TIMS BX BLOG

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Tim Leech
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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:20 pm

Actually the MOT was free, as I recruited a new technician for them from someone I know so as a thank you they gave me it gratis!
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 Oct 22, 2012 7:31 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Washed, clay barred (not much came off) hardwaxed etc and its now in the car park at work (filthy again) ready for MOT.
No pictures of the new wheels Tim? I must say I was rather looking forward to them...
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:05 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:Washed, clay barred (not much came off) hardwaxed etc and its now in the car park at work (filthy again) ready for MOT.
No pictures of the new wheels Tim? I must say I was rather looking forward to them...

you need to get a facebollox account Tom , we've all seen them
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:13 pm

I'm sure Tim wont mind me doing this

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simply stunning
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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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Tim Leech
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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:17 pm

Grr ive just gone and uploaded that to photbucket!

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But no I dont mind, I have weds off, so will give it a wipe over, black the new tyres, ra attach the nsf mudflap and try and sort the washers properly and take a few more pictures.
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 Paul296 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:23 am

Mmm very nice! 8) The alloy rims are looking particularly lovely if I may say so!? :D

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Caffiend » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:11 am

Congrats on the MOT pass Tim, now get that filthy car cleaned :wink:
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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:13 am

Caffiend wrote:Congrats on the MOT pass Tim, now get that filthy car cleaned :wink:

It is, I washed it at lunch time....wheels are great thanks Paul!
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 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:02 am

Um, I was kidding. It's gorgeous.
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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:55 am

We have a full valeting bay with jetwash etc so it only takes two minutes.
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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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:52 pm

Thinking for the future, and this is just a though, I cant imagine keeping 4 BXs forever as there are other cars I would like to own I will look to Downsize the fleet, but any sales would be to someone with a garage, a confirmed polisher and who will be preparred to love them like I have.

The TZi isnt for sale though...
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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 Dollywobbler » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:54 pm

Drat. That rules me out then! Though I did polish the Bluebird last month. It's incredible. The bonnet is still so shiny that I can see where I'm going by looking at it! Some way to go before the TXD is capable of that trick though...

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mickey taker » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:23 pm

I'd build a garage for WTF :D
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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My Cars: 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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:57 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I'd build a garage for WTF :D
Thats probably the one I would part with first Mick.... Which is strange as its in the best condition, strangely i cant get as attached to it as i am the TZi.

Maybe i should just stick a 2.0CT in it!
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 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:52 pm

Gosh, that does look very very nice! The wheel colour matches the bumper tops, c pillar windows and the spoiler, making it look much more 'sporting'. Perhaps in the future, WTF would quite like to accompany a similar coloured GT? :)
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Mes voitures:
1985 Citroen BX19 GT
1988 Volvo 740 2.0 GL Hearse
2002 NIssan Micra 1.0 S CVT
2012 Kia Venga 1.4 CRDI