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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2009 09:07 pm
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Beautiful car...my new Avatar

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 Posted: Sun Jun 28th, 2009 10:57 pm
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Beautiful car Jose!  hand6.gif

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 Posted: Sun Jun 28th, 2009 11:19 pm
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Jose, I had a 57 Chevy Convertible in 1976 that I bought from my cousin for next to nothing....I traded it in 1979 to buy a new Corvette, as you can probably guess for next to nothing....to replace that car today it would probably cost me $30 - $40K....every time I see one I kick myself....I will own again someday!!

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 01:41 am
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The '55 Bel Air brings very fond memories and initiated my love for cars. My day had a brand new one in '54 just like this one and he sold it in '61. It was a beauty.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 01:41 am
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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 05:12 pm
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I restored and drove this '82 Renault Fuego 2.0GTX as a student in Perth.  Not a day since moving back to Singapore that I don't miss it.





But what I'd really like moving forward is a Lotus Elise.


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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 05:28 pm
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I remember the Fuegos, they were about the last renaults to get to the US and were made in France.I had a Renault 18 which was the platform car for the fuego, it was a 1984, Mexican made when I still lived in Mexico. It was a tremendous car with a 2.0 liter engine...excellent confort and plush suspension but it was too antiquater...still carburated required visits to the mechanic for tune-up frequently.

 

The lotus, I think originally it had the same engine as the Isuzu Mark-I that I also had. I think mine was a 1600 cc DOHC injected...excellent car but warped the head once and was fixed under warranty. I sold it when it was about 100,000 miles and was still in perfect shape...temptation for a 1001 Saturn.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 05:36 pm
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This is the R-18

 


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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 05:59 pm
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Isuzo I Mark 1986...maybe the best little car I ever had...solid like a tank, frugal, low maintenance. Wonder why they were phased out.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 06:31 pm
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Ah Gordini's are not so easy to find in Australia and yes I totally agree with you on the Weber carburettor.  Difficult to adjust, especially when temperatures can be 30 - 40 degs C in summer, and then 0 - 15 degs C in winter.  Always have to make adjustments to jetting and mixture.  But once you get the hang of it and remember the settings you are good to go.  I had a larger port Weber so the "sucking" sound when under open throttle was addictive!

If I am not mistaken, the Lotus Elise is now using the same VVTI powerplant as the Toyota MR?  Chassis is made by Proton Malaysia.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2009 06:49 pm
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When a college student in Mexico in 1969, my parents gave me a brand new mexican Renault 8 with a 1100 engine...super little car but my lack of care took it to the shop quite frequently. It was a real noce car...much better for me than a VW bug.

 


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 Posted: Tue Jun 30th, 2009 01:32 am
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55 Chevrolet Belair, the most beautiful car ever built. Have owned three, wish I had them back.

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