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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 15:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Very tasty motor and I've always fancied swapping...

Very tasty motor and I've always fancied swapping my Apexes for a set of those wheels.

Enjoy!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 09:38
Replies: 47
Views: 2,619
Posted By Pistonbroke666
One for sale right now... ...

One for sale right now...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-ZT-V8-260-SE/283477822566?hash=item4200984c66:g:AYsAAOSwzlRct6kr
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2018, 10:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I've a big soft spot for the 300C but it would...

I've a big soft spot for the 300C but it would have to be the SRT8 for that glorious Mopar roar (plus the better, less beige interior).

I've no shame in admitting that I'd 'murder it out' too...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2018, 09:34
Replies: 66
Views: 4,684
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Mate I'm gutted for you, fingers crossed you find...

Mate I'm gutted for you, fingers crossed you find a sensible solution here.

The other half's MG3 got written off over Xmas by a double decker bus cutting across three lanes and into the side of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2018, 17:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Mate I've done nothing in ages - nearing the end...

Mate I've done nothing in ages - nearing the end of a complete refurb of the house I bought last year. Once that's done, which will be in a couple months, Ill smash out the rest of the build.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2018, 17:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Looking great buddy! Such a tasty motor you've...

Looking great buddy!
Such a tasty motor you've made for yourself.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2018, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Ouch. That's a cash bonfire right there. ...

Ouch.
That's a cash bonfire right there.

The margin on yanks in the UK is quite something - so much more for your money if you're prepared to import one (which carries its own risks of course).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2018, 17:43
Replies: 56
Views: 5,092
Posted By Pistonbroke666
My two pence which seems to reflect the general...

My two pence which seems to reflect the general tone - the 1.8T is a light, fast and easy to work on motor. Parts are cheap. The most expensive repair for the average car is a head gasket which isn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2017, 14:54
Replies: 31
Views: 1,632
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I had a MKI ZR TD for 5 years and it was a...

I had a MKI ZR TD for 5 years and it was a brilliant motor.

She was an absolute hoot to drive with the usual mods (mapped, decat, SDI injectors etc) combined with a bulletproof engine.

She...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th November 2017, 14:16
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheeky bump...

Cheeky bump...
Forum: Items Wanted 18th November 2017, 02:12
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Sadly not - i'd love to have a breakers like that.

Sadly not - i'd love to have a breakers like that.
Forum: Items Wanted 16th November 2017, 17:23
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Wanted: K series cam belt cover

Hi guys

I'm after a cam belt cover for my K turbo.
Seem to have misplaced them.

Specifically, 14, 17 and 23 from the attached diagram.
Unless you're in Essex ill need them posted.

Let me...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2017, 11:38
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheers guys! Nearly 30, ahhh!

Cheers guys!
Nearly 30, ahhh!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2017, 08:53
Replies: 51
Views: 5,463
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Great to see a new provider offering services for...

Great to see a new provider offering services for our cars - you had me at 'custom written remaps with rolling road'.

All the best with this venture.
Forum: Technology Forum 15th August 2017, 13:01
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I know I should have a crack at it but I'm a...

I know I should have a crack at it but I'm a combination of nervous and a little lazy hehe.

Annoyingly, it seems like I'll also need to remove the CD Rom drive which sits over the drive I want to...
Forum: Technology Forum 9th August 2017, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Wanted: PC Repair / Builder (Thurrock/Essex)

Hi guys,

I'm on the look out for a reliable, ideally local (I'm in Thurrock, Essex) PC repairer or builder to do a little job for me.

I'd like a new hard drive installed (I've already got...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2017, 12:40
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Motor is looking very tidy mate. Saw you...

Motor is looking very tidy mate.

Saw you driving through Grays on Sunday, she sounded fantastic - I was in a black MG3 waiting at the lights by the Thameside Theatre.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2017, 12:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By Pistonbroke666
This is so frustrating. I've no other reason to...

