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Forum: Photography Corner 9th February 2017, 04:51
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By alanjay
Title

Nice picture and I bet your thread title had a Welsh Dragon momentarily ready to use his censorship pen:devil:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2017, 13:36
Replies: 40
Views: 2,273
Posted By alanjay
German influence

You're forgetting BMW are still making money from supplying certain spares for our cars.
So whether in or out of EU, I'm sure German government would persuade our government to exempt 75 diesels.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2017, 19:19
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By alanjay
Strangely a 2.5 auto is a plus point for me, good...

Strangely a 2.5 auto is a plus point for me, good job Rover offered so many engine and gearbox options.
Forum: Items Wanted 27th January 2017, 10:11
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By alanjay
I would have thought C badges on back of head...

I would have thought C badges on back of head restraints better with torpedoes on seat backs.
Best wishes to you and Dawn.
Alan
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th January 2017, 09:08
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By alanjay
Quite common at this time of year, damp in CD...

Quite common at this time of year, damp in CD player in warm glove box, resulting in condensation on discs. Condensation confuses laser reader so discs won't play.
Try taking disc cartridge indoors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2017, 08:52
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By alanjay
In the blurb it's described as Green, so almost...

In the blurb it's described as Green, so almost certainly Moonstone.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2017, 15:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By alanjay
Launch colours

Often wondered why Wedgwood Blue was used to promote the car when it was launched. Nowt wrong with the colour but considering Rover were keen to emphasise return to traditional Rover values, I would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2017, 17:51
Replies: 80
Views: 5,379
Posted By alanjay
Thanks for the tip, I was on the point of buying...

Thanks for the tip, I was on the point of buying a news watch and this looks to be good value.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2017, 10:16
Replies: 105
Views: 8,875
Posted By alanjay
The dealer may not get asking price. Dealers...

The dealer may not get asking price.
Dealers also put on margin to cover possible comebacks which they are obliged to deal with.
Something private sellers are not subject to.
Back to main point,...
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2017, 09:43
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By alanjay
Hard to believe, I'd like to think it's not true...

Hard to believe, I'd like to think it's not true but it probably is.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2017, 07:58
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By alanjay
Very nice, enjoy!

Very nice, enjoy!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 4th January 2017, 00:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By alanjay
Good news!

Good news!
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2017, 07:26
Replies: 149,423
Views: 4,313,129
Posted By alanjay
Just had another sleepless night so I'm here to...

Just had another sleepless night so I'm here to chill out in the hope that I'll fall asleep before the sun comes up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2017, 07:21
Replies: 51
Views: 2,642
Posted By alanjay
When I owned a 2.0 kv6 club saloon I did get an...

When I owned a 2.0 kv6 club saloon I did get an urge to change it for something with a bit more luxury and oomph!
So I bought my present connie tourer, a car that will never give me a desire to...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2017, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By alanjay
I've never been one for new years resolutions, up...

I've never been one for new years resolutions, up until 2015/2016 switch over.
But for 2016 I resolved to adopt a healthier life style, eat more veg, reduce alcohol intake, smoke less cigars.
I'm...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2017, 01:17
Replies: 149,423
Views: 4,313,129
Posted By alanjay
Just noticed Gatekeeper is viewing the chill out...

Just noticed Gatekeeper is viewing the chill out room, Happy New Year Phil!
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2017, 01:13
Replies: 149,423
Views: 4,313,129
Posted By alanjay
Don't know why but someone near to me is letting...

Don't know why but someone near to me is letting off some very noisy fireworks. So I've popped into chill out room to get away from the noise.
Happy new year everyone with best wishes that 2017...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2016, 19:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By alanjay
Certainly a most enjoyable program, the lack of...

Certainly a most enjoyable program, the lack of the crass commentary normally stuck on top adding to the enjoyment.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2016, 19:04
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By alanjay
Well my Connie hasn't moved for 3 months due to...

Well my Connie hasn't moved for 3 months due to my being in hospital and although my brother is giving it an occasional start, he hasn't cleaned it, so dare say it's looking a bit shabby.
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2016, 07:33
Replies: 149,423
Views: 4,313,129
Posted By alanjay
Last day of year and I need to chill out. Been in...

