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  1. Time flies when you're having fun as they say, which is certainly the case with my Z. I took delivery of it on 12th February but it certainly feels a lot longer ago than that. So after just 250 miles, a couple of washes and a good nose around it (plus numerous admiring glances and comments from friends and strangers 😍) did I make the right decision? I absolutely love it, so 100% yes is the answer and glad that I took a chance on a "left of field" (for me) decision. Where it lacks in a few departments (no DAB radio or heated mirrors for example - unless I'm missing something there) it more
    10 points
  2. Well before I brought my nismo I done all the research read the reviews herd the critics, they were all wrong, this car is just fantastic cannot fault it ,they say it’s out dated ,crap, they say the ride is too harsh , crap, I love the feel the drive the power the stares lol , you always seem to judge your present car on the one it replaced I had a 07 3.2 TT , it was a great car but the nismo blows it out the water, I still can’t believe I own a nismo , I just wanted a 370gt so I feel very lucky to have this car πŸ‘πŸΎ
    8 points
  3. Forgive me Z fans, for I have sinned. It's been 107 days since my last drive. My tracker is my witness. In my defence, life has been unusual recently for many reasons (including being away from home for 7 weeks to form a support bubble). But yesterday The Honey Monster went on charge and today I checked all the levels, dusted it off, and took it for a spin. How I missed the excitement the Z gives to an otherwise boring trip out to run an errand. It ran perfectly, even after being neglected all that time. It's great to be back in the Z saddle
    8 points
  4. Call card left on car πŸ‘ I'm the black 350z parked in the middle of Warwick 😊 thanks for the invite, anyone else received a spotted card? πŸ™
    8 points
  5. So I found some nice tyre valve stem caps online, some in the USA but wouldn't post to the UK so I bought some from China. I watched the tracking and thought at least they're coming, tracing number included etc and finally delivers today. The first photo is what I ordered, the second photo is what I got πŸ˜‚
    7 points
  6. Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G930F met Tapatalk
    7 points
  7. I used the Z for a few months in the summer and then parked it up and my Mums house where it sat for a while (about 3 years to be exact) During that time, I bought a house with my then Girlfriend, got engaged, got married, had a baby, built a garage and for some stupid reason bought a second Z - I'm lucky my wife is understanding This one however, had a forged engine, a Power Enterprise TT kit and a few other goodies unfortunatley the high mileage shell was absolutley rotten so the plan was to swap the good bits into my good low mileage Z. Updates to follow tomorrow
    7 points
  8. Got my car back from Litchfield yesterday with a spangly new intercooler from a hardly used 2019 GTR (sadly they didn't have any of the upgrades in stock and I didn't want to wait with the CAT day fast approaching). A great deal by Neil at Litchfield and not having spent a fortune, still leaves me the option to upgrade to a higher stage including new intercooler at that point. So, to celebrate I've just spent 3 odd hours cleaning her. Started with Espuma wheel cleaner, then a good hose down and wash with Simoniz Car Wash, microfibre and thorough dry and then gave it the CPS Liquid Gold t
    6 points
  9. Today I continued to put together a small 'refresh' package for mine, which will happen during May when it's hopefully warmer and I can spend a whole blokey day doing stuff to the car. It's only bits and bobs, plus some professional input for two tasks: * Application of a heavy tint to the rear window - Tint Shack, Horley, Surrey (visited today) * Roof wrapped in either gloss or matt black - Blue Lizard Signs, Gatwick, West Sussex (visited today) * A proper paint decontamination and detail, plus wheels off and cleaned * Touch in of a few minor stone chips to the front end -
    6 points
  10. and sometimes you go in the car....
    6 points
  11. Finally managed to fit the new stereo! I'm a bit of a technophobe and there are a lot of wires, but finally (after much support from the supplier) managed to squeeze it all back in ........ So I've taxed her and taken her for the first drive in months! I broke the OEM stereo trying to fix the intermittent speaker problem which is apparently one of the many common problems, which is a shame as I liked the look of the standard Bose, but the new non-mech Alpine allows me to plug in my entire album collection and is def. an upgrade. Also has Bluetooth so can take calls while driving - I
    6 points
  12. I finally found some time to give the Z (and Juke) a little TLC. To my shame, this is the first proper clean and vacuum they've had this year. The Z looked very unloved. The final result was pretty good. They both need a good detail, but at least they look cared for again.
