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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 17:21
Replies: 10,907
Views: 728,092
Posted By Darcydog
Good advice - I’m thinking of getting a set to...

Good advice - I’m thinking of getting a set to put to one side - so this sort of preemptive work is needed
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:51
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmm - sorry to hear that. I was hoping an...

Hmmm - sorry to hear that. I was hoping an unattractive “cat” was yet another advantage to owning one of our cars :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Darcydog
I know that feeling!!! Very satisfying.

I know that feeling!!! Very satisfying.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:17
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Darcydog
Increase in Catalytic Converter thefts

The BBC reports a “huge increase” in catalytic converter thefts due to a jump in the price of precious metals - Rhodium now goes for £4000 an ounce apparently.

Interestingly it looks like our cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 04:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Darcydog
A few years back my niece married an Aussie in...

A few years back my niece married an Aussie in Brisbane and we then drove down to Sydney (via the Hunter Valley as I had to visit the place that grows the stuff I can’t stop drinking! :} ) We had a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 04:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Darcydog
Now that is a REALLY great link! - many thanks. ...

Now that is a REALLY great link! - many thanks. I have never used plastidip before. I amazed at how the stuff peels off the paintwork leaving such a clean line.

Brilliant!! Thanks again.

As...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 14:26
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By Darcydog
No please let’s NOT go there :D Like all...

No please let’s NOT go there :D

Like all things technology only leaps forward when there is a need. Old adage now but remember the first cell phones? Size of a brick with batteries that came in...
Forum: Social Forum 19th September 2019, 14:54
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Darcydog
Yes indeed - my old boss and I are meeting...

Yes indeed - my old boss and I are meeting tomorrow to chat about exactly that.

Thanks - good advice.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Darcydog
Exactly. My ZTT was hit in the front...

Exactly.

My ZTT was hit in the front passenger door in a car park. Cost to repair was about £600. Maybe not enough to write it off if the value is about £1000 - but close!! - and anyway - even...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2019, 21:17
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks to all. I think what gets me is that...

Many thanks to all. I think what gets me is that I am 67 next month and apart from a few broken bones and a belly button hernia op - I have never been ill.

I think I feel there will always be...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Darcydog
Sad news about a mate

Sad news today - rang a friend and colleague up this morning and left a message to ask if he could do a job for me.

I knew he had been very ill - very seriously ill in fact. But I had thought it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 19:20
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Darcydog
Very good point about the parts - as soon they...

Very good point about the parts - as soon they are fitted they make not a jot of difference to the value of the car. Sad but true.

Where a well maintained car DOES have more value is in its...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 16th September 2019, 19:00
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Darcydog
Sorry for delay - PM sent.

Sorry for delay - PM sent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 09:30
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Darcydog
On top of all the valid and interesting points...

On top of all the valid and interesting points above, may I add the enormous damage that the production of biofuels does to the environment. Orangutans losing their habitats as just one example!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2019, 08:02
Replies: 39
Views: 1,494
Posted By Darcydog
Assume you’re coming down the M3/A303? We’re...

Assume you’re coming down the M3/A303?

We’re about half way on your trip back - can’t do anything on the M3 obviously but if you have an issue off motorway - do give me a call or post on here.
...
Forum: Social Forum 14th September 2019, 23:00
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve just seen on the News how well his funeral...

I’ve just seen on the News how well his funeral was attended by those that REALLY matter - the people of the country!

What a shockingly low turnout send off.

No more than he deserves.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 09:11
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting thread as I took my cdti off the road...

Interesting thread as I took my cdti off the road in late June to do a fair few bits of outstanding upgrades - a/c condenser, fan, total coolant swap, working FBH, brake pipes, exhaust back box etc....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Darcydog
Fully agree - Matt has always been great to do...

Fully agree - Matt has always been great to do business with - and I’m sure Scott will carry on the good work!!

Look forward to visiting if this is possible!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2019, 21:49
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Darcydog
Congratulations Ian! Can honestly say I know how...

