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Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 12:00
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Strange end indeed, I think some rule changes...

Strange end indeed, I think some rule changes will be made regarding this fiasco.
After all they’re supposed to be racing :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I agree on the long drive, 10 hours is rather...

I agree on the long drive, 10 hours is rather pushing the safety limits.

Scenery starts at Cumbria (Shap) then a good stretch of the M74 before hitting the Glasgow area.
Take care on the A9 as...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st September 2019, 22:21
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Boot illumination lamp

I’ve a little project planned for my SL and l’m looking for two boot lamps.

They must be matching and in good condition and I’m willing to pay.
PM me if anyone can help.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2019, 11:40
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Jim Jamieson
When I replaced mine I opened them up first to...

When I replaced mine I opened them up first to find they had little or no lubrication so I packed them with grease.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 21:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,428
Posted By Jim Jamieson
That is one tidy motor :bowdown: Good luck...

That is one tidy motor :bowdown:

Good luck to you both for the future.
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry to hear the sad news Simon. My son who...

Sorry to hear the sad news Simon.

My son who is a keen biker had a serious off just last year on the hottest day. He said to me later, “Dad you won’t believe just how lucky I was”

He had very...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 31st July 2019, 22:47
Replies: 50
Views: 7,328
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Nice to hear the old girl is still giving good...

Nice to hear the old girl is still giving good service.
What’s the mileage on it now?
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 08:21
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Referring to crashes into the ground, I used...

Referring to crashes into the ground,
I used to fit Econocruise cruise control systems and the technical guy (Mike Watkins) at the factory in Rugby had a share in what I think was an American...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd July 2019, 08:07
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Fantastic shots there, looks like you were up in...

Fantastic shots there, looks like you were up in the air with them ! :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 18:16
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Jim Jamieson
With some of these guys they forget to engage the...

With some of these guys they forget to engage the brain when they press the clutch.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 12:57
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Not all SD1’s were “rotten”, my 1985 which I...

Not all SD1’s were “rotten”, my 1985 which I owned from 1989 right up to this year was in very good condition with only minimal rusting around the wheel arches.
I removed all the wings and fitted...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sadly not the first time nor will it be the last...

Sadly not the first time nor will it be the last time we see this happening.

Just too much testosterone me thinks !

This chap will learn the hard way with having to foot the bill.
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 23:00
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Jim Jamieson
He was very similar in stature to my late Uncle...

He was very similar in stature to my late Uncle Bill who was an inspector with Liverpool City Police back in the 50’s

RiP William
Forum: Technology Forum 24th June 2019, 18:08
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Jim Jamieson
For info, I used two Stanley knife blades to...

For info, I used two Stanley knife blades to prize the old glass off.
They are very slim and with the extra width this spreads the load. After the screen was coming free I used plastic cards ( old...
Forum: Technology Forum 23rd June 2019, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I Pad Air. Feeling quite chuffed

Both the missus and myself have an i Pad Air and use them regularly.
Unfortunately the three grandchildren like them as well and mine finished up getting the screen broken, on two separate occasions...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 15:43
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I “left work” 10 years early after being falsely...

I “left work” 10 years early after being falsely accused of doing damage to a freezer door with a fork lift truck.
The damage was well recorded several weeks earlier but that didn’t stop the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 18:38
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By Jim Jamieson
You can remove and refit the sub frame without...

You can remove and refit the sub frame without removing the exhaust just drop it down low enough.
You do have to remove the bracing bars on the transmission tunnel to let it drop down enough.
Have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 13:15
Replies: 67
Views: 2,954
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I used to fit cruise control systems...

I used to fit cruise control systems (Econocruise) from the late 70’s and well into the 80’s so my answer is yes I used it all the time on my 75’s

However, as I’ve noted before on CC posts I...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th June 2019, 18:44
Replies: 50
Views: 7,328
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Nice to see it made the trip safely :cool: ...

Nice to see it made the trip safely :cool:

Somebody must have looked after it :p:
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th June 2019, 11:21
Replies: 50
Views: 7,328
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I take it this was our old girl you were driving...

I take it this was our old girl you were driving :}

I’ve now moved away from 75,s and driving a superb Mercedes SL. It’s a 2004 and has done just over 8k miles since new.

I will miss the 75...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 16:15
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Reading this at post 1, I was a bit confused then...

Reading this at post 1, I was a bit confused then realised that was last year.

Yes 2.0 was a good result. I was in the company of one of their players last week but that’s a secret. :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 21:00
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Four passes within a month

My Wedgewood passed its MOT earlier today along with my Mini Mayfair both which I sold earlier last week.
Both cars were clear passes which brings my “tally” to four clear passes within a month as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 13:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Without getting into a political row it’s high...

Without getting into a political row it’s high time we, the motorist had a fairer system of tax.

BTW I’ve just spotted a large pink animal fly past my house :p:
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes there’s quite a few sitting on the tarmac at...

Yes there’s quite a few sitting on the tarmac at Prestwick Airport.

I had to pass that way this evening and the place was swarming with photographers.

Anyone going down there the best place to...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 23rd May 2019, 21:55
Replies: 175
Views: 37,034
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Well I suppose this post will draw this thread to...

Well I suppose this post will draw this thread to a conclusion as I no longer have two 75’s

Just a couple of weeks ago I sold my Zircon SE and it now lives in Cornwall.
Today I sold my remaining...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2019, 12:23
Replies: 55
Views: 2,430
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My son has an R1 Anniversary Edition and I dread...

My son has an R1 Anniversary Edition and I dread it every time he’s out on it.

Last year he was supposed to drop us off at the airport but delegated this task to our younger son.
At the time he...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2019, 23:38
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By Jim Jamieson
That’s all Brother

I was dropping off a parcel at a local nursing home this afternoon when I happened to look up and saw this coming in to land at nearby Prestwick Airport

I said to the missus I’m sure that’s an old...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2019, 09:07
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Jim Jamieson
A very sad day for motorsport, especially...

A very sad day for motorsport, especially Mercedes

RIP Nikki
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 17:41
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
As this is now your car Gary here’s a link to the...

As this is now your car Gary here’s a link to the work I carried out on it just in case you haven’t read it.


https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=272791
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 10:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thank you so much for your kind words Gary, glad...

Thank you so much for your kind words Gary, glad you had a nice journey home and enjoying the car.
Although I only ran it for 11 months after spending well over 6 months prior to that bringing it up...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2019, 15:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry to hear of your troubles, I know just how...

Sorry to hear of your troubles, I know just how you feel. Several years back I got hit and the address given by the other driver was “slightly wrong” .

My insurance “legal team” were just letting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 22:58
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I’m aware of the age and gearbox will not have...

I’m aware of the age and gearbox will not have had an oil change so I’m going to get it changed soon as for piece of mind.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 21:24
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Under the new data protection you can’t get any...

Under the new data protection you can’t get any previous history from DVLA other than the basic MOT information which I have already printed out.

However I was fortunate in that there was some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 17:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Ok guys to keep you out of your misery :D:D ...

Ok guys to keep you out of your misery :D:D

It’s a 2004 Mercedes 350 SL and with just 8,000 on the clock. It was sitting at 7,800 when I picked it up last week in Alderly Edge.
It covered 6,114...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 21:13
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
No mods or repairs required on this one Wullie. I...

No mods or repairs required on this one Wullie. I fitted my dash cam earlier today then took the missus out for a run, with the top down.
Oops! There’s another clue :D

This evening I was giving...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2019, 08:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Saw him at a concert in Irvine a number of years...

Saw him at a concert in Irvine a number of years back, he stepped right off the edge of the stage falling onto the floor below, all part of the act ( I think)

RIP Freddie you were a “Star”
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 8th May 2019, 16:39
Replies: 50
Views: 7,328
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Have a safe trip & bring back some sunshine...

Have a safe trip & bring back some sunshine :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 11:04
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I’m a right :devil: I can tell you it’s Silver !

I’m a right :devil: I can tell you it’s Silver !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2019, 23:02
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Very :drool4: and cool ;) I’ve been so busy...

