Project "save the 16v" begins

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Project "save the 16v" begins

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Some may remember recently I advertised a grey ph2 16v that was going cheap while in need of some fairly major work.
Well response to that was slow, so I decided to work with the owner and fix the old girl up into a real beauty. It won't take much, its already in very very good condition.

I got back from work at started out at half 7 this evening. Realised we had some fairly rare Citroen machinery sitting outside in one go:

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(Thats AX GT, BX 19GT and two ph2 BX 16vs, all taxed tested and insured aswell!)
The grey one is the car in question.

With the engine still sitting in the boot of my red 16v having picked it up from Toddman (thanks again).....
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.....it stayed there. I had to lift it in alone and I didn't fancy lifting it out again today! :lol:

I also went and swore about motorcyclists....again after looking at my windscreen once more:
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Work began on the grey 16v. I drove it in, with the bottom end knocking its nuts off. Up onto ramps and removed front bumper and grill for better access.
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Once back on the ground, out came the cooling fan, rad, intake manifold with coil, idle valve etc. Airbox and AFM also.
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Ended up with a nice little collection of bits in the garage.....which had to go into the car overnight so it could squeeze into the garage too!
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And at 9:20pm I decided to go in and get some munch. Couldn't be arsed after that.

Next stop....weekend. Transmission parts, hydraulics and engine removal.
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

I eagerly await the next thrilling instalment... seem a nice car. Maybe you could PM me when it's close to completion with a price :wink:
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Will do Phil. You're your own worst enemy :lol:
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I like the subtle addition of the club hammer in the engine shot :shock:
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Baldbazza wrote:I like the subtle addition of the club hammer in the engine shot :shock:
A mechanics best friend!
I personally have a vast collection of persuading sticks! I have a hammer to break anything, including buildings! :lol:

Nice looking car, good luck dude!
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Believe it or not, I used it to remove the cooling fan.......don't ask :oops:
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I find a variety pf uses for mine. Including rowdy neighbours :D
If the fans are cream crackered I have a spare set should you need them.
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docchevron1472 wrote:
Baldbazza wrote:I like the subtle addition of the club hammer in the engine shot :shock:
A mechanics best friend!
I personally have a vast collection of persuading sticks! I have a hammer to break anything, including buildings! :lol:

Nice looking car, good luck dude!
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Club hammer? That's a Citroen Special Tool that. Also a trusty BL tool known in the trade as the BFH.

Good luck with the car Kitch. If I ever want to carry out an engine swap, I'll know who to call! :)

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When are we getting the engine out?
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Looking at your road outside your house I bet your neighbours love you! mine think im just weird as my taste in cars varies. One day its a Merc C230k then the next its £50 :D worth of battered BX!

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Amazon Activa wrote:When are we getting the engine out?
During an evening next week if you aren't working dumb hours, or next weekend if you are :lol:
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Looking at your road outside your house I bet your neighbours love you! mine think im just weird as my taste in cars varies.
A while back i had at my house, in no particular order.......

2x Dyane6
2x AXGT
1x CX familiale
1x Xantia
1x BX17RD

They were all mine and one of my neighbours moaned to the local council, luckily i own my house and they were all 'just about' on my property.

Im miffed i cant have the black 16 after seeing this thread, one day another will be mine, oh yes.
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To slightly mis-quote Kitch ... "BX 14. They're just brilliant!"

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Make one day tomorrow mate! :lol:
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If you can reccomend someone with a car trailer or even better someone who can deliver it cheap as chips Kitch I will still have the one from southampton :-)
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The guy gave me a number of a company who might do it cash in hand....can't imagine it would be cheaper than the car though.
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