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by Zmeagol
Sat 01 Sep, 2012 17:00
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A new Z from BMW?
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: A new Z from BMW?

Pebble Beach. Barely three months after the sensational premiere of the BMW Zagato Coupé, BMW and Zagato are turning heads again at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the fruits of their latest collaboration. Created in just six weeks’ worth of lavish handcraftsmanship, the BMW Zagato Ro...
by Zmeagol
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 12:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tim's Z Colour Gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 9228

Tim's Z Colour Gallery

Some of the newer members may not have seen the pages I prepared many years ago showing the various colours the Z3, M Roadster and other 'zee' cars came in. Some of the colours were experimental and never made it through to production, for example, Neon Yellow, Sahara Beige, Apricot, Steel Blue... O...
by Zmeagol
Wed 21 Mar, 2012 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Underbonnet paint colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: Underbonnet paint colour?

Interesting that it's possible to match the factory water-based base coat with other paints...

Link to Deano's previous pics: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 14#p263514
by Zmeagol
Mon 19 Mar, 2012 10:37
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Re: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

Safari seems to be the only browser that handles this in an intelligent way, albeit without the ZR favicon. But from what I can make out of the way Safari displays the titles, reversing the text to have 'zroadster.net - view topic' at the end would screw this up totally. Best overall would be to los...
by Zmeagol
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 20:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: faded paint
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: faded paint

Red suffers much more than other colours from paint oxidation. In the old days the way to prevent this was to wax the car every time it was washed. And eventually remove the top layer of paint with something like t-cut. But the Z3 paint should be protected by clear coat, so this shouldn't happen. Ma...
by Zmeagol
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 08:39
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Change browser tab to reflect topic subject?

At the moment if you open several topics using CTRL+click they open in tabs in the browser. However, each of the tabs is labelled 'Zroadster.net - View topic' rather than the subject of the topic.
by Zmeagol
Sun 18 Mar, 2012 08:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Underbonnet paint colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: Underbonnet paint colour?

Having toured the paint shop at the Spartanburg factory several times I can tell you for sure that the underbonnet paint isn't different a different colour, it just lacks clearcoat. Yes, the difference is dramatic, especially with Topaz Blue and the metallic Silvers. My zroadster colour pages: http:...
by Zmeagol
Sat 03 Mar, 2012 18:22
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 3511

Re: Site Upgrade

The normal default for phpBB is date of joining in ascending order which means you list the oldest members first. This seemed illogical, so yes, the default here is newest members first.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Sat 04 Feb, 2012 09:16
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: zroadster.net - new ownership
Replies: 32
Views: 3796

I don't want to preempt the launch of the revised site software, but now that the upgrade path has been agreed I thought I would give everyone an idea of what was involved. These are parts of posts on the moderators' board from a couple of months ago, The current software uses php scripts that have ...
by Zmeagol
Fri 27 Jan, 2012 12:16
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Apologies for slow site
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Apologies for slow site

Over the next couple of days you might experience some delays from the site due to housekeeping and maintenance. Sorry about this.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Sun 08 Jan, 2012 19:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: zroadster.net future, copyright and other issues
Replies: 86
Views: 20541

I think TC has had plenty of time to say if this site has a future or not. Don't understand the constant negative posts by TitanTim. I would have thought the original post on this thread outlined the future. Although things were fairly hectic over the holidays I haven't been inactive behind the sce...
by Zmeagol
Sat 21 Mar, 2009 19:12
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Pitter patter?, thud thud thud more like!
Replies: 44
Views: 2139

Great news, wish all three of you well.

('bout time as well)

Tim
by Zmeagol
Thu 01 Jan, 2009 13:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Sky 527 2pm today (1 Jan 09) BMW Spartanburg program
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Sky 527 2pm today (1 Jan 09) BMW Spartanburg program

National Geographic's 'Megafactories: BMW' is an hour-long behind-the-scenes tour of BMW's Spartanburg factory that produces the Z4 (and used to produce the Z3).

