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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2022, 10:18
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By coolguy
ANPR cameras can read any script and patterns....

ANPR cameras can read any script and patterns. This was confirmed by the inventor who gave a talk which I attended a few years ago. The police are taking us for cash cows, but I wouldn't risk it, and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 23:40
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By coolguy
3M double sided tape is the best I have come...

3M double sided tape is the best I have come across, but it needs to be fixed when temperatures are higher than they have been recently.
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 23:36
Replies: 96
Views: 2,544
Posted By coolguy
Well at least I haven't wasted anyone's money as...

Well at least I haven't wasted anyone's money as I refused to have one.
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 17:14
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By coolguy
Never speak with anyone who initiates a phone...

Never speak with anyone who initiates a phone call on finance - and well done to your Mum. Mine, who died aged 99 used to pretend to be deaf and keep asking them to repeat everything. They usually...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2022, 10:27
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By coolguy
No experience of the diesel version of 45s, but...

No experience of the diesel version of 45s, but have owned 4 petrol versions over the past 10 years (still have one), and whilst they are not that economical, the amount of space in a small package...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 15:40
Replies: 91
Views: 5,242
Posted By coolguy
Should never have been started! We wouldn't need...

Should never have been started! We wouldn't need an extra lane if folk would use the inside lane - capacity increased at an instant! Also, modern cars have a tendency to die instantly without warning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 17:20
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By coolguy
Souls of Olney are still able to give excellent...

Souls of Olney are still able to give excellent MG/Rover service, and proudly advertise as such. (see their website) I believe it's where Phil T4 is currently employed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2022, 10:50
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By coolguy
Apparently there was no orange clip present, so...

Apparently there was no orange clip present, so do I need a complete new filter, or can I just get the clip (and possibly O ring) alone?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2022, 12:11
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By coolguy
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. My mechanic...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. My mechanic has just rung to say the filter had collapsed. Now sorted, and a new MOT, with just 2 advisories - slight oil leak (been there for ever and doesn't...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 22:30
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By coolguy
New Highway Code precedence now seems to rank...

New Highway Code precedence now seems to rank cyclists (who pay no road taxes, and no insurance) above car drivers. God help us all!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 10:24
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By coolguy
I have found that when the door won't close a...

I have found that when the door won't close a reset with the central locking button usually works - but it has only happened with the rear doors (so far - 9 years!)
Forum: Events and Meets 31st December 2021, 11:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,264
Posted By coolguy
Put me down for a place please - 5 to choose from...

Put me down for a place please - 5 to choose from so one should be working!
and several will still be in MOT. Always a great day, so looking forward to it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 21:17
Replies: 71
Views: 4,320
Posted By coolguy
Have never met you, but just had to pass on my...

Have never met you, but just had to pass on my condolences at such a sudden loss. Take comfort from such a long and happy marriage - your memories will help to sustain you at such a sad time, and be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 11:57
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By coolguy
Fuelling problem.

It was all going so well at the MOT test until my ZT V6 auto cut out and would not restart. Suspect fuel pump, but it is running - just not enough pressure to get fuel though, so is it likely to be...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 10:45
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By coolguy
Sadly I don't believe that there are any winners...

Sadly I don't believe that there are any winners in this fiasco. I went off F1 some years ago when the rules started to become too complicated, (and I am too mean to pay for Sky), but took the chance...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2021, 22:15
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By coolguy
Nice to know I am not alone. I have 4 x 75s and 2...

Nice to know I am not alone. I have 4 x 75s and 2 x ZTs, plus 14 other modern classics. The current size of the fleet is the first question most folk ask me. Different, yes, individual, certainly!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2021, 22:14
Replies: 13,258
Views: 1,354,323
Posted By coolguy
Looking very impressive. I have the right of way...

Looking very impressive. I have the right of way over a gravel drive to my garage yard - your tonnes made me grateful that I don't have to maintain it - it measures 19 feet wide by nearly a hundred...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2021, 21:33
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By coolguy
Whilst the low mileage might appear attractive,...