Very :drool4: and cool ;)

I’ve been so busy with visitors since I got it home I haven’t had the chance to get some decent photos of it to post.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2019, 19:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Exclamation I got a bit of a “wake up call” last year and...

I got a bit of a “wake up call” last year and approaching 70 I thought, what would the missus do if anything happened to me.

Thankfully everything turned out to be ok but i decided then to run...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2019, 16:47
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Almost “Rover’less”

For the first time since around 1986 when I purchased a Rover 2.0 SD1 I will soon be without a Rover car.
I recently sold my fully restored SD1 Vitesse as it had been sat under cover in the garage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 14:06
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I flush the reservoir out periodically with the...

I flush the reservoir out periodically with the hose. Bacteria can build up and blacken the water or if standing for a long period of time it will turn to the gloopy jelly you mention.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2019, 23:36
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Back to the original post which was about...

Back to the original post which was about “Parking”.

Edinburgh Airport have apologised and are refunding the extra £6 plus they have offered me free parking on my visit on Sunday.

However they...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 19:11
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Most expensive parking ever

Uplifting friends coming in from Malta at Edinburgh Airport yesterday.

We arrived in the car park about 10 minutes before their flight was due. The flight was actually early and had already...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 18:15
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Jim Jamieson
If you remove the wheel arch liner you can gain...

If you remove the wheel arch liner you can gain access to the large rubber grommet where the cabling from the interior fuse box goes to the under bonnet fuse box.
The grommet is double skinned but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th April 2019, 18:11
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Time to check the rear upper arms and springs.

Time to check the rear upper arms and springs.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 15:59
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The pick up body looks hideous but the rest, well...

The pick up body looks hideous but the rest, well I rather like it.
Would look much better if made into a doctors coupe with a rear “dicky seat”
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2019, 23:30
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My comments are, if a jobs worth doing it’s worth...

My comments are, if a jobs worth doing it’s worth doing properly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 07:44
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thanks Wullie That was my first drive in...

Thanks Wullie

That was my first drive in the Vitesse in 7 years. You realise just how bad the roads are with the pot holes as the car has a very firm suspension (standard)

It’s fine on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2019, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Two passes in one day

It was quite a stressful day yesterday for me !

I had both my Zircon 75 and my SD1 Vitesse in for MOT as both are now sold.
Ok the Zircon 75 had only done just over 2k since the last test but my...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 21:54
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Tragic news for the city of Paris. Hope...

Tragic news for the city of Paris.

Hope they can save some of the treasures held within.


Rings bells with the fire in The Glasgow School of Art which was also under a major refurbishment.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 10:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Jim Jamieson
You could solve all your engine problems by...

You could solve all your engine problems by purchasing one of my 75’s
Both are in very good condition, fully serviced, cam belts, thermostat, water pump all replaced and auto box fluid changed. ...
Forum: Items Wanted 9th April 2019, 22:48
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I pm’d mrdoofa on 27th March but I don’t think...

I pm’d mrdoofa on 27th March but I don’t think he’s interested as I got no reply.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2019, 12:12
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I would also advise giving those”half moons” a...

I would also advise giving those”half moons” a good service.

On all my 75’s I’ve removed them, cleaned all the muck out and re lubed them before re fitting.

Makes pulling the bonnet release a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 08:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Never drink whilst in charge of a motor vehicle...

Never drink whilst in charge of a motor vehicle :D

I’ve been told coffee is good to neutralise certain odours. ;)
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2019, 08:04
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Jim Jamieson
This is news to me and I used to drive a van for...

This is news to me and I used to drive a van for work albeit it a few years ago.
I wonder just how many current van drivers are aware of this.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2019, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Speaking of crime rate, I wouldn’t want to be...

Speaking of crime rate, I wouldn’t want to be advertising that I’m not at home :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 08:40
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Winning bid £420. The wheels would be worth that...

Winning bid £420. The wheels would be worth that alone
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 08:24
Replies: 44
Views: 3,309
Posted By Jim Jamieson
You say it’s “hunting a bit” It’s supposed...

