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#511 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted Yesterday, 01:26 PM

All the while I'm waiting for the still not arrived numberplates to arrive, plus expect the now ordered with a different supplier numberplates to not arrive either, I was watching some films.

 

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What I find really fascinating is how much smaller the small cars were that were dwarfed even by an R16

and how we were incrementally coaxed into accepting the humungously bloated rolling jabbas

we have today.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:37 PM

Well found!

R16s occasionally appeared in episodes of 'Van der valk', seventies TV series starring Barry Foster, if you have a bit of time.

The 16 was advertised as a big car by Renault but appears dinky nowadays.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:42 PM

As of today, the plates have not shown up, because Hermes.

After three attempts, the seller finally saw it fit to pass me the tracking number. Nothing else, mind.

The status - when entered on the Hermes website - is delayed, investigating.

 

 

Hermes manage to deliver one package to me last week, not your plates mind. Every single other delivery this year has been a fiasco.

 

I dont buy from ebay if seller insists on myherpes to loose the package for them/me


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Posted Yesterday, 02:29 PM

Anyway, thanks to the interim plates fashioned by Mr Conelrad,

 

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a semi legal extended cruise through the Peak District took place this last weekend and the car didn't put a foot wrong.

 

 

This changed dramatically when we later decided to try out the visibility the headlights provide after dark. It culminated in one of them not working, of course (this is a French car after all).

Once coaxed into life by sophisticated contact wiggling, it was revealed that now the brightest light the car emitted was the single general OMGPANIKYO light they put in the dashboard to replace oil and temp gauges, which naturally caused much panic.

 

An immediate shut down and ad hoc health check ensued, not resulting in any untoward discoveries. Also, on restart, the light remained off, making the headlights being now the brightest light source of the car, but it turned out they weren't bright enough even for a well illuminated suburban street.

In fact, there was no noticeable difference between sidelights and dipped beam when viewed from inside the car. Even I had to conclude that yellow Bilux bulbs are shit, despite they were made before 1986.

 

Besides, only 50 yards after the restart, The Holy Light Of Impeding Grenadisation came back on, resulting in yet another hectic shut off and senseless actionism of much headless chickenness.

 

Since again nothing unusual revealed itself, it was decided to abort the mission and return as close to the Junkbase as the car will make it before it explodes. However, during the entire return trip, the light remained off and the car didn't display any signs of anything being wrong. It has now been concluded to relegate the light to the same Fake News department the Ammeter is in, thus ensuring that next time it's only taken seriously after the Seize's engine has seized.

 

The headlight issue has now been adressed, which was successful, at least to Autoshite standards.

Instead of not working at all, the driver's side light is now at least flickering and these

 

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have been replaced with their Halogen equivalents.

 

A nighttime test has hitherto not been carried out, though, but I expect it will now be merely shite, no longer shit..


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1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted Yesterday, 02:40 PM

Oh, and the sending unit for the fuel gauge has done a Peugeot.


1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1974 Ford LTD................................................The Green Lean Machine
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted Yesterday, 10:47 PM

It just occurred to me what a hoot it must be to drive a taxi in Paris without a fart of a wing mirror.

 

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Note that most of them didn't have any.


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1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

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1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted Yesterday, 10:55 PM

There was a young man from Vienna, who bought an encrusted Renner...
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Posted Yesterday, 11:15 PM

dont forget to turn the headlights upside down for rhd beam pattern- because french and renner


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Posted Yesterday, 11:16 PM

There was a young man from Vienna, who bought an encrusted Renner...

 

The headlights were dim,

The floors were quite thin,

But he still drove it like Ayrton Senna.


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#520 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted Yesterday, 11:17 PM

dont forget to turn the headlights upside down for rhd beam pattern- because french and renner

 

Not necessary. These are of the pre-asymmetrical variety.


