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#61 OFFLINE   Talbot

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:47 PM

I think you're right, but a kind of long term loan to someone I know - that might work! Especially someone who knows BXs well...

Tentatively raises hand just a little.  I need to clear out a few* scrap vehicles (including a certain C25 you may rememeber... it's utterly rotten now) but there could well be a place for it where it will get all the mechanical work it would need.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

This has been sat under the cover for the last few months, which seems to have protected it fine. I left the windows open a crack, so that air could circulate around the interior. That was a mistake...

 

I returned home yesterday to find that Storm Emma had ripped the cover off, and blown a surprising amount of snow inside. Still, it was an excuse to fire it up and get fluids circulating.

 

 

The wind has been really strong, and somehow has managed to blow this through the gaps in the roof corrugations!

 

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We've been on the generator since yesterday evening after a tree ended up on the power line :-( They started work on it this afternoon, so hopefully will be sorted soon so we can power the (electric) shower.

 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:53 PM

Got to get my bx out tomorrow to pick my girlfriend up from the airport. Currently it's under about 2 inches of snow. I could take the van but the wide low profile tyres are useless in the snow whereas the bx grips slot better on its skinnies. It's off to Paris again at the end of the month so need it to warm up so I can finish checking it over. Hope to start the welding on the tzd estate as well this year
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:31 PM

If it makes you feel better Mat, my mate's Land Rover Defender was full of snow this morning, and that was with the doors and windows shut!


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:40 PM

That's Land Rover panel gaps for you!


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:44 PM

That little start up video was very nostalgic. If you're not careful, you'll have me wanting another BX.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:49 PM

Oh my.  That's a thing of beauty.  Loved how it started so smoothly, too.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

I've just been to collect a load of spares for this, so if anyone is after BX parts, I may well now have duplicates! Certainly I have more headlights than I know what to do with.

 

Two bonnets (one poorly hand-painted) and three doors:

 

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Lots more assorted parts, along with corrugated sheeting I was also collecting in the LT:

 

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Starting to sort through...some of it is scrap (there must be around 15 rusty spheres) but some is new, and some useful used bits:

 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:06 PM

Amongst the new parts was the hose connection block for the LHM tank, which also houses the level sensor. Mine had stopped working, as I discovered when a pipe failed and the first warning I had was triggered by low pressure rather than the level dropping. So seeing as I had booked off work this lovely day, I decided to change it.

 

Worth cleaning the filters at the same time:

 

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This is what rinsed out with petrol!

 

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All back in place and working (the level is a bit low as the light comes on when raising it to high)

 

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Just realised there are no engine bay shots in this thread, so here's one to rectify that:

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:55 AM

Its good to see this legend of a BX still getting your attention.

I started up my green N/A estate for the first time in 4 years last Saturday. Half a turn of the engine and it was ticking over. My conclusion, XUD's are the absolute business. Remind me what you have to do to a xantia 1.9TD to slot it in?


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

Getting attention but no miles...still, it's being kept dry(ish) so shouldn't deteriorate too much.

 

Engine swap is fairly simple, but you need some way to drive the BX hydraulic pump unless you switch to the Xantia FDV-less setup (or have an early donor engine). I used an N/A cam kindly donated by Talbot, must be around 10 years ago now. If the donor engine had a vacuum pump (ZX/405), you need to blank off the oil feed to that otherwise it will get very messy!

Clutch and flywheel need swapping from the BX unless you want to keep the Xantia pull-type clutch for some reason. The puzzle I found when I first got it running is that to run smoothly the Xantia engine needed the glowplugs kept on after starting, so powering the glowplugs with the BX relay give a rough and smoky idle for the first 30 seconds or so. Swapped to the Xantia relay and all was fine.

 

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If you look closely, you can see a certain blue Discovery in the background, before the rollover!


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:15 PM

I assume you decided to keep it then? Still extremely envious of this one...

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:28 PM

I really can't bring myself too, and there's (currently) no domestic pressure to sell, so I haven't. Not sure when it'll be back into regular use though - arguably it's a lot 'better' car than the Stellar in just about every objective way, and still has plenty of great memories. So if they were both on the road at the same time, would I use the Stellar that much?

 

I really need to sort out insurance to make it easier to rotate the fleet...


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