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by ChrisS
Wed 12 Jun, 2013 21:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4378

Re: Eddie's Z1

I've requested further details.
by ChrisS
Wed 29 May, 2013 00:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Big "Merci" to Frederic.
Replies: 13
Views: 1463

Re: Big "Merci" to Frederic.

So was it someone going down to the Pyrenees who passed me on the A26 near Arras on Friday? Urgruen, with hardtop Jxxx xxx I think...
(I was in a coach!)
by ChrisS
Thu 23 May, 2013 00:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New member considering Z1 ownership
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: New member considering Z1 ownership

The Z1 I bought was the third one I drove. One of the others had larger wheels that made it tramline quite badly. My car with standard 16 inch wheels feels much nicer, especially on badly maintained roads. It's quite surprisingly rigid for a 20 year old car without a roof - one positive effect of th...
by ChrisS
Wed 22 May, 2013 23:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Shock time
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Shock time

My last MoT had an advisory on rusting rear springs. Is that likely to be expensive and what are the options? The damping feels fine, by the way.
by ChrisS
Tue 21 May, 2013 23:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13651

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Room booked.
by ChrisS
Fri 17 May, 2013 00:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4378

Re: Eddie's Z1

No. Not me. I've never been to Manchester. 8-)
by ChrisS
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 18:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13651

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

31/1 is good for me. Depending on the date of the factory visit which is very close to home, I may not stay at Ettington overnight. What might the rest of the program look like?
by ChrisS
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 23:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4213

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

Racing Tortoise wrote:Could it be linked to the very cold weather?
Like Austin Montego bumpers that became more brittle in cold weather?
by ChrisS
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 13:40
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13651

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

TJS wrote: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
How does that fit in for Andy Hallas and Lotus?
by ChrisS
Sat 23 Mar, 2013 23:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13651

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

I'm certainly keen for a Lotus factory visit whenever it is.
by ChrisS
Sat 23 Mar, 2013 13:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 17-18 August 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Gaydon 17-18 August 2013

Another late reply. I'd like to join this but just for one day, probably Saturday.
by ChrisS
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 23:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2620

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

Best thing in this edition of the magazine is Jet's photograph of his Z1. The more you look at it, the more subtle it becomes.
by ChrisS
Tue 01 Jan, 2013 20:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Seasons Greetings

...and a happy new year that's prosperous enough to keep the Z1s in the manner to which they want to become accustomed!
by ChrisS
Wed 07 Nov, 2012 23:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Winter Zzzz
Replies: 27
Views: 2207

Re: Winter Zzzz

The St Paul's one is rather wonderful. The parallel lines of the bus lights contrast with the reflections of the double yellow lines on the car and the depiction of the concave are of the bonnet is really clever.
by ChrisS
Sat 22 Sep, 2012 12:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013 - NOW REGISTER
Replies: 39
Views: 12389

Re: Z Tour in Pyrenees (France) - 25-26 May 2013

Sorry to miss out on the Pyrenees, as I'll be in north-east France that weekend (sadly without the Z1. For those who haven't driven in France before, it's a joy, with well-surfaced roads and seldom much traffic. Further to Sam's comment about speed limits, there is usually no specific signed limit a...
by ChrisS
Sun 22 Jul, 2012 14:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Silverstone Classic
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Silverstone Classic

Great to meet up yesterday. A few more photographs Jon and I took are at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 657&type=3.
Not all are Z1 or even BMW related.

Many thanks to the organisers for putting on a fine show with some decent weather.
by ChrisS
Sun 15 Jul, 2012 10:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14107

Re: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July

Sorry if I'm repeating anything, but are there any plans to meet up before going in to Silverstone, notably on Saturday morning?
by ChrisS
Tue 03 Jul, 2012 21:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Switch Illumination
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Switch Illumination

I would agree with Felix about the fragile tabs. I've recently had a new alarm/immobiliser fitted and as the fitter removed the window switches from the panel, the tabs dropped off.Fortunately, I found them on the floor of the car and they seem just to be a push fit. One thing I noticed is that the ...
by ChrisS
Thu 17 May, 2012 22:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ready for summer
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: Ready for summer

To experience the champagne lifestyle, try http://champagnepiersonwhitaker.com/, a very welcoming B&B in a champagne house, with encouragement to visit the cellars, where it's much easier to understand the full process than in the major players in Epernay. The owners, French husband, English wife, a...
by ChrisS
Thu 17 May, 2012 22:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: This looks reasonably priced
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: This looks reasonably priced

