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by t-tony
Sun 03 Aug, 2014 16:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Variable intermittent wipe
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Variable intermittent wipe

My 1986 MG Metro had variable intermittent wipe, via a knob on the wiper stalk. That car was not exactly the latest technology. The engine and suspension was first used in the 1959 Mini. But it seems it was ahead of the game in that respect. The first mini had solid rubber block suspension the flui...
by t-tony
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The impossible task of removing wiper arms
Replies: 14
Views: 2631

Re: The impossible task of removing wiper arms

First thing to do Mark is to replace the spindle nut and screw it down level with end of the threads on the spindle. Otherwise you may damage the "start" of the thread. Then apply your puller tool and put some fair pressure on it. Next I would go for Gooka's tapping method, and if the doesn't work e...
by t-tony
Fri 01 Aug, 2014 19:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12161

Re: VC10 beer and burger

Sorry Pete same as before, but I still hope you all have a good time.
Cheers, Tony and Shirley. :)
by t-tony
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 16:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil change/service
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Oil change/service

The idea is to change the oil when necessary - do not change it too early or too late simply to obey the Service Indicator lights and/or spend money. If the oil is clean, don't bother - your 1500 miles must have been on runs of reasonable length. It will not do any harm to leave it in the engine fo...
by t-tony
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil change/service
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Oil change/service

I always change the oil and filter once a year Dave, but if you garage your car over the winter as I have up to this year (not sure about this year yet) I would change it in the spring before you hit the road again. Logic is that over the winter I get car out and run it to warm it through to keep th...
by t-tony
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 12:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12161

Re: VC10 beer and burger

You ought to have been at Silverstone yesterday Pete, Silverstone Classic Auctions sold an almost air worthy Harrier for £105,000 and a Tornado for £38,000. Would've looked good on the drive.lol. :lol:
by t-tony
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 11:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

Re: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

That looks absolutely fabulous Tim, you should be very proud. I think I will contact him when I'm ready and ask if he can do a green one for my Oxford Green car. If he can at a similar price he gets my vote. If he can come as far south as Brum he may be tempted to get to Lincoln? Cheers, Tony. Tony...
by t-tony
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 23:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

Re: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

Cheers for that Tim it still will be worth talking to him anyway. Yours looks awesome mate.
by t-tony
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 22:59
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: VC10 beer and burger
Replies: 81
Views: 12161

Re: VC10 beer and burger

That would've been great Pete, but we'll be in Florida. A shame as every one from last Sunday will be there I reckon.

I hope it goes well if you enough support do it, all the best mate, Tony and Shirley. :)
by t-tony
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

Re: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

That looks absolutely fabulous Tim, you should be very proud. I think I will contact him when I'm ready and ask if he can do a green one for my Oxford Green car. If he can at a similar price he gets my vote. If he can come as far south as Brum he may be tempted to get to Lincoln?

Cheers, Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 24 Jul, 2014 22:24
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: LED Bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: LED Bulbs

If you are going to use led light try the "Cree" style led bulbs they are really good and not directional but very bright, BUT not cheap. I bought 2 for my reversing lights and they were roughly £10 a pair. Excellent light output though. :)
by t-tony
Tue 22 Jul, 2014 20:51
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Ideas for Next Meet
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

Re: Ideas for Next Meet

Mini cruise from the G town 3 cars as far as Torksey and I guess you lost Terry at Newark? Went for a Chinese at son's house in Lincoln later sat outside to eat , lovely evening shame about early afternoon.

Cheers Tony.
by t-tony
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 00:01
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Newbie from South Wales
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Newbie from South Wales

Hi Joolz, aren't these cars just awesome to look at? I'm often caught just admiring mine when I've just washed it or done some mod or other. Mine is a 2.0 Auto and I love it to bits a great car. Enjoy it mate. :D
by t-tony
Sat 19 Jul, 2014 23:20
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Trent Port,North Lincs Meet, Sunday, 20th July, 1pm.
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: Trent Port,North Lincs Meet, Sunday, 20th July, 1pm.

Posted this meet on .org tonight saying anyone/everyone welcome. We may have someone from Rotherham with a bit of luck too. Weather looking better, certainly a lot fresher out here tonight after the rain. Car washed before tea, tonneau on tomorrow and no rain please.

See you all tomorrow, Tony.
by t-tony
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 23:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where have all the Z3"s gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 2589

Re: Where have all the Z3"s gone?

