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Bx instrument panels

Post by xjford » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:46 pm

Hello all and greetings from finland.

I recently salvage a 1.6 gti as a parts car for my 16 trs

In the trunk i found 2 instrument panels

The first, i think??? Is quite common early model with rotating speedo and a worm-like rev counter.

The other on is more interesting looking. It has 7 round jaeger gauges and a lot of warning/indication lights all fitted to a silver color backplate.

I tried google but with little result. Does anyone know in which models they have uses it, and is it rare?

Thanks in advance,

Mikko

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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by David » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:51 pm

Could you post a picture of them both on here?

The first one sounds like a MK1 clock, but I'm not sure on the other.

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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:01 pm

Did the second look like this?

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(BX 4TC)

If so, very rare but probably a limited market!
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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by xjford » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:07 pm

Hello,

No not like that, quite close though.

Like this

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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:47 pm

Ah, I think it was a Citroen accessory panel to make it look like the 4TC arrangement. Probably worth a fair bit given what the front arm rest just went for!
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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by Thread Bear » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:21 am

In days of old tuning your car meant as many dials, switches and lights as possible. My Mini Marcos had a full dashboard of them and was definitely 5 miles an hour faster for it! I like it.
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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by citronut » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:34 am

i have never seen either of the above panels before,
maybe the second one s a home brew jobbie for a kit car, using GS dials, as they are the same type/style

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:37 am

It is actually a genuine Citroen accessory. As pointed out elsewhere it's supposed to make your car look like a 4TC (although why you'd want to make your car look like a piece of fat, bloated ugliness that was also the worst group B rally car that ever existed, I've really no idea :) )

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Post by Vanny » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:12 pm

Paul296 wrote: also the worst group B rally car that ever existed
You've not looked at the sector times it set compared to the rest of the competition have you?

When it wasn't ripping its self to pieces, it was quite competitive! Just a shame it didn't like to finish stages.

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:11 pm

Vanny wrote:
Paul296 wrote: also the worst group B rally car that ever existed
You've not looked at the sector times it set compared to the rest of the competition have you?
In all honesty Vanny, I don't think I've ever felt a need to avail myself of that information. I was just trying to get a rise out of the local 4TC fan club. :)

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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by deltic » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:23 am

xjford wrote:Hello,

No not like that, quite close though.

Like this

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Would make a nice ornament! I've a GSA instrument panel put one side for display sometime...
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Post by Defender110 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:27 pm

Paul296 wrote: In all honesty Vanny, I don't think I've ever felt a need to avail myself of that information. I was just trying to get a rise out of the local 4TC fan club. :)
Or Philip Chidlow who will no doubt be poking pins into an effigy of you for your comments! ;-)
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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by Vanny » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:38 pm

Paul296 wrote:
Vanny wrote:
Paul296 wrote: also the worst group B rally car that ever existed
You've not looked at the sector times it set compared to the rest of the competition have you?
In all honesty Vanny, I don't think I've ever felt a need to avail myself of that information. I was just trying to get a rise out of the local 4TC fan club. :)
You'll note I couldn't fault you on the fat and ugly bit!

The dials are so basic, and kind of bland, but cool in a 70s sci-fi show kind of way.

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Post by Thread Bear » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:53 am

[quote="Vanny" but cool in a 70s sci-fi show kind of way.[/quote]
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Re: Bx instrument panels

Post by citronut » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:26 pm

seems odd the 0 MPH is at 8 and a half 0 clock #-o

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