The BX Project

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun May 09, 2021 11:00 am

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.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... -d6c-mi16/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun May 16, 2021 5:14 pm

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.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... ottom-end/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun May 30, 2021 1:04 pm

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 rings was a mistake entirely of my own doing. But new rings have arrived, sort of, let the building of the bottom end commence!

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Dave » Sun May 30, 2021 5:45 pm

You are on the home run now, engine wise at least. :D
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:36 am

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!

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Dave » Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:16 pm

Just had a read Vanny. I had wondered how it was going, your updates had been a more regular to date. Anyway, looks like you found a bit of time and made some good progress that allows to carry on with it when able. That saw clearly came in handy. Good to see the engine is getting rebuilt as well. :)
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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:40 am

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?

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:41 pm

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

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... ion-turret

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:31 pm

Citroën BX – XPO – Welding the Scuttle Pt1

With the suspension turret repaired, I could turn my mind to making repair pieces and welding up the scuttle. Using the highly technical process of CAD.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... uttle-pt1/

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