Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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Dapster

4,846 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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louiebaby said:
... take a super-charged one and race prep it, a bit like someone from PH has done with a FFRR. The Range Racer, I think?
From this



Through this

Remove all interior
Remove sunroof
Remove side steps and tow bar
Perspex windows
Remove window motors etc
Add bucket seats and harness & smaller steering wheel.



To this

BM7I3658 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I3751 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I4021 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I4058 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I4345 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I4351 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I4356 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr

BM7I4369 by Charlie Foley, on Flickr



Awesome read here

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

mondayo

1,264 posts

226 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Another E34. This time a 535i for £5,500.

The vendor acknowledges he had it up for sale last year, and it does ring a bell.

On a first glance it doesn't look or sound too bad, but then....It's probably been clocked, has no service history, it has electrical issues and the MOT runs out next month.

Other than that, it's spot on.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164713047728



louiebaby

9,817 posts

154 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Dapster said:
That's the one! thumbup

Derventio

340 posts

61 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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thiscocks said:
biggbn said:
thiscocks said:
laugh Upon research type , looks like it's a Peugeot XD3 unit with 90hp and 148 lbs ft. Think Peugeot 505s had it in too in the 80s with and without a turbo. Christ, imagine it n/a lol.

Listen to it purr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvO3kwt9Z3U
That pug engine is a cracker for its day. I had one in this...



Went well , ran on vegoil, felt like it would pull a house down
That does look pretty cool, what is it? I guess the engines must have had some redeeming features. There is something to be said for a more 'mechanical' sounding diesel to be fair. Probably fairly reliable I'd imagine?
Is that a UMM?

tobinen

7,373 posts

108 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Richard Porter of SniffPetrol has recently bought a supercharged 5.0 L322.

All the rage it seems.

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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W00DY said:
The Granada sold quickly and will likely be a decent investment filled with retro charm and uncomplicated mechanicals. The Eos will make you miserable and lonely and then it will break.

Its only redeeming feature is the reminder that people are fickle and the stupid SUV/Faux SUV craze will pass and be resigned to history alongside these hateful CC stboxes.

Edited by W00DY on Tuesday 23 February 10:23
So your absolutely sure about your position on this, its just your earlier post suggested a degree of wiggle room but, you really don't like it then? smile

louiebaby

9,817 posts

154 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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tobinen said:
Richard Porter of SniffPetrol has recently bought a supercharged 5.0 L322.

All the rage it seems.
Was listening to the podcast this morning whilst walking the dog. I can't fault his logic...

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Derventio said:
thiscocks said:
biggbn said:
thiscocks said:
laugh Upon research type , looks like it's a Peugeot XD3 unit with 90hp and 148 lbs ft. Think Peugeot 505s had it in too in the 80s with and without a turbo. Christ, imagine it n/a lol.

Listen to it purr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvO3kwt9Z3U
That pug engine is a cracker for its day. I had one in this...



Went well , ran on vegoil, felt like it would pull a house down
That does look pretty cool, what is it? I guess the engines must have had some redeeming features. There is something to be said for a more 'mechanical' sounding diesel to be fair. Probably fairly reliable I'd imagine?
Is that a UMM?


It is indeed, a UMM 121in crew cab pick up, absolutely brilliant old bus!!

StonedRollin

1,356 posts

173 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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mondayo said:
The interior of this offends me more than the exterior as my dad had the same in his and it was like a caramac explosion at a beige society meeting. hurl

Output Flange

16,409 posts

174 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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LetsTryAgain said:
harrykul said:
They're e32 750i wheels. Never seen them on an e34 before.
Beard.
This is where we need Olly22n. He had those Style 3s on an E34 535i.

Derventio

340 posts

61 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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biggbn said:
Derventio said:
thiscocks said:
biggbn said:
thiscocks said:
laugh Upon research type , looks like it's a Peugeot XD3 unit with 90hp and 148 lbs ft. Think Peugeot 505s had it in too in the 80s with and without a turbo. Christ, imagine it n/a lol.

Listen to it purr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvO3kwt9Z3U
That pug engine is a cracker for its day. I had one in this...



Went well , ran on vegoil, felt like it would pull a house down
That does look pretty cool, what is it? I guess the engines must have had some redeeming features. There is something to be said for a more 'mechanical' sounding diesel to be fair. Probably fairly reliable I'd imagine?
Is that a UMM?


It is indeed, a UMM 121in crew cab pick up, absolutely brilliant old bus!!
Thought it was.

As for mechanical sounding diesels, I find the sound of the old Transit 2.5 DI engine quite pleasing for some reason. I have driven literally hundreds of thousands of miles in Transits with this engine, most of them with the throttle pedal firmly in the downward position and I've never had one break on me, despite many of them pushing close to a 200k mileage.

StonedRollin

1,356 posts

173 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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W00DY said:
mondayo said:
Not a barge but I like it, mainly because VW had a Golf and still decided to make this too.

I'm posting it because 3.6 V6 and red leather. It's just in budget.


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102038...


