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#1 Post by idealcopy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:24 pm

Hello all:

Have subscribed to the print edition of PC for many years and always found it the best all-round classics read; committed but not obsessive, with a wry sense of self-mocking going through it - just my kind of thing.

Had enough of car club forums now - too intense and all wrong; some of those people need to be forcibly moved to a pub to talk it out over a pint - they must develop chronic ulcers from their screen-raging...

I'm a lifelong Benz man, currently driving a 1998 R129 SL500 with the adaptive damping system recently overhauled - a masterpiece of engineering.
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Previous classic vehicles include a 1986 R107 $20 SL and a 1981 R107 380 SL, along with a 1972 W114 280CE.

Looking forward to getting involved in the forum.

Best regards to you all
John Moser
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R230 MB 2005 SL350
R129 MB 1998 SL500
W114 MB 1972 280CE (gone)
R107 MB 1986 420SL (gone)
R107 MB 1981 380SL (gone)

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#2 Post by TerryG » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:48 pm

idealcopy wrote: Had enough of car club forums now - too intense and all wrong; some of those people need to be forcibly moved to a pub to talk it out over a pint - they must develop chronic ulcers from their screen-raging...
I completely agree and welcome to the mad house :)
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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#3 Post by idealcopy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:45 pm

Thanks Terry - you know what I mean guv!

Goodness me... whether a 1976 450 SL should have tungsten or aluminium rear lens reflectors shouldn't, as Woody Allen put it, 'end up like a scene from Murder Inc' :lol:
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John Moser

R230 MB 2005 SL350
R129 MB 1998 SL500
W114 MB 1972 280CE (gone)
R107 MB 1986 420SL (gone)
R107 MB 1981 380SL (gone)

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#4 Post by Toledo Man » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Welcome to the forum John.

The pub meets aren't totally dead. I've seen the article in the mag too.
I've seen quite a few 90s Mercs starting to rust. Your's isn't a classic yet but give it a few more years and it will be...

The W123 was the best car Mercedes ever made with the W126 (2nd generation S Class) a close second.
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