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 on: October 14, 2019, 08:37:55 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by TELBOY
I concour Jon.
Thank you for all the help and advice u gave me.

Deepest regards
           Terry

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 on: October 13, 2019, 03:49:44 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Anders Dinsen
Hi Jon, you have contributed indeed! We will miss having you here Smiley

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 on: October 13, 2019, 01:14:05 pm 
Started by Mattias Henriksson - Last post by Jon Weywadt
At one point (before I sold my car  Sad ) I was looking into making some 15" wheels by doing what Chip Foose does in Overhauling.
Namely get some 15" wheel rims and then turning the original wheels on a lathe so the center could be welded into the new rims.
That way you would have wheels that looked original, but were able to be fitted with proper tyres.
The De Lorean club has done something similar to get original looking De Lorean wheels.
Just a thought  Grin

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 on: October 13, 2019, 12:53:38 pm 
Started by Anders Dinsen - Last post by Anders Dinsen
Finally received the good news from Politecnic that the trailing arms are getting ready, only awaiting epoxy paint and rust treatment. I've been busy the past couple of months, so I haven't had much time to do any real work on the car, but the timing is right as that's changing a bit now. Next week is the "potato holiday" (we used to take the kids out of school and send them into the fields to dig up our potatoes so we'd have something to eat during winter), and I'm taking a few days off with the family - and with myself Wink

I've done some cleaning of the chassis where the rear fender will be fitted and added a third layer of rust treatment around the trailing arm mounting points. It will receive a fourth, and then it'll be done. I'm getting ready to do some grinding, cleaning, and rust protection of the underside of the boot, so I removed and cleaned the ground wire. I thought I had a replacement, but can't find it so I've cleaned the old one, which is also more sturdy than the one I had bought to replace it. It probably wouldn't have survived the engine vibrations.

Happy Sunday!

/Anders

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 on: October 11, 2019, 07:03:18 pm 
Started by Mattias Henriksson - Last post by GP
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/tyres/tyre-speed-rating/

An "H - Rating"  is good for 130mph / 209km/h.

A "V - Rating" is good for 149 mph / 240 km/h. 

Does a standard Murena really need a V-Rating?


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 on: October 10, 2019, 12:26:54 pm 
Started by Martin Tyas - Last post by Martin Tyas
Has anyone ever stripped the play compensator gears in the timing gear train by any chance?
In the GT9 engine workshop manual there is a section on setting them (10A-126) but I have been unable to find anything showing the component parts of those sprockets.

It would seem that the valve timing goes out by one tooth, so enough to get blow back of compression through the air intake and for it not to start but not enough for any interference between the piston crowns and the valves.
To my way of thinking it seems to point towards there being an issue with the timing gear train a but as mentioned in the previous post there is no sign of significant wear in the gear train, no missing teeth and the crankshaft pulley does have a key in the keyway that appears to have been subsequently omitted as part of manufacturing cost saving measures.
So I am wondering if there is an issue with one, or both, of the play compensation sprockets but I'd like to see the component parts to get my head around them further before dismantling them... especially when special tooling is required to reset them.
Martin

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 on: October 09, 2019, 11:44:08 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Anders Dinsen
Congratulations, Jon! - I think I understand your sadness. And congratulations to your Murena with her new owner! Smiley

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 on: October 09, 2019, 06:27:34 pm 
Started by Mattias Henriksson - Last post by MatraIan
Check this article from Roy Gillard
http://www.matraclub.org.uk/pdf/Tyres.pdf

Ian

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 on: October 09, 2019, 06:23:18 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Jon Weywadt
Hi you all.
I have had about 10 years of fun with my Murena, but now it is sold.
I hope the new owner will have fun with it. I have prepared him for some of the challenges he will encounter and I hope you will all help him when he joins the forum.
I will keep an eye out for what you all are up to from time to time.
Bye, and thanks for all the help I have received here. I hope you think I have contrributed too.  Smiley

Best regards.
Former Matranaut, Jon Weywadt

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 on: October 09, 2019, 06:13:27 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Jon Weywadt
The car has now been sold. I expect the new owner to join the club at som point.

It is with sadness that I let it go for I have had fun despite the challenges.

I will keep an eye on the forum to see what you all are up to.  Grin

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