Todd's '88 16v

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Todd's '88 16v

Post by toddao » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:58 pm

New in! Took it for a test drive around the hills on trade plates and its still got the stuff!


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Post by tim leech » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:06 pm

Hehe your worse than me :D Todd is this the one that was at the Cit dealer that went broke ages back?

Get its machine polished and it will come up well, dont forget to do the cambelt asap!

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Post by toddao » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:30 am

Yeah, Tim, that's the one. Just one owner from new! ( he went and collected it from Cologne in Feb 88 ) Doesn't look like it. I got sick of watching it slowly sink into a state and persuaded him that it was better to shift it to someone who would garage and repair it.
It's been reasonably well looked after, seeing that when he bought it he had a Citroen dealership but then it sat and that does it's own damage. He did a bit of work on it before Christmas to get it running but there's a way to go. I had technical support from the Doc ( cheers mate!) so I was 'armed ' when I went in for the final showdown, to prise it from him. Sometimes I thought he would rather let it rot than let it go for a reasonable price but now the deal is done he's encouraging me to fix it and will help where he can.

I notice that the Cylinder head is made by 'Stihl' the German metals and manufacturing company. Is this on all models? They've got a factory near here that makes chain saws!
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Post by tim leech » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:37 am

The 16v's did indeed have Stihl heads.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:11 am

Well done! The biggest headache (don't want to put a downer on it :wink: ) will be the pipework (front-to back) - not only the hydraulics but fuel line too. (The latter is a relatively easy fix I think).

BUT you don't put a load of salt on the roads there do you? So it may be OK...

Anyway. Congratulations... \:D/
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Post by toddao » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:36 am

Cheers Phil! Yes, I'll look forward to those jobs :shock: Luckily I've got a pit made from an old manure tank that was sunk in the ground ( it's been cleaned out!) I reckon this 16v and your white one were made about the same time.
Incidentally Phil, you said the previous owner of your car sold his SM to buy the 16v - do you know what he's moved onto now? If he follows the pattern it would be a C6 I suppose..
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Post by tim leech » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:10 am

Welcome to the "valver" club :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:01 pm

Todd, it was the guy who bought the car new in 1988 who traded in his SM. God knows what (and if!) he's driving now :D
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Post by tim leech » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:53 pm

Probably a C1? :D

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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:07 pm

Just hunted this thread out after reading your rat look thread.

Don't ever polish it - or even wash it! Get it perfect underneath and go Corsa hunting :twisted:

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Post by toddao » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:57 pm

I did give it a wash - it didn't make much difference but just to remove the moss!(I can't be a true Ratter then - some of them probably would plant the moss :? ) But I think it's impossible to polish it - the paint is practically pink, verging on white in some places.
I'm getting it together now - aiming for The National. It's already slightly cosmetically altered and I've almost gathered all the parts for its mechanical re-hab. Not so easy to source some parts here cheaply and the postage just from neighbouring France is stupidly high.
Hopefully to be seen early summer out on the Autobahn ( though the yellow fella needs work, and the ole bus.. and the house .. :-s )
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Post by simonbx17 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:29 pm

well done tod i must say the mk1 16v's are best looking bx :D i forward to seeing it at the national. :wink:

incidently there are a set ot gutman rims (lattice style) on ebay in france going for about £195? :wink:


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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:35 pm

Sound motor, matey!
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Post by BX Bandit » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:07 pm

Never mind this polishing crap! Get it structurally and mechaically sorted first up old bean. A car never failed an MOT or a TUV for dull paintwork and for a very good reason.

Polishing only prolongs the death of an unsorted car!!

You have an enviable collection of BX's Toddao!!!
have some balls
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1990 BX TZD (with A/C) Pink
1990 BX TGD White
2003 Audi A6 2.5 TDi
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue