Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

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JOB2.5-16

236 posts

17 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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Deefor62 said:
JOB2.5-16 said:
One for the brave, the VERY brave....

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1051272
If that’s all that’s wrong with it, I don’t think it’s as terminal as it sounds.
If my memory serves me right, it’s the popular Lampredi based engine, and so may share same common components as the Integrale, so parts should be plentiful.
I think the bodies on these were galvanised, and didn’t suffer the terminal rot of earlier Lancias.
If only I had the garage space, I would be tempted.
Indeed, it’s certainly cheap enough and a rare car now. From what I understand they were a nice driving car in their day.

Krikkit

16,003 posts

126 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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Deefor62 said:
JOB2.5-16 said:
One for the brave, the VERY brave....

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1051272
If that’s all that’s wrong with it, I don’t think it’s as terminal as it sounds.
If my memory serves me right, it’s the popular Lampredi based engine, and so may share same common components as the Integrale, so parts should be plentiful.
I think the bodies on these were galvanised, and didn’t suffer the terminal rot of earlier Lancias.
If only I had the garage space, I would be tempted.
On the engine front you could get a new set of rods and pistons made up for very reasonable money these days if there weren't any originals around.

BorniteIdentity

960 posts

75 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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Nowell & Richards provide tailored insurance solutions for high net worth individuals.

Err. I’ve got a 1983 Ford Sierra and Casio watch.

I think that’s me out.

r129sl

8,059 posts

148 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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SimonConnell said:
Strongly priced, but tidy looking E430 in a pleasing colour:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-W210-Mercedes-E-Cl...



TBH, that’s a bargain. I’ve been out in mine today and am reminded what a superbly competent saloon car it is. The refinement is sublime. But it’s also great to drive, with crisp and precise steering, a good chassis and a very rigid body shell. The spec on that one is a bit low but what lovely colours. Much less likely to rust, too.

The XJ81 looks great. Please do a readers’ rides thread...

Edited by r129sl on Sunday 9th December 20:13

bolide

513 posts

199 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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harrykul said:
The replacement is going to be beyond thread budget due to the wrath of the long suffering Mrs Kul. Decided on a f11 530d touring in non-poverty comfy spec (quite rare)
Don't think I can help looking at cars as neither is at all local

I've had my F11 a year and it's been spot-on. But finding a decent-spec F11 with six cylinders is incredibly hard. I wanted a six-cylinder, auto estate which wasn't black and ended up with just three cars for sale in the UK

Despite that I recommend being fussy on the spec as there are some well-specified cars out there and some of the options are worth seeking out. Adaptive suspension is top of the list. Reversing camera, widescreen nav, paddles, switchable auto box & hot chairs are also desirable

The 525 Diesel was 6-cylinder, 3-litre till 2011, 4 cylinders after that. Same engine as the 530 bar minor differences and still remarkably rapid

Nick Froome

harrykul

2,378 posts

171 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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Thanks Nick. We've had a f11 in the past, albeit a 520d. In the end I went for a minibarge: e91 325d. It's reasonably bargey in that it's a six pot, automatic, estate, cream leather and walnut.

phil_cardiff

4,230 posts

153 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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harrykul said:
Thanks Nick. We've had a f11 in the past, albeit a 520d. In the end I went for a minibarge: e91 325d. It's reasonably bargey in that it's a six pot, automatic, estate, cream leather and walnut.
I think E91s are wonderful. I'm jealous.

Croutons

3,672 posts

111 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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Xmas pressie for thread's Lexus Losers:

https://blog.lexus.co.uk/lexus-design-inspires-exc...

Yes, that's right, trainers with bright red bits and the Lexus logo and all official.

I bet you never expected that!

Johnny Raydome

500 posts

50 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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Been having a play with the Bornite 190e:

Zebrano cassette holders and a retro wood-effect CD player.
Yes, the stereo is a bit questionable, taste-wise, but I don't have any cassettes and radio is pretty grim these days, mostly. Need a CD player!
(I do have a wood-effect cassette player too, I'm sorry to report. Sad, sad, sad.)

What used to be:



Is now:



Nothing is permanent, any mods can easily be reversed*

I also need to get some new bulbs from MB to light the heater dials, think they're 12V 0.4W bulbs (000000 001 061) unless anyone can advise me otherwise?

Re: the Jedburgh meet, I'm up for it except for loose arrangements already in place to visit family down south. These may well change and they usually do.
So it's a possibly-maybe from me. I'll be there if I can be smile

* you'll be pleased to hear, JOB

BlueMR2

7,628 posts

147 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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W00DY said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-MERCEDES-CL600-Hom...


