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    Hmmm. Any boy-racers out there.?

    This car has been around for a while but I just tripped over this article. http://www.taketotheroad.co.uk/ebay-...istoric-racer/

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    Default That won't buff out

    These things just keep popping up don't they. This will take a little more than a light buff though.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/austral/cars-vans-utes/1960-renault-floride-coupe/1182437659?utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_ca mpaign=MF-cars-MAU



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    Yes, I saw that somewhere. Heavy cutting compound needed.....
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    [QUOTE=59 Floride;1568517]Hmmm. Any boy-racers out there?

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    Nope; only oldfart-racers.

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    On another note, I met a Kiwi Floride owner at the local automobile museum yesterday & he was seeking king pin bushes. Same as a 3-stud wheel 4CV or Doaf I assume.

    John/Jacques doesn't have them. Perhaps there's info somewhere in this thread on this but if anyone has a current known source then rendering advice would constitute a welcome kindness.

    cheers! Peter

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    Hmmm. Any boy-racers out there?

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    Nope; only oldfart-racers.
    Oh yes, I seem to remember seeing a certain Tasmanian oldfart racer in action once.

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    I think that red/black top one may have been for sale as part of pair in Prospect NSW a few years back. Both project and/parts only.
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    Great news my friends for wind screen hunters!

    1 ) Due to quality problems with the existing rebuilt of windscreens, A french club launched a new production with a well nown producer two years ago.

    2 ) this product met a great succes in France last year. Now people want it worldwide
    We made an agreement with an international transport company.

    We are waiting for quotation towards Quebec, United states, Sweden and I also asked today for Australia.

    Product description in frenchhere under

    http://bretagnefcc.free.fr/original/2018-05_pare-brise.pdf

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    Windscreen for FLORIDE and Windscreen for CARAVELLE
    The Renault and Caravelle Renault windshields, which are currently on the market, are not satisfactory.
    Indeed, there are problems of curves, as well as height ratings that do not correspond to
    the original.
    This creates a poor seal, because the seal is poorly adapted to its location.
    This also causes an aesthetic problem because the stainless steel hubcap, keeps the path due to its
    shape .

    Reminder of original ratings:
    Windshields for Floride, Floride S and Caravelle R1131 up to No. 26259 (oval plate) measure
    50.5 cm high. The chrome trim of the seal to a T-profile.

    From No. 26260, R1131, then all the R1133 caravels, measure 51.3 cm in height and the chrome hubcap
    seal, has a U-shaped profile.

    A copy of each model was given to a French glass manufacturer, who reproduced them in glass
    laminated, consistent with the origins ratings.

    The owners of Alpine GT4, SOVAM and GT4 are also concerned because these vehicles are equipped
    the same windbreaks.
    For buyers who wish to be delivered, it will be necessary to add the costs of
    port plus one insurance. The packaging used will comply with the windshields transport.

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    Thanks for the heads up CP. By the way have a great trip with the Australians, Ghislain and company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Thanks for the heads up CP. By the way have a great trip with the Australians, Ghislain and company.
    Same from us in Perth CP!

    I thought you might have a solution to the windscreen problem.
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    Default Carb Problem

    The Weber 32 DIR 4 carb on my 65 Caravelle 1133 is completely shot, its got a big crack in the body.


    I am having trouble trying to source a new one in the UK, so does anyone have any suggestions about what I could replace it with.


    Many thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickris View Post
    The Weber 32 DIR 4 carb on my 65 Caravelle 1133 is completely shot, its got a big crack in the body.


    I am having trouble trying to source a new one in the UK, so does anyone have any suggestions about what I could replace it with.


    Many thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickris View Post
    The Weber 32 DIR 4 carb on my 65 Caravelle 1133 is completely shot, its got a big crack in the body.


    I am having trouble trying to source a new one in the UK, so does anyone have any suggestions about what I could replace it with.


    Many thanks in advance
    I'm surprised you are having a problem in the UK, as the 32 DIR x was a fairly common fitment on many cars in Europe through the 1960's and 70's. A DIR 4 would be relatively rare as such, only being used on the last of the Caravelles, 8S R1136 and Australian 10S, so hopefully someone can supply something from a 10S over here.

    Otherwise there is adapting another 32DIR carby, (if ITBs aren't your thing :-)) , something from a 12TS may suit with some adjustments to settings and linkages.

    Also try somewhere like Welcome to Webcon UK Ltd - Webcon UK Ltd who may be able to suggest a solution. Replacement Weber carbies were common way back when, and something suitable as a NOS replacement should be around in the UK somewhere, given the volumes of cars that used them back then.
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    Here's a renovators delight for someone..https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctio...ertible/651109

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    Caravelle LH door latch Mechanism.

    I am desperately looking for a good Caravell, LH door latch mechanism (in the door).

    If anybody has one sitting spare on a shelf, please contact me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Caravelle LH door latch Mechanism.

    I am desperately looking for a good Caravell, LH door latch mechanism (in the door).

    If anybody has one sitting spare on a shelf, please contact me.
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    They look oddly similar to a 1950s Fregate, I'll have a look tonight. I just might have a usable one.

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    ...on second thoughts scrap that. They are similar but a bit too different to what you are after.

    (Gawd did my car really look like that..)


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    Yes Ray, I have one though not sure if it's the L or R that remains.
    I'll text you later to let you know
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    "63-1092" John,

    I have things quite organised on the West Coast, I had one put on my workbench this afternoon in very good condition.

    So thank you all for looking for me. Although I will admit I asked all the right people.

    Thanks, Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I'm surprised you are having a problem in the UK, as the 32 DIR x was a fairly common fitment on many cars in Europe through the 1960's and 70's. A DIR 4 would be relatively rare as such, only being used on the last of the Caravelles, 8S R1136 and Australian 10S, so hopefully someone can supply something from a 10S over here.

    Otherwise there is adapting another 32DIR carby, (if ITBs aren't your thing :-)) , something from a 12TS may suit with some adjustments to settings and linkages.

    Also try somewhere like Welcome to Webcon UK Ltd - Webcon UK Ltd who may be able to suggest a solution. Replacement Weber carbies were common way back when, and something suitable as a NOS replacement should be around in the UK somewhere, given the volumes of cars that used them back then.
    I've solved the problem. I have fitted a Weber 32 Dir21T apart from having to get a nice new shiny chrome air filter virtually a straight swap.Chokes are 23+24mm so just about a perfect exchange for the old 32 Dir4 thanks again for all your advice.

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