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Farewell, my Z family!

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My wonderful friends,

I know I've been a stranger these past few years as my partner and I have had way too much of "life getting in the way."  My poor 280 has mostly just sat.  She still runs great, but there are a number of little things I should have done that I haven't.

Well, I have bitter-sweet news.  A young man drove down from Northern Virginia today to buy my baby.  Now someone will again pay her the attention she deserves.  When I bought her, her body was in pretty good shape, and she was mechanically so-so.  Now she's in great shape mechanically, but she needs some body work to address a few little rust issues.  That will be the new owner's project.  (Maybe Lenny will also release the new Hellfire ECU to free the tiger in all our engines.  Nudge, nudge...)

Anyway, everyone here has been such a good friend.  I thank all of you for all the help, advice, and comradery you have given me, and I hope you will extend the same helping hand to the newest member of the Z family.  (He's already a ClassicZCars member, and you will probably hear more from him soon.)

Here's hoping you all enjoy the ride!

Sarah (a.k.a. FastWoman)

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Sad day for us that know you and have learned so much from your posting.  You helped me with great kindness and understanding patience.  Thank You very much Sarah, you'll always be a friend. 

I hope your partner the very best!

Cliff

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Thanks, Cliff!  You've been a very good friend too.  I'll probably stay registered, so I'm only a message away.

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Sarah,

Wow. Seconded. So sorry to hear you won't be a Z owner anymore. I've greatly enjoyed all of our interactions and hope we can continue in some form in the future. I understand the need for attention on other facets of life and here's to hoping that life's priorities are achievable to a happy balance.

Enjoy the sailing waters.   Bruce

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Hey Cap'n!  I've enjoyed interacting with you too!  I really enjoyed our (mostly your) sleuthing out solutions for those parts made of unobtanium.  I'm sure there will come a time in my life when I can return to fun projects like the Z.  Might not be a classic sports car, but it will definitely be something.

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I definitely will give you a shout if I head up that way (which is actually quite possible)!  Would enjoy meeting you in person after all this time.  And would enjoy seeing that lovely '69!  :-)  

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Sorry to see you go. I'll never forget the yogurt cup test you introduced me to. If it wasn't for that who knows how long it would taken me to find my vacuum leak. 

Drop us a line every now and then. Don't be a stranger. :cool:

Bob

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And since the new owner is a member here, make sure they understand that the long standing typical behavior of bashing the previous owner simply will not be tolerated in this case.

I got your back!     LOL

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Hey Bob!  OMG, the yogurt cup test!  Yes!  Good times.   I'll try not to be (too much of) a stranger.

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Sarah,

Not only have I enjoyed your post here but I benefited greatly from a thread you had about Z3 roof leaks. Because of that I was able to seal the little seals at the roof corners and get the Z3 much drier. At least as dry as a convertible can get. 🤣 Take care and be safe. Enjoy the ride, however you get there!

Charles

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Hey Charles!  Wow, you've seen me on the Z3 list?!  I'm humbled.  Yeah, that's the one thing about rag-tops I can't stand.  The Z3 sure is a fun car, though, ain't it?

We've reserved in our motor pool a 1994 Miata - my partner's car - which is in prime condition thanks to the restoration work of the previous owner, a Miata enthusiast.  Being a ragtop, it's strictly a fair-weather car and obligatory garage queen.  I can't say I have as much heart into this car, because there's not really much I've had to do to it.  However, my partner enjoys the sunshine on her shoulders (doesn't like hardtops with black interiors), and her pleasure gives me pleasure.  Besides, it's a really fun little car to drive too - just cute, though, and not drop-dead sexy like the Z.  So if you see someone in a little, red, first-gen Miata waving at you in your Z, wave back.  It might be me.  😄

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1 hour ago, FastWoman said:

Hey Charles!  Wow, you've seen me on the Z3 list?!  I'm humbled.  Yeah, that's the one thing about rag-tops I can't stand.  The Z3 sure is a fun car, though, ain't it?

We've reserved in our motor pool a 1994 Miata - my partner's car - which is in prime condition thanks to the restoration work of the previous owner, a Miata enthusiast.  Being a ragtop, it's strictly a fair-weather car and obligatory garage queen.  I can't say I have as much heart into this car, because there's not really much I've had to do to it.  However, my partner enjoys the sunshine on her shoulders (doesn't like hardtops with black interiors), and her pleasure gives me pleasure.  Besides, it's a really fun little car to drive too - just cute, though, and not drop-dead sexy like the Z.  So if you see someone in a little, red, first-gen Miata waving at you in your Z, wave back.  It might be me.  😄

We had a first Gen Miata at one point. It was like a gokart. Exit ramps at 60 mph, no problem. I will keep an eye out for that Red NA! B)

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Good luck Fast Sarah.  You know that it's okay to come back and share some knowledge even if you don't have a Z...

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Hey Grannie and Zed!  Yeah, I'll probably pop back in from time to time, once my life is on a more even keel.  I do miss you guys!

Patcon, see you on the road!  😄

 

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Sarah,

Keep in mind that if you decide to get back into the Z world, the door is open, and there is a place for you at the table.

Between you, @Arne, and @sblake01 (to name just a few), it's always sad to hear about a good contributor to the forum moving away from Z cars. While we know you guys still visit, it's not as much fun as when you were hanging out here all of the time.

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Sarah,

You will be missed, but I hope that you come back and visit once in a while.

 

On 12/2/2018 at 6:18 PM, FastWoman said:

Hey Charles!  Wow, you've seen me on the Z3 list?!  I'm humbled.  Yeah, that's the one thing about rag-tops I can't stand.  The Z3 sure is a fun car, though, ain't it?

..... So if you see someone in a little, red, first-gen Miata waving at you in your Z, wave back.  It might be me.  😄

Ya gotta watch out with Charles... he might be a stalker.... oh wait that's ME.... (gotta sing it like Train does) I digress....

Sarah, if you ever need to turn wrenches and don't have the space, you might wanna check out what's on this side of the water...

https://americandiyg.com/adiyg/

And to all those that are not in this neck of the woods, they ARE looking to franchise...

Let me know if you need anything - I know a few Miata peeps...

Wayne

 

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That would go over very well in my neck of the woods too Wayne.   We have nothing, not even Uber.  The local dicks won't allow sober driver pick up option.  We don't even have taxi service here just city owned "dial a ride" mini buses for the really poor folks to get groceries.  I've thought about calling and asking if they'd carry me to the liquor store! LOL

Maybe something I could do one day?  I'd love to have a garage to let people use for minor wrenching.  I could sell beer and nachos.  Toilet charge also. 

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Hi Sara,

Just want to thank you for helping me get my Z-Legs when I first started here.  That's about 3 1/2 years ago now.  My sweet RedBird is wonderful to me.  She is staying roadworthy, and a big blessing.  Redwing, my old 1971 was sold, and is now down to bare metal, heading for a full restore.  I am so happy for her.  

Anyhow, I do appreciate your kindness and all you did for me.  I won't forget you, in fact I hope someday to meet you and your partner.  Keep in touch...sending love and blessings.

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