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    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    This car just got reversed into at my work. It was the only other car in the car park and the bloke still managed to hit it...
    Major bummer

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    Did the other driver leave his details?

    I may have a rear bumper in storage, I'd have to check, if I do it's yours

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    Ouch! Commiserations. Had a similar thing happen to my 16V years ago and remember the rear bumper being worth something like $3500 ex France! Good thing for insurance! Damn I love that colour on a 16V
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Major bummer

    Did the other driver leave his details?

    I may have a rear bumper in storage, I'd have to check, if I do it's yours

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    Thanks Chris!

    He did leave his details, so I'll be going the insurance route. A straight rear bumper would be fantastic if you have one. Once it's all in motion I could pass your details onto my repairer, he could then buy it off of you if you did have one that you're looking to offload. Pending on whether the repairer was prepared to buy parts off of a private individual.

    If not I've got a second hand one on a white car here that I could sell to the repairer. Also pending on what the repairer thinks.

    Quote Originally Posted by zykyra View Post
    Ouch! Commiserations. Had a similar thing happen to my 16V years ago and remember the rear bumper being worth something like $3500 ex France! Good thing for insurance! Damn I love that colour on a 16V
    Yikes, that would likely write it off, I'll definitely be finding one locally.
    I love the colour too .

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    Of course, a good thing about the 16 valver bumper bars is they are fibreglass so very repairable. Mine were worse than your pictures and with some glass, plastibond and paint they came up like new.

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    So this is booked in for Monday the 21st for the repair of the rear bumper. I had a chat with the owner and we decided we'd just repair this bumper rather than source and probably have to repair a second hand one, which echos what others have said in this thread .

    Over the past few weeks I've-
    Replaced bulbs in the instrument panel
    Tightened cam belt
    Played around with a few other things
    Had the aircon re-gassed, though it's only holding half the normal gas (apparently) due to running too hot. Still works well though. Apparently the condenser isn't working efficiently enough.


    Pictures to follow at some stage.
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    Good news is I got the car back! Last friday, the repair is great and they've resprayed the whole rear bumper, makes the rest of the car look a touch tired though.

    Bad news is it's currently stranded away from home with a broken accelerator cable.

    Hopefully get it going again tonight..
    Good news is for now I get to drive the fiancé's XR5turbo
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    Ah well at least it's parked neatly in a suburban street (so it appears) and not on the side of a major road!

    Looking good.

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    Yes, the sturdy chariot took us to within a two minute walk of the fiancé's house before it succumbed to its injury. The fraying accelerator cable really is a silent killer. I just feel bad that the poor things only company is an old camry. Though it did choose the widest and quietest street I could have hoped for it to fail in, so I suppose that makes up for the bad company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    Good news is I got the car back! Last friday, the repair is great and they've resprayed the whole rear bumper, makes the rest of the car look a touch tired though.

    Focus on the good Frog, le batard noir is looking better every time you update this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Focus on the good Frog, le batard noir is looking better every time you update this thread

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    Yes the positives are definitely out weighing the negatives by a long shot. Though I keep entertaining day dreams of re-paints, importing uncracked dashboards and high compression engines. Though I think that might all BXcessive

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    All fixed!

    Edit: pictures lost.
    Last edited by frog; 2nd March 2016 at 06:23 PM.

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    Little update about the accelerator cable.

    Since replacing the accelerator cable the car has had a noticeable increase in power.
    I think the old accelerator cable was one from an 8 Valve car, which is much shorter and struggled to open the throttle body all the way. It use to run in a straight line basically from the pedal to the throttle.
    Much more fun to drive with a nice long accelerator cable that is routed well, and of course with full throttle.

    Definitely can't compare it to the TZi anymore!

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    Small update on a few other things I've done to the car since having it.

    New head-unit for the car with SD and USB inputs, new speakers front and back.

    Got an original 16 Valve gear-knob from the UK.

    I also found a coin tray that had a damping gear on the side so it opens nice a slowly.

    Also turned the passenger window switches into illuminated switches on both sides à la XM and 405.

    That's all for now folks
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    New tyres and needing a wash!
    It hit 190 000 today from 182XXX when I first bought it.

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    Something interesting turned up on the back step.

    Last edited by frog; 2nd March 2016 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    Something interesting turned up on the back step.
    I like the look frog, suits the black, what size are they?

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    Thanks Chris,

    They're 15x7 ET13. The wheels are manufactured by a company called EXIP, they were originally an option for the 205 GTi from the germany company Gutmann. Still have Peugeot centre caps which I'll have to do something about.

    German citroen dealers also offered this wheel as an option for the BX range, so I think they're an appropriate addition.


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    The ride could be a bit harsh and noisy, and I reckon you'll damage the skirts and exhaust.

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    205/.05 r15!

    In all seriousness I may have to do a little bit of trimming to fit the tyres in, just the inside profile of the GRP skirt for when the car is depressurised.
    I'm thinking 205/50r15 -- standard size is 195/60r14.


    This is the front brake calliper clearance, I can't really get the verniers in there, nor find the thickness feeler gauge. Seems to be around 2.5mm, so it should be fine -- I'll have to pull that pad warning wire a little tighter though.
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    I'll admit I really don't mind the BX, the new wheels look the goods I reckon.

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    Thanks Chez,

    The wheels would have originally been on something like this:

    Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 Gutmann - 1988 by fabvt, on Flickr

    Couple of photos I've shot over the last week.


    IMG_3948 by tyro.chris, on Flickr


    IMG_3944 by tyro.chris, on Flickr


    IMG_3919 by tyro.chris, on Flickr


    IMG_3897 by tyro.chris, on Flickr


    IMG_3752 by tyro.chris, on Flickr


    IMG_3750 by tyro.chris, on Flickr


    IMG_3906 by tyro.chris, on Flickr

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    Stunning frog, very nice compositions, the black loves the camera, though I imagine makes for more difficult exposures. Look forward to seeing those wheels on the car.

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Engine Out by tyro.chris, on Flickr

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    So I'm finally getting around to putting a higher compression engine in the car.


    Engine is from Dave's old car, here is the information from the for sale thread:


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave
    The engine has 10.8:1 CR through decked block and liners (by Owen W), a PeterT stage 1 inlet cam, offset keys on both cams to right the timing after the skim, PeterT baffled sump, uprated oil pressure spring and larger volume sprocket (uprated oil flow and pressure).


    The bottom end has been fully balanced by Chiltons engineering in Brisbane - I even bought a few extra rods so we could have a closer starting point to get it perfect without removing too much material.


    The head was fully reconditioned with 3 angle seat and backcut valves. I also did a little porting unter the valve seats to neaten them up especially where there was some core shift in the casting.


    The engine was assembled with all new bearings and gaskets and I had the injectors ultrasonically cleaned. The clutch is a valeo item.
    Both engines are sitting on the floor of the shed, [Optimism]hopefully turn the key in the next few months.[/Optimism]

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