TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

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This year has flown, very little BX'ing although the TZI has done a couple of shows.....the Estate has gone to a new home and the GT should be appearing a buyers guide very soon in Practical Classics....she is in for MOT on Thursday.

See you at the NEC?
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You selling the GT Tim?

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Not if I can help it! The GT will be the car they are photographing.
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What's happened to the estate Tim? I've still got the mudflaps you bought.
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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.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
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Hi Mark

Hang on to them for now mate please, I will pick them up at sometime in the future.
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Will do Tim. :)
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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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You going to the E Mids Xmas meal?
Mark Smith

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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Hoping so yes!
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I'm hoping to pop across to Newark for the E Mids bash. I'll bring the mudflaps along. :)
Mark Smith

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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GT failed the MOT today, on a brake flexi (which had been replaced before I got it with one thats too long and was rubbing on the body) and a split steering rack book, which cost about £15 for the pair, I had the front brakes stripped, cleaned and calipers lubricated as the handbrake mechanicisms were starting to seize.

Not bad for a 29 year old car that hasnt turned a wheel in 17 months.

Photoshoot for practical classics is arrange for week after next.
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All sorted now i hope? Steering rack gaiter can be a pain to fit, depending on what side.

Good luck with the piccies.

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Nearside, im not doing it, one of technicians prefers working on older cars so he is on the job.

Just found a small split in the n/s CV boot so that will be done at the same time.
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Nearside is the 'difficult' side.

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Mothman wrote:Nearside is the 'difficult' side.

I know! :wink: I shall leave it up to them!
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Well that was a faff, one CV boot, flexi pipe, caliper strip and rebuild, exhaust reseal and the awkward steering rack gaiter plus a spilt ram feedpipe and a small service and she is now good to go.

and I am £264 lighter...., now a very good valet is needed for the photoshoot!
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