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Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 05:48
Replies: 165,745
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Posted By roverbarmy
Morning all. Too hot to sleep in. Have a good...

Morning all. Too hot to sleep in. Have a good 'un! ;)
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 05:47
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By roverbarmy
BBC app sign in?

BBC has been my go to news for most of my adult life but I have removed the app from my phone. I do not want to sign in to see the news. I am no longer on facebook due to it tracking me and...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2022, 17:03
Replies: 123
Views: 4,397
Posted By roverbarmy
If you have a decent lawn that needs...

If you have a decent lawn that needs cutting.........
https://www.bluecross.org.uk/rehome/horse
No road tax!
:shrug:
:D
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2022, 08:31
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Baywatching in Torquay? Those red speedos look...

Baywatching in Torquay? Those red speedos look good! :D
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2022, 17:02
Replies: 163
Views: 5,064
Posted By roverbarmy
In my DNA there is Scottish, Irish, English and...

In my DNA there is Scottish, Irish, English and German bits! My passport says British. I'm a citizen of the world. We all eat, breathe, drink and s***, and as far as I can see, we all want the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2022, 15:58
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By roverbarmy
Google is your friend:-...

Google is your friend:-...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2022, 14:58
Replies: 165,745
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Posted By roverbarmy
You have my deepest sympathy. ;)

You have my deepest sympathy. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2022, 14:36
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By roverbarmy
Remember that the coolant level is at the base of...

Remember that the coolant level is at the base of the header tank and not at the top. Overfill it and it will just push out of the overflow when under pressure. Also, check when cooled down.
Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2022, 14:48
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
I stopped feeding the "birds" when I spotted rats...

I stopped feeding the "birds" when I spotted rats eating at the base. A colleague who used to work for a local council said that most of their pest controllers advised against feeding "birds" near...
Forum: Social Forum 25th June 2022, 20:55
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Glad that you enjoyed it but looks like my idea...

Glad that you enjoyed it but looks like my idea of Hell! :shrug: I much prefer a stroll along a leafy glade or on a deserted beach. Being in a crowded Maccy Dee's for some on the road fuel did for...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2022, 15:11
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By roverbarmy
Oh No it isn't! :D

Oh No it isn't! :D
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:31
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By roverbarmy
Good on you Andy. Hope that you get the jam and...

Good on you Andy. Hope that you get the jam and cream in the correct order on the scones! If you ever need anything in this area just let me know. You will always be welcome here. All the best,...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2022, 07:43
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Another good day for painting and polishing. :D...

Another good day for painting and polishing. :D .................. and eating ice cream!;)
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2022, 09:44
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely day here today. Had a call from daughter...

Lovely day here today. Had a call from daughter yesterday as her hubby had changed the oil in her Volvo V40 and the car had "told" her that it needed another 1/2 litre of oil. Hubby was away on...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2022, 22:11
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By roverbarmy
Very "Red sky at night" here this...

Very "Red sky at night" here this evening!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 22:09
Replies: 190
Views: 10,853
Posted By roverbarmy
EV's are OK so long as you drive them and not the...

EV's are OK so long as you drive them and not the other way around!

https://www.kiaownersclub.co.uk/threads/ev6-crashed-in-hda-nav-mode-warning-to-other-users-take-extra-care.66852/
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2022, 16:12
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By roverbarmy
Ferraris and Fiats ?

Both causing aches, pains and backaches?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-61847310

:shrug:

Ask the drivers. They know what works best!:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 07:41
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By roverbarmy
I think that it depends on the manufacturer. ...

I think that it depends on the manufacturer. They are different lengths on the front and rear (different part numbers). The longer ones seem to shear off more easily if they are rusted in.:shrug:
...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2022, 07:20
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Slept about two hours on and off last night.:duh:...

Slept about two hours on and off last night.:duh: A cooler breeze has just started, so I'll catch up on nods during the day!;) A croissant and coffee might perk me up!:shrug: Have a good 'un.
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2022, 13:22
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By roverbarmy
What a great day for touching up Spotty the...