Congratulations Ian! Can honestly say I know how pleased you feel!! Mine passed just last week!!
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2019, 21:42
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Darcydog
I told my first wife that sex in a hotel room was...

I told my first wife that sex in a hotel room was always better.

Then she cited my postcard in the divorce!!!

Bit unfair that I thought.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2019, 09:33
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - I’m up for that!!

Yes - I’m up for that!!
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 23:29
Replies: 176
Views: 12,357
Posted By Darcydog
Look at those paws! - he is going to be a bit of...

Look at those paws! - he is going to be a bit of a bruiser!!
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 23:22
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
A clinical trial would have to be approved by the...

A clinical trial would have to be approved by the Hospitals Ethics Committee. I have to say that from my experience - any wiff of impropriety would have all prescribing reviewed and the motivation...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 23:06
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
As I understand it - much of a Statins benefit...

As I understand it - much of a Statins benefit has little to do with its lipid lowering effects - but far more to do with their marked anti inflammatory effects.

From what I read Statins do have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
That does look good.......... Dare not ask...

That does look good..........

Dare not ask what it sounds like .....:drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 21:44
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
And I did make it clear it was “what I considered...

And I did make it clear it was “what I considered dangerous” - we all have our own views on things - and on what you suggested - I strongly disagree.

Please do not think that I am inferring that...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
I agree! But to accuse GP’s of taking back...

I agree!

But to accuse GP’s of taking back handers from pharmaceutical companies is wrong. The whole system is now set up to control GP’s and to take away their freedom to Rx.

I believe it is...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 19:56
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
Well - a lot of what you post is incorrect -...

Well - a lot of what you post is incorrect - dangerously so IMO.

But your accusation against GP’s is way off the mark. They cannot take money from a pharmaceutical company to Rx a particular...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 18:13
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
Regarding sugar - this is exactly what this...

Regarding sugar - this is exactly what this Cardiologist was saying. And I find your linking it all to the history of the sugar trade very thought provoking - thank you!

SWMBO bought some fat...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Darcydog
Oh Yes !!! Croissants (home made jam) and...

Oh Yes !!! Croissants (home made jam) and Coffee - nothing better. And the coffee? - For me it has to be Kenyan.
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Darcydog
We can’t all be the same Wes - or there would...

We can’t all be the same Wes - or there would just be the one shop outlet !

I can’t abide shopping in any form - but I do find the Lidl’s in Ringwood very good in comparison to other stores. And...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 11:01
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Darcydog
Hobnobs!! (Will that get through the swear...

Hobnobs!!

(Will that get through the swear filter??)

Lidl’s do their own version called “Oaties” I think - last time I looked they were less than half the price of the branded item - and side...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 10:19
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Darcydog
We find Lidl very good overall - their meat...

We find Lidl very good overall - their meat especially. Generally the quality is excellent and I do like the Genuine Greek and Spanish products the occasionally get in.

But the most notable...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 09:17
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Darcydog
Not just biscuits We bought Lidl’s quilted...

Not just biscuits

We bought Lidl’s quilted toilet paper and were disappointed to find the hole in the middle was nearly double the diameter than it used to be!!

Also I like oat cakes and at 55p...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Darcydog
Behave yourself Bob!! :D

Behave yourself Bob!! :D
Forum: Social Forum 7th September 2019, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks guys!

Many thanks guys!
Forum: Social Forum 7th September 2019, 08:41
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Darcydog
Statins

Excellent interview on Sky News where a Senior Cardiologist has just stated that prescribing Statins has been a “public health disaster”.

Short summary

They have been used for two to three...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Darcydog
And ANOTHER MOT pass!!

Car dropped back here after the Alternator swap and MOT.

Passed with just a couple of advisories - nearside rear spring rusty, and front inner offside wheel (a Hairpin alloy) “slightly distorted”....
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 11:46
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By Darcydog
I totally agree - especially as the OP here was...

I totally agree - especially as the OP here was one of the main culprits when it came to abusing the sensible guidelines re “B” related posts!

