My MK1 BX 19 DTR Saloon

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Post by robt » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:52 pm

God I wish the engine bay of mine was clean as yours Philip :oops:

Oil and LHM everywhere on mine...A clean up and general tightening up of things is on the to do list!

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Post by robt » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:56 pm

Roverman wrote:
but its quite a bit slower too (that 6bhp makes ALL the difference)!
It makes for a more relaxed driving style I find :) Now I've stopped trying to rush along in my RD it's an easier, more pleasant drive.

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:09 am

A quick update on the oil oiler, mechanically all is well thanks to Ken's magic fingers and she drives great. I have changed the air and fuel filters and stuck some redex diesel injector cleaner in as I think maybe shes a bit "gummed up".

The filthy and rather smelly interior is out (except for a drivers seat and dash) and has been thoroughly steam cleaned and looks and smells 100 times better although will eventually be replaced with the one from the 16TRS, her winter hibernation starts on Monday (7th Nov) when she swops places with the Xantia.

From then on, 3 doors, both front wings, and bumpers will be coming off, I've also purchased a NEW Mk1 rear quater which I want to get fitted over the festive period, lets just hope there is something to weld too!

http://www.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FQUARTER-PANEL-CITROEN-BX-LEFT-HAND-REAR-GENUINE-BOXED-%2F180271906282&ei=q1myTrSFBcLc8APd6LyEBQ&usg=AFQjCNFcDnCCH6haizbkdo6VowFQ0oZJOw

The metric alloys have gone off to a local "polisher" to see if he can make them shine again and ive got a set of new lamps, and bits and bobs to fit when she ready to go back together.

I still need a drivers side rear door though so if you have one (colour unimportant) please let me know!!
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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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:48 pm

Well deconstruction started today, front wings, bonnet, bumper and lamps are all off, the inner wings and A posts are totally solid and rust free! :shock: , as ususal the bumper screw fixings were all rusted solid as they are the stupid MK1 metal clip type not the plastic insert as Mk2 so they had to be cut off, thankfully the frony bumper isnt to be reused so it didnt matter.

I tried to getthe rear one off but only the top middle fixing came undone, so I may have to get RXBX and his wonderful grinder on the job as it has to be removed for when the near 1/4 panel gets fitted.

If anyone has any of the Mk1 bumper fixings screw I would be very grateful as I dont want to reuse the existing cross point screwdriver type ones.
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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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:36 pm

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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 ken newbold » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:13 pm

Are you scrapping it or repairing it. :lol:
They think it's all over, it is now!

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:32 pm

ken newbold wrote:Are you scrapping it or repairing it. :lol:
Tut! Im taking off the knackered panels and treating the underneath before I fitthe newly painted ones.
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 ken newbold » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:42 pm

I think this will make a great car and be much envied in time to come :D
They think it's all over, it is now!

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:17 am

Cheers Ken, the plan is to have it looking the part ready for the ICCR.
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 WESTON89 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:38 pm

Roverman wrote:Image

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Oh no! What have you done to it Tim!! :lol: See, I told you it was a sound car really!

Seriously though, Im glad to see it receiving the care it needed. :D


Dom

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 pm

Cheers Dom

The plan was to spend this week cleaning down and rust treating all the inner wings etc, but a broken arm has put pay to that.

Still I will doing a bit at a time. Next to come off is the 2 N/S doors, I have the new 1/4 panel ready to be fitted, just have to butter my body man up to fit it!
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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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:04 pm

Panels are now in primer waiting to be painted, ive heard from my wheel man to say that the Mk1 metric alloys I gave him are now done :D

Roll on spring so I can ge cracking!
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 Mothman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Looks a cracker Tim,

Am trying to be brave and do Sophie soon. Did her exhaust last w/end but as she drives well, may wait till MOT expires in August.

Andy

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:22 pm

Grenman wrote:Looks a cracker Tim,

Am trying to be brave and do Sophie soon. Did her exhaust last w/end but as she drives well, may wait till MOT expires in August.

Andy
Trust me Sophie was in a much tidier state than this one, as the tax was out and winter was coming I decided to take her to bits and get cracking, I couldnt live with the tatty looks any longer.
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 Dollywobbler » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:38 am

Looking forward to coming to play Mk1 part swapsies later in the month. Hadn't noticed the BX graphics on the front doors before! Awesome!