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Old 9th February 2017, 06:28
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Steve P - Welcome to the forum.

Your Kobra looks good in the photos, which I've just added to the "Useful Info" thread.





Cheers, Paul.

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You might want to consider adding a NSFW (Not Safe For Work) warning to your thong photo link.

As I've worked in several places where just opening that link in an open plan office would get you into trouble.
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Old 9th February 2017, 06:41
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Strangely after I painted my car black with red stripes I looked at the back end and thought it reminded me of a lovely black arse wearing a red thong! Photo attached reflects my thoughts
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Old 9th February 2017, 06:43
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Steve,

Rattle cans ! Wow that is dedicated. From the pics it looks bloody excellent. I like that you kept the filler cap as it was. Keeps it simple (?) and keeps the smooth lines.

Are they two reversing lamps or I should one a rear fog in a clear lens ?

Have you noticed any difference in performance since replacing the Z3 parts with the Kobra? I assume it feels pretty much the same?

I ask so many questions. Sorry.

Love the wheels.

Dave
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Old 9th February 2017, 08:41
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Steve, that looks very tidy, I look forward to seeing it in June.
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Old 9th February 2017, 10:52
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Great finish from rattle cans, very impressed. I do like the double stripes with pinstripes. Are thy painted or tape?
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Old 9th February 2017, 12:43
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WCA - Z300S Original
Ian A - Z300S Replica
LancelotLink - Something possible off the back of a trailer
Drum Major - MX250c
Drum Major Junior - MX250c
FatBloke - MX250
William - Calif SWB
SteveP - Cobra

Lucky@LeMans - If he gets back from holiday on time
Chris - Bumped out to make room for others although he will still be there


So 8 definite and 1 probably
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Old 9th February 2017, 15:16
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Old 10th February 2017, 14:03
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Steve,

Rattle cans ! Wow that is dedicated. From the pics it looks bloody excellent. I like that you kept the filler cap as it was. Keeps it simple (?) and keeps the smooth lines.

Are they two reversing lamps or I should one a rear fog in a clear lens ?

Have you noticed any difference in performance since replacing the Z3 parts with the Kobra? I assume it feels pretty much the same?

I ask so many questions. Sorry.

Love the wheels.

Dave

Hi Dave. One of the rear clear lights has a red bulb and is the reversing light. Not taken it through a MOT yet but hopefully it will be ok. I only had the Z3 for one day prior to its strip down so not sure how it compares to original. Hopefully its lighter and with improved air inlet and silencer its a bit quicker. The handling will be different as the track is now much wider and with lowered suspension it will probably be improved when the roads are smooth. She does follow the dips on bumpy country winding roads but I am used to that with some of my other cars (Lotus7 replica and a Chrysler crossfire). The filler cap is off an Audi TT and was flat but the body panel was curved so lots of filler to help it blend in. I am happy with that bit. I am thinking of respraying it satin black as gloss black does show every imperfection in the surface below. It does go well though and everything works on it. I just need to get it closer to 99% as at the moments its more like about 92%. Lack of time does not help.
Cheers Steve from Whiteley Hampshire
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Great finish from rattle cans, very impressed. I do like the double stripes with pinstripes. Are thy painted or tape?
The stripes are red rattle can. I put 6mm wide stick on gold pinstripe between the red black joints and that worked well.
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Nice work Steve from Hampshire.

The use of the TT filler cap is well thought through. They BM wheels ?

I (hopefully) will be doing my own Kobra this year so I always ask questions.

Dave
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Old 10th February 2017, 18:20
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DaveP - coming to the BBQ?

Lots of people to ask questions and cars to poke and prod...
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Old 10th February 2017, 21:52
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Good question WCA. There is a good chance of that.

I'll check in with when we having a summer holiday and see how to work it in. It's not that far after all I will bring beer/beef money and questions but no interesting wheels

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Old 11th February 2017, 10:30
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Nice work Steve from Hampshire.

The use of the TT filler cap is well thought through. They BM wheels ?

I (hopefully) will be doing my own Kobra this year so I always ask questions.

Dave

The wheels are optional extra on BMW's made by a third party OEM supplier to BMW. Not quite meant for this model but the offset was great and it fitted tyres that cleared the suspension. The original Z3 clover leaf wheels didn't look right on the Kobra. I did buy some old 5 series wheels that I thought would fit but they would need special spacers made that would have cost 400+ so they are in a nice stack in my back garden pretending to be a garden ornament. Ditto the Z3 clover leaf wheels. Anyone need some wheels? Good luck with your build. The instructions I got from Tribute were pants but fortunately I like a challenge and having just restored a Robin Hood Lotus7 kit car then I had loads of experience to call on.
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Update from the Landlord "Am going to get in touch with the South African meat supplier in town, and look at having some interesting meats on offer for the BBQ."

Hope you like grilled gorilla and wildebeest burger!
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Well worth it with the right cuts and prep. Usually spicy or herby. They leave over night to marinate. Just keep turning the meat like a rotisserie. Juicy and sweet. Spuds in foil would work as well. My wife's family are from zim and know their bbq skills.
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Don't get him arrested for importing bushmeat
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I heard New Forest Pony are tasteful and plentiful.

I may pop along to this if not working Nick, what time will it be going on to ?
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Old 21st February 2017, 13:50
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Meeting at 11am for the early birds who want to drive convoy style around Southampton / new Forest

Reconvene at the pub at 1:30pm for BBQ etc

I am getting a taxi home so it all ends about closing time.

The marketing material is getting produced by the pub at the moment so will post it up here when I get it. It might even appear on the Website.
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Just seen one of their burgers...

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Old 18th April 2017, 11:28
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Hi All - Just bumping this up the forum in advance of Stoneleigh. Hoipefully you will have a great time there and want to meet up again for beer and food in sunny Southampton.

Please add your names - even if you aren't bringing you Tribute car so I can give the landlord some idea of numbers.

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