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 on: May 11, 2024, 07:56:57 am 
Started by Grapes - Last post by Grapes
Certainly! It's more like yours actually. Very close to the original design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=uLfRXA-5Jx8

 22 
 on: May 09, 2024, 11:22:57 am 
Started by Grapes - Last post by roy4matra
Ah thanks for letting me know. I read this too late. I found my way to the French matra passion forum and from there I was redirected to the Belgian new production. They use the new blade fuses although I think the glass ones on the original board look best of all options. Perhaps one day I'll swap again.

Can you give us the link to that Belgian product here please, as I'd like to see it, as might other owners. However, without seeing it, I suspect that it still uses the original edge plugs and therefore still would have problems if the terminals in those plugs are broken, and not making a positive contact. Am I right or have they corrected for that too?

Here is a photo of one of the original Murena boards, that I have modified with both new edge plugs and sockets that are soldered to the board, so the connections are really good; and this one also has the glass fuses replacing the original horrible continental fuses, for much better contact there too.

Roy

 23 
 on: May 07, 2024, 10:17:30 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
Hi Terry, is you brake servo plumbed in on the electric vac pump as well as the lighting, or just used for the headlight raising/ lowering ?
Just the lighting! The manifold had been drilled and tapped to create a second vacuum takeoff for the lights.


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 on: May 07, 2024, 09:39:28 pm 
Started by Grapes - Last post by Grapes
Ah thanks for letting me know. I read this too late. I found my way to the French matra passion forum and from there I was redirected to the Belgian new production. They use the new blade fuses although I think the glass ones on the original board look best of all options. Perhaps one day I'll swap again.

 25 
 on: May 07, 2024, 05:47:21 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by tonyz59
Hi Terry, is you brake servo plumbed in on the electric vac pump as well as the lighting, or just used for the headlight raising/ lowering ?

 26 
 on: May 07, 2024, 11:40:17 am 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by Gib
Mucky Duck , fallen in there a few times whilst not quite sober.

 27 
 on: May 07, 2024, 08:08:11 am 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
I have had only a little use due to the usual wet winter and spring. After I "hooked up" the vacuum warning light I was initially pleased that the vacuum light went off upon starting and after a couple of minutes running would stay out for a couple of days on inactivity when the ignition was turned back on. However I discovered after the first trip of a few miles that the light would come on and the engine would begin to hesitate and the idle was very erratic. This, to me, indicated a vacuum leak when the engine reached a good operating temperature so I removed the inlet manifold of the 1.9 engine and on very close inspection it could be seen that there were signs of a bypass leak.. The manifold had obviously been drilled and tapped to connect the vacuum pipes for the light operating vacuum attachment. I decided not to attempt to tap a larger thread but instead blocked it up and fitted an electric vacuum pump. This has cured the erratic engine which would manifest itself after about 10 mins of running. The vacuum warning light now stays out and the engine runs very nicely indeed. (Little trip down to the river at Twickenham 2 days ago) Smiley

 28 
 on: May 05, 2024, 12:22:40 pm 
Started by Grapes - Last post by roy4matra
The edge terminals on my car are very wonkey and some are broken and i tried looking for those little jaw edge terminals but they ssem to be discontinued. I also chased down the French made one by JMI83 but as far as I could understand he stopped making them and seems to have sold the last of his stock just a few months ago. However I also believe someone else is continuing it and there's a similar board from Belgium? Or maybe those are from the same person. Long story short, I would like a new one, particularly one that does away with the old type of connectors. I know carjoy has them ...


I don't think Carjoy has a new board that also replaces the original plugs to the edges of the board.  So if you have poor or broken jaw terminals in those plugs, then you need something different.  Carjoy (and Simon Auto) have a new board that uses the new blade fuses rather than those old and poor continental plastic or ceramic fuses which are prone to be so bad but at a cost of 145 Euro plus tax.  Carjoy also has some new production of the old style board with the old continental fuses at a slightly cheaper price (125 Euro plus tax).  But all these new boards still use the existing plugs to the edges of the board.


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I also found this video but the websites at the end say "page not found" and I'm a bit hesitent towards mailing random e-mail addresses I see in a video with a question if I can buy something from them 😅 It's a bit too easy for anyone receiving that to say "sure send me money" if you know what I mean Smiley
Hope someone can help me find what I'm looking for.


What you need is one of the boards I modify to use a different plug and socket.  The socket is soldered to the board, so you have the best connection possible.  But you have to replace the four plugs with the matching plugs I supply.  That means you have to cut all the wires from the old plugs and fit them into the new plugs, which can then be connected to the modified board.

You also have a choice of fuse type.  I can leave the original style fuse holders and fuses, or I can change them to the better English fuse holders and glass fuses which make a much better positive contact.  I cannot fit the new blade fuse holders as they require a completely different circuit board layout because of their different (closer) contact spacing.  That is why I fit the glass fuses as the spacing is virtually the same as the original continental fuses.

See: http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,3309.0.html

I can modify your board if it is good enough, or I can possibly supply another board at extra cost.  This will be either an old board that I can modify or it could be a new board, but that will increase the cost even more of course.

Send me some photos of your board, so I can see if it is good enough to modify.

Roy

 29 
 on: May 03, 2024, 01:18:36 am 
Started by Grapes - Last post by Grapes
The edge terminals on my car are very wonkey and some are broken and i tried looking for those little jaw edge terminals but they ssem to be discontinued. I also chased down the French made one by JMI83 but as far as I could understand he stopped making them and seems to have sold the last of his stock just a few months ago. However I also believe someone else is continuing it and there's a similar board from Belgium? Or maybe those are from the same person. Long story short, I would like a new one, particularly one that does away with the old type of connectors. I know carjoy has them but I heard so many bad things about them from local guys at the club that I prefer not to support them and the ones from Simon seem to rely on the old edge terminals.
I also found this video but the websites at the end say "page not found" and I'm a bit hesitent towards mailing random e-mail addresses I see in a video with a question if I can buy something from them 😅 It's a bit too easy for anyone receiving that to say "sure send me money" if you know what I mean Smiley
Hope someone can help me find what I'm looking for.

 30 
 on: April 14, 2024, 11:54:59 am 
Started by Lennart Sorth - Last post by Lennart Sorth
At the ELMS race in Barcelona today (2024/04/14) the No 28 Oreca of Team Idec Sport sites on second place - with a lovely decal on the tail-fin :-)



Team Idec have been at Le Mans 24H many times, so I hope they will keep this sponsorship for this years Le Mans - and do well .... :-)



/L

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