Tim's 14TE ST Tropez

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Tim Leech
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:35 pm

James yours would shine up like that if you wanted too, the ST Tropez was in a far worse state than your TZD when I got it.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:53 pm

Tourist wrote:Ah I get to see it at last :) nice looking car you got there Tim, you got it for a great price aswell.
Yeah come-on, when do we get to see some pics of this mythical beast "the N reg BX" :D

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Post by Tourist » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:15 pm

The mythical beast is out of action at the moment for frustrating insurance reasons.

I WILL get pictures up but it may take some time as I'm transportless and at the same time I'm trying to sort my other BX out.

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:14 pm

Amin oxford next weekend, will take my camera to prove its not a myth!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Tourist » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:38 pm

Tim will probably take some before I do :lol:

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Post by ken newbold » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:30 pm

Roverman wrote:Amin oxford next weekend, will take my camera to prove its not a myth!
:o PM sent

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:02 am

An update on the "tesco value" BX (as its white with a blue stripe), contrary to some peoples belief I do value the on mechanical bits and not just polishing etc, Ive had a new dropink fitted to cure the "knock" and a return pipe to cure the LHM leak and all is well.

Next on the list is to sort out the boot floor and drivers side inner wing which is in need of some welding which is due to be carried out next month ready for MOT time.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:17 pm

Welding done and the MOT passed with a couple of advisories, she will soon be heading off to a new home in Chelmsford :cry:
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by RxBX » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:45 pm

Well done Tim, this BX will make a very nice daily runabout for some lucky person after all the hard work that's been put into it :!:
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Post by 350ci muppet » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:09 pm

reminds me of my first car lovely st tropez i loved the white i have a fetish for white cars i de stickered mine and fitted a black spoiler looks soo good polished up. if i ever get anything done with my txs im gonna paint it white
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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:26 pm

Now residing at Chidlow towers 8)
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:43 pm

And very nice she is too... 8)

(Now, how much do hairdressers earn? :roll: :lol: )
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Post by the_baron » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:08 pm

Who are you calling a hair dresser.

I'm Matt Concannon, new owner of the St Tropez which joins my fleet of currently dead or dying cars.

As this is my first BX, I may well be pestering the lot of you for help and advice.

As far as I know so far it needs the fuel filler fixing and maybe a tune up as its a bit fluffy on light throttle openings. Again any advice on this as I am a total BX virgin lol.

Why is there a Bar-b-que grill bolted to the inside of the bonnet?

I did notice something had leaked onto the road underneath overnight, so i'll investigate.

Overall though its a very nice car, I just wish I could see it in daylight.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:41 pm

Welcome aboard, Matt. That little calling card stain is most likely the small LHM drip. Best get someone to get it up on a ramp and try to locate it. It's from a return pipe somewhere.

Don't worry; they all do it! :lol: :lol:

Enjoy the BXperience.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:55 pm

Hi Matt it could maybe do with the plugs changing etc, the emissions were fine when it was MOTed, so much so it may be running a wee bit lean, seems alot better when up to temp though! Theres two positions for the air intake pipe under the bonnet, still think its set to summer.

As phil says it has a small LHM leak, which I think is a return pipe weeping.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR