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    17th October 2017, 09:10 AM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi All, Back to the gearbox failure. Thank you for all the input ideas and discussions. I have sort of made a decision to replace like for...
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    12th October 2017, 08:30 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi All, On a slightly different note. Maybe one should always just grin and bear it. When I installed the engine this damaged radiator hose went...
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    11th October 2017, 08:47 PM
    It looks like you will need at least 37cc combustion chamber before you can start reconditioning with a skim to get a good base surface. I hope...
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    11th October 2017, 08:24 PM
    Hi, My knowledge about breaking cranks are the long stroke Dacia cranks we got in ZA but as far as I know they were the Romania cast cranks. No...
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    9th October 2017, 04:24 PM
    The chain story comes a long way in my application namely racing with a locked diff. It serves multiple purposes as follows. 1) it won't break...
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    6th October 2017, 02:03 PM
    Hi All, Last Saturday I took the G out for a run to Hampton Downs where I would've been racing to lick my wounds and to see the newcomers and...
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    5th October 2017, 03:11 PM
    Jaahn, thanks for that info, I'll definitely discuss this issue first and see what he reckons. John and Jaahn, the use of those two words could...
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    5th October 2017, 07:37 AM
    Frans replied to a thread R12 head in Renault Forum
    To me it will not matter as long as the area where the fire ring of the gasket sits is clean without dents. A little dent or scratch can be the weak...
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    4th October 2017, 10:27 PM
    Not sure about your 16 bellhousing but have a look at the tube that guides the thrust. It has a hole in it. That hole must point downwards in case...
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    4th October 2017, 10:17 PM
    SZ and Jaahn. The metal is Bohler K600. It is a very tough metal and used for various items in different hardnesses. This piece will be hardened to...
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    4th October 2017, 12:40 PM
    Frans replied to a thread R12 head in Renault Forum
    Everytime the head is skimmed the combustion chamber becomes smaller and the CR goes up. The factory has a minimum and that is what is published. My...
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    4th October 2017, 11:15 AM
    Hi, Our next race is next weekend, only 2 weeks in between. I am trying to make it for then. I have received all the detail of how to do it and...
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    3rd October 2017, 11:36 AM
    Thank you Sunroof. I got them and will study it as soon as I have completed the spindle. I need means of contacting Colin Stark and Dave and others...
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    2nd October 2017, 09:21 PM
    PM sent.
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    2nd October 2017, 05:59 AM
    Any thing will help at this stage. Thanks. Frans. Yes SZ that is the support needle bearing fitted close to the u-joint.
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    1st October 2017, 08:45 PM
    Hi All, Anybody here that could help with a link to an article that describe the installation of an additional needle roller bearing on the drive...
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    28th September 2017, 02:04 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi All, After checking the stripped gearbox I noticed that the shaft has been twisted and the one that broke had much longer splines. The other...
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    27th September 2017, 08:50 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi, Thanks Schlitzaugen for taking the time. The fact that there is only one single roller bearing at the wheel side and relying on the u-joint...
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    26th September 2017, 08:01 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Hi, So the break is catastrophic!! The new season starts this weekend and then the following race is only 2 weeks later and that one will be...
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    26th September 2017, 01:11 PM
    Frans replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Major issues in this Renault camp!!! I broke something in the gearbox/diff/U-joints. Busy opening it up to see. Frans.
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    25th September 2017, 07:54 PM
    Frans replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    Bowie, When you get the head, why not measure the cc's yourself and see exactly what the CR is going to be? It is so nice to do this and the...
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    25th September 2017, 07:05 PM
    Frans replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    I'm sure that is a typo? :wink2: Frans
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    24th September 2017, 12:59 PM
    Frans replied to a thread For the R8 Fans in Renault Forum
    It is a pleasure Arthur, I appreciate the acknowledgement. Frans.
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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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Renault R8 Gordini 1970, Renault Gordini 1966, Race Car

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