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TELBOY
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« Reply #195 on: May 13, 2019, 09:18:08 pm »

So, unable to do the headlining as I forgot to get a new aerial, thought I would "re visit" the lining and sound proofing that goes behind the seats..........
much better!
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« Reply #196 on: May 16, 2019, 09:42:18 am »

Thought it was time to look at the electrics, so selecting the best PCB I had (which is still not good) and per-chasing new relays and fuses I diligently re connected the electrics to all the lights indictors horn and wipers after carefully cleaning all contacts! I placed the steering column switches oven the column but didn't fix as obviously I still have to fit the dash and this would get in the way!
"How hard can this be" I thought!
connect green plug to green plug, grey plug to grey plug,....and whats these two loose wire?Huh
"Ah....got two loose wire there"
Blue wire to blue wire
Blue and yellow wire to blue and yellow wire.
Side lights on..............check..........back lights on.......check
Indicators on ..............check
wipers working............check
horn..........................check
Headlights on.............  W.T.F

Why are my driving lamps on?Huh?
So crawling under the front I start checking and re checking I have all the wires around the right way
seems fine........
Check I have the PCB and plugs all connected correctly .. looks O.K
Scratch head and have a coffee...
Dig out wiring diagram kindly supplied by Roy.
W.T.F............Who at Matra decided that the blue wire should go to the blue and yellow
and the blue and yellow goes to the blue!!!!!!!!
Check the diagram first...........................
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« Reply #197 on: May 17, 2019, 06:26:03 am »

W.T.F............Who at Matra decided that the blue wire should go to the blue and yellow
and the blue and yellow goes to the blue!!!!!!!!
Check the diagram first...........................

I had a good laugh here and that question stayed with me for a while Smiley Someone must have thought about this as a possible modification. Great to hear you're up running with the electrics! Well done Smiley
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« Reply #198 on: May 17, 2019, 09:54:20 am »

Not too sure about that Anders.
slightest knock and I lose connections!!!
May be spending time trying to find if Simons or Carjoy have a new pcb!!!
Either that or get the soldering iron out.
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« Reply #199 on: May 17, 2019, 10:16:58 am »

Have you checked the connectors in the plug?  They split at the corner and don't grip properly.  They can be replaced individually, new ones are available from mini specialists. I'm not sure that laying huge blobs of solder on the edge connectors was a good idea.
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« Reply #200 on: May 17, 2019, 11:05:25 am »

Not too sure about that Anders.
slightest knock and I lose connections!!!
May be spending time trying to find if Simons or Carjoy have a new pcb!!!
Either that or get the soldering iron out.

As Peter has pointed out, it is not a good idea to put solder blobs at the edges of the board as that only stresses the terminals in the plugs... and they crack or break easily enough as standard. If you do add some solder make sure it is just a new flat covering.

However, as I've pointed out in my thread 'Fuse Board Connections', you can replace the connections and get a much more positive set up using soldered terminal blocks with push in plugs. I have a number of these terminal blocks now and can modify a few extra boards. I assume the top board in your photos is the better of the two you have? That really would be suitable for my mods. as the tracks are all good. The tracks on the board in the lower photo are in poor condition with at least one burnt away completely but even that should be recoverable Terry.

Roy
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« Reply #201 on: May 17, 2019, 01:19:03 pm »

Hi gents. I read your thread a while back Roy but it looks beyond me. I can hit things with a hammer but its a little too delicate fom me. Neither simons or carjoy have the boards in stock. The repairs on the pcb s were not done by me but a previouse owner I presume . Any assistance would be greatly appdeciated as I finally  believe I am on the final leg.  Engine is running all be it lumpy. Thi k I have an air leak but havnt found it this .morning despite replacing all light vacume pipes.  Got a lead on seat refurbishment who has a headrest at present so i can check his work first.  Things really are moving.. shame im back to work next week
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« Reply #202 on: May 24, 2019, 08:07:51 pm »

So I cant fit my new seat belts or dash until I re trim the A pillars. I cant retrim the A pullars until I refit the roof lining and I cant fit the head lining until I fit the new aerial base!!!! 10 days waiting for a part that costs £2.91

ANNOYED
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« Reply #203 on: May 25, 2019, 07:42:50 am »

So I cant fit my new seat belts or dash until I re trim the A pillars. I cant retrim the A pullars until I refit the roof lining and I cant fit the head lining until I fit the new aerial base!!!! 10 days waiting for a part that costs £2.91

ANNOYED

Oh dear! 10 days, sitting in the car, sipping G&T, dreaming about how perfect it will be - enjoy! Smiley
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« Reply #204 on: May 29, 2019, 10:47:12 am »

YAY.....................Relax everyone, It's arrived!!!!!!

Just waiting for the new seatbelts now! Sad
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« Reply #205 on: May 30, 2019, 07:00:09 am »

YAY.....................Relax everyone, It's arrived!!!!!!

Just waiting for the new seatbelts now! Sad

Woohoo - it's looking great Smiley
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« Reply #206 on: May 31, 2019, 07:01:39 pm »

More "new bits"
Yes I know there is only two!
but after checking my six, two were broken, two (after I x-rayed them) were "ify"
1 was ok and 1 was like new!!!
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« Reply #207 on: June 12, 2019, 03:03:12 pm »

at last! head lining fitted!! not easy on your own. The wire protruding from the rear is from the brake light switch which I "MAY" use to fit a high level brake light at a later date.
"A" pillars next.........deep joy!
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« Reply #208 on: June 18, 2019, 07:43:43 pm »

Hi Telboy

I got inspired to make/repair the boot cover in my Bagheera after having see you do it!
When I bought my car (a type 1 Bagheera) the cover that came with the car was from a type 2, which was about an inch to large. And I have not been taking the time to refit it before now.
When I opened up the cover it was clear that it had been stored very wet, and the fiber board was swollen and in bad condition, and the fabric was green..

But now I finally have made one that fits :-)

I should probably do my fuel tank straps as well, as you have, previous owner made them out of some not so original looking fixing band.    

When are you planning/hoping to have your Murena on the road again?

Best regards Frederik
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« Reply #209 on: June 19, 2019, 08:10:13 am »

WOW......nice job, and love the colour!
My hope is to get it finished in 2017 lol. Originally thought it would be a summer job. But you know how it is! Start thinking if I'm doing this I may as well do that!!!! I am taking early retirement end of January so realistically next summer. Will still be several years off 60 so I can still crawl under and around it and hopefully get to enjoy her.
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