What a great day for touching up Spotty the Sportage. He now has much less acne! A combination of stone chips and sundry "jewellery nicks" (2 previous lady owners) around the door handles. ...
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2022, 21:02
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
That new "fuel" doesn't do the "rubbers" in the...

That new "fuel" doesn't do the "rubbers" in the fuel systems any good!!:shrug:
Which Honda is it?

Been a while since I had a Honda:-
https://i.imgur.com/QPrZMZV.jpg

Enjoy the Guinness.
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2022, 13:10
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By roverbarmy
Fiery Friday!

Take care all. Stock up on the sunscreen and drink plenty ............. of water! Temps of 30C+ forecast here in sunny Norfolk!;) Probably a good day to check the coolant too!
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2022, 08:10
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
A day off from painting the fences and garage. ...

A day off from painting the fences and garage. Bliss! :D
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 14th June 2022, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By roverbarmy
I was saying.................... ...

I was saying....................

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hire-cuiser-runs-aground-great-yarmouth-9037402

:duh::getmecoat:

Could be worse I suppose but the coffee and cakes would be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2022, 07:29
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By roverbarmy
It was a sad day indeed, that I gave up my last...

It was a sad day indeed, that I gave up my last Rover 75 (of three!). Due to my joint problems, it was getting too difficult for me to exit and maintain myself. I now have a relatively "modern"...
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2022, 14:43
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By roverbarmy
As above, I rode many bikes and feel very lucky...

As above, I rode many bikes and feel very lucky that I am here to tell the tale. I "escaped" a number of "near do's" (never my fault - of course!) but on the couple of occasions that I did "come...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2022, 14:14
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Painting done and managed to remove the faulty...

Painting done and managed to remove the faulty check valve on my shower (not needed as now replaced with an electric shower) which has been cutting out the shower if the mains pressure dropped! The...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2022, 07:38
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Enough sunshine to finish my fence at last. :}

Enough sunshine to finish my fence at last. :}
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2022, 09:47
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By roverbarmy
Stick a plaster on it?

Take care everyone:-
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/opinion-why-sepsis-is-the-silent-killer-9024664
:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2022, 09:32
Replies: 73
Views: 2,120
Posted By roverbarmy
Thick and thin stripes!

Thick and thin stripes!
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2022, 09:52
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
I love the UK but hate the weather! Morning...

I love the UK but hate the weather! Morning folks. :}
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2022, 16:38
Replies: 217
Views: 6,831
Posted By roverbarmy
It seems that we have to draw a line under Boris...

It seems that we have to draw a line under Boris problems.


Tenders will no doubt be invited for the supply of several million pencils and rulers to government departments! :D

Will there be...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2022, 13:50
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Sunshine, clouds and a migraine! What a...

Sunshine, clouds and a migraine! What a combination! :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 13:33
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By roverbarmy
This vid may help you:- ...

This vid may help you:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQfJp8c1OQ
The fact that your spring is broken may complicate matters but the vid will give you most of the steps involved.
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2022, 11:40
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By roverbarmy
I seem to remember something about Shackleton...

I seem to remember something about Shackleton going out and maybe out for some time, but he also said this:-
“I heard one man say, "Cook, I like my tea strong." Another joined in, "Cook, I like mine...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2022, 10:55
Replies: 80
Views: 2,059
Posted By roverbarmy
Give them an inch and they'll take a yard!:D ...

Give them an inch and they'll take a yard!:D

Morning all.
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 17:10
Replies: 73
Views: 2,120
Posted By roverbarmy
My own "royal" ancestry was taken out on the...

My own "royal" ancestry was taken out on the instructions of a french knight, paid for and then further rewarded, by an english monarch in the dim and distant past. I may have been robbed of my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2022, 12:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By roverbarmy
The ten year old Hankooks on the rear of my...

