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1927/9 Renault Monasix parts wanted

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Wanted parts to suit a 1927/9 Renault (radiateur arrière) Monasix (6cyl 1475cc). Complete engine, clutch assembly etc etc. anything or everything. WILL COLLECT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, Send a p.m. or post here,

e-mail, twooldlags@gmail.com

Bernie j.

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Hello Phil

Yes, I have attempted to purchase parts from advertisers on Leboncoin on several occassions, replying in my best French, I have even had a French friend living in France reply on my behalf, yet I still have to make a successful purchase. Perhaps other people have more luck, charm, perserverence, than I.

Both my wife and I love France and have spent probably more time touring in France than any other country, probably more that a year in total. For the past 30 years I have owned and driven Peugeots, I learnt to drive 60 years ago on my father's then new Citroen Traction d'Avant and have owned and restored three Citroen 5CVs but still I have never been able to purchase anything advertised for sale in France.

I am about to abort my present Renault restoration and attempt to dispose of the parts I have. Sadly I think that most of it will end up with the scrap metal man.

Sorry about the tirade. This morning has not gone well! I have spent the last three hours trying to navigate the "Renault d'avant guerre" forum.

Bj.

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I've also failed to make any deals on this French site. I assume they think I'm a spammer, even though ma femme speaks french. The best solution is to get a French contact who can make deals for you, then forward them to you. My friend Georges Cognard, a Peugeot Quadrilette buff, did that for me until his untimely passing. I would send money to him via PayPal, and he would make the purchases. I knew another great guy in Germany who helped similarly. Hopefully, you can find someone like that. Perhaps if you join a French car club? By the way, Bonhams sold an NN in Philadelphia last week for $1100. It was a real rusty "project" car; even I avoided it. However, I think it was restorable.

Phil

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Hello Phil

I looked at the Bonhams car too. It has been bought by an American who has just joined the, www.les-renault-d-avant-guerre.com/ website.

I have one French contact but seem to have difficulty in convincing him that I am "for real" despite having excellent credentials. Earlier this year we spent 6 weeks in France (unfortunately) looking at things other than car stuff.

Bj.

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Slowly but surely the Renault restoration is gathering pace, Depanoto have advised me by e-mail that my first parcel of goodies is on the way. The Renault Avant Guerre Forum ( Renault before the war) has also proved its worth providing a owners hand book, a clutch assembly and a gearbox and lots of support.

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The Renault is progressing...... I have managed to buy an engine from a fellow enthusiast in New Zealand. Unfortunately it is incomplete so I am still looking.

Bj

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Not only was the New Zealand engine incomplete but it turned out to be a very expensive pile of rubbish. It is easy enough to understand someone wanting to rip me off to the tune of three or four hundred dollars but to then pay even more in freight charges to bring their junk, including a broken con-rod and a smashed piston, across the sea to Australia is just infuriating! I guess it comes from trusting other people, dare I say "enthusiasts" to live to the same standards as yourself. Even the heavily greased crankshaft prooved to be a dud! Under the "protective" layer of grease the journals were rusted beyond either use or belief! All I can say is "Beware of the Kiwis" !!!!

On the brighter side I have now found, with the help of two or three French friends, another engine this time complete and having been inspected. It should be on its way to me in a week or so as soon as it is collected and packed for transport.

Bj.

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Finally the good ladies at Depanoto have found a "NOS"clutch shaft and a second hand outer tube that I should be able to modify to suit my car. The 1929 RY1 engine should be on its way from South Eastern France to Australia early next week. Meanwhile I am keeping busy painting wheels and other small parts.

Bj.

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Can anyone suggest how many1927-8 RY &1929 RY1 Monasix Renaults exist. I know of two in the UK, one in New Zealand, one in Australia and possibly up to 14 in France are there any other survivors?

 

Oldcar.

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Merci Beaucoup Sabastien

My affair with my Renault is very mixed and very difficult, as you will see in the folowing:-

 

http://forums.aaca.org/topic/242424-renault-1929-ry1-monasix/page-15

http://www.les-renault-d-avant-guerre.com/t6075-Wanted-to-buy-RY-Monasix-engine.htm

 

When you have absorbed the above, if you wish to assist in some way please send me an e-mail.

 

Bernie J.

twooldlags@gmail.com

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Good morning Sabastien

Thank you, I did reply, just at the present there is nothing that I need urgently. Where abouts in France do you live? You can relpy using French if it is easier.

 

Bernie J.

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Hello Sabastien

I have one or two friends from the Renault d'Avant Guerre forum who live near Toulouse if you send me an e-mail with some more info I could put you in touch with them. Looking at our well used Michelin road atlas we have never driven through Toulouse but driving in our 1934 Lagonda Rapier we try to avoid large cities. We have gone through  Revel, Castres, Mazamet and Vabre to the east  but not very much to the west until Morlaas, Azzacq-Arraziguet, Geaune, Eugenie les Bains and Grenade s-l'Adour. 

We tend to use the"white" roads on the map. 

 

Regards

 

Bernie J.

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hello, your car is in France?

you often come to France or you will live?

yes, I will send you an email

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Hello Sebastien

No our car like us lives in Australia. Up until last year (2014) we have shipped the car to England every five years usually sharing a 40ft Container with other like-minded enthusiasts. Last year we had four other Lagonda Rapiers and a Riley (all pre 1940) packed double decked into the one container. This helps to make it less expensive. We go by ferry to France and spend approximately two months in France/Europe. Our favourite activity is driving in the Alps and other mountainous areas. Last year we spent 7-10 days in the Pyrenees. The Fougeres Rally is an old favourite and we also try to attend one or two other (local club) rallies. We also enjoy touring in the main wine districts. We have a quite impressive list of European Alpine Passes that we have climbed in the Lagonda. I am not sure if we will manage another big trip as while our car remains young, age is catching up with us. Travel Insurance becomes impossible after age 80 years and I will be 83 by the time our next visit is due in 2019.

 

Bernie j.

The White car is our Lagonda two seater seen here on the cross channel ferry. The Green car is the same model but with a four seater touring body being loaded into the lower level of the container.

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Good evening, I see that have made a very pretty parcour;).

it must be good to make high output drive like that.

I well know the rally you had me speak;).

and your car is very beautiful;)

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hello, yes I have followed a bit about you on the forums;).

I saw you when same contact in France;).

as you look for your model?

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Hello Sebastien

It would be nice to think that we could take the Renault to France for our next visit but a lot has to happen before then. We have so many good memories of all our previous visits. Somehow I cannot imagine driving in your beautiful country in anything other than a open car. Sadly only people who have enjoyed touring in a 1920/30s sports car can understand this.

Have you also looked at   http://forums.aaca.org/topic/183184-lagonda-rapiers

 

Bernie j.

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