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by TJS
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 10:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: VIN CODER Birthdays
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: VIN CODER Birthdays

Hmmm ... good point !

I still think the the OEM 'shoes" are the best.
by TJS
Wed 27 Apr, 2016 10:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: VIN CODER Birthdays
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: VIN CODER Birthdays

I know .. but the car is obviously female, remembering its birthday and just look at how may pairs of shoes it has !
by TJS
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 13:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: VIN CODER Birthdays
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: VIN CODER Birthdays

Mine is a mere youngster. 12 July 1990

TJS

p.s. cars are always female, gender issues ?
by TJS
Sat 23 Apr, 2016 22:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3808

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

4,200 miles... 4,154 miles in August 15 ... 4,118 miles in 2007. See https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/?_ ... 1447712588

Last service stamp 1997 at 19,700 kms

Welcome to the non recourse world of car auctions.
by TJS
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 17:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3808

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Pat I thought all nubuck seats left the factory winkled like Nora Batty stockings. 22kms from new .... and baggy seats. http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=219936125&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&scopeId=C&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3500&makeModelVariant1.mod...
by TJS
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 16:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3808

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

£32k plus 15% fees
by TJS
Thu 14 Apr, 2016 22:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3808

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

sorted ... http://www.classicmotorfinance.co.uk/hh-auctions

Tempted? I am sure the tortoise mascot needs another Z1
by TJS
Mon 04 Apr, 2016 10:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3808

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Pur-Blau / Hellgrau is probably my favourite Z1 colour combination, but not as rare as Traum Schwarz / Hellgrau !! As for the car itself, maybe it was owned by both the Sultan of Brunei and the Sultan of Oman .. you can never have too many Sultans when it comes to a cars history and provenance. Spri...
by TJS
Sat 02 Apr, 2016 11:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3808

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

Light grey leather / cloth bleached by the middle eastern sun? I am going to the motorcycle auction on the Tuesday so will have a look at the Z1. Previous MOT inspectors have had fun with the front indicators and side repeaters and the car has recently been refurbished by renowned marque specialists...
by TJS
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 10:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Open door policy
Replies: 19
Views: 3092

Re: Open door policy

Chris If I leave the Z1 for a month the battery will be very weak, if not flat, so I use a ctek / accumate battery conditioner which can be switched on full time or on a timer for say 6 hours a day. The car is parked under a dust cover door up, window down, when the ctek is attached with a lead dire...
by TJS
Thu 17 Dec, 2015 22:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: High mileage Z1 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: High mileage Z1 for sale

I have seen worse cars with considerably less mileage !

ACA auction 23rd Jan

http://www.angliacarauctions.co.uk/en/c ... 91-bmw-z1/

TJS
by TJS
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 11:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4518

Re: Back to the Pyrenees in May 2016 ?

P.S. ... can you promise us it won't snow !
by TJS
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 11:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4518

Re: Back to the Pyrenees in May 2016 ?

Bonjour Frederic

Please add me to your list. My plan would be to drive down through France over 2 / 3 days and, post tour, head west and return to England via ferry from Bilbao / Santander

Kind regards

TJS
by TJS
Tue 06 Oct, 2015 11:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Changed door belt
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Changed door belt

Gary I have copy notes and presentations from previous technical days and emails from Michael K regarding door alignment. PM your address and I will copy and forward them to you. I also have a copy english BMW Z1 workshop manual (screen shots from fiche) which you are welcome to borrow. I makes more...
by TJS
Fri 31 Jul, 2015 19:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: Gaydon 2015?

J

Sorry, Woburn with a Moth. Have fun

TJS
by TJS
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 19:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Silverstone Classic

Friday in the Jaguar, Saturday in the Z1

The Z1 is also booked into the Classics on The Common event in Harpenden tomorrow pm.

http://www.classicsonthecommon.com

TJS
by TJS
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 19:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Henna Red Z1
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Henna Red Z1

by TJS
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 08:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3099

Re: Silverstone Auction

The above ex auction car now listed as sold ..

http://www.hexagonmoderns.com/car_sales/BMW-Z1/9335.htm

TJS
by TJS
Sat 15 Nov, 2014 12:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What we doing next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: What we doing next year?

