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Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2020, 11:49
Replies: 65
Views: 2,272
Posted By victorgte
I was wondering that too? Why are they out? Leigh...

I was wondering that too? Why are they out? Leigh Delamere Services yesterday only 4 people in the whole building. Apocalypse

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Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 21:45
Replies: 65
Views: 2,272
Posted By victorgte
Working flat out as HGV driver. Came back to it...

Working flat out as HGV driver. Came back to it after 14 years off and I'm enjoying it. Could not have predicted this crisis but has certainly focused the mind on the job in hand. We're moving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2020, 17:45
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By victorgte
I sold them to the Ebay seller last year. ...

I sold them to the Ebay seller last year.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2020, 09:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By victorgte
I really like that one. Strictly shows and...

I really like that one. Strictly shows and weekends only. Used to work for a bank that would hire Maestros and Montegos for us to go visit customers. On the back of that I bought a Montego 2.0Si...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2020, 16:35
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By victorgte
A member near to me picked up a bargain diesel...

A member near to me picked up a bargain diesel auto for just £280. Granted there was a knock on a rear wing that needed a body shop repair but everything else was mint. Beautiful car. Those bargains...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2020, 09:04
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By victorgte
I seem to remember a chancellor of the exchequer...

I seem to remember a chancellor of the exchequer saying in 2017 that no one will pay more than the current amount in VED. What happened to that then?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2020, 07:26
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By victorgte
Take a dip into the forum for the Reliant...

Take a dip into the forum for the Reliant Scimitar. Search RSSOC.
Iíve used it since 2003 and that has kept its focus on the marque only but is full of members with far greater knowledge than the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2020, 20:35
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By victorgte
Who needs another new section on the forum with...

Who needs another new section on the forum with debate as lively as this?

Just an observation. Since posting my question on a BMW forum 11 days ago only 83 viewings have been recorded.
Not only...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2020, 17:26
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By victorgte
Iíve recently asked questions on here regarding...

Iíve recently asked questions on here regarding my Peugeot 308 and BMW 318. Responses were polite and helpful. Both cars are now working fine thanks to solutions or pointers in the right direction....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 13:51
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By victorgte
He is indeed. I had one of his books for...

He is indeed. I had one of his books for Christmas. Heard him being interviewed on the radio a few months ago. Knows his stuff.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 13:43
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By victorgte
Beautiful cars. My sister used to ride horses...

Beautiful cars. My sister used to ride horses with a friend whoís Father was a well known Bristol specialist. Based near Solihull in the West Midlands he had a vast collection and was the man to go...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 16:45
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By victorgte
This kind of owner will probably skimp on...

This kind of owner will probably skimp on maintenance too. DVLA should at least auction the cars they seize. Parts or restoration is better than the crusher.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 14:33
Replies: 38
Views: 2,004
Posted By victorgte
This has been discussed on several forums...

This has been discussed on several forums including the Reliant Scimitar of which I was a member for 13 years due to having 2. Fuel lines will need changing and carbs modified. After a while it will...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd March 2020, 15:47
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By victorgte
Exhaust centre section (petrol engine)

Centre section to fit petrol engine 75's. 1.8T, 2.0 and 2.5 V6. Used but very good indeed. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/480c4785d266cea27df71eb8d68db825.jpg

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Forum: Items Wanted 2nd March 2020, 22:32
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By victorgte
Iíve got a pair of MK2 Xenons. Mint. My only...

Iíve got a pair of MK2 Xenons. Mint.
My only concern is the last pair I posted, one arrived broken and useless.
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd March 2020, 18:57
Replies: 67
Views: 4,177
Posted By victorgte
Has it been mentioned that POL and this meeting...

Has it been mentioned that POL and this meeting are only about 15 miles apart. Ideal for doing both if you stay over somewhere. A proper weekend away!
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2020, 18:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By victorgte
Having lent money to one of our 5 children and...

Having lent money to one of our 5 children and never got a penny back we are aware that it is her partner that causing her financial woes. Heís just a total sh*t. Tragically she is self harming as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th February 2020, 20:32
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
Iím delighted to say the method worked. Taking...

