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by sfh3l
Sun 04 Jun, 2017 20:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6468

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Well done Jamal on organising the weekend. You even managed to keep the weather good for us! I got rained on during my homeward leg and also the trip across on Saturday, but not while we were there. Mind you, that bloody hangar was like a fridge! You are all a great bunch of lads and it was good to ...
by sfh3l
Tue 02 May, 2017 12:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6468

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Cheers Jamal,

I've now booked the event with the Club and also booked my hotel accommodation to suit. As seems to be the case increasingly these days "joy is only an MOT away".....
by sfh3l
Thu 16 Feb, 2017 16:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6468

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

June 3rd/4th is perfect :-)
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 20:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: cam belt change

Hi Pat, The Porker inevitably takes a bit more coolant, with its triple radiators and lots of water pipes from back to front layout (my 911 runs with no coolant and never gets hot :D ). I guess also that they are making a fair bit out of the job, which can't be easy, given the need to drain down com...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 19:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: cam belt change

Following the manual involves removing the bottom hose, which comes across the front of the cam belt cover and does rather get in the way of the job. The Z1 has a metal pipe too that bolts to the front. Manual says remove both to make room, but if you are careful you can move them out of the way and...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 18:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: cam belt change

Did mine last winter BrianBZ1. Little bugger though the job is, I can't bring myself to stray past the 48 months, which seems to go by in a flash. I am trying to remember, but I think I've done mine 3 or 4 times now. I replaced the water pump this time, as a precaution, given that it is the original...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 18:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6468

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Jet has kindly pointed out that if I am to join you on the technical day, I should at least introduce myself first (thank you Jet). Firstly, a pre-Christmas rush of blood is how I came to join the Z1 owners group. I'd fancied them since university, saw one for sale at Munich Legends and managed to ...
by sfh3l
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 18:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6468

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Hi Chaps and sorry for being late onto this post. It has been a while since my last confession :-) I cannot do May 20th, as we are out of the country. Other than the week immediately following that (not back yet) and the Le Mans 24 dates June 15th to 19th inclusive, I would move heaven and earth to ...
by sfh3l
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 15:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Re: Bicester Scramble

Sorry guys, I had hoped to get to Bicester, but didn't buy any ticket in advance, as I knew I had a stack of bits to do instead and it was just as well. Glad it was worth going to though. Best wishes to one and all.
by sfh3l
Sun 01 Jan, 2017 17:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1s Spotted at BMW Centenary Celebrations September 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Z1s Spotted at BMW Centenary Celebrations September 2016

I was there in the CSL and can confirm no Z1's were part of that group. Great tour though :-) Nice pics Steve.

Happy New Year to one and all!!!!
by sfh3l
Sat 17 Dec, 2016 14:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Limited Edition Roadster
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

Re: Limited Edition Roadster

Yup, that one will do for me Toni :-)

Merry Christmas everyone and look forward to arsing about with you in 2017 !
by sfh3l
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 18:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Just wanted to thank Ivor and Chris for the excellent route for the Saturday drive. It was lovely to catch up with you all and nice to meet Steve and Richard in the other older car. We didn't disgrace ourselves, despite being 20 years older than you young whippersnapper Z1 lot :-) Take care everyone...
by sfh3l
Mon 08 Aug, 2016 17:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Why's that Jet?
by sfh3l
Tue 02 Aug, 2016 17:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Hi Chris,

Can you put us down for two full englishes please, no veggie nastiness? :-)

Looking forward to seeing everyone
by sfh3l
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 12:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Looks as if I might have started a trend :-) Not like me ?
by sfh3l
Mon 18 Jul, 2016 17:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Z1 Tour August 13th 2016

Hi Chaps, Thanks Jamal, as ever for getting this organised. I have just booked my room for the evening and yes please, count me in for the tour. I shall probably be in the CSL, as that is the one that I was taking to Gaydon, but I hope that is OK? I think I should squeak in on the tour as I have a z...
by sfh3l
Sat 28 May, 2016 07:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Sump replacement!

Oooh er Toni - that sounds a little ambitious! I am no welder, but I do know how well engine oil burns. I'd want to see the repair sorted from both sides and ground off flush again if it were me. Can you imaging welding a crankshaft counterweight to the sump and then trying to start the car :shock:
by sfh3l
Fri 27 May, 2016 08:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Sump replacement!