The ten year old Hankooks on the rear of my Sportage had cracks in the treads but that is to be expected!!!:D Lots of reports of cracked Avons at well below the six year mark. Hard tyres = long...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2022, 12:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By roverbarmy
Not on a Rover but brought a truck back using a...

Not on a Rover but brought a truck back using a gallon can of diesel hung on a coat hook in the cab, using the gravity feed to the 4D Ford diesel pump on the engine, via a length of rubber fuel pipe,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 10:34
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Flaming June?

It's more like flaming January here today. Chilly wind and piddle down rain non-stop!:duh: Time to get the bottle of Irish out!:D
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 13:22
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Barbie out, fully cleaned. Searched the shed for...

Barbie out, fully cleaned. Searched the shed for the correct gas regulator (choice of propane, butane, euro and Calor!) and all set up for teatime! All the sharps hidden from grandson and food prep...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 1st June 2022, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By roverbarmy
Thanks folks. It will be back to super resin for...

Thanks folks. It will be back to super resin for me once I've used this bottle. I may have to get my electric polisher sorted to avoid all the sweat dripping on the new polish!!! :D
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2022, 12:18
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By roverbarmy
It gets worse:- ...

It gets worse:-
https://www.facebook.com/UKCopHumour/videos/551292086702124/
Police doing Tui's job for them!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2022, 19:21
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Managed to get a coat of fence paint on all the...

Managed to get a coat of fence paint on all the panels around the garden. I bought a Ronseal sprayer to go with the Ronseal paint.:duh: The paint had to be thinned to a 1 part water and four parts...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2022, 11:58
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By roverbarmy
................. and now add Easyjet! No flying...

................. and now add Easyjet! No flying for me for a while!:duh: Holidays cancelled whilst sitting in the plane and on the runway??? Ridiculous state of affairs. Get your acts together...
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2022, 20:17
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By roverbarmy
I just wish that I could have retired at 17, when...

I just wish that I could have retired at 17, when I had the energy to do all the things that I want to do now! I hate not being able to do most of the things that I could easily do only ten years...
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2022, 09:26
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By roverbarmy
Tui Struggles?

Trying to build ourselves up to a "foreign holiday" again but not convinced that all is well at all with the hol company of choice! Flights missing and delays etc. Our local airport at Norwich is...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2022, 17:29
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By roverbarmy
Lincolnshire Potholes

Just got back from a week in Lincolnshire to "get back in" to going away. We visited most of the remembrance sites, including the International Bomber Command Centre and the Battle of Britain...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 15:28
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By roverbarmy
When we moved into our house, some twenty years...

When we moved into our house, some twenty years ago, we were told that the land opposite was "green belt" and could never be built on. It's full of Persimmons boxes made of ticky tacky now!:shrug:
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 12th May 2022, 08:55
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By roverbarmy
Lots of folks don't realize that the Broads...

Lots of folks don't realize that the Broads rivers are affected by the tides. Such fun to watch when they spot a pub and try to "brake", turn round and moor up. Watching a seven stone man or woman...
Forum: Photography Corner 11th May 2022, 10:14
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By roverbarmy
My "usual" holiday flight (from Norwich) is now...

My "usual" holiday flight (from Norwich) is now using the 737MAX under its "new" name (737-8). Hopefully, all the "niggles" will have been ironed out by the time that I am confident enough to sit in...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 07:41
Replies: 35
Views: 3,206
Posted By roverbarmy
I didn't buy the MG TC and bought an 1.7 Austin...

I didn't buy the MG TC and bought an 1.7 Austin Princess instead!:duh::getmecoat: (45 year ago!)
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2022, 14:34
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Just been to the opticians for new specs. See...

Just been to the opticians for new specs. See you later! :D
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 14:14
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By roverbarmy
Noise in a black hole!!!

https://news.sky.com/story/nasa-releases-audio-recording-of-a-black-hole-and-it-sounds-like-a-hans-zimmer-score-12606800
Mersey Tunnel on a Friday night?:D
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 14:18
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
All pavings pressure washed and seagull poop...