You say it’s “hunting a bit”

It’s supposed to do that it’s a Hunter. :D

Agree with others it’s way too steep in price.

Nice cars in there day especially the Sceptre.
Forum: Social Forum 5th April 2019, 22:35
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Believe me Wullie it will be the best part of...

Believe me Wullie it will be the best part of your life.

I’m Papa to wait for this;

An 18 year old boy, his younger sister aged five and on the other side of the family two girls aged seven and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 11:58
Replies: 33
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I live in a rural area with two close neighbours...

I live in a rural area with two close neighbours owning horses so we are used to horses on the road.
Earlier this week I was crawling up behind a rider approaching a blind summit and the rider...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I don’t know if you guys know the history behind...

I don’t know if you guys know the history behind my Vitesse but I’ve had it since 1989 and carried out a major restoration / rebuild from 2006 to 2010.

The car shows up on YouTube under the SD1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 21:34
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Jim Jamieson
As I’m approaching 70 I’ve decided to take stock...

As I’m approaching 70 I’ve decided to take stock of things with a different view.
I had a little health scare at the tail end of last year which has made me to reach certain decisions

I will of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Preparing for sale

Apologies for this as it’s not 75 related but I thought it may interest some of you.

I’m currently reducing my “fleet” which includes this little beauty which I’ve had in my garage for around 35...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 21:09
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Jim Jamieson
V8 surprise !

A couple of weeks back I removed the dust cover from my restored SD1 Vitesse to allow me to wash it, the dust sheet that is. It took two separate washes to get it clean. :eek:

Today I decided to...
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2019, 19:00
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Could never understand why the “government”...

Could never understand why the “government” scrapped a simple piece of paper.
Nor the ludicrous charges for some cars and low or zero charge on others.

The more you use the road the more you...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2019, 21:36
Replies: 16
Views: 225
Posted By Jim Jamieson
It’s not often I do the cooking but this evening...

It’s not often I do the cooking but this evening the missus asked me to do just this as she had a couple of nice steaks which she prefers me to cook.

A few years back I got some very good advice...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2019, 18:03
Replies: 16
Views: 225
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Looks lovely, I used to do a good “clootie...

Looks lovely, I used to do a good “clootie dumpling” when I had some spare time.
My missus is very good with the tray bakes and when does them ( like yesterday ) my boys are not long in calling in...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2019, 17:59
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Two years ago I was renovating my late Father in...

Two years ago I was renovating my late Father in Laws’ house in preparation for sale.
I was removing a stud wall in the kitchen which was covering old redundant plumbing and found two separate twin...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2019, 07:33
Replies: 36
Views: 1,517
Posted By Jim Jamieson
It’s never nice to experience a theft like this. ...

It’s never nice to experience a theft like this.
My missus phoned me in a panic one day after her purse was stolen from her office at work.
Within minutes I had cancelled all her bank cards...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 18:45
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Would have been a lot worse if you had visitedva...

Would have been a lot worse if you had visitedva Jaguar Dealer.

I got ripped off £760 for rear suspension arms which were not required.
I later changed them back to the originals and got another...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Try Martrim they were very helpful in matching my...

Try Martrim they were very helpful in matching my headlining for the Zircon 75.

I’ve previously used Woolies for my SD1 but they couldn’t match the cloth for the 75’s
If you’re at this weekends...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 08:57
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I once cut up a car into small pieces using an...

I once cut up a car into small pieces using an axe, it’s amazing just how quick it takes to slice through it and with less hazards ie sparks flying :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 00:04
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Answer is yes if you’re within a reasonable...

Answer is yes if you’re within a reasonable travelling distance. Unfortunately for me it would involve a two night stay as the drive down before or after the show would be too much.

There’s loads...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2019, 00:02
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Cellulose thinners on a dampncloth will do the...

Cellulose thinners on a dampncloth will do the trick, it softens the glue.

I use gun wash for any clean up jobs of this nature.
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2019, 15:35
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just watched it on the re run. Nice to see...

Just watched it on the re run.
Nice to see Valterri getting a win at last after the disappointments of last year.
The extra point for fastest lap is going to mix things up a bit on those last laps...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2019, 09:26
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Very sad news, he will be a great loss to F1.

