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by Racing Tortoise
Wed 28 Aug, 2013 13:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 luggage for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Z1 luggage for sale

FinerZ1 wrote:I've also got the 'pillow' first aid kit, stored behind the passenger seat.

Those ebay luggage items are in very poor condition!
I thought the same. I have the first aid kit as well.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 22 Aug, 2013 15:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

The bodyshop has repaired and repainted the front bumper for me and I should get the car back today or tomorrow with the old wing still in situ. Then we'll just wait for the new wing to turn up from BMW and, when it does, I'll drop the car back down to them for the new wing to be fitted.
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 14:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

This was timely and helpful. The bodyshop who are repairing the Z1 under the insurance claim rang BMW this morning who confirmed to them that a new batch of wings were coming in. Accordingly they were able to order one, but BMW were not yet able to give an ETA for delivery.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 15 Aug, 2013 23:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

That's very interesting.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 14 Aug, 2013 18:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Like buses...
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Like buses...

Spotted another Z1 out and about here in London on Saturday afternoon while out and about in mine, which is not a common occurrence. In fact it's precisely the second time in 8 years. Had taken mine to be washed at the local "posh wash" here in W2 which involved passing a nearby crowded pub surround...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 14 Aug, 2013 18:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Strong pricing...
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Strong pricing...

...but it does look in good nick. N-reg is mildly unusual too:

http://www.jbspecialistcars.co.uk/used- ... 6520646399
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 06 Aug, 2013 13:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

Thanks! However, it needs collecting apparently and there's no way to tell the condition...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 05 Aug, 2013 14:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

Has any one got any experience of these strengthening pieces?

http://www.pottis-garage.de/cgi-bin/con ... l-vorn.htm
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 05 Aug, 2013 13:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

ChrisS wrote:Is the taxi aggressor's insurer likely to pay for the more expensive, carbon wing? Since the OE alternative isn't available within a reasonable time, there would appear to be no alternative way for them to settle the claim promptly.
I don't think they'd fork out for the carbonfibre one.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 01 Aug, 2013 11:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

FinerZ1 wrote:I emailed Renee Visser last night as I need the same front wing. I'll let you know if he has any in stock.
Perfect - that would be very much appreciated!
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 17:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Re: Source for a new wing?

If you have all the bits from your wing, it can be temporarily ally strengthened/repaired until BMW find a new one. Also try Senna or Renee Visser, he has/had alot of panel parts 0031 518 43 29 55 Thanks. This is an insurance claim, so I'd rather source it now and get it paid for by the insurance...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 31 Jul, 2013 14:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4198

Source for a new wing?

It seems BMW is clean out of new OE front wings - I missed the last one by mere days. Anyone got any tips on how to source one? I need an off-side (ie passenger side) one as it seems the impact with the taxi has cracked/snapped all the mounting points (the other front wing is fine).
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 16:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 1989
Replies: 69
Views: 13579

Re: BMW Z1 1989

I like that colour. The standard colours are: Primeval Green (a dark metallic shade); Dream Black (metallic, looks very dark blue/green in sunlight); Top red (non-metallic); Fun yellow (non-metallic custard colour); Pure Blue (a bright metallic blue not dissimilar to Estoril Blue); and Magic Violet ...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 08 Jul, 2013 15:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Will do. I have also requested a quote from BMW Park Lane's Classic workshop - they were the ones who raised the mounting points issue when they inspected the car. They are looking into whether wings are available...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 08 Jul, 2013 11:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Annoyingly, it might need a new wing, believe it or not, as all the mountings have snapped/cracked on that side (they are fine on the other side).
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 12:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

It was a loose connection likely caused by them disturbing the wiring whilst fitting the new dampers. They fixed it free of charge.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 04 Jul, 2013 17:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Jet wrote:Gawd, another summer spoiler. Don't you fancy Park Lane, its closer? What is ML body repairs like?
Park Lane are still dearer on labour rates (£90+VAT for Classics vs £69+VAT at ML), plus I have less confidence in their knowledge of Z1s.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 04 Jul, 2013 12:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Vastly annoyed. Just got the Z1 back yesterday after nearly two months of being in and out of Munich Legends for servicing/repairs, only for a black cab driver to try to squeeze past the front of my car and drag the back wheel/rear corner across the front corner of the Z1. Aargh! He stopped, was apo...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 02 Jul, 2013 11:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Green Z1 at ML (door problem help needed!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2524

Re: Green Z1 at ML (door problem help needed!)

