1989 BX19 TRS (With updated pics of the car)

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1989 BX19 TRS (With updated pics of the car)

Post by DFF53 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:16 am

Hello i am Dinesh from New Zealand and this is my first Citroen. It is not perfect but has excellent potential.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:22 pm

Hello Dinesh and welcome aboard, it wont take much to get that 19TRS looking spot on.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:29 pm

Howdy. Cor, those rear side windows look quite fresh!

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Post by DFF53 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:18 pm

yeah and not crazed or anything like some others i have seen.

She will need a new ignition barrel.
All of your BXs here are inspiration to get mine looking mint.
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Post by Kitch » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:53 pm

Looked like the UK until I saw the palm tree!

Whats with the cone filter though? Did it come with it? Cos all it'll be doing is drawing in hot air and reducing power!

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Post by DFF53 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:34 pm

Yeah , it came with the car and i do not have the bits to use the standard air filter. You are quite right at that position it is only drawing warm/hot air, and its not a gti either, with a front vent. Might look for an extension so i can place it where the standard filter usually is.
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:00 pm

Welcome Dinesh, looks like a solid car you have there, the 19trs engine is pretty decent with plenty of midrange poke as these cars are so light so even 105bhp feels decent. Same power in a similar sized modern car wouldnt blow the skin off a rice pudding :lol:

As Kitch says, i'd just extend the pipe where the air filter is to get away from the heat, or if you can find a scrapped car take the relevant bits off to have the original air filter system, you can always fit a k&n to fit that if you wanted.

Look forward to hearing how you plan to improve your car etc...
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hello there

Post by djm666 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:06 am

what got you into the BX then??.lol. if you dont mind me asking?? if you need parts dont hesitate to ask.
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Post by DFF53 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:26 pm

I have always wanted a Citroen since i first went to a Citroen dealership when i was 7. We went and i saw a BX on display and i thought Dad had come to buy it , it was a black 16v. But it turned out that dad had come to get a Jappa they had traded in for a Citroen.
Well, up till now i have had predominantly Volvos since passing my driving test until last year when i sold a set of wheels to a guy whose family were Citroen enthusiasts and we got talking and he mentioned that they had three BXs. Been wanting a BX since but usually when the right car came i had no money. Just last month i was looking for a pug 205 for mum so i joined the French car forum in NZ , there a member said that he maybe interested in selling his car, so i bought it after having a look.
And that is how i ended up with a bx19trs
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Post by toddao » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:08 pm

Welcome along. Nice looking BX and environs .That's a good story too. You're going to have to get yourself a black 16v now to compensate for that early disappointment! :D
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Post by DFF53 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:07 am

Well i finally got round to painting the front and back bumpers and giving the car a polish . She is looking much better that she did when i first got her.
I will get better pics soon.
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This is also what i would like her to look in the not to distant future:

Some nice yellow fog lights that i saw (The one in the pic is not real obviously)
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Post 1990 tailights, painted bumper and black middle section.
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Post by Magpi » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:58 am

i may have the post 1990 tail lights

will have to check with step father as there at his place
they are in Sydney so not far to send them

they work much better then the early tail lights