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Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Del » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 15:06

Good weather forecast here in the SW UK. Supposed to be clear blue skies and temperatures approaching 30 C over the next week. I must ask Southernboy about what sun-block to use on the dashboard to stop it cracking :D (once the moss has dried). Plenty of opportunity to get out and about in my little silver machine. 8-)

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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Southernboy » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 15:18

Best sunblock for the dash is a good coating of wax polish...just don't use it on your face too... :roflmao:
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by SeriousRikk » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 17:46

I know how this will play out.

10 days of good quality summer, then the day I pick up my zed it rains.

Enjoy the top down stuff folks :D
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Post by gookah » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 21:51

SeriousRikk wrote:I know how this will play out.

10 days of good quality summer, then the day I pick up my zed it rains.

Enjoy the top down stuff folks :D

can you postpone picking it up a little bit longer? :D
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Southernboy » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 06:58

I can just see it....200 cooked lobsters in their Z3's by Monday...... :roflmao: :sunny
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Zed Free » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 12:35

Southernboy wrote:I can just see it....200 cooked lobsters in their Z3's by Monday...... :roflmao: :sunny
And I look forward to being one of them. It's worth it.
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Pep » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 16:15

All the lads from work are away at various family gatherings tonight so regular Friday pub session is off.

Think I might just take the Z out and drive until I find a nice country pub and have a half in the sun 8-)

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Post by freds dad » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 22:10

Had a lovely drive from Macclesfield to Chatsworth today with top down all the way. Over the Cat and Fiddle and then through the winding lanes to Chatsworth and then back via Buxton.

On days like today you can't beat top down motoring.

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Post by Althulas » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 01:44

Wished I could enjoy it. I won't get my car back untill near the end of the month.
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Post by Del » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 16:58

Southernboy wrote: I can just see it....200 cooked lobsters in their Z3's by Monday...... :roflmao: :sunny
No we know how to deal with UV in the UK - somebody told me about some protection called "sunglasses" that people who live in sunny countries wear - I must get some :D

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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Southernboy » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 17:12

Brilliant...just how I imagined the look...maybe with a "golfers" forehead too... :roflmao:
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Robert T » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 19:45

Been in cars with roofs all day. At least my dad's car had aircon, but the rally car I was driving at Oulton Park this afternoon certainly didn't - almost turned into a wet t-shirt competition!

Will luck the zed will be out and about tomorrow. :)

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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by TitanTim » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 20:31

Shame the Z3 won't be out until the snow arrives, oh well will just have to slum it in the Z4 :D

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Post by seasurfer » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 21:12

Had a lovely 190 mile topless round trip down to yorkshire again in Tess. Most zeds ive ever seen today (not on a meet) 3 z4's with tops up, 2 z3's with tops up and 3 z3's topless and 3 heartily waves from them :D :D :drive :drive and the weather is to last into next week :D
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Southernboy » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 11:10

.......Topless driving weather...and no sunburn!!!.... :roflmao:
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by seasurfer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 12:20

No sunburn here, i always keep some sunscreen in the zed :D although i have a slight seat belt patch :oops:
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by Southernboy » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 13:01

30C. down your way today SS.... :sunny
You must be loving it...
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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by seasurfer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 13:15

We are, ended up putting windows down too to stop a fleeting thought in its tracks of putting the roof up :oops: we are just not used to kind of heat :bawl: i will be glad when its cooler :D as i have one dusty zed now, until later.
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Post by maurice the martian » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 13:32

seasurfer wrote:No sunburn here, i always keep some sunscreen in the zed :D although i have a slight seat belt patch :oops:

Pics?:grin:
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Post by Del » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 14:19

seasurfer wrote: i will be glad when its cooler.
Yep - we should have a "limiter" on the UK temperature so that it stops as a civilised 25 C - must be my Viking blood with in-built antifreeze. :viking:

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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by OldskoolRS » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 15:24

I originally thought that air con on a convertible was silly, but on days like this it's nice having the vents aimed at my upper half and face. However, it's easy to be fooled into thinking you're not going to get burnt.

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Post by Weymouth » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 17:49

1st day out with hood down since a bought my Z3

Only word to use ...................

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Re: Topless driving conditions forecast

Post by stupot50 » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 17:55

Weymouth wrote:1st day out with hood down since a bought my Z3

Only word to use ...................

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Post by seasurfer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 18:22

I hope he did or he is in for a good grilling :shock:
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Post by seasurfer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 18:52

maurice the martian wrote:
seasurfer wrote:No sunburn here, i always keep some sunscreen in the zed :D although i have a slight seat belt patch :oops:

Pics?:grin:
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Post by maurice the martian » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 19:06

seasurfer wrote:
maurice the martian wrote:
seasurfer wrote:No sunburn here, i always keep some sunscreen in the zed :D although i have a slight seat belt patch :oops:

Pics?:grin:
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Post by Zed Free » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 19:41

seasurfer wrote:Had a lovely 190 mile topless round trip down to yorkshire again in Tess. Most zeds ive ever seen today (not on a meet) 3 z4's with tops up, 2 z3's with tops up and 3 z3's topless and 3 heartily waves from them :D :D :drive :drive and the weather is to last into next week :D
How can people drive a z3 with the top up in weather like this. They were made for this.
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Post by seasurfer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 21:10

I passed 3 mx5's aswell, all had their tops up :shock: :shock: infact i passed quite a few roadsters or convertibles with tops up :shock: maybe it was too hot for them :bawl:
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Post by TR4man » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 21:44

Zed Free wrote:
seasurfer wrote:
How can people drive a z3 with the top up in weather like this. They were made for this.
I use my Zed each day for work.

