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by Vanny
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX - XPO - Welding the Suspension Turret Non-structural repairs seemed a good place to start the welding on XPO. But rot in the suspension turret panel soon changed that! I don't claim to be a welding hero or perfectly neat, but it's functional and better than the rot it replaces https://bx...
by Vanny
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Bertie
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Bertie

Oh drat, Luke and I had been chatting while watching the live feed. I was convinced race 2 wouldn't happen and stopped watching 😭 I did get some snaps of Bertie off the screen though. Will post them when I e got more time. Great to see it back on track though!
by Vanny
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 4 x 4
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: 4 x 4

I'll need a new project in March ish, all being well. Might come and get it if its not gone by then.
by Vanny
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX – XPO – Repair Panel Body Cut Before I can put the engine back into XPO, I need to tackle the bodywork. I'll need to take a body cut from another, but how much will I need? https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/BX_XPO_Cut_01_800.jpg https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-...
by Vanny
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Thinking of using AutoDoc? You might want to read this first!
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Thinking of using AutoDoc? You might want to read this first!

I still see the odd negative report of AutoDoc, something that put me off for a long time. Having been using AutoDoc for BX parts for over a year now, they have become something of a lifeline for all of the cars. Maybe my experience will help you make your own mind up? https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/w...
by Vanny
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX – XPO – Mi16 Engine Assembly and Cambelt With the head and bottom end restored, I could finally complete the MI16 engine assembly. But it wasn't going to go completely smoothly! https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BX_Assemble_07_800.jpg https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/ci...
by Vanny
Sun May 30, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX – XPO – Building The Mi16 Bottom End Continued When I last wrote about the rebuild of the engine for XPO, the project was at a bit of a low point. A host of things were absorbing my "free time". Then when I did get a moment, it wasn't exactly plain sailing. Admittedly snapping the piston...
by Vanny
Sun May 16, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX – XPO – Building The Mi16 Bottom End A month since building the cylinder, I had to get on with building the bottom end. A few parts to clean and put together. How hard can it be? It should be plain sailing unless I do something really stupid. https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploa...
by Vanny
Sun May 09, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX - XPO - A Crank For The D6C Engine In March I found a crank journal measuring undersize, creating quite a quandary. In this article, I'll try to share my learning, ups, and downs, with you. https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BXP_XPOCrank_12_800.png https://bxproject....
by Vanny
Mon May 03, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

CITROËN BX – SPEAKERS AND AMPLIFIER UPGRADE Taking a little break from the XPO restoration, I've gone just a little bit overboard with upgrade the sound system with Clarion speakers. New front door speakers, parcel shelf speakers, and the biggest amp I've ever seen. https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-...
by Vanny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX - Building the Cylinder Head With all the cylinder head parts cleaned and camshafts polished, I could begin the therapeutic process of building the cylinder head. https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BXP_HeadBuild_16_800-2.jpg https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx-bu...
by Vanny
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX - Refurbishing The Cylinder Head Parts Having previously overhauled the cylinder head, it was time to prepare the rest of the parts and maybe start putting some of the engine back together. https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BXP_HeadBuild_03_800-800x400.jpg https://b...
by Vanny
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX - Bottom End Teardown Having found a leaking piston ring, it was time to go all-in on this XU9J4 engine and teardown the bottom end. What disasters await? https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BXP_BottomTD_08_800-800x400.jpg https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen_bx_xu9j4...
by Vanny
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

CITROËN BX – CYLINDER HEAD OVERHAUL Can I find the reason for the leaking pressure previously found? Can the leak be fixed with a cylinder head overhaul? https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BXP_Valve_02_800-800x400.jpg https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx-cylinder-head-overha...
by Vanny
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: The BX Project
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: The BX Project

Citroën BX – Cylinder Head Leak Testing The running engine has arrived up with ~25 BHP missing. Can I find the missing ponies with some cylinder head leak testing alone? https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BXP_Head_04_800-800x400.jpg https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx-cylin...