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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 13:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By roverbarmy
I was impressed with these when I saw them:- ...

I was impressed with these when I saw them:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RazO_cDziJw


Similar to:-

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By roverbarmy
Is that wax polish or silicone? :icon_lol:

Is that wax polish or silicone? :icon_lol:
Forum: Humour Corner 4th December 2019, 16:30
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By roverbarmy
Speedos Over Reading

I read on the forum that speedos over read by about 5%. If you shove a sock down there, they can over read by 50% (or in my case 100%).:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2019, 21:48
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By roverbarmy
What's darts? :icon_lol:

What's darts? :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2019, 21:46
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By roverbarmy
Drug dealers. The same at all levels of...

Drug dealers. The same at all levels of society!:icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 19:47
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By roverbarmy
I found this thread really useful for information...

I found this thread really useful for information and photos :-
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=93922&highlight=headlamp+bulb
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 19:43
Replies: 44
Views: 2,462
Posted By roverbarmy
The kit that I used:- ...

The kit that I used:-
https://i.imgur.com/xDOwhGu.jpg?1
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2019, 13:22
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By roverbarmy
It's a shame that they don't "watch"...

It's a shame that they don't "watch" manufacturing processes to improve the quality of their products! (Or maybe they only use the good stuff for their military?).:icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 17:13
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By roverbarmy
Who is Megan McKenna?

That is the question I asked when I was told the news that she had won celebrity X Factor! "She's that one from Towie" I was told..........................






"What is Towie?" says I....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 16:56
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By roverbarmy
The leads can break down over time. Start with...

The leads can break down over time. Start with plugs, then leads, then coil packs if you don't have a specific fault (ie cheapest items first - process of elimination).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 16:49
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By roverbarmy
I just put two long metal jubilee style clip/ties...

I just put two long metal jubilee style clip/ties around the whole pipe and cover to give extra support and eliminate the rattles. Worked a treat.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By roverbarmy
https://i.imgur.com/i53D6EF.jpg?1 Yellow fir...

https://i.imgur.com/i53D6EF.jpg?1
Yellow fir tree for top right (fixed) position and white ones for removable clips.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 16:35
Replies: 545
Views: 38,750
Posted By roverbarmy
I din't fit my new VIS motors (from DMGRS -...

I din't fit my new VIS motors (from DMGRS - Thanks for the bargain folks) that I just received but put them into stock with my other goodies! Summer tinkering beckons in the distance!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 13:32
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By roverbarmy
Some greases are incompatible with some plastics...

Some greases are incompatible with some plastics (as used in ball and socket joints)!:shrug:...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 11:47
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By roverbarmy
Big Brother ?

.... is watching you:-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50587098
.... and don't tell me that they won't be watching us too!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 11:40
Replies: 545
Views: 38,750
Posted By roverbarmy
:D:D:D:D:D ... and in the kitchen too!;)

:D:D:D:D:D ... and in the kitchen too!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2019, 14:11
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By roverbarmy
The pedals are mounted on a shaft with...

The pedals are mounted on a shaft with nylon/plastic inserts between the shaft and the pedal assembly. They can be removed but are literally a pain in the neck to get at. If the inserts are not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2019, 13:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to always drill a small hole at the lowest...

I used to always drill a small hole at the lowest point of my exhaust boxes (cars and commercials). I used to pop a self tapping bolt in the hole at MOT time (with a blob of exhaust sealant) and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2019, 12:54
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By roverbarmy
Try heating the door with a fan heater, hair...

Try heating the door with a fan heater, hair dryer or heat gun and it will probably right itself. Door motors can and do however fail in cold weather also.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By roverbarmy
My 20 year old car had its first failed bulb...

My 20 year old car had its first failed bulb changed last year. It was a brake light bulb.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 23:39
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By roverbarmy
Very likely to be a failing seal. The Vauxhall...

Very likely to be a failing seal. The Vauxhall and Insignia forums (https://insignia-drivers.uk/threads/16626-Oil-Pump-Pickup-Pipe-Seal) have plenty of instances. It seems that some have drilled...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2019, 21:41
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By roverbarmy
Just cut the loose tops off and leave the fixed...

Just cut the loose tops off and leave the fixed section on. It will give your tie/strap something to bite on. It still achieves a watertight and dustproof fit, so long as the lower rubber is not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2019, 21:36
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By roverbarmy
Builders merchants supply predrilled flat bar for...

