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#601 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:59 PM

+1 one for base spec. love (although I prefer the word 'pure').

 

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#602 OFFLINE   adw1977

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

Very pleased with it all told. It has given me a minor dilemma about garage space as I only have the one which currently has the Sierra within.


I should think the Sierra is more likely to rust away if left outside than the Merc.
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#603 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:03 PM

Holy Buttery Biscuit Base Bournite.....The only way this could be any more lickable is if it was 2 tone beige


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#604 ONLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

Or that flat battleship grey they did. Lovely stuff.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

Or that flat battleship grey they did. Lovely stuff.

 

First time I saw one in that colour I asked the owner if the top coat was an optional extra...



#606 OFFLINE   AndyW201

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

Base spec manual with a Becker?

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Polar opposite to my current 190 but that could have space on my drive any day!
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#607 OFFLINE   HillmanImp

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:17 PM

Continuing the 'Drum and Base' (or does it have discs front drums rear?) theme, you are the S, the U, the P the E the R, 

The S the H, the A, the R the P

The S, the H, the I, the T, the T the E, the R

 

The S, the U, the P the E the R
The S, the H, the A the R the P
The S, the H, the I, the T, the

Super, Sharp, Shite!

 

Check it, you're the fuckin' man who they mention
Blazin' the shite that they're...blazin' the shite that they're drivin'
You're the fuckin' man who they mention,
Blazin' the stuff that you're drivin'' the base on.

 

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#608 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:27 PM

The original owner had good taste opting for a red interior and naff all else. Excellent purchase Mr bASeman.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Do these have different sized mirrors as well? The 190 was about the only Merc I really liked the look of but if the mirrors are odd sizes I'd need to burn it.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

"I'm the urban baseman, baby, I got style,
I drive a pile..."


"Yes I'm the urban baseman, baby, and I'm tight,
I drive autoshite..."
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#611 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

Do these have different sized mirrors as well? The 190 was about the only Merc I really liked the look of but if the mirrors are odd sizes I'd need to burn it.

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Of course they are.

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#612 ONLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

They did that on the W124 too. And Mazda copied it on the Xedos 6.
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#613 OFFLINE   HillmanImp

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:07 PM

Surely that makes sense though as when you get nearer a mirror you can see more in the reflection, so having the furthest away mirror bigger will help counter that won't it? 

 

Or did the design dept get inches and cm muddled up?


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#614 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:39 PM

Is this cheating, thought so I have shared!

Me too,


Oh bugger.......

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#615 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:41 PM

Surely that makes sense though as when you get nearer a mirror you can see more in the reflection, so having the furthest away mirror bigger will help counter that won't it? 
 
Or did the design dept get inches and cm muddled up?



According to the press packs and publicity YouTube’s, they’re perfectly proportioned to show you what you need from the driver’s seat. On the near side you need more visibility for Parking, whilst offside you need a wider view for overtakers.
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#616 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

nice machine

 

BUT

 

does it overtake faster than an Ital?

 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

GAWJUS


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Both knees fooked, as are 2 disks in my back, and left hip..Diabetes, Chronic depression and rattle after taking my daily meds...Apart from that I'm fine!!!

 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

This and the Holy Grey Grille need stickers on saying ' It's all about da bASe '


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

This gets my full approval :-)

 

Worth suffering the hassles of selling your other cars.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:51 AM

Missed this somehow, until now....Very jealous of the solid roof.    

 

The sunroof is the one toy I wish had been deleted by Owner One on my 1.8.   Its just started to play up.... 

 

I did manage to find one with windy miller windows, though.   My 280SE was similarly specced.   I love basic Mercs, as said earlier you are buying all the engineering without the bollocks.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

With the little Mercedes w202 heading to Scotland tomorrow, the Audi 80 project drawing to a close and my Avensis 'declared' at 220k - it's time to pay the Sierra a bit more attention.  I went mildly ape shit in the eBay 'January Sale' and bought quite a bit for it - which is now clogging up my conservatory.  (Nothing too shiny, so y'all can keep your undercrackers on).

 

There is a mystery coolant leak, so I've bought all the gates hoses I could find and a water pump.  The expansion bottle cap has already been replaced, so hopefully these items will cure the ill. It leaks when parked - so hopefully nothing too nasty.  I also need to get the other side polished so it's all the same colour.  Eyes are open for a driver's door which is getting quite ripe now at the bottom and the rear bumper still pisses me off. (Your opinion may vary)

 

It's such a shame that the front number plate got lost a few years ago.  Fortunately, I've found someone who can replicate it from this fantastic picture on Flickr.  I'd much rather have a new plate with the correct font than a 2 year old plate with the modern font, so I'll get this sorted soon enough.

 

5673345269_c064841190_z.jpgFord Sierra by Reallyloud, on Flickr

 

And no, not DMB plates.  They've changed their rules recently - and you have to send original documents off.  No thanks.


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#622 ONLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:48 AM

Personally, I would have the front plate done to match the original rear one as it is the nicer and more period correct “curvier” font.
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#623 OFFLINE   Heritage motor centre

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

Try "fancy plates" go to show plates and "pre 2001font 3" that gives you the curvier font that looks good although I'm not 100% on the "5" that that produces. #needstogetoutmore
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:07 PM

Ps no need for documents but no BS145 kite marking but there's loads of cars knocking about without it and they all fly through the mot
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#625 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:32 PM

I used Fancyplates for the front plate on my van, I would use them again.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:47 AM

They look well. I need a set for the XM, the front plate isn't great.

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