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    I once imported a car from England that was so full of rust, it just fell off every where. My wife said "why'd you pay money to bring that here?" I said "because it's rare". She said "well you had better get buckets of rust now while you can and sell them as buckets of rare Renault rust. It's the only way you'll ever get any money back as you'll never get it on the road. Twenty five years later I do still have what's left of it. I promise one day I'll get back on the road. It's not MG's secret project car either. Even he would baulk at that.

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    I'd like to know how a bog standard Dauphine can possibly be worth 19,900 pound, that's $36190.14 Aussie dollars..

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    I thought that too. At those prices, they'd be better off trying to snaffle an oz one off us. Hope they don't catch on ...
    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I thought that too. At those prices, they'd be better off trying to snaffle an oz one off us. Hope they don't catch on ...
    Or some enterprising basket from here could do a LHS conversion and then export them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I'd like to know how a bog standard Dauphine can possibly be worth 19,900 pound, that's [B]$36190.14 Aussie dollars..
    Mille Miglia Eligible would go some way towards explaining the price. It would be a relatively cheap way of getting into what is an exxy event, sure anybody could pick up something for less elsewhere, but the car is there, it looks a solid unit in the pics, so the preparation costs would likely be minimal. Otherwise, they are using the same pricing tactics as the Plastic Bottle Shop in Sydney, it's not where you start, but where it ends that matters...
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    Graham - If you happen to have an early R4 grill and rear number plate surround lying around you could possibly achieve this without much cutting and polishing of aluminium. Bob G
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOB750 View Post
    Graham - If you happen to have an early R4 grill and rear number plate surround lying around you could possibly achieve this without much cutting and polishing of aluminium. Bob G
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    Thanks Bob, I'll mount a bit of a search and see if I can flush one out.

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    Here's a couple of nice..er..Dauphines..

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    Seems to be quite a few versions of these chrome grilles! Nice rear end

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    There are some nice looking Dauphines here...Foto di Renault Dauphine - Foto di auto

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    Very nice Dauphine that. It's a South African car, note the R10 Alconi next to it. (Alconi badges on C panel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    There are some nice looking Dauphines here...Foto di Renault Dauphine - Foto di auto

    Very nice indeed!

    I love the dash on Dauphines

    cheers,

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    Default Dauphine Judson Installation

    How cool is this! A supercharged Dauphine! I remember seeing an original black & white ad for the conversion probably 30 years ago and here is one with the conversion. There's even a video of it running . Very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    How cool is this! A supercharged Dauphine! I remember seeing an original black & white ad for the conversion probably 30 years ago and here is one with the conversion. There's even a video of it running . Very cool

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    Wow. What a neat installation. And what a great collector's piece. Quite a tempting modification eh?

    Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Quite a tempting modification eh?
    That would see your 4CV snapping at the heels of the R8 John
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    That would see your 4CV snapping at the heels of the R8 John
    Until the early-type half shafts failed..... I like superchargers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Wow. What a neat installation. And what a great collector's piece. Quite a tempting modification eh?

    Thanks for posting!

    ...might need an extra sandbag in the boot to keep the front on the bitumen...

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    Don't they all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Don't they all?
    Not if you've filled the front with radiator, fuel tank, battery, tools, spare wheel . . . . as I have ; I had to add a 13 mm spacer on top of the front springs to stop it bottoming out!

    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    Not if you've filled the front with radiator, fuel tank, battery, tools, spare wheel . . . . as I have ; I had to add a 13 mm spacer on top of the front springs to stop it bottoming out!

    cheers! Peter

    Did you end up fitting those rally springs I sent you Peter..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    Not if you've filled the front with radiator, fuel tank, battery, tools, spare wheel . . . . as I have ; I had to add a 13 mm spacer on top of the front springs to stop it bottoming out!

    cheers! Peter
    Good shift of the C of G too. Bit polar though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Did you end up fitting those rally springs I sent you Peter..?
    no; turned out that the "rally" bit was not thicker wire but longer length & with the one turn cut-off they ended up the same length, number of turns (& wire diameter) as ordinary R10 ones; so we decided not to fuss as the 4CV seemed well set-up as it was. So, onto the spares pile!
    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Good shift of the C of G too. Bit polar though....
    When conceptualising the conversion, I worried about that & in conversations with the engineer who had to "sign it off" I considered preserving a mid-mounted fuel tank somehow despite the intrusive presence of R10 semi-trailing toe-control arms.

    We came up with two feasible solutions. One was to have a complicated tank shape under the rear seat area (as per original but full width) that had slots to allow the arms' presence. The other was to fashion a new, raised, rear floor to allow the tank to sit above the arms (more or less in the rear seat base's original position).

    Both were fiddly &, despite the use of better front tyres & the removal of the rear compensating valve having very much ameliorated the tendency to wet front brake lock-up in the R8, I finally decided to get more weight on the front for braking reasons. That worked & the 4CV brakes better in the wet than the R8 even though I kept the rear valve.

    As for high polar moment of inertia, it hasn't proved to be a problem. I think because there isn't much mass involved to have to reverse direction of. Anyway, it's very tossable & adjustable at the limit. Not in Djet territory though, so there is obviously merit in a low PMoI (although the Djet's vastly superior rear suspension muddies the comparison).

    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    no; turned out that the "rally" bit was not thicker wire but longer length & with the one turn cut-off they ended up the same length, number of turns (& wire diameter) as ordinary R10 ones; so we decided not to fuss as the 4CV seemed well set-up as it was. So, onto the spares pile!
    cheers! Peter
    Oops sorry!

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    Are these seats that have come out of my Floride, Dauphine seats.
    If so, is anyone interested in them ?
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