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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...
  3. Thread: Phone snaps

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    https://jalopnik.com/bill-cosby-tells-a-great-carr...

    https://jalopnik.com/bill-cosby-tells-a-great-carroll-shelby-story-5909694
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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"...
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  9. 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. ...
  12. 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. :-|
  13. 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.
  15. Thread: Fogging Headlamps

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    Sticky: Poll: I've replaced mine and they have fogged again. I...

    I've replaced mine and they have fogged again. I wonder if there is a way to protect against that. Otherwise this becomes an expensive and time consuming process.On the other hand, if it makes sense,...
  16. Thread: XKE Pricing

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    That's why we heard only the crunching of gravel...

    That's why we heard only the crunching of gravel as Prince Harry and Meghan drove away. Nothing like a great endorsement to get an idea going. https://youtu.be/9KxrXpgWFGo I know some of us must be...
  17. Thread: Oktoberfest 2018

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    Congrats, Satch. You've done the Z8 proud. I...

    Congrats, Satch.
    You've done the Z8 proud. I don't know how many other drivers in North America have crossed into 6 digits. That's the way to do it, rather than save these cars for who knows what...
  18. Quirky, but detailed review of features of the car.

    I think most of us will agree with his assessment of the car's styling and its potential for increased value.I even learned about a feature of the car I wasn't aware - what happens when you turn the...
  19. Sticky: Those are the new benchmark. But, I'm going to...

    Those are the new benchmark. But, I'm going to hold onto my Super Sports until they make an analogous run flat. I love those private night-time dark-sky drives around Borrego Springs, but I can't...
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    Count me in also. I appreciate your efforts. Ted

    Count me in also.
    I appreciate your efforts.
    Ted
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    So ironic that our "Leader" and Top Tier Comrades...

    So ironic that our "Leader" and Top Tier Comrades like Ian and Rifle are without their Z8 rides ... but they will always have their Z8 family.
    Ian, thanks for being a great guy and helper to the...
  22. Thread: Happy Holidays!

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    Thanks, Ed. 2016 will be memorable for many...

    Thanks, Ed.
    2016 will be memorable for many reasons, not the least of which were our great Monterey meeting and the chance to make new special friends. It sure was a pleasure working with you and...
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    Hi Dennis, I hope you have the very best outcome...

    Hi Dennis, I hope you have the very best outcome with any treatment. We sure missed you in Monterey. With warm regards, Ted
  24. Thread: Nikon D810

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    You two are so talented and make such a great...

    You two are so talented and make such a great couple. T
    p.s. Where in Yosemite is the fifth picture down. Is that the valley floor/Merced river or did you hike a little into the high country?
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    Think I can answer my own question after some...

    Think I can answer my own question after some investigation. Turns out that the majority of sites (E39 and Lotus included) recommend the 75W-90 (Usually Redline) for the Quaife LSD, unless it is for...
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    It's time to change the Quaife Differential oil. ...

    It's time to change the Quaife Differential oil. Redline is clearly preferred. The question is what is better - the 75W-90 or 75W-140?
    The 75W-90 is recommended for the standard Z8 differential...
  27. Much better than we first thought. We are...

    Much better than we first thought. We are hearing the same here. Take care.
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    Cleaning crema headliner

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to best clean grease/dirt off a crema headliner?

    I think that the grease/dirt came from the top mechanism (which begs the additional question, "How does one...
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    Hello Ufuk, In case you are checking the forum, can you tell us if you are safe? Is there any news you can share?? Ted
  30. Thread: waterless washing

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    waterless washing

    In preparation for Monterey this year, I was thinking that maybe I'm just an fuddy-duddy unknowingly passing up an opportunity to prep my car without water using modern chemicals, in case we can't...
  31. So that explains the Petersen Museum outcome, eh?...

    So that explains the Petersen Museum outcome, eh? Good thing for me that no other Topaz / Crema showed up. :D
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    Who remembers "Abby ... Abby Normal"?

    Who remembers "Abby ... Abby Normal"?
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    Work truck :: 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

    2016 (2016-06-25 16:09:54)
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    I can just see taking this out a few years, when...

    I can just see taking this out a few years, when there is a public movement to remove "driven" cars from the autonomous roadways. All the Google cars with their cameras will be ready. :(
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    Screenshot of garage image

    Go to "Garage". Pick "Manage my garage". "Add Vehicle". When you go to add a Main Image, you can browse and pick your image from your files, but when you go to upload the picture, a blank page...
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    Could be me, but I tried multiple different ways...

    Could be me, but I tried multiple different ways to add images for a new vehicle in the garage section without success. Ted
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    I noticed in the Gallery a couple quirky things....

    I noticed in the Gallery a couple quirky things.
    First, only in some captions, apostrophes are replaced with diamonds: http://www.bmwz8.us/gallery.php?GalleryID=50
    Second, when you pick to look at...
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    So ironic that two of our strongest supporters...

    So ironic that two of our strongest supporters who continue to work so diligently for the greater good of our Z8 Brethren are Z8-less for hopefully only the time being.
    Thanks much for your...
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    Pertinent Quote

    Can't help but bring up a quote regarding the multiple neon bulbs from page 131 of our owner's manual that colors this matter:
    "The service life of these lamps is very high and the likelihood of...
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    A great time was had with Henrik being quite the gentleman answering so many queries and obliging us with attention to our steeds.
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