Max G's White 16TZS 1990

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Max G's White 16TZS 1990

Post by maxgreenwood » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:30 pm

This is the TZS i picked up a couple of weeks ago in York. It had done 70k with one owner in 20 years to July '10, and 10k with the last owner to xmas, and then appeared at auction where the guy i bought it from got it. 5 months MOT and taxed as disabled til July.

Looks like a small animal has been at the tailgate just under the Citroen badge.
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Out in the field
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Looks like the Saab doesn't want to get left out
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I like the interior, soft groovy tweedy seats man and it's airy esp. with that big sunroof
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There are a few issues with it but all in all i am enjoying the car. It's very nippy, and the engine sounds sweet unless you push it when it's cold, and economy so far is around 30mpg - mostly town driving. It seemed to do alot more on the run when i brought it back, especially across the Irish sea :wink:

I particularly like the styling of this trim combo in white, i think it looks across between the bond underwater Lotus and something from buck rogers.
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There are a few rust spots which have been treated / converted for the time being, will sort properly when warm and sunny. Hole in boot, small holes in c pillar bottom and windscreen surround, but it's pretty good underneath and hope to take preventative measures here also. Michelins all round and all high pressure LHM and fuel lines greased up i take to be a good sign. It will need a new clutch at some point and i'm not sure if the cambelt has been done. One strut is also leaking, (not the return pipe) and they're groany, and the silver shafts are worn / heat tarnished so i'll need some new ones but ride is good and supple. It jumps up on startup. Rear quarter windows in good cond.

I/the garage has so far done:

freed and lubed clutch L-arm pivot. Clutch useable and alot lighter. Cable is ok. Acc and rear spheres changed. Choke adjusted, starts ok from cold now and fine from hot. Oil, oil filter, air filter and fuel filter are all new.

Things to do:

Rust and bodywork remedies
Spark plugs and leads
Clutch
Cambelt?
Check mixture and clean carb / check all lines.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:59 pm

Looks the biz. Nice one Max. :) 8)
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:00 pm

not bad at all,

Whats the situation regarding the disabled tax disc in Ireland ?

Over here unless you are disabled or you are the named driver on the relevant dept of works and pensions form it is illegal for you to drive the car on a disabled disc.

the police take a very dim view if they catch you as its considered fraud.
Normally you would have to go to the DVLA and get it reregistered as plg before you can drive it
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:12 am

Brings back happy memories of my first BX! :)
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Post by maxgreenwood » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:08 pm

Whats the situation regarding the disabled tax disc in Ireland ?
There was no actual disc with the car, and it seems the guy i bought it from kept the car in the previous owner's name after buying it at auction. He entered the new tax class on the V5 when i bought it and sent that off, but i have since received a letter from the DVLA saying it has to be changed at a DVLA office or by post. I've looked into this but my insurance is Irish based and so I can't tax it as it doesn't come up on the UK system. They are happy to insure a UK registered car.

So i have declared it as SORN with the DVLA, i think that is the best thing to do at the minute until i get it re-registered. It's not going anywhere near a UK road, and if it does i can re-tax it there. I can give it Irish tax i think, the MOT is valid and it has insurance on it.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:39 pm

Susan Donym wrote:the police take a very dim view if they catch you as its considered fraud.
Normally you would have to go to the DVLA and get it reregistered as plg before you can drive it
I got caught out with that on my first car - the seller advertised it as 12 months tax and sure enough, the expiry date was in a years time. So when I filled in the V5 and sent it off (that was when the buyer did that, not the seller) I requested a change from Disabled to PLG. I was then informed that I had to go to my DLVA office and pay for a new disc (which was about half the value of the car!)
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Post by toddao » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:09 pm

That looks great Max. Any staring appearances lined up in your next video?

I've got the tweed interior too - it's proper old school Citroen that soft armchair feel.
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Post by maxgreenwood » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:30 pm

yeah i like the tweed interior.

videos? I'll keep you posted. I'm envisaging a role for this one in a particular upcoming shoestring production I've got planned if i can get it off the ground.

Maybe some axle stands...
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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nice BX

Post by djm666 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:10 pm

looks like you have some nice cars there. keep up the good work.
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Post by maxgreenwood » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:38 pm

Yours sounds like a nice line up too :)

this one needs a bit of work and i'd like to bring the Saab to the UK to get a few things done at some point but that's pretty good really, my wife's daily driver, bit thirsty! The XM has been viewed by someone and everything being well, it should be on it's way to reside in County Mayo on Friday. Thankfully he's a bit of an enthusiast so it should be in good hands.

I'm going to see a Mk1 BX on Wednesday. Apparently it was destined for New Zealand a couple of years ago but the laws changed and it was no longer viable. It had nearly everything replaced and overhauled by it's previous Cit mechanic owner in preparation for the move which never happened and is 'very solid'. A frugal 65HP diesel too.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon