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 on: August 19, 2018, 11:13:28 am 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by Bart_Maztra
A bit late, but i got GAZ GT5-2182B dampers at the front.
These are listed as dampers for opel manta-B, ascona-A, kadett-C, but they fit murena.
The only thing is the rubber bush hole is wrong. But i used the bush from the old dampers.

Very happy with these dampers.

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 on: August 17, 2018, 04:55:37 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
Today was new windscreen day!
The windscreen surround purchased from France IS correct and leaves about 6 inches (15cm) over. The gent who did it took about 3 hrs and took great pride in his work.

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 on: August 16, 2018, 08:17:26 am 
Started by Murena IRL - Last post by krede
That is great work Richard. Smiley
I ,my self, thought of having some spacers for the pop up headlights printed.

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 on: August 14, 2018, 03:19:43 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
In keeping with my usual 1 step forward 2 back I am having a new screen fitted next week (255) uero glass. Martin at uero glass put me in touch with a gent called Sel who has already been round to check out EOW. Sel who specialises in classic cars is collecting the glass which will save me 65 delivery. I have taken the opportunity to remove the screen myself to make sure I had enough time to wrap the roof ensure that all traces of sealant were removed around the screen and spray the scuttle immediately under the screen . I used Halfords etching primer and VHT wrinkle finish spray and it has come up remarkable well. The metal under the scuttle, which is not seen when the bonnet is closed, I used a black hemerite to protect from rust after cleaning with a wire brush and sanding. I obtained the screen surround from France and it does look to be correct one.

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 on: August 13, 2018, 08:10:51 pm 
Started by Abe - Last post by GP
Go this link for further Flywheel lightening info:

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,417.0.html

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 on: August 11, 2018, 11:28:46 pm 
Started by Abe - Last post by Colin
Roy lightens them a lot... More than Matra did on the S. On the S the engine side of the flywheel was machined away, on the ones Roy has done, they also scallop out the clutch side's edge, as shown here...
P1010314 by c162ujf, on Flickr

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 on: August 06, 2018, 11:06:49 pm 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Classicman
I took the sump off today and found the spring lying in the oil at the bottom.  It doesn't look damaged so I refitted it to the rensioner mechanism and it all seems fine.

I also came across an error with the head assembly.  It looks like a new Holbay cam was fitted and the rockers were not replaced properly.  3 of the 4 rockers with the lubrication ports are on the inlet side of the head. 

All in all, the engine is very good, just not put together properly.  It's had new pistons and rings fitted, along with bearings.  The head was refurbished with a new camshaft etc.  Once it is put back together properly, it should be a very good engine!  At least that is good news and makes this whole process worthwhile. 

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 on: August 05, 2018, 01:58:12 pm 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Jon Weywadt
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Lastly, the timing chain tensioner was lying loose up against the timing chain.  The spring is nowhere to be seen and is probably lying in the sump somewhere.  Lets hope it is still in one piece.

After fixing the timing chain tensioner I looked for the original spring in the oil sump while changing oil. Using a magnet on a flexible rod through the drain hole, I poked around in the sump and, lo and behold, out came the spring.

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 on: August 04, 2018, 12:42:23 pm 
Started by Abe - Last post by Classicman

Another thing that the 2.2 engine needs is a lightened flywheel as it is using the heavy standard Tagora 2.2 flywheel intended for the heavy saloon car!  I have modified a number of these engines now and all mine have lightened flywheels and I know the owners are impressed how that alone improves the pick up and acceleration. 
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Roy, how much do you lighten them by?  I've got my motor apart now and may consider doing this while I'm busy with it.

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 on: August 04, 2018, 12:36:26 pm 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Classicman
So, today was the day.  After lots of procrastination I decided to tackle the engine removal today.  By the end of the day I had the unit out, the engine separated from the gearbox and the head off.

The engine looks to have had a refresh in the not so distant past and everything looks pretty good.  I can't find any signs of why the cylinder head blew but will have it pressure tested for cracks nevertheless.  I'm starting to think that the head was not re-torqued after the last engine refresh and between that and the 20W60 oil that I used, caused the problem.  There was no overheating involved at all.

Lastly, the timing chain tensioner was lying loose up against the timing chain.  The spring is nowhere to be seen and is probably lying in the sump somewhere.  Lets hope it is still in one piece.

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