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by RichP
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 22:56
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Afternoon photography
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: Afternoon photography

i believe you can make a pseudo-HDR using one image and changing the exposure on the computer, but it wont bring out as much detail in the darks and lights. should still give the surreal effect though. I would never advocate downloading photomatix from somewhere dodgy like the pirate bay, where it i...
by RichP
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Issue with rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Issue with rear wheels

as someone on here once said -swop the rear tyres over before it gets below legal limit for extra mileage.
by RichP
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 17:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Afternoon photography
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: Afternoon photography

Thanks 8-) .

I used Photomatix to produce a genuine HDR from three bracketed photos (different exposures 2 stops either side of correct). Using a canon eos 500D.
by RichP
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 09:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Robert T
Replies: 23
Views: 1347

Re: Happy Birthday RobT

happy birthday! :)
by RichP
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 20:21
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Afternoon photography
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: Afternoon photography

very nice :thumb:

I love the effect of the HDR. before processing they just look like any other photo.

Do you do it from one image or take three exposures?
by RichP
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 18:09
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Afternoon photography
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Afternoon photography

Inspired by Gazza's post http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=350357#p350357 with some amazing HDR pics, I spent a couple of hours creating some of my own. Driving round some of the less desirable locations nearby having dusted off the DSLR, and lots of processing effort and i've got a few...
by RichP
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 16:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New York art
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: New York art

a little inspired, i found the old software and had a crack.

Might go and find some creative locations and have another go!

Image
by RichP
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 11:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New York art
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: New York art

The lens quality makes a big difference, plus probably a lot of computer wizardry, but having the camera set up like that will help a lot. A longer exposure time means a smaller aperture (if its exposing for ages the hole has to be small to prevent it just being over exposed). The main effect of a s...
by RichP
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 02:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Took delivery today of our 2nd ///M
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: Took delivery today of our 2nd ///M

lovely M for sale here... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3M-Burago-1-18-Scale-Model-Blue-/111051343513?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item19db2d0699 and i think this is a 1.9... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-18-UT-MODELS-BMW-Z3-ROADSTER-SILVER-RED-INTERIOR-MODEL-CAR-BOXED-RARE...
by RichP
Sun 21 Apr, 2013 01:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New York art
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: New York art

its HDR imaging. I played around with it a few years ago, its quite fun to do. Needs an SLR camera, take three identical photos with different exposure lengths then merge them together, the short exposures capture the details in the light areas, long in the dark, so when merged (in a program like ph...
by RichP
Fri 19 Apr, 2013 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Help - z3 won't start!!
Replies: 14
Views: 914

Re: Help - z3 won't start!!

BladeRunner919 wrote:If the MAF is suspect, try unplugging it and see if the car runs better. An unplugged MAF sets the ecu to run on some default settings, whereas a faulty MAF can cause all sorts of problems.
remember that this will itself cause a maf fault code, so do a reset before further diagnosis.
by RichP
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 00:51
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Just like buses
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Just like buses

The 46k miles one looks like it's stored in their kitchen. Which is nice.

:roll:
by RichP
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 00:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: *Wanted fine specimen Z3*
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: *Wanted fine specimen Z3*

Fozzfox72 wrote: One before that had a modified exhaust system and on the test drive I thought I was being chased by a group of bikers!
could probably sell that exhaust system and offset the price of a replacement standard system?
by RichP
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 00:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need to see
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: Need to see

I can now confirm that the car featured in the video is indeed a BMW Z3!

I have watched it 5 times now, just to make sure. :nono
by RichP
Fri 12 Apr, 2013 00:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Need to see
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: Need to see

http://www.4tuning.ro/cars-and-babes/cu ... 15717.html

just in case anyone else here is interested in...... the music :oops:

its an excellent example of good thorough car-washing though.

fyi the music is Prituri Se Planinata (Nit Grit Remix) by Stellamara. :rtm:
by RichP
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 14:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just had a thought.........
Replies: 51
Views: 1011

Re: Just had a thought.........

i'm selling my Z3 to buy something a bit better....

