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Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 23:03
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Posted By stevestrat
How easy are they to get hold of Colin?

How easy are they to get hold of Colin?
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 22:59
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By stevestrat
Need to get down to the new Jim Clark Museum...

Need to get down to the new Jim Clark Museum sometime. Visited the old one several times when I was younger.
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 20:58
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By stevestrat
Yep, called into his to get a spare key for the...

Yep, called into his to get a spare key for the V8 on the way home. Bitterly cold and windy but he persisted when the car had a hissy fit at the T4 poking around its private bits :D Agree about the...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 20:33
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By stevestrat
Not taking anything away from Lewis Hamilton but...

Not taking anything away from Lewis Hamilton but not really sure if you can compare him with Jim Clark. Hamilton only races in F1, Clark raced in F1, F2, USAC Championship (Indy 500 etc), Le Mans and...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 20:14
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By stevestrat
Maybe you're not allowed to drive uphill :shrug:

Maybe you're not allowed to drive uphill :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 20:10
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By stevestrat
Doing well to find any forum as good as ours....

Doing well to find any forum as good as ours. Only one I was ever in that came close was a guitar forum. As for cars . . . . I posted a question on a Peugeot forum when a mate of mine had a problem...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 17:09
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By stevestrat
To be precise, Russ is in Liversedge, 10-12 miles...

To be precise, Russ is in Liversedge, 10-12 miles south west of Leeds.

Add my name to the "baffled by different connectors" list :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 13:46
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Worst courtesy car I ever got was when I put the...

Worst courtesy car I ever got was when I put the Omega in for some work, Vauxhall Agila, it was like driving a shoe box on wheels.
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 11:33
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Join the club Bob. I've definitely tweaked the...

Join the club Bob. I've definitely tweaked the sciatic nerve when I tripped carrying the recycling boxes the other day. I'm getting a sharp pain in my left hip if I'm on my feet for more than a few...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 10:51
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Our problem is squirrels, surrounded by trees in...

Our problem is squirrels, surrounded by trees in the museum grounds. Not only does a squirrel on the feeder keep the birds away they damage the feeders as well. Best thing for deterring the squirrels...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 10:37
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Not the best pic, taken through the window with...

Not the best pic, taken through the window with the mobile but this is our feathered friends restaurant!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49174431412_93f81737a4_z.jpg

Sunflower hearts,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2019, 21:43
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By stevestrat
Didn't know you were a fan Rod :shrug: Never...

Didn't know you were a fan Rod :shrug:

Never watched TOWIE or anything of that ilk, chewing gum for the eyes, cheap to make and pointless to watch.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 20:16
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By stevestrat
You can step up to trader on a monthly basis,...

You can step up to trader on a monthly basis, £8.34 a month.
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2019, 19:15
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
I suspect its a "get worse before it gets...

I suspect its a "get worse before it gets better"! Sitting is fine but on my feet for more than a few minutes a sharp pain appears in the left hip then develops and is accompanied by pain running...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 14:22
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By stevestrat
Wrong set up Jon! Its a 2005 model with...

Wrong set up Jon! Its a 2005 model with projectors, bulb holder is a bayonet fit.

Have a read at this, about projector bulb changing (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=50413).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By stevestrat
Check the condition of them before doing...

Check the condition of them before doing anything, they can look ok but be rotten with rust on the hidden side.
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2019, 11:57
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, hobbled myself the other day, trying to...

Morning, hobbled myself the other day, trying to carry the all the recycling boxes (our's and next door's) up the steps in one go I stumbled and landed on my knees. Knees are ok but I've jarred my...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 3rd December 2019, 00:07
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By stevestrat
You are looking for the hybrid TV tuner from a...

You are looking for the hybrid TV tuner from a BMW E39 or E46, do an Ebay search but they are not cheap, £140+ 2nd hand and rarely available in the UK, the vast majority for sale on Ebay are in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 12:29
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By stevestrat
Thread about a stolen cat just last month....

Thread about a stolen cat just last month. (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=300434)
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2019, 12:17
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
You love it really, going around 47 shops only go...

You love it really, going around 47 shops only go go back to the first one and get something in there, usually something that was never on the target list in the first place.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2019, 10:48
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, frost has gone, not cold but it is wet,...

