1984 BX 16TRS

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1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Kitch » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:44 pm

Thought I'd do a quick gallery post of the new arrival. I've already plastered Facebook and my blog with some images, but thought they're fairly easy to miss for passers-by, so here we are!

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Still has the protective sheets on the rear carpet!

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No rear seatbelts, something I'll have to rectify. The fronts are grey/black block patterned, so finding rears to match that will be nigh-on impossible!

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It does run (quite sweetly in fact, but then it should for 17,000 miles!( but the carb needs setting up. It also needs four new tyres, as they're the ORIGINALS! It has a catastrophic LHM leak too, one that prevents it from lifting. Won't be doing anything with it immediately, it's more a case of securing it as it's a model/spec I always wanted. But next year I plan to be driving it around :)

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Tinkley » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:26 pm

Hold on Kitch, my 'originals' as in tyres (Michelin MXL) on the 14 did 72K front 108k rear, I'd complain to Michelin.. :lol:

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Kitch » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:36 am

Tinkley wrote:Hold on Kitch, my 'originals' as in tyres (Michelin MXL) on the 14 did 72K front 108k rear, I'd complain to Michelin.. :lol:
Maybe, but I'm sure they weren't 30 years old :lol:

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Tinkley » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Well they still advertise a long life.. :lol:

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by jeremyC5 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:16 pm

It's the sunlight that degrades them and makes them crazed and split.
I had four on my triumph herald, for 12 years always parked the same way round, the two on the sunny side are completely shot, but the two on the dark side are perfect !!
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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Tinkley » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:58 pm

Ah, the Dark side he takes!..... :lol:

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:10 pm

Your seatbelts don't look like this do they?
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Previous BX's:
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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:18 am

No radio?
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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Kitch » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:24 am

jamescarruthers wrote:Your seatbelts don't look like this do they?
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They do James, yes

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Kitch » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:24 am

Tim Leech wrote:No radio?
No, I noticed that. It's got a black plastic oddments tray in there....

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:12 am

Kitch wrote:
jamescarruthers wrote:Your seatbelts don't look like this do they?
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They do James, yes
In that case, it's good news as these belts in my car (front and back) came from a Mk. 2 TRS spec car. It was white with tabac interior (the one GaryC broke). You'll need to work out if it is TRS spec or white tweed that has these belts in them but you should be able to get hold of a set.

They bolted straight in the back of the car in about half an hour with the rear boot trim removed.

P.S. Your 16TRS looks great by the way. Hope you get it on the road next year. I used to have A966 XRL, a 1984 16TRS, looked just the same.
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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Kitch wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:No radio?
No, I noticed that. It's got a black plastic oddments tray in there....

No Mk1 came with a radio fitted from the factory, they were all dealer fit.
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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by PhilGreaves » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:31 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
P.S. Your 16TRS looks great by the way. Hope you get it on the road next year. I used to have A966 XRL, a 1984 16TRS, looked just the same.

oh its still around :wink: . Reckon you may see it this year.....just a question of when... :shock:

looks great kitch good luck with it. I'm sure you must be one of a very few people who can get it ship shape and I look forward to seeing it in the metal sometime! In fact id love a photo of it next to mine and James' 14...I know how sad am I..

best of luck!

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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Way2go » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:08 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Kitch wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:No radio?
No, I noticed that. It's got a black plastic oddments tray in there....

No Mk1 came with a radio fitted from the factory, they were all dealer fit.
Nor did the early MK2's. :( My brand new E reg GTi came without but was quickly fitted with unit/speakers of choice when I got it home. :)
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Re: 1984 BX 16TRS

Post by Kitch » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:17 pm

Cheers for the heads up James.

Hopefully it'll be on the road next year, not in a pristine form or anything, but something approaching usable :lol: