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Title: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on November 29, 2007, 04:48:22 am
I have a 1974 Matra Bagheera series 1. 1294cc engine. I am looking for a head gasket as my car is leaking fluid into the cylinder.

If you can help, please contact me docmirror@yahoo.com


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: Spyros on November 30, 2007, 07:14:14 pm
Not difficult to find. If you had said where you are located we woul d be able to help. I have a lot of them in stock


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on December 01, 2007, 12:17:36 am
I am in Aledo, Texas, USA. Believe me, they are difficult to find in the colonies!


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: Spyros on December 01, 2007, 10:54:26 am
I sent you an email Joe  ;)


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on December 01, 2007, 10:09:41 pm
Thanks Spyros. got your email, and some good references. Still no luck on the head gasket unless I buy from Simon. a bit pricey with hsipping from EU.


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: Spyros on December 02, 2007, 11:06:59 am
I'll have a look on how many 1290 cc head gaskets I've in stock. Might be that most of them are 1440 cc. Otherwhise, Frank Mellman in Lubeck is less expensive


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on December 02, 2007, 08:37:09 pm
I am pretty sure that the gasket for a 1.3 Peugeot 309 with the OHV Simca engine (1294) will fit and and as they were made from '85 to '93 (I think) so parts are easier to source.


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on December 02, 2007, 09:51:10 pm
https://secure.gsfcarparts.com/shop/basket.asp (https://secure.gsfcarparts.com/shop/basket.asp)

Try these guys.  They might ship to you.


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on December 03, 2007, 08:04:12 am
I've sent them an email. They have a listing of N11446 for the head gasket set for Pugeot 309 1.1, 1.3 Talbot engine. Maybe that right, we'll see.

Thanks,


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on January 07, 2008, 10:57:46 pm
Hi Joe
Did you manage to lay yourhands on a head gasket?

I was rummaging through some old bits and pieces in my loft looking for some Rancho parts when I came across a brand new head gasket for a Bagheera still in its wrapper.  It lists the 1442 and the 1294 engine.

If you still need one let me know.

All the best for 2008.

David


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on January 28, 2008, 06:44:09 am
David, just found your post. I still need one. Please let me know about shipping and price. I will take yours, and thanks for keeping me on the road. Email sent also.


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on March 08, 2008, 05:22:52 pm
David was kind enough to send me a head gasket. I owe him something for it. Just arrived a few days ago.

But, I made a huge mistake and let my 17 year old son drive the car. I've been gentle on the clutch, but he burned it up in about 10 minutes. Sigh, never ends. I'll be looking for a clutch disk, pressure plate, and release bearing now. I think I better contact MatraMagic.

Once again, if anyone has sources for these parts, I would be grateful. In the US, we have no source for any Matra parts.

Thanks David, let me know what I owe you for the gasket.


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on April 08, 2008, 06:17:48 pm
No worries.

pm sent

Let me know if you need help sourcing a clutch.

David


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: joejusmom on April 09, 2008, 06:18:24 am
Oh yes, I need help. I've got the plan to get the car apart next month before it gets murderously hot here in Texas. I've asked around about rebuilding and the plate is no problem, but no one will try the pressure plate. That's the sticker.

Let me know price and availability, and I'll send you some Pounds, or Euros, or whatever.

Thanks,

Doc


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on April 09, 2008, 11:34:41 pm
Can you please measure the outside diameter of the clutch plate. 

Alternatively, does anyone else know the equivalent part number for a Valeo or Borg & Beck clutch kit?


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on April 10, 2008, 12:27:52 am
I need to get confirmation but assuming it is the 180mm version I can get a kit for around 55 (Sterling).  Postage might be pricey though - I will check it out.


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on August 01, 2008, 03:03:05 am
David was kind enough to send me a head gasket. I owe him something for it. Just arrived a few days ago.

But, I made a huge mistake and let my 17 year old son drive the car. I've been gentle on the clutch, but he burned it up in about 10 minutes. Sigh, never ends. I'll be looking for a clutch disk, pressure plate, and release bearing now. I think I better contact MatraMagic.

Once again, if anyone has sources for these parts, I would be grateful. In the US, we have no source for any Matra parts.

Thanks David, let me know what I owe you for the gasket.

Unfortunately after going to considerable effort to send a head gasket in one piece to the "good old US of A" at the turn of the year I am still waiting for payment. :(  I hope you pay for the parts for your your plane in reasonable time....

Us "poor" Europeans make do with cars most of the time but we do try to pay our dues especially to people who go out of their way to help others!

If this has been an oversight then get a new system.  If you are not going to pay me anything please let me know so that I can write it off as a "bad" debt!  I can live with the disappointment, after all you gave us George Bush! ;D


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: Spyros on August 01, 2008, 09:25:26 pm
Hi Lewisman,

A little bit before you, I exchanged several emails with this member. I dig out the head gasket and asked for the postage money . At that moment, the mail exchange stopped...


Title: Re: Head gasket wanted please!
Post by: lewisman on August 03, 2008, 10:44:16 pm
Thankfully it was not an expensive mistake.  Still annoying though. >:(