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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 19:20
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By stevestrat
What? Is he selling one of them as well :shrug:

What? Is he selling one of them as well :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 18:15
Replies: 20
Views: 290
Posted By stevestrat
Just spotted its on the Horror channel now,...

Just spotted its on the Horror channel now, missed the first ten mins or so on the +1. Where's my Dad's old police truncheon :D

I have to admit a liking for Japanese horror films, mentioned The...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 14:13
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By stevestrat
Biggest farce here was the trams in Edinburgh....

Biggest farce here was the trams in Edinburgh. Original budget was £375 million and a completion date in 2009. Final cost was £776 million, the planned network was halved and the first tram was over...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 10:46
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Mornin', rain is hammering down again, heavy...

Mornin', rain is hammering down again, heavy showers.

Telly was a bit naff last night so decided to have a look at "Chernobyl", I'd downloaded it a couple of weeks ago. Ended up binge watching...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 20:26
Replies: 20
Views: 290
Posted By stevestrat
Singing Ringing Tree was creepy, still is. ...

Singing Ringing Tree was creepy, still is.

My folks let me watch "The Devil Rides Out" when I was a kid. My father said when the angel of death appeared the colour drained out of my face. I...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By stevestrat
The idiot tearing along the road was bad enough...

The idiot tearing along the road was bad enough but I have no idea what the half wit who came out of the side road was thinking.
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 17:57
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Started here 20-30 minutes ago. Actually a yellow...

Started here 20-30 minutes ago. Actually a yellow warning for thunderstorms from 19:00 tonight til 10:00 tomorrow morning.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2019, 13:09
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By stevestrat
Dave is referring to the diagram . . . . it ain't...

Dave is referring to the diagram . . . . it ain't there!
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 10:41
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By stevestrat
I'd need the services of a chiropractor to get in...

I'd need the services of a chiropractor to get in and out of it.
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 09:44
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By stevestrat
I suppose the step kids reaction is...

I suppose the step kids reaction is understandable Trevor but you are happy again that's what's important. Wish you and Judy a great future together.
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 19:44
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh deep joy! We have three clover leaf shaped...

Oh deep joy! We have three clover leaf shaped garden containers in amongst the stuff left by my folks. They're stackable, put a pole down the middle and they lock together, simple . . . . oh no its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2019, 19:25
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By stevestrat
Probably quite straightforward if you know what...

Probably quite straightforward if you know what they were taking about!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2019, 19:20
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By stevestrat
There is an online calculator for pressure loss...

There is an online calculator for pressure loss (https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pressure-drop-compressed-air-pipes-d_852.html) if you can make sense of of :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 14:55
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Both my parents had labarynthitis, thankfully it...

Both my parents had labarynthitis, thankfully it never affected me. Its an inflammation of the nerve in the inner ear, affects balance etc. They used to describe it as a constant feeling of...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 12:20
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By stevestrat
OK, England won the world cup, well done to them...

OK, England won the world cup, well done to them but BBC dedicating the first eleven minutes of the 6pm news to it last night . . . . really :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2019, 13:31
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
OK, where the hell is Whirlwy Bay, sounds like...

OK, where the hell is Whirlwy Bay, sounds like Wales :shrug: I presume Whitley Bay but your typing finger wasn't listening to your brain :D
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2019, 11:10
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Server must have gone into shock. Rod . . . ....

Server must have gone into shock. Rod . . . . 05:55 . . . . error . . . . cannot compute......

Sad, that's my neighbour gone into respite care (dementia) for a week :(
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2019, 20:38
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Don't see sparrows very often now and as for...

Don't see sparrows very often now and as for starlings, used to be squadrons of them around here but I honestly can't remember when I last saw one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2019, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By stevestrat
Rather than guessing have a word with BigRuss....

Rather than guessing have a word with BigRuss. He's only an hour away in Liversedge. Top guy, makes a mean cup of tea as well :)
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2019, 11:44
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Just been standing watching the bird feeders, its...

Just been standing watching the bird feeders, its mental out there! Four feeders, three with sunflower hearts, one with suet balls. around and queuing for the seeds are various t1ts, greenfinches,...
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2019, 11:38
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By stevestrat
Bottas on pole, Lewis 0.006 seconds behind him,...

