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 on: December 01, 2018, 10:22:57 am 
Started by DMorton - Last post by DMorton
Good morning Roy,

Sorry to hear that you had been awaiting my reply, only, I had not received an email from you.
I am grateful for your research into the codes for the fabric. I see the first action as needing to associate a code with my sample, so I will send the photograph of seat fabric to Renault with your lists and ask them to apply the relevant figures to the pattern. But Renault have previously replied to me and stated that they were not concerned with the seat fabric at the time as this was subcontracted to Matra who outsourced their supplies with a seat manufacturer. I therefore doubt that Renault will be able (or willing) to look into this request. The other route, then, is to find the seat manufacturer and approach them. I can find no identification marks on my seats, so a bit of investigative work is needed within Matra archives. Can you help here?

With thanks,
Derryck

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 on: November 30, 2018, 07:13:13 pm 
Started by DMorton - Last post by roy4matra
Dear members,
My '87 mk1 Espace is in constant use and the most reliable, driver friendly, enjoyable car I have ever owned. Consequently, the seats are now wearing out and Renault are unable to locate a stock of the original fabric. Karl Churchill, Renault's Customer Relations Consultant wrote a very helpful letter explaining the history of the involvement of Renault at the time and suggests that I approach those in the know via this Matra forum for help in locating and acquiring some original material to reupholster the front seats. I would be very grateful if any readers would let me know if such a stock of material, or even ready-made seat covers exists and who I may contact. With thanks, Derryck.


Hello Derryck, I did email you on the 22nd November, after Lennart had forwarded your email to him, to me.  I asked you a few questions but so far haven't received any reply.  However now I have had the time to check in here, I can see from your photos that you have the original Espace in Stratos Blue (paint code 436) and from the seat style it is the 2000 TSE version.  It has the grey interior trim which the brochure calls grey pattern weave upholstery.  However, no where does any of the Matra literature give any trim material code.

There would appear to have been four possible trim materials on these early Espace - the GTS had either a Grey or Beige pattern cloth depending on body colour, and the TSE had a Grey or Beige pattern weave, again depending on body colour.  (The Meteor Red body colour had the Beige interiors.  All others had the Grey interior)

On checking the Dialogys, there are four Renault part numbers for the trim materials - 6025090958, 6025090961, 6025091438 and 6025090512.  However I can't tell which number relates to which material as they all have another code - 7A0, 7A5, 5T0 and 5T5 respectively.  There is another Renault document (PR101) which might tell us which number or code relates to which material, but unfortunately I don't have that document at this moment.

You would have to go directly to Renault France to try to find if they have any of these materials (by these part numbers) as I'm certain Renault UK would just say they are not available.

Roy

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 on: November 29, 2018, 07:59:37 am 
Started by murramor - Last post by murramor
Thanks.  At least I will have a logical answer for the registration authorities.
Ron

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 on: November 27, 2018, 05:28:07 pm 
Started by murramor - Last post by suffolkpete
Yes, it is the vehicle number, VINs were shared between Murenas and Ranchos, but that number is unique to the Murena and may be required when ordering parts.

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 on: November 26, 2018, 12:03:01 pm 
Started by murramor - Last post by MatraIan
As you state the stamped number is the Vin chassis number, i believe the riveted plate will be the original Matra production chassis number. If it were mine I would leave it attached.

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 on: November 26, 2018, 01:52:00 am 
Started by murramor - Last post by murramor
On the tray below the windscreen are two numbers.  One is stamped into the tray and is clearly the VIN which agrees with the UK registration documents.  There is another number on a riveted tag which is certainly not the engine number on the documents nor on my engine.  it is sure to raise queries when I eventually take the car for Australian registration so I may possibly remove it unless it serves some purpose.

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 on: November 25, 2018, 10:27:21 am 
Started by DMorton - Last post by DMorton
Dear members,
My '87 mk1 Espace is in constant use and the most reliable, driver friendly, enjoyable car I have ever owned. Consequently, the seats are now wearing out and Renault are unable to locate a stock of the original fabric. Karl Churchill, Renault's Customer Relations Consultant wrote a very helpful letter explaining the history of the involvement of Renault at the time and suggests that I approach those in the know via this Matra forum for help in locating and acquiring some original material to reupholster the front seats. I would be very grateful if any readers would let me know if such a stock of material, or even ready-made seat covers exists and who I may contact. With thanks, Derryck.

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 on: November 22, 2018, 11:46:34 am 
Started by matra530 - Last post by MatraIan
I had tried to order one of the CG90 snap-on tools in the UK but the website i found was no longer trading.
The newer Lisle 36200 looks like it will be a lot less fiddly, There is a used CG90 on US ebay, another newer snap on version and also some cheap foreign copies, see below links:
This CG90 from the US:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Vintage-Snap-on-Tools-Valve-Spring-Compressor-CG90/1224921558?iid=292799539639&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160927153312%26meid%3D288411ca2cef430589672449a014b948%26pid%3D100013%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D292799539639%26itm%3D292799539639&_trksid=p2047675.c100013.m1986

Newer Snap on VST100 version looks like it may do the job also from US:
https://store.snapon.com/Valve-Spring-Compressors-Compressor-Valve-Spring-Cam-Operated-Blue-Point--P641321.aspx

The cheaper and poorer made one (probably not ok for a mechanics heavy usage but may ok for occassional DIY) that I ordered and at the price i can just but another if it fails:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Engine-Overhead-Valve-Spring-Compressor-Tools-Removal-Installation/173406948558?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Ian

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 on: November 15, 2018, 11:34:58 am 
Started by roy4matra - Last post by roy4matra
hello Roy,
how about the poly bushes?

I have mounted blue poly bushes on our Delahaye and it drives better then new with it's rubber bushes. the weight of the car is 2100 kg.

I would like to mount thme on the Murena S

I now have a full set of bushes fitted as you can see from the photo.  All seems good so far but I have not done much mileage yet.  However, there doesn't seem to be any difference in NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) which firmer bushes might have changed.

Roy

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 on: November 14, 2018, 09:15:29 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by Oetker
I changed several Murena's to the Simca 1100/Bagheera (NB: same type in both)  front shocks and they do the job realy good.
The front still hits the ground on the same bump  Smiley
I drive this shocks on both my Murena's an noticed no difference.

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