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by TJS
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 22:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Service Schedules.

Ian My last inspection and cam belt service (4 years ago) was £320 which is a good benchmark for your service last year. I was anticipating about £450. The irony is that the car is relatively simple to service (doors excluded !) so I can only assumed the main dealers shy away from it due to unfamili...
by TJS
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 22:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Service Schedules.

RT

No ... both dealers were further north. One of them did however recommended a reasonably local independent BMW service specialist. Your earlier independent suggestion will be the fall back position (£600) but I would prefer to avoid a 250 mile round trip.

TJS
by TJS
Sat 13 Apr, 2013 22:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Exhaust wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Z1 Exhaust wanted

I may have an original rear silencer box for sale if Niks is no longer available.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 19:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Service Schedules.

Oh well .. after much chasing of BMW dealers I finally got a response from the only dealer prepared to quote for an Inspection service and cam belt change on a Z1. One dealer simply refused to quote as the car was " far too old to be serviced by BMW franchises"; BMW GB please take note ! Another dea...
by TJS
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 09:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13480

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

31st / 1st works for me.

Typo in my earlier post regarding the Classics on the Commmon event at Harpenden .. its the pm of weds 21st August

TJS
by TJS
Mon 01 Apr, 2013 11:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13480

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Chris. The Hungarian GP is on the 28th July, and if the Lotus team win it will take them most of the following week to sober up and get back to Enstone. Next GP is Spa on 25th August and Andy will be away weekend of 17/18. I am sure Andy will be able to confirm the race team shut down period. Other ...
by TJS
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 12:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4161

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

That look ugly, and expensive ! I assume this is caused by the aging of the materials reducing flexibility. Is there a case for installing the reinforcing strips around the top bolt holes (as supplied by Michael K) as a preventative measure ? http://www.roadster-fashion.de/Shop/catalog/product_info....
by TJS
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 12:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4804

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

2.5 litres of Redline MTL went into the TVR yesterday afternoon. A significant improvement in gear change quality and reduced noise from cold and when hot, bear in mind the definition of "hot" in TVR terms is thermo nuclear. The service schedule is 12k miles or 2 years for diff and gearbox oil chang...
by TJS
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 12:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13480

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

A weekend of Z1 driving including a visit to the Lotus factory would be ideal.

Weekend of 3-4th August ? combine with drive across the Cotswolds to the VSCC hillclimb event at Prescott ?

TJS
by TJS
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 20:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4804

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

I also changed the gearbox ol via Rogers earlier group buy, more peace of mind as there was no record of it being changed in the service history. As with others the gear change isn't great when cold, but then so are most cars. I do still get an occasional whirring noise from the gearbox when station...
by TJS
Sun 24 Feb, 2013 23:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Service Schedules.

Thanks for the replies. Good point regarding the rubber hoses, especially the fuel lines. I had this problem on the TVR Griffith recently; turned on the ignition, waited for the fuel pump to prime and then heard the sound of liquid splashing on the garage floor and smell of petrol. Quickly turned of...
by TJS
Sun 17 Feb, 2013 22:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Keeping a z1 on the road
Replies: 22
Views: 1306

Re: Keeping a z1 on the road

RT

Am I correct in assuming Ivor also needed to recover the drivers seat ?!

You were lucky not to be seriously injured

TJS
by TJS
Sun 17 Feb, 2013 22:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Service Schedules.

I have recently had a couple of interesting conversations with BMW main dealers in respect of what they belive should be included in Z1 Oil, Inspection I and Inspection II services and the associated costs. Some insist water pumps and followers should be replaced as part of a cam belt service, other...
by TJS
Sun 13 Jan, 2013 23:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Le Mans 24Hr
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Le Mans 24Hr

Hi Sam, We have tickets and grandstand seats over looking the pits and car parking for Sat and Sunday. When are you planning on traveling ? I am not overly keen on driving back to Soulbury / Daventry from Le Mans on sunday evening having gone through the weekend with minimal sleep, probably stop ove...
by TJS
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 18:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Le Mans 24Hr
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Le Mans 24Hr

Anyone heading down to Le Mans this year for the 24hr race on 22/23 June ?

I will attending in the Z1, probably leave Thursday and travel back Monday , but flexible, opting for the tunnel rather than the high speed Portsmouth / Cherbourg "vomit comet".

TJS

p.s. happy new year
by TJS
Wed 24 Oct, 2012 22:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.