Last day of year and I need to chill out. Been in hospital 12 weeks now, that's 12 weeks without seeing or driving my beloved Connie. So hoping 2017 will bring us a speedy reunification.
Leaving the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2016, 21:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By alanjay
I find this feature particularly useful in areas...

I find this feature particularly useful in areas with lower speed limits with risk of speed cameras, just use the stalk so figure in display screen is same as speed limit.
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2016, 03:19
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By alanjay
Sadly now passed away, as said probably shock of...

Sadly now passed away, as said probably shock of losing daughter
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2016, 04:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By alanjay
Very little press coverage considering the years...

Very little press coverage considering the years of delivering good old rock and roll.
Rick was a major contributor to some of best driving music IMHO.
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2016, 02:12
Replies: 34
Views: 2,024
Posted By alanjay
Another one and so young.

Another one and so young.
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2016, 03:45
Replies: 149,423
Views: 4,313,129
Posted By alanjay
Just breaking in a new pair of slippers.

Just breaking in a new pair of slippers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2016, 01:52
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By alanjay
Early days for doctors to make a decion, at...

Early days for doctors to make a decion, at moment concentrating on being able to walk again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2016, 00:01
Replies: 126
Views: 7,741
Posted By alanjay
Sad news indeed, Mike was always willing to help...

Sad news indeed, Mike was always willing to help and assist fellow club members and will be missed by all who met him, as well those who only knew him through his posts on the club site
Sincere...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 29th November 2016, 23:50
Replies: 22
Views: 2,226
Posted By alanjay
My favourite meet but regrettably I cannot join...

My favourite meet but regrettably I cannot join you on this occasion.
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2016, 21:10
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By alanjay
Hi Trevor, know how you feel, 8 weeks ago l...

Hi Trevor, know how you feel, 8 weeks ago l rushed to hospital where I had massive heart attack. I must admit initially, when the medics told me how limited my life will be compared with previosly, I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2016, 02:39
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By alanjay
Moonstone SORN'd

As doctor's are of differing opinions regarding whether I'll be allowed to drive when I get out of hospital, I've Sorn'd Connie.
Hope I do get permission to drive, if not I'll have to part with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2016, 10:55
Replies: 44
Views: 2,456
Posted By alanjay
All a matter of personal taste, the dark personal...

All a matter of personal taste, the dark personal line interiors look great in the darker cars (navy, hey, aubergine etc.) But when it comes to Moonstone, Sandstone leather is the perfect interior....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2016, 11:40
Replies: 52
Views: 3,268
Posted By alanjay
Angry Thank you your grace, I certainly miss tbe meets...

Thank you your grace, I certainly miss tbe meets and company, at moment the medics are divided in opinion as to whether they'll allow me drive again when I come out of hospital.
Hope they do let me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2016, 07:12
Replies: 52
Views: 3,268
Posted By alanjay
Fr.om one NHS b.ed to another, wishing Mike a ...

Fr.om one NHS b.ed to another, wishing Mike a successful resolution to his health problems.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2016, 21:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By alanjay
Hi Ian. I have been following forum whenever...

Hi Ian.
I have been following forum whenever possible, depending on facilities available in the various hospital wards, currently no WiFi but good mobile signal.
Regards
Alan
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2016, 21:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By alanjay
Thanks to all for your messages and Peter for...

Thanks to all for your messages and Peter for taking trouble to visit me in hospital, all very much appreciated.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 15th July 2016, 18:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,805
Posted By alanjay
Sincere apologies Peter but for reasons you know...

Sincere apologies Peter but for reasons you know about, I have to drop out of this event and a number of others.
I know a number of Moonstone fans will be disappointed by this decision but as Arnie...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2016, 19:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By alanjay
A mtter of opinion

Problem with asking opinion of others is, you'll get so many contradictory answers and won't buy anything.
Having driven every type of 75 I reckon the best all rounder is the 2.0 KV6 auto but of...
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2016, 20:29
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By alanjay
100% agree, on this occasion common sense has...

100% agree, on this occasion common sense has overcalled "rules".
So thanks to the club team for allowing latitude with the rule book!
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2016, 14:00
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By alanjay
Well if he does meet a grisly death I doubt if a...

Well if he does meet a grisly death I doubt if a single penny will be raised in his memory.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2016, 13:58
Replies: 45
Views: 2,336
Posted By alanjay
"As our cars become less and less valuable" I...

