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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2009, 20:22
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By JP53
Hi yorkie and welcome to the worlds best 75/ZT...

Hi yorkie and welcome to the worlds best 75/ZT club.

Any photo's of your car?

You will get a better response from this thread if you put it into the technical help forum :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2009, 20:09
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By JP53
Thanks lads. Got the badge from X-parts after...

Thanks lads. Got the badge from X-parts after advice on their availability from members of this forum ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2009, 18:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By JP53
That certainly does look...

That certainly does look different.................................I like it :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2009, 18:18
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By JP53
Small job, huge improvement

This is just about the easiest job I have done to my 75. I think it's a great improvement........................

BEFORE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2009, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By JP53
Great news and no advisories, more proof of the...

Great news and no advisories, more proof of the brilliance of the 75/ZT :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2009, 18:00
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By JP53
DONE IT!!!!!!!!! ...

DONE IT!!!!!!!!!

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp92/RedDevilmgf/Dunster%20September%202009/Taxdischolder001.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2009, 20:35
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By JP53
It looks like Zippy, Bungle, George and Geoff...

It looks like Zippy, Bungle, George and Geoff should be sat in it :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2009, 20:33
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By JP53
That's given me a great idea Dave. Next time the...

That's given me a great idea Dave. Next time the tax disc runs out I'm going to change the windscreen. It will be much quicker.

Reaper, I hate those garage stickers. First thing I do when I get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2009, 20:11
Replies: 59
Views: 3,903
Posted By JP53
Hi, my names Chavanski Boyracer and I have...

Hi, my names Chavanski Boyracer and I have hijacked this users account.

I must say WOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW those wheels are the dogs. Forget the gridel spokes, stick with them Red un's they are real...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2009, 20:06
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By JP53
Tax disc holder warning!!!!!

I bought a nice chrome tax disc holder 6 months ago and for some demented reason I did not buy the twist off back type but the one that's held together with small (very flippen small)allen bolts.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2009, 07:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By JP53
Lads, please lets tone it down a bit, otherwise...

Lads, please lets tone it down a bit, otherwise 1.8 models will jump UP in price :D

I have to agree with the comments on this thread. I have owned 3 diesels, 1 V6 and a V6 auto and I'm more than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By JP53
Enjoying her very much. :D The 75/ZT is very...

Enjoying her very much. :D

The 75/ZT is very well built, it's the best product to come out of MGR.

The ZT handles great, looks the business and there are plenty of bits you can add on. ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By JP53
:clap: :laughing2: Hi Colin. I know what you...

:clap: :laughing2: Hi Colin. I know what you mean, I found a Mermaid there the once and she had lost her tail. It took me days to persuade my Mr's.......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:26
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By JP53
Thank you Telferstr. We were not to far away and...

Thank you Telferstr. We were not to far away and have visited it before. It's a very nice place.

A visit to the West Highlands is a great idea :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:23
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By JP53
I like the 'Black Oak' dash too.

I like the 'Black Oak' dash too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:16
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By JP53
Thanks Rob. I'm going to be getting a couple of...

Thanks Rob. I'm going to be getting a couple of boot badges, one from ebay and one from X-part.

Blue Anchor/Dunster or even the WSR would make a great spring run ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By JP53
Glad it all worked out Reaper and a wise decision...

Glad it all worked out Reaper and a wise decision about the weekend car. How are you finding the ZT? Have you got a name for him/her? :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 19:03
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By JP53
I would like a convertible...

I would like a convertible version.........................
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 18:56
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By JP53
They are very comfortable and look good. :)

They are very comfortable and look good. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 18:50
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By JP53
SWMBO nagging me..........yes happens all the time

SWMBO nagging me..........yes happens all the time
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By JP53
Thanks Mark. The 75/ZT has certainly stood the...

Thanks Mark. The 75/ZT has certainly stood the test of time :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 18:29
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By JP53
I had leather/alcantara on my TF, I love the...

I had leather/alcantara on my TF, I love the style but despite shaving them they still looked 'bitty'. The seat from a 75 Contemporary would look good in a ZT.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 18:22
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By JP53
Nice one g-mac. :clap: I will have to get a...

