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Simpa

Prospector

New Member
Messages
4
Location
Millbrook Cornwall
#1
Hi guys ,new to the forum,have just purchased a Renault 4. 4x4 simpar ,won't get it home until New year,was wondering what the lever on the inner sill was for if the dash lever (not the gear lever ) is to operate the four wheel drive system?
 

jjad

Enthusiast
Messages
1,122
Location
Herefordshire
#2
Hmm, I can't picture what that could be on the inner sill. I don't think it would be the handbrake lever. Ejector seat, maybe? :whistle:

Welcome to the forum, by the way! :waving:
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
Messages
656
Location
Breda The Netherlands
#3
The very first Sinpar Renault 4
Had just 1 lever to engage the 4x4.
That was the one under the dash.

This engaged and disengaged the front part of the system.

The prop shaft would still be turning with a disengaged 4x4.
So the Sinpar engineers thought of a second lever next to the driver seat to engage or disengage the back differential from the prop shaft.

This made the car a little quieter and use less petrol.

Good luck with your new car.
I think that I speak for all of us.
We like photographs.

Regards, Robert
 

Cornish4

Le Dazzleur
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1,446
Location
Falmouth
#4
Hi there, nice to know that another R4 is taking up residence in Cornwall, and something a bit different too. Hope we meet up sometime in the future.

Regards Brian.
 

Prospector

New Member
Messages
4
Location
Millbrook Cornwall
#5
Thank you all for your replies won't get the beast until after the new year will keep updating with pictures, I restore old vehicles and interesting stuff for a living but this is for myself. I adore the 4 and to find a 4x4 is a bonus ,let the adventures begin
 
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