"As our cars become less and less valuable" I have a permanent alert with Autotrader for new '75 advertisements and have noticed asking prices are rising. Could be it's because they are becoming...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2016, 13:09
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By alanjay
Worthwhile point, I had a similar problem on rear...

Worthwhile point, I had a similar problem on rear of my Tourer, springs looked OK so swapped wheels over and problem moved over to the other side. Both tyres marked as same size but different makes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2016, 17:44
Replies: 36
Views: 2,308
Posted By alanjay
You are forgetting that when Rev Jules caves in a...

You are forgetting that when Rev Jules caves in a window it heals itself soon after!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: South Central 12th June 2016, 17:41
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By alanjay
Thanks Steve for getting the Caldecotte...

Thanks Steve for getting the Caldecotte re-started, considering it's 18 months since last meet there I think it was an excellent turnout, especially in the Moonstone category!
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 11th June 2016, 13:39
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By alanjay
If it's the glove box type bring it to Milton...

If it's the glove box type bring it to Milton Keynes and if someone knows a quick way of getting my CD unit out, you can plug into cables and hopefully eject the cartridge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2016, 16:41
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By alanjay
Milton Keynes Meet - June 12th

Following Petetourer's decision to emigrate to Wales a number of Club members have asked when there'll be another meet at The Caldecotte in Milton Keynes.
Based on that Lynrd Skynner has taken up...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2016, 20:39
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By alanjay
Well if it's as good as it looks someone will get...

Well if it's as good as it looks someone will get a bargain!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2016, 20:36
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By alanjay
Sound advice, Lynne and her team are true...

Sound advice, Lynne and her team are true BL/Rover enthusiasts and more to the point, can identify any faults and estimate cost of any work required.
Whist you will have to pay for their service...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2016, 17:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By alanjay
Excellent news!

Excellent news!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 29th May 2016, 17:22
Replies: 59
Views: 5,175
Posted By alanjay
Sorry to disappoint but the AA card doesn't work...

Sorry to disappoint but the AA card doesn't work on Father's Day!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 29th May 2016, 17:20
Replies: 59
Views: 5,175
Posted By alanjay
Noticed today that this meet is on Fathers Day so...

Noticed today that this meet is on Fathers Day so expect the car park and restaurant will be busier than usual, so we better get our act together re-parking and dining.
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2016, 20:24
Replies: 48
Views: 1,845
Posted By alanjay
Google search and you'll find a UK university...

Google search and you'll find a UK university where the students union want a urinal in every ladies loo and tampon disposal system in every gents.
I'm not joking, their reasoning is every...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 28th May 2016, 18:34
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By alanjay
I recommend a total body rub with Linseed Oil, so...

I recommend a total body rub with Linseed Oil, so if it's any help I'll be returning your Linseed Oil to the Kings Arms meet.
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2016, 18:18
Replies: 1,305
Views: 43,401
Posted By alanjay
Depends where you live whether or not you get the...

Depends where you live whether or not you get the official government leaflet. Only 9 million government leaflets when there's a lot more households. Local Tory activist told me but I cannot confirm,...
Forum: Was it you? 22nd May 2016, 21:09
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By alanjay
Firstly, it wasn't me in my Moonstone, secondly...

Firstly, it wasn't me in my Moonstone, secondly if you want 75 owners to acknowledge you, stop driving a car in a hard to see colour!
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2016, 19:20
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By alanjay
Glad to see you got it sorted, was about to...

Glad to see you got it sorted, was about to volunteer to drive to Bonnie Scotland with a mini bus! (I love the drive from Surrey to Scotland
so I'm always looking for a reason).
Forum: Regional Events Forum: South Central 17th May 2016, 19:20
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By alanjay
Add me and eating!

Add me and eating!
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2016, 16:51
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By alanjay
Being naïve I was going to ask 5,000 what? ...

Being naïve I was going to ask 5,000 what?

Thankfully, other club members have provided the answer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2016, 21:35
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By alanjay
I really don't understand valuations on our cars,...

I really don't understand valuations on our cars, maximum value my insurers put on my 02 2.5 Tourer is £500 and it's ding free. I'm beginning to think it's true, Moonstone with Serpents devalues a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2016, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By alanjay
I just stick a pin in mine then point the pin to...

