Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 17]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 17]

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BigBen

10,261 posts

188 months

Thursday 3rd September
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Krikkit said:
BigBen said:
Krikkit said:
This is going to sound ridiculous, but it irrationally annoys me when any GPS-equipped device doesn't auto-synch its time with the GPS sats. There should be a simply accessible menu to set your regional zone, and that's it.

I also reserve the same hate for any web-connected device, but that's a different ballgame.
With GPS it knows your regional zone so even that would be superfluous.
I thought that was a fairly recent addition to the standards, but I prepare to stand corrected. smile
No idea about standards, just know that the longitude of time zones have not changed so it can't be that hard! I thought of it during my final year project "a speaking GPS receiver" about 20 years ago so glad to hear the standards bodies have caught up wink

phil_cardiff

4,877 posts

166 months

Thursday 3rd September
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In the interest of annoying Charles, I'm in!

0a

22,307 posts

152 months

Thursday 3rd September
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phil_cardiff said:
In the interest of annoying Charles, I'm in!
Same here smile

The Don of Croy

5,230 posts

117 months

Thursday 3rd September
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0a said:
phil_cardiff said:
In the interest of annoying Charles, I'm in!
Same here smile
In too.

CharlesdeGaulle

14,110 posts

138 months

Thursday 3rd September
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0a said:
phil_cardiff said:
In the interest of annoying Charles, I'm in!
Same here smile
I knew this would happen. I got one out of two of the names right too! smile

trooperiziz

9,435 posts

210 months

Thursday 3rd September
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I bet they pressed the watch button as well, the rotters.

21st Century Man

33,728 posts

206 months

Thursday 3rd September
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MOT passed, no advisories. I guess I'd better get used to it.


Krikkit

19,464 posts

139 months

Thursday 3rd September
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BigBen said:
No idea about standards, just know that the longitude of time zones have not changed so it can't be that hard! I thought of it during my final year project "a speaking GPS receiver" about 20 years ago so glad to hear the standards bodies have caught up wink
No that's very true, I mean even the laziest of implementations can't fail if they use the latest standard as it gives you UTC times plus the adjustment for your time zone in hours and minutes.

I was thinking when the Century was programmed they might not have had easy timezone encoding, so rather than try and write it in (after all timezones may change), just allow a config for time offset.

Anyway, it still annoys me, but this isn't the "GPS implementations are crap" thread... More smokers kthxbai

0a

22,307 posts

152 months

Thursday 3rd September
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21st Century Man said:
MOT passed, no advisories. I guess I'd better get used to it.
Brilliant. Out of interest, what does the MOT garage and the like say when you turn up with such an interesting car?!

John Locke

1,064 posts

10 months

Thursday 3rd September
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Akin, at least in my sick little mind, to the fuss over the BMW grille or to the mild revulsion at your first sight of a vagina.
Revulsion was not on my mind.

Which reminds me; did you ever try the munster cheese?

0a

22,307 posts

152 months

Thursday 3rd September
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W00DY said:
We're in the unheard of position of a new volume beginning where pretty much everything is more expensive than at the start of the last.
An interesting observation! Back to the old favourites then to keep to the budget smile

Any resolutions or intended purchases for this thread?

Mine: buy a Mercedes S class of some description. I am a big Merc fan, and a big barge fan - but have somehow never owned merc’s Uber barge!

0a

22,307 posts

152 months

Thursday 3rd September
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Oh, and organise a barge meet with reasonable attendance!

21st Century Man

33,728 posts

206 months

Thursday 3rd September
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0a said:
21st Century Man said:
MOT passed, no advisories. I guess I'd better get used to it.
Brilliant. Out of interest, what does the MOT garage and the like say when you turn up with such an interesting car?!
They're used to it, I use a local backstreet garage that I've known for 25 years, they have lots of enthusiast customers, all sorts of stuff in, as well as ordinary cars. Not unusual to see a Cloud alongside an Ape.

Stegel

1,503 posts

132 months

Thursday 3rd September
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jason61c said:
Can you do preventive work on it?
You could try changing out the worst affected areas - those areas that see the most heat - but I think it would be a losing battle. It’s not just the top loom - the throttle body wiring is also affected, and was mush by the time I’d unbolted it to send off for a rebuild. The lower loom, far smaller than the top loom, also gets in on the act.

My car was approaching 19 when I swapped the looms and throttle body - another 6 years (and similar mileage to my car) will not have been kind, so if original it will be in a bad way. I’m guessing either it’s been replaced, although I would expect the vendor to mention it, or running repairs have been made to keep it running. Having seen the state of the loom in my car, I imagine just changing spark plugs would see a need for some wiring repairs.

None of this is terminal and it looks ok in the photos, but the cost would need to take account of the loom issues - the top loom was about £850 in 13/14, the lower loom a few hundred and the throttle body rewire the same again.

Prinny

1,460 posts

57 months

Thursday 3rd September
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
0a said:
phil_cardiff said:
In the interest of annoying Charles, I'm in!
Same here smile
I knew this would happen. I got one out of two of the names right too! smile
So come on, we’re all friends here, who was your other expected miscreant?


jason61c said:
Having looked around, I’ve stumbled on this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154058680651

It’s a one owner car. Having looked into the issues, what should be the main points to check? Regarding the wiring loom(engine bay), can you do anything about it or see if it’s affected? Also 5 speed, so 30mpg motorway?
I am no 124 expert, but anyone describing a car as ‘near mint’ when it looks like the nsr seat base has a 3” hole in it tends to make me wonder about the rest of it... (sorry).

Mr-B said:
Original listing has gone but the next one listed underneath is the same car, no?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/2003-bmw-745i-4.4-v8...
I got excited for a bit, from the text I could have pinched the seats and broke the rest for parts, etc. However, the ‘heated & cooled’ seats ain’t either - ( I didn’t even think you could get seats this basic in the model!). Oh well.

0a said:
Oh, and organise a barge meet with reasonable attendance!
It’s been a while. I’m up for it, pretty much anywhere will do, it feels like I’ve been no further than the supermarket since March.

And that’s more multi-bleedin’ quoting than strictly necessary. Enough!





21st Century Man

33,728 posts

206 months

Thursday 3rd September
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I'm up for a barge meet.

ian316

1,772 posts

63 months

Thursday 3rd September
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Barge meet location location location as they say smile

Macron

5,300 posts

124 months

Thursday 3rd September
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BrabusMog said:
Just catching up on the last pages of the previous volume... Mercedes really do make the best looking wheels.

Although they can look dire on the wrong Merc...

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2020...



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TW124

52 posts

8 months

Thursday 3rd September
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
W00DY said:
What an epic buy that would be.

All you grizzly moaners grumbling about the new S Class at the end of the old thread need to put your money where your mouth is and buy this. smile
I agree, these 140's are fantastic, it's as simple as that. Probably the biggest barge you can buy under 5k, superb for crossing countries in comfort at a silly speed. I love the ones I have got, not a bad price for this but not the best colour either, not a fan of blue on a car. Driven wisely they can return almost 30MPG in a V8 but the build quality is granite like - 5 times better than any S-Class brought out since. I've not had any major problems in 20 years of owning a 140 except for normal servicing. Even the V12 one's have been decent. What I love is the classic simple dashboard still being used from the 80's. They need the 8 hole alloys and an 8 cylinder engine, black leather, a chauffeur and some hot french chick on the backseat whilst hurtling down to Narbonne or somewhere around there.

0a

22,307 posts

152 months

Thursday 3rd September
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ian316 said:
Barge meet location location location as they say smile
I think our best turnout was MB world, between Christmas and Boxing Day a couple of years back.