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    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    As usual, very interesting thread. Also: https://www.tefgel.com.au/ Cheers
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Spotto in CitroŽn Forum
    Thanks. That's it. Just couldn't get it into my mind. Lovey guy.
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    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Spotto in CitroŽn Forum
    Hop onto Aussiefrogs and look for Wayne in Geraldton - he has DS coupe and is working on his CX Estate. I'm just thinking of the Aussiefrogs...
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    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Virage 1400 Engine in Renault Forum
    Found an engine yet Wayne? There seem to be a few around, fortunately. I don't think I ever knew that Willeton car. Cheers
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    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Tragedy in CitroŽn Forum
    Glad that's all done Ross. Hope the house work is going well, or even finished? What a saga! Knowing your place well, my blood goes cold when I...
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    19th September 2017, 10:19 PM
    Tefgel eh? Thanks. I'll note that.
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    19th September 2017, 08:35 PM
    Well, there are two completely opposed views! I recall the old 750 head bolts being 45 lbs-ft. I'm surprised, in my untrained way, that the 16TS is...
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    19th September 2017, 09:41 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread WTF Happened? in Froggy Chat!
    Thanks for all the work getting it up and running it generally. Hugely appreciated by a lot of us. Best wishes,
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    14th September 2017, 02:49 PM
    There's a low mileage turbo Xantia for sale right now....... I know what you said of course. We ended up replacing our excellent Xantia with a...
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    14th September 2017, 09:38 AM
    Let me know if you'd like that request sent around the Register. Cheers
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    14th September 2017, 09:25 AM
    I knew you'd done a few, but 13.... Did you keep the bits out of interest? It would be worth retrieving energiser springs from the synchro units,...
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    13th September 2017, 08:22 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread For the R8 Fans in Renault Forum
    You are both correct IMHO! :)
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    12th September 2017, 07:29 PM
    Ah, THOSE. I'd forgotten them completely. Hmm. I'm not sure I have any. Shout, KB, if you end up short and I'll invert every jar of nuts.... I...
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    12th September 2017, 07:45 AM
    So it is a different thread from the coarse-threaded bolts that are used, for example on the front mudguards' top mounts and the radiator shield? ...
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    11th September 2017, 07:41 PM
    Ah. I reckon the big decision is whether to stay in Perth for a week or spend 2-3 days getting a slight feel for the wonderful south-west forests....
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    11th September 2017, 07:14 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Word association in Froggy Chat!
    Do you do cryptic crosswords too? :)
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    11th September 2017, 05:23 PM
    We have Froggers in Geraldton too. Poke around this site and you'll find them. Somewhere up that way, south of Geraldton I believe, is supposed...
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    11th September 2017, 05:14 PM
    What do the special nuts look like? Who knows, I might have some.
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    11th September 2017, 11:12 AM
    It just goes to show what a diverse set of Froggers we are. So much pleasure in so many ways..... :)
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    11th September 2017, 08:13 AM
    The "genuine" equivalent parts for my Xantia, bought as a spare to have in hand, were made in China...
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    10th September 2017, 07:08 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread My 306 in Peugeot Forum
    I think it is pretty much sorted. Mostly it always was, but they are quite a car to learn your way into. No-one will ever do anything like that...
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    10th September 2017, 02:46 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread My 306 in Peugeot Forum
    Very enjoyable! Yes, the French do appreciate their knifes as you say. I have been coveting one of these for years, but didn't know "Opinel". I...
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    10th September 2017, 02:28 PM
    I haven't touched my Ducellier starter for decades. Time must be coming, so I'll be interested to see what you do.....
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    10th September 2017, 12:25 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread My 306 in Peugeot Forum
    Thanks for the education - I now know what an Opinel knife is. Interesting. :) I'd vouch for the benefits of braided stainless hoses too. Cheers
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    10th September 2017, 11:05 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    About the same mileage as my engine since I rebuilt it in 1988 Henry. My crankshaft was as new when measured, so has done 300,000 km plus. These...
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    10th September 2017, 09:55 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    Only 40 psi? My standard engine runs 55-60 psi when hot at 3000 rpm. No doubt you're about to teach me something.... :)
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    10th September 2017, 09:46 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Two new racecars in NZ in Renault Forum
    I've had a German-made VDO oil pressure gauge in the R8 since 1974, with a car-length nylon tube running to the gauge. I bled it, so it is full of...
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    10th September 2017, 09:31 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread R16TS Engine Questions in Renault Forum
    All interesting! It does remind me what a great bit of alloy casting that engine is. Wasn't it the world's first pressure diecast alloy block? ...
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    9th September 2017, 08:17 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Cx 25 ZF 3hp22 issues in CitroŽn Forum
    Somewhere back there, maybe lost in the great crash, were many posts and discussions on Dexron 2 versus Dexron 3. A good point....
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    9th September 2017, 08:15 PM
    Just a minor correction. It is Floride. Fluoride is the reason, all being well, that you or younger relatives don't have a mouthful of fillings.......
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    Hey John...I would love to get in touch with him...I have a lot of little details he may can help with.
    Thanks!
    Ed
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    Hi John, I had difficulty contacting you the other day, I will try again today when I get the chance. I hear what you are saying about bodywork (a Fiat owners worst enemy). Maybe this vehicle would be worth rescuing as a parts car at the very least. Found an old post of yours - something like this would be perfect

    https://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/ca...ay-enough.html
  3. Hi Graham,

    Best give me a ring. 9244 3027.

    I'd not touch one with a bad body, the rest is fairly straightforward although quite unique. But there is the odd good one around, well worth looking for.

    We have a good Renault community out there and some guys over east with a few cars.

    Cheers

    John
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    Hi John, I am a reformed Fiat fanatic who took a look at a fairly rough 16ts yesterday. I am thinking of taking it on as a project. If it were a Fiat I would have no problems as I have the contacts and could source parts. Could you tell me how difficult a project the 16 TS is likely to be in terms of accessing mechanichal parts and perhaps a bonnet. I live in Bunbury WA. Cheers, Graham
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About JohnW
Biography:
Fell in love with Renault 750s in 1966 and have had a serious habit ever since
Location:
Perth, WA, Australia
Occupation:
Hydrogeologist
Interests:
Many, including my French cars
Other forums you frequent?:
French Car Forum
Car(s) - Current:
Renault 4CV 1951: Renault R8 1965: Renault Scenic 2005; Renault Scenic 2006; Peugeot 306 XT 1995: Citroen CX Pallas 1980
Car(s) Owned - Previous:
Some Renaults.......
Cars - Wrecking:
None

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JohnW

Renault 4CV 1951
Renault R8 1965
Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
Peugeot 306 XT 1995 (daughter's)
CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

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