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Alternative Parts

While many Matra parts can only be obtained from the few remaining specialists, like Politecnic in France,
Simon in Germany and Carjoy in the Netherlands, some of the more straightforward items can still be found at local stockists,
if you know what to ask for. Below I list some of the alternatives found by myself or others.


Every reasonable attempt is made to ensure the details below are correct but always satisfy youself before purchase.
Neither myself nor the other contributors are responsible for any errors, omissions or consequential loss.


Bagheera General (applies to all models)    N.B: Quinton Hazell is under new ownership so their parts and part numbers may have changed.
Item Supplier Part number Notes
       
Bagheera 1.3 Engine 3G4 1294cc (ohv)    
Oil filter (Std) Fram PH 2839 Same item as fitted to many Talbot models, 16 mm thread. Halfords are no longer stocking this filter, but a good motor factor should. Alternatively contact me as I normally have stock.
Champion H101
Motorcraft EFL111
Spark plugs NGK BP6ES Various makes will work - but these are very good (either engine). Set gaps to 25 thou (0.6 mm) before fitting.
Coil (12v) Lucas DLB101 Comes with various fittings, but this is the correct coil for none-electronic ignition systems. H.T. tower for push-in type leads. DLB105 is the uprated Sports coil version.
Lucas DLB105
Intermotor 11080
Distributor cap Talbot 13667300 For SEV-Marchal 56523600 distributor.
Rotor arm Talbot 17490400 For SEV-Marchal 56523600 distributor.
Contact set arm Talbot 17498900 For SEV-Marchal 56523600 distributor.
Condenser Talbot 13667600 For SEV-Marchal 56523600 distributor.
Plug leads Roy Gillard 32cm, 38cm, 36cm, 40cm. Lead lengths for these engines should be available but I can make up sets for these, including the king lead (28cm) if required. Leads have right angle ends to distributor cap. Notify me if cap has right angled output.
Air filter (except pre-75) Fram 3174B Same item as fitted to many Talbot models. The K&N filter is a long life filter which just needs cleaning and oiling regularly. Also used on Rancho and Murena 2.2 models.
Halfords HAF 218
K&N E-9121
Fuel filter Talbot VFF100 Relatively conventional clear in-line filter. Many alternatives available I'm sure.
Fuel pump Talbot 1450.77 Same as Peugeot 309, Rancho and 1.6 Murena. Pump with a restricted return outlet. Moprod FP444. Was Q/H QFP150. Single outlet version (which you could use with a tee-piece) QFP103.
Valeo 247059
Temp. sender/sensor Talbot 0242.63 M14 x 1.25, colour code Black. Alternative Intermotor 52220. This should be right for all this family of engines.
FAE 31280
Water pump Delphi DD1160 Same as Rancho and all models using this engine family. Was QCP977 but situation unknown yet with their return.
Dolz T116
Fan belt (9.5x775mm) Ferodo VS775 Many brands stretch repeatedly in use. Genuine Lucas don't.
Lucas KDB775
Alternator Valeo 9AL2540G 50 Amp alternator equivalent to Ducellier (also fitted on Rancho and 1.6 Murena).
Valeo 433380
Starter Motor Valeo 432588 Same as fitted to Horizon and Alpine/Solara with J2 engine.
Radiator switch Intermotor 50130 M22 x 1.5 with washer, 29mm A/F, 2 Lucar terminals. (95-86 degrees), same as part number Talbot 13255100. If you want a slightly lower rated temperature switch try FAE 37310 / Lucas SNB723 / Unipart GVS117 (92-87) or Lucas SNB717 / FAE 37320 (92-82) or an equivalent. Make sure your thermostat is an 83 for this last one to work.
CitroŽn/Talbot 1264.20
FAE 37330 (3703 Old No)
Brake light switch Intermotor 51470 M12 x 1.25, Fits to pedal support. Original part number 4534.08 or 30258400
Wheel Bearing Talbot 13881300 This bearing is for the early Bagheera models (upto around '78) with a screw cap behind it. The separate seal is 13058200.
Locking petrol cap Mafco 1016 Listed application is CitroŽn AX 1987-6/95
Sump gasket Talbot/Matra 0304.32 There are two gaskets for the upper and lower sections. Cooper Payne used to sell the two in a set (HC431).
Talbot/Matra 0304.33
       
