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Going.....Going.....GONE!

Post by ken newbold » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:37 pm

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Out of hibernation, new timing belt fitted and a quick rub up with an oily rag.
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Post by cavmad » Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:11 pm

I expect it`ll be a sad day for you then ken? How long have you owned it?
Some news that may cheer you up slightly from me is that I`ve found an excellent 185-65-14 tyre already on a Citroen wheel and I`ve also got at least 3 of the BX wheels with the holes, just got to get to back of garage and dig the tyres out now!
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:38 pm

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Post by cavmad » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:48 pm

:shock: What have I told you about ramraiding, Ken. Tut tut tut!
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:48 pm

Yeah, ram raiding a 1985 BX shop in reverse.

Word of warning though, dont ever offer me or tell me of a MK1 BX ever. :wink:

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Post by tim leech » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:10 am

Hmm Lol

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Post by AlanS » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:48 am

It's an interesting exercise trying to fit parts off an 85 BX to anything else believe me.

When I bought the Estate, a Tri, it had a dinged front guard and no inner guard. A mate had a Trs so I asked him what he wanted for the guards; "You're welcome to them" I'm told. So up I go, remove from car and carefully pack in the back of the Xantia.
Rip old guard off, refit charcoal canister that was hanging by a bit of fencing wire, go to line up holes and...........whoops; won't fit. Different side repeater (round instead of square), then bumper won't line up, followed by indicator being all different and is in fact (from memory) a bit longer overall.
Try to find a guard off the right model; nobody has one, so eventually I manage to get a mate in Brisbane to negotiate a price $80 on a dinged one. Straighten and fit....you beauty!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Go to fit inner guard; you guessed it. Won't fit.
By now totally frustrated so take to it with a jigsaw and cut it to shape and fit to subframe using 10mm bolts.............now fall off ya bugga!!

Looks good now, but what a battle royal it was that could have all been saved had I been able to surce the Tri parts straight off.
It's amazing how even cosmetic parts on BXs aren't interchangeable (over here anyway) Tri bumpers and tail lights won't interchange unless they are all done. Estate tail lights are different again as are TZi ones. I don't know if they standardised them more over there, but it really is crazy in a country where some models were sold in very limited numbers. You'd think they would have tried to standardise some of their export models even for their own convenience and stock holdings.


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Post by ken newbold » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:39 am

Today's the day. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:03 pm

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a sight not seen here for many a long time, an empty drive. :cry:

Now she's gone, there's only one thing left to do. :-k











Get on a plane and bugger off.

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Post by cavmad » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:39 am

You could do with something to hide that plastic monstrosity in next door`s garden Ken :lol:
Enjoy your holiday, don`t forget to send the dame a postcard :lol:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:42 am

What are you going to do with all that space ken? Mind you i bet it was sad to see her leave. :cry:
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Post by tim leech » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:02 am

You could always put my 16v in it and does the speedo cables and sphere for me!

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Post by mnde » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:31 am

a sight not seen here for many a long time, an empty drive. :cry:

Now she's gone, there's only one thing left to do. :-k
Buy another Mk1 BX? :lol:

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:05 pm

Theres somethiing wrong with the picture of your drive Ken :?: Where are the oily stains, drips and puddles of LHM :D
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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:09 pm

mnde wrote:
ken wrote:Now she's gone, there's only one thing left to do.
Buy another Mk1 BX
Fancy a MK1 BX 19 GT Digit? I'm toying with the idea of selling it, as I've so-far managed to do almost nothing with it, and it would be better in the hands of someone with less cars than I have at the moment!
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