Bottas on pole, Lewis 0.006 seconds behind him, Leclerc 0.079 seconds behind . . . . less than one second covers the top six, how did they sort out grid positions before digital timing :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2019, 13:00
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Wait til its older then ride it back!

Wait til its older then ride it back!
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 20:18
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Who's driving the rear loco coz it ain't you....

Who's driving the rear loco coz it ain't you. Class 47s were never fitted for multiple working.

Saw something amazing today, rarely see a rat now that I've "eliminated" most of them but one...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2019, 22:11
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
The scarring it causes isn't reversible and you...

The scarring it causes isn't reversible and you can't pop a pill for it, all you can do at the moment is try to limit further damage. No alcohol, I don't drink anyway; limit salt intake, I use very...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2019, 10:26
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning folks. Yesterday was not a good day, to...

Morning folks. Yesterday was not a good day, to start with said goodbye to my old 1.8T which had been slowly decomposing since my health stopped my attempts to get it back on the road.

The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By stevestrat
The likes of Timpson won't cut it unless they...

The likes of Timpson won't cut it unless they supply it. Best chance is an independent locksmith.
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2019, 18:02
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Kettle packed in and my other half wanted a...

Kettle packed in and my other half wanted a whistling cooker top one instead of a "normal" electric kettle . . . . I don't like it! Its slow and despite boiling/emptying it several times before using...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 19:30
Replies: 147,582
Views: 4,119,251
Posted By stevestrat
Bleedin' internet keeps dropping out, must be the...

Bleedin' internet keeps dropping out, must be the weather :shrug:There are still birds at the feeders, wouldn't want to frighten them.

I was channel surfing last night and came across a prog on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 19:15
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By stevestrat
You need a starting handle for the 8-track!

You need a starting handle for the 8-track!
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 19:08
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Only been a couple of real blatters of rain, the...

Only been a couple of real blatters of rain, the initial thunderstorm that scattered the girls (except Suzy!) and another (no thunder) not long ago. Other than that its been steady "good for the...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 18:12
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Had a couple of really heavy showers here with...

Had a couple of really heavy showers here with thunder. Been hearing thunder in the distance for a while, thought I saw a flash immediately followed by thunder that rattled the house, Maya ran to the...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2019, 21:50
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By stevestrat
Sangria :D:D

Sangria :D:D
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2019, 21:41
Replies: 79
Views: 1,969
Posted By stevestrat
There's nothing new in a good kicking. My father...

There's nothing new in a good kicking. My father started in the Police late '50s in Newcastle. Remember him telling me there was a big problem with gangs of young guys (late teens early twentys),...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2019, 18:26
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Posted By stevestrat
Should have asked a Flight Attendant to open a...

Should have asked a Flight Attendant to open a window!
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2019, 15:18
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Posted By stevestrat
I find flying incredibly boring, especially long...

I find flying incredibly boring, especially long haul. Hours with your ass welded to a seat eating plastic food in plastic containers, yer bumhole heals up! I can't sleep on a plane, doze but not...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2019, 13:06
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
You'll qualify for the frequent visitor discount!...

You'll qualify for the frequent visitor discount!

Went to water the garden this morning, pulled the trigger on the spray "gun" and it self destructed :( Had to use another that was lying in the...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th June 2019, 20:25
Replies: 256
Views: 18,846
Posted By stevestrat
Tell me about it. Maya has a stainless steel...

Tell me about it. Maya has a stainless steel dish, she'll go to it, stamp on the edge so that it flips over ringing like a bell then looks at you "Oi, I'm hungry!" :D If you don't do anything she...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 19:18
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Posted By stevestrat
Been hovering Rod. As well as the obvious stuff...

Been hovering Rod. As well as the obvious stuff some of the things my neighbour is telling me are hellish. He has a hell of a job getting her to bed but when she wakes up, irrespective of what time...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 18:46
Replies: 205
Views: 10,979
Posted By stevestrat
I emailed the GI unit and got a reply from the...

I emailed the GI unit and got a reply from the consultant, firstly apologising for the cockup with the appointment and a second apology for my next appointment being four months away, offered my a...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 18:34
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
My heart goes out to my elderly neighbours, guess...

My heart goes out to my elderly neighbours, guess they're in their late 70s/early 80s. He doesn't like sitting around, always keeps himself busy, his wife is now deteriorating rapidly with dementia....
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By stevestrat
RIP. Reminded me of a lot of the characters in...