Builders merchants supply predrilled flat bar for strapping joists together. If you can get the old bolts out, you may be able to cobble up a temporary strap....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2019, 19:44
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By roverbarmy
Is that the one with the dodgy seal on the oil...

Is that the one with the dodgy seal on the oil pickup that's been giving the Insignias a bad name? Seems to be worse on cold days when the seal contracts and the pump pulls air instead of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 19:09
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By roverbarmy
Not forgetting her indoors small change purse in...

Not forgetting her indoors small change purse in the glovebox! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 12:27
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By roverbarmy
Great news. Make sure that you get all the...

Great news. Make sure that you get all the groups on your license back as they "stole" some of mine after having a restricted license due to dizzy spells (strangely enough, my "restricted" license...
Forum: Humour Corner 25th November 2019, 16:27
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By roverbarmy
Scarecrow Training.

I was so good at it they told me that I was .........................


Outstanding in my field!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 16:19
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorry to hear. I have an alloy rear bump section...

Sorry to hear. I have an alloy rear bump section (for under the bumper) and some rear sensors if you need them from my previous Mk 2.:shrug:Mike
Forum: NAC & SAIC 25th November 2019, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By roverbarmy
My cars are usually 10 years old when I buy them...

My cars are usually 10 years old when I buy them so I'll have to wait a while. Time will tell!
:D
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2019, 12:42
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By roverbarmy
Too many wheels for you Andy! :getmecoat:

Too many wheels for you Andy! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 21:37
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
Google is your friend! :) Electrickery! ...

Google is your friend! :) Electrickery!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=DDE4
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2019, 19:59
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By roverbarmy
Just lay it on its side on cushions. Doors are...

Just lay it on its side on cushions. Doors are more readily available.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 18:18
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
Wax wash, towel dry, graphite in the door lock...

Wax wash, towel dry, graphite in the door lock and ignition, weekly checks and back indoors for a coffee. ;)
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 23rd November 2019, 20:00
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By roverbarmy
Brotherly love! ;) But seriously, there have been...

Brotherly love! ;) But seriously, there have been some sad losses on that stretch over the years (only takes a slip). Rap on the knuckles and tell him to belt up!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2019, 19:51
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
:eek: You'll be selling off the fleet to the...

:eek: You'll be selling off the fleet to the Russians next! :D
Forum: Humour Corner 23rd November 2019, 17:13
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By roverbarmy
I thought that they did the hokey cokey behind...

I thought that they did the hokey cokey behind the bush. Or is that just in the USA?:D
Forum: Humour Corner 20th November 2019, 23:01
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By roverbarmy
Oh! OK. OK. Cokey! Knees bend, arm stretch, Ra....

Oh! OK. OK. Cokey! Knees bend, arm stretch, Ra. Ra, Ra!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 19:55
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By roverbarmy
Clutch Specialists?

Perhaps these guys may be able to spec something up for those with manual gearboxes?????
https://www.facebook.com/ClutchfixLtd/?hc_location=ufi
Scroll well down the page for some very impressive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 19:43
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By roverbarmy
Or maybe a new circuit board? ...

Or maybe a new circuit board?


https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/car-bulbs/products/r75-mg-zt-rear-numberplate-lamp-assembly-xfc000220mmm
Forum: Humour Corner 19th November 2019, 16:35
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By roverbarmy
Are Ho-keys and Co-keys programmable with a...

Are Ho-keys and Co-keys programmable with a T4?:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 15:32
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By roverbarmy
I understand that if you hold the brake (even...

I understand that if you hold the brake (even lightly) on for 2 seconds, the gearbox changes down. (Read it somewhere?):shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2019, 23:14
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
My 05 had no undertray and was corroding around...

My 05 had no undertray and was corroding around the underside of the engine and front subframe. My 99 car has had an undertray on and was as clean as a whistle when I did the oil and filter changes....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 20:40
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By roverbarmy
I told you not to de-cat it! :getmecoat:

I told you not to de-cat it! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 14:59
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By roverbarmy
A spring loaded clothes peg screwed to a block of...

