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Post by Poppy » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:06 pm

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Post by demonbluedays » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:42 pm

CNHSS1 wrote: FORD
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Post by stocks71 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:24 am

Quote - even if most of the unmotorist French read the Reliant badge as Renault.
OH SHIT I JUST TYPED THE WORD RENAULT OH NO I'VE DONE IT AGAIN SORRY SORRY SORRY[/quote]

When I broke down the other week the Recovery chaps continuously refered to the car as a Renault Skimiter over the coms system. Didn't say anything behind my gritted teeth. I was just glad of the lift home :oops: .

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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:43 am

This is getting silly (and so good).
Our daughter (who is French, it's not her fault) thinks R*n*ults are pretty neat, so I unfortunately know quite a lot about Clios and Meganes, and I insist that they are AWFUL.
Her latest vehicle even has plastic bodywork here and there - so much the better I hear you say? - but it is so crap that you could poke a hole in it with your finger.
And I feel obliged to point out that ALPINES ARE NOT R*N*ULTS, they are absolutely superb cars which happen to have (pretty good) R*n*ult engines.
You wouldn't say Scimitars were Fords , would you?


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:11 pm

i have to say i love the latest Renault family styling, very smart stylish cars. Am yet to be convinced they arent still made from tinfoil and sticky back plastic, but they do look fabulous.

whilst on the subject of French cars, an ex-of mine had an AX, nippy fun little car, but the worst thing to work on in the world. Totally illogical and designed in such a way that every nut or bolt needed you to evolve a 3rd elbow to undo! horrible to work on.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:13 pm

Try doing the Octopus pipe on a Citroen BX...


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Post by hezekiel » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:58 pm

Yep, I have also a Pug 205 1.9 injection, automatic with PAS. The engine room is insanely crowded. Assembling the components back after a engine out operation was like solving a burr puzzle - The parts go in only in one order which you have to figure out...


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:32 pm

Well THERE you have a pretty decent French car. The 205 Rallye was even better, much lighter and more nimble and much easier to work on. This of course had an amazingly pokey 1300 engine - with two twin 40 Webers!!! They were bigger than the engine. I loved mine and was constantly delighted to find that, although it was front wheel drive, it handled like a proper car.
The only other small car I have liked was my very yellow Reliant Kitten. What a pity Reliant couldn't make them at a sensible price, they were infinitely better than Minis and even Imps.
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Post by Taggers » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:52 pm

FORD

Found On Road, Dead

Surely.

I have an invitation to drive down to see a mate in S of France (Vence) so I might say hello.

When I'm brave enough to tackle it, of course.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:16 pm

You'd be very welcome!
Can you make it for the Scimitar Weekend 26-27 september?
See Car Shows forum; South of France Scimitars topic.
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Re: anybody out there?

Post by TeeinChina » Thu May 13, 2010 7:35 am

I'm in Deepest China, does that mean anything to anyone else :D


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Post by Stephenl » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:43 am

Here's one in Zambia :shock: which I'm too lazy to check but I suspect is in Africa somewhere :lol:

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Re: anybody out there?

Post by steve bryant » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:26 am

Zambia is what was known as northern Rhodesia, basically a country or two up from the tip of Africa.



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Re: anybody out there?

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:26 am

Is the additional red (reflective?) tape on the bumpers of all 3 cars, a requirement Steve?


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Re: anybody out there?

Post by steve bryant » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:33 pm

sorry to keep you in suspense on the answer here Jim but I really do not know, but as its on all three cars I can well imagine it is a requirement in Zambia.
when I arrived in S.AFRICA we had bolt on reflectors front and back of all vehicles, that fell away and now trucks use reflective tape [yellow] all around the truck, the reflectors for cars has been dropped



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