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by vzh7gk
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 21:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: New to the parish....

If you haven't done so already, the buying used guide written by Mike Fishwick and published by Veloce may well be a worth while read. It was published earlier this year.
No connection, apart from Mike being an acquaintance when we were both in Bristol and into BMW 2 wheelers...
by vzh7gk
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 08:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

Thanks for the comments. Interior is all black, leather seats. I like the contrast with the pale exterior. A few little things to obtain before next spring (wind blocker rear window/hood protection) and a rear strut to tighten things up a bit. Had an enjoyable trip to Bucks Sunday/Monday, which just...
by vzh7gk
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 06:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Import Z3s

There are a number of companies doing KM to miles conversions on speedometers.
by vzh7gk
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 15:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Insurance renewal - good result
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Insurance renewal - good result

Nice one.
Time I moved from Privilege next year then.
Although changing from a 1.4 Ford Fusion to the Z3 did give me a refund of £7.83 :) , after the £25 fee for a policy change :head:
Go figure!

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Sun 12 Nov, 2017 07:39
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

TBH I wouldn't worry about matching one. Black or silver would go without any problem.
There are other things to do first - mostly house related :)
by vzh7gk
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 14:57
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

Thanks!
I will be using it for a run over to a friend near Amersham tomorrow.
Then hopefully to visit friends in Cumbria for a few days sometime soon.
by vzh7gk
Sat 11 Nov, 2017 11:14
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

So if you see someone waving manically from this, it is probably me! :)

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by vzh7gk
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 13:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Import Z3s

motco wrote:
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 09:26
The one caution applied to Japanese imports of Japanese cars (typically MX5s) is the lower level of corrosion protection applied there.
Heh, the UK market MX-5s weren't a great deal better, as I found to my cost! :head:
by vzh7gk
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 13:54
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 Northleach by-pass
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Silver Z3 Northleach by-pass

Heading East around 12:00 or so.
I did wave from my just collected green Z3, but suspect driver concentrating on traffic :)
by vzh7gk
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 13:51
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

Collected this morning.
Happy days! :D
by vzh7gk
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 07:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Club logo
Replies: 109
Views: 10844

Re: Club logo

I'll buy two.
Might as well put one in the Defender as well! :)
by vzh7gk
Thu 09 Nov, 2017 12:00
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Mid-blue Z3 (1.9?) Cheltenham
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Mid-blue Z3 (1.9?) Cheltenham

In the centre of town by the Brewery Centre, just turned into the High Street as I approached the Ped-X'ing, on foot :)
Sorry, can't remember the reg.
by vzh7gk
Thu 09 Nov, 2017 11:58
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black? Z4 exiting Brockworth Shell
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Black? Z4 exiting Brockworth Shell

And I keep forgetting there is another one parked in the next road (Alma Rd.) to me in Cheltenham. Might be the same one?
by vzh7gk
Thu 09 Nov, 2017 08:49
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

Thanks. Appreciate that. Looking forward to collecting. Will have to chase the dealer today to see whether it will be ready for the weekend. I'm trying to help a Morgan friend solve an electrical problem on Sunday. No doubt we will end up with a couple of ales and I'll overnight there :) Rather driv...
by vzh7gk
Wed 08 Nov, 2017 15:17
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black? Z4 exiting Brockworth Shell
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Black? Z4 exiting Brockworth Shell

To head south on A46.
Soon after 14:00.
Wasn't in a Z, so no waving.
by vzh7gk
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 17:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Car Club special membership offer
Replies: 8
Views: 6302

Re: BMW Car Club special membership offer

Didn't have a problem with the Spares debt of Cotswold - bear in mind this was when they were in the Tewkesbury Road site. However, being charged for parts that weren't fitted, by the workshops, particularly when I had specified exactly what was to be done was not to my liking. Allegedly, I have to ...
by vzh7gk
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 14:31
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: You just go off the dual carriageway and then back on......
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: You just go off the dual carriageway and then back on......

Z3crazy wrote:
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 09:46

I mean, what else is there to do !!!
So foreigners to Birmingham, beware :twisted:
Well, there's plenty of good Balti restaurants to choose from instead? :)
Maybe not as much fun though :lol:
by vzh7gk
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 13:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW Car Club special membership offer
Replies: 8
Views: 6302

Re: BMW Car Club special membership offer

I see there is a "new" Cotswold region.
That's scary. I used to own a MINI Clubman Cooper D on a '58 plate in 2011/12.
I would never go anywhere near anything to do with the local dealer again.
by vzh7gk
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 13:34
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Poll - Are you a BMWCC Member ?

