TIMS BX BLOG

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Tim Leech
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:19 pm

Well its been a Citroeny kinda day again today. Attended the PSA group headquarters family fun day, although it was basically Peuegot branded as they didnt have any Citroen stuff! Weather was lovely, there was a burger stall (one free burger per driver) and a bottle of water, everything else (inc soft drinks and rides) you had to pay for which was rather surprising considering it was a staff "do".

Peugeot no longer makes cars in the UK since Ryton was flattened and everything is made in France or somewhere cheaper, Citroens Slough premises is also no longer their HQ as they share the building with Peugeot. The amount of people was surprisingly few and not that many seemed that interested in the old cars, more the beer tent, hot dogs and sunshine!.


The gorgeous blue 404 dophead with Fuel Injection wouldnt start and was delievered on a low loader....one of the tractions also needed a a push.. (both BX's ran perfectly, in fact the GT seems faster than ever since Scotland).

Still a bif of flag waving and some more BX pr.

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In other news...I got these today!

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I need a bigger cabinet!
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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
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Post by Paul296 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:32 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
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Ooo 'ello! Triton Green - you just can't beat it. Wish they'd put the full valver body kit on the Hurricane (maybe not the front bumper though). 8)

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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
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2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:40 pm

Got that for £42 plus post so quite pleased! mind you its pricey for an ornament but at least this one arrived with all its extras attached (not broken off in the bottom of the box)
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
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Post by mds141 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:58 pm

I'm not surprised that PSA weren't particularly generous on the catering front. They're skint in a big way. According to this weeks Autocar, PSA group have enough cash to last the year out. Banque PSA has already had a massive cash injection from the French government to keep it buoyant. Looks like the writing is on the wall for proper 'froggy' cars.
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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.
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:07 am

mds141 wrote:I'm not surprised that PSA weren't particularly generous on the catering front. They're skint in a big way. According to this weeks Autocar, PSA group have enough cash to last the year out. Banque PSA has already had a massive cash injection from the French government to keep it buoyant. Looks like the writing is on the wall for proper 'froggy' cars.
MG Maestro?

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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:32 am

MG maestro???

I have decided the DTR's time has come, ive had it two years, its done 600 miles, so time to let someone else enjoy it. For Sale on car and classic at the moment.

She's in for MOT on Friday and will be on eBay once the test is passed,

I really want it to go to a club member, but realise its maybe too much for most and that were not all polishers so will see what ebay etc shows up.
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
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:45 am

I wouldn't worry Tim, it's likely to go for such a price that whoever buys it will want to look after their 'investment'. I really can't see it going to someone who will use it for a year round daily driver.
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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:55 am

Cheers Mat

If it doesnt sell for the money I want I will just keep it, problem is i really want a morris minor or something similarly basic and old (no jokes about me being both) but feel quilty for selling a BX to fund it, but I also need the garage space aswell and two BX's are enough for me....although I may get the hankering for a cheap diesel winter hack.
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
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Post by Defender110 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:12 pm

Tim Leech wrote:, problem is i really want a morris minor
So do I but SWMBO is absolutlety adamant there is no way one of those is coming to our house, she's equally adamant about me having a dog too :(
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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 pm

Defender110 wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:, problem is i really want a morris minor
So do I but SWMBO is absolutlety adamant there is no way one of those is coming to our house, she's equally adamant about me having a dog too :(
Ah you see hwmbo doesnt have an issue as long as its a colour he likes, we would both LOVE a dog, as we are animal lovers, but working both full time wouldnt be fair.

I have seen two I like, Kev if I buy one your welcome to have a drive in it.
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
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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:36 pm

My wife almost killed herself in a Morris Minor, so I doubt one will ever join our fleet again! I must admit though, I find the 2CV infinitely preferable to a Moggy. Much better handling, more substantial to drive (yes, really!) and more fun.

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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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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:00 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:My wife almost killed herself in a Morris Minor, so I doubt one will ever join our fleet again! I must admit though, I find the 2CV infinitely preferable to a Moggy. Much better handling, more substantial to drive (yes, really!) and more fun.

Your right Ian, but the problem is I just dont like 2CV's, nothing personal but they just dont push my buttons enough to buy one, I quite like Dyane's though!

I want something old fashioned, that you cant drive 500 miles in in a day without blinking (the GT did that recently) and that has that "smell"
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 mds141 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:40 pm

Austin 1100 Tim!! Brilliant little cars. Underrated and compared to Moggys, undervalued.
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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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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:44 pm

Good shout Mark - I'm a big fan of the 'bigger Mini.' Great handling, easy to work on and utterly charming - especially with the strip speedo. Or, go for the Vanden Plas version, which is like an 1100 trying to be a Rolls-Royce. They're seriously plush! Wood, leather and masses of sound deadening.

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Post by Defender110 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:56 pm

Tim Leech wrote: I have seen two I like, Kev if I buy one your welcome to have a drive in it.
Thanks Tim I may hold you to that as that would either get the urge for one out of my system or make me man up and put my foot down :oops: :roll: I can picture it now; me and my golden retriever driving through the country lanes together, just not sure we would both be able to sleep comfortably on the back seat :(
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1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC