM
    This is the photos I received from Manic GT. The one photo is dark on the bottom half, not sure what went wrong but that is how I received them....
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    18th February 2019, 11:57 AM
    Jerry, you can email them to me and I will put them up for you if you want. Frans.
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    17th February 2019, 05:13 PM
    Ian, So where is the 1.4 that you mentioned in the beginning? The 1.4 sleeves are around 84.5mm on its thinnest and that is where the 2 flats are...
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    15th February 2019, 10:33 PM
    Hi, The Mazda pistons that I have used is seen in the picture with a part no from AE (Associated Engineering) of RP61009. In the catalogue I have...
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    15th February 2019, 10:55 AM
    Ian, Sorry I didn't see that you were going ahead with the Mazda idea. I know that the gudgeon pins needs to be resized but the deck height is...
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    14th February 2019, 05:37 AM
    Hi Reidar, No the adjuster mechanism is actually there to keep the pads close to the rotors. As the pads wear down the hydraulic pressure will...
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    11th February 2019, 06:12 AM
    HI All, We had the National Concourse show yesterday and it was divided into two displays for the Renaults. Renault contacted me and they have...
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    4th February 2019, 07:38 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi Keith, That is a hard to answer question. Driving Miss Daisy will wet her skirt, Evil Knievel would want to do 400Kmh. Luckily it was a...
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    2nd February 2019, 08:42 AM
    Hi, I fed the figures into my own spreadsheet and it came out to 7.99:1. That is using bore as 58mm and stroke as 80mm and a compressed head...
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    30th January 2019, 07:29 AM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Agree that a GPS can do it. I'll have to re-program the Megajolt so that I have an output LED come on at 4000 rpm, check the speed on the motorway...
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    29th January 2019, 02:01 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi All, Went racing yesterday!! We raced at the Pukekohe track which should be known to most of you petrol heads. This track had a small change...
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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 (65)
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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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