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    Sticky: I would second Andrew's suggestion unless your...

    I would second Andrew's suggestion unless your dealership has done a number of them. If it's not put in properly, it can be quite a pain. Who knows, you might want to have Matt do some service or...
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    I still remember a "few" years back, when Crevier...

    I still remember a "few" years back, when Crevier Motors here in Orange County had a couple of left-over brand new Alpinas for sale out back for well under that figure.
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    Rising interest

    It's nice to see our cars being appreciated by so many. I'm seeing 633 mostly very complimentary comments only 14 hours after the release of this video.
    Journalists and others seem now to better...
  4. BMW was nice enough to do the exchange at no...

    BMW was nice enough to do the exchange at no charge, so I didn't have the heart to push it with a second round. I just made the assumption that the lights had an innate engineering flaw.
  5. Fyi, I exchanged my fogged headlights with new...

    Fyi, I exchanged my fogged headlights with new units about 9 years ago. 6-12 months later the new ones fogged up.
  6. Nice piece for newcomers on the collectability of our car

    "Is the BMW Z8 worth investing in now?"

    https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/07/01/video-is-the-bmw-z8-worth-investing-in-now/
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    Sticky: Hi MK,Do not worry. You'll find us to be an...

    Hi MK,Do not worry. You'll find us to be an exceptional nice group of folk. May be partially that we remember when we started posting here. Welcome. Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your...
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    Looks like everyone is happy with their Ceramic...

    Looks like everyone is happy with their Ceramic Pro experience. One question, I understand that the after the paint correction, any clear bra (PPF) is applied and then the ceramic is applied to both...
  9. Thread: Unicorn??

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    Three-D printing is probably the future for...

    Three-D printing is probably the future for classic car part replacements and especially good for individual pieces like seat clips. I think that if we find someone who is particularly good, reliable...
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    Same part disappeared on my car. I figured, with...

    Same part disappeared on my car. I figured, with gravity and all, it couldn't have gone too far, though I couldn't see it. I probed around with this till I finally felt metal against metal and was...
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    We are lucky to benefit from the research that...

    We are lucky to benefit from the research that others here have undertaken to study new programs for our cars. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can share a recommendation for a great experience...
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    We are lucky to benefit from the research that...

    We are lucky to benefit from the research that others here have undertaken to study new programs for our cars. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can share a recommendation for a great experience...
  13. Thread: BAT Thread

    by Bend
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    Sticky: Well, folks, our cars may just be starting to get...

    Well, folks, our cars may just be starting to get the recognition for the remarkable combination of style, performance and usability that they represent, but not without a big thanks to Satch....
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    Ed, So nice of you to take the time to reflect...

    Ed,
    So nice of you to take the time to reflect on your ownership and our extended Z8 'family'. I think anyone who has met you in person or through your musings will agree that you are truly a great...
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    Andrew, you are probably an expert on the new...

    Andrew, you are probably an expert on the new Bronco with the optional 35 inch tires. :-)
    I recall that Satch had shared his experience earlier with his choice of run flats. It would be nice to get...
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    Is it time to move to run flats?

    I am beginning to think that I am not thinking clearly if I'm driving on freeways or back country roads at night with my wife with non run flat tires. I haven't had a mishap yet with my Michelin...
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    Thanks for the suggestion, Terry. I will order up...

    Thanks for the suggestion, Terry. I will order up this solid windblocker. It sounds like it will work better than the perforated OEM one.I only wish I had gotten this earlier. I picked up my first...
  18. Thread: Winter Storage

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    Thanks to both of you for your thoughts. I do...

    Thanks to both of you for your thoughts.
    I do wonder what occurs when you start the engine for just a minute or two of idling. I imagine that that some moving parts don't fully lubricate and, when...
  19. Thread: Winter Storage

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    Not quite a winter storage note ...We all know...

    Not quite a winter storage note ...We all know that it is better to drive our cars, but these days, my car sits under the cover for months at a time. Can anyone answer whether it is better to start...
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    We all are aware of how so many of these geniuses...