Very sad news, he will be a great loss to F1.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2019, 21:19
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Jim Jamieson
You could hardly believe the weather we’ve been...

You could hardly believe the weather we’ve been getting recently.
February was the warmest on record, yesterday it was a blizzard and today it was like a spring day, well up until 6.30 pm when it...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th March 2019, 00:17
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Jim Jamieson
That’s impressive :bowdown: I was an HGV...

That’s impressive :bowdown:
I was an HGV mechanic back in my youth and we used to reverse artics complete with trailer at speed right round the yard “for practice”
We even deliberately jack knifed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2019, 11:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By Jim Jamieson
That Mercedes one was also made as a four door...

That Mercedes one was also made as a four door (crew cad style) pick up.

The Rolls Royce would have to be my choice. It doesn’t look so out of place with the styling.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 09:10
Replies: 27
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Interesting reading, average mileage shows...

Interesting reading,

average mileage shows a difference of 10,000 miles between my Connoisseur auto and my Connoisseur SE auto, with the SE being the lower figure.
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2019, 14:36
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Originally an Ayrshire registration AG, CS and SD...

Originally an Ayrshire registration AG, CS and SD were the three registrations but for some reason we lost the AG ones and got SJ

All those original JAG plates came from Ayrshire. JAG 75 is owned...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 3rd March 2019, 11:34
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just like a virtual tour, I must get back down...

Just like a virtual tour, I must get back down someday to see the latest exhibits.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st March 2019, 10:46
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Scrappy will make a fortune on this now. Shame...

Scrappy will make a fortune on this now. Shame really.
Chromed door handle protectors for someone and nice Sandstone interior.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2019, 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I fitted a set of front spring assemblies from...

I fitted a set of front spring assemblies from Matt onto my V6 with no adverse effect.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2019, 13:36
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Whatever plugs you choose they are a fiddle to...

Whatever plugs you choose they are a fiddle to get at the rear bank.

There’s an access panel bolted onto the engine bay bulkhead which gives slightly better access but allow plenty of time.

You...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2019, 20:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My first “official car” was an Austin Cambridge...

My first “official car” was an Austin Cambridge and yes it does look rather like it.

Not so sure about this one though and certainly not with a V12 under the hood.
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 25th February 2019, 19:55
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Malta weather !

Hope everyone’s ok over in Malta. They’re experiencing some very unseasonal weather just now.
My friend has just contacted me telling me they had a force 10 blowing which pulled two pontoons...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2019, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I also carried out this on my Zircon 75 as the...

I also carried out this on my Zircon 75 as the belt was not retracting properly.
It’s obviously been like this prior to me owning the car as there are dents on the door check where it has been...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2019, 00:11
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I’ve actually got a brand new “old stock” front...

I’ve actually got a brand new “old stock” front bumper but it’s a standard one. The Vanden Plas bumpers differed slightly, more so on the rear which curls round at the sides more than on other ADO...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st February 2019, 23:56
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes indeed, just realised that. Today was almost...

Yes indeed, just realised that. Today was almost like summer, after spending the morning valeting the 75’s the missus and I went off for our almost weekly visit to Dumfries House near Cumnock.
It’s...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th February 2019, 22:59
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Take the best of this mild weather when you can...

Take the best of this mild weather when you can Jeff, enjoy. :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 22:57
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Our Rav’s not going to like this, he lives in...

Our Rav’s not going to like this, he lives in the Kirkcaldy area.
Forum: Social Forum 19th February 2019, 21:40
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I’ve got both Autosol metal polish and Autoglym...

I’ve got both Autosol metal polish and Autoglym polish but the bumpers are quite pitted so they could do with more than polish but I’m not spend a grand to do it.
Forum: Social Forum 19th February 2019, 18:42
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Jim Jamieson
A “Polishing Shock”

I’m going to be thinning down my classic car collection and am currently working on my Vanden Plas Princess 1300 with a view to selling it.

