Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

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0a

21,414 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Low mile XJR in budget. Is that a badge on the bonnet to cover up a leaper hole? https://www.gumtree.com/p/jaguar/jaguar-xjr-4.0lrt...


4941cc

25,681 posts

151 months

Saturday 23rd March
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0a said:
Low mile XJR in budget. Is that a badge on the bonnet to cover up a leaper hole? https://www.gumtree.com/p/jaguar/jaguar-xjr-4.0lrt...

Wrong wheels for an XJR, looks like a plain old 3.2 Sport.

0a

21,414 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd March
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4941cc said:
0a said:
Low mile XJR in budget. Is that a badge on the bonnet to cover up a leaper hole? https://www.gumtree.com/p/jaguar/jaguar-xjr-4.0lrt...

Wrong wheels for an XJR, looks like a plain old 3.2 Sport.
How did I miss that?!

ian316

929 posts

50 months

Saturday 23rd March
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4941cc said:
0a said:
Low mile XJR in budget. Is that a badge on the bonnet to cover up a leaper hole? https://www.gumtree.com/p/jaguar/jaguar-xjr-4.0lrt...

Wrong wheels for an XJR, looks like a plain old 3.2 Sport.
Well that's a plus point to me I've always been tempted to badge an XJR as a 3.2 just because

derin100

5,169 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March
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ian316 said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
0a said:
I keep looking at XJ 4.0s for some reason. Sub £2k and reasonable miles. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-XJ8-4-0-Auto-XJ-...

I really don't know why I care, or even noticed actually, but I don't like those wheels on that car. They look OK on an XK8 though.
Celtic wheels were fitted to 4ltr xj8 from the factory I like them tbh
Now I'm seeing why the consensus is that bronze 3.2 one is too much money when compared to the more favoured 4.0...right?

I think I'm progressing rapidly in my Jaguar schooling !

I can see my report already: "Derin learns well...but he needs to learn to concentrate on one thing and chatter less in class!" teacher

0a

21,414 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd March
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How's the w124 bidding going Derin?

derin100

5,169 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March
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0a said:
4941cc said:
0a said:
Low mile XJR in budget. Is that a badge on the bonnet to cover up a leaper hole? https://www.gumtree.com/p/jaguar/jaguar-xjr-4.0lrt...

Wrong wheels for an XJR, looks like a plain old 3.2 Sport.
How did I miss that?!
I actually like those wheels ( getmecoat )

Pity the ad doesn't have more pictures, particularly interior.

derin100

5,169 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March
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0a said:
How's the w124 bidding going Derin?
Well, he's finally put some more details on the ad but they're not really that informative. I'm slightly getting cold feet in that he said he was replying to around 30 other enquiries.



0a

21,414 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd March
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This 230 looks rather nice (not for Derin), but I don't think it has air con. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-BENZ-230CE-199...


0a

21,414 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd March
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derin100

5,169 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March
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0a said:
This 230 looks rather nice (not for Derin), but I don't think it has air con. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-BENZ-230CE-199...

I was looking at that (and the W126 below) late last night. It looks very nice. I actually like the 230CE that I had, it was the 300CE that I hated.

Prinny

1,247 posts

44 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Prinny said:
Took me a while, but to back up my earlier promise of totting up the thread purchases like I did in vol. 12, here we go... It’s my list so foibles. wink

1xRover 75 (lwb, no less)
1xSaab 9-5
1xMondeo
1xV70
1xXC70
1xOutback
1xCLK
1xLexus IS (which became a 2nd due to excellent customer service)
1xLexus GS
1xLexus LS (Technically 2, but BMNick’s hasn’t arrived yet?)
1xE350 (211)
1x750il
1x745i (thread car #1)
1xS500
1xC124
2x190e
2x300e (Technically 3 with the Braan thread car #2 going twice)
3xXJ8
5xE39 (two tourings)

July = 7, August = 5, September = 4, October = 4, November = 10. (30 in 5 months).

A few purchases excluded due to cost (the LS600, the RR Sport & the A5tdi).

Note, as Tobinen suggested, if people want to keep a running total when posting the traditional forecourt shot, I’m all for it!

There exist (in potentia) both a Northern (Jedburgh) and Southern (Warcs?) barge meet in the Christmas-New Year interlude, but neither has been formally organised just yet.
That was back in December - so as we shut the door on XIII, here’s the rest:

December
325 e46
XJ
V70 denied, as £420
528 e39

January
CLK
Alfa 159
G-wagen (0a’s ‘mercedes clause’)
300SL
W124
S600
728
P38 RR

February
SL
SL2
E39
XJ
XJ
Legacy

March
Mx-5 (because PH, and without it, there’s nothing)

Trawling from page 54 to 125 has taken most of the afternoon, but some memories along the way...