The Z1 was not sold. At £15k bid the purchase price would have been just over £17k. The seats were an old modification given the wear on the drivers seat bolster. The Z1 purists would wince but in the absence of new material the original yellow trim would have been difficult to repair. The car had b...
by TJS
Tue 23 Oct, 2012 16:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.

If it is the same car the doors have been fixed, both fit perfectly . There is a post catalogue note that the car was subject to a total loss payout. Looks very nice .

Some has just paid £260k plus 12% commission plus 20% vat for a motorbike !
by TJS
Mon 22 Oct, 2012 21:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.

yep, the seats are a give away ..... the colour is better represented in the link below.


http://www.beaulieugarage.co.uk/stock/bmwz1g/index.html#
by TJS
Sun 21 Oct, 2012 22:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

BMW's for auction at Duxford on Tuesday evening.

Including a Z1 with non standard seats ... and colour ? http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/23-10-2012-ImperialWarMuseumDuxford-1323/1973BMW30CSi-35590.aspx http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/23-10-2012-ImperialWarMuseumDuxford-1323/1984BMW635CSi-35487.aspx http://www.classic-auctions.com...
by TJS
Tue 02 Oct, 2012 21:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Audio
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Z1 Audio

Sony Z1 unit ?

Mine is the OEM factory radio cassette model by Blaupunkt. FM radio reception is best described as average at best and only has the two speakers in the footwells. You also forget just how much cassette tapes hiss.
by TJS
Tue 02 Oct, 2012 21:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Winter Zzzz
Replies: 27
Views: 2196

Re: Winter Zzzz

Jamal,

Woburn is a 10 minute drive from home, I will see what I can do.

You have a distinct advantage when it comes to "cheeky" parking in London, no front registration plate, which means no one can identify the car or owner.

TJS
by TJS
Sun 30 Sep, 2012 20:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Winter Zzzz
Replies: 27
Views: 2196

Re: Winter Zzzz

Nice photographs Yesterdays weather meant a last minute change of weekend plans . An early solo drive to the airfield in the Z1, top down of course, in the air by 7.30 for a low level run around the east anglian coast , back on the ground by 9.30 and a long, non direct, drive home in the Z1 stopping...
by TJS
Sun 30 Sep, 2012 20:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Audio
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Z1 Audio

Jamal


Just came across these guys, may be worth a call. I will also send them a email to see if the Z1 OEM radio cassette unit in the car can be upgrade to run and ipod / iphone


http://www.tadpoleradios.co.uk/Default.aspx

TJS
by TJS
Fri 17 Aug, 2012 03:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Gaydon 2012

Sam,

You have obviously checked the weather forecast for rain before deciding on the CSL !

TJS
by TJS
Tue 07 Aug, 2012 14:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Gaydon 2012

I should be back in the UK evening of the 18th, if its not raining a top down run sounds like a reasonable cure for jet lag.

I assume you can show up and pay on the day and dump the car in the public car park ?

TJS
by TJS
Wed 25 Jul, 2012 21:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: Silverstone Classic

An excellent day, the weather was kind and it was good to catch up with fellow Ferguson TE 20 enthusiasts. Those who were missing have the opportunity to redeem themselves at Gaydon on the 19th August. No photographs as I forgot to pick up the camera on the way out, which probably wasn't as inconven...
by TJS
Wed 25 Jul, 2012 21:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Art Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Art Drive

I wandered along to the exhibition earlier this evening. The setting, a 70s concrete multi story car park in a scabby part of London is rather surreal given the content. The Penk Z1 obviously has a problem with the rear offside suspension which is probably 5 cms too low and the car leans to the left...
by TJS
Sat 14 Jul, 2012 20:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hood Re-proofing
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Hood Re-proofing

In anticipation of the Silverstone event next week I will waterproof the hood of the Z1. What do people use ? I have used Renovo in past which is ok. Autogylm also make a convertible hood re-proofing product plus there Fabrisil. http://www.renovointernational.com/products/ultra-proofer.php http://ww...
by TJS
Sat 14 Jul, 2012 20:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

Re: UK Insurance

Sound very familiar 4 months ago i was traveling on a dual carriageway and moved to the right hand land to turn right at a roundabout. Stopped at the roundabout, in the left hand lane going straight on is a recovery truck towing a car on a small trailer. Both moved off together when the van decided ...
by TJS
Sat 14 Jul, 2012 19:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Door control Module
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Door control Module

These guys seen to rebuild and repair modern automotive electrical units. May be worth enquiring if they could look at the Z1 door modules given the units are no longer readily available and the failure rate will likely increase.

http://www.ecutesting.com/
by TJS
Thu 05 Jul, 2012 21:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 13920

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

Tickets arrived, I assume we are all in the same area, G 13 Grey, on the north west edge of the infield.
by TJS
Thu 05 Jul, 2012 21:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What Tyres should I go for?
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: What Tyres should I go for?

