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    I too will be in Wyoming for the Eclipse! At a...

    I too will be in Wyoming for the Eclipse! At a dude ranch - sadly only 1 HP per person!
  2. I have a loose bulb for my fuel gauge - I know...

    I have a loose bulb for my fuel gauge - I know its loose and not blown, because it sometimes works.

    The cost of taking the dash apart to fix it makes it worth my while just living with the...
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    First rule of Secret Car Clubs.....

    First rule of Secret Car Clubs.....
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    Sticky: I personally saw 2 other 507s that week. There...

    I personally saw 2 other 507s that week. There was a Series 2 at The Quail, and a Series 1 that was in The Quail catalog, but was actually for sale at the RM/Sotheby's auction with the first Shelby....
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    Here's the line from the club letter: ...

    Here's the line from the club letter:



    Adding $1,000 to $2,000 to the cost of these items does seem a bit excessive.
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    Am I the only one that's not comfortable getting...

    Am I the only one that's not comfortable getting the NHTSA involved in this?
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    Peter Pan BMW is selling me a Left light cluster...

    Peter Pan BMW is selling me a Left light cluster for the bargain price of $2920 for the parts. The part just arrived this week
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    Interesting that the nasty colored 507 was in the...

    Interesting that the nasty colored 507 was in the catalog to be shown at The Quail, but I guess they decided to sell it instead.

    Also of note, this Series I 507 had a single reverse light and a...
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    Yup - plus labor!

    Yup - plus labor!
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    BMW NA have denied paying for any of this cost. ...

    BMW NA have denied paying for any of this cost.

    Although from the tone of the email, I don't think Bill wrote the text that I received from his email address

    I was wrong about the cost of...
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    Who did you negotiate with? Matt at Peter Pan...

    Who did you negotiate with? Matt at Peter Pan suggested I talk to Bill Stuart, who's helped in the past, but Matt is not allowed to start this process himself.
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    We've ordered the part and it will be replaced...

    We've ordered the part and it will be replaced after Monterey. Since the lower part of the light still works, it's not a big deal to drive as it is. Worst case - I only turn right for a few days!
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    So Matt is telling me I have the top bar of the...

    So Matt is telling me I have the top bar of the left rear out - cost for replacement is $2900 (I think this is the fully installed price), but there are no lights in the US right now!
  14. Thread: gas cap door

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    Mine arrived at Peter Pan today and Matt and his...

    Mine arrived at Peter Pan today and Matt and his crew are fixing some things before next week.
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    My car just started double-timing on the left...

    My car just started double-timing on the left side as soon as I started up after winter. Peter Pan is going to look at it next week before the Monterey week
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    Sticky: Although it's spelled 'Forum', it's pronounced...

    Although it's spelled 'Forum', it's pronounced 'Hooligan'
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    The only time I've had a problem with tires in...

    The only time I've had a problem with tires in the Z8 in the last 16 years, was when this happened. Sadly, the mobility kit would have had a hard task to work with a bent wheel, and I had no cell...
  18. Park Place also has another Z8 on their site -...

    Park Place also has another Z8 on their site - without photos - Silver/Black with 12K miles for $200K: AH61881
  19. It's local to me! Perhaps Norcal and I can stop...

    It's local to me! Perhaps Norcal and I can stop by during his visit this weekend!
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    After scanning my photo albums, I managed to find...

    After scanning my photo albums, I managed to find exactly 2 photos of Chuck. One of them in the Lodge at Crater Lake, the other somewhere in Monterey
  21. I connect mine to the jump points under the hood,...

    I connect mine to the jump points under the hood, keeping the hood down, but not fully locked. This has the advantage of leaving a box with a green light on it facing the driver at the point they're...
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    You missed the obvious Nancy Blue

    You missed the obvious Nancy Blue
  23. The un-driven car may be the saddest thing in the...

    The un-driven car may be the saddest thing in the world.

    Oh, and they spoilt it all by putting on the front plate holder!
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    The first time I used my early Canadian nav...

    The first time I used my early Canadian nav system, it shouted in German at me and the wife. She eventually got it to British English! When the center stack was replaced under warranty, we lost the...
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    Here's a macro photo right from the camera, with...

    Here's a macro photo right from the camera, with a bit of digital zoom to crop. These are small Lego models from about 7-8 inches

    Oh, the Forum software is resizing these images to fit the...
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    My new DxO ONE arrived!

    The DxO ONE arrived yesterday. Here's 3 photos - the landscape and bigger cat photo is just as it comes off the camera. The cat close-up is a close cropped photo with no other re-touching, and...
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    If your jump cables aren't thick enough, the X3...

    If your jump cables aren't thick enough, the X3 can't supply enough current to turn the engine over.

    We found this out in May when someone drained their battery overnight. Andrew's jump cables...
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    I might take a serious look at this. I find the...

    I might take a serious look at this. I find the RX100 hard to use, as the screen is too small for my eyesight, and too dim in sunlight. Just using the iPhone screen to control something of the same...
  29. Thread: This is weird

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    Yes - he's been on here before, information from...

    Yes - he's been on here before, information from here led him to Bill Stuart to get him his Book
  30. Thread: This is weird

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    Norcal: It was lunch time, which means that wine...

    Norcal: It was lunch time, which means that wine is the more civilized choice of beverage.

    JoshB: Yes I Did - although the Alpina is much less common, I have owned mine for longer! Although we...
  31. Thread: This is weird

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    This is weird

    I was sitting in a local bar today, having my lunch, and I overhear a conversation behind me. It seems both guys are car guys, and then one of them mentions a car he's had for 12 years - a BMW...
  32. My soft top sometimes needs to be pulled back a...

    My soft top sometimes needs to be pulled back a very small amount to get the latches into the slots. It's never more than a few mm though, and just as often doesn't need the pull back. My top is...
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    I've not had a front plate on mine since 2000. ...

    I've not had a front plate on mine since 2000. I've only been stopped once for an expired tab - it was at home ready to attach (if the cop had been closer behind me he'd have caught the car in front...
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    I'd ordered a Z8 as soon as my dealer had heard...

    I'd ordered a Z8 as soon as my dealer had heard of them in early 2000. They then proceeded to screw around with me on where in the list I was - I guess better customers can buy their way in.

    A...
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    Is this when driving, or when stopped? There are...

    Is this when driving, or when stopped? There are systems to cut the airflow above a certain speed.
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    I love the way they call it Rare and Exclusive. ...

    I love the way they call it Rare and Exclusive. I know dozens of people with one of these cars! Oh, wait....
  37. Does the M5 forum have anything to say on oil...

    Does the M5 forum have anything to say on oil pump failures? Those guys have more of these engines than we do, so they find more of the problems.

    Lack of use at 23K km sounds completely bogus to...
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    I'm no hooligan, but I'd go with the Full...

    I'm no hooligan, but I'd go with the Full Hooligan if I was to change from stock - it sounds great when following a car with one of these!
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    I had my guy check this out as part of my...

    I had my guy check this out as part of my pre-trip service. He said it's ok for now, and it did just go 1750 miles in a week.

    If we get an upgraded component available, I'll definitely be in for...
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    I got mine installed at BMW Bellevue - but almost...

    I got mine installed at BMW Bellevue - but almost all the people who worked there then on my Z8 don't work there anymore! My independent guy used to manage the BMW Bellevue shop, and he can be found...
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