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    Today, 09:12 AM
    Join the queue please!!! :)
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    Today, 09:11 AM
    I could, maybe should have said "a Djet or a Jet." Frans' car is badged as a JET 6 and, if I recall, yours is a DJET 5. I wonder why they dropped...
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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I can vouch for the driveability of both great cars. I want a Jet....
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    19th November 2018, 03:33 AM
    If it only needs a small proportion of the total volume replacing, distilled water might be the simplest answer. A wee bit of dilution is not likely...
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    16th November 2018, 07:11 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread R1130 in Renault Forum
    Did you buy the blue one that had been for sale in South Perth or Kensington? There aren't many R8s for sale in WA..... If you only need two...
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    16th November 2018, 07:02 AM
    Thanks for reminding him!! David, the more I think about it, the more I like "Alice"! I do wonder who is the Mad Hatter mind you. :roflmao: ...
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    16th November 2018, 03:40 AM
    Well done Andrew. A good buy I'd say, having watched the Geckoeng restoration from a rather tired car to what you have. I can't comment on the head...
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    14th November 2018, 05:59 AM
    The Captur is an inflated Clio isn't it? Like the Scenic is an inflated Megane. I imagine it is Type D, but personally I wouldn't guess, I'd need...
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    14th November 2018, 05:57 AM
    Boy, and Frans thought HE had sinned????? Lovely David. Enjoy. Where did she come from? Cheers John
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    14th November 2018, 05:52 AM
    Pretty easy then.... :roflmao: I didn't realize Harry had 1475 cc! No wonder it goes well. Cheers
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    14th November 2018, 05:43 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread R1130 in Renault Forum
    Mecaparts has them new in stainless, at a price.... CHARNIERES ET POIGNEES R8ALPINE RENAULT,GORDINI kit des baguettes 4 ailes et 4 portes en inox...
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    12th November 2018, 09:39 PM
    Thanks Nauli. Good to keep the bits for both options! I have a transistored ignition on the 6V 4CV and, in the boot, the key wire to revert to...
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    12th November 2018, 12:40 PM
    Good to hear and perhaps good news for your own engine assembly schedule!! :) I wonder whether they got the black box working? Cheers
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    12th November 2018, 08:27 AM
    A week has passed in Peru, so no doubt in Perth as well. Any joy? If not, good luck and best wishes....
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    10th November 2018, 08:03 AM
    It has had what can only be described as a meticulous restoration to extremely original condition. Maurice's work is of a special standard. Cheers
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    10th November 2018, 08:01 AM
    AFAIK the Michelotti Contessa design (no wonder it has "Triumph" elements) won an award at the time. They're pretty things I reckon. Maurice's is...
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    9th November 2018, 04:22 AM
    By 200,000 km, our 306 started using quite a bit of oil and was nearly run dry (but NOT fortunately). Valve guide seals seemed to be the issue and...
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    9th November 2018, 04:10 AM
    Good you posted this Ray. I drove one of Maurice's Hinos a few years back - interesting. I've seen it in bits and parts of the rear suspension are...
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    5th November 2018, 10:38 AM
    I can recommend a bloke to help get it right! :) Glad it is running and I hope it gets sorted ere long. You really want it running well to get the...
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    5th November 2018, 10:34 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread Renault Fregate.. in Renault Forum
    It looks like how the British would have styled a Fregate!! It's very well done I reckon with respect to the size and shape of the grill and the...
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    3rd November 2018, 10:11 PM
    Not a high assembly priority given you weren't going to use the distributor! Good luck getting it going. :)
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    31st October 2018, 07:42 PM
    Sigh indeed, and the car at Mandurah to boot! Good luck with it. Hopefully something really simple and easy, once discovered of course. I've never...
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    31st October 2018, 07:39 PM
    Dangerous is hardly the word...…….. John has that one under control I think.
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    30th October 2018, 08:04 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread 2017 Renault Megane GT in Renault Forum
    Well, while I agree, most people are not in the DIY category.
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    30th October 2018, 08:00 PM
    What a great collection. Thanks for posting. Was there not a single CX there? We are at risk of forgetting the last real pre-PSA "big"...
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    30th October 2018, 10:06 AM
    JohnW replied to a thread 2017 Renault Megane GT in Renault Forum
    I've always advocated that approach. We just bought a third series II Scenic manual for $3100 and spent $2500 doing the overdue maintenance (belts,...
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    29th October 2018, 09:18 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Renault part wanted in Renault Forum
    Very funny. :) That's my first car, bought for $60 in 1966 and just getting its first new transmission since a rebuilt unit in 1970. Hence the 4CV...
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    29th October 2018, 08:36 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread r12 in Renault Forum
    Ah, Linton's Garage. Back in the distant past (maybe 1987), I took the R8 to Tony Goode there (ex-Renault Australia Service Manager for those who...
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    29th October 2018, 07:16 PM
    JohnW replied to a thread Renault part wanted in Renault Forum
    Wow, that cabinet work is way out of my leagueÖ. Agree re wine as #1 priority too.
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    29th October 2018, 07:06 PM
    Wow.... I've twice driven a BVH car and there is absolutely nothing like them. Cruising fast on an indifferent road and flicking between 3rd and...
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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:
Nearly retired hydrogeologist
Interests:
Many, including my French cars
Other forums you frequent?:
French Car Forum
Car(s) - Current:
Renault 4CV 1950: Renault R8 1965: Renault Scenic 2005; Renault Scenic 2006; Peugeot 306 XT 1995: Citroen CX Pallas 1980
Car(s) Owned - Previous:
Various Renaults.......
Cars - Wrecking:
None

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JohnW

Renault 4CV 1951
Renault R8 1965
Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

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