RIP. Reminded me of a lot of the characters in the police with my father in the early '70s.
Forum: Social Forum 25th June 2019, 22:26
Replies: 205
Views: 10,979
Posted By stevestrat
I've never criticised the NHS before but I am...

I've never criticised the NHS before but I am getting seriously pee'd off with the GI unit at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary! Due to a "marker" found in a routine blood test its reckoned I have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 11:10
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By stevestrat
Moderator's names are in green. Click on the...

Moderator's names are in green. Click on the name, click the contact info tab then click send a private message.

Other option is to become a subscribed member (only a tenner), info is in the...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 10:57
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Posted By stevestrat
Probably is in Lancashire.

Probably is in Lancashire.
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 10:16
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Posted By stevestrat
I have an appointment Phil but its been put back...

I have an appointment Phil but its been put back til October! The receptionist printed a copy of the letter that I didn't get, what I don't know is if the appointment was rescheduled before or after...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 09:11
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Posted By stevestrat
Thank you Ian, I now have a deeply disturbing...

Thank you Ian, I now have a deeply disturbing vision of you wandering around the house naked from the waist down :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 08:57
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning all. I wasn't overly bothered the...

Morning all.

I wasn't overly bothered the results hadn't appeared as I knew I had the appointment coming up anyway Phil but now I'll need to chase them up to find out if anything was discovered....
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 18:50
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
I rarely criticise the NHS but the GI Unit at the...

I rarely criticise the NHS but the GI Unit at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary leaves a lot to be desired. I had a liver biopsy a few weeks ago and was told I'd get the result in writing, nothing...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 20:42
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Cheers Rod. One day I might talk about what's...

Cheers Rod. One day I might talk about what's going on.

For Ian's info, the battle with long tails in the garden is ongoing! No more Mr Nice Guy, got the air rifle out but couldn't understand why...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 19:50
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Posted By stevestrat
I know there has been a lot of concern about my...

I know there has been a lot of concern about my absence, that means a lot guys but to borrow a line from Monty Python And The Holy Grail . . . . “I’m not dead!”:D

Life is very complicated just now...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2019, 21:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By stevestrat
I was out one day with my mate, he had a CBR1000,...

I was out one day with my mate, he had a CBR1000, I had the ST. He got ahead of me, I came round a right hand bend, he was sitting at the roadside a bit further on. I stopped, he was actually...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 21:14
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By stevestrat
Wouldn't call it solved but you know where the...

Wouldn't call it solved but you know where the problem lies.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 21:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By stevestrat
You don't have to disappear completely, quite a...

You don't have to disappear completely, quite a few former MGR owners still active here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 18:49
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By stevestrat
Had one a while ago with my old 75. 20-30 yards...

Had one a while ago with my old 75. 20-30 yards of cars parked either side of the road, enough room for one car to get through. I was well on my way through when a woman in an old Corsa came flying...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 17:15
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By stevestrat
The water tends to get under the rubber cover...

The water tends to get under the rubber cover rather than through any damage to it. You can remove the switch to check it for water damage by using a credit card or similar, slip it under the rubber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 16:19
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By stevestrat
Could be the bonnet switch? Rubber covered button...

Could be the bonnet switch? Rubber covered button next to the anti freeze label, can be affected by water ingress or the bonnet isn't closing tightly enough. Try lubricating the bonnet catches and...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2019, 11:47
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Posted By stevestrat
The warmth has finally arrived here. One...

The warmth has finally arrived here. One drawback, I've already evicted three wasps from the kitchen.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 11:18
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By stevestrat
There's bound to be a local windscreen fitter who...

There's bound to be a local windscreen fitter who can do the job for you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 20:09
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By stevestrat
Does sound like the starter is jammed, wouldn't...

Does sound like the starter is jammed, wouldn't keep trying in case something overheats. If all else fails try the old "hit the starter with something substantial" trick.
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2019, 19:06
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Posted By stevestrat
That's not a train, its a bus with ambitions.

That's not a train, its a bus with ambitions.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2019, 17:55
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By stevestrat
You only have to play around with the time/date...

You only have to play around with the time/date settings with the "dodgy" copies.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 17:40
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By stevestrat
The immobiliser transponder in the key and the...

The immobiliser transponder in the key and the remote locking/unlocking PCB are in no way connected.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 16:10
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By stevestrat
If working on the underseat connectors doesn't...