To give the car the Wow factor I had intended to get the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2019, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Weathers been very mild recently. We’ve just...

Weathers been very mild recently.

We’ve just returned from a week in Malta where it was just slightly warmer but when we returned on Saturday morning our 7.00am Ryanair flight was delayed by one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2019, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I would agree with others, it doesn’t look like...

I would agree with others, it doesn’t look like part of the OE wiring.
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2019, 21:31
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My Wedgewood has been laid up over the winter and...

My Wedgewood has been laid up over the winter and I had to keep charging it every couple of weeks.
A few months back I purchased a solar charger marketed by AA which plugs into the OBD port under...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2019, 16:20
Replies: 33
Views: 2,069
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The cars a credit to you Rick, looks fantastic.

The cars a credit to you Rick, looks fantastic.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2019, 11:41
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Who needs brakes anyway ! They only hold you back...

Who needs brakes anyway ! They only hold you back :eek:

Best brake is the accelerator pedal, lift up and you slow down.:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2019, 11:36
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Brake pad wear sensors are a waste of time IMO ...

Brake pad wear sensors are a waste of time IMO

I’ve looped them out on all my cars over the last 10 or so years.

The wear indicator came on in my Jaguar XF so “believing it” I went out and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2019, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Jim Jamieson
If I recall the steering wheel was pushed fully...

If I recall the steering wheel was pushed fully in towards the dash and lowered.

Point to note. I have a sunroof so the headliner can flex more easily when manoeuvring.
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 16th February 2019, 04:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Homeward bound

Home this morning after another break to my “second home”

Only difference this time for the first time in years I did not spot one 75, even on a trip over to Gozo.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2019, 21:28
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I re trimmed mine last year and removed it with...

I re trimmed mine last year and removed it with ease through the drivers door with the seats folded right back and head rests removed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2019, 20:38
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Don’t accept renewal quotes as they’re often just...

Don’t accept renewal quotes as they’re often just a con and listen to the over 70 twaddle.
I’ve just insured my Merc for £240 and it’s a tad more expensive than a 75
I saved over £150 from M &S...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th February 2019, 20:31
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Lovely shots there Jeff. Me and the missus are...

Lovely shots there Jeff. Me and the missus are just back in from a days sailing but in sunnier climes. :}
We were out on our friends yacht on his first trip out since October last year.
Even in...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2019, 22:09
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Know how you feel Wullie, even losing my fish...

Know how you feel Wullie, even losing my fish from the pond last year left me feeling sad.
We had a rabbit many years ago called “Mopsie” I made a hutch for him which resembled a villa which sat...
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2019, 22:46
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Nope ! I prefer reliability. :shrug:

Nope ! I prefer reliability. :shrug:
Forum: Photography Corner 5th February 2019, 16:54
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Glencoe, one of the nicest places on God’s Earth....

Glencoe, one of the nicest places on God’s Earth. Beautiful when the weathers right whether it be snow or sun.
The last time I came down through, it was 6.00pm and the temperature was 26 degrees C. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2019, 22:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,243
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I periodically insert a small screwdriver between...

I periodically insert a small screwdriver between the glas and door waist seal then give it a wash out with the power washer moving the screwdriver along the full length of the seal.

A squirt of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2019, 00:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jim Jamieson
It’s always best to do a comparison when your...

It’s always best to do a comparison when your renewal comes in as insurance companies just try it on.

My recent renewal for the Merc was 10% up on last year and after a comparison I saved approx...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2019, 23:55
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Having done this on both my V6 75’s I agree on...

Having done this on both my V6 75’s I agree on the time taken.
You literally have to climb up on top of the engine to get at the rear plugs.

I replaced the plugs on my Zircon while the engine was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2019, 15:04
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Jim Jamieson
There’s simply no excuse for not clearing ice and...

There’s simply no excuse for not clearing ice and snow before you set off.

Even though both the missus and I had no plans to drive today I still cleared the snow off the cars.
I also did the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2019, 16:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By Jim Jamieson
All I can say is I’m glad I had a dash cam fitted...