Nice one g-mac. :clap:

I will have to get a copy of that episode and play 'spot the location'.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 18:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By JP53
Well blow me down Reaper!!!!!!!! How are you?...

Well blow me down Reaper!!!!!!!! How are you? They are a great bunch over here and the club meets are fab. :)

Nice choice of ZT.

Did you get the TF sorted?
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2009, 17:20
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By JP53
Hi Mac. I'm into footie. I thought ITV were...

Hi Mac. I'm into footie. I thought ITV were screening all the qualifiers. If not then it's a shame :mad:
PS you will probably get a better response if you get a mod to move this to the social forum...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 17:16
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By JP53
I don't know, but it would make a great setting....

I don't know, but it would make a great setting. I know 'Hot Fuzz' was filmed in Wells :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 17:14
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By JP53
Thanks both for the nice comments. Tick over...

Thanks both for the nice comments.

Tick over seems to be settling down now Gman2. I agree the 1.8 is quite adequate, certainly for me, I' like to waft rather than race to a destination. Must be an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 17:10
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By JP53
A wide screen sat nav/blue tooth phone connection...

A wide screen sat nav/blue tooth phone connection as fitted to the later X and S type Jags.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 17:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By JP53
Hi Steve, we have stayed in Blue Anchor a few...

Hi Steve, we have stayed in Blue Anchor a few times. We used to stay at 'Camelot'. It is a great area, easy to get to and with some fantastic things to see. It's not to far from Porlock, Exmoor and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 16:47
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By JP53
Part 4 (final) 75 to Dunster

We had a great weekend and found the 75 to be every bit as good as we had hoped. Comfortable, refined and still turns a few heads.

The area we visited is packed with things to do and places to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 16:36
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By JP53
Part 3, review 75 to Dunster

The thatched buildings, Yarn market and of course the imposing Dunster Castle http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-dunstercastle/ are easy to photograph and post on this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 16:13
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By JP53
Part 2, review 75 to Dunster

Once we had freshened up and unpacked our case we returned to our mini Limousine and headed for Blue Anchor a lovely village with a fantastic sandy stretch of beech. It is also home to 'The Smugglers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 15:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By JP53
Review.......75 to Dunster part 1

I'm writing in the style of a journalist for a magazine. I will split this report up because of it's size.

Having just been in car hospital getting her head gasket, cam belt change and service...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 14:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By JP53
Welcome to the club dentricrio. What a great...

Welcome to the club dentricrio. What a great first post you have written :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2009, 13:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By JP53
A couple of gold stars for the 1.8

Just got back from our weekend break to Dunster (I will be doing some reports with lots of pictures and information) and must say I'm over the moon with the way my 75 performed.

First off my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2009, 07:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By JP53
Thanks for all the replys. I off to Somerset now...

Thanks for all the replys. I off to Somerset now so I will catch up with you all on Monday. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 21:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By JP53
I was thinking about touching up the paint pab...

I was thinking about touching up the paint pab and then lacquering. Do you think it would work?
Forum: Items Wanted 25th September 2009, 21:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By JP53
Nice colour, fantastic...

Nice colour, fantastic wheels..........................
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 21:18
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By JP53
I think it's fantastic Derek and a great colour...

I think it's fantastic Derek and a great colour ;) If I was looking for a diesel 75 I would have a look at it with the intention of buying. :)

KO52ARY you just need that shriky gadgetry thing out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 21:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By JP53
Hi pab, yes it's lost a bit of 'paint' but it's...

Hi pab, yes it's lost a bit of 'paint' but it's not coming apart.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By JP53
That one did look genuine but it was a bit steep...

That one did look genuine but it was a bit steep :eek:

The others look a bit ifey however if they are genuine they are a very good price.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 20:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By JP53
Is this genuine?

I thought these were rare, does this look like a genuine one? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300351172613&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I know this one was...
Forum: Events and Meets 25th September 2009, 20:48
Replies: 126
Views: 5,127
Posted By JP53
Thanks. How hard is it to fit the Rover 75...