If working on the underseat connectors doesn't cure it then I'd look for a T4 as trying to diagnose the cause by guesswork and elimination can get very frustrating, I'm speaking from experience :D
...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2019, 16:02
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By stevestrat
When my appendix burst a few years ago I was in...

When my appendix burst a few years ago I was in hospital for a week, IV antibiotics etc. I had so many needles stuck in me my veins decided they'd had enough. The ward staff couldn't get a sample,...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2019, 15:43
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Sunny here, warmer than it has been but still the...

Sunny here, warmer than it has been but still the cool breeze. Went out earlier, idiots going around in Tshirt and shorts, its warmer but not Tshirt and shorts warmer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2019, 13:53
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By stevestrat
The answer to your first question is in a...

The answer to your first question is in a separate thread for some reason :shrug: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=187849

Buying from the US you'd not only have nippy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 13:37
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By stevestrat
Nearest T4 I'm aware of should you need it would...

Nearest T4 I'm aware of should you need it would be Lates in Rugby: http://www.lates600.com/
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2019, 13:28
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By stevestrat
More likely: If it's an MG Follow and...

More likely:

If it's an MG

Follow and see
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2019, 11:00
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Posted By stevestrat
I'd be careful, access to grass can completely...

I'd be careful, access to grass can completely change a cat.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33764756928_6c664fb96c.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2019, 08:16
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Posted By stevestrat
Brilliant sunshine here but cold again.

Brilliant sunshine here but cold again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 20:52
Replies: 37
Views: 1,705
Posted By stevestrat
Redex made a difference to my 1.8T, smoother idle...

Redex made a difference to my 1.8T, smoother idle and seemed more willing to rev.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2019, 20:49
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
I'd never have thought cats had the dexterity to...

I'd never have thought cats had the dexterity to roll a joint :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2019, 20:22
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By stevestrat
Only thing that will tell you the cause of the...

Only thing that will tell you the cause of the airbag light is connecting the car to a T4.

99% of the time the cause is the connectors under the front seats, two under each seat, one for the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2019, 20:14
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Been a nice enough day here but never warm,...

Been a nice enough day here but never warm, breeze from the east made sure of that.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2019, 15:02
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Posted By stevestrat
I'm a bit closer than 40 miles! Just took this...

I'm a bit closer than 40 miles! Just took this from the garden gate:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33759119668_70c4e757b6.jpg

Not the sea as such but the Forth Estuary.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2019, 13:06
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Posted By stevestrat
Shorts are ok just as long as he doesn't dust off...

Shorts are ok just as long as he doesn't dust off his mankini :eek:

Bright and sunny here but a decidedly cool breeze coming off the sea.
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2019, 19:45
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Posted By stevestrat
Getting a bit peeved. I have Advanced System Care...

Getting a bit peeved. I have Advanced System Care (ASC) on the laptop, maintenance tool, one click runs multiple maintenance functions. Since the latest update my antivirus (Avast) keeps nabbing it...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2019, 19:34
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By stevestrat
Saw it, ignoring it! "Experts" won't be happy...

Saw it, ignoring it! "Experts" won't be happy until we're on nothing but protein pills.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2019, 21:22
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Posted By stevestrat
I know a lot of the first category and the...

I know a lot of the first category and the majority of them qualify for the second category :D
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2019, 20:14
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By stevestrat
I did a disc in my back a few years ago, all I...

I did a disc in my back a few years ago, all I did was bend down to pick something up and felt a crunch in the base of my back. Within days I could barely move. I'd crushed a disc, it swelled up,...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2019, 17:38
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Posted By stevestrat
I'd rather not but you've already planted the...

I'd rather not but you've already planted the vision :panic:

Holly tree trimmed today.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2019, 12:47
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By stevestrat
Least the mice won't rust.

Least the mice won't rust.
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 23:15
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Posted By stevestrat
Heavy train, wet rail, poor driving technique!...

Heavy train, wet rail, poor driving technique! Anti slip on a 37 was basic, if wheelslip is detected it reduces the fuel supply, wheelslip stops fuel supply resumes, slips again unless the driver...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 22:54
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By stevestrat
Firefighters reckon they've got it under control...

Firefighters reckon they've got it under control and the main structure has been saved.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2019, 22:13
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By stevestrat
Cheese is pointless, Nutella with a few seeds...

Cheese is pointless, Nutella with a few seeds stuck in it or the best thing is to find what they are actually feeding on.

When I was helping my taxi business mate out he had a new Fiat Ducato...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 20:04
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
I wonder why they blame diesel trains for...

I wonder why they blame diesel trains for pollution :shrug:

m8HGtibUMCc
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 19:49
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By stevestrat
There a few years ago, sad. See that idiot Trump...

There a few years ago, sad. See that idiot Trump has suggested putting the fire out with flying water tankers!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47941794
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 17:34
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
If you have a pressure washer, DIY colonic...

If you have a pressure washer, DIY colonic irrigation might help :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 14:11
Replies: 147,582
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Posted By stevestrat
Worked them hard here, knew every nut and bolt on...

Worked them hard here, knew every nut and bolt on them, had seven (26001-7) dedicated to local coal workings, between mines and the local power station. They were fitted with slow speed control (0.5...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 10:42
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Dodgy pies at Walworth Castle yesterday Rich?

Dodgy pies at Walworth Castle yesterday Rich?
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 07:53
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Morning, dry but cool here. Done my good deed for...

Morning, dry but cool here. Done my good deed for the day already, wee Coal T1t flew into the kitchen, got it and put it back outside. Flew off once it had gathered its wits again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 18:09
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By stevestrat
You do get an email but check your registered...

You do get an email but check your registered email address is up to date.

You can check the date yourself, click on User CP, scroll down and you'll see Miscellaneous, in Miscellaneous click on...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2019, 17:22
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37s were reasonably stable. If you want to see a...

37s were reasonably stable. If you want to see a bit of rock and roll check out the class 26 (see vid below). They were common up here, God knows how many times I drove them. Used to roll just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 14:53
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By stevestrat
Very few, never exported to the US. In 2005 a...

Very few, never exported to the US. In 2005 a handful were fitted with EU4 compliant engines (European emissions standard 4) and sent to the US for testing purposes, they never came back, last heard...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2019, 14:30
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By stevestrat
Again, questionable tactics by Ferrari to try to...

Again, questionable tactics by Ferrari to try to promote Vettel. Vettel needs to recognise Leclerc's considerable talent, he's an equal not some subservient, expendable seat filler.
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2019, 21:54
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By stevestrat
Could be a reference to the kid's father :D

Could be a reference to the kid's father :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 21:50
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By stevestrat
Suspect that may void the warranty.

Suspect that may void the warranty.
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2019, 21:38
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Posted By stevestrat
I though Roy Orbison was dead! Seriously...

I though Roy Orbison was dead!

Seriously though, you have my sympathy Phil, nothing worse than an ailment that keeps you from sleeping, been there when my shoulder was at its worst.
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2019, 19:49
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By stevestrat
Dobermans have a hard mouth. Cora's favourite...

Dobermans have a hard mouth. Cora's favourite game was I'd shove her away, she'd leap back at me mouthing my hands, play biting but hurt like hell! I tried wearing heavy gloves, she realised she...
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2019, 19:42
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Posted By stevestrat
Been out with the hedge trimmer again today. Did...

Been out with the hedge trimmer again today. Did a couple of bushes, trimmed, lifted the clippings then out with the garden vac . . . . then my back said ENOUGH! Just the holly tree still to do, did...
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2019, 18:09
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Posted By stevestrat
Here's the full set: Introduction -...

Here's the full set:
Introduction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3KLtQvHkA&t=16s
Driving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5xiM0LYtA
Faults - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQKvEy6jVs...
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2019, 17:29
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Posted By stevestrat
Never drove DMUs (101 etc) and never particularly...

Never drove DMUs (101 etc) and never particularly wanted to :D There's an old BR training film about the DMU fault finding on Youtube, driver tackles a fault then has another and another etc, its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 16:31
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By stevestrat
If it an original 75 key should be two symbols,...

If it an original 75 key should be two symbols, small button with a padlock which locks the car and a large button with the Rover emblem on it which unlocks. If there's no Rover emblem on the large...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2019, 20:46
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Posted By stevestrat
Class 45, used to get them a lot on the...

Class 45, used to get them a lot on the north-south freights, they were like riding a bucking bronco, bouncy as hell. Got a lap full of hot tea on one once! I was still a 2nd man, coming back from...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2019, 16:29
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Posted By stevestrat
Spent about three hours trimming the ivy on the...

