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by TJS
Sun 08 Jan, 2012 17:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Le Mans Classic -
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Le Mans Classic -

I am thinking of heading down to Le Mans for the bi-annual classic event between 5 and 9th of July. several options. Just jump in a car and go, tag along in the Griffith with the super organised TVR Car Club, or potentially a mini Z1 meet, if administratively possible, in terms of booking facilities...
by TJS
Sun 08 Jan, 2012 17:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Flat battery.
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

If the car is secure in a garage it is simple enough to connect the battery to an Accumate battery conditioner and simply leave it connected. You can buy a connecting socket which is permanently attached to the battery terminals. See below for the Z! and the TVR where the battery is buried behind th...
by TJS
Mon 24 Oct, 2011 21:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help . No clutch.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Felix, Chris

Thanks for the feedback. The various parts are readily available in the UK and the local BMW dealer will take a look at the car later in the week, although they didn't seem too keen after admitting they had never worked on Z1 !

TJS
by TJS
Sun 23 Oct, 2011 19:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help . No clutch.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Help . No clutch.

Went to move the Z1 from the back of the garage today, depressed the clutch pedal to start the engine and it went to the floor and stayed there. No hydraulic pressure. No sign of fluid on the under tray or on the floor. The car has not been used since the UK tour earlier in the year, but I did need ...
by TJS
Wed 05 Oct, 2011 20:26
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Loads of Zeds
Replies: 5
Views: 671

I noticed the same thing on Saturday afternoon / evening while traveling to and from Prescott Hillclimb.

Probably a dozen Z3, two up and tops down.
by TJS
Wed 05 Oct, 2011 20:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Another Black Z1 with light grey leather cloth interior
Replies: 4
Views: 878

GG I believe 50 black / grey cars were produced plus I did see a metallic blue / grey car in Berlin a couple of years ago. It looked fantastic. Certainly agree with your sentiments. Why would you buy a car with 1km and then use it ? The value would plummet. But why would you buy it and not use it, u...
by TJS
Sat 24 Sep, 2011 09:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: laser wheel /supension alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Jamal, Thanks for the link ... it was useful. The car is pulling very slightly to the left with a minor vibration in the steering wheel if the road surface is not very smooth. Tyre pressure and condition are checked and good with no adverse wear patterns showing on the tyres. Handling seems OK .. fo...
by TJS
Sat 24 Sep, 2011 09:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: laser wheel /supension alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Jamal, Thanks for the link ... it was useful. The car is pulling very slightly to the left with a minor vibration in the steering wheel if the road surface is not very smooth. Tyre pressure and condition are checked and good with no adverse wear patterns showing on the tyres. Handling seems OK .. fo...
by TJS
Wed 21 Sep, 2011 21:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: laser wheel /supension alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 739

... more like titanium !!
by TJS
Wed 21 Sep, 2011 18:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: laser wheel /supension alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 739

laser wheel /supension alignment

Just had a car checked and set up on a 4 wheel laser alignment rig. Very accurate and a noticable improvement in handling. Anyone had their Z1 set up on this equipment ? Is the suspension easy to access and adjust ? does the front under tray need to be removed ? What is the recommended settings for ...
by TJS
Sat 03 Sep, 2011 10:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: At what point does it become cheating....
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Jamal, These really are a very good car, if you can find one that has been property restored or in excellent original condition. They are not immune from serious structural rust. The UK guru for these cars is Roger Edwards in Amersham. A pre purchase inspection is a must. The W113 230/ 250/ 280 Pago...
by TJS
Sat 03 Sep, 2011 10:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: At what point does it become cheating....
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Jamal, These really are a very good car, if you can find one that has been property restored or in excellent original condition. They are not immune from serious structural rust. The UK guru for these cars is Roger Edwards in Amersham. A pre purchase inspection is a must. The W113 230/ 250/ 280 Pago...
by TJS
Sat 03 Sep, 2011 09:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Body, Exhaust & AC
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Marc. BTB Exhausts in the UK also produce a replica of the BMW aero profile exhaust in double skinned stainless steel with the added benefit of twin exits which is how I assumed the car was originally designed. They were certainly cheaper than the a BMW mild steel replacement. see attached. It certa...
by TJS
Fri 26 Aug, 2011 21:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interesting Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Interesting Seats

by TJS
Wed 24 Aug, 2011 22:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bye bye Z
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Not again ... you must have the only Z1 with more new parts than Triggers Broom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbha4XclSMU
by TJS
Tue 12 Jul, 2011 20:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Headlight covering yellow + set of Z1 wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

It takes 10 mins per light to remove by undoing the 3 bolts you can see as previously explained. If the light is rock solid after they have been removed .... Unlucky! The bolt underneath the light unit will add 2 hours to the job, maybe less if the car is on a hoist and you have an assistant.
by TJS
Fri 08 Jul, 2011 20:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Headlight covering yellow + set of Z1 wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