All pavings pressure washed and seagull poop removed!:duh: There's a smell of fish around here! (and chips from the market!!!):D
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 16:51
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By roverbarmy
Couldn't agree more. What is it with these...

Couldn't agree more. What is it with these talentless celebrities who suddenly appear all over the box (well, screen nowadays!). Don't get me started on some of these "comedians"! They don't make...
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 10:10
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Ahhhhh! Picolax! The source of Vesuvius and...

Ahhhhh! Picolax! The source of Vesuvius and Krakatoa all rolled into a tiny capsule. Dynamite and nuclear fusion has nothing on Picolax!!!

Brings a whole new meaning to the term "Natural Gas"!...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th May 2022, 20:50
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By roverbarmy
Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine ?

Having recently bought a black, metallic car, I bought some of the ultra deep shine polish. It has to be the most difficult of the Autoglym products that I have used. It is very hard work to put on...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th May 2022, 20:07
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By roverbarmy
Ten Minute Handover?

It's amazing what you can/can't learn in ten minutes:-
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/maib-report-great-yarmouth-boat-death-laura-perry-8942814
So sorry for the families involved. Such a tragedy.
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2022, 21:10
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By roverbarmy
A "friend" was going to Everest base camp and...

A "friend" was going to Everest base camp and looked for Peaks of Everest. It seems that there was, at the time, a young lady called Erica Everest, who had twin peaks of her own!!! Well, that was...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2022, 15:32
Replies: 248
Views: 11,377
Posted By roverbarmy
Just to clarify. I have no problems with...

Just to clarify. I have no problems with migrants or immigrants so long as they are legal and arrive through proper channels, with the correct paperwork. Otherwise, we do not know their true...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2022, 11:30
Replies: 248
Views: 11,377
Posted By roverbarmy
I had to go into Great Yarmouth on Thursday and...

I had to go into Great Yarmouth on Thursday and most of them seem to have arrived there. Lots of single men in track suits or camo gear, with backpacks or wheely cases and a faint odour of...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2022, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By roverbarmy
No Twitter, No Facebook and no TV. Sounds like a...

No Twitter, No Facebook and no TV. Sounds like a perfect world!:D
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 11:10
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By roverbarmy
Is he a raqueteer then?:shrug: Or doesn't he have...

Is he a raqueteer then?:shrug: Or doesn't he have the balls any more?:D
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2022, 16:24
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By roverbarmy
Many care homes are owned by doctors!:shrug:

Many care homes are owned by doctors!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 11:04
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By roverbarmy
It wasn't for undersealing but for general use...

It wasn't for undersealing but for general use where it might be seen.(by me and the MOT man!);)
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2022, 09:38
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
36 hours in bed due to feeling a bit less than!...

36 hours in bed due to feeling a bit less than! (Trapped nerve in my neck and dizziness). Must have overdone it on the painting! A bit brighter this morning after a cuppa and a slice of toast. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2022, 08:58
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By roverbarmy
I used the newly supplied silver. I cleaned the...

I used the newly supplied silver. I cleaned the brush with WD40, then soap and water, so knew it wasn't what it was!

The old Hammerite would spread itself and dry with a terrific gloss. This...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2022, 18:45
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By roverbarmy
Hammerite ?

Just used some Hammerite. What have they done to it? There's no gloss and it looks like it will not be serviceable like the "old stuff"? It's not water based but behaves like a lot of the new...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 25th April 2022, 14:06
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By roverbarmy
Grockles!

Is it their own fault or a lack of information from the hirers?
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bid-to-free-cruisers-stuck-on-norfolk-broads-8919040
As I went past the river at Great Yarmouth, last...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2022, 11:48
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
It's cold out...................... so I'd better...

It's cold out...................... so I'd better put it away! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 21:09
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Painted part of my fence today. Top half of me...

Painted part of my fence today. Top half of me in the sun and bottom half in the bitter cold!:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 18:47
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By roverbarmy
It's the paintings with the eyes that follow you...

It's the paintings with the eyes that follow you around the room that give me the heeby jeebies!:eek: At a hotel in Scotland, my three year old grandson recently said that the lady in the painting...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 09:03
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely sunny start here but that wind is still...

Lovely sunny start here but that wind is still cold!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 09:00
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By roverbarmy
I have used the MG Rover paint from Rimmers and...

I have used the MG Rover paint from Rimmers and the match was perfect (easy to blend in). Maybe more expensive, for small cans but depends how much you have to do.:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2022, 13:57
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By roverbarmy
When I took my "hearse" test at the funeral...

When I took my "hearse" test at the funeral directors (examiner was a young woman with no qualifications other than a normal driving license and a one day course!) I was given a one word review in...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2022, 10:56
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
A sunny start in Norfolk. Lovely day yesterday...

A sunny start in Norfolk. Lovely day yesterday at the Transport Museum in Carlton Colville. Interesting when a tram "jumped the rails"! :duh: (electric vehicles!) All safe and sound. ;)
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2022, 15:34
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
I know that feeling well after a few jobs last...

I know that feeling well after a few jobs last year. :duh: Falling sideways, off a set of steps, onto some wooden shelving did for me. There was no way that I was going to A&E in the midst of a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2022, 22:05
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Watching and waiting! Good to have you back. ...

Watching and waiting! Good to have you back. Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 22:04
Replies: 139
Views: 8,920
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done Andy.:bowdown: Have a good rest now. ...

Well done Andy.:bowdown: Have a good rest now. Always good to get home safe and sound after a long trip. ;) At least, we have homes to get back to. Mike
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2022, 13:19
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By roverbarmy
Keeps folks in the country to spend money at...

Keeps folks in the country to spend money at home!!!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2022, 08:30
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
A brilliant, sunny morning here in the east. I...

A brilliant, sunny morning here in the east. I got an invite to view the new Kia electric vehicles! I think that I shall be too old to drive before I will trust those new fangled sparky things! ...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2022, 15:04
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
My pond was ruined by a heron sticking his...

My pond was ruined by a heron sticking his nose/beak into the pond and spearing the liner! Fish ended up flapping around in a couple of inches of mucky watter!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2022, 15:01
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By roverbarmy
For something so important, it looks cheap enough...

For something so important, it looks cheap enough to me???:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 12:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By roverbarmy
Tyre Guru Question???

I need a couple of front tyres for my Sportage and asked my local tyre company for a recommend. I had Hankook tyres (original fitment) on the back so asked if they were better than the Chinese...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2022, 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By roverbarmy
Lazy lazyboys!

We bought two lazyboy chairs at the start of lockdown as they were the quickest delivery that we could get. (Then they were delayed!) :duh: Our old (US made) Layzeeboy chair is still fit and well but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2022, 20:02
Replies: 139
Views: 8,920
Posted By roverbarmy
Lynda and I are pleased to see that you have...

Lynda and I are pleased to see that you have arrived, safe and well, doing just what we would have done in our younger years. Thank you for being you. ;) Safe return to all. Mike and Lynda.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2022, 14:01
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done guys. I am still envious and wish you...

Well done guys. I am still envious and wish you and your trusty steeds all the best. I miss not having my gorgeous 22 year old to lavish time and money on!:D
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2022, 13:58
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Makes you really feel for all those soldiers and...

Makes you really feel for all those soldiers and folks in conflicts that have sat or lain out in European winters over the years ( and it is still happening now). Stay safe Andy. We are with you in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2022, 19:40
Replies: 139
Views: 8,920
Posted By roverbarmy
Had no idea that this was why you were going to...

Had no idea that this was why you were going to Poland. :bowdown: Well done and donation added. Mike ;)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By roverbarmy
Report from pilot - "Evidence of hydraulic oil...

Report from pilot - "Evidence of hydraulic oil leak on undercarriage"
Report from engineer " Evidence removed"!
:}
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 15:12
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
If you've never read this, it may give you a...

