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    Default Alpine A310

    Any body interested?

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-523716449.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    it's missing 2 cylinders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    it's missing 2 cylinders
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    on the contrary. no car needs more than four cylinders (think 4.2 Offenhauser).
    I like this little A310 a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo View Post
    it's missing 2 cylinders
    You can say that again.

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    Alpine A310 4 cylinders is the last of the true Alpines before the factory was taken over by Renault due to financial troubles
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    I'm confused...is that 2 or 4 cylinders it's missing?

    It is appealing but how easy is it to bring into Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvr View Post
    I'm confused...is that 2 or 4 cylinders it's missing?

    It is appealing but how easy is it to bring into Australia?
    The nearest thing to a 2-cylinder Alpine is one of the gorgeous Panhard Dyna variants. It definitely can't be 4 cylinders less than 6!!

    People do bring cars to Oz from NZ - there is a Renault 4CV to come to Perth from Hamilton soon, apparently about $3000 in cost for shipping etc, and some know what to do (I don't). This one looks like a reasonable project car to me.
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    A while back there was a video posted on this site, of a drive on a mountain road in New Zealand in an A310 .
    After watching and listening to that video anything but an oddfire V6 just wouldn't be the same.
    Even after all these years the A310 is a magnificient shape in my opinion.
    I could be persuaded to find room in the garage besides the GTi if anyone wanted to offer me one.

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    Four cylinders and six headlights OR six cylinders and four headlights.
    The French believe in equality...
    Don't know the car, but this is an ideal opportunity for someone familiar with 4 cylinder Renaults
    to try their hand at a project.

    In fact 4 cyl A310's are becoming more difficult to find in Europe as they are eligible and competitive
    in various events and as a result are rising in value.

    The V6 is tougher and more solid, can be modded to be frighteningly quick,
    but as one Alpine enthusiast with a lot of competitive driving ability and experience found,
    the 4 cyl is a sweeter and more balanced drive.

    BUT. This is splitting hairs - I would have both..

    If something inside you says yes, JUST DO IT!

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    Something inside me says yes but my treasurer says NO.

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    This is where you start to NEGOTIATE

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    Or better still, seek forgiveness

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    Did this model have wishbone rear suspension or was it still on swing arms ?

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    Fabricated wishbones, 4 stud wheels, conventional c.v. jointed driveshafts, stronger gearbox internals dependent on chassis number etc.
    Quite a different, (stronger, more accurate) chassis to the A110.

    The last of the A110 production had a similar rear chassis setup to the A310, but retained the R10-esque front suspension.

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    I presume the V6 models ran a UN1 type gearbox......but what gearbox did these 4 cylinder models run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12vFuego View Post
    I presume the V6 models ran a UN1 type gearbox......but what gearbox did these 4 cylinder models run?
    I think they use the 365 box
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    Quote Originally Posted by 504-504-504 View Post
    A while back there was a video posted on this site, of a drive on a mountain road in New Zealand in an A310 .
    After watching and listening to that video anything but an oddfire V6 just wouldn't be the same.
    Even after all these years the A310 is a magnificient shape in my opinion.
    I could be persuaded to find room in the garage besides the GTi if anyone wanted to offer me one.

    Paul
    That would be mine, going over the Paekakariki Hill (just north of Wellington):


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    been down that road

    that thing sounds like a 604, gott a love the real sound of a PRV
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    I think they use the 365 box
    I was curious as to what changes were made to the car when they upgraded to the V6. I've heard the engine compartment was a lot roomier but I can only assume there must have been significant suspension and brake upgrades too.....

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    [QUOTE=exocet;1112176]That would be mine, going over the Paekakariki Hill (just north of Wellington):

    [Thats the one, thanks exocet.
    The road markers certainly go easy on the paint.
    A road like that would be full of double solid lines over here.

    Paul.

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    [QUOTE=504-504-504;1112257]
    Quote Originally Posted by exocet View Post
    That would be mine, going over the Paekakariki Hill (just north of Wellington):

    [Thats the one, thanks exocet.
    The road markers certainly go easy on the paint.
    A road like that would be full of double solid lines over here.

    Paul.
    New Zealand can still afford to use the brilliant yellow paint on the un-broken lines. We stopped using yellow years ago because of the cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 504-504-504 View Post
    The road markers certainly go easy on the paint.
    A road like that would be full of double solid lines over here.

    Paul.
    I don't think the road is wide enough for a double yellows ;-)

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    Hi Col yes they do use the 365 box, in fact my workshop manual lists three different model numbers
    365-10
    365-20
    365-24
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo View Post
    it's missing 2 cylinders
    What is wrong with 4?

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