Jamal It was good to catch up yesterday at the NEC. Ideas for next year ? .. other than the usual Gaydon, and Silverstone A cruise to Rene Vissers workshop and perhaps meet up with continental Z's. Is Frederic arranging and event next year ? A trip to the Mercedes driving experience / Lotus Driving ...
by TJS
Sat 08 Nov, 2014 10:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for sale on Autotrader
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

Re: Z1 for sale on Autotrader

Jonny, You need to get behind the wheel of a Z1 again pretty quickly given the rising values !! The Nutley car is pricey from a UK perspective but seems to be closely aligned to the German market. It will be interesting to see how many UK cars return to Germany if UK prices remain where they are, pl...
by TJS
Sat 08 Nov, 2014 10:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: London Classic Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: London Classic Car Show

I am confirmed for the NEC next Friday and will aim to be on the BMWCC stand at mid day.

It would be good to catch up.

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Tue 21 Oct, 2014 19:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for sale on Autotrader
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

Re: Z1 for sale on Autotrader

http://www.nutleysports.co.uk/BMWZ1-TopRed.htm

asking prices are heading in the right direction !

TJS
by TJS
Sat 18 Oct, 2014 13:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

Re: Timing belt change

A had a full inspection 2 service last year plus cam belt, follower and a new water pump, hose and clips at 32k kms. Great service from Tim Spicer at Duxford. BMW OEM parts were used including the water pump; there was no indication on the history file of an earlier pump replacement so a preventativ...
by TJS
Sat 18 Oct, 2014 12:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: London Classic Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: London Classic Car Show

I will be heading to the NEC show again this year, aiming for Friday 14th.

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 12:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW engines, Roadsters, and they have a Z in the name ...
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: BMW engines, Roadsters, and they have a Z in the name ..

good question on values, especially in the current market. $150k for a 327 restoration to $1m plus for a 328. http://www.gullwingmotorcars.com/1939-bmw-327-c-1626.htm? http://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/bmw/328/1937/244524 ... but not too valuable to not blast up a hill ! http://i148.photobucket.co...
by TJS
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 12:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Sept 6th
Replies: 16
Views: 1882

Re: Z1 Tour Sept 6th

J

Thanks for the offer but I am unable to attend.

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 12:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement

Hi Pat. I am getting confused , alternatively the profit margin for each stakeholder in the supply chain simply adds to price, from BMW to BMW UK to Dealer to customer. The link posted by Michael shows the front wing liners listed at euro 204 each including vat. (£165). Almost worth a trip to German...
by TJS
Mon 04 Aug, 2014 22:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW engines, Roadsters, and they have a Z in the name ...
Replies: 3
Views: 882

BMW engines, Roadsters, and they have a Z in the name ...

A selection of Frazer Nash - BMW 327 / 328 at the VSCC Prescott Hill climb meeting on Sunday. Simply stunning cars with compact neatly engineered straight six BMW engines http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/TJS_020/P1050771_zps171325ce.jpg http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/TJS_020/P1050773_z...
by TJS
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 22:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement

A £291 each temporary is likely to become the new permanent ! I have been discussing the situation with a friend who is a boat builder, principally making up fibreglass replacements using the existing units as a mould. The problem is they would not be flexible enough to fit plus the liner also forms...
by TJS
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 14:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil - which one ?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Oil - which one ?

Hi J I was thinking about engine oils rather than the gearbox, especially the modern thin synthetic oils for an engine designed 30 plus years ago. I am not too concerned with high mileage, longevity between oil changes given the low annual mileage, in fact the the car has averaged 1500 miles between...
by TJS
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 13:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3293

Re: Silverstone Classic 2014

I will order a ticket this evening for saturday, presumably, I will need to park in the outer public car parks

TJSI
by TJS
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 21:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil - which one ?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Oil - which one ?

I was checking the oil SAE viscosity grade in the owners manual (p.34) which highlighted a range of oils depending on outside operating range with thinner viscosity the colder the temperature. SAE 20W-50 between -10c and 50c SAE 15W-50 between -20c and 40c SAE15W-40 between -20c and 30c So what bran...
by TJS
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 21:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Black/Light grey Z1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: Black/Light grey Z1 for sale

Nice car !

So that is 2 of the 50 BMW made in this colour combo.

TJS
by TJS
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 21:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Realoem ?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Realoem ?

Jamal It is cracked vertically across 50% of the side light element. I have taped the top edge and will see what develops. I can live with it so long as it remains waterproof in the rare occasion the car is caught in the rain. Many thanks for the offer of a spare, it's just annoying that BMW decide ...
by TJS
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 11:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Realoem ?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Realoem ?