    6 points
  13. Finally got my 65 triumph herald off the axle stands and onto the road after fitting a 1.5 MG midget engine test drove it and surprisingly it all went well, just need to fine tune the twin s.u.’s it’s been off the road since December so it great to get to drive it again
    6 points
  14. Today my key fob cover came ,Β£7.50 off fleabay to my surprise it’s vey well made and all fitted perfectly
    6 points
  15. For me what will complete your ownership is when we get out of lockdown and you can finally get to meets and other club events and meet all these other great owners you currently only get to interact with on here. You couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch. As someone who had absolutely no interest in 'showing' my car (as that usually involves the dreaded 'W' word) and was apprehensive about meeting other owners talking shop all the time and conversations just going right over my head as I'm not very mechanically minded, I have to say it's been a real surprise as it's part of ownership that
    6 points
  16. I'm pleased to say that today I secured the original Nismo that I was looking at. Collection towards the end of next week. 😁 I think I'll start a new thread about collection and ownership, plus I'll no doubt have a few questions as time goes by.
    6 points
  17. Hi All In this new world, you sometimes have to seek out innovative solutions to issues... Some of you will know that i went to the Silverstone Experience on the Saturday of the British Grand Prix. I was aware that the heritage trail would be closed, as this allows views of the track, but the museum was great, i could hear the F1 cars, and, as an added bonus, when i filled in the gift aid form, they upgraded my day ticket to a year's pass (i'm not sure if this is standard, or because the heritage trail wasn't open on our visit)...anyway... They tweeted yesterday to say that they are open
    6 points
  18. Hi Everyone, Hope you and your familys are well. Due to the current sitatuation my car is eligible for an extended 6mth mot. Which came into affect just recently. This got me thinking about the car in the time I've owned it and what has needed doing to it. To be honest, nothing, nothing at all. This car has been rock solid in every way. Not once have I thought, oh I better get that sorted or, its not feeling quite like it use to. Infact I still enjoy the car the same now as I did almost 3yrs ago when i bought it Ok so not totally true - Consumables like brakes have been changed and o
    6 points
  19. All members who are paid up for 2020 membership please accept our apologies for the lack of membership packs and cards. This year has been, as I am sure you may be aware, a nightmare and our packs have been somewhat delayed. We will make this up to the membership in due course, but in the mean time, I would like to thank you for your continued patience. Sarah Aka Chilli Red
    6 points
  20. Onto the second part I bought the donor car in January last year - my wife was 7 months pregnant at the time and was not amused at the state of it when it turned up Before I could make a real start on the build, I neded to sort the garage. Throughout the Spring, it was changed from this To This The Donor Z was stripped and scrapped and the engine and turbos have sat in my garage waiting for me to install them into my car, Over the Christmas holiday, I picked up a couple of bargain items second hand (APS Plenum, ARC oil catch can & a set of Berk decat pipes) H
    6 points
  21. Some years ago I received a bottle of Champagne on a Cat Driver Training Day... Well today we opened it and surprisingly it’s still bubbly and goes well in an Aperol Spritz [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  22. Sorry for the outage this afternoon, we had a bit of a glitch which we dealt with as quickly as we could. Thank you for your patience and also thanks to the brilliant Blobbish and PaulW We’d be lost without you both.
    5 points
  23. I seem to be on a spending frenzy!! 15% off when you buy 4 Bridgestone tyres at Halfords so I've just put a new set of Potenza on for Β£440 fitted which I thought was reasonable. - The rears were very low and needed doing and the fronts were a budget tyre that were on it when I got it so great to have an excuse to change - and I can go even faster round corners now!
    5 points
  24. so do I πŸ˜‰πŸ€£ interesting tweet from Chris Harris yesterday...I suppose if you need a camera car that can keep up with what you are testing, the only sensible choice is...