I’m sorry if anyone feels they have to leave this...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 06:29
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Darcydog
Robert Mugabe dies

I don’t suppose many will shed any tears over this corrupt despots death.

The world is now a better place
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2019, 22:29
Replies: 249
Views: 12,883
Posted By Darcydog
Do you remember the old line in Carry on Matron...

Do you remember the old line in Carry on Matron (I think?) - when two nurses were doing similar to a patient as you describe Wes?

He had to be injected and wasn’t keen

Nurse says afterwards “I...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2019, 22:18
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By Darcydog
That is certainly my experience. “A lot more...

That is certainly my experience.

“A lot more comfortable and smooth than the (his) A4!”

......was the last comment I got.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 13:47
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Darcydog
I fear you are totally correct in your assessment...

I fear you are totally correct in your assessment Rob.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Darcydog
I’m having the brake pipes renewed and the...

I’m having the brake pipes renewed and the alternator changed this week and we checked out the sills as at last years MOT they flagged up slight rust on rear offside sill.

We had a right go at it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 07:07
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Darcydog
Decimal point issue?

Decimal point issue?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 22:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Darcydog
Really pleased the XJ is that good! We get...

Really pleased the XJ is that good!

We get swamped by negative views from our media - Great to hear what a REAL person feels about a car I admire.

Many thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 22:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Darcydog
Very impressive pictures Wes. I am a bit...

Very impressive pictures Wes.

I am a bit concerned as to exactly where you left your endoscope though.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 20:00
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
Very true. It was an enjoyable event. But cars...

Very true. It was an enjoyable event. But cars are now designed for the likes of my old neighbour who always made a sarcy comment as he went off to play golf on a Sunday whilst myself and my two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 19:32
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Darcydog
On my regular trips up to Twickenham and Walton...

On my regular trips up to Twickenham and Walton on Thames - I used the M3 and M25 a great deal - and I put up with the roadworks on the M3 for what seemed like years.

But one thing I noticed was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 77
Views: 3,223
Posted By Darcydog
Nice looking cars the Lancia Beta. But I vividly...

Nice looking cars the Lancia Beta. But I vividly remember the uproar when most at their first MOT at three years were condemned for having terminal rust :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks for the reference - in my list of contacts...

Thanks for the reference - in my list of contacts now. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 20:37
Replies: 10,907
Views: 728,092
Posted By Darcydog
Do get it off ASAP - I inadvertently left some...

Do get it off ASAP - I inadvertently left some bird poo on my bonnet and when I washed it off with a jet washer - not on an especially high setting - the bird poo had degraded the lacquer and it...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd September 2019, 15:16
Replies: 249
Views: 12,883
Posted By Darcydog
I sincerely hope this is finally getting sorted...

I sincerely hope this is finally getting sorted for you Wes.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd September 2019, 13:33
Replies: 249
Views: 12,883
Posted By Darcydog
If you don’t make Wes - I and all the other club...

If you don’t make Wes - I and all the other club members will miss you.

May I suggest if the worst happens that you donate your gonads to the club. We could use them as a monthly award.

When I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 08:24
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
And don’t forget the careful cleaning up of the...

And don’t forget the careful cleaning up of the contacts on the distributor cap!

I’m convinced a cleaned up rotor arm and dizzy-cap made for a smoother engine!!

Happy days indeed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 07:38
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
Drove an early Toyota Crewcab over the weekend. ...

Drove an early Toyota Crewcab over the weekend. Fond memories of my sons Isuzu TF. The ride is a bit wallowy of course - but my goodness these things are capable! Selectable AWD and simple...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 07:27
Replies: 10,907
Views: 728,092
Posted By Darcydog
Gave it a bit of a polish yesterday - kicking...

Gave it a bit of a polish yesterday - kicking myself for not taking the masking tape off the front of the wings for when I removed the front.

By the time I remembered to do it the stuff was baked...
Forum: Social Forum 31st August 2019, 22:31
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Darcydog
If it was - I’m not sure I would bother to make...

