2010 NATIONAL RALLY POLL

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ARE YOU ATTENDING

Poll ended at Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:53 pm

YES
16
70%
NO
3
13%
MAYBE IF MY BX IS FIXED!
4
17%
 
Total votes: 23

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Post by rayfenwick » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:26 pm

That sounds interesting - especially as Graham tells me that the damn thing is near inaccessible (I've not been under to have a look yet)

I don't suppose there's any photos of the Octopus in situ in this 4x4?
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Post by docchevron » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:45 pm

jacksun1987 wrote:Mines not to bad on the motorway.
70 at about 3000 revs or just a bit less.
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2400RPM at 70mph...

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2650RPM at 80mph..

:mrgreen:

Thats a calibrated speedo too..

*these were taken on a private track in sunny (ish) Gloucestershire used only by me, some cows, the occassional sheep and the odd nutter in a Manitou..*

Not that I'm gloating or owt, since Paul's car works, and mine is dying a slow and painful death, ahnging on by it's teeth for the bus to be finished so it have the resto it deserves...
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:09 pm

That's not a standard ratio gearbox for a td is it doc?
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Post by docchevron » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:11 pm

Not quite no, although much like the rest of the car the box is not a happy piece of machinary right now, so it'll get replaced with a known excellent spare box I have c/w very good previousley docced engine! :D
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:18 pm

Did you just use the standard box & change the ratio's? or was a totally different box fitted?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Post by docchevron » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:46 pm

It's a BE3 with a diff made to spec by a little company in Brizzle for me.
The gear set is part TD, part GTi 8V and, erm, I forget what the 5th gear set came out of...

Either way the synchro is dying, the bearings are going and generally it's had it.. I have abused the hell out of it mind!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...