Whilst the low mileage might appear attractive, these engines/gearboxes will do enormous mileages, so unless you are going to do mega miles I would be happy paying less. There are still plenty in...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 22:14
Replies: 124
Views: 8,217
Posted By coolguy
Don't know where I can have been, as I haven't...

Don't know where I can have been, as I haven't picked up any of these options as being imminent. We are such a crowded island that I cannot really see a solution that would be both workable and fair....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 11:06
Replies: 117
Views: 5,808
Posted By coolguy
If I was in that situation the first thing I...

If I was in that situation the first thing I would do would be to drive to a friend/relatives house where there was power (nearest 18 miles, next 90 miles and furthest 125 miles) At least with a...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 17:05
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By coolguy
I hope I already have! Just don't fancy going...

I hope I already have! Just don't fancy going electric, and can't afford to!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 23:14
Replies: 180
Views: 15,412
Posted By coolguy
Was never fortunate enough to meet either of you,...

Was never fortunate enough to meet either of you, but through this wonderful Club and forum feel I have known you both for a long time. Never saw a bad word, or anything but praise. God bless
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 09:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By coolguy
When the 75 was first announced, I thought that...

When the 75 was first announced, I thought that the shape of the rear wheel arch would be prone to rust - fortunately I was wrong, and none of my present ones have succumbed.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 11:05
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By coolguy
Have not had an open fire for some years, but the...

Have not had an open fire for some years, but the likelihood of power cuts this winter persuaded me to have my chimneys swept (cannot remember when they were last done). Not cheap as I have six in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 09:34
Replies: 34
Views: 2,323
Posted By coolguy
BUT nobody expects to keep a car for 10+ years...

BUT nobody expects to keep a car for 10+ years these days - I am amazed at the number of cars advertised for sale that have numerous owners in the first few years of life.
Regarding prices, the mark...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 10:30
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By coolguy
I would add that colour has an impact on value -...

I would add that colour has an impact on value - some are more desirable than others and can make a few hundred pounds difference.
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2021, 08:32
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By coolguy
No, there isn't. Makes the chance of houses being...

No, there isn't. Makes the chance of houses being "affordable" less likely.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2021, 21:48
Replies: 13,258
Views: 1,354,323
Posted By coolguy
Collected my Tourer from the paint shop following...

Collected my Tourer from the paint shop following a bonnet respray due to lacquer peel (worst I have ever seen). Also had a couple of minor marks on the rear bumper tidied up. Brilliant match as ever...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 09:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
Posted By coolguy
The Mayor of London himself wrote to me last...

The Mayor of London himself wrote to me last month to advise that my diesel Tourer was noncompliant. I am now expecting 3 more letters for my other diesels! What a waste of resources. If I were ever...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd November 2021, 17:11
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By coolguy
Cannot beat the independents. Have used the one...

Cannot beat the independents. Have used the one in my village for 20+ years - and luckily he is a lot younger than me so should last me out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2021, 13:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By coolguy
They are a much better fit than the Halfords ones...

They are a much better fit than the Halfords ones imho!
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2021, 07:29
Replies: 163,438
Views: 7,060,483
Posted By coolguy
Take care Bob - are you doing too much?

Take care Bob - are you doing too much?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2021, 14:30
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By coolguy
I ordered a V6 badge from Rimmers last year - it...

I ordered a V6 badge from Rimmers last year - it came looking like the thumbnail, not original. Sent it back! Found one on EBay (new) for £9.99, but not sure if they are still around - the guy had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2021, 10:13
Replies: 139
Views: 11,114
Posted By coolguy
They need their cars so that they can escape each...

They need their cars so that they can escape each weekend - just look at the cars heading back to London on the motorways each Sunday evening!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2021, 20:02
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By coolguy
I keep a pocket book in each car to record...

I keep a pocket book in each car to record servicing, tyres, battery, etc, etc. The DVLA remind me of the tax when due, and I have a good enough memory for the MOTs. Well, there are only 20 of them....
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2021, 21:31
Replies: 52
Views: 3,048
Posted By coolguy
As a Midlander, I went to work in the southeast...

