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    2MB reacted to Pillock in Bus Shite (I'VE BEEN PAPPED, NOOOOOO LOL)   
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    2MB got a reaction from SRi05 in Decker Dave's Dreadful Services Blog   
    I once watched as a man pulled up in a 750i, opened the door and empty all the piss out of his catheter bag onto the floor at Tibshelf. Fantastic
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    2MB got a reaction from big_al_granvia in Decker Dave's Dreadful Services Blog   
    I once watched as a man pulled up in a 750i, opened the door and empty all the piss out of his catheter bag onto the floor at Tibshelf. Fantastic
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    2MB reacted to Rod/b in All about that BASE - Rover 820 END   
    Probably WELL FUCKING VERSED in dealing with rampant, serious rust issues if that’s their usual transport.
     
     
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    2MB got a reaction from Fabergé Greggs in Saabotage   
    Best window winders ever. There’s something delightfully classy about a non-sporty, worn-in 900
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    2MB got a reaction from Ohdearme in Andy's awful autos: ecto4   
    Glad the old crate got you home. The driving gloves must've escaped the clearout, where I managed to fill 3 large shopping bags with my gf's assorted crap
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    2MB got a reaction from mrbenn in Andy's awful autos: ecto4   
    Glad the old crate got you home. The driving gloves must've escaped the clearout, where I managed to fill 3 large shopping bags with my gf's assorted crap
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    2MB got a reaction from snagglepuss in Andy's awful autos: ecto4   
    Glad the old crate got you home. The driving gloves must've escaped the clearout, where I managed to fill 3 large shopping bags with my gf's assorted crap
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    2MB got a reaction from Andyrew in Andy's awful autos: ecto4   
    Glad the old crate got you home. The driving gloves must've escaped the clearout, where I managed to fill 3 large shopping bags with my gf's assorted crap
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    2MB got a reaction from LesRasK in Autoshite's Iconic Engines   
    While on the toilet during a short break in Wales this weekend I thought I'd have a quick browse on the Pistonheads forums for a change. While it is generally the place where all that is wrong with the world congregates I did find one thread that could be plagarised for these hallowed pages: affordable iconic engines. In the case of the original, it stands at 7 pages of largely factually-incorrect chelp and dick waving (well, £30k is affordable isn't it...?) the likes of which I am in no hurry to see again. But I like the idea for a thread, so will start with a few that stand out from my limited first hand experience.
     
    Honda E series
    I'm probably on my own here, but I had a Rover 213 as my first car. The little alloy 12 valve screamed like a pig near its lofty redline, gave plenty of performance for a new driver and was ace on petrol. But to me it's here because of the abuse it took: I managed to put the new cambelt on a few teeth out but being non-interference it survived; I rebuilt the carb with some new parts on a trial and error basis; it ran even though there was hardly any metal left in the rotor arm, the list goes on. It went from being owned from by a couple of old dears (covering 48k in 20 years) to being asked to carry more than its allocated maximum passengers, being thrashed through the middle of nowhere, and countless other abuses that will remain unmentioned. The poor bastard had never been above 50mph and actually stopped working for a few minutes the first time it had to go on the motorway. I have never since known of an engine having to take a deep breath and then carry on as normal, and for that along with everything else it earned a place in my heart.
     
    Alfa Romeo Busso V6
    I've always had a strange aversion to V6 engines; there's something a bit off-putting about them unless they're in an Alfa. Not had one of my own but my dad had a 2.5 12v  (155) at the same time as my unlce having a 3.0 12v (164). They were both standard but the noise they made going up the A653 was astounding: my child-self was unable to resist cracking into a broad and gormless smile. The song 'bittersweet symphony' by The Verve had a similar effect a few years before, but I've heard it too many times now. That isn't possbile with a Busso. The 155 was followed (via a few others) by a 156 24v. It was probably a much better car but didn't sound nearly as good. Plus it ate its belt and fucked 6 pistons and 24 valves, forcing me dad into £500 shitters for a few years. Which leads nicely on to:
     
    SAAB turbo
    After getting burned with the Alfa, me dad decided to get something cheap that he didn't have to take a loan out to buy, and was therefore disposable should anything go wrong. The best* option in the local area was a wonderfully scruffy 5 door hatch 900S turbo, with the lower boost 140 ish bhp engine and a burbly exhaust. It was a lovely place to sit like all SAABs but the 16v slant 4 under that odd shaped bonnet was the star of the show. It took me to Leeds festival 2004, some of the journey sat on the roof, and, crucially, didn't break down or overheat like the newish Renault Espace my mates got a lift in. A small, albeit important detail an I realise I'm getting a bit sentimental but it was the first of many with the same basic motor and it's a fucking good engine: lots of shove when you need it but very refined and 100% reliable. 
     
    PSA XUD
    I don't think there's much I can say that hasn't already been said about this one, but I'm one of the fan club. Transforms the character of whatever it's in without making it less enjoyable to drive (compared to petrol versions)
     
    BMW M42
    Just because the purists seem to think a BM without a straight six is not worth mentioning, and I adored the 1.8 twink in my E30. It is denounced generally as being gutless and needing to be screwed to the redline to get anything out of it, but in the real world I found it to be very flexible and better on fuel than it had any right to be. It also made a better noise than any BMW 6 pot I've ever heard, M3s included. This of course is purely subjective...
     
