The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

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Philip Chidlow
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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:09 am

Busy, busy, busy! Look forward to seeing you at the X if I can make it :)


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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:06 pm

Today sent Wilma my 1984 BX19 RD off to the Chevronic Centre for a full restoration. Cant wait to get her back.
Also got the TZD back having had clutch problems which were getting worse. Clutch was replaced but the problem was that the clutch arm had totally siezed. Anyway, hopefully all sorted.
All i have been driving of late have been MK 1 BXs, either Sophie or Gloria, cant wait to get the TZD going rapido again. She has been suffering a bit of late with poor idling and cutting out but i have replaced all leak off pipes and fuel and air filters so fingers crossed alls sorted.

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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 01, 2014 8:31 am

I cant wait to see her Andy, to think 6 months ago she was destined for the scrapyard so she fell lucky!

Rob will make a great job and loves his BX's as much as we do!
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Thu May 01, 2014 11:17 am

She is too good to scrap and ime sure Rob will do a cracking job. He can then have a go at Gloria's window pillars and a few other things followed by Sophie!!

Andy

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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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

Post by Tim Leech » Fri May 02, 2014 9:55 am

I must say it does my heart good to see people seeing BX's as more than old bangers and are prepared to spend far more than the cars worth to preserve it, Des' St Tropez was one, my DTR another plus this RD
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:54 pm

At last i have managed to get hold of a RHD auto box selector panel from a club member[thanks Cliff] and fitted it to Gloria.
At least i can now see what i have selected. Simple to swap over too.

Andy
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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:49 am

Bit more news re the fleet.
On Monday last, Mollie, the 1985 BX19 RD, the one without the passenger wing mirror was collected and transported to Chevronics for a full resto, so another one saved. I collected this one for free about 18 months ago and i have decided its about time something was done to her. Far to good to scrap and Rob Moss was quite impressed with the lack of rust, especially underneath at the back.
The white TGS Estate's head gasket has failed so she will be 'under the spanner' next month and at the moment i have only 4 BXs here. The n/a diesel Estate is currently with Malcolm in St Leonards, needing a lot of welding and an mot. Was seriously considering scrapping her as she needs a set of sub frame reinforcing mounts and yesterday managed to get a set from Chevronics. Fingers crossed Malc can fit these and bring the old girl back from the brink.
Last w/end, went to Hever Castle for the CCC South East Sections Rally, great day, great cars and promptly lost my wallet. Luckily it was handed in so day not spoiled. My faith in human nature well restored.
House now up for sale so i expect a mad rush in clearing more things soon.

Andy
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Goria at the S/E Rally last weekend.
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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Looks like this one is now mine.

Andy
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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

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:37 am

Awesome!
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by citsncycles » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:13 pm

Welcome to the ranks of G ownership. I've never tried a Cmatic, but if you like the ride of Mk1 BX's, you'll love this one - a bit more body roll, but soooo soft with the correct spheres fitted!

Bodywork's critical on these, and they're more complicated structurally than a BX, but parts are out there if you search. Mechanically, if you know how to approach them I actually find some jobs easier than on the BX. The only down side side is parts costs, but at least you can get almost everything you need.

If there are problems with the front under tray or rear sub frame, give Bourne Garage a call as last I checked he had some rust free Australian import parts at reasonable prices.
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
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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Thanks for the info Mike, sorry for the delay in replying, just got back from Looe this morning, completely knackered.
Rob Moss will be sorting the GSA out, dont yet know what to call her?? Any ideas?
House now up for sale, quite a bit of interest so fingers crossed and i was advised that the house i found near Liskeard which subsequently sold has fallen through and is now back on the market so now toes crossed too.

Andy

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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by citsncycles » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:21 pm

Good luck with the house sale (and hopefully purchase!). Is the one at Liskeard the one you were telling me about at the X Rally?
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: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:47 pm

Yes Mike,
fingers crossed again ime back in the running for it. [a barn for 15 BXs] If so, you will be welcome as will any BXC member.

Andy

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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Way2go » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:23 am

Mothman wrote:ime back in the running for it. [a barn for 15 BXs]
Andy
Wow, you have a list of 9 cars above so does that mean you then will be looking for 6 more? :wink:
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Re: The Fleet blog

Post by Mothman » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:04 am

Way2go wrote:
Mothman wrote:ime back in the running for it. [a barn for 15 BXs]
Andy
Wow, you have a list of 9 cars above so does that mean you then will be looking for 6 more? :wink:
You never know bud. :wink:

Andy