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Megatech
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« on: February 09, 2008, 09:14:14 pm »

Monday I noticed strange behaviour from the steering. When I was slowly going over some speed bumps the car first pulled to the left and then right. I stopped shortly after and a quick inspection discovered a "loose" front wheel. After slowly bringing the car home I swithced to an anternative car. (no not the Lotus - it still doesnt start Wink
Next day in daylight I examined the car. The upper triangle was totally corroded - and only conntected at one joint at the chassis - whoha. Luckily I had some spares in the garage - so the car is back on the road.
My family has often blamed me for all the garbage in the garage - but they have silcenced now.

Please inspect your triangles asap.

Not only the Bermuda triangle can cause dissaster - the Murena triangle might as well.

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 11:44:56 pm »

Woohoo, that could have caused a mess if you had discovered it at higher speed!

I was under my car today and decided that it needs a good rust protection. The chassis looks excellent, but there's just too many unprotected metal parts there to just leave it like it is without protection. Stig, you know "Autohjørnet"?

- Anders
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 02:36:26 am »

Anders, why dont you bring with you the camera when you are under the car...? You know we all love pictures in here
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 09:50:50 am »

Well.. somebody at the "MOT" hasn't done their work properly...!!

Just goes to show...... with cars this age, you really should take the time for a careful inspection once in a while....
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 11:53:32 am »

Anders, why dont you bring with you the camera when you are under the car...? You know we all love pictures in here

Because I have only two hands, and need on to hold the part and the other to hold the tools Wink And my D40 isn't really suitable for dirty work conditions... often I do though - I've got a 'gallery' of photos of my car here if you want to browse around:

http://gallery.dinsen.net/v/biler/Murena/
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 11:58:55 am »

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Because I have only two hands,

Send in one of your kids them!!.. they are also much easier to squeeze under the car Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 03:48:43 pm »

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Because I have only two hands,

Send in one of your kids them!!.. they are also much easier to squeeze under the car Cheesy

I DO...



but they prefer to do the tool-work and not just the photography stuff!
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 04:12:12 pm »

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Because I have only two hands,

Send in one of your kids them!!.. they are also much easier to squeeze under the car Cheesy

I DO...



but they prefer to do the tool-work and not just the photography stuff!

you need to wash and polish that rear end  Grin Cool
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008, 04:32:24 pm »

Nice Anders!!:.. Smiley ... but obviously its another photoshop job... .. There's NO WAY your kids will stand still for as long as it takes to get a picture!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008, 09:43:23 pm »

They copy daddy, and are looking what has fallen off this time Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2008, 10:08:29 pm »

Mine doesn't look that good to.



You have pics of the broken part ?
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 10:33:02 pm »

I presume that we are talking about the top wishbone/upper arm?

Is it a standard Talbot part as per Alpine/Horizon/Simca 1100 etc?
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 07:06:02 am »

you could put it in a elektrolyt (spelling?) and it will become as new. I dont know how if the rubber can stand the acid
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008, 08:14:36 am »

I presume that we are talking about the top wishbone/upper arm?

Is it a standard Talbot part as per Alpine/Horizon/Simca 1100 etc?

Yes, Talbot 1510/Solara, Simca 1307/08
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008, 09:05:00 am »

Mine doesn't look that good to.

It's the upper A-arm that failed for Megatech. You are looking at the lower, which is cast iron and much fatter, whereas the upper is pressed plate.
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