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Re: EBay Finds

Post by chadders » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:33 pm

Good point, I'd forgotten the Edwardian single cylinder jobbies.

Mind you the Merlin engined rolls was supposed to be quite a car.
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by Junkman » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 pm

Boris' campaign for the December election is to leave the EU on 31st October.
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by Hooli » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:52 pm

That looks like a prop off the Munsters!
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:13 pm

chadders wrote:
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Good point, I'd forgotten the Edwardian single cylinder jobbies.

Mind you the Merlin engined rolls was supposed to be quite a car.
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by fried onions » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:21 pm

That's Groundskeeper Wullie's tractor.
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by cros » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:18 am

John F wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:25 pm
cros wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm
NergleFuttocks wrote:
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All the 3.2 diesel pickups I have driven all feel like they have a sense of urgency that wasn’t matched with any real progress

That's diesels for you. Progress with a nice fat 4 cylinder petrol is just more enjoyable.
Hmmm, that's subjective. For example, I'd certainly take a diesel-engined Discovery over a petrol-engined one for off-road use. And on-road use tbh, if fuel economy* is a factor.
Merely comparing ancient petrols with ancient diesels. I'm pig-fucking ignorant about anything from this century and trying keep it that way.
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by Junkman » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:39 am

Fascinating are those Lampredi Ferrari 857 and 860. The latter has 3432cc. It was used in the 1956 Monza with two Weber 58 mm carburettors and had 280 PS. These cars placed first and second at Sebring and came second and third at the Mille Miglia that year. The sound of them is just fucking epic.

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Re: EBay Finds

Post by John F » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:25 am

cros wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:18 am
John F wrote:
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cros wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm



That's diesels for you. Progress with a nice fat 4 cylinder petrol is just more enjoyable.
Hmmm, that's subjective. For example, I'd certainly take a diesel-engined Discovery over a petrol-engined one for off-road use. And on-road use tbh, if fuel economy* is a factor.
Merely comparing ancient petrols with ancient diesels. I'm pig-fucking ignorant about anything from this century and trying keep it that way.
Me too - the last Disco 300 TDi rolled off the production line over 20 years ago :-)

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Re: EBay Finds

Post by cros » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:43 pm

Here's my 300tdi; obviously the turbo has been whipped off in the interests of a fair comparison with the magnificent 5 bearing 2.5 petrol I have in my Rover 75.
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Power and performance is about the same but petrol pulls smoothly from a few revs in any gear, very helpful if slippery. Costs me the same at the pump until LPG becomes unavailable which may see John F win in the end...


(Must add that TDi with all its bits will break a series layshaft and lots more besides)
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Re: EBay Finds

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:20 am

I call bullshit.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1971-MERCEDE ... Sw54NdmdkY

There was no 450SL until 1973, and this has almost certainly never been white.
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