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Offline Chuck Nukem

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #15 on: Monday,January 30, 2017, 04:40:07 PM »
Make those warts go away!!

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday,January 31, 2017, 12:32:14 AM »
Brave man... Good luck...

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday,February 01, 2017, 04:47:21 AM »
Good luck with it!!
From a use perspective I don't think there is anything wrong with putting in a more modern engine and gearbox. so a 47 look, with modern internals could be the way to go. Ultimately it's what you want to do with it. If you want to use it, build it to what you want to drive.
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Dave,

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #18 on: Friday,February 03, 2017, 01:33:08 PM »
If it were my car....I own 460550, I would return it close to original spec but change
out whatever you may for safety or performance reasons. The original Renault
has a lot going for it and you'll have easier access to Renault parts than we
have in the US. I rebuilt the 697 engine in 0550 since it had sat derelict for 20+ years
in a barn. I haven't regretted it. Chapman knew what he was getting into when
he started out with Renault and a number of compromises had to be made to evolve
it into the TC/TCS, which is a nice car but not all that similar to the Series 1's.

I don't think you need to go Type 47, but ultimately that's your call. A series 1,
1 of about 600 cars is rare enough. Enjoy it!
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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #19 on: Monday,February 06, 2017, 10:42:35 AM »
Whatever I chose to do, I won't be modifying the bodywork as it's such a pure shape. 
As long as it retains those simple lines I'll be happy!
(but even happier if it goes as well as a twin-cam engined car!) 

Mark

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #20 on: Thursday,February 23, 2017, 06:08:06 PM »
Mark,

You will need to do a body off restoration on this car. I think restore it back to original will be the best plan. I hope you did not buy the S1 to go fast. It is a cool car to drive and look at. In 10 years, a nice S1 will be hard to find. I will follow you on this forum.  Tom/Colorado.
Tom/Colorado
460384 & 2141R

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #21 on: Thursday,February 23, 2017, 10:18:53 PM »
Hi Tom,

rest assured, although I may opt to improve the performance, I will chose options that do not detract from the looks externally and are reversible.

I will be retaining the pure looks of the original car, which is why I searched for an S1 (I won't add extended wheel arches / cooling vents / or paint it in a later model colour etc)

As an example, I've managed to source a pair of very rare original removable windows as I intend to keep it as it left the factory  :)

However, removing the chassis will be the first task... 

regards,

Mark 
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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #22 on: Monday,October 30, 2017, 06:03:11 PM »
Hi Mark, Are you making process on 460384? Tom

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Re: 460384 S1a
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday,October 31, 2017, 03:34:49 AM »
Hi Mark, Are you making process on 460384? Tom

Hi Tom,

no progress made yet as I’m still finishing off the garage/workshop in which it will live - but I have recently brought it closer to home as it was stored a fair distance from me.
I’ve collected a front bumper (still need a rear one and an engine cover)
How are you keeping Tom?

Mark