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Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 22:54
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By grout20
Hi I can't help with O ring sizes, but I...

Hi

I can't help with O ring sizes, but I know Wheels in Motion here in Stevenage sells small tubes of Rubber Grease, so I guess Halfrauds, Euro Car Parts or other Motor Factors will do it.
...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 11th June 2019, 18:00
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By grout20
Hi Will send a PM shortly ! Regards ...

Hi

Will send a PM shortly !

Regards

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 17:35
Replies: 10,451
Views: 684,257
Posted By grout20
Busy day

Arrived back from a week in the Lake District yesterday. 700 miles in the '75 there/back and touring around. Lovely!

Trip Computer said 52mpg on the trip up (I think that' a bit ambitious even...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 4th June 2019, 06:36
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By grout20
Lovely! Keep promising mine a polish and wax...

Lovely!

Keep promising mine a polish and wax and never seem to find the time (same colour, Y reg and tow bar set up as your one :eek:)

SNAP! :D

John
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd June 2019, 18:34
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By grout20
Hi eddie, Do a bit of research on towing a...

Hi eddie,

Do a bit of research on towing a small car behind. If the car is on a trailer then that is normally ok as all wheels are off the ground.

If you use an "A Frame" I think some some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 18:27
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By grout20
Thanks (as usual!) Simon....I understand where...

Thanks (as usual!) Simon....I understand where these pinholes are located now!

Having never disturbed that plastic manifold chamber, or the left hand bank for that matter (if it ain't broke leave...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 08:18
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By grout20
Thanks Vitesse. I'm OK with the T piece...

Thanks Vitesse.

I'm OK with the T piece bit, it''s the other pinholes & breathers referred to in Posts 5 & 6 I'm not sure about.

Cheers

John
Forum: Items Wanted 1st June 2019, 09:17
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By grout20
I got one from the Bay of Fleas .... try there as...

I got one from the Bay of Fleas .... try there as well?

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2019, 09:14
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By grout20
Just for ease of understanding can anyone offer...

Just for ease of understanding can anyone offer any photos of the pipes / joints / bits that are being referred to?

Or a previous thread with photos?

I'd look /search myself but I'm sitting...
Forum: Humour Corner 24th May 2019, 21:55
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By grout20
Upside down door!

Upside down door!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 08:09
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By grout20
I'll add my thanks to Peter here too. Peter...

I'll add my thanks to Peter here too.

Peter picked up some wheels for me recently that I couldn't get to, and held on to them until I could get to him.

And he organises the breakfast meets, and...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 19th May 2019, 09:31
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By grout20
Hi Eddie, The bug is easily caught! If...

Hi Eddie,

The bug is easily caught!

If you haven't already, try joining ACSI and use the sites in their network in mainland Europe and beyond during the low season periods.

Membership fee...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 17th May 2019, 22:05
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By grout20
Yep, we are! On our 3rd MH now, a Bailey...

Yep, we are!
On our 3rd MH now, a Bailey Autograph 75-4.
Love it!
:D
John
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2019, 07:19
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By grout20
Great news. Well done Mum! John

Great news. Well done Mum!

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 11:33
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By grout20
Hi Andrew There's a chap in Stevenage I used to...

Hi Andrew
There's a chap in Stevenage I used to do my belts/pump etc that knows 75''s.
If you want details or want me to get a quote from him let me know
Cheers and good luck
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 08:28
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Agree entirely. I take the...

Hi Andy

Agree entirely.

I take the undertray off to make it easier for MOT chap to get at everything easier too.

Cheeky wotsit said he was going to give me an Advisory that I'd missed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2019, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Congratulations! I bet it was...

Hi Andy

Congratulations!

I bet it was clean and shiny too? :D

Cheers

John
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2019, 08:55
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By grout20
Haha ... that is so true ... we always know what...

Haha ... that is so true ... we always know what should come next don't we! :D

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 18:59
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By grout20
That picture reminds me of my Mk2 1600E Cortina...

That picture reminds me of my Mk2 1600E Cortina in the same colour .... Saluki Bronze.

Memories...... sigh

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th April 2019, 17:43
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By grout20
Hi Pete, all I'll be there and eating ...

Hi Pete, all

I'll be there and eating

See you there!

John
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 09:56
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By grout20
Well done from me too! :bowdown: John

Well done from me too! :bowdown:

John
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2019, 21:33
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By grout20
Good thread! Ignoring the Pop-py stuff my...

Good thread!

Ignoring the Pop-py stuff my earliest influence was the Roxy Music first album ... leading to the purchase of every Roxy / Bryan Ferry album until he went very mainstream and cover...
Forum: Was it you? 28th March 2019, 19:04
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By grout20
Upholding the Law at Sainsburys....

..... as you do!

I spoke to the couple who own the red V6 2.0. They've owned it since new in 2000 so I guess it's a late Cowley one judging by the black sills.

I've seen a couple of other 75's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2019, 16:45
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By grout20
I must have been one of the lucky ones and got in...

I must have been one of the lucky ones and got in before they started cancelling the £15 option......ordered 2 o'clock yesterday and it was delivered an hour ago. :}

Unit looks good. I was hoping...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By grout20
Use the discount code in Ceedys post, and tick...

Use the discount code in Ceedys post, and tick the free delivery box, not the default standard delivery.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 14:38
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By grout20
Yep .... I ordered one as well. Thanks for the...

Yep .... I ordered one as well. Thanks for the tip :bowdown:

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2019, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By grout20
Hi Terry I had the same problem and used the...

Hi Terry
I had the same problem and used the BMW cruise control motor, like you. It was fiddly getting the cable/nipple inserted into the cog ... has yours seated properly?

I didn't need T4 ......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 22:52
Replies: 36
Views: 1,245
Posted By grout20
Go for it! .... the roads in France are in...

Go for it! .... the roads in France are in general very good compared to UK and your 75 will waft along lovely!

For info .... we drove back through France last month and I'd put a yellow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2019, 20:48
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By grout20
Hi Cliff Ah haaah! I've just seen this...

Hi Cliff

Ah haaah! I've just seen this thread after posting on "the Frimley" thread.

Mystery solved then Cliff.

We can compare under bonnets when we next meet up! :D

c ya
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 17th March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 44
Views: 1,690
Posted By grout20
Yes, a great meet, good food, and thanks again...

Yes, a great meet, good food, and thanks again Peter for arranging.

For those who are wondering .... the things on my car that Cliff spotted that he doesn't have on his....

1. A grubby...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th March 2019, 10:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,690
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter, all I can't make the National next...

Hi Peter, all

I can't make the National next week and I missed the last Ugly Duckling meet, so I (hope to) get to my first Frimley brekkie tomorrow! :}

I've a couple of oil filters for the 1.8...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2019, 11:54
Replies: 10,451
Views: 684,257
Posted By grout20
Magic carpet installation....

Took my Unions off and replaced with a set of Crowns.

Not everyones favourite wheels but I like 'em! :D

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2019, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By grout20
Hi John Thanks for the tip. Glad you are...

Hi John

Thanks for the tip. Glad you are back on the road!

C ya

T'other John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 17:44
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By grout20
Ok, thanks for the confirmation :bowdown: ...

Ok, thanks for the confirmation :bowdown:

So.... if anyone needs a couple of replacement Door Card clips .... let me know! :D:D

Cheers

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 17:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By grout20
Phew. Glad to hear you are "ok". Look...

Phew. Glad to hear you are "ok".

Look after yourself ...it can take a few days before other aches and pains start coming out.

All the best

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 23:23
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By grout20
Glad you are sorted Terry. Out of...

Glad you are sorted Terry.

Out of interest, when your Rimmers ones arrive can you confirm if they are the same as in my photo. As I said, I think mine were supplied primarily as Door Card...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 23:15
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By grout20
Hi TC Yes, just to confirm to anyone...

Hi TC

Yes, just to confirm to anyone reading, that picture indeed shows the seal the "right way up".

I think I noted that from an old thread on the Fuel Filter side (I think it was one of yours...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 20:44
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By grout20
Hi again Terry, As promised .... a picture...

Hi again Terry,

As promised .... a picture of the type of clip I can send you.

Just let me know if you want.

Cheers f'now

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By grout20
Fuel Pump Seal .... glad I checked!

Hi all,

I had recently convinced myself I could smell petrol around the rear drivers side .. more pronounced after filling up but often just after using the car.

You may have already seen...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 11:37
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By grout20
Hi I've got some spares .... PM me your...

Hi

I've got some spares .... PM me your address and I'll pop (how many?) in the post if you want them.

