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 41 
 on: October 18, 2018, 06:32:32 pm 
Started by bloofer - Last post by BrianM
- possibly a head gasket

 42 
 on: October 18, 2018, 04:56:32 pm 
Started by lewisman - Last post by Franglaisman
My car!

Nice car - I know he's your mate, but the 'presenter' leaves a bit to be desired.  Cheesy

 43 
 on: October 17, 2018, 02:00:59 pm 
Started by TimS - Last post by TimS
Ok Iíll ask.

 44 
 on: October 17, 2018, 11:14:45 am 
Started by TimS - Last post by lewisman
I would also be interested.

 45 
 on: October 17, 2018, 10:44:35 am 
Started by TimS - Last post by suffolkpete
If he's going to make some, I'd like a set, we could share any set-up costs.

 46 
 on: October 16, 2018, 11:28:52 pm 
Started by TimS - Last post by TimS
Thanks Terry, email sent!

 47 
 on: October 16, 2018, 09:06:09 pm 
Started by TimS - Last post by TELBOY
hi Tim,
Check out the thread on 3d printing on page 2. It may be Richard. He did some stuff for me last year. Very happy with the results he produced.

Tel

 48 
 on: October 16, 2018, 06:57:23 pm 
Started by TimS - Last post by TimS
I want to repair and refit the original wiper arms on my car, but havenít because they are missing the end caps. So,for the past few years I have been using the Ford KA ones which are ok but not original.

Buying a set was very expensive  so I left it, but have just found these searching on the internet...

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2946755

Matra Murena Windscreen Wiper Arm Cap. Is someone remaking these on a 3D printer and is it someone here?
Iíd love to buy a pair if anyone knows.
If not, if you have a complete pair of wiper arms for sale, let me know.

 49 
 on: October 14, 2018, 12:46:12 am 
Started by lewisman - Last post by roy4matra
Thanks Colin (and Roy)
I guessed that it might have been Roy's work due to the mention of a Piper cam.
It is about time that I got started on the murena rebuild. The engine had been rebuilt by Sportscast Unlimited to their Prep 142 spec but I have never heard it run. Various reports on how good their work was but at least it has a new head.

If you haven't ever run the engine since it was rebuilt and that was some time ago, then the very first thing you must do is to re-torque the head bolts.  The head will have settled from the original build and I would suspect it will now be less than the original torque.  The last thing you want to do is fire it up and start a head gasket failure.

When you do up the bolts, please email me and let me know how much they rotated to get back to the torque setting.  When you run-in an engine straight after the rebuild, then when you re-torque the head after say 800 kms or a few weeks, they will usually rotate about another half a turn to get the torque back to the correct level.  Since your engine has not run but has had a lot of time to settle, I will be interested to know how that compares.  Thanks.

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I also have the single Weber advised by Roy as a better alternative to the Dellorto set up.

If you have a Holbay cam profile or a similar fast road profile, then yes the single down-draught carburettor will still produce the power with better economy.

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Hope to be down a the NEC Classic Cars show on the Sunday for a bit of inspiration.

Have a good visit.

Roy

 50 
 on: October 14, 2018, 12:07:07 am 
Started by lewisman - Last post by lewisman
Thanks Colin (and Roy)
I guessed that it might have been Roy's work due to the mention of a Piper cam.
It is about time that I got started on the murena rebuild. The engine had been rebuilt by Sportscast Unlimited to their Prep 142 spec but I have never heard it run. Various reports on how good their work was but at least it has a new head. I also have the single Weber advised by Roy as a better alternative to the Dellorto set up.
Hope to be down a the NEC Classic Cars show on the Sunday for a bit of inspiration.

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