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Old 27th April 2012   #10001
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These are cheap!!!! If they are get one, they are great. Expensive if they go wrong as second hand parts are quite difficult to source. Especially gearboxes and transfer boxes.

I am looking for a good one in Germany and that way I can drive it back, drive it in Holland for the next few months then register it in Sweden. They seem pretty solid-probably not the most eco but then the diesels could be converted to bio I suppose.

If doing it that way I'll probably try and get an RAC type inspection done on it before i go all the way over there to see it myself. Found a couple just over the border from here that are 4000 euros and pretty low miles for a '84 car! Faced with a Swedish winter it's probably more realistic than wincing every time a pretty 2002 gets sprayed with rock salt ;( and yes, cheap and tax free that was the original criteria... i do like the style even if it does slightly conjure up spoilt premier league wideboy associations.
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Old 27th April 2012   #10002
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Old 27th April 2012   #10003
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Ah in right hand drive they never sold well. Had a look at the ex military stuff from scandawega.

They are great vehicles and very well built.

Be wary of bio and the cold or get one of these



Always wanted one
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Old 27th April 2012   #10004
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^ jack olsens ,quite well known car
check Magnuses collection out http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...rol-hobby.html
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Old 27th April 2012   #10005
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If its going to have rock salt thrown at it, look at ensis fluid. Better than wax oil and dintrinol stuff.
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Old 27th April 2012   #10006
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If its going to have rock salt thrown at it, look at ensis fluid. Better than wax oil and dintrinol stuff.

also found a cheap suzuki samurai in very good nick. worthwhile or stay away? anything i've read seems positive... just a pity they're quite wee. Also a few pajeros, but not sure they'll have the same re-sale ease as a G Klasse.
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Old 27th April 2012   #10007
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bit under powered, but there is away to fit an xud engine and vitara box then get it lifted and they are very very capeable off roaders.

Had a sj they do fall over at not very high speeds, but the flip side is very little damage and easily put back on its wheels.

Only 1l and 1.3 but they are thirsty
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Old 27th April 2012   #10008
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Had a sj they do fall over at not very high speeds, but the flip side is very little damage and easily put back on its wheels.
I don't know if that could be said for the human occupants though!

You can probably tell i do like the Germanic uber styling. Inspires visions of tearing through virgin terrain listening to Orff and swigging schnapps as I run down cattle too dazzled by my spots to move... limbs flying asunder and then popping into a nice local cafe for some strudel and coffee.
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Old 27th April 2012   #10009
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Ah in right hand drive they never sold well. Had a look at the ex military stuff from scandawega.

They are great vehicles and very well built.

Be wary of bio and the cold or get one of these



Always wanted one

could always just but the Touring on one of these as a happy compromise?

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Old 27th April 2012   #10010
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I don't know if that could be said for the human occupants though!

You can probably tell i do like the Germanic uber styling. Inspires visions of tearing through virgin terrain listening to Orff and swigging schnapps as I run down cattle too dazzled by my spots to move... limbs flying asunder and then popping into a nice local cafe for some strudel and coffee.
Nah just injury to the ego, no actual injury to me. Muddy banks are my friend.
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Old 27th April 2012   #10011
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Shite picture, but she's a fucking beast - turning the electronics off today in the wet was eye opening, I foresee large tyre bills in my near future. not sure about the wing, though it is the original AMG one.

Exhaust being done on Monday, neighbours are going to be so pleased

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Old 27th April 2012   #10012
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Pic from the Gille VIlleneuve feature in the new edition of Car - he was truly the man

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Old 27th April 2012   #10013
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^^nice. and square too!
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Old 27th April 2012   #10014
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I have a thing for Square Mercs, here's one of my others

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Old 27th April 2012   #10015
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much squarererer:

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Old 27th April 2012   #10016
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I have a thing for Square Mercs, here's one of my others

Others? How many cars do you have?
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Old 27th April 2012   #10017
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W202 C43 AMG
W124 E280 Estate
W126 420 (80's S Class)

and a polo for the mrs
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Old 28th April 2012   #10018
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^ awesome car collection, beautiful sounding engines and built like granite

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...39635383_o.jpg

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Old 28th April 2012   #10019
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^ jack olsens ,quite well known car
check Magnuses collection out http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...rol-hobby.html


Jizzstorm
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Old 28th April 2012   #10021
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Old 28th April 2012   #10022
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Good job Richie is away, all these Porsches would give him a headache.
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Old 28th April 2012   #10023
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Heavily 'shopped but lovely



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Old 28th April 2012   #10024
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Lotus Cortina? Dagenham dustbin?