Iím delighted to say the method worked.
Taking it all apart is the hard bit but the grey and green wire was indeed going into #12.
Scraped a tiny piece of insulation off the wire and simply dabbed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 17:32
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
A possible solution. Just been on an American...

A possible solution.
Just been on an American forum. Key hole was deleted 2008. Mine is 2009.
Remove glove box and see a junction box. Bring forward to allow access to a 12 pin plug at the rear....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 16:48
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
No key hole by the number plate lights. Are you...

No key hole by the number plate lights. Are you saying I remove the light to expose the key hole?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
Itís a E90. Iíll check again.

Itís a E90. Iíll check again.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 15:47
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
Forgot to say, called BMW in Cheltenham and they...

Forgot to say, called BMW in Cheltenham and they said if the jump leads donít work Iíll have to break in!
Criminals with car breaking ability welcomed with hot tea and biscuits.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 15:44
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
Thanks for the response. Iíve attached jump...

Thanks for the response.
Iíve attached jump leads under the bonnet and tried that method. Car was totally dead. There was power to the leads as I sparked them to check.
Called an auto electrician I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 13:29
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
E90. 318i petrol saloon. 2009. Iíve just had the...

E90. 318i petrol saloon. 2009. Iíve just had the brother in law round with jump leads and no joy there. My jump leads are also in the boot!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 11:14
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By victorgte
BMW saloon question

Iíve made a huge error. Disconnected the battery in the boot of my wifeís BMW and closed the boot. No power means no access to the boot. Is there something Iím missing? Another method of access? The...
Forum: Events and Meets 26th February 2020, 03:08
Replies: 67
Views: 4,177
Posted By victorgte
I was brought up just a few miles from the venue....

I was brought up just a few miles from the venue. Just down the road at the bottom of Weatheroak Hill is the Coach and Horses. Great selection of real ales and great food.
Iíve only got the TF now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2020, 11:48
Replies: 49
Views: 3,080
Posted By victorgte
As much as I would like to see a new MG roadster...

As much as I would like to see a new MG roadster I donít think the owners have ambitions to produce one. Car makers are set on volume and EVís and nothing else. Only existing cars like the MX5 have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2020, 09:01
Replies: 49
Views: 3,080
Posted By victorgte
They are getting scarce. Iím impressed by one...

They are getting scarce. Iím impressed by one member on here who still runs 3 in perfect working order.
Occasionally I see the tourer I posted up on the ďwas it youĒ section and it is as expected...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2020, 08:37
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By victorgte
Finally someone who sees the car for what it is....

Finally someone who sees the car for what it is. Honest review.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2020, 19:50
Replies: 29
Views: 2,060
Posted By victorgte
I bought a ZR with a freshly rebuilt 1.8 engine....

I bought a ZR with a freshly rebuilt 1.8 engine. Done on a work bench and used to replace the cooked one.
It was a truly outstanding engine with zero faults in 3 years and performance beyond my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 20:12
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By victorgte
Just sold one. Original and in box with socket...

Just sold one. Original and in box with socket kit.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2020, 02:06
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By victorgte
Stating the obvious, this needs to be plugged...

Stating the obvious, this needs to be plugged into a mains supply? I ask because my cars are parked about 10 meters from my house.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2020, 14:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By victorgte
Having had 2 LPG cars I would do it again. Not...

Having had 2 LPG cars I would do it again. Not just to convert a thirsty V8 but a modern petrol car for everyday use. It causes less wear on the engine too. Cleaner internal component making it more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 13:32
Replies: 60
Views: 3,144
Posted By victorgte
All of the niggles are simple repairs/fiddling...

All of the niggles are simple repairs/fiddling etc. Iím off to work now so canít expand on that. Itís all on the forum or from the many experts when they reply. Good luck and enjoy.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By victorgte
The contents of my shed just shot up in value.

The contents of my shed just shot up in value.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2020, 15:46
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By victorgte
And its baby brother. ...

And its baby brother.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200112/b4510137efd397d21b95e3182449b3b5.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 19:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By victorgte
I'd like one but have no idea how to use it....

I'd like one but have no idea how to use it. Should be straightforward to recoup the outlay once used successfully for a few customers?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 19:08
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By victorgte
Yes they have been fitted to 75/ZT cars. Ask...