That is so st in every possible way. I get stick for some of the stuff that I post, but nothing has annoyed me more than the fact some of you like this hopeless fking skip of a car.
And to top it all the EML is on. So aside from that, the inevitable leaks and dodgy autobox what could possibly go wrong?

golfer19

1,384 posts

96 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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StonedRollin said:
mondayo said:
The interior of this offends me more than the exterior as my dad had the same in his and it was like a caramac explosion at a beige society meeting. hurl
A more pleasing CLS at a haggle over thread.






https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1312026

Macron

5,885 posts

129 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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golfer19 said:
A more pleasing CLS at a haggle over thread.






https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1312026
Nice.

C&C does rather lend itself to fantasist pricing, outstripping even Covid walliness. Examples of others in the "500" category on there:

A very shiny CLK320 (yes, in the 500 section), with a caramac and black interior. Nice, but 5.5k nice?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1191499

And an Armani edition CLK, which is at least a 500, but FIFTY GRAND nice??!?!??!?!?!??!?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1277742

bolidemichael

4,172 posts

164 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Martin30 said:
bolidemichael said:
Does the E30 brochure contain info on the M-Tech 2 Sport? If so, happy to pay p&p.
Sorry, no, it is all pre-facelift. Brochure says printed 1986, and all the cars are D-reg.

Martin.
Oh okay, thanks Martin.

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Derventio said:
biggbn said:
Derventio said:
thiscocks said:
biggbn said:
thiscocks said:
laugh Upon research type , looks like it's a Peugeot XD3 unit with 90hp and 148 lbs ft. Think Peugeot 505s had it in too in the 80s with and without a turbo. Christ, imagine it n/a lol.

Listen to it purr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvO3kwt9Z3U
That pug engine is a cracker for its day. I had one in this...



Went well , ran on vegoil, felt like it would pull a house down
That does look pretty cool, what is it? I guess the engines must have had some redeeming features. There is something to be said for a more 'mechanical' sounding diesel to be fair. Probably fairly reliable I'd imagine?
Is that a UMM?


It is indeed, a UMM 121in crew cab pick up, absolutely brilliant old bus!!
Thought it was.

As for mechanical sounding diesels, I find the sound of the old Transit 2.5 DI engine quite pleasing for some reason. I have driven literally hundreds of thousands of miles in Transits with this engine, most of them with the throttle pedal firmly in the downward position and I've never had one break on me, despite many of them pushing close to a 200k mileage.
Was the transit di the pug engine? The UMM used the td lump from pug 505 and no doubt numerous other vehicles!!

stickleback123

7,515 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Macron said:
Nice.

C&C does rather lend itself to fantasist pricing, outstripping even Covid walliness. Examples of others in the "500" category on there:

A very shiny CLK320 (yes, in the 500 section), with a caramac and black interior. Nice, but 5.5k nice?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1191499

And an Armani edition CLK, which is at least a 500, but FIFTY GRAND nice??!?!??!?!?!??!?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1277742
The fisher price blobby buttons and general gloopy shapes are horrible, those 90s / early 00s Mercedes interiors have really not aged well at all.



Would that CLK be a 5.5 by that stage? They're good looking cars, but the 2007 CLK220 cabriolet my 2nd MIL owned from new was the biggest lemon I've ever seen or heard about, and that seems far from an unusual experience with them.

TomJS

912 posts

159 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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biggbn said:
Derventio said:
biggbn said:
Derventio said:
thiscocks said:
biggbn said:
thiscocks said:
laugh Upon research type , looks like it's a Peugeot XD3 unit with 90hp and 148 lbs ft. Think Peugeot 505s had it in too in the 80s with and without a turbo. Christ, imagine it n/a lol.

Listen to it purr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvO3kwt9Z3U
That pug engine is a cracker for its day. I had one in this...



Went well , ran on vegoil, felt like it would pull a house down
That does look pretty cool, what is it? I guess the engines must have had some redeeming features. There is something to be said for a more 'mechanical' sounding diesel to be fair. Probably fairly reliable I'd imagine?
Is that a UMM?


It is indeed, a UMM 121in crew cab pick up, absolutely brilliant old bus!!
Thought it was.

As for mechanical sounding diesels, I find the sound of the old Transit 2.5 DI engine quite pleasing for some reason. I have driven literally hundreds of thousands of miles in Transits with this engine, most of them with the throttle pedal firmly in the downward position and I've never had one break on me, despite many of them pushing close to a 200k mileage.
Was the transit di the pug engine? The UMM used the td lump from pug 505 and no doubt numerous other vehicles!!
Two of them power my boat (Princess 32) and still work fine 45 years after it was built. Albeit they are much better underneath half a ton of sound deadening. wink

Emeye

8,697 posts

186 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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IMO the Volvo D5 is a great sounding diesel engine - being 5 cylinder helps.

Krikkit

20,580 posts

144 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Emeye said:
IMO the Volvo D5 is a great sounding diesel engine - being 5 cylinder helps.
Yep, Alfa 5-pot also sounds pretty good for a diseisel.

I'd have a straight 5 or 6 again if push came to shove, but rather walk than a 4-pot. I recently borrowed a friend's car with a misery engine and it was truly, irredeemably awful.