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Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Tim Leech
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:41 pm

That will be one smooooth cruiser when all done Phil, and alovely motor to own. may be worth keeping an eye out for agood used tailgate in that colour if possible, may be cheaper than painting the existing one.
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
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:37 pm

Hi Tim, yes, cruiser is what we wanted, for trips to folks in Shropshire, Norfolk and of course forays over the Channel. Trouble is, having bought this and spent some money on it, we'll have to wait until October before we can travel! :lol:

Will bring it to the CXM rally though.

I did go to Edwards and have a rummage for a tailgate, but seeing as I can get this one painted for £100, as well as have a spoiler (which I pick up at the rally) painted and fitted I'll go with that. And also I need to get Mr Dent Devil to sort out the lumps and bumps. The whole thing needs a machine polish too.

But we'll get there. Worth the investment given it's only got 82k miles on it.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:59 pm

Must admit - the V6 Xantias are rather fabulous. Mind you, I do question the need for a car that'll do 80mph in second. An LPG-converted one would be a wonderful way to waft about...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:08 pm

There was a V6 with LPG advertised recently - possibly on the FCF?...

Anyway, I don't actually have a V6 - so my 2.0i 8v will have to suffice... :)
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Post by rayfenwick » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:57 pm

It's hardly a slouch either :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:59 am

rayfenwick wrote:It's hardly a slouch either :)
Agreed, it goes quite well. Especially noticeable when swapping between that and the TXD :)

It's not as much fun to drive though.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:54 pm

The BX got it's 16th MOT today. Full pass no advisories and even got praise for it's good emissions score. Dennis pointed out that score might be something to do with the fact the Bosch pump might not be supplying quite enough diesel, ( :lol: - which would also explain why it's 'possibly a little bit down on power' - cheek!), but he did warn against messing with it as it might screw up the emissions. I must say it feels OK to me - for what I use it for. It's a shame it's not a turbo, but hey, I've got the Xantia if I want more power!

12 month's more BXing it is then. :D
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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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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:55 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:The BX got it's 16th MOT today. Full pass no advisories and even got praise for it's good emissions score. Dennis pointed out that score might be something to do with the fact the Bosch pump might not be supplying quite enough diesel, ( :lol: - which would also explain why it's 'possibly a little bit down on power' - cheek!), but he did warn against messing with it as it might screw up the emissions. I must say it feels OK to me - for what I use it for. It's a shame it's not a turbo, but hey, I've got the Xantia if I want more power!

12 month's more BXing it is then. :D
Great news Phil! :D youve got a "good un" there and no mistake.
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
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:14 pm

Found this rough visual in a folder I was sorting through. I thought it'd be fun to dress up a white BX in such a way for the Challenge/BX's 30th Anniversay.

Perhaps not :lol: :roll:

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Post by mds141 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:42 pm

Well i've just ordered the Valeo, Cibie, Total and SKF stickers from "i say ding dong". So this "rough visual" could well in fact be a reality next year. :lol: 8)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:49 pm

You'll need a fair smattering of Michelin and Total stickers (we'll be providing the 'Challenge plaques') as well as the word CITROËN in red too. Then FACOM and Champion...

Don't forget the parallel red and blue diagonal stripes on the bonnet and the 'go faster' bits along the tops of the doors :lol: There's also the Citroën Competition sun strip too.

Oh, and there's a biggish Citroën Red chevron panel for the roof :)

As for L'Equipe... that's a custom job.

I plan to do an exclusive special sticker for the door of every BX celebrating the 30th Anniversary.
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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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:01 pm

Looks like the front of Medway Citroen?
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 Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:02 pm

'Tis, but purely coincidental... Well spotted.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:37 pm

Oh dear, Kermit and I seem to have got another BX... watch this space :wink:
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Tim Leech
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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

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:39 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Oh dear, Kermit and I seem to have got another BX... watch this space :wink:

Haha your worse than me, oh wait hang on, I think Ive bought another aswell D'oh! :shock:
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