Thanks. How hard is it to fit the Rover 75 factory sat nav system?
Forum: Events and Meets 25th September 2009, 20:28
Replies: 126
Views: 5,127
Posted By JP53
Is there a date for this yet? I would like to...

Is there a date for this yet? I would like to attend if thats OK.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 20:19
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By JP53
It is a very DARK Blue ;)

It is a very DARK Blue ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By JP53
I had a similar experience when I had a job done...

I had a similar experience when I had a job done on a previous 75. The chap/chapet who drove (aimed) my car into the workshop managed to scrape the front bumper. I noticed it when I went to collect...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By JP53
Glad you got her home safe and sound. How big was...

Glad you got her home safe and sound. How big was the grin on your face? :)

There was a Wedgey Blue 75 at the garage over the road from my factory today. It was being MOT'd. Looked fantastic.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2009, 19:46
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By JP53
These are nice, if you can't find a good one with...

These are nice, if you can't find a good one with sat nav they may be an option.

http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-sony-mex-100nv_p-19284.htm...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2009, 19:43
Replies: 44
Views: 2,623
Posted By JP53
Lets all send him questions asking him why these...

Lets all send him questions asking him why these are on sale again ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2009, 18:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By JP53
Fantastic looking motor and a massive boot for...

Fantastic looking motor and a massive boot for your tissues, flu tablets, nurse, surgeon, specialist............yes I know how bad man flu can be!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2009, 22:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By JP53
Only rust I have had on any of my 75's and...

Only rust I have had on any of my 75's and ZT..........................

Wheel bolts and a couple of boot bolts.

I can't remember seeing rust on any 75/ZT. Are they to young or just to well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
I laughed when I found out ALL the mechanics in...

I laughed when I found out ALL the mechanics in the garage that fixed mine were going to Hawaii for 2 weeks on the strength of my bill :laughing2:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
Is that what is meant by the phrase "Reinforcing...

Is that what is meant by the phrase "Reinforcing failure"????? :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
I think you are right pab :)

I think you are right pab :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
Fingers crossed for you. The 1.8 is great value...

Fingers crossed for you. The 1.8 is great value for money, just put a bit of what you saved aside, compared to the price of a diesel, in case the worst happens ;) Don't let it spoil your enjoyment of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:43
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By JP53
That's a very nice looking motor, one of the best...

That's a very nice looking motor, one of the best colours too. Good mileage. Well done, a great find. Enjoy :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
I think that all were fitted with the slimey bit...

I think that all were fitted with the slimey bit of elastic (very well described). As far as I know the upgraded gasket was never fitted to the K series until the Chinese reintroduced the MGTF...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:29
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By JP53
Me thinks your motor will be getting pushed onto...

Me thinks your motor will be getting pushed onto a level crossing and run over by a train :laughing2:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:22
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
The mechanic who resurrected my 75 said that no...

The mechanic who resurrected my 75 said that no sign of water loss, prior to HGF, was not uncommon.

They showed me the blown gasket, what a pants effort! The 75/ZT is a fantastic, well built bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:16
Replies: 49
Views: 2,752
Posted By JP53
Is the air bag warning light on to tell you the...

Is the air bag warning light on to tell you the car is about to cut out will deploy to stop you banging your head when it shudders to a halt? :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 20:10
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By JP53
I've owned 6 1.4/1.8 K series engined car's and I...

I've owned 6 1.4/1.8 K series engined car's and I have only had one HGF (despite checking coolant level at least once a week) however she did not over heat so the engine suffered no damage and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 19:52
Replies: 49
Views: 2,752
Posted By JP53
I compare my brim to brim with my computer figure...

I compare my brim to brim with my computer figure and it tends to be 2mpg higher on the computer. I take this into account when I look at the 'range' on the computer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By JP53
3 x 75's

I went to our local Staples to get some stationary for the Mrs yesterday (I thought it was a good deal), anyway I spotted a 75 and parked next to it, a minute later a third 75 came and parked next to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By JP53
Sorry but I do not agree,...

Sorry but I do not agree, Coniseur......Conashour.......Connysawer......Conhasweer.........