    5 points
  25. Shinichiro Irie, Program Designer Director of Z Proto In our ongoing series, The Essence of Z-ness, we first heard from Chief Product Specialist Hiroshi Tamura on what Z-ness means to him and the legacy of Z around the world. In this second installment, we talk with Shinichiro Irie, the Program Design Director of the Z Proto, to ask him what he thought were the qualities that defined the Z Proto, what to look forward to with the next Z and to give insight into what exactly went into the thought process of the Z styling, from pen and paper to reality. Irie joined
    5 points
  26. ...... then on the way home, stopped for a few photos at a brand new and virtually unoccupied industrial estate. Perfect location I thought for an attempt at 'arty'... πŸ˜€ Just a few of those I took.
    5 points
  27. I'll have a look into it.. UPDATE: I've quickly added something
    5 points
  28. Not what I've done for my Zed but more what it has done for me... 3 year anniversary today!!! Loved every year, month, day, hour, minute and second. Did I mention that I like it...? Here's to many many more years! πŸ™‚
    5 points
  29. The Speyer photos are on a memory stick, I need to upload to my laptop. Anyhow, the sister museum to Speyer is Sinsheim, near Hockenheim - went there as well. Now that place really is a full day out
    5 points
  30. Well there was no doubt that you would love it, but great to hear you are so pleased. It’s one hell of a car for the money and definitely a head turner. Now, all we need is a meet or two so we can line them up to share all that beauty πŸ˜„
    5 points
  31. On a personal note I've always been more than happy for people to know my Nissans are Nissans. I'm quite proud of their heritage to the point where I had a minor dilemma with the GT-R in that it doesnt have a Nissan badge at the front. But I solved that on my white one by doing this: Up yours Clarkson & Co!
    5 points
  32. Yes, Gimp is good, but you'll need to get used to its slightly different interface (possibly not quite as intuitive as Photoshop). To give you an example, google 'GIMP mask' to see how that aspect works differently from PS.
    5 points
  33. More goodies came in the post today so they were swiftly fitted , nismo valve caps , new black wheel nuts , nismo wheel centres , and a cover for the door lock catch ,
    5 points
  34. I took delivery and welcomed mine to its new home. Arrived at the dealer, Marshall Audi Coulsdon, and saw it emerge from the wash bay looking absolutely stunning. It really does look like new, outside and in. Very efficient handover, really couldn't fault their customer service. Within 30 minutes of arrival I was on my way for the short 11 mile journey back home - I had other things planned for this afternoon, so didn't have time for a detour and when I did get back home it was just far too cold to be outside exploring all the functions, controls and setting things up. Just did
    5 points
  35. Well, I'm nearly there - deposit paid (refundable) and test drive tomorrow.
    5 points
  36. Well after 5 years of joyful ownership of a Pearl White 2009 370Z GT, I sold it earlier today. With it being sat on the drive 99.9% of the time and only doing less than 600 miles in a year, it did not make financial sense to keep it. I dont have a garage or a place to dry store it, so I thought it best to get rid in the hope that it would fall into the hands of someone who will be able to give it the care it needs. Thanks for helping me out with the Z these past few years. Ill keep lurking on the forum and you never know, I might end up with another Z in the future. Kind regards A
    5 points
  37. Right everyone, the time has come to exert some pressure to get the car destined for the UK.... IMO there are several avenues we can use but the first one need to be through your friendly Nissan dealer. Contact your local dealer and identify their Sportscars sales specialist (or their sales manager if they dont have one) and say you want to have your name put on a "Register of Interest". This will give them ammunition to lobby Nissan GB to pass back to Japan. Then email Nissan GB (we'll try and find a senior name for this) and express your interest. Remind them how good their sales figures
    5 points
  38. one of my favourite father and son photos 🀣
    5 points
  39. ok, how many likes for this post... just had a friendly call from my dealership in response to my email he's put my name on the list when i explained why i had sent the email, as press releases this morning said it wasn't coming to the UK or Europe, he replied "until 2023" - that's more promising!