As a Midlander, I went to work in the southeast (not London) after University in 1970 and despite a "cheap" mortgage available from my company (Legal & General), I realised that I could not hope to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2021, 21:22
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By coolguy
[QUOTE=victorgte;2903640]They drive really well...

[QUOTE=victorgte;2903640]They drive really well even as a 1.8 auto. Dated design but great to drive.
/QUOTE]

Couldn't agree more. Great F1 autobox if driven manually. I have always had one in...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2021, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By coolguy
I tried this, but the cars I bought as "bangers"...

I tried this, but the cars I bought as "bangers" to run about in got cared for and became another one to look after. It's why my fleet has grown so much!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2021, 11:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By coolguy
Bob, The staff that most rescue services employ...

Bob, The staff that most rescue services employ have no idea what a car engine is about. They just have a set of questions to ask, and because nobody talks anymore, they simply cannot relay messages....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2021, 08:19
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By coolguy
Wouldn't touch it! BUT, I have known MOT testers...

Wouldn't touch it! BUT, I have known MOT testers put the wrong mileage into the computer, and it can only be corrected if done within 24 hours. Do you ever check the details on you certificate? I am...
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2021, 21:17
Replies: 54
Views: 2,584
Posted By coolguy
Pulled into my local Shell station today - no...

Pulled into my local Shell station today - no queue and no limit on amount. Had a wry smile - no wretched E10 - only E5 and both grades of diesel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2021, 10:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,083
Posted By coolguy
Nothing wrong with the 600, but the most...

Nothing wrong with the 600, but the most anonymous Rover ever made in my humble opinion. They are still around, but go unnoticed.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2021, 09:58
Replies: 163,438
Views: 7,060,483
Posted By coolguy
Save water - don't use the washing machine. The...

Save water - don't use the washing machine. The washing up bowl will do!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2021, 09:52
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By coolguy
This move was generated by the prospect of saving...

This move was generated by the prospect of saving a mere £7 million per annum by the DVLA. Apparently it has cost many times that. Not surprised - as I thought unless you either taxed the car or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2021, 09:40
Replies: 59
Views: 3,609
Posted By coolguy
Yes, £28 per visit to family seems a lot, but how...

Yes, £28 per visit to family seems a lot, but how many times per week/year will you do it? Compare this to the cost of another vehicle, AND wrecking your pension pot - totally uneconomic. I never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 14:13
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By coolguy
Whatever one's political views, the "selfish...

Whatever one's political views, the "selfish souls" were in a majority, and democracy rules.
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2021, 10:53
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By coolguy
Lower speed limits merely cause congestion and...

Lower speed limits merely cause congestion and are therefore worse for climate change if you believe in it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2021, 20:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By coolguy
I never liked any of them. That's why with 20...

I never liked any of them. That's why with 20 cars on my property, the newest was built in 2008. Hope they last me out!
Forum: Events and Meets 27th September 2021, 09:31
Replies: 80
Views: 31,356
Posted By coolguy
I think that there would be quite an appetite - I...

I think that there would be quite an appetite - I have been to a number of outdoor events over the past 8 weekends with no problems, so long as folk are sensible. Given that I used to attend classic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2021, 08:35
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By coolguy
You will get a load of different answers from the...

You will get a load of different answers from the major tyre chains (pardon the unintended pun), like National Tyre/Kwik fit etc. Use an independent specialist (I am lucky to have one in the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2021, 07:18
Replies: 74
Views: 5,398
Posted By coolguy
Remember, MPs are our servants, BUT they cannot...

Remember, MPs are our servants, BUT they cannot please all the people all of the time, or indeed solve the whims of every constituent.
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2021, 21:07
Replies: 163,438
Views: 7,060,483
Posted By coolguy
Passed 5 garages this morning - only one had a...

Passed 5 garages this morning - only one had a queue, and that was probably down to price. I always keep at least half a tank in most of mine, so will not add to the perceived shortages for a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 08:55
Replies: 13,258
Views: 1,354,323
Posted By coolguy
[QUOTE- we are definitely getting rare[/QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE- we are definitely getting rare[/QUOTE]

and more valuable? prices do seem to be rising.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 08:53
Replies: 36
Views: 3,090
Posted By coolguy
More blancmange than strawberry! Seriously, I...