Morning, frost has gone, not cold but it is wet, can't win. Local surgery has on the day "urgent" appointments but you have to phone as soon as the place opens to get one.
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 22:10
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Still white with frost here just now but the temp...

Still white with frost here just now but the temp is supposed to rise during the night and be around +5/6 by morning.
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 20:20
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By stevestrat
Leclerc keeps third place but Ferrari have been...

Leclerc keeps third place but Ferrari have been fined 50,000 Euros.
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 19:12
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Usually toasty and warm here as well Colin . . ....

Usually toasty and warm here as well Colin . . . . unless I cockup the gas!
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 19:08
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
The girls have their own way of dealing with the...

The girls have their own way of dealing with the lack of heating.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49153242257_a06602030d_z.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 18:35
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By stevestrat
Don't think there was ever a how to but I've done...

Don't think there was ever a how to but I've done it and posted about it, see if I can find it.

Found the original, I can vouch it works!
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 17:15
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By stevestrat
The modern definition of "celebrity" has changed...

The modern definition of "celebrity" has changed a hell of a lot from my youth :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 16:00
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Buggeration! Heating runs off bottled gas, no...

Buggeration! Heating runs off bottled gas, no mains supply here. Four bottles, runs off two at a time. I thought I had two "in reserve" . . . . I didn't :mad: Coldest weekend of the year so far and...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 14:04
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By stevestrat
Potential problem for Leclerc. Car inspection pre...

Potential problem for Leclerc. Car inspection pre qualifying revealed a "significant difference" between the declared amount of fuel in the car and what was actually in it.
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 21:02
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By stevestrat
Oh God . . . . I can remember phone boxes with...

Oh God . . . . I can remember phone boxes with button A and button B :sad3: :cry:
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 19:19
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By stevestrat
Something like this...

Something like this...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 19:04
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By stevestrat
There are repair kits and repair puttys available...

There are repair kits and repair puttys available but if the underside is that corroded your biggest problem might be getting the area clean and rust free enough for the stuff to adhere.
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 19:01
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By stevestrat
I was in no way criticising the police for taking...

I was in no way criticising the police for taking him out John. My own father was in the police, he received a commendation for tackling someone holding up a shop with a hand gun which turned out to...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 18:34
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By stevestrat
London Bridge Incident

There has been what Met Police are calling a terrorist incident near London Bridge. A number of people have received serious knife injuries and the knife man who was wearing a (fake) suicide bomb...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 17:48
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Posted By stevestrat
2 x Class 40 . . . . jeez they were cold things,...

2 x Class 40 . . . . jeez they were cold things, unbelievably draughty. Mind you, they were nearing the end of their life when I started. There was a hotplate in the engine room for boiling a kettle,...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 17:22
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By stevestrat
No chest pain what so ever, just eye watering...

No chest pain what so ever, just eye watering pain in both upper arms. Didn't see the grim reaper either, just two very concerned dogs (Suzy & Pops at the time, pre Maya) who knew something was far...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 12:51
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
The train in the photo is basically one huge...

The train in the photo is basically one huge Tesco delivery. Runs to Mossend (Glasgow) where the containers are transferred to road transport then to Tesco's Central Scotland distribution centre. A...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 12:27
Replies: 19
Views: 214
Posted By stevestrat
Hard to tell what age Ronnie is, had himself...

Hard to tell what age Ronnie is, had himself chrome plated a number of years ago :D

Happy birthday Ronnie
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By stevestrat
I know from experience how unexpected this can...

I know from experience how unexpected this can be. My wife was away, I'd been at the Scottish National meet, felt great after being voted best ZT. Went to bed, got up during the night for the loo,...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 21:09
Replies: 70
Views: 4,075
Posted By stevestrat
Used to be a regular ice cream van outside the...

Used to be a regular ice cream van outside the school gates at lunchtime, he turned up one day to find another van parked in his spot. Nearly fisticuffs :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 21:04
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By stevestrat
Moonstone and aubergine . . . . acquired taste.

Moonstone and aubergine . . . . acquired taste.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 18:55
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Posted By stevestrat
Can't offer any guidance, never been to Tees or...

Can't offer any guidance, never been to Tees or Thornaby, Tyne Yard was our limit. When you see the Newcastle area now, Gateshead depot is now blocks of flats, Tyne Yard is a fraction of what it was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 15:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,708
Posted By stevestrat
I used to do a lot of model building when I was...

