Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

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TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,184 posts

178 months

Thursday 10th June
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21st Century Man said:
cloud9 The Fleetwood. I could live in that.
It's longer than an extended wheel base Rolls Royce Phantom laugh

180bhp from a 7 litre engine! Even in 1977 that's horrific hehe

W00DY

13,581 posts

192 months

Thursday 10th June
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bolidemichael said:
7L and 180bhp?!

CharlesdeGaulle

16,722 posts

146 months

Thursday 10th June
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W00DY said:
laugh

Macron

6,329 posts

132 months

Thursday 10th June
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The potato Prelude is spectacular. Three grand in Yorkshire mind...

Now as Friday has started early, why is it I look at this, and think it's an absolute abomination



And then look at this and think it's fricking awesome and I want it for no good reason at all?!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021060133...



It may of course, just be the drink talking...

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,184 posts

178 months

Thursday 10th June
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I think both are awful but the BMW is much worse!

Dapster

5,292 posts

146 months

Thursday 10th June
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Seeing as it's all gone a bit Huggy Bear in here, how about this bad boy? The size of what, half of Texas? 212bhp and 9mpg (official). Probably red lined at around 1,200 rpm.




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1323040

bolidemichael

5,366 posts

167 months

Thursday 10th June
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MercedesClassic said:
Thanks for all the replies. I think it's not bearings then, thankfully as discs seem to be cheaper and easier. In fact discs are probably one of the few things not replaced on it since I bought it. I assume they were in the past and there might be paperwork for it but they're probably due again.



MercedesClassic

663 posts

63 months

Thursday 10th June
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bolidemichael said:


Good man thanks. ETA it recently passed the MOT after the rear tyres and front suspension were fitted but before the front tyres were added.

Macron

6,329 posts

132 months

Friday 11th June
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https://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/218552/198...

Have we had this 300E at 3.5? Looks really nice. I expect it's a second or third post of it so apologies in advance, lol!

BritishBlitz87

411 posts

14 months

Friday 11th June
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W00DY said:
Thankfully the yanks took the brunt of crude emission control systems. Imagine how much more crap the Cortinas and Avengers of the 7-s would be choked with catalytic converter systems, detuned low compression engines and incredibly complex elecctro-mechanical emission control systems!

The US version of the Triumph Spitfire only made 51 horsepower from a 1.5l engine, we got a whopping 71 that made our version three seconds faster to 60 hehe

Ironically these burned more petrol than the hi-po engines they replaced.

carinaman

16,821 posts

138 months

Friday 11th June
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BritishBlitz87 said:
The US version of the Triumph Spitfire only made 51 horsepower from a 1.5l engine, we got a whopping 71 that made our version three seconds faster to 60 hehe
But the US models got split circuit brakes before the ones for domestic consumption.

olly755

2,908 posts

128 months

Friday 11th June
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Popped into my usual garage to arrange a retest yesterday, and had a proper nose around this, including getting it up on the ramp. What a machine!





Also, it appears to be for sale on Car and Classic...

21st Century Man

35,650 posts

214 months

Friday 11th June
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They do appear to be getting rather common of late.

RicksAlfas

11,131 posts

210 months

Friday 11th June
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Macron said:
The potato Prelude is spectacular. Three grand in Yorkshire mind...

Now as Friday has started early, why is it I look at this, and think it's an absolute abomination



And then look at this and think it's fricking awesome and I want it for no good reason at all?!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021060133...



It may of course, just be the drink talking...
Is it because it is French? Non?



Joyeux vendredi!

ian316

2,495 posts

71 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye

8,885 posts

189 months

Friday 11th June
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Some curious photography techniques based, I suspect, on a potato, but a car that is now pretty rare and which will outlast the most long-lived cockroach. Pity it's white, but what a cool thing. Didn't these have 4 wheel steering? And I bet it has a green digital clock for the win; hard to be sure, potato man didn't bother getting anything pictured inside.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1349567

I got a little excited about that until I looked at the advert and the MOT history as we just happen to be heading up past there this evening to spend the weekend away for our 10th wedding anni.

A lack of details but it looks like the 2.0 model and not the rapid (2.2VTi?) version with the four wheel steering. I came very close to buying a lovely burgundy version of the following generation a good few year ago. I've always liked them.

MOT history also suggests it has been fighting metal cancer for quite a while.

Thinking about it, I don't think my wife would have been too impressed with a detour for her to spend an hour or so sat in the car while I crawled all over a sporty 30 year old japanese model...

W00DY

13,581 posts

192 months

martynr

483 posts

140 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
Some curious photography techniques based, I suspect, on a potato, but a car that is now pretty rare and which will outlast the most long-lived cockroach. Pity it's white, but what a cool thing. Didn't these have 4 wheel steering? And I bet it has a green digital clock for the win; hard to be sure, potato man didn't bother getting anything pictured inside.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1349567

I got a little excited about that until I looked at the advert and the MOT history as we just happen to be heading up past there this evening to spend the weekend away for our 10th wedding anni.

A lack of details but it looks like the 2.0 model and not the rapid (2.2VTi?) version with the four wheel steering. I came very close to buying a lovely burgundy version of the following generation a good few year ago. I've always liked them.

MOT history also suggests it has been fighting metal cancer for quite a while.

Thinking about it, I don't think my wife would have been too impressed with a detour for her to spend an hour or so sat in the car while I crawled all over a sporty 30 year old japanese model...
I remember when a mate was banging on about Hondas... so one day he tells me that he bought one. A Prelude on M reg no less! I got so excited only to find out it was 2.0 auto banghead it was silver in many shades with panel gaps and clocked mileage. I still can't figure out why he bought it. Yet his mate had a red one of similar vintage with a vtec as in "vtec kicked in yo!" And that was rapid with 4ws.
And I would pay 3k for it, but not for white 2.0. Some folk think that they have a unicorn...
Sorry for coming off topic.

5 In a Row

510 posts

193 months

Friday 11th June
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Macron said:
The potato Prelude is spectacular. Three grand in Yorkshire mind...

Now as Friday has started early, why is it I look at this, and think it's an absolute abomination



And then look at this and think it's fricking awesome and I want it for no good reason at all?!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021060133...



It may of course, just be the drink talking...
The issue is that the BMW has stripes in the 'fabled' Motorsport colours but is only a puny 2.5 with M Sport plastic guff attached so it's trying way too hard.

The Peugeot meanwhile has stripes that aren't trying to elevate it into something it isn't.
Having said that I don't think white is the right colour for those RCZs but they do a nice Rover Nightfire Red which makes a nice change from the almost ubiquitous black.

SpeckledJim

25,348 posts

219 months

Friday 11th June
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W00DY said:
That's pretty magnificent, itsn't it? 15 years from now, if that still looks like that, then it'll be a jaw-droppingly elegant way to arrive.