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Plans for your zed this year? Let's av em!

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by z3cade, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    As the title what have you got planed for your Z this year?

    Me I'm hoping to get the car cleaned ready for spring with some new shoes and an inspection 1 service. More than likely a new pair of rear tyres too.

    She won't get much use but Plan to take her on a few runs/meets and hope to make Zedfest 2014.


    What about you?
     
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  2. Das930

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    I plan on fitting the lowered springs and wheel spacers I have had in the workshop for the last three months to the coupe
    The roadster will get the new seats fitted once I have replaced the seat belt guids and redyed them along with the hood change from black to blue then the few bits of paint work shall get addressed
    Then I will sell all items taken off to recoupe some money
    The Porsche will be treated to a track day to scare myself s-----ss and see just how fast it will go
    And last up I plan on getting the cobra project running
    My wife says I'm to young at 42 to retire I keep saying I haven't got enough time to get the important things done!
     
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  3. GazHyde

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    Just to get Rosie mechanically sorted. Discs and pads all round (and rear shoes) & prop shaft donut, plus a few other bits as I no doubt find them.

    Will most likely just drive it this year, rather than tinkering..
     
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  4. t-tony

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    Apart from the paint work which I'm hoping to do in the next few weeks I only plan to drive my car this summer unless something untoward crops up. I replaced all the brake discs and pads and parking brake shoes about 2 years ago . Last year saw a lot of crank, camshaft sensor problems all sorted so it would be really nice to have a trouble free year - after the M.O.T. Last year at this time I stripped and painted the brake callipers. 20130206_185201.jpg 20130206_185227.jpg 20130209_141356.jpg 20130209_141406.jpg
     
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  5. Mr-P

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  6. zedonist

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    Fit the new injectors, decoke the intake, fit new HT Leads, and get an MOT, then driving........
     
  7. MrsZ3Cade

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    Don't forget your new passenger!! :coolsteer)
     
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  8. Mint

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    I'm going to drive mine...on cruises, meets and a trip to Andorra:)
     
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  9. g8jka

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    I am having my winter wheels refurbed soon with 2 new rear tyres fitted. Also it needs a service and the clutch hose that I've had for ages to be fitted. I need to do something with the mark I had on my rear wing after hitting a pothole at the end of last year so it will either be sprayed or I will get a second hand one.

    Oh and I am getting a refurbed steering wheel arriving in the post tomorrow from royal steering wheels, can't wait :woot:
     
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  10. GazHyde

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    Which style did you go for?
     
  11. g8jka

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    Thicker with smooth nappa leather top and bottom and perforated at the sides with silver stitching (probably the most common with exception of the stitching). Gookah had one at xmas the quality is so good I just had to get one. They improve the feel massively when driving as well don't they.
     
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  12. GazHyde

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    It took me a while to get round to switching my Royal wheel on to Rosie when I got her. I'd forgotten how used to the thicker wheel I'd got.

    Took a while for the leather to darken on mine, was surprised how grey it was when it first arrived. Toned down to black really nicely now, and you wouldn't notice it was original leather. Definitely one of the better modifications for how much it cost!
     
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  13. Brian H

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    Got myself a couple of these: -

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    And a couple of these: -

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    The calipers will be refurbished next week so will hopefully fit them early February. Hope to test them properly at Snetterton on the 1st march :)
     
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  14. zedonist

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    What will you do for rear brakes, I assume they have to be updated too, in order to provide braking balance and improve braking performance?
     
  15. Brian H

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    If needed I was thinking of either e46 rears (292mm) or z3m rears (312mm), these should be an Easy fit.
     
  16. zedonist

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    When i did my upgrade earlier i looked into it, and read a web page about brake upgrades, and it discusses that just uprating the front can actually give you worse braking performance, but when i looked the rear on the 1.9 is the same size as the 3.0, so i will just fit red stuff rear pads to keep the balance.
     
  17. g8jka

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    Do you need to change the calipers and carriers as well as the discs to fit E46 rears? And are they 292mm on all E46's? Sounds like it could be a simple swap.
     
  18. TaffZee

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    Drives and Smiles Planned all year.....
     
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  19. Brian H

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    The rear discs are different sizes for different engines on the E46 so there are several sizes to choose from, they go as big as 320mm for the rear. Like the fronts it would be a caliper, disc and carrier change.
     
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  20. bruce&kim

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    Only thing I would like to change is the exhaust its so quiet for a 2.8.....apart from that new clutch not sure if to go for a staged clutch
     

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