TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:38 am

Tim Leech wrote:Note to oneself, next time you change the LHM and clean out the tank, wear rubber gloves!

O dear have you been bit? I'm surprised at a well practised BXer like yourself still getting bitten by this one, 'The dog is friendly and we're now getting on well, he won't bite me this time' :roll: hope it's not serious?
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:19 pm

I have changed it before but never been bitten, I was aware of the sharp edge and did have a cloth wrapped round my hand, but that wasnt thick enough....
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:49 pm

Rather Citroenless at the moment, they are all tucked away in garages with most motoring shenanigans being either Rover or Morris flavoured, the Sd1 is all mended and should be appearing in a road test feature in Classic and Sportscar in November if all goes to plan (the shoot is in stevenage next month).

Margo the Minor after me messing around with the suspension and getting it all wrong is now back together with new parts and passed her MOT on Friday with a small advisory. We attended the MMOC branch rally yesterday which was 1.4 miles from my front door which involved lots of rain, a trip down the canal in a barge (where the driver fell off into the water before we set off didnt bode well). The new duotone seats and fat rear steels make it look much better although she has now developed a misfire when warm which we think is electrical so a new coil, rotor arm, leads and plusg will be fitted as they are pennies.

The estate parts hoard is growing it albeit slowly, I picked up a bonnet last weekend from rutter and genuine estate plastic load liner from a ex member yesterday who used a 19TXD on a L plate as a daily which has racked up some 205000 miles!. after seeing a lhd BX in Citroen Rescue estate colours I am half tempted to emulate it albeit in silver and red!

Sadly I wont be at the midlands rally this year again but hope to be at the XM shindig if work permits.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:32 pm

Im now BX'less,....well I cashed the tax in on the TZI today as the MOT runs out so its now hiding away under a sheet in the "barn" along with the GT and keyless Xantia (yes Ive lost them)...The Minor broke down on wednesday which was diagonosed as a fuel pump which righted itself after an hour of sitting in the pub waiting for the RAC...so a new one will be sourced.

The 25 is now mended and awaiting a MOT and some tidying and the estate is awaiting Mr Smiths expert hands.

Im tempted to get the GT mot'ed but as there isnt anymore shows is it wortwhile.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Kitch » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:28 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Im tempted to get the GT mot'ed but as there isnt anymore shows is it wortwhile.
Erm, well, you could try driving it :lol:

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:58 pm

Kitch wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:Im tempted to get the GT mot'ed but as there isnt anymore shows is it wortwhile.
Erm, well, you could try driving it :lol:

You need spare time for the Kitch...something I know you dont get much of and neither do I!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Kitch » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:40 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Kitch wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:Im tempted to get the GT mot'ed but as there isnt anymore shows is it wortwhile.
Erm, well, you could try driving it :lol:

You need spare time for the Kitch...something I know you dont get much of and neither do I!
True I have little spare time, but I still drive my BX around :lol:

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tinkley » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:33 pm

Well it has been interesting driving the Minor a bit - the only car I've ever driven with drum front brakes....whoaaaaa.... :lol:

Actually the Rover 90 may have had drums but definitely had a servo as the pedal pressure was reasonable for effort. You need that with 28 cwt of car (note old money units to suit) to stop. Oddly enough the first car I ever drove all 2.6 ltr of it. Now what is the insurance for a 17 yr old and a 2.6 ltr car today? :lol:
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:27 am

Tinkley wrote:Well it has been interesting driving the Minor a bit - the only car I've ever driven with drum front brakes....whoaaaaa.... :lol:
Mine has a servo which helps, but its quite labour intensive! :lol:

My problem (well not an issue) is having a compnay car which has to be on site at work so I cant really use the old ones for the commute.
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
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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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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:38 pm

Hmm, im getting BX withdrawl symptoms at the moment, diesel manual hatch would be perfect but I just cant! Think I may get the GT mot'ed and once the new tax rules come in do it on the d/d!
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
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:35 pm

I'm enjoying the last throes of BX induced pleasure. The tax runs out tonight, so I'm making sure I eke out the last remaining dregs of the excise duty. Then it's hibernation until Spring.
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:38 pm

mds141 wrote:Then it's hibernation until Spring.
What about the BX?
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:11 am

mat_fenwick wrote:
mds141 wrote:Then it's hibernation until Spring.
What about the BX?
:D
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.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by citsncycles » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:05 pm

Timex is going to be getting as much use as possible over the next couple of weeks until the MOT runs out - the XM is nice, but when I drove Timex for the first time in several weeks the other day I couldn't remove the grin from my face!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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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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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:30 am

The whithdrawl symptoms seem to be worsening, I think I may need to pop down to see Mr Smith and visit my estate as we havent seen each other for 6 month!
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