1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1974 Ford LTD................................................The Green Lean Machine
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted Today, 08:37 AM

Sorry, not a witty reply to your thread but reading about your travels and the 'phantom', randomly glowing warning lights; I can offer a few suggestions as a former R16 licker:

- Check that the engine to body cable is making a good connection. The battery -ve lead goes to the gearbox casing; but the body?
- The oil pressure sender wire can fall off and as it floats around randomly grounding itself it will bring on the red lamp of impending seizure.
- There is a little fuse box just behind the spare wheel on the O/S inner wing strategically placed for water coming through the vents to trickle over it. If one of these has a poor circuit all the dash lights and gauges go dead (normally when it's raining - wipers on - and you press the brake pedal - stop lights on). What looks like an ammeter on the dash is actually a voltmeter of sorts.
- Check that the area under the scuttle panel is not filling with water due to blocked drains. The wiper motor and heater fan both live here and their electrical connections pass through the bulkhead. Steam coming from the windscreen vents and wipers that suddenly stop are the result of ignoring the sloshing sounds. How do I know ;)

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Posted Today, 08:43 AM

All the while I'm waiting for the still not arrived numberplates to arrive, plus expect the now ordered with a different supplier numberplates to not arrive either, I was watching some films.

 

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What I find really fascinating is how much smaller the small cars were that were dwarfed even by an R16

and how we were incrementally coaxed into accepting the humungously bloated rolling jabbas

we have today.

 

 

How did they go from the R16 to the Craptur, and  from  making innovative / interesting cars to the shit they've been making the last 20+ years?


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Posted Today, 08:45 AM

The headlights were dim,

The floors were quite thin,

But he still drove it like Ayrton Senna.

 

But when offered '16

Without much of a sheen

He said 'fuck' it

And gave him a tenner.


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1989 F  730i. Prestigious.

1999 S  E36 318i Touring. Daily shitter.

1994 L E34 520iA - smoooooooth

1994 M 318Ti - Track whore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#524 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted Today, 09:47 AM

How did they go from the R16 to the Craptur, and  from  making innovative / interesting cars to the shit they've been making the last 20+ years?

 

It's called "Globalisation".


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1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1974 Ford LTD................................................The Green Lean Machine
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted Today, 09:54 AM

Sorry, not a witty reply to your thread but reading about your travels and the 'phantom', randomly glowing warning lights; I can offer a few suggestions as a former R16 licker:

- Check that the engine to body cable is making a good connection. The battery -ve lead goes to the gearbox casing; but the body?
- The oil pressure sender wire can fall off and as it floats around randomly grounding itself it will bring on the red lamp of impending seizure.
- There is a little fuse box just behind the spare wheel on the O/S inner wing strategically placed for water coming through the vents to trickle over it. If one of these has a poor circuit all the dash lights and gauges go dead (normally when it's raining - wipers on - and you press the brake pedal - stop lights on). What looks like an ammeter on the dash is actually a voltmeter of sorts.
- Check that the area under the scuttle panel is not filling with water due to blocked drains. The wiper motor and heater fan both live here and their electrical connections pass through the bulkhead. Steam coming from the windscreen vents and wipers that suddenly stop are the result of ignoring the sloshing sounds. How do I know ;)

Oh the memory of the delights of Renault electrics...

Squirrel2

 

 

I shall work off that checklist, although the oil pressure sender wire has been checked and found firmly connected by means of a nut and toothed washer on the switch. Also, mine is such an early model, that it doesn't have a separate oil pressure light. It still has the single light of all doom, that also comes on when the temp is too high.

 

Where would the body earth band be located, if it had one?

 

The scuttle area drains well, however, the car fascinates by having puddles on the floors in areas where you wouldn't expect them. It's impossible to trace how they got there.


1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

1971 Rover 3500 Series 2...........................................almost not fucked
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1974 Ford LTD................................................The Green Lean Machine
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted Today, 10:14 AM

I shall work off that checklist, although the oil pressure sender wire has been checked and found firmly connected by means of a nut and toothed washer on the switch. Also, mine is such an early model, that it doesn't have a separate oil pressure light. It still has the single light of all doom, that also comes on when the temp is too high.

Where would the body earth band be located, if it had one?

The scuttle area drains well, however, the car fascinates by having puddles on the floors in areas where you wouldn't expect them. It's impossible to trace how they got there.

I think there was a strap between one of the bellhousing bolts and one of the brackets that supports the steering rack. However my last one (and the most extensively worked on ) was a '78 TX so there may have been differences.

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