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by vzh7gk
Wed 17 Jan, 2018 16:10
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Malta spotted
Replies: 3
Views: 123

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: 112

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: 14
Views: 401

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: 154

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: 403

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: 291

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: 617

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: 331

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: 1126

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: 412

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: 738

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: 1219

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: 1219

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: 585

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: 531

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: 531

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: 1219

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: 1163

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: 1032

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: 426

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: 1163

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: 1163

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: 1163

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: 1032

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: 301

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: 1163

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: 331

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: 221

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: 1163

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: 221

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: 6564

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: 720

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: 6564

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: 2136

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: 663

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: 777

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: 663

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: 1332

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: 4225

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: 527

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: 3237

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 1163

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: 332

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: 1163

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: 777

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: 238

Silver Z3 Stratford-on-Avon bypass

At around 11:30 this morning, heading south.
No point waving from my Fusion!