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by Pat Slade
Thu 05 Mar, 2009 11:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Stocking spares for the Z1
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Some years ago I attended a technical course run anually by the German club near Munich. We took a couple of cars apart, panels off, door recon etc. We were given a "useful" spare parts list which covers most of the wearing Z1 specific parts. I will try and find it and put it up if there is interest...
by Pat Slade
Thu 05 Mar, 2009 11:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Z1 Tour 2009 - The Dutch and German Invasion.
Replies: 200
Views: 18234

I will be a follower. I do not have a standalone sat nav but my geography and os map reading are pretty good. I doulbt if you will loose us for long- if at all!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 15:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Delivery from Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Ben

What looks like the hose kit appears to have black external covering. Is this over the usual woven stainless braid? Is the hose kit one of Franz's specials or does it have a makers name?
I'm in the market for new brake and clutch hoses.

Cheers

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 29 Jan, 2009 10:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: CNHarris/BBZ/Apollo/TJS/Pat Slade/GaryK/EDD/A1Z1/Lord Taki
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

What a nice persuasive lot you are. Jet, Sam and Harry have changed the bosses mind!
Count us (2) in. Do we book the hotel ourselves?

Thanks boys!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 28 Jan, 2009 14:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: CNHarris/BBZ/Apollo/TJS/Pat Slade/GaryK/EDD/A1Z1/Lord Taki
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Hi Jet

Haven't said yes because it all sounds a bit blokey and am short of brownie points at home. The wife thinks she comes a poor second to "cars" here! Can't imagine why.
So i'm afraid it is a no this time.
Have fun and I hope the weather shines on our visitors.
Regards

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 12 Dec, 2008 10:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: AC for a Z1
Replies: 23
Views: 4636

There is, or at least there was a Z1 with aircon in the UK. It is aYellow car and was imported from the UAE a few years ago. The installation was neat. I saw it when Paul Drawmer organised a Z lunch meeting in the Cotswolds and the new lady owner brought it along.
by Pat Slade
Sat 15 Nov, 2008 12:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Calling the house of Orange
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Although I do not think the wheel six and tyre profile suit the car (ouch!) I definitely prefer the BMW logo to the Kahn centres.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 07 Oct, 2008 10:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Rear panels cracking
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Hi Ian

Are you using the reinforcements made by Michael Kabbert for the rear wings? IMHO they are excellent. You can see them on the z1z1 site if you haven't already.

Good luck

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 11 Sep, 2008 09:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Ben are you still alive???????
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Ben Franz does not have much English. Get polishing the German! Pointing and looking seems to work well for car technical stuff so I think you can learn a lot without good German. Have a good visit Pat By the way I finally fitted your 'old' standard exhaust this summer after my original looked too b...
by Pat Slade
Sun 24 Aug, 2008 17:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1's on BMWVCCCA Rally through Caliornia
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Great pictures Rick. Many thanks. Couldn't spot the UK plated car - am I going blind?

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sun 03 Aug, 2008 18:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Missing plastic trim!
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

Well Senna, My Zetti is a trifle upset at being referred to as Pre-production. It's build number is ALO 1555 a UK supplied car. Built late 1989, first registered 1st January 1990. I really don't think you would call this pre-production and it certainly was not fitted with the rear cover strip ex fac...
by Pat Slade
Thu 01 May, 2008 16:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Finally a Girl with taste !!!! (NSFW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Nice nubuck !
by Pat Slade
Sat 05 Apr, 2008 16:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: How long did you own your z1
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Hi Ben Your dad didn't pay too much over the odds for queue jumping. I have the sales invoice for my car ordered 20th October 1989. Supplied for 1st January 1990. Total includung road pack Vat, and road fund licence was £37,416 from Cooper Park Lane. Like others I have no intention of selling. Probl...
by Pat Slade
Fri 04 Apr, 2008 10:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Side Repeaters
Replies: 20
Views: 2052

Side flasher repeaters were factory fitted to all Z1s where they were a market requirement. Hence all UK cars sold by BMW dealers here have side repeaters. Why not be original if they will cover your holes? They are shown on the Z1 parts list and the Nos. are 63 13 2 297 091 and 092. They are the sa...
by Pat Slade
Thu 03 Apr, 2008 09:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: How long did you own your z1
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

I was the second owner of my UK car and bought it in September 1991 with 2,000 miles on the clock. It was first registered 1/1/90. Top red, now done about 17,000!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 02 Apr, 2008 08:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Any Recommendations for Z1 door servicing ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

I'm with Sam on this issue. I went on a Z1 repair course with the German club a few years ago and among other things we took two cars doors apart and replaced belts and bits and pieces. I returned full of enthusiasm and bought the parts for the doors and lots of other bits I imagined might be hard t...
by Pat Slade
Sat 29 Mar, 2008 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: are white Z3`s rare ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

I think someone has got lost!
Happy hunting.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 21 Mar, 2008 11:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Brake system
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Brake system

