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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Yes, as I recall and an Amal carby
    And Wipac ignition? I vaguely recall my old Latvian mechanic friend having one of the things back in the 1960s.

    I imagine they were quite expensive in the day....

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    I've never been into personalized plates but when looking at the DoT WA, I couldn't resist.
    Oh and another pic just for Robmac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Oh and another pic just for Robmac.

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    See what happens when you put them back

    Edit :- Like the plates
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
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    Going for the modern look, with the odd tail light lenses :-)
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    Aw man that thing is sweeeeeeet!

    Ive never seen one with extra spot lights across the front like that. Looks great.

    And those plates. Perfect

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    That orange back bumper looks so much better than the dowdy grey. Would love to see your 17 in the flesh. High beam must chew some power.
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    Yes come to Sydney

    Bring the WA posse with you
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    Dropped into Gekoeng this morning on the way back to Mandurah from Perth today. More progress on the Hot French Donk. (yeah, we'll go with that!?) Block all cleaned and painted outside. Ray will be adding extra crankcase breather pipes to a catch can.
    Head is about to be ported up to 3mm larger and matched to the inlets. Power tool of choice for this is a large industrial dremel on steroids coupled with a tungsten carbide porting tool. Inlet manifolds also needs some extra porting to match the head. More porting near each valve seats to remove some of the humps for better flow and elimination of turbulence. I think....
    Sore arms for Ray though after this.

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    Clearly it is time I dropped in for an inspection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Clearly it is time I dropped in for an inspection!
    And I did. It's looking good. Chunky crankshafts for a 1500 cc engine!

    A very funny coincidence came out of the discussion. Ray had the previous day dropped into Harris Engineering, an engine workshop about ten minutes from our place, only to find a Dauphine head on the counter. He must have been ten minutes behind me dropping that precise head in for an overhaul plus conrods for new bushes, reaming and alignment. Small world, as Dauphine heads are not that common on workshop counters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    And I did. It's looking good. Chunky crankshafts for a 1500 cc engine!

    A very funny coincidence came out of the discussion. Ray had the previous day dropped into Harris Engineering, an engine workshop about ten minutes from our place, only to find a Dauphine head on the counter. He must have been ten minutes behind me dropping that precise head in for an overhaul plus conrods for new bushes, reaming and alignment. Small world, as Dauphine heads are not that common on workshop counters!


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    Default Geezes - Used G Motor $$

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_...414593765.htm/

    vend moteur 1605 cm3 gordini ideal R17G -R12G -A110 etc ...type 844/12
    chemise - piston alesage 78
    arbre a came alpine renault A110 1600 142CH
    carburateur weber 45
    collecteur 4/1 devil
    moteur tres peu roulé environ 10000 kms par contre 10 ans arret
    prix: 5500 euros ferme non negociable pas la peine de tel pour perdre du temps
    a retirer sur place vente cause gros probleme de santé merci pour votre comprehension
    ATTENTION : ce n'est pas 1 moteur de R16ts ou tx ou R17 tl ou ts

    Translate:
    sells engine 1605 cm3 ideal gordini R17G -R12G -A110 etc ... type 844/12
    shirt - piston alesage 78
    camshaft alpine renault A110 1600 142CH
    carburetor weber 45
    collector 4/1 devil
    engine very little rolled about 10000 km against 10 years stop
    price: 5500 euros firm non negotiable not worth such to waste time
    to withdraw on site sale cause big health problem thank you for your understanding
    ATTENTION: it is not 1 engine of R16ts or tx or R17 tl or ts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_...414593765.htm/

    vend moteur 1605 cm3 gordini ideal R17G -R12G -A110 etc ...type 844/12
    chemise - piston alesage 78
    arbre a came alpine renault A110 1600 142CH
    carburateur weber 45
    collecteur 4/1 devil
    moteur tres peu roulé environ 10000 kms par contre 10 ans arret
    prix: 5500 euros ferme non negociable pas la peine de tel pour perdre du temps
    a retirer sur place vente cause gros probleme de santé merci pour votre comprehension
    ATTENTION : ce n'est pas 1 moteur de R16ts ou tx ou R17 tl ou ts

    Translate:
    sells engine 1605 cm3 ideal gordini R17G -R12G -A110 etc ... type 844/12
    shirt - piston alesage 78
    camshaft alpine renault A110 1600 142CH
    carburetor weber 45
    collector 4/1 devil
    engine very little rolled about 10000 km against 10 years stop
    price: 5500 euros firm non negotiable not worth such to waste time
    to withdraw on site sale cause big health problem thank you for your understanding
    ATTENTION: it is not 1 engine of R16ts or tx or R17 tl or ts
    Hmm...that makes sense!!
    Tempting...but don't want to cause myself a big health problem!!
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    About $8850 AUD. I would have thought it would need to be pristine and newly rebuilt with new everything for that. Perhaps I am just too tight for this business of playing with old machinery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    About $8850 AUD. I would have thought it would need to be pristine and newly rebuilt with new everything for that. Perhaps I am just too tight for this business of playing with old machinery.
    My thoughts also Alan, when I saw the price and the condition I just about fell off my chair.
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    I keep seeing these adverts being posted on the French page Renault 15 17 notre passion (fBook) for 12's, 15's & 17's with high prices in all conditions. Though not surprised with the amount of fans in France and Europe...
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    Interesting - our experience in Europe with the wonderfully hospitable members of the Floride and Caravelle Club was that few of the owners do as much of their own work as we do in Oz. They are used to paying for things and some costs there are simply higher. Maybe our expectations are higher? Not sure. There's a much bigger market that is for sure, and you only need one buyer per item....

    I'm groaning a wee bit at a quotation of about $240 for a crankshaft regrind, which is nothing in comparison with the cost of that engine. I'm with you Alan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    About $8850 AUD. .
    Plus packing and freight. Thats over $10,000 I would think, just for an engine.

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    I can understand the price, the block would roughly be the equivalent of an L34 block, or a “Bathurst” block for an XU1 in Australia (which in France would just be considered scrap :-)). Not a lot of the 844-12 motors were made relative to other 12G/15/17 blocks, and few would have survived in usable condition with decent liner seats. Sure you could re-plate another block, but it just wouldn't be right, and I'm sure someone somewhere would be able to tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
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    Odd that there are no E marks on the glass, are they replicas?
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    So they are identical Simon? I have heaps of them
    Please explain?
    Definitely Cibie. As marked at the bottom on the lens
    Edit: And there old
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    ARE these for sale? Concave or convex?

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    Concave. No Geedee, not for sale sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    So they are identical Simon? I have heaps of them
    Please explain?
    Definitely Cibie. As marked at the bottom on the lens
    Edit: And there old
    Identical to what? They are the pattern that was used on the Australian 17, if that was the question.
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