Good to have it back Pat, I am sure. I recall the rock very clearly and I think it is actually very lucky that there is no body damage. It must have squeezed under the nose cone and chin strip with fractions of an inch to spare and that bodes well for the undertray too. It is still surprising that, ...
by sfh3l
Tue 24 May, 2016 13:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Sump replacement!

All that makes sense.

If you need to borrow an engine hoits Pat, I have one that is not (thankfully) in current use, so could be used to hold up the engine for whatever time it takes to effect the repairs........
by sfh3l
Mon 23 May, 2016 18:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Is this Z1 a current members pride and joy ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Is this Z1 a current members pride and joy ?

It is definitely early on in the car's life. Look at the chunky tread on the OE fit Pirellis and the lovely dark colour of the Nubuk - mine didn't even look like that after I had cleaned, de-greased and recoloured them!
by sfh3l
Sun 22 May, 2016 17:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

Re: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016 (confirmed)

Dear Fred, I just wanted to add my comments and thanks for the tour. We arrived home safely on Wednesday night, after around 1950 miles, through which the Z1 performed faultlessly, although it did seem a bit slow on some of those uphill sections on the way up to Mont Louis :( The tour was great and ...
by sfh3l
Sun 22 May, 2016 17:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Sump replacement!

Hi Pat, It was a pleasure to spend some time with you and Sneezy over the weekend and I am sorry that the sump did indeed end up being damaged. I'm not 100% sure about the Z1/E30, but struggled greatly replacing the sump gasket on my 3.0csl a few weeks ago (only to damage it while fitting I fear and...
by sfh3l
Sun 08 May, 2016 12:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What do you replace a Z1 with ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: What do you replace a Z1 with ?

Hi Scorpion and nice to see you back here. I approve! The 'vette is a lot more tempting a proposition than a rotten old Dart - you did the right thing. Classics need to be cars that you can jump into and turn the key to enjoy, with the "just add petrol" method. An old Daimler is never going to be th...
by sfh3l
Sat 07 May, 2016 18:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Brake Pads.
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Front Brake Pads.

For info, the servo is fine as is. It is the master cylinder that you change for more beefy pedal feel (along with everything on Jamal's list, of course :D ). I didn't change the apportioning valve, located by the diff as I seem to recall. My Z1 stops as if it has hit a brick wall and doesn't seem o...
by sfh3l
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 17:17
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Centenary Munich Visit - September 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 669

BMW Centenary Munich Visit - September 2016

I am pasting news of a Car Club organised trip below, to Munich to celebrate the BMW Centenary this year. I've put my name down, as I think it will be an excellent trip and am just trying to publicise it here. I appreciate not everyone is a member of the Club, but £45 solves that problem very quickl...
by sfh3l
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 17:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Steering Rack Compatability
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Steering Rack Compatability

Hi Guys, I can't help thinking that I should know this already, but can someone tell me if an E30 M3 steering rack is a straight replacement for the Z1 (obviously higher geared), as in will it fit to the front subframe without any cutting, welding and general mashing about? Just an idea I have in mi...
by sfh3l
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 10:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

Re: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016 (confirmed)

That should have read "indeed". Bloody mobiles!
by sfh3l
Fri 29 Jan, 2016 10:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

Re: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016 (confirmed)

To be thought of as a peer is high praise I fee in this company :-)
by sfh3l
Thu 28 Jan, 2016 09:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

Re: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016 (confirmed)

That's better :D

Now we're getting somewhere!
by sfh3l
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 17:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

Re: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016 (confirmed)

I've just confirmed us on the tour. It would be great to see more UK Z1's on this trip. Fred's trips are meticulously organised and he takes us to some great places too. The Mirepoix trip was fabulous, the Dordogne trip beautiful and the Loire one majestic. Fortunately I haven't been on more than th...
by sfh3l
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 17:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Low Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Low Lights

Very nice Jamal. Like it
by sfh3l
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 17:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Unusual place to find a Z1
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Dominican republic

Interesting top-hose modification there - but then it is an expensive part. Also, slightly clumsy A/C fitting by the look of the pipes to the rear of the engine compartment. Nice opportunity if it is real and the rightful owner is the person selling. I wouldn't fancy buying a car from the Dominican ...
by sfh3l
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 17:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Centenary Celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: BMW Centenary Celebration

IMHO BMW has never seemed too bothered about its heritage, which is a shame for us enthusiasts. Being controversial for a second, it is always going to be difficult for any German manufacturer to look back too far with massive pride as those that survived WW2 only did so by being heavily involved wi...
by sfh3l
Sat 01 Aug, 2015 18:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gone but not forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Gone but not forgotten

Oh Blimey Scorpion! Who's next I wonder?????