Hi, was reminded by Sam's (sfh31) comments about brake feel that I would be interested to know if any of you gave fitted new brake hoses of the "Goodridge" type, and whether they improve pedal firmness. It must wise to replace the flexible hoses on any car over 15 years of age! Incidentally I cannot...
by Pat Slade
Mon 04 Feb, 2008 18:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Hubba hubba!
Replies: 19
Views: 1609

Alpina ZI

Hey Stu Don't get too excited. The Alpina Z1 for sale in Germany is not an RLE. It is probably one of the extra ones that Alpina screwed together with the parts they had left over when they had finished making the numbered RLE models. I would not expect it to be as valuable as a real RLE. Anyone els...
by Pat Slade
Mon 17 Dec, 2007 16:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: My search for a Z1 continues !
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

From the pics of the Kendal one you can see the hood has been patched. Also not sure about uniformity of colour on LH side from photos.
I would pass without a chat to explain above. Certainly not immaculate IMHO.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 09 Oct, 2007 18:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Headlights Foreign Use
Replies: 24
Views: 1637

Didn't this start with headlights!!
Is Leeds a codeword Senna?
Aaarrrgggh I can't keep up

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 10 Sep, 2007 19:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyre Sealant Cans
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Hi Nik. When I got into the habit of needing luggage space rather than carrying the spare wheel/tyre I bought a couple of cans from my local BMW dealer. They are German orange with no english instructions but easy to work out. I expect they are the same stuff as Holts. I decided a couple of years ag...
by Pat Slade
Fri 17 Aug, 2007 10:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New edition Lewandowski Z1 book for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Thanks Pierre,
Has anybody seen the new book? Is it very different from the original? Would be good to know before spending all those Euros!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 23 May, 2007 15:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bmw Z1 RLE
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Alpina RLE

Ben.
Do you think the German car is a genuine RLE ? I thought they had clear front sidelight/indicator lenses.

Wheels look great. IMHO

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Replacing the exhaust ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1839

TJS

Strongly reccommend you do not remove rear valence. It is , in my opinion, the most difficult body panel to remove/replace. I have done it in a well equipped workshop but would not advise in typical DIY situation.
Good luck

pat
by Pat Slade
Sat 24 Mar, 2007 15:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Clear Rear Lights
Replies: 102
Views: 17912

Bu**er. They look terrific!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sun 25 Feb, 2007 11:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Door specialists - help please......
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

I can endorse Nik's comments, particularly as regards moving the microswitch. It must be the last thing you do! When I went to Munich for the German club's technical meeting we took a couple of cars apart. One had a door problem and having moved the microswitch a fraction it was an absolute s.d to g...
by Pat Slade
Wed 07 Feb, 2007 16:15
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: To Remove the Rear Tow Hook
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

It really is a "towing eye" if we are going to be even more precise! Many years ago there was a TV ad. on the continent for a beer. The ad showed a Z1 towing a trailer and boat. I doubt if it was the real thing, probably a lash up for a for the photo shoot. I guess that brands me as a mine of useles...
by Pat Slade
Wed 07 Feb, 2007 16:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: for sale on ebay z1
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Classic policies are not generally grouped. I pay about £300 for Comp. with a £200 excess. Wife & self driving. "Retired" no points. Full NCB.
2000 miles per annum. I expect one could get it cheaper but it's a lottery and there is little science in the rating.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 07 Feb, 2007 08:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: To Remove the Rear Tow Hook
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Jet On a more serious note! The tow hook is attached to the chassis by two bolts. The tow hook and bolts also secure the flexible shock absorbing loop which the bumper reinforcement is attached to so you can't simply discard it. Looking at the parts diagram and having read Paul Drawmers note on fitt...
by Pat Slade
Wed 07 Feb, 2007 08:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: To Remove the Rear Tow Hook
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

OK Sam now we know something about your love of nature!
I'll be looking on eBay for the Towing Eye!!!!!!!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Thu 01 Feb, 2007 20:39
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Rear back box mount
Replies: 23
Views: 2195

Paul and Others

Have looked at my car which is original and untouched (ALO1555) and there are two washers on each bolt. One under the head and one under the nut. These I assume are the parts listed on the OEM Site and the BMW Parts CD.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 31 Jan, 2007 15:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Hard Top on Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Jet
I apologise if I am wrong. I am only repeating what I was told on the Wiesmann stand at a German auto show.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 30 Jan, 2007 14:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Hard Top on Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

No the hardtop fittings come with the hardtop and the standard car will not take the hardtop without them. The fittings are no longer available so it is important not to buy without the mounting sockets etc.