A very helpful BMW parts guy (Elms, Bedford) talked me through access to the BMW online parts site which is more upto date then Realoem. Access details on the attached link, when logged in insert your Z1 VIN (AL0XXXX) and Robert is your fathers brother. TJS http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/accessori...
by TJS
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 11:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Realoem ?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Realoem ?

Many thanks J Those are the boys, lock plates, 3 per light, assuming you still use the bracket under the light units which is tricky to access. £7.01 each from Germany. Front plastic lens cover (with seal and two screws) is £121 ... but no longer available, you must buy the whole light unit at £271....
by TJS
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 10:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Is original relevant?
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Is original relevant?

Cars are designed to be used and will eventually need new parts - e.g Triggers Broom ! If the Oem parts become expensive or no longer available alternatives are usually sourced, and improvements made. An aftermarket Z1 rear exhaust box is fine if it maintains the unique aero profile which generates ...
by TJS
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 09:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Realoem ?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Realoem ?

It seems the Realoem web pages for the Z1 has been revamped with a number of the main groups no longer displayed, especially body and trim. !! http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=BA91&mospid=48072 I need the part numbers for the small "arrow head" shaped threaded headlight retaining washers, I n...
by TJS
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 07:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement

J The underside of the wing and the chassis was dusty which was removed with compressed air and a quick wipe over . I noticed a horizontal 45 degree join in the chassis behind the front wheel arch which had a couple of mm of grime which was removed and the area treated with ACF-50. Its the nearest I...
by TJS
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 20:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Front Wing Mounting Reinforcement

Finally got around to reinforcing the front wing bolt holes given two had split between the inner edge and the hole. What should have been a 45 minute task took several hours as the wing refused to slide forward. The offside light units were removed and the front horizontal lower bobbin was unbolted...
by TJS
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 21:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: Tyres

I fitted a new set of tyres last september. Continental Sport Contact 2 - 225/45/16ZR. http://www.camskill.co.uk/m62b0s310p112945/Continental_Tyres_Car_Continental_ContiSportContact_2_Continental_Conti_Sport_Contact_2_-_225_45_R16_Z_FR_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_E_Wet_Grip%3A_B_NoiseClass%3A_2_Noise%3A_71dB Th...
by TJS
Sun 08 Jun, 2014 10:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Preventative Maintenance
Replies: 37
Views: 2675

Re: Preventative Maintenance

J Good spot re the loose nut The photograph of the steering column is drivers side of the bulk head ? I have a steering wheel vibration and rattling noise (front nearside) on very rough road surfaces at low speed. I have taken the under tray off and the rubber gaiters on the steering column from bul...
by TJS
Sat 07 Jun, 2014 08:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Preventative Maintenance
Replies: 37
Views: 2675

Re: Preventative Maintenance

... yes, it is ,, just worked out the code.

Sorry !
by TJS
Sat 07 Jun, 2014 08:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Preventative Maintenance
Replies: 37
Views: 2675

Re: Preventative Maintenance

The rear wheel arch "cover" which is often missing and keeps out the crap is shown on Real OEM as part no 5172292065 / 66. I guess the guys who recently worked on my car lost this part .. so I need to get a new one. http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BA91&mospid=48072&btnr=41_0372&hg=41&fg=25...
by TJS
Sat 07 Jun, 2014 08:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Preventative Maintenance
Replies: 37
Views: 2675

Re: Preventative Maintenance

You have been busy ... did you replace the control arm bushes as a pair ? I believe new rear wheel arch liners from BMW are supplied without the hole for the damper which will need to be lowered to thread through the new panel. Measure 3 times , cut once ..... you also need some black paint for the ...
by TJS
Thu 05 Jun, 2014 08:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Preventative Maintenance
Replies: 37
Views: 2675

Re: Preventative Maintenance

Jamal

Thats cheating ! Different doors

First picture is the offside door, the second is the nearside ... or were both in the same state ?

TJS
by TJS
Sun 25 May, 2014 11:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Seats
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Seats

The seats remained in the car, drivers seat raised with doors and top down. The car was wheeled into a workshop, however the guys can provide a mobile service. I used the Furniture Clinic in Leighton Buzzard, it's a franchise, after seeing some of their work at a classic car show last year. Interest...