Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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carinaman

16,659 posts

136 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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plasticpig said:
Hadn’t spotted the front end damage paperbag. As for the cash for even the cheapest shed I reckon each months worth of MOT is worth £50.
I agree with your man maths of an MoT being possibly worth £50 per month. That 600 is sub-shed. That's banger territory.

carinaman

16,659 posts

136 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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B'stard Child said:
rejn said:
dscam said:
Looks like you’re in for a great result rejn; 6 bags already and as many days still to run; the car is wonderful so best of luck with the sale.

I did also spot the E38 750i on CC. Honest ad and looks a decent big bus:

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1998-bmw-750i

Thanks dscam. That 750i looks lovely. I’m not sure bidding on that would do my family life much good but it’s tempting!!
Not an iL which I am amazed by - CC's description is slightly inaccurate 18/19 inch staggered alloys they are all 18's it's just the width that is staggered

Confused by the Sat Nav comment about it being defunct
I quickly read through the verbiage and couldn't see mention of the fuel tank not leaking. I saw the bit about the brake fluid spillage on a front wing.

B'stard Child

21,883 posts

210 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Dapster said:
Ok, here we go. Full werthers, carb fed, manual 4 speed, keep fit window, no air con, phase 1 so clock instead of rev counter for the entry level, and....still double thread!!

Sorry but whenever I see those chrome wheel arch trims I just know there will be a horror story underneath

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,614 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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The wheelarch rust is probably held together by bits of bodywork.

mondayo

1,398 posts

227 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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bolidemichael said:
This rather ratty S211 E500 is back and I noticed that a couple of failed purchases have prompted him/her/they into a more detailed description.

He's been trying to flog that for ages. Think it was on the W211 FB group initially and he was after £4k.

Sounds like it needs a pair of rear airbags and an SBC pump for starters.
Looks like a money pit

tobinen

7,579 posts

109 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Yep, it's a shed and he knows it needs a decent four-figure sum spent on it

Rubins4

592 posts

89 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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CdeG - mags received with thanks. Will revert in next few days :thumbsup:

Edit: ....oh, predictive text biggrin

Msgs gentlemen, msgs.

Edited by Rubins4 on Wednesday 3rd March 22:45

r129sl

8,840 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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^^^ The mind boggles. I dread to think.

On the subject of mags, does anybody else here read The Road Rat? I am coming to the view that it is the best car magazine available these days. I have actually read it and for more than ten minutes. Issue 6 was particularly good.

B'stard Child

21,883 posts

210 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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r129sl said:
^^^ The mind boggles. I dread to think.

On the subject of mags, does anybody else here read The Road Rat? I am coming to the view that it is the best car magazine available these days. I have actually read it and for more than ten minutes. Issue 6 was particularly good.
is it a real magazine or a "virtual" one

r129sl

8,840 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Real.

paulguitar

10,947 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I use issue one as a coffee table tome. It is so well made it seems a shame to open it and wear it out...

B'stard Child

21,883 posts

210 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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r129sl said:
Real.
Thank you will now go and "research"

I haven't bought a real Magazine since motorpunk stopped

r129sl

8,840 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Somewhat sadly I have an extensive collection of car mags: every issue of Car since the first in Sept 1962; every issue of Evo and Octane; and Supercar Classics. I keep subscribing to Car and Evo even though they are ste. I gave up on Mercedes Enthusiast as rubbish; but I do have all of the Mercedes-Benz Classic mags. The Petrolicious magazine was expensive but good but they have stopped producing it; Magneto is pretty thin despite being very fat. The Japanese Blackbird magazine was admirable but seems to have ground to a halt. Here's a picture of some of them.


Gruber

6,289 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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r129sl said:
Real.
Indeed: very real and beautifully so.

I’ve got the first three. You’ve reminded me I should get back into them.

Gruber

6,289 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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rejn said:
I’m amazed it’s up to that level so quickly.

Whatever we think about the CC team and their business (and I have similar thoughts to others) they do seem to be quite good at selling cars. I’m not convinced an eBay ad would have got the same response.
Well done for keeping a straight face and a controlled tongue to the “what make is your tow bar?” question.

They’re out there!

paulguitar

10,947 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I have every issue of 'Fast Lane', not sure if anyone remembers that one? It had some good writers and was edited by Peter Dron.



r129sl

8,840 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I remember Fast Lane well. One of my favourites features an Alpina B12 (E32) and a Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG. There’s a nice story about taking a then-new E32 750i up to John O’Groats, too. Back then the writing used to be readable.

I’ve got pretty much every issue of Performance Car, too.

bolidemichael

4,788 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I have a pristine issue of Supercar in which H Metcalfe collects his Maserati from the factory in Italy. Yours if you want it.

Do you want it? Eh? Eh?

bolidemichael

4,788 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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mondayo said:
bolidemichael said:
This rather ratty S211 E500 is back and I noticed that a couple of failed purchases have prompted him/her/they into a more detailed description.

He's been trying to flog that for ages. Think it was on the W211 FB group initially and he was after £4k.

Sounds like it needs a pair of rear airbags and an SBC pump for starters.
Looks like a money pit
tobinen said:
Yep, it's a shed and he knows it needs a decent four-figure sum spent on it
It's tragic and deserves to be broken up.

paulguitar

10,947 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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r129sl said:
Somewhat sadly I have an extensive collection of car mags: every issue of Car since the first in Sept 1962; every issue of Evo and Octane; and Supercar Classics. I keep subscribing to Car and Evo even though they are ste. I gave up on Mercedes Enthusiast as rubbish; but I do have all of the Mercedes-Benz Classic mags. The Petrolicious magazine was expensive but good but they have stopped producing it; Magneto is pretty thin despite being very fat. The Japanese Blackbird magazine was admirable but seems to have ground to a halt. Here's a picture of some of them.

Impressive.

I have the same music stand. smile