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  1. After a year of not really doing much with the Zed and it sat outside as a climbing frame for the local cats. I have today machine polished it in the start of getting it back to how it was. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  2. Well the Zed has finally landed in Norfolk and after years of trying to park the cars and hold a visitors space - finally there is space for the Zed, Juke and Mini. Fairly sure as soon as the Garage is de-boxed the Zed will fit in. Have seen two other 370z's so far - there is one up the road about 1 minutes walk towards the Station, Gun metal and another Black one on London Road. So I cannot say I am the only Zed around here. So I have bought the Zed a New Garage.
    5 points
  3. Thank you all for your input , its nice when others have actually had experiences that your asking about that's why forums like these are so good, i will look at the Eibach spacers and either go for 15 or 20mm as per your recommendations cheers Paul.
    4 points
  4. New Cobra HFCs, fitted by Abbey. The transformation continues.
    4 points
  5. So this year has been a bit of a adventure, started the year by thinking about losing weight, have lost 4 stone now, but then had Gout in April when I had cut down, had a bit of a mental wobble in February, and then we decided to move. That has been a journey, we were lucky with our legal company, and the sellers Estate Agent, but apart form that its been one email after the other. Our House was Freehold, Garage was Leasehold and we had a management company, so pretty much ticked every legal box. So The Zed had done nothing, I washed it every week, put it on the Battery Charger and started it every few weeks, but I think it had done about 80 miles since its MOT in February, I was sure though I was keeping it. Positives to come from this year. 1. I now fit in the Zed Seats - without my posterior sticking over the sides. 2. I know what's important and what isn't now. 3. We moved to somewhere we want to end our Days. So there you go - hello everyone, I m back!
    3 points
  6. It is with much regret that we find ourselves having to postpone this event. Committee as a group have sadly had both COVID and Cancer within our ranks and this has left us feeling vulnerable and extremely cautious of managing a gathering and possibly putting the health of all of our members at risk. We are hoping that we can organise a summer meet where we won't all be huddled inside on a cold winters evening. Please understand this decision has been made after heart felt discussion, but we feel it is the only sensible thing we can do. Our events team will get an alternative plan together shortly.
    3 points
  7. I guess this post is really "what have I done to my Nismo during the last nine months", because I've finished doing what I wanted to do with it, both from a mods point of view and cosmetically. Having had the roof wrapped and rear screen tinted during this last summer, along with a pair of Z Burgers and fresh plates, last week it was in with Abbey for a P3, MOT, 15mm spacers, Cobra HFCs and Ecutek tuning, giving access to four individual maps. At last I have a V6 that can be heard and a smoother, more linear and very noticeable, power delivery - plus the added benefits of enhanced security and adjustable Abbey Traction Control. It was certainly a fun drive down to Goodwood yesterday! It's all fairly minor stuff compared to what some owners do, but I've put my stamp on it and when the time comes to move on, hopefully it will appeal to potential buyers. On the way home, I stopped of to take a few photos of the finished article.
    3 points
  8. I did consider trying to force a stop but I didn't want to put myself or anyone else in danger. Also, it was a section of 'smart' motorway so it would have meant blocking lane 1 and that's a risk I just didn't want to take. I'd have probably ended up with lorry writing the car off, or worse in that case.
    2 points
  9. Of course he is, he's driving a Jaguar
    2 points
  10. Well you can see the driver's mug in his door mirror! He appears to be of very senior years (I'm not being 'old - ist' - I'm no spring chicken myself) and quite unaware, so maybe he didn't even notice, which he really should have done even if he didn't feel a slight impact.
    2 points
  11. So after planning to go independent - I have today booked next years Service and MOT with Desira in Norwich, no experience of them, but in the past I used Smiths in Peterborough, Marshalls in Cambridge - so I have used other dealers. I just cannot justify driving the Zed all the way to Letchworth when I have a Main Dealer 17 miles up the road. I have booked it in for Service, MOT, New Brake Fluid, New Clutch Fluid, Oil Change, Pollen Filter Change, Fuel and Oil Treatments - so it should have a good check over. Will report back once its happened.
    2 points
  12. Hi all , been working on my front lights today and ive put a set of Drls under the headlights with sequential indicators what do you think ?
    2 points
  13. thanks for the feedback, i will do a post in the week on what i did and cost etc cheers Paul .
