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    Quote Originally Posted by CXVingtCinq View Post
    So, if (when) I need new shocks what is consensus as the best option at the moment.?
    At this stage of the game, I'd say whatever you can get. If new or NOS Koni is available, they would be my preference. Otherwise it would be the best ones you can find, and if that is a NOS set of Australian Monroe-Wylies, dated post-1971 it would be those. As apart from the initial poor quality 1970/71 batch , they seem to have had few issues over the life of the 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Hi Kim,
    I feel for your hardship on your travels. In particular with a new car.

    The shocks that were fitted, were they local content shocks (Munroe) ??? Because in ZA all Renaults came out with genuine DeCarbon Renault shocks. And they were always available (at decent prices) from the Renault Spares. I still have one new set of 16TS units in my spares box. I never would use Munroe on my cars in ZA as they were junk, always used Gabriels.

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    "Passing through Adelaide we presented the receptionist at Monroe Wylie with our collection of broken shockers and our compliments. (!##*!)"

    They sure weren't Konis!
    It's another lovely day! Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I'll stand to be corrected, but I'm pretty sure my father's 1970 16TS came with locally built Monroe shockers from new. They clicked and rattled from new too. His car needed front wishbones too when less than two years old..... Warranty? Can't remember but he found it expensive at the time so partly honoured at most.

    Must have been a fun trip Kim!! Ouch.
    Refer my comments above to geckoeng! It was a great trip and we both learned a great technique for crossing spoon drains and cattle grids at speed with no shockers. I still use it on speed humps!
    It's another lovely day! Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarosa View Post
    Was that one previously owned by someone called Don in Launceston? I had that car for a few months having bought it off the original owner (I think) before it went to Don a few years ago. I have some photo's of it from my time if you'd like. They guy I bought it from restored it in his garage and had it on blocks for over 20+ years. He was in his 90's by the time he sold it and never got to drive it.
    Hi Sarosa, somehow missed this post from you many months ago, sounds like the same car, would love any information, photos etc if the offer still stands !. cheers Marc

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    Hi

    Is there an active Renault 16 Register?

    If so is there a newsletter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120L View Post
    Hi

    Is there an active Renault 16 Register?

    If so is there a newsletter?

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    Alan
    It's active as such that most 16's known have been recorded along with there details etc. There is no newsletter now as a group on facebook has been created and group members can post things there and get immediate responses. I appreciate not everyone is on or likes facebook but it is very convenient and requires no admin etc . If you have a facebook account just look up "Australian R16 Register" and ask to join the group. We also get feeds in there from Geert, the great R16 parts supplier from the Netherlands about his latest products. His R16 shop has effectively made the need for a local spare parts sourcing a bit less urgent these day's. His parts supply list for the R16 is exhaustive and I never imagined it possible only 5 years ago.
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    Also it's the 50th anniversary of the R16 in Australia this year and long-time R16 owner Mike Neill is keen to hear from R16's owners to keep in the loop about any events been organised. I think he has most from the register but maybe not any new ones.
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    R1151 - 2931783 - 3/76 - Trak Yellow - 30,686km (not known if that is true)

    Purchased from a lady in Toowoomba who parked it (garage) after her husband died

    Tried to find original purchaser without luck

    very close to getting back on the road and would LOVE to attend a 50th anniversary rally somewhere in Oz

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    130,686 or 230,686? Great it is close.
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