Another vote for Toyo T1R tyres. I dont have them fitted to the Z1 but the TVR Griffith as the front wheels are 16 inch (rears 17 Inch). The side walls are supposedly softer than the premium brand sports tyres which gives an improved ride but not so sharp handling at the limits of adhesion so you ma...
by TJS
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 15:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

Re: UK Insurance

Thanks for the feedback.

Renewed with Adrian flux at £275. Hagerty quoted £359 and broker with tower gate policy £523

MOT booked for Friday, Silverstone looking like a possibility !

TJS
by TJS
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 09:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

UK Insurance

I need to get the Z1 insured, MOT and taxed. Any recommendations ? Limited mileage (1,500 miles) flexible with excess (£250) car is garaged and not used in winter. Adrian Flux renewal on above basis is £280. Sole driver, no claims, no points, wrong side of 50 (and no, Saga won't cover the car!) and ...
by TJS
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 23:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2012 Goodies
Replies: 17
Views: 3321

Re: 2012 Goodies

At the raceretro show earlier in the year 2 classic book dealers each had the Alfieri book.

£150 each
by TJS
Wed 13 Jun, 2012 16:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: removing body parts and rivets
Replies: 18
Views: 2146

Re: removing body parts and rivets

Thanks Guys,

Useful feedback. It's now a question of timing ... post Silverstone would be easier.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 12 Jun, 2012 22:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 13920

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

Alternatively, if its work related lend the Z1 to your favourite female and send her off to Silverstone. I am sure we will keep a collective eye on both of them.
by TJS
Tue 12 Jun, 2012 21:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: removing body parts and rivets
Replies: 18
Views: 2146

Re: removing body parts and rivets

a similar question. I have several small stone chips and a scratch on the nose cone of the car. A very good local paint specialist can re paint and ensure the metallic black finish blends perfectly. Ideally they would like the nose panel removed from the car. so... having looked at the workshop manu...
by TJS
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 10:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: This looks reasonably priced

83,000 miles and £25k ?

I think I would have steam cleaned / valeted the engine bay before advertising the car.

http://www.silchestercars.co.uk/index.p ... details/68
by TJS
Fri 20 Apr, 2012 20:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: This looks reasonably priced

Agreed, the premium pricing for a Z1 with less than 10k miles will rapidly disappear if it is used.

The tread pattern of the tyres suggests the car still on its original Pirellis, if so add another #600 to the purchase cost for replacements.

TJS
by TJS
Mon 16 Apr, 2012 19:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: This looks reasonably priced

Is this car also reasonably priced given its very low mileage of 5,700 ?


http://www.hexagonclassics.com/car_sale ... 1/3621.htm
by TJS
Sun 19 Feb, 2012 10:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: I'm back - what's been happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Welcome back Andy,

.... so Kimis drinking buddy, hence the trucks !

http://sniffpetrol.com/
by TJS
Sun 05 Feb, 2012 09:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 13920

The printed version of the article is slightly shorter, (no mention of the main Z related activities being on the saturday or the forum activity per model) with a historic library picture of a solo red Z1, a Munich registered car; M:RY 6995
by TJS
Sat 04 Feb, 2012 21:42
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 68094

I have booked the tickets and look forward to attending in the Z1

TJS
by TJS
Sat 04 Feb, 2012 21:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 13920

Oh well ... the pressure is on the Z1 community now ! There is an article in today motoring section of The Daily Telegraph ... "A date to mark in the diaries for fans of BMW's Z-series"... with a picture of a red Z1 with the caption "Highlight; BMW's Z1 will be the star of this years Silverstone Cla...
by TJS
Sat 28 Jan, 2012 11:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Flat battery.
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Sam has hit this one on the head. Any cut off switch has to be accessed via the boot I did toy with the idea of mounting it in the corner space in front of the spare wheel where it could be accessed from the hood cover when top down or the boot by reaching over the wheel. Convenient, but not secure ...
by TJS
Sat 28 Jan, 2012 10:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Le Mans Classic -
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Guys, Apologies for not reverting sooner. It would seem I was on the verge of being double booked as I have been allocated to escort duties on behalf of my daughter and her friends to something called the Wireless Festival in London. I didnt know they were into old radios. I am on thin ice with rega...