Spent about three hours trimming the ivy on the garden wall, about 9 or 10 feet high. Since I had all the bother with my shoulder swinging heavy things around (like the hedge trimmer) is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2019, 08:51
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By stevestrat
Standard bottle, additional pump. Where the...

Standard bottle, additional pump. Where the second pump goes is clearly marked on the bottle, there's even a clip for securing it, just have to cut out the hole for it.

If you look at the photo...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2019, 08:47
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By stevestrat
I have that feeling as well. Had the heart...

I have that feeling as well. Had the heart attack, reached the point where the cardiac unit doesn't want to see me again. The diabetes, got that so well under control that diabetic squad don't want...
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2019, 16:53
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Posted By stevestrat
Don't have any grass in the garden and certainly...

Don't have any grass in the garden and certainly don't miss it. In the last place always regarded mowing the grass as a chore, neighbour on the other hand had his like the green at a gold course.
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 21:03
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By stevestrat
Sounds like what you got was a damn site more...

Sounds like what you got was a damn site more informative than what I was sent. Three side of nothing in particular, did go to the expense of a staple though!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 20:01
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By stevestrat
6" nails work as well :getmecoat:

6" nails work as well :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 19:50
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Posted By stevestrat
Not so keen on making an appearance before it...

Not so keen on making an appearance before it gets dark since I sent a lead pellet zinging past its ear the other evening. The food supply near the tunnel will soon dry up after moving the feeders....
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 18:25
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Posted By stevestrat
Birds are confused, where's the food gone. I'll...

Birds are confused, where's the food gone. I'll need to put a signpost up :D

I've removed the trap from the rat box and placed two packs of rat poison in the compartments, its inaccessible to the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 18:00
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By stevestrat
Aspirin didn't get a mention Harry, not until I...

Aspirin didn't get a mention Harry, not until I was handed a second info sheet in the ward itself. I say leaflet but it was two A4 sheets of photocopied paper (3 sides), a locally done thing by the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 13:56
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Posted By stevestrat
Shed tidied, or should I say all my stuff has...

Shed tidied, or should I say all my stuff has been moved to the garage! Also moved the bird feeders to the opposite end of the garden away from the tunnel complex!
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 13:43
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By stevestrat
Yesterday wasn't a good day for the NHS! Few...

Yesterday wasn't a good day for the NHS! Few weeks ago I got a letter from the specialist about a liver biopsy, it advised to read the information leaflet enclosed, had to phone to get them to send...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 11:04
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Posted By stevestrat
Been "instructed" to tidy the shed. Trying to...

Been "instructed" to tidy the shed. Trying to build up the enthusiasm.
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 08:18
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Posted By stevestrat
I'm like that every morning Rich.

I'm like that every morning Rich.
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 08:03
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Morning, white with frost here :eek:

Morning, white with frost here :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2019, 17:08
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Posted By stevestrat
Who ever wrote up the info sheet cocked up, as I...

Who ever wrote up the info sheet cocked up, as I said no mention of aspirin and apparently you are supposed to fast before the procedure, no mention of that either.
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2019, 16:27
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Posted By stevestrat
Well, the biopsy . . . . never happened :eek: I...

Well, the biopsy . . . . never happened :eek: I got a letter about the appointment few weeks ago, it advised to read the enclosed information sheet, had to phone up to get them to send one. Info...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 22:15
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By stevestrat
There wasn't four candles on the table was there.

There wasn't four candles on the table was there.
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 21:36
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Views: 851
Posted By stevestrat
That was standard practice back in the BR days.

That was standard practice back in the BR days.
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 20:53
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Posted By stevestrat
ITS WAR :flame: As you know, for a while...

ITS WAR :flame:

As you know, for a while I've suspected long tails in the walled raised part of the garden, saw two of the hairy little bast.... tonight, bold as brass, under the bird feeders...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 19:47
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Posted By stevestrat
Google play store has never worked on my mobile,...

Google play store has never worked on my mobile, wouldn't open. I found a fix . . . . good move and bad move, been an hour updating just about everything in the phone.
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 18:26
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Posted By stevestrat
Nick at Austin Garages is extremely well spoken...

