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    22nd April 2017, 07:24 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Love letter to a DS21 in CitroŽn Forum
    Good to stir, you'll always catch some of us. Bad luck about the dog!!! :( Hope it was good wine to match the circumstances.....
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    22nd April 2017, 07:21 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Love letter to a DS21 in CitroŽn Forum
    Not an unreasonable comment either. If you don't support local businesses, they can't be there for you in the future. :)
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    21st April 2017, 08:25 AM
    Alas, no. We need to get to Adelaide over a couple of days from Canberra, starting tomorrow, to fit in with some commitments there. Cheers
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    20th April 2017, 10:40 AM
    That's good news! Glad it is fixed. I'd echo the other comments about the excellent restoration - the car is a credit to you and a delight to the...
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    17th April 2017, 07:01 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Correct. Do come to Inverell!! :)
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    16th April 2017, 12:32 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Thanks. Lovely time here. Couple more photos for you... One shows 150,000 miles in the R8 since we bought it at an estimated 65,000 miles - so...
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    16th April 2017, 12:22 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread R8/R10 Hub Assemblies in Renault Forum
    AFAIK, those later R10 inner bearings are unique to Renault. I have no idea regarding seals. I imagine they are the same as R8 Gordini from...
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    14th April 2017, 08:22 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread 6V starter rebuild in Renault Forum
    Better join him up to the Register - we should have members with knowledge and parts. :)
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    14th April 2017, 12:03 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread R8G colours in Renault Forum
    I suspect that is right! My R8 has had 60 psi at 3000 rpm since 1974. It's just clocked up 150,000 miles in our ownership (some 250,000 km) and...
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    13th April 2017, 11:35 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Some of us made the distance though.... Shame about the last-minute problems. I'd advise avoiding Menindee to Ivanhoe - the NSW non-bitumen...
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    13th April 2017, 07:08 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread My new 8G in Renault Forum
    Wow.... Well done Dave. We look forward to the full story in time! A rare one! The Griffith group is gathering gradually. We have two R8s from...
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    12th April 2017, 10:08 PM
    They are difficult to tension sufficiently. They need to be "quite tight"! I'm guessing no more than that 12 mm deflection. I made a simple tool...
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    6th April 2017, 02:38 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Good idea. We aren't far off having about 8 4CVs and nearly as many R8 Gordinis, and a few R8/R10 models and Floride/Caravelles. Let's discuss...
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    6th April 2017, 02:36 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Probably about the same as to France.... :)
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    6th April 2017, 12:39 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Thanks! Same to you. Airblast from road trains can be a slight issue on this road, it being the only one east from Perth if you don't go via...
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    6th April 2017, 12:28 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Not sure. I know Jacques isn't (Mississippi paddleboat cruise!!). I'll email him and ask. We leave tomorrow for Norseman! Cheers
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    5th April 2017, 05:09 PM
    Such a responsive chassis, ideal to support a power increase. I drove ours again the other day, marvellous handling! I'll be interested to hear...
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    5th April 2017, 09:31 AM
    That's right I think - there is/was a Sierra 123 but it isn't set for any of the rear-engine applications and the one person I know who bought one...
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    4th April 2017, 09:58 PM
    I fitted a Hot Spark kit to my R8 Ducellier about 5 years ago. Great result. It doesn't do away with vacuum and centrifugal advance/retard...
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    4th April 2017, 09:54 PM
    Simple then. Both of you go to a Cit-in.... :)
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    3rd April 2017, 09:27 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread 4CV Motors in Renault Forum
    If I understand it, you aren't happy with the brakes? They ought to be very good with that spec, if set up properly. Personally, I'd prefer discs...
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    3rd April 2017, 08:27 PM
    What a good find! You'll love it. Pity about the Xantia. I have a moderate condition (and white) rear bumper for that model that I keep...
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    3rd April 2017, 08:21 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread 4CV Motors in Renault Forum
    Brakes should be adequate then, for the weight. :) Those rear drums are 9", same diameter as FJ Holden, but Kermit is a wee bit lighter.
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    3rd April 2017, 07:23 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread 4CV Motors in Renault Forum
    Kermit is Dauphine Gordini, Ventoux engine. So he's lively with 40-50 bhp compared with the 21 or so of my standard 4CV. The 16/weber cars, some...
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    3rd April 2017, 04:56 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread 4CV Motors in Renault Forum
    AFAIK Peter is bringing the 4cvg. Alan Moore will presumably bring "NOT 750". See you there. My 4CV has a big bore 760 engine by accident,...
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    3rd April 2017, 04:53 PM
    Just connecting the heater hoses to maintain that circulation by short-circuiting the matrix is the standard approach I think. It was Alex's car, so...
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    3rd April 2017, 03:23 PM
    At last, a response!! :) There was a tale circulating a few years ago that Valeo were recommending Bars Leaks as a preventative for the heater...
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    3rd April 2017, 09:32 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Instrument cluster in Renault Forum
    Our first secondhand Scenic had had a replacement cluster installed by a previous owner - there is a problem with one or two components apparently on...
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    2nd April 2017, 03:22 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread R8/R10 Hub Assemblies in Renault Forum
    Great. And what size stub axle is it?
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    2nd April 2017, 03:41 AM
    That's one hell of a gear selector linkage system in the Lotus! They did well to make it work, I'd suggest!! :)
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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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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

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