Yes I agree :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2009, 19:33
Replies: 49
Views: 2,752
Posted By JP53
I'm getting 31 MPG, thats a 3 mile run at 5.40am...

I'm getting 31 MPG, thats a 3 mile run at 5.40am and a 3 mile return at 6pm.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2009, 15:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By JP53
I prefer the looks of the preface lift 75 to the...

I prefer the looks of the preface lift 75 to the face lift shape. I also prefer the sepia dial lights they match the climate control display better.

I think the face lift ZT looks better than the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2009, 17:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By JP53
Low mileage, well equipped and it looks in very...

Low mileage, well equipped and it looks in very good condition. It will be interesting to see what it makes.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 19th September 2009, 17:47
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By JP53
Some easy to do tips

I've spent the best part of the day cleaning Eliza and feeding her seats.

I have tried a couple of 'fixes' and thought I would post them in case anyone else wanted to give them a try.

I had a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2009, 17:28
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By JP53
Gman2, yes it was HGF :o sworks, luckily the...

Gman2, yes it was HGF :o
sworks, luckily the head did not need skimming :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2009, 21:34
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By JP53
I will try drilling the hole out and adding tape,...

I will try drilling the hole out and adding tape, thanks Derek, if that fails I can give the wood a go ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2009, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By JP53
My cunning plan worked then :D:D:D

My cunning plan worked then :D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 21:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By JP53
I'm surprised to see these! Not a bad price...

I'm surprised to see these! Not a bad price either :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 21:23
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By JP53
That last line speaks volumes JDC. The...

That last line speaks volumes JDC.

The dealers are driving a hard bargain at the moment. I had got into the Rover AND started the engine up before the sales guy finally agreed to knock £250 off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 21:10
Replies: 37
Views: 4,845
Posted By JP53
They should have made a convertible version too....

They should have made a convertible version too. I bet the body would have been stiff enough to need very little strengthening
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 21:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By JP53
Thats the newist one I've seen. Very, very smart.

Thats the newist one I've seen. Very, very smart.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2009, 21:02
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By JP53
Hi Rob, thanks I will give that a try :clap:

Hi Rob, thanks I will give that a try :clap:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2009, 20:55
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By JP53
Hi derekosb, yes to both :D

Hi derekosb, yes to both :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 20:52
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By JP53
Would a mod be kind enough to move this thread...

Would a mod be kind enough to move this thread into https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=44946 please.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 20:50
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By JP53
Found it thanks Duotone ;) People do seem...

Found it thanks Duotone ;)

People do seem to be holding onto their cars longer, service and repair garages seem to be doing well.
Car sales seem good in my area, with reports in the local news...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 20:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By JP53
:D sounds about right :D

:D sounds about right :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2009, 20:43
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By JP53
Tick over

I have just had a full service, head gasket replacement and cambelt change. My tick over seems a bit 'lumpy' and the rev counter shows a slight fluctuation (worse with air con on) is this normal? If...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2009, 20:39
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By JP53
Wobbly knob.

I have replaced my manual gear nob with a wood/leather one, it's for the pre face lift model but is very lose and turns in my hand when I change gear.

Any suggestions? Thanks, John.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 20:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By JP53
Are 75 prices going up?

Just been looking on Auto trader. Is it me or have Rover 75 average prices risen?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2009, 18:28
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By JP53
Eliza is back......

.......with me today yipeeeeee. Sue gets her Saxo tomorrow. It's a 1.1 one owner (who is in his 80's) 22000 miles with full service history. The insurance, tax and fuel costs will be much lower than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2009, 22:13
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By JP53
Thanks Roverowner, I'm having a hard time getting...

Thanks Roverowner, I'm having a hard time getting her back off the wife, she as not liked a single car we have looked at!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2009, 22:08
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By JP53
:p::p::p: :laughing2: I can't afford one...

:p::p::p: :laughing2:

I can't afford one now :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2009, 22:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By JP53
We had planned to attend this one but...

We had planned to attend this one but unfortunately Eliza had other ideas (well her head gasket did) :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2009, 22:00
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By JP53
Rover 75 forces house sale.......

