Mat's BX Blog

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:01 am

Looks like a press photo. I'm a fan of leather and I have to say that looks rather lush!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:07 am

I'm looking forward to seeing Old Smokey in the flesh. Looks like it's been transformed! :)
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Post by electrokid » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:34 am

Sophie Ellis Bextor?!!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:27 pm

This is my similar shot as Matts without leather! Not cleaned/polished the interior either so should come up nice and shiney

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:28 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Wheels are now cleaner, but can't polish the paintwork as it's covered in condensation. Inside is looking nice 'n clean though :)

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Think I'll be taking my shoes off before I get in!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:05 pm

It would have been a freakish coincidence if you had already taken a picture at that exact same angle! Looks good, and you've even made the effort top get the steering wheel near enough straight, and take the tatty bunch of keys out of the ignition :oops:

I finished polishing it last night so that just leaves packing to do this evening, including half a boot full of logs!

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Post by Paul296 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:22 pm

That's looking bloody lovely Mat =D> (hope you've cleaned that door trim or Mr Leech will have you cleaning toilets with a toothbrush :D )

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by BX Bandit » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:21 pm

Matt that looks great mate. You know, I didn't take a copy of your photo out with me or even try to memorise the various parts of the car as reference points around the edge, the uncanny similarity between shots is pure coincidence!
The leather has that extra sheen of luxury!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:26 pm

Paul296 wrote:That's looking bloody lovely Mat =D> (hope you've cleaned that door trim or Mr Leech will have you cleaning toilets with a toothbrush :D )
Now now Mr P, I was just going to use my trade trim gel when no one was looking.
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:33 pm

To me it makes sense to do the trim after the polishing, as you always get a bit of polish on the black trim. Three whole tins of Back to Black & silicone spray I've used!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:36 pm

Ahh you need the stuff we use at work....applied with a small sponge! lasts alot longer, I will be bringing a bottle with me.
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Vanny » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:32 pm

Fenwick, be honest, have you been stealing pictures off the internet again?

It's like a different car! Why couldn't we go to France in this version?

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:01 am

Well, if you'd given me more notice... :mrgreen:
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:44 pm

Back to reality again, and work :( But also snow :)

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I took the Focus this morning, as things like a heated screen, mirrors, washer jets and winter tyres swung it for me...takes ages to warm up though!

I also tried to get the Stellar started, but was cranking slowly now I've put the spark plugs back in, there was no spark, and no fuel getting through. Apart from that it was fine :lol: I think the battery is knackered, as it's very old and dropping to around 6 V as soon as you start cranking, and grinding to a halt shortly afterwards. That's also probably the reason for lack of fuel and spark, as it's a mechanical pump and the Lumentition ignition seems very sensitive to battery voltage.
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Des Smith » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:00 am

You'll be needing the Disco soon, Matt.
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