Tims 1985 BX 19GT (Work in Progress)

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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:38 pm

Thanks Phil, there is a oil leak, albeit its only a drip, I havent needed to top up since the oil change last year! Its a gearbox off job so it can wait for a bit longer, otherwise mechanically all is well.

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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:53 pm

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Taken today whilst giving the GT a run, Owen S was up for the weekend in his TGE so at one point there was 3 bxs in my drive 8)
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 toddao » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:43 pm

Looking good Tim. Deserves to be the BX calender photo for October! :D
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:05 pm

Great shot Tim. Looks like the GT is 'there'... 8)
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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

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:47 pm

She hasnt had a wash since Stratford so is overdue. Will get a pick of my 3 together when time and weather allows!
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 BX19GTI1988 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:42 pm

Hi Tim !
your alloys wheels seem to be in perfect condition ! are they in their original condition or did you restored them (repolished or repainted ??)
rémy

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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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:15 pm

I restored them myself, just lots of time sanding and filling, and then had them sprayed and lacquered as polishing was too expensive plus they were a bit too far gone. The black bits were doin with masking tape and a can of satin black.
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 maxgreenwood » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:11 am

well i have to say that is a thing of beauty. :o
i'm jealous
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Post by Aerodynamica » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:23 am

Absolute beauty - really nice - As I was driving Chris Salter's 19GT at Stratford, I was really just pretending I was driving yours :)

Those alloys; did they have a specific name? I'm thinking for ebay searches etc instead of just 'BX alloys' or something. What size tyres do they take?
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Post by BX19GTI1988 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:00 pm

no , these alloys wheels have no name ! there are 2 models for bx first series ,and second series before 1990 they look the same , but there is a classic model in 14 , and another only for TRX tyres :
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another model exist for the bx after 1990 with a black center /
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Here the ones i own , restored and repainted but the black parts are not painted yet :
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rémy

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Post by Aerodynamica » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:11 pm

I'm really liking those wheels Remy.. I'll be keeping an eye out for them turning up some time in the future - are they as rare as I think they are?
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:21 pm

Weren't there 2 versions of those wheels, metrics (which i believe Tim has) & the rather annoying non metric versions. Or have i got them mixed round??? Its late :lol:
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Post by jonathan_dyane » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:15 am

'Years ago' my father and I had the chance of a set of these from a Citroen breaker, for very little money.

We decided not to bother as they looked 'dated' :?

Rather wish I'd been more far sighted.

I was at the same place when a sound looking mark 1 19RD estate came in. How I wish I'd saved that too. It would have looked lovely with 'those' wheels on it too :(
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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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:57 am

The wheels on my GT are the early Mk2 (late 86-89) accessory alloy wheel which are standard 14" thankfully! They are visually the same as the metric type as mentioned.
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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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

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:45 pm

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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