I'll post a pic when I get a chance fyi... they may be door card types but I've used them...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2019, 12:42
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By grout20
Flippin 'eck.... Bit of a shock. By...

Flippin 'eck.... Bit of a shock.

By coincidence, I had Fat of the Land CD blasting in the car over the weekend. Classic tracks.

RIP Keith

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 11:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Is it worth keeping one of them and...

Hi Andy

Is it worth keeping one of them and use the monies from the other two to get it back on the road?

I'm sure you've already thought of this option but thought I'd ask :shrug:

I'll...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 12:56
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By grout20
Hi again Arnaud, hope all good with you. ...

Hi again Arnaud, hope all good with you.

Pity we didn't have chance to meet up when I was down in your area.

I'll let you know when I'm next passing.....might be able to save you a bit of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 10:40
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By grout20
Thanks for that link, Bob. Really useful. ...

Thanks for that link, Bob. Really useful.

It looks like my 75 is in the affected VIN range so, as I saw they are reduced to £15.00 a pair at the mo at Rimmers I thought "love a good offer, I'll...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2019, 20:20
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By grout20
Kkh101385

Hi Steve,

The new one I fitted had part number KKH101385 on the packaging which is the same number as quoted on Rimmers (although NLA on there, so use KKH101383 instead) and is also on DMGRS web...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2019, 09:07
Replies: 10,451
Views: 684,257
Posted By grout20
Replaced lower engine mount but had to lever the...

Replaced lower engine mount but had to lever the engine down a fair bit to allow one of the bolts to get past the sensor attached to the exhaust.

Details and pics in a separate Thread if anyone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2019, 18:37
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By grout20
Sorted!

Hi again

Answering my own question .... I levered the engine downwards to make room above the sensor to wiggle the bolt out.

In case it can help anyone else, attached picture shows the crowbar...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2019, 14:15
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By grout20
Up or down?

Hi again

As expected that bolt EXACTLY lines up with the sensor so I can't slide it out to remove the mount! :duh:

Picture attached

The whole engine/exhaust can pivot (a little bit) up and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2019, 21:21
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By grout20
Ok, thanks for that. I thought (briefly!)...

Ok, thanks for that.

I thought (briefly!) about removing the sensor but it looks like it's been there since 2001 and I'd hate to disturb it!

:D:D

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2019, 21:03
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By grout20
KV6 Lower Engine Mount removal query.. SORTED

Evening all,

Crawling underneath the car changing oil and filter the other day, I thought I'd remove the lower engine mount to check it and replace if required. As you do ...

Heat shield off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 11:03
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By grout20
Thanks for all the comments and info on this. ...

Thanks for all the comments and info on this.

Seems like the (pre-facelift) 75 at 0.29 is pretty aerodynamic in comparison to some. Well done RichardW !

I wonder if the change of styling for...
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2019, 07:30
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By grout20
The film is very good. The Live Aid performance...

The film is very good. The Live Aid performance is cleverly done.

Enjoy

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 21:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By grout20
Woah ! Now that is gorgeous! :drool4: ...

Woah ! Now that is gorgeous! :drool4:

The coupe I saw today was a fairly dark green (not BRG) but not a colour I have seen before.

Drag coefficients are not at all important when it comes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 19:56
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By grout20
Thanks TC ...... 0.29 sounds pretty efficient! ...

Thanks TC ...... 0.29 sounds pretty efficient! ..... oh,and Happy Birthday! :}

Thanks Pete .... yes I remember Richard Woolley saying it remained true to his original design work.

Attached a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 11:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By grout20
Drag coefficient...?

Hi all

The car has been sitting outside for a few weeks so was pleased to take it out for a drive in the sun this morning :D

I watched an absolutely beauuuuutiful E Type :drool4: going the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2019, 19:55
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By grout20
V E R R R Y nice! John

V E R R R Y nice!

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2019, 16:37
Replies: 82
Views: 4,151
Posted By grout20
Sounds good .... really appreciate the advice.....

Sounds good .... really appreciate the advice.. :bowdown:

I think I'll start Plus-Gassing my nipples in anticipation of some warmer months to come.

Not sure if that sentence will get past the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2019, 12:55
Replies: 82
Views: 4,151
Posted By grout20
Thanks Brian. Have never done the "gravity...

Thanks Brian.

Have never done the "gravity feed" method. Presumably just keep an eye and top up the master cylinder as the fluid disappears ... I guess it's a slow process?

Will it also drain...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2019, 17:06
Replies: 82
Views: 4,151
Posted By grout20
Hi all, I've been following this thread with...

Hi all,

I've been following this thread with interest.

Bleeding the brakes on my previous "hobby" cars - Triumph Spitfire, Vitesse, GT6, Cortina 1600E and Rover Montego has been...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2019, 07:29
Replies: 78
Views: 3,883
Posted By grout20
Hello Trevor So sorry to read your news. ...

Hello Trevor

So sorry to read your news.

Our thoughts and prayers for you both.

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2019, 16:00
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By grout20
Same thing on mine last year. The TC motor...

Same thing on mine last year. The TC motor (attached to the bulkhead inside the engine bay, near the Vis motor in my V6) had seized up.
Bought a second hand replacement from a BMW off eBay which...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2019, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By grout20
Yep .... it's great fun! Watched it for the...

Yep .... it's great fun!
Watched it for the umpteenth time over Christmas!
Alan Rickman plays a great part in it
:icon_lol:
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2018, 16:31
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By grout20
Hi Steve, The eBay gasket certainly looks...

Hi Steve,

The eBay gasket certainly looks the same shape. The only difference (I think) I can see is that it looks like a cork gasket whereas the one I have from JP Autos is a denser card like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2018, 21:16
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By grout20
Hi Steve I bought the Solenoid from USA...

Hi Steve

I bought the Solenoid from USA Industries via eBay.

The Item Number was 321231703588 and the listing was for
JF506E Jatco Transmission 2-4 Brake Duty Pressure Solenoid N283 (99314)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2018, 10:12
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By grout20
Already got one!

Hi again Steve

I bought one of these a month or so ago from the US, purely as a "just in case" purchase.

Quick delivery and (at the time) less than half the price than here .... although I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2018, 14:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By grout20
Result! The car / Serpents look absolutely...

Result!

The car / Serpents look absolutely great Steve.

Have fun under the bonnet!

Cheers

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 10th December 2018, 09:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By grout20
Great to catch up with you all. Good grub, good...

Great to catch up with you all. Good grub, good company as always.

Unfortunately I'm not going to be around for the Jan and Feb dates so will see you later next year.

Have a great Christmas...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2018, 19:52
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By grout20
I also saw them on a Mini yesterday evening........

I also saw them on a Mini yesterday evening..... not noticed them before.

Looked pretty cool.... ! :cool2:

They also showed when just on sidelights on the one I saw.

Designed in Germany?!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 10:27
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By grout20
Hi Paul I used the same oil after it being...

Hi Paul

I used the same oil after it being mentioned on an earlier thread.... I think it was Simon (SD1)

However, I ordered it from the Smith & Allen web site rather than eBay as I researched...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2018, 09:17
Replies: 10,451
Views: 684,257
Posted By grout20
I put the instrument cluster back in after Rick...

I put the instrument cluster back in after Rick installed a new screen for me.

No more lines. Lovely!

Happy Roving, Happy Christmas all !

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2018, 19:18
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By grout20
I can see clearly now the lines have gone.....

Another shout out for Rick....

New screen fitted and posted back to me in 24 hours .... I just refitted into the car and it looks brilliant!

Christmas has come early :icon_lol:

Cheers,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2018, 19:02
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By grout20
Well done that man! The bad news is when you...

Well done that man!

The bad news is when you hit half a million miles I bet you'll have to the OTHER b!oody front wheel bearing....! :icon_lol::icon_lol:

Happy Roving

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2018, 12:20
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By grout20
Hi Steve, Who did you use for the refurb? ...

Hi Steve,

Who did you use for the refurb?

Paul (Championdaddy) in Letchworth organised a great refurb of some Hairpins for me a couple of years ago for my previous 75, but I can't remember who...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2018, 09:13
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By grout20
Nice choice .... they do look good and especially...

Nice choice .... they do look good and especially if refurb'd :drool4:

Pictures?

I will look out for you when I visit Letchworth!

Cheers
John
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2018, 09:21
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By grout20
Hey! Congratulations to both of you! :D...

Hey!

Congratulations to both of you!

:D

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2018, 08:53
Replies: 45
Views: 3,061
Posted By grout20
Yep ... a refund has been sent to me despite my...

