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    Default 2 x Renault Fuego Turbos - just listed on ebay

    Blue Fuego Turbo - import from New Zealand, mechanically perfect, very straight body.

    Red Fuego Turbo - import from United Kingdom, genuine 30,000km only, mechanically perfect.

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    Both just listed on ebay

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    I dont get this supply thing...none, and then all of them.

    Why in queensland too???

    I'd like one, or four, but bad timing personaly.

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    Where on ebay - looked at ebay.com.au but do not see them - are they sold already. Sanath flooding the market!!!

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    Thanks Col. I did see them but didn't think they were Sanath's cars as I thought they would be in better condition than they appear in the photos. I already have a Fuego Turbo which Sanath has seen on a visit to Canberra a while ago. Best I concentrate on my A110.

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    I see the Blue one, which I had been watching, went for $1346. Would have been agood buy for someone. Anyone here? How much did the red one go for?

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    Hi Alistair

    Looks like the red one went for $2650 to Launceston.

    Very cheap buy.

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    Hah

    wasn't bought by Australdi -just checked

    And yes that was an inexpensive buy, as I paid $3,000 plus for my own non turbo, but with low km's at the time. I guess that if you factor in the cost of freight/transport to Tasmania it's a bit more expensive after that exercise.

    Have to be a dedicated fuegophile or fuggymobiler to do that.

    Sanath must be just about back in favour with the better half..... How many left now mate!


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    Is it just me, or is the 1.6 turbo model sorta pointless vs a 2ltr?

    Do they have more get up and go, and does it introduce turbo lag?

    Sure they are rare here, not bagging anyone's new ride... just asking.


    $100 flight, $98 + $120 boat and car... could be fairly cheap in that you can get them on with an unregistered permit, given they run.

    it's aprox 3.5k to get a 20ft shipping container over. Could get 2 Fuegos into a container with a bunch of parts.
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    Hi vivid, yes you a right. There is no point. All the weight gain the lost in the turbo stickers

    But as many people, including most reviewers, you miss the point of the fuego turbo. It was the first true mass production fwd drv petrol turbo small engined car. The car was years ahead of its time. And yes they got a lot of things wrong: the engine overheats too easily due to the small radiator (not a problem here in Tassie ), the gearratio are too close together, the turbo doesn't kick in till 3d gear, and they should have put in a more advanced engine, the electrics get fried all the time and they rust too easily.

    But still the styling and forward thinking of Renault at that time was groundbreaking. These things also makes good fuego turbo's very hard to find.

    If I wanted a sports car with ooph and reliability, I would have bought a Nissan skyline

    No really, the fuego wasn't designed to be the fastest. They designed a comfortable relative fast sport coupe that would sell well to the masses who love gadgets. The fuego turbo marketing campaign is still considered as one of the best and most successful ever.

    Hence the soft suspension, a turbo that gives you only overtaking power, a turbo pressure meter, a large amount of windscreen wipers, those idiotic big stickers with turbo, a sunroof that is bigger then the Eiffel tower. But then again, I love that..

    Currently the car is not running and it will need to be picked up by French cars in Brisbane. Sanath and I are finalizing some things for things to proceed. I have not seen the car as I have a 2 week old baby at home. I will have to transport the car from Brisbane to Launceston. If you know of any suggestions on good transporters please let me know via pm

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    Default 2 x Renault Fuego Turbos - just listed on ebay

    Hi Jorgen,

    Congrats on the purchase.

    I am not one to preach about 'practical' cars, I own x6 16s of various models and decay. I also have a Fuego PH1 that I always enjoyed driving and couldn't part with when my children came, and 2 doors wasn't enough.

    Ive been traveling back and forth from TAS for over a year now (in Melb at the moment sorting my car collections living arrangements) and I love coming back to the peacefulness of TAS. We are South of Hobart... I miss it already and I haven't been here a week yet.

    Id say the cheapest way you'd get the car would be on a trailer, on the boat, which would end up around the $1k mark (they have TAS people by the proverbials) if you can find someone coming over with an empty trailer. If it was running you could put it on an unregistered permit and tow it dock to dock.

    Alternately you could share a container.. 3.5k for a 20, 6 or so for a 40.

    The ferries need some competition badly. I still have a container stuck in Burnie accruing charges sitting on the docks, I need to empty them as soon as I fly back to TAS.

    It can all be a very expensive exercise, running vehicles will definitely save money.

    Be thankful your in Launceston and not as far south as you could get like us. Container transport down the island works out over 2k ouch!

    If the ferries were cheaper Id be driving over all the time for work, instead Im sorting my best 16 to drive when Im in Melb.
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    I've always thought it bizare that Renault did that with the Fuego. Citroen did the CX turbo in '84 from memory. How did they with no turbo charging experience get it "so right", yet with Renaults immense experiance with turbo's, they managed the carby turbo fuego

    I think the turbo fuego would be a bit of fun either way. Certainly it would be hilarious to drive such an "loud" turbo charged car that your average kia/hi-undi would beat away from the lights

    I'd love to have a Renault 5 turbo as a toy car (no not the rear engine monster, the standard FWD 5 GT).

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    I think the reason is simple; Renault was running out of money, so they choose convenience. The Renault 18 had the proven and reliable 1.6 without fuel injection.

    And as you will know the fuel injection in the CX has some issues too. But overall it was a great gamble by Citroen that worked well. And it saved themselves to not to offer a v6. I owned in the netherlands a 2400 manual that I loved. it was very underpowered though. The turbo would have transformed the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I'd love to have a Renault 5 turbo as a toy car (no not the rear engine monster, the standard FWD 5 GT).
    I have the 'go fast bits' for my R5TS, except for an alpine gearbox. Not the GT, an Alpine turbo motor. Already upgraded to all discs.

