Mulley's Valver

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Tinkley » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:24 pm

It's OK Tim you can tell your Mum it is not a Savings Account it is a Losing Account....courtesy of our fine banksters and politicians. You might as well spend the money now and have fun, inflation is the main enemy for the next few years unless you use gold or bitcoin.... :D

Only proviso is don't borrow, otherwise you are playing the game like a good little joe public.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:26 pm

I could sell the Minor and SD1 and make a few quid on them, also the GT would easily find a home but I would rather enjoy them than have a few more quid to spend on other stuff I dont need!
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Paul296 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:49 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:
Sorry for turning this into a philosophical discussion :oops:
Ooo don't apologise. Personally, I prefer the more continental and existentially speculative kind (such as this) to the much drier analytics and logic - that can be such a bore - don't you agree? :lol:

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Paul296 wrote:
Ooo don't apologise. Personally, I prefer the more continental and existentially speculative kind (such as this) to the much drier analytics and logic - that can be such a bore - don't you agree? :lol:
Indeed! :shock:
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Defender110 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:33 pm

Tim Leech wrote:I could sell the Minor and SD1!

What a great idea :?: :?: :?: :? =P~
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:09 pm

Sounds like you guy's are jealous of my beaten up valver ;) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by bxzx16v » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:24 pm

Yes :wink:.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by citsncycles » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:14 pm

There's only 2 things that beat a beaten up valver in my opinion - A beaten up BX estate, or a beaten up GS!
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Mike E (uk) » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:31 am

Mulley, get yourself a drive in a BX16V. Then you will probably decide the project is well worthwhile.
That car is a project, but not a complete restoration.
la BX 16 soupapes: sachez apprecier avec moderation.



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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:02 am

I've already made the decision to get the car back on the road, its going to cost a bit, but hopefully at the end i'll have one of the nicest valvers alive today. Only trouble is sourcing a few parts as some prices seem a bit high, any ideas on where to get a decent full headset from, i can hardly find any?
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2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Thread Bear » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:03 am

Kitch wrote:
bxzx16v wrote:It's in the hands of the master now. It certainly does look a solid example, Kitch is there a chance of a pic of all four 16v's together that you have residing with you.

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Sorry missed that. Erm, no there's not really a chance. G-SEG isn't a complete BX anymore and Mulley's has gone in the tunnel. Red shell is round the corner in another yard, but I couldn't be arsed to push it. And BAH is at home. :lol:
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Thread Bear » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:24 am

Kitch wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... ink:top:en

There you go, £1000 for a similar car. And yours doesn't have rusting A-pillar tops :!:
Was thinking on chasing the one in question on this thread. Did not fall right for dosh/other guys interested prior. Bought the one above on eBay, but off it - if you get my drift, instead. Got to take a calculated risk and jump. You can wait for ever for the right deal not to come along. Strangely ownership often brings forward another unknown option and a rotation of cars brings happiness. You just do not know. Anyway once someone with a BX braincell has looked at this white car I will know if I have been a bit to brave. Its certainly out of my comfort zone as a car to inspect and purchase. I can value most bubblecars within about 5% of the on the road value generally. Learning tends to cost money but repeating the same tricks gets damned boring.
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Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
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Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by prc86 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:09 am

Any update on this Mulley? Intrigued to see how it turns out.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:00 pm

I've been buying parts & getting them sent to Kitch, so far i've got:

Cambelt kit
Water Pump
HeadGasket Kit
Headbolts
Magnecor kv85 ignition leads
Almost half of the cambelt covers - still looking for the rest of those bits

Kitch is sourcing me a TPS & engine core plugs (this is the reason the head is having to come off).

Still need to get hold of an oil pressure switch/sensor.
Exhaust system is a bit shite, but i'll get that sorted when its back up with me.
The speedo doesn't work, presume its the cable, so i'll need to get one of those.
There is some welding to get done, not much though :)
Apparently it pulls to one side a bit, so something suspension related i guess.
I'll get Kitch to do a dyno run to make sure that everything engine related is spot on.

So after all of the above, i've got no idea on what else will need doing. Its a bit of a pain being so far away, as there is stuff that i could be doing myself, but by the time i add up the fuel, overnight stay somewhere, its probably going to work out cheaper to let Kitch weave his magic, but he's mega busy at the mo, so hopefully he can start on it sooner rather than later, luckily he found some elcheapo storage, so thats not a drain on resources :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by bxzx16v » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:27 pm

I really can't wait to see this come together Mulley, will it be making it to a rally this year?

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