Yep ... a refund has been sent to me despite my "just send me one from your other listing please"

The joys of eBay .....

Cheers all

John
Forum: Swap-a-rama 15th November 2018, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,892
Posted By grout20
Hi Muttley No, they are still in the garage! ...

Hi Muttley
No, they are still in the garage!
Cheers
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2018, 15:49
Replies: 44
Views: 2,161
Posted By grout20
Got my vote! John

Got my vote!
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2018, 22:04
Replies: 45
Views: 3,061
Posted By grout20
Oh what fun...

Just for a giggle I ordered one as well, and I'm getting the same "Please have a refund as we found they are faulty and we are contacting our supplier but we have none we can send"

So I've replied...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2018, 19:40
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By grout20
Yes please...

Hi Rick

PM sent !

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2018, 08:34
Replies: 40
Views: 3,823
Posted By grout20
A sad sight. Gutted for you Andrew. I was...

A sad sight. Gutted for you Andrew.

I was working in Tewkesbury when it flooded.... crikey .... 11 years ago now! :eek:

Terrible effect on the area for many months.

Some insurance companies...
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2018, 19:56
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By grout20
A few more seasons to go for me.....!

Yes indeed. Gradually working my way through the DVD set.... :bowdown:

Now it's nothing like Breaking Bad..... but the best thing I've seen was "The West Wing" with Martin Sheen, amongst many...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2018, 16:52
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By grout20
Thanks mss. However, order 2 single Osram...

Thanks mss.

However, order 2 single Osram Ultralife bulbs rather than the double pack, use the HALLOWEEN80 current promotion code ECP have on now, and it works out £2 cheaper (£9.98 for 2 with...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 18th October 2018, 13:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter I hope to be there for some more...

Hi Peter

I hope to be there for some more calories....!

As per this month... I will probably still be looking for one or two v good Crown Alloys if anybody wants to sell?

See ya

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2018, 12:03
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By grout20
It has to be the very fine 0000 Wire Wool. Small...

It has to be the very fine 0000 Wire Wool. Small circular motion ... it won't damage the glass. About £2.50 for 2 metres of it on eBay.

Without meaning to hi hack this thread.... I also used this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2018, 08:40
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By grout20
Hi Just fitted Michelin Stealth as recommended...

Hi
Just fitted Michelin Stealth as recommended on a recent thread. Excellent!
Also cleaned the windscreen using OOOO Wire wool and car shampoo. I've heard of other folk who have used a Clay Bar on...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 14th October 2018, 16:55
Replies: 88
Views: 5,167
Posted By grout20
Thanks again Peter / everyone .... nice to speak...

Thanks again Peter / everyone .... nice to speak to many of you.

My feet and ankles have just about dried out now! :D

I'll be away in November but hope to be there for the December meet. I'll...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2018, 10:20
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By grout20
Just disconnect the battery for 30 minutes and...

Just disconnect the battery for 30 minutes and reconnect .... should be alright..... :}

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 17:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By grout20
]Anyway I obtained a Klarius back box off EBay...

]Anyway I obtained a Klarius back box off EBay for £43.96 (bargain_autoparts, no connection to me).[/FONT][/SIZE]


Hello Ian

There seems to be a few on eBay, exactly which advert / one did...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 9th October 2018, 23:07
Replies: 88
Views: 5,167
Posted By grout20
Crowns, anyone?

Hi again Peter

I can now make it too....so another one for the "Eating List" please !

And if anyone has a couple of v good condition Crown Alloys they want to get rid of in exchange for some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2018, 10:35
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By grout20
Hi again Andy, There is an excellent chap...

Hi again Andy,

There is an excellent chap near me in Baldock, Herts (Fred Pound) but ....

a) he is always manically busy so you would have to wait ages

b) he isn't local to you

c) doing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2018, 19:34
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By grout20
Hi Kevin I'm getting similar mpg in my 2.5...

Hi Kevin

I'm getting similar mpg in my 2.5 Auto although being my "hobby" car nearly all my use is for longer journeys only ... some of them going nowhere other than enjoying the drive!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2018, 11:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy My Connoisseur SE has the heated...

Hi Andy

My Connoisseur SE has the heated memory cloth seats "option" fitted from new too.

As per Rick-sta's comment ... yes they warm up nice and quick!

Luvly!

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2018, 22:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By grout20
Help?