A spring loaded clothes peg screwed to a block of wood is an ideal third hand for soldering work too.;) Peg holds wire, leaves hands free for solder and iron.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 13:15
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By roverbarmy
My V6 2 litre locks up from shade under 60 or...

My V6 2 litre locks up from shade under 60 or over, on light throttle application as you hit a flat or slightly downhill section. It also seems to do it at speeds less than that also but is less...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 12:34
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go:- Ebay item 270756293864 ...

Here you go:-


Ebay item 270756293864


Keep it on your key ring! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 12:29
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By roverbarmy
If it can be done without disturbing the lower...

If it can be done without disturbing the lower ball joint and the lower strut clamp ( both of which can be a mare to remove and assuming that they were serviceable ),then I would just remove the bush...
Forum: Humour Corner 16th November 2019, 21:30
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By roverbarmy
......... and why do they always keep prisoners...

......... and why do they always keep prisoners in Custardy? Is that somewhere in France?:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 21:24
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By roverbarmy
MG Rover 75 & ZT Owners Group on Facebook

MG Rover 75 & ZT Owners Group on Facebook
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2019, 20:43
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By roverbarmy
My great grandmother after the birth of her first...

My great grandmother after the birth of her first great, great grandchild!!! She used to say "Half a crown a week keeps me!"
https://i.imgur.com/zqQscqa.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2019, 20:39
Replies: 41
Views: 621
Posted By roverbarmy
I meant to give you a boomerang. Many happy...

I meant to give you a boomerang. Many happy returns! :D
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2019, 20:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By roverbarmy
It's next to the 13amp socket!:D

It's next to the 13amp socket!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 20:08
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By roverbarmy
Looks like its off (Facebook). Bottom ball joint...

Looks like its off (Facebook). Bottom ball joint goosed too!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 15:55
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By roverbarmy
Not sure if it's the photo but is your strut bent...

Not sure if it's the photo but is your strut bent inwards on the outside?:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 14:09
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By roverbarmy
If it's faulty replace it.;)

If it's faulty replace it.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2019, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By roverbarmy
If it makes the kids happy, it in turn makes the...

If it makes the kids happy, it in turn makes the adults happy to see the kids happy - if you get what I mean! Maybe they should just give model trucks away to the kids? Oh No! That would upset the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 22:56
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By roverbarmy
Clean it up with emery cloth, lubricate and then...

Clean it up with emery cloth, lubricate and then try the circular tapping with a blunt drift or piece of wood. A sharp chisel may make it worse. If all else fails, heat (taking safety precautions)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 22:35
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By roverbarmy
5Nm is just over 3.5 lbs ft. That means 3.5...

5Nm is just over 3.5 lbs ft. That means 3.5 pounds of pull on a foot long spanner. 3.5 pounds is less than 2 kilos (think of holding 2 x kilo bags of sugar).;) When you've stripped or snapped a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 22:22
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By roverbarmy
I cut through the rubber using a two handed wire...

I cut through the rubber using a two handed wire saw (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xwire+saw.TRS0&_nkw=wire+saw&_sacat=0) (fed through the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 16:27
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By roverbarmy
Did you get a "full" clutch change, of cover...

Did you get a "full" clutch change, of cover plate, driven plate and slave cylinder? Do you have any clutch fluid leaking from the bell housing at the gearbox end of the engine? Any leakage there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2019, 12:48
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
He must have misread the instructions when it...

He must have misread the instructions when it said the torque setting is "F" tight!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 15:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By roverbarmy
Wherever did you find her? :D...

Wherever did you find her? :D ..................... and the car! ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 20:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,410
Posted By roverbarmy
I get infected bites from the bits in my...

I get infected bites from the bits in my computer. I used to work with an Indian guy called Rom who had a Dodge Ram (that got confusing). Try as I may, or may not, None of my spanners fit the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 20:25
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
Great for "in yer mirrors" on Halloween!...

Great for "in yer mirrors" on Halloween! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 20:24
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
Took it to Trikey for one hit opening. Thank...

Took it to Trikey for one hit opening. Thank you. Top man! :bowdown: Thanks to Debs for the tea and sympathy! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 17:33
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By roverbarmy
I seem to remember reading about two pipes that...

I seem to remember reading about two pipes that can rub together causing a p.s. leak. :shrug: Air con pipe???
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 17:47
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By roverbarmy
:o ...