More blancmange than strawberry! Seriously, I would leave it as it is! You'll get a lot more smiles and friendly waves!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 08:50
Replies: 31
Views: 2,363
Posted By coolguy
Fortunately kept my 75s/ZTs when when buying a...

Fortunately kept my 75s/ZTs when when buying a couple of Jags. Whilst I love the latter as much, they have cost me more in the past 18 months than the Rovers/MGs have in 5 years!

Intend to keep...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2021, 11:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By coolguy
This must be the reason that I rarely any of sell...

This must be the reason that I rarely any of sell my cars!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2021, 09:05
Replies: 62
Views: 2,548
Posted By coolguy
Inches in a metre - simples.

Inches in a metre - simples.
Forum: Social Forum 18th September 2021, 10:20
Replies: 62
Views: 2,548
Posted By coolguy
Manufacturers have continued to show their...

Manufacturers have continued to show their economy? figures in gallons (mpg), so I don't see a problem at all. Saves converting litres into gallons before working out our MPG.

I think we shall...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 12:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By coolguy
It doesn't wallow like most folk imagine. Cross...

It doesn't wallow like most folk imagine. Cross country roads are just too narrow to try it out thoroughly!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 08:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By coolguy
I am a self-confessed petrolhead ( I am told I...

I am a self-confessed petrolhead ( I am told I could recognise all cars on the road from age 3), but not only do electric vehicles not stir me, most others produced in the last 10 years don't either....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 11:44
Replies: 63
Views: 3,937
Posted By coolguy
BUT much more to buy - totally uneconomic. The...

BUT much more to buy - totally uneconomic. The greenest car is the one you already own.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 16:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By coolguy
Just like the plethora of adverts saying "totally...

Just like the plethora of adverts saying "totally original......recently resprayed"
True originality is rare these days.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 12:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By coolguy
I have seen cars less than 3 months old with...

I have seen cars less than 3 months old with brake discs rusting. I understand it is no longer a "fail" for the MOT, just an advisory.
Forum: Social Forum 14th September 2021, 09:45
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By coolguy
Afraid you all may be too late. My Council...

Afraid you all may be too late. My Council received a sales pitch over a year ago, which I attended, and the ability to switch off EV chargers at any time was already in place. Put me off completely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2021, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By coolguy
It isn't, even on my Contemporary SE.

It isn't, even on my Contemporary SE.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2021, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By coolguy
I just hate a dirty car - mine can be cleaned...

I just hate a dirty car - mine can be cleaned several times a week in winter. Not bothered by a bit of dust in dry weather, but Sahara dust spots, rain splashes and mud have to come off straight...
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2021, 15:16
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By coolguy
I suspect the pressure on her will increase, and...

I suspect the pressure on her will increase, and she can never have a better sporting moment!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 17:52
Replies: 63
Views: 4,961
Posted By coolguy
...and we grumble about the odd rusty sill !

...and we grumble about the odd rusty sill !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2021, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By coolguy
Never looked at them as investments -just love...

Never looked at them as investments -just love the enjoyment they provide, and that is priceless. Euroboxes and electric vehicles will never give that. Classics have soul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2021, 21:23
Replies: 21
Views: 2,074
Posted By coolguy
Budget £400 per side if you get a rusty one -...

Budget £400 per side if you get a rusty one - still worth it for low mileage cars. I currently have 5, and it is the youngest (2008) which has had it's sills replaced (before I bought it a couple of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2021, 21:15
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By coolguy
I have used Gavin Fairley twice (different cars)....

I have used Gavin Fairley twice (different cars). Budget between £450 and £500, unless he finds anything else (he will check if you want anything else done before doing it). Those figures were for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 21:10
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By coolguy
That's about what I get from my ZT V6. Suspect...

That's about what I get from my ZT V6. Suspect the automatic box might be to blame.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 21:06
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By coolguy
Registered 3rd June 1999.