All I can say is I’m glad I had a dash cam fitted when I was involved in an RTC with my Jaguar XF which was subsequently written off ( category B )

I overheard one Police officer at the scene...
Forum: Items Wanted 27th January 2019, 19:50
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Another one for demonplates, I’ve used them for...

Another one for demonplates, I’ve used them for years and they give a good service and guarantee.
My only comment is the 75 smiley is slightly too big for the aperture and I’ve used the S Type...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2019, 17:54
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Jim Jamieson
And just add a conversion multiply the amount of...

And just add a conversion multiply the amount of litres by .22 to get gallons.

I do it all the time, fill the tank to the brim and yes the car computer mpg reading is always a higher figure than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2019, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Used my Wedgewood 75 twice and the Jaguar XF for...

Used my Wedgewood 75 twice and the Jaguar XF for my great niece.

The missus does cards and the like and has the machines to cut out figures so I placed a cut out bride & groom on the back shelf...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2019, 13:37
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I nicked some lovely large size stainless washers...

I nicked some lovely large size stainless washers out of my sons “bike bits box” :eek:. They did the job but yours are beyond that.

Light aluminium plates should do the job.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2019, 15:15
Replies: 82
Views: 4,692
Posted By Jim Jamieson
This is something I could never understand ! ...

This is something I could never understand !

Folks go on so much about regular oil changes and what oil to use in their engines to get the best performance or to make the engine last longer.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2019, 19:40
Replies: 29
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jim Jamieson
It’s a bit like preventative maintenance, it...

It’s a bit like preventative maintenance, it doesn’t do any harm.
But don’t as some folks think putting a shot of Redex pruduces a miraculous cure for a tired engine. The same applies to changing...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 20:16
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Can I just say what a lovely photo, it obviously...

Can I just say what a lovely photo, it obviously means a lot to you.

I printed some photos of my rebuilt SD1 Vitesse onto canvas myself. I can’t remember the exact setting on the printer but I do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2019, 14:39
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Although not heated both my garages are fully...

Although not heated both my garages are fully carpeted complete with underlay.
The missus is always wanting new carpets so the old ones were fitted into the garages. I have to add the two cars in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2019, 09:24
Replies: 148
Views: 5,863
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Many drivers think they are safe in a 4x4 but due...

Many drivers think they are safe in a 4x4 but due to their height and weight distribution they are more likely to topple over as a certain gentleman found recently.
In a straight forward collision...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 22:47
Replies: 39
Views: 1,992
Posted By Jim Jamieson
After working with aa Jaguar Main Dealer I always...

After working with aa Jaguar Main Dealer I always yearned for one some day.
That “dream” was realised four years ago when we purchased a lovely 3.0 XF

Yes it was lovely to look at, great to drive...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2019, 18:00
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes nice to have a sense of humour but seriously...

Yes nice to have a sense of humour but seriously we are having very unseasonal like weather up here in South West Scotland.
I’ve already scarified my lawns and tidied up the borders and yesterday I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2019, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Jim Jamieson
No because the seatbelt is handed so you would...

No because the seatbelt is handed so you would not be able to buckle up.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2019, 20:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I purchased a Lucas solar charger which plugs...

I purchased a Lucas solar charger which plugs into the OBD port
I’ve been using it for my Wedgewood which is sitting idle at the moment but it still needs a proper charge using the Cetek after a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2019, 21:48
Replies: 122
Views: 4,763
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I got my driving licence on 6th Nov. 1967 and...

I got my driving licence on 6th Nov. 1967 and passed my test first time on 8th Dec 1967 during which time I had been involved in two accidents.

Stationary on both occasions, struck by a bus...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 8th January 2019, 19:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sounds like a very relaxed way of living. I have...

Sounds like a very relaxed way of living. I have friend in the Dudley area who’s partner was restoring an old boat just last summer.
We met up for a meal when on holiday and between me talking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 20:55
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I replaced the entire assembly kindly donated by...

I replaced the entire assembly kindly donated by Walter, the forum member I purchased the car from.

BTW the car which I assume had the original motor had only covered 60k
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 19:12
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I had to replace my wiper motor assembly on my...

