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by ChrisS
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 14:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fantastic plastic
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Fantastic plastic

If anyone happened to be in Switzerland with a Z1 at the end of May, this could be interesting:
http://www.zwischengas.com/de/infos/fan ... autos.html?
by ChrisS
Tue 10 Feb, 2015 18:01
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Hardtop

I'm not interested in this but I wondered if any of you were. http://www.kapaza.be/fr/pieces-detachee ... 483155.htm
by ChrisS
Sat 07 Feb, 2015 15:30
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Price prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Price prediction

Logically, since the principal market for these cars is mainland Europe, values denominated in other currencies, e.g. sterling, will tend to decline. On the other hand, for a Euro-zone enthusiast, buying in a Z1 might seem more attractive than other investments, which should stabilise prices. And sp...
by ChrisS
Sun 16 Nov, 2014 21:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What we doing next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: What we doing next year?

For Prescott events, see this link: http://www.bugatti.co.uk/events.aspx Lots of nice driving roads round there too. Sadly I can't make La vie en bleu in 2015 as I'll be hosting some other French people, but I'd be happy to help organise an event around any of the other weekends. What's interesting,...
by ChrisS
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 11:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2590

Re: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?

I've just had my water pump changed at the same time as the cam belt replacement. The water pump was £99 from BMW afterdiscount. Since then, René Visser has told me he has water pumps for 40 euros. I'm taking my car to him from 10-14th November for work on the doors, so I'll have a chance to see wha...
by ChrisS
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 19:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 2083

Re: Timing belt change

Thanks Sam, and others who have replied by pm or on Fb. Apparently North Oxford know it's the same part as for an E30 325i but it still has to come from Germany. I'll quote both part numbers to them in the morning and see if they can find the part quicker. It's embarrassing to have the car clogging ...
by ChrisS
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 14:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 2083

Re: Timing belt change

Good afternoon. My Z1 is in today for a new timing belt, while it's being serviced and MoT'd. I should have asked for the water pump to be changed and the garage has just phoned up to say it needs replacing anyway. They tried to order a new water pump from BMW North Oxford and were told that the par...
by ChrisS
Fri 03 Oct, 2014 11:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: London Classic Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: London Classic Car Show

What are people doing about the Classic Motor Show in NEC, Birmingham on Fri 14, Sat 15, Sun 16 November?
by ChrisS
Fri 03 Oct, 2014 11:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4499

Re: Red Z1 for sale- soon to be featured on TV

My car has been in the UK since 1998. There's never a question about its km/h speedometer and the 'mileage' is always qualified on the MoT certificate as being kilometres. I want to keep the speedo in km/h, partly because it tallies with the distance recorder in km. The speedometer is also fairly in...
by ChrisS
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 15:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Volume Air Flow Sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Volume Air Flow Sensor

The part number is shown as being applicable to a 325i. How about this? http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/11109/A ... mpaign=%za
by ChrisS
Wed 06 Aug, 2014 01:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Sept 6th
Replies: 16
Views: 1879

Re: Z1 Tour Sept 6th

I'll be returning from Cumbria late on 5th (probably not in Z1) and could join in the afternoon of 6th if I knew where you were having lunch. Also have a few nice route suggestions for the Cotswolds if you haven't fixed a route already...
by ChrisS
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 22:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Replacement Z1 Top
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Replacement Z1 Top

My hood was frayed on the driver's side, so I had two patches sewn in by AllWheel Trim. They replaced the back window at the same time for £400 inc VAT. They had previously done the same for the ex-Clarkson fungelb Z1. Because the rest of the hood and all the seals are still in good condition, I tho...
by ChrisS
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 17:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Gaydon 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Gaydon 2014

Are you going Saturday or Sunday?
by ChrisS
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 17:02
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Black/Light grey Z1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Black/Light grey Z1 for sale

I think you mean Baur for the E30 convertible? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karosserie_Baur

Of course, you're right. I thought Bertone did the development of the E30 proper cabrio while Bauer did the targa version.
In fact, Bauer developed both.
by ChrisS
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 17:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Black/Light grey Z1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Black/Light grey Z1 for sale

I think Bertone was involved in engineering the E30 convertible. Perhaps the confusions stems from there. That doesn't explain how the roof has been upgraded. Could this be a reference to the hardtop? I seem to remember that Bertone was involved with that. In which case, it's a pretty odd way to des...
by ChrisS
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 22:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Is original relevant?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Is original relevant?

You're not selling, are you?
by ChrisS
Wed 02 Jul, 2014 19:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Is original relevant?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Is original relevant?