I just stick a pin in mine then point the pin to where I want the water to go.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 12th May 2016, 21:19
Replies: 40
Views: 3,484
Posted By alanjay
Might be a bit too late but I'll see if I can get...

Might be a bit too late but I'll see if I can get the Linseed Oil back via Pony Express. Believe me, if I could be there and return the oil, I would.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 12th May 2016, 18:42
Replies: 40
Views: 3,484
Posted By alanjay
Sincere apologies, due to unforeseen...

Sincere apologies, due to unforeseen circumstances I regret I'll be unable to attend this meet, so please delete me from list of attendees.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2016, 22:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By alanjay
IMHO Serpents enhance lighter coloured cars,...

IMHO Serpents enhance lighter coloured cars, especially Moonstone Tourers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2016, 21:23
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By alanjay
"what do you guys think" Well I'd think...

"what do you guys think"

Well I'd think Rev Jules is cracking up. Hopefully Sister Dawn will point out the error of your ways.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2016, 21:09
Replies: 83
Views: 3,008
Posted By alanjay
Thanks for starting this thread Anna, it's lead...

Thanks for starting this thread Anna, it's lead me to songs I'd forgotten and some new ones (to me) as well.

So in thanks, here's another link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2016, 20:18
Replies: 83
Views: 3,008
Posted By alanjay
Not very good at posting links but for me,...

Not very good at posting links but for me, Crystal Gale When I Dream"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhKuUk4XbF0
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2016, 21:09
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By alanjay
Valid point, I bought a Connie with just over...

Valid point, I bought a Connie with just over 100k on the clock, mileage didn't worry me because previous owners had cherished the car. I know some prospective buyers were put off by the mileage, to...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2016, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By alanjay
If it's not to late in the day I suggest you do...

If it's not to late in the day I suggest you do it in reverse order, starting with D, followed by B then A, after which it'll be the early hours of May 2nd and you won't care about the results you...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st May 2016, 20:47
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By alanjay
I reckon finding a genuine Rover triangle...

I reckon finding a genuine Rover triangle designed to fit the Tourer cubby hole is almost impossible. Still don't understand why the Tourer was designed with a cubby hole that wouldn't accept a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2016, 22:11
Replies: 32
Views: 2,275
Posted By alanjay
If you are looking for a car purely based on...

If you are looking for a car purely based on engineering and "supposed" reliability there's a heck of a lot to chose from. However, if you put "feel good" factor into the equation, the 75 will always...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2016, 20:07
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By alanjay
My wallpaper is a collage of Michelle Pfieffer,...

My wallpaper is a collage of Michelle Pfieffer, Sarah Michelle Geller, Jennifer Aniston, Kaley Cuoco, Claudette Colbert, Jean Harlow and for sexual equality Liberace!
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2016, 19:54
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By alanjay
My favourite colour, wish I could afford a Tourer...

My favourite colour, wish I could afford a Tourer in the same colour!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: South Central 28th April 2016, 19:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By alanjay
100% with you on this, shame the Caldecotte Arms...

100% with you on this, shame the Caldecotte Arms is in a region without an RS.
Perhaps we should start a petition to get PeteTourer back from Wales!
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2016, 19:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By alanjay
I'm a bit worried that some of the recent post's...

I'm a bit worried that some of the recent post's are forgetting the OP is a Lady, show some respect guys and keep your thought's private!
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2016, 19:33
Replies: 33
Views: 2,216
Posted By alanjay
Wish I could answer all of your points but there...

Wish I could answer all of your points but there is one bad practise that should be banned.
New owner of a company automatically becomes principle advisor of how to invest the pension fund.
More...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2016, 16:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By alanjay
I've ricked my neck looking at the 'photo, I...

I've ricked my neck looking at the 'photo, I supposed I should have stood the monitor on it's side.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2016, 21:39
Replies: 33
Views: 2,216
Posted By alanjay
Jibber Jabber?

As OP I'm happy for this post to be moved to whichever sector a Mod thinks is more appropriate however, I'm not so happy that those who have contributed, whatever their opinion, have had their...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2016, 20:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By alanjay
Strangely, on a Sunny day I see a similar colour...