If it was - I’m not sure I would bother to make it to the bucket........
Forum: Social Forum 31st August 2019, 22:27
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Darcydog
Just seen this on the news - very sad. ...

Just seen this on the news - very sad.

Despite the many safety improvements since the “bad old days” - driving is dangerous - be it on the race track or our road network.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 31st August 2019, 12:46
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Darcydog
Tropical Aquarium- complete set up

Nice set up - pm me with email for pictures.

Everything you need bar the water and the fish! It’s an Aqua One AR-850

Would like to give it to someone who will enjoy it as we have - but having...
Forum: Social Forum 31st August 2019, 08:40
Replies: 148,531
Views: 4,235,241
Posted By Darcydog
She is much better this morning - ate well - she...

She is much better this morning - ate well - she is on soft chicken and soaked kibble - bit like porridge in consistency.

I know what you mean about losing a dog - we are coming up to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 23:30
Replies: 77
Views: 3,223
Posted By Darcydog
We loved our Citroen BX estate - one of the most...

We loved our Citroen BX estate - one of the most able cars we have EVER owned. However the electrics were rubbish as were the clips and lugs on the dash which had to be undone and dismantled to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 23:20
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By Darcydog
OK Ian thank you - the spare fan is hanging up in...

OK Ian thank you - the spare fan is hanging up in the garage ready for those cold dark nights when all my spares get renovated.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 23:07
Replies: 10,907
Views: 728,092
Posted By Darcydog
Yeah well thanks for that Brian - the mental...

Yeah well thanks for that Brian - the mental image seared into my brain of you wandering about in a fluffy dressing gown all gooey and unnecessary due to you having a few hot oily stones inserted has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 22:52
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Darcydog
Our local garage - Hillwood motors has a very...

Our local garage - Hillwood motors has a very nice looking TF for sale with just 23k miles apparently.

Also a 75 Contemporary 2.5 V6 at just 77k Miles - no pics as yet.

If anyone wants me to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 22:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Darcydog
Well it is quite pretty. :getmecoat:

Well it is quite pretty. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 22:30
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By Darcydog
I have the three speed fan from my cdti that you...

I have the three speed fan from my cdti that you are welcome to Ian if yours is U/S - just replaced mined with a working one - was planning to replace the brushes on the old one but now offered...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 22:19
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree - but would add that on simple...

Totally agree - but would add that on simple vehicles like our old Isuzu 4x4 crew cab - the brake and clutch master cylinder is easily accessible as is the clutch slave cylinder - placed sensibly on...
Forum: Social Forum 30th August 2019, 20:40
Replies: 148,531
Views: 4,235,241
Posted By Darcydog
Very much better this evening - went for a short...

Very much better this evening - went for a short walk and she very much enjoyed that - off her food tho. Which is perhaps not surprising.

Now dozing in her favourite place on her bed in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Chris - no idea of the answers. You might get...

Hi Chris - no idea of the answers. You might get a better response if you post in the Technical section.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 12:45
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By Darcydog
I think that sums the issue up for me. One...

I think that sums the issue up for me. One reason I do not frequent Twitter or Facebook is because it seem overly populated with people who want their views endorsed and find it difficult to cope...
Forum: Social Forum 30th August 2019, 12:12
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Darcydog
Julie and I had our Honeymoon in Kenya when my...

Julie and I had our Honeymoon in Kenya when my brother worked in Nairobi. We were there for over a month and fitted in many trips.

One of which was our flying down to Mombasa from Nairobi and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 11:09
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
I remember having a tour round a container ship...

I remember having a tour round a container ship and being told that the massive two stroke diesel engine ran on fuel that was similar to the ashfelt on our roads that we drove on and that at cruising...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 09:09
Replies: 77
Views: 3,223
Posted By Darcydog
And I had the saloon version and loved it! But I...

And I had the saloon version and loved it! But I was talking about modern Vauxhall’s.

That said - my Viva had the three bearing crank that needed a rebuild after just 60k Miles.

