TIMS BX BLOG

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Tim Leech
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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 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:17 pm

mds141 wrote:Austin 1100 Tim!! Brilliant little cars. Underrated and compared to Moggys, undervalued.
True, but they dont push my button, I would always feel I bought the wrong car! Its either a Morris or a Beetle, which I cant afford a decent one and the rough ones are money pits.
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 Des Smith » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:51 pm

Tim Leech wrote: ...money pits
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

They come in all shapes and sizes... I'm getting mine back soon and I can't wait!!
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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
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 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:57 pm

Very true Des, but its your money pit and your know what your getting with 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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Post by Des Smith » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:28 am

The waiting is nearly over - looks like I shall be jingling down the road tomorrow! (I've never heard a money pit being driven, but I imagine it would jingle!)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:12 am

Excellent news Des. No matter how much it has finally cost you ( a lot I imagine ), it's still cheaper and more enjoyable, than spending said dosh on a new car. Looking forward to seeing the results in the flesh. =D> :)
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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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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
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

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:24 pm

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C286496" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Spotted this, in Peugeot UK's headquarters....I take it starts now!
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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Post by Paul296 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:08 pm

Tim Leech wrote:http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C286496

Spotted this, in Peugeot UK's headquarters....I take it starts now!

Tim, that is absolutely gorgeous! Buy it! 8) (assuming you can put your hands on 22 thousand pounds!?) :(

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:36 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Good shout Mark - I'm a big fan of the 'bigger Mini.' Great handling, easy to work on and utterly charming - especially with the strip speedo. Or, go for the Vanden Plas version, which is like an 1100 trying to be a Rolls-Royce. They're seriously plush! Wood, leather and masses of sound deadening.
I've always had a soft spot for the '1100's'. Mum & Dad had a succession of them in the '70's. all in BRG and all of them called "Betsy", complete with a sprig of heather in the front grille. Lovely cars. :)

Ah nostalgia. Not what it used to be!! :-)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

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.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
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 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:11 pm

Not old enough unfortunatly Mark, I know the 1100 came out in the late 60's but ive got my hear set on a Minor.
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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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:28 pm

Well, they do have a remarkably good parts supply and club following it must be said. Just don't overdo it on the bends...

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Poor thing! At least my wife walked away from it with just a couple of bruises. Scary stuff!

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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
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

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:23 pm

haha im not a fast driver and quite happy to tootle about about 50!
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 djoptix » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:02 pm

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I'm pretty sure I followed that to La Vie En Bleu at Prescott a while ago, any idea whose it is?
Good heavens! My signature's been moderated...

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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
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

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:48 pm

Its only done 25000 miles and is mint, was a guy in the Peugeot UK club, didnt get to speak to him though.
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 MULLEY » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:38 pm

How about a citroen dyane Tim? They are still fairly reasonably priced considering how much a 2cv sells for these day's, they are slow, but have soft suspension & would be able to keep up with traffic, whereas in a minor you'll be struggling tbh.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tinkley » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:50 pm

Having some experience of riding in a Moggie in the not too distant past I hope you don't live in an area like Central London with many a speed bump. Good fun on my Gilera NordWest at 50-60mph ooops! but hell in a Moggie!.