Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

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E65Ross

24,049 posts

162 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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dscam said:
Might well breach thread limit, is LHD and some questionable issues but lots of V12 goodness and just check out the individual rear seats:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...



Am I the only one that doesn't like those wheels? Otherwise....lovely!

tobinen

5,766 posts

95 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Nope, the wheels are horrid

cat220

2,484 posts

165 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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E65Ross said:
dscam said:
Might well breach thread limit, is LHD and some questionable issues but lots of V12 goodness and just check out the individual rear seats:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...



Am I the only one that doesn't like those wheels? Otherwise....lovely!
I could live with the wheels however not LHD.

Krikkit

17,392 posts

131 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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bern said:
Krikkit said:
Green or black pump?

Make sure everything works if fitted, and the front suspension should be nice and quiet. They're robust cars though, and not difficult to fix it obtain parts for.
Black. Petrols seem very thin on the ground.
The OM648 is a great engine, I think it's the best bit about mine.

Make sure you have a listen/poke under the engine covers to check for leaky injector seals (the "black death") - any stench of diesel in the engine bay, walk away or barter hard. The seals themselves aren't hard to do, but extracting the injectors after 15 years can be very tricky. I killed one of the two I had to do.

4941cc

25,794 posts

156 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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E65Ross said:
Am I the only one that doesn't like those wheels? Otherwise....lovely!
Correct period 17" ALPINAs would be perfect. As would a set of 17" Style 5/BBS RC090s (the 2pc cross-spokes). Fake ones from two generations later look utterly pants.

E24man

3,467 posts

129 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Am I the only one that doesn't like those wheels? Otherwise....lovely!
Correct period 17" ALPINAs would be perfect. As would a set of 17" Style 5/BBS RC090s (the 2pc cross-spokes). Fake ones from two generations later look utterly pants.
Those wheels are fake 18" Classic II wheels and really don't suit an older car like the E32.

E32's look great on the correct 17" staggered Alpina Classic wheels, and also 18" M-Paras and 16" or 17" Style 5 X-spokes. Hartge's, Schnitzers and others can all look good but do set a tone and image for the car which can be a little marmite to some eyes.

LHD wouldn't bother me at all in this case as it is, with that rear interior specification, a very rare car on these shores. It has full rear AC, a rear fridge and rear heated and reclining seats.

Mr Micawber

139 posts

104 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

This is a pretty unusual one within thread budget. Granted, it isn't going to set your trousers on fire with its pace or dynamics, but it does feel very 'thread'. To my eye these are pretty handsome old buses especially when complete with Mexican hat wheels and velour. The colour combination here doesn't put me off either - although given that it is being sold by a dealer, there may be some cause for concern at this price?

Prinny

1,335 posts

49 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Zonergem said:
Quick thread poll:

How many cars have you bought since 1 Jan 2018?

Zonergem: 2
Two here too (Cyprus 330d and the SL). Working on a 3rd though? wink

Mr Micawber

139 posts

104 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Ignore the 230.

I have just seen the MOT history and the rust under the rear window.

It's a no from me. As you were.


longblackcoat

4,225 posts

133 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Krikkit said:
bern said:
Krikkit said:
Green or black pump?

Make sure everything works if fitted, and the front suspension should be nice and quiet. They're robust cars though, and not difficult to fix it obtain parts for.
Black. Petrols seem very thin on the ground.
The OM648 is a great engine, I think it's the best bit about mine.

Make sure you have a listen/poke under the engine covers to check for leaky injector seals (the "black death") - any stench of diesel in the engine bay, walk away or barter hard. The seals themselves aren't hard to do, but extracting the injectors after 15 years can be very tricky. I killed one of the two I had to do.
The other thing is the transmission (the 722.6, I think, though I welcome correction by beardy types with better knowledge than mine) which is, despite being 'just' a 5-speeder, is one of the nicest I've used. Not as good from an efficiency perspective as the 722.9 7G-Tronic on my W221, but more unobtrusive

Krikkit

17,392 posts

131 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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longblackcoat said:
Krikkit said:
bern said:
Krikkit said:
Green or black pump?

Make sure everything works if fitted, and the front suspension should be nice and quiet. They're robust cars though, and not difficult to fix it obtain parts for.
Black. Petrols seem very thin on the ground.
The OM648 is a great engine, I think it's the best bit about mine.

Make sure you have a listen/poke under the engine covers to check for leaky injector seals (the "black death") - any stench of diesel in the engine bay, walk away or barter hard. The seals themselves aren't hard to do, but extracting the injectors after 15 years can be very tricky. I killed one of the two I had to do.
The other thing is the transmission (the 722.6, I think, though I welcome correction by beardy types with better knowledge than mine) which is, despite being 'just' a 5-speeder, is one of the nicest I've used. Not as good from an efficiency perspective as the 722.9 7G-Tronic on my W221, but more unobtrusive
Good point, it's also very good - it's a 722.626 if a pre-facelift. Mine has a bit of bother with a worn valve body causing jerky changes, but it's easy to enough to replace them, and it's made it to 160k miles without serious malady.

Dr Interceptor

5,628 posts

146 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Mr Micawber said:
Ignore the 230.

I have just seen the MOT history and the rust under the rear window.
I think its the gaffer tape on the glovebox lid that really does it for me laugh

olly755

2,482 posts

112 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Am I the only one that doesn't like those wheels? Otherwise....lovely!
Correct period 17" ALPINAs would be perfect. As would a set of 17" Style 5/BBS RC090s (the 2pc cross-spokes). Fake ones from two generations later look utterly pants.
Yep, look dreadful. Can't believe they would forsake one of the nicest wheels fitted to any BMW (style 3's) and bolt on those carbuncles.

4941cc

25,794 posts

156 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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olly755 said:
Yep, look dreadful. Can't believe they would forsake one of the nicest wheels fitted to any BMW (style 3's) and bolt on those carbuncles.
Sarcasm?

Style 3s are vomit

TheVole

488 posts

103 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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W00DY said:
This is lovely and I want it.

Krikkit

17,392 posts

131 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Dr Interceptor said:
Mr Micawber said:
Ignore the 230.

I have just seen the MOT history and the rust under the rear window.
I think its the gaffer tape on the glovebox lid that really does it for me laugh
Poor Micawber is probably flogging himself already as pennance, don't make it worse. tongue out

I don't know if it's the cracked dash or the gaping hole in the rear deck that puts me off more. I imagine buying a replacement dash for a w123 is impossible, as the rear deck is a faff but it's only metal.

4941cc said:
olly755 said:
Yep, look dreadful. Can't believe they would forsake one of the nicest wheels fitted to any BMW (style 3's) and bolt on those carbuncles.
Sarcasm?

Style 3s are vomit
Nope, magnificent.


4941cc

25,794 posts

156 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Krikkit said:
Nope, magnificent.
Horrid, but fashionable at the time. Reminds me of the best looking wheels ever made - the original DB7's ten spokes - with wheel covers fitted. Or the slotted efforts of the XJ220.

Zonergem

1,251 posts

42 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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4941cc said:
Reminds me of the best looking wheels ever made - the original DB7's ten spokes
[gentle cough] Not the AMG OZ Aero 3s in 17" staggered fitment?
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SpeckledJim

20,721 posts

203 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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I for one am a big fan of a bin-lid alloy wheel design.


4941cc

25,794 posts

156 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Zonergem said:
[gentle cough] Not the AMG OZ Aero 3s in 17" staggered fitment?
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|https://thumbsnap.com/TsgxvRaw[/url]
Jeezus no.

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