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    Default Renault Dauphine for sale on Carsales

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...027281/?Cr=361



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    Quote Originally Posted by carsales.com.au
    1961 Renault Dauphine Manual
    $1,500*

    Odometer: 86,981 km
    Body Type: Sedan
    Transmission: Manual
    Engine: 4cyl 850L Petrol

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    Great little car to restore and enjoy. I've had this little gem since 1977. Rebuilt the engine in the early 1980's and drove for less than five hundred miles. Took it off the road to restore the body work, but never got around to it.
    Have decided it's time to sell and let someone else bring life back to the old girl.
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    I'm aware that the Dauphine was not the world's safest vehicle but I do think that the owner might have relied on something a little more robust than a 3mm SS marine shackle for his top seat-belt mount!
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I'm aware that the Dauphine was not the world's safest vehicle but I do think that the owner might have relied on something a little more robust than a 3mm SS marine shackle for his top seat-belt mount!
    well spotted!

    Maybe it's quick release to throw you clear of the accident.
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    Actually I think Kim is wrong because it looks like an 1/8th UNS thread to me.

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    This car is only five min away from my place and I went had a look at it over the weekend. I actually really liked it, all it needs is a wet sand and clear coat to keep the patina. The price didn’t make me knock it back as I’d be happy at $1500 for what it is, though the engine and running gear hasn’t moved for thirty years and I don’t need another major project. If I had turned the key and it started and went around the block, it would of come home with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    If I had turned the key and it started and went around the block, it would of come home with me.
    beats walking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I'm aware that the Dauphine was not the world's safest vehicle but I do think that the owner might have relied on something a little more robust than a 3mm SS marine shackle for his top seat-belt mount!
    I think if you look carefully, they are only hooks. And they look like pop rivets to me!

    I suspect it has lap belts only.

    When I considered it, I felt the pillars are way too thin for a half inch mounting bolt.

    I've elected to use the "out" from VicRoads that cars made prior to 1969 are not required to have seat belts if they left the factory without any. That's a considerable change. The last time I was involved with belts was a long time ago. I had a Mark 5 Jaguar (the last of the pushrod motors) & I just sneaked it thru as the cut off date was 1950 back then.

    It looks in much the same nick as mine was but, TBH,I doubt I would put the time & resources into a "garden variety" Dauphine.

    If you're into the "Rat Look" that seems to be plaguing early air cooled VW's, its a prime candidate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Actually I think Kim is wrong because it looks like an 1/8th UNS thread to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    I think if you look carefully, they are only hooks. And they look like pop rivets to me!
    Trust me, I know about boats! And shackles........
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    Well the owner is very optimistic, it has a towbar.
    To take the jet-skis down for a run perhaps.
    (The motor in the jet-ski will be more powerful than the Dauphine motor)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    This car is only five min away from my place and I went had a look at it over the weekend. I actually really liked it, all it needs is a wet sand and clear coat to keep the patina. The price didn’t make me knock it back as I’d be happy at $1500 for what it is, though the engine and running gear hasn’t moved for thirty years and I don’t need another major project. If I had turned the key and it started and went around the block, it would of come home with me.

    I don't think it stands to lose much if you turn the key anyway and see what happens. Come to think of it, if it starts and runs I would just drive it as is until it dies and then think about some serious engine to replace with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Well the owner is very optimistic, it has a towbar.
    To take the jet-skis down for a run perhaps.
    (The motor in the jet-ski will be more powerful than the Dauphine motor)
    Can one buy a new Jet Ski with less power than a Dauphine? I doubt that one can.


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    That thing is ripper cool.

    Someone buy it and run around picking up the groceries until it throws a rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    That thing is ripper cool. Someone buy it and run around picking up the groceries until it throws a rod.
    You'd have to try hard....
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    Do jet skis have power take offs like tractors? That way you could use the trailered jet ski to bump up the car's power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Do jet skis have power take offs like tractors? That way you could use the trailered jet ski to bump up the car's power.

    The answer is yes (these guys are powered by a jetski), but it needs water, lots of water...




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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Do jet skis have power take offs like tractors? That way you could use the trailered jet ski to bump up the car's power.
    could tow a running tractor

    Made me think of the contraptions that were made after WWII and fuel shortages to power vehicles on wood gas.

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