Murtaya

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p1doc

2,459 posts

112 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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do you mean trim or actual window,if trim window sealant pretty good
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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The entire side window to the metal frame at the bottom. Also, what type of glue/adhesive to people suggest using?

As a side note, though, I still need some inner window sweep trim, too....I was told that they stopped making the fiesta trim that is used for the Murtaya inner window sweeps (though they still had the outer sweeps?)

Edited by Hiryu on Saturday 7th December 22:32

p1doc

2,459 posts

112 months

Monday 9th December 2013
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ahhh bit more complicated i know arden/adrenaline got most of trim from carbuildersolutions-a uk based website which sells trim adhesive etc but sounds like it needs garage review rather than diy bodge
martin

ASMURT

4 posts

59 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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Hi Everyone

I just want to wish everyone a Very Merry christmas, and a very prosperous new year!

I look forward to meeting you all next year!

Bring on 2014.

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Saturday 21st December 2013
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ASMURT said:
Hi Everyone

I just want to wish everyone a Very Merry christmas, and a very prosperous new year!

I look forward to meeting you all next year!

Bring on 2014.
Same to you! Excited for the new year and what it holds-


Edited by Hiryu on Tuesday 24th December 18:30


Edited by Hiryu on Wednesday 25th March 01:23

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p1doc

2,459 posts

112 months

Monday 23rd December 2013
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had mine out on saturday on frosty roads brrrr-only 1 slight moment coming down icey driveway brakes locked and large box of donuts nearly ended up all over the place lol
some good piocs on facebook of new build and rally murt
martin

OlberJ

14,100 posts

161 months

Monday 24th March 2014
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Hi folks, have searched internet but info seems to be scarce.

What is the wheelbase of the murtaya? Is it standard impreza length or shorter?


Many thanks,

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Tuesday 25th March 2014
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It's shorter than an Impreza; I measured about 95 inches.

OlberJ

14,100 posts

161 months

Tuesday 25th March 2014
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Thanks for that. Even shorter than I'm looking for then.

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Tuesday 1st April 2014
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I think it was six inches shorter than an S2000 (were those ever sold in England?).

Edited by Hiryu on Wednesday 25th March 01:12

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Wednesday 25th March 2015
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Anybody still have one of these? I'm curious what people are running for wheel/tire sizes.

I've currently got 17x7.5 5x100 wheels with a 48 offset wrapped in 225/45 tires (I'm using 2004 STi hubs). They can rub against the engine frame if the steering is cranked enough (slow speed turning). The body looks like it could support a lot wider tires under the fender, so I'm wondering if the car might have been designed for a smaller offset (numerical, so the wheels are further out)?

Also, what are people using for spring rates? I recently installed some KW V3 springs for a GC coupe, but the springs still feel a bit stiff (rated at (LBS/Inches) - Front: 340; Rear: 230).

I hope people are still loving their cars--I'm down to the fine tuning now and still loving every drive.

Thanks-
Mike

angus337

470 posts

137 months

Sunday 29th March 2015
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Hi mike,

I've finally bought one. Followed this thread a few years ago, and intended to buy one then, but the the financial problems of AMS etc. put me off at the time.

I Haven't picked the car up yet as i'm getting a few Jobs done on it first, but should be ready next week. I'll post an update once I've picked it up.

Sorry can't help with your other questions as yet.










p1doc

2,459 posts

112 months

Wednesday 29th April 2015
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mine is still alive but due to shoulder injury limited driving at moment as harness lies across shoulder....
i think angus has got ian's old car from arden so history well documented in this thread,would be interesting to see what spec it is running at present
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Monday 18th December 2017
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Mine has been on the road now for four years, and during that time she's run over 45,000 miles (made all but the first of these images links for people with low bandwidths):



Running the back hills/mountain roads



Got asked to come to a car show:


Checking out the Seattle skyline



Some dyno tuning


We're also working on a coupe version with the second U.S. Murtaya. I wanted to add some vents to the coupe to break up the B-Pillar, but they're almost turning into flying buttresses. Here's an animated (hopefully) image of what she looks like now morphing into what she should look like when she's done:




As far as I know, there are only two Murtayas in the U.S., and these are both of them at the same place (normally they're several thousand miles apart):


jacko503

85 posts

100 months

Saturday 27th January
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Hi all been a long time since anything posted on here ,loving the pictures from America glad a murtaya is still being used, mine has been garaged for five years now , who else still owns one ? Or wants to own one? Did the "new company ever start up with the moulds? ???

Hiryu

156 posts

140 months

Wednesday 31st January
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I was contacted not too long ago by Mark P; apparently he got Murtaya #3...Which is a bit strange since I have #4 and I thought the only Murtayas built before where two prototypes and the original demo car (which I think has been turned into a track spec car). Maybe somebody else knows? I asked him for permission to post some of his pics on my site (which I still have yet to do), but here are some:






I'm not sure who else might be using theirs; I've heard from a few people who were interested in getting one and tried to direct them as best I could. John Pick said he finally blew the engine on a Scotland hillclimb so they're now going to build a bulletproof bottom end for it.

I found a pretty Murtaya that was being sold a few years ago in France, I think...Not sure if this is Nick's old one? He had a nice dark blue one like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVlx30KvyiM

Hopefully it went to a nice home? I've also tried to contact Jay up in Canada to see if he still has his...and maybe if he's interested in selling one smile

jacko503

85 posts

100 months

Saturday 3rd February
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I'm definitely interested in selling mine, breaks my heart everytime I go in garage an see it sitting there, I've just no time to spare anymore , will try an find some nice photos an post .

clan

121 posts

116 months

Tuesday 13th February
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What is the going rate for one of these now? I always liked them, probably due to my previous Subaru’s. Can you still get body panels etc for them?

jacko503

85 posts

100 months

Monday 19th February
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I don't honestly know about body panels I think someone bought the moulds but don't know if they ever started making any .