Sorry about the short notice, I was channel hopping.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Thu 26 Jun, 2008 16:13
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FS: ornamental cast iron tree grills £45
Replies: 3
Views: 511

FS: ornamental cast iron tree grills £45

These are now surplus to requirements as the trees were planted too high and the roots are lifting the grills. They are the property of Silver Wharf Estate Limited, of which I am a director and remittances must be made to that company. There are two grills per tree (for ease of lifting) each weighin...
by Zmeagol
Sun 18 May, 2008 22:46
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Girlie car?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Unfortunately some people get carried away at a keyboard, writing things that they would never dare say to someone face to face.

I've started to be selective about which posts to remove, then came to the conclusion the whole thread should go.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Fri 16 May, 2008 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: S, E & M driving modes of 1.9L Automatic (M44)
Replies: 2
Views: 327

http://www.zroadster.net/tim/custom/powertop-handbrake.jpg Had to hunt about for an old photo and now I've found it I'm no wiser. What I do remember is that you can put the box into sports mode with your foot. If you press down on the accelerator really quickly it automatically (yeah, well) goes in...
by Zmeagol
Sun 27 Apr, 2008 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Has anyone ever fitted a towbar?
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Nice setup here: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/colors/z335-esto.html Dan Warsinger, the owner, is the official photographer for Yosemite National Park and keeps his camera equipment in the boot. The trailer is used for his personal gear, and he detaches the trailer and locks it up at a hotel before w...
by Zmeagol
Sun 27 Apr, 2008 16:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Coupe concept
Replies: 2
Views: 758

More here: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/future/index.html Follow Z2 link.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Sun 23 Mar, 2008 22:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 8
Views: 806

It's all rather academic as I'm sure it wouldn't be an issue here and that you as the publisher would respect the wishes of a member wanting to leave or remove thier posts. That's very nice of you to make that assumption, but the reality is as I posted above. It would make nonsense of some of the t...
by Zmeagol
Sun 23 Mar, 2008 17:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 8
Views: 806

I wasn't aware about all my posts being my copyright and that I can demand they be withdrawn. Ahem! Content is copyright © zroadster.net. All rights reserved. You may make an electronic link to pages and graphics on this site, but no components may otherwise be reproduced, stored in a retrieval sys...
by Zmeagol
Mon 10 Mar, 2008 17:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Absence makes the heart fonder
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Actually I was in Mauritania and Sénégal, see http://timcullis.wordpress.com It took several days to even get a response to emails to the ISP hosting the websire. Apparently the ISP was bought a while back and without my knowing (!) the service level agreement was changed and I could no longer ask f...
by Zmeagol
Sun 09 Mar, 2008 18:58
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: So what happened then ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

The version number was removed two or three years ago. All of Phil's posts and thread initiations have been reinstated, along with post count. I'm working on mod functions. The next decision is whether to move to a different forum software package. It will mean losing some of my hand-coded enhanceme...
by Zmeagol
Sun 09 Mar, 2008 12:49
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: So what happened then ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Style now sorted.

Phil has reregistered and I've so far assigned 500 'guest' posts back to him on the 'posts' table, but I also need to modify the 'threads' table as well so it looks correct on the forum list.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Sun 09 Mar, 2008 12:14
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: So what happened then ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Please keep reporting any problems or suspicious things that you notice. Something is definitely wrong with the moderator function--as shown when you try to see a list via usergroups. It looks like Phil's 'expulsion' might be down to my overenthusiastic removal of what I thought was a clever back do...
by Zmeagol
Sat 22 Dec, 2007 11:02
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Laptop 12v charger
Replies: 6
Views: 2437

Laptop 12v charger

I have a 12v car charger for a long-dead laptop that is rated at 19v, 75w output. The output plug is the same as needed for my current laptop which requires 20v, 3.25a . 'O' level physics was many years ago, so I cheated and googled the conversion formula: watts/volts=amps. 75w/19v=3.94a which is mo...
by Zmeagol
Thu 20 Dec, 2007 21:35
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Please Sponser This Site Pay By Paypal
Replies: 62
Views: 10845

