TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:48 pm

Looking forward to the feature, it really is about time. I'm sure it will look spot on for the shoot. What issue will it appear in Tim?

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:47 pm

It's being done 1st December so I expect it to feature about March?

It's a buyers guide afaik so I'll be pointing out the areas to watch for and giving the guy advice.
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:32 pm

Big Citroen fans on PC. New assistant editor owns a CX and Dyane.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:22 am

Dollywobbler wrote:Big Citroen fans on PC. New assistant editor owns a CX and Dyane.

Indeed, James Walshe whos shares quite a few mutual friends is the guy whos organised the buyers guide and as Ian says he has a thing for old Citroens.

Lets hope the ice and fog is absent next Monday!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:53 pm

Let's hope James gets to grips with Bauer Media's HAL-9000 computer. :-)
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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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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:33 pm

Well a great day! Paul and I had a great 3 hours with John coley the photographer, being a motoring photographer most of his life he had some stories to tell and has owned a few Citroens but now has to make of with a new Mercedes and has a Ferrari 355 and XK150 at home in his large house....

Saying that he was no car snob and very much appreciative of the BX and did a proper job of the pictures and made us very welcome.

Pictures to follow!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:43 pm

Sounds like a great day. Well done, the car looks superb from what I've seen on Facebook.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Paul296 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:22 pm

Tim Leech wrote: he now has to make do with a new Mercedes and has a Ferrari 355 and XK150 at home in his large house....



Pictures to follow!
Life's tough (shrug ) :shock:

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The world and his wife is about to discover what we already knew; the Citroen BX is a VERY good looking motor car. 8)

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mothman » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:34 pm

Boofull!!

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:24 pm

No need to buy a copy now. ;-)
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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.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:34 pm

Awesome pics Paul !
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Looks fantastic Tim .
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:59 am

Had a chat with a journo last night and he wanst to come over and chat about what to look for and also take some snaps of the TZI as a comparison (best get that MOT'ed then too), Mk1/MK2 side by side and the differences in interior, spec, gearbox and ride etc.

Exciting!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mothman » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:42 am

Damned good thing this Tim. I hope it will help elevate the BX to 'Classic' status before long. Bloody well done bud.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 61

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:05 pm

Another positive, the TZI has just passed her MOT once the rack gaiter was reattached again! some slight LHM weeping from the regulator but its been like for years!

A good BX week and I now have two cars I can use.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR