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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 09:25
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By jonc3725
Yep I have used easibleed for years on all my...

Yep I have used easibleed for years on all my car. Use it on the ZT clutch and brakes.

The biggest thing I found was not to have the supply pressure too high. Again my caps may be different as I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 09:19
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By jonc3725
Are you talking about the rhodium dash panels? ...

Are you talking about the rhodium dash panels?

If so I have seen this before. It could be a mixture of the cheaper plastic and the more expensive metal backed panels. There is a difference in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 09:12
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By jonc3725
Nice one A lot of members also do this...

Nice one

A lot of members also do this upgrade using Ford Focus heated units which have a top spray and are a direct fit.

One of the best upgrades for very little money
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2021, 11:51
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By jonc3725
I would recommend a set of the contemporary model...

I would recommend a set of the contemporary model leather seats. The best and most comfortable for a R75 or ZT.

Not sure if they are readily available nowadays and most would need bolster repairs.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2021, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By jonc3725
Nice one mate. They look stunning. I bet...

Nice one mate. They look stunning.

I bet getting the brake dust out of the fronts will be a joy:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2021, 09:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By jonc3725
That is horrible. It looks like Vectra C...

That is horrible. It looks like Vectra C headlight thrown either side of a truly terrible grill and bumper set up:eek: the shape of the car reminds me of that awful Chrysler that came out.

Not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 09:33
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By jonc3725
Hi Paul I had this once on the passenger...

Hi Paul

I had this once on the passenger door. The lock mechanism freezes internally and the latch doesn't drop.

For the life of me I can't remember what I did to resolve it. Not sure if I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 21:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By jonc3725
Well done mate nice one. A quick question...

Well done mate nice one.

A quick question why did you spray caustic soda? On a scale of 1 to 10 how did you feel once you realised?:eek:

We have all mucked up with our cars that's for sure.
...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th January 2021, 09:33
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By jonc3725
Yes all the bottles are the same but the...

Yes all the bottles are the same but the headlight washer bottles have a second higher drilling for the headlamp washer pump.

You can even see the drilling marked on the moulding if a bottle that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2020, 22:40
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By jonc3725
wow that's a museum piece right there:eek: ...

wow that's a museum piece right there:eek:

One question where is the lower grill on the front bumper?

very nice car indeed:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 11:43
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By jonc3725
Cheers everyone. Yes compliments are nice at...

Cheers everyone. Yes compliments are nice at times particularly with this car as they used to be dissed so much in the past. I always maintain, thanks to the press, they are the best kept secret on...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2020, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By jonc3725
Where's the car?. I only noticed 2 X dipstick...

Where's the car?. I only noticed 2 X dipstick rags on some charming ladies
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2020, 10:26
Replies: 29
Views: 2,327
Posted By jonc3725
RAC for me. It's more expensive than some but my...

RAC for me. It's more expensive than some but my wife and I are covered in any car. Having 4 x cars (3 of which are aged) it's the best policy for us.

Saying that I haven't used them for over 10...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2020, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By jonc3725
Have to say factory Xenon is the best upgrade....

Have to say factory Xenon is the best upgrade. Did this to 2 of my previous cars (a zed and 75) and my current Zed had the fit from the factory.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2020, 10:20
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By jonc3725
MOT and compliments

The Zed passed her annual check this morning.

I have used the same garage for 20 years or so. The mechanic who did the MOT said the car is better now after my years of fettling than when he saw...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2020, 09:38
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By jonc3725
More than likely a failing sensor or corrosion...

More than likely a failing sensor or corrosion from the dust shields. Most of these cars will have pretty crumbly dust shields by now unless they have been changed.

With all my 75's and Zeds it's...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st October 2020, 13:22
Replies: 27
Views: 2,985
Posted By jonc3725
Congrats and welcome to the madhouse. Our first...

Congrats and welcome to the madhouse. Our first on a 51 plate was that colour in V6 auto, same interior. Bought it from.the dealership and kept it for 6 hours.

Thanks to that car I have had 75's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2020, 14:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By jonc3725
Saved my Zed from the scrappy. To be fair to the...

Saved my Zed from the scrappy. To be fair to the original owner he didn't want to scrap it but his garage bills had racked and then he thought he may have a poorly engine.

Took a couple of years...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2020, 16:35
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By jonc3725
Yea I want to replace mine or refinish them in...

Yea I want to replace mine or refinish them in the same OE way.

When I started my car resto Rimmers had both sides:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2020, 00:03
Replies: 24
Views: 2,404
Posted By jonc3725
Completed my rear suspension overhaul earlier...

Completed my rear suspension overhaul earlier this year and just had the failsafes cleaned off and re plated at a metal players.

Sure the traders will have plenty lying around that could go...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 22:24
Replies: 34
Views: 3,012
Posted By jonc3725
I doubt anyone had done it but of course it's...

I doubt anyone had done it but of course it's doable. Look what enthusiasts transplant nowadays with ECU controlled engines.

I would think

V6 engine, ancillaries and cooling circuits
V6...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 11:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By jonc3725
Wow well saved. Far too good for Banger...

Wow well saved.

Far too good for Banger racing but I suppose the previous owner either traded it on or got rid because no one wanted it.

Take a bow that man:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,601
Posted By jonc3725
Absolutely brilliant answer:D:D:D

Absolutely brilliant answer:D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 19:16
Replies: 38
Views: 2,601
Posted By jonc3725
:eek::eek: Really mate? Of all the cars you...

:eek::eek:
Really mate? Of all the cars you have you drive the Dacia:}

For me I drive one of the 4 at any one time. The Merc C250 tends to stay in the wife's mits but have to admit it's some bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2020, 09:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,527
Posted By jonc3725
They are coming anyway. People are going to...

They are coming anyway. People are going to bankrupt this country if we don't open up soon.
Austerity was nothing compared to the bill we will have to pay back now.

But that's politics, not for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2020, 10:22
Replies: 18
Views: 2,527
Posted By jonc3725
Not surprised tbh. Their big market in Asia...

Not surprised tbh.

Their big market in Asia is not buying and the Germans have taken over in Europe.

They are behind the times on engine technology and playing catch up and according to my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2020, 22:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By jonc3725
Nice buy Well done. Looks to be a good buy. ...

Nice buy

Well done. Looks to be a good buy.

Now where is the zed FAQs:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2020, 16:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,271
Posted By jonc3725
Front bumper, bonnet, roof, tailgate and rear...

Front bumper, bonnet, roof, tailgate and rear quarters with all glass removed and then fitted post spray cost me £1000 last year on my Supra. I wasn't that impressed and took the car back twice.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2020, 20:07
Replies: 40
Views: 5,410
Posted By jonc3725
Was just thinking the same. Glad everyone else's...

Was just thinking the same. Glad everyone else's cars are perfect:banghead:

It's really strange why enthusiasts would do that. Hence I never take any of my cars to shows, clip board Charlie's with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2020, 09:06
Replies: 46
Views: 5,838
Posted By jonc3725
I didn't realise there was a problem with the...

I didn't realise there was a problem with the Repro arms.

I fitted 2 X new in my reso last year. One I bought a couple of years ago from Matt and then the second I bought last Autumn. Both had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2020, 09:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By jonc3725
Nice save and good start. Apex or straights...

Nice save and good start. Apex or straights really suit the ZT.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2020, 21:33
Replies: 38
Views: 3,500
Posted By jonc3725
Reading with intrigue. The way I always do...

Reading with intrigue.

The way I always do the hub nuts and it's never failed me is with the following tools.

32mm socket 1/2 inch drive.
3ft breaker bar 1/2 inch drive.
Length of scaffold...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 3rd May 2020, 00:09
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Firstly apologies to Mighty Quinn. I owe you some...

Firstly apologies to Mighty Quinn. I owe you some photos.

I have been so busy during this mad period with CV-19 lock down I have not had much time to myself.

So firstly for you mate some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2020, 15:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,362
Posted By jonc3725
Thanks mate appreciated. Will do some reading. I...

Thanks mate appreciated. Will do some reading. I am willing to lift the roof but this sounds interesting.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2020, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By jonc3725
I have used Corroless for chassis. The top coats...

I have used Corroless for chassis. The top coats are glass reinforced and we use the schemes in the marine industry. Good quality finish as well which lasts

http://corroless.com/

Painted my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2020, 09:53
Replies: 20
Views: 3,362
Posted By jonc3725
I will be watching this post with intent. My...

I will be watching this post with intent.

My garage is a nice size but not quite high enough. What minimum height are people needing?.

I would consider lifting the roof ( which I could do with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2020, 09:41
Replies: 40
Views: 5,120
Posted By jonc3725
Just read the whole thread mate. Glad the issue...

Just read the whole thread mate. Glad the issue is resolved. Not many of us would go that far for these cars tbh.

Looking at your car from afar I have always marvelled at your attention to detail....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2020, 09:39
Replies: 43
Views: 4,008
Posted By jonc3725
Thanks Lynn. Hoping to pop over when this is all...

Thanks Lynn. Hoping to pop over when this is all over for T4.

I didn't excited by the Government announcement on this. My aim is still to get the MOTs done on my cars when they are up. My Supra...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2020, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By jonc3725
Got mine from Matt but they are not much cheaper....

Got mine from Matt but they are not much cheaper. Changed all 6 when restoring my suspension. I will add the link when I get home
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2020, 14:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By jonc3725
Well done ladies and gents. My mum is 79 and is...

Well done ladies and gents. My mum is 79 and is not hiding. All she does is take the correct precautions with cleanliness and not visit where groups are for too long.


I have said numerous times...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2020, 15:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By jonc3725
Nice one well done. Don't listen to anyone...

Nice one well done.

Don't listen to anyone about price. If you are happy then all well and good

Is the driver's right side bolster worn? Mine was and I got it repaired.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2020, 14:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By jonc3725
Just checked and they are Bridgestone s on the...

Just checked and they are Bridgestone s on the rear and Avon's on the front. All 4 on a 45 profile.

My exhaust is a rumble so tyre noise not really an issue:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2020, 09:47
Replies: 24
Views: 4,569
Posted By jonc3725
I would prefer to keep this forum to one set of...

I would prefer to keep this forum to one set of cars to be honest.

I am active on 4 x forums for my cars and the 2 X single model forums (this one and the MKIV Supra forum) are far far better than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2020, 09:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By jonc3725
Welcome to the club. I am a member of 4 x forums...

Welcome to the club. I am a member of 4 x forums for my cars and this is by far the best in my opinion.

I had a CDTI but it all clouds over :o
EGR clean or bypass
Plenums. Really important on a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2020, 12:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By jonc3725
I think I have Firestone's one end and...

I think I have Firestone's one end and Bridgestone s the other. I will check
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2020, 11:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By jonc3725
Lynn at Exeter street garage is in Newton Abbot...

Lynn at Exeter street garage is in Newton Abbot and they are MG Rover specialists who know these cars inside out. Local to us down here in god's country anyway.

https://exeterroadgarage.co.uk/
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2020, 15:42
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By jonc3725
Just realised you are in my neck of the woods. ...

Just realised you are in my neck of the woods.
I have used these chaps for all my steering racks over the years including the ZT I have just restored and they are very good. They have the rack for...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 4th March 2020, 22:50
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Of course I can mate. I had to move the canister...

Of course I can mate. I had to move the canister over to the outboard side of the area. I will get some photos and post. In fact didn't I post some pics earlier in this series,? I will check
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 4th March 2020, 16:27
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Fair one mate. Hadn't even thought about the...

Fair one mate. Hadn't even thought about the rubbers as my feet are on them rather than my eyes.

A pair of OE spec ordered:D
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 2nd March 2020, 23:39
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
so on the home straight and the car has been out...

so on the home straight and the car has been out for a test drive:D:D:D

Cat fitted onto the 2 x manifolds

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49611658592_903bfb5ea4_c.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2020, 09:15
Replies: 26
Views: 3,151
Posted By jonc3725
Early Rhodium ZT dash items are metal backed and...

Early Rhodium ZT dash items are metal backed and I have not seen them crack either. Probably a better starting point than the wood ones as well.
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 27th February 2020, 23:38
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
so I centralised the rack on fitting it to the...

so I centralised the rack on fitting it to the subframe and centred the steering wheel before fitting the column and rack

The coupling is in the foot well under a rubber cover.
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 27th February 2020, 23:25
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Been quite busy lately but I want to get the car...

Been quite busy lately but I want to get the car on the road this weekend so the final push.

The front struts built up with the hubs fitted (but the bolts were not torqued). I decided that it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 20:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By jonc3725
As Bluebird states, intelligent wipe. T4 or...

As Bluebird states, intelligent wipe.

T4 or TOAF can turn it on or off.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 21st February 2020, 20:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By jonc3725
All picked up and gone. Nice to meet Nige...

All picked up and gone.

Nice to meet Nige and his wife. Hope the overnight stay goes down well.
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 17th February 2020, 22:19
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Hi Karl. First thing off would be the...

Hi Karl.

First thing off would be the exhaust back to the Cat to allow the subframe and fuel tank strap to drop.

I would take off the calipers and place/hang to one side to keep the calipers...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 17th February 2020, 18:45
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Thanks mate appreciate the comments. To be honest...

Thanks mate appreciate the comments. To be honest we don't suffer too much corrosion outside the norm here. I suspect being stuck between the coast and the Moors helps.



Very kind mate. Yea I...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th February 2020, 21:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By jonc3725
I have one Ben For the price of postage it's...

I have one Ben

For the price of postage it's yours. PM me if interested

Cheers

Jon
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 11th February 2020, 23:21
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Some minor jobs completed this evening as i only...

Some minor jobs completed this evening as i only had an hour or so.

Headlamp level sensor fitted and connected electrically. This was a bit of faff to be honest as the M6 threaded hole was...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 11th February 2020, 23:15
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
front sub frame all fitted. I did have to wait...

front sub frame all fitted. I did have to wait another day to lift up into place as I had forgotten to get new dowty seals and o seal for the steering rack hose connections:duh: Got them from a local...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 11:34
Replies: 24
Views: 2,413
Posted By jonc3725
Currently overhauling my suspension and have just...

Currently overhauling my suspension and have just done my drop links. As the drop links were on the car when I bought it and never gave me any issues in the the last 4 years I decided to overhaul...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 8th February 2020, 23:50
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Thank you Jules and Dallas your comments are...

Thank you Jules and Dallas your comments are always welcome:bowdown:

so for a couple of hour this afternoon I built up the subframe ready to go up under the car

Firstly the sub frame was laid...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2020, 22:16
Replies: 29
Views: 4,049
Posted By jonc3725
Superb video. Caught in the act. If any of us did...

Superb video. Caught in the act. If any of us did that we would have tickets.

Don't get me wrong most plod do a good job but there are the w@@@@@s who think they are better.

I don't have a...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 8th February 2020, 12:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By jonc3725
still available for a week or so before they go...

still available for a week or so before they go to the tip
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 8th February 2020, 12:43
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Hopefully get the subframe back up this weekend...

Hopefully get the subframe back up this weekend on the car. I have been waiting for the front ARB to come back from powder coating and I picked it up yesterday;)

So an update on progress

The...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 30th January 2020, 22:05
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
I'm afraid not yet buddy:D:D Just sent you a...

I'm afraid not yet buddy:D:D

Just sent you a PM
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 29th January 2020, 23:38
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Because my drop links had not given me any issues...

Because my drop links had not given me any issues I decided to refurb them rather than renew with Chinese chocolate ones we are taking a lottery on.

Firstly all the paint was stripped off. I did...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 29th January 2020, 23:17
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
A small update but loads done on the front and...

A small update but loads done on the front and almost ready for rebuild:D

So after the hubs and struts were removed I worked my around the subframe:-

Unbolted the power steering hose which is...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 29th January 2020, 00:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By jonc3725
And replied:}

And replied:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 09:39
Replies: 24
Views: 4,545
Posted By jonc3725
SUVs against our diesels

Interesting article here about the UKs transport emission levels

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-car-emissions

As we slowly turn American with SUVs this seems to have gone unnoticed. I know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 10:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By jonc3725
Umm what's the forum code?

Umm what's the forum code?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 10:00
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By jonc3725
Terry If you feel confident and can afford...

Terry

If you feel confident and can afford the £600 then I would say keep going. My mum stopped at 76 but has noticed the loss of freedom, hospital cars, taxis etc have made life that little more...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 25th January 2020, 17:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By jonc3725
Subframes

Front and rear subframes going free before Intake them to the tip.

Ideal if you want to refurbish whilst staying in the road.

Off a 51 ZT190.

They will be around for a week or so before they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2020, 09:39
Replies: 28
Views: 3,568
Posted By jonc3725
Just reading this for the first time. The...

Just reading this for the first time.

The first thing that jumps to mind which we don't in the the UK but our European friends do is fit seasonal tyres. I have friends in Germany and they have 2 X...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 21st January 2020, 21:26
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
A bit of an update. Firstly I repainted the...

A bit of an update.

Firstly I repainted the rear calipers, this time with the correct caliper paint but in the same colour.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49420560173_bb0a0aa3db_c.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2020, 11:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By jonc3725
:clap::clap::clap:

:clap::clap::clap:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 22:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By jonc3725
Cheers mate. I do like that website. If I was...

Cheers mate. I do like that website. If I was younger that's the sort of thing I would love to do. Now it's just watching abandoned engineering and reading urban explorer websites
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 22:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,329
Posted By jonc3725
Have to say, taking everyone's comments in the...

Have to say, taking everyone's comments in the 180 is very nice with good mileage.

Yea the price is strong but the mileage deserves going in strong. Nice car that:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 19th January 2020, 09:52
Replies: 568
Views: 236,363
Posted By jonc3725
Nice one Rich Nothing better than a Solar...

Nice one Rich

Nothing better than a Solar red ZT with straights in this marque. Particularly one so early.

Not sure on the reflector on the front bumper. Is that a legal requirement?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2020, 09:41
Replies: 56
Views: 6,982
Posted By jonc3725
How does that work mate. When the lights are in...

How does that work mate. When the lights are in auto they all turn on when the outside light dips. I suspect this more of people with DRLs and auto light function NOT having the light switch in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 10:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,867
Posted By jonc3725
:clap::clap::clap: In our first R75 when we...

:clap::clap::clap:

In our first R75 when we had little money I picked up enough turf to lay our front lawn in it. There were rolls of turf everywhere. Took an age to clean the car our afterwards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 09:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By jonc3725
Brilliant. I had to fly out to a T boat to...

Brilliant.

I had to fly out to a T boat to do some repairs. They got alongside opened the hatch I descended the ladder and ugh what smell.

As a skimmer I had never come across it before. 2 X...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 09:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By jonc3725
I read about this this morning. Anyone know the...

I read about this this morning. Anyone know the back story. Seems like an old garage of some sort.

Interesting read
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 09:12
Replies: 56
Views: 6,982
Posted By jonc3725
Heated front windscreen. I know we can retro fit....

Heated front windscreen. I know we can retro fit.
More powerful V6 for the ZTs
Traction control

To be fair the higher spec cars were pretty rammed with gadgets and drivers aid for their time.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2020, 21:41
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By jonc3725
Belts Water pump Thermostat and plastic pipes...

Belts
Water pump
Thermostat and plastic pipes
Hydra mount change
Lower mount change
Breather gauzes in rocker covers
Front of engine oil leak ( there will be one)
3 speed fan
Condenser change...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 7th January 2020, 20:26
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Still a deal mate:D:D Not sure you will wait...

Still a deal mate:D:D
Not sure you will wait until petrol is no longer available or I pop my clogs though:D
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 6th January 2020, 21:45
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
I do enjoy the engineering and fitting up new and...

I do enjoy the engineering and fitting up new and refurbed parts after the fight is always such a joy:D

Glad some enjoy the entire thread and hopefully it helps others :shrug:
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 6th January 2020, 21:18
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Finally pictures of the final fit up of the aft...

Finally pictures of the final fit up of the aft suspension in all its glory.

All the pivots and ARB fitted were finally torqued up once loads were on both axles.

Internal pivots (upper and...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 6th January 2020, 21:05
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Brakes and hub So the final leg was to fit...

Brakes and hub

So the final leg was to fit the brakes and hub.

new back plates were fitted when i did the brakes a couple of years ago so I just painted them
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 6th January 2020, 20:56
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Electrics. Although mot difficult there are...

Electrics.

Although mot difficult there are some electrics to run in on the rear suspension.

Firstly the rear suspension light height sensor was fitted. I refurbed the brackets, replaced the...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 6th January 2020, 20:47
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Had a couple of good days over the xmas period...

Had a couple of good days over the xmas period and the rear is now complete apart from setting the handbrake.

I will split this into 3 posts (suspension, electrics and brakes)

Suspension build...
Forum: Items Wanted 4th January 2020, 10:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By jonc3725
Nice. I have been speaking to you via pM and now...

Nice. I have been speaking to you via pM and now WhatsApp.:confused:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 09:49
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By jonc3725
Subscription had run out. Sorted now

Subscription had run out. Sorted now
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 22:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By jonc3725
Balls. You say that now. I have bought most of my...

Balls. You say that now. I have bought most of my parts for front and rear suspension overhaul from you over the past few months.

All in the timing:cry:

Have to say once I'm finished I can wait...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 22:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,231
Posted By jonc3725
Good to know some have survived and are being...

Good to know some have survived and are being cherished. It is part of our motoring history after all
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 22:14
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By jonc3725
Really? I only emptied it a few weeks ago. I...

Really?

I only emptied it a few weeks ago. I wonder if my subscription has run out. Will do some checking mate
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 22:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,231
Posted By jonc3725
£4K:eek::eek: Blimey my old man had a Marina...

£4K:eek::eek:

Blimey my old man had a Marina then an Ital. They Both rotted out from under him after a few years of ownership. I could never understand growing up in my teens back then why he went...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 28th December 2019, 21:51
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
only managed to grab a couple of hours today. ...

only managed to grab a couple of hours today.

The rear subframe and upper arms placed under the car ready to fit.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289309461_65c8249235_c.jpg...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 28th December 2019, 21:45
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
With the fuel tank dropped I did some remedial...

With the fuel tank dropped I did some remedial work on bits and bobs on the underside. All the corrosion was surface and nothing greater so nothing to panic about if you have one of these fine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2019, 19:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By jonc3725
Oh please tell me you spent Christmas day...

Oh please tell me you spent Christmas day afternoon fitting a water pump mate :clap:

I wanted to disappear away from NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2019, 10:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By jonc3725
Nice touch mate. I'm ex forces and have...

Nice touch mate.

I'm ex forces and have spent a few Christmas days away from.the family.. Thoughts to all those listed and probably more besides
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 22nd December 2019, 20:51
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
The car is now up on stands and the rear stripped...

The car is now up on stands and the rear stripped out:eek: I had forgotten quite how rusty things had become.


Rear subframe, lower and upper arms and trailing arms removed

...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 22nd December 2019, 20:31
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
so moving along nicely and almost ready to start...

so moving along nicely and almost ready to start fitting all the new and refurbished parts on the rear.


Everything sprayed has now been protected internally with cavity wax.


...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th December 2019, 22:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By jonc3725
I have a spare 190 engine but that's hell of a...

I have a spare 190 engine but that's hell of a journey.

I did have spare complete 190 heads with valves fitted.

I will see if I still have them if your interested
Forum: Items Wanted 8th December 2019, 20:23
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By jonc3725
Rear road spring lower insulator saloon

Good evening everyone,

Does anyone have a saloon rear road spring lower insulator sat around in their sheds or garages that I could take off your hands?

One of mine snapped when I twisted it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 22:28
Replies: 12
Wtf
Views: 1,756
Posted By jonc3725
Someone has put a lot of time and effort into...

Someone has put a lot of time and effort into that car and a fair amount of cash. Some aspects I like, some I think maybe not but hey it's been someone's passion.

No to a 260 for me total waste of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 22:43
Replies: 96
Views: 13,155
Posted By jonc3725
I would say nice save. Hell yea nice save mate. ...

I would say nice save. Hell yea nice save mate.

Looks like a ton of work but it will be worth it.

Good luck:bowdown: I will be watching with interest:beer2:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 19:55
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By jonc3725
Few I was a bit confused when I read the...

Few

I was a bit confused when I read the title "fan in boot":shrug::confused:

I get it now I have read the posts:clap:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2019, 22:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,602
Posted By jonc3725
Yes mate my arm was off as I am restoring the...

Yes mate my arm was off as I am restoring the whole suspension. I managed to do the front subframe bushes using the puller method but couldn't get these to budge even with heat. Saying that the other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2019, 22:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
Posted By jonc3725
That's some going. My first R75 absolutely...

That's some going.

My first R75 absolutely ate bulbs and was the worse car I had owned for bulbs failing. It was so bad my wife used to comment on it:D. Had that car from the dealership for 5...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 21:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,602
Posted By jonc3725
Just done mine for my suspension refurb. An...

Just done mine for my suspension refurb. An engineering firm pressed them out for me. They said it took their 20t to get them out. Hopefully not so bad for others but I think a press is the order of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 21:41
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By jonc3725
Brilliant thanks mate Something like...

Brilliant thanks mate

Something like Molykote BR2 then would do the trick?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 20:30
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By jonc3725
Ball joint query

Good evening all.

Those that read my project post know I'm about to start my suspension rebuild. I have stripped down all the ball joints to add more grease. I was going to use my GP grease but...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 17th November 2019, 21:38
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Been really busy the last few weeks but managed...

Been really busy the last few weeks but managed to get the trailing arms mostly done

First the bushes were renewed. I passed these to a local engineering firm to press and they said they were a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By jonc3725
:clap::clap: Yep that's how I remember the...

:clap::clap:

Yep that's how I remember the Montego and Maestro. The baby of the family wasn't much better. The amount of welding I did on a couple of those on inner and outer sills after what was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 10:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By jonc3725
It's always been known that Honda and Toyota...

It's always been known that Honda and Toyota build quality, reliability and Longevity have been good but I do query the survey a bit.

Surely manufacturers who are still trading that move more...
Forum: Items Wanted 4th November 2019, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By jonc3725
Replied mate

Replied mate
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd November 2019, 11:12
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By jonc3725
I have a couple sat around. You can have either...

I have a couple sat around. You can have either for the price of postage.

I think one is a pre facelift and one was from a contemporary facelift which has a different size aperture for the radio....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By jonc3725
Like that a lot and I was contemplating a 1.8 t...

Like that a lot and I was contemplating a 1.8 t as the next project:devil:

Ooh must resist. :eek:

Quickly leave this page
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By jonc3725
Leave AC on all year round and just regulate your...

Leave AC on all year round and just regulate your temp.

AC is Air Conditioning so not only is it about temp but also about cleaning and more importantly drying via the evaporator.

Compressors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 20:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,687
Posted By jonc3725
I don't see any of this as a surprise tbh:shrug: ...

I don't see any of this as a surprise tbh:shrug:

Cars by their very nature will have different weak areas that will require work over the years. Most modern cars with manual gearboxes need their...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 14th October 2019, 23:07
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Thanks mate, The whole thread is for others...

Thanks mate,

The whole thread is for others to read and hopefully help someone in the future.

Yea I have had 2 x Supra's, the current one for 9 years and the previous one for 6 years. Before...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 14th October 2019, 22:24
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Ditto mate. The satisfaction of getting...

Ditto mate.

The satisfaction of getting something back to a good running state is the battle and relaxation method for me. Particularly when you know most would throw away or scrap.
I have heard...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 14th October 2019, 20:09
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
As I have said numerous times it's not to show...

As I have said numerous times it's not to show her or anything like that it's my way or relaxing and the car gets longevity. Hopefully until the world stops selling petrol or I fall off my perch:D
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 12th October 2019, 23:24
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Next up I had to prime everything else in the...

Next up I had to prime everything else in the same QDR.

I even keyed and primed all the new parts as they will be getting the same top coat to give them the same protection for many years.

The...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 12th October 2019, 23:11
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Front and rear sub frames So had some time...

Front and rear sub frames

So had some time to spend on refurbishing the sub frames.

Previously the rear had been taken back to bare and the metal neutralised. So time for some work on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 10:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By jonc3725
Oh I wish we had a decent scrap yardin our area....

Oh I wish we had a decent scrap yardin our area. The environment agency has managed to get all the decent ones shut down.

I would rather scramble over a car in the wet removing parts than someone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 10:02
Replies: 39
Views: 5,493
Posted By jonc3725
Along the lines of arctics windscreen wipers. ...

Along the lines of arctics windscreen wipers.

I smear silicon along the door seals when it gets cold so the seals don't freeze the doors shut. Saves those plastic clips on the handle mechanism:D
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 22:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,473
Posted By jonc3725
Blimey:eek: Never thought I would see the...

Blimey:eek:

Never thought I would see the day, then Dallas comes along and says he was thinking about it as well!!!

Don't do it mate, you will never get one like her back.

Can you buy one of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 21:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By jonc3725
This. Stainless is fine in most areas but...

This.

Stainless is fine in most areas but not as replacements for 10.9 High tensile.

Your bumper beam is fine but be aware stainless does wonders to ally as a disimilar metal
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 19:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By jonc3725
I'm.just going through a full suspension resto...

I'm.just going through a full suspension resto and having had loads of drop links fail in my time of owning this marque of car I decided to restore the ones on the Zed as they have no play rather...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 16:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,579
Posted By jonc3725
Here's how I fitted mine mate. Post 268 I think ...

Here's how I fitted mine mate. Post 268 I think

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=216283&page=27

The Seat one does look OE but lots of enthusiasts have been fitting across...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 22:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By jonc3725
Not going to ask where you went poking:eek: ...

Not going to ask where you went poking:eek:

Now this thread is off topic:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 21:40
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By jonc3725
Cheers Dallas Just bought one of these bad...

Cheers Dallas

Just bought one of these bad boys. Off into the man cave over the weekend to have a play
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 20:02
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By jonc3725
Send me a PM mate

Send me a PM mate
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 09:17
Replies: 62
Views: 3,354
Posted By jonc3725
Wow that's a list of British motoring...

Wow that's a list of British motoring history:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 8th September 2019, 20:36
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Not so much done. all the attacked metal...

Not so much done.

all the attacked metal neutralised ready for primer. Once black and dry hte oxidisation of the metal has stopped

Rear sub frame.
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 8th September 2019, 20:08
Replies: 14
Views: 5,419
Posted By jonc3725
That very nice.:bowdown: The car colour and...

That very nice.:bowdown:

The car colour and interior go very well.

Love the car colour, not seen any that colour:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 19:30
Replies: 62
Views: 3,354
Posted By jonc3725
HiHere goes. Suspect I will miss one or two. ...

HiHere goes. Suspect I will miss one or two.

Datsun Cherry- always liked Japanese.:duh:
Ford Cortina 1.6 LX
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 something. And the start of a Vauxhall love in:o
Vauxhall Astra...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 14:35
Replies: 62
Views: 3,354
Posted By jonc3725
Nice Some of that list really apeal and a...

Nice

Some of that list really apeal and a good eclectic mix.

The Alfa's, Maserati, Soarers, M5 and clubman all cars you would want in a collection of driven cars:bowdown:

Oh plus the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By jonc3725
Nice one mate. They look good don't...

Nice one mate.

They look good don't they:bowdown:

Love the use of the head unit:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By jonc3725
Just doing my suspension at the moment. ...

Just doing my suspension at the moment.

After getting back to bare metal I have always used paint schemes for Longevity. Powder coat for me on suspension looks good to start with but then when it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 14:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By jonc3725
I agree with the OP Those red Monaco's are...

I agree with the OP

Those red Monaco's are difficult to get hold of in that condition. I also noted a V8 exhaust trim hanging around, those used to demand a high price and were snapped up.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2019, 21:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By jonc3725
Thanks everyone for the comments. She is not...

Thanks everyone for the comments. She is not concourse standard but she will do me.
I have just started on the suspension which was the last big job to do on her.:eek:
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 1st September 2019, 09:30
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Thanks mate, just the beginning of a bit of a...

Thanks mate, just the beginning of a bit of a long road. I think the rear is probably easier than the front. Tell you what if you want my old subframe when it's off give me a shout.

It will be a...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st August 2019, 23:03
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Next up the rear subframe. I was quite...

Next up the rear subframe.

I was quite surprised how good a condition this was considering it has been under a car for 16 years. I have worked on Jags IRS and other marques sub frames which looked...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st August 2019, 22:53
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Next up I am going to reuse the fastenings for...

Next up I am going to reuse the fastenings for the main mount bolts. The bolts and steel cleaned off and sent to the local metal plating company to be re plated. I have done this quite a few times...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st August 2019, 22:47
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
Leaving all the new parts in the box I attacked...

Leaving all the new parts in the box I attacked all the metal to get rid of rust and crud.

I always use Knot wire brush attachments with my angle grinder for large areas and smaller brushes on my...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st August 2019, 21:43
Replies: 316
Views: 61,385
Posted By jonc3725
So first things first, Apart from the...

So first things first,

Apart from the headlining a pretty unremarkable year of driving for the car.
No issues to talk of (apart from a puncture:duh:) so a service a couple of months late and a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2019, 11:38
Replies: 77
Views: 6,543
Posted By jonc3725
Any SUV or 4x4 that tucks into the SUV profile. ...

Any SUV or 4x4 that tucks into the SUV profile.

Not needed, look horrendous, far too big, cram local car parks but hey the driver and passenger can laud it and look down on their minions.

Rant...
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