Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:57 pm

Actually......I nicked the steering wheel from an old Maserati years ago, re-coloured it as the centre was baby-shit-brown and found a decent Merc badge for it. But it's identical to some that came on the Carat Duchalet Mercs and Lorinser type mercs.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:01 pm

I’d say that the W140 and R129 were the last of the bank vault Mercs. The second gen W140 though, once they worked out that biodegradable wiring looms weren’t a good idea. The W124 is a lovely car though but needs special attention to the front arches or they WILL rust.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:06 am

I found a 145 cloverleaf on Facebook for a daft low price. No real description, but a few decent pics and has an mot so can't be all that bad. I jumped on it straight away and then arranged to get it collected on Friday. The response on FB was usual.....'Why'd you sell it before I got to ask you any questions' etc...his response was ' Guy realised it was a bloody bargain and bought it blind without any stupid questions....at this price that's how it's done!'
Now I hope it's not a fcuking nail as three cars I bought private this month have since been scrapped due to lying mofo sellers. One Vauxhall Astra SXi with 80 K miles...' Yeah just needs a coil spring and oil leak fixing' the motor expired the next day. Volvo V50 1.8 estate...'I stopped using it due to the lockdown and now bought another, it's a great car!'...engine died on the MOT test, Vauxhall Frontera...same as above.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:18 am

The bodywork looks very clean so that is a good sign that the owner looked after it. Hope the engine and sus[pension etc. is as good. Sometimes you do get a bargain because the seller just needs it gone and can't be bothered with people arriving then haggling the price down. I won't ask how much but there is nothing worse when selling a car privately, than someone coming to buy the car at below market price, then trying to get more money off as well.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by NNK @ Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:21 am

That is hideous, and thats coming from someone who is commuting at present in a Fiat Punto Sporting (2007 to make it worse).

The Fiat has got four teenagers through their licences and has been my 'dog' car for the last year (he doesnt fit in Z4 and wife wont let him in her co car), it has needed a starter motor and a clutch in 50k of hard/terrible driving (plus normal servicing).
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:41 am

I love the 145 Cloverleafs!
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:50 am

Car related thing -

Amazing Rennlist thread about an Italian guy who is rebuilding a 993 he pulled out of a river after it had been in there for four years - https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/1 ... ibute.html

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Story about it if you don’t want to go through the whole thread (you should, it’s worth it) - https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenan ... -insanity/
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:18 pm

Good find, thanks S1K, I enjoyed that
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:24 pm

I’d like to see the result of that!
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