Stayed at Hopton Holiday Village a couple of times before I had my Z. A really nice place. Would like to come back in the Z but would probably struggle for luggage space so my wife may have to bring her VW Eos too.
by t-tony
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 21:41
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Trent Port,North Lincs Meet, Sunday, 20th July, 1pm.
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: Trent Port,North Lincs Meet, Sunday, 20th July, 1pm.

Hi Eddie I/we will be there for 1.15 - 1.30 . No food for us this time thank you. See you Sunday. Oxford Green with black roof, which I hope you won't see because it'll be sunny!

Cheers for now, Tony. :)
by t-tony
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 00:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: foot well lighting
Replies: 161
Views: 20749

Re: foot well lighting

Surely your first objective would be ... will it pass the M.O.T. ? Most things, having passed the mot test, will be accepted by the police. I will check what the tester's guide says about side repeaters tomorrow and come back to this tomorrow evening. Blue lights are a big no no. White to be seen fr...
by t-tony
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What do you think about a 2-tone Z3?
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: What do you think about a 2-tone Z3?

Bad news Brian. :(
by t-tony
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where have all the Z3"s gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 2589

Re: Where have all the Z3"s gone?

Only if you get to Lincoln Pete. We visited Wells a few years ago when we stayed at Hopton near Gt. Yarmouth. There are some very nice roads and places down there. Rev on .org is a BIG Norfolk fan and I can see why.
by t-tony
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 22:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1632

Re: Repair damaged dash - clips?

I would fix a square of metal plate ( same thickness as original) over the damaged area with Araldite or similar type of adhesive and when set hard drill a hole larger than the screw size and refit the speed nut over the metal (patch) and refit screws through the hole previously drilled. :)
by t-tony
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 00:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Crash damage repaired
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Crash damage repaired

Completely agree with Dave, Dave and Pete. Just look at another car inside and out and you will instantly see wether the owner will give s..t about your car or not. I went into Lincoln 2 weekends ago to get measured for a suit for our sons wedding. I parked on top of the old co-op and when I got bac...
by t-tony
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 23:50
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Hey Eddie, I wont want to eat but will be there 1.30 ish . I'm only 7 miles away so see you all after lunch. Let's hope for some sun!
by t-tony
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 22:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Hi Pete it's at the Trent Port pub at Gainsborough on the Notts side of the river. See you there all being well, Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 22:30
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: SOLD 1999 Z3M roadster Estoril blue
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: 1999 Z3M roadster Estoril blue

Hi Jonathan, I've just sent a pm to a member on another forum who may be interested in your hardtop. I hope he gets in touch. Sad to see you selling but hope you enjoy your new car. Cheers Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 10 Jul, 2014 22:04
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Hi Pete, be nice to see you and Dave if you can make it.
Cheers Tony.
by t-tony
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 20:30
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

A Sunday should be good for me too Eddie, barring emergencies! What time you going over tomorrow night, I may be able to meet you there. A guy I play darts with on Monday nights says the carvery is very good and food in general too. :)
by t-tony
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 21:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CD Changer
Replies: 0
Views: 226

CD Changer

I am looking to sell the cd (6) changer from my 2000 model year car. I replaced the head unit last year with a Sony item so it's no longer required. Also the boot carpet has the "hump" to accommodate the changer which I will not need . Any offers of £60 o.n.o. for both.

Thanks Tony.
by t-tony
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 233067

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Hey John the interior light led is from ebay. Check out number 141315827065. They're not cheap but are a quality item.
Cheers Tony. :)
by t-tony
Tue 08 Jul, 2014 20:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 233067

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

First and foremost this week I bought an upper brake light from Andy ( spurs fan in a coupe ) as mine had started to loose some of the led's. Fitted it today and were back to a full row. So many thanks to Andy. Also an led for the interior light which I find gives a nice crisp and modern looking lig...
by t-tony
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 11:43
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Any suggestions, pubs with good car parks, Marshalls yard is OK if not busy otherwise we'll be parking all over the place. Nice to see the cars in a group! Nice pub on the way in on the bend near the football ground is it the something tree? Nice pint of Guinness, might have to take the Mrs so she ...
by t-tony
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 11:24
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Also the Trent Port pub is on the Notts side of the river at Trent Bridge at Gainsborough has a big car park and very reasonably priced food too. :)
by t-tony
Sat 05 Jul, 2014 11:22
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Hi Eddie, re Marshalls Yard, when they had the tractors there the other week they closed one aisle off for the display. I'm sure if enough were interested they would do the same for us. I am looking at next summer for that. It works for the centre too as if it gets people into town to see the cars t...
by t-tony
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 14:49
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Will keep you posted Dave.