    We all are aware of how so many of these geniuses (esp EV geniuses) are so ... optimistic. That's surely, at least partly, how so many investors sign up and get us these new technologies. God bless...
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    What a model you are, Ed. And that doesn't...

    What a model you are, Ed. And that doesn't surprise me either. That's so great that you're able to be there for those that maybe don't have the best model.
    Speaking of models, I'm in line for the...
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    The Taycan is, for sure, awesome. Besides the...

    The Taycan is, for sure, awesome. Besides the delta in price, my wife needs the hauling space as she is an art broker and appraiser (this will be her car). Right now she has a Lexus that can go for...
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    Same to you and all the other Pappy's. Ed, you...

    Same to you and all the other Pappy's.
    Ed, you seem like you must be such a great Dad. I wonder if your kids are getting the automobile bug from you.
    My Father's Day included taking delivery of a...
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    Coverking came out to my house twice to measure...

    Coverking came out to my house twice to measure my car for their template. They were nice enough to leave me with a couple of the early covers. I have to say they fit and have worn well, but I have...
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    Want to share the name of your message in Cali,...

    Want to share the name of your message in Cali, hopefully SoCali? Would appreciate it.
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    Good question, but I don't know the answer.

    Good question, but I don't know the answer.
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    I did it a few years ago and don't recall any...

    I did it a few years ago and don't recall any problems. I just remembered that it was important to hook up the battery charger during the installation. No problems since. Also no problems with smog...
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    I suspect that they took advantage to modernize...

    I suspect that they took advantage to modernize the rear end, as the predicate car's tail lights were essentially a bulb and a cover. In the 50's the knobby tail light was still the 'state of the...
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    I have also thought our Z8 brings together the...

    I have also thought our Z8 brings together the 'souls' of the XKE and Cobra. In fact, I expressed that to Henrik when he attended our 2016 Monterey Acquarium dinner. I remember him smiling and then...
  30. Thread: Phone snaps

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    Hi Ed, Great story and pics. Looks like a pretty...

    Hi Ed, Great story and pics. Looks like a pretty neat '70 hemi Cuda. I had a thing for the AAR Cudas.Regarding the Cobras, I remember growing up hearing Bill Cosby's "200 mph"...
  31. Thread: The Quail 2019

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    Hi Ed, Thanks for sharing your memories and...

    Hi Ed,
    Thanks for sharing your memories and pics. It would be great to see you and others from our community next year. It's been way too long.
    Best wishes,
    Ted
  32. That would be my old silver Z8. The dealership...

    That would be my old silver Z8. The dealership has now changed ownership. Definitely a lesson in getting a pre-purchase inspection - preferably by Andrew. :-)
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    Sticky: If anyone is wondering why values of our...

    If anyone is wondering why values of our wonderful cars seem to hang back a bit further than what might be expected with just higher production numbers, here you go. Wondering whether we can start...
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    Happy Birthday, Andrew! May 2019 be an...

    Happy Birthday, Andrew! May 2019 be an especially good year for you in terms of health, happiness and prosperity.
  35. Thread: Exhaust Options

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    Hi Ian, sounds like one of the last great classic...

    Hi Ian, sounds like one of the last great classic drivetrains. I'm sure you must be enjoying it.So glad you're staying on with us here.Ted
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    Same to you, Andrew.All the best wishes for the...

    Same to you, Andrew.All the best wishes for the great community of Z8 owners and beyond.Ted
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    Sounds similar to a problem I once had. Take a...

    Sounds similar to a problem I once had. Take a look at this thread. It might prove to be helpful. ...
  38. Thread: Quick Jack

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    Ordered it today. The longitudinal rail on the...

    Ordered it today. The longitudinal rail on the standard model (5000slx) is 70 inches long. I measured the distance between the tires and I think I have around 1/2 inch to spare. :-|
  39. Thread: Quick Jack

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    Quick Jack

    Does anyone have any experience with the Quick Jack? It seems like it would be a near perfect solution for most jobs for those of us who don't have the garage headroom for the post lifts. Ted ...
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    Sticky: Great teamwork!Thanks for taking the time to...

    Great teamwork!Thanks for taking the time to document the problem and solution.
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