If you've never read this, it may give you a chuckle, or a grumble depending on how you see it!

(Swearing alert** - the bits highlighted in brown are from the "patient"!)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm pretty handy with a roller! :shrug:

I'm pretty handy with a roller! :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2022, 09:37
Replies: 165,745
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Posted By roverbarmy
Don't polish the snow, it will get too slippy!:D ...

Don't polish the snow, it will get too slippy!:D My first love was Polish. Her mum, dad and grandma thought that I was great but she binned me after a month! My mate Zbigniew set me straight!;)
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 19:27
Replies: 108
Views: 4,847
Posted By roverbarmy
The US had locked up many of its "reserve" wells...

The US had locked up many of its "reserve" wells due to (ahem) green policies and some efforts at price manipulation (more like) and are now going to release a huge chunk of the reserves to "help"...
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 08:10
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Thunder, lightning and hailstones on the coast!...

Thunder, lightning and hailstones on the coast! :eek: Stay safe people!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2022, 15:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By roverbarmy
I have used paintable seam sealer to good effect...

I have used paintable seam sealer to good effect on several cars/caravans that I have owned. Clean and dry affected area, brush it well in, then allow to dry. Test. add more if needed or paint over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th March 2022, 12:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By roverbarmy
When you say "correct mark/s", are you just...

When you say "correct mark/s", are you just filling to the "MAX" mark, which is right at the bottom of the visible section of the header tank (You can actually see the word "MAX" printed on it). ...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 29th March 2022, 12:22
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By roverbarmy
We get very big skies here don't we! I often...

We get very big skies here don't we! I often wonder where all the water comes from to keep the boats afloat at Acle, with all those farmers nicking it to water their crops! You'd think that we...
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2022, 12:12
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Lawn raked after applying moss killer last week,...

Lawn raked after applying moss killer last week, followed by a grass cut this morning. Much neater with the stripes from my Suffolk Punch! The grass is much better than it was this time last year...
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2022, 10:31
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By roverbarmy
No. He was right. The car was...

No. He was right. The car was stunning!:D:getmecoat:

https://i.imgur.com/4lhbd0y.jpg?1

Just hope that it still lives on.
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2022, 09:31
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorry about the weather. It was me polishing...

Sorry about the weather. It was me polishing "what did it"!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2022, 08:22
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Mist and Murrrk (as Carol Kirkwood says) here...

Mist and Murrrk (as Carol Kirkwood says) here today. Happy Mothers Day to all the mums.;)
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2022, 08:18
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By roverbarmy
Yes. I know. I've removed that question from the...

Yes. I know. I've removed that question from the quote which came from the MOT site. Cheers. It was just that I couldn't believe that an MOT tester would write the word "Stunning" in the advisory...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 09:09
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Looks like a good day to get the polish out. ...

Looks like a good day to get the polish out. Watch out for rain tomorrow!:D :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 08:51
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By roverbarmy
Stunning?

Just had a look at where my old 414SLI (N701REW) was in terms of MOT and tax. It is no longer taxed and tested but there was an interesting "advisory" on its last MOT :-

"Date tested
16...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2022, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By roverbarmy
We fitted a new electric cooker and hob to...

We fitted a new electric cooker and hob to replace our old gas cooker when we did our kitchen over "lockdown". Both are "A" grade in terms of economy. The induction hob is a Bosch and the oven is a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 14:51
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By roverbarmy
Got it back after online application within two...

Got it back after online application within two working days! No complaints there.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 13:09
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By roverbarmy
Corfu Children.

A letter from some children in Corfu on the proposal to build a skatepark there:-
"“We have been reading and watching what is written and reported about the Garitsa Park for quite some time now and...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 12:44
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By roverbarmy
Photocard licence?

My good lady's photocard driving license was due to expire under the 10 year rule in May. We renewed her licence and the new one expires in October as she will be 70! Doh!:duh: Don't forget to...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 16:44
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By roverbarmy
Motorcycle Adrenyline!

