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22 hours ago, Gaz 300 said:

Mercedes and BMW as you know  make great cars Richard and it will be hard to choose between them. My son Lee recently got a BMW M240 and I was so  surprised at the level of speed and stability of the new BMW's. I now own the second fastest car in the family 😞  

 

 

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Lee certainly has a great car there Gary.... That 3.0 staight-6 turbo is indeed a fabulous engine.....😍

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I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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Mine got splattered in the usual Brighton and Hove seagull sh*t so I gave her a good wash yesterday and applied another coat of wax. All external mouldings retreated as they started to get a bit dry.

Managed to get some time to do a few more bits this afternoon, full coolant flush, oil change and a wash in the dark! First wash in months!  Yesterday I also managed to complete the wiring for my

Details, details, details... new clutch, brake and accelerator pedal covers fitted.

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14 hours ago, naz27 said:


The Merc is a lovely looking car, but if you’re after a great handling chassis, the BMW’s are on a different level, probably at the cost of comfort as usual. As Gaz says, these modern cars are so fast, I’m going to have to build my engine to high HP to make sure I beat them all emoji1787.png.


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Thanks Naz and I agree - although to be fair, the Merc is still based on a design from 2011.... Nonetheless, that new Z4 in M40 guise has been reviewed extremely favourably. Not to mention developed and built in conjunction with the latest Supra.

 

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On 31/10/2020 at 09:23, Gaz 300 said:

Well done that Z 👍

Yup - what he said.....

....Now I must get mine MOT'd - plus an oil and filter change along with new brake pads - before lockdown kicks in this week.... 😟

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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On 30/10/2020 at 23:24, A 2X OK said:

MoT👍

Just windscreen advisory 

Seen your car around near MW performance ltd...i always drive past there now and again to look at those supercharged VXR,s always has a soft spot for them 

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Visited a local GTR specialist who also happen to work on Z32s. Got it up on the ramps for the first time in my ownership and had a pike around and got quote for getting the sill work done. The garage confirmed my thoughts that it's no where near as bad as it could be. Going to book in for early next year to get the metal work done, brake and fuel lines replaced, and a 120k service and new clutch and release bearing. 

My new toy from SGS arrived this morning. Now got 4 months to strip off all suspension, scrape, clean, treat, paint both those bits and the entire underside. 

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Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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Got rid of the blue look chrome indicators from the front of the car. It's a small thing but a big improvement in my eyes. 

Spotted rear centre panel reflectors have came loose in the housing. Not particularly looking forward to fixing that. 

Then spent a bit of time soaking all the exhaust bolts and rear subframe bolts in plus gas and then working out the absolute best way to have the car jacked up and on stands securely to get the rear subframe off. 

Left the front wheels on and put the front on a pair of 600mm high 2t load ramps. Rear has 2 x 3t stands on the FSM points and a 3t trolly jack sat under the diff (not quite touching). Tomorrow it'll be time to stop putting this job off and just get underneath and try and get the exhaust off and then the subframe down. Really wishing I had a transmission jack!

 

(I should point out the bricks in the pictures aren't supporting anything! Car at this point had axle stands under the front FSM points too!) 

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Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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Hmmmm. Think it would look odd on a dark coloured car. I like that they currently look the same or at least similar lense to the fog lights. Helps it all blend in and match. 

If you step back and don't take an up lose pic you can't see any hint of colour in the new bulbs (just a very faint orange tint if up close) 

 

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5 hours ago, Lexx said:

Think it would look odd on a dark coloured car. I like that they currently look the same or at least similar lense to the fog lights. Helps it all blend in and match. 

The indicators do look darker, I can see where the Gman is coming from there, perhaps if you worked on a slightly less tint? 

With regard the reverse lens, strange is that as they do lock in quite well with a click, you'll have to take the panel off the car and on the bench you may be able to pull it back with some pliers, it may not fully lock back in though but it may satisfy you, or the eye, attach a little bit of clear flexible silicone on and around to stop it moving again.

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I think the shadows created by my house have affected the images. There's no tint on the lenses at all. 

Thanks for info on the centre panel. I'll hopefully get around to it soon. 

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This sums up my day. 

Huge thanks to Bird for answering my dumb questions and being on hand with his experience. 

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Spent a couple of hours yesterday evening and a couple of hours today removing underseal from suspension components. 

Absolutely horrible job. 

Now - 1999 Midnight Purple NA.

Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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11 hours ago, Gaz 300 said:

A big job I believe Richard. 

Subframe off job. 

I'm going to change all mine whilst I've got the frame off. Not a fun job on Acle stands! 

Now - 1999 Midnight Purple NA.

Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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1 hour ago, Lexx said:

Subframe off job. 

I'm going to change all mine whilst I've got the frame off. Not a fun job on Acle stands! 

When its done that should be it for life. Its a pity car manufactures dont use copper pipes in their factory build.

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10 hours ago, Lexx said:

Subframe off job. 

I'm going to change all mine whilst I've got the frame off. Not a fun job on Acle stands! 

Hi Lexx,

It's worth speaking to Jimmer - I thought that too, but Jimmer says he can (just) get to them by removing the drive-shafts.... Perhaps these short cuts are best left to the experts, as no doubt us mere mortals would balls it up.😉

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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9 hours ago, Gaz 300 said:

When its done that should be it for life. Its a pity car manufactures dont use copper pipes in their factory build.

Agreed!

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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Hi Lexx,
It's worth speaking to Jimmer - I thought that too, but Jimmer says he can (just) get to them by removing the drive-shafts.... Perhaps these short cuts are best left to the experts, as no doubt us mere mortals would balls it up.

He knows many shortcuts like this. When I mentioned we took the bumper off to fit my 99 headlights, he said no need to remove it, you can get to the screws using this extension and so on. I’m sure there’s tonnes of tricks he knows on our cars!


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