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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by citsncycles » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:43 pm

arse-welding
Sounds like something I could do the day after eating a particularly strong curry :shock: :lol:
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:42 pm

I miss the Mk1 dashboard, but I still quite like the Mk2!
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by citsncycles » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Never had a Mk2 with a dash that flash - both my previous RD Estate and the TGE had the clock instead of the rev counter and no oil gauge
Mike Sims
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:02 pm

Coo check you out, all the bulbs work, I have a set of 4 nice TG wheel trims sat here waiting for the Green Tiger.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:35 pm

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Cleaned AND polished the BX. My arms hurt!

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Caffiend » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:58 pm

Absotively worth the saving :)
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by citsncycles » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:19 pm

..that_
Mike Sims
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:11 pm

Well done.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:14 pm

In a week's time, the old heap will be going in for welding. Before then, I've got to remove the tow bar. Hoping my impact driver will help there - either undoing the bolts of snapping the threads I suspect...

I was going to take the Nissan this weekend but only because I needed it for something else. That looks like it has fallen through so might yet bring the BX. I'd be happier chucking my new winter tyres in the boot of that for a start, though both front tyres are right down on the limit so the winter tyres might be getting fitted a bit early! The BX still needs a cambelt change (41,000 miles on this belt and the water pump and tensioner were not changed last time - this was 2010) and I've ordered the stuff, just not sure it'll arrive before the weekend. Have also bought a new thermostat gasket. When I changed the 'stat back in 2010, it didn't come with a new gasket. Naturally I wrecked the old gasket and bodged it as best I could. It's survived pretty well but I've been putting so much water into it that the coolant mix is now very weak indeed. I need to get it water-tight again so I can get some actual coolant into it before it freezes (and before it all corrodes up internally...)

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by citsncycles » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:50 pm

You could have the Pug wheels from Timex back if you want - I figured that due to the dent in one of the rims the MOT man may fail them, so I collect my genuine MK1 BX rims (rescued from the Weston's scrap pile - thanks Andy) from the tyre shop tomorrow with their new rubber fitted.
Mike Sims
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:15 am

Thanks but the biggest problem with those wheels is the colour! I think I'll just swap the tyres over and then I can spend the winter amassing decent rims to put the summer tyres on.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 65

Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:59 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Thanks but the biggest problem with those wheels is the colour! I think I'll just swap the tyres over and then I can spend the winter amassing decent rims to put the summer tyres on.

Thers 4 BX rims with tyres for sale for £20 on ebay at the moment!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:13 pm

Yes but in Kent! And they look dreadful. I've got two rims off the Mk1, though the reason they're not on the Mk1 is that one of them has even more rim damage than the ones currently fitted! (just in case Mike was wondering). I'll have all winter to sort something out.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:44 pm

I will probably have two spare steelies come the NEC Ian once the Grpahite speedlines are on the 16TRZS?
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:51 pm

Cool. That'd be handy.