TIMS BX BLOG

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Tim Leech
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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
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:57 pm

TZI was photographed for the buyers guide today in the ice and snow! I will keep you updated on when it's due out. Minor goes tomorrow, I'm not allowed to buy anything else...
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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
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

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:24 pm

Have you got rid of the SD1 and Xantia Tim?
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:15 pm

No Mark, just the moggy, Sd1 isn't going anywhere and the xantias immobile!

I have a hankering for something different, we shall see!
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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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:38 pm

Tim Leech wrote:TZI was photographed for the buyers guide today in the ice and snow!
And you let that happen Tim [-X I bet you spent a few hours cleaning it before you put it away again :wink:
All joking aside Well done on promoting the BX in the classic publication's =D>
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:37 pm

Agreed. I think you efforts in promoting the BX are due praise and encouragement! And having a publication like the Practical Classics supporting the model is gooood :)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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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
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 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:13 pm

Ahh well he came to me so it was reversed out off the garage, moved round about 2000 times and then put away again so she stayed dry!

She's going to have some paintwork this year all being well, window surrounds, sills and the rear spats as they are looking tired.

The actual buyers guide is basically my words with some slight changes (And a few inaccuracies), let's hope I get something for it lol!
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

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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:55 pm

I forgot to mention :oops: ...Michael and I got engaged on Christmas Day, we plan to have a civil partnership in the nearish future, it will be a low key affair as I'm not one for flag waving but we are excited, the last two years have been great, with a few ups and downs but who doesn't!

After 5 years on the CCC board I've stood down, lack of time and enthusiasm are some of the reasons....and to be honest they don't need me.
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

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:48 pm

Congratulations Tim and Michael all the best to both of you.
Who's going to fight our corner in the CCC now ?
1992 BX GTi Hurricane x2
1991 BX Meteor 1.9d
1993 BX TXD Turbo, Ice blue
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:57 am

Thanks Gary, I will still be keeping in touch with the board, they know if the club is to survive the must embrace the newer models plus I think we're doing well as we are.

My replacement is a chap younger than I who is also in to his modern Citroens but does have a DS which should please the others!

I still support the club 100% as without it the big rally's wouldn't take place and they do alot if work behind the scenes.
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

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:55 am

Congrats, both of you... and I fully understand why you might have a little too much on your plate to stay on the CCC board! Happy 2015 :)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by bxzx16v » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:26 pm

Congratulations to both of you and all the best for the future.

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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:56 pm

Cheers gents, the BX and this club and it's members are what I enjoy, I shall concentrate on getting the two I have up to scratch.
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

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tinkley » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:14 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Cheers gents, the BX and this club and it's members are what I enjoy, I shall concentrate on getting the two I have up to scratch.

Ooohh lala! almost a little John Inman.... :wink:

Best of luck with the coming year Tim. I've only got a few more days with the Morris before the BX is back c/w welded up rear subframe mount area. Must do something about the 6" hole in the side of the boot but it got an MOT about a week or so ago. At last some rear suspension....not to mention something that is happy to travel at 70mph.... :lol: Another one saved from the scrappy... :D

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by hilarystone » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:16 pm

I forgot to mention :oops: ...Michael and I got engaged on Christmas Day, we plan to have a civil partnership in the nearish future, it will be a low key affair as I'm not one for flag waving but we are excited, the last two years have been great, with a few ups and downs but who doesn't!

Congratulations from myself & Irene! And a great new year…
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:20 pm

I enjoyed the minor but it was too tatty for me and to get it looking lovely would cost far more than I would want, plus the heater was pants and the ride was terrible!
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