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1957 Renault Dauphine "Dope"



Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Been smashing the miles on the dope since the schools have gone back but today I suffered a failure. Went to leave a Morrisons after the wife decided we needed some gardening stuff πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ and it only just had the juice to fire. A quick check on the heater screen (which can display voltage) showed me had 10.1v..... looks like the alternator has given up. Drove 10 miles home fine and I think I have a spare in the shed so should be a quick easy fix. Still it's been great using it so much, plenty of people stopping and chatting about it and wanting pictures πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

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VenomUK

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
I hope Paul is going to take a photo of you next to the V6. It’s a bit of a garage queen now unlike the dope being used like it should πŸ˜‰
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
I hope Paul is going to take a photo of you next to the V6. It’s a bit of a garage queen now unlike the dope being used like it should πŸ˜‰

lol doubt it, it's Paul. It'll be safely tucked away until its up for sale πŸ˜…
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
What started as a quick rinse ended with a full clean and wax. Made use of the child free sunny day. Almost totally out of poor boys nattys paste wax now though, it has served me well over the years, so easy to apply and wipe back. Here have some boring pictures of it (y)


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DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, Golf PD130
I was going to say, doesn't strike me as the best winter car.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
So much win in Hayburner mag. Envious of how well its done and looks. Also up for sale last I heard if anyone's interested

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TheEvilGiraffe

South East - Essex
ClioSport Area Rep
If its not hammering down (it only has single speed wipers) I use it πŸ‘πŸ»
Get some Gtechniq G5 on the glass ! Or go G1 if you're feeling fancy.

I'm sure there'll be someone around to help if that shizzle isn't your bag - I don't think you're anywhere near me...


Love the car though. Absolutely brilliant and great to see something utterly different to the norm being kept alive !

Keep the updates coming !
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Get some Gtechniq G5 on the glass ! Or go G1 if you're feeling fancy.

I'm sure there'll be someone around to help if that shizzle isn't your bag - I don't think you're anywhere near me...


Love the car though. Absolutely brilliant and great to see something utterly different to the norm being kept alive !

Keep the updates coming !

Thanks, I should probably look into it abit more and protect it a little better, it used to live under a cover a lot but now I use it so much its a pain to cover it up all the time so its out in the elements a lot more.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Love having such a usable classic, drove in this morning, heating on and music pumping through the portable Bluetooth speaker. So much cooler than the modern stuff in the works car park. That said the water pump gasket has decided to weep a little.

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Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Dusted it off and started it up for a drive around the block. Need to get it out and use it some more or I'll sell it. With the wide angle view on the phone it looks super small next to the neighbours saxo

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Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
I've made an effort to get the Dope out over the last few days to make sure it gets some use. It still gives me a massive smile to jump in it and just cruise. Could definitely use a choke for them early morning starts though...

Anyway I've been using it for the commute again so I've pointed my phone at it and take more pics :D oh I also tried making a little video of it just cruising along from the window. Give us a subscribe if you can it would be appreciated (y)


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Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Another small addition to the Dauphine has been a PWM controller for the wipers. Wired into the original 6v wiper motor, I now have variable speed rather than the fixed double speed I did have since swapping to 12v. Probably wont get used much but something nice to have if I get caught in a rain shower whilst out and about.

 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Forge Motorsport were having a brunch club meeting so got the dope out for a run, was really nice to potter around in it in such nice weather. The indicators have stopped working for some reason so I shall look into that, not that any one can see them or take much notice of them anyway. Thanks for looking

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