Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

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Sc0tchland

357 posts

52 months

Thursday
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Any new shiny ebay / otherwise cars for me to oggle at tonight guys / girls?

NorthNorthWest

75 posts

Thursday
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BigBen said:
Furthermore if the OP is near Northampton I have some that he can have (actually that is a fact independently of his location)
Thank you.
Are they from (or for) a 211?

TIA.

Rubins4

750 posts

96 months

Thursday
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This one looks like good value compared to some of the others at £8k+. £3,750.





Sorry, struggling to copy a link out of the Autotrader app.

Sc0tchland

357 posts

52 months

Thursday
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Rubins4 said:
This one looks like good value compared to some of the others at £8k+. £3,750.





Sorry, struggling to copy a link out of the Autotrader app.
Here ya go -
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111109...

grudas

969 posts

139 months

Thursday
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This http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021081663...

Looked good at first. Low mileage and probably very clean underneath but the more I looked at the pictures the more it made me wonder if it's clocked.. in Japan or UK. And funny thing, there's literally a sticker in one of the pictures showing when belt was done, 2020 at 82km. How is it on 50k ish km in UK biggrin but then add the fact that interior looks really tired and beat up..wonder what real milage is like. No surprise it has not sold.

Jim the Sunderer

2,715 posts

153 months

Thursday
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Dan Singh said:
paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

Is she just putting her trousers back on?
The car's not running right; st in the carburettor.

Cascade360

10,810 posts

56 months

Thursday
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grudas said:
This http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021081663...

Looked good at first. Low mileage and probably very clean underneath but the more I looked at the pictures the more it made me wonder if it's clocked.. in Japan or UK. And funny thing, there's literally a sticker in one of the pictures showing when belt was done, 2020 at 82km. How is it on 50k ish km in UK biggrin but then add the fact that interior looks really tired and beat up..wonder what real milage is like. No surprise it has not sold.
Those wheels are horrendous.

Rocket Ricardo

114 posts

49 months

Thursday
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paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

We all remember that scene in Rita, Sue…..

williskwl

214 posts

148 months

Thursday
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Out of thread budget but surely for that rear entertainment system it’s allowed?

Nissan President V8

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111059...

mondayo

1,773 posts

234 months

Thursday
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Rocket Ricardo said:
paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

We all remember that scene in Rita, Sue…..
It could be a shot from Rita, Sue and Bob too - The Reunion?
Or
The remake....Rita, Sue and Bob Two.

grudas

969 posts

139 months

Thursday
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Cascade360 said:
Those wheels are horrendous.
And that. They're awful

mondayo

1,773 posts

234 months

Thursday
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Raino144 said:
Scrump said:
The Mercedes bars, atera aero bars and (I think) Thule bars all have a T track for securing the box.
T shaped pieces are slid into the track and then the box drops over them, a nut or hand wheel is then secured inside the box.
The alternative and more basic method of securing boxes to bars is with large U bolts.

T track:


U bolts:
My Thule box has what I can only describe as a spider type clamp where you sit the box on the rails, fit the clamps over the bars from the inside of the roof box and then turn a wheel to tighten them up.

Even with the aero bars the box baffles like hell at high speed, my autoroute progress was limited to 140kph ish due to noise.
I have the spider type clamps in my Thule box too. But I can take them out and use the T track as well. The box can be opened from both sides.

I've got it currently set up with some old Whispabars (they've been renamed/rebranded and I can't remember the new name) that used to be on an X5 but seem to work on my S210 fine.
We cruised on the autoroute to and from Le Dawlish this summer, at 135-160kph (ish) with acceptable noise and fuel economy levels.

NorthNorthWest

75 posts

Thursday
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Following on from the XJR-8 MOT this is the list of what requires addressing.

- Nearside Front Brake pipe excessively corroded (1.1.11 (c))
- Nearside Rear Tyre has a cut in excess of the requirements deep enough to reach the ply or cords (5.2.3 (d) (i))
- Nearside Front Vehicle structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced Above spring mounting area (6.1.1 (c) (i))
- Nearside Front Floor excessively deteriorated Within 30cm of seat mountings (6.2.4 (a) (i))
- Nearside Rear Floor excessively deteriorated (6.2.4 (a) (i))
- Offside Front Floor excessively deteriorated Within 30cm of seat mountings (6.2.4 (a) (i))
- Nearside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))
- Offside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))

To explain that in more detail, the top two are approx 3 inches square of corrosion directly behind the front shock absorbers, so inner arches essentially.
The rest are holes in the sills, in various places from the front to the rear.
The N/S/R wheel arch is also corroded but simple an aesthetic issue, rather than an MOT one.

Drove it home this evening and it drove very nicely.
So current Plan A is to see if my welding friend fancies the gig.
Plan B, if he can't/doesn't want to is to return to the original Plan A and now have everything I need to have a supercharged V8 I can put in a frame on a trailer and run up whenever I like.

If anyone on thread wants to save me about 250 hours worth of work, the car owes me £2480 sat on my drive.

bolidemichael

7,203 posts

172 months

Thursday
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Rubins4 said:
This one looks like good value compared to some of the others at £8k+. £3,750.





Sorry, struggling to copy a link out of the Autotrader app.
I usually 'share' to 'messages' then grab the URL from the text.

martynr

527 posts

145 months

Thursday
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NorthNorthWest said:
Following on from the XJR-8 MOT this is the list of what requires addressing.