Registered 3rd June 1999.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 12:50
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By coolguy
Good value even if it is not a rare as he makes...

Good value even if it is not a rare as he makes out. Would have looked if not 200 miles from me! Love dark purple cars (my Daimler Super V8 is reputedly 1 of 3 in Amaranth).
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2021, 11:15
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By coolguy
I don't park near anyone - unfortunately it...

I don't park near anyone - unfortunately it doesn't stop the reverse happening!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2021, 13:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By coolguy
Only "a while longer" - not for ever? I still...

Only "a while longer" - not for ever? I still have cars I bought in 1983, 1987 and 1990. The Rover SD1 V8S has certainly tested my patience, but I still cannot sell her.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2021, 11:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By coolguy
It will get worse in the future - there's more...

It will get worse in the future - there's more stuff to go wrong.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2021, 10:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By coolguy
With patience, all cars can get sorted - just...

With patience, all cars can get sorted - just hope yours doesn't wear thin.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2021, 19:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By coolguy
Well, at least most have not rotted away, unlike...

Well, at least most have not rotted away, unlike the Jag! (and they always did look better from all angles).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2021, 16:44
Replies: 34
Views: 3,510
Posted By coolguy
They are worth a lot to us, and very little to...

They are worth a lot to us, and very little to the trade I am afraid. Sell it privately, if you must, preferably on this forum.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 19:47
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By coolguy
Coincidentally I had the exact same problem last...

Coincidentally I had the exact same problem last week. My mechanic stripped out the bonnet micro switch connector and found multiplug connector broken. he said it is usually the bonnet, but my lack...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 10:15
Replies: 22
Views: 4,397
Posted By coolguy
Don't plan to use E10 ever (hopefully), and never...

Don't plan to use E10 ever (hopefully), and never go near Supermarket variants. A saving of 2p per litre only equates to a difference of about £1.20 per tank on our cars - not worth the risk.
Forum: Events and Meets 26th August 2021, 15:45
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By coolguy
Thanks for the reminder - had wondered if it had...

Thanks for the reminder - had wondered if it had been re-scheduled, but not got round to checking! I shall be there, probably in a 75 this time.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 16:36
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By coolguy
S = Sports (holds the gears longer (and gets very...

S = Sports (holds the gears longer (and gets very thirsty)
E = Economy, which it will default to each time you turn her on, even if you were on sport before.
Snowflake is for slippery conditions...
Forum: Social Forum 20th August 2021, 08:06
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By coolguy
The list is standard alphabetical.

The list is standard alphabetical.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 23:29
Replies: 37
Views: 3,298
Posted By coolguy
No - I bought it in 1987 (10 years old) with...

No - I bought it in 1987 (10 years old) with 9,000 on the clock - it was advertised in the Club's magazine, and when I rang up it had been sold by the garage. However, a couple of weeks later a car...
Forum: Items Wanted 18th August 2021, 15:52
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By coolguy
Patience is a virtue! Well done.

Patience is a virtue! Well done.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 08:04
Replies: 37
Views: 3,298
Posted By coolguy
This is embarrassing! I had to go out to the...

This is embarrassing! I had to go out to the garages and yard to check up!

1971 Triumph 2000TC - Sienna Brown - 67,000
1977 Triumph 2500TC - Tahiti Blue - 32,000
1980 Rover SD1 V8S - Black -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 07:42
Replies: 37
Views: 3,298
Posted By coolguy
Simple answer - never married!

Simple answer - never married!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2021, 20:08
Replies: 37
Views: 3,298
Posted By coolguy
Certainly not - my fleet is currently at 20.

Certainly not - my fleet is currently at 20.
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2021, 11:15
Replies: 40
Views: 2,272
Posted By coolguy
I spend more of my time watching the speedometer...

I spend more of my time watching the speedometer than the road. That proves they are cash collectors, not safety devices!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 08:06
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By coolguy
I still own my late father's V8S. Original extras...

I still own my late father's V8S. Original extras of Auto transmission, nutmeg leather and black paintwork were specified and it still has not turned 30,000 miles. 26 mpg is easily achievable, but I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 08:02
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By coolguy
I was planning to go to the One next weekend at...