.......well at least a remortgage. :)

My long suffering but lovely wife as been using the 75 for the past couple of months while we look for a second car to replace her MG ZR. Despite my weekly...
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 09:23
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
OK we are setting off now, brolleys, inflatable...

OK we are setting off now, brolleys, inflatable raft, air tanks.............see you in an hour :lol:
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 09:09
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
"Ahhh, Grass Hopper"

"Ahhh, Grass Hopper"
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 09:06
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
Yep I've just reversed mine from under the car...

Yep I've just reversed mine from under the car port then had to wait for the hail stones to stop. This time last week the sun was burning my eyes out!!!!!
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 08:59
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
I was fishing Friday and got caught in a 5 minute...

I was fishing Friday and got caught in a 5 minute down pour! I was so wet I drove home in my boxers and shirt. I did not realise just how many large 4x4's with lady drivers were on the road!!!!
...
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 08:53
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
Have we trime to wash the cars? :D

Have we trime to wash the cars? :D
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 08:50
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
Thanks Rob, see you later. :)

Thanks Rob, see you later. :)
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2009, 08:12
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
Hi all. Is this still on? It is hissing...

Hi all.

Is this still on? It is hissing down here in not so sunny Kidderminster. Winds strong as well!

Are there any shelters at the venue? :lol:

If it's still a goer Rob, would you PM me a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2009, 19:11
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By JP53
Them there Spiders have great taste :D This...

Them there Spiders have great taste :D

This is a great post, I'm glad you have got another 75. All the best, John. :)
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2009, 17:56
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By JP53
They shall grow not old As we that are left...

They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2009, 12:56
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By JP53
Hi, welcome to the club. You live just up...

Hi, welcome to the club.

You live just up the road from me, I'm in sunny Kidderminster :lol:
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2009, 22:02
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By JP53
Sorry for the delay folks but I had my hours...

Sorry for the delay folks but I had my hours changed mid week, 12 till midnight then 6am till 6 pm so I have not been at my best.........

First off I would just like to compliment all the photo's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 22:30
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By JP53
Is he a Police dog? :D:D:D It is a very good...

Is he a Police dog? :D:D:D

It is a very good article and I agree about the face lift models losing it's 'classic' British look. However I think that was the idea. It makes the car look more...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2009, 22:24
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By JP53
It's to be judged by the members. So it could be...

It's to be judged by the members. So it could be down to anything ;)

I think a bit of all of them Zeb. I will asked members to PM me over next week end and I will announce the winner Tuesday...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 22:19
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By JP53
Sue used those exact same words on our wedding...

Sue used those exact same words on our wedding night...........
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 22:15
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By JP53
Great find Zeb and very accurate, except for the...

Great find Zeb and very accurate, except for the bit about the Hazard warning switch being hard to find. I find mine every time I press the button to unlock the doors..........:lol:
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2009, 22:09
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By JP53
Sorry Eric, only paint :)

Sorry Eric, only paint :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 20:29
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By JP53
Easiest to clean wheels?????

My Wheels are the 17" Meteors, I think they are the easiest to clean alloy wheels I have ever had on a car.

I used to own a face lift Conn SE. She had 16" forked spoke alloys. These were the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 20:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By JP53
Very nice motor you have there, well done. ...

Very nice motor you have there, well done.

Have a look at SMC, he might have a wooden auto gear nob :)
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2009, 20:19
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By JP53
Deano......Yes it does :D Zeb.........You can...

Deano......Yes it does :D
Zeb.........You can exchange a photo at any time prior to judgement day :D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By JP53
Money is tight since Sue lost her job, so I'm...

Money is tight since Sue lost her job, so I'm hoping there is lots of hills to roll down :D

Service will make a differance to your MPG. Nice combination V6 and auto :)
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2009, 19:40
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By JP53
Best paint work reflection contest.

OK folks, most members here prefer a clean machine, weather forecast for weekend is great sooooo, lets have your best reflection photo's. Then next Friday we can all vote. I will send the winner a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 19:19
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By JP53
This weekend

We are off to sunny Devon for the week end!!!! A friend of mine as been kind enough to let us stay with his good lady and self FOC!!!!