:o



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9JArvEJ64M
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By roverbarmy
Is it item 6 ? ...

Is it item 6 ?
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001800
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DYB100121
Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By roverbarmy
Time for a bleed and check all the hoses. My...

Time for a bleed and check all the hoses. My bleed off tube to the header tank was partially blocked with crud when I checked it today just got the occasional drips from it. After cleaning through,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 16:05
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorted the Oat anti froozal for the winter.:}...

Sorted the Oat anti froozal for the winter.:} (including fully clearing the almost blocked bleed into the header tank.)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 16:02
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By roverbarmy
I had the same thing happened within 20 minutes...

I had the same thing happened within 20 minutes of me driving in the US. Oh dear, oh deer! It was a "six pointer" and it spun in the air and hit every panel down the side of the car. The local...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 10:24
Replies: 74
Views: 11,309
Posted By roverbarmy
Cut the new strap where required, drill a hole in...

Cut the new strap where required, drill a hole in the end of each and weld a new dome headed bolt in. Bridge the gap with a section of predrilled flat bar fitted over the bolts. Fix locknuts. ;)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 22:51
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By roverbarmy
Thanks Andy. PM on its way.:bowdown:

Thanks Andy. PM on its way.:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 22:29
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By roverbarmy
Toaf and Cowley V6

I had a copy of Toaf which I used on my '05 Mk 2. Will it work on my Cowley car as I want to get one blip door opening working on all 4 doors now that we are taking grandson out more.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2019, 17:02
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By roverbarmy
Ah! The "bulletproof" BMW s!:getmecoat:

Ah! The "bulletproof" BMW s!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2019, 15:37
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By roverbarmy
......... and the speedos!:D Well not on the...

......... and the speedos!:D Well not on the beach!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2019, 14:08
Replies: 11,293
Views: 769,010
Posted By roverbarmy
Had the bonnet cables apart to grease them before...

Had the bonnet cables apart to grease them before the winter and realised that they were in upside down! I was sure that I had checked them when I did the same job last year! All greased, new cable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 11:24
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By roverbarmy
Sometimes known as nyloc or locking nut. A nut...

Sometimes known as nyloc or locking nut. A nut with a nylon seal on the top which grips the thread. Should always be replaced if disturbed.


Similar to THESE....
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 12:17
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By roverbarmy
You may have increased pressure from the mains. ...

You may have increased pressure from the mains. You could try bending the float arm down a bit too but a new ball c*ck sounds to be the most likely cure. (Hope that gets through the naughty filter!)
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2019, 12:03
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By roverbarmy
Christmas Marketing

I took my old mum shopping the other day and we were surrounded by Chinese Christmas plastic cr*p, with sparkling lights and out of tune carols playing along. Three massive shedsworth of it! I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 22:44
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By roverbarmy
I wonder what Kia used on the Magentis? :shrug: ...

I wonder what Kia used on the Magentis? :shrug:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTAKE-MANIFOLD-SENSORS-FOR-KIA-MAGENTIS-2-0-PETROL-16V-2002-YEAR/202801296790?hash=item2f37e63596:g:SHwAAOSwWv5Z5zw7
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 19:56
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By roverbarmy
Enjoy! I took my 94 year old mum to buy her...

Enjoy! I took my 94 year old mum to buy her Christmas tree today in mine. She says it makes her feel like the Queen! I followed her around the store like Prince Philip! :D
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 19:54
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By roverbarmy
It's on again! :( I'm on here! :)

It's on again! :( I'm on here! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 14:20
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By roverbarmy
My BT phone is now programmed to only take calls...

My BT phone is now programmed to only take calls in my contacts list. All others go to record message.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 13:06
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By roverbarmy
A friends original Toyota Corolla had interesting...

A friends original Toyota Corolla had interesting instructions in the manual -


"If the car has been left parked in the sunshine for a long period, switch on the radio and drive a little...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 13:02
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By roverbarmy
Always a good feeling. ;)

Always a good feeling. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By roverbarmy
The best car cover is a garage!...

The best car cover is a garage! :getmecoat:Preferably heated and well ventilated. I've seen some of the garages owned by Yankee petrolheads in California! Greeeeeen.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 23:14
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By roverbarmy
I've often wondered if it's possible to fit...

