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#721 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

But I have an R16 and you don't.


You say that like it is a good thing.
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#722 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:13 AM

It's a parallel universe. Completely void of cakes for a Nifty.

I'm kind of liking my parallel universe, since it allows me to shout 'Fuck!' a lot and makes me feel like being in a 1960s French b&w film every time I drive the car.

You know the kind. Where Lino Ventura smokes Gauloises and kicks everyone's face in and wimmin don't shave their armpits, like Joanna Shimkus.

 

Baise moi.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:41 AM

Oooh, orange reversing lights issue, très rare indeed.

 

Quite by chance, I was editing one of my French photos this morning and the subject is a pre-facelift Rover P6. It also appears to have orange reverse lights, is that something that was required in France for a while? Until this morning I'd never heard of such a thing.

 

Anyway, good to see more progress on the 16.


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#724 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Yes, it was. White light at the back was interdit.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

Today at the Junktowers.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:40 PM



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

Today at the Junktowers.
 
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Ooooh! That's lovely.. drooling here, sorry.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:49 PM

That's a real stunner!

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:51 PM

Ooooh! That's lovely.. drooling here, sorry.


More than dribble being mopped up here. That blue 16 is just wantfastic.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

'kin hell,

 

That's sex on wheels!!!!

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:52 PM

Lovely lovely lovely ...

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#732 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:09 PM

That blue R16

 

- Was sold new in Stockport

- Has never been restored.

- Wears its original paint, including inside the wheelarches.

- Has never had the slightest bit of welding done to it.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:30 PM

Is it also made from Unicorn shit?!

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#734 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:17 PM

I'm usually very careful with such things, but I'd say it's the best original UK spec example in the UK.

There is an original ex UK TX in Ireland (Republic of) that could be marginally better, but it's really between those two cars.

Until someone shows me a better one that is.

 

I mean, any R16 in the UK that has never been welded is nothing short of a sensation.

 

The story of this example is that it was bought new by a Stockportian bank manager, who kept it in a heated garage (no shit!).

After he became a good banker, his wife - who couldn't drive - hired a chauffeur to drive her around and continued to keep

the car in the heated garage. She then sold it to a Renault collector in Oldham, who allegedly owns an R30 TX auto in similar

condition, who sold it earlier this year to the gent who visited me today. This current owner now has the same problem with it

I had with Lyndon - he regrets every mile he adds to the sub 26,000 existing ones.

He was all over my car today, loves it to bits, because it can be hooned around Flic style without any regrets.

He was fascinated with the story how I got it and its more than patchy just being kept alive for half a century history

and we wonder which of the two cars actually has the shadier past.

So here we stood, envying each others cars. Imagine the hilarity of the situation.

He has a proven track record of some prime chod and I introduced him to Autoshite, which he will hopefully join.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

The funniest bit however was when I showed him my headlights in action, which caused lots of ooohs and aaahs.

I told him, yeah, they look like everything life is really about, but as actual headlights, they are woefully shit.

To which he replied, they are woefully shit anyway, so what would you rather have - woefully shit, or cool woefully shit?


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:39 AM

Wow, that is very, very, very nice. I didn't know you could get a 16 in that lovely shade of blue or with an interior that yellow. It is something that could only be a byproduct of the 70s.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:33 AM

Wot, no flamin' flap fotos? I R DISAPOINT.


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

Wow, that is very, very, very nice. I didn't know you could get a 16 in that lovely shade of blue or with an interior that yellow. It is something that could only be a byproduct of the 70s.


There is another one on here in that colour scheme. Before I read the text I just assumed Skizzer had popped in for a cuppa.
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#739 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

Interestingly Skizzer's as well as this one are TAs.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:51 AM

so what would you rather have - woefully shit, or cool woefully shit?


Just woefully shit thanks. Yellow phares are just as bad as headlamp peaks.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

Just woefully shit thanks. Yellow phares are just as bad as headlamp peaks.

 

INCORRECT. French cars with white lamps look shit. Please hand in your AS membership card.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:04 PM

Shonky Rolls Shadow with french plates and yellow lights = aristocracy

Shonky Rolls Shadow with UK plates and White lights = market trader

 

Cool useless lights on R16 for me


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:10 PM

Nowt wrong with yellow lights even if they are a bit rubbish.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:29 PM

FRO. They look fine only on French-registered vehicles.

Otherwise it's the same wank-look as this:
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

That warm yellow Art Deco pattern the 202 projects on the floor immediately ahead of it gives me TEH HRON.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

The only excuse for yellow piss-trickle headlamps is shonky old 6v electrics with 35W bulbs.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:52 PM

FRO. They look fine only on French-registered vehicles.

Otherwise it's the same wank-look as this:
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I quite like the frog look plates on the Citroen

 

Bet Plod wouldnt though


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

Ooooooh la la that 16 is just lush


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:52 PM

There is another one on here in that colour scheme. Before I read the text I just assumed Skizzer had popped in for a cuppa.


How did I miss that? I didn't even know he owned a 16.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

The R16TX had a twin light setup with H1 55W halogen lamps in both main and dip. On main beam the dip beans stayed on - unlike the single-bulb headlamps - the illumination was much, much better than the TS/TL, from what I remember. The only downside was that that the lamp glass was always hot and baked salty winter road crud on making the lens opaque on a long journey. The joys of R16 motoring...

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