A high side and then wobble away on foot. Not surprised that he didn't go in the race.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-owmiy7M8g
:eek:
I feel blessed that I am still here in one piece after...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 08:49
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Are you positive about that?:D Great news. ...

Are you positive about that?:D

Great news. Onwards and upwards and keep your bits washed! :D
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 08:46
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Trike wiring. Sounds like you need a spaghetti...

Trike wiring. Sounds like you need a spaghetti sauce with that!

I find this place useful for wiring bits and bobs:-
https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/
Mike
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2022, 12:20
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By roverbarmy
I think that he drove like that "on porpoise"!...

I think that he drove like that "on porpoise"! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2022, 17:04
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By roverbarmy
There's a strong smell of Autoglym and Trim Sheen...

There's a strong smell of Autoglym and Trim Sheen around here now. Bye bye brown acne!;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 19:35
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By roverbarmy
Camel on order! It'll probably be easier to get...

Camel on order! It'll probably be easier to get than a new car.:D
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 19:32
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By roverbarmy
I was replaced by a young lady, straight out of...

I was replaced by a young lady, straight out of uni, employed in a position with a different name, doing my exact job, in the same place, with the same people! She lasted approximately six weeks...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 16:22
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By roverbarmy
Looks fine from over here! :getmecoat::D

Looks fine from over here! :getmecoat::D
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By roverbarmy
Tough Times Ahead!

Tip of the iceberg here I think (pardon the pun in advance):-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60779001

Not surprised that the crews are angry. I had a similar experience and it takes a lot...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 14:22
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Yup! My kids already steered me straight on...

Yup! My kids already steered me straight on that. Just my "grandad" sense of humour on overtime!:duh: Stay safe, Mike
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 11:50
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By roverbarmy
Free rubbing compound! :D

Free rubbing compound! :D
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 11:28
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Illness can be a bummer. Try to keep positive...

Illness can be a bummer. Try to keep positive because that's what gets you through it all. Gan canny mara.;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 09:40
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
I thought that the "C" meant clear! Hope you are...

I thought that the "C" meant clear! Hope you are soon feeling better. Acle isolation ward for you I guess. The boat will probably need a wash today if it's anything like here. Give us a shout if...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 09:33
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By roverbarmy
Spotty the Sportage living up to its name! ...

Spotty the Sportage living up to its name!
https://i.imgur.com/kewiKgJ.jpg?1
:duh: Where's the sponge? Busy day ahead!
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 21:15
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Pass with no advisories. Phew! Must remember to...

Pass with no advisories. Phew! Must remember to retest in August so that test preps can be done in warmer weather in future!;)
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 21:11
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By roverbarmy
His missus will kill him when she sees the state...

His missus will kill him when she sees the state of her pink Marigolds!:D
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By roverbarmy
Underpowered?

When your battery isn't just there any more:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNGg0P7B5fI
Recycling Indian Style.:shrug:
The battery will probably outlive the operatives!
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 19:26
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorry! I washed my car yesterday. Our sky was a...

Sorry! I washed my car yesterday. Our sky was a pinky brown at sunset. very weird looking. Lots of "brown" cars here today!:duh: More rain forecast for later so they may get a rinse, or it could...
Forum: Humour Corner 15th March 2022, 09:25
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By roverbarmy
Fuel costs!:duh:

Fuel costs!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2022, 09:09
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Slow start today. Cold and overcast (and that's...

Slow start today. Cold and overcast (and that's just me!). Taking mum to the opticians at 11.00 for her reading specs. New books ordered for 12.00 delivery! :D
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By roverbarmy
Happy birthday to the "Irish Rover"!:D in Wales! ...

Happy birthday to the "Irish Rover"!:D in Wales!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdNdcrrLLSc
Forum: Humour Corner 14th March 2022, 10:10
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By roverbarmy
Maybe I could talk the missus into getting a...