I was planning to go to the One next weekend at Telford International, but it has been postponed until January 2022 for some reason.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 08:00
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By coolguy
The advert says Ski Blue, and I would not argue!

The advert says Ski Blue, and I would not argue!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 07:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By coolguy
I thought it was a Club SE spec!

I thought it was a Club SE spec!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 07:57
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By coolguy
I have and have owned a number of X Types - the...

I have and have owned a number of X Types - the newest (2009) had it's sills replaced before I bought it in May, the others are in fine fettle according to my MOT man, but ALL of my 75s/ZTs are good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2021, 20:22
Replies: 13,258
Views: 1,354,323
Posted By coolguy
130 mile round trip to the Newark Autojumble....

130 mile round trip to the Newark Autojumble. More bike stuff than car parts these days, so I only go once or twice a year. Wasn't looking for anything in particular, but spotted the bargain of the...
Forum: Items Wanted 14th August 2021, 19:26
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By coolguy
As a temporary measure, black insulating tape...

As a temporary measure, black insulating tape works well. Mine has been on for 3 years as I cannot find original replacements, and didn't want water ingress. Hardly noticeable.
Forum: Social Forum 14th August 2021, 09:20
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By coolguy
Boarding a loft is not the potential problem. It...

Boarding a loft is not the potential problem. It is the use to which it is to be put. Access is the biggest problem. For example, if a loft is to be used as a bedroom, a loft ladder or spiral...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2021, 09:05
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By coolguy
Door/bonnet/boot warning dashboard light.

Mine has decided to stay on permanently. Have checked the obvious, but suspect it is boot related. The button near the driver's foot has never worked, and whilst opening on the remote (it is a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2021, 09:00
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By coolguy
Classic car weekly

Today's edition has a "Chasing Cars" article on a 2005 ZT190 for sale. I suppose one owner from new is rare, 65,000 miles not too bad, "few tiny cracks on the driver's seat bolster" expected, but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2021, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By coolguy
Imagine having 2 or 3 some months! I must slim...

Imagine having 2 or 3 some months! I must slim the fleet down.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 16:05
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By coolguy
Might have to - my body shop is booked up until...

Might have to - my body shop is booked up until mid-October! Colour is CEB (Damson Red)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 14:24
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By coolguy
MOT result!

My beloved Tourer has stood since November 2019 having suffered a flooded ECU, which did dry out but proved unreliable. The pandemic has meant I have used other cars, but finally got Big Russ to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 10:47
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By coolguy
The last gold car I owned was a 1978 Granada...

The last gold car I owned was a 1978 Granada 2.8GL in 1982! However, having had the new addition for 2 months now, I am growing to appreciate the colour more, and it certainly does not show the dirt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 08:52
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By coolguy
Interesting read - thanks for posting. Bargains...

Interesting read - thanks for posting. Bargains are still out there - I recently purchased a '53 plate Club SE diesel automatic with a mere 45,000 on the clock for £1,495 sight unseen, and it is...
Forum: Social Forum 8th August 2021, 18:50
Replies: 33
Views: 2,279
Posted By coolguy
They're not allowed to under European...

They're not allowed to under European legislation, I was told.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 06:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By coolguy
Slow reply as we've been away, I hate cleaning...

Slow reply as we've been away, I hate cleaning cars, but I can offer the services of my 3 children, provided you like scratches and swirls in the paintwork![/QUOTE]

A kind offer, politely refused!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 23:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By coolguy
That's some big bonny lad! Congratulations.

That's some big bonny lad! Congratulations.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 23:18
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By coolguy
From the description, I would guess at Odyssey...

From the description, I would guess at Odyssey Blue, which in my opinion looks more green than blue! - at least mine does.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 14:39
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By coolguy
Do you paint your tyres? I am told it does help...

Do you paint your tyres? I am told it does help preserve them if they stand out in the open all year. I use Autoglym Rubber Plus (only available in 5 litre cans) - presumably for the trade. With a...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd August 2021, 21:16
Replies: 163,438
Views: 7,060,483
Posted By coolguy
Went into Wilkinsons today and thought there must...