    The Alpine Turbo R5 motor is a 1.2 isn't it?
    Mines all boxed up in storage.

    I was thinking they'd be good in the back of a Dauphine. 2.2L head from an R25 for the Fuego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid View Post
    2.2L head from an R25 for the Fuego.
    R21 is a better head....No drilled lump in the exhaust port.
    The lump is there, but not being drilled it is simple to remove with a die grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    R21 is a better head....No drilled lump in the exhaust port.
    The lump is there, but not being drilled it is simple to remove with a die grinder.

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    I guess it's still sorta 'on topic' but if all I have is an R25 head will it suit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid View Post
    I guess it's still sorta 'on topic' but if all I have is an R25 head will it suit?
    Yes.
    Apart from the drilled out exhaust port, I dont know of any other difference between a r25 and a r21 head.
    Combustion chamber is the same on all the heads, fuego r21/25.

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    I thought the fuego turbo was a really laggy carby turbo ?? The CX is completely different. Next to no turbo lag (far, far less lag than my wifes 407 turbo diesel), only 168hp .... but close to 300Nm of torque...

    Have a read here ... it sounds like even the Renault 25 larger capacity V6 turbo managed to be a laggy handful too... I can't quite get how they produced laggy cars with all there turbo charging experiance.

    Three Turbos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid View Post
    I have the 'go fast bits' for my R5TS, except for an alpine gearbox. Not the GT, an Alpine turbo motor. Already upgraded to all discs.

    The Alpine Turbo R5 motor is a 1.2 isn't it?
    Mines all boxed up in storage.
    The Old 5 alpine was a 1.4 and they did a standard gordini (R1223) and a gordini turbo (R122B) The Turbo was a suck through twin choke downdraft webber carb with the carb upstream of the turbo, i.e. air drawn through the carb into the turbo and then forced into the engine. The rear engine legend was a 1.4 again either R8220 or R8221 with mechanical fuel injection.
    The 5GT Turbo (C405) was a 1.4 again with a single choke that was presurised, i.e air drawn into turbo then foced through the carb and into the engine
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    Jorgen, did you manage to get her home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid View Post
    Jorgen, did you manage to get her home?
    No not yet. It is getting a bit if a nightmare. I think Sanath is regretting the sale a bit. It has taken 5 weeks to get some photo s and the vin number. Last week i gave up hope. After another email I received the photos this weekend but I am still missing a photo from the other body side. The car is currently parked outside at a friend of Sanath.

    Transportation is an issue. The car is not running, according to Sanath a flat battery and requires a new battery. When bidding on the car I was under the I impression that it was running. Lucky for me French cars to in Brisbane East are willing to pick it up and fix it up. Transportation of a non runner is unaffordable.

    Sanath has some spare parts included in the car, but no company is willing to ship the car with content to Tassie for a reasonable or even any fee. I have found a few companies who ship to Melbourne.

    I will have to fly to Melbourne to pick up the car and drive it on the boat, the problem is that tickets on the spirit of tasmania are getting rare, due the festive season. I only can go certain days due to work and family restrictions. (I have a 5 week old baby and 2 other kids).

    This means as well that I need an unregistered vehicle permit and ask French cars to drop it of at an depot in Brisbane. I am not sure if I need to get a qld one or Vic one. It all costs money and cost time. In all I need to way up if it is worth the risk. One problem and I won't be able to get the car to Tassie before mid Jan.

    I am half contemplating going to brisbane myself and just drive it down to Tassie in 4-5 days. That way I can make sure that time wise I can make the boat.
    But that would not be popular here at home.

    I am taking a risk to buy unseen a non running fuego and Sanath, although he has been great to deal with, slowed down the process due to him being in Fiji.

    I need to keep the accountant, (Mrs) happy too. Now I am running out of time and I am thinking of abandoning the whole purchase.

    Lots of things could go wrong and everything needs to fit just right. A major problem is that no-one has been able to verify the car.

    If anyone has any advise/knowledge please let me know.

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    If the car has no issues then you can drive Brisbane to Melbourne in two days. Back when we were young my wife and I used to take turns at driving and do Brisbane to Melbourne in 18 hours leaving at 4pm and traveling over night. Is the car in Brisbane? If so perhaps the club could get some one to look at it? We would need to discuss the details with a PM and perhaps contact you by phone when we are on site. Also take what ever photos you might want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgen View Post

    I am taking a risk to buy unseen a non running fuego
    Ya reckon??

    I dont get how a mechanically perfect car does not run??

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    Yes indeed... That is my problem too and I was questioning why his friend wasn't able to replace the battery. Sanath said that his friend didn't know how too. Sanath hasn't driven the car for several months now. But in all fairness to Sanath, he has always been willing to provide the information and as far as I can check it is all correct. The only thing I can't do is check the car for serious mechanical problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgen View Post
    Yes indeed... That is my problem too and I was questioning why his friend wasn't able to replace the battery. Sanath said that his friend didn't know how too. Sanath hasn't driven the car for several months now. But in all fairness to Sanath, he has always been willing to provide the information and as far as I can check it is all correct. The only thing I can't do is check the car for serious mechanical problems.
    Since you only live 100kms from the boat, I'd be going the ute hire/trailer route, see if you can drop them off in Melbourne.
    Park the car nearby the docks ahead of time.

    As long as it goes on and off the boat, (even if it doesn't and stops in the queue) worst case it's a tow from Devonport.

    The utes (u-haul) are available in VIC and NSW, haven't checked QLD, and you can tow 2tonne, plus 800kg in the tray.
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