BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:49 pm

Excellent save. Nice to have you back!
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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:28 am

Welcome back Rob, you keeping it stock? I look forward to hearing updates.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by djoptix » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:34 am

I was never away, always been lurking, just not making progress on the 16vs ;)

Yes definitely stock, or very nearly. My aim here is to try and prove I can actually do something with all these projects I have around the place. So keep it stock, do it one bit at a time. Once done, pootle it around for a bit and then sell it to some happy owner and get on with one of the 16vs.

I've had a quick look over it and first impressions are:

GOOD STUFF

Bodywork generally in good nick, scrapes and scratches here but no major dings/dents apart from one of the front wings which I think I'll have to do properly to stop the rust setting in.
Pain generally good as well, though with some fading on the plastic panels, but I don't think I'm going to try and remedy this; it'll never be concours and it gives it some character (in a good way, I think).

BAD STUFF

About half an inch of clutch travel, which I'm hoping is down to bad adjustment rather than the clutch itself.
Not very happy idling, but I'm not going to worry about this until it's had plugs, filters, belts, fresh fluids and fresh fuel.
Doubtless many electrical gremlins waiting to be discovered.
Inner wing rust. BUM, I was really hoping to avoid this. Welding ahoy, I fear.
174k on the clock. In fact it's in surprisingly good cosmetic condition considering the mileage!

Jobs in order so far are:

Carry on with the inspection
Give it a thorough clean to aid motivation
Fit some 16v Speedlines
Fit a nice period correct Blaupunkt stereo
Redo the exhaust

Then the first major job is going to be those inner wings. As soon as I've sorted the inner wings it'll be off for an MOT to see what it fails on. If anything! Haha!!!!!!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:57 am

djoptix wrote:I was never away, always been lurking, just not making progress on the 16vs ;)


Fit some 16v Speedlines
#-o :cry:

It will suit the colour, and of course its your car, just you never see a early GTi with trims on anymore.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by djoptix » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:23 am

I have the trims but they're not in great nick, and I always think that wheels make or break the look of a car, but I'm happy to take second opinions :)

I'll try and take pics with both options and see what people think, though I must admit I'm keen on the alloys.
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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by Kitch » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:02 pm

djoptix wrote:but I'm happy to take second opinions :)
Have a third - I don't like 6J's on anything other than a valver. Looks too beach buggy-ish :lol:

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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by Jaba » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:38 pm

Kitch wrote:
djoptix wrote:but I'm happy to take second opinions :)
Have a third - I don't like 6J's on anything other than a valver. Looks too beach buggy-ish :lol:
I've got'em on my 8v beach buggy with 185/60 tyres. Looks OK to me.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:33 pm

Jaba wrote:
Kitch wrote:
djoptix wrote:but I'm happy to take second opinions :)
Have a third - I don't like 6J's on anything other than a valver. Looks too beach buggy-ish :lol:
I've got'em on my 8v beach buggy with 185/60 tyres. Looks OK to me.

Same here... My TD wears 185/60s on 6js and looks just dandy :)
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• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Re: BX 1.9GTi 8v 1989

Post by djoptix » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:08 am

Not sure if the tyres I have on my set of 6js are 185 or 195. Further bulletins as events warrant :)
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