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  2. Richard… if you are thinking of disposing of your OEM Hide n Seat re-trimmed wheel please drop me a PM
  3. I have indeed! Set up an account almost a decade ago for my older brother (called Naz), when he was looking for another Zed. He ended up getting a more sensible daily driver! I went to sign up last year when I bought my Zed and saw the naz27 account was still active so went with it, with the intention of changing my profile name - a year and a half later, I've finally got round to it!! That's great to hear they've done a good job this time; another good supplier to add to the list. They do some unique bits I'm interested in. Your interior is absolutely mint BTW. I've been after those red 'Z' emblems for ages but Z Spec have stopped making them ☹️.
  4. Lenses off one and on the modified backs, tomorrow this job 👍. And a rear shot, taken just now at dusk. Forgot to add, I have the black decal strip to go on yet under the spoiler.
  5. that's a lot of work.... should have just cut a hole in the intercooler to fit the bulb holder and back of lights..... 😆
  6. You've changed your name - my bad for not noticing mate..... 😉 Interior innovations were pretty good this time - the 'wheel arrived in about two weeks. They even marked the package as a gift, so I saved on the VAT and duty! I say "this time" because a few years ago, I ordered the double DIN radio bezel, but it took so long that we mutually agreed to cancel the purchase. To be fair, they did not quibble about it, as it was down to their own supply chain. But as said, no issues this time around - I would definitely order from Interior Innovations again.
  7. I put halo's in my headlights many many years ago, Jim transferred the headlights from my old car into my new one without wiring the halos in, there was no need at this stage. Having now got the car back on my drive I can do jobs like this, half expecting the halo's not to work and having in mind that I'll be fitting standard headlights in their place, I quickly tested and they worked perfectly !!! My mind was then made up to keep the halo's and these I'll use has my side lights, so I linked them up with some new cable which you can see loose for now. I've removed the T10 side light JDM bulbs from the front fogs, I am not even going to take out the standard fog light bulbs, I know they're a bit yellow in comparison but these days I am not bothered about this kind of thing !! I have loads of sets of new HID lights but these were in when the car came over from Japan and as long as they continue to be 100% reliable, I will stick with them as the ballasts seem robustly made, the colour looks about right at 4500K somewhere methinks.
  8. It's in the right hands for sure, Jimmer will be able to advise on whatever route you choose 🙂
  9. My intercoolers are massive, Jim fit some series 1 indicators to get the car through the MOT and even then had to relocate the bulb holder. Series 2 indicators are the only ones to have but do not fit much larger ic's without some modification, you can see how much they are fouling and that is without the actual bulb and holder in, adding even more depth, not a chance !! First job is get them in the oven and remove the lenses. Then slice off the kerb light bulb holder, I used my dremel type tool, then locate it next to the indicator holder. Just tack it on for now with some hot glue. If you don't want or have kerb lights, think it's a JDM thing, you may want to locate side lights to this position, so you can still proceed with this mod. Looking through the new position holder drill a pilot hole in the dead centre, I found this drill attachment worked well. You need to drill out an opening plenty large enough to fit the standard bulb and it'll end up looking like this. Put some tape over the old hole, like here. I'm going to use the cob bulbs you see in this next pic, orange for the signal and white for the kerb light, use standard filament bulbs if you prefer, both clear shown here, you may have the amber deflector, if you have removed, like I have you'll have to use an orange filament bulb. I used lots of black silicone, not just to hold the new bulb holder location but to stop any light bleed. Fit the lenses after applying some heat and job done.
  10. There’s nothing like a new or freshly trimmed steering wheel - love the feel. Had a previous cars steering wheel thickened and retrimmed as it was too skinny and it made such a difference. On the subject of Interior Innovations, how were they like to deal with? how were lead in times? When it comes time for my interior retrim later down the line, I was interested in getting their seat foam replacements, so just wondering what they’re like to deal with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hi folks, I have fitted a new steering wheel to my Zed..... I am not a fan of aftermarket updates, but sought something a little more modern and "chunky" than the original. So sticking with the "OEM-plus" theme, I bought this from Interior Innovations in the USA. I still prefer the look of the original - especially as I had it retrimmed by Hide N Seat a few years ago - however I definitely prefer the "feel" of this new one!!
