TIMS BX BLOG

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by docchevron » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:28 am

I'm amazed they went out at all, I heard the place was under a lake most of the day?
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:03 pm

I was stuck in traffic for approx 1.5hrs, so total journey time was 3hrs to get in, worse to come later on though, i was stuck in the carpark for 2 1/2hrs without moving an inch, so i had an hours kip, then it took another hour to finally get out of silverstone & then i mashed it up going flat out all the way back home, total time approx 5hrs. A bloody long day, but it was worth it to see the f1 cars, the noise they made was awesome :)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Paul296 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:15 am

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Geddit? 8)

Image . . . was a very long time ago!

Have a great day Tim and don't waste all your birthday money on those knackered old cars of yours! :D

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Caffiend » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:14 am

Many happy returns Tim Image
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:56 am

Thank you!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mickey taker » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:33 am

as per farcebook , happy birthday mate
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by RxBX » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:46 am

Happy (38th) Birthday Tim , have 'A gudden' !



He'd keep you warm (The one with the hairy chest) !

:lol:

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:25 pm

OK well time for an update, copied from the gallery page, my BX restoration is now pretty much complete, Ive never done as much work to one car as I have this, but I think it kinda shows!

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Before and after.......
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:54 am

Oh my goodness, what a transformation! and it only took about a year right? That looks concourse from where i'm sat =P~
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:08 am

saintjamesy89 wrote:Oh my goodness, what a transformation! and it only took about a year right? That looks concourse from where i'm sat =P~

Its not concourse tom, it would need a complete rebuild for that and a more expensive paintjob, but its going to get used, and has done nearly 200,000 miles!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:45 pm

Second outing in the DTR tonight, to our local SD1 meeting, well its 4 blokes who own Sd1's who like interesting cars in general, no tax on the Rover (the money for that went on the BX) so thought I would give her a run out (after a quick rub over), she does seem to run alot smoother after the jaunt to harrogate and one of the chaps used to be a service manager at a Peugeot dealer and commented on how "sweet" the 65hp XUD sounded and knows them inside out. (make sure you change the coolant regularly is his tip!)

Driving back home in the dark the dash board lit up like a 80s pin ball machine, I do love Mk1's!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Kitch » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:18 pm

Tim Leech wrote:OK well time for an update, copied from the gallery page, my BX restoration is now pretty much complete, Ive never done as much work to one car as I have this, but I think it kinda shows!

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Before and after.......
Jolly good Tim.

What's it like underneath?!

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 am

Kitch wrote:
What's it like underneath?!

Fine now, had a patch welded in the boot floor (as usual) and one to the Subframe (done properly), but otherwise its very solid, its had new outer sills previously but has been undersealed in the past.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:31 pm

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Not something you see every day.....
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Caffiend » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:39 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Not something you see every day.....
Well, I'm guessing you do :D

I do very like that DTR ...
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe
1991 TZD hatch (Triton Green)
1992 Hurricane