30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 22nd

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

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Tim Leech wrote:
mds141 wrote:Bonsoir Xemes, don't worry about your English spelling, it's certainly better than my French..
Mark your French is legendary, only surpassed by this chap :wink:

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and this one . . .

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Good moaning, BX Soupapes???
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Xemes wrote:one great moment for me was on sunday when I saw all the BX battalion......maybe are you in ?
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The red estate is mine! :D I would really like to go - but I'm in France in a few days and can't really justify/afford to go again (just getting to Dover and back is £100 in fuel). Can't you bring the date forwards a month? :lol: If I can think of a way to manage it I'll be there but looking doubtful at the moment.

I've locked the other thread to keep the comments in one place, but thanks for posting.
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Xemes wrote:Try to post pic :
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:D Welcome Xemes

This is my car - H497 GUR - a '91 TGD , called "Daisy".
The BX in front is a '93 TZD Turbo owned by my son- "The Aubergine".

The idea of a meeting in France is very tempting ........

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

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@ mat_fenwick : are you coming to Brittany ? if yes there's some BX to be seen there

@ Daisy : that's very kind of you to give them names doing so avoid troubles/ failures and above all you can speak to them :wink:
I think "The Aubergine" is really one of the latest one : congratulations , your son is a lucky boy :!:
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Mike - in response to your post in the other thread, if you got the BX Mk1 estate in a suitable state to take, I'd probably be up for sharing costs on getting it there.
What it ideally needs for such a long trip:
Door seals. I think this is where the water is getting in. Mothman supplied a better one, which has improved things, but it's not ideal if you're doing a long trip. Unless you book dry weather.
Engine is not entirely healthy (doesn't pull very well) but it still seems happy to cover the miles. Engine mounts are suspicious. The clutch is good but it can be juddery at low speeds.
Gearbox has no first gear synchro but is otherwise fine.
Steering rack is clonky. This needs sorting I'd say. It's probably the main reason I've stopped using the car (that and the appalling weather!).

So, very sortable I'd say.

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

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We will be heading to the Alps around Morzine, then up towards the Vosges Mountains before heading to the Loire Valley; so not near Brittany unfortunately. I'm trying desperately to think how I can make another trip in September!
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mat_fenwick wrote: I'm trying desperately to think how I can make another trip in September!
Stay here in France :D
OK I :arrow:
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I also add that in the front page

translation :

The price is 45€ including :
French breakfast
+ visit to the conservatoire du patrimoine
+plate of the day
+ Sticker of the day
+ DVD of the event
+ access to the "espace Citroën"
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Concerning the book (a new one witch is also existing for each Citroën car ) I'm afraid it is in french …!
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Xemes wrote:Concerning the book (a new one witch is also existing for each Citroën car ) I'm afraid it is in french …!
I only look at the pictures! :D It's great to see there's now a 'de mon Pere' book on the BX: it really has made it as a classic. Looking at the poster for the event makes it look even more tempting - worth it just for the sticker!

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I suddenly started paying attention when the word "sticker" was mentioned! :)
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Mike - in response to your post in the other thread, if you got the BX Mk1 estate in a suitable state to take, I'd probably be up for sharing costs on getting it there.
What it ideally needs for such a long trip:
Door seals. I think this is where the water is getting in. Mothman supplied a better one, which has improved things, but it's not ideal if you're doing a long trip. Unless you book dry weather.
Engine is not entirely healthy (doesn't pull very well) but it still seems happy to cover the miles. Engine mounts are suspicious. The clutch is good but it can be juddery at low speeds.
Gearbox has no first gear synchro but is otherwise fine.
Steering rack is clonky. This needs sorting I'd say. It's probably the main reason I've stopped using the car (that and the appalling weather!).
I'm off to Tony Weston, my local friendly specialist, this morning to see if he has any BX's being broken, which would help with parts, so my solutions are:

Door seals - good 2nd hand, or failing that a roll of universal seal
Engine - Probably live with the low power for now if emmissions etc. are healthy, as I think you've tried all the easy stuff. New mounts, and with my driving style I'll not often be moving slow enough to feel the clutch :lol:
Gearbox - I assume the gearbox is the original with the early reverse position? I'm a bit rusty, but up for double declutching in and out of first after years of H vans and series Land Rovers with no synchro in the 1st 1 or 2 gears. I've not used them for a while, but I've used Bristol Transmissions in the past for rebuilding obsolete gearboxes (including H Van!) for a longer term solution
Steering - IIRK it's a power rack? - I've priced a recon unit at around £100, but it's the main reason for my visit to Tony.

Looks like we may have a Mk1 diesel convoy (if I can keep up 8-[ )
I suddenly started paying attention when the word "sticker" was mentioned!
It's amazing what some people will do to beat the GS's sticker count!
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

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I have managed once or twice to double-declutch into first (after years of 2CV practice). For some reason though, this trick in a gear that SHOULD have synchromesh is never as easy as a car with absolutely none in the first place. The vast majority of the time, you don't need first though.

It is a power rack.

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Maybe I should add that the Wartburg had busted syncros on 2nd & 3rd (albiet assisted by a freewheel), while my 73 Dyane's syncro is totally shot in 2nd.

It does remind me of a conversation years ago with a friend who ran a DKW Junior as daily transport for several years, the last 2 with no 1st gear whatsoever. He simply used 2nd instead, slipping the clutch for hill starts, and making sure when moving that he never slowed enough to need 1st gear
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