Many thanks to those who've dug deep, it's much appreciated. The list so far (in no particular order) is siwilson Martlet Bloke BartS Jamila_00 garythefish Jay Austin Powers shabsbmw calbens topfuelking risquenun 321bhp whiteminks maxman kipper rustyz4 I know there's a couple more coming and will up...
by Zmeagol
Thu 20 Dec, 2007 11:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Pic request of bluw Z1's
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

One I saw in a German dealership: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/colors/col-z1.html

Tim
by Zmeagol
Mon 17 Dec, 2007 09:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Please Sponser This Site Pay By Paypal
Replies: 62
Views: 10845

You guys are great. I really do appreciate this.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Sat 15 Dec, 2007 16:23
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Open letter to Tim (Zmeagol)
Replies: 82
Views: 6205

Well the hosting fees are due soon, and I would be delighted to receive some financial support. My email address for paypal is tim.cullis@infar.co.uk

And if anyone wants a detailed chit chat about the site, please feel free to email me.

Tim
by Zmeagol
Fri 14 Dec, 2007 18:39
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 and future zed model production to move to Germany
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Tim, would be interesting to hear your opinion of your tours around the "homecoming"production lines. Well, I've done the standard Spartenburg factory tour three times and have also been in the factory many other times during special tours and parties. Despite being in the deep south, there's no ai...
by Zmeagol
Fri 14 Dec, 2007 16:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: An explanation
Replies: 0
Views: 860

An explanation

I've been concerned for some time that Nero's loyalties lay in other directions. The reason that the zed-cars discussion was conducted between individual moderators and not on the moderator board was because Nero would have been in a position where he would have had to make a choice whether or not t...
by Zmeagol
Fri 14 Dec, 2007 16:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 and future zed model production to move to Germany
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Germans are very loyal to their supplier-customer relationships. When BMW decided to break ground on a new factory in the US they approached their suppliers in Europe and 'encouraged' them to open plants in the US to handle the business. Some 50% of the components were shipped from Europe (e.g. engi...
by Zmeagol
Fri 14 Dec, 2007 10:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z4 and future zed model production to move to Germany
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Z4 and future zed model production to move to Germany

Production of the Z4 and its sisters will move to Regensburg, Germany in 2009 and will be replaced with the X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, which comes to BMW Manufacturing from Austria in 2010. As a consequence, the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina will be focused purely on X models--the X5 sports a...
by Zmeagol
Thu 13 Dec, 2007 03:15
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZedCars - Site Access
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

OK, I've had an anonymous email from the 'zed cars steering group', whoever he/she or they are, saying they aren't going to open up their threads. Apparently they are not prepared to post events to zroadster without linking (which was my alternate suggestion) and have thrown their collective dummies...
by Zmeagol
Wed 12 Dec, 2007 21:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZedCars - Site Access
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

Zmeagol made a very valid point, but it isn't our place to say how zed cars should be run. You're right, it's nothing to do with me how zed cars should be run. However... Over the last eight years five different websites have been set up in competition to zroadster.net and the promotors of those we...
by Zmeagol
Tue 11 Dec, 2007 00:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZedCars - Site Access
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

David I will reiterate the message so there's no misunderstanding. The current situation with messages being posted on zroadster encouraging people to view threads on zed-cars or any other forum that they cannot see without first registering will NOT be allowed to continue. The two alternatives are ...
by Zmeagol
Mon 10 Dec, 2007 15:09
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZedCars - Site Access
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

ZedCars - Site Access

MOD EDIT: Split from New Year Cruise thread David The forum settings on zed-cars.eu do not allow visitors to view topics without registering first. Can you please change this. Otherwise, there is absolutely no point in having links posted to 'cross-forum' events. The alternative--which is preferabl...
by Zmeagol
Mon 03 Dec, 2007 19:48
Forum: Computer help
Topic: Computer Virus, any knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

NEVER EVER forward something like this to all your contacts without checking or you end up looking like a real idiot. To check something like this, choose a phrase from the message such as "Open Log Fire and will burn" and stick it into Google. In this case it returned the following link: http://ww...
by Zmeagol
Sat 24 Nov, 2007 19:22
Forum: Performance
Topic: air loss on old alloys
Replies: 4
Views: 870

air loss on old alloys

My wife has an X-registered Mercedes A Class and one of the tyres is consistently losing air. The tyre place and her servicing centre both say it's down to the alloy wheel becoming pitted over time and not providing the seal.

