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    25th June 2017, 07:49 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Wanted Renault Engine in Renault Forum
    For Sure! Ask Dr Google about Gerard Miller and his Plymouth Special, if he can do it, I'd say you could do it even better.
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    25th June 2017, 05:42 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Wanted Renault Engine in Renault Forum
    You should be able to make a nice Chrysler Special out of that. It'd look good with a Fregate tow car.
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    25th June 2017, 05:37 PM
    If it is out of a 20TS, the Observers book of Renault gearboxes says it will be a 369. 1st 37/11 – 3.36 2nd 35/17 – 2.06 3rd 29/21 – 1.38 4th...
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    23rd June 2017, 10:29 PM
    This would probably be best in the Renault section, chances are here it will get lost once it falls from the top of the list. 1) The seats are...
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    23rd June 2017, 03:23 PM
    The later Fuegos with the bottle in the scuttle were notorious for exploding. UV through the plenum vent made the bottle brittle, leading to...
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    21st June 2017, 03:38 PM
    Are you sure there isn’t a head gasket leak, which in conjunction with a dodgy cap (or just pressured coolant with nowhere to go) has caused the hose...
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    21st June 2017, 12:04 AM
    Simon replied to a thread R 20 timing belt in Renault Forum
    With the 20TS, the early cars had a square tooth timing belt, and the later cars had the round section timing belt. So it will pay to check which...
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    19th June 2017, 11:31 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Spark plug extensions in Renault Forum
    Where have you tried? I'm thinking starting with the usual sources, Alpine Affaire/Mecaparts/Simon Auto/GBS, etc., those places would have the...
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    19th June 2017, 11:14 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8 Gordini history in Renault Forum
    It is more six batches of 10 Australian R1135s (All of which were Australian assembled). The first two batches were Cannes Blue, second two batches...
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    19th June 2017, 10:33 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8 Gordini history in Renault Forum
    Another 6th batch car. Whatever happened to the 5th batch cars, there seem to be so few survivors? Also, there is more chance of it being...
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    18th June 2017, 09:01 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8/R10 Hood Lining in Renault Forum
    ENPI may be the source, so it could be worth shopping around. Although if doing a bulk order through Meca or J-Y, there may be minimal savings when...
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    16th June 2017, 11:00 PM
    Simon replied to a thread 504 badges? in Peugeot Forum
    The 504 Special was introduced in 1977. Metallic paint and cloth trim.The badges weigh a ton, and were fitted on the front guards between the front...
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    16th June 2017, 10:13 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Aladdins cave in Renault Forum
    Asbestosis Central.
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    16th June 2017, 10:12 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    You've obviously been trained by the Bauer Media school of communication. I'd suggest thinking again.
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    16th June 2017, 10:09 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8/R10 Hood Lining in Renault Forum
    The French (large diamond) fabric can be quite fragile with age, and is very prone to tearing as indicated above. However the Australian (small...
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    15th June 2017, 10:32 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    No idea where that came from, but it is just plain wrong. The guard has a support bar attached to the chassis rail at that point (usually used to...
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    11th June 2017, 10:25 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    I can't ever say never, that car really is wasted on me. But will likely be the last to go, I find it such a nice car to drive, and the heater is...
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    11th June 2017, 08:41 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    Thanks. I'm always up for a road trip, but in this case the car just isn't a compelling need to think about going over for a look in the first place....
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    11th June 2017, 06:54 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    Usual cliched comment from me. If it was closer and I could eyeball it, I'd probably buy it - even though I don't really need it. It makes the...
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    9th June 2017, 09:11 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Renault 10 Resto in Renault Forum
    The 10S motor is identical to the Euro spec 8S motor, so 9.5:1 compression. Timing: BTDC/ABDC/BBDC/ATDC, R10 Normale: 10/46/46/10. Late 8S/10S,...
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    8th June 2017, 10:59 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    The Euro 16 Luxe (UK 16 De Luxe) also had a bench front seat as standard. The Grand Luxe having the individual seats. There was one of the bench seat...
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    8th June 2017, 08:56 AM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    No. The 16TL was never fitted with a 1,470cc motor, they were all 1,565cc.
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    7th June 2017, 10:32 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R16TS Sump size ?? in Renault Forum
    That's a great link!
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    7th June 2017, 10:19 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    Solves the apparent cracking manifold issue too!
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    7th June 2017, 06:47 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R16TS Sump size ?? in Renault Forum
    +1 to what Col said. The one on the left is a 15/17 sump - also the 15/17 and 16 motors use a different oil pick-up. Either way, both hold 4...
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    7th June 2017, 01:34 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Awesome R16 for sale in Renault Forum
    It is the rare original 1500cc (ok, 1,470cc) configuration R1150 :-) What a great time warp 16!
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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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