Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Talk about your cars etc here
User avatar
Hooli
Self Appointed Internet God
Posts: 2775
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Has thanked: 818 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Hooli » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:45 pm

I predict if they go too far they'll starve to death as all the shops are closed.
Self-appointed Internet God
chadders
Posts: 1371
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:37 am
Location: On the edge of the North Sea
Has thanked: 766 times
Been thanked: 156 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by chadders » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:54 pm

Or turn cannibal.
User avatar
Frogchod
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 55 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Frogchod » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 pm

Sadly many shops will be open. Those cunts at Carrefour are open sunday mornings now.
User avatar
Junkman
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:52 am
Location: The Parallel Universe of R16 Ownership
Has thanked: 257 times
Been thanked: 1108 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:53 pm

You don't say!
Boris' campaign for the December election is to leave the EU on 31st October.
User avatar
Hooli
Self Appointed Internet God
Posts: 2775
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Has thanked: 818 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Hooli » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:59 am

I avoid Carrefour, their pumps never accept my cards.
Self-appointed Internet God
User avatar
Junkman
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:52 am
Location: The Parallel Universe of R16 Ownership
Has thanked: 257 times
Been thanked: 1108 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:15 am

Since there is fuck all else required to do at the moment, I bought this a bit.

Image


I haven't done a bloody thing to the car since we returned from France, except hooning it forth and back to Brum.
However, since I'm sick and tired to make one half arsed carby out of three rubbish ones, I decided to treat it to a new one. I think it's only fair considering it will soon be the only car I'm using.

I'll probably treat it to a nice, shiny bonnet too one of these days.
Boris' campaign for the December election is to leave the EU on 31st October.
User avatar
Eddie Honda
Posts: 1052
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Location: Troublemaker
Has thanked: 518 times
Been thanked: 272 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Eddie Honda » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:43 am

You'll soon be able to make one half-arsed carb out of four rubbish ones...
User avatar
Junkman
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:52 am
Location: The Parallel Universe of R16 Ownership
Has thanked: 257 times
Been thanked: 1108 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:18 pm

The parcel has been received.

Image

Image


Work has been carried out.

Image
Boris' campaign for the December election is to leave the EU on 31st October.
User avatar
Junkman
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:52 am
Location: The Parallel Universe of R16 Ownership
Has thanked: 257 times
Been thanked: 1108 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:48 pm

I found two tiny pin holes corroded into the R16 radiator cap, which finally explains the slight but constant coolant loss. If it weren't for the new carby, which necessitated another bleeding ritual, I'd have never spotted them.
Anyway, a new rad cap is on its way from Spain, the only place left that sells them for something resembling sane money. Meanwhile I took the opportunity to flush the cooling system yet again and another half pound of my cylinder liners came out.
Boris' campaign for the December election is to leave the EU on 31st October.
User avatar
The Reverend Bluejeans
Posts: 1418
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Has thanked: 134 times
Been thanked: 398 times

Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:17 pm

I hope you're going to fit a fuel filter to this. That virginal Solex cannot and must not be bunged up with shite from the tank. Modern fuel is bad enough without shit'n'grit from underground fuel tanks.
1989 730i E32. Yeah
1994 318Ti daily track slag.
2006 Honda Civic VtiVetecYo


Oh, there's Mum & Dad, and good and bad
And everyone's happy to be here
There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag
Used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag
Post Reply