My shiney BX

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Kitch
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My shiney BX

Post by Kitch » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:42 pm

No, not shiney.....grimey! Thats the one, I knew it kinda sounded the same.

Not much has changed on the old bone recently, except the gearknob has been modified to AX GT spec! (basically same as a normal 16v one with a red band instead of black)

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It's also lovely and clean:

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And is just recovering after shitting it's guts over the garage floor (I think it's going round at the moment)

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Overall still the same old. It's coming off the road for a while soon though, due to the MOT expiring shortly....petrol prices being ridiculous....numerous things still being wrong after long and stressful attempts to fix them and a TVR which is commanding more money (oddly enough!)
It's being retired to a garage for the year, so there will be no valver at the CCC shows this year, possibly a loud and anti-social TVR though. Although it's no louder than Doc after a few beers....120db recorded at Goodwood on Saturday. :shock:

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Post by toddao » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:45 pm

Kitch wrote
petrol prices being ridiculous....
surely the TVR can't be less thirsty - must make the 16v seem economical!
Todd


this yellow writing is really hard to read

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Post by Kitch » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:35 pm

Not as different as you'd think! The BX will do say, 90-110 miles on £20 on normal (yes, I am ashamed!) unleaded. The Tiv will do around 80.

BX only averages about 25mpg and the TVR around 20-23mpg if my maths are correct. Although the TVR could burn a tenner in about 15miles if I tired hard enough.

Main difference is that the valver was being used daily, which eqautes to crippling fuel costs each week (around £30-40!). The TVR only comes out on some weekends, allbeit dry ones, as it leaks!

The BX has now been replaced by a Ford, which costs less to fill up than the BX used in a week, yet lasts longer. It also handles better and has aircon! The downside is that its a Ford :oops:

So the BX is now residing in it's own private damp garage.

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Post by bexxy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:42 pm

I just watched this bx H14 BAH on a clip of an episode of used car roadshow on you tube, thought i'd seen that number plate before..
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