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Re: Timex

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:51 pm

Ah yes. It does that. Randomly stops working for a bit, then randomly starts working again! Mind you, the TXD did the same the other day. French electrics!

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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:35 pm

Yep - it's working fine again now :? , that's one job crossed off the list :lol:
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:37 pm

Just remembered when you parked here you locking all the other doors from inside before you got out - always wondered why you did that :lol:
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BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:46 pm

received my doors from Kitch yesterday - he was kind enough to bring them most of the way while on a job =D>

As expected with free doors they need a bit of work (rust along the bottom edge and under the rear quarterlights), but they're better than most of the doors on Timex.

Now I have these I'll be repairing and painting them over the winter, fitting them as I go.
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BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:20 pm

Started prep for the NEC yesterday. This is what I started with:

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And this is what it looks like after a wash, T-Cut and application of Auto Glym plastic gel to all the plastic and rubber bits.

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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
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BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
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Re: Timex

Post by Caffiend » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:28 pm

It looks great Mike, please don't pull the trigger on that gun to your head.

Look forward to seeing it on Thursday :) - amazing progress in a short space of time, no longer shed of the show!
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Re: Timex

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:50 pm

Caffiend wrote:please don't pull the trigger on that gun to your head.
Took me a minute but :rofl:
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:52 am

no longer shed of the show!
Oh it's still a shed, just a shiny one. It's definitely it's best side there too!

And don't worry, I shan't pull the trigger, with my luck I'd miss and hit the car!
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BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
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Re: Timex

Post by merlyn » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:06 am

Thats pretty impressive, it even looks a completely different colour! How long did that take you Mike?
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Re: Timex

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:22 am

Does look good. How much better it looks with those wheel trims on! (and after all of your hard work too!)

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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:48 pm

How long did that take you Mike?
About 4 hours on the outside, plus about 1.5 hours (so far) inside. One thing it has shown up is the different colour of the tailgate - they'd faded to similar shades! Mind you, there's so many shades of blue on it that it doesn't stand out too much :lol:
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Re: Timex

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:35 am

Ah. The tailgate is off a later BX so is actually a different colour - though only slightly!

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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:22 pm

Bought this lot at the NEC last week - 10m for £25
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The old seals are tired, they've lost a lot of their spring and the metal in them is starting to fail
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The new seal is at least round in section, but I hope the join at the bottom and the sharp corner at the top will seal OK - guess I'll know tomorrow looking at the forecast [-o<
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Unfortunately I didn't buy enough #-o , so replaced the seals for both front doors and the RH rear door, leaving about a foot which I stuffed into the huge gap in the top of the other rear door.

I then turned to the radio - this is radio No.3 (No.2, a Boston kindly donated by Mickytaker hasn't been tried yet)
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I wired it in, and the tape player's great, but the radio only works for a couple of minutes after being connected :(
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I now have to decide whether to get this fixed, try the Boston, or keep looking

Finally, a pic of my 2 'hydraulic' Citroens together
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BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:47 pm

Just checked after todays rain and the new seals aren't leaking \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: Timex

Post by Des Smith » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:15 pm

Good news mate. If it didn't leak after all that rain, you can probably take it to sea!

EDIT - Oops just realised where you live - you probably are already at sea ~titanic~
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