Hi Matt,

Sounds like the thermostat may have jammed shut .... why it would do that whilst happily driving along I dunno.....

Are compressions ok?

If you could use another pair of hands...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 20:00
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By grout20
Good luck with new job Andy. Sounds...

Good luck with new job Andy.

Sounds interesting!

All the best

John

.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2018, 11:19
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By grout20
Well done! I had an Omega Estate a few years...

Well done!

I had an Omega Estate a few years back .... certainly could carry some stuff in the back!

Enjoy the drive

John

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2018, 22:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By grout20
Yes, in my Triumph Spitfire / GT6 / Vitesse days...

Yes, in my Triumph Spitfire / GT6 / Vitesse days there was a chap in the Triumph Sports Six Club used to do the same. Put it on the tyres with one brush and brush off with another one .... just like...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 13th September 2018, 13:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By grout20
Brilliant video Cliff ... car as always looks...

Brilliant video Cliff ... car as always looks awesome!

Hope to catch up with you at the Ugly Duckling sometime.

Cheers f'now

John

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2018, 04:08
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By grout20
Used them for years tbh....

Argument ? :eek:

Aww come on ... there was a smiley icon in my message folks !

Although I did buy a gearbox sump washer from them recently and paid something like 3 times the cost of it for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2018, 13:47
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By grout20
Well ..... apart from some of the prices! :eek:...

Well ..... apart from some of the prices! :eek: :D

John

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2018, 14:44
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By grout20
Glad it worked for you.... always satisfying to...

Glad it worked for you.... always satisfying to get the job done!
Cheers
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2018, 20:53
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By grout20
Welcome back Paul! :D John .

Welcome back Paul!

:D

John

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2018, 09:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By grout20
Nice work Bob :drool4: That Clay Bar did...

Nice work Bob :drool4:

That Clay Bar did its job by the looks of it!

One down, two to go then..... :D

Kind regards

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2018, 12:01
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By grout20
But then next year will be a breeze! I've...

But then next year will be a breeze!

I've spent a bit on mine recently (eg. rear brakes, belts and air con condenser) but worth it for the enjoyment of driving it.

Happy motoring

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 23rd August 2018, 17:54
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By grout20
Sorry Peter ..... just saw your 14th October Ugly...

Sorry Peter ..... just saw your 14th October Ugly Duckling Meet thread which answers my own question!

Sadly..... can't make 16th September or 14th October. Hope to see you later this year!

Kind...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 23rd August 2018, 17:41
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By grout20
Is there an Ugly Duckling Breakfast meet on 2nd...

Is there an Ugly Duckling Breakfast meet on 2nd September?

( Hope so 😆 )

Cheers

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2018, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy, It worked really well .... thanks...

Hi Andy,

It worked really well .... thanks ..... but now all the BSD is used up I'm back to AquaWax neat!

ECP don't seem to offer BSD cheap any more....?

Cheers f'now

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2018, 09:09
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By grout20
Hi Mike, I'd suggest Plus Gas over WD40. ...

Hi Mike,

I'd suggest Plus Gas over WD40.

And if you can attack with a small toohbrush size wire brush beforehand that always helps.... or even a big wirebrush if you can get in there.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2018, 08:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
Meanwhile, back on the MOT topic..... ;) ...

Meanwhile, back on the MOT topic..... ;)

One of my exhaust hangar rubber mounts had a few cracks appearing.

I ordered a new pair on eBay from flexyexhaust for £4.99 and they arrived yesterday....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2018, 08:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
Hi Ian Haha. You've got me going round the...

Hi Ian

Haha. You've got me going round the house with a screwdriver now.....

:D

Regards

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2018, 08:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
Already there Andy! ;) I followed a link on...

Already there Andy! ;)

I followed a link on there to watch a few of the Forensic Detailing Channel vids on You Tube ... serious stuff but he's a down to earth chap.!

The wife found me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2018, 07:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
Haha. As long as it's clean I'll wear it !.......

Haha. As long as it's clean I'll wear it !.... ;) although a Wedgwood Blue jacket would be my choice.

:D

John


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 21:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
Not alone then!

Thanks for the replies guys .... at least I'm not the only one.....! :bowdown:

Quite therapeutic, this cleaning lark isn't it?

I borrowed a friends Dual Action Polisher and experimented on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2018, 10:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By grout20
MOT pass ... but then a problem.... :-)

Hi all,

Well pleased with a new MOT yesterday. It wasn't actually due until January but July/August is much nicer time to work on a car if needed!

