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#511 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 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 21 August 2017 - 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 21 August 2017 - 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 21 August 2017 - 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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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:40 PM

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


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 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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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:55 PM

There was a young man from Vienna, who bought an encrusted Renner...
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:15 PM

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


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 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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Posted 21 August 2017 - 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.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 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 22 August 2017 - 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 22 August 2017 - 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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Posted 22 August 2017 - 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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Posted 22 August 2017 - 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 ;)

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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.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 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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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:05 PM

While I had breakfast this morning, the postman squeezed by the Green Lean Machine and dropped off a parcel.

 

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Many hours later:

 

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

 

Correction. If a fuel gauge shows an empty tank, it might not necessarily be broken. Instead, there might be only dust left in the tank.

Due to this, the car stalled today and didn't want to restart, believe it, or not. After extensive troubleshooting, some fuel was administered straight down the carb and it indeed did a few coughs.

Half a jerrycan full of a substance presumed to be petrol was hence emptied into the tank, which led to the car firing right up and driving to a petrol station without grouse nor gnarl. It subsequently swallowed 50 litres, which, considering that that's the capacity of the tank, would indicate that the tank was indeed rather not the fullest. On restart, the fuel gauge flipped to the full mark like a freshly greased lighning.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

A perfect modern retelling of one of Aesop's Fables.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:13 PM

Have you practiced your Gallic shrug as well for when you cut someone up?


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:18 PM

No, I still give the ones I cut up the good old British two finger salute.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:18 PM

That's why the guys on a forum in France told me I must call it Brigitte.

Which I would, if I gave my cars names.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:13 PM

now you have the new plates they need to be put in boot and the cardboard ones reinstated for as long as can be gotten away with


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:15 PM

They were such a bitch to fit, I'll never remove them again.


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WRONG FONT 


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Gallic shrug.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

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.


That'll be the Renault Elf at work, pouring water on things to leave you confused. Later on they advertised this as a feature and also a reason for things to stop working; it had mutated into a gremlin but Renault PR thought that "Elf" sounded less harsh. Vehicles fitted with one could be seen with the appropriate stickers in later years.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

Either I'm getting old, or I'm out of practice. Or, which is most probable, both.

Just worked on the car all day and now am knackered and feel every bone and fiber in my body.

 

The worst thing is, it was all about little niggly bits, so you can't even see that I've done something.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

Next major thing will be a complete front brake overhaul. It feels like it's only braking at the rear.

Well, there are invoices of a complete rear brake rebuild not long ago.

There is also something wrong with the maitre cylindre. If you keep on the brake, the pedal sinks slowly.


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

1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes





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