Yes they have been fitted to 75/ZT cars. Ask MGJohn.
It's actually a N series engine. A K series with all the fragilities put right. Very lively and very reliable.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 13:47
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By victorgte
Sounds like the seller is hedging his bets. If it...

Sounds like the seller is hedging his bets. If it sells I'll take the bits off. If it doesn't sell then I've still got a nice car and not wasted hours removing bits for nothing.
The honest approach...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2020, 12:05
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By victorgte
Shall we start a new club section? ďPothole...

Shall we start a new club section? ďPothole ForumĒ. Iíve just posted a request for a replacement alloy wheel too.
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2020, 11:38
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By victorgte
Alloy wheel, pothole damage

Wheels now sourced thanks.


I've just had to scrap a wheel and tyre due to a pothole. Nearly new tyre too! Thanks. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200106/e1fc7b232e66913ffb0a69814ae60e18.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 16:26
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By victorgte
Before 1995 Mercedes cars were engineered to...

Before 1995 Mercedes cars were engineered to last. Enough said.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 10:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By victorgte
I donít disagree with you as it does happen....

I donít disagree with you as it does happen. However there was some water ingress during heavy rain especially on motorways. Drove to Bridgewater in a storm and had the RAC tow me home. Spent the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 20:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By victorgte
Yes indeed mine did have air con. On the...

Yes indeed mine did have air con. On the Streetwise however the BCU was sat on the bulkhead and got damp during heavy rain on motorways. Simple design fault I reckon. No trouble for a whole year once...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 12:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By victorgte
The 25 is prone to getting a damp BCU. That will...

The 25 is prone to getting a damp BCU. That will knock out the carís ability to start. My Streetwise had the same problem. Terry at TS Autos fitted a new one and all was well. Later I re routed the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2020, 13:24
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By victorgte
Not too far from you is Terry Shaw of TS Autos....

Not too far from you is Terry Shaw of TS Autos. Heís near Craven Arms. Used to be in Stourbridge but moved recently. I have his number if you PM me. Very knowledgeable and has always fixed my 75ís as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2020, 14:57
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By victorgte
I totally agree. My V6 had a complete rear end...

I totally agree. My V6 had a complete rear end rebuild and the front had poly bushes fitted. Ride was smooth yet tight as a drum. Comments from friends were that they were surprised at how an older...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 19:05
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By victorgte
Isle of Man taxing electric vehicles

https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/new-uk-road-tax-incoming-isle-of-man-will-tax-electric-vehicles-in-2020/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CHUB_INSUR_A_W1_2019-12-31_150458...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2019, 15:22
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By victorgte
This situation arose for me just a few weeks ago....

This situation arose for me just a few weeks ago. Dialled 999 and the driver was stopped.
Driving at 25 to 30mph on a 60mph road. Weaving left and right and crossing the double white lines just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th December 2019, 22:39
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
Posted By victorgte
On topic, I bought my wife a 75 in June with the...

On topic, I bought my wife a 75 in June with the 160 already done. I can compare it with the 3 petrol 75ís that Iíve owned, 1.8T, 2 litre V6 and 2.5 V6. Lovely engine with lots of torque. Climbs...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2019, 16:41
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By victorgte
Upper or lower arms?

Upper or lower arms?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2019, 11:50
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By victorgte
I bought a similar one and it worked very well....

I bought a similar one and it worked very well. One tip is to set it to FM 108 as that gave me a clearer connection. The manual said 107.5 but that is too close to radio stations and gives a fuzzy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 21:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By victorgte
I missed a lovely Rover 75 tourer and Rover 800...

I missed a lovely Rover 75 tourer and Rover 800 both in my village. One was fully working and used daily and the other needed a thermostat. Gutted when the 800 was scrapped and the 75 was part...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2019, 11:56
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By victorgte
Does not warp and leak like the plastic one. Why...

Does not warp and leak like the plastic one. Why the original was plastic was beyond me. Held against an alloy head by a thin gasket is asking for trouble. Itís another way to prevent coolant leaks...
Forum: Items Wanted 12th December 2019, 23:59
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By victorgte
Pm sent thanks.