"Z1s are a tad scarce in the UK, but no so much the wider community, still 5000+ vehicles worldwide, it seems attitudes are changing, coinciding with the 25th year anniversary, better to have a non-standard Z1, than no Z1." You would say that, Jamal, although yours is quite tasteful. :wink: Surely, ...
by ChrisS
Sat 31 May, 2014 21:42
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Green mould on cabrio roof
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Green mould on cabrio roof

Thank you all for your advice. I think we'll try each of them in turn! Milton was my first thought, though it is also a bleach. I suppose we could re-colour the hood afterwards. It's black.
by ChrisS
Sat 31 May, 2014 11:31
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Green mould on cabrio roof
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Green mould on cabrio roof

We have another open 2-seater in the family, whose soft top is now suffering from green mould. Autoglym's products cleaned it last summer but it has reappeared. Does anyone know of a more permanent solution for a car that isn't garaged? I'd be grateful for any advice, short of advising us to get a n...
by ChrisS
Mon 26 May, 2014 14:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: Z1 on front cover of BMWCC SS

Just noticed this Z1. 50,000 miles and a colour that is an 'acquired taste'. http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/bmw-z1-essen/194412600.html?lang=de&pageNumber=1&__lp=4&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=price.consumerGrossEuro&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3500&makeModelVariant1.modelId=50&makeModelVariant1.s...
by ChrisS
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 00:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2590

Re: What would you pay for a "driver" Z1?

Clearly, the Z1 owners who frequent this forum are not in our right minds. On the other hand, our cars are certified classics.
by ChrisS
Thu 06 Mar, 2014 15:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1Wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 2217

Re: Z1Wanted

http://automarkt.auto-motor-und-sport.de/site/de/fahrzeugliste/ I noticed the one in Nordhorn advertised in the paper magazine I bought in Germany a couple of weeks ago. Mileage and condition look reasonable. There's also a red one with a reproduction of the AR Penck art car design in Remscheid. Low...
by ChrisS
Tue 04 Mar, 2014 11:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Non-starter
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Non-starter

I think it was the immobiliser er... immobilising. I had left the doors open, so that the charger cables could reach the battery and I think the immobiliser got out of phase with the doors locks. That's a relief, especially as it's a sunny day.
by ChrisS
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 13:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Non-starter
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Non-starter

Just a relay click when I turn the ignition key. Battery was replaced two years ago and the trickle charger indicates that it's fully charged. Doors go up and down at the usual speed. No headlights and the fuel gauge shows empty, though the tank is nearly full. All fuses in the big fuse box look OK....
by ChrisS
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 13:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Should I?

I'd agree totally with Sam. It's clearly a more fragile machine than a regular BMW, but it is eminently usable and within its designers' parameters, surprisingly practical. The centre console does wobble if you lean on it, so don't lean on it. As for the rest, it's nice to be surrounded by hand-stit...
by ChrisS
Thu 23 Jan, 2014 19:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: Eddie's Z1

Mine also has an Italian libretto di servizio, and service stamps from a BMW dealer near Modena. It also has EI's signature in the service book!
by ChrisS
Thu 23 Jan, 2014 19:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: Eddie's Z1

Mine also has an Italian libretto do servizio, and service stamps from a BMW dealer near Modena. It also has EI's signature in myhe service book!
by ChrisS
Wed 15 Jan, 2014 15:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2014 Technical Day
Replies: 44
Views: 3818

Re: 2014 Technical Day

The only weekend I'm definitely not free to attend is Sat-Sun 22-23 March. (Thought I'd get that in early!)
by ChrisS
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 14:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??

Hi Jet, and happy new year to you too. Now you're scaring me! OK the Z1 is impractical as a production car, compared to a Z3 or MX-5 but it's hugely impressive as a concept car. As such, it tells you what the development team was thinking in a way the others can't emulate. If some Americans apprecia...
by ChrisS
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 00:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Are UK Z1's undervalued ??

mobile.de has a high mileage one that looks good for 18990€ from a dealer and a low mileage private sale for 1000€ more. Isn't that roughly in line with UK values. I'm just surprised at how many hardly used examples are for sale. What a waste to own it but not to use it! What are the effects of the ...
by ChrisS
Tue 12 Nov, 2013 11:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: NEC Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 749

NEC Classic

Anyone going to the NEC Classic Show on Friday?
by ChrisS
Sat 28 Sep, 2013 13:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Article
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Z1 Article

At least the article didn't scare off potential Z1 enthusiasts by warning about cracking panels and water leaks. Jamal could have written something much more engaging than this.
by ChrisS
Mon 02 Sep, 2013 11:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Z1 Tour Pictures

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... fffbcfe34a

Once again, you don't need a Facebook account to view these.

