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by TJS
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 15:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Z1 For Sale

Looks like the Red Bonhams Route Z1 didn't sell. Meanwhile, I have a new left hand side light / indicator cover sitting on my desk courtesy of Leebman complete with gasket and the fragile clear and orange plastic headed screws. Thanks for the heads up Felix. I will keep the cracked one as a spare sh...
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 19:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Z1 For Sale

Sadly not, BMW UK will only sell the complete light unit, 5-7 days from Germany. The lens part number has been discontinued.
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 17:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Z1 For Sale

Thanks Felix, I will drop them a line.

I am not going to pay £560 for a complete light unit from BMW UK who refuse to sell the £195 lens separately.
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 15:56
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Z1 For Sale

These are hard to come by http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z1-Indicator-Brand-New-Right-Side-/202066910552?hash=item2f0c205d58:g:D7cAAOSwP4ZZzAH3 [/quote] Thats' a bummer, I need a left hand unit, (if fact I only need the clear plastic lens), due to an annoying crack from a stone which triggers my CDO.
by TJS
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 15:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Z1 For Sale

http://www.bonhams.com/press_release/24520/ Fore sale in Belgium several cars and a Z1 and Z8 See also Zoute rally Knokke. Nice weekend and nice cars Back on the market, once again via Bonhams, having been sold 10 months ago for £41.4k http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23599/lot/358/ Same mileage, (1...
by TJS
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 20:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Z1 For Sale

Are you tempted? Deep down you know you want another one.
by TJS
Mon 05 Jun, 2017 08:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6265

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Another great event, many thanks again to Jamal, Rene and Edwin and the team at North Weald, including the tug driver for moving inconvenient aircraft

I guess we will see a picture of the tug lined up with Z1's in "Tugginging Weekly"

TJS
by TJS
Fri 26 May, 2017 20:07
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Hi Keith

See attached link; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UHMW-Self-Lub ... SwuYVWpjjm

bear in mind the price is per metre
by TJS
Thu 11 May, 2017 17:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: "Classic Cars" June edition
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: "Classic Cars" June edition

Another one going to auction even sooner - http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1989 ... -chili-red

..... having already been auctioned (and sold) in February !

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1989-bmw-z1-9168
by TJS
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 21:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Techno Classica, Essen

Compared to the NEC Classic Car show over 5 halls the Essen event is 14 halls plus 3 outside sales display areas. One thing is for certain, you need a good pair of walking shoes. Fitbit said 23k steps and I pretty much covered the event in 8 hours including the occasional pitstop for a beer .. or tw...
by TJS
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 15:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Techno Classica, Essen
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Techno Classica, Essen

Spent Thursday at the Techno Classica show which is very impressive in terms of size and content but most of all for the outrageous asking prices on the dealers stands. As expected the major German manufacturers put on great displays of their classics. VAG were individually represented by VW, Audi, ...
by TJS
Fri 17 Feb, 2017 12:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6265

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Jamal I may have a conflict with the Aero Expo at Wycombe but should be able to work around it. Whilst we will be unable to work on the Z fuel system while sharing hanger space with expensive aeroplanes it may be worthwhile asking Rene about parts / kits and tips for the replacement of the rubber fu...
by TJS
Fri 17 Feb, 2017 12:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Car Club Welsh Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: BMW Car Club Welsh Weekend

Darren

I may join you, if I can convince Mrs TJS that the top on the Z1 is, by default, always in the down position.

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Fri 17 Feb, 2017 12:34
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: cam belt change

My Z1 is currently on its 5th cam belt from 1991 and 29k miles, it's simply changed on a time expired basis. The water pump was also changed at the last Inspection 2 cam belt service as the additional time and cost is minimal if changing the belt. The old pump had very slight felt friction when spun...
by TJS
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 18:41
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 - Auction
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Red Z1 - Auction

A familiar Z1 for auction ... with extensive restoration !

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1989-bmw-z1-9168
by TJS
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 11:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6265

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

J

I was suggesting if it was possible to time set aside for Insurance inspection sometime during the Tech Weekend. Thanks for confirming the 2/3 June

Cheers

TJS
by TJS
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 11:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Wiki aka ZIKI
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Z1 Wiki aka ZIKI

Having located the invoice in the file the item number is 7896 - 993 Headlight Low Beam Bulb Retainer Clip. Available from Type911. See attached link .... still £3 each http://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=45697&ViewAction=FacetedSearchProducts&Sear...
by TJS
Tue 24 Jan, 2017 16:05
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6265

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

J

Do you have a definitive date and outline agenda yet ?