This is what you will see once the headlamp unit is out of the car and the rear cover removed. Gently release the spring clips and slide the glass and housing forward. Also worth upgrading the bulbs at the same time. re-assemble with a smear of silicone grease on the new seals and make sure the vent...
by TJS
Fri 08 Jul, 2011 20:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

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by TJS
Wed 29 Jun, 2011 19:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011-Thanks
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Thanks to Jamal and the rest of the guys for a great day. It was good to see old faces and meet new owners. The route on Saturday was really good, although I have to admit I didn't expect to be crossing the bridge back into England when I left home earlier in the day. Looking forward to next year TJS
by TJS
Fri 17 Jun, 2011 20:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

.. so which Z1 driver is going to admit to cruising in Soho ? The attached link provides a clue to the some of the activities in Soho ... worth watching while you ponder the menu. Warning; old people, children, ex royal marines, Mel Gibson fans, Jocks, Italians and the French may be offended. http:/...
by TJS
Sat 07 May, 2011 10:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7725

An idle 3 hours on a plane and with a £100m euro lottery jackpot on the horizion I jotted down the essential cars I would need to buy with some of the winnings. A number of the cars would also need to be specific colours. AC Aceca Alfa Romeo Giulia Spyder Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto - red (with Mrs Rob...
by TJS
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 10:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

Any information yet on starting locations, times and routes? Unfortunately I will be unable to join you for the full weekend as I am currently working overseas and only get back to the UK every couple of weekends. To disappear for a weekend on a Z1 tour will result in a very expensive divorce .... (...
by TJS
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 10:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Best engine oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

I have used Mobil 1 Motorsport 15 w 50 in the Z1 and the TVR for the last couple of years.

Slightly less consumption, especially in the Rover derived V8 of the TVR, and better oil pressure

Z1 oil and filter is changed annually with no topping up required (average mileage 1,500 kms)
by TJS
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 10:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7725

Picking up on RT earlier comments this would tempt me ... a modern take on a Jaguar E type FHC http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/65d97c4e-4d53-4779-a923-39b827f2568a/670x377Image.jpg? http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/9e26aa12-d77c-4df2-bc1d-440c6b6cd137/670x377Image.jpg? http://www.topgear.co...
by TJS
Sat 12 Feb, 2011 12:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Forum Postings - Is it just me or have hings got personal
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Harry, I'm impressed !

How did you know I was a hairdresser ?


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by TJS
Wed 09 Feb, 2011 11:19
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: stone chips - and the things they make me do
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

If its any consolation I have been there and done that with my TVR. It was very time consuming and frustrating. I may have got away with a white or pale colour but dark metallic blue, no chance. The problem I had was the marks polished out ok but re appeared as the polish wore off. In the end I had ...
by TJS
Wed 09 Feb, 2011 10:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z2 with retractable doors ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

BMW Z2 with retractable doors ?

I hope not !

Commercially it has to be too expensive and complex to build Z1 type doors for a modern "budget" roadster.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/08/repo ... va-reveal/
by TJS
Thu 23 Dec, 2010 12:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

Jamal I went to school (many years ago) in Bury St Edmunds and know the area reasonably well. I know security of the cars overnight is very important to most of us, the Priory Hotel in Bury would be good, The grounds are private, surrounded by a very large wall and the car park can hold 65 cars. May...
by TJS
Mon 20 Dec, 2010 11:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

Picking up on Rogers comments regarding easier travel for the guys from the continent what about "Constable Country" or a tour based around the Suffolk / Essex borders. For example, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Southwold etc. maybe a tour of the Lotus factory (if possible) The ferry terminals at Harwi...
by TJS
Sun 12 Dec, 2010 19:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Well done Jet for getting your zed on the front cover.
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Nice hat Jet,

Is there such a thing a BMWCC Z1 Register windscreen sticker ? If not maybe we should design one.

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Fri 27 Aug, 2010 21:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Looky Likey Z1 Alpina For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

by TJS
Sun 22 Aug, 2010 20:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil filter change...
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Oil filter change...

