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by vzh7gk
Fri 06 Apr, 2018 12:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: Rain Water Ingress - I'm out of ideas

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Hope that worked :)
by vzh7gk
Thu 15 Mar, 2018 19:10
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Tetbury Classic Car Show Aug 19th 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Tetbury Classic Car Show Aug 19th 2018

Tetbury Classic Car show is on this year on August 19th, all funds go to charitable causes, including Allsorts who do sterling work with young people with learning difficulties. Our friends from Williams should also be there.
Details here:

https://www.tetburyclassiccarshow.org/
by vzh7gk
Sat 17 Feb, 2018 13:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Condensation

I tried the Pingi bags.
No use in my MB CLC when I owned it.
I leave one on the dash of the Z3 and the only bit it clears is the windscreen right next to where it's placed.
When I remember, it will go in the dustbin.

Nice Droop Snoot BTW! :)
Not seen one for a long time.
by vzh7gk
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 08:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Tyres!
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Tyres!

I was looking at ZV7 a couple of years ago for a different car I owned at the time. They didn't seem to get as good a write up as ZV5 but as a newer generation I would expect them to be an improvement on the ZV5. I'm planning to fit ZV7 to the Z3 when the current "cheapo" tyres fitted prior to my ow...
by vzh7gk
Thu 08 Feb, 2018 09:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 2000 Z3 2.8 FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: 2000 Z3 2.8 FOR SALE

You need to post photos on a photo hosting site, then link to them in your thread.

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Sun 28 Jan, 2018 18:05
Forum: Performance
Topic: Exhaust question
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Exhaust question / Boot-Bag

Hi Gareth,
I bought the longer ones (IIRC) as I planned to use the bag on other cars as well as the Morgan. The Boot-Bag team are very helpful and friendly so a quick email or phone call will give you the answer. :)
by vzh7gk
Sun 28 Jan, 2018 13:40
Forum: Performance
Topic: Exhaust question
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Exhaust question

Aftermarket luggage racks are still available. Just one example:
https://www.justroadster.com/collection ... ack/bmw+z3

I like the Boot-Bag though as it is waterproof (at least mine is for the present!).
by vzh7gk
Sun 28 Jan, 2018 09:15
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Fosse Way near Moreton-in-Marsh 27/1/18
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Fosse Way near Moreton-in-Marsh 27/1/18

Blue? Z3 northbound just south of Moreton-in-Marsh yesterday afternoon around 16:00.
Difficult to tell colour in the murk! Only saw car at last moment...
by vzh7gk
Sun 28 Jan, 2018 09:09
Forum: Performance
Topic: Exhaust question
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Exhaust question

Can't answer on the exhaust. However, I have used a Boot-Bag on the rear rack of my Morgan. It is better suited to sitting on a boot lid though. A friend who now owns a Z3 (and a former Morgan owner) uses a Boot Bag when they go away (both car and bag he acquired after seeing my previous Z3 8 years ...
by vzh7gk
Wed 17 Jan, 2018 16:10
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Malta spotted
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Malta spotted

Missed the museum when Sue and I visited the island some years ago. Main purpose of visit was to find some family graves (and possibly distant relatives of hers). Failed on both counts, however we did enjoy the week and a bit we were there. Came out of the front door of the hotel one morning to find...
by vzh7gk
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 09:19
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Blue Z3 2.2 near Alcester
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Blue Z3 2.2 near Alcester

In the car park at Hillers farm shop, yesterday (8/1/18)

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There was also a white Z3 in the parking area by the shops in Montpellier yesterday morning.
by vzh7gk
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 17:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: off line for a bit
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: off line for a bit

Very sorry to hear this Peter.
I echo the sentiments of colb and mrscalex.
by vzh7gk
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 17:21
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: At today's Classic Motor Hub gathering (1/1/18)
Replies: 0
Views: 378

At today's Classic Motor Hub gathering (1/1/18)

A very tidy looking Z3 in the main parking area:

