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FLORIDE ENGINE - JUNE 2016

FLORIDE ENGINE - JUNE 2016

Very nice 1959 Renault Floride was brought to us with running problems. Initially we overhauled a worn out distributor and dismantled the carburettor and made new gaskets to replace newspaper gaskets that had been fitted.

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The automatic choke had been incorrectly plumbed and was hampering performance.

With the engine running very smoothly although lacking power the customer took delivery of the car and during a rather terrifying trip down Eastlink the rear brake linings tore off their brake shoes causing a brake failure.

It was also noted the engine was consuming oil and coolant at an alarming rate and it was decided it was time for a full engine overhaul.

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The engine was removed and stripped. Parts were ordered from overseas and a full engine rebuild carried out, radiator cleaned out and rear brakes relined and hydraulics overhauled.

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The car now runs and performs perfectly and is able to be enjoyed by its car collector owner.