  12. Nice work sir...... AndyP used to be the club's fixer of clocks - I don't suppose you'd consider offering your services to other members, would you😉
  13. Last week
  14. Thanks, a very satisfying outcome!
  15. The clock in my newish (1990) wasn't working so I decided to have a go at it. Solder joints seem to be the main problem so I took mine apart so have a look. It has the 2 piece pcb so I split it by unsoldering the connections at the H and M end, 3 on each side which let me separate them. Using an iron and thin solder I resoldered every joint I could see, I didn't bother unsoldering anything first as the new solder mixed with the old. Took about 10 minutes. Put it back and it worked! That was yesterday. Today a friend with a 1992 300 came in with the same problem. His clock has a one piece pcb. Same plan, resolder everything in sight. Again, it's working. I mess about with Marshall amps and 99% of the problems are bad solder joints so I was happy enough that these clocks would be the same. You really need an iron with a fine tip and thin solder, plus a solder sucker can be useful. Fingers crossed but no reason to think it won't last.
  16. Yeah is a real shame but ah well. Back in 2013 it would have been 20 years old - considering the perfect number is 175 psi, for a 20 year old car, that's pretty dam good I guess. Yep at least it'll be in safe hands with Jim so can relax. I'm looking at all the parts options now; I want response and reliability so thinking Z1 GT525's and CP Pistons/Rods seem to be best quality. Teaching myself as I go though so will wait and see what Jim advises. I won't ever sell this Zed, so knowing the engine is solid will be a peace of mind TBH.
  17. 5 years later I am here giving advice !!! Having migrated the working keyless system from my donor LWB 1995 car into my SWB 1995, I found that one of my four remotes worked straight off, so that's central lock and unlock the doors, pops the tailgate and the fourth button turns on the courtesy light. I wanted to program my other remotes, yes Nissan are having a laugh with the key in and out procedure in 10 secs but I must have done it because I now have 2 working fobs, so I put all the best bits together with these and here they are pictured. 1 remote I have is not genuine, cannot get anything out of this only the LED lights up and the other genuine one, does actually beep when a button is pressed but no joy linking with the car sadly, can only presume the PCB inside this is not compatible.
  18. Try and ignore a lot on this video as this was taken many years ago and things are long gone, much more simpler and factory approach these days. However, I have kept the side markers, rather than take another video I'm being lazy and showing this, installed today and they are solid red on with the side lights and then flash when you indicate, then after a second or so come back solid red.
  19. Somehow doubt Jim would have endorsed those red hoses, the multitudes of 'Z' bracketry and the bright red SLICKTOP thing! 🤣
  20. Don't know Si, is it that bad. Anything you don't like, blame Jim 😆.
  21. Looking nice and clean 😎. You're not the only one who notices! Mine are all faded and cracked to pieces; bought a set which will be fitted soon. I found Bosch Aeroblade wipers from Halfrauds to be absolutely fantastic and perfect fitment.
  22. I could have bought new scuttles but I have 2 complete pairs, so on a warm day I cleaned and sprayed satin black. Cleaned the area, spraying GT85 everywhere and then carefully fit with mostly new clips. I also fit new bonnet hinge covers you may notice, these are often broken, that's if people even know about them !! I'm purchasing 2 x 21" wipers today btw.
  23. I have the WinFactory bonnet struts but I have a chromed bonnet stay, so another task today was getting this fit. Firstly, I fit a new Nissan grommet in the hole near the coolant overflow filler, how often are these missing or just very worn and sloppy !! I then needed a way to hold it down securely, so found an engine throttle cable holder and used that, then fixed a new plastic catch. Bonnet stay holds the bonnet lower than the struts, so I have options.
  24. Lets talk about the nose panel, there is no top seal for the bonnet to panel shut line on the later cars, just mould blanks where the holes should be and with a 6mm nut bonded on the back. I happen to have this seal so I set about fitting it, I drilled holes where Nissan did but I wasn't happy and so I made these holes more slotted or tolerant, thus allowing the seal to sit further up. Factory bolt and a factory large washer nut was used to hold it all together.
  25. Just had an email from the organisers and the car has been accepted for display on the circuit.
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