    2 points
  14. Lewis needs 9 points more than Max, so two wins if Max comes 2nd in both or a win and ahead of Max in the other, or two places ahead if he finishes in the other in 9th, but a 10th place is no good to him. Then if he wins and Max is lower than second he can finish a bit lower, but it depends how much lower Max finishes. Simples
    2 points
  15. Unfortunately the Stewards ruling has also confused other drivers who say that it means overtaking on the outside of a corner could now be ruled out as the other driver can run you off the road with no penalty. Danny Ric, amongst others, has said it will cut overtaking moves making races more boring... In other comments, Rad Bull (Horner and Newey) are "sure" there is something illegal about Mercedes rear wing but cant figure out what it is. Meanwhile their own rear wings keep falling apart. As a close family member to me said "Red Bull giver you whinge!). And another team boss (not Toto) described the Horner/Newey moans as just "more Red Bullsh*t"!! Go Lewis!
    2 points
  16. A mobile conference room for improved work-life balance November 23, 2021 Making travel time more comfortable and efficient In recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we work has rapidly diversified. As remote work becomes more widespread, there are increasing opportunities to reflect on how best to use our commuting and travel time in pursuit of a healthy work-life balance. This summer, together with our partners Dai Nippon Printing, Zenrin, Softbank, and Kuwahara, Nissan took on the challenge of transforming our Elgrand model into a mobile conference room. Making meaningful use of travel time, the Elgrand Mobile Work Suite enables users to hold web conferences from the comfort of a car. Tests are ongoing on this new mobility service as a means to transform the time and spaces afforded by travel, turning them into something valuable – a concept we feel deserves further exploration. We received many positive comments from participants in our most recent round of testing. "It was very easy to use,” one participant told us, “and I would like to see the service available for general use." Another participant described it as “a really comfortable mobile space for meetings, and I’m sure that once people begin to use it, they won’t be able to live without it!” Whether you’re on a business trip, or on your way home from the office, the Elgrand Mobile Work Suite can help you to make the most of your time in transit, meaning you’ll have more free time to spend doing the things you love. Watch the accompanying video for a view into the future, at a time when the Elgrand Mobile Work Suite has become the norm.
    2 points
  17. I've seen it fed up behind the bonnet and out through the black trim near the wipers. I haven't done it though. However, I'll be needing to do it the week after next when the Z comes home.
    2 points
  18. Just catching up - that sounds like a bargain from Abbey. Nice upgrades Nice garage too Les - it's what the Z deserves
    2 points
  19. Thanks everyone been at work all day 😟just got home but i will have a couple tonight, look forward to meeting up with you all😁
    2 points
  20. No attempt to make the corner also the footage is Max clearly straightens up when he is off track forcing Lewis even wider, why would he do this if he was "trying" to make the corner. Their crash at Silverstone also needs to be taken into account, Lewis ran a bit wide, not off the track wide, bit a bit wide and Max didn't try to avoid him as a result Lewis got a penalty. If Lewis was given a penalty at Silverstone then Max has to be given a penalty for this.
    2 points
  21. i just bought an Optimate 5, with an extension lead, as mine is just a weekend car i hook up to the optimate all week and it keeps the battery in tip top condition there's a lead with rings that you permanently fix to the battery and a sealed plug on the other end which pokes out under the plastic battery cover and sits neatly on the inner wing the extension has the same sealed plug and I just plug it in and drop the bonnet. the optimate will optimise the battery in one night though if you need it to.
    2 points
  22. Yes i think ill go for the 20mm spacers, probably leave till after the new year now, just had to buy two new front tyres and some Hks filters still needs a new screen as it has a big chip in it and I've now set my heart on an Invidia Gemini exhaust system after listening to a few on the tinternet. As i said in a previous post the exhaust is pretty rusty. I'm also taking it down my mates body shop and we are wire brushing the underside of the car and wax oiling the whole bottom of the car , so should preserve it. its actually not to bad at all for an 11 year old car , Also bought and storm force full cover for it and an optimate 5 to keep the battery in good condition, that's about it for now, as I've only had it a month and only driven it 3 times, but its great to have another one, just love it with the roof down !
    2 points
  23. Not got them but have these stickers I think from eBay for about £6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  24. It is surprising with Nissan batteries how long they last in daily drives. My 350Z one only became troublesome after about 6 years when my regular use decreased. Since then it has had several replacements. I often hear comments like: what do you expect running a V6 from a Micra battery, not only for the Z but also the GT-R. With one or other my cars always in storage I did my research and also bought a Ctek MXS5.0 and have now added their permanent battery connector to the Z which shows battery condition even when charger not connected so you know when to plug in the charger.
    2 points
  25. Interesting vid from carwow at 650hp 1000hp and 1650hp:
    2 points
  26. Sorry to hear this. Lower compression and oil on the plugs on just one bank I'd say was either piston rings or valve seals. Only way to check for sure is do a leak down test or do a wet compression test and compare it to your dry results. Either way on that mileage it shouldn't happen unless oil changes have been missed before you had it, it's been run low on oil or it's been over revved. Both I fear are full rebuilds, might be worth getting a second hand engine?