Strangely, on a Sunny day I see a similar colour shining through the Moonstone on the curved panels of my Tourer.

Was it something you did?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 25th April 2016, 20:04
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By alanjay
Did this one last year and it's a great meet....

Did this one last year and it's a great meet. However due to my policy of trying to vary my out of region meets I'm giving it a miss this time.

But for any club member who's never been and is...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2016, 19:50
Replies: 33
Views: 2,216
Posted By alanjay
It's not just a case of companies having to pay...

It's not just a case of companies having to pay into pension scheme at same time as employees, in some cases employers deduct employee contributions but don't pay those in either.
Pension providers...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2016, 19:40
Replies: 33
Views: 2,216
Posted By alanjay
My OP might explain why they went into...

My OP might explain why they went into administration. Buy a company, legally milk it then put it into administration, just prior to it being declared insolvent or bankrupt.

If you run a...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2016, 18:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By alanjay
"fancy myself as more of a biker chick these days...

"fancy myself as more of a biker chick these days " well that rules me out then!
Best I can offer is a Moonstone and the occasional glass of Sanatogen!
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2016, 18:44
Replies: 33
Views: 2,216
Posted By alanjay
Shades of the Phoenix Four?

Listening to news of the collapse of BHS it would appear that first thing the buyers did after buying it for £1 was, congratulate themselves by giving each other a £2,000,000 bonus.

10,000...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2016, 18:31
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By alanjay
Shining light at the end of the tunnel? ...

Shining light at the end of the tunnel?

It seems they are now yours by default, go for it girl!

As far as I'm concerned it's easier to find reliable two wheeled transport than it is to...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2016, 20:59
Replies: 821
Views: 25,573
Posted By alanjay
I don't understand why you bought clothes that...

I don't understand why you bought clothes that are too small for you!

Me, I have the opposite problem, I buy the right sized clothes but they seem to shrink when hanging in the wardrobe.

...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2016, 20:53
Replies: 33
Views: 1,915
Posted By alanjay
[QUOTE=TR75;2273396]At least you got one. ...

[QUOTE=TR75;2273396]At least you got one.

Didn't get anything here in the depths of Cornwall. Obviously we're a lost cause...

Shame really, could have done with a bit more paper to light our...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2016, 21:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,915
Posted By alanjay
He's obviously desperate to keep the "special...

He's obviously desperate to keep the "special relationship" with the UK, the one where we do what they want and they don't care about what we want!

:bowdown: I'm getting out of here before it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2016, 21:37
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By alanjay
Yes, knowing plenty of club members believe these...

Yes, knowing plenty of club members believe these cars must be saved at any cost I gave in and spent £1.50 on a replacement bulb.

Unfortunately this led to even more cost, following "simple"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2016, 21:25
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By alanjay
If only you'd advised that before I splashed out...

If only you'd advised that before I splashed out on a new bulb!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 23rd April 2016, 17:28
Replies: 75
Views: 5,551
Posted By alanjay
Apologies for delayed response, only just seen...

Apologies for delayed response, only just seen your post.
Put me down for the Sunday please.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2016, 22:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By alanjay
Does this mean they'll fail once you get to...

Does this mean they'll fail once you get to mainland Europe!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2016, 21:57
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By alanjay
Obviously as it's a Moonstone I was expecting all...

Obviously as it's a Moonstone I was expecting all the things you mentioned
(combined HGF, fuel pump failure, flooded ECM, knackered clutch, automatic gearbox and K-Bus gone haywire).
But failed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2016, 21:51
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By alanjay
I'm almost tempted by your offer, in fact if it...

I'm almost tempted by your offer, in fact if it didn't involve driving to Scotland without a working indicator I might have risked it, however with my luck I'd get pulled over and end up with an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2016, 21:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By alanjay
In a real MOT, not pre-MOT, some might be...

In a real MOT, not pre-MOT, some might be failures, others advisories.
Hope you did not pay for pre-MOT check because that's money that could be spent towards fixing problems that might be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2016, 21:37
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By alanjay
Massive let down by my 75

After only 2 yrs. and 3 months of ownership, the front offside indicator bulb has failed, now debating whether to change the car or the bulb.:devil:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2016, 20:47
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By alanjay
Yes, whilst I agree Rimmer Brothers pricing...

