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    21st May 2017, 04:55 PM
    Just look at the prices of old empty bottles and cans of oil. Stick it back on the shelf for another 30 odd years, potentially a better return than a...
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    20th May 2017, 07:09 AM
    Simon replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    The car in the pic was also the Plasticar prototype, but started its life in France as the Alpine prototype.
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    19th May 2017, 11:06 PM
    Simon replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    Not just a 4CV prototype, but the Alpine prototype.
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    19th May 2017, 10:12 PM
    Simon replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    Project 108, a prototype 11CV car to compete with Citroen. Eventually abandoned in favour of the Fregate.
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    18th May 2017, 10:59 PM
    It could be anything really, perhaps even a dead/dirty sensor from being on/off the car a few times. If the glass FJ or F (stylised) Y. If FY,...
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    18th May 2017, 10:22 PM
    Simon replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    And its details, first car out of the 1955 Redex... Car 181, Wade & McPartland. Renault 760. “Wade & McPartland, Guildford NSW. Driver: Mrs Hazel...
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    17th May 2017, 10:39 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Window Decal ??? in Renault Forum
    Dig out a copy of the December 1965 Wheels magazine, the test of the 8G also shows the format.
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    17th May 2017, 10:13 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Reno 20 Brakes in Renault Forum
    Just another thought. Given it sounds like the linings are stuck to the drum, and no amount of car rocking, soaking, etc has broken the rust bond. ...
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    17th May 2017, 09:29 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Window Decal ??? in Renault Forum
    Sounds like there are a couple of different types. The ones (very few) I've seen are as described by Pedro above, but with the words bookended by the...
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    17th May 2017, 09:24 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R17 front springs in Renault Forum
    Is the car bottoming out, or are there signs of the spring becoming coil bound - such as shiny rub marks on the top of the coils?
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    10th May 2017, 10:27 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Reno 20 Brakes in Renault Forum
    For the brakes, I'm thinking if it has stood for 20 years, the linings are quite rusted to the drums, or someone pressed the pedal when the wheel...
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    10th May 2017, 10:18 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Free Renault Hoses in Renault Forum
    I'd go by the part number reference to the part location rather than the pic of the hose. Sometimes the pic can be incorrect.
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    10th May 2017, 09:44 PM
    As already mentioned, that colour is too light - almost like an early Falcon block colour. The original "moteur vert" is a darker green, not BMC...
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    10th May 2017, 09:30 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Free Renault Hoses in Renault Forum
    As above, 18 Turbo / Fuego Turbo bottom hose. In the lower RH corner of the attached pic from the catalogue. PS. It's almost like AF's doesn't...
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    7th May 2017, 01:53 PM
    Simon replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    Found this in a June 2006 ROCC UK magazine while looking for something else.
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    6th May 2017, 10:25 PM
    The Dauphine G rear lid hinge is chromed and has a longer spear with three retaining studs on the lid side, two on the bulkhead side (so may not be...
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    6th May 2017, 10:23 PM
    Darn the 508 Resource error!! Just keep in mind what the car will be used for, and the condition and softness of the engine and gearbox mounts. If...
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    6th May 2017, 04:31 PM
    I don't have anything to suit, but just wondering if those from the rear lid of a Dauphine Normale would also fit. Or for extra bling, the chrome...
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    6th May 2017, 03:11 PM
    Simon replied to a thread 16TS due for a drive? in Renault Forum
    Sheer Garden Pleasure.
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    5th May 2017, 09:49 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8 Gordini Engine in Renault Forum
    Any idea of the story behind the donor 8G? How did it become a donor? :-)
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    3rd May 2017, 10:04 PM
    In Australia the 17 was fitted with four identical (concave) light units using a P45t base globe. For OS, the inner and outer units (convex) were...
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    2nd May 2017, 05:07 PM
    Um; before you start pulling things apart, post up a pic of the replacement cable, and the instrument cluster you have. It sounds like you have a...
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    1st May 2017, 11:41 PM
    A small spanner or shifter should do it, it is only likely to need a tiny twist to get it going. It is a bonus the speedo is in the LH side of the...
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    1st May 2017, 06:57 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Cold Air intake R8 in Renault Forum
    It would be worthwhile preparing a few of your filters to go on the end. Given the small surface area, it probably won't take long for them to become...
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    1st May 2017, 06:52 PM
    Stick your head under the dashboard, and you should see where the cable screws onto the rear of the speedo head. Undo the ridged nut securing the...
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    26th April 2017, 11:26 PM
    If it has the Neiman type steering lock, the key number is stamped on the back of the lock barrel. A good old school key cutter should be able to cut...
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    26th April 2017, 09:55 PM
    Are these helpful? The wingnut is the same as used on the T.Av. 238-02 tool, indicating the threaded rod is a fairly coarse thread.
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    26th April 2017, 09:42 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Seen this? in Renault Forum
    With pricing, where it starts doesn't matter - where it ends is the important part. And it is much easier to go down rather than increase the price,...
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    26th April 2017, 09:35 PM
    Here are details of identifying whether it is an early or late Dauphine master cylinder.
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1963 Renault R4 Van
1964 Renault R4
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