Next Vauxhall...
Forum: Social Forum 30th August 2019, 08:10
Replies: 148,531
Views: 4,235,241
Posted By Darcydog
Dozing still - not a good night - our rescue...

Dozing still - not a good night - our rescue CollieX had a load more teeth taken out yesterday - so I was up for a lot of the night as she was very restless all night but did finally settle down...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 29th August 2019, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Darcydog
Ouch indeed - have seen that one before - but it...

Ouch indeed - have seen that one before - but it certainly deserves repeating.

Driver error again - overtaking too late where two lanes merge into one whilst an HGV is already committed, in lane...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 23:16
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Darcydog
Deservedly so. :bowdown:

Deservedly so. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:56
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Darcydog
Not sure about that Steve - after all Columbo...

Not sure about that Steve - after all Columbo always won......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:34
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Darcydog
I totally agree - this thread is a sad attempt to...

I totally agree - this thread is a sad attempt to start it all up again when a clearly political thread by the same OP’er was shut down.

It really is very sad indeed.

A more blatant...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 21:47
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Darcydog
“Egotism is the anaesthetic nature provides the...

“Egotism is the anaesthetic nature provides the silly to prevent them feeling a fool”
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 19:20
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Darcydog
Yep - I regularly do - early Land Rover Defender....

Yep - I regularly do - early Land Rover Defender. The defiance of science....

Most are still going strong and can be maintained easily.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 10:00
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Darcydog
Nice to know there is someone else with the same...

Nice to know there is someone else with the same “garage issues”!!!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 08:36
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting this - as I need to do mine. In my...

Interesting this - as I need to do mine. In my previous house I used a stuff that I am sure was called “workshop floor paint” that I bought in B&Q.

The instructions were to de-grease and wash out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 00:03
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve just run out of thanks.....

Thanks to an idiotic post that clearly demonstrates one persons ability to carry out EXACTLY those misdemeanours he regularly accuses others of...

I seem to have run out of thanks.

1st time...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Darcydog
Well I have just stripped my rear wheel arches...

Well I have just stripped my rear wheel arches out to check them and whilst I found a fair bit of “soil” behind the wheel arch cover the rust behind that was minimal.

Where I did find corrosion of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 21:46
Replies: 49
Views: 1,681
Posted By Darcydog
My dream car? Ford GT40 In Gulf Oil...

My dream car?

Ford GT40

In Gulf Oil Colours....

Gorgeous.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 77
Views: 3,223
Posted By Darcydog
My nightmare car? Any car with a Vauxhall...

My nightmare car?

Any car with a Vauxhall badge.......
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2019, 08:38
Replies: 418
Views: 33,846
Posted By Darcydog
Doing the same with our hanging baskets - the...

Doing the same with our hanging baskets - the summer ones have suddenly gone all untidy - so will recover what we can - Fuschia’s transplant into the garden well usually - and repot with winter...
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2019, 07:13
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Darcydog
Careful Wes - after the Advertising Standards...

Careful Wes - after the Advertising Standards Authority banned a couple of adverts on the Politically Correct notion that depicting a lady with a pram and men being “hapless fathers” is Gender...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 22:15
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Darcydog
You simply cannot better the sound of a V8

You simply cannot better the sound of a V8
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 20:52
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Darcydog
A the builder we were using and I gave a lift to...

A the builder we were using and I gave a lift to said after a few minutes “This is a really nice car!”
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 19:58
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Darcydog
I still get positive comments about my ZTT - tho...

I still get positive comments about my ZTT - tho the last one had me biting my tongue :D

“I’ve got a friend who has a Rover 75 with the petrol BMW engine”

“Really?” Says I - “that is quite a...
Forum: Social Forum 26th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Darcydog
Very nice! I had an Emerald Green GT6 MkIII...

Very nice!

I had an Emerald Green GT6 MkIII - loved it.

Wish I had it now!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 08:12
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Richard I found checking out all the...

Hi Richard

I found checking out all the fantastic “How to’s“ on here was incredibly useful. Initially I scanned through all of them and made a mental note.