Cheers Tony.
by t-tony
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 23:37
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New to me z3
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: New to me z3

Welcome from Lincoln Lee, A Z is a Z, there's just a few different ones that's all. Enjoy it mate. Where abouts are you?
by t-tony
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 23:33
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

will keep you posted mate.
by t-tony
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 22:45
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Doncaster classic & bike show
Replies: 65
Views: 8330

Re: Doncaster classic & bike show

Or a hard top Mozza. :lol:
by t-tony
Thu 03 Jul, 2014 22:32
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: North Lincs Meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2945

Re: North Lincs Meet

Hey Eddie, sorry I can't make Donny this weekend. The idea of a N.Lincs meet sounds good. I'm currently looking into a possible meet/show of cars at Marshalls Yard in Gainsborough for next summer. They had some Marshall tractors there 3 weeks ago, one of which was my brothers and we went to have a l...
by t-tony
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 20:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rear wheel spacers....help needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: rear wheel spacers....help needed please

I am currently watching a set of staggered hub centric spacers on eBay.com. They are in California, but we go to our villa in Florida in a couple of months so I will buy them while we are there and save shipping costs. Most items are shipped free in the US. Have plenty of luggage allowance to get th...
by t-tony
Sun 29 Jun, 2014 20:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mrs has the wrong idea
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Mrs has the wrong idea

Hoping to Eddie. Will confirm nearer.
by t-tony
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 23:51
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Car Polish
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: Car Polish

Having read all the above posts no one has mentioned the conditions in which they use/apply these products. My father-in-law always used to get his car indoors in a commercial workshop after cleaning to let the bodywork cool before applying any polishes. Often some products "bake" if left in too hot...
by t-tony
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 22:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hamann AT Pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Hamann AT Pedals

Photo's posted if you want to have a look. :)
by t-tony
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 21:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube

I think he said Z cars. Agree that the Mk. 1 MX5/Eunos was the best for purist driving. We had a 2.0 MK 3 but I never liked it, it was quick but I never could get attached to it as I did my 1991 Eunos import which was a cracking little car.
by t-tony
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 20:55
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Hamann AT Pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Hamann AT Pedals

I have recently fitted some alloy pedals in my car. Brake pedal was easy, throttle pedal was slightly more difficult.The footrest came with 4 large diameter self tapping screws with which to fix it to the moulded carpet footrest. Big problem was the face of the "carpet" footrest is not perpendicular...
by t-tony
Thu 26 Jun, 2014 20:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: AutoData v3.38 2011 CD
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: AutoData v3.38 2011 CD

Do not copy and/or distribute this. Not too long ago in the Trade papers we get at work it was reported that Autodata are consciously tracking down and Prosecuting ANYONE that they find doing this. You have been warned. There is no reason that if someone asked you for information you couldn't give i...
by t-tony
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 23:57
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Help
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Help

We've had very similar problems at work with Seat's and Skoda's etc. A lot of these cars have a body control module and this problem fits the MO. We have an auto electrician coming to look at a couple of pains next Tuesday, I will gladly pick his brains if you don't sort it before then. Cheers Tony.
by t-tony
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 23:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mrs has the wrong idea
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Mrs has the wrong idea

Hey Eddie, where abouts in North Lincs are you? I'm 12 miles north of Lincoln.
by t-tony
Sun 15 Jun, 2014 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cloudy headlight glass
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

Re: Cloudy headlight glass

I use Greygate plastic polish. Available on eBay and Amazon that I know of and probably other sources. An excellent product. Also great for cleaning the clear rear window in the soft top.
by t-tony
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 00:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just scraped the MOT
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Just scraped the MOT

A symptom of a "dirty" or failed Cat is a high CO reading. Another cause is an overly rich fuel/air mix. However, the MOT tester can normally watch, from their sophisticated equipment, how the pre-cat lambda sensor is operating. If the pre-cat sensor is not frantically "switching" in an attempt to ...
by t-tony
Fri 13 Jun, 2014 00:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Just scraped the MOT
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Just scraped the MOT

Hi Dave, what were the readings on your emissions printout ? C.O. , H.C. , and Lambda? Did the tester measure the oil temperature and if so what was it?
by t-tony
Wed 11 Jun, 2014 23:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Le Mans24
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: Le Mans24

Enjoy Pete, this is pay back for you and Dave organising the event at Newark the other weekend mate. Have a great time, Tony.