Fine Line Between Bravery And Stupidity?

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Fine Line Between Bravery And Stupidity?

Post by richardd1652 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:20 pm

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Ive been waiting to here from Dave Rutherford as to whats happening with the Mk1 Digit as to the fate of my Mk1 16RS but as i still havnt heard anything, decided to breath some life into the sad old girl this bank holiday and she drove out of her resting place this afternoon .Still lovely and soft but with flat tyre but still she pumped up without too much messing about.
I think engine needs rebuild as its blowing out oil and looks to have been overheated previousely but still sounds sweet and auto box seems to work well.
Interior is complete with 4x headrests and should shampoo up well.
So here goes. Need to get her back to my house and onto axle stands this week ready for strip down and i will keep you posted.
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Post by mds141 » Tue May 03, 2011 5:45 pm

Well worth the effort IMO. Once completed will look really nice. What is the rarity value not many autos around i would imagine. Keep us all posted as work progesses. :)
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 04, 2011 10:44 am

BX Mk1's are SO rare now, yes its tatty but should be saved. I wonder if its the only 16RS Auto left? I expec it is.
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Post by MULLEY » Wed May 04, 2011 8:26 pm

I'd just get the old gal up & running & then just drive her for enjoyment, doing her up over time when funds/time allow, who knows in a few years with replacement doors/panels etc...it might be a real belter. Or just leave as is & enjoy the rat look, unless you have ocd in your blood :lol:
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Post by mds141 » Fri May 06, 2011 7:26 pm

^^bx> I do think MK 1's have a much "purer" look.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 07, 2011 9:09 am

mds141 wrote:^^bx> I do think MK 1's have a much "purer" look.
Quite agree, love the PRN dash! 8) (wish my GT had it :cry:)
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Post by smiffy1071 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:44 am

Ok Tim, you got me.....

PRN, i used to know this. Pleut, ?????, Nuit.

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue May 31, 2011 10:14 am

No idea to be honest smiffy, just thats the "term" for it.
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Post by rayfenwick » Tue May 31, 2011 10:54 am

Pluie Route Nuit 8)
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Post by smiffy1071 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:38 am

Thanks, I knew it had to be something like that!

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:35 am

rayfenwick wrote:Pluie Route Nuit 8)
yeh that! :lol:
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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
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Post by catsinthewelder » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:03 pm

Roverman wrote:BX Mk1's are SO rare now, yes its tatty but should be saved. I wonder if its the only 16RS Auto left? I expec it is.
http://howmanyleft.co.uk/?q=bx+16+RS
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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:44 am

There no way that is licenced so I imagine thats been off the road a while and not sorned either.

Even so its very rare!
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
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:52 am

It would have to have been taken off the road before 1998 for it not to be SORNable, has it really been stood for that long?
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:02 am

The enquiry is complete

The vehicle details for C972 VLB are:

Date of Liability 01 07 2010
Date of First Registration 06 02 1986
Year of Manufacture 1986
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1580CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour SILVER
Vehicle Type Approval
This vehicle can be licensed at a DVLA Local Office without the V5C Registration Certificate

Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £118.25
12 Months Rate £215.00
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