    5 points
  40. I also replaced my serpentine belt as the original one was starting to squeal even though it looks absolutely fine with the tension indicator also ok. Anyway new belt seems to have sorted it out but will tell 100% in the morning on a proper cold start. Another thing I tried this evening was making my own rust remover. I was going to try bilt hambers deox c but decided to look for an alternative. It would seem that would for less than Β£5 I can make something just as effective. Using citric acid and wallpaper paste as a binding agent for suspended/ in situ parts. Well lets just say I'm more t
    5 points
  41. Cleaned her!! Top to bottom. Foam Shampoo Clear water rinse Buff Wheels cleaner Wheel buff Interior Paint brush (little gaps) Spray for interior (mguires) Leather cleaner Hoover 1 hour and 30 mins but boy does she deserve it. As soon as I'd finished the sun came out. Happy days πŸ˜ƒ
    5 points
  42. Just need to find time to fit everything to the car but the brake cooling kit is ready to go on.. All brackets/plates are stainless steel but I've coated them to give it oem look. The bumper brackets I've made means that I can keep the original fang covers with the impact sensors intact and just make a direct swap over to the new ones (avoids cutting up the originals). I also have stainless fasteners and hose clips to use with the high temp hosing. I will get some better pics when I install everything. I will also make a template to share with people who might want to have a go themselves.
    5 points
  43. The eagle has landed!!!! It got delivered today, phew!! Only gutted was I had to rush back to work and boy did those 5 hours before I could get home drag!! First thing i did was spend 2 hours detail cleaning the interior, it's worth it as it's a beautifully laid out cabin so it deserved the attention it received! Took her for my first proper spin and I'm in love, officially 😍. The bodywork is getting similar treatment on Sunday, I'l post up some pics when she's looking her absaloute best πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸ€ž
    5 points
  44. A million thanks to DieselPit for letting us know about these LED side markers. They're excellent. Easy to fit (30 seconds each side). They are nice & bright, nice & orange and in real life the 'flow' of the LEDs is more pronounced than on the video. Totally chuffed! They help bring the old dinosaur into the 21st Century a bit!
    4 points
  45. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-370Z-Z-LOGO-GLOSS-BLACK-EMBLEM-BADGE-FRONT-AND-REAR-SET/174591660975?fits=Model%3A370Z&hash=item28a67953af:g:-JoAAOSwQSdfu8Lo They always say 'very slightly marked', but I've bought from here and they were fine. You could always paint the Z red, I suppose, if you got the urge. Z badges are better than NISSAN, because it means that some people won't know what make the car is Anyone who buys replacement badges should be aware of 2 things: 1. Front & rear are slightly different sizes. 2. They shouldn't be fitted upside down (easy to
    4 points
  46. I'm learning to make some beautiful music with her Chubbs! I can't remember the last time I turned the Gracenote on as I'd much rather listen to the invidia over the crap I've got on the HD 🀣. I'm looking forward to wearing her in to get to the burbbles on Decel too! Now I managed to pick up a new second hand stormforce car cover my mission for this year is complete! I'm skint but she's worth every penny!
    4 points
  47. This weekend we are expecting to complete the upgrade to the forum and things are going to be a little different. The big change will be the way you sign in. You will need to use your registered email address to access the forum. If anyone has issues accessing you can message me, so make note of my phone number - its in my signature below. Bear with us, as with all things new, we may have a few teething problems, but it will be worth it in the long run. On behalf of Committee
    4 points
  48. a good day was had by all, another excellent experience to Infiniti and beyond last time i was here for BTCC, it was at the invite of the Type R's, and they took Pole today so and we cheered on the first female driver in BTCC since 2007, Jade Edwards could be a good race between her and Mr Hamilton tomorrow and a quick nip in to the experience to see the new exhibit hmm, in July there was a Mercedes parked there...new car or repainted?!!!
    4 points
  49. Liberated the R from storage yesterday and this morning had Wheel Alignment done and previously fitted new tyres filled with Nitrogen - princely sum of Β£41.59. Oh... and I might have had a little run out to get the rust of the disks...
    4 points
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