Bagheera 1.4 Engine 6Y4 1442cc (ohv)   (Same as 1.3 models except items below)
Coil (12v) Lucas (Std) DLB101 Comes with various terminal fittings. The coil is the same as the 1.3 if points and condenser are fitted. The DLB198 or 11380 are for electronic ignition systems.
Lucas (Electronic) DLB198
Intermotor 11380
Ignition pack Talbot 522090600 This amplifier is for later models with electronic ignition. It has a casing with pronged heat sink.
Intermotor 15270
Sump gasket Talbot/Matra 0304.32 There are two gaskets for the upper and lower sections. Cooper Payne set HC436 for later models. ('77 on)
Talbot/Matra 0304.33
Wheel Bearing Mopar VBW155 This bearing is for the later Bagheera models and the same as the Murena. Peugeot/Talbot 0017540300. (Firstline FBK043, A.B.S. 200579, Bendix 050824B, FAG 713630910, Unipart GHK1083. Same Front and Rear. Was QWB231.
       
Bagheera 1.4 Engine 6Y2 1442cc (ohv)   Replacement for the 1.3 model and only has one 36DCNF carburettor. Generally the same as the twin carb. 1442 above.
       
Bagheera Front Suspension     *Note torsion bar springs must be safely released or secured before most front suspension repairs. Don't attempt without a manual!
Shock Absorbers Talbot 30792500 Telescopic dampers. (fit as pair).
S/Absorber Bush kit Talbot 522039800  
Upper ball joint Motaquip VSJ510 Part No. 12858600 Usually easily available and fit lots of other Simca and Bagheera.
Lower ball joint Motaquip VSJ417 Part No. 12861400 Smaller than Murena, was also fitted to Horizon and Alpine.
Steering Rack Gaiters Delphi TBR 3072 Was Q/H QG1018.
Track Rack Ends Firstline FTR 4029 Delphi TA667, Frap 210, or TRW JTE993. Was Q/H QR1204S.
Anti-roll bar drop link kit Motaquip VSK 128 Moprod MSL 1702 or Delphi TD273W. Sold per side, two needed for a car.
Strg track rod & inner ball joint Talbot 13187600 Was QR1561S. Talbot 40213B / 16545292
Front Hub Nut Roy Gillard 6935.41 I have a few stock of these hub nuts. -- Price £3.00 plus post and packing.
Hub bearing circlip *Mike Hally As 6978.18 These are for the late bearing. Mike bought a batch from Springmasters (they don't sell one-offs). He will re-sell at cost, £1.50 each, £2.50 pair (postage included). Use club email list for Mike Hally's email.
       
Bagheera Rear Suspension     *Note torsion bar springs must be safely released or secured before most front suspension repairs. Don't attempt without a manual!
Shock Absorbers Talbot 30830800 Telescopic dampers (fit as pair).
S/Absorber Bush Kit Talbot 9751668680  
Rear Hub Nut Roy Gillard 6935.41 I have a few stock of these hub nuts. They are the same as the front.
Hub bearing circlip *Mike Hally As 6978.18 These are for the late bearing. Mike bought a batch from Springmasters (they don't sell one-offs). He will re-sell at cost, £1.50 each, £2.50 pair (postage included). Use club email list for Mike Hally's email.
       
Bagheera Brake System      
Flexible Hoses Goodridge Aeroquip Made to pattern Race/aerospace quality braided hoses. But may be cheaper than standard rubber hoses. Agent: Earl's Performance Products, Silverstone. 01327 858221 sales@earls.co.uk
Front brake hose Moprod BFH2004 or BH518 Originally Alfasud rear.
Rear brake hose Moprod BFH2913 Note standard rear hose has a large banjo attached to end of hose, to fasten at bottom of caliper with banjo bolt.
Front brake pads EBC DP2104 "Greenstuff" material. These are mounted using two cross pins with 'R' clips. If you need new pins and they are not with the brake pads they are often available as a kit.
Ferodo FDB 2
Rear brake pads EBC DP2189 "Greenstuff" material. Pads 15mm thick. If the front are not Greenstuff then the rear should not be either. You can use uprated front with standard rear though.
Ferodo FDB 106
Rear pad anti-rattle kit Quinton Hazell BFK 744 Set of small springs to fit pad lugs, as well as 'R' clips for caliper wedges. If you ever lose an 'R' clip please email me, I have lots of spares.
       

Corrections and additions welcome -- webmaster Roy Gillard. *Contact me for Greig or Mike's email.

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This was last updated 21st August '16