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    That's a tidy looking car. I wonder how he got the 4 stud wheels on, adaptors or re-drilled hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubyalpine View Post
    That's a tidy looking car. I wonder how he got the 4 stud wheels on, adaptors or re-drilled hubs?

    Henry
    Hello Henry,

    The wheels are Datsun/Nissan 13 X 6.5 J on a 114 PCD and adapted to the R8 hubs with high grade aluminium spacers. Slight skimming of the calipers to clear the rims, the great part of the conversion is that the centre of the rim is almost over the centre of the two wheel bearings, reducing the lever arm effect on the stubs. Looked at the Gottis and apart from huge cost thanks to our poor currency value against real money, the offset was huge for the same width as what I have on the car and concerned me about the
    loading on the outer front wheel bearing. Two race meetings later all seems fine.


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    That is another great looking car, Arthur.

    Any more detail about it? Did you have to strengthen the shell ?
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    Hi Arthur,

    When you see the car in action, it gives it a whole new dimension.

    Very nice, and well done.

    Thank you Frans.

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    Very nice indeed. I'll echo Ray's comments.
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    Default Leigh Day - Canberra R8 1965

    Whilst everyone seems to be nostalgic, I was looking through my old mans collection of documents recently and found a few old Canberra Sporting Car Club magazines.
    On the back of one was an R8 combined Shell ad for a local garage. As attached. Does anyone know more of Leigh Day in Canberra in 1965 and the car?
    Might be a question for you to answer Flash...

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    Loved the motorkahna photo. Brought back memories of flag and barrel events. In my case I had a motorkhana special/race car back in the early 1960's and the event involved the driver picking a flag on a long stick out of a 200 litre drum and racing perhaps a 100 metres to another drum and dropping the flag into it going back getting another and so on in the quickest time. Bit of a problem for me in a very low car with the seat only 75 - 80 mm from the ground. Great fun but obviously not allowed today. My car was probably one of the early motorkhana specials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipb205 View Post
    Whilst everyone seems to be nostalgic, I was looking through my old mans collection of documents recently and found a few old Canberra Sporting Car Club magazines.
    On the back of one was an R8 combined Shell ad for a local garage. As attached. Does anyone know more of Leigh Day in Canberra in 1965 and the car?
    Might be a question for you to answer Flash...

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    Here is a photo of my wife and I competing in a navigator pick up back in the 1980's. I don't think it is a motokhana test these days.
    My old R8 Rally car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Here is a photo of my wife and I competing in a navigator pick up back in the 1980's. I don't think it is a motokhana test these days.
    My old R8 Rally car.

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    Our Club President, one Ken Taylor, suffered three broken ribs leaning out of the window in a flag and barrel race....probably a good reason to drop the event from regular use on uneven paddock surfaces?
    It's another lovely day! Again!

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    Geeees you old dudes had all the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Here is a photo of my wife and I competing in a navigator pick up back in the 1980's. I don't think it is a motokhana test these days. My old R8 Rally car.
    Great photos. She needs a different t-shirt. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Great photos. She needs a different t-shirt. Thanks for posting.
    At the time John we were members of the RCCA and the VWC. This was at a VWC event at their grounds in Plumption near Blacktown NSW, all houses now I would think. Great times back then but thinking back, yes a bit dangerous. The wife was a real dare devil!
    Always a left hand course and full safety equipment including safety thongs.
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    If you can be more specific as to the location, I could cruise by and take a few "now" pictures for then & now type shots.

    Just a thought, if Karin's keen you could always recreate the shot using your Gordini on Sunday!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    If you can be more specific as to the location, I could cruise by and take a few "now" pictures for then & now type shots.

    Just a thought, if Karin's keen you could always recreate the shot using your Gordini on Sunday!!
    I know about where it was but would never find it now. I think it was Hill End lane off Richmond Rd, then about 1km +- on the left. You had to turn into a farm past the house and some sheds and it was in one of the paddocks. The VWC also had another venue at Box Hill, I pass it on my way to my sisters place at times and its all houses now.
    I don't think Karin is as flexible now as she was back then (and the shirt won't fit) to recreate the photo.
    I'll bring some photos from the old VWC venues on Sunday.

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    I'll cruise by and take a look. If it's Hill End Rd, technically it should be Doonside rather than Plumpton but the same general area.
    I used to visit people on the south end of Hill End Rd who were stallwarts in the Datsun Drivers Club (which later became the Nissan/Datsun Drivers Club). They were the Sosimenko's for anyone wondering.
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    Bump - pics added.
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    I've often been confused by the Renault blue.

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    turns out I'm not the only one

    Which one is right. Place bets now.

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    There were 3 shades of blue for the R8 Gordini. The 1100s (R1134) is Blue 418 (as was the 12 Gordini). The first 2 batches of Australian R1135s were Cannes Blue, whilst the 3rd & 4th batches were Moyen Blue.
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    Serious. !

    That is actually pretty cool

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    The 1100 blue in Australia was as the cars were supplied in Europe, 418, but the 2 blues on the 1300 (1135) was an Australian colour.

    But the blue supplied on the European 1300 (1135), was also known as 418, but was Bleu Gordini or Azure Competition, and was a shade lighter than the 1134 418 code. I got my sprayed sample from a Renault bodyman I know in ZA, who worked for Renault South Africa. As sprayed on Graeme's Gordini.

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    PS. Sorry there was also a darker blue available in Europe, but very few sold, as people wanted "genuine Racing Bleu".
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    I doubt any of these cars have survived 50 years without being re painted at least once.
    Get 2 spray painters to mix the same colour using the same code and I bet you will get 2 different shades.
    From the left in photo 2- Car 1 and 3 are Moyen blue. 2, 4 and 5 are Cannes Blue.

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    Hi Paul,
    I would say you are correct, as I have seen that happen when a colour is mixed off of one car to be sprayed on another, See them in the sun after and there is a distinct difference.

    Ray
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    Anybody know this R8? Found it by accident on Facebook. WA plates
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    16TS engine and Gordini badges.
    R8 with R12 engine. magic machine.
    Cooper / van Kann. 1975. Pathfinder? R8 with R12 engine. magic machine.
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    Perhaps give Rod Slater a call at Eurocars?
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