Pm sent thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2019, 23:38
Replies: 34
Views: 2,124
Posted By victorgte
Almost inevitable. The youngest are 14 years old...

Almost inevitable. The youngest are 14 years old and classed as bangers with a P/X value of £500.
Iím loving the term ďtrailer queenĒ but in 10 years it will be a common sight. Daily drivers will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2019, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By victorgte
It is a cracking engine. Had the metal inlet...

It is a cracking engine. Had the metal inlet manifold fitted. So lively and lightweight up front. Contrast that with a diesel or V6 that feels heavy.
Forum: Items Wanted 12th December 2019, 20:48
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By victorgte
Union alloy wheel

Looking for a Union alloy wheel to make a set of 4.
2 would be a bonus so I have a spare.
Tyres not important but ok if they have some already.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2019, 12:06
Replies: 34
Views: 2,124
Posted By victorgte
Whilst this topic has been covered before, itís a...

Whilst this topic has been covered before, itís a useful way to see how others source their parts and how good or bad quality they are.
Iíve just used 4 suppliers to buy new front springs, shocks,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By victorgte
I don't use Rimmers often as they are expensive...

I don't use Rimmers often as they are expensive but when I do its for future reliability and long life of the car. Worth a bit extra occasionally.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2019, 16:05
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By victorgte
It's an original mk1. Smaller bumpers and...

It's an original mk1. Smaller bumpers and original interior. 1990 models were revised and a bit nicer. Not saying that one is not nice. Had 2 myself and enjoyed them.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2019, 22:12
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By victorgte
Iíve ordered from Rimmers thanks. I can now...

Iíve ordered from Rimmers thanks.
I can now make up the units prior to fitting. The existing pieces are tired. Car has done 166,000 miles now so it needs fresh major and minor pieces.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2019, 19:17
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By victorgte
Front shocks fitting kit

Having bought new springs, shocks, drop links and top strut bearings for the 75 diesel, I still need the fitting kit that goes with the shocks. Iím on about the sleeve that covers the top of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 19:33
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By victorgte
Local to Gloucester. Maybe he delivers to HB?...

Local to Gloucester. Maybe he delivers to HB? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191205/8e4a8882cdca5b7e48e3fadf38e94a4e.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 18:07
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By victorgte
Thatís the one. It was collected today. It was...

Thatís the one. It was collected today. It was beyond saving. Sills were horrendous, clutch was gone and being a basic spec it was rather unloved. A member on here who lives near to me had the front...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2019, 20:40
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By victorgte
Car has been on Facebook for a month. Being...

Car has been on Facebook for a month. Being collected tomorrow!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2019, 17:28
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By victorgte
I had a Rover 45 a couple of years ago with a...

I had a Rover 45 a couple of years ago with a duff engine. Told by a moderator I was not allowed to advertise on here unless I paid the fees. Got to look at it from both sides. Its not my full time...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2019, 15:43
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By victorgte
Iíve got a near complete car for breaking but Iím...

Iíve got a near complete car for breaking but Iím not interested in going down the trader route on here. Once Iíve got the wheels off (locking wheel nuts)it will be off to the scrap man.
Forum: Items Wanted 4th December 2019, 14:34
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By victorgte
Euro Car Parts. Having a winter sale. Just bought...

Euro Car Parts. Having a winter sale. Just bought a pair for my 75.
Forum: Items Wanted 30th November 2019, 17:09
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By victorgte
Ordered thank you. Black Friday sale looks good.

Ordered thank you. Black Friday sale looks good.
Forum: Items Wanted 29th November 2019, 18:07
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By victorgte
Just done the same thanks. Iíll post up how they...

Just done the same thanks. Iíll post up how they are once fitted.
Forum: Items Wanted 28th November 2019, 20:10
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By victorgte
Good idea thanks.

Good idea thanks.
Forum: Items Wanted 28th November 2019, 15:27
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By victorgte
Pair front shocks cdti model

It seems some suppliers have only left ones at the moment.
Whilst itís only the right one that is weeping, I will always change pairs only.
Need the fixing kit to go with them.
Grateful if you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2019, 00:53
Replies: 39
Views: 2,597
Posted By victorgte
Until this month my daily was the Rover...

