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post #61 of 226 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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I have just found pictures of a 2000 Touring distribuated by La Régie Nationale des Usines Renault - a "French" car.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125618...39506493/page1

You will appreciate the wonderful "Nivoclair" reservoir.
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While I've found the glass bottle and rubber components, like you, from a local Citroen parts dealer, he has been unable to locate a new aluminum cap, which is the one part I could use.
Dan, this supplier for French car parts in Germany seems to have the caps as a stock item (pictures below are from their web site). The item description in their catalog says:
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"Cap for a brake fluid reservoir from glass. Thread about 44mm. Suitable for Citroen 11CV, 2CV, HY, Panhard, Peugeot 203, 403, 404."
The thread diameter of "about 44mm" would translate to about 1-3/4 inches, which probably would have to be verified before ordering.


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I have just found pictures of a 2000 Touring distribuated by La Régie Nationale des Usines Renault - a "French" car.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125618...39506493/page1

You will appreciate the wonderful "Nivoclair" reservoir.
Great, Serge (and thanks to Baboon for posting them)! Here are a couple of pictures cropped so that they highlight the reservoir.

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Hi All,


On my 1900CCS original delivered to Belgium there was also this glass bowl on the brake system .


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On my 1900CCS original delivered to Belgium there was also this glass bowl on the brake system.
It must make it easy to see when you are low on fluid or need to change your brake fluid.

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Hi,

Yesterday I received the complementary parts for the brake system :

Master Vac,
4 way connection,
Vacuum valve for the intake manifold,
Vacuum hose.

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The master vac is the one installed on Austin Healey 3000 : It is much more reliable than the 2600 Girling which vacuum piston is sometime a nightmare.

All parts purchase to English car spare parts dealers which prices are unbeatable.

Concerning the engine :
Do you know where I can find new pistons and new valve ?

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For a 2000, all the regular sources should have internal engine parts. OKP and Classic Alfa are my favorites.

I've had Pistons made by both JE and Venolia. The last two engines I built I used JE pistons organized By "Top End Performance" in Southern California. They also renewed my connecting rods. We reduced the diameter of the wrist pins (and hole in the piston) to reduce the oscillating mass.

If you are going to overhaul your cylinder head, I recommend you find a shop that can convert your valves to a 9mm stem instead of the original 10. This will make it much easier to adjust the valve clearances.

Good luck

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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Thank you Don for your answer,

9mm valve is a very very good idea but I need more clarification please :
If I change the diameter of the valve from 10 to 9, I'll have to change the valve guides too.

On the 2000, the external diameter of the valve guide is around 15 mm.
The car equipped with 9 mm valve (such as 105 type) have valve guide of 14 mm.

So how shall I proceed ? Where can I find valve guide of 15 with internal diameter of 9 ?

I assume that the floating tappet should be change too ?
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Serge,

There are two approaches that I can imagine to achieve 9mm stem.

The valves in the FNM 2300 have a 10mm stem, but 9mm tip. They will fit the standard guide. I believe the spring retainers and keepers are different as well. Not sure where you would obtain these parts, but they certainly exist somewhere.

A good machine shop could also find valves with 9mm stems that have the correct heads and lengths. It is no big deal to locate, or fabricate, guides that would fit the head and stem. Also, retainers, keepers, and springs can be specified to suit.

The key is a top quality shop with a history of vintage and/or racing work.

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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OK, thank you Don for your answer

I finalize the dismounting of the car.

There are still some details :

I have a switch, on the left side of the wheel, under the dashboard.

I cannot dismount this part : Is this part original ? If yes, how can I dismount it (the button appears stuck to the axis). If it is not original, I will destroy the button.

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This is not original. Another French oddity?

Don P
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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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Given the diameter of the wires (and the fact that there seem to be three wires), could this be a substitute for the original light switch, which seems to be missing in the picture you posted earlier (only 2 knobs visible on the left side of the steering column)?



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Thank you for your answer.

Ruedi, I have all the witch :

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I'm sure it is not a froggy oddity

It is may be due to that :

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Now, that's something rare. I hope you'll keep it!

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Of course !!!!
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