I used to do a lot of model building when I was younger, haven't done anything for a while. I have models unstarted in a cupboard.

This is one I made for my father, a model of a Police Austin...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 15:08
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Shock news, its not raining here! Even...

Shock news, its not raining here! Even considering taking the girls out.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 14:45
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By stevestrat
Technology is all well and good but at what point...

Technology is all well and good but at what point are we relying on it too much. I know a driver with GB Railfreight contracted to cover the Caledonian Sleeper services. The new mk 5 sleeper cars...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 14:32
Replies: 258
Views: 14,190
Posted By stevestrat
I'm unimpressed with the registrar dealing with...

I'm unimpressed with the registrar dealing with the ongoing thing with my liver. He told me I had scarring (cirrhosis) on my liver, no further info, felt numb on the way home. Speaking to my own GP I...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 14:17
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By stevestrat
Of course he does, its a restaurant in Chinatown...

Of course he does, its a restaurant in Chinatown in Manhattan, New York.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 13:56
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By stevestrat
I had a very close call with a V6 (3 litre) Omega...

I had a very close call with a V6 (3 litre) Omega I used to have. Set off from home one day and by the time I got to the end of the road there was a naff, hot rubber smell permeating the cabin,...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 13:49
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By stevestrat
Wasn't a good day yesterday, also lost Gary...

Wasn't a good day yesterday, also lost Gary Rhodes and Sir Jonathan Miller.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2019, 21:38
Replies: 11,306
Views: 770,566
Posted By stevestrat
Predictive spelling is wiser than you think. Used...

Predictive spelling is wiser than you think. Used to have a manager called Angus which predictive text kept amending to A n u s, never knew it could judge character.
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 20:02
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Steady or they'll be treating you for high blood...

Steady or they'll be treating you for high blood pressure as well :D
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 20:00
Replies: 70
Views: 4,075
Posted By stevestrat
The shop nearest to my school used to sell single...

The shop nearest to my school used to sell single fags!
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 19:46
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Been wet, misty, euch all day here. The shop...

Been wet, misty, euch all day here.

The shop I used to frequent regularly, a decent sized Coop, closed down recently, started using a local Scotmid, Coop by another name really. This other one,...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 15:44
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Posted By stevestrat
Blooody hell Phil, hope you are on the mend soon.

Blooody hell Phil, hope you are on the mend soon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By stevestrat
Position one - legitimate work Position two -...

Position one - legitimate work
Position two - burglary
Position three - rave
:D
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2019, 20:28
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By stevestrat
My cousin had one, like Dolly she loved the sofa....

My cousin had one, like Dolly she loved the sofa. Didn't really get on with other dogs though.
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2019, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By stevestrat
I always took the attitude that it was something...

I always took the attitude that it was something that could happen . . . . doesn't prepare you for when it does though! Some guys couldn't drive again after a suicide, some guys had several,...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By stevestrat
Having been at the sharp end of a suicide when I...

Having been at the sharp end of a suicide when I was train driving I'd support the compensation going to a mental health charity. Kudos to you and your wife Ian. Sadly the guy got his wish, stepped...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2019, 12:55
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By stevestrat
My wife and I are up and down to the Lakes quite...

My wife and I are up and down to the Lakes quite frequently, lot of friends down there. On one hand I prefer the TP services but on the other hand the 185s are cattle trucks, ok for commuting but not...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2019, 12:10
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, much the same as Andy, up at 5 because...

Morning, much the same as Andy, up at 5 because my other half is working, went out like a light again.

Pops and Maya are now on guard duty, watching for a persistent squirrel under the bird...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2019, 19:38
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
I'd have thought somebody would have wanted them...

I'd have thought somebody would have wanted them :shrug:

End of my thumb is now as hot as hell and can hardly grip anything with it . . . . should have left the blood blister to get on with it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 19:35
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By stevestrat
Removing the bumper looks more daunting than it...

Removing the bumper looks more daunting than it actually is. I found the bumper removal part of this how to (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=86343) a great help first time I did...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 23rd November 2019, 17:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By stevestrat
I was helping my mate with his taxi business. He...