Yes, whilst I agree Rimmer Brothers pricing system can be confusing, I reckon without them a lot of '75's would have gone to the Great Scrapyard in the Sky, along with a lot of other BL cars they...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2016, 20:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By alanjay
As they say, the truth is out there somewhere and...

As they say, the truth is out there somewhere and this post seems to be showing the truth!
ECP are a massive organisation, so perspective is needed, due to their size they are bound to get...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2016, 19:51
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By alanjay
Many thanks for the "heads up" set my TV/Recorder...

Many thanks for the "heads up" set my TV/Recorder system to show it and record it.
I love anything reminding us of Great British engineering, that's why I drive a 75.
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2016, 23:32
Replies: 63
Views: 2,117
Posted By alanjay
I concur, think that's right but if not, I mean...

I concur, think that's right but if not, I mean to say I agree!
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2016, 22:12
Replies: 63
Views: 2,117
Posted By alanjay
More good advice, I drove about 300 miles round...

More good advice, I drove about 300 miles round trip to view what turned out to be the the right car, plus train fare to collect it and petrol to drive it home. When I did that people who were...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2016, 21:51
Replies: 63
Views: 2,117
Posted By alanjay
Wisest words I've seen on this site for a long...

Wisest words I've seen on this site for a long time, mind you it could be because I've followed advice in Lady Zed's current avatar. I mean unleaded at £4.75 a gallon or White wine from Stellenbosch...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 21:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By alanjay
Certainly stunning but a poor second to Moonstone...

Certainly stunning but a poor second to Moonstone IMHO!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 20th April 2016, 21:30
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By alanjay
Strange coincidence, I'm at home basking in...

Strange coincidence, I'm at home basking in Sunshine and enjoying a few glasses of Madeira.

Cheers, hic, best wishes to you and Sister Dawn!
Forum: Humour Corner 20th April 2016, 21:24
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By alanjay
Many thanks for the post, one other thing my IPK...

Many thanks for the post, one other thing my IPK needs sorting and I'm told you are the man. Problem is I'm told you do it in March, not sure if I can wait until next year!
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2016, 21:13
Replies: 63
Views: 2,117
Posted By alanjay
Keep calm and when life gets on top of you, relax...

Keep calm and when life gets on top of you, relax in the swimming pool in the boot!
Forum: Items Wanted 20th April 2016, 21:07
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By alanjay
Think you are right, I know front deflectors are...

Think you are right, I know front deflectors are the same, wasn't sure about rear ones. However, anyone reading this post and looking for a rear deflector for a Tourer, PM me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 20:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By alanjay
Quite right and I'm not biased in endorsing your...

Quite right and I'm not biased in endorsing your post!



Sometimes I get thanks for my wise posts, on other occasions I get ridiculed for what some "wiser" than me disagree with. When that...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 20th April 2016, 20:42
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By alanjay
London & South meet April 24th

I can't believe that apart from the organiser (Mike aka Woof25) I'm the only club member down for this meet. It's a great venue with a positive attitude towards serious fettling in the car park.
...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th April 2016, 20:24
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By alanjay
I have a spare rear window Heko deflector but...

I have a spare rear window Heko deflector but it's from a Tourer, so may not be suitable, daresay someone on the club will know if it's suitable.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 20th April 2016, 20:20
Replies: 75
Views: 5,551
Posted By alanjay
Put me down as a definite for this, Saturday or...

Put me down as a definite for this, Saturday or Sunday I don't care as long as it get's off the ground. If it weren't for steam driven piston engines we might not have the infernal combustion engines...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 20:07
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By alanjay
Thanks for the picture Brian, does indeed explain...

Thanks for the picture Brian, does indeed explain the "jigsaw" puzzle, as my previous post hopefully explains, the jigsaw was a result of changing original design using modified plastic bumpers,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 19:59
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By alanjay
Whilst this looks 'photo shopped it does show...

Whilst this looks 'photo shopped it does show Rover's original intention was a "corporate" front image with existing models with that light arrangement, hence the cut out on front wing of '75's,...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2016, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By alanjay
Posting Opel/Vauxhall on this site, go wash your...

Posting Opel/Vauxhall on this site, go wash your mouth with soap and water. (For those who don't get my reply, if the club had a "tongue in cheek smilie" it would be here).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 19:37
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By alanjay
Posts crossed, space savers look great in the...

Posts crossed, space savers look great in the spare wheel well because you can't see them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 19:35
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By alanjay
Can't post pictures!

I'm useless at posting pictures on club site, so directing you to A19_Graham's post, but as present and proud owner of Graham's Moonstone Tourer, via Simon Hubbard, I wouldn't change a thing,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2016, 19:24
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By alanjay
Yes your Moonstone Tourer is indeed still in the...

Yes your Moonstone Tourer is indeed still in the club and still being looked after, only change the present owner has made is change the space saver spare for another Serpent!
Forum: The Valeting Forum 16th April 2016, 22:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By alanjay
I posted a link to this, because it worked for...

I posted a link to this, because it worked for me, might not last forever, but it's lasted a couple of years so far and if it wears off, I'll do it again.
Main thing is, give it a wax coat after...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 16th April 2016, 21:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By alanjay
When I saw this link on the club site I did not...

When I saw this link on the club site I did not believe it but thought, what the heck, give a try and I found out it worked.

In my experience it works for any fine line scratch that has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2016, 19:49
Replies: 25
Views: 1,630
Posted By alanjay
Why should event organisers join our group? As...

Why should event organisers join our group?
As club members we are piggy backing on an event our club has not organised, hence the usual disclaimer.

True perspective, 2015's meeting was a...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2016, 20:12
Replies: 90
Views: 3,290
Posted By alanjay
In my dreams!

In my dreams!
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2016, 19:58
Replies: 90
Views: 3,290
Posted By alanjay
"some scantily clad sailor to serve it."..Only...

"some scantily clad sailor to serve it."..Only just seen this post, so have rushed out and bought an appropriate Sailor Suit plus a flesh coloured corset to enhance my abs.

With a bit of luck it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2016, 20:38
Replies: 47
Views: 2,659
Posted By alanjay
Thanks for the evocative pictures, had funds...

Thanks for the evocative pictures, had funds allowed my Father and I would have bought one. Interesting to note centre of engine is marked JAP but side covers with quasi oriental script are marked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2016, 18:37
Replies: 47
Views: 2,659
Posted By alanjay
Like so many threads this one has lost direction,...

Like so many threads this one has lost direction, on this occasion because of a debate over political correctness.
Whatever people might think the post by the OP was worthwhile, so let's ignore the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2016, 18:22
Replies: 47
Views: 2,659
Posted By alanjay
What about Jap's, a normally acceptable...

What about Jap's, a normally acceptable abbreviation of Japanese.
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2016, 19:36
Replies: 88
Views: 3,093
Posted By alanjay
I'd love to contribute to this thread but worried...

I'd love to contribute to this thread but worried I might breach club rules on political opinion.
What I will say is, club members really do believe "we are all in this together" not so sure about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2016, 18:45
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By alanjay
Thanks for the info, I've added this site to my...

Thanks for the info, I've added this site to my favourite list.
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2016, 22:10
Replies: 58
Views: 2,815
Posted By alanjay
I'm totally confused, being a Southern softie...

I'm totally confused, being a Southern softie I've always thought North of the Border means North of the River Thames.:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2016, 21:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By alanjay
As I'm member number one of the exclusive...

As I'm member number one of the exclusive Moonstone Owners Club I think you deserve Honorary Membership, only criteria for membership is you must keep pride in ownership of a Moonstone a well kept...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2016, 21:38
Replies: 58
Views: 2,815
Posted By alanjay
Shame you posted this after I printed a copy and...

Shame you posted this after I printed a copy and posted it to Sister Dawn.
To make amends I'll buy you a Cider at the New Inn meet, with a bit of luck Sister Dawn won't pour it over you.:devil:
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2016, 21:28
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By alanjay
I'm on two sides of this, sympathising with both...

I'm on two sides of this, sympathising with both Murphy's and KC's point of view. All can say is from personal experience, someone in government needs to take a long hard look at the benefit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2016, 18:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By alanjay
As the owner of a 2.5 auto I have to agree with...

As the owner of a 2.5 auto I have to agree with your comment, he must be driving very badly to only achieve 32 mpg. Those of with a 2.5 auto know how to get much better mpg.
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2016, 18:35
Replies: 58
Views: 2,815
Posted By alanjay
Presumably Sister Dawn doesn't read your posts.