This is so frustrating.
I've no other reason to use Photobucket than to host photos primarily for this site.

Boo.
Hiss.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2017, 17:14
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Within the first year of me passing my test (aged...

Within the first year of me passing my test (aged 20) I remapped my L series ZR - I told them it went from 115bhp (my mind could be foggy on that) to 150bhp. It made no difference.

If the OP is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2017, 13:36
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Pistonbroke666
If you're going to the trouble of replacing the...

If you're going to the trouble of replacing the brakes you should consider fitting a set of Goodridge braided hoses all round.

They're showing up as only £74.95 from a quick ebay search (link)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2017, 11:08
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I did indeed - unfortunately his car is off the...

I did indeed - unfortunately his car is off the road at the moment.
Appreciate the tip though buddy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2017, 10:16
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheeky bump... Alikris, help me out please...

Cheeky bump...

Alikris, help me out please...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2017, 07:47
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Such a good feature - details changed moments...

Such a good feature - details changed moments after the sale.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2017, 15:27
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Hi Ali, I am familiar with K Maps, my old...

Hi Ali,

I am familiar with K Maps, my old engine was running the 200bhp set up.

Thing is, my car will be continually evolving and needing further mapping work - sticking with MEMS3 would work...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2017, 09:37
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pistonbroke666
It would have been quite something but all these...

It would have been quite something but all these things cost extra wedge.
God knows how she'll drive hehe.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2017, 21:56
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Hi bud I've had my K turbo completely...

Hi bud

I've had my K turbo completely rebuilt from scratch using the usual balanced forged comments, VVC head with the goodies like custom piper cams, bigger injectors etc.

The real thing when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2017, 10:29
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Volunteer wanted: 75/ZT 1.8T owner to visit Emerald (Norfolk)

Hi guys

I'm after a bit of help that will hopefully benefit anyone with a 75/ZT 1.8T that wants to move over to a fully integrated (including can bus!) plug and play aftermarket ECU.

Here's a...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 3rd March 2017, 07:02
Replies: 503
Views: 74,109
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Fantastic achievement bud, great to see the...

Fantastic achievement bud, great to see the boundaries of the K series being pushed.
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd March 2017, 06:56
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'll pop them a PM and see if they've got...

I'll pop them a PM and see if they've got anything laying around.
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd March 2017, 13:39
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Wanted: 1.8T ECU and wiring

Hi guys,

I'm looking for an ECU and about 6" of the wire and plug that goes into it for a Rover 75 or MG ZT 1.8T.

The ECU doesn't need to be functional - in fact i'd rather it isn't as it will...
Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2017, 20:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Ah got yeah, in that case it's as I said? Like a...

Ah got yeah, in that case it's as I said? Like a Toblerone at the peak of the prism hehe
Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2017, 09:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Forgive my attempt at explaining this... My...

Forgive my attempt at explaining this...

My house is a rectangle with a triangular prism (Toblerone) style roof. The ends of the prism are at the short sides of the rectangle.

When you say...
Forum: Social Forum 14th February 2017, 09:55
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
It is indeed - that's what happened. We could...

It is indeed - that's what happened.
We could tell just by the way the boards were screwed down and the distance between them.
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2017, 16:35
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I was tempted to do it myself but I just CBA. I...

I was tempted to do it myself but I just CBA. I want a crew in to knock it down and do my kitchen with all the tiling and plastering in one go. Lazy? yes. Expensive? Probably. Worth it. Yes...
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2017, 20:46
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Hurrah! I had a structural engineer come...

Hurrah!

I had a structural engineer come round at the weekend and he confirmed that the wall is not load bearing and that an RSJ is not necessary.

That's a few quid saved :)

Now to see about...
Forum: Social Forum 27th January 2017, 12:58
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'm going to confirm the joist positioning this...

I'm going to confirm the joist positioning this weekend but it seems like they run parallel to the wall I want to remove. If that's the case, I'd presume that the wall with the doors is load bearing....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2017, 12:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Ah I see, I'd assumed it was a different car...

