Mk1 BX 19RD Estate RHD! A new home

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Tim Leech
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:31 am

Getting there mate, you will have wheel-trims and be polishing it next....
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:38 am

I meant to say about wheel trims at the Xrally ,

god knows what your car is meant to have Ian but I have a set of spare ones from my meteor if you want them ,

dont want anything for them except postage ( unless the BX courier service reaches your parts

same as these

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:46 am

IIRC RE, RD and RS models had No.6 here;

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:53 am

Aye. I've got LOADS of wheel trims. Number 6 and Number 3. I worry about them falling off though, so hadn't bothered fitting them. I've also got Peugeot wheels on the front end at the moment, though I think the tyres are a bit hard (they were a freebie from some kind soul on this forum so I'm not complaining!) so I will put new tyres on the correct pair of wheels at some point. As funds allow!

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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:58 am

no worrys Ian
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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 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:01 am

I have a set of correct Mk1 Wheel trims for it if required.....
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1985 BX 19 DTR 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 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:04 am

Maybe one day Tim! Not much point fitting the correct trims at the moment given the overall shambolic state. I will endeavour to get some trims fitted before ICCCCCCR though.

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Post by Willy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:56 am

saintjamesy89 wrote:IIRC RE, RD and RS models had No.6 here;

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Did you work that out because the picture has "und R-modelle" written beneath it? :P
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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 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:48 pm

Mk1 R and TR models had no "3", which is what was on the DTR before it gained the alloys.
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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR 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 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:37 pm

As an aside. The Maverick is in my garage at the moment because it's raining so much and I needed to work on it. That means the BX is sitting outside. I'm pleased to report that the Mothman-supplied replacement driver's door seal does indeed seem to have stopped water pouring into the rear wheelarch (it was gushing in near the front seatbelt lower mount).

The back of the car is still full of stuff (including a door...) so I haven't yet been able to check under the rear seat. It was getting very wet in that area.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:08 pm

Bizarrely I'm the opposite - if I have a car in the garage and I need to work on another, I'll generally choose to work in the rain. Two reasons; I find it a bit claustrophobic working in our garage, and if I shift the dry car out into the rain I'll have a choice between putting it away wet, or leaving it in the rain for weeks. So far not stopped raining (during waking hours at least) since Sunday :(
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:47 pm

As I've got no lighting in the garage at the moment, I can understand that. Just struggled to work in the darkness!

The BX is back inside now though. One leak may be cured, but there's still water coming in from various other locations.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Frustrating day. Mr Fenwick kindly lobbed another accumulator onto the BX. No change. Tick time still 5 seconds at best. Oh well. At least it looks like I've got two good accumulator spheres!

Changed the driver's door. Had an absolute nightmare with the lock linkages, and the window fell off its runners at one point when testing. Got there in the end (the proper hinge pin tool really does make life easier!) btu when I got back home, found the internal handle wouldn't operate the lock. Grrrr!

Steering issue seems to be getting worse and various bearings are getting noisy - though I suspect this has more to do with the new, air-leak free window seal allowing me to actually hear them rather than any sudden onset. My feeling is that one front wheel bearing and possibly the alternator bearing are making more noise than they should.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:26 pm

Starting to think it's time to move this one on. It's a great project, and I will always be very glad to have played a part in saving it, but I'd just like to own a nice BX! I know I've downplayed their attributes before, but I'm quite interested in trying a turbo diesel for a bit...

It could be a decision I regret though - I'm hardly going to find another! While trapped in the house by the weather, I have been doing much soul-searching.

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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 85

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:40 pm

Its a hard one to decide, I think for the old girl to live on (as its so rare) maybe it needs to have some down time and a non rolling restoration.

Hats off to you though Ian, youve done your bit.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR 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 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR