My BX back on the road

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nigel
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My BX back on the road

Post by nigel » Fri May 18, 2012 8:31 am

Its taken the better part of 2 years but its finally registered and back on the road.
I can now understand why these cars have such a loyal following. It may be noisy with dodgy plastic creaky trim, there maybe cars that are safer and newer but few can match the fun and grin factor.

Its just so busy and figgity. But its handling is still precise and chuckable that I can forgive it all its faults. When the XU9J4 is at full song the whole package comes together.

Heres some shots from when I first got her.

http://www.bx16valve.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1944

heres some later shots.

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Post by Mike P » Fri May 18, 2012 1:04 pm

Excellent :D

How much work did you have to do to the car over that last 2 years :?:

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Post by bxmark » Fri May 18, 2012 5:48 pm

A real beauty , top work

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Post by nigel » Sat May 19, 2012 9:41 am

Mike P wrote:Excellent :D

How much work did you have to do to the car over that last 2 years :?:

Mike P
Lets see.

New clutch + pressure plate.
Repaired + painted front bumper.
Repaired rust in a pillar and door jam.
Replaced plastic roof/body trim.
RHD CV boot.
Replaced aerial.
Fault find and repair of ABS.
Repair hole in LHD mirror shroud.
Replace lower coolant manifold.
Re-welded broken pedal box.
Replaced various blown bulbs.
Re-wired from firewall burnt wiring for oil pressure, oil level and oil temp sensors.

Heres some piccies I took today.

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Post by bxmark » Sat May 19, 2012 11:32 am

Stop torturing me I WANT one :lol: , some more ace pics , they really must be a very rare sight in Oz .

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Post by nigel » Sat May 19, 2012 9:15 pm

bxmark wrote:Stop torturing me I WANT one :lol: , some more ace pics , they really must be a very rare sight in Oz .

Mark
Glad you like it.

Yeah I've never seen a 16 valve on the road here in Australia, only a couple at a car show. BXs in general are rare here. There very under rated and people have a fear of Hydropneumatic Citroens.

There's more love for the more mainstream Peugeots. A common fate for 16 valves is to be bought purely for the engine, where it ends up powering a 205Gti.

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Post by michael16v » Mon May 21, 2012 5:19 am

"Yeah I've never seen a 16 valve on the road here in Australia", only a couple at a car show. BXs in general are rare here. There very under rated and people have a fear of Hydropneumatic Citroens.

There's more love for the more mainstream Peugeots. A common fate for 16 valves is to be bought purely for the engine, where it ends up powering a 205Gti.[/quote]

I guess you have not seen mine getting around then :?

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