Setting off early so it will be interesting to see how she...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2009, 19:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By JP53
Hi Eric, over the moon for you matey!!!!! ...

Hi Eric, over the moon for you matey!!!!!

That is a fantastic looking car, I'm loving the interior :bowdown:
Forum: Events and Meets 29th May 2009, 19:13
Replies: 171
Views: 7,040
Posted By JP53
Just had the week end rota....I'm working...

Just had the week end rota....I'm working Saturday, but I'm off Sunday, so a definite for this :D
Forum: Events and Meets 29th May 2009, 19:11
Replies: 114
Views: 4,997
Posted By JP53
Sorry folks, working on this date :mad:

Sorry folks, working on this date :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2009, 08:06
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
Welcome to the club. You will not be disappointed...

Welcome to the club. You will not be disappointed with your choice :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2009, 08:05
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
You are very welcome sir :) It's a pretty descent...

You are very welcome sir :) It's a pretty descent sound system. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2009, 09:10
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
It's a 1.8 thing :o

It's a 1.8 thing :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2009, 10:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By JP53
If it's any help I'm very willing to travel in...

If it's any help I'm very willing to travel in the boot and hold them :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2009, 10:31
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
Hi Derek, they were standard on face lift Conn...

Hi Derek, they were standard on face lift Conn SE. The steering wheel on mine is like this and was part of the personal line Neptune Blue option...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2009, 08:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By JP53
Look on the bright side, you could be taking a...

Look on the bright side, you could be taking a 2.5 V6 or a V8!!!!!!! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2009, 07:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
You are probably right Derek, mine is a 53 plate...

You are probably right Derek, mine is a 53 plate 04 and it's got the rear blind so it is not down to project drive. I can't ind a mention of wooden wheel in the sales brochure.

The other standard...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 19:19
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
The ride would be harder than the 75 but will...

The ride would be harder than the 75 but will give better road holding.

Connoisseur would have full leather, heated seats, electrically operated seats, Walnut dash, rear cup holder. SE spec would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 18:43
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By JP53
Fair comment :wantpics: (BIG)

Fair comment :wantpics: (BIG)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By JP53
I think they left them at 17" for fear of...

I think they left them at 17" for fear of effecting the ride quality, which is one of the 75's best points. My Meteros are 17".
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 18:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By JP53
Halfords do a very good repair service too. There...

Halfords do a very good repair service too. There are also people who will come to your home or works.
Forum: Events and Meets 25th May 2009, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By JP53
It was only 35 days, 18 hours, 7 minutes and 32...

It was only 35 days, 18 hours, 7 minutes and 32 seconds ago! You are all so silly to be that worried about going to another meet.........I'm not :laughing2:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 08:39
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By JP53
There are some on OP's first post ;)

There are some on OP's first post ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 08:32
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
I have owned 3 diesels (2 75's and a face lift...

I have owned 3 diesels (2 75's and a face lift ZT). 0-60 on my 1.8 feels about the same (10.9 compared to 11 of CDT and 10.3 of CDTi). Top end is, according to MGR's figures, 1 mph faster, so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2009, 08:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,819
Posted By JP53
It's nice to read a thread discussing the virtues...

It's nice to read a thread discussing the virtues of the 1.8 instead of HGF and 'sluggish' performance :grouphug: :D

I've only had my 1.8 a few weeks and it is summer, no cold mornings, but so far...
Forum: Events and Meets 24th May 2009, 14:29
Replies: 114
Views: 4,997
Posted By JP53
Thanks JDC. We have a few big orders to get out...

Thanks JDC. We have a few big orders to get out over the next two weeks, but if I work 14 hour shifts instead of 12 I should be able to get the weekend off ;)

It looks a fantastic venue.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 14:20
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
Marcus that is a great post, very informative...

Marcus that is a great post, very informative :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 11:25
Replies: 23
Views: 4,975
Posted By JP53
Yes :) The X type is a nice car but the S...

Yes :)

The X type is a nice car but the S type has a much better ride.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 11:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By JP53
Give this chap a shout, he knows some one who is...