    1 point
  27. That car was totally totalled, dude. Surprised we didn't hear how it happened. Ran out of talent, I suspect.
    1 point
  28. Z brochure. with thanks to someone on nissanzclub, in America.
    1 point
  29. I've had 15mm Eibachs all round for 12 or so years on my 370Z now. I think 20mm probably looks better but I thought 15mm would put a little less stress on the wheel bearings. That said, I've needed to change my front offside wheel bearing and I put that down to a particularly sharp, off camber, downhill left turn on my daily commute. When I fitted mine I remember the steering feeling weird for a while, but I soon got used to it. I think it does make the car tramline more, but different tyres can too. Overall, I'm pleased I put them on. I went for the type that requires longer studs because I didn't like the idea of having hidden nuts that you can't check the torque of unless you remove the wheel and jam on the brakes. One final thing - you will need to unscrew the little stud on the front hubs when you put spacers on. The stud is there to stop you putting the rear wheels on the front. Edit: I echo the words of Jeff about a little copper slip. I wrote a couple of guides on how to fit extended studs on the front if you want to go that route. I couldn't find one about the rears, but they are very similar.
    1 point
  30. When I was still consulting I was often asked by clients whether they should store data on the cloud. My answer always was: If it is business critical then No! Clouds sometimes look attractive but there is a high likelihood they will rain on you at some point. I keep all my valuable data on my PCs and backup devices where it is under my control. I am always amazed by people who put the only copies of their photo collections on cloud-based applications and then complain when those are hacked or the app changes T&Cs or ownership and decides to start charging for its facilities...
    1 point
  31. Welcome back Les, where you belong again 😎
    1 point
  32. Yes mate the bonnet is ;latched closed at the moment and the power cable fits along side the headlight. But it looks like I will be ok to leave it open so will go and lift it.
    1 point
  33. I always leave the bonnet open with no issues.
    1 point
  34. Great to see you back Les. It sounds like quite a journey. I'm very pleased you both got to your desired destination All the best to you and Caroline. We must meet up in 2022
    1 point
  35. Cheers Paul, hope you had a good one[emoji106] Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G991B met Tapatalk
    1 point
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  38. Happy Birthday [emoji481][emoji481] Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
    1 point
  39. Literally just logged on to advise the on board footage is now out myself. Completely agree, there doesn't appear to be to much of an attempt to turn in. Max only applies full steering lock as he approaches the outer bounds of the track, therefore, clearly forcing off (or crowding out as the FIA rule states) Lewis. By all accounts previous footage from Max's camera shows the difference in the attempt to turn in as well. I almost don't like wishing ill of another race driver but Max needs to learn he can't just do what he likes and it seems the only way he will learn is by being punished. Let's see if anything comes of the review but I hope so otherwise they're green lighting all drivers to force other drivers off the track aren't they? And that's a very dangerous precedence to set. (And where have we seen this all before, ahem, Michael Schumacher in Adelaide 94 on Hill and attempted on Villeneuve in Jerez 97 - starting to think it's win at all costs for Max as well)
    1 point
  40. Christmas Eve, 18:30, for us, but not in the Zed.
    1 point
  41. I'll get back to you on that one... In all honesty, numbers are an irrelevance, it's how the car drives and feels which at the end of the day is what matters.
    1 point
  42. No, it was done a year ago before I bought the car. No point in doing it again just because the spacers had been fitted.
    1 point
  43. Took mine along to the Four Counties meet at the Bletchingly Arms this morning. A really good attendance with a variety of cars, old and not so old, including three Zs. First and third Saturday of the month, 09:30 - 12:00.
    1 point
  44. Welcome back to the fold Les
    1 point
  45. Thanks guys. Today I have been getting the detailing stuff out in the Garage and organised. The Garage has power and lighting. I tentatively reversed the Zed through the door and it definitely fits. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  46. I am really pleased for you and Cazza, it lovely to have you back, the place wasn’t the same without you. Its been a trying year for a lot of us, it really makes you rethink priorities and remap your life doesn’t it. Heres to a safe and happy 2022 and lots of lovely meets. Your new home is beautiful and I can see why you Would be happy to end your days there, hopefully you will both have many more ❤️ Sarah and Tony x
    1 point
  47. Welcome back Les, all the best to you and Cazza in your new home.
    1 point
  48. Yay, great news, glad your back and in a good place. We missed you.
    1 point
  49. And for you old guys who can’t read, the title does say electric car, only PaulK answered my question, although PaulW could be forgiven as you can ride a mover but John.........I worry, please don’t try and drive you razor, could end up in tears and blood 😂 especially at your age
    1 point
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