Re-reading also found some comments about Northern Barge meet locations.

I will amend the poll to feature: “Chatsworth meet, there’s the Devonshire arms at Beeley”.

em177

2,914 posts

109 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Here’s one for the threadiats to mull over.

I’m moving flat next month to Kingston area in London and commuting circa 30 miles each way to Gatwick area. You therefore want an auto for the Kingston end and a wafty barge for the M23/23 end.

Current daily is an A2 TDi which does circa 18k per annum, new car will only have to do 14/15k. Budget is circa £2-4K, ideally 30-40mpg (so will probably need to be another diesel, or potentially lpg?), comfy, wafty... what would you chose?

derin100

5,169 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Prinny said:
That was back in December - so as we shut the door on XIII, here’s the rest:

December
325 e46
XJ
V70 denied, as £420
528 e39

January
CLK
Alfa 159
G-wagen (0a’s ‘mercedes clause’)
300SL
W124
S600
728
P38 RR

February
SL
SL2
E39
XJ
XJ
Legacy

March
Mx-5 (because PH, and without it, there’s nothing)

Trawling from page 54 to 125 has taken most of the afternoon, but some memories along the way...




Re-reading also found some comments about Northern Barge meet locations.

I will amend the poll to feature: “Chatsworth meet, there’s the Devonshire arms at Beeley”.
laugh

0a

21,414 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd March
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As we live our lives in volumes, I thought I would see whether we our posting rate is going up or down (assuming the thread turns over today). Here's the days taken for each thread volume to complete:



I missed the original volume for the graph (it was a special founding volume to build the barge legend after all, not done overnight):



So a slight long term decline (though the last two have been better than the nightmare of volume 11 - good work all!).

Edited by 0a on Saturday 23 March 18:15

cornershop

1,185 posts

141 months

Saturday 23rd March
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em177 said:
Here’s one for the threadiats to mull over.

I’m moving flat next month to Kingston area in London and commuting circa 30 miles each way to Gatwick area. You therefore want an auto for the Kingston end and a wafty barge for the M23/23 end.

Current daily is an A2 TDi which does circa 18k per annum, new car will only have to do 14/15k. Budget is circa £2-4K, ideally 30-40mpg (so will probably need to be another diesel, or potentially lpg?), comfy, wafty... what would you chose?
x350 3.0 v6 would 30+ all day long; the TDVi or whatever its called would smash it (if in the price range)

cornershop

1,185 posts

141 months

Saturday 23rd March
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derin100 said:
0a said:
4941cc said:
0a said:
Low mile XJR in budget. Is that a badge on the bonnet to cover up a leaper hole? https://www.gumtree.com/p/jaguar/jaguar-xjr-4.0lrt...

Wrong wheels for an XJR, looks like a plain old 3.2 Sport.
How did I miss that?!
I actually like those wheels ( getmecoat )

Pity the ad doesn't have more pictures, particularly interior.
For whatever reason, that has been sale for a long time (6-9mths I reckon)

Stedman

6,410 posts

137 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Badge probably isn't covering a lleaper hole.

(now i've said it....)

SpeckledJim

19,051 posts

198 months

Saturday 23rd March
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cornershop said:
em177 said:
Here’s one for the threadiats to mull over.

I’m moving flat next month to Kingston area in London and commuting circa 30 miles each way to Gatwick area. You therefore want an auto for the Kingston end and a wafty barge for the M23/23 end.

Current daily is an A2 TDi which does circa 18k per annum, new car will only have to do 14/15k. Budget is circa £2-4K, ideally 30-40mpg (so will probably need to be another diesel, or potentially lpg?), comfy, wafty... what would you chose?
x350 3.0 v6 would 30+ all day long; the TDVi or whatever its called would smash it (if in the price range)
Good suggestion, IMO.

derin100

5,169 posts

188 months

Saturday 23rd March
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SpeckledJim said:
cornershop said:
em177 said:
Here’s one for the threadiats to mull over.

I’m moving flat next month to Kingston area in London and commuting circa 30 miles each way to Gatwick area. You therefore want an auto for the Kingston end and a wafty barge for the M23/23 end.

Current daily is an A2 TDi which does circa 18k per annum, new car will only have to do 14/15k. Budget is circa £2-4K, ideally 30-40mpg (so will probably need to be another diesel, or potentially lpg?), comfy, wafty... what would you chose?
x350 3.0 v6 would 30+ all day long; the TDVi or whatever its called would smash it (if in the price range)
Good suggestion, IMO.
As unlikely or improbable as it may sound (but Ross will also confirm), an E38 728i will do 38mpg at 70mph, so still easily above 30 mpg even if you can't stay as low as 70 mph. The chap who bought my 728i Sport was selling it the other day for only £2K with 97k on the clock...but I don't know if it might not have already gone.

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