I am sure you will move on to something equally interesting as the Z1 and pray do let us know when that happens! Oh, and make sure that Rob from Shropshire gets himself on here too.

We shall miss you
by sfh3l
Fri 31 Jul, 2015 22:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 in Carfest South Auction - 29th August
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Z1 in Carfest South Auction - 29th August

Andy - sorry to hear this mate. A word from the semi-wise though. I have sold a number of cars over the years that I now kick myself for letting go. There is no problem keeping the Z1 locked up. It won't deteriorate and is now going up in value so it would seem. Unless you need the money, I'd hang o...
by sfh3l
Fri 31 Jul, 2015 22:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: Silverstone Classic

Saturday was great - the day of Senna's photo. I was there in the CSL.
Sunday was unremitting sheyite I am afraid. Cold, wet and windy too. We went in the 911 and were wet and cold through by 2ish. I went home to watch a very exciting Hungarian GP on the Humax.
by sfh3l
Fri 31 Jul, 2015 22:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 1920

Re: Gaydon 2015?

I shall be there Jamal, but the plan is I shall be there in the CSL.

See you on the Saturday - are you doing the tour?
by sfh3l
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 21:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

Re: Back to the Pyrenees in May 2016 ?

Bonjour Fred, Nice to hear from you. The idea of a 2-16 Tour sounds fabulous. I would like to be noted as interested please. 2016 is pretty busy for us as I have Le Mans 24 (June) and Classic Le Mans (July), as well as my 50th Birthday (June) and a family party in August, but I am sure I can fit som...
by sfh3l
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 16:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 MOT Fail! - Welding Required!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Z1 MOT Fail! - Welding Required!!!!!

You know me Jamal - always happy to have a fiddle! :D
by sfh3l
Sat 16 May, 2015 08:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 MOT Fail! - Welding Required!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Z1 MOT Fail! - Welding Required!!!!!

There, that's got your attention :shock: My MOT tester came out with a face as long as a fiddle and said "I really don't like to do this, but it's a fail". Turns out that one of the brackets at the offside end of the (aftermarket) rear exhaust box had fractured and it was therefore unsupported at th...
by sfh3l
Sat 16 May, 2015 08:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour and BMWCC Wroxall
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Z1 Tour and BMWCC Wroxall

Well done Jamal!
We are booked for the evening do and the Tour sounds good too
by sfh3l
Tue 23 Dec, 2014 18:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What we doing next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Re: What we doing next year?

We would be up for something Jamal - as usual :D

While we are at it, a very merry Christmas to all of you and let's look forward to a prosperous and healthy 2015
by sfh3l
Sat 18 Oct, 2014 22:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for sale on Autotrader
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

Re: Z1 for sale on Autotrader

Well, you know it's not me as mine is black, so perhaps it is someone better known :D
by sfh3l
Sat 18 Oct, 2014 22:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: London Classic Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: London Classic Car Show

Hi Chaps,
I am hoping to make it to the NEC, probably for the Friday as that is the best day, but all a bit up in the air at the moment.
by sfh3l
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 16:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: Timing belt change

Hi Chris, www.realoem.com shows these two part numbers under the Z1 and that they are also compatible with E30 325i of all guises and also the E34 525i (single cam I presume). Numbers are 11519070759 and 11519070758. Not sure what North Oxford are on about? Good idea to replace though. It is no my l...
by sfh3l
Wed 13 Aug, 2014 14:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Sept 6th
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Z1 Tour Sept 6th

Jet,
As per my email, Catherine and I are 'up' for it.
Thanks for organising, as ever.
by sfh3l
Mon 28 Jul, 2014 19:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3269

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

No worries Keith. It has always said on boldon the tickets: "Motorsport can be dangerous" and Sunday was one of those days that proved it. We all had a good time and that's really all you can say. See you soon and that's one less thing 'off the list' for the Z1 that you don't need to worry about for...
by sfh3l
Mon 28 Jul, 2014 16:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3269

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

Yes Phil, it was tragic. I did fear the worst when the Air Ambulance seemed to be hovering for ages before landing and then there seemed no rush for it to take off again. Denis Welch was a tireless Healey campaigner and will be sorely missed by many in historic circles and his family will be worse s...