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Old 02-12-2019, 11:33 AM
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Great color. Congrats!
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:52 AM
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- What did you do??? I Pshop all the time and had it rotated fine on my HDD. But the forum kept turning it when I'd upload it. Didn't see any correction mechanism within the thread GUI.
I used a Macbook and the built in picture viewer, rotated left, save, upload to forum. Boom. picture is now correct.
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Ongoing issue...registration. It is a CA car, with CA smog, bought from Illinois but delivered and sold as new here in CA. But somewhere things got muddled and I now have a sub-30 day IL sticker but must somehow register it here. Exact procedure to be discovered by Andy at great expense to his personal time. My question is, for anyone who has done courtesy delivery in CA, what was your registration experience? Did you drive away from the dealer with CA registration as if you had bought any other car off the lot?
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:13 PM
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Can't wait to see some better pictures outside in the daylight. Here is a pic fix for ya !

Is that the lighting or is the hood a different color shade then the fenders?

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Old 02-17-2019, 10:02 AM
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Same question about the hood, does it look different outside in the sun?
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:20 AM
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Same question about the hood, does it look different outside in the sun?
-I'll tell you guys when I see sun. Been raining most of the time since I got the car. That and darkness when it stopped raining. GJI does change a lot more than most colors with light/shadow.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:21 AM
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- All of my performance cars have been named after dragons. Tiamat (2003 M5), Ancalagon (540iT), Scatha (Z4MC) and now Glaurung. In this case the car is named after the "first" or "father" dragon in Tolkien's Middle Earth mythology. Ironically I ordered the ZTK package and Glaurung was a wingless dragon, but whatever - the name suits the car. es.
Hmmm....
My wife named ours "Mr. Sparkles".
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by carsnpars View Post
Same question about the hood, does it look different outside in the sun?
-The hood does look different from most angles, very slightly different. BUT from angles where the light hits the hood's slope and the adjacent panel's slope at the same angles they DO look the same. So either there is no actual difference in the paint and it's all caused by the paint hue shifting due to the angle of reflection...or there is a minute difference but it's impossible to tell for sure because of the different angles of the panels. I suspect the former.

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Been very busy, but will hopefully update with new pics soon. For now I will point out some things I noticed as I may thus far have been the only owner to drive both low and high wings on his car...
- The high wing certainly offers better rearward visibility, but the low wing isn't as bad as I had thought it would be.
- I am 6'-2", so I can reach over either wing to load the trunk from the rear. The high wing makes this more of a stretch, but I found myself quite careful (paranoid!) around both wings. So psychologically I would say they are more similar than different. The ZTK wing tips do interfere with side loading though. I find it easiest to load from the rear, that includes loading the roof, which isn't hard for someone of my height.
- The low wing actually has a little less clearance than the ZTK when using your fingers to open the trunk lid. There's not a lot with either wing, but I can open the ZTK without pinching a knuckle and had to over-under or flick the trunk up with the low wing.

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First turn onto the freeway and the back stepped out with less than 1/2 throttle at low revs. But it was easy to catch (what was that GM VP doing?) .
I think he unloaded the rear end at about the same time....
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Some pics from the Santa Ynez area. Glaurung's first road trip.




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