Many thanks for the planning and convivial company.

Chris
by ChrisS
Fri 23 Aug, 2013 21:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13649

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

Andy,
You should now have a PM from me.
Best wishes,
Chris
by ChrisS
Mon 19 Aug, 2013 19:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4211

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

KC Autocolour don't seem too concerned by this. They noted that the rubber washer under the hex bolt nearest to the crack was much more compressed than the others. We loosened all the bolts by about half a turn to relieve the tension on the plastic panels on each side of the car. The provisional est...
by ChrisS
Mon 19 Aug, 2013 18:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13649

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

This looks good. I was going to meet up with you at Lotus, at 1.00pm, but since that would mean missing out on lunch, could you let me know which village the Fox pub is in, please? I'll catch up with you there...
by ChrisS
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 20:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4211

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

Today I have joined the cracked wing club. The crack is about 3 inches long so far. I'm taking it to a local repairer who did some work on Mrs Clarkson's Z1. I hope the crack doesn't spread further by then. At least I don't need to drive the Z1 over the weekend.
by ChrisS
Fri 16 Aug, 2013 20:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - My car is cracking up!
Replies: 30
Views: 4211

Re: Help - My car is cracking up!

Today I have joined the cracked wing club. The crack is about 3 inches long so far. I'm taking it to a local repairer who did some work on Mrs Clarkson's Z1. I hope the crack doesn't spread further by then. At least I don't need to drive the Z1 over the weekend.
by ChrisS
Thu 15 Aug, 2013 11:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Like buses...
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Like buses...

But then, it's the anonymity of the Z1 that is one of its chief attractions. (Until you drive with the doors down).
by ChrisS
Sat 03 Aug, 2013 20:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Source for a new wing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4241

Re: Source for a new wing?

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.
by ChrisS
Tue 30 Jul, 2013 19:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13649

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

This is my confirmation. See you at Enstone at the time you determine. Looking forward to meeting up.
by ChrisS
Tue 30 Jul, 2013 15:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13649

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

The car looks good. I look forward to seeing it. Mine is from 1991 so the wings haven't started to crack yet :roll: I've had it for 4 years and it's proved extremely reliable, except for the alarm/immobiliser which I've had replaced recently. I'm taking it to France at the end of the week, and my da...
by ChrisS
Tue 30 Jul, 2013 11:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Tour Anyone?
Replies: 112
Views: 13649

Re: Z1 Tour Anyone?

@Motorhead: Welcome, Richard, to the joys of the Z1. Did you perchance buy the Lancashire ex-Eddie Irvine car?
@Jet: What time are we expected at Lotus F1? Since I live quite close by, there's not much point in driving further away to meet up.
by ChrisS
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 08:19
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: LED side lights project
Replies: 35
Views: 5129

Re: LED side lights project

2-filament bulbs are 5/21w and I'm concerned about the heat that would be generated when 21w is being drawn whenever the sidelights are on. LED's draw much less current, so if I pinch the contacts, as you suggest, I won't risk damaging the lamp covers. There's also the little matter of the ease with...
by ChrisS
Fri 28 Jun, 2013 08:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: LED side lights project
Replies: 35
Views: 5129

Re: LED side lights project

Returning to this topic, and lacking the skills to make up an LED array, would this give a worthwhile upgrade to the brightness and whiteness of the sidelights? http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/380-Ultimate-Canbus-92-SMD-LED-Bulb.html is available in white. I know the Z1 doesn't need Canbus bulbs bu...
by ChrisS
Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: 2014 Technical Day
Replies: 44
Views: 3818

Re: 2014 Technical Day

I'm interested in both door adjustment and interior care.
by ChrisS
Tue 18 Jun, 2013 11:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: Eddie's Z1

Well noticed, Fred's Dad, though it's only one digit out, BT23 7PZ. My postcode has also been changed to accommodate more addresses in the area. Look on Google Streetview. This address seems to have been comprehensively redeveloped since the document was issued. I can't imagine Eddie lives there now...
by ChrisS
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 23:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: Eddie's Z1

Image
by ChrisS
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 23:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: Eddie's Z1

Image
by ChrisS
Thu 13 Jun, 2013 20:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Eddie's Z1
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: Eddie's Z1

The vendor kindly responded with excerpts from the car's registration document.