Give this chap a shout, he knows some one who is wizzard with dents http://www.stevescleenz.co.uk/toppage3.htm

One of my top worries when I had my F and TF was driving under bridges that had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 11:00
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
1.8 Pertol Urban 26.6 Extra Urban 46.3 Combined...

1.8 Pertol Urban 26.6 Extra Urban 46.3 Combined 36.2
2.0 Diesel Urban 36.5 Extra Urban 60.7 Combined 48.8

Official MGR figures :)
Forum: Events and Meets 24th May 2009, 09:36
Replies: 114
Views: 4,997
Posted By JP53
Please put me down as a very probably :D

Please put me down as a very probably :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 09:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By JP53
That looks really good. I think it adds even more...

That looks really good. I think it adds even more class to the dash board :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 08:54
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
Here are some nice one's, including a couple of...

Here are some nice one's, including a couple of face lifts. All are £3000 or less. There are plenty more too :)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2009, 08:31
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By JP53
Hi baconbuttyman and welcome to the club. ...

Hi baconbuttyman and welcome to the club.

The car in the link looks very nice, my favorite colour too.

However there are lots out there and coming from a high spec car you may be happier with a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 21:12
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By JP53
I do use the rear view mirror and dispite the...

I do use the rear view mirror and dispite the centre head rest, brake light and now my sticker I can still see a motor bike or car behind me ;)
Forum: Events and Meets 23rd May 2009, 18:20
Replies: 114
Views: 4,997
Posted By JP53
[QUOTE=stocktake;333374]Are you and Lloyd turning...

[QUOTE=stocktake;333374]Are you and Lloyd turning up then JP? or are you hedging your bets?

Not sure about Lloyd, if I'm not working then YES I will be there :D
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2009, 17:59
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By JP53
I think you need to edit your post, it appears...

I think you need to edit your post, it appears that you have typed a 6 instead of a 5 ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 17:56
Replies: 23
Views: 4,975
Posted By JP53
I think he means lack of V8's for sale :) ...

I think he means lack of V8's for sale :)

What milage as your 75 done?
Forum: Events and Meets 23rd May 2009, 17:53
Replies: 114
Views: 4,997
Posted By JP53
His car was written off when he was 'hedged' off...

His car was written off when he was 'hedged' off the road by a lady and 'Tree fellers' in a Comet van delivering 'BUSH' televisions. He sued the driver of the van, a Miss 'Ivy Holly' in a 'privet'...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 17:18
Replies: 50
Views: 3,296
Posted By JP53
You would have thought his boss would have tipped...

You would have thought his boss would have tipped him off :D

My local MGR dealers had strarted to sell KIA along side the MGR car's a few months before Rover folded. It did make me wounder just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 17:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,833
Posted By JP53
That looks fantastic! :bowdown:

That looks fantastic! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 16:49
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By JP53
FS. Early 75 sales brochure 1999

On ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=200345277485&Category=18739&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 16:09
Replies: 50
Views: 3,296
Posted By JP53
There certainly are some characters on ebay Alan!...

There certainly are some characters on ebay Alan!

One lady bought a load of Dinosaur models off me for her 4 young children to play with arrrrrr. I had already checked her out and found that she...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By JP53
How does the bicycle lift system work?

How does the bicycle lift system work?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By JP53
Most of these fit the tourer too. :lol: The...

Most of these fit the tourer too. :lol:

The CDTi is just a remap of the engine done by the dealers. It gave the car a better 0-60. Now-a-days fitting a Rover Ron box is much better!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 15:45
Replies: 50
Views: 3,296
Posted By JP53
Fair comments.:) I have always been 100% up...

Fair comments.:)

I have always been 100% up front on ebay. The vast majority of ebayers are honest (as are people in real life) but these sort of scams, if indeed it is one, make my blood boil. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2009, 15:37
Replies: 23
Views: 4,975
Posted By JP53
I really like the S type, but I would not want...

I really like the S type, but I would not want the 3 litre, it would be a bit to expensive for me to run.

I think the ride on the non sport version is very good, build quality seems good too. The...
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