Scarecrow's 14TGE

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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 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:38 pm

Stunning mate, a well bought car!.
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 MULLEY » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:12 pm

The front spheres look as thought they've been fitted with those valves which allows the spheres to be re-gassed?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by scarecrow » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:02 am

I wondered what they were! The spheres were regassed last week - the mechanic said they hadn't gone past the halfway point beyond which the diaphragms are damaged. I can't say I noticed any difference in ride quality afterwards... I bowed to greater wisdom though as two independent garages said that the front needed doing..

The car goes back in tomorrow for a tune-up, possibly a thermostat too as it takes ages to warm up and then it's still cool. A new bit of exhaust.is needed too. As soon as that's all done I'm off for a proper test drive somewhere nice.

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
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 Apr 07, 2010 10:42 am

The suspension should be soft and supple, easy way to test is with the engine running try pushing the front end of the car down yourself and see how stiff it is. I had a similar problem with my 16TRS, the front end was very hard although new spheres were fitted, turned out to be very sticky struts, a liberal dosing of Grease cured that.
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

scarecrow

Post by scarecrow » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:02 pm

Thanks Tim - that's the test the mechanics did (were you sucking your teeth and tutting at the same time?)

I'll have a go when the car gets out of 'hospital'.

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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 Apr 07, 2010 10:39 pm

Well if the spheres are new its one less thing to replace!
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: 1985 Citroen BX19 GT
1988 Volvo 740 2.0 GL Hearse
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:45 am

scarecrow wrote:Bumpers need doing - I think I'll get them sprayed in the summer.

Rhapsody in blue.
Whats the best way to re-colour bumpers on a BX? I've used satin black spray cans and plastic primer on my MK2 astra.

For olympic blue, blue bumpers look much better than black in my opinion. What is the colour code/name for the bumpers on this one? Looks good!
I'm not a Saint, or a James, but a Tom Saint-James!

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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 May 05, 2010 3:10 pm

Colour code is EMD.
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 scarecrow » Sat May 08, 2010 9:22 am

Hi Tim - is EMD the code for just the bumpers or the coachwork paint too?

Cheers
Steve

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
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 May 08, 2010 9:48 am

scarecrow wrote:Hi Tim - is EMD the code for just the bumpers or the coachwork paint too?

Cheers
Steve
Hi Steve thats the colour code for the body, not sure if they use a different one for the bumpers.
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 Defender110 » Sat May 08, 2010 10:25 pm

The bumpers on this type are not actually painted they were colour impregnated and they were never the exact same colour as the body leaving the cars two tone.
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by scarecrow » Sun May 09, 2010 10:00 am

The trouble is my bumpers appear to have been hand painted at some time, some of which is peeling, so I'm caught betwixt wanting the car as original as possible, and wanting it to look good.

Having the bumpers colour-coded to the coachwork seems the best compromise to me...

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Post by Defender110 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:16 am

Yes I agree with that, I'm sure colour coded would look much better than two tone. I did mine grey as I didn't like the two tone look and wanted to keep the TGD basic looking and I have my white TZD for the colour coded look.
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
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 » Sun May 09, 2010 11:39 am

Colour coding is great, mean syou can polish them the same as the body, but they do mark more if damaged, just make sure whoever does the painting does it properly or it will peel off.
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 Mark Dunmore » Tue May 18, 2010 9:10 pm

If you ask the right bodyshops, they may be able to do the correct "textured" paint for these bumpers; can't remember how it worked, had some sort of plasticiser in it, but it dried with the matt textured finish as per the original impregnated bumpers. New replacements usually came in grey primer (apart from those with the black upper section...)
'92 BX GTi Hurricane - gone to a good home
'90 BX 19TGD estate - goes, but not going anywhere!
'90 BX 19TGD hatch in even more bits...
'71 Dyane project
'74 2CV6 project
'82 2CV6 Club - gone to a good home
the remains of an '88 2CV6 Dolly - watch this space!
...and a '95 VW Passat auto estate!!