Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Back on the road

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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:57 pm

Ah, card sounds a good idea - and we've got loads of boxes left after moving! (yeah, still not tidied up yet...)

Not sure about the parcel shelf. Does have some advantages, but will make getting in/out quite tricky. Was planning on having heads to the front, but does the floor actually slope down towards the middle? Planning to drop the suspension so we don't suffer unexpected droppage in the night... (oo-er!)

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:11 pm

Yeah, I suppose with two of you it could be a little awkward sliding underneath the shelf! Only ever spent one night in the BX 'two up' - that was whilst stuck in the mud up a French forest track during a heavy thunderstorm (don't ask :oops: )
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Post by rayfenwick » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:31 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:
Dollywobbler wrote:Yes, camping a la Fenwick!
:lol: 8) Not sure whether to be pleased that I appear to have given my name to a style of camping, or embarrassed about being such a tightwad...
I'll keep quiet :)
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:36 pm

Well, I've had more comfortable nights, but it wasn't too bad really. Certainly felt better off than if we'd been in a tent. I do love the fact that with the raised roofline, there's just enough room to sit up without banging your head.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:17 pm

She's off. A mate of mine needs cheap wheels, and the BX is certainly that! I'll miss the ol' girl, but can remember some very happy times.

Wonder how long it'll be until I get another BX...

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:24 pm

Are they going to join the forum?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:28 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Wonder how long it'll be until I get another BX...
I'd put money on it not being too long...

like me. XM, gone*. Synergie, going, the BX rules.

*but for a good reason! :wink:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:48 pm

New owner has signed up within the last week, but his internet is very patchy at the mo.

The Green Tiger has now departed. Bit sad to see her go, but glad she's proving useful for the new owner already. I think she'll have clocked up another 400 miles by the end of today!

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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue May 31, 2011 6:07 pm

I know she's not mine anymore, but I'm still very happy to report that The Green Tiger has passed another MOT - just needed the rear tyres fitting that I'd supplied with the car anyway. Good times!

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:50 am

I saw the car parked up near Capstone Country Park in Chatham. That was a couple of months ago I suppose.

Pulled up and said hello to the car of course, but no owner present.

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Post by Mistah G » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:09 pm

Hi Scarecrow, that's my tiger :) We prob won't be there for much longer but a fellow BXer is always welcome to pop round for a cuppa :)

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Post by scarecrow » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:08 pm

Hi - next time I'm passing should I knock if the car's there then? :)

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Post by Mistah G » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:33 pm

Sure :)
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:23 pm

Green Tiger has now moved to Ramsgate. Just been chatting to Mistah G's girlfriend, who happens to be my best mate of many years. Apparently, the Green Tiger (or Bex as she's now known) has clocked up 172,000 miles now. That's 30,000 since I bought her almost exactly two years ago - she's apparently clocked up 9000 since I sold her in April!

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:18 pm

Bit annoyed to discover that the Green Tiger has apparently got a duff alternator. Sounds like the bearings are knackered. Bit miffed as I fitted a brand new one when I owned it! I would have expected a bit more life than that.

EDIT - anyone in Kent got a spare alternator taking up space anywhere for very little dollar?