Until this month my daily was the Rover Streetwise with the 75 for weekends and holidays.
Wife uses her 75 everyday.

Now, having sold the Streetwise and the 75, my daily is a Peugeot 308 SW...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 19th November 2019, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By victorgte
By all accounts the GS was a bit of a dog. The...

By all accounts the GS was a bit of a dog. The MG6 was ok too but the market for such a car is disappearing fast. Even BMW is slowly moving to SUV and reducing saloon car sales. X1 will be their big...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 19th November 2019, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By victorgte
The new MG HS review

https://www.whatcar.com/mg-motor-uk/hs/hatchback/review/n20298

A good review for a new car. At the price itís going to upset a lot of manufacturers. Like the ZS itís down to a budget but even the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2019, 17:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By victorgte
Ignition Blue. My ZS was the same colour but only...

Ignition Blue. My ZS was the same colour but only 120bhp.

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Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 17th November 2019, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By victorgte
I tried to give it away but now it's been sold...

I tried to give it away but now it's been sold locally.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,050
Posted By victorgte
Not heard much good about him. His former...

Not heard much good about him. His former business partner hates him.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2019, 23:14
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By victorgte
Got a Starlight Silver wing. Both sides...

Got a Starlight Silver wing. Both sides available. Geography is going to be a problem as Iím in Gloucestershire.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By victorgte
Well Iím not going to pay that fee. New owner can...

Well Iím not going to pay that fee. New owner can buy his own if he really wants the car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 16:14
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By victorgte
EU certificate of conformity

Never been asked before but is there a way of obtaining this item? I’m guessing it’s too long after MGR died or is there a way?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2019, 20:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By victorgte
My local garage has gone to pay at pump. Best...

My local garage has gone to pay at pump. Best thing they ever did. No drive offs, no staff manning the shop, I can fill up at 10pm or 5am. I'm surprised there are so few pay at pump.
Tax on the 75's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2019, 12:15
Replies: 55
Views: 3,163
Posted By victorgte
Iím not getting this at all. Millions of diesel...

Iím not getting this at all. Millions of diesel owners are being told ďyou are not welcome in Bristol.Ē
We are now going to hold you all to ransom until you buy a ďcleanĒ petrol car. Can I afford a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2019, 22:14
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
Having borrowed a few so called specialist...

Having borrowed a few so called specialist removal sockets, the locking wheel nuts remain tight. Because of the design of the wheel I canít even get an angle grinder on them. Drilling is my only...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2019, 21:04
Replies: 55
Views: 3,163
Posted By victorgte
I can feel the creation of a small company coming...

I can feel the creation of a small company coming on..... Then I can drive a company car (not privately owned).

Oddly enough Iíve just set a Ltd company. So I sell my diesel Peugeot to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 19:31
Replies: 55
Views: 3,163
Posted By victorgte
When the centre of Bristol dies because no one...

When the centre of Bristol dies because no one goes there, local councillors will form a new committee to find out why.
Earlier this year we took our 2 granddaughters for a long weekend in Bristol....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 11:13
Replies: 55
Views: 3,163
Posted By victorgte
Until there is a suitable alternative to driving...

Until there is a suitable alternative to driving through a city it will not work.
Look at the brilliant park and ride system in Oxford. So good we plan to use it every time we go there.
Parking is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 15:52
Replies: 478
Views: 20,347
Posted By victorgte
Scottish Power estimates that in order to achieve...

Scottish Power estimates that in order to achieve this, the UK needs to have 25 million charging points for electric vehicles - the equivalent of installing 4,000 a day - and 23 million electric heat...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 18:08
Replies: 478
Views: 20,347
Posted By victorgte
This is making a lot of sense to me. The EV...

This is making a lot of sense to me.
The EV technology is just not up to the job of transportation of any kind let alone the huge investment in charging points in streets where you canít park your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 16:56
Replies: 64
Views: 2,965
Posted By victorgte
About to turn 55 and renew my HGV license as Iím...

About to turn 55 and renew my HGV license as Iím now made redundant. Felt fine until my cancer treatment 2 years ago and now my body aches after 30 minutes under any car. Canít complain as the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 11:50
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By victorgte
Ebay listing ended at 11:39 this morning. Who...

