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  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭Jayo_M


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,382 ✭✭✭jimmyw


    LIGHTNING wrote: »

    The timing is slightly off but I don`t have a timing gun nor do I know how to use one :pac:

    Have you ever tried the static timing method?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    Any decent mechanic will have a timing light , 20 mins work I'd say ;)



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭SpitfireIV


    My Spitty is taking to the airrr...... tally ho!

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    You can follow the progress thread (which is a number of months behind) here: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057197258


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,574 ✭✭✭dharn


    You have ruined the other thread ! There should have been a spoiler alert :)


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    Great stuff - look forward to some more pics.

    My own is in for an early NCT next week. Figure better now than in October when stuff is damp and tired.


  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭KenSwee


    My 1967 1000MB.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,614 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Is this a classic, newtimer or just an old car that isn't anything. I'll let you decide. I have to pick it up at the end of the month at the French Classic Car display in Kilkenny. Anyway it's a 1991 Citroen BX 16 TGS Auto with 70k miles from new. It drives like a beauty. If anyone has a heater control panel that's in working order or anything else for one of these they don't want I'd be greatful.

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    And some of the work the previous owner has done:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭Jayo_M


    My uncle had a BX when I was a kid, I was so amazed at how it would drop when turned off. Loved it. Definitely a youngtimer classic to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 65,250 ✭✭✭✭unkel
    Chauffe, Marcel, chauffe!


    Fantastic - the car looks like it is brand new!

    The wheels are class :cool:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,614 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Jayo_M wrote: »
    Definitely a youngtimer classic to me.
    I'd agree. It was sufficiently common to be of interest to people and sufficiently rare now to be just an interesting car in it's own right.
    unkel wrote: »
    Fantastic - the car looks like it is brand new!

    The wheels are class :cool:
    It seems to be in very good condition overall. I need to get it on a ramp to have a proper look but I'm happy with everything I've seen so far.

    And yes the wheels are great. I was pondering getting proper period alloys for it but maybe that would be a mistake. I generally like keeping things as original as possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    Saw one filling up in Ashford today so there's still some out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,614 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Capri wrote: »
    Saw one filling up in Ashford today so there's still some out there.

    Compared to how common they were a few years ago their numbers have tailed off a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    That's a great looking example of a BX, really cool car that's getting rarer and rarer. I remember when CX's were everywhere and taken for granted but now they are practically extinct, same is happening with the BX.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 251 ✭✭sblythe


    Looks like a very nice example. I know its an awful cliché, like saying the W124 was the last proper Merc etc, but I think the BX was one of the last properly square, boxy Citroens. The Xantia, Xsara etc just weren't the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    sblythe wrote: »
    Looks like a very nice example. I know its an awful cliché, like saying the W124 was the last proper Merc etc, but I think the BX was one of the last properly square, boxy Citroens. The Xantia, Xsara etc just weren't the same.

    I think in time the xantia will be deemed a proper Citroen, always liked them too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,310 ✭✭✭w124man


    Every time I do a red eye out of Dublin Airport, I see a BX turbo diesel bombing it along the N/M11 and onto the M50. Its a fairly recent import and looks to be in good nick. There is also an MB 190 2.5 diesel that goes to the airport from somewhere south of Gorey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    BX GTI 4x4 :eek:



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭SpitfireIV


    Getting there! :cool:

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    See my thread in the 'Projects & Builds' section for more!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭unfit2006


    Well done CroppyBoy. You have made great headway ......

    This is as far as I 've got with the GT6... I finished repairs and treatment/painting to the chassis last week and refitted the running gear.

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    Working on the doors at present.Just a few minor repairs. The frames and skins were in very good condition.
    The tailgate just needs prepping (thankfully)
    The bonnet/wings assembley will be after that. (They dont look too bad)

    Then tackle the repairs to the main tub. :D

    It's a form of madness I reckon.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭SpitfireIV


    unfit2006 wrote: »
    Well done CroppyBoy. You have made great headway ......

    This is as far as I 've got with the GT6... I finished repairs and treatment/painting to the chassis last week and refitted the running gear.

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    Working on the doors at present.Just a few minor repairs. The frames and skins were in very good condition.
    The tailgate just needs prepping (thankfully)
    The bonnet/wings assembley will be after that. (They dont look too bad)

    Then tackle the repairs to the main tub. :D

    It's a form of madness I reckon.

    Good stuff Unfit! ;) I've yet to start work on the chassis but I have a fairly clean one that was refinished that came with the deal, only problem is its a deep orange in color! :rolleyes: So I'll sand it back in a couple of places, see what the metal is like underneath and decide then whether to strip it all and start again or rough it up and reapply a sealer on top.

    What finishes/process did you use on the chassis?