Presumably Sister Dawn doesn't read your posts.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2016, 16:18
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By alanjay
I occasionally see one in the Guildford area, so...

I occasionally see one in the Guildford area, so about as common as Moonstone in this neck of the woods.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th April 2016, 15:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By alanjay
"It involved removal of a body part" ...

"It involved removal of a body part"

Presumably from the car.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 4th April 2016, 21:03
Replies: 40
Views: 3,484
Posted By alanjay
Home ground and sensible lunch time dining, so...

Home ground and sensible lunch time dining, so I'll be there, word of warning to those who enjoy a glass of vino with their meal, club together and share a bottle, price per glass is £5, 50p more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2016, 20:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,793
Posted By alanjay
Alternative point of view, sell the car for £200...

Alternative point of view, sell the car for £200 to someone with skill to fix it, they then get a decent car for £300 because of the fruits of their labour.

The seller then gets £200 plus the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2016, 19:49
Replies: 59
Views: 3,972
Posted By alanjay
Happened to me 40 years ago, stopped for doing 28...

Happened to me 40 years ago, stopped for doing 28 in a 30 zone after midnight.
Reason being people don't drive at this speed on clear and empty roads at this time of night so we are always...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2016, 22:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,785
Posted By alanjay
An excellent choice for car of the month.

An excellent choice for car of the month.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 2nd April 2016, 18:40
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By alanjay
This meet seems to be listed in two sections,...

This meet seems to be listed in two sections, slightly confusing.
So not sure where to reply, I can't be in more than one post at a time so putting my name down here.
I'll be there and eating but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2016, 17:08
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By alanjay
Rain sensor wipers?

Rain sensor wipers?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2016, 16:17
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By alanjay
This response sounds like a Bromance.:}

This response sounds like a Bromance.:}
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2016, 21:02
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By alanjay
IMHO the reason is the police know if they...

IMHO the reason is the police know if they proceed against these youngsters they are likely to retaliate and beat the you know what out of the police.
On the other hand, the police know if they...
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2016, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By alanjay
Strangely Pistachio ice cream is the nearest...

Strangely Pistachio ice cream is the nearest colour to Moonstone, so if they were to make Pistachio ice cream I'd forgive Kellys.

For your reference next time you go to Cornwall look out for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2016, 20:41
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By alanjay
Why not bring the window (and the rest of the...

Why not bring the window (and the rest of the car) to Ruislip?
I'm sure one of the Guru's will have it sorted in a jiffy.
At the very least they'll send you home with the window in a Jiffy...
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2016, 20:37
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By alanjay
Sincere apologies, I misconstrued your second...

Sincere apologies, I misconstrued your second sentence and was on the point of contacting a Mod.
Luckily I read the other posts first and got the jist of your post.
So, well done, wish I had your...
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2016, 19:46
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By alanjay
Kelly's Ice Cream

Forgive this non Rover post but I think it's relevant.
One of my favourite ice cream manufacturers have gone down the route of the Phoenix Four.
Rather than have faith in the product and charge...
Forum: Was it you? 31st March 2016, 19:06
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By alanjay
Moonstone always looks nice IMHO.

Moonstone always looks nice IMHO.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2016, 17:23
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By alanjay
No V6 badge normally means a 4 pot however, the...

No V6 badge normally means a 4 pot however, the badge might have fallen off.
As regards to price, I paid les than that 2 years ago for a very tidy 02 Tourer.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 31st March 2016, 17:17
Replies: 49
Views: 3,356
Posted By alanjay
Hi Peter! Read your latest post...

Hi Peter!

Read your latest post requesting confirmation from those who are eating.
I will be eating but with best will in the world I cannot confirm whether it'll be breakfast or lunch.
...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th March 2016, 19:21
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By alanjay
If I was still driving a Saloon instead of a...

If I was still driving a Saloon instead of a Tourer, I'd go for this generous offer.
Hopefully someone following this post will pick up on this and contact you.
There's a bargain on offer for the...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 29th March 2016, 16:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By alanjay
I'm hoping someone comes up with an answer. ...

I'm hoping someone comes up with an answer.
The cursor on mine started going the opposite direction to my car, me driving North on road, cursor going South to middle of field.
...
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