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gti 8v H963AAE

Post by rutter123 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:57 pm

now finished all issues sorted, booked in for mot next week, front bumper was a last minute paint job from halfrauds with all their cans of ven red the grill is all cracked, i have another much nicer bumper which will be painted and fitted in due course.

H963AAE was brought for £200 off the bay with all the parts supplied to repair the front end damage, you may have seen the posts, few issues with various air leaks, injector wiring loom probs, faulty temp sender, gummed up throttle bOdy, now all sorted and running sweet as.. had a good look underneath nothing of any concern, rust free no signs of any pending leaks, seems its been well looked after by previous 2 owners, with the paintwork being very good with no fading or cracking of the lacquers, total cost of two days welding on the new front end, and prob £50 on the few bits i had to get, has only done 88 miles since its last mot so cant forsee anything major being needed fingers crossed.
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by citsncycles » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:03 pm

Looking good!
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by rutter123 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:05 pm

this is how it came to me, needing some tlc far too good to break.
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:12 pm

Well done you! It looks fabulous.
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by sdelasal » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:14 pm

yep, well done. - Looks good.

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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:45 pm

Looks superb, a very good save, enjoy :)
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by Paul296 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:55 pm

Lovely job! =D>

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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:01 am

if not already done get some clear tiewraps round those wheetrims before they make a break for freedom!!
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by rutter123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:05 pm

cheers for that wheeltrim tip tim, but i think geoff capes of previous bx work will be needed to remove them, they are extremely tight on the rims, i will be removing them throughout the winter anyway as they are almost new with just a small scrape on the o/s/f trim, but i will heed your advice and get some clear cable ties for refitting time.
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by rutter123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:24 pm

ive just looked on howmanyleft.com and there are only 22 BX GTI 8V on the road now and about the same amount sorn, seems still to be a few more tzd turbo tho up in the 140's and the tgd 1.9 in the 60's, i really didnt realize how low the figures actually are when compared to say the mgb gt near 8000 otr, makes me think my little trio of bx's can only appreciate and be enjoyed as i wont be selling any of them in the near future, surely its only a matter of a few more years and bx's will be quite desirable not claimig DS status but prob not far behind. your thoughts?
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by rutter123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:43 pm

few more pics
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interior well looked after
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by Mk5rjs » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:47 pm

An excellent restoration... It's great to see another one being saved..
As you say they are such rare cars now!

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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by TizzyD » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:12 pm

Cor that looks good, well done on the save =D>
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:26 pm

rutter123 wrote:cheers for that wheeltrim tip tim, but i think geoff capes of previous bx work will be needed to remove them, they are extremely tight on the rims, i will be removing them throughout the winter anyway as they are almost new with just a small scrape on the o/s/f trim, but i will heed your advice and get some clear cable ties for refitting time.
The trim carriers don't come off but the metal clips that hold the trim to the carrier degrade and part company.
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
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Re: gti 8v H963AAE

Post by Mothman » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:39 pm

Cracking job done there bud, well done. You must feel proud of owning such a motor, especially as you brought it back from deaths door.

Impressed!!

Andy