No problem. Hope you get it sorted.

Getting mine delivered back by ML to my office in the City tomorrow. Was a bad contact which was all sorted f.o.c.

If you're London-based, it's worth noting that they offer a collection and delivery service - it's a bit of schlepp otherwise.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 01 Jul, 2013 09:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Green Z1 at ML (door problem help needed!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2524

Re: Green Z1 at ML (door help needed!)

Welcome! Can't help you on the door beyond altering the title of the thread, although others can, being as this is a mine of useful information... My Z1 is back at ML. On the way back from picking it up, the brake pad warning light started flickering intermittently, something that hasn't happened be...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 20 Jun, 2013 10:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Green Z1 at ML (door problem help needed!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2524

Re: Green Z1 at ML

The Griffin Inn in Fletching, by any chance? That's been my usual lunch destination on ML visits over the last 8 years! That and Trading Boundaries go some way to persuading the female element of the need to go to Sussex.
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 10:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Green Z1 at ML (door problem help needed!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2524

Green Z1 at ML (door problem help needed!)

Clocked a smart green G-reg Z1 with Grassicks of Perth numberplates sitting in the showroom at Munich Legends on Saturday morning when I went down to pick up mine after its service, MoT and suspension overhaul. Was also awaiting collection after having a service/work done. Looked pretty tidy and tot...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 07 Jun, 2013 17:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cheap Z1 on eBay
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Cheap Z1 on eBay

....in the early 1990s...can't have been many Z1s in Poland back then...
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 23 May, 2013 15:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Shock time
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Shock time

Have decided to stick with the standard rear shocks myself. I've asked about the rear springs on mine and am told that they are in perfectly good nick with no sign that they need replacing. Apparently the most common issue is for them to to fatigue and snap near the ends. No idea whether rust might ...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 22 May, 2013 10:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Shock time
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Shock time

Hey RT, I found the OEM ones very soft and wallowy when I got my Z1 and went for a set of SPAX dampers. Much better and much less of a floaty feeling. Not expensive and based in Bicester, just up the road. Thanks. How knackered were they by that stage though? And did you need new springs with the S...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 21 May, 2013 15:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Shock time
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Shock time

My Z1's become quite unpleasant to drive lately with the back feeling loose and skittish, particularly over broken surfaces and there was a noticeable judder on the steering between 55 and 65mph (although not below that or above it). Thought the former was possibly subframe bushes and the latter was...
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 12 May, 2013 11:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New member considering Z1 ownership
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: New member considering Z1 ownership

Yes, engine from E30 325i but chassis is bespoke. Servicing and day-to-day running costs are pretty low, as is classic insurance. Best if services annually regardless of mileage and cambelt should be changed every 4 years along with the tensioner. As regards cars currently for sale, Dick Lovett have...
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 12 May, 2013 10:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New member considering Z1 ownership
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: New member considering Z1 ownership

Welcome! Nice stable of cars and good shout on adding a Z1 - very much a different car to the two you have, believe it or not. As to where to find one, keep an eye out on the Classifieds (Pistonheads, http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk, http://www.carandclassic.co.uk, http://www.classicdriver.com)....
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 10 May, 2013 17:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on streetview!
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Z1 on streetview!

Might be a long wait!
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 10 May, 2013 17:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on streetview!
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Z1 on streetview!

BladeRunner919 wrote:And now we all have your address too!! Party, your place?
Nope. Because I'm not that stupid. Not only did I not live at the address in the search box but on an adjacent private mews (which is not on streetview due to being a private street) but I also moved from there last year. 8-)
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 10 May, 2013 16:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on streetview!
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Z1 on streetview!

