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  • wherrygirl
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    At the moment there is not much fun for me with the new car. Is in the garage since 2 weeks now ...........turbo was complete gone. But a new one wassn't available, 1 week to wait. Thuesday it was delevered and replaced. But stil not okay.
    Lost of compression in cilinder one.
    They think now that the engine gets a overhaul to make it 100%.........But it needs a week more, maybe more. It's just what s come out. A new engine head, a overhauled head, it' own head and let that one overhauled.
    This quote is from the "Any Model Vehicle Collectors" thread to avoid being too OT!
    I don't get this, Thijs. The car was bought from a garage, not directly from a private individual, wasn' it? What sort of checks did the garage make, or am I being naïve? Was there any guarantee or was it sold "as is" i.e.Buyer beware ? It is incredible that such major faults exist - no wonder the previous owner got rid of it.



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  • pakarang
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... those are the saucepans of Master Chef MICHEL TROISGROS, so then its OK....

    Yes, a LOT of aluminium in that car. More than in a box of sardines actually. LOL.

  • Clipper
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    "Recycled aluminium" .... so Jan-Olav, you chose a car made from old saucepans. Never mind, in the right light I'm sure it doesn't show. :-)

  • pakarang
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    HAHAHAHAHA.... I would never have been able to obtain a car of this caliber if it hadn't been for a minor lottery-price.... LOL

    But the car is actually 7 years old now, still looking stunning. The car had fallen 75% in price since it was taken out of the shop 7 years ago.

  • janihudi
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    a very nice car captain, but means to things.
    ur you are overpaid for your services on the ferry ,or that car is a piece of scrap.
    but this car is not for the common people .

  • pakarang
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    This XJL has a 3.0 liter supercharged diesel engine with 277 Hp, is able to do 0-100 km/t at just 6.4 seconds.

    Average fuel consumption on city driving is just above 1 liter pr. 10 kilometers, but on long distance driving with cruise control, assisted driving and lane control, it does something like 0,85 liters pr. 10 kilometers. I have however been able to reduce consumption down to an amazing 0,68 liters pr. 10 kilometers, but after a year of recording, it seems like that happened once in my lifetime.

    I'm very happy with the car, and have been so for the past 15-16 months. It's an amazing piece of engineering, and the fun part, there are apparently only 3 of these in Norway (the stretched L-version: long wheelbase), and the only one north of Hamar!

    Here is a video by the way: .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmRWN0WH_aw




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  • Clipper
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    Very nice!!!! My best car ever was a Saab 9000 CS 2.3 16i (no turbo). It was a mile eater.

    Or maybe it was my Triumph 2.5 PI?

  • pakarang
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    But, while dreaming of an electric bike - this is my best ride: my Jaguar XJL (long wheelbase), you may have seen it already at both my YouTube or Instagram account as well.

    2018_08_28 EOS5D-The World-IMG_6798 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    My ride is just one bike.... and another frame (without wheels) in the basement.

    My dream bike is an ELECTRIC bike.... but, my goodness, those are really expensive if you wish to buy one of a certain level of quality.

  • Clipper
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    My friend George has recently admitted to me that he has 23 bicycles. His wife believes the number to be about 10.

    Large collections are not uncommon amongst English speaking people. I understand that Australians, Americans, Canadians even South Africans are much the same as we Brits. I'm sure there must be many good collections elsewhere in the world including Scandinavia.

  • Clipper
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    Captain, these are my Raleighs and a Carlton. Apart from these, there are several others including a Claud Butler tandem.

    Of those in the picture, only the 1948 black Raleigh leaning against the brown bin is in less than 100% working order. It is a long term restoration project that deserves more time than I have given it to date.

  • pakarang
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    Are ALL those your bikes, and in working order?

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  • Clipper
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    And, in case you were wondering whether I had any more bicycles ....

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  • Clipper
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    Here's another even more recent acquisition - a 1995 "Raleigh Royal Lady", which I bought as a crate full of parts on Ebay.





    She still needs some work to make her into the long distance tourer she is supposed to be. I added mudguards after these photos were taken and still need to add a pannier rack and sort out the gears, which don't change too well. Hmm, maybe needs new derailleurs, which could get expensive.

    This is my first experience of a step-through frame and I'm quite impressed. She is very stable and quite fast.

    When she's complete, I'll probably sell her on. Meanwhile, I'll have fun working on her in the back garden and testing her out on local roads.

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  • Clipper
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    No battery pack I'm afraid, Captain. But fed with enough Mars Bars (Japp?), the old engine is still pretty good :-)
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