Talking B____X

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:31 pm

Gawd, still no BX likely in the near future... but the 806 is doing OK. Wintery temps finally did fot the battery it came with, so had to buy a new one. Saved about £18 thanks to my eldest's Halfords discount, and with 640 amps it's to to the job. And then some. Found the old one was about 500A... A lot less than recommended. Would a BX TZD benefit from a heavy-duty amp battery. My guess it would... So make sure your BX is fitted with a battery well up to the job :)
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:16 am

Well it would seem there is the chance I'll be "with Citroen" earlier than I expected... Watch this space :)
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:59 am

Good news! Will it be a replacement for the 806, or more of an indulgence?
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:28 am

Indulgence with a capital 'G' hopefully... ;)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:47 pm

Actually IT HAS BEEN DECIDED

Indulgence with a capital 'B' ;)

(But in time - seeing as we've just bought a new iMac and a fridge freezer is on the cards... why does real life always ge tin the way?!)
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:12 pm

Operation Green Hornet II is underway.... ;)
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:09 pm

The plan is to rescue a stranded BX estate - stranded thanks to a broken clutch pedal. And get it back into a driveable state. Thursday's the day. Updates later on.
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Post by Mothman » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:36 pm

Go for it bud, may i wish you well and you can sort it.

Good luck.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:25 pm

Said BX was at CXM....
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:55 pm

Well, the problem with trying to rush things means I've hit a snag on timing. As it can't wait until the end of the month I've hit a major snag. With the best of intentions it seems I've once again raised my hopes - and those of others - only to dash them again a few hours later. It is a worrying trend. Maybe I should just **** off and leave it to others to rescue old Citroens :(
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Post by Mothman » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:01 pm

The end of the month is only 15 days away Phil. Surely that aint a problem to the seller?
If it is, ile give him 100 quid for it and hire a trailer to go get it.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:28 pm

The issue runs deeper than pure timing, unfortunately. It's to do with appropriate distribution of limited resources... In other words, my lovely wife of 25 years has pointed out (quite rightly) that I have much, much more important commitments especially with our daughter starting at university etc. etc. a very disappointed Phil here, but hey... My family must come first.
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Stinkwheel » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:19 pm

As an update to Phils unfortunate timing reference above.............
Some good news is we are off to see this tomorrow evening and hopefully bring it into the fold of BX's currently being given sheltered accomodation here.
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:37 pm

Careful, otherwise you'll turn into Richard the Second ;)
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:38 pm

Excellent!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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