Went into Wilkinsons today and thought there must be only one checkout open because of the long queue. But no, it was because all the others had been converted to self-service and card payment only....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2021, 05:22
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By coolguy
But they are around if you are lucky. I have just...

But they are around if you are lucky. I have just picked up one with only 45,000 on the clock.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2021, 11:16
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By coolguy
You won't regret trying an automatic. I last...

You won't regret trying an automatic. I last drove a manual in 1972!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2021, 18:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By coolguy
[QUOTE=bikerdude666;2893166]If you need someone...

[QUOTE=bikerdude666;2893166]If you need someone to take some out for a drive sometimes I'll happily pop around and help out!

Though you are right, as I find just having 1 car and 2 bikes. The car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2021, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By coolguy
You can only drive one at once, which I have...

You can only drive one at once, which I have found out to my cost! Some inevitably get left and deteriorate, although worth re-commissioning as they are rising in price at last.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2021, 12:05
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By coolguy
Model specification.

Just bought a Club SE (reputed) and was surprised to find it had cruise control, when my slightly newer Connoisseur SE and Contemporary SE don't. Can you please point me to the thread on here which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2021, 08:30
Replies: 30
Views: 1,791
Posted By coolguy
Have not met you yet, but from all your posts, I...

Have not met you yet, but from all your posts, I feel I know you! Will visit for some mods in the future, but in the meantime have a great honeymoon, and every good wish for a long and happy marriage.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2021, 07:16
Replies: 13,258
Views: 1,354,323
Posted By coolguy
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: V8 Forum 24th July 2021, 12:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By coolguy
Cannot beat a new plate - always makes the car...

Cannot beat a new plate - always makes the car more special. However, the GB flag is now sadly obsolete - UK rules!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2021, 09:54
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By coolguy
I part exchanged a Jaguar S Type for my mongram...

I part exchanged a Jaguar S Type for my mongram ZT and very glad I did (2013). Never did get on with the S Type, unlike most cars I have owned. Still have 9 Jags. but no S Types.
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2021, 09:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,279
Posted By coolguy
His name was Terry Kendall-Torry, and he lives in...

His name was Terry Kendall-Torry, and he lives in my village which is about 15 miles from Corby - not sure where his company office was. I do remember a trip in it to a classic car show at Alexandra...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2021, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By coolguy
Dreadful for those left behind as such a shock,...

Dreadful for those left behind as such a shock, but the best way for him, albeit always too early.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 23rd July 2021, 20:25
Replies: 213
Views: 14,015
Posted By coolguy
I would be very interested. Couldn't come this...

I would be very interested. Couldn't come this year due to a clash of events.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2021, 20:15
Replies: 33
Views: 2,279
Posted By coolguy
Now there's a coincidence. That Interceptor was...

Now there's a coincidence. That Interceptor was owned and run as a company car (taxed at original purchase price) by a friend of mine in the mid 90s. He could have had it as part of his leaving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 19:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By coolguy
...and he is likely to get a number of no-shows,...

...and he is likely to get a number of no-shows, which frankly he deserves imho.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2021, 19:09
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By coolguy
I for one don't want the tv to dominate a room,...

I for one don't want the tv to dominate a room, and certainly don't want the newsreader to have a bigger head than mine! Had our first colour set in 1970 - it was 25inch, and we thought we were in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 09:34
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By coolguy
...and they are becoming hard to find!!

...and they are becoming hard to find!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 15:53
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By coolguy
Cannot say in 12 years that I have noticed any...

Cannot say in 12 years that I have noticed any difference in refinement between the Tourer and the saloons, and my Tourer is a base model (Classic) of 54 plate vintage. However, it has not been used...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 12:39
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By coolguy
Love my diesel Tourer - owned since 2009. Have...

Love my diesel Tourer - owned since 2009. Have added a number of other 75s since, but no 1.8T. Diesels are economical and punchy (more so than the V6 which whilst smooth and sounding lovely are no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 10:48
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By coolguy
It was possible to order the ZT with chrome on...