I even removed the undertray so MOT man could...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2018, 13:27
Replies: 30
Views: 3,348
Posted By grout20
Noise level?

Bonjour Arnaud !

When you have it on the car, I'd be interested to know what you think. Some time soon I'd like to put an SS exhaust on my V6 too.

I see Tony Banks Exhaust say they can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2018, 20:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By grout20
Hi David Just had my (Gates) belts, tensioner,...

Hi David
Just had my (Gates) belts, tensioner, waterpump etc replaced by S Keene in Stevenage. (Steve)
Not the cheapest I'm sure but all the correct tools, and experienced in using them.
Sorted my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2018, 07:23
Replies: 83
Views: 7,199
Posted By grout20
Hi Steve I changed my rear discs and pads...

Hi Steve

I changed my rear discs and pads recently too, using one of your "How to" articles. A great help. Thanks!

No, I didn't notice the difference when the suspension arms arrived, even in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2018, 06:54
Replies: 83
Views: 7,199
Posted By grout20
Will do. Although I'm hoping it's not for a l o...

Will do. Although I'm hoping it's not for a l o n n n n g time ! :D

John
Forum: Photography Corner 10th August 2018, 20:07
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By grout20
Nice.....! All settled in now? John

Nice.....!

All settled in now?

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2018, 20:01
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By grout20
Well done with the MOT Russ John (...

Well done with the MOT Russ

John

( Stevenage .... not too far away! :} )
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2018, 19:55
Replies: 83
Views: 7,199
Posted By grout20
Will one last longer than the other?!

Hi all,

I've been following this topic with interest (or is it now increasing worry?!) as I replaced both complete suspension arms and bushes a couple of months ago from Mat.

So after seeing...
Forum: Swap-a-rama 8th August 2018, 19:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,892
Posted By grout20
Hairpin wheel ; two 18in Nexen N8000 Tyres

Hi all

I was planning on home-refurbing my Hairpins but ended up changing cars ( as you do...! :shrug: )

So I have a Hairpin in grey undercoat awaiting finishing, and 2 good Nexen N8000's,...
Forum: Events and Meets 5th August 2018, 22:07
Replies: 25
Views: 2,910
Posted By grout20
More pics from today....

Sorry Pete .... I didn't take a pic of yours !
Forum: Events and Meets 5th August 2018, 22:03
Replies: 25
Views: 2,910
Posted By grout20
A Grand Day Out....

Great to meet you folks today. Some superb cars to ogle at.

Hope all journeys home were uneventful.

A good turn out considering the heat, the holiday season and the somewhat basic web site for...
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd August 2018, 22:20
Replies: 25
Views: 2,910
Posted By grout20
MNPR ... Manual Number Plate Recognition game...

MNPR ... Manual Number Plate Recognition game .... like it! :D

Y534 ..... Wedgwood Blue Saloon will be me.

Looks like no 75 /ZT designated area but I'll try and park near any other I see on the...
Forum: Events and Meets 31st July 2018, 21:09
Replies: 25
Views: 2,910
Posted By grout20
Hi Pete I plan to... not prebooked though as I...

Hi Pete
I plan to... not prebooked though as I found the Web site too confusing tbh !
C ya
John
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2018, 22:19
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By grout20
Fantastic performance from him, and the Team. ...

Fantastic performance from him, and the Team.

:bowdown::bowdown:

I wonder if he will go for the Vuelta.....?

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2018, 23:17
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By grout20
Not us, guv!

Hi all,

I tried Peter Best yesterday but the lady said they won't quote for the Rover 75 for Classic Insurance unless it's pre 2000. Mines 2001. Only insure for 3,000 miles per year but no.... not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2018, 21:34
Replies: 39
Views: 3,940
Posted By grout20
Such sad news. I only met John a couple of...

Such sad news.
I only met John a couple of times at the Ugly Duckling but a real gentleman.
Condolences to all the family
John


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Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 13th June 2018, 13:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,836
Posted By grout20
Hi Pete, all Can't make this one ... hope to...

Hi Pete, all

Can't make this one ... hope to see you in August!

Cheers

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2018, 06:38
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By grout20
V e r y nice! John

V e r y nice!

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2018, 07:29
Replies: 34
Views: 3,240
Posted By grout20
Hi Matt Who is doing your re-gas and are you...

