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by TJS
Sun 25 May, 2014 11:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

There were some eye watering prices at the auction, or I need to recalibrate my perceived value of what is a classic car and their value. The Z1 was bid to £47k which would have cost the buyer £54k with the commission and vat if sold. The passenger door had several deep vertical scratches where it w...
by TJS
Sat 24 May, 2014 15:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

£47,000. Not sold. Reserve not met
by TJS
Sat 24 May, 2014 14:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

The car genuinely as new. Including its tyres ! But no radio

TJS
by TJS
Fri 23 May, 2014 13:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3095

Re: Silverstone Auction

Pity they describe the colour as Boston Green ..... BMW specialists !!
by TJS
Fri 23 May, 2014 13:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Seats
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Seats

I had the 4 leather sections of both seats professionally refurbished this morning. Two scratches on the passenger seat were filled and the drivers seat bolster recoloured due to the usual wear. After being rubbed down the bolster received 3 air brushed coats of matched light grey plus a semi matt s...
by TJS
Thu 22 May, 2014 07:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 required for a TV show
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: Z1 required for a TV show

I can see Sooty and Sweep in a Z1

unfortunately mine isn't standard, it has the twin exit BTB exhaust.

TJS
by TJS
Sat 10 May, 2014 08:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Rear wing / boot seam sealer
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Rear wing / boot seam sealer

Quick question. What is the product of choice for the seam sealer ? The TVR has various service panels which are sealed with Sikaflex 221 or Tigerseal and then cut out at the next service. Both of these formulations are very adhesive and I would not like to start cutting away sealant and pulling a b...
by TJS
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 20:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Re: ICE upgrade questions

Pat see "bracket" part no 6514229039 which is the "cage" the head unit slides into. The oem wiring seems to clip into the back of the bracket rather tun the head unit, hence the need for the adaptor wiring for non bracket cars . Seems there may be are two different fitments based on the age of the c...
by TJS
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 20:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Re: ICE upgrade questions

FinerZ1

The Kenwood is one of the better units on the market, its not too fussy and the orange lighting blends well. Was a straight swop in terms of fit ?

TJS
by TJS
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 20:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Re: ICE upgrade questions

Jamal, Pat, I will bring the unused wiring harness and instructions to the Tech day, they are free to a good home. I had already decided that if the CD43 unit did not fit I would stick with the factory fit cassette unit, the modern head units just don't gel with me. The 7.5a fuse at the back of the ...
by TJS
Fri 25 Apr, 2014 21:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Re: ICE upgrade questions

Finally got around to fitting the later BMW CD43 CD / radio head unit. Getting the original BMW radio / cassette unit out took longer than expected. The workshop manual states the offside centre console panel should be removed to access the unit release mechanism, not so in my case, the heater contr...
by TJS
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 20:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wing Mirror Glass.
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Wing Mirror Glass.

Southernboy, Thanks , spot on ! The best tool to use to gently prise the glass from the motorised mount is the small hook used for the removal of the hub covers. A long thin screwdriver to prise the mounting clips on the mirror back and take a deep breath and lever the glass out. Disconnect the heat...
by TJS
Fri 18 Apr, 2014 09:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Having your Toes adjusted.
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Having your Toes adjusted.

Wise words Pat, as customers we all learn from experience.

Eventually, the lack of integrity demonstrated by "experts", in all fields, leads to them getting found out.

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Mon 14 Apr, 2014 19:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Having your Toes adjusted.
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Having your Toes adjusted.

Felix

The figures and Information is for the Z1, as set up and adjusted by ML. The smell you describe would not surprise me!

The Beisspath was used for the TVR.

TJS
by TJS
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 10:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wing Mirror Glass.
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Wing Mirror Glass.

Anyone replaced the glass in a wing mirror ? I have a replacement which seems to show it clips into a central "ring" which is the motor drive (REAL OEM) with two connectors for the heating elements. I assume I need to very very gently lever to old one out of the mirror housing without damaging the m...
by TJS
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 10:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New front wings
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: New front wings

The BMW part number for the stepped rubber grommets (don't be tempted to use tap washers) is B41.35.2.2990.071 @ the usually BMW outrageous price £1.68 each. Mine look squashed and are beginning to perish so I recently bought a car set. As of last week they needed to come from Germany, unless BMW UK...
by TJS
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 10:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Having your Toes adjusted.
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Having your Toes adjusted.

