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About R8philSA
Biography:
Very active member of Hope Valley Uniting Church, interested in Men's Ministry and very interested in Renault car events, especially when they involve R8/R10 vehicles. Had 21 years in RAAF (Engine trade) + 21 years in BAE Systems-Quality Engineering.
Anything else you want to share?:
Love to hear of events around SA that involve the R8
Location:
Vista SA
Occupation:
Retired Aircraft Engineer/ Quality Engineer
Interests:
Car Restoration
Car(s) - Current:
1964 R8 1100cc, Commodore VE, Renault MEGANE 2011, 1964 Renault Caravelle

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0.36
Last Post
R8 Barn find BARNIE progress Part 2. 31st January 2019 11:18 PM
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11th February 2019 01:14 PM
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16th February 2012
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  1. Shoji
    Shoji liked post by R8philSA On thread : WTD Qty 2 R16TS EXHAUST Valve collets.
    Hi Guys. I'm wondering if there is somebody out there that might have Qty 2 R16TS EXHAUST Valve Collets they could spare me please. I just can't believe I have lost/misplaced just 2 of the eight...
    Liked On: 15th July 2017, 10:12 PM
  2. jaahn
    jaahn liked post by R8philSA On thread : Stop oil leaks.
    Thanks Simon and Jaahn for your comments. I have a very small seep from the drive shaft seal Left Inner on the Caravelle so I simply haven't the time to pull the thing down as the BARN FIND is top...
    Liked On: 9th July 2017, 12:11 PM
  3. R8 Dream
    R8 Dream liked post by R8philSA On thread : Braking efficiency- R8/R10/Caravelle- 4 Wheel Disc
    Angelo. make sure the copper washer you use is soft (Annealed) To soften copper heat it up with a gas torch to blood red and quench into a small container of engine oil. This softens the copper and...
    Liked On: 11th June 2017, 08:08 PM
  4. jaahn
    jaahn liked post by R8philSA On thread : Barn Find 1963 R8 - RESTORATION
    Thanks Jaahn OK, I'll give it a try. Here goes: 96859 Yeh baby, it works for me. Very basic but easy. Thanks again Phil
    Liked On: 8th June 2017, 10:00 AM
  5. J-man
    J-man liked post by R8philSA On thread : Barn Find 1963 R8 - RESTORATION
    Trying again to post some pics. Phil 96707
    Liked On: 7th June 2017, 10:47 AM
  6. J-man
    J-man liked post by R8philSA On thread : Barn Find 1963 R8 - RESTORATION
    Thanks Jaahn OK, I'll give it a try. Here goes: 96859 Yeh baby, it works for me. Very basic but easy. Thanks again Phil
    Liked On: 7th June 2017, 10:10 AM
  7. R8 Dream
    R8 Dream liked post by R8philSA On thread : Barn Find 1963 R8 - RESTORATION
    Trying again to post some pics. Phil 96707
    Liked On: 3rd June 2017, 11:24 PM
  8. R8 Dream
    R8 Dream liked post by R8philSA On thread : Barn Find 1963 R8 - RESTORATION
    Continuing with the 'BARNIE' re-berth. Well here we are many months after my last post and I probably should be further advanced, but life still has to be lived so what gets done gets done. I...
    Liked On: 3rd June 2017, 11:22 PM
  9. R8 Dream
    R8 Dream liked post by R8philSA On thread : Barn Find 1963 R8 - RESTORATION
    All pics I added in my first post didn't happen!! :mad:96698 Try again Keep in mind this barn Find was found in a barn but I can assure you that this car has been out in a paddock for at least 5 or...
    Liked On: 3rd June 2017, 11:22 PM
  10. Shoji
    Shoji liked post by R8philSA On thread : R8 Barn Find (BARNIE) Headlight resto.
    Hi Fran I just finished connecting the bulbs up and ran a trial on high and low beam. Fantastic, as good as new reflectors and for $5, unbelievable. All I have to do now is give the front a bit of...
    Liked On: 6th May 2017, 08:53 PM
  11. baldrick56
    baldrick56 liked post by R8philSA On thread : R8 Barn Find (BARNIE) Headlight resto.
    Hi Fran I just finished connecting the bulbs up and ran a trial on high and low beam. Fantastic, as good as new reflectors and for $5, unbelievable. All I have to do now is give the front a bit of...
    Liked On: 25th April 2017, 08:10 AM
  12. forzamacchi
    forzamacchi liked post by R8philSA On thread : Cold Air intake R8
    That is seriously a good neat job, and looks like it works very well. Cheers Phil
    Liked On: 24th April 2017, 02:20 PM
  13. R8 Dream
    R8 Dream liked post by R8philSA On thread : Cold Air intake R8
    Glad you put this up Bustamif. I'm always considering ideas to replace the crap set up that is on the Barn Find. The photo of the left hand rear inner guard shows a huge cutout but it doesn't bring...
    Liked On: 24th April 2017, 01:22 AM
  14. G4ME
    G4ME liked post by R8philSA On thread : Dauphine G Master Cylinder wanted
    Hi Paul. If you don't have any luck you could always shrink a metal sleeve/collar over the end you are worried about especially if you know the internal workings are good. Cheers Phil
    Liked On: 24th April 2017, 12:49 AM
  15. bowie
    bowie liked post by R8philSA On thread : Another Renault R8 awakening in NZ.
    Hi there Frans. Great to see another R8 saved from the crusher. Can't wait to see it completed. Love the colour and texture of the finish. I'm respraying the BARN FIND (Barnie) bit by bit as time...
    Liked On: 23rd April 2017, 11:03 AM
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