Cheers

TJS

p.s could you set aside time to inspect cars for necessary updated insurance valuations sometime during the weekend ?
by TJS
Mon 19 Dec, 2016 19:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Something different.
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Something different.

Too late for Christmas presents, however, I have previously purchased excellent personalised technical blueprint drawings of two cars from Black Art Graphics which are laser etched onto brushed black aluminium and I recently enquired if they could produce a technical plaque for the Z1 as an addition...
by TJS
Mon 19 Dec, 2016 17:53
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Limited Edition Roadster
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Limited Edition Roadster

I didn't realise so many RLE went to Japan when new. Bet they still have saggy seats. !

See you 2017 ... cue Jamal to change and update the "2014 Events" sticky !!

Have a great Christmas !

TJS
by TJS
Sat 01 Oct, 2016 08:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Bicester Scramble
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Bicester Scramble

The weather forecast is good so why not wander along to Bicester tomorrow morning ??

TJS

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/events/11 ... y-scrambe/
by TJS
Sat 01 Oct, 2016 08:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 for sale on Autotrader
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: Z1 for sale on Autotrader

Hi J Having spent 4 years looking for the "right" Z1 the only reason I would sell was if I no longer had the garage space, thankfully there is no financial reason to sell, as is was bought to enjoy rather than an investment. Having said that the Z1 is currently in professional storage while the gara...
by TJS
Sun 21 Aug, 2016 15:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 - Auction
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Red Z1 - Auction

Sold for US$ 101,750 (£77,742) inc. premium
by TJS
Tue 16 Aug, 2016 16:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 - Auction
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Red Z1 - Auction

LOL .... says the man who doesn't have a front number plate !
by TJS
Tue 16 Aug, 2016 00:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 - Auction
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Red Z1 - Auction

22 miles from new and with the usual baggy seats.

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23425/l ... 100&page=1

... alternatively

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23594/lot/431/
by TJS
Wed 10 Aug, 2016 10:35
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black Z1 H742***
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Black Z1 H742***

A weekend in the Cotswolds to celebrate my wifes birthday plus attending the VSCC Vintage Speed Hillclimb at Prescott which featured several BMW Roadsters including three Z1's in the car parks. We were going to take an Exige but Mrs S decided the Z1 carried marginally more luggage and was easier to ...
by TJS
Fri 05 Aug, 2016 19:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: Z1 Radio

A CD43 is a direct fit into the Z1 panel. You may need an adaptor to marry up the harness connections ... depending on the age of the car. Dec 90 production will not require the harness. I have an adapter if you need one.


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by TJS
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 12:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Hi Felix,

A guards red Porsche needing paint .... is this your car ?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252470468076? ... rmvSB=true
by TJS
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 10:42
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Technical Day 2017?
Replies: 71
Views: 6265

Re: Z1 Technical Day 2017?

Yep, count me in.
by TJS
Fri 01 Jul, 2016 10:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Felix, Keith The plan was to mix the paint as per the BMW "Dream BlacK" colour code and test it on the old wing. Result ? close, very close, but no cigar. Plan B was then put into place which was to send the damaged wing off to a specialist paint supplier to be analysed with a spectrophotometer, the...
by TJS
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 16:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Hi Paul. After a few enquiries and recommendations I opted for Autowerx in Milton Keynes. I visited the workshop and chatted through the situation. The workshop was full of classic cars, mainly classic Porsche and they were just finishing a small repair to a metallic black Ferrari 458. Quite a young...
by TJS
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 18:32
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Michael. Your reinforcing strip did its job and remained intact, it was just too much pressure on top of the wing. The tape, see below, is not provided with the wing so I will need to track some down on the internet. The wings are supplied in grey primer but without the vertical rubber seal at the r...
by TJS
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 15:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

Hi Michael. Unfortunately, in the interests of "Research and Development", I have to advise that your front wing reinforcement strips failed and the centre hole of my wing split to the extent of 10 cms. However, it is only fair to point out that the damage occurred when a young lady decided to pose ...
by TJS
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 09:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Plastic types for body panels
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: Plastic types for body panels

New front wings are manufactured by Delta Engineered Plastics in the US. If you send them an email they might divulge the type of plastic used.
by TJS
Mon 06 Jun, 2016 12:33
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spare part required.
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Spare part required.