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Later saw another ('51 plate) on the road just outside the venue.
The Classsic Motor Hub is near to Bibury, Gloucestershire.
by vzh7gk
Tue 26 Dec, 2017 07:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

I like that, except for it being LHD.
Typical rushed car dealer advert though - not double checking which boxes have been checked.
There's an interesting car or two in the background - Jaguar XKR, early VW Golf (probably GTI from the grille, although a lot of cheaper Golf's were modded that way).
by vzh7gk
Sun 03 Dec, 2017 11:19
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Greenfield, Silver Z3
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Greenfield, Silver Z3

A trek up to Greenfield near Oldham yesterday to meet up with my niece and have a stroll near Dovestones Reservoir (Mum's and Sister's ashes are under a couple of trees in the Indian Head Life for a Life plantation). We also went to feed carrots to my Sister's now retired horse and speak to friends ...
by vzh7gk
Sun 03 Dec, 2017 11:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: zroadster.net stickers now available
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: zroadster.net stickers now available

Mine arrived yesterday, while I was somewhere up the M6. :)
by vzh7gk
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 16:26
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Mid-blue Z3 (1.9?) Cheltenham
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Mid-blue Z3 (1.9?) Cheltenham

Guess the owner isn't on here, but I think I may have found where the car lives, not far from me! :)
by vzh7gk
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 15:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken suspension springs ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1879

Re: Broken suspension springs ??

That did break...
by vzh7gk
Tue 28 Nov, 2017 07:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z1 on Wheeler Dealers - Quest 9pm Thu 30th Nov
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Z1 on Wheeler Dealers - Quest 9pm Thu 30th Nov

Saw that was coming and forgot to watch. Will look for repeat :)

If it's anything like the Morgan +4 they did, it will need another rebuild afterwards... :head:
by vzh7gk
Mon 27 Nov, 2017 08:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Breakdown cover
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Breakdown cover

Thanks for posting the link, hope it's still available next year when my RAC cover falls due, though at £43 and a bit I'd pay that for 12 months.
Several of my Morgan pals have AutoAid cover - I don't know whether any have had to call them out yet...

Cheers,
by vzh7gk
Sun 26 Nov, 2017 08:10
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 2396

Re: New to the parish....

:D OK, Had a couple of Series, an early 4-door RR, Disco1, 127" and finally the 90. They usually stay with me for a long time. Present 90 had a ground up rebuild chassis/body with all the tin work galvanised, a few years ago. Can't live without one (whenever I've sold one the next has arrived within...
by vzh7gk
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 13:42
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 2396

Re: New to the parish....

Welcome buzzy-beans.
Just picking up on a comment in another thread - are you a Land Rover person too then? :)
by vzh7gk
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Rear tracking?

by vzh7gk
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 07:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Lock in Door just spins round
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Key Lock in Door just spins round

I'm familiar with various parts of Scotland. Toured parts of the Highlands in Morgan and Land Rover (neither of which are particularly waterproof :head: ), used to run to the ferry at Stranraer regularly, then the Seacat just up the coast, and spend time in various parts of the Borders / Dumfries an...
by vzh7gk
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Key Lock in Door just spins round
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Key Lock in Door just spins round

Bumpa wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 16:12
As soon as it looks as though it won't rain for a few hours... - maybe next May then!
I hope it doesn't take that long!
by vzh7gk
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 21:28
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to the parish....
Replies: 20
Views: 2396

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: 1593

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: 1469

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: 622

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: 1593

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: 1593

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: 1593

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: 1469

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: 447

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: 1593

Re: A returned member

Collected this morning.
Happy days! :D
by vzh7gk
Thu 09 Nov, 2017 12:00
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Mid-blue Z3 (1.9?) Cheltenham
Replies: 1
Views: 471

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: 328

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: 1593

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: 328

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: 6842

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: 1376

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: 6842

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: 2514

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: 952

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: 1100

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: 952

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: 1827

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: 4420

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: 1062

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: 3686

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...