Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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alec.e

1,712 posts

89 months

Thursday 4th March
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Sahjahd said:
alec.e said:
If he hadn’t taken it to that first cowboy garage, the engine probably would still be fine to this day. V8 or V10 sound? Having owned many V8s, nothing comes close to a V10 sound.
The sound of the V10 bottom end self destructing is less pleasant though. Some BMW V8s do it too.
Pretty much all M cars have this issue, even the much hyped E39 M5, still show me a V10 that revs to 8,250 and is 100% reliable...

Macron

6,209 posts

131 months

Thursday 4th March
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Continuing my "popular options" theme, do all Auto Audi's of a particular vintage have the multi-problematic gearbox?

My daughter has found a 2003 A4 3.0 cab which, where a vehicle as popular as standing in a St Bernard evacuation on thread, has surprisingly reasonable insurance for a young 'un. It is Auto. Low miles, but auto...

gibbo37

76 posts

148 months

Thursday 4th March
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Macron said:
Continuing my "popular options" theme, do all Auto Audi's of a particular vintage have the multi-problematic gearbox?

My daughter has found a 2003 A4 3.0 cab which, where a vehicle as popular as standing in a St Bernard evacuation on thread, has surprisingly reasonable insurance for a young 'un. It is Auto. Low miles, but auto...
Mu understanding is that if it's a Quattro it will have a much better and longer lasting gearbox than the standard "multichronic" offering in the 2wd versions...

Gruber

6,304 posts

179 months

Thursday 4th March
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mondayo said:
And here it is...sold on 14th February. Not sure if that link will work as it's from my ended list.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124566733002
Thanks again for the detective work.

Still no reply from the seller, so I'm guessing you're right this one is sold.

The search continues.

Biglips

1,015 posts

120 months

Thursday 4th March
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Thanks for all the good wishes. Nothing serious, just a quick lobotomy to cure me of my barge habit. See you on the other side nuts

paulguitar

11,170 posts

78 months

Thursday 4th March
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Biglips said:
Thanks for all the good wishes. Nothing serious, just a quick lobotomy to cure me of my barge habit. See you on the other side nuts
laugh


Hope all goes smoothly and we'll look forward to further bargery updates soon.

Krikkit

21,185 posts

146 months

Thursday 4th March
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gibbo37 said:
Macron said:
Continuing my "popular options" theme, do all Auto Audi's of a particular vintage have the multi-problematic gearbox?

My daughter has found a 2003 A4 3.0 cab which, where a vehicle as popular as standing in a St Bernard evacuation on thread, has surprisingly reasonable insurance for a young 'un. It is Auto. Low miles, but auto...
Mu understanding is that if it's a Quattro it will have a much better and longer lasting gearbox than the standard "multichronic" offering in the 2wd versions...
Yes as I understand it the Multichronic was on FWD-only in the B6 era (2001-2006), so anything with a quattro has a "proper" torque converter auto which has the usual reliability woes rather than a grenade with the pin half-pulled.

W00DY

13,433 posts

191 months

Thursday 4th March
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RM

352 posts

62 months

Thursday 4th 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.
I loved Supercar Classics as a teenager, my collection unfortunately being disposed of by my parents sometime after I moved out. Has it stood the test of time I wonder (looking on eBay)?

The Road Rat is beautifully produced, with great paper stock and photography but the font just makes my head hurt. I can't read it.

mondayo

1,436 posts

228 months

Thursday 4th March
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The QP posted looks lovely.

Re the coke tables, there's a great bit of Accidental Partridge going on on the internet at the moment.
If it were a Friday I'd suggest typing in "Rishi coke" and watching the video...you think it's over after 10 seconds but he blunders on for much longer....

Back to car news.

The Peugeot is rough looking. Someone (tobinen or macron possibly) was explaining why FWD cars are the axis of evil re design last week. And the 407 really shows how to maximise the front overhang.

bolidemichael

4,999 posts

166 months

Thursday 4th March
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Biglips said:
Thanks for all the good wishes. Nothing serious, just a quick lobotomy to cure me of my barge habit. See you on the other side nuts
Using CdG's surgeon? All the best.

Apropos of nothing, it's been a long week and it's almost Friday


d_a_n1979

2,812 posts

37 months

Thursday 4th March
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W00DY said:
That... is fugly hurl

ShampooEfficient

4,031 posts

176 months

Thursday 4th March
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W00DY said:
(Reginald Vel Satis)

God this is fantastic. I need it.
Jesus that is lovely.

Phil Dicky

6,596 posts

228 months

Thursday 4th March
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RM said:
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.
I loved Supercar Classics as a teenager, my collection unfortunately being disposed of by my parents sometime after I moved out. Has it stood the test of time I wonder (looking on eBay)?

The Road Rat is beautifully produced, with great paper stock and photography but the font just makes my head hurt. I can't read it.
I can't read it either, who ever chose the font needs a rocket smile

SpeckledJim

25,029 posts

218 months

Thursday 4th March
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bolidemichael said:
Biglips said:
Thanks for all the good wishes. Nothing serious, just a quick lobotomy to cure me of my barge habit. See you on the other side nuts
Using CdG's surgeon? All the best.

Apropos of nothing, it's been a long week and it's almost Friday

£19 grand buys a Lotus Esprit, some angle iron, and a small and tatty Ifor Williams.

No Deal!

tobinen

7,640 posts

110 months

Thursday 4th March
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I can make out a female form but no more. Your jacket collar needs tidying sir.

r129sl

8,868 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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tobinen said:
Your jacket collar needs tidying sir.
I deleted too slow. I've had the collar up all morning. Drat.

I'm obviously not alone in thinking the 550i touring, while very nice, is also a tad pricey.

CharlesdeGaulle

16,382 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th March
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Deleted my quote. Pity really, you looked very fetching.

r129sl

8,868 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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Since it's Friday. This strikes me as very nice, though I'd rather have a Maserati.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-w124-300D-ULTR...


CharlesdeGaulle

16,382 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th March
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r129sl said:
Since it's Friday.
Eh?