Used the poll.
Not a member, at present. Might join in the future. :)
by vzh7gk
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: New Hardtop

Unfortunately the car I'm buying has had the hardtop sold on separately.
Might look for one next year.
by vzh7gk
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 17:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Z4 concept car

No argument with that!
But, we may be a little bit biased? :)
by vzh7gk
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 12:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: New Hardtop

Looks great. :)
by vzh7gk
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 11:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wiring for Foglights on van?
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Wiring for Foglights on van?

And, did you ever find the wiring? :)
by vzh7gk
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 10:22
Forum: Better Driving
Topic: What is a dual carriageway?
Replies: 13
Views: 4013

Re: What is a dual carriageway?

Depends on the van.
Car derived vans are subject to the same speed limits as cars.
However those Transit / Movano &c. style are subject to lower limits on most rural roads except motorways...

(Sorry, resurrecting another old thread, just catching up the last 7 years! :) )
by vzh7gk
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 16:32
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: The Langton Arms, near Blandford Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 164

The Langton Arms, near Blandford Forum

Thoroughly recommended for its ale, cider, wine, food and accommodation. Stayed there with a few Morgan pals last year, then later in the year took the wife for a couple of night's stay. Good location for visiting various attractions in the region http://www.thelangtonarms.co.uk/ No connection, othe...
by vzh7gk
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 12:39
Forum: Performance
Topic: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Old thread I know, but wasn't the Tesco 99 also 10% or higher Ethanol?
Or am I mixing that up with something else...
by vzh7gk
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 12:18
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: User Profile
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: User Profile

That works! :D

Bet that was a sight - 30 Healeys. I see a few at Prescott and one of my Morgan pals now owns a 3000 after selling his +4 Morgan.

Thanks for sorting that - I shall input the other details once I have the car, hopefully next week.

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 11:53
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: User Profile
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: User Profile

That sounds like a great road trip Rob! I have done LeJog in my '76 Morgan, but sold that car 4 years ago. The present one has done a Highland trek. I shall be looking for some interesting road trips next year, in the Z. Fixing the problem. May be easiest just to shorten the colour name? It's a nove...
by vzh7gk
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 09:52
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: User Profile
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: User Profile

Ta Rob.
Probably just me. Thanks for the prompt response.
I'm sure I said it 7 years ago - nice FrogEye :)
by vzh7gk
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 09:21
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: User Profile
Replies: 6
Views: 311

User Profile

Just gone to update the colour of my (yet to be collected) Z3 1.9 which is Palmetto Green.
Select the relevant colour in the drop down. When submitting get an error: The external colour is too long for the field - maximum 25 characters allowed.
Have others experienced the same :?:

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Thu 02 Nov, 2017 19:09
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

So I understand.
Colour leapt off a web page at me. I had to go and view! :)
by vzh7gk
Thu 02 Nov, 2017 17:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Bentely Z3 workshop manual
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Wanted - Bentely Z3 workshop manual

I have found another 1.9 Z3 which I hope to collect next week.
When I sold my last Z in 2010 I also sold the Bentley manual.
Anyone got one they wish to sell to a returned owner? :)
by vzh7gk
Thu 02 Nov, 2017 17:38
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

That didn't take long. A Palmetto Green Z3 1.9, 1999. Deposit paid this afternoon. Hopefully collect next week, trading in the commutacar Fusion. They are changing the rear exhaust for a standard part - drone of the sports exhaust was awful above 40mph. No way I could do long distances without ear d...
by vzh7gk
Thu 02 Nov, 2017 08:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 concept car
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Z4 concept car

As someone who found the Z3 replacement Z4 not very attractive I think that looks awful.
But, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)
by vzh7gk
Wed 01 Nov, 2017 17:05
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 Stratford-on-Avon bypass
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Silver Z3 Stratford-on-Avon bypass

At around 11:30 this morning, heading south.
No point waving from my Fusion!
by vzh7gk
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 16:52
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 19th & 20th August 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Tewkesbury Classic Car Show 19th & 20th August 2017