What a bitch !! Having booked the Z1 into the local BMW dealer for an oil service at an agreed price, and time, ( "wait for the car ... it will be ready in 30 mins") I was somewhat miffed to be told "sorry we ordered the wrong oil filter, please come back some other time". I dont think so ! Oil chan...
by TJS
Sun 22 Aug, 2010 20:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Multicar Insurance
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

I am surprised more insurers do not offer this product. Hegarty cover my non every day use cars on a single policy for £800 albeit for limited mileage of 3k miles pa each. You don't accrue no claims bonus on the policy, but its no big deal. Individual insurance on conventional terms would be over £2...
by TJS
Wed 14 Jul, 2010 22:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Restoring the suede bits
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

An interesting chat with the guys at Allon White. Trimming the Z1 seats is no problem for them, however they did point out that the seats do have pre formed foam units which could be damaged if the original material has been bonded to the foam. Leather is £30 per linear metre with peforated alcantar...
by TJS
Wed 14 Jul, 2010 21:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Hi Sam, Yep .. 99% certain of heading to Silverstone in the Z1 on the Saturday (24th). Most years I end up parking with various classic cars behind the grandstand on the start / finish straight rather than inside the circuit. Last year however I was banished to the public car parks with the riff raf...
by TJS
Wed 14 Jul, 2010 21:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

The BTB box has a more "seriousl" sound than the standard system without being a pain in the butt on a long journey. Personally, I quite like it. Aesthetically, the twin exit set up really suits the car. I am sure BTB could modify the box if you asked and paid them. I have always taken the view that...
by TJS
Tue 13 Jul, 2010 13:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

For what its worth I do have an original rear silencer box sitting in the workshop should someone need a replacement. It came off the car at 20k kms (BTB unit went on) and is in reasonable condition. slight rust mark on the underside of the outer skin but its not perforated. A tip ... if you are thi...
by TJS
Tue 13 Jul, 2010 13:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: origial floor mats
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

JET

The "original" mats came with the car. Not sure if the BMW roundel is Z1 standard fit or not.

The clips simply screw into the carpet and thread through the hole in the mat.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 13 Jul, 2010 13:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Restoring the suede bits
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Jonny

I am contemplating using Allon White in Cranfield to replace the fabric on the targa panel of the TVR.

I will call in later in the week with the Z1 and ask their opinion on the Z1 seats given the issues with their construction.

http://www.allonwhite.co.uk/other-trimming
by TJS
Mon 05 Jul, 2010 22:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Nice car .. welcome to the Traum Schwarz club.

First modification on your list, prior to installation of the tortoise, is to ditch the orange side repeaters and replace them with clear or smoked lenses and orange bulbs.

TJS
by TJS
Sat 03 Jul, 2010 10:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 Doors, motors, parts, interior etc
Replies: 2
Views: 556

At this rate a Z1 seems to be worth more dead, for parts, than alive and driven !!
by TJS
Sat 03 Jul, 2010 10:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Door Belt Roller Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Allowing the belt to twist 45 degrees is the method I used. If you were use a scale to the specified tension you get the same result.

I didnt over tighten the adjusting nut but I did put some locking solution on the thread.

Hope this helps.
by TJS
Sat 03 Jul, 2010 10:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: origial floor mats
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Here you are The original BMW mat with fixings and an aftermarket mat for the Z1, same colour but a better fit around the throttle pedal etc. You can also choose a contrasting binding for the mat. I simply place the aftermarket may over the original. http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/TJS_020/P1...
by TJS
Thu 24 Jun, 2010 10:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Car Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Car Covers

Following on from the canadian Z1 post some information on car covers. I do use internal fitted dust covers on most of the cars. However, the car needs to be absolutely clean before fitting the cover otherwise the abrasive dust will mark the paint on hard edges which means a machine polish to rectif...
by TJS
Thu 24 Jun, 2010 09:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Leather Instrument Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Hi Harry, Chrissy supplied me with a kit last year for the light grey leather. An excellent product and fantastic service. before http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/TJS_020/P1000167.jpg and after; http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/TJS_020/P1000175.jpg Fortunately the only dark grey leather ...
by TJS
Sun 20 Jun, 2010 10:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Leather Instrument Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Leather Instrument Cover

Decided to finally re-colour the dark grey leather on the edge of the instrument binnacle behind the steering wheel which I assume has shrunk slightly over the years. Nearly every Z1 I have seen seems to suffer the same problem. Scuff Masters have produced a specific BMW Z1 1991 Dark Grey leather dy...
by TJS
Tue 08 Jun, 2010 21:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Secret Circuits - Bruges.
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Secret Circuits - Bruges.

An interesting article in the latest edition of the Shell V Power magazine, an evening tour of Bruges historic city centre in a Z1.

A complimentary and unusually accurate report featuring The Classic Car Clubs black Z1, G53 VML.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 02 Mar, 2010 23:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Alarm system
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Problem solved by a specialist auto electrician within 10 minutes. The connecter on the harness for the ignition switch along the steering column was loose and corroded.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 02 Mar, 2010 23:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Headlight adjustment - your opinons
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Hi Andy, To adjust the lights remove the rear cover and twist the white knob in the bottom right of the photo, this twists the alloy frame containing the light. It's very easy to do when the unit is sitting on your desk, less so in the dark when the unit is in the car. Regards TJS http://i148.photob...