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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:55 am

citsncycles wrote:Stripping paint off odd bits of your car to make it 'rat look'?
Doesnt really work on plastic bonnets though :wink: plus it looks stoopid! :lol:
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 mds141 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:04 pm

:lol: Nothing so exciting i'm afraid and knowing my luck i'll probably be unblocking drains again. :oops:
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

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.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

Rich
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Post by Rich » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:56 am

:D I now have a fully functioning BX. The manual choke conversion has been fitted and it starts fine... even when hot :D

We're off to a 2CV camp in Somerset at the weekend and we're taking the BX... I'll let you know how we get on.
'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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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:10 pm

Rich wrote::D I now have a fully functioning BX. The manual choke conversion has been fitted and it starts fine... even when hot :D

We're off to a 2CV camp in Somerset at the weekend and we're taking the BX... I'll let you know how we get on.
Good man, was it much involved that choke conversion? just worth considering if my 16 plays up again.
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 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:10 pm

It was really easy... I drove it to Wellingborough last Sunday and collected it this morning :lol:

I usually like to do stuff like that myself but lack of time and all that :oops:

Michael (the guy who did the work) did say that it was a straight forward job though... what was time consuming was the fact that the carb settings were all over the place as someone in the past has tried to "fix" the problem.
'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 Nov 12, 2010 10:02 pm

Rich wrote: We're off to a 2CV camp in Somerset at the weekend and we're taking the BX... I'll let you know how we get on.
Right! A little bit delayed but time for a quick up date...

A couple of weeks ago we headed down to Somerset in the BX for a small-but-perfectly-formed 2CV camp with a bunch of thoroughly decent mates. We covered nearly 600 miles during the course of 3 days and the ol' girl never missed a beat :D

Life really does not get much better than this in my humble opinion:

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The grey H Van in the forground belongs to my mate Chas Vacy-Ash (who has just bought a lovely BX17 turbo diesel estate and he will hopefully be appearing soon. It is kitted out as a field kitchen for camping trips and we have followed it all over Europe for the 2CV world meetings in recent years.

The green H belongs to another good mate of ours, Darren Arther. It is kitted out as a camper and will quite happy cruise at speeds way above the speed limit as it is powered by a Rover V8 8)

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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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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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 Nov 12, 2010 10:13 pm

Great stuff mate!
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 Nov 12, 2010 10:15 pm

Whilst there, we had a run to Cheddar gorge...

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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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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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 Nov 12, 2010 10:16 pm

Great stuff, she needs a wash now though! :wink:
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 Nov 12, 2010 10:19 pm

... and discovered a new way to save gas whilst cooking brekkie:

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My lad Joseph loved cooking his own beakfast on the embers of the night before's bonfire.

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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 Nov 12, 2010 10:22 pm

Roverman wrote:Great stuff, she needs a wash now though! :wink:
:) Done last weekend... pesky cow shite :)
'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 Nov 12, 2010 10:31 pm

As well as washing off the finest Somerset poo I sorted out the only surface rust I could find on the body..

The bottom corner of the n/s front door:

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...and at the base of the rear wheel arch:

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Both areas have now been cured and a thorough waxoiling is next on the list before the weather gets too grotty... Happy days

Oh and I still have to fit the Tow bar I got from Kitch :)
'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 Defender110 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:40 pm

Rich wrote:Whilst there, we had a run to Cheddar gorge...

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What a wonderfull place, anyone who hasn't been here needs nto go it's amazing.
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
x 61

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:44 am

Wow! anyone fancy a BX club ride out sometime!!!
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 Stinkwheel » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:56 am

BX Club trip to Cheddar Gorge, Hell yes.

Ive just commented on Rich's similar pics over on the 2CVGB forum, it must be over 15 years since i went to cheddar gorge (and that was on a motorbike club ride out) I feel old sometimes, despite not being.
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93 BX TZD Estate
90 BX 14TE St Tropez
93 BX 19 TXD Estate
92 BX 16TXi
77 Ami 8 Break
79 Acadiane
81 Dyane6
84 2CV6
85 GSA saloon rally car
To slightly mis-quote Kitch ... "BX 14. They're just brilliant!"