Ebay listing ended at 11:39 this morning. Who bought it?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By victorgte
Exactly. Itís worth a punt at about £500. Spend...

Exactly. Itís worth a punt at about £500. Spend another few hundred to put it right and itís a lovely car. Itís not for me but I was happy to view it for a lady on FB looking for one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 19:37
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By victorgte
Went to look at this 75

Here we go. Had a good look and drove it too. Drives straight and true and the same when you stand on the brakes. There is a misfire which is noticeable at slow speed. Hit the throttle and goes well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 04:30
Replies: 30
Views: 1,606
Posted By victorgte
Iím doing something similar this week. Need a...

Iím doing something similar this week. Need a modern daily drive for clocking up the miles.
Iíve looked at zero tax or £20 per year tax diesel cars.
Ford Focus, Peugeot 308 and Vauxhall Astra. Yes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 19:41
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By victorgte
The tyre thing is a great way to start. Some...

The tyre thing is a great way to start. Some years ago I went to see a Ford Focus which according to the advert just had 3 tyres fitted. Imagine my annoyance to find all 4 tyres with a depth of just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By victorgte
A Plan Insurance have branches all over the UK....

A Plan Insurance have branches all over the UK. Theyíve been very good to me for a number of years, including multi vehicle policies.
Comparison sites are always good too. Being a bit mature too...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 11:35
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By victorgte
F or TF is a choice you make after driving both....

F or TF is a choice you make after driving both. Personally I prefer the TF hence why I bought one last year. Just make sure its been well looked after.

Front suspension arms are £65 each and will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 11:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By victorgte
Every manual 75 Iíve driven had a heavy clutch...

Every manual 75 Iíve driven had a heavy clutch pedal. Is this an indication of near failure or just a 75 characteristic?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 21:54
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By victorgte
Iíve just fitted the winter wheels/tyres to my...

Iíve just fitted the winter wheels/tyres to my wifeís 75. Took me a month or so of searching the internet to find 4 part worn but worth it in the end. Subject to good weather I will swap back to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 22:33
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By victorgte
No. Ran the car for about 18 months on the 50...

No. Ran the car for about 18 months on the 50 profile tyres. Just took the edge off the harsh ride. Being a Contemporary, the ride was a little firmer than my Conny 75. The wheels now sit on another...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By victorgte
Slightly firmer ride than 15" wheels but hardly...

Slightly firmer ride than 15" wheels but hardly noticeable. I like both.

You notice a difference when running 17" and 18" wheels. Much firmer.


Having said that, I put 50 profile tyres on my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 12:17
Replies: 36
Views: 3,402
Posted By victorgte
Nearly 3 years ago 2 members were after this car....

Nearly 3 years ago 2 members were after this car. Me and a now banned member. He won but then failed to pay. I got Dave's other car the Royal Blue V6 Contemporary which has recently gone to the great...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By victorgte
Low miles and a spec that is probably rare now....

Low miles and a spec that is probably rare now. One to save. It's almost a travesty to use it.

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Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 27th September 2019, 21:37
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By victorgte
Good luck Tim. Hope you find new employment soon.

Good luck Tim. Hope you find new employment soon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 22:08
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By victorgte
It takes minutes to change over. You’ll need a...

It takes minutes to change over. You’ll need a hex key to remove the panel over the air bag. Disconnect the car battery first and go for a cup of tea to allow any current in the system to disappear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 21:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Zinc primer and powder coated on top. He told me...

Zinc primer and powder coated on top. He told me upon collection he would have preferred the bushes removed. A bit late by then. When fitted I will fill them with Dinitrol and coat the outside. I say...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 13:36
Replies: 39
Views: 1,992
Posted By victorgte
RAC last year £14 per month for us in any...

RAC last year £14 per month for us in any vehicle. We have 4. Used them once when the Streetwise had a damp BCU and needed a tow home. All dry the day after when I took it out and dried it on top of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 19:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
I'm happy with the result. As they are original...

I'm happy with the result. As they are original or at least I know they are not poor Indian copies, I will store them. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190925/a3751c320e9ce04214620bb6fde65260.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Collecting the suspension arms tomorrow. Will...