A "CL600 Homage" apparently. fk off.
£8k for a fake one or £7k for a real one.

harrykul

2,378 posts

171 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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phil_cardiff said:
harrykul said:
Thanks Nick. We've had a f11 in the past, albeit a 520d. In the end I went for a minibarge: e91 325d. It's reasonably bargey in that it's a six pot, automatic, estate, cream leather and walnut.
I think E91s are wonderful. I'm jealous.
Thanks, my dad's got an e90330d, which is excellent. Will post a pic when it arrives.

Rod200SX

6,985 posts

121 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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harrykul said:
phil_cardiff said:
harrykul said:
Thanks Nick. We've had a f11 in the past, albeit a 520d. In the end I went for a minibarge: e91 325d. It's reasonably bargey in that it's a six pot, automatic, estate, cream leather and walnut.
I think E91s are wonderful. I'm jealous.
Thanks, my dad's got an e90330d, which is excellent. Will post a pic when it arrives.
A friend of mine has a lovely E91 335d. He went a bit mental, though. Hybrid turbos & water(or maybe meth, can't remember) injection. Well over 400hp and it's ridiculous. I want one hehe

cornershop

1,187 posts

141 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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All being well, I will collect this tomorrow:



A 2001 model, with some significant expenditure (new CATS shocks, F/R brakes, bushes, chain and tensioners). Allegedly clean bodywork one blemish on lower front wing.

I’m being cautious based on a couple of recent google reviews of the vendor, one involving full payment recovery on a different XJR transaction; with this in mind, a return ticket has been procured.

Had a viewing on the Lex today and a price agreed; hopefully the journey north tomorrow is not wasted.

Mr Tidy

9,154 posts

72 months

Sunday 9th December 2018
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harrykul said:
phil_cardiff said:
harrykul said:
Thanks Nick. We've had a f11 in the past, albeit a 520d. In the end I went for a minibarge: e91 325d. It's reasonably bargey in that it's a six pot, automatic, estate, cream leather and walnut.
I think E91s are wonderful. I'm jealous.
Thanks, my dad's got an e90330d, which is excellent. Will post a pic when it arrives.
Well going by this it looks like I bought a minibarge in February! 06 plate E91 325iSE with cream leather, heated seats and full BMWSH - and 132K miles!

It replaced an E46 325ti Sport Compact, and at first I found it a bit aloof, refined and quiet. But I'm starting to appreciate those features, which is why I can relate to the minibarge description.





tobinen

5,348 posts

90 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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cornershop said:
All being well, I will collect this tomorrow:



A 2001 model, with some significant expenditure (new CATS shocks, F/R brakes, bushes, chain and tensioners). Allegedly clean bodywork one blemish on lower front wing.

I’m being cautious based on a couple of recent google reviews of the vendor, one involving full payment recovery on a different XJR transaction; with this in mind, a return ticket has been procured.

Had a viewing on the Lex today and a price agreed; hopefully the journey north tomorrow is not wasted.
Good luck chap. A return ticket sounds prudent (though some may argue differently wink )

Krikkit

16,003 posts

126 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Great news on the purchases front, good to see a slug of Jag purchases, I have soft spot for the XJ. biggrin

W00DY

11,620 posts

171 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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SebastienClement said:
Morning Bargistas

To get us all in the right frame of mind, here's the ceiling mounted clock for the rear passengers in a LWB Rover.

Lovely.

cornershop said:
All being well, I will collect this tomorrow:



A 2001 model, with some significant expenditure (new CATS shocks, F/R brakes, bushes, chain and tensioners). Allegedly clean bodywork one blemish on lower front wing.

I’m being cautious based on a couple of recent google reviews of the vendor, one involving full payment recovery on a different XJR transaction; with this in mind, a return ticket has been procured.

Had a viewing on the Lex today and a price agreed; hopefully the journey north tomorrow is not wasted.
Good luck. Looks fab in that colour and on those wheels!

harrykul

2,378 posts

171 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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That looks lovely, congratulations!

Look forward to more updates.

JOB2.5-16

236 posts

17 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Johnny Raydome said:
Been having a play with the Bornite 190e:

Zebrano cassette holders and a retro wood-effect CD player.
Yes, the stereo is a bit questionable, taste-wise, but I don't have any cassettes and radio is pretty grim these days, mostly. Need a CD player!
(I do have a wood-effect cassette player too, I'm sorry to report. Sad, sad, sad.)

What used to be:



Is now:



Nothing is permanent, any mods can easily be reversed*

I also need to get some new bulbs from MB to light the heater dials, think they're 12V 0.4W bulbs (000000 001 061) unless anyone can advise me otherwise?

Re: the Jedburgh meet, I'm up for it except for loose arrangements already in place to visit family down south. These may well change and they usually do.
So it's a possibly-maybe from me. I'll be there if I can be smile

* you'll be pleased to hear, JOB
The zebrano cassette holder looks great! Glad you’re enjoying the car. Iirc, there was only one bulb out in that car, the illumination of the heater selection on the passenger side. I never drove it much through winter so darkness was never a major problem.


Hippea

77 posts

14 months

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