- Nearside Front Brake pipe excessively corroded (1.1.11 (c))
- Nearside Rear Tyre has a cut in excess of the requirements deep enough to reach the ply or cords (5.2.3 (d) (i))
- Nearside Front Vehicle structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced Above spring mounting area (6.1.1 (c) (i))
- Nearside Front Floor excessively deteriorated Within 30cm of seat mountings (6.2.4 (a) (i))
- Nearside Rear Floor excessively deteriorated (6.2.4 (a) (i))
- Offside Front Floor excessively deteriorated Within 30cm of seat mountings (6.2.4 (a) (i))
- Nearside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))
- Offside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))

To explain that in more detail, the top two are approx 3 inches square of corrosion directly behind the front shock absorbers, so inner arches essentially.
The rest are holes in the sills, in various places from the front to the rear.
The N/S/R wheel arch is also corroded but simple an aesthetic issue, rather than an MOT one.

Drove it home this evening and it drove very nicely.
So current Plan A is to see if my welding friend fancies the gig.
Plan B, if he can't/doesn't want to is to return to the original Plan A and now have everything I need to have a supercharged V8 I can put in a frame on a trailer and run up whenever I like.

If anyone on thread wants to save me about 250 hours worth of work, the car owes me £2480 sat on my drive.
I have checked Mot earlier as the number plate was available. Were you told anything about it?

Raino144

71 posts

40 months

Thursday
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mondayo said:
I have the spider type clamps in my Thule box too. But I can take them out and use the T track as well. The box can be opened from both sides.

I've got it currently set up with some old Whispabars (they've been renamed/rebranded and I can't remember the new name) that used to be on an X5 but seem to work on my S210 fine.
We cruised on the autoroute to and from Le Dawlish this summer, at 135-160kph (ish) with acceptable noise and fuel economy levels.
That looks very much like my setup. On my S205 (sorry!) it drowns out the radio above 120 ish. I mount the thing forward so it doesn’t have a ‘nose up’ attitude. Fuel economy was ok, just driving with it attached wasn’t fun.

If anyone has any ideas to help would be appreciated- we may have to do a dash to the channel (500 miles ish) with a 3 and nearly 1 year old soon to make sure we can see family in UK for Christmas.

NorthNorthWest

75 posts

Thursday
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martynr said:
I have checked Mot earlier as the number plate was available. Were you told anything about it?
Well he said there was "some corrosion" and I full expected him to be being slightly economical with the truth.
After all, if he could MOT it for a few hundred quid and ask two grand more, why wouldn't he?
And I know these like to rust, having owned an X300 R previously.

In reality, I was always buying it for the engine.
If i can MOT it for a grand and smoke it for a year first, then that'd be great.
If not, I have all I need (this is mainly the ancillary stuff required for an engine to work) to do my project.
Fuel pipes, wiring harness, sensors, manifolds, pumps, starter, alternator, coolant hoses and radiator etc etc

bolidemichael

7,203 posts

172 months

Thursday
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Raino144 said:
mondayo said:
I have the spider type clamps in my Thule box too. But I can take them out and use the T track as well. The box can be opened from both sides.

I've got it currently set up with some old Whispabars (they've been renamed/rebranded and I can't remember the new name) that used to be on an X5 but seem to work on my S210 fine.
We cruised on the autoroute to and from Le Dawlish this summer, at 135-160kph (ish) with acceptable noise and fuel economy levels.
That looks very much like my setup. On my S205 (sorry!) it drowns out the radio above 120 ish. I mount the thing forward so it doesn’t have a ‘nose up’ attitude. Fuel economy was ok, just driving with it attached wasn’t fun.

If anyone has any ideas to help would be appreciated- we may have to do a dash to the channel (500 miles ish) with a 3 and nearly 1 year old soon to make sure we can see family in UK for Christmas.
My OEM one is handsome and works well. Impacts the fuel economy and whistles at speed (over the ton) but nothing like the 'horror' stories described.


Raino144

71 posts

40 months

Thursday
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Bit stumped… Roofbars are Thule Wingbars, box is a Thule Touring 780 L. Maybe I need to duct tape the wingbars up as they do carry ski racks in the T tracks when the roof box isn’t on…




lord.vader

3,844 posts

110 months

Thursday
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BigBen said:
0a said:
I went in a friend's Merc EQC today. I have to say I was impressed. So much better put together than a Tesla, fast and a great ride. The tech driven interior is not to my taste, and lean on the plastics and they give a little in a way they don't in my ancient Lexus. Interesting as it was the first time I have been in a premium electric SUV style thing - it felt like a very suitable power train for such a car where weight and ultimate driving dynamics don't matter much. Fully electric barges will be very relaxing indeed.

No thanks for fun motoring though.

I quite like the looks as well. Mercedes do looks so much better than the 'massive cocaine habit nostril' BMW designs which now compete on how vulgar they can get.

I went and had a look round one a few months ago and was really impressed. Feels really solid in a way a Tesla just doesn't. The problem I had was for the price you could get an i-pace which I would prefer.

Ben
Problem is the range is woeful, actually putting your foot down the range just disappears.

We had one for a short time and it could hardly get from Chester - Abersoch - Chester which is appx 180 miles against a claimed 265.

This was in summer at 85-95 mph on the A55 and normal speed elsewhere.

Everything else about it was pretty much C / E Class, ours was the PP+ so had all the toys too, fantastic.

Miles better than any Model 3 or Model S.

In other news I’ve got a new job down in Dorset, depending on the offer etc I’m going to have to commute Chester - Dorset (500 miles) a week.

If anyone is genuinely interested in a Maserati QP GT Sport 54k miles and Full Ferrari Service History (bi-annual), £15k spent the last few years, it’ll be available about March then let me know, Navy / Cream and then carbon trim.

I did a work trip this week for 190 miles, cost £90 in fuel, 23mpg and work reimbursed me £78, which isn’t ideal.

Going to get something diesel, maybe a barge qualifying S Class for those miles and something fun for when I’m home.