I've often wondered if it's possible to fit grease nipples to all the joints that regularly go. So long as we used a grease suitable for steel vs plastic (white grease?) where's the harm. Care...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 15:49
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By roverbarmy
More info here:- ...

More info here:-
https://simpleflying.com/el-al-final-boeing-747-flight/
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By roverbarmy
Yes, but check out the actual flight track! :eek:

Yes, but check out the actual flight track! :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By roverbarmy
Flightradar Track ?

A good one to see:-


https://www.flightradar24.com/ELY1747/22b566bf


Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 15:05
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By roverbarmy
I have a rattle on start up which is the cat...

I have a rattle on start up which is the cat (quietens down once it warms).;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 13:38
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By roverbarmy
A click and an alarm bleep sounds like a duff...

A click and an alarm bleep sounds like a duff battery. I understand that repeated attempts to start on a duff battery can affect the ECU. Hopefully, someone with T4 knowledge can guide you on this....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By roverbarmy
It appears to slot in and has a spring clip, see...

It appears to slot in and has a spring clip, see pic No 2 in sellers description:-...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:37
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By roverbarmy
Another AC Auto fan here. Mine is set at 20...

Another AC Auto fan here. Mine is set at 20 degrees in winter at 19 degrees in summer. I occasionally need to use the demist in cold weather, at start up but only for a couple of minutes. The same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 17:37
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By roverbarmy
There will be some "give" in the rubber. If not...

There will be some "give" in the rubber. If not enough, the only other explanation I can think of is that the end of the arm and bush have been welded in the wrong position??? The "give" in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By roverbarmy
Like this one? Item 3 ? ...

Like this one?


Item 3 ?
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001786


...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:00
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By roverbarmy
Fuel Tank strap/s

I've just noticed Matt's new tank strap offer and was considering buying one ready for next year's MOT. I thought that I would modify a new one so that it could be fitted in two halves, by cutting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 12:58
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By roverbarmy
When you are up to your backside in alligators,...

When you are up to your backside in alligators, it is often difficult to remember that the object of the exercise was to drain the swamp!!! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 21:16
Replies: 221
Views: 7,172
Posted By roverbarmy
There is an immaculate, low mileage Jeep Grand...

There is an immaculate, low mileage Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7 V8 just down the road from me. It has an MOT and runs as it should. Price £900.00 :duh: If only I lived in Saudi!:D


:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 18:29
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By roverbarmy
The one on the left is a Left arm (nearside). ...

The one on the left is a Left arm (nearside). The one on the right is offside (old one)
https://i.imgur.com/WP1U4Qm.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 17:34
Replies: 64
Views: 2,522
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm 68 and have replaced front discs and pads,...

I'm 68 and have replaced front discs and pads, rear upper suspension arms (including stripping rust, priming, painting and rustproofing subframe and all other rear suspension parts), stripped and...
Forum: Social Forum 29th October 2019, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By roverbarmy
As the BBC has already spent the money on sets,...

As the BBC has already spent the money on sets, setup etc., they will flog the horse to death because it makes economic sense! Have you noticed how they will film some sports events "live" and all...
Forum: Social Forum 29th October 2019, 19:40
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By roverbarmy
Strictlied out!

I find that I am spending more and more time on the PC as "She" watches all the "Strictly" progs! All the screaming and shouting is getting on my piggin' nerves. I used to enjoy doing the odd waltz...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 16:56
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By roverbarmy
Matt's guide is here but the pics are blurred due...

Matt's guide is here but the pics are blurred due to Photobucket fiasco. He may be able to send you up to date pics and he did supply the parts at one time???

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2019, 11:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,347
Posted By roverbarmy
The most reliable car that I ever had was a Ford...

The most reliable car that I ever had was a Ford Popular (sit up and beg type). I think that its reliability was due to the fact that it had very little to go wrong with it. My basic teenage...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 27th October 2019, 21:08
Replies: 61
Views: 8,196
Posted By roverbarmy
Was the dishwasher full then Andy? :D:getmecoat:

Was the dishwasher full then Andy? :D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 20:50
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By roverbarmy
Pointing the pavings! I used to live in...

Pointing the pavings! I used to live in Yorkshire and I remember those. Down here in Norfolk, it's all "Let it run into the ground. We need the water!" Even the kerbs aren't pointed. Some lovely...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 14:15
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By roverbarmy
Start with the basics. Check for fluid leaks and...

