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#121 al_reidy

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

apparently i will get a decent cheque fairly soon from them. its no where near the cost of building it, but thats not really something i expected.
im so glad it was IVA'd as they had nothing to wiggle out of paying me the market value, or paying me at all!

the whole zcars experience has shaken me up big style. i have always had my old white mini which was a quick cam'd 1380 stage 3 beast. i have now installed a high final drive to slow me down, 10inch wheels and as good servo assisted brakes as i can fit.
i ditched the carb and just installed a SC 5 port injection kit to make it more drivable and predictable while i use the car as a cruiser now.
no more track days for the near future.

Has anyone tried to contact zcars regarding the handling of the car engined conversions? they knew of my car and my troubles with it from day one to the end.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:11 AM

How helpful were they with trying to sort out the issues you had? It's obviously not nice to have a car that you don't feel safe in and even worse when you see the final outcome. Getting slightly worried that after ploughing 'x' amount into mine it’s going to be a little sketchy on the roads!!

Any info appreciated, by all z-car owners I’m sure.

Thanks

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

Up for auction at HBC salvage. http://www.hbc.co.uk...dding/R=4885992

#124 al_reidy

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

oh my thats disturbing to see.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

How did this happen? Did someone buy the car from you or the insurance company? Or is it the insurance company putting it up for auction?
Worrying for the new owner thats for sure, if it was dangerous to drive, otherwise maybe its a bargain for someone who knows how to sort it!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

Would like to know what the reserve is...

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

its not me thats selling it, its the insurance company. if someone knows how to sort the inherent issues with the handling they should add it here so this crap doesn't happen to any one of you.
at least when someone buys it its not my fault if it repeats the faults once rebuilt.
i was offered £10.4k to buy back from insurers. perhaps the reserve is around that.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:51 AM

i am new on tmf and sorry to hear about your crash. i was just about to go down the z car k20 path!.. but dont think i will bother now!..hope you get sorted out with insurance.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

i am new on tmf and sorry to hear about your crash. i was just about to go down the z car k20 path!.. but dont think i will bother now!..hope you get sorted out with insurance.


Dont be too hasty, it is unfortunate that Al's car wasnt right, however there are more people on here with K20 Zcars that havent had the same handling issues and I for one am running a lot more power, never mind about E11evens who is running almost twice the power that Al was. Dont get me wrong, I am not saying that Zcars are the be all and end all but give a bit more consideration before giving up on the idea. Would you not buy a Caterham because you'd heard that someone had a crash in one?, plenty do but people keep buying them.

That said be prepared for a long arduous build & for the costs to spiral, my advice is whatever your initial budget, double it and put away another 25% for things you never thought you'd need.

I say all this because the feeling you get when you see the reaction on peoples faces, when you're still all over them and they have spent £100K+ on their car, is almost priceless............




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