Other than buying new wheels, anyone have any ideas how to solve this?

Tim
by Zmeagol
Wed 24 Oct, 2007 21:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Topaz Blue ... Beige or Black roof ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1669

Alfie wrote:Beige?
Yuck.
Hate it, irrelevant of body colour.
Oi, that's my old colour combo you're slagging off!

Some pics of beige and blue softtops. I had beige but changed it to blue when it was replaced under warranty: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/colors/z364-topa.html

Tim
by Zmeagol
Tue 21 Aug, 2007 21:12
Forum: BMW Car Club and Z Register
Topic: Z Register
Replies: 53
Views: 16230

Many hours have been put into trying to solve the problem of the non-appearance of names in green. Without success I'm sorry to say. Anyway, I've now opened up the 'BMW Car Club and Z Register' to everyone, and have moved this thread there as well. In the early days I spent a lot of time writing art...
by Zmeagol
Thu 16 Aug, 2007 10:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: arm rest with cup holder
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Rigs90: the ones on that website will fit RHD cars. Some more pics: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/custom/cupholder.html

Tim
by Zmeagol
Fri 10 Aug, 2007 15:32
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Blue or white Dials + blue panel lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Take a look at 'fitting white instrument dials' in this link: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/custom/index.html

Tim
by Zmeagol
Sat 21 Jul, 2007 20:43
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Dolomites review, July 7th - 15th 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Great pics. I visited the Großglockner in glorious sunshine in 2005 and was so entranced that if I'd had a spare day I would have paid my dues (€17 on a bike) to do it all over again. I'll be in the Dolomites this September and checking the provisional route, we'll be including Sellajoch (Passo di S...
by Zmeagol
Sat 14 Jul, 2007 08:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leather colours
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Evergreen was an M colour. I imagine yours is Moss Green, see second pic on this link: http://www.zroadster.net/tim/colors/z275-bost.html

Tim
by Zmeagol
Mon 09 Jul, 2007 17:11
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4um is it down ?
Replies: 151
Views: 15392

Jan For whatever reasons, Amir hasn't responded to any of his administrators, and it seems none of them has a backup of the site otherwise it would have been resurrected by now under a different domain. After two and a half months of discussion I think the subject has been done to death, so I'm now ...
by Zmeagol
Sat 07 Jul, 2007 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: If BMW reintoduced the Z3
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

whiteminks wrote:A button for the power hood that doesn't require you to be a contortionist might be nice
http://www.zroadster.net/tim/custom/powertop.html

Tim
by Zmeagol
Fri 06 Jul, 2007 17:37
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4um is it down ?
Replies: 151
Views: 15392

Giles wrote:
321bhp wrote:,i think ive got more chance swimming the channel with a fridge on my back :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
A Fridge-Freezer Terry :D
An American Fridge-Freezer :lol: :lol:

Tim
by Zmeagol
Wed 04 Jul, 2007 17:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: New blood for Z Register (BMW Car Club)
Replies: 10
Views: 678

New blood for Z Register (BMW Car Club)

I'm posting this here, rather than in the Z Register part of the forum, so that it gets more exposure from potential volunteers. The BMW Car Club has a specialised section dealing with Z models, called the Z Register. There are several hundred BMWCC members on this board who are also Z Register mem...
by Zmeagol
Mon 02 Jul, 2007 19:29
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Error on all pages: touch(): Utime failed
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

LOL

Tim

(woops! put me in the sin bin)