Start with the basics. Check for fluid leaks and check fluid level.


If necessary :-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=124816&highlight=atf+flush


Or/and :-
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 21:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By roverbarmy
Just off to get my tin hat! :D ...

Just off to get my tin hat! :D
:getmecoat:Lovely pics.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 08:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,347
Posted By roverbarmy
They all do that!

It seems that there are lots of cars out there with "common faults" which are not widely known. I'll list some which I have recently come across:-
Vauxhall Insignia - seal goes on oil pickup pipe...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 08:42
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By roverbarmy
I spilled a litre of PVA glue on the floor of my...

I spilled a litre of PVA glue on the floor of my old garage. As I was in a hurry to go somewhere, I just put some builders sand on it to dry it up. I for got about it and when I brushed the excess...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 21:09
Replies: 29
Views: 1,848
Posted By roverbarmy
Excellent work indeed. :bowdown:

Excellent work indeed. :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 09:26
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By roverbarmy
I used a hardwood peg, sharpened to a chisel...

I used a hardwood peg, sharpened to a chisel point and tapped the bush off going around the arm in a circular fashion. They seem to stick if you just hit one side as they twist and jam on one edge. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 09:17
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By roverbarmy
Absolutely! Very rich nutters too, based on the...

Absolutely! Very rich nutters too, based on the tat they throw money at!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 19:37
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By roverbarmy
That face alone would frighten the bush straight...

That face alone would frighten the bush straight off the arm!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 19:33
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By roverbarmy
You can do a search above for "key fob" which...

You can do a search above for "key fob" which will give you lots of info as this link:-
KEY FOB (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=261122&highlight=key+fob+repair)
Sometimes you...
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2019, 19:28
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By roverbarmy
They have had it tough for a number of years and...

They have had it tough for a number of years and despite all the problems, they remain honest, hard working and generous. I always try to use local businesses when I can as many businesses have been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 17:50
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By roverbarmy
Before my eyes got too bad and my hands got too...

Before my eyes got too bad and my hands got too shaky, my "other" hobby was watchmaking. I have all the gear (and probably no idea) and haven't seen a car related watch that has impressed me yet! ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 17:40
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By roverbarmy
Those mowers never cut very well. They often...

Those mowers never cut very well. They often overheat (probably head gasket problems)!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2019, 09:38
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By roverbarmy
Rough Roads

I've just got back from a break in Corfu (almost literally!). Austerity seems to have hit them very hard, with most publicly owned roads and buildings looking very tired. Potholes on potholes,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 09:26
Replies: 57
Views: 3,288
Posted By roverbarmy
I've just got back from Greece, where most folks...

I've just got back from Greece, where most folks speak English. I was amused to see the German tourists having to order in English as the Greeks said that they couldn't understand German! I think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 11:52
Replies: 57
Views: 3,288
Posted By roverbarmy
I see that they fit the "Stufenhech" model too!...

I see that they fit the "Stufenhech" model too! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 11:28
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By roverbarmy
Cosmetics really. If you want it to look pretty...

Cosmetics really. If you want it to look pretty OK but if you are not bothered, it should be fine without!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 11:25
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember the story of the plumber visiting the...

I remember the story of the plumber visiting the doctor's surgery at 6 pm to unblock a toilet. He dropped two paracetomols down the pan and said "Ring me in the morning if it's no better!":D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 09:45
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By roverbarmy
Manufacturers are not interested in longevity,...

Manufacturers are not interested in longevity, only in profit and turnover. Almost everything these days is a marketing exercise! ......... an if ever tha' does owt fer nowt, allus do it for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 13:25
Replies: 129
Views: 7,405
Posted By roverbarmy
You are a very naughty boy! Roll on Brexit!:D

You are a very naughty boy! Roll on Brexit!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 11:51
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By roverbarmy
I had Menieres a few years ago. I had scarring...

I had Menieres a few years ago. I had scarring in my ears, from infections caused by working with wood dust. Once I got away from the dust, the symptoms went. I still have allergies to any sort of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 17:02
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By roverbarmy
Seems that they are different. See items 1 and...

Seems that they are different. See items 1 and 2:-


https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID999751


???
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2019, 09:02
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm still on the originals! 20 years and 50k...

