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TELBOY
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« on: September 15, 2015, 07:27:04 pm »

Hi all, Not sure if anyone can help but worth a go......am restoring a Murena previously converted to Pug 1.9. On removing the right hand swing arm to replace gaiters and refurbish the driveshaft fell out from the engine side. The tripod shows signs of burning caused by split gaiter and no grease. The tripod was removed as was only held on by a circlip and the drive shaft appears to be Pug inner Matra outer. Where am I likely to fine the engine number as the one listed on the V5 states 6704 which is the same last 4 digits as the chassis number. I presume that these are obtainable but I need the engine number!

Thanks. Tel
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 10:11:55 pm »

I thought the engine code is XU9JAZ and the gearbox code is BE3
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TELBOY
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 08:57:25 am »

Thanks for the reply B-M. Now I have that I can try to source a tripod.

Tel
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TELBOY
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 04:15:38 pm »

Rear end fender removal and restoration
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TELBOY
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2015, 08:08:43 pm »

Bad day, took the first swing arm to garage who said that it would never pass an MOT even when repaired. Had to remove one from Donna! Fortunatly this seems in very good condition with only surface rust and a little bolt drilled into it! Looks like it has previously been injected with oil! Now if only I could remove the swing arm bushes!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2015, 11:09:20 pm »

Removing swingarm bushes is in most cases killing them.

Drilling hacking is al you need.
They are still for sale at the dealers for reasonable price.
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Murena 2.2 Red 1982. Murena 1.6 black on places.
TELBOY
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2015, 09:08:22 am »

was afraid of damaging swing arm. New bushes already received from "Simons" Note bolt! presumably to add oil.
Thanks Herman
Tel
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GP
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2015, 09:45:11 am »

This hydraulic press or something similar (I have a 10 Ton version) will be a good investment:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-6-Ton-Tonne-Heavy-Duty-Hydraulic-Workshop-Garage-Shop-Floor-Standing-Press-/380375240208?hash=item5890218e10

Costs less than an hours labour in my local U.K. garages and has paid for itself many times over with my Matra.

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Oetker
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2015, 10:05:20 am »

We have the same press but it is not strong enough to do most things on a Murena.

Air press 8 ton is better but you need it incidental so better look for someone that have one.
Even so I never managed to get the rusted swingarm bushes out with a press.
It always ended in drilling hacking

If you fill oil it is best rust prevention but sometimes it start leaking ad bad weldings.
Then you can use the bolt for waxoil treatment.
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Murena 2.2 Red 1982. Murena 1.6 black on places.
Jon Weywadt
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2015, 01:34:07 pm »

was afraid of damaging swing arm. New bushes already received from "Simons" Note bolt! presumably to add oil.
Thanks Herman
Tel
Once you have the arm in the press and apply pressure, I would heat the outer shell around the bushes. The slight expansion should let the bushes be pressed out. The heat will transfer quickly to the bushes too, so pressure must already be applied. Once they start moving it should be no problem getting them all the way out. Else let them cool and do the heating again.
Good luck.
Jon
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TELBOY
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2015, 02:25:34 pm »

Cheers Jon,
Bushes removed on number one swing arm! What other car owners can say they spent the weekend doing an oil change on there swing arms???!!!
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TELBOY
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2015, 07:08:30 pm »

A good days work.. happy again!
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2015, 07:58:15 pm »

One advice,
Fill the opening below the shockers with kit to keep the water away.
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I feel like Jonah, only my fish looks different.
Murena 2.2 Red 1982. Murena 1.6 black on places.
TELBOY
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2015, 09:44:29 pm »

Just looked at mine Herman, Its different from yours! if you look at the photos mine is open along the side, so the oil will drain away. Shall I put some weld in it to make it like a shallow pool?
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Oetker
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 09:25:22 am »

Mud and dirt will gather there, making it a excelent spot for rust.
Ofcourse with good rustprevention and keeping it clean it will not be a problem.

Herman
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I feel like Jonah, only my fish looks different.
Murena 2.2 Red 1982. Murena 1.6 black on places.
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