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    11th December 2017, 04:57 PM
    I’m guessing it will be a plastic float. Try popping the float attached to its arm, or a attach it to a piece of stiff wire, into (an old) saucepan...
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    10th December 2017, 09:44 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Floride Caravelle info in Renault Forum
    There are also differences between versions. "Home" spec (100) is green, export RHD spec (700/800) is red.
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    9th December 2017, 12:47 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Adelaide Rally 2017 in Peugeot Forum
    I've not looked at any results either, the event finishes this evening at Victoria Park in the Adelaide Parklands. The progressive results are on...
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    8th December 2017, 06:07 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Floride Caravelle info in Renault Forum
    That’s a good point. On earlier Renaults where there is no temperature gauge, the oil pressure and coolant temperature lights can be combined. So the...
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    7th December 2017, 03:26 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 Gordini 1967 in Renault Forum
    Fortunately mine didn’t have any rust there. However, that is a very common spot for any R8/10 to rust, let alone an 8G. Contact Aussiefrogs user...
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    7th December 2017, 07:51 AM
    Simon replied to a thread Adelaide Rally 2017 in Peugeot Forum
    And joined this morning by its second cousin, a 309GTi. All the best to those competing!
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    6th December 2017, 09:41 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Leaky R12 in Renault Forum
    All the 12 seals are joined. The earlier (wide plastic locking strip) Australian type, and the later French (stainless locking strip) type. Both have...
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    6th December 2017, 08:24 PM
    A couple of quick snaps of a nicely turned out 405 Mi16, at scrutineering for this weekend's Adelaide Rally.
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    5th December 2017, 09:22 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R20 insrument panel in Renault Forum
    Which version is it? The early hewn from a solid block of plastic type, with the speaker grille in front of the passenger, or the later (Series 2)...
    2 replies | 135 view(s)
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    4th December 2017, 07:41 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Floride Caravelle info in Renault Forum
    Late Caravelle control layout.
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    4th December 2017, 05:19 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Floride Caravelle info in Renault Forum
    With documentation, it is best to ask by the Renault type number. As in Australia, especially the earlier cars, the actual build/model year and first...
    1019 replies | 122008 view(s)
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    29th November 2017, 10:02 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1190 Project in Restoration Projects
    It really doesn't look like a 1.4 motor. Also work out a budget of what you want to spend, what you can do yourself, and what you want to achieve. A...
    42 replies | 774 view(s)
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    25th November 2017, 09:46 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    It is easier, safer and more accurate. Minimising the emissions, and optimising performance, rather than random adjustments. Renault also specify all...
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    23rd November 2017, 09:29 PM
    Also, replace both the pressure plate and clutch plate, preferably with decent brand parts such as OEM Valeo. Some pirate parts are just that, with...
    28 replies | 616 view(s)
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    21st November 2017, 08:48 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Fuego Doors in Renault Forum
    Inside handle or outside handle where the metal is pressed? Also what is preventing the door from closing? Is it because the door has dropped and the...
    4 replies | 176 view(s)
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    21st November 2017, 08:42 PM
    The operating principles of the Renault 8/10 tandem master cylinder, from the Renault manual. I'm guessing it will be similar, if not the same, as...
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    21st November 2017, 05:57 PM
    I’m going to keep it short, as it is not difficult to refute the awesome advice you have been given :-). However, 50ish years of the motor industry...
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    21st November 2017, 08:12 AM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    Given the use the car is likely to get, how about a hydraulic handbrake between the seats, with the umbrella retained to keep it street legal. After...
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    21st November 2017, 08:09 AM
    Just a new clutch plate or the pressure plate as well? I’m just wondering if it is a combination of a “worn” flywheel and pressure plate with “hard”...
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    20th November 2017, 08:46 PM
    Simon replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    It looks like the normal seam sealer and sound deadener treatment to me.
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    20th November 2017, 08:21 PM
    The sedan ones are the same as used on the Alpine A110, so if there are none available around here, try an A110 parts vendor.
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    18th November 2017, 08:38 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R12 starter motor in Renault Forum
    The Australian Bosch is the largest (in length and breadth) of all the R8/10/12 starters. The later Valeo starters are shorter, due to a different...
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    16th November 2017, 09:29 PM
    I'm not sure of the context of the pic spotted in a RAdelaide office window today, but it was nice to see - it would be even better without the text....
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    14th November 2017, 08:39 AM
    No, not good. It will require a vented fuel cap. The only Australian spec 15/17s that require a non-vented cap are the 1975 onwards models. With...
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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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