Have had the hood down every evening last week on the return journey (on Friday, all the way from Wiltshire) but I never have it down on the way to work - otherwise I'll arrive at work with a hairstyle like Ken Dodd :lol:

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Post by seasurfer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 21:50

Ive given up with the hairstyle and silverkrin does not do what it says on the can :D
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Post by seasurfer » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 15:15

And this weather is to last well into next week :D


BMG, get that hard top off :bawl:
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Post by Badman gee » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 15:20

seasurfer wrote:And this weather is to last well into next week :D


BMG, get that hard top off :bawl:
Your a bit slow on the uptake gill, it's not been on since December!
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Post by seasurfer » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 15:24

December - never, pics needed :D anyway, am i speaking to you yet?
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Post by Badman gee » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 15:27

seasurfer wrote:December - never, pics needed :D anyway, am i speaking to you yet?
Hope not! :twisted:
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Post by maurice the martian » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 16:37

Someone mention December .
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Post by Del » Sat 13 Jul, 2013 12:04

Got stuck in a bit of heavy traffic yesterday and temperatures down here in SW England are approaching 30 C. The little Z3's temperature gauge was nonetheless rock steady at 12 o clock and no funny noises from the engine bay. Not bad for a 15-year old car on which I haven't changed the water pump or fan clutch. :)

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Post by amancuso » Tue 16 Jul, 2013 12:24

Today's forecasted high is 36ºC same as yesterday. Too hot really to do anything outside, especially with all the humidity. On days like this the Z is relegated to evening cruises when the sun is setting and temps cool down to a manageable 28º-30º. So for the next 4 days the commute will be the MINI Cooper's job, AC included!
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Post by Del » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 22:50

Temperatures up to 35 c forecast in some UK places next week. Getting a bit hot for topless driving during the day - I'm burning my bum and back on my black seats :shock: Most roadsters I saw today when out and about, had their roof up :(

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Post by Robert T » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 23:10

Ten past eleven at night and it's still 26C in my house with all the doors and windows open - hardly a breath of air moving - wish I'd not been on the vino collapso now as it would be lovely for a drive right now. :drive

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Post by snoops » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 23:40

Air con unit in the bedroom is the only way to get any sleep... No air con in zippy but no roof does me fine.. Gill buy the silvikrin extra hold :D
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Post by Southernboy » Fri 19 Jul, 2013 05:37

:sunny :sunny :sunny :sunny ........and just a few weeks ago, there were nothing but moans about the "extended winter".....The best is to turn the aircon on and direct the air onto your feet with the roof down...and wear a golfers cap, shorts, sunglasses and try to park in the shade at every opportunity...I even try to take cover on the "shady" side of large trucks in traffic.... :roflmao:
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Post by seasurfer » Fri 19 Jul, 2013 12:26

Hi Snoops - ive got silverkrin extra hold - makes my hair look like a hat :roflmao: and i darnt try a brush on it - cant win :D but my tops always down :drive wish it was like old zeddys though - electric! wonder if you can fit a wire or two :?
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Post by Southernboy » Fri 19 Jul, 2013 12:49

Hi Gill...it's an easy retrofit parts often available on eBay - UK...needs some mechanical / electrical ability...the wiring should all be there in the boot ready to connect though...have a look into it...well worth the hassle of the manual roof issues. :wink:
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Post by seasurfer » Fri 19 Jul, 2013 13:52

What would i need please :oops:
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Post by gookah » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:46

seasurfer wrote:Hi Snoops - ive got silverkrin extra hold - makes my hair look like a hat :roflmao: and i darnt try a brush on it - cant win :D but my tops always down :drive wish it was like old zeddys though - electric! wonder if you can fit a wire or two :?
I did my wife's Z3, manual roof to electric....
you need roof motor/pump/purple relays attached.
hydraulic hoses
Hydraulic ram
roof button
Microswitch from maplins
All the wiring is there, but you need to mount the motor. The mounting brackets are welded to the cars with pre fitted electric roof. I had to manufacture a bracket (I have a spare) and mounted my pump where the CD changer goes so its under the carpeted bit. otherwise you need a new lhs carpet trim.

Cost me £125 for eBay bits.....

some here
possibly everything doesnt show the relays, though has the hoses and ram.


motor/pump/relays

ram/hoses
bit more than I paid though as I got a roof button as well.
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Post by seasurfer » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 17:12

Thanks alot gookah, will have a look.

And thanks SB for prompt.
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