Collecting the suspension arms tomorrow. Will post up pictures of the results.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 11:22
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By victorgte
Within 10 years, maybe less, the car making...

Within 10 years, maybe less, the car making landscape will be totally different. The big boys will have no choice but to merge or at least share technology to be able to survive in a rapidly changing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2019, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By victorgte
I've just had a quote for the same job from the...

I've just had a quote for the same job from the Trader Jules in North Wales. Contact him and I'm sure he will quote and book you in.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 11:44
Replies: 52
Views: 1,898
Posted By victorgte
I had the very same problem last year. From...

I had the very same problem last year. From memory it was a fuse problem. Ask Jules as he told me what to do. I think it took me minutes to fix. Sorry I canít be more specific but memory has faded.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 18:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
Steve. Picture as promised. I'm off work this...

Steve. Picture as promised. I'm off work this week so will have another go. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190922/496d803e80cfaf85afb31cedcd2604af.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 22:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By victorgte
I do sometimes regret selling my Scimitar GTE....

I do sometimes regret selling my Scimitar GTE. Despite being a 3 litre V6 Ford Essex engine it ran so clean it impressed MOT testers every year. A rebuilt carburettor helped achieve that.
Fuel,...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 20th September 2019, 11:53
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By victorgte
I had 19 lights to fit the Rover 25/ZR/Streetwise...

I had 19 lights to fit the Rover 25/ZR/Streetwise and could not sell a single one. Kept a pair just in case and gave away the rest.
Would like the TF lights please. My left hand light is cracked but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 09:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
Yes Steve ill post up pics when I get back home...

Yes Steve ill post up pics when I get back home at the weekend. Short break away for us.
Thanks for the how to.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2019, 13:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
They are not strong at all. Such a simple device...

They are not strong at all. Such a simple device designed and made so badly. Local garage wants £100 to remove them. I passed on that one.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2019, 23:03
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By victorgte
What price clearance did you see please. Checked...

What price clearance did you see please. Checked their site and they are £93 plus postage.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2019, 13:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Dropped off all 4 arms this morning. I'm away for...

Dropped off all 4 arms this morning. I'm away for a week so I've told him I will call him Monday 23rd to see if they are done.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 21:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By victorgte
Phil was unwell if I remember correctly. Did less...

Phil was unwell if I remember correctly. Did less and less but Iím not privy to his current situation.
Rear lights I have spares.
Still plenty of suppliers around but the big debate recently has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By victorgte
Did exactly that before my new arms were fitted....

Did exactly that before my new arms were fitted. Filled with Dinitrol and then sprayed outside too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By victorgte
Welcome back. Like me you will probably have to...

Welcome back.
Like me you will probably have to travel to see a specialist on MGR cars.
Jules in North Wales and Terry at TS Autos neat Bridgnorth. Iím sure someone will know of someone closer to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 20:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
That saga continues. I visited my local Peugeot...

That saga continues. I visited my local Peugeot Citroen dealer today. Its is in fact a PSA adapter but an older one that they no longer use. However they had the magic box of old bits and you can see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 13:38
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By victorgte
You are not far from me. Iím just south of...

You are not far from me. Iím just south of Evesham. Free after 4 on Saturday and most of Sunday if you need a hand.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By victorgte
I would look for a small puddle under the water...

I would look for a small puddle under the water pump. Leaks when stationery and stops leaking when the engine warms up. Starts to leak a few hours after the car has stopped when it all cools down....
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 9th September 2019, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By victorgte
Tyre is 185/65/14

Tyre is 185/65/14
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By victorgte
Not really. Remove the battery and you will see...

Not really. Remove the battery and you will see the bolts in the base of the box. Undo and remove.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 18:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Replied to your PM. GLOUCESTER COATING LTD ...

Replied to your PM.
GLOUCESTER COATING LTD
Mobile No: 07778-753513
Office No: 01452-428896
Experts in all types of Metalwork & PVC Finishings. Single & Multi items undertaken
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
I've re read the quote and he does indeed state...

I've re read the quote and he does indeed state the first coat is a Zinc primer. I'll ask what top coat is used.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By victorgte
Great colour but one hell of a lot of money. ...