Then when issues cropped up - a...
Forum: Social Forum 25th August 2019, 21:14
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Darcydog
“I wish that I knew what I know now - when I was...

“I wish that I knew what I know now - when I was younger - Ooh la la”

Small Faces


No better song or advice in this scenario.

As Grandad - you have a vital job...
Forum: Social Forum 25th August 2019, 18:52
Replies: 148,531
Views: 4,235,241
Posted By Darcydog
Great day on the ZTT - did a dry run putting the...

Great day on the ZTT - did a dry run putting the front all back together - I like to clean all the bolts and copper grease them or replace if knackered. - Years of struggling with corroded bolts and...
Forum: Social Forum 25th August 2019, 18:38
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Darcydog
Thank the Lord I recorded it as I was out working...

Thank the Lord I recorded it as I was out working on the MG!

I am going to enjoy this later tonight with a pint of Shiraz :D

:party::party::party:
Forum: Social Forum 25th August 2019, 10:57
Replies: 148,531
Views: 4,235,241
Posted By Darcydog
Really hot now - dogs are going to struggle a bit...

Really hot now - dogs are going to struggle a bit today I think.

Walked up by our local river (than runs into the R. Avon) this morning - dogs loved being in the water! The small trout were...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 25th August 2019, 10:37
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Darcydog
Too fast certainly - and not experienced enough...

Too fast certainly - and not experienced enough to know that a big wagon pushes a “bow wave” of air in front of it.

In the video you can see how this bow wave initiates the snaking that rapidly...
Forum: Social Forum 24th August 2019, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Darcydog
Sorry to hear this. Always sad for those left...

Sorry to hear this. Always sad for those left behind.

And I’m always at a loss as to what to say. Genuinely pleased you could post on here about it, not always easy to talk one to one about...
Forum: Social Forum 24th August 2019, 08:03
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Darcydog
Hmm - difficult to legislate for the silly and/or...

Hmm - difficult to legislate for the silly and/or the greedy :shrug:

Mind you - the bigger issue in my view is our own Department for International Development giving Nigerian fraudsters £millions...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 23:40
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Good analysis in that report. The problem IMO...

Good analysis in that report. The problem IMO that became insurmountable was the merger forced by Wilson and Benn of Leyland and BMH.

Imagine now having two Nissan dealers in the same town with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 13:29
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve had to go and have a lay down .......

I’ve had to go and have a lay down .......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 13:19
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Well I for one welcome a well thought out post...

Well I for one welcome a well thought out post that most certainly underlines EXACTLY why I enthusiastically voted to join the EEC when given the opportunity all those years ago.

Where I disagree...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 12:28
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
You are quite correct - the system was set up so...

You are quite correct - the system was set up so that a bank could fail - the investors compensation scheme was there and could easily have sorted it.

The Americans did just that with Lehman...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd August 2019, 12:14
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Darcydog
:d:d:d:d:d

:d:d:d:d:d
Forum: Social Forum 22nd August 2019, 10:43
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Darcydog
You have a disgusting dirty mind DB!!!:D:D ...

You have a disgusting dirty mind DB!!!:D:D

Whatever are you thinking!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 10:38
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Darcydog
Needed new fog lights on the ZTT- mine were...

Needed new fog lights on the ZTT- mine were turning into white powder behind the lens :shrug:

New were £30 odd each - £20 bought the whole front loom, two indicators and two really good condition...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd August 2019, 08:10
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Darcydog
Oh yes - recognise that Wes - been up there many...

Oh yes - recognise that Wes - been up there many times!

It’s that long straight at Stoney Cross on the Forest isn’t it?

:D :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 07:56
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
May I suggest you do write that book. What you...

May I suggest you do write that book. What you outline above resonates with my experience. Tho’ to be fair, whilst I clearly recognise many aspects of what you have set out, my experience of the...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st August 2019, 23:22
Replies: 268
Views: 19,870
Posted By Darcydog
Sofology advert.

Just been catching up on things via Sky News - and caught the Sofology advert where a US actor is laying on a sofa looking at a surfboard on the wall and talking to a dog.

