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Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:21 pm

Congrats on the job Sandre, even better news is that i'll only be up the road from your place of work ;)
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:48 am

Hooray for Sandre! I full well know I was one of those people that was saying hang in there (and I know it's irritating, but also true) but I didn't get any oil boiling-cavy vibes from you. A new (awesome) car and a new, hopefully better job, not a bad weekend at all really! Will you be going to the CXM?
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:46 am

I best get the new bathroom suite fitted then!
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:13 am

I'd wait a while, then you might get the benefit of an extra pair of hands ;-)
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:22 am

mat_fenwick wrote:I'd wait a while, then you might get the benefit of an extra pair of hands ;-)

Ahh no, I dont like anyone around when im doing housey/car stuff, they get in the way and put stuff where I cant find them, I ban Michael when im doing DIY unless its a definate two man job although he is very good at making tea.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
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Post by Caffiend » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks all - and Mulley, yes, I suppose I will be ... time to get those brake calipers bled through? Hope to see you at Stratford / CXM also? Tom/anyone else who may be interested: current intention is to attend both for Sat/Sun at least :)

I may have time to arrange flapjack for CXM if Tim doesn't mind me commandeering the kitchen sometime during that week.
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:59 am

Caffiend wrote:I may have time to arrange flapjack for CXM if Tim doesn't mind me commandeering the kitchen sometime during that week.

feel free....I dont use it much, apart from cleaning car parts in the sink and of course the microwave and that machines that makes my clothes (and bx headrests) smell nice....
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:17 pm

I needed to shunt some cars around earlier to allow Margo exit from the garage. So Hurricane TD needed to be moved.....I can confirm the dash bulbs are all shot but one and the rheostat is also buggered as it doesn't do much. A quick nip round the block indeed proved that she's no ball of fire.....however after inspecting the throttle pedal it became rather apparent why! Bent as a bent thing! A quick tweak and whoossshhh! The amount of smoke the green machine chucked out once I had given her a few bootfuls around the block was comical....but it pulls like a train now and is very "tight" to drive, said smoke screen has now cleared sadly!

Sandre I think you've got a bargain love.

Want one.
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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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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Post by merlyn » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:46 pm

Missed this great news yesterday, well done Sandre that is great news. All you need now is a lovely new house to go with the car and the job. We'll have to have a little meet up when your up here, I'm less than an hour from Tim.

I'd be interested to hear what the cost of those arm bearings is, I have one that needs doing soon and I'd like to compare prices.

Big congratulations from me and my menfolk

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:19 am

Tim Leech wrote:I can confirm the dash bulbs are all shot but one and the rheostat is also buggered as it doesn't do much.
If there's only one dash bulb working, there will be very little voltage drop over the rheostat so it will have next to no effect. That's one reason why it doesn't dim LED replacement lamps, as they draw much less current. So chances are it's fine - just need the bulbs replacing.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:52 am

Ahh thats why then! I will see if I get change to do them later, the speedo cable is clicking loudly though....
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
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2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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Post by Caffiend » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:56 pm

Spoke to Barry about the Hurricane this morning. Looks like it's both front inner wings and both arm bearings will want doing - which I'm philosophical about as I was half expecting that. No "surprises" though, which is very good news :D. I just hope he's still got my (fairly long) shopping list, will check that when I speak to him later in the week to find out what the (£) damage is going to be and whether it'll be ready in time for Stratford - doubtful, but [-o<

The TZD needs to go into Rob's for a service before being pressed into commute duties - hopefully get that done this week before an Expotition to Nottingham on Sat to check out location of important facilities in relation to the office:
a) parking (free or at least very cheap)
b) a good (preferably local/not chain or supermarket) sandwich shop for when I forget to take lunch (see c))
c) the nearest supermarket for when I run out of - well, anything, I'm currently being entirely incompetent when it comes to 'housekeeping' instead of just uninterested/doing the bare minimum
d) Finally, and most importantly as anyone who has me on their Facebook friends will know, WHERE is the nearest Cafe Nero?

Less urgent, but just as important, does anyone (Paul?) know of anywhere within Nottingham itself which vaguely understands/is sympathetic to BXs, in case of emergencies - also MOT due end Sept and logistics might be awkward ...

8.5 days to go 8)
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:05 pm

Mark Lightfoot is in Nottingham and I've heard good things.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
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Post by Paul296 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:06 pm

Caffiend wrote: does anyone (Paul?) know of anywhere within Nottingham itself which vaguely understands/is sympathetic to BXs?
I've never checked out Nottingham for independent Citroen specialists. Super Bario/Bourne and Sean are as near as Nottingham so I just go with them.

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Post by Caffiend » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:31 pm

Invasion of Nottingham postponed due to being rawther under the weather over the weekend, so Stratford, sadly, is going to be a bust, I do need to get up there and have a good look around whilst not wearing stupid interview shoes that pinched my feet and put me in too bad a mood to wander round after said interview.

Unfortunately the Hurricane won't be ready anyway. I've just had a chat to Barry and the n/s/r is worse than initially assessed - bizarrely, the hanger is fine, it's just everything round it. It was pretty crunchy under the carpet there... Still waiting for an idea on the 'damage' and hope to be able to pick up the car for CXM - we'll see. CXM might also be off the agenda, depends on how much my first week as da boss wipes me out ...

PS Just scanned upthread to remind myself what had already been said: @Mark - I told you so ;P - congrats again, OK, so it's not the dream but the funds will keep you BX-ing and that's what really counts :)
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