    I hope you'll be throwing up a few pics of the project? Remember, I was in and around that GT6 of yours, its a brave project!! :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭unfit2006


    I must put up a few pics when I get things moving again with the bodywork.

    I find the GT6 very easy to work on. The outer panels were in good condition under all the years of paint. The tub (when I get around to it) needs 2 floor pans and sills. I have the parts.They are a simple enough sill to fit once you keep the tub absolutely fixed and true.

    I brought the chassis and suspension towers etc back to bare steel. I use products from the Rustbuster range ... Epoxy mastic primers and Steel Renovation Paint etc. followed by a few coats of Triumph white in 2k.

    I finished off the running gear with the steel renovation paint. Black.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,799 ✭✭✭Old diesel


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    I think in time the xantia will be deemed a proper Citroen, always liked them too.

    Theres an early one* in the background of one of the pics Ba Barabus posted of his BX.

    They've always looked like a nice car - even one of my brothers whose not into cars and generally ignores them used to say how nice they looked (one of our neighbours bought 3 of them new)

    *makes mental note to stay away from ebay*

    *appears to be a Uk L reg - meaning that its a 93/94 example


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    Old diesel wrote: »
    Theres an early one* in the background of one of the pics Ba Barabus posted of his BX.

    They've always looked like a nice car - even one of my brothers whose not into cars and generally ignores them used to say how nice they looked (one of our neighbours bought 3 of them new)

    *makes mental note to stay away from ebay*

    *appears to be a Uk L reg - meaning that its a 93/94 example

    There was an activa for sale recently on done deal and I has serious desires for it. The only experience I've had of them was unfortunate tho, a friend asked me to bring him to pick up his new car ( well new to him ) a lovely xantia estate. Over the next two weeks he got her compounded and polished replaced the coil pack and done some general tidying up, he called up one night and when he went to drive home the timing belt snapped and it was game over.
    I learned a cheap lesson that night and it also re-enforced the fear I've had of buying one even tho it wasn't really the cars fault.


  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭conor2469


    1983 Audi ur quattro:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,574 ✭✭✭dharn


    unfit2006 wrote: »
    I must put up a few pics when I get things moving again with the bodywork.

    I find the GT6 very easy to work on. The outer panels were in good condition under all the years of paint. The tub (when I get around to it) needs 2 floor pans and sills. I have the parts.They are a simple enough sill to fit once you keep the tub absolutely fixed and true.

    I brought the chassis and suspension towers etc back to bare steel. I use products from the Rustbuster range ... Epoxy mastic primers and Steel Renovation Paint etc. followed by a few coats of Triumph white in 2k.

    I finished off the running gear with the steel renovation paint. Black.

    This needs a thread of its own like croppy is doing


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,425 ✭✭✭tc20


    I bought this 190 towards the end of last year, its the daily hack.
    3 owners before me from new, the last being a local farmer for almost 18 years. Now only 125k on the clock. Its my 3rd old Merc, but the first 190 I've had, and I reckon i'll be holding on to this for a while. Basic, and with a few bits to do to it, but feels like an old MB should. Pics taken before and after a good days work cleaning her up a while back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,799 ✭✭✭Old diesel


    Looks like the last owner of the 190 (love the leather interior btw) bought it when it was only 3 or 4 years old.

    Id put money on him been the sort of chap that bought it because he always wanted a Merc - bearing in mind that in 95 a Merc would have been seen as a PROPER quality car as the drop in quality of later models like W210 had yet to rear its ugly head - the W210 wasn't even out on the road in 95

    Nice car


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,425 ✭✭✭tc20


    @ Old Diesel - the first owners (some Investment Co in Wexford) only had it 6 months, then it stayed in Wexford for another couple of years, before being purchased by the previous owner. I'd been on the hunt for a decent 190 for the best part of a year to replace my W123. I had viewed 5 or 6 potential candidates before coming across this on done deal. Turns out the I knew the owners son (he was a couple of years ahead of me in school), and they only live a couple of miles from me. His father had passed away a few years previously, and his mother pootled about in it. They had subsequently bought a W202, but still preferred the W201. I must have seen that car hundreds of times in the 90s and never had notions that I'd own it :) Interior is MB-tex rather than leather, but it looks the part. Typically austere MB spec of the time, with manual windows, 1 manual mirror, but she's a grand bus. I'll have to do some rear suspension work, but that'll be in next years budget


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,799 ✭✭✭Old diesel


    I remember the Merc dealer (who had themselves only just got the Merc franchise at the time) in Tralee selling off the last of the 190s - and their pitch been "the last opportunity to purchase a Mercedes Benz for under £25,000 pounds

    Seen a nice looking blue one in Charleville a few weeks ago


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