Nick at Austin Garages is extremely well spoken about over on the 260 forum Rev. He'll sort you out.
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 18:15
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Posted By stevestrat
Welcome to the asylum, collect your straight...

Welcome to the asylum, collect your straight jacket and leave any sharp objects at the entrance.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2019, 16:54
Replies: 198
Views: 14,124
Posted By stevestrat
Ah, romance is alive and well alive in...

Ah, romance is alive and well alive in Geordieland :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2019, 16:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By stevestrat
Perfectly safe to use a 140 cap. The 100 caps...

Perfectly safe to use a 140 cap. The 100 caps were used on petrol models until 2000 then the 140 previously only used on diesels was used as standard across all models.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2019, 16:35
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By stevestrat
Best way to contact Tim and Micky is by private...

Best way to contact Tim and Micky is by private message. Just click on the link next to their names below:

Tim: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=41485

Mickyboy:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2019, 19:07
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By stevestrat
Ideal. Quick Google search reveals a number of...

Ideal. Quick Google search reveals a number of windscreen fitters in the Leeds area...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 18:58
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Posted By stevestrat
Those with Yahoo email will know if there's...

Those with Yahoo email will know if there's nothing in your inbox it shows a video, occasionally the video goes amiss and the message "something went wrong" shows. Just checked, empty inbox but a...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 18:53
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By stevestrat
As you can see from my signature pic I've got...

As you can see from my signature pic I've got three!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 18:06
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By stevestrat
Bit nippy but postage is free!

Bit nippy but postage is free!
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 17:59
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Posted By stevestrat
:wot: Eliminate the demand, kill the market....

:wot:

Eliminate the demand, kill the market. Either that or start a rumour that the best aphrodisiac is dried dog poo! Streets would be immaculate.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 17:54
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By stevestrat
Sounds like a wheel/tyre issue.

Sounds like a wheel/tyre issue.
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 17:50
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Posted By stevestrat
Had another go at a rice pudding, not perfect but...

Had another go at a rice pudding, not perfect but a hell of a lot better than the first attempt.
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 14:41
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By stevestrat
Best news today

South Africa, Kruger National Park, a rhino poacher has been trampled to death by an elephant then the body was eaten by lions. The rest of the poaching gang told his family who notified park...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 12:48
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By stevestrat
Nah, don't like it, there's no continuity, no...

Nah, don't like it, there's no continuity, no flow between the "bike" and the back end.

Somebody wants it though, 2 bids, up to £820 now.

How about this one...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 12:14
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Posted By stevestrat
Had to go for a bit of shopping, its bl00dy...

Had to go for a bit of shopping, its bl00dy horrible out there! Cold, heavy drizzle and windy, windy enough to make a brolly pointless. Home again and no intentions of going out again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 08:32
Replies: 44
Views: 3,050
Posted By stevestrat
Never had one but was in a few Police ones when I...

Never had one but was in a few Police ones when I was a kid :eek: Don't worry, its not as bad as it sounds, my father was in the local traffic division :D
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 08:17
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, weather much the same as last night,...

Morning, weather much the same as last night, very damp and misty.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 20:46
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By stevestrat
Err . . . . no!

Err . . . . no!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By stevestrat
I thought non starting when hot was the cam...

I thought non starting when hot was the cam sensor not the crank sensor.
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2019, 19:01
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Posted By stevestrat
I'm lurking around Rich.

I'm lurking around Rich.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By stevestrat
Must be rubbery being able to do that. ...

Must be rubbery being able to do that.

Simon, while you're amending rubbery you might consider "stating" as well unless stating at the rubbery is code for something :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 18:14
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By stevestrat
What do you mean won't let you on?

What do you mean won't let you on?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 16:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By stevestrat
There were supercharged KV6s in Australia (ZT220)...

There were supercharged KV6s in Australia (ZT220) but I believe most of them went bang!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2019, 19:24
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By stevestrat
The thanks button becomes available once you hit...

The thanks button becomes available once you hit ten posts.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By stevestrat
Just looked at the London LEZ regulations, blue...

Just looked at the London LEZ regulations, blue badges get a discount (dunno what) provided they are registered.

Looking at the Euro LEZ advice, the regulations seem to be all over the place....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2019, 17:55
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By stevestrat
I had that with an LED sidelight, no warning that...

I had that with an LED sidelight, no warning that it had failed, just noticed when I went to put the car in the garage one evening.
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