The two photos don't look like the same car. The picture with the roof folded appears to have a British registration and light grey nubuck. With the hood erected, the front plate is yellow and could be Dutch but more importantly, the seats seem much darker. Not very important really, since the car's...
by ChrisS
Fri 24 Feb, 2012 22:35
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 20 – 22 July 2012, Silverstone Circuit
Replies: 455
Views: 69243

I've booked with my Z1 for Sat 21st - already posted on the Z1 forum.
by ChrisS
Fri 17 Feb, 2012 14:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14107

I've now booked for Saturday. Now, who is best at ordering some decent weather for that weekend?
by ChrisS
Fri 03 Feb, 2012 14:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 attendance at Silverstone Classic ZedFest 21st July
Replies: 106
Views: 14107

I'm very interested in joining this for the Saturday. If I can't convince my son to come with me, I'm sure one of my neighbours will jump at the chance.
by ChrisS
Tue 25 Oct, 2011 23:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help . No clutch.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

For the record, the slave cylinder cost me about £50 and labour was about 1 hour. Good luck.
by ChrisS
Sun 23 Oct, 2011 23:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help . No clutch.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

I had exactly te same symptom last year. I topped up the brake fluid and clutch function returned for a few weeks, after which it recurred. The AA trailered me home from Devon and my local garage fitted a new clutch slave cylinder, since when there has been no problem.
by ChrisS
Sun 23 Oct, 2011 23:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help . No clutch.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

I had exactly te same symptom last year. I topped up the brake fluid and clutch function returned for a few weeks, after which it recurred. The AA trailered me home from Devon and my local garage fitted a new clutch slave cylinder, since when there has been no problem.
by ChrisS
Sun 09 Oct, 2011 21:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4378

I couldn't find any Z1 listing on EBay this morning. I looked on Pistonheads and other likely sites but it seems to have gone to ground.
by ChrisS
Thu 06 Oct, 2011 20:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4378

Good evening, all. I can confirm that my car is the one previously described in full by Kilsh. I bought it from him in 2009, with a pretty illegible signature in the service book of Eddie I 98 and a VHS biographical video that includes Eddie driving a black Z1 in Italy. My car was first registered i...
by ChrisS
Thu 28 Jul, 2011 20:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 tour 2011, round 2 (?!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

I'm interested but Rhinefield House appears to have 'no availability' on the nights of both 3 and 10 Sept.
by ChrisS
Wed 29 Jun, 2011 20:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: If you haven't had enough of the Cotswolds....
Replies: 0
Views: 440

If you haven't had enough of the Cotswolds....

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Foxbox.tv%2Fshowvideo.php%3Fvideo%3D5301764&h=2b256 The 2011 event will be held on Thursday 7th July from 6pm until 8.30pm in the sports field on A415 Ducklington Lane, Witney, near McDonalds. Free to get in if you have an interesting car and Z1s qualify! ...
by ChrisS
Tue 28 Jun, 2011 08:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

I really enjoyed meeting you all and putting faces to avatars. Thanks to Jamal, Spokey and Richard without whose organisation, it wouldn't hav happened. Here are a few pics from the tour. I haven't identified anyone. Please feel free to tag yourselves though. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a...
by ChrisS
Fri 24 Jun, 2011 18:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

For those that don't have TomTom sat navs: If you open the .itn files with a text editor each waypoint is in the format of longitude|latitude|name The lat and long have the decimal places missing. So, for example, Sunday's lunch stop is the Crooked Billet which has the longitude and latitude listed...
by ChrisS
Thu 23 Jun, 2011 22:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

I keep getting asked about saturdays dress code, is it knobbly knees and hairy legs on show again this year? It's fancy dress :D http://images2.playserver1.com/ProductImages/2/1/0/5/0/6/6/1/16605012_500x500_1.jpg The route strays briefly into Wales where this is everyday attire, not fancy dress. :o
by ChrisS
Thu 23 Jun, 2011 00:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

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by ChrisS
Thu 23 Jun, 2011 00:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

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by ChrisS
Thu 23 Jun, 2011 00:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

Spokey, Tricky and I ran the Saturday route today. All is well. Saturday lunch will be at the Penny Farthing, Aston Crews. If I can place a pre-order on Friday, we will get served more quickly. .docx attachments aren't accepted by zroadster, so the menu is at the foot of this message. Would you plea...
by ChrisS
Fri 17 Jun, 2011 13:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

So I change to:
Starter - Chicken caesar salad
Main - (unchanged) Oven backed salmon fillet
Dessert - Baileys & white chocolate cheesecake.

