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  • Reno POS / The adventures of a tight arse with a 40yr old sedan.

    Now for some dirty pictures;

    In regards to all that prior mucking around re seat rails, It's done.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/5SwD2FEtBy66KbdP6
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/qhufKvAF5A14Egya9
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NFSd7ZJppAXJ1tt3A

    So turns out with a good ruler, there was enough meat in the arms once they were reserved. What we have here is M8's through the floor. I drilled out the original 7mm threads, bolt via the bottom, washers everywhere and it's pretty dam snug. The original bolt locations grab about 5mm of material, they are pretty substantial so it makes sense to re-use them, and it keeps cams happy.

    These brackets that came with my seat had been modded to fit something else before, so I grabbed a piece of 50mm x 3mm steel and cut it to 550mm in length, this mimicking the width of the front L brackets. 6mm high of washes all round has those inner bolts clearing the floor and one can tighten everything done.

    The other good thing was looking at the stock Reno 12 rails, a M8 bolt fits within it perfectly! Great! so I drilled out the passenger locations, dumped those stupid Philips head, 7mm bolts in the bin and now have lovely M8's everywhere.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ADWPUFRghGThwNCY6

    WIN!

    Oh, what about the seating position? Yes it's a little low. I will end up buying taller L brackets, and throwing that rear section of steel away. In regards to proximity to the peddles, I measured it in the passenger spot against the original seat, then simply marked on the L brackets where to drill. BAM!

    I hope I've stopped growing now.

    Oh, Those M7 original seat holes, yes they weren't ADR compliant. That was one of the changes made to the ones locally put together here. This is further testament of mine being that sneaky early one that was "never sold here I promise sir". When the 12 went on sale, the plant wasn't running to schedule so they snuck some over from France and pretended they were Australian ones.

    Dodgy bastards.
    Vee_QueSpac
  • Reno POS / The adventures of a tight arse with a 40yr old sedan.

    Anthony, Bigal, give in and get a reno / get it out :P

    Yes the later ones where famously put together in Melbourne where... well, yes little corrosion prevention was done. Mine luckily enough was an early one imported directly from France so it's surviving ok.

    You should totally post pictures of that Virage in your shed, I promise not to fall in love with it and or PM you about it =)

    My 12 looks like this;

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    And then I got some old Renault 18 wheels that some guy had welded hoops on out to 6" (original wheels are 13x4, now with 13x6) and it looks great, doesn't scrub on the track after I belted the rear guards (they will end up with dato flares I reckon) and it handles so much better. A little heavier in the steering true, but heck, less body role, less understeer just from 205mm tyres. Tyres are important

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    So whats left / in it?

    -I've got a set of Koni reds to fit in (need some springs made),
    -she has a 21mm sway bar at the front and a 25mm at the rear (similar spec to what they used on the 12 Gordini) not going to worry to much about them until I get the suspension sorted.
    -I have larger drums and discs (vented) from a Renault 17 to bolt on
    -Programmable ignition is in
    -And inlet manifold left to make in order to install those 40mm CVK carbs he he he

    So far, it's been a bloody hoot! Driving shit cars as quick as you can is actually fun.
    Ex850RtimboVee_QueSpac
  • Julian's 240 T5

    Ill see how I go for crimpers
    They are something id like to own myself too.

    Slapped some new bumper brackets in and eliminated the biggest rattle
    yJISSb8h.jpg



    So after putting 500km on it so far, 400 with the new O2 sensor I can say this:

    With a 3.73 rear end, at 100km/h you'll be sitting at 2500rpm on the dot.

    You do not need a diff signal for the tcm to work, shifts are very firm, does not slur at WOT and at low throttle openings the car likes to shift at 2k.

    Its sure as hell not in limp mode either, she absolutely chews up onramps and loves holding onto a gear right just before redline if you are flat footing it, its made for some very fun momentum driving through highway roundabouts & back roads near Packenham.

    I hate the exhaust note between 2k and 4k, muffler goes back in when I can find it.





    Now the main reason for this post.

    This evening on my way home from its big test drive, an uber driver with a CAMRY full of young girls nosed very quickly 2 meters out in front of me on Warrigal road and stopped, i was in the left lane and jumped on the brakes.

    Ive got 2 year old RE003s in 225 45 17s all round, Freshly fitted and bedded QFM A1RMs on the front, and QFM HPXs on the rear.
    RX7 calipers and new lines all round & decent brembo rotors.

    I locked up the rear before the front, but stayed within my lane - I did not swerve.

    If I hadnt had some half decent stuff on it the 240 would have been toast.

    The limit was 60, and the road was dry & another 10 cm and id have hit the drivers side door.

    Good brakes, good tyres & not being distracted saved my shit tonight.

    Modern day tech like ABS, stability control, auto braking & brake vectoring really do save lives, so always be aware of you and your cars limitations, especially if you drive something without these things.
    carnut222ab1Ex850RVee_Quenugget_940egads
  • Julian's 240 T5

    Ill see how I go for crimpers
    They are something id like to own myself too.

    Slapped some new bumper brackets in and eliminated the biggest rattle
    yJISSb8h.jpg



    So after putting 500km on it so far, 400 with the new O2 sensor I can say this:

    With a 3.73 rear end, at 100km/h you'll be sitting at 2500rpm on the dot.

    You do not need a diff signal for the tcm to work, shifts are very firm, does not slur at WOT and at low throttle openings the car likes to shift at 2k.

    Its sure as hell not in limp mode either, she absolutely chews up onramps and loves holding onto a gear right just before redline if you are flat footing it, its made for some very fun momentum driving through highway roundabouts & back roads near Packenham.

