Catsinthewelders BX 19TGD 1991

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Catsinthewelders BX 19TGD 1991

Post by catsinthewelder » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:40 pm

Hello Guys,

This is Chubley my new daily drive and first Citroen.

Chubley was listed on our local freecycle after he ran away and demolished a garden wall. We were finding our 205 a little cramped for 5 people so were looking for more suitable transport and as 'different' specifically 'not a Vectra' was our main criteria he seems perfect. We're still deciding on the future of the black stripes, They may have been fitted from new as he was at one point owned by the BBC.
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His former keeper is a wonderful charicter who has maintained him in mechanical perfection if slight cosmetic decay for many years but at 89 has decided to call it a day on crawling around under aging Citroens. This didn't quite stop him however from fixing the handbrake and a slight LHM leak on the morning that I came to pick him up fully expecting to be scratching my head over these jobs this weekend. As a farewell gift, Chubley was blessed with holy water and firmly instructed to continue to behave well :)

His front n/s wing is coming off tommorow to weld the top hinge back on hopefully preventing the passenger door from falling off and the front bumper is being remounted. Wish him luck with the MOT next week 8)
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Post by scarecrow » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:47 am

Sounds like a well loved car. Good luck with the mot.

Any idea what the Beeb used the car for? I know they used CXs for filming horse races...

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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:54 am

Welcome to the club!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:06 am

Excellent, along with the Green Tiger this'll be our second striped BX :D
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Post by catsinthewelder » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:09 pm

Had a busy day with her today, took off the wing, welded up the A-post. The door now feels a lot better. I also removed most of the front end parts to straighten up the front panel, its still a bit twisted from the garden wall incedent but the lights and bumper look a lot straighter which should help with the MOT. He's getting close to service time but it can wait until I have the ticket in my hand before I spend the time and money.

Steve, Theres a small plate in the boot, I think it says 'property of the BBC Electrical Dept' I'll try and remember to take a pic to post up.
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Post by catsinthewelder » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:39 pm

He's passed :D

Advisories on a tyre and the other fluid return pipe, so they can be done this weekend along with the oil+filter and maybe some stripe tidying.
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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:43 pm

Great news, well done you, is it a 19TGD or RD?
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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by richardd1652 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:59 pm

Great news,another saved!
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:57 pm

Great car, great owner! New and unique rank applied fella!
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:29 pm

Hi Big J,

Good to meet you at the show, hope you got some good info & parts to help the BX on its way.

cheers,

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Post by catsinthewelder » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:15 am

Hi guys, great to meet you all at Gaydon. What a weekend, I'll definately come next year 8) .

Chubley mostly behaved well on our first long run. However as most of you know from all the fannying about I was doing trying to replace it, the lower part of the speedo cable snapped on the way there. I'm expecting a new one on the doormat in the next few days. Many thanks to RxBx and Bandit for the instructions for removing the old part as well as the nice bloke with small kids that helped us diagnose the fault.

Thanks also to Richard,Brian,Vanny and Kermit for the various parts, the hubcaps make a real difference to how he looks, the shiney new nearside light makes a nice parter for the new one he sports on the offside. I'll wait to fit the wings until I have a better welder to tidy up the inners at the same time. The paint match on the nearside wing is uncanny mind :D

Tim, good to see you at the weekend and well done on your trophey. It was you that told me that it wasn't actually an RD wasn't it? The weekend was a bit of a blur :roll:
Is it a TGD then?

The journey home started off slowly as with no idea of speed, I crawled along trying to avoid a ticket. This was a bit dull though and my body remembered that it had only had 3 hours sleep. So the Sex Pistols cassette was found, the windows went down as did my right foot. I now know that the front wheels could do with balancing :shock:

I reasoned that 70 must be as fast as I could go without aquiring white finger as anything below felt too slow and the rest of the journey flew by :D
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Post by stuart_hedges » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:47 pm

The stripes have got to stay! What a unique car.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:07 pm

Well due to the age of the car it should be a TGD, and it looks like one, but there are the odd BX annomilys so worth looking at the V5C, or if it has a rev counter then its a TGD.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by Lester » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:25 am

Welcome to the club...and good save! :D

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Post by catsinthewelder » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:24 pm

Cheers guys :D

They really are quite addictive cars arn't they, we were just after another slightly quirky old banger to replace the little Peugeot and I've found myself lavishing far more attention onto him than the VW thats supposed to be the classic round here :roll:

Tim, you're right of course it is a TGD so I've changed the title of the thread,maybe I'll find the right badge for the back one day.

And finally.....The speedos now working again 8)
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