    Mercedes OM-6xx
    Precisely the sort of thing Pistonheads users in the main would denounce, but an iconic engine to me at least. Years of forced progress in diesel engine technology has yet to produce anything as refined as these old lumps. I've only owned 2, a 3 litre 6 pot in a w124 wagon and a 2.5 5 pot in my 190, but have been in plenty of taxis in various places where they've still run like clockwork. Slow, but sure. The 1.6 million mile W123  taxi we hired in Marrakech felt tighter than my old 80k mile 280ce. They are capable of massive power outputs when turbocharged, but I honestly can't think of a better way to get around day to day than being behind an NA Merc diesel.
     
    As I said, my own experience is very limited. I could go on about the power delivery of the Nissan RB26 but there's another forum for that sort of thing, and I don't plan on joining it any time soon so I'll keep it to myself. Over to you  ....
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    2MB got a reaction from rml2345 in Bus Shite (I'VE BEEN PAPPED, NOOOOOO LOL)   
    A bus yard I walked past in Tokyo
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    2MB got a reaction from cms206 in Bus Shite (I'VE BEEN PAPPED, NOOOOOO LOL)   
    A bus yard I walked past in Tokyo
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    2MB got a reaction from willswitchengage in Bus Shite (I'VE BEEN PAPPED, NOOOOOO LOL)   
    A bus yard I walked past in Tokyo
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    2MB got a reaction from jumpingjehovahs in Colours   
    I see an M3 this colour round Huddersfield sometimes and it looks brilliant
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    2MB got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Unusual What-Car Request   
    Vans block out a fair bit more light
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    2MB got a reaction from AMC Rebel in Ape in the fog   
    I thought it was a crack pipe
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    2MB reacted to Dirk Diggler in Home made pick ups.   
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1976-bmw-e21-pickup-very-rare/20566213

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    2MB got a reaction from yes oui si in Inter shitty collection   
    A little update on this, it hasn't seen a drop of diesel since the day I picked it up, and continues to start and drive exactly the same on roughly 95% veg 5% petrol (because winter). Will post a more recent pic when I've bothered to wash it, I'm ashamed to say it has been ever so slightly pineappled.
    Averaging 63mpg brim to brim mostly kicking its head in. If you wanted to it could easily top 70mpg, but I'd rather keep up with traffic
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    2MB got a reaction from warren t claim in Shite that turns 50 this year   
    It’s quite surprising how slow to 60 that bike is, considering the cars that were available at the time
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    2MB got a reaction from snagglepuss in Inter shitty collection   
    A little update on this, it hasn't seen a drop of diesel since the day I picked it up, and continues to start and drive exactly the same on roughly 95% veg 5% petrol (because winter). Will post a more recent pic when I've bothered to wash it, I'm ashamed to say it has been ever so slightly pineappled.
    Averaging 63mpg brim to brim mostly kicking its head in. If you wanted to it could easily top 70mpg, but I'd rather keep up with traffic
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    2MB got a reaction from HillmanImp in Inter shitty collection   
    A little update on this, it hasn't seen a drop of diesel since the day I picked it up, and continues to start and drive exactly the same on roughly 95% veg 5% petrol (because winter). Will post a more recent pic when I've bothered to wash it, I'm ashamed to say it has been ever so slightly pineappled.
    Averaging 63mpg brim to brim mostly kicking its head in. If you wanted to it could easily top 70mpg, but I'd rather keep up with traffic
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    2MB got a reaction from Craig the Princess in Inter shitty collection   
    A little update on this, it hasn't seen a drop of diesel since the day I picked it up, and continues to start and drive exactly the same on roughly 95% veg 5% petrol (because winter). Will post a more recent pic when I've bothered to wash it, I'm ashamed to say it has been ever so slightly pineappled.
    Averaging 63mpg brim to brim mostly kicking its head in. If you wanted to it could easily top 70mpg, but I'd rather keep up with traffic
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    2MB got a reaction from Craig the Princess in Inter shitty collection   
    Almost back in England now. Car is boringly competent and decent on the motorway, so no complaints here.
    SDI BTW
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    2MB got a reaction from Craig the Princess in Inter shitty collection   
    Just realised I posted this in the open forum. Silly me...
     
    Waking with the familiar excitement. Getting on a train with a one way ticket and a bag of food. Rain soaked cityscape giving way to muddy vistas, the blue-grey morning light revealing huddles of new lambs, still bare trees and affordable housing. It can only mean one thing, a car collection!
    Currently heading due north, being moved for the first and last time today by a V12 engine.
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    2MB got a reaction from Dirk Diggler in Inter shitty collection   
    A little update on this, it hasn't seen a drop of diesel since the day I picked it up, and continues to start and drive exactly the same on roughly 95% veg 5% petrol (because winter). Will post a more recent pic when I've bothered to wash it, I'm ashamed to say it has been ever so slightly pineappled.
    Averaging 63mpg brim to brim mostly kicking its head in. If you wanted to it could easily top 70mpg, but I'd rather keep up with traffic
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