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Renault 1929 RY1 Monasix

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The Renault has been sold.

Congratulation Bernie! You did certainly a financial loss, but you are with an experience richer (we say in French: on est plus pauvre qu'avant, mais on est plus riche d'une expérience!)

 

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Wow Bernie, I'm amazed at how much you have done on this car. Yes, I have been faithfully following your posts, but with it all put together it is obvious how far it has come. And your body-building skills are impressive also.......you are truly a craftsman.

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Thank you to those who have expressed concern about my absence.

It is just that I have had nothing to report. I am sure that you would sooner hear about the incredable time wasters who have been leading me a merry dance when they quite apparently had no intention to buy the Renault. Perhaps someone would care to explain just what it is that motivates these people?

 

Perhaps they really think that given enough pain that I will really give it to them.

 

Bj.

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Might help if you could post a pic of a restored example of your car or at least a pic of one that is complete. Difficult to visualize what it would actually look like finished.

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Hello Restorer 32

The photographs two or three posts above were taken a week or two ago . I have just run out of enthusiasm for it and would like to sell it as is. Even I am not so generous as to sell a finished restoration for under $5,000. To get it to this stage, as I am sure you can appreciate, has cost me more than three times  this!  In case you have not followed the entire thread I am now 79 years old and while still quite active, just feel that I may not live long enough to finish it.

I would hate to leave it to my wife to clear up all my mess.

Just earlier this week, I had an internal examination, not something that you look forward to, as part of the annual series of tests I undergo, following MAJOR surgery for bladder cancer 9 years ago.

I now have just one kidney,  a "neo-bladder"and no prostate. At the time I was told, if I disregarded the doctors advise, I was given 3 months to live and another five years if I had the surgery.  I think that I am now on bonus time...

 

Bj

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What is a Neo-bladder?

Not too many people have one.....  During a 14 hour operation, having removed my bladder the surgeon then removed a length of small intestine. This is sliced lenghtways to open it out and when laid flat it is cut into four segments. These segments are then stitched together not unlike a football bladder. This is inserted in place of the original and  connected to the original "plumbing". While all this was happening I also had my right kidney removed along with my prostrate and sundary other bits. While not perfect it is better than a couple of the alternatives.

I am sorry but I do not have any photographs. I do have a rather fancy scar about 15inches long that does an "s bend" around my navel.

However during my annual "internal examination" I am fully concious and can follow proceedings on a TV screen above my head. Modern medical science is quite remarkable!

 

Bj.

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Back to The Renault!

There were at least two coach-building firms in France building sporting bodies of Renaults during the 1920s Probably LaBourdette was the best known. Lavocat et Marsaud was another. The illustration is from a Renault Advertisement from 1925.

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On 4/9/2016 at 7:34 PM, oldcar said:

What is a Neo-bladder?

Not too many people have one.....  During a 14 hour operation, having removed my bladder the surgeon then removed a length of small intestine. This is sliced lenghtways to open it out and when laid flat it is cut into four segments. These segments are then stitched together not unlike a football bladder. This is inserted in place of the original and  connected to the original "plumbing". While all this was happening I also had my right kidney removed along with my prostrate and sundary other bits. While not perfect it is better than a couple of the alternatives.

I am sorry but I do not have any photographs. I do have a rather fancy scar about 15inches long that does an "s bend" around my navel.

However during my annual "internal examination" I am fully concious and can follow proceedings on a TV screen above my head. Modern medical science is quite remarkable!

 

Bj.

 

 

  Remarkable, indeed.

 

  Ben

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Thank you Ben

Without that operation there would have been no Dixie Flyer, Packard Single Six , a Singer Junior or two or this Renault and a whole lot of other little things. I still cannot believe that in a few months time I will turn 80. The main thing is that our Lagonda Rapier is two years older than I am and it is going better than ever.

I just wish that someone would buy the Renault so that I can move on to something else that I have some hope of finishing. We still hope to have one more visit to Europe with the Rapier in 2019.

 

Bernie j.

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Hi Ben & thank you.

I don't know about Spirits but a glass of a good Australian "Red" every night taken in good company seems to be working well.

 

Bj.

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Sale definitely closes 12 Midday E.A.S.T. April 30th.

Less than 12 Days to make your bid.

 

 

 

 

 

E.A.S.T. = Eastern Australian Standard Time.

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Please note the TIME DIFFERENCE between the USA and Eastern Australia.

 

9.00 AM  Wednesday In Melbourne Australia.

7.00 PM  Tuesday  in New York USA.

4.00 PM  Tuesday  in San Fran  USA

 

Don't miss out because your bid is TOO LATE.

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Just as a matter of interest, I have added up what it has cost to put five new rims on the wheels and then fit five new tyres & tubes. Add to this the five new hubcaps and 24 wheel nuts and I am just about up to the Aust $5000 I am asking for the complete car. 

 

Bj.

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N.B.  I can now obtain documentary evidence that the car was Registered by the Victorian (Australia) Police Registration Branch in 1935.

 

Sale CLOSES in less than one week!

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At this stage I don't really care (any more than anyone else) if the Reanult is sold or not.

Having found a rather grotty (correct) Jaeger ignition switch complete with fuse I simply cannot help my self as the three attached photographs show. I am sorry I was so excited that I forgot to take the "before" photo. These switches in this condition must be on a par with "rocking-horse poo".

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