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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 29 Dec 2014, 21:17

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Always wanted to dump a V8 into one of these :)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by ACTIVE8 » 30 Dec 2014, 02:34

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Here's a topical two tone if anyone watched Watchdog tonight. The Fiat 500. I do like the normal colours of the little Fiat, but there are now some bicolore's

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But before anyone rushes out and buys one take a testdrive up Vale Street in Bristol like Watchdog did tonight

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The Fiat 500 has problems going up hills with lack of power under 2000 revs. Even with a former top gear "Stig" behind the wheel it just couldn't get up the hill.

Yes but could a C1? Anyone tried it?

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Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring did, and there was a car chase involved, going down said street..................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWkG_5Qjtd4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by ACTIVE8 » 30 Dec 2014, 02:49

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Referring back to this...
Stickyfinger wrote:However...there really is nothing that can get close to this......
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I am just So HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Today....lololololol
Came across this pic.....does the smiley face just lure you into a false sense of security, before the mouth snaps shut and you become today's dinner!

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regards Neil

The one with the plate 289 FHT shows how useful it is as a car to date in, or it would have been back in the day.

Although one would have to carry an adjustable pole for the reason explained in the next paragraph.

When pointed at the girlfriends bedroom window, :wink: lift up bonnet to the required angle, and turn the lights on briefly, :wink: just a quick flash :wink: saving the need to throw stones up at said window, now they can't always be found when you need them, and picking apart the girlfriends fathers pebble dashing might not go down too well when clear patches are noticed.

Note I am not speaking from experience, and have not owned one, or been through the scenario explained above, just pointing out that compared to the Triumph Herald lights that point down when the bonnet is opened, that the Frog Eye bonnet has other useful uses.

Note this is something that can also be done with the BMW Mini. :wink: :wink: 8-)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 30 Dec 2014, 11:06

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LOL, like I am going to park ANY car let alone a C5 on ANY bloody slope/hill/Bump....LEVEL GROUND for me with my recent hand brake history ..:)


PS, try the hill with 300Kg in the back !.....a C5 makes them.....(Delivered to the new BBC Bristol boss, round the corner, last year)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 31 Dec 2014, 06:41

ACTIVE8 wrote:
Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring did, and there was a car chase involved, going down said street..................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWkG_5Qjtd4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A high speed chase with a Ford Transit and a Hillman Hunter... hilarious.

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 31 Dec 2014, 09:25

NewcastleFalcon wrote: A high speed chase with a Ford Transit and a Hillman Hunter... hilarious.
High speed being relative of course....

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 31 Dec 2014, 16:34

Are car chases in older cars just more interesting. Both the Mk1 Escort , and the Rover (3500 V8?} look a bit "spongy" when cornering at speed :)



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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Jan 2015, 19:29

Well I for one find this image intriguing. A definite bit of two-tone-age with the van ( a Car Cruiser Carousel circa 1962 ish), and a minor bit of 2-tone with the fair-sized Vauxhall Victor PB Estate alongside. Powered by a 1.6-litre 58.5bhp engine, its top speed was quoted as 78mph, and it took some 22.2 seconds to reach 60mph from a standing start.

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May bring back some memories for some

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A nice bit of co-ordination between Van and Car from Jean Luc DelVaux, with the Med as a backdrop is also a nice image in my eyes

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jan 2015, 19:48

Having taken caravan holidays since was knee-high to a grasshopper those certainly bring back memories.. Parents had a static 'van on the edge of a touring park so I grew up studying tourers.

I could spot them like other kids spotted cars...

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Jan 2015, 20:51

The car in the cartoon is one of these-a Simca Vedette Versailles. According to wiki the Versailles was the mid-level trim with the next step up being known as the Regence.

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by old-un77 » 12 Jan 2015, 02:56




no wonder trevor eve has such a short temper in Waking the Dead!

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Jan 2015, 20:18

Bit off topic seeing as its a one tone, but it is a nice matching trailer combo...

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Better rescue the integrity of the thread with this Nash Metropolitan combination :)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 12 Jan 2015, 22:10

Always liked Grey over Cream as a finish, gives a feeling of speed......after all what else looks fast in the photo :)
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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Jan 2015, 23:28

I would prefer this one. When it lit up ONE afterburner it got away from the Lightning!;

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