I was helping my mate with his taxi business. He had the brilliant idea to use some tyre shine stuff on the rubber floor mats, made the thing virtually undriveable! Trying to operate the pedals your...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2019, 17:40
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
What a waste of a day! Grey, cold, wet, so dark...

What a waste of a day! Grey, cold, wet, so dark considered putting a light on several times. Ended up adjusting three doggy coats we had lying around to fit the girls, removing original press studs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 13:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By stevestrat
[QUOTE=COLVERT;2777277]Transponder is for the...

[QUOTE=COLVERT;2777277]Transponder is for the immobiliser only, not linked to the remote locking/unlocking in any way.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 13:29
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By stevestrat
If this is the "how to"...

If this is the "how to" (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=45657) you are referring to, I installed the fix linked to in Mike's post above and the images are crystal clear.
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 20:03
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
As I said didn't have anything to do with 31s but...

As I said didn't have anything to do with 31s but started and moved one once when I was still a 2nd man. Came on duty for a shed turn to find a 31 parked on its own in of one of the loco stabling...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 16:46
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By stevestrat
Bl00dy Honda! Keep moving the fuel filler.

Bl00dy Honda! Keep moving the fuel filler.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 16:05
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By stevestrat
Get a set of viton "O" rings for the cap just to...

Get a set of viton "O" rings for the cap just to rule it out, only four quid on Ebay.
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 15:57
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By stevestrat
I now have a float valve that shuts off! Finally...

I now have a float valve that shuts off! Finally got a chance to have another go at it and did as you suggested Mick, separated the valve body from the tail on the new valve, removed the old valve...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 14:49
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Well, that's the weirdest thing I've had in the...

Well, that's the weirdest thing I've had in the post for a while . . . . a flyer for a "traditional mole catcher" :shrug: Got a vision of Claude Greengrass in my head.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2019, 14:36
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By stevestrat
Audi Quartz Grey. I was intending moving the...

Audi Quartz Grey. I was intending moving the switches away from the tunnel (stop the dogs standing on them!) but never got round to it. This is a modified hazard/lock switch plate sprayed with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2019, 14:26
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
Everybody is entitled to their opinions and, of...

Everybody is entitled to their opinions and, of course, I respect that but what gets on my wick is when they start preaching to me about it trying to convert me to their beliefs, I'll make my own...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 14:19
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
So dark and dismal here just about need the light...

So dark and dismal here just about need the light on.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 20:58
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By stevestrat
Audi Quartz Grey is very close to rhodium. Try a...

Audi Quartz Grey is very close to rhodium. Try a aerosol from Halfords.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 20:40
Replies: 93
Views: 2,892
Posted By stevestrat
Does it run continuously or cycle on and off...

Does it run continuously or cycle on and off every 10-15 seconds?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 20:32
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By stevestrat
For that price it should be copied onto vellum by...

For that price it should be copied onto vellum by Tibetan monks.
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2019, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By stevestrat
Don't get all excited. The Scottish Transport...

Don't get all excited. The Scottish Transport Secretary wet his pants because an automated bus managed to drive around in a car park without hitting anything.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 17:48
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By stevestrat
Nippy prices though, £157.50 for a COC.

Nippy prices though, £157.50 for a COC.
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2019, 14:45
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Posted By stevestrat
Can't say a lot about 31s, didn't have them up...

Can't say a lot about 31s, didn't have them up here, just an occasional visitor with a Tyne Yard crew who took them straight back again. Dunno if they were slow speed fitted. MGR wagon loading and...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2019, 14:01
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
BR Presflo cement wagon, air braked, 60mph. There...

BR Presflo cement wagon, air braked, 60mph. There was also a Semflo, older, vacuum braked, 45mph. Semflos were a nightmare, took an age for the brakes to do anything. It was usually a case that by...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2019, 13:50
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
In a word, yes :drool4: I think it was more...

In a word, yes :drool4:

I think it was more to do with him being 6' tall and occasionally having to go clambering around inside grain elevators to collect samples. He used to hate harvest time,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By stevestrat
I've had them for years with no problems.

I've had them for years with no problems.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 20:44
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Money, or the thought of it, changes a lot of...

Money, or the thought of it, changes a lot of people Rich and not for the better! One of my wife's friends married a deep sea diver, obviously he was on mega money. She became a right PITA, a real...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 111
Views: 157,671
Posted By stevestrat
Nope. Due to work commitments Brian isn't...

