BX Project

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Vanny
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Citroën BX - Building the Cylinder Head

With all the cylinder head parts cleaned and camshafts polished, I could begin the therapeutic process of building the cylinder head.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... nder-head/
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Great work. Looking forward to the rest of the project and how you tackle that A post.
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In my mind, the A-post is straight forward and just needs a tonne of measuring.

But I'm guessing it won't be that easy :D
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CITROËN BX – SPEAKERS AND AMPLIFIER UPGRADE

Taking a little break from the XPO restoration, I've gone just a little bit overboard with upgrade the sound system with Clarion speakers.

New front door speakers, parcel shelf speakers, and the biggest amp I've ever seen.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... r-upgrade/
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You just need a copy of Nuts on the back seat to complete the look :D
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Citroën BX - XPO - A Crank For The D6C Engine

In March I found a crank journal measuring undersize, creating quite a quandary. In this article, I'll try to share my learning, ups, and downs, with you.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... -d6c-mi16/
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I'd call that a result and go with the luck
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Citroën BX – XPO – Building The Mi16 Bottom End

A month since building the cylinder, I had to get on with building the bottom end. A few parts to clean and put together. How hard can it be? It should be plain sailing unless I do something really stupid.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... ottom-end/
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Citroën BX – XPO – Building The Mi16 Bottom End Continued

When I last wrote about the rebuild of the engine for XPO, the project was at a bit of a low point. A host of things were absorbing my "free time". Then when I did get a moment, it wasn't exactly plain sailing. Admittedly snapping the piston rings was a mistake entirely of my own doing. But new rings have arrived, sort of, let the building of the bottom end commence!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... continued/
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Citroën BX – XPO – Mi16 Engine Assembly and Cambelt

With the head and bottom end restored, I could finally complete the MI16 engine assembly. But it wasn't going to go completely smoothly!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... d-cambelt/
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Citroën BX – XPO – Repair Panel Body Cut

Before I can put the engine back into XPO, I need to tackle the body work. I'll need to take a body cut from another, but how much will I need?

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Citroën BX - XPO - Welding the Suspension Turret

Non-structural repairs seemed a good place to start the welding on XPO. But rot in the suspension turret panel soon changed that!
I don't claim to be a welding hero or perfectly neat, but it's functional and better than the rot it replaces

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... ion-turret
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Proper job. Are you planning on putting another drain hole there to prevent future issues?
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My usual approach involves building up a little seam sealer so it's more likely to run into the actual drain hole. Then smooth off the washer bottle and put sticky dots on the repainted bodywork where the bottle sits. These are Tessa high friction resistance pads that should stop the bottle from wearing through the paint.
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Citroën BX – XPO – Welding the Scuttle Pt1

With the suspension turret repaired, I could turn my mind to making repair pieces and welding up the scuttle. Using the highly technical process of CAD.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... uttle-pt1/