Ah I see, I'd assumed it was a different car given the headlights on this picture are the MKII whereas the extreme kit had the MKI arrangement.

You can also just about sport the bolts on the front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2017, 11:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Unfortunately the projects section is members...

Unfortunately the projects section is members only so it will be locked to you unless you're paid up. Not my choice I'm afraid.

Sorry bud.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2017, 09:10
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Pistonbroke666
More of an aesthetics question here (and ignoring...

More of an aesthetics question here (and ignoring the other differences that this track car will have) but am I right in thinking that this car is not fitted with the extreme kit - instead it looks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2017, 10:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'd massively prefer '****' to 'NAUGHTY WORD'. ...

I'd massively prefer '****' to 'NAUGHTY WORD'.

The latter can often make a post unreadable, particularly when there are numerous appearances of it, whether that be for genuine infractions of the...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2017, 19:27
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Okie pokie - thank you for your input. I'll...

Okie pokie - thank you for your input.
I'll pull up the floors and have a look at the weekend.

Would you say it's normal of a late 80's house to have brick walls throughout on the ground floor?
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2017, 19:02
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
When I say vertical/horizontal I meant in...

When I say vertical/horizontal I meant in relation to the diagram from a birds eye perspective. As in, going from the longest sides of the diagram to the other long side is horizontal.



Quite...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2017, 18:18
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I hadn't thought about the external wall at all!

I hadn't thought about the external wall at all!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2017, 18:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
There is not - a much larger room sits above it...

There is not - a much larger room sits above it that takes up the whole kitchen plus about half of the dining room.



You could well be right - I'm not 100% sure whether it's actually taking...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2017, 17:27
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Knocking down a wall: To RSJ or not to RSJ?

Hi all,

This is far from a car question but I'm hoping there might be a builder, an architect or an engineer among us to give me a steer.

I'm in the market to get a new kitchen fitted - I want...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2017, 15:11
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I paid £230 for the following: Fit...

I paid £230 for the following:


Fit underlay
Fit new grippers (where necessary) and dividers
Carpet stairs
Carpet landing
Carpet three large double bedrooms
Forum: V8 Forum 15th June 2016, 11:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,660
Posted By Pistonbroke666
It can be called that - I believe it also goes by...

It can be called that - I believe it also goes by the description of centrifugal supercharger.
Forum: V8 Forum 10th June 2016, 09:39
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I take on board the varying opinions with regards...

I take on board the varying opinions with regards to tuning.

Whilst I can't say I'm not doing it for the powaaaaar, I kinda enjoy the engineering and thought that goes into tweaking an engine.
...
Forum: V8 Forum 9th June 2016, 20:30
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
That is very interesting. Seems to be quite well...

That is very interesting. Seems to be quite well priced too.
Wonder if a group buy would be an option.
Forum: V8 Forum 9th June 2016, 06:44
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Some really handy info here, thank you very much....

Some really handy info here, thank you very much.

Is there room for turbos in the engine? I cant say I've ever looked that closely but I've heard it's tight. Might have to pinch the KB off of you...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th June 2016, 21:30
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
That sounds pretty straightforward. I don't...

That sounds pretty straightforward. I don't suppose you have a link to your gallery?
Might I ask who who mapped your car?
Included in the kit it says it includes a "chip" - not totally sure what...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th June 2016, 20:48
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I just looked on the Kenne bell website and the...

I just looked on the Kenne bell website and the supercharger kit is $4999 so not a bad price.

Will the mustang kit fit straight on the ZT or does it need tweaking?

Instant response is...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th June 2016, 20:11
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
You're a gent, cheers buddy

You're a gent, cheers buddy
Forum: V8 Forum 8th June 2016, 19:51
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Hi Mick Good point about the N/A and...

Hi Mick

Good point about the N/A and stressing the engine at high revs as I probably wouldn't be able to resist giving it stick.

