CX 22 TRS acquired...

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CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by Bilkob » 20 Nov 2018, 11:03

So, as per the title, I have somehow managed to acquire/save from the scrap person.
It's Florentine red, and in utterly rot free condition with the straightest panels I've ever seen on a CX! I'm planning to carry out light rolling restoration and hopefully sell on in the Spring. In the meantime......
1. The headlining and soft interior trim need doing. I THINK I can do this myself.. :shock:
2 Pretty sure it needs a new main accumulator sphere
3 There's an odd exhaust blow/and, or induction noise that makes it sound like an Alfa Romeo..!
4 It's got NO grunt. Starts and idles and drives fine, but it hesitates when under load, I've already fitted new fuel lines and filter, my guess is the carb (what's one of those??!!) needs a strip and a clean
5 The central locking doesn't work
6 It needs a polish!
7 It's no GTI Turbo!!
Any thoughts, advice, offer to take it off my hands BUT ONLY to use and keep, it's FAR to good to scrap!

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by white exec » 20 Nov 2018, 12:24

Do post some photos...

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by Bilkob » 20 Nov 2018, 13:15

I've tried to post pics before but always get told the file is too large. At that point I go and do something practical instead....

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by Gibbo2286 » 20 Nov 2018, 13:34

Bilkob wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 13:15
I've tried to post pics before but always get told the file is too large. At that point I go and do something practical instead....


Email programmes have an automatic sizing part to get them down to size if you don't know or can't manage a different way.

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by white exec » 20 Nov 2018, 14:32

Our forum now accepts large file size photos, and automatically resizes them!
Just Add Photo, slap in a title (if you want one), and Place in Line.

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by Bilkob » 20 Nov 2018, 19:02

In the meantime, any thoughts on the above? Especially the rough/lilly livered running?

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by xantia_v6 » 20 Nov 2018, 19:38

I think that we will need some more detailed symptoms before any useful diagnosis can be made.

I presume that this has some variety of Solex carburettor that is anything but Simple. If it were mine, I think that I would be carefully dismantling and cleaning the carburettor.

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by onza100 » 23 Nov 2018, 00:17

Sounds lovely. Fuel or electrical hesitation?
Photos would be great

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Nov 2018, 01:44

http://www.cxgti.com/resources/CX%20Manual%20S2.pdf

http://www.cxgti.com/resources/CX%20Parts%2081-85.pdf

We all go and do silly things at times :)....I bought this over the phone whilst sitting in a Volvo complaining about the ride !
20181005_160232.jpg

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Re: CX 22 TRS acquired...

Post by Peter.N. » 23 Nov 2018, 10:57

I ran CX's for 10 years, all diesel though, haven't run a petrol car since they had carburettors and distributors - and possibly dynamo's. Lovely cars though, never driven anything else like them, yours looks very nice.

I would think its likely that all the spheres could do with changing if it hasn't been running for a while. You should be able to bounce the corners with the engine running with about 3"- 4" movement at the front and 5"- 6" at the rear, the accumulator will almost certainly need changing.

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