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Morne
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« Reply #345 on: December 27, 2020, 04:37:44 pm »

More or less the same on this side Wink

Using the 944, while the Murena are up on the jack-stands
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« Reply #346 on: March 30, 2021, 02:47:29 pm »

I have just ordered one of the AGM batteries recommended by Roy (thanks Roy!) - my car is already setup for the polarity.

I did think of getting a main brand (Bosch, Hella...) "normal" battery, which of course is cheaper, but then some places couldn't tell me if it was in stock unless I ordered, and others more honestly said "not in stock". Others again did have it in stock, but then wanted ££ for delivery, and also some surcharge to be reimbursed if one returned the old one ...

all very complicated and cumbersome.

https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/ however has the Optima 'yellow top' YTS 2.7 AGM batteri at £139, with free next day delivery, in  stock.

That was a lot easier, and already well worth the extra expense :-)

460 CCA should be good :-)
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« Reply #347 on: September 28, 2021, 07:38:12 pm »

Hi all, long time no speak. Trying to get hold of the lower front bumper rubber. Simon has them but 2 are listed 14024 and 14024a! I phoned them but the gent couldn't understand me and my German is kaput. Anyone know what the difference is? They look the same in the photo. My metal mounting strip is in good nick. Thanks for any help.
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« Reply #348 on: September 28, 2021, 09:03:48 pm »

Front and rear bumber rubbers are 2 x different lengths.

Front is  Gummileiste - Nr. 14 024

See attachment below....
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« Reply #349 on: September 28, 2021, 10:44:59 pm »

Thanks GP
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« Reply #350 on: October 12, 2021, 11:21:21 am »

Yes, I still own the car and work is still progressing, be it at a snails pace as despite being semi retired I just cant seem to find any time these days! package arrived from Simons consisting of the front bumper rubber and 2 x end caps. The rubber is easily long enough so I had to trim a couple of cm off each end. (I mounted it centrally on the backing plate first so as to make sure I didnt trim too much off in one go to avoid it being too short). This is the third time I have "finished" the front bumper but every time I thought I had finished I realised I didnt like the outcome. This I suppose is why everything takes me so long. It is still not perfect but it will have to do! I was looking back at photos of the nose and it really has had a lot of time spent on it!
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« Reply #351 on: October 12, 2021, 06:57:52 pm »

Looks nice!
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« Reply #352 on: October 14, 2021, 05:33:01 am »

It is looking great! Allow yourself to enjoy the work and make gradual progress, it's going to be perfect!   Smiley
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« Reply #353 on: July 16, 2022, 01:39:24 pm »

excuse the bad grammar, but:-

"it dont matter how much power you supply, if your earth lead is this bad you aint goin nowhere"
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TELBOY
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« Reply #354 on: October 07, 2022, 10:34:56 pm »

Many a time I thought I would never get it running. So much so that I had looked at a replacement engine, but......... as it had run before, admittedly very very rough and would only run for a short period before cutting out I removed the head and ground the valves, fitted new fuel pump and pressure regulator, new cam belt and water pump, new starter, new webber carburettor and converted it to auto choke, new distributor, cap, rotor plugs, leads and coil. result....... runs as sweet as a nut
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Gib
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« Reply #355 on: October 10, 2022, 08:44:28 am »

Good job i must come over and have a nosey around and bring mine.
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Grapes
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« Reply #356 on: October 12, 2022, 09:47:58 am »

That 1.9 looks slightly smaller than the 1.6, is that true?
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« Reply #357 on: October 12, 2022, 08:13:59 pm »

Congrats!
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« Reply #358 on: October 13, 2022, 09:36:01 am »

Grapes,
I think it is slightly more compact but cant be certain as I didnt put the two engines together. My engine is the XU9 2C variant which (allegedly)produces 108hp (claimed when new) After wasting a not insignificant sum on a SOLEX carb I eventually found the correct carburettor a Webber 32/34 DRTC from a Peugeot 309 1.6 and swapped the jets from my u/s carb. A similar story surrounded the distributor, it took me about 6 months to find one.
Gib,
I still have a few little jobs to complete so will PM you when its on the road. Am presently "re making" the right hand interior "A" pillar trim as it wasnt quite right. The front bumper is off (for the 5th time) but should be back on in the next couple of weeks. The money I put aside for the respray is now being spent on a new kitchen so my vinyl wrapping (not skills) will have to suffice for the moment) and as its been sitting a while since I fixed all the interior guages and lights the battery guage / fuel warning light and H/B warning light have decided to "no longer co-operate). 
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« Reply #359 on: October 18, 2022, 09:11:54 am »

As I have just had to "redo" the passenger side pillar cover I thought I would share some "before and after" photos
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