Image
by RichP
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 00:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Random thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2311

Re: Random thread

Fender2004 wrote:
Vic-Z3 wrote:Mid Lane Hoggers ....................... Gotta hate em.. :x

X 2

X 3

i like to circle them if i'm bored :drive

(pass on the outside, go to inside and slow til they go past, repeat)

great fun :devil:
by RichP
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 00:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheel alignment
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Wheel alignment

Cant help on the ABS issue im afraid. But i did my arms last month and got the alignment done at Halfords auto centre. When booked online this was the cheapest of the the big names (Kwikfit & ATS), and none of the independents around me did full laser alignment. Bit worried at first that it would be...
by RichP
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 00:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just had a thought.........
Replies: 51
Views: 1011

Re: Just had a thought.........

mines not far off now. i unmodded my exhaust recently swopping it for basic one.

i do have Z3cades old stubby aerial though :D

tempted by lowering springs though. i do think it improves the look.
by RichP
Wed 10 Apr, 2013 00:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spongebob
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Spongebob

Z3cade wrote:Sponge bob seems to have his crotch clamped.. Poor lad.. :shake:
he seems happy enough about it :shock:
by RichP
Tue 09 Apr, 2013 01:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie from Essex
Replies: 31
Views: 684

Re: Newbie from Essex

Once removed, can you take it apart, just leaving the base thats the part that goes rusty ? I took the plastic body couloured panels off it, which leaves the base attached to the metal inner structure of the mirror. These are attached to each other pretty permanently from what i can see, and there ...
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 23:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220823

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

sold it privately on here. more than my £50 starting price, but still a bargain.

it is quite upsetting to burn so much money, but luckily i get over these things quickly. i'm relaxed like that. :geek:
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 23:22
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: my z3 Cobra 1.9 exhaust for sale - barely used!
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: my z3 Cobra 1.9 exhaust for sale - barely used!

Now Sold!

within 4 hours.

:pc
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 21:58
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New owner from Manchester
Replies: 23
Views: 1376

Re: New owner from Manchester

Hi from wirral, just down the road! well, about 50 miles down the road. the m56 road.

:wave
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 20:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: my z3 Cobra 1.9 exhaust for sale - barely used!
Replies: 3
Views: 273

my z3 Cobra 1.9 exhaust for sale - barely used!

selling my z3 cobra exhaust on ebay. Should fit all 1.9's its been on less than a month and i've done less than 500 miles with it, so i think it will be a bargain for someone! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230959793913 http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u590/Richard_Peel/Z3/i...
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220823

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Pierrick wrote:
How much are you selling the cobra one? You payed quite a lot for it...
its now on ebay if anyones interested:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0959793913
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 18:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie from Essex
Replies: 31
Views: 684

Re: Newbie from Essex

inspired by this thread i bought some tins of paint and have now dismantled the wing mirror to get to the base. It was quite a simple job thanks to the guides on here: *carefully* prise mirror glass away, get a screwdriver in to lever the 4 clips out. unscrew 4 x head screws revealed and remove the ...
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 02:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: any excuse
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: any excuse

miller1098 wrote:Image
Whoa!! i'd drive 1.5 hrs for that! :shock: :D
by RichP
Sun 07 Apr, 2013 02:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie from Essex
Replies: 31
Views: 684

Re: Newbie from Essex

The only thing I can find with the car is both wing mirror bases have started to rust is this a common problem ? It is indeed a common problem. I need to do mine when i get around to it. Theres a how to guide in the knowledge base on this forum: http://zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16269...
by RichP
Sat 06 Apr, 2013 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220823

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

It was hard to estimate a price as there's none on there. I would have paid up to about that if there was one for sale when I bought mine, but like you say, if there's little interest then it won't go for much.


I guess we'll find out when I get round to putting it up!