    I hate the exhaust note between 2k and 4k, muffler goes back in when I can find it.





    Now the main reason for this post.

    This evening on my way home from its big test drive, an uber driver with a CAMRY full of young girls nosed very quickly 2 meters out in front of me on Warrigal road and stopped, i was in the left lane and jumped on the brakes.

    Ive got 2 year old RE003s in 225 45 17s all round, Freshly fitted and bedded QFM A1RMs on the front, and QFM HPXs on the rear.
    RX7 calipers and new lines all round & decent brembo rotors.

    I locked up the rear before the front, but stayed within my lane - I did not swerve.

    If I hadnt had some half decent stuff on it the 240 would have been toast.

    The limit was 60, and the road was dry & another 10 cm and id have hit the drivers side door.

    Good brakes, good tyres & not being distracted saved my shit tonight.

    Modern day tech like ABS, stability control, auto braking & brake vectoring really do save lives, so always be aware of you and your cars limitations, especially if you drive something without these things.
    carnut222ab1Ex850RVee_Quenugget_940egads
  • Julian's 240 T5

    240 brakes even in stock form are pretty awesome and being a relatively lightweight car by modern standards makes it even more impressive.
    Vee_Que
  • 2010 to 2014 XC90 - Diesel or 6?

    Its a volvo design.
    I recall Porsche having some during early development - probably as a contractor.

    mentioned here https://media.volvocars.com/us/en-us/media/pressreleases/18975
    carnut222
  • Julian's 240 T5

    Ill see how I go for crimpers
    They are something id like to own myself too.

    Slapped some new bumper brackets in and eliminated the biggest rattle
    yJISSb8h.jpg



    So after putting 500km on it so far, 400 with the new O2 sensor I can say this:

    With a 3.73 rear end, at 100km/h you'll be sitting at 2500rpm on the dot.

    You do not need a diff signal for the tcm to work, shifts are very firm, does not slur at WOT and at low throttle openings the car likes to shift at 2k.

    Its sure as hell not in limp mode either, she absolutely chews up onramps and loves holding onto a gear right just before redline if you are flat footing it, its made for some very fun momentum driving through highway roundabouts & back roads near Packenham.

    I hate the exhaust note between 2k and 4k, muffler goes back in when I can find it.





    Now the main reason for this post.

    This evening on my way home from its big test drive, an uber driver with a CAMRY full of young girls nosed very quickly 2 meters out in front of me on Warrigal road and stopped, i was in the left lane and jumped on the brakes.

    Ive got 2 year old RE003s in 225 45 17s all round, Freshly fitted and bedded QFM A1RMs on the front, and QFM HPXs on the rear.
    RX7 calipers and new lines all round & decent brembo rotors.

    I locked up the rear before the front, but stayed within my lane - I did not swerve.

    If I hadnt had some half decent stuff on it the 240 would have been toast.

    The limit was 60, and the road was dry & another 10 cm and id have hit the drivers side door.

    Good brakes, good tyres & not being distracted saved my shit tonight.

    Modern day tech like ABS, stability control, auto braking & brake vectoring really do save lives, so always be aware of you and your cars limitations, especially if you drive something without these things.
    carnut222ab1Ex850RVee_Quenugget_940egads
  • 245: 3rd Brake Light Cover

    @paul0075 Sorry for hijacking your thread haha
    I'll try find them on Skandix as i'm ordering a few other bts from there too :)
    paul0075
  • New xc90

    Gidday from sunny sydney. Just picked up a 2006 xc90 5 cyl turbo, 193000 km. 😊. Enjoying reading the forum. Got some ideas on first jobs looks like a rear main seal leak and a timing case leak so pcv overhaul needed. Serge at idle so throttle body clean. Other than that all pretty good. Paid $5000 for it. My other daily driver is a 1996 850 manual sedan non turbo. 5 cylinder love 😍.

    Cheers
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    Ex850RVee_Queegadsbigal
  • Julian's 240 T5

    Ill see how I go for crimpers
    They are something id like to own myself too.

    Slapped some new bumper brackets in and eliminated the biggest rattle
    yJISSb8h.jpg



    So after putting 500km on it so far, 400 with the new O2 sensor I can say this:

    With a 3.73 rear end, at 100km/h you'll be sitting at 2500rpm on the dot.

    You do not need a diff signal for the tcm to work, shifts are very firm, does not slur at WOT and at low throttle openings the car likes to shift at 2k.

    Its sure as hell not in limp mode either, she absolutely chews up onramps and loves holding onto a gear right just before redline if you are flat footing it, its made for some very fun momentum driving through highway roundabouts & back roads near Packenham.

    I hate the exhaust note between 2k and 4k, muffler goes back in when I can find it.





    Now the main reason for this post.

    This evening on my way home from its big test drive, an uber driver with a CAMRY full of young girls nosed very quickly 2 meters out in front of me on Warrigal road and stopped, i was in the left lane and jumped on the brakes.

    Ive got 2 year old RE003s in 225 45 17s all round, Freshly fitted and bedded QFM A1RMs on the front, and QFM HPXs on the rear.
    RX7 calipers and new lines all round & decent brembo rotors.

    I locked up the rear before the front, but stayed within my lane - I did not swerve.

    If I hadnt had some half decent stuff on it the 240 would have been toast.

    The limit was 60, and the road was dry & another 10 cm and id have hit the drivers side door.

    Good brakes, good tyres & not being distracted saved my shit tonight.

    Modern day tech like ABS, stability control, auto braking & brake vectoring really do save lives, so always be aware of you and your cars limitations, especially if you drive something without these things.
    carnut222ab1Ex850RVee_Quenugget_940egads