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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:24 pm

No worries. Not sure what to do next. Do I try a new primer head or do I assume the problem lies down the back of the engine? I'd really like to have it usable for a Midlands road trip at the end of the month.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:02 pm

If you can bring it round one evening we can have a play, if it's not too late now that is?

Got the new windscreen in now - picture is a bit blurry but you get the idea.
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Next job is a gearbox swap and work on the front suspension (assuming life doesn't get in the way!)
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:13 pm

Thanks Mat. Think it's a bit late now. That said, the Maverick appears to have non-working rear brakes, so the fall-back position is looking a bit ropey!

I did take the BX for a run today. Usual starting horrificness and still down on power (mind you, it's felt like that since I first got it back on the road) but it didn't seem to misfire even when hillclimbing. Maybe I should risk it...

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:35 pm

You need to update your signature! There's less to fail suddenly and catastrophically on a diesel engine, so I'd be inclined to give it a go. Good luck!
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:27 am

I'm minded to agree Mat! Better something slow with good brakes than something quicker with iffy brakes...

Might need to change the 'stat though. Heater output is woeful at the moment.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:04 pm

If you fit the new doors before the return trip, that should help with the cabin temperature!
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:13 pm

Indeed so! The test drive just was quite chilly with the amount of air blowing in everywhere. I may try and improve the situation before departure...

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:18 am

Here's a couple of photos on the way to work this morning.

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And glad of a good heater in the BX!
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:11 pm

Is that a standard digital display watsit? Looks quite modern for an 80s/90s cit.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:25 pm

No, it's just a cheap in/out thermometer from eBay, which fitted quite neatly in the space where the clock was on the BX.
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:28 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:No, it's just a cheap in/out thermometer from eBay, which fitted quite neatly in the space where the clock was on the BX.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:19 pm

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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:18 pm

if only the back light was green :roll:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:50 pm

Shouldn't be a big job to swap the LED for a green one, I agree that blue looks out of place.
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Post by JayW » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:57 pm

Bargain! Just bought 2! :lol:
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