Was Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:26 pm

How bad is it? I've just checked mine and given them a good cavity waxing. It seemed to be condensation making then wet inside, as once I dried them and left the film off they remained dry despite some heavy rain!
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:37 pm

Where the bolts come though is fine, but the vertical section looked like I shouldn't prod it. I put the cover back quickly. I'll get brave and check the other side at some point.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by citsncycles » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

It may be worth taking the back wheels off and checking the rail that runs above the sub frame each side.
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:25 pm

One day! In the meantime, I went greenlaning.
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Not very far - I was just looking for a good location for a photo shoot. Decided a big puddle was not it.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:37 pm

I made a video.
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Post by Gary » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:52 pm

Liked the video Ian ,well done.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:55 pm

Thanks. Not the most exciting of conclusions! I might actually try and script one of these videos at some point.

Anyway, filled up the BX for the third time today. Last tank averaged 43mpg, which caused some concern, but this one came out at 50mpg. I suspect the reality is somewhere between the two.

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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Defender110 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:14 pm

Yes excellent video with some very professional camera work, well done mate. How did you manage to get the 'sunroof wiring rattle' in an estate? ;-)
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Re: Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:01 am

I think the rattle is emanating from the passenger doorcard. I am currently experimenting with wedging bits of card into different places.

Thanks for the feedback though. There's now professional about my kit!

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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri May 02, 2014 10:27 am

I've been without the BX for a week, while I enjoyed a Jaguar XJ6 pool car from a publisher I work for. That left the editor of Classic Car Mart driving the BX yesterday, where we met at an event. He really liked it!

I was glad to be back in it to be honest. It still felt great to drive, though I really need to do something about the heavy clutch and shot engine mounts. It'll be nicer still then.

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Post by Thread Bear » Sat May 03, 2014 7:45 am

The sort of snippets that would make a proper petrol heads TV program. But no, we either have to be shouted at or treated as total knobs. Just finished as adviser on a series of TV filmshoots. Better than most but still all rather imaginary, though at least me fees weren't. We live in a strange world and perhaps reality is to be found in Wales looking at the rear of Highland cattle complete with handlebars! Ow, I wish I was not so busy. Stuff Burleigh, lets get into the mountains. (Don't mean it).
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Re: Was Dollywobbler's 1988 19RD estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:35 pm

So, I had to sell the BX last month due to hideous skintness of the worst kind. Another Autoshite member (that's four owners from there on the trot) stepped up to the mark. Today was the first time I've seen it since the sale. It finally has the right wheeltrims!
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Does look better I must admit. I'm now rattling around in a Maestro van or the 2CV. Both rattle quite a lot, but only one is truly comfortable...

No idea when my next BX fix will take place, but I really fancy an auto once funds allow. Hopefully that won't be too long to wait...