TIMS BX BLOG

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Lol no Tom!

I am warming to the idea if sticking a powerful engine in it. Wonder if a 2.0 XU turbo can be made to work?
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Should do. IIRC it's the same block.
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They are both xu units but the CT will have ecu's, efi and sensors gallore...
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Could you bolt the XM 2.0 turbo head with it's own turbo, manifolds and sensors etc onto a BX 16/19 block? You'd have to play with the loom, ECU and exhaust but in the grand scheme of things that shouldn't be too bad for someone who knows their stuff.
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I imagine the 2.0T block is strengthened etc to take the extra power. I just like the torque if a turbo over a high revving vvt etc as thats doesnt suit my style of driving.
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Roll on Payday and I will tax the 16TRS, the leather seats are just a bit too tatty compared to the rest of the car so will be coming out for now until I can get them refurbed (anyone know a man in a little shed somewhere?), plus what with the cold weather I will prefer cloth anyway.
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Paging Tim ...

These are sat in my kitchen (where else is more appropriate to store wheels after all?). They are now in a nice neat pile and covered with an old teatowel so I can pile crap on top of them that I can't be arsed to put away immediately. They are as absolutely filthy as they look, but I made a small clean bit on each one so I could see what you got: 3 are diamond cut underneath the horribly peeling lacquer, the one with the missing centre cap looks like it's been shotblasted. As far as I can tell without cleaning away all the grime because I am way too damn lazy, the metal itself seems in vgc - no nicks or dings on the rims or major scratches.
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Thanks honey! I cant wait to start cleaning them!!
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A ha! You bagged 'em then =D> Have fun cleaning them up. Frankly, I'd rather have my head nailed to a coffee table :shock: (actually, they don't look too bad)

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OK as a spare set!
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I think the dirt will come off quite easily, the peeling lacquer may need a bit more elbow grease though ;P
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Caffiend wrote:I think the dirt will come off quite easily, the peeling lacquer may need a bit more elbow grease though ;P

Its ok I know a man in Newark who loves that kind of thing...
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He'd rather have his head nailed to a coffee table apparently. I'm sure that can be arranged, for a suitable fee.
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I'm getting traumatised just looking at the photo's and the thought of all the work required to get them tidy :shock:. Definitely worth saving though. It'll be interesting to see what sort of state the alloy is in once all the shit and peeling lacquer has been removed - if they're not quite badly pitted here and there I'll be very surprised.

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They look like something Lew Grade raised, along with the Titanic!!
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.