Correct alignment and balanced wheels / tyres makes a huge difference. My car was recently set up, results as per GG data above. Castor Left 10.29 Right 10.38 both adjusted to 10.20 Camber Left 0.53 Right 0.41 both adjusted to 0.50 Individual Toe Left 0.45mm (in) Right 0.97mm (in) both adjusted to 1...
by TJS
Mon 07 Apr, 2014 21:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3095

Re: Silverstone Auction

Good spot. It's the same car, the cam belt sticker on the fuse box cover gives the game away. The lemon leather interior has been re coloured. As per my earlier post the car certainly had potential, just needed some tlc. Hexagon have always been overpriced. However, I hope it sells as it would demon...
by TJS
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 20:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 1989
Replies: 69
Views: 13815

Re: BMW Z1 1989

BMW Valencia Orange ! An interesting choice, I think it will work with a Z1. It will certainly match your seats. http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/new-vehicles/z4/roadster/2012/images-videos.html# Personally, I would have chosen BMW Estoril Blue with a dark blue hood I look forward to seeing the finished c...
by TJS
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 18:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Wiki aka ZIKI
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: Z1 Wiki aka ZIKI

Jamal, Thanks for the heads up in respect of the headlight bulb retaining clips.

Two spares ordered from Porsche at £3 each, not an exact fit but can be modified.

TJS

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by TJS
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 18:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1Wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 2215

Re: Z1Wanted

The Silverstone car was on reasonably new Continental tyres and the the interior was not as good as the advertised car.

TJS
by TJS
Sun 16 Mar, 2014 18:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: First proper drive in the Z1
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: First proper drive in the Z1

Glad to hear you are enjoying the Z1. I collected the Z1 from Norfolk yesterday pm, a 3 hour top down drive home. I had forgotten just how good these cars are. A slightly sad moment at Gillingham, the road was closed for 5 minutes while a low loader and crane moved into position ready to recover the...
by TJS
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 21:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tough decision - selling Z1
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: Tough decision - selling Z1

Jonny

A weekend Z1 hire is always an option. There is a classic car hire business in shoreditch just off the old st roundabout. They certainly used to have a black Z1

I am sure we will see you back in a Z1 again. Like most of lifes fun things they can be addictive

TJS
by TJS
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 21:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Non-starter
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Non-starter

I had a very similar problem. The car very occasionally cut out and the ignition was dead. I suspected an aftermarket alarm / immobiliser unit Turned out to be the ignition. Follow the wiring from the ignition switch down the steering column and throught the bulk head and you will come across a conn...
by TJS
Mon 24 Feb, 2014 22:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3095

Re: Silverstone Auction

I had a good look at the car on Saturday. The interior needed work, nothing a little tlc wouldnt solve. The yellow leather needed to be recoloured and the seat material was faded and thin (as usual) but I have seen worse. The leather around the dash and instrument pod had shrunk and was creased. Not...
by TJS
Mon 17 Feb, 2014 22:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: z1 airbag 4 fun
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: z1 airbag 4 fun

Wasnt there a thread several years ago with a young lady in a Z1 with airbags "deployed" ?
by TJS
Mon 17 Feb, 2014 22:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2014 Technical Day
Replies: 44
Views: 3818

Re: 2014 Technical Day

by TJS
Thu 23 Jan, 2014 18:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Re: ICE upgrade questions

Pat,

Given your comments I am not as confident as I was !

Hopefully it will fit in a Z3 ! Watch this space

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Thu 23 Jan, 2014 18:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4375

Re: Eddie's Z1

This Z1 was being trawled through the classic car auction scene many years ago, I remember seeing it at a H&H auction at Duxford 10 plus years ago, its perceived speculative "value" was, not unreasonably, the EI association. It was "well used", rough is also a valid description, hopefully someone ha...
by TJS
Tue 21 Jan, 2014 21:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Re: ICE upgrade questions

Hi Pat Thanks for the feedback. I have, sitting on my desk, a BMW branded CD43 unit plus adaptive wiring harness for pre 1990 cars. Measurements 180mm wide x 50mm x 160mm to the rear of the fascia which is 8mm x 188mm x 57mm. I will have the unit professionally fitted (if indeed it does fit). Having...
by TJS
Tue 21 Jan, 2014 21:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2014 Technical Day
Replies: 44
Views: 3818

Re: 2014 Technical Day

11. TJS Depending on the date, Friday or Saturday allied to a mini tour maybe. Venue ? Something like this ? A modern workshop with toilet and lounge facilities. I estimate it will easily accommodate 15 cars with space to work, 20 at a push. 20min from M1 (J12 /13) and 10 mins from A1/M Baldock. An ...
by TJS
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 19:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: ICE upgrade questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

ICE upgrade questions

I have finally decided to upgrade the original standard Blaupunkt radio / cassette unit to a slightly younger BMW Business CD43 radio CD player to maintain the period factory fit look and maintain the orange lighting. In theory it should be a straight forward swop with via a small supplemental wirin...
by TJS
Wed 01 Jan, 2014 19:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??