Nope. Due to work commitments Brian isn't "trading" just now. That's why he didn't want to be on the T4 map.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 20:19
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
My father used to be in the agriculture business,...

My father used to be in the agriculture business, having to go into grain storage sheds etc, he was forever knocking lumps out of his scalp, so much so that when the railway issued hard hats I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 17:42
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By stevestrat
Twistlock type fixings are readily available on...

Twistlock type fixings are readily available on Ebay...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 17:28
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Seen them around up here but what I don't get is...

Seen them around up here but what I don't get is why they are running such short sets, four or five carriages, no more capacity than any other unit. 4,500hp for four carriages, overkill to say the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 16:53
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
Here's a twist reported on the BBC News...

Here's a twist reported on the BBC News (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49759626) website. Demand for cobalt for EV batteries is soaring and its is reckoned the only way to meet the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 14:02
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
I needed a fasting blood test a while ago, tried...

I needed a fasting blood test a while ago, tried to give me an appointment at 12 noon which would mean I couldn't eat anything before about I got home at about 1pm . . . . promptly told where they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 11:27
Replies: 111
Views: 157,671
Posted By stevestrat
Website confirms T4, added to map. See the...

Website confirms T4, added to map.

See the T4 location map linked to in my sig.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 10:54
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Lost the feeling in my fingers changing the bulb...

Lost the feeling in my fingers changing the bulb in one of the outside lights! Had to use a naff low energy bulb, need to see if I can get a decent one, one that doesn't take about an hour to warm up.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 09:13
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
The sniff of money can have a strange effect on...

The sniff of money can have a strange effect on people Rich, even those you wouldn't expect it from.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 08:51
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Bleedin' cold here, grass frost. Up at five coz...

Bleedin' cold here, grass frost. Up at five coz me other half is dayshift, I was going back to bed but never got round to it, be like a zombie later.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 06:55
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By stevestrat
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=142821
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2019, 20:52
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Bad move! Back in the days when you could take...

Bad move! Back in the days when you could take dogs into shops my father had our Dachshund in Boots. He looked round and the dog (Dougal) was wandering along with a fancy, toy shaped, bar of soap in...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2019, 19:12
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By stevestrat
I could spend hours looking through them.

I could spend hours looking through them.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2019, 19:00
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh for a dog warden! Get them patrolling in the...

Oh for a dog warden! Get them patrolling in the museum next door fairly regular. I'd pay to see her reaction if she got slapped with a fine for it.

On the subject of fines, been watching the C5...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 20:40
Replies: 44
Views: 2,334
Posted By stevestrat
What you have to remember Cliff is Les lives up...

What you have to remember Cliff is Les lives up in the wild and woolly north of Scotland. By the end of this month when winter sets in the options are clean your engine or increase the population :D...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By stevestrat
I doubt if its the anti trap. Not sure where the...

I doubt if its the anti trap. Not sure where the switch is but the anti trap just stops the sunroof closing, doesn't fully reopen it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 19:58
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
What are they going to throw? Can't waste manure...

What are they going to throw? Can't waste manure as that becomes eco friendly methane, rotten fruit and veg is composted and returned to the land, stones can be better used to build the base of an...
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2019, 17:59
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By stevestrat
No respect!

Some idiot has been arrested after letting off fireworks during the two minutes silence and playing of the last post at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford. The veterans...
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2019, 17:38
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
We had some of my other half's Filipino friends...

We had some of my other half's Filipino friends staying with us for the weekend a while ago. My other half got a huge (6 kilo) lump of pork belly/ribs at the Chinese supermarket but it was never...
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2019, 16:48
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Cooked a big lump of roast pork last night, more...

Cooked a big lump of roast pork last night, more than enough for tonight as well, do some of me roast potatoes (coated with minced garlic and herbs:drool4:), Yorkshire puds, veg and gravy. Apple...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 16:34
Replies: 44
Views: 2,334
Posted By stevestrat
Robin Reliant . . . . still up for a swap :)

Robin Reliant . . . . still up for a swap :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 12:21
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By stevestrat
Have they ever worked during your ownership?...

Have they ever worked during your ownership? Rather than guessing I'd get the car checked on a T4 (Lates600 over in Rugby (http://www.lates600.com/)?), TOAF might help but someone with a knowledge of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 12:14
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By stevestrat
You've promoted him Mike, its ROVER2003. He's...

