1988 1.9RD Estate

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:19 pm

robt wrote:Thanks for yet more welcomes, you're a friendly bunch on here :D

Might see you around then Des. I live in Beckenham and keep the BX garaged up in Crystal Palace at the moment (I'm yet to find a council garage nearer home). I'm currently having a bit of a spend up on ebay buying this and that for it!

If anyone has 3 trims for it I'd be interested - I've already bought the one Roverman posted up (thanks for that).
Theres a new one on there aswell but thats does seems pricey, when you fit the 4, make sure they are secure as they have a tendencey to ping off as the holes open out a bit around the bolts and allow them to move.

Tim.

also heres a pdf of the brochure for your car :D


http://www.bx16valve.co.uk/Files/Brochure1987.pdf
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Have already replied to your thread on Autoshite, but welcome here too!

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Post by toddao » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Hello Rob and welcome - it looks as though you got a good one there to go with your... Montego! No-one else seems to have picked that up so I'll show some interest and request some info and maybe pics of said Montego. I just read on Wikipedia that it was Britains most scrapped vehicle in 2006 so yours obviously escaped the crusher! I really can't believe there are Montego enthusiasts apart from perhaps the MG varient but I'm ready to be educated! :D
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Post by robt » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:10 pm

Hi Todd, thanks for the welcome. On the topic of Montegos there aren’t many left at all now, which considering how much they like to rust is no surprise really! I bought mine last year as a stop-gap and I’ll be keeping it as it’s such a nice car to drive, comfortable and quick as it has the same 2 litre EFi engine as the MG variants. Believe it or not there’s also a loyal band of enthusiast followers in the Maestro and Montego Owners club, of which I’m a member. They are worthy cars despite being much maligned. The colour of mine isn’t everyones cup of tea but it has grown on me:

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I like cars with angular lines that are also a bit of a rarity, so this and the BX complement eachother well :)

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Love that! is it a GS?, looks like my mate Tom's metro is parked next to it in that picture?
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:32 pm

robt wrote:there’s also a loyal band of enthusiast followers in the Maestro and Montego Owners club, of which I’m a member.
Do you know Dan Pyke? (Possibly as E_T_V). He teases me on my liking the BX about as much as him liking Maestros :lol: Although personally they don't do anything for me, I'm interested in just about any car from my youth. That looks an amazingly rust free example from the picture, do you have any more photos?
Oh, and a belated welcome! :oops:
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:54 pm

I had a strange fondness for its predecessor the allegro.
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Post by robt » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:52 pm

Roverman wrote:Love that! is it a GS?, looks like my mate Tom's metro is parked next to it in that picture?
Yes it's a GSi, the Roverised successor to the Vanden Plas. I know Tom too as I'm also in the Metro Owners Club (got an '82 miniMetro). I always say I'd rather not park next to him at shows really as his are so clean they show mine up!

I don't know Dan personally but know of him on the forum, he always has some useful advice whenever I put a post up needing tecchie help.

As to rust free? Mmmm, the Monty is far from than, the photo flatters it somewhat!

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:54 pm

robt wrote: I know Tom too as I'm also in the Metro Owners Club (got an '82 miniMetro). I always say I'd rather not park next to him at shows really as his are so clean they show mine up!
Haha yes if you think im a clean freak, im nothing compared to him!
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Post by toddao » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:33 pm

That Montego looks far from the crusher. Actually quite nice. What colour is that - putty? Glad to hear that the Montego and Maestro owners have teamed up in the same club for mutual support ( there must be few Allegros lurking around there? Or is there a sepatate Allegro club?) :D
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:43 pm

I had a 1.6 Montego for a day in 1987.

There was a promotion "Montego for a day" at the local dealer.

I parked my Fiesta round the back of the garage and they gave me the keys. I went from Chesham to Birmingham and back with a friend.
IIRC the Monty did an indicated 120 all the way down the M1.

It was comfortable and reasonably quick for a 1.6 litre 8V.

I wanted to borrow an EFI, but they did not have one available.
(I bought a Cavalier SRi instead.)

But they did give me a Montego Filofax which I am still using every day, 24 years later.

The filofax has lasted better than the car would have, I am sure.

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:45 pm

I seem to vaguely remember a friend had a 2 litre petrol auto, it might have been the vanden plas version? It had a bodykit & alloy's & was a dark red/aubergine colour?
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:39 am

You know what would look LOVELY on that!

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http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15104
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Post by citsncycles » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:06 pm

My parents had a Maestro 1.3L, which I learnt to drive in, followed by an MG Montego EFi. The Maestro seemed to break whenever I drove it so they never let me near the Montego except as a passenger. It was superbly quick - I believe that on point-to-point tests it was one of the quickest cars available at the time.

Some years later I had a TDI Estate. Lots of space, and the most economic car I've ever owned (60mpg was common and 70mpg possible in the right conditions), but it was absolutely rotten. I decided to scrap it when I descovered the doors would jam if you jacked a wheel up :shock: . It had done over 200k miles mind, and the rear hubs are still doing service on my car transported trailer.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:57 am

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