Surprisingly, the average mileage for the Z1 tends to be a lot lower than the slightly rarer (5,700 v 8,000) and much younger Z8, the latter having increased significantly in value over the past 3 years. I wasnt aware of the US 25 year exemption rule for classic cars re domestic type approval ... I ...
by TJS
Sun 29 Dec, 2013 10:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Are UK Z1's undervalued ??

Hmmm... seems the difference between UK and Continental advertised prices continues to increase for what is essentially the same spec car. I am still not sure what you would do with a 230km / euro 70k Z1 other than put it in a museum and hope the value of your "investment" continues to rise. I can o...
by TJS
Thu 14 Nov, 2013 10:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: NEC Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: NEC Classic

I will be there on Friday, the plan is to drop daughter off at school and be there for 10 (ish) . For those who have not been before there is a diverse range of classics, dealers, accessories, an auction and a large autojumble. If you are organised you may get to see most of it in one day. May even ...
by TJS
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 21:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

Re: Z1 Tour Pictures

Neatly lined up, hoods and doors down ... and colour co-ordinated !!

Who brought the black labrador along ?

Now I know why the green off road Z1 hasn't got a front registration plate ... ground clearance.

TJS
by TJS
Thu 12 Sep, 2013 21:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4239

Re: Source for a new wing?

Mine arrived at the dealer yesterday, offside front.

TJS
by TJS
Thu 15 Aug, 2013 17:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4239

Re: Source for a new wing?

I am reliably informed that BMW have a new batch of 140 wings and should be dealing with accrued 78 back orders later this week.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 13 Aug, 2013 16:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13642

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

JET

Unfortunately, a family commitment has emerged (the female instigated non negotiable type) which means I will be unable to attend, apologies for the short notice.

Have a great time

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Mon 22 Jul, 2013 20:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Z1 Paint

Pat. I had the same question when enquiring about repainting the lower sill sections to repair stone chips. Both Spray-Tec Restorations and Surface and Design mentioned the elasticity of new paint on fibreglass and composite panels is adjusted by adding a "plasticiser" to the paint mix and adjusting...
by TJS
Mon 22 Jul, 2013 20:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4211

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

With the wing off the car can the crack from the mounting hole be repaired by" plastic welding" from underneath combined with a small drilled hole as suggested by Felix ?

Is there a minimum size and length of repair relative to heat distortion ?

I have noticed I have two split mounting holes.

TJS
by TJS
Mon 22 Jul, 2013 20:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic Saturday 27th July
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic Saturday 27th July

Sorry guys,

I am TVR mounted this year. After a continental trip I am close to utilising my Z1 related annual mileage allowance.

TJS
by TJS
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 22:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13642

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

I anticipate joining you for the Lotus visit, drive to Ettingdon and will stay for dinner. Unfortunately, I need to be in Norfolk early on sunday so will not be staying overnight.

TJS
by TJS
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 22:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2145

Re: Service Schedules.

... p.s the oil filter was standard spin on cartridge
by TJS
Mon 03 Jun, 2013 22:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2145

Re: Service Schedules.

Thanks for the input and feedback. Collected the car this evening from Tim Spicer an independent BMW Specialist in Duxford, Cambs. who carried out an Inspection 2 service plus cambelt and followers, new water pump, and battery. All fluids and filters (inc fuel filter) renewed except the gearbox oil....
by TJS
Sun 28 Apr, 2013 19:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2145

Re: Service Schedules.

There seems to be two types of oil filter for the Z1.

A spin on canister and a paper element type which fits under a housing with an aluminium cover. Anyone know the change over point in terms of date or VIN number ?

TJS
by TJS
Sun 28 Apr, 2013 19:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Lincoln & Newark Group Sunday Lunch
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Lincoln & Newark Group Sunday Lunch

... and Roger was allowed to park on the carpet
by TJS
Sun 28 Apr, 2013 19:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13642

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

JET

The hotel is an old building with a modern extension - all very clean and modern. A very large car park so you will be able to coral the Z1 together or park it outside your bedroom window ... if you ask for the right rooms.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 16 Apr, 2013 21:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13642

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Sounds like Ettingdon Chase - the home of the annual TVR Griff Growl.

I am sure Jamal will be along shortly to confirm ... it has a large car park which isnt visible from the main road

http://www.ettingtonchasestratford.co.u ... _Home.html
by TJS
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 22:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Reproduction BMW Decals
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Reproduction BMW Decals

The attached link may be of interest ... especially for those with replacement fuel filler flaps !!

http://www.pukardesigns.com/#!window/c1iw9

TJS