| Home  Blogs Help Search Login Register  
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: My 73 Bagheera  (Read 4237 times)
gedde
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


« on: August 12, 2012, 11:53:35 am »

Hi, I have a 73 mod Bagheera that I had stored in a 12-year period. wondered to begin to restore it again, it has been used imported from France to Norway in 73, by a dealer, and registered the same year. This was / is the first Bagheera registered in Norway.
The color was originally yellow, but was quite early repainted gold with red candy, and it was mounted on some Ally Cat wheels on it, 6x13 "(195-55. 13) front and 8x13" (235- 50.13) rear
original wheels were used in the wintertime.

Here are some pictures of the project, and some production numbers, if I understand it correctly, the markings on the wheels is that these are produced in June and July in 73 ?








0 1397



x2



x2







Niclas Smiley
Logged
andyowl
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 456


New exhaust "straight through" - good sound!


« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 06:46:03 pm »

Well done you!

It looks, from the pictures, to be in nice condition.

I can recommend the Repair and Restoration book produced by Phil KItch in the Matra Enthusiasts Club UK. I have used it on all my restorations (all Series 2 Bagheeras).

Go for it!

Andy Owler
Logged

Back in business for fun!
gedde
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 09:00:21 pm »

Thank you.
it is quite good, the channels must be repaired. and some small rust spots here and there. and i need to repair something on the electrical system.
where do I order the book the easiest way ?
is it the same as this book i have ?




Niclas Smiley

Logged
RazorbackNOR
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 494



« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 01:15:00 am »

Yeay!
Good to see you posting now Niclas!

We'll spend WAY too many hours on our Matras now you and me.  Wink
Logged

2010 Mazda 3 1,6  Diesel Gunmetal Blue
1983 Matra Murena 2.2 Platine
50cc Pocketbike
IPSC shooter
andyowl
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 456


New exhaust "straight through" - good sound!


« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 10:32:50 am »

The Bagheera Repair and Restoration manual is available from the UK. The link to the author and publisher, Phil Kitch, is on the Matra Enthusiasts Club UK website and publically available.

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

I am told that there are a few details in the book that need updating but for a '73 model I doubt whether much has changed.

It is the Bagheera owner's Bible! I trust it.

Let me know if you have problems.

Andy Owler
Logged

Back in business for fun!
andyowl
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 456


New exhaust "straight through" - good sound!


« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 10:47:52 am »

Gedde asked....
is it the same as this book i have ?

And I forgot to answer you!

No, it is different. I think the one you pictured is an official Matra book and very valuable I am sure.

The Phil Kitch Repair guide also has a blue cover but with the heading: "Matra Enthusiasts Club UK".

I can scan the cover for you later.

Andy
Logged

Back in business for fun!
andyowl
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 456


New exhaust "straight through" - good sound!


« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 06:43:39 pm »

The Phil Kitch email address is

philip.kitch (at) btinternet.com

He will happy to sell you a copy of his guide.

Andy Owler
Logged

Back in business for fun!
northmurena
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 203



« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 10:26:04 pm »

The "Reparaturanleitung" is one issue of a wide range of repairings-instructions. These "Do-it-yourself"-books were very common in Germany in the 80┤s.  At a time, where it was possible to repair a car instead of looking on a message of the on-board-computer and only changing parts.

Good luck with your restoration.

~ Kai
Logged
gedde
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 04:15:53 pm »

The Phil Kitch email address is

philip.kitch (at) btinternet.com

He will happy to sell you a copy of his guide.

Andy Owler

thanks for the link and information Andy, I'll try to send him an email soon.


Best regards Niclas
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to: