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 on: May 26, 2018, 10:31:46 pm 
Started by Artisans5 - Last post by Artisans5
Trying to work out why the throttle was sticky on a friend and my '81 Murena 2.2, I realised it was only holding on by the last little bit of the plastic hinge (1-2mm). Glad it didn't break off while I was driving! The hinge is just a thinner part of the same pedal moulding that flexes, so it's not too surprising it breaks after 37 years. So please for your safety check this hinge on your car.

New/replacement pedals don't seem to exist. Roy suggested various workarounds - replacing the organ type pedal with one from a different model, putting a regular pedal on the lever that actuates the throttle cable, but the approach I liked best was to keep the pedal and replace the hinge. So that's what I did. Not rocket science, but in case it's of interest, here's how we did it:

We enlarged the holes on one half of a stainless hinge (7cm wide and 4cm long when open)  to fit the existing fixing points on the floor, and then cut the other half to fit the shape of the back of the pedal (picture). We drilled two holes in the pedal between the strengthening ribs on the back and drilled corresponding holes in the other half of the hinge, then riveted the two together with 4.8mm pop rivets and washers- don't pull the rivets too hard or you will squash the plastic ribs and distort the pedal in the process (picture). It's a little hard to get the holes perfectly lined up, with the pedal being at an angle to the axis of the hinge (so it clears the brake pedal) and the hinge resting against the sloped underside of the ribs. So the first attempt wasn’t quite straight enough to be absolutely sure that the lever connected to the accelerator cable would stay in both guides on the underside of the pedal throughout the movement of the pedal (it leaned a bit too much to the right). So we took the hinge off again, (very carefully so as not to wreck the pedal) and a second hinge was cut to size and drilled more accurately. This time it was just right: installed well and is nice and solid (picture). Didn't solve the stickiness which is probably the cable, but at least the pedal shouldn't fall off for another 37 years!

 on: May 25, 2018, 10:00:26 pm 
Started by Morten Blom - Last post by Morten Blom
Hej Allesammen,

Jeg faldt lige over denne annonce:

Det ser ud til der er mange gode og brugbare dele, sælgeren ønsker kun at sælge det hele på én gang.

Er der nogen af Jer der har interesse i at købe den og sælge dele fra eller måske deles om bilen?

Mvh Morten Blom, stadig med en tysk Murena der aldrig er blevet helt færdig Roll Eyes

 on: May 25, 2018, 05:58:57 pm 
Started by Anders Dinsen - Last post by Anders Dinsen
Been there, done that.

We need to print a T-shirt for this… Smiley

 on: May 22, 2018, 04:21:39 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
After cleaning and patiently filling any imperfections it the had three coats of primer rubbing down after each coat with a cutting paste!

 on: May 22, 2018, 04:19:17 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
The top rubber strip had been secured using double sided tape so was easily removed the impact strip had been replaced at some time and was secured using bolts which had all rusted and needed cutting out with a grinder (carefully) whilst dribbling water onto the bolts so as not to "melt" the fibreglass.

 on: May 22, 2018, 04:16:55 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
My attention has now turned to the nose cone / bumper / spoiler, what ever it is called! Originally I was going to use the one from EOW but have now opted to use the one from Donna. This is because it has a moulded light housing compared to just a metal plate from what I must presume was the original design

 on: May 20, 2018, 10:58:37 pm 
Started by Anders Dinsen - Last post by Matra_Hans
Been there, done that.
Found a secondhand in Germany  from an Avantime.

 on: May 20, 2018, 05:43:28 pm 
Started by Anders Dinsen - Last post by Anders Dinsen
This renovated subframe is going on our beloved Espace JE to replace the old one which is slowly corroding away. I found this replacement in Germany, blasted, painted, and new bushes fitted. They aren't available any more, but this is almost as good as a new one Smiley

 on: May 12, 2018, 08:26:27 am 
Started by ernst - Last post by Anders Dinsen
Sandt. Men NU må du da have fået mod på vejene? Smiley

 on: May 10, 2018, 05:46:37 am 
Started by Hoss - Last post by Anders Dinsen
I had a failure four years ago and had mine replaced in France by Renault. It was quite expensive.

The official procedure for replacing the box is indeed to take the whole drivetrain out. It isn't necessary, though. Also, the boxes can be renovated. When I had a failure, I found a place in Berlin, and I know others have had theirs done by the manufacturer. It does of course take the car off the road for a good while.

Anyway, good luck finding one Smiley

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