Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

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Scrump

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6,642 posts

105 months

gobuddygo

748 posts

132 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Hello again wavey

Stolen from another thread, unusual barge, i like it, but needs work.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...





Edited by gobuddygo on Tuesday 22 October 12:45

Northbrook

394 posts

10 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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So, does r129sl's new car count as a barge, or is it more of a liner?

tobinen

5,543 posts

92 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Hopefully we'll have a flurry of thread purchases to end off the year

Congratulations r129sl on the G

SpeckledJim

19,995 posts

200 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Hi Everyone!

I'm completely, utterly new here, and I've never posted in any of these threads before.

I like Jaguars, and learning lots of interesting facts about them.

Looking forward to making new friends and sharing lots of fun information about interior trim, paint codes and the like.

beer


Prinny

1,273 posts

46 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Well that was annoying. Typed all the below, but it wouldn’t post as the volume had closed. Anyway, onward & upward. Vol15: party


r129sl said:
Oh, and I'm going get some of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Mercedes-Benz-G-Clas...
This is a good thing! Congratulations on the G.

As far as my stuff goes, I am finally on holiday. Took the 7 down to Chelmsford on Sunday so that I could pick up SL 2 from my sisters place and get it to the shippers finally to get it out to Cyprus. She hadn’t been using it of course, so the battery was deader than a dead thing. New battery (cheap compared to the one in the 7) at 850ah & £121 from Tayna delivered & started first turn of the key. Spent about 10 minutes on demist though, it’s had enough time to sit and get damp in the rain, before trundling off to Enfield and it’s now on it’s way (don’t know exactly when yet), but I will be off to CY to pick it up & enjoy in the near future. At which point I shall bore you all with photos of an SL in the sun...

The 7 reminded me of many things on the journey. It’s really, really good at doing distance with nary a pain or twinge to my old, decrepit body, it still surprises people in many a car who don’t know what it is, but really don’t want to admit it might be a bit quick, I finally got to the front of an endless chain of artics overtaking a crane, and had a completely clear stretch for 9 miles, to bring it back to thread relevance, the noisiest thing at an indicated 140 is... the sodding sunroof!

The M6 hasn’t moved all month, but the filters, etc arrived at the weekend so I can service it. 10w/60 oil ain’t cheap though, but man-maths made me buy 60l in bulk, which will probably do me for the next 6 years. Oh well. Gear changes are getting worse too. I suspect it needs a new bearing on the SMG clutch, which probably means a new clutch too. I could probably buy a nice barge for what that will cost.

Then I took SL 1 out last night, it appears to have a slight misfire once warmed through, no doubt it’s condensation in the dizzys, will have a look later, weather permitting.

Oh, and for years, my default plan for getting to Chelmsford from Rochdale has been M62>A1>A14/M11>A120. The amount of idiots, tailgaters & just plain obstinate people queueing because there’s a truck 3 miles ahead to overtake means that the A1 is no longer fit for purpose. Sure, you get good stretches where you can test for sunroof noise, but I think overall I’d have been just as quick & considerably less frustrated using the M1. Two lanes just don’t cut it any more. /rant.

Rubins4

429 posts

72 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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That w124 300E 24 is top hole.

Don’t talk to me about failure to proceed, the ignition barrel in my 190 has started playing silly buggers and is on the cusp of leaving me stranded somewhere. I’m spending a lot of time parking such that a low loader could recover me if necessary; it doesn’t help ones anxiety levels. New barrel I order from MB, it can’t come soon enough.

Sterillium

20,846 posts

172 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I'm just popping this in here, again, because, at achievable haggle at top thread, and with 270 oily horses, I can't stop thinking that this would make a great bargesque cruiser.



http://affordprestigecars.co.uk/2019/10/19/jaguar-...

W00DY

11,728 posts

173 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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G looks fab.




https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-420sec-Manual-...

"the manual conversion is quirky and must be seen and driven"


If it was done right and with Pentas in silver and was a touch lower, it would be incredible.

4941cc

25,794 posts

153 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I thought the Jag V6 diesel had a simply massive propensity to ste itself comprehensively and expensively at any given mileage and age?

Prinny

1,273 posts

46 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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SpeckledJim said:
Hi Everyone!

I'm completely, utterly new here, and I've never posted in any of these threads before.

I like Jaguars, and learning lots of interesting facts about them.

Looking forward to making new friends and sharing lots of fun information about interior trim, paint codes and the like.

beer
you were waiting for the new volume for that weren’t you? Quite possibly post of the thread, and on page one too!

W00DY said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-420sec-Manual-...

"the manual conversion is quirky and must be seen and driven"


If it was done right and with Pentas in silver and was a touch lower, it would be incredible.
On the basis of the jubilee clip holding on the gaiter, and the cut & finish of the wood around the lever, I’m guessing not... laugh


SpeckledJim

19,995 posts

200 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Prinny said:
SpeckledJim said:
Hi Everyone!

I'm completely, utterly new here, and I've never posted in any of these threads before.

I like Jaguars, and learning lots of interesting facts about them.

Looking forward to making new friends and sharing lots of fun information about interior trim, paint codes and the like.

beer
you were waiting for the new volume for that weren’t you? Quite possibly post of the thread, and on page one too!
Sorry Mr Prinny, I've no idea what you mean?

Is this one of those thread in-jokes? I do hope in time to understand that kind of thing and be included in the jolly japes.

JOB2.5-16

248 posts

19 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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R129! Sensational way to fill an empty drive space, what will it replace?

Re tyres, Yokohama Geolanders are pretty good. Although my 300GE doesn't have anywhere near the "performance" of a modern 350d they're a good all round tyre and have very good winter / off road capabilities. I don't mind the grey wheels but the tints would have to go and I agree wholeheartedly with your plans to gingicate and remove the chrome from the grille.

n_const

1,605 posts

148 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Hi gents, just posting so I can follow read

grudas

184 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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New thread? JDM baaarge..



gobuddygo

748 posts

132 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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n_const said:
Hi gents, just posting so I can follow read
Bookmark or Watch works fine for me smile


harrykul

2,417 posts

173 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Checking in, re G Wagen tyres I've heard the Pirelli Scorpion Verde are good, and worth consideration.

stackmonkey

4,986 posts

196 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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grudas said:
New thread? JDM baaarge..


Link to ad?

grudas

184 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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stackmonkey said:
Link to ad?
my own car smile

stackmonkey

4,986 posts

196 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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grudas said:
my own car smile
Fair point, well made. smile