Talking B____X

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:44 am

Well, I would, but in reality it remains a pipe-dream. Better to get a BX road-legal track day car sorted out. And cheaper. :D
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:34 am

I spend quite a lot of time on this forum. Why? well, mainly it's because I have a BX - or in the past because I have been 'between BX's'. If I didn't have a BX I might still visit, to keep in touch with the community here. I do get annoyed that some do choose this platform to wind up others, or insult and cast accusations about, but generally it gets sorted or settles down. That's life. Well, it would be, but we are in an artificially created environment and I beleive we are all here because we want to be: we share a passion/interest in the Citroen BX.

I did find the following on another popular forum: It's their rules. Not ours. Now I'm not keen on too many rules but the following seems reasonable (with the possible exception of the swearing bit FFS :lol: ). It is NOT my place to tell anyone how to run this club/forum. I have, largely, in recent months tried to keep out of the arena when the mud starts flying (OK one frustrated outburst this morning, but I'm calm again now), but guess there are quite a few regulars who act by default in the spirit of the 'rules' below out of a natural sense of decency and tolerance.

I have been accused of being 'Imperial' before now. I try not to be but it's the way I write maybe. We all come across as having traits - coming across as pedantic, a joker, an anorak, superior whatever - but that doesn't accurately reflect the full person. This is written in my 'blog' section because that's where this belongs. (I don't think this part of the forum is used enough. It is THE place to vent spleen and have a moan).

Anyway I'm waffling. I like this club. I'm really chuffed that I drive a BX. And I am intending how to get my hands oily, I promise! (Especially after the last bill!)...

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:55 pm

Good sentiments Phil, lets see how long it lasts.

Oh & for the record i've met Phil on more than one occassion & i didnt find you imperial, just bloody tall :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:52 pm

I have a confession to make: I have been loosely considering a Xan&*a 2.1 diesel as a possible successor to my GTi auto, come this time NEXT year. So plenty of time to UNconsider it. BUt my wife said... "Xan%£A??? Shove it up your arse!"...

Mind made up then!

BX FOREVER

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Post by docchevron » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:45 am

Well, if you're gona have a Xantia, the D12 is the one of choice.

Even I'd have one.
Although the ML5 box is stupidly heavy, and doing a clutch in one is less fun than power sanding your own arse, so actually, maybe I wouldn't one!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:18 am

And I don't think my arse would appreciate having a Xa%&@ia inserted into it either. SWMBO has spoken. (Suits me as I didn't really want to succumb to the dark side :lol: ). Anyway, it means BX=OK. Can't argue with that...
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:44 am

Dark? its always sunny where I am!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:09 pm

Well maybe the Force is with you :)

Here, the Force lives in my house.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 04, 2009 8:01 pm

May already! Less than 6 months to go to the BXagon. Lots of work to do between now and then. Luckily the GTi is behaving itself and regularly does 320 mile round trips at the moment. Kermit's making sure the Green Hornet's OK too. Fortunate as I won't be able to fork out much BX-wise for a while now having just forked out for a new top of the range Mac Pro and 30" display. OUCH. Paid even more out to ensure the kit'll be secured and alarmed...

But it's what I need for my work. And plenty of builders fork out more than that on a van, and chefs buy knives.. etc. Mustn't complain.

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And this'll have to last me 5 years!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed May 13, 2009 5:09 pm

WTF do that ageing perv Moseley and the stunted egomaniac Ecclestone think they are doing? First possibly no British GP next year and now this:

Renault are the latest high-profile team threatening to quit Formula 1 unless proposals to adopt a £40m budget cap in 2010 are shelved.

On Tuesday, Ferrari joined Toyota and Red Bull in declaring their intention to pull out of F1 because of the plans.


FFS. Does wonders for the way us Brits are perceived overseas... again. NOT.

As it is we are the laughing stock of Europe, especially over the MP's expenses shame.
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Post by MULLEY » Wed May 13, 2009 11:27 pm

Its not the actual budget cap thats the main issue, its the fact that any team which adheres to it can have more leniency in the technical development of their car. It would have the potential to have 2 tiered racing. So you can imagine if Ferrari, which is set up the way it is (complex & expensive), theres no way it can downsize quick enough to meet the budget cap for 2010, therefore they'd spend at least £100million next year & potentially have 2 cars for that price which arent competitive against the smaller teams.

So i can see in principle why they arent happy, why would you spend all that money & not be competative, its just not a level playing field. I actually agree with the Budget cap, but there must be a way of incenticising teams to not go beyond it, whilst avoiding to penalise the teams who cant. I think their needs to be a 3-4 year period before the larger teams could hit these objectives, so perhaps have a rolling incentive system each year to encourage the larger teams to downsize more quickly. Its a tricky one i'll admit. Perhaps a simpler solution would be to remove some of the restrictions on testing for the on budget teams???

Discuss :lol:
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1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu May 14, 2009 12:12 am

Even considering the Italian/French/Spanish/Japanese (ok ANY foreigner)'s propensity for petulance when confronted by change, this has been woefully mis-managed. I don't pretend to know enough in depth to suggest a solution, but surely it is not beyond the wit of the highly paid overseers of F1 to work out a less contentious system?!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 18, 2009 9:51 pm

Well here I am in front of my new 30" display. With the new MAC purring quietly away. Compared with the last one (tooo noisy!) this is magic...

Not likely to be on here much for the next 48 hrs while I load all my software!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:51 pm

Had a nice day out on Sunday. Snapped a few cars at the Classic Car Show that was part of the Museum of Power's Show.

We had one of these once. Never looked like this tho'
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One for Billy - a really nice looking car...
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And my favourite:
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Post by Way2go » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:24 pm

It just occurred to me looking at your picture of the Routemaster that owning one brings in more problems that running it for the bus companies!
In a BX we can drive somewhere without being concerned about the route. London Transport ran them over over the same safe routes in their day. As an owner enthusiast you are going to have to check and plan each and every route you choose to take in advance for low bridges, width restrictions etc. :)
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