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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:50 pm

Thanks for the tips!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Post by kermit the frog » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:35 pm

Hi Phil
My welding gear is ready to go as soon as you say you have bought this beast.
Compound curves no prob's.
At least there's no radiator to worry about and i think we should get a set of those carbs!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I have metal ready to go on the spog and fot light bracket.
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Green Hornet well I don't really know.GS project gone to pastures new
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:39 pm

Exciting stuff!

It'll be some time in January, probably. I am seriously considering paying for a large lock up (with power and good security) - at least for the next year. Finding one will prove the hard bit, although I have a couple of possible leads...
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Post by kermit the frog » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:22 pm

If it's got power you will need extention leads :lol:
Sounds good i think making a replica of the one you pictured would be a fantastic project and one which you would learn so much about the car and how it comes apart and how it works.
ALAN S an oracle of knowledge sadly missed by us all RIP Mate
Green Hornet well I don't really know.GS project gone to pastures new
Blue Streak 1996(P) XANTIA VSX TD (130K.)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:22 am

Update: The GS project hangs in the balance because we can't secure a workspace (that we can afford) in the Worthing area. Tomorrow is the crunch day. If we don't have a secure, affordable and practical place for the GS we can't buy it. As it is, money is tight at this moment in time so buying it would be a strain, but I guess that is fairly academic until after tomorrow.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:11 pm

Ho hum

OK I'm mad, but we need a seven seater for the summer, and what with keeping the BX on the road and a new project for the Citroen Classic Challenge (even if it isn't GS-shaped), something had to give. Ah well.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0493784186
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Post by kermit the frog » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:28 pm

Oh No Phil
You are getting rid of your pride and joy.
Still as you say you need more seats and a synergie seems the best way to go
Definitely a TD not an HDI.
I bet you are going to be sad to see her go.
A good buy for someone.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:40 pm

Thanks, but I must admit the BX is the car I prefer! The XM is great but given the choice...

I don't expect a silly amount for this car, as it is old and for a new owner nothing is guaranteed, but that's a lot of metal (and rubber!) for the money:)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:39 pm

You've made the roght move, the peanuts you would get for the BX wouldnt be worth you selling it, plus its a known quantity and as you say a great car to drive.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:48 pm

Aye. This is the sort of vehicle we will get to replace the XM probably:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0760159564

or

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0614201348

Although there is always this combination:

NOT this particular one, but same spec:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1998-CITROEN-XANT ... 0592464198

Plus:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0674583383

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:03 pm

XM's gone now. Time to take stock. I think - although its tempting to consider taking an as-yet unobtained GS ont he Challenge, I may not be able to resist the lure of a BX.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Post by RxBX » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:02 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:........ I may not be able to resist the lure of a BX.
Maybe THIS-ONE Phil ?

:lol:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:15 pm

Nice spot, but no it's lacking the Turbo bit ;) 8)
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Post by RxBX » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:30 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Nice spot, but no it's lacking the Turbo bit ;) 8)
Oh well, hopefully the next one that turns up will be a nice TZD/TXD Turbo !
If I spot something I'll send you a PM then :wink:

Anyhow it looks like someones already viewed and claimed the one in the /\ link if you check the post/thread out !

:)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:32 pm

Yep, it's going to hard to find a good TZD turbo - especially an estate, but in all honesty there's no real rush.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive