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    Today, 03:57 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Cold Air intake R8 in Renault Forum
    Just remember with using the sock filter there is a lesser surface area than a normal folded paper or cone type filter, so more frequent cleaning may...
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    Today, 03:22 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Cold Air intake R8 in Renault Forum
    I’m not a big fan of them, but will the cone filter fit onto the tube in that radiator intake area? Or a foam sock filter over the end. I’d still...
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    It's part of the main casting, with the lip for the retaining circlip. If that portion has broken away, the remainder could be compromised * snappo *...
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Floride Caravelle info in Renault Forum
    Floride / (Caravelle USA), 1959-1962, R1092, 845cc, Engine 670-05, 3-speed 'box 314-20 / 314-30, 4-speed 'box 318-12 / 318-13. Floride S /...
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    22nd April 2017, 04:13 PM
    The instrument cluster is the same as all the other 15/17 Mk 1s with metric instruments, but still worth keeping.
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    22nd April 2017, 03:42 PM
    Hang onto things like the ID plates (Oval, Diamond and compliance). - oh, and the 17TS badge on the hatch and dash too. I'm thinking one day they...
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    21st April 2017, 03:27 PM
    Put a white roof and front doors on it, and it has the making of a replica Renault Service vehicle.
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    21st April 2017, 02:52 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    Loctite may prevent your nuts falling off, but not potential compression of the manifold gasket over time, which ends up causing the manifold to...
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    21st April 2017, 09:12 AM
    Simon replied to a thread Cold Air intake R8 in Renault Forum
    In the absence of a proper R8/10 air cleaner housing, how about looking around a wrecking yard for a suitable old “frying pan” type air cleaner,...
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    20th April 2017, 09:54 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8 Gordini Engine in Renault Forum
    I was less than half interested, but as a spare motor more than anything. It's out of a car from the same batch as mine, with a very close engine...
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    20th April 2017, 09:19 PM
    That really is a lot of bad news. At least you are still around to tell us all what happened, so the cars obviously did their job of looking after...
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    18th April 2017, 02:51 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8 Gordini Engine in Renault Forum
    It’s probably all academic really but, the ballpark is a very big place. 804 or 812? 1108, 1255, 1296, or other? Standard steel sump or alloy?...
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    13th April 2017, 11:59 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8G colours in Renault Forum
    Same as Australia then, which went metric in 1974. The charge gauge is actually a voltmeter. With the early Motorola solid state regulators...
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    13th April 2017, 10:32 PM
    Simon replied to a thread renault no more in Renault Forum
    Glad that you are OK!
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    13th April 2017, 10:30 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8G colours in Renault Forum
    The matt black bonnet was to stop light reflecting off the bonnet and glaring the driver and navigator. If you look carefully at the pics of David's...
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    12th April 2017, 10:57 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    That's because they are in the car for which they are designed. The steering column is also lower in a 15/17 relative to a 12.
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    12th April 2017, 09:29 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    Another thought are the seats from a 16 (either the later '74 onwards TL with separate (and useless) head restraints, or the tombstone TS) may be...
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    12th April 2017, 09:24 PM
    Try Ralph Moore Auto Glass in NSW.
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    10th April 2017, 11:24 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    It needs a TS badge on the back to fill those holes, and give it a good boost in performance! :-) Have a good safe trip!
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    10th April 2017, 11:08 PM
    Simon replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    Spotted in the tour category in an old magazine, promoting the Targa Tasvegas Tour for 2006.
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    9th April 2017, 03:53 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R12 Timing in Renault Forum
    Being an early car, it may not have the marks at that end, the marks being on the crank pulley and the pointer on the timing cover. (See first pic) ...
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    5th April 2017, 09:19 PM
    Whichever unit you decide to use, just make sure that it won't affect the operation of the tacho.
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    31st March 2017, 09:27 PM
    Haut et Bas, top and bottom (lower part). S for synthetic?
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    31st March 2017, 03:16 PM
    It depends on the Davrian. Many used Hillman Imp running gear, so rear engined, and there was also the Monte Carlo MC220 (An Alpine A110 replica...
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    30th March 2017, 09:39 PM
    That website is obviously geared to harvest advertising revenue rather than provide accurate information. One day I'll write my own version for...
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    29th March 2017, 09:54 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Instrument cluster in Renault Forum
    A non-working auto electrician......
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    29th March 2017, 09:36 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    Are you sure that somewhere like French Connection doesn't have a load of dead stock they'd like to get rid of?
    436 replies | 24115 view(s)
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1963 Renault R4 Van
1964 Renault R4
1967 Volkswagen 1300 Deluxe
1969 Renault 8 Gordini 1300
2005 Renaultsport Clio 182 Cup

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