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Tim Leech
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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BX GTI Automatic

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:27 pm

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Off the road since 2007 due to a fuelling problem, 77000 miles, 2 owners, full history, needs some slight fettling and a damn good clean! Totally stock and original. Starts and runs, just had the spheres done.
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 richardd1652 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:40 pm

With your talents Tim in minting stuff up,Im sure she will be stunning.Even original down to the wheeltrims.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:52 pm

Tim, I hope it turns out not to be too rotten. That's my only worry... But well done, I hate to think what the fate of that BX would've been if you hadn't 'rescued' it. I fear the six years plus my ill-fated 16v sat in that wood was just too much.

The very best of luck. Get this one sorted and you should be congratulated.
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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 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:01 pm

I had a look underneath whilst it was on the ramp on "high", all seems ok except the exhaust hangers and some surface rust on the sills, there was no fluids on the trailer when we drove it off.

As soon as the weather improves it wil be in for a MOT and a damn good steam clean!
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 toddao » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:22 pm

Well done Tim. There couldn't be more of an extreme look for the 'before' photo. I look forward to the 'after'
As soon as the weather improves
April? May? :D
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this yellow writing is really hard to read

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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 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:47 pm

Probably at this rate, I have next week off so hoping I can get cracking then. First job is an MOT to see if its worth doing or not :shock:
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 Matt H » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:31 pm

Which interior has it got Tim?

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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 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:05 pm

Matt H wrote:Which interior has it got Tim?
Its got the standard GTi/TZD Turbo "Mistral" velour matey.
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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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 Dec 05, 2010 2:55 pm

Well today I finally managed to get at the GTi, after a quick wash most of the green algi has gone and it looks alot more presentable. However the bonnet and roof where it was left under the tree have suffered from bird shit so will need painting. Also where the nasty RAC badges were fitted have left two holes and a square of paint missing which came away with the badge.

On the plus side, it started first time and after some twiddling is ticking over nice and smoothly at 1000rpm. The heater is useless, which made me wonder if the H/G is gone but its not overheating etc so I expect the matrix may need flushing or the heater tap is stuck, the fan cuts in fine and theres no "cold" spots in the rad and ive bled all the air out and put 2 litres of antifreeze in.

Everything works, remote locking, windows x 4, sunroof (although very stiff) and all the lights bar one front fog lamps.

Washing off the grime has showed a few bumps and bangs as you would expect but nothing major.


MOT on Wednesday! :shock:

PS anyone got a mint white short nosed bonnet???? :lol:
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 docchevron » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:04 pm

Roverman wrote: PS anyone got a mint white short nosed bonnet???? :lol:
Until about 8 hours ago, yes, now, er, not so much...
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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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 Dec 05, 2010 9:21 pm

DOH! did you save me that Grille?
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 docchevron » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:55 pm

As per PM, although SMiffy has designs on it aswell, not that it matters really, I know I have another for him that came off the other white P1 I scrapped.
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 ken newbold » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:04 pm

Is this the car that was owned by a company who wanted serious dosh for it, parked up alongside an XM?

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Post by ken newbold » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:23 pm

Bump ?????????????????????

Assuming you didn't take it for an MOT in this condition, why not add some pics of it now it's nice and shiney. :?

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:31 pm

..that_
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• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v