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#121 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:15 AM

To be honest, I can't take any credit for saving it as that must go to D Spares firstly, then BeEp. He quite literally snatched it from the jaws of the crusher and got it tested, therefore turning it from a car that really only scrap dealers would want, to a car Autoshiters were fighting over! (well two anyway).

 

It is a great little car though, far better than it appeared initially. Obviously I intend to keep it running forever.


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#122 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:23 AM

Apparently one of the previous owners of this little car still has the parcel shelf and interior light! Pity Mr Spares wasn't privy to that knowledge when it left Shropshire. It's up for grabs if anyone can figure out the logistics.

 

PM sent - would be good to reunite these missing bits with the car.


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1935 Standard 12
1953 Austin A40 Somerset 
1958 Austin A55 Cambridge

1959 Austin A35 

1980 Vauxhall Royale 2.8 auto

1983 Ford Sierra 1.6 Base (1/5) 

1987 Austin Maestro 1.3L

1996 Renault Clio 'Nicole'
 

 

 


#123 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:39 AM

Did a bit of work on the Clio this weekend. First up, oil and filter change as it's done about 10k since it was last done. Had to grind down the flats on an old 3/8" drive ratchet to make a tool to undo the sump plug - which was very tight. I suspect the previous garage had used a Pela pump to change the oil. I went at the oil filter expecting a right old battle, however it came off quite easily by hand. Had to replace the sump plug copper washer as it was properly mullered and I couldn't get it to seal properly. I considered annealing it, but it was too far gone really. Went to the local car spares shop and he sold me a steel and rubber composite washer of the right size, never used these before but fortunately it seems to be sealing well.

While I was under the car, I wiped an oily rag over the sump to clean it up and spent some time brushing mud off/looking for rot. Pleasingly there isn't really any, however there is a bit on the chassis above the front subframe that is starting to go. I couldn't get it to go through under thumb pressure, so have brushed some old engine oil on it to preserve it as access for a grinder is impossible without dropping the subframe. The other side was perfect, strangely.

The radio from my sister's Perodua is now fitted and working well. It's only got two speakers, both in the dashboard but they work very well. Also replaced the missing screw-in part of the ariel so it can actually find stations.

The air filter was like new so I removed some leaves and refitted it.

While I was buying the sump plug washer, I also bought a numberplate fixing kit, as rusty screws bleeding down number plates is a pet hate of mine. The front one was easy to do (having been fitted recently by BeEp) the rear was the original plate and one screw had turned to a rusty mess, the plastic cap having long gone. I managed to get molegrips onto it and did all four with new screws and caps, which looks much better for less than £1 outlay.

The clutch has always been on the heavy side. My dad managed to lubricate the clutch cable, which didn't do much to start with, but now I've driven the car back to Suffolk from Southend last night, the clutch is noticeably easier to push down. I'm sure it's still heavier than it should be, but I think it's just a bit tired. 

Have started a giffer style service book in a 'Happy Shopper' branded notebook where I've listed the oil change along with the date and mileage. New (or decent part worn) front tyres are next on the list as they're close to the wear limit.


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1935 Standard 12
1953 Austin A40 Somerset 
1958 Austin A55 Cambridge

1959 Austin A35 

1980 Vauxhall Royale 2.8 auto

1983 Ford Sierra 1.6 Base (1/5) 

1987 Austin Maestro 1.3L

1996 Renault Clio 'Nicole'
 

 

 


#124 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:03 PM

Last night, this happened:
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Only problem to report is that the heater blower stopped working. After checking the fuse I immediately thought the worst and started pricing up a new resistor, but I first wiggled the multiplug onto the heater motor, which made it kick back in. Its been fine since.
I've had absolutely no luck finding an interior light for this thing, and its most annoying at this time of year.The owner prior to Dspares stripped anything he thought would be useful off prior to parting with it, the battery, radio, parcel shelf, hubcaps and for some reason the interior light?
I've looked at various Renaults in breakers yards and they're all either too big or have different plugs (bloody French). This is a small basic light fitted to a base model and it has a small three pin plug (but a different plug to the boot light, I've already checked that) Anyone have one they're willing to part with? Or at least a photo of one so I know what I'm looking for?
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Current fleet:

1935 Standard 12
1953 Austin A40 Somerset 
1958 Austin A55 Cambridge

1959 Austin A35 

1980 Vauxhall Royale 2.8 auto

1983 Ford Sierra 1.6 Base (1/5) 

1987 Austin Maestro 1.3L

1996 Renault Clio 'Nicole'
 

 

 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

I can't remember where I posted it before but I found some bits from a different mk1 Clio at work, a red ph1 door mirror and some filters.  Shall I try and get them over to SB (next village) to post with the parcel shelf?


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#126 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:05 PM

The clutch was always heavy on my MK1 Megane and its also slightly heavy on my MK2 Clio 172, which had a new clutch in 2017/10k ago.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:40 AM

I saw the previous owner the other day. He has have the light somewhere but it's not high on his list of priorities to look for it!

Try PT Moore breakers in Leominster. They have loads of old sh ite stacked up. Bound to have one. They will post it too
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

Pleased to hear they're still going, got a photo somewhere of a Volvo Amazon and 164 they had there. The 164 yielded a back bumper for mine.
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#129 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:59 AM

I saw the previous owner the other day. He has have the light somewhere but it's not high on his list of priorities to look for it!

Try PT Moore breakers in Leominster. They have loads of old sh ite stacked up. Bound to have one. They will post it too

I found a Clio breaking on ebay, same year and spec. Paid £15.00 for the interior light and after two weeks it hadn't arrived. Chased him up and he said if it didn't turn up by the end of the week to let him know and he'd refund.

Today it turned up and the sodding thing is wrong. It's a much larger double light which doesn't fit in the aperture in the roof, plus the multiplug is wrong. It's the same as the others on ebay. I went to the Renault breakers in Ipswich and looked through two boxes of Renault interior lights, to no avail. The amount of different ones used is ridiculous. They had one from a MK1 Espace which had the same multiplug but was a larger double light like the one I've just bought.

 

I've spent four months looking to no avail, I'm going to need the correct one so if you could keep on at him it would be appreciated! 


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1980 Vauxhall Royale 2.8 auto

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#130 ONLINE   Scruffy Bodger

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:20 PM

Ill ask my mate, AGAIN, to have a look for it, I've asked several times already sorry.


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#131 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:38 PM

Your efforts are very much appreciated :)


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1935 Standard 12
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:58 PM

Right, I've had a message back already, he said he'll have a look at the weekend IF he remembers. He also sent me a link to an horrifically expensive Ebay item.

Does the hole in the roof lining look like that will fit? If so it looks like most of the lights fitted to cheap French cars of that era. Can't you just get a light from a scrappy and snip the wires so you get a connector too and just join them together?

 

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

Sorry about the parcel shelf mate, I've been on Jury Service for the last four weeks. If you still want it I'll get it wrapped up over the weekend?



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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:48 PM

Yes please :)
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1935 Standard 12
1953 Austin A40 Somerset 
1958 Austin A55 Cambridge

1959 Austin A35 

1980 Vauxhall Royale 2.8 auto

1983 Ford Sierra 1.6 Base (1/5) 

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1996 Renault Clio 'Nicole'
 

 

 






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