The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

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Tim Leech
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:35 pm

I think that car needs to be on the CCC stand next year for sure.
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by Mothman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:48 pm

Too far ahead for me to plan for that Tim. I could be living in Cornwall by then and it may just be a bit too far away. But, we will see as its early days.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:19 pm

Mollie is coming along nicely now, rear subframe now fitted up and suspension cylinders sorted and front to rear pipes fitted. Wont be long now!!

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Wow. Impressive. Did Rob supply the filler neck?
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:12 pm

Yes Phil, he did.
He has been reproducing them for a while now.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:46 am

Just done 1000 miles in the TGD since i bought her at the end of August. A few things have been sorted but nothing difficult[thanks Malcolm]. Engine original with 290k on the clock, dont know about the gearbox but all working well [famous last words].Now my daily driver.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:41 pm

I have today opened a Facebook page for Mollies restoration for those interested. Got a lot of pictures to up load with commentary so bear with me, it will take a little time to fill. There will of course be interlopers in the form of my other BXs and a GSA.
Sorry, but ive no idea how to post a link to it on here.I expect I will learn shortly.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:53 pm

A few more pictures of how the work is progressing with Mollie.

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:08 pm

Ive come over all unnecessary!
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Des Smith » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:20 pm

Looking good! I couldn't help noticing your steel wheels have been powder-coated. I was cleaning mine last week and was quite disappointed that there was rust spotting through the coating.
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:25 pm

Dunno Des, what do you do about it? More waxoil or dinitrol under the hub cap where it cant be seen? Will attract the dirt though.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:18 pm

NOS steelies are currently on German eBay.
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:31 pm

Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tinkley » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:21 pm

I don't think any of my BXs' have had wheels with oval punch outs/slots?..... although the rest of the wheel looks like it would fit fine. Maybe reserved for the 'posh' 16v model eh?... :wink:

Stunning restoration job, you must be very pleased with the work Andy. Should keep her on the road for a very very long time.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:54 pm

Yes, i am very pleased Tink, cant wait to drive her. Was going to make her my daily driver, now not so sure. However, you buy new cars and use them every day. Just have to be very careful i suppose.
Wheels look very nice Mark, am certainly going to have to find some good uns for Wilma as hers are shite!! However, Rob found Mollies in a scrap yard in France in almost perfect condition. Hopefully he will find some more.