It was possible to order the ZT with chrome on top of door and wings, and on certain colours looks better. I bought my trophy blue ZT for this very reason 9 years ago, and if that option was chosen,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 07:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By coolguy
Well, 5 are in my yard, plus one daily driver (ZT...

Well, 5 are in my yard, plus one daily driver (ZT V6 auto) which lives on the road outside. I am hoping I have enough to see me out, but still peruse the ads most days. In fact latest purchase only 3...
Forum: Social Forum 21st July 2021, 07:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By coolguy
Everybody lauds the NHS - I don't. The number of...

Everybody lauds the NHS - I don't. The number of mistakes, wrong diagnoses and sheer incompetence I have come across is staggering. I literally had to KIDNAP my mother to get her out of their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 20:56
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By coolguy
+ 1 for Number 1 Plates - just treated my X Type...

+ 1 for Number 1 Plates - just treated my X Type Estate to a personal plate and they are excellent and cheaper than some.
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 08:48
Replies: 163,438
Views: 7,060,483
Posted By coolguy
Don't - you'll be busier than ever! I retired 19...

Don't - you'll be busier than ever! I retired 19 years ago, and still don't have enough time!
Forum: Events and Meets 12th July 2021, 09:06
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By coolguy
It was less busy than the equivalent last...

It was less busy than the equivalent last September, but still a great day and super atmosphere. However, having queued for over 40 minutes having set out an hour earlier than last year, finally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2021, 20:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By coolguy
I've had several 45s, and all have proved...

I've had several 45s, and all have proved reliable and better than the equivalent major manufacturers offerings. Latest is a 30,000 miles (limited Spirit edition) owned from new by the proverbial...
Forum: Events and Meets 10th July 2021, 19:31
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By coolguy
I am now told I am not going that way - we shall...

I am now told I am not going that way - we shall see! If I do pass, I will look in. Odyssey Blue 75 Facelift - YN05 YXT.

Safe journey all.
Forum: Events and Meets 10th July 2021, 10:05
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By coolguy
What time are you leaving the Hotel - I shall be...

What time are you leaving the Hotel - I shall be passing around 8.30am if all goes to plan.
Forum: Social Forum 9th July 2021, 09:04
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By coolguy
Cheap to run, but expensive to buy! Rubbish...

Cheap to run, but expensive to buy! Rubbish economics.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2021, 10:44
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By coolguy
I was offered other card options only 2 hours ago...

I was offered other card options only 2 hours ago when I renewed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 21:12
Replies: 13,258
Views: 1,354,323
Posted By coolguy
Join the Club !!!

Join the Club !!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 09:50
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By coolguy
Still celebrating England's victory - that's the...

Still celebrating England's victory - that's the trouble!
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2021, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By coolguy
"Ever decreasing circles" comes to mind!

"Ever decreasing circles" comes to mind!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2021, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By coolguy
It would help if I had put the correct Reg in -...

It would help if I had put the correct Reg in - should be NV53 VBB, but it wouldn't let me edit before publishing. Yes, lowish mileage, but I have seen a few much less recently (and bought one at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2021, 14:37
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By coolguy
Whose was it?

Very tidy gold 75 Tourer Auto on Autotrader, complete with members' grille badge and window sticker. Reg. No. NY52 VBB.
Forum: Events and Meets 29th June 2021, 11:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By coolguy
I shall be there - not sure which car I shall be...

I shall be there - not sure which car I shall be in yet. Will advise beforehand though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2021, 14:20
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By coolguy
My father always used top grade Goodyear tyres...

My father always used top grade Goodyear tyres until the early 80's, when he had a steering/suspension problem with them - they didn't want to know, claiming any problem must be with the car. He put...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 11:02
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By coolguy
Cars of this era look ten times better than the...

Cars of this era look ten times better than the ugly rubbish being churned out today -and sadly I include the MG ZS in that - good value in clumsy clothes!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 15:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By coolguy
Governments have never updated their "standard"...

Governments have never updated their "standard" parking space size edict over the past 60 years, despite manufacturers fattening their products.. Councils and supermarkets are happy to use this as a...
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