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    23rd April 2018, 10:28 PM
    I'm not sure if this is just a very brief description, but the gas-axe job for the hood well wouldn't address the loss of rigidity issue where the...
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    23rd April 2018, 10:15 PM
    I'm thinking wider than 175/65 x 14s may have a good chance of snagging on turns where the floorpan/doorpillar/sill is stitched together just inside...
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    23rd April 2018, 10:08 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 rocker cover in Renault Forum
    I'm guessing the cover must have been bead/sand blasted at some stage? As the original casting doesn't appear to be poor quality aluminium, just...
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    23rd April 2018, 10:04 PM
    Correct. A Renault 16 (1970-74) rectangular headlamp.
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    21st April 2018, 05:22 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 Gordini 1967 in Renault Forum
    Attached is a pic of various (new) components. They are more a satin gloss, than a full gloss or full matt. The front suspension stuff appears to be...
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    21st April 2018, 05:16 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Water Leak in Fuego in Renault Forum
    As Col says, I'd be starting with the rear lights. They clip into place, and I've noticed in the past that the leaf seal can be fragile and bend over...
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    21st April 2018, 05:12 PM
    Basically the rear rear wheel arch is a double skin on the cabrio version (see the attached parts catalogue pic) see the extra arch included in the...
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    20th April 2018, 07:39 AM
    Simon replied to a thread 403 key switch in Restoration Projects
    The key needs to be in the Garage position, before the sprung plunger can be pushed in allowing the lock to be removed.
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    19th April 2018, 10:51 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 Gordini 1967 in Renault Forum
    The brass tank valve opens at 0.65 bar +/- 10%, (9psi +/- 10%). The later glass bottle valve is circa 0.8 bar (~ 11.5psi) and to be tested to 0.9...
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    18th April 2018, 11:46 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 Gordini 1967 in Renault Forum
    I can believe it, I'm probably doing the same thing. However they were built to live fast and die young - hopefully successful, in the eyes of the...
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    18th April 2018, 08:44 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 Gordini 1967 in Renault Forum
    That looks like a pretty good starting point!
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    16th April 2018, 09:27 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R1135 Gordini 1967 in Renault Forum
    If the shell is original R1135, it will be worth persisting. The brass expansion tank is exactly the same as an early R4 one, I've got a spare...
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    15th April 2018, 02:15 PM
    What you will need to ascertain is which side of the expense curve the car is on. Brakes will require the pads and discs to be replaced at the same...
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    13th April 2018, 10:25 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R15 back seat in R12? in Renault Forum
    I think given what you have done to the rest of the car though, the 15 rear seat will let it down. It'll look small, odd, and ill-fitting. Best...
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    13th April 2018, 10:21 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R8 window rubbers in Renault Forum
    The front and rear screen rubbers for mine came from Mecaparts, the door seals from Neo Retro, the bailey channel was Pieces d'Origine Renault 12 (a...
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    10th April 2018, 10:39 PM
    Simon replied to a thread - not the kingswood? in Froggy Chat!
    Reminds me of an ex-Amsterdam R4 van that arrived in Australia back in the 1970's. They tried the opposite, apparently stashing the booty in the...
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    10th April 2018, 10:25 PM
    Going for the modern look, with the odd tail light lenses :-)
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    10th April 2018, 10:22 PM
    Simon replied to a thread 504 colour code in Peugeot Forum
    Post up a pic, it'll be easier than trying to speculate in one thousand words as to what the colour may be. Given that there were a few that could...
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    10th April 2018, 09:31 PM
    What you will need to ascertain is which side of the expense curve the car is on. Brakes will require the pads and discs to be replaced at the same...
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    7th April 2018, 10:24 PM
    Simon replied to a thread 1960 4cv750 in Renault Forum
    Depending what your starting point is. If they are SEV arms and blades (they will have SEV and their name, Lympid, Cristal, or something.... on the...
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    7th April 2018, 03:35 PM
    Simon replied to a thread R17 Speedo Needles in Renault Forum
    An optical illusion, through the conical gauge cover. The needles on those particular dials are metal.
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    7th April 2018, 10:08 AM
    Aim to get a 4" Renault 10 rim with the welded on rim. Manufactured in Australia, these are marked ROK (Rubery Owen Kemsley) and are made of thicker...
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    6th April 2018, 09:28 PM
    Peace of mind; priceless. Is the rear flexi hose from the limiter to the rear axle being replaced as well? It would likely be getting on a bit...
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    4th April 2018, 11:02 PM
    Now I hope people can see why dealers attach so much importance to the VIN number when ordering spare parts for modern cars. And with the older...
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    4th April 2018, 09:52 PM
    If it is a "proper" 1967 8, it would likely be a personal import. The Australian assembled 8 1100 was effectively replaced by the round-eye 10...
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    3rd April 2018, 10:02 PM
    That's the one! It also confirms it is the Shannon's car (Thanks also to Mr Fivedoor for finding the original auction blurb). :-)
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    29th March 2018, 10:10 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Blue Virage Wagon eBay in Renault Forum
    Before people get too excited and buy something that ends up being useless as a competition car tow vehicle, I'm going to be a wet blanket - again. ...
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    29th March 2018, 01:35 PM
    Simon replied to a thread Blue Virage Wagon eBay in Renault Forum
    At which stage it had a disc rear axle.
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    28th March 2018, 09:01 PM
    Unusual for it to leak into the car, with the booster between the master and the interior. It must be a big leak - possibly from bleeding the brakes...
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    28th March 2018, 09:06 AM
    Simon replied to a thread R12 gear linkage in Renault Forum
    I found with Pieces d'origine parts, the blocks lasted circa 160K km. Repro stuff is of questionable quality in a lot of cases. When replacing them...
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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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