You've promoted him Mike, its ROVER2003. He's currently 16 years old.
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2019, 07:15
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning Phil, immediate plan is to go back to...

Morning Phil, immediate plan is to go back to bed! My other half is dayshift hence up at this time. No other plans for today, bit sore after landing flat on my back yesterday while using the garden...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2019, 14:43
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
The battle has recommenced! Started spotting an...

The battle has recommenced! Started spotting an occasional long tail under the bird feeders in the garden again. Dusted the air rifle off and as of this morning there's one less!
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2019, 12:41
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
That is a very inconsiderate thing to post Bob...

That is a very inconsiderate thing to post Bob considering how stretched the emergency services are due to the flooding in Yorkshire. They may not be able to spare an ambulance to attend to Rod when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 21:33
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By stevestrat
Just enter the website address into this site...

Just enter the website address into this site (https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/), tells you if there's a general problem. Works for any website, just enter the address.
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2019, 18:35
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
You need to either pace yourself or say you've...

You need to either pace yourself or say you've got a headache :D
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2019, 18:26
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
I think Rod just fainted!

I think Rod just fainted!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 18:21
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By stevestrat
Stop the excuses Paul, admit it, you forgot to...

Stop the excuses Paul, admit it, you forgot to put ten bob in the meter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 14:36
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
If its a time critical delivery add an extra...

If its a time critical delivery add an extra portion of beans to the trucker's breakfast. There's even an in cab refuelling option.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49028972317_aa2b4dafa1.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
Never run out of fuel again, just fit a bog seat...

Never run out of fuel again, just fit a bog seat on top of the fuel tank.
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2019, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By stevestrat
That seemed like a good idea, would eliminate...

That seemed like a good idea, would eliminate disturbing a connection outside the tank. Bought a new valve before discovering how inaccessible the pipe to valve connection is but . . . . the valve...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2019, 13:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By stevestrat
Should be the same, LHD or RHD, connectors for...

Should be the same, LHD or RHD, connectors for both airbag and seat belt pre-tensioners under both front seats. A problem with either will bring the airbag light up.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 21:10
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Not bad here, most of the official displays were...

Not bad here, most of the official displays were at the weekend, there was one not far away earlier, girls woofed a couple of times but that was it. Being out in the sticks has its advantages :D
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 20:12
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Didn't shake me up but did severely pee me off...

Didn't shake me up but did severely pee me off :mad: Just a driver's report form.

It wasn't supposed to be my job, a Glasgow driver was supposed to come over for it but they nicked him for...
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 18:39
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
I remember the first time on a train where the a...

I remember the first time on a train where the a fresh heavy snowfall was above rail level so that you couldn't actually see the rails, just snow straight across, that was just weird . . . . and...
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 17:49
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By stevestrat
Its a slightly weird, hybrid, system. Mains water...

Its a slightly weird, hybrid, system. Mains water feeds a combi boiler, kitchen etc, the tank seems to only feed the cold tap on the bathroom sink and toilet, maybe the shower as well :shrug: I...
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 13:14
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Not sunny here but it isn't raining, after...

Not sunny here but it isn't raining, after yesterday I'll settle for that.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 12:42
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By stevestrat
Pressure hasn't changed, not noticeably. The arm...

Pressure hasn't changed, not noticeably. The arm is bent anyway, dumb set up, the valve is above the level of the overflow. I suspect I'm going to have to find some way of getting access to the rear...
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By stevestrat
Any plumbers here?

I have an "old" cold water system with a storage tank in the loft. The overflow started dribbling a good while ago so I replaced the diaphragm in the float valve and it has been fine for a couple of...
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 11:46
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By stevestrat
I took photos of both side of my license before I...

I took photos of both side of my license before I renewed it, just in case. Came back ok though.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 11:43
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
After all the rain in the last 24 hours, over an...

After all the rain in the last 24 hours, over an inch according to the local weather earlier, there are dry patches starting to appear on the path :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By stevestrat
Wouldn't advise WD40 as it can attract dirt and...

Wouldn't advise WD40 as it can attract dirt and gum up a lock.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 18:33
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By stevestrat
Oh Matron! I used to have it where...

Oh Matron!

