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Murena IRL
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« on: June 20, 2009, 12:53:00 am »

Hi All,

As some parts become more difficult/expensive to obtain, I have noticed some great suggestions on the board here that have helped and saved me £££.......i.e Ford Ka wiper Arms, picked up a pair with blades for £5 off ebay a couple of weeks ago.  

Also recent topic re Wiring - Mk1 Range Rover rubber cable protectors, do the job!......  from that link posted re electric window switches. I know not original parts but I think we all agree  the objective is to keep as many Matra's on the road as possible. I would rather save the money on these items and have the ££ available for parts when I need to use a Matra Specialist.

Is there anyway we can keep track of these alternative parts, where they are correctly documented with photos etc?

The MEC has an alternative parts list and part numbers but these are mostly for service items.

http://www.matraclub.org.uk/PartNumbers.html

Cheers
Derek

  

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Anders Dinsen
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 10:47:23 am »

Is there anyway we can keep track of these alternative parts, where they are correctly documented with photos etc?

I have made this thread sticky - this means that it will always remain on the top of the list of topics. Everyone can then add pointers here to the alternative parts or the posts here where they are discussed, and they will be relatively easy to find here. I think that's the best solution. Glad you brought it up, Derek!

/Anders
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 05:54:27 pm »

Alternative dynamo 2.2

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,1080.0.html
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 09:52:04 pm »

Wiper Blades

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,1423.0.html

http://www.matramania.be/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1499

The rubber cable ducts that go from the A post to the doors & window Switches.

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,817.15.html
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 12:36:27 am »

Electric Window regulators

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,1491.0.html
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 09:57:32 am »

WINDOW SWITCHES.
Verified a exact fit and working in the Murena. without modification.
This is the E-bay seller in hongkong that has them in great amounts, but has also auctions for 4 pieces for good price.
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/PARTSPIPE__W0QQ_armrsZ1



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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 07:29:19 pm »

I have these illuminated window switches in my car. I like them and they are useful in the dark. However, I think they are of a poor quality. The drivers window switch has failed twice. First one after 6 months, second three months later.

But they are so cheap that I'll stick with them. They come as a set of four so the first failure was replaced from the original set and now I have three spares left from the second set.

I didn't think to check the switch before taking the door apart the first time. The light was still functioning. Note to self: CHECK SWITCH FIRST Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 08:47:57 pm »

Replacement heater switch, less than £7 inc VAT and direct replacement for the original.

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/3-speed-heater-fan-switch--swfan-1578-p.asp

I bought a few things from these guys, very quick service..
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009, 10:51:40 am »

Does anyone know of an alternate source for the rubber bushings in the engine mounts?

When I had mine removed they were ok, but looked a bit "tired" and sagging. I looked at Simons for replacements, but I think 117€ is a bit steep for the right one only. Sad
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 11:23:24 am »

In my quest for alternative rubber, I have been busy with this one.

I couldn't find a possebillity to make it fit, besided that it is not hard enough.
I replaced it for a aftermarket one from Carjoy/Simon.
It is a bit harder then the original, but be carefull with what you put there.
The rubber is very specific, and to much play or wrong rubber can kill the mounting or leave you with unwanted vibrations, and then you have a expencive problem.
Also see this topic.
http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,1417.0.html
I have a defect spare to experiment with alternative rubber.
Stil couldn't find anything that has good specs.
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 09:15:20 am »

In my quest for alternative rubber, I have been busy with this one. <picture>
I couldn't find a possebillity to make it fit, besided that it is not hard enough.
I replaced it for a aftermarket one from Carjoy/Simon.
It is a bit harder then the original, but be carefull with what you put there.
The rubber is very specific, and to much play or wrong rubber can kill the mounting or leave you with unwanted vibrations, and then you have a expencive problem.
Also see this topic.
http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,1417.0.html
I have a defect spare to experiment with alternative rubber.
Stil couldn't find anything that has good specs.

I remember the topic as I had commented there myself. I read it again and saw that Anders had a new style mount, where the holes do not go through all the way, but are offset 90 degrees.

Anders. Did you get that mount from Simons? and did you pay 117€ for it?

Also I have tried to measure the exact diameter of the hole in the mount, but with the bushing in place I could not be sure I got it right. Has any of you got the exact measurements written down?
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2009, 09:40:50 am »

This wil say it all

Bolt M10
Hope you have more luck finding one.


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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 05:38:42 pm »

I asked Koni for the partnumbers of their shocks for the Murena 2.2 and they are:

Front:   80-2480
Rear:    82-2184

They stock them in the Netherlands.

Update! I just Googled the numbers, and they showed up on Roy's site, here:
http://www.matraclub.org.uk/PartNumbers.html

With a bit more experience I would have known to look at Roy's excellent site first for the answer.  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009, 05:44:05 pm »

I asked Koni for the partnumbers of their shocks for the Murena 2.2 and they are:

Front:   80-2480
Rear:    82-2184

They stock them in the Netherlands.

Update! I just Googled the numbers, and they showed up on Roy's site, here:
http://www.matraclub.org.uk/PartNumbers.html

With a bit more experience I would have known to look at Roy's excellent site first for the answer.  Grin Grin Grin

Anyone know the cheapest place to buy them??


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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 05:47:43 pm »

Yes, but they are expencive.
For the rear I did not find alternative yet, but I am very pleased with the Monroe Simca 1100 shocks on the front.
If I can't find replacements for the rear, I wil look for a place that can revive them.
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