Imagine my surprise - the Google car passed on a rare day when I happened to leave the Z1 out for whatever reason!

Image
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 07 May, 2013 19:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Body parts needed
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Z1 Body parts needed

Ouch. Having previously lunched my own Z1, I can only say that I feel your pain!

What happened?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Looks nice...
Replies: 0
Views: 373

Looks nice...

by Racing Tortoise
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 17:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Service Schedules.

Useful to know. Mine needs an Inspection I service soon.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 11 Apr, 2013 21:21
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 de...
by Racing Tortoise
Fri 05 Apr, 2013 20:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13470

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Can't do 31 August. A good friend is getting married in Vienna that day so am unavoidably away.
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 22:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4160

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

Could it be linked to the very cold weather?
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 17:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13470

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Ahh. I was thinking I could sneak it in to an East Anglian w/end away. Still, Cotswolds is do-able.

August is generally a bad time to arrange anything.
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 10:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13470

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Like the sound of Lotus F1 and Norfolk roads.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 21 Mar, 2013 17:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cheap Z1 on eBay
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Cheap Z1 on eBay

Not that much. I think that's uber-optimistisch. Sure, it has low miles and the ad says it's never seen rain and has been stored in a vacuum cover since 1997 but I still don't see it as a EUR50k car.

Even Hexagon only wanted £29k for their low-mileage example...
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 14:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4802

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

Good to see my memory hasn't failed me totally!
by Racing Tortoise
Wed 20 Mar, 2013 10:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4802

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

I might be dreaming it but I think I recall a suggestion that using thicker gearbox oil helps minimise an inherent rattle that you can get from Z1 gearboxes when warm. Something to do with the torque tube set-up if I recall correctly what one of our Dutch or German pals mentioned on the 2009 Silvers...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 19 Mar, 2013 13:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4802

Re: Z1 Gearbox Oil

None. I'm virtually certain (w/out checking the invoice) that whatever ML put into my Z1 at the last service was Castrol of some sort or other, as that's the name that rings a bell from the relevant invoice.
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 14 Mar, 2013 10:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMWCC Michelin Tyre Offer
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: BMWCC Michelin Tyre Offer

Do Michelin make 225/45 R16? I thought hardly anyone did these days...

Although it could be worth stockpiling supersports for the M135i!!
by Racing Tortoise
Thu 14 Mar, 2013 10:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: LSD - @Ivor
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: LSD - @Ivor

Interesting - thanks. Yes, now you mention it, the green car used to whip around to its limiter with an that the black one doesn't possess. Wasn't thinking of adding an LSD (although now you mention it...) but there's a debate raging over the fact that the M135i (one of which I now own) doesn't have...
by Racing Tortoise
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 10:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: LSD - @Ivor
Replies: 2
Views: 484

LSD - @Ivor

Just out of curiosity Ivor, does the green car still have the LSD fitted?

If so, do you notice any benefits in the way it drives compared to the red one (which I assume doesn't have one)?
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 11 Mar, 2013 17:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

Ahh...thanks.
by Racing Tortoise
Sun 10 Mar, 2013 18:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

Anyone fancy posting up what it looks like? I forgot to renew my CC membership (irritating that it doesn't renew automatically).
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 25 Feb, 2013 13:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Service Schedules.
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Service Schedules.

Wouldn't using a good specialist be a better bet? Last time I serviced my Z1 (just an oil/filter service), I had two options (i) take it to Park Lane's Classic Workshop in Battersea who are (relatively speaking) local, would do it for £200 and claimed familiarity or (ii) take it down to Munich Legen...
by Racing Tortoise
Mon 25 Feb, 2013 13:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Keeping a z1 on the road
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Keeping a z1 on the road

TJS wrote:RT

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

You were lucky not to be seriously injured

TJS
Ho, ho. No, that's the joy of plain black leather....