Thanks for the email update too.

Chris
by ChrisS
Fri 03 Jun, 2011 14:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Less windy I hope!
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

I have the same mesh deflector. The fixings seem adequate but I have to take care to prevent them from touching the seat backs. Visibility is usually OK, although coming out of oblique junctions requires care. After a close call on the M6 a couple of weeks ago, I'm wondering if there's any way to mo...
by ChrisS
Wed 25 May, 2011 00:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Best carfinder website in the UK
Replies: 15
Views: 3051

I sold my last car through Pistonheads to someone who paid 25% over the price offered by webuyanycar.com and clearly liked the car too. I also acquired my Z1 throgh Pistonheads and haven't regretted that (yet!)
by ChrisS
Tue 17 May, 2011 21:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

I confirmed the hotel room last night. Greatly looking forward to meeting up.
by ChrisS
Mon 16 May, 2011 00:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7726

1970 1964 Opel Kadett estate bought in Dusseldorf 1973-74 1965 Riley Elf 1974-76 1974 Austin Allegro 1300 1976-79 1976 Austin Allegro 1300 (one just wasn't enough) 1979-91 1979 Renault 14GTL 1982-84 1980 Ford Escort mk2 1984-89 1984 Ford Sierra 1.3 (company car) 1989-92 1989 Peugeot 405 petrol 1991-...
by ChrisS
Mon 16 May, 2011 00:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What automotive delight could tempt you...
Replies: 55
Views: 7726

1970 1964 Opel Kadett estate bought in Dusseldorf 1973-74 1965 Riley Elf 1974-76 1974 Austin Allegro 1300 1976-79 1976 Austin Allegro 1300 (one just wasn't enough) 1979-91 1979 Renault 14GTL 1982-84 1980 Ford Escort mk2 1984-89 1984 Ford Sierra 1.3 (company car) 1989-92 1989 Peugeot 405 petrol 1991-...
by ChrisS
Tue 05 Apr, 2011 23:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: BMW shows off shelved ///M's including Z3m prototype
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

The Z2 concept I knew about was more like an Ariel Atom, a 4 wheel motorbike supplied with two made to measure waterproof nappa leather jump suits to match the waterproof cowhide vehicle interior. I only heard of it as a concept but can't believe this red car is the result of that.
by ChrisS
Wed 30 Mar, 2011 01:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel centre roundels (with gratuitous pics!)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

When I pressure washed my wheels, I removed the clear plastic cover from a couple of the roundels, I replaced it with clingfilm which I shrank over the roundels with a hairdryer, Regrettably I no longer have any other use of the hairdryer.
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by ChrisS
Mon 21 Mar, 2011 12:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Something different
Replies: 22
Views: 2567

A fine comment Hard Top and obviously evidence based. Thanks. :lol:
by ChrisS
Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Something different
Replies: 22
Views: 2567

Deeply uncool. Might be acceptable in a Z3 though ;)
by ChrisS
Sun 06 Mar, 2011 11:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Relationships.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

I first encountered the Z1 when I visited BMW-Technik in 1987. It must have been the original show car, standing in the foyer. I must have looked surprised, as Sabine Zemelka, whom I was visiting, just said, "BMW Technik is the part of the company where we're allowed to be a little mad". Then she ex...
by ChrisS
Sun 27 Feb, 2011 21:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

@ Bluebaur,
No need to wait for June to hide the roof. Thursday was fine for an open Z1 commute.
(The attachment is from a journey to work last October, or would be if I could make the file small enough!)
by ChrisS
Wed 16 Feb, 2011 17:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour 2011
Replies: 211
Views: 21041

I'd really like to meet up with some other Z1 drivers, so I'm keen to come along either in Suffolk or the Cotswolds.
Do I understand that the venue is now fixed for East Anglia? Sounds good!
I've voted for 25-26 June but could be flexible, with sufficient notice.

Chris
by ChrisS
Thu 06 Jan, 2011 10:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Who has driven their Z1 in the last week?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Just a quick, roof-up trip of 20 miles or so last Sunday. All the snow had gone and the salt had been washed away. I try to use it at least once a fortnight.