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 on: October 31, 2017, 05:16:02 pm 
Started by njesper - Last post by Jon Weywadt
Access to the wiper motor is not that easy. You have to drill out the pop rivets that hold the metal plates behind the brake cylinder assembly. Don't remember if you start from the left or right.
The speed issue could be because it is not getting enough power. Perhaps coroded wires, but perhaps the brushes are worn.
When I renovated my heater blower motor I found that the commutator was completely black due to excessive arcing, which again was caused by the brushes being worn too short.

 on: October 31, 2017, 05:03:25 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by njesper
those parts for the window mechanism? How did that come out? Did the 3d printed version work as good as the original?

Best, Jesper

 on: October 31, 2017, 04:56:13 pm 
Started by njesper - Last post by njesper
Dear fellow matradudes,

I'm almost finishing up a total re-wiring of my murena, and discovered that the wipermotors two speeds are almost identical.
What's the easiest way to get to the motor? And should I buy a new one, or is it easy to restore it?
It's the fast speed that isn't much faster than the slow speed.

Help is needed, thanx  Grin

Best, Jesper

 on: October 29, 2017, 02:16:47 pm 
Started by Lennart Sorth - Last post by suffolkpete
In a few years it will appear in the UK as did the Nissan Figaro, Japanese roadworthiness laws make it impracticable to keep beyond five years old so they tend to be exported to other right-hand drive countries.

 on: October 27, 2017, 05:34:04 pm 
Started by roy4matra - Last post by roy4matra
Looks nice Roy. If I wasn't selling mine I would defenitely get one.
Just one comment. Couldn't they write MATRA and MURENA instead of TALBOT etc. on top?
What about the ventpipe on the original? How is that handled?
Regards. Jon.

Hello Jon,

Thanks for your comments.  As I explained in the posting, the castings were made long before Matra came into this.  The cover was made originally for this engine when it was a racing version of the Simca 180/2-litre and if we now wish to change the lettering, that would mean altering or making new casts, which would increase the costs.  At this time I wish to see just how much genuine interest there may be at this price point.  If we had at least five people seriously interested and ready to pay the current price, then I would go back to Marcel and ask what would be the price if we wished to have some different lettering on the cover; but for now they would be using the existing casts which keeps the costs down.

However, the word 'Talbot', it is in fact correct anyway.  The engine was made by Simca which in 1979 was renamed Talbot, and the Murena was sold as a Talbot-Matra Murena, and Talbot is therefore authentic.  This happened in the seventies with some Bagheera owners removing the Simca part of the name, but now as a rare car originality counts, and owners have been going back to having Matra-Simca on their Bagheera.

We should be proud of what Simca and Talbot allowed Matra to achieve.  If not for them, we would not have had the fabulous and still unmatched Murena!

With regard to the crankcase ventilation, I knew this one would need modifying as it does not have any at this time, (it wasn't intended for a road car engine) but it will be easy for me to do the modification myself.  If we have some more made the cost stated would include a vent hose connection.


 on: October 27, 2017, 05:07:18 pm 
Started by roy4matra - Last post by Jon Weywadt
Looks nice Roy. If I wasn't selling mine I would defenitely get one.
Just one comment. Couldn't they write MATRA and MURENA instead of TALBOT etc. on top?
What about the ventpipe on the original? How is that handled?
Regards. Jon.

 on: October 27, 2017, 04:50:52 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Jon Weywadt
And a few more photos: Smiley

 on: October 27, 2017, 04:44:35 pm 
Started by roy4matra - Last post by roy4matra
Hello all,

As some of you will know, a few of us have had some brand new camshafts made by Piper, for the 2.2-litre engine.  Colin has had his engine up and running for a few months and it both goes well and sounds really good.  You may also know that he had a problem recently but since no other fault could be found, that appears to have been a faulty head gasket, and it has been replaced and the engine is running again.

I am in the process of building the second and assisting with the third of the engines that will have one of these Piper special cams.  For myself I have always wanted the engine to look a little more special and one obvious thing was to have an alloy cam cover in place of the modified Tagora tin plate cover.  I did not particularly like the look of the Politecnic one and it is not available now anyway.  However, I finally have an alloy cover which as I think you will agree from the photo looks good.

This was the last one from their stock, but they tell me they can get some more cast if there is sufficient demand.  They would require at least five and the run would be done early 2018 if I could give them the orders and deposits.  If we get orders for 5, then the cost would be 295 Euros each plus carriage cost (approx. 18 Euro - that was the cost for mine).  If the numbers could be as high as 10 then the price would be reduced accordingly.

So the question is: do any of you 2.2 Murena owners wish to have one of these ribbed alloy covers for your engine?

Please let me know, preferably by my domain name email as I don't get on the forum regularly, but you can message me here if you wish.  By all means let me know what you think of the cover even if you don't wish to buy one.  I know the lettering is 'Talbot Maurelec' and does not include Matra, but these were made by Maurelec when they were preparing these Simca racing engines with JRD and some years before the Murena was made and had one of these engines fitted.  I have placed a Matra Sport badge on the oil filler cap on mine.  And I consider having 'Maurelec' on the cover makes it a bit special anyway, being a little rare just like the cars!


 on: October 27, 2017, 04:40:32 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Jon Weywadt
Here are some photos.  Sad

 on: October 26, 2017, 11:19:55 am 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Jon Weywadt
1981 Murena 2.2, 150.000 Km, Antique in Danish MOT. 35.000 Kr. as it drives. 50.000 Kr. if you want all the spare parts too.
Due to arthritis in my hands I can no longer do the work that I think should be done to the car. So rather than having it sitting there, reminding me of what I can no longer do, I will pass the project on to someone who will love it like I do.

I have concentrated on mechanical things and have done the following:
New stainless coolant and heating pipes, including those in the engine compartment and mounting straps.
New aluminium expansion tank.
Renovated water pump.
New thermostat.
Stainless gas tank straps.
Stainless stay and brackets for the bonnet.
Stainless fuse box chassis and lid.
Stainless sheets around and under the radiator.
Stainless hand brake cable.
Stainless brake hoses.
Dual exhaust stainless steel muffler.
Renovated rear brake calibers.
Renovated master brake cylinder, honed and new seals
New gaiters on the rack and pinion steering.
LED driving lights, and LED brake and backup lights.
New windscreen.
Renovated engine head.
Holbay 58C camshaft.
80 Amp generator.

I have numerous new parts:
Brand new unused S side skirts.
New timing chain.
New set of steering bolts, upper and lower, both sides.
New brown velour covered door surround seals.
New door seals, for over the window.
New inner/outer window seals.
New window guides.
New gaiters for door-to-chassis wires.
LED turn signal bulbs and turn-signal relay (requires some rewiring)
New modern style fuse panel, ready to be wired in.
New rubber seals to go between upper and lower part of front and rear fenders.
New rubber list for the top of the bumper.

I have numerous used, but good parts:
Injection manifold from Peugeot 505 turbo (fits this engine)
Good set of injectors
Associated air intake and airflow sensor parts
Mega Squirt motor control unit and cabling harness.
Fast acting Lambda probe and mounting fitting to weld on exhaust manifold.
Set of high-ratio fifth gear wheels.
Ferrari style rear hatch.
Extra set of seats (with better drivers side foam)
Extra brown steering wheel in better shape than current.

I am sure I have forgot something, but this is the main items worked and in stock.
I have the work-shop manual and a separate parts catalog.

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