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    Default It's official I have gone completely mad

    After mulling over how I was going to use the the spare Fuego I purchased a couple of months ago to enhance my current 85 registered Fuego, ie engine and power steering swap, I came across another sad looking Fuego on the side of the road on the way to work.

    Apparantely, it had only just been purchased by a young kid and unfortunately he ran up the back of another car.

    It was left on the side of the road and after a few days the local vandals had got to work on it breaking the windscreen and scratching the paintwork. Feeling sorry for it, I left a note under the wipers for the owner to contact me, which he did. A small very sum was paid and I had it towed to my place.

    I now have 3 Fuegos in the drive:

    1 going red Fuego;

    1 silver fuego with minor body damage; and

    the latest aquisition another red one.

    I have just about stripped the latest one for parts which I can now use to restore the silver one.

    Is this some kind of mental illness and is there a cure?



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    Begs the question, 65 year old vandals in Tasmania?

    Isn't everyone a pensioner down there?
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    Hey Phewgo,

    Sit back and enjoy your illness, it's keeping you alive.

    Naturally the answer is obvious, strip the sad red one (remains to froggies or tip), do up the best of the next two and keep one hidden for rainy days or spares and drive the good one.

    cheers ed ge

    ps. there is no known cure for your affliction.

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    Only one cure - when the world runs out of Fuegos! But theres a few years yet I think :-)
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    The jo proffi unofficial fuego register would make this the 4th cheap fuego to be bought up by in less month,by long standing fuego owners.
    At this rate of consumption, that time you speak of Europa,may be closer than I once thought.It now apears that there are more sydney fuego buyers than just me,which is good for the longevity of the model.
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    The cure is simple .... drive an old for a few days ... You'll never go back to Renaults ... However the Cit's are bigger and take up even more space ... hmmmmmmm.... possibly not such a great idea

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    Mate,

    You have really got the bug....I saw that crashed one I think where was it again?

    Cheers

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    Default Wife Acceptance Factor, but honey its cheap parts!

    PhewGo

    Now its just a matter of time till you save heaps of money by taking a needed part from the wreck and fitting it to the other. Mind you one more in the back yard will PROBABLY strain the W.A.F.

    Now if you can afford an additional nice pristine Fuego for your wife to drive and enjoy for herself you've all but won her over.

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    Hi Ben

    The crashed Fuego was parked just opposite the Polish Club on main road New Town.

    The car started straight away when I tried it despite the front end smack.

    Apart from no water left in the punctured radiator, it was left on the side of the road because the impact pushed the engine back a few inches and broke the alloy bracket holding the clutch cable.

    Apart from the front bumber, radiator and lights, most parts are salvageable.

    Ken, I like the idea about getting one for the missus, however her tastes are more expensive than mine and would rather a Clio.

    Cheers

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    Damn! I didn't get down to hobbie in time!!!

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    Only 3??? That isn't mad, that is only the initial stages! I would have to do a bit of thinking to work out the precise number of Imps I have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhewGo
    Is this some kind of mental illness and is there a cure?crazy:
    It's an addiction, more than an illness, but it's cheaper than drugs or booze and it's better for your health too! Yes there is a cure! The missus, once she says enough, it'll be time to go cold turkey!
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    In all seriousness, the disease seems to be one that single(ish) blokes in their thirties suffer from.There is a cure,that some might say is a disease in itself, and its in the shape of a two year old baby. I've bought 2 good ones of blokes with babies, who just could not be bothered fuegoing any longer.
    So I'm enjoying my fuego time untill the inevitable happens,and i'll trade it in on a nomad.
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    Icon6 John - beware of travelling imps!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnh875
    Only 3??? That isn't mad, that is only the initial stages! I would have to do a bit of thinking to work out the precise number of Imps I have...

    John are those imps the ones that people put in their front garden and then one day one goes AWOL and you start getting photos of it in exotic travel locations around the world

    Its true I saw it on cable recently so it must be true

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    LOL I'm @ 7 but I havn't seen one in a while. I think I own them all now. Good thing to becuase the colection would of kept growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    There is a cure,that some might say is a disease in itself, and its in the shape of a two year old baby. I've bought 2 good ones of blokes with babies, who just could not be bothered fuegoing any longer.
    Yeh, I know exactly what they're going through (15 month old here), and it's not so much that you can't be bothered, more that there simply isn't enough hours in the day to fiddle around with 1980's Renaults AND keep the family from going crazy!

    ..but having seen this before with others, I'm going to try to push through the barrier and keep the old stuff around :-)
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    Ken one of the Imp guys in Sydney has this web page on that very topic! Unfortunately it seems the site is down so I can't give you a link. Luckily only 3 of mine are outside, the rest are in a shed - trouble is that is at the end of a 2.5hr drive from home...

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