TIMS BX BLOG

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Love it Tim!

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:D DTR looking very nice indeed Tim.

Has the GT been out and about this year so far?
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Post by Tim Leech »

Hi Tom

Actually no! The mot runs out next week, but will get a 6 month extension. Come July I’ll tax it and give I a run....if I still have a job!
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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
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1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech »

Well it’s all a bit crap! Amazing how much changed within 12 months...back at work after furlough...it’s no better...just not my thing. I’m used to working in a small close friendly dealership....instead of a high pressure large group where there absolutely no team spirit. Shame.

So the search for a new career continues..,with less hours, less money of course but I need to redress my work life balance!

Bx wise not much to report...I’ve located some BX stripes for the door bottoms of the DTR to Put it back to original. Pictures to follow
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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech »

Well the fleet cull continues, the Gold marina has been sold to a anew home, I am considering parting with something else, maybe the TZI, im not sure.

Still trying to find a job without weekends but its not a good time at the moment....I just dont enjoy what I do now. And I find it is "getting on top of me" so something needs to change.

Ill continue to do the lottery for now!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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A bx club minimeet on Sunday, took the DTR for a ride to Newark to catch up with Paul Handley and Caffiend aka Sandre from this parish.

Paul sold his Hurricane in 2018 to Mr Chidlow and Sandra still owns hers but its been off the road for a long while and needs a new engine.

We often meet up for a catch up but its been long overdue thanks to lockdown.

They are both well I'm pleased to report and the DTR chugged along nicely...it is rather slow!
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Post by Jaba »

Lovely to see those two again. I wondered what had happened to S's Hurricane. Glad its still alive.
So that's Newark, I was trying to place on FB it but the only other bandstand I know around there is Belper which that is not obviously.
Sensibly no age giveaways this time Tim..............
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Post by saintjamesy89 »

It's great to see Paul and Sandra looking well! Looks like a lovely spot for a picnic, very civilised and sunny too.
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