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 on: April 24, 2018, 02:01:57 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by sc1962
hi guys,im thinking about changing the shocks on my 1.6 murena.would anyone know if the original  factory fitted shock absorbers that were fitted front and rear were the same as the simca 1100 and the horizon,alpine solara etc Huh

thanks in advance


 on: April 18, 2018, 07:20:15 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
Summer is here at last. Rear window trim fitted.

 on: April 17, 2018, 04:04:14 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by sc1962
hi john,forgive my ignorance as i dont know what Teflon foil is ? however,i haven't got that much play at the gearstick but i will be looking whenever the weather improves at the gearstick ball to see if i can make it tighter.iv seen the cardboard gasket method on here but have to say does that last ?? its got to be something hard waring i think yet smooth in finish.im checking out Teflon foil on ebay.or is it available elsewhere ??



 on: April 17, 2018, 02:57:58 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by Jon Weywadt
Hi Steve.
I found that a thing that made my gear change a bit loose was that the nylon ball on the shifter was worn so it had a lot of play. I wrapped it with teflon foil and the play went away giving a more firm feel when shifting.
Regards. Jon

 on: April 17, 2018, 02:47:53 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by sc1962
hi all,my matra 1.6 gearchange has always been very sloppy and i suppose due to the nature of the mechanism i just accepted this.iv read the various posts on the subject and yesterday i decided to check the ball joints on the end of the rods.i cant really say theres that much wear on them but i did notice that the gearchange relay had a hell of a lot of play up and down.almost like a washer was missing ?? there was one washer and then a circlip(does anyone know the size of this Huh) but i decide to eliminate the up and down play by adding an extra washer and refitting the circlip and iv got to say what a difference.its no longer sloppy and is now quite precise.im going to change the ball joint on the end of the main rod and the bushes in the relay as a matter of course and i think that this will improve things,hopefully,even further.



 on: April 17, 2018, 02:14:44 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by sc1962
Thanks lewisman.do you know how long it will be ?? i am prepared to wait and am in no hurry.my dash has a big crack in it which was there when i bought it to be fair and i also require the radio console if you have it.mine has been butchered beyond repair im afraid(different owner and radios etc ?? Also i would be prepared to help you remove it as obviously id prefer to collect as its not exactly postal size Smiley.


steve Smiley

 on: April 16, 2018, 11:48:06 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by lewisman
I will have both eventually. It might be a while though as I will need to swap out for equivalent in black.

 on: April 16, 2018, 12:43:07 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by sc1962
Hi all,I need a dashboard and radio console part for a 1.6 Murena both in brown if anyone has the parts spare ??



 on: April 14, 2018, 06:12:55 pm 
Started by Lanng - Last post by roy4matra
Brake caliper question! Bagheera´s came with either Bendix style or Ate style front brake calipers. What is the difference? And can a pair of ATE calipers be switched to a set of Bendix calipers? What other models used the ATE caiper? And where to buy them at a reasonable price? Best regards JL.

The Bagheera did *not* come with Bendix front calipers, it came with Girling or ATE.  The rear calipers were Bendix.

You can swap a pair of ATE with a pair of Girling front calipers if you need to, and you can get the Girling ones overhauled as the seal kits are still available as far as I'm aware; but the seal kits for the ATE were unavailable last time I tried, which was a couple of years ago.

There should be enough scrap Bagheera around to get a pair of Girling front calipers even if you have to have them overhauled.


 on: April 14, 2018, 05:45:41 pm 
Started by sc1962 - Last post by roy4matra
Check the connectors below the waterbottle in the front.
They tend to corode.
The backview wil not be any better if it works Grin

I note the smiley, but actually if you have a properly working heated rear window system, they can clear the glass fine.  It's just many do not have really good working H.R.W. systems.  I've had my car from new and it worked and cleared the rear glass just fine.  All the connections must be in good order, the voltage at the screen must be full 13 volts plus with the engine running and all the lines across must be intact, with a good earth on the left.

However, one problem with the Murena is that the airflow stays 'attached' down the rear screen (unless you have a rear spoiler) so if the outside air is really cold, this slows the heating of the glass making it take longer before it has a reasonable affect.


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