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#1411 OFFLINE   CreepingJesus

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:49 AM

My feelings about ArseTronic are well recorded, and not positive. I tend to use manual mode as much as possible, but some of the latest XFs with the eco mode, have no kickdown and manual mode reverts after 30 seconds of inactivity. No foot switch for the exhaust brake either, which always annoys me.
Dunno if your 480 MAN will be one of the old 13L types or one of the newer 10L with 500lbs of boost types. 14 plate's borderline I think. The old engine was goo d to use, the newer one's ok but lacks the serious grunt round 1000rpm. That super duper engine brake the newer ones have is a good tool though.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

I dunno what company as I can't remember but I saw a R730 on the M18 last week, it had some massive custom chrome exhaust with right 6 or 8" pipes in a vee & a 2ft square V8 sign in the middle. Sounded bloody nice.

Oh & it was mostly blue.


People do like to spend a bit on those things. All the bits: alloys, pipes, paint, lightbars, markers...the list is huge.
There's a firm up in Perth - Bryce Transport - have a 58 plate R620, that to the best of my knowledge has no silencers worth the title. Just a length of matt black 4" pipe exiting before the centre axle each side. Noisy. Very noisy.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

I dunno what company as I can't remember but I saw a R730 on the M18 last week, it had some massive custom chrome exhaust with right 6 or 8" pipes in a vee & a 2ft square V8 sign in the middle. Sounded bloody nice.

 

Oh & it was mostly blue.

 

 

It looked like this, but the '8' was also chrome & the truck was blue.

 

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#1414 OFFLINE   CreepingJesus

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 01:02 PM

Holy fuck! Sure there must be something in C+U about exhausts not exiting at head height! Probably weighs a bit too.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 01:04 PM

No idea, but with a load on it sounded sweet as hell pulling up the M18 near J2 away from the A1 towards the M1.


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:41 PM

Put the old XF up for sale today. Looking about I think it's priced OK for what it is, hopefully go to someone wanting to shift a steam engine or similar rather than an exporter. 


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

What's the asking price?
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

5500... does this bring back memories...

 

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825850kms, MoT to November...

 

 


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:33 PM

This just sounds lovely.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:12 AM

That dashboard takes me back too, Scruff! Liked those, the rev counter's where I like it: more in my line of sight than the speedo.

I like this one: rare-ish V8 Renault plus Fuller that's giving no quarter to someone trying to work it like a synchro! He gets there though.


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...as the actress said to the bishop.

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

That clip of the geezer driving the Foden is great, its been years since i've had the pleasure of a proper engine and gearbox, give me eye teeth to have summat like that to see me working days out.

 

The bloke driving the S21 Two Stroke Foden bottom right of that screen is very good, my first lorry gearbox that 12 speed with the unequal 3 range changer up on the right of what's loosely called the dash/steering column, that box bites back, go on get yersen a two stroke fix.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:29 PM

That would be 'Smaylefication', I think I've got him followed. Some of those vids are fantastic, and he gives that stroker Foden the heavy boot.
There's the series on coal shifting he's got too, that were taken from the cab of an E14 in 1988 iirc.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Anyone recognise this AWD 'advertising hoarding'? A virtual half pint of bitter shandy and a packet of Scampi Fries to the first to identify where I was today!

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#1424 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:38 PM

I know :D



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

So do I - on the a30 between Devon and cornwall .
Possibly okehampton area

Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

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Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

I think I do too.....

 

Edit.... yeah same as 2smoke



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:05 PM

Of course it is. The actual prize is the rest of the photos I took of it...

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:53 PM

I cheated, I looked at the photo data to get the lat/long of where you were stood when you took it.

And then I was so ashamed with myself I went and sat in the corner.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:13 PM

There's something about organic meat/dead meat/returning to Mother Earth in there, but I'm too knacked to make the link.
Smashing spot tho', can't be many AWDs left.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

Truxx Factor

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

And the ones who hadn't spent all morning drinking (it's a weekend-long show, don't panic - but most of the drivers were sloshing by lunchtime) got to squeeze their trucks under the gantry and go racing.

 

These chaps were running about 21-22 seconds - the same as a "warm hatch".

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And then the big boys came out to play

 

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The chap closest to the camera here got right into it, rolling burnouts and everything by the end of the day. This pair were running 18 seconds or so

 

This was a Formula 1 truck, so quicker - into the 16s (the same as something like a Civic Type R). Sadly something popped on the last run of the day.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

Back in the early days of truck racing's rise across Europe, some of the manufacturers got a bit naughty with what constituted a 'road' truck that was available to buy from a dealer, as per the ethic of the thing at the time. Merc's factory entry was a 'fire engine' chassis: special lightweight frame rails, carbon fibre cab and twin turbo'd V8 poking out something like 900 horse in road trim...!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:06 PM

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RIP Derek 'The Mint'.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

On holiday in Cyprus and heard this approaching well before it trundled up the hill past us.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:19 AM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:51 PM

I don't know if this is the appropriate thread, but I just seen this today on the tube of you.....Lesson to remember, Know the height of your vehicle.

 

Some proper brown trousers pictures....

 


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