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1913 Renault AX engine

By Chris McPheat, Jun 25 2019 05:42PM

A customer from the US stopped by this week and dropped off this 1913 Renault AX engine. He had spent a week with the Renault Freres club in Northern France and, on the way up to visit the workshop, bought this. It is a 9hp, 1060cc, 2 cylinder, and was used extensively in Paris taxis from 1908 until the 1914-18 hostilities. They are renowned for their reliability and there is a possibility it can be tuned slightly so it suits a voiturette body (better valves, aluminium pistons and a slightly raised compression ratio). All I need to find now is the rest of the car, or a chassis at least.

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