X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Thread Bear » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:53 am

Paul296 wrote:Image
There's an added mystery prize for 'Shed of the Show', so probably best to leave the polish on the shelf if you fancy your chances for that. Although if shed of the show is on your shopping list, you probably don't actually own any polish. Bon chance! :)
If you win that prize are you expected to give it back polished? :lol: Might be a disincentive.
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by citsncycles » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:13 pm

I thought you might have your eye on a prize Mike - I just wasn't quite sure which one!
TBH, the only car I have that's in with any chance of winninganther proze is the 4X4, but only with a lot of detail work.
I'm afraid there isn't Mickey, but everyone - regardless of marque - will be in the frame for 'Shed of the Show' - so fingers crossed . . . you never know.
There was a Xantia sinker at the National last year that would have given Timex a run for it's money if they had such a prize there.
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by mds141 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:37 pm

I've heard that a liberal application of live yoghurt will promote the growth of algae. I'm not condoning underhand tactics, but I'd start smothering Timex with a generous dollop of Danone's finest if I were you Mike. :-)
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Leobx16v » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:58 pm

Well I've just got the red valver to a good standard for this weekend and my head gaskets gone, so more expense before the show, oh well all in the name of the BX! :@
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by citsncycles » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:32 pm

That's a bugger, at least you have time to get it done (I hope)

Mark - That's a trick used by the rat look crowd - one of the few I approve of (who in their right mind thinks taking a grinder to a perfectly good car will age it?)

I once attended a study weekend run by some Veteran Cycle friends of mine, which included a talk by one guy about restoration techniques he uses. While some try to make their bike look new, he's like me, opting instead for a route closer to conservation. One tip he gave was that if you needed to replace something and couldn't find suitably corroded bolts etc. the best way of ageing them if you had the time was to lay them out in the back garden over winter, pissing on them every few days!
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:53 am

We shall go to the ball and it will be in the TZI, the better half offered to tax the BX for me as Im treating him to a week in Spain in June! :lol:
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Thread Bear » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:39 am

Number plate dealers have an array of methods to age repairs, especially ali.
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:58 pm

I might be able to get along in the ZX... Hope so! Fingers crossed....


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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by mds141 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:54 pm

Great news Phil. It will be good to catch up in person. :-)
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by mds141 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02 am

Two weeks today guys. Get those polishing cloths ready. :-)
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2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

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Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by CitroenBaz » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:15 am

hi all if you can let me know who is coming over on saturday & what things you might like to do ? oh all so that i have enough tea coffee & milk in . & biscuits. barry at bourne

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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Caffiend » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:53 am

If I'm up to it, meeeee. Let's hope for weather like this weekend! Depending on how feeble I am, will be doing anything from getting under people's feet to minor servicing (if someone is willing to check I've put everything back the right way up). Would be grateful if someone could have a bucket of compressed air handy please?
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by mds141 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:29 pm

It's cold and blustery oop north in Lancaster today, so I'm presuming that Newark on Sea is positively balmy today?!

To Barry. I'd like to give the XM an oil/filter change, auto 'box fluid change and bleed the brake caliper nipples through with the hydraflush.

I'll be bringing a selection of Sainsbury's finest biccys. Mark. :-)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by citsncycles » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:57 pm

I'd like a few minutes ramp time with Timex to check the height corrector linkages - something not quite right going on there, but not sure what. Other than that it'll be looking at other people's motors, exchanging info, and doing odd jobs on Timex (but not washing it!)
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Re: X Rally 2014 - Sunday 27th April

Post by Leobx16v » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:35 pm

Just out of interest where is this garage on the Saturday? I might pop down not to do anything simply socialize :)
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
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1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
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