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« Reply #330 on: November 16, 2023, 06:56:24 am »

Thank you! It might be, although I'm rather busy with this now  Cool

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« Reply #331 on: November 26, 2023, 09:12:41 am »

Wow!!!
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« Reply #332 on: November 30, 2023, 09:24:18 pm »

Yeah, it looks really good Smiley

I've been too busy with other things but finally managed to get it to this state today. Next job is to move it down to my garage where the rest of the engine is waiting for it, and fit it with the new gasket etc. Weather is stopping me right now, unfortunately, but it should change to something warmer soon.
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Used to own:
2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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« Reply #333 on: December 16, 2023, 08:17:00 pm »

The weather turned colder so I was unable to work, but today we're up to 8 degrees C and I got this done. I hope to do compression test and get it moved in place under the car so that I can start refitting it.
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Used to own:
2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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« Reply #334 on: January 01, 2024, 10:44:05 am »

Happy new year to you all!  Grin

I got the engine re-fitted in the car yesterday - a good milestone to reach before 2024 I think Cool

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Used to own:
2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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« Reply #335 on: March 26, 2024, 06:44:10 am »

I finally made some progress yesterday refitting parts on the engine. Some trivial vira and very cold weather has kept me away so it was good to get back in the garage. I got a chance to take a picture of the o2 sensor installation on the exhaust manifold, which I'm very satisfied with.
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1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
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« Reply #336 on: May 12, 2024, 08:36:36 am »

The car is now back on its wheels with rear trailing arms fitted, brakes, brake circuit bled, clutch bled, and handbrake cable attached. It's good to have the car back on its four wheels. Next job is fitting the last engine ancillaries. I wanted the car back on the rear wheels so I could more easily climb into the trunk and work from there. It's really the best place from where to reach into the engine room. No pictures today, though.
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« Reply #337 on: May 14, 2024, 09:04:06 am »

Its surprisingly easy to reach everything whilst standing in the boot and not too uncomfortable until you forget where you are, stand up, and clout your head on the glass hatch. Done it too many times to mention lol.
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« Reply #338 on: June 05, 2024, 08:10:42 am »

Its surprisingly easy to reach everything whilst standing in the boot and not too uncomfortable until you forget where you are, stand up, and clout your head on the glass hatch. Done it too many times to mention lol.

LOL. Seriously, it's really well crafeted this way. Actually I can't stand in the boot, I think I'm a tad too tall. I always end up kneeling with my head and hands buried deep in the engine room praying that I'll not drop that nut I'm trying to fit... Cheesy

I've made some good progress, by the way as I now have the front tub with battery installed (and I've built a secondary charging system to keep it charged from my solar charged garage battery), exhaust, rear roll bar, and other stuff fitted. I lost (but found) the special 7mm bolt (with 14 mm head) for the distributor, so I've wasted time making another solution, but now will refit.

Here's a picture of the exhaust joiner with the new O2 sensor.
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1982 Talbot Matra Murena 2.2 prep 142
2017 BMW i3 "Charged Professional" 94Ah

Used to own:
2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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