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Postby andyh877 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:02 am

eastlmark wrote:NASA /NACA ducts, how come on the red car they are near the front and on the gold one they are further back near the screen? are these standard or what?


early and late versions i'm lea to believe..... dellboy's is an early one.....
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Postby phildini » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:09 am

mettersl wrote:Always loved the 6 headlight look...is the Renault 16 engine correct for the car?
I see that you are moving " d113 ppe" from your red A610 too....
If you can't stand the original colour, I think the like Green looks very period, what colour is the interior?
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Postby phildini » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:10 am

KEEP IT RED!!! It looks in that colour.
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Postby andy001 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:22 am

how about this colour then you could have the matching bag

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judging by all the twigs at the bottom of the screen and the moss on the tyres it looks like its been left outside for a long time. how is the 36 year old fiberglass, blisters, cracks,etc.sounds like its got at least three layers of paint and primer on which could be 25 year old.....,soda blast time.
if you are wanting to change the colour best start collecting parts as all the glass will have to come out, so you'll need windscreen seal, door glass seals/trims etc. if you want the car supermint would be an idea to fit a new windscreen and headlamp covers if they are not too expensive.
get all your chassie,mechanical, mot done and by then i should have a space for it.
why not get that yellow A610 resprayed and up for sale they'er selling well at the moment and it would give you plenty of funds for this project :D
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Postby andy001 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:28 am

phildini wrote:
mettersl wrote:Always loved the 6 headlight look...is the Renault 16 engine correct for the car?
I see that you are moving " d113 ppe" from your red A610 too....
If you can't stand the original colour, I think the like Green looks very period, what colour is the interior?
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yes you can mr dini you can make it look brand new 8)

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Postby andy001 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:31 am

here's an idea did they ever do the 310 in yellow.

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Postby Williams » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:38 am

Origine RS

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Drueling over R5 turbo's and A310's for far too long.
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Postby stephendell » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:38 pm

That's a browner colour from the later V6 cars. The champagne beige is pretty much a straight gold. It was in a lot of the brochures so like the Clio V6 in blue maybe that's why a lot of people went for it!

The fibreglass is in amazing shape. No cracks starring or other big problems. Busy trying to sort seals at the moment. Looks like some are no longer available :-(

Car is a later 4 Cyl so scoops at the front. Last year of production for the 4 cyl cars1976 built alongside last of the A110s the 1600SX and yes they both have the R16TX engine.

Yellow A610 went to it's new home at the weekend...
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Postby Alpineandy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:26 pm

very nice.
Is that Barry Littlers old car?
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Postby PaulC1959 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:14 pm

Now that has cleaned up really well, I was expecting it to be a bit more stressed than that! I respect the huge six light front end as an original feature, but I am not sure I like it myself, and I am not sure why! I also get an Ed Bishop’s car from UFO vibe in some of these photos, I know it isn’t too much like them, but it just sort of reminded me of those cars, and then I thought of those female officers with purple hair and tight silver suits................. :wink:

Colour wise of those shown I think I would go for the paler blue with a few stickers.

From which barn did this little car surface then?
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Postby coopercobra » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:56 pm

johnb wrote:What about white? This is my car just after I bought it in March last year. Might not suit your car if you keep the slatted rear window unless you painted the slats in black.

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Reckon this could look good, would also consider a black roof? Anyone good with Photoshop on here....?
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Postby 2P5T » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:31 pm

clee wrote:How come I can't see any of the pictures apart from those in the Miura post ??


Same for me using Windows XP / Firefox. I opened the thread in Opera and they are loading properly.
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Postby clee » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:46 pm

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Postby stephendell » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:13 pm

Is that Barry Littlers old car?


I don't think so. Think his was earlier injection car that then had the injection removed. Pretty sure that was the one I looked at a couple of years ago and didn't buy.
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Postby 2P5T » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:54 pm

I think the 4 cylinder A310's really suit that golden orange colour you posted:

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and bright yellow:

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.. but I think it will work far better with the bright window frames and glass rear window.

Split-rim wheels with centres painted to contrast with the body colour looks great but choices of wheel colours might be trickier on a yellow / orange car than blue or white one, if you had any interest in going the after market rim route.

There was a lime green metallic early V6 A310 on this site which looked really well.
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