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Matra Murena 1983
by Lennart Sorth ... October 23, 2008, 11:09:54 pm
(this is an entry destined for the "My Cars" category, but how the %"# do I move it there Huh)


Bought it in 1995 when I lived in UK, and mainly because I wanted to import it to Denmark, I went for the 1.6 with no gadgets. In other words, no tinted glass, no electric windows.

Used it every day for transport in the years to come, but by 1998 I had a list of things that was gone wrong with my engine, and in particular carburettor jets, gearbox and bell housing that I decided to have MatraMagic convert it to Peugeot 1.9i.
I chose the 8-valve engine, with the "longest" available gearbox - and the result was very convincing - cruising in fifth with about the same revs as the 2.2 with the high fifth gear. 

In 2006 I realized that the custom designed air filter had cracked where I couldn't see it, and this unfortunately let too much dust and gravel into the engine, and it suffered conrod bearing failure.

I then had the engine completely rebuilt by experts in Denmark, who turned out to have had a long career rebuilding and tuning Peugeot 205's for rallies, so it was in the best of hands.

The result was a *very* strong engine, with a lot of torque all across the range and a max power rating of 136HP (205Nm torque). Much better than the when it was first installed.

In 2007 I celebrated having owned her half of her life, and expect/hope  keep her for years to come.

 
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Blogging module installed !
by Lennart Sorth ... August 01, 2008, 01:19:48 pm
Allright folks, - we now have a blogging module installed, where ALL of you can write about anything you want. 

How to get your own MatraSport blog :

1) Go to your Profile (in the top menu)
2) in the left margin, select "Blog control panel".
3) click the word "here" in the sentence "click here to start your personal blog

and Bob's your uncle.  (as they say :-)  )
You can now see your blog via the "Blogs" menu point at the top

Posting new topics and commenting to them is very similar to the forum system as such.

You can upload pictures just as in the forum,  later I will try to get a real image gallery installed too - still using the forum userID for integration.

/Lennart
 
« Last Edit: January 25, 2009, 10:19:29 pm by Lennart Sorth » 2 Comments | Write Comment
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Re: Blogging module installed !
by Spyros ... August 10, 2008, 12:20:17 pm
Wonderfull Idea ! Thanks 1000000000 times  Cheesy
 
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Re: Blogging module installed !
by Anders Dinsen ... August 09, 2008, 07:22:31 am
No, I don't have an uncle named Bob!  Grin
 

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