Pat
by Pat Slade
Tue 30 Jan, 2007 08:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Hard Top on Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Z1 Hardtop on Ebay

Don't get too excited boys. Not much use without the fittings, whatever the colour!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Mon 15 Jan, 2007 19:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Rear back box mount
Replies: 23
Views: 2195

Back Box Bracket

BBZ149 I am sure you have the correct part number. Back in 2002 someone on the z1z1 site was selling specially made stronger brackets for the back box, which are is the part you are looking for. The item does not appeat to be on their website any more so I have taken the liberty of dropping them an ...
by Pat Slade
Wed 20 Dec, 2006 07:03
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: z3 spare weel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Spear Wheel!

I can certainly understand that you have a problem lowering a Z1 spare wheel!!!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Sat 02 Dec, 2006 17:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New soft top
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Z1 Soft top

Hey Jet
Perhaps I am a bit of a bozo with the Internet but I looked at the site you recommended and couldn't find a Z1 soft top listed!

Pat
by Pat Slade
Fri 17 Nov, 2006 18:16
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 body panels, front and rear fascias
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Body Panels

I was astonished to hear that the Z1 body panels may have been produced in the USA. I have never heard or seen any evidence to this effect. I would have thought I would have heard this from the German club or read it in some of the books on the car. It's not as if Americans are shy about their achie...
by Pat Slade
Sun 05 Nov, 2006 14:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: vibration dampner - where is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Hi Felix The lump you have found is not a vibration damper. It is a compensator weight. It lives in the right rear wing and is to adjust car balance when driven one up. It is supposed to equalise handling on right and left locks and probably helps balance under braking as well. If you are two up I g...
by Pat Slade
Fri 27 Oct, 2006 17:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Mirror cap
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Mirror cap

Hi Jet Bad news I believe. I have tried many times to find the part you are searching for but as far as I know it is not available. You will need to buy a whole mirror! I only know this because I had to replace one of my mirrors. Had it sprayed then fitted it myself. The black plastic cap is retaine...
by Pat Slade
Sat 26 Aug, 2006 18:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help needed, info on how to re dye seats
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Faded nubuk

My car has spent most of its life garaged and also with a cover on. The colour of the nubuk is not as bleached as some I have seen, but is a hell of a lot lighter than it was 15 years ago when I bought the car. So I think in my case it has paled with age rather than exposure. I would prefer to retur...
by Pat Slade
Sun 25 Jun, 2006 21:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 paint - clear coat?
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Z1 Paint - Clear Lacquer?

Hi Felix Your comments are interesting. It had never ocurred to me that no red came off with paint cleaner, but you are right it is unusual. But I have only used Zymol HD cleaner which is not agressive. I always thought there was no clear lacquer over the paint because the BMW touch up paint is just...
by Pat Slade
Sun 07 May, 2006 13:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 windscreen replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Z windscreen

Ouch. Wow the glue on the mirror must be amazing!
Pat
by Pat Slade
Wed 22 Feb, 2006 12:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z 1 Hardtop Wiesmann on eBay Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

BMW Z1 Hardtop

I was just looking at the Wiesmann info. I have from 1993. They made two hardtops for the Z1 a Standard and a Luxus. The Luxus is leather lined. The prices at the time were DM 4,500 Sandard and DM 6,500 Luxus. The Luxus also appears to have "sound system and interior lighting! These prices do not in...
by Pat Slade
Sun 12 Feb, 2006 10:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 on pistonheads.com
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Blue Z1

As the car is described as restored I would be highly sceptical at this price. One should be able to pick up a pretty mint original unrestored one for this money although I admit a blue one would be more difficult to find than others. Don't know whether it's the photo but it doesn't look like the BM...
by Pat Slade
Mon 06 Feb, 2006 21:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Aerodynamics of the Z1
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Aerodynamics of the Z1

Hi Exdos, I suggest you start at Paul Drawmer's site at bmwz1.co.uk. You will find a section there on aerodynamics and in the modification section you will find some photos of the BTB exhaust which is a reasonable copy of the shape of the original. Not sure whether anyone has any idea if it works. I...
by Pat Slade
Tue 27 Dec, 2005 14:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Drive through car wash
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Soft tops and car washes

I believe that the instruction books for those BMW's with plastic rear windows say quite positively "never put through a car wash". I would not be so worried about the paintwork, it's the rear window that gets ....d up! When my Z1 went to a BMW dealer for it's first service they "kindly" put it thro...
by Pat Slade
Wed 14 Dec, 2005 11:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wind deflector
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

wind deflector

I don't know about the Classic Additions item but there are two German ones popular in the Z1 Club. They are made by KSM (www.ksm-exclusiv.de/ENG/) and AUCO (auco.de). Both require no drilling and are clamped to the car. The Auco one has an alloy frame and is curved in outline, the KSM one has a lea...
by Pat Slade
Thu 17 Nov, 2005 20:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Steering rack replacement.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Strreing Rack / Side Repeaters

If you feel the need to fit the original side repeaters that were fitted to UK (and some other countries) supplied cars I believe you will find that they are the same as those on the E30 model. There are some on eBay at present but only with clear or black lenses and not the original orange. If you ...