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My new toy!

Post by Rich » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:52 pm

Right! Hello folks :D

May I introduce myself and my new toy (although a few of you will be thinking "not 'im again" because of my 20 year love affair with a certain 2cv Dolly and being active on the 2CVGB forum 8) )

Anyway! My name is Rich and I live in Northamptonshire and I have just taken the leap into BX ownership.

I bought this a couple of weeks ago off ebay and am pretty chuffed:

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It's done 34000miles from new and comes with history and has been fairly well looked after it's whole life.
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'86 2CV Dolly
'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)

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Post by Rich » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:55 pm

The interior is mint apart from a very small hole in the drivers seat base and a boot full of dog hairs (that I am still trying to get rid of):

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'86 2CV Dolly
'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:59 pm

Welcome to the club :D Lovely car in super condition & my favourite colour as well (why can't i find any diesels in that colour :x ). Let us know how you get on & if you find any probs, have a search on the site & if you can't find any answers post up your queries....
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

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Post by Rich » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:04 am

I would love to say that my first two weeks of ownership have past without incident... but I can't! Basically the auto choke is bv&&£red.

On the evening that I collected it, I stopped for dinner on the way home and it refused to start again no matter what I tried. So my maiden voyage included some of this:

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A fiddle with what ever this is:

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And a lot of this:

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'86 2CV Dolly
'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)

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Post by Rich » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:08 am

So I have managed to find a manual choke conversion on ebay that is now safely under my ownership and the BX is off to my local Citroen guy Sunday evening to have it fitted... along with a bit of a check over before it enters daily use.
'86 2CV Dolly
'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:22 am

Oh dear, golden rule with buying old cars is to never stop until you are home :lol: Hopefully it's an easily solved & cheap repair & then you can enjoy your car.
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 Tim Leech » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:54 am

Welcome Rich,

What a beauty, I was bidding for the old girl too, but shes gone a to a enthusiastic home which is whats matters, great colour and a very rare car that with those miles, I hope once the autochoke is fixed (its a common problem) she give you many miles of smooth riding.

Tim
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by Rich » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:17 am

Thanks for the welcome Matthew and Tim :)

Here's a (not very serious) question.... Why do cars that are other wise very tidy suddenly look really tatty when you remove the wheel trims???

I have taken them off to spray the wheels which, conveniently but not surprisingly, are the same colour as 2CV wheels. I just happen to have a couple of rattle cans on the bench that were intended for the 2CV wheels.
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'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:25 am

Rich wrote:Thanks for the welcome Matthew and Tim :)

Here's a (not very serious) question.... Why do cars that are other wise very tidy suddenly look really tatty when you remove the wheel trims???

I have taken them off to spray the wheels which, conveniently but not surprisingly, are the same colour as 2CV wheels. I just happen to have a couple of rattle cans on the bench that were intended for the 2CV wheels.
Wheels make a car really, a clean tidy body can be let down by rusty wheels, even a set of el cheapo wheeltrims from halfords etc can make a huge difference. I alwasy fit new trims or get the alloys refurbed when possible on my motors as it really helps lift them.

PS: Glad to see you have a garage, looks like the old girls been quite sheltered!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Rich » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:26 am

Roverman wrote:
PS: Glad to see you have a garage, looks like the old girls been quite sheltered!
Erm... Sorry! It ain't gonner be in it.

My 2cv's live in there... But those that know me on here will testify that I am just a tad fussy about my cars so it will be looked after. I also quite like waxoiling so no worries there.
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'82 HY Shorty
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:37 am

Ahh fair enough, plenty of waxoil and polish!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Rich » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:40 am

Roverman wrote:Ahh fair enough, plenty of waxoil and polish!
My mantra in life :) :shock: :wink:

PS: Is that how you spell Mantra??? :?
'86 2CV Dolly
'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
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Post by Thickasmud » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:57 am

Good luck with the new car. Saw the comment about dog hairs in the boot; if you have not already, buy a roll of packing tape and wrap @10" lengths around your hand it will pull the hairs out of the carpets, upholstery etc on contact, forget trying to hoover them.

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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:02 pm

welcome Rich ,

I'll keep an eye out for you as my daily commute takes me through Northants

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:28 pm

Thickasmud wrote:Good luck with the new car. Saw the comment about dog hairs in the boot; if you have not already, buy a roll of packing tape and wrap @10" lengths around your hand it will pull the hairs out of the carpets, upholstery etc on contact, forget trying to hoover them.
Now that is a great tip - thanks :D

I love your car Rich - I have a low miles 14 in the same colour which I thought was good, but yours looks even better!!!! I'd seriously like your seats/interior - very nice indeed.

Good luck with the nasty old Solex - a few of us have been having Solex issues of late. Mine's getting a weber upgrade over the winter so I'm hoping for no more hot-starting issues next year (probably because it'll never go again afterwards :wink: )

Steve