Yes please?!
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Old 29th April 2012   #10027
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http://www.egarage.com/videos/collec...vintage-racer/

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Old 29th April 2012   #10028
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cheers, will read up and hopefully find someone more experienced to talk me through it (or out of it!) and come see it with me... aww man. would be so stoked. just think how good a vintage bike from '74 would look strapped on the back of that bad boy ;)
http://www.egarage.com/current-inter...uild-bmw-2002/
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Old 29th April 2012   #10029
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perks are you on ddk

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Old 29th April 2012   #10030
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perks are you on ddk?

yes dont really post but know quite a few of the guys quite well
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Old 29th April 2012   #10031
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I have located an original W202 AMG DTM kit, and am tempted, but could end up chavtastic

I am probably going to get rid of the wing on mine, as I prefer the Q car look

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Old 29th April 2012   #10032
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Old 29th April 2012   #10033
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Found a much cheaper 2002 Touring! Needs some welding on chassis to get taxed but could be a winner... Or else also found a cheap G Klasse in Germany that seems solid but may need a new front wing. decision time...
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Old 29th April 2012   #10034
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Make sure that you get two sets of rims, one of them to run studded winter tyres.

Serious ensis fluid, 25l and spray everywhere exposed.
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Old 29th April 2012   #10035
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W202 C43 AMG
W124 E280 Estate
W126 420 (80's S Class)

and a polo for the mrs
Nice.

I have a '89 420SE. Not starting at moment, mechanic says its EZL :-(
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Old 29th April 2012   #10036
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Old 30th April 2012   #10037
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Nice.

I have a '89 420SE. Not starting at moment, mechanic says its EZL :-(
I have had a 420se and sel in the past, big lazy V8 FTW!

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Old 30th April 2012   #10038
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I have had a 420se and sel in the past, big lazy V8 FTW!
Was the SEL noticably more barge like?

I love mine, whisper quiet and comfy. First things first, need to get it to start. Just paid 300 quid for an used old EZL, they are 1100 from Merc. Hopefully that and new coil, relays etc sort it this weekend.
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Old 30th April 2012   #10039
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Old 30th April 2012   #10040
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Old 30th April 2012   #10041
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http://www.manxmotorracing.com/photos.htm

Hill climbs at the weekend, no pics from this year yet but some other nice pics from previous events.
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Old 30th April 2012   #10042
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Just bought this last week. 650cc Fiat 126 block bored out to 82mm (740cc?), cylinder head skimmed and flycut for 10:1 compression ratio, plenty of upgrades to clutch/drivetrain/suspension/gearing/brakes. It's like driving a go-kart, and it's hilarious watching people's faces when you downshift & overtake them in it. Very silly stuff.
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Old 30th April 2012   #10043
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Good purchase!!

My classic Mini used to be like that, people would get pretty surprised/annoyed when you overtook them.

One of my favourite memories is when I'd just picked up an eBay purchase, a roof rack, and I was late for a show so was really racing to get there. This SL500 was going some on this tight B road but he was still holding me up, I came out of a 2nd gear corner, already out in the middle and banged past him, his face with me, ear defenders on, sunglasses, and the roof rack just finished it off. I made sure to change up just as I went past him to give him the signature 2 foot flame out of the back. Lattteerrssss....
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Old 30th April 2012   #10044
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Good work, kid scruff.
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Old 30th April 2012   #10045
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^^^ Love it!


^^ and that too!
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Old 30th April 2012   #10046
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Fiat is full of win
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Old 30th April 2012   #10047
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Was the SEL noticably more barge like?

I love mine, whisper quiet and comfy. First things first, need to get it to start. Just paid 300 quid for an used old EZL, they are 1100 from Merc. Hopefully that and new coil, relays etc sort it this weekend.
Not until you tried to find a parking space! Mine was originally the Ecuadorian ambassadors car, had flag poll mounts, rear footrests, the lot.

Got written off in the floods of 07, when at the Glade festival.

I have some good contacts for them, worth trying this guy for parts and work, he has a whole field full of scrapped W126's - knows everything about em

http://www.sec-shop.com/
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Old 30th April 2012   #10048
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Amazing. Found any secret stash places?
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Old 30th April 2012   #10049
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I have some good contacts for them, worth trying this guy for parts and work, he has a whole field full of scrapped W126's - knows everything about em

http://www.sec-shop.com/
And it's within rideable distance too! Cheers.
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Old 30th April 2012   #10050
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Trip to Paul Ricard in a free Countryman, and VIP treatment while there, courtesy of MINI UK? Get to drive demo cars on track and in surrounding roads? Yes, please.
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