I used to have it where occasionally I couldn't turn the key unless I moved the steering wheel due to the steering lock being engaged, wonder if it could be similar here. Next time the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 14:41
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By stevestrat
Same here, don't know it don't answer it.

Same here, don't know it don't answer it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 14:37
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By stevestrat
Did you check the underseat wiring/connectors for...

Did you check the underseat wiring/connectors for both the airbags and seat belt pretensioners? A problem with either can bring the light up.

You will struggle to find a code reader that will...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 14:19
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Doing some washing, just got soaked dashing...

Doing some washing, just got soaked dashing between the back door and the tumble dryer in the shed. Have a big barrel that collects rainwater from the shed roof, water is pouring out of the overflow...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 12:46
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Have you looked at the horizon? ...

Have you looked at the horizon?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49011816913_b4483b25cb.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 11:57
Replies: 149,868
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Posted By stevestrat
Up at five this morning as my other half is...

Up at five this morning as my other half is dayshift again, went back to bed and got another couple of hours this time. Horrible day here, weather warning for rain has come to fruition.

Never had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By stevestrat
Its not the Police who make the decision to...

Its not the Police who make the decision to prosecute. The evidence is handed to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) and they make the decision.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:51
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Somebody (suspect the neighbour had the grandkids...

Somebody (suspect the neighbour had the grandkids along) was letting off fireworks here earlier. Suzy wasn't that bothered, Pops hid under a chair and Maya refused to be any more than 6" away from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:47
Replies: 11,306
Views: 770,566
Posted By stevestrat
Don't knock it, that's how they make Morgans.

Don't knock it, that's how they make Morgans.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 18:38
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By stevestrat
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=2773108#post2773108
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 18:23
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Oh brilliant! There's a yellow warning for rain...

Oh brilliant! There's a yellow warning for rain here tomorrow, the weather forecaster on STV (local ITV station) even went so far as to say the conditions will be "challenging"!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 18:16
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
Always remember a Top Gear test on an electric...

Always remember a Top Gear test on an electric car a few years ago. Ended the segment by saying how clean and green it was . . . . then followed the charging cable from the car to the wall socket,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 16:52
Replies: 230
Views: 7,584
Posted By stevestrat
They tried but the battery pack was a bit...

They tried but the battery pack was a bit cumbersome:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49007059811_ffc6e57533_w.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 16:34
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By stevestrat
Don't see why not, the swap section is open to...

Don't see why not, the swap section is open to all members, subscribed and non subscribed. Suppose it depends what you want to swap it for :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:41
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Went back to bed, pointless exercise, couldn't...

Went back to bed, pointless exercise, couldn't sleep, just dozed. God awful wet and windy day here.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 07:29
Replies: 36
Views: 2,154
Posted By stevestrat
Well done Dave, not an easy subject to talk about...

Well done Dave, not an easy subject to talk about but you'll feel better getting it off your chest. More people than you realise have been to a dark place and come back again.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 07:18
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Morning, up at stupid o'clock (4:30) because my...

Morning, up at stupid o'clock (4:30) because my other half is working a rare dayshift today. Probably go back to bed for an hour or so, no reason to stay up, still dark and its wishing down out there.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2019, 15:44
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Tell me about it! Suzy has a "thing" about big...

Tell me about it! Suzy has a "thing" about big dogs, can only assume some incident in her past before we or her previous owner got her. Not long after we got her we had her out and a big daft Lab...
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2019, 12:27
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Ended up just about sitting on the heater...

Ended up just about sitting on the heater shivering. In my bed by 8:30. Don't feel so bad this morning.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 20:03
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Said it was the flu jab but for some reason I...

Said it was the flu jab but for some reason I keep checking to see if its a full moon :shrug:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48992170026_9fd1911179_m.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 19:32
Replies: 149,868
Views: 4,358,117
Posted By stevestrat
Had the flu jab the other day, jeez do I feel...

Had the flu jab the other day, jeez do I feel rough tonight, just come on within the last hour or so. Sore guts, nauseous, headache, generally achy, tired, shivering, actually sitting with the wee...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 12:12
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By stevestrat
A few that spark a wee bit of interest but...

A few that spark a wee bit of interest but nothing that excites me. Sunroof on the campervan is a bit OTT and less said about the 6 wheel Range Rover the better, hideous!
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