I have been meaning to attend this one for several years. One of the organisers also competes at Prescott in a very tidy MGA. Unfortunately, this year was bad timing, with Prescott Breakfast Club early on 20th (several friends went to the car show from there) thence on to Madresfield Court for a Mor...
by vzh7gk
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 16:43
Forum: RoadZ
Topic: Ardarroch to Applecross
Replies: 9
Views: 4983

Re: Ardarroch to Applecross

Did this route with some Morgan friends 4 years ago (anti-clockwise that is).
I'd do it again any day :)
by vzh7gk
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 16:37
Forum: HotelZ
Topic: 5 Star Cottages Anglesey
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Re: 5 Star Cottages Anglesey

Badman gee wrote:
Sun 19 May, 2013 21:45
If you could look out, people can peek in and see you in bed! :lol:
They'd need a good set of binoculars or a telescope from Snowdonia though :lol:
by vzh7gk
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 15:29
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: The Apple Tree Inn Woodmancote Cheltenham GL52 9QG
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: The Apple Tree Inn Woodmancote Cheltenham GL52 9QG

Did anything ever happen over this?
Just curious - used to live in Cleeve and occasionally used the Apple Tree. Now not much further away in Cheltenham.
I know it's an old thread but I sold my (so far) one and only Z in 2010... :)
by vzh7gk
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 07:20
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: A returned member

Thank you Sir!
I have my eye on one or two :)

Things seem a little quieter here than 7 years ago?
Maybe it is just me, being used to a busy Morgan forum.

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 19:06
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A returned member
Replies: 16
Views: 632

A returned member

After trading my 1.9 Z3 for a Boxster S in 2010, life is moving in near full circles again. I still own the Defender 90 I had back then but a different Morgan 4/4. The Boxster lasted a year before I decided that possible major engine problems meant time to move on. After several not so interesting m...
by vzh7gk
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 10:06
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Several miserable b*ggers around Furness
Replies: 4
Views: 453

It's probably all the little woodworms doing a mexican wave. :D ... but it is strange - when I'm in the frog, almost every classic car will give me a wave - I even had a friendly wave from an Aston Martin once! :shock: Cheers R. :roflmao: :roflmao: Very good Robert :!: Know what you mean about clas...
by vzh7gk
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 09:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bentley Workshop manual for Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 259

SOLD, subject to payment! :D
by vzh7gk
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 08:38
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Bentley Workshop manual for Z3
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Bentley Workshop manual for Z3

BMW Z3 and M Roadster and Z3 and M Coupe Service Manual 1996-2002 4 and 6 Cylinder: Covers 1.9, 2.3, 2.5i, 2.8, 3.0i and 3.2 Engines I'm trading the Z3 for something a bit quicker, so I have a virtually brand new workshop manual for sale - no greasy fingermarks etc. It's on Amazon 'used' - soft cove...
by vzh7gk
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 08:27
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Not even one Z3 or Z4
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Red 'T' plate Z3 appeared at the Morgan Autotest at Madresfield (near Malvern) yesterday.
Didn't have time to chat to the owner/driver - too busy marshalling.

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Mon 19 Jul, 2010 08:23
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Several miserable b*ggers around Furness
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Not had any response to my waves either...

Don't get that with Morgans - it's more like a brief party if you see another one :lol:

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 08:47
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Portmeirion, July 11th, Z3
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Portmeirion, July 11th, Z3

Blue 2.2 :wave
Thanks for the chat. Hope you enjoyed the visit?

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 08:45
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Roof's up!? On a day like this!?
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Kept the hood up until replacing the rear screen a couple of weeks ago - didn't want the splits to expand any further! Plus, having very fair skin, it doesn't take long to burn if I've forgotten the sunscreen! Good run up to Snowdonia on 11th, cap off all the way. Sadly the return journey on 14th ev...
by vzh7gk
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 08:38
Forum: PubZ and RestaurantZ
Topic: Royal Sportsman Hotel, Porthmadog
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

Royal Sportsman Hotel, Porthmadog

Stayed for 3 nights.
Great service with a smile. Local produce and a great chef who worked magic! :thumb:
Local real ale and a good selection of wines.
We will return!
by vzh7gk
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 08:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Volcanic Ash
Replies: 48
Views: 2869

I can think of worse places than KL to be stuck! :D Air filters on jet engines - have to be a blinking big freeflow filter :roflmao: Pidgeon doodoo - should try the industrial estate where I work, every building must have 3 or 4 gull nests on again this year. Once the young hatch I'll be back to dri...