The dog is a Toller
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 23:06
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
You have a point - I notice that the Vauxhall van...

You have a point - I notice that the Vauxhall van adverts now state that Vauxhall is a “British Brand”. Which is interesting given which company now owns the brand.

Perhaps modern MG’s could be...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st August 2019, 14:35
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
Couple on Gumtree - one £800 but would require a...

Couple on Gumtree - one £800 but would require a bit of work. Broken window but he says it comes with a spare window (so why not swap it over before selling?? :shrug:)

Several nice ones c. £2000
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st August 2019, 14:23
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
Look at all advertising options - I would suggest...

Look at all advertising options - I would suggest that those that want to offload a caravan with problems will use the likes of Gumtree and EBay.

Our first move from tent to caravan was due to me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 13:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks - have to say that I see this from both...

Thanks - have to say that I see this from both standpoints. Whilst I really dislike the action of applying the handbrake without depressing the button - the noise genuinely offends my sense of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 11:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - strange that we celebrate the likes of...

Yes - strange that we celebrate the likes of Brunel and show him off to the world during the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games when we normally ignore our achievements at best or more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 10:45
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - surprising that - especially as he (Gordon...

Yes - surprising that - especially as he (Gordon Brown) went on to bail out the Banks in 2008 after a decade of inept regulation by his “Super Regulator” the FSA.

He effectively designed and set...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 07:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By Darcydog
My understanding of “correct” handbrake use is to...

My understanding of “correct” handbrake use is to hold down the button when applying the hand brake and then thumb off the button and pull up one more notch - or two if ‘that feels right’.

So I...
Forum: Social Forum 21st August 2019, 07:24
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Darcydog
Well, we all have a choice as to where we place...

Well, we all have a choice as to where we place our custom. Given the steady and consistent poor feedback on Halfords by fellow club members - and not just this club, other enthusiast clubs report...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 22:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By Darcydog
Better “Brace” yourself if you do...

Better “Brace” yourself if you do .........:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 22:07
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
She didn’t help most certainly! But...

She didn’t help most certainly!

But politicians are politicians and whatever the colour - they usually make a pigs ear out of things.

To my mind it was Benn and Wilson who cemented the demise...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 20:02
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Excellent Summary - as I understand it Honda was...

Excellent Summary - as I understand it Honda was truly mortified that our politicians treated them with such contempt. To be honest - I have always been surprised that Honda ever saw fit to trust a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 19:58
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
I would add Research and Development to that list...

I would add Research and Development to that list Wes.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 19:55
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :bowdown: ...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :bowdown:

These links really do need to be given a wider audience.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 19:14
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
I totally agree - most people in Government or in...

I totally agree - most people in Government or in senior positions in “public service” have anything but Science or Engineering degree or qualifications.

And this is a long term significant issue...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 16:41
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Good question Maninder - I trust you will accept...

Good question Maninder - I trust you will accept the answer
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 15:58
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By Darcydog
Yep! - Spot on RB - but please don’t start me off...

Yep! - Spot on RB - but please don’t start me off again........:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 20th August 2019, 08:24
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Darcydog
I would not trust Halfords with my pushbike - let...

I would not trust Halfords with my pushbike - let alone our cars.

The description by SCP440 in the OP is a fair analysis of the general incompetence and genuine ignorance of mechanical basics by...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 19th August 2019, 21:26
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Darcydog
Terrible to think that sort of scum walk amongst...

Terrible to think that sort of scum walk amongst us.

Thankfully some do get caught - the scumbags that broke into and destroyed that model train exhibition a month or two ago have been caught,...
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2019, 08:26
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Darcydog
Love the Air Portable LR. The BT Livery Viva...

Love the Air Portable LR.

The BT Livery Viva van unusual but very nicely done.

What a great selection of vehicles!
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2019, 07:32
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Darcydog
:D:D:D Brilliant!! - absolutely brilliant -...

