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Post by docchevron » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:55 pm

I used to go there everyday in a shitty little bus.
Hated the bus, love the place! My dogs are quite partial to Charterhouse just up the road aswell!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by citsncycles » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:54 pm

Sounds loke a plan! :D

I took the GS there earlier in the year on Drive It Day - it rained :roll:

You could even make a weekend of it as I believe there may be a campsite with a rally field on the edge of town.
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Post by Rich » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Right... Time for an update.

For the past few months the BX has been undertaking the daily grind of my commute to work and general second family car type thing and has never grumbled... Untill today when, after sitting idle and snow covered for over a week, the battery was as dead as a dead thing that has died.

However, I am getting ahead of myself... A couple of weeks ago my mate Chas Vacy-Ash and I got together with our BX's at our mutual friend (and fellow 2CV owner) Lisa's house (which has a lovely big pit in the garage :D ) to give them a very thorough Waxoiling.

I had every intention of taking loads of photo's but we ended up enjoying ourselves so much that this was the only one I took:

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The only other thing I have done on mine is to replace the stone damaged Headlight and Indicator with spares I got from Curtis (Classic2cv).

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And that's it... More to come when something happens :D
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Post by Rich » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:19 am

I was back at Lisa's today to service my BX:

Happyness is...

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God only knows when the oil was last changed and combined with a life of short journeys, this was the state of the breather:

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If you have never used a pit or a four post lift you don't know what you are missing... There's nothing like being able to drain the sump and replace the filter whilst standing up :)

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And this is what the not-so-shiney bits look like now it has been waxoiled:

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Hopefully it'll now shrug off the worst of the winter.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:18 am

Oooh. Does (did? - there is no compressor now!) your car have A/C?

Only you have the A/C sump fitted...
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Post by Rich » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:03 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Oooh. Does (did? - there is no compressor now!) your car have A/C?

Only you have the A/C sump fitted...
????

To my knowledge it has never had a/c fitted as there is no button on the dash... I can only assume that the sump has been swapped at some time over the last 22 years... Or it may have been fitted like that from new????
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Post by Rich » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:25 pm

Another busy afternoon today...

When I got the car one of the bulbs that illuminate the rev counter was not working. I put up with this while I sorted more important things. However, yesterday the other bulb gave up leaving the rev counter in the dark.

It took me 3 and a half hours, a couple of skinned knuckles and a dose of cramp to change 2 bulbs that cost 1.99 each. Why can't jobs like this be more straight forward :?

At least I have practiced some new swear words... Every cloud and all that.

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The sodding culprit:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:08 pm

Those leeetle bleeders. :twisted: Ah well, done now. Probably to late to suggest LEDs? 8-[ :lol:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:10 am

There's a fairly easy mod you can do so they operate only with sidelights (or sidelights and ignition) to increase bulb life. Makes it less likely to drive off at night with no lights in well lit areas too...
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Post by Matt H » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:30 pm

I can get a dash pod out and back in again in about 10 minutes, after many years of practice. Did it have the 2 impossible tiny bolts holding it in, or the much easier wing-nuts?

I've only done one pod that was held in with bolts, and I converted them to wing-nuts. Getting the bolts off is one story, but getting them back on again is quite another. Horrible job... :lol:

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Post by Defender110 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:31 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:There's a fairly easy mod you can do so they operate only with sidelights (or sidelights and ignition) to increase bulb life. Makes it less likely to drive off at night with no lights in well lit areas too...
1/2 a tail Fenwick?????? we want to know more , sounds like a bloody good idea, especially the lights on reminder.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:57 pm

Just like to keep you hanging on... :lol:

All you need is a standard 4 terminal relay and a little bit of extra wire. If you remove the lower steering column shroud you can cut one of the wires leading to the dash lighting rheostat and connect one of the cut ends to terminal 87, the other to terminal 30 on the relay. Connect terminal 85 to an earth point, and terminal 86 to a sidelight feed - which you can handily tap into from the nearby 'lights on' beeper.

This will mean that you only get dash lights with ignition and sidelights switched on, which IMO is when you only need it.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:48 pm

Hi Rich - can't believe I've missed this thread! Hope it's coming along. I noticed back in November that Mr Vacy-Ash has nothing less than a TZD Evasion! (the white one sticking out of the garage above). Glad the BX-love is spreading...

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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:49 pm

Matt H wrote:I can get a dash pod out and back in again in about 10 minutes, after many years of practice. Did it have the 2 impossible tiny bolts holding it in, or the much easier wing-nuts?

I've only done one pod that was held in with bolts, and I converted them to wing-nuts. Getting the bolts off is one story, but getting them back on again is quite another. Horrible job... :lol:

Hi Matt.

It's got wing nuts but the combination of never done that job before and the newly installed manual choke knob being in the way slowed things down.
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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:53 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Hi Rich - can't believe I've missed this thread! Hope it's coming along. I noticed back in November that Mr Vacy-Ash has nothing less than a TZD Evasion! (the white one sticking out of the garage above). Glad the BX-love is spreading...
Hi Ian.

You could say that Chas is a bit of a BX convert.... He keeps going on about how much he likes it :D

Both mine and Chas' BX's are going on a bit of an adventure at the weekend.... We are raiding a certain 2CVGB event on Sunday up north.

Full report and pics next week. :D
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'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)