I'm still on the originals! 20 years and 50k miles on and never been replaced!:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 30th September 2019, 16:14
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By roverbarmy
Money Well Spent??????

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/sand-washed-away-bacton-walcott-sandscaping-project-1-6298284


:eek:


Beggars belief! :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 14:22
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go:- ...

Here you go:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=4821
Sometimes, just pushing on the mirror edges as you operate the switch will help it to move ie press right switch, press...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By roverbarmy
Does that work on the upper door cards too? I've...

Does that work on the upper door cards too? I've considered going down the PVA and a syringe route but don't want to make a mess!:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 19:29
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By roverbarmy
I hope that you are not inferring that I...

I hope that you are not inferring that I .................................. :D :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 17:24
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By roverbarmy
Exactly! Not all the mating surfaces are smooth!

Exactly! Not all the mating surfaces are smooth!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 17:12
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By roverbarmy
The washers harden when used/crushed, so lose...

The washers harden when used/crushed, so lose their ability to seal properly in some instances. You may be lucky though!


I think that I could always anneal the old washer, which is what my old...
Forum: Social Forum 29th September 2019, 15:33
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By roverbarmy
Boeing 737 NG Now !

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-737-ng-engine-cracking/


and even more:-


https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/02/boeing-737-wing-problems-possible-over-100-aircraft/1323548001/
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 28th September 2019, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By roverbarmy
I fitted a Sony unit into the wife's car...

I fitted a Sony unit into the wife's car (technophobe) and she struggles to follow any of the menus, sub-menus, multi use switches etc. :duh: She's managed to switch between sources now so can use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 21:44
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By roverbarmy
Check the condition of the fluid in the...

Check the condition of the fluid in the reservoir. It may be contaminated with rubber from the seals if they have been worn. The fluid should be clean. The condoms are fitted when new and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 20:48
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By roverbarmy
TEB100040L size?

I need to check if I have spare auto box drainplug washer in my stock. Anyone know what size they are so that I can check what I have? I would order a spare one from Rimmers but the P&P is usually...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 20:38
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By roverbarmy
This may help for a fluid change:- ...

This may help for a fluid change:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=124816&highlight=atf+flush
I'm guessing that this will not be your problem, although a fluid change will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 08:50
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By roverbarmy
I understand that the cats can rattle as they...

I understand that the cats can rattle as they age. Mine rattles until it warms up. I worried that it may be engine or gearbox so ran it up my ramps. It's definitely the cat on mine. Emissions are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 08:40
Replies: 62
Views: 2,559
Posted By roverbarmy
To be honest, I couldn't care less! I just fill...

To be honest, I couldn't care less! I just fill it up and enjoy it. :shrug::getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 27th September 2019, 16:12
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By roverbarmy
Chinese Herbal Medicine

It has been reported that several members of Parliament have been using a chinese herbalist around the corner from Westminster to buy Viagla. It seems that it helps with election difficulties!
Forum: The Valeting Forum 26th September 2019, 19:40
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By roverbarmy
Using a clay mitt!

I've kept seeing adverts for these things and hearing folks going on about how great they are. So......... I bought one. I've been a T Cut and polish man all my life and always been happy with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 14:56
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to use Hammerite but the modern stuff is...

I used to use Hammerite but the modern stuff is pants compared to the original (H&S gone mad!). I would suggest a visit to a boatbuilders store. Their stuff has to cope with being underwater and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 23:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By roverbarmy
I've had breakdown and recovery cover for around...

I've had breakdown and recovery cover for around 25 years and have never used it. I should have saved my money and just paid for it at cost when I needed it!:shrug:
Forum: Was it you? 25th September 2019, 17:13
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By roverbarmy
Palmers Great Yarmouth

Mk 2 75 with club sticker ?
:shrug:
You got past security then!



https://i.imgur.com/KVP76EY.jpg


:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2019, 08:20
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By roverbarmy
Fitting them will give you sore knuckles and a...

Fitting them will give you sore knuckles and a headache!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 08:18
Replies: 62
Views: 2,559
Posted By roverbarmy
I hate to admit it but the cruise control can...

I hate to admit it but the cruise control can drive more economically than me ! I've tested it several times and I admit it. :bowdown:I live in rural Norfolk with mainly flat roads and get 28-30 mpg...
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