Mat's BX Blog

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:15 pm

mds141 wrote:Good find.
Seems to be, the "odds and sods" of history turned out to be a large folder of receipts, including a top end rebuild 30k miles ago, and even came with half a tank of fuel!
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mds141 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:22 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Looks a decent buy Mat. Looks a bit plain though. Have you considered covering it in stripes?

How about a Mk1 Mondeo Mark? Decent old buses and worth sod all. Try finding one with uncracked bumpers!
I've got my eye on a V6 Xantia!! [-X [-o<
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:11 pm

Ha! Me too. Still really annoyed at myself for not snapping up that purple one on FCF for £300!

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:30 pm

mds141 wrote: I've got my eye on a V6 Xantia!! [-X [-o<
Yeah, and I've got my eye on painting my gonads with raspberry jam and sticking them in a wasps nest - alot less painful than a V6 Xantia! :shock:

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mds141 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:55 pm

Paul296 wrote:
mds141 wrote: I've got my eye on a V6 Xantia!! [-X [-o<
Yeah, and I've got my eye on painting my gonads with raspberry jam and sticking them in a wasps nest - alot less painful than a V6 Xantia! :shock:
LMAO!! :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mds141 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:56 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Ha! Me too. Still really annoyed at myself for not snapping up that purple one on FCF for £300!
The silver one on eBay? Looks nice.
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mike22861 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:18 am

The one from Middlesbrough where its not his car and hes not driven it Hmmmm where have I heard that before
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:28 pm

Nah. The one one Ebay is firmly in the 'too pricey' level. I don't see why the Xantia V6 gets such a bad press. Roger Bradford used to swear by them (as in to use himself rather than just sell) and they're not as complex as the Activas...

The very real, similarly cheap alternative is a Peugeot 406 Coupe V6. Ridiculous that such a pretty, fabulous-sounding car can be had for £500-800.

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by MULLEY » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:49 pm

It's complex, alway's go wrong & cost a bloody fortune if you can't do any of the work yourself. The people who love them are either mechanics or have deep pockets, ask Ian Fearn, even he got rid of his eventually. Shame, as they are very cheap, but there might be a reason :(
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:07 pm

Meh. I've survived a £375 Alfa Romeo 164 V6 and a cheap Citroen CX. Bring it on!

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mds141 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:13 pm

mike22861 wrote:The one from Middlesbrough where its not his car and hes not driven it Hmmmm where have I heard that before
Aye that's the one. I'm ever the optimist. :) Classic insurance as well.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by Mickey taker » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:10 pm

All Peugeot 406's are better than there equivilant Xantia , It's just one of those sad facts of life
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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:31 pm

As a Citroen fan, it pains me to say I prefer the looks of the 406 (especially the later ones) over the Xantia. Although I'm not keen on the looks of the coupé - I think the headlamps are a little on the small side.

It was Lana's birthday last week, and I bought her a telescope. Tonight has been a rare clear sky, so we set it up and had a quick look at the moon.

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She took a photo with her phone, and although it's not the greatest image quality, it looks pretty good considering it's only a phone picture!

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mds141 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm

Mat do some googling and find the position of Saturn in the night sky. You should be able to see the rings with a half decent 'scope. Used to spend many a happy night sky gazing when I were a nipper!
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Mat's BX Blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:08 pm

Next clear night we'll have a look - we managed to spot Jupiter by chance, and you could see the stripes!

More non BX news now, sorry...
This is (hopefully!) the last bit of welding the Disco needs - it had rust there when we bought it but there were other more urgent areas needing attention at the time.

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It extends underneath the C pillar too :(

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I already sorted the other side a while back, as that was more advanced but a fairly simple flatish patch repair and not too difficult to butt weld a section in. It's thicker steel (what's left of it anyway!) than on the BX which makes life a little easier.

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This side however, needs part of the wheelarch replacing so I'm torn between buying a whole new wheelarch and making repair panels from the, or cutting one from the blue Disco...wallet says I should save £50 and cut one out!
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1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
2016 Hyundai iLoad