Maybe I could talk the missus into getting a Mustang!:D
Forum: Humour Corner 14th March 2022, 10:08
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By roverbarmy
You weren't in the park then! :D

You weren't in the park then! :D
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 10:06
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely, sunny morning here in the far East. ...

Lovely, sunny morning here in the far East. SWMBO has nicked the Sportage (again) "just to get used to it"!:duh: Her Polo is getting used less and less these days (10 years old and less than 50k on...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2022, 09:26
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By roverbarmy
My good lady had a 1959 Mini 850, a 1968 Mini...

My good lady had a 1959 Mini 850, a 1968 Mini 1000 and a 1972 Mini 1275 GT. Then again, they were "proper" Minis!:D
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2022, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By roverbarmy
It will be a lot different without the Russian...

It will be a lot different without the Russian money garchs! Many of the "harbour" races will be missing a lot of yachts and the "private jet" traffic will no doubt be much reduced too.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2022, 15:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,449
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember a police motorcyclist telling me about...

I remember a police motorcyclist telling me about the time he and another PMC had to escort a motorcade with "Royalty" over the M62. They were on the BMW bikes and the motorcade was a bit late, so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2022, 10:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By roverbarmy
I almost lost the end of a finger due to...

I almost lost the end of a finger due to "support" struts that didn't! I still have the scars to prove it! Those bonnet edges are lethal when used as a guillotine!:duh:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th March 2022, 10:44
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By roverbarmy
Pile Cream

The doctor prescribed some pile cream. It said on the pack "For External Use Only".

I don't think that the neighbours are talking to me any more!:getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th March 2022, 10:41
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By roverbarmy
My new girlfriend.

I recently broke up with my girlfriend Lorraine Smith as I have met another girl, Clair Lee.

Wait for it..............................

I can see Claire Lee now Lorraine has gone! :shrug:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th March 2022, 10:35
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By roverbarmy
Naked Running?

It seems that naked running is not having any GPS, in ear entertainment systems or refreshments on board. Apologies to everyone that I passed in the park this morning!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2022, 08:48
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Morning folks from a drizzly Norfolk. One of my...

Morning folks from a drizzly Norfolk. One of my kids (35 year old but they are still kids right ?) is currently on a skiing "holiday" in Poland, next to the Ukraine border!!! :duh: A couple of years...
Forum: Discussion 4th March 2022, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By roverbarmy
No comment! :D Apologies in advance!

No comment! :D

Apologies in advance!
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2022, 14:52
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By roverbarmy
I sent a copy of an incident directly to a local...

I sent a copy of an incident directly to a local force (elderly lady driving straight towards me on the wrong side of the road with her windows fully steamed up, causing me to swerve left). I was...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2022, 09:19
Replies: 165,745
Views: 7,377,030
Posted By roverbarmy
A bit of what you fancy does you good.;)

A bit of what you fancy does you good.;)
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd March 2022, 20:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By roverbarmy
One of my favourite places in the world but VERY...

One of my favourite places in the world but VERY expensive. As some very famous person once said "To have lived and not seen the Jungfrau is to have never lived". I agree. Take the train up to the...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st March 2022, 20:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By roverbarmy
UK to Greece on Youtube

UK to Greece :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mJTPPX7fV4
Enjoy on this winter's evening!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2022, 08:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,640
Posted By roverbarmy
Great work (great pics too) and hats off to you...

Great work (great pics too) and hats off to you for tackling it. This reminds me why I had to part with my 75! I'm getting too old for "spannering" in the winter! Well done.:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2022, 21:14
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By roverbarmy
Had Your Chips!

What a shame:-

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/great-yarmouth-market-traders-last-goodbye-8718968

The pigeons will starve!:D
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2022, 21:08
Replies: 226
Views: 9,393
Posted By roverbarmy
Flightradar 24 around the Black Sea, makes...

Flightradar 24 around the Black Sea, makes interesting watching right now, with airborne tankers and drones!;) KAYAK41 and FORTE11 (All on t'internet, before anyone starts jumping on me for official...
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