This is a bit of a long shot, but ... Anyone have a spare plastic oval access cover which fits underneath the stem of an off side wing mirror ? BMW do not list the individual part, but are happy to sell a complete new mirror. If I drive the car solo it is nearly always with drivers door glass down, ...
by TJS
Sat 28 May, 2016 09:24
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel arch liners
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Wheel arch liners

The quote of 45 minutes labour for each side is probably ok if you are familiar with the job and the oem parts fit without modification. £380 for two pieces of curved plastic which then need to be cut and drilled using the old (damaged) liner as a pattern didn't help the process. Plus you need to tu...
by TJS
Sat 28 May, 2016 09:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Sump replacement!

I was speaking to a fabrications specialist yesterday and the sump will need to come off the car and very carefully cleaned before welding. The residual oil in the crack will need to be removed otherwise the weld will be contaminated. Many years ago I watched (from a safe distance) the sump of a For...
by TJS
Fri 27 May, 2016 12:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Sump replacement!

Pat, Good to hear the car is home.

If the damage is at the rear of the sump it may be possible to repair the damage with the sump in situ if the residual oil is drained and the filler cap and dip stick remove to act as vents. Fingers crossed.

Enjoy the sailing

Regards

TJS
by TJS
Fri 27 May, 2016 12:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Wheel arch liners
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Wheel arch liners

Finally got around to replacing the extremely brittle front wheel arch liners which had lost flexibility and had split, especially the nearside. The parts were supplied and fitted by BMW dealer Specialist Cars, Tring who, rather graciously, stood by their original quotation for fitting both liners. ...
by TJS
Sun 22 May, 2016 10:35
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sump replacement!
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Sump replacement!

Pat, sorry to hear your news, it's easily done. I dropped off the top of a hidden nearside drain in Spain at low speed, a nasty sounding bang and a scuffed under tray. Having crawled underneath my car with the workshop manual in hand I am afraid to say it seems the front suspension unit needs to be ...
by TJS
Thu 19 May, 2016 10:11
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4371

Re: Back to the Pyrenees 14-15th May 2016 (confirmed)

Stephane, Frederic Many thanks for organising yet another excellent tour, the selected roads were great fun and the scenery and selected attractions both impressive and informative. I think 8 hours in the car on Monday was perhaps too much, when I climbed out of the car at the end of the day my calf...
by TJS
Wed 18 May, 2016 18:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Car Cover scratches
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Car Cover scratches

Any tight fitting cover put on a dirty car will create small scratches plus the cover will hold the dust particles and the problem is repeated if subsequently used on a clean car. If your garage is damp a cotton cover will become wet over time and hold the moisture against the paintwork which could ...
by TJS
Sun 08 May, 2016 11:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fired.
Replies: 12
Views: 1917

Re: Fired.

The fire extinguisher arrived

It has a small mounting bracket and will still stand upright in the compartment behind the passenger seat.

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by TJS
Sun 08 May, 2016 10:26
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fired.
Replies: 12
Views: 1917

Re: Fired.

I think we have a task for the next UK Z1 Technical day, perhaps even arrange a day in a workshop specifically to deal with replacing fuel lines on a group basis with a prize for who arrives with the least amount of fuel in the tank ! My daughter would win that competition easily; never borrow a tee...
by TJS
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:52
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Blue Z1 - Auction.
Replies: 36
Views: 3715

Re: Blue Z1 - Auction.

yep, it wouldn't be the first machine to leave Duxford heading east across the Netherlands towards Germany.
by TJS
Sat 07 May, 2016 08:47
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Brake Pads.
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Front Brake Pads.

For gentle summer use the 25 year old 25k mile bake pads would probably be ok but having woken the Z1 from its winter hibernation, taxed, new Mot and driven back to Mary Berry's Buckinghamshire through the 300ft high East Anglian mountains I came to the conclusion that a new set of front pads may no...
by TJS
Wed 04 May, 2016 21:06
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Front Brake Pads.
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Front Brake Pads.

The Z1 once again sailed through its MOT but the front brake pads (the originals) are getting thin at 25k miles.

Recommendations?

OEM, EBC, Pagid, Brembo, CL with prices ranging from £14 to £300. The car for road use only and I am not a heavy braker.

TJS
by TJS
Tue 03 May, 2016 12:08
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Fired.
Replies: 12
Views: 1917

Re: Fired.

Looks like a ruptured rubber fuel line. It is probably worth checking hoses and replacing with modern J30R10 spec Nitrile lined hoses given the Ethanol in modern fuels will degrade Butyl based rubber hoses. I think I need to put this to the top of the Z1 To Do list. I came across these lightweight f...