Hi Matt

Who is doing your re-gas and are you happy with them?

My air con needs looking at (and hang on to your old condenser in case I need it 😂 )

Regards

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2018, 16:02
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By grout20
ATF change went well ... albeit with an odd bit!

Hi all

A summary of my ATF Fluid change for info....

Rover 75, 2.5 V6, 2001 61000 miles and based on beinet1's excellent thread. All figures are give or take a little bit......

1. Took...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2018, 07:03
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By grout20
Daffy Duck in Duck Amuck (spelling?) was always...

Daffy Duck in Duck Amuck (spelling?) was always one of my fav's.

Will have a look for it later

Happy days

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 20th May 2018, 19:25
Replies: 29
Views: 3,468
Posted By grout20
Good to meet up with you folks again. ...

Good to meet up with you folks again.

Great breakfast, cars and company as usual. :bowdown:

Thanks!

John
Forum: Items Wanted 14th May 2018, 23:01
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By grout20
If Gerald doesn't want yours I'll have it please!...

If Gerald doesn't want yours I'll have it please!
Thanks
John
Forum: Events and Meets 12th May 2018, 20:23
Replies: 21
Views: 3,947
Posted By grout20
Good job Jim ! Kind regards John

Good job Jim !

Kind regards

John
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2018, 12:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By grout20
"Hells Bells" .... Marvin the Paranoid...

"Hells Bells" .... Marvin the Paranoid Android...

Sorry to read your post .... any members local to you who can offer help and encouragement?

If you can't open the bonnet it's going to be a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2018, 07:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By grout20
Hi, Good news that you have got it working....

Hi,

Good news that you have got it working. Well done!

As I said I replaced my Actuator with an Ebay BMW Unit, but reading your posts and also Stocktakes tips on how to get inside the Unit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2018, 22:32
Replies: 35
Views: 3,227
Posted By grout20
An update from me...... Arrive home earlier...

An update from me......

Arrive home earlier from todays National Meet after a 180 mile round trip around a fairly free flowing A1 / M25 / M3 but a nose to tail A31.

The ongoing displayed Fuel...
Forum: Events and Meets 6th May 2018, 21:43
Replies: 285
Views: 32,690
Posted By grout20
Echoing some of the comments above .... really...

Echoing some of the comments above .... really good to put more faces to names today and well done IanG and all the others who made it all happen.

A great day out .... despite the traffic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2018, 07:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By grout20
If you open the small flap and gently tease out...

If you open the small flap and gently tease out the cable from the plastic cog, you can then turn the cog to see if it moves freely and how far.

Mine had seized solid but a replacement (secondhand...
Forum: Events and Meets 4th May 2018, 08:07
Replies: 285
Views: 32,690
Posted By grout20
Hi I'm hoping to be allowed out to play! 😊 ...

Hi
I'm hoping to be allowed out to play! 😊
Please add me to the list.
See you there
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2018, 22:14
Replies: 34
Views: 3,240
Posted By grout20
Great idea .... let's go half-ers on one .......

Great idea .... let's go half-ers on one .... must be one locally !

I want to renew all my rear brakes but it keeps raining around here doesn't it

:D

John
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2018, 19:12
Replies: 25
Views: 2,276
Posted By grout20
Just think... you are looking forward to going to...

Just think... you are looking forward to going to work on a Monday morning.... now that is a good result!

Congratulations and all the best

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2018, 12:21
Replies: 35
Views: 3,227
Posted By grout20
I brimmed my V6 full of petrol and took a...

I brimmed my V6 full of petrol and took a leisurely (most pleasant) 120 mile journey on fairly clear motorways last week, after resetting the MPG display on the car.

Cruise control a lot of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2018, 08:59
Replies: 39
Views: 3,298
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Hope all goes well. Best wishes...

Hi Andy

Hope all goes well.

Best wishes

John
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 21st April 2018, 21:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,109
Posted By grout20
NIce ...... v e r r r y nice! :drool4: John

NIce ...... v e r r r y nice! :drool4:

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2018, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By grout20
Looks very nice! Enjoy..... :} John

Looks very nice!

Enjoy..... :}

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 21st April 2018, 09:48
Replies: 29
Views: 3,468
Posted By grout20
Morning all In my diary too See you at...

Morning all
In my diary too
See you at breakfast!
John
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