I had to replace my wiper motor assembly on my Zircon 75 just a few months back because the motor was noisy.
After finding the replacement to be ok I reconnected the original motor without any arms...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2018, 18:34
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Welcome to the forum. It would be worthwhile...

Welcome to the forum.

It would be worthwhile checking the front drop links which attach onto the anti roll bar.
They are a constant source of knocking sounds from the front, especially at low...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 27th December 2018, 22:19
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Your usual first class shots. Well done.

Your usual first class shots.
Well done.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2018, 20:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I’ve no objection to garages turning off my dash...

I’ve no objection to garages turning off my dash cam but if they do they should at least have the courtesy of switching it back on.
Having said that when my Jaguar XF was in for service and MOT it...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2018, 20:20
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry to hear about your dad Chris, hope he makes...

Sorry to hear about your dad Chris, hope he makes a speedy recovery.

I know what you mean about the NHS, to be honest I think we fare better than our friends south of the border.
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2018, 20:14
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Happy birthday Wullie, hope you had a nice day.

Happy birthday Wullie, hope you had a nice day.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2018, 22:31
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I’ve got enough hobbies with my garden and cars...

I’ve got enough hobbies with my garden and cars but the missus makes greetings cards etc.
She has a small factory in our upstairs bedroom LOL
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2018, 22:28
Replies: 32
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Now I’ve heard that pigs can fly but cows, really...

Now I’ve heard that pigs can fly but cows, really !

Last time I heard about a cow flying was when one of our drivers hit one on the bypass. It flew into the air and he hit it a second time before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 00:28
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Cmon guys, it’s a diesel Limo automatic with...

Cmon guys, it’s a diesel Limo automatic with average mileage and average condition and it’s selling for only a grand.

What do you expect for that money even with a standard car.

This would make...
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2018, 23:36
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Well I actually like the look of it, but yes the...

Well I actually like the look of it, but yes the name is a bit off.

When I get mine I’m going to de badge it LOL
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 23:29
Replies: 74
Views: 4,728
Posted By Jim Jamieson
To get a good handbrake on the 75 you have to...

To get a good handbrake on the 75 you have to start at the beginning.
I’ve run 75’s since 2002 and now on my third and haven’t fitted a compensator on any of them, well not quite correct as I have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2018, 22:57
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Jim Jamieson
You need to disconnect the rear calliper. Use a...

You need to disconnect the rear calliper. Use a good quality 13mm hex socket, not a multi sided one as the calliper retaining studs rust away. I’ve had to chisel them off before. Replace with new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 13:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Reading this post sort of gave me a laugh, and...

Reading this post sort of gave me a laugh, and reminded me of this,

A few years back “we” lost one of the sets of keys for our then diesel Conny.
Several months passed with each blaming each...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 20:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Lovely car the Capri, my Mum had a Classic 315...

Lovely car the Capri, my Mum had a Classic 315 back in the 60’s TCS 993 it was maroon with a white roof. It was bought because my Dads’ wheelchair fitted into the large boot.
I still have the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 00:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My big brother who passed away 17th November 2017.

My big brother who passed away 17th November 2017.
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2018, 10:11
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Have a nice day Rick. Are you going to treat...

Have a nice day Rick.
Are you going to treat yourself to something nice.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 10:09
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Looks like a tidy car, good luck with it Tim

Looks like a tidy car, good luck with it Tim
Forum: Photography Corner 9th December 2018, 12:07
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Airfield full of “scrap” cars

I copied this from another forum and as it’s a film I’ve placed it under Photography.

Makes interesting viewing.
Apologies if it’s been posted before.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 11:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim Jamieson
It’s not only Rover and Jaguar who have this...

It’s not only Rover and Jaguar who have this problem.

Most manufacturers these days don’t spend the time on rust prevention on ancillary components like suspension units.
I think they reckon...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 11:21
Replies: 73
Views: 3,185
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Whilst I agree electric cars are going to be the...

Whilst I agree electric cars are going to be the car of the future, one thing that doesn’t get mentioned is the servicing of these electric cars.

Auto Express highlight this from figures supplied...
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