Paul's polishin' blog

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Post by bxzx16v » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:19 pm

That's looking good.

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by TizzyD » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:12 pm

With this and the TGD looking so good you'll have to get another BX for a daily hack :wink:
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:43 pm

TizzyD wrote:With this and the TGD looking so good you'll have to get another BX for a daily hack :wink:

I have mentioned the same thing, thankfully being self employed the daily commute is measured in feet rather than miles! :wink:
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:43 pm

Hmmm - this is something I have thought about, and even if I had enough money (which I haven't) if I bought another BX 'as a hack' within a couple of years it would all be sorted out, be far too good to use, and then I'd have to buy another BX 'as a hack', then within a couple of years it would all be sorted out, be far too good to use, and then I'd have to buy another BX 'as a hack', . . . (etc.) then within a couple of years . . . anyway, you get the picture - see the dilemma!? :D

As Tim rightly points out I don't have a big commute, make very modest demands on my cars and I know when enough's enough! :D
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:04 am

I went over and picked up the Hurricane from Tim's today after what seemed like an interminable wait - it was worth it though. The chaps over at Tim's place have done a fantastic job and I'm delighted with the results (the refurbed wheels are particularly spanking 8) ). It now needs a good valet, one or two new bits and pieces fitting, plus assorted fettling - but it's definitely NEC bound now. Thanks Tim! =D>

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:12 am

No worries Paul, thanks for the Chindian!
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by bxzx16v » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:38 pm

It certainly does look good.

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Post by Paul296 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:45 pm

Thanks Mark - I went over to fit the new mudflaps and tailblazer today but it was bloody raining. :(

(I got the old one off with fishing line and prayer! It really didn't want to move).

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:15 am

Puts my efforts with a rattle can and a pair of new number plates to shame!
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:11 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Puts my efforts with a rattle can and a pair of new number plates to shame!
Ah shuddup Mat - I'm usually rattle can Paul aren't I!? :D My Dad left me a few bob so I've got few of the things done I normally just daydream about. I love a shiny old trailer tart as much as the next man, but it's not - in the end - really about the shiniest or most valuable car. It's about a group of people getting together to share an enthusiasm (that the rest of the world think is bonkers), drink tea, chew the fat, dick about and have a jolly nice time, and I reckon - as far the NEC is concerned - that's on the cards! 8)

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Post by Paul296 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:19 pm

I popped over to Mulley's this afternoon to have a bit of a BX catch-up, although we hadn't planned to actually do anything as the weather was crap. When I arrived, BX legend Shaun Lloyd - obviously undeterred by the elements - was casting his healing hands over Matt's TXD and repairing the non-functioning heater blower (it's fixed now). Some rust was discovered in the front sub-frame and the rear doesn't look that happy: Shaun take up your welder and step forward! :)

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Shaun's non-turbo TZD auto really is a beauty - amazing condition and low miles for a diesel (about 88k). It's for sale and about to be advertised on Car&Classic for around the 1250 mark - if anyones interested he's open to offers: it's a cracking car.

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After I got my new tailblazer screwed on (at last) we eat sandwiches and Bonoffie pie, drank Coke and talked about HiFi - pretty good all in all! 8) It was great to give the Hurricane a good run but not very happy about the rain. :(

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:25 pm

The Hurricane made it home OK after its big adventure and is now cleaned and polished and put away under its cover. I think it's probably time to garage it now, and have been making enquiries with the local council. It still needs a new clutch and a bit of welding under the bumpers but should be going up to Shaun's to get that done shortly.

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The TGD needs a few things doing, not least rear arm bearings and front discs and pads. I've also had a very reasonable quote from Barry Annells to fit a power steering rack - it needs it really (or rather my shoulders do! :( ).

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Thanks to Mat F for fitting the new radio at the NEC - I just have to figure out how it works now. :shock:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:34 pm

Whats up with the clutch, it drove fine when i had a go?
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:42 pm

Its heavy and sticky, and its not the cable.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:50 pm

. . . and it judders - alot. I'll let Shaun have a look and have the final say, but it's getting near the end of its useful life, I have a brand new one and may as well get it fitted while I can.