:D:D:D

Brilliant!! - absolutely brilliant - Terrible fashions 4 years ago......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 16:58
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba and see how they...

I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba and see how they kept all those fabulous old American classic cars going. They did some really amazing “Re-designs” to keep them going.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 11:54
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
It’s also the utility value to you that is...

It’s also the utility value to you that is important. I suppose my ZTT is worth about a grand? :shrug: supposing I could find someone who wants it?

But as a load lugger and long distance cruiser...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 10:02
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
As I understand it in the US - only certain...

As I understand it in the US - only certain arable crops such as wheat, cotton, corn(what we call maize or “sweet corn”) and rice PRODUCTION benefit from any subsidy.

Meat producers - as well as...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2019, 21:26
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Darcydog
Well done!! Always loved the Triumphs from...

Well done!!

Always loved the Triumphs from that era.

Fantastic job keeping one not just up and running - but a prize winning one :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 21:17
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Apologies if I misinterpreted your words - but my...

Apologies if I misinterpreted your words - but my response was to what I thought was a clear inference that US farmers received subsidies such that it gave them an advantage.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 16:55
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
I agree - I work out what I want to spend and I...

I agree - I work out what I want to spend and I don’t mind what I get for my car - or what a pay for the new one. The actual figures are irrelevant to me - only what I have to fork out to do the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 16:48
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Oh yeah! - and the EU pays its farmers no...

Oh yeah! - and the EU pays its farmers no subsidies at all!!!

Well “set aside” paid farmers to do nothing - and since 2008 the Health Check system does much the same but under a different label.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 13:46
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - but like conversations over a cuppa or down...

Yes - but like conversations over a cuppa or down the pub.

(We’ll be OK as long as the thought police don’t notice :D )
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 13:30
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
True - but it is damned convenient if your agenda...

True - but it is damned convenient if your agenda is to keep the CAP going.


And as I say - from the microbiology standpoint - there is no justification for a trading block to ban chlorinated...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 13:03
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - apologies - it was a throw remark that kind...

Yes - apologies - it was a throw remark that kind of spiraled....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 12:49
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
A Chlorine wash is simply another option in the...

A Chlorine wash is simply another option in the long line of options that we have to provide agricultural produce, on our tables, without contamination by the bacteria that are commensal to the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2019, 10:37
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Darcydog
Yes I agree - on top of everything else it was...

Yes I agree - on top of everything else it was the film that introduced Jack Nickolson
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 10:29
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmmm - nobody objects to a foot bath as you...

Hmmmm - nobody objects to a foot bath as you enter a swimming pool :shrug: it’s a simple chlorine wash to help control virus, bacteria and fungal spread.

Swimming pools use Chlorine :duh:

Back...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 08:47
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Not a lot from the microbiology viewpoint I would...

Not a lot from the microbiology viewpoint I would suggest. After all how can Chicken from Brazil be deemed OK by the EU when it has very high levels of Salmonella whereas US chicken, reared in far...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2019, 08:15
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Darcydog
Peter Fonda

Has died - age 79 - lung cancer

Still remember Easy Rider -
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 07:39
Replies: 10,907
Views: 728,092
Posted By Darcydog
No - mine was not like that at all - no gunge or...

No - mine was not like that at all - no gunge or mess. But as I say, the lower O ring really “squirmed” out as soon as it was given the chance to!!

I can laugh about it now - but that first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 06:47
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
A good overall analysis - :bowdown: - it confirms...

A good overall analysis - :bowdown: - it confirms that there is no evidence the practice is “bad” or ineffective - but it does state the obvious that chlorination could be used to disguise bad...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 23:52
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - it’s ok under eunuch underpass rules to...

Yes - it’s ok under eunuch underpass rules to chlorinate other foodstuffs - salad being one example - but to ensure we don’t get access to inexpensive foodstuffs and to protect the CAP - they dreamed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 23:30
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed - and having realised that REAL...

Indeed - and having realised that REAL credentials are important - and acknowledging that most of them don’t have any, then the zealots pick someone that would - in most peoples eyes be...
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