Great colour but one hell of a lot of money.
Having had a MK2 ZS for 3 years it was superb to drive but lacked any quality with fit, finish and noise deadening quite poor. Cost cutting certainly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By victorgte
There is a real mixed bag of opinion on the 75 at...

There is a real mixed bag of opinion on the 75 at present. Some dealers see the quality and the potential to be a premium cruiser. Others just canít be bothered as you say.
Looking at ones for sale...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Would appreciate what the best way forward is...

Would appreciate what the best way forward is exactly. Are we talking Hammerite?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 07:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
Yes I see what you mean about the one lug being...

Yes I see what you mean about the one lug being removed an try that. Nothing to lose there. I'll try welding the original too.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 07:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
I've no desire to have locking wheel nuts as no...

I've no desire to have locking wheel nuts as no one wants Rover alloys anymore so hardly at risk of being stolen. I'll take a photo of the bolt part on the car. Might be able to get an Irwin socket...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 22:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Having 2 75ís it seemed a good price for a set of...

Having 2 75ís it seemed a good price for a set of arms to put aside for the future. Itís over £300 now for a new set.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 21:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By victorgte
Rear suspension arms to restore

Having had all new rear suspension fitted to my V6, Terry at TS Autos recommended I keep the old ones as they were still solid if a little brown on the surface. Got a quote today for shot blast and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 15:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
I spoke too soon. Got home and it doesn't fit....

I spoke too soon. Got home and it doesn't fit. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190905/581fd81caa2095b59690206a11a78acc.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 13:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
Can't believe my luck. Visited the local scrap...

Can't believe my luck. Visited the local scrap man and after searching boots for half an hour I went to the workshop that drains oils and other fluids and they had a box full of adapters. 5 minutes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 11:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By victorgte
Locking wheel adapter broken

I'm trying to remove the wheels on my latest purchase but the locking wheel nut adapter has broken. Markings show F9 and P9. Are these available for sale? I've done a search and it shows lots of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 08:20
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By victorgte
There is usually a transition from mainstream to...

There is usually a transition from mainstream to classic. In 13 years or Scimitar GTE ownership I rarely came up with parts being NLA. Yes there were pieces of interior trim that were NLA and they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 08:00
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By victorgte
Thin end of the wedge I'm afraid. Poor quality...

Thin end of the wedge I'm afraid. Poor quality parts are creeping into the MGR parts bin. 5 years ahead looks difficult and 10 years ahead looks grim.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 11:19
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By victorgte
True. Iím all for moving bits for a price at...

True. Iím all for moving bits for a price at which they actually sell rather than have bits stored everywhere.
Like has been said, possibly a mistake in the advert. Iíve bought from them in the past...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 07:19
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By victorgte
To think I sold that identical set for £50.

To think I sold that identical set for £50.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st September 2019, 09:31
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By victorgte
Wheel/tyre for Rover 25/45

Bought today by a local Rover owner.


Steel wheel with an excellent Firestone tyre. Ideal spare or daily use. I'm sure its 14" but will get the tyre size later.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2019, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By victorgte
There is a "Freebies" section on this...

There is a "Freebies" section on this forum.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By victorgte
They a proving to be outstanding long term...

They a proving to be outstanding long term transportation.
We were totally happy taking the MG TF to Ireland for a 900 mile tour.
Both V6 75ís have done 700 miles each around Ireland. Never doubted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 17:38
Replies: 77
Views: 4,415
Posted By victorgte
Current cars anything from the USA. They just...

Current cars anything from the USA. They just canít make cars.
Older cars. Citroen Pluriel. Utterly pointless and ugly.
Suzuki X-90. Utterly pointless and ugly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 18:55
Replies: 62
Views: 2,085
Posted By victorgte
One of the Austins Iíve owned too! Red. Y Reg....

One of the Austins Iíve owned too!
Red. Y Reg. Really comfortable. Just did not inspire me in any way and found it dull after a few months. Sold it to a friend and he loved it.:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 19:23
Replies: 62
Views: 2,085
Posted By victorgte
Too many to list. Owned, rescued, passed through...

Too many to list. Owned, rescued, passed through my hands and company cars must be around 200.
In the 80ís I must have kept someone at DVLA in a full time job.
A broad list would be,
Several...
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