Cheers.
by RichP
Sat 06 Apr, 2013 01:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220823

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

it was £325. I'm hoping to get around £220 for mine as it is only few weeks old and has done about 500 miles. I'll give it a quick clean and put it on here for a few days this weekend, then on ebay if no-one bites. This does mean that i will have spent £220 in total to get a £115 exhaust, but hey-ho...
by RichP
Fri 05 Apr, 2013 01:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220823

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Very very cheap??? How much then? by 'very very cheap' i meant compared to the alternatives. it was £115 - this one off ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150951659606?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 i was worried because others have said that the cheap ones dont fit properly and ra...
by RichP
Thu 04 Apr, 2013 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220823

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

just got a very very cheapo exhaust to replace my expensive exhaust :(

Cat back as you can see....

Image

no flat bit, so i'll be fitting it to see how it is, but may be taking a hammer to it this afternoon.
by RichP
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 23:50
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Tonneau cover for sale on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Tonneau cover for sale on ebay

Doesn't make it super glossy but i just do mine with black trim polish (the black stuff not the clear spray stuff).

Image
by RichP
Wed 03 Apr, 2013 23:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: roof down at last - hooray !!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: roof down at last - hooray !!!!

felt like a heat wave! i went for a purposeless drive, it was excellent! :D
by RichP
Tue 02 Apr, 2013 01:02
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Making the most of your bank holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1213

Re: Making the most of your bank holiday?

you werent brave enough to leave the hardtop at home? 8-) :D

nice scenery though, where is that?
by RichP
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 15:46
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Making the most of your bank holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1213

Re: Making the most of your bank holiday?

Very nice!

Looks like a nice drive in snowdonia there. I'm a bit north of that, so we tend to go around Anglesey area.

I'm always impressed how shiny z3's are, even compared to brand new cars.
by RichP
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 15:08
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Making the most of your bank holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1213

Re: Making the most of your bank holiday?

What do you use to clean it? It seems like its cloudy on the inside, can they be taken apart and cleaned thoroughly?
by RichP
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 09:27
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Making the most of your bank holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1213

Re: Making the most of your bank holiday?

swamper wrote:whats wrong with the ones you have ?
They have old fashioned yellow bits and look cloudy and old compared to yours.
by RichP
Sun 31 Mar, 2013 00:42
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Making the most of your bank holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1213

Re: Making the most of your bank holiday?

Z3cade wrote:Looks good rich 8-)

I haven't washed mine but have used it past two days and fitted my bendy aerial! :D
got it fitted then? thats good. perhaps you could do a "how to" with photos in the knowledge base ?

looks good swamper. i really must get some of those lovely headlights!
by RichP
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 17:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What’s the 1.9 (M44) typical clutch life?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: What’s the 1.9 (M44) typical clutch life?

is the biting point on the high side as well? not noticeably. i'll have a go next time im in it, i've never really thought about it til now :puzzle: it only slips if i drive like an idiot. normal driving is fine. and fast starts are fine as long as i don't take too long lifting the clutch while the...
by RichP
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 16:38
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Making the most of your bank holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1213

Making the most of your bank holiday?

I'm guessing a lot of people here have used the :sunny sunny :sunny bank holiday wisely and given their Z a good wash? time to get rid of that nasty road salt. Who's is shiniest, lets see your bank holiday cleaning pics... Heres my effort from today, just a basic wash and polish. :D http://i1323.pho...
by RichP
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 00:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What’s the 1.9 (M44) typical clutch life?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: What’s the 1.9 (M44) typical clutch life?

mines on 73k and it slips if i over rev it on pulling off. :(
by RichP
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 00:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wooden spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Wooden spoon

:roflmao:
by RichP
Sat 30 Mar, 2013 00:30
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hello from Southampton!
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Hello from Southampton!

:wave :wave :wave

excellent colour choice! :D
by RichP
Wed 27 Mar, 2013 16:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lowering
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: lowering

i read in another forum that lowering with springs causes a camber on the wheels that will shorten tyre life. anyone who has lowered experienced this?
by RichP
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 23:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: centre console
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: centre console

i think i would have trouble convincing a breaker to sell me the rings off an M dash. these look decent quality: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-CHROME-HEATER-A-C-CONTROL-SURROUNDS-RINGS-SET-/300389808950?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Model%3AZ3&hash=item45f0a0bb36 has anyone tried them...