What would you say is a safe max RPM limit if going down the N/A...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th June 2016, 14:35
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
That's interesting. I would assume that the...

That's interesting.

I would assume that the gateway ECU is purely there to decipher the information from the Mustang ECU to allow the standard ZT accessories and instruments to function.

I...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th June 2016, 09:48
Replies: 35
Views: 7,125
Posted By Pistonbroke666
4.6 V8's: Going down the N/A route...

Hi all,

Iíve found myself learning more about V8 tuning whilst looking for a Yank Muscle car and naturally, Iíve been thinking about the Mustang lump in the ZT260.

Whilst being a fan of the K...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2016, 15:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By Pistonbroke666
My dad bought my mum a new 595c Tourismo with all...

My dad bought my mum a new 595c Tourismo with all the extras and it is a hell of a car. Really nippy and the exhaust note its the nuts.

Happy motoring!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 17:11
Replies: 53
Views: 3,489
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Hell of a lot of power for the money and I do...

Hell of a lot of power for the money and I do have a soft spot for that 'murdered out' look.

I'd love to take one out for a spin and see how they go.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2016, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I've popped Sean a message to get that sorted. ...

I've popped Sean a message to get that sorted.

Thanks for your help Jeff
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2016, 20:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pistonbroke666
You know what, let's do it. For the avoidance of...

You know what, let's do it. For the avoidance of any doubt I might as well.
Should I PM you or Sean for payment details?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2016, 20:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Thank gents - what is the upgraded aerial? What...

Thank gents - what is the upgraded aerial? What the difference?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2016, 19:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Thanks Jeff - the aftercare is why I bought via...

Thanks Jeff - the aftercare is why I bought via you guys as opposed to the other options.

Cheers
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2016, 19:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I think I've got the basic aerial with mine. Its...

I think I've got the basic aerial with mine. Its the one that comes with the DAB unit as standard.
It sticks on the windscreen at the front and is around 12" in diameter.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2016, 18:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pistonbroke666
New Navall 3 - Fresh install but no DABy goodness

Hi guys,

At the request of Jeff (coolcat), I'm starting a thread to outline my issues with the DAB on my Navall 3.

To set the scene, here are the facts:

1. This is a brandspanking new unit...
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2016, 14:42
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Yeah I was thinking I'd have to take the direct...

Yeah I was thinking I'd have to take the direct route. I've a feeling they'll just hog the land for another few decades and never do anything with it.
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2016, 12:17
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Acquiring land... any experience here?

Hi guys,

Near by parents house is a decent sized plot of land. It used to be a small car park for a large oil storage site about 50 metres away.

The oil storage site was fully developed by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2016, 12:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pistonbroke666
That's the exact same picture I used for the...

That's the exact same picture I used for the split view I posted hehe
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2016, 23:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Actually now I'm doubting myself. Think it...

Actually now I'm doubting myself.
Think it could be a RH shield lol.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2016, 23:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Top is ebay advert. Bottom is right hand...

Top is ebay advert.
Bottom is right hand exhaust shield.
See the difference...

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm152/wescorchthesky/1453937910596_zpsgxrvvq2y.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2016, 23:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Is that deffo a righthand exhaust trim? Looks...

Is that deffo a righthand exhaust trim?
Looks like a left hand - the bigger, curvier end, if that makes sense, should be on the outside. As in, offside. This one looks the opposite.
Forum: V8 Forum 26th January 2016, 10:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Now if only that had a supercharger attached I'd...

Now if only that had a supercharger attached I'd rock up and pay asking with cash... but then if it did it probably wouldn't be that price.

Looks like a right minter. Very nice.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2016, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I've thought about picking up an old Range Rover...

I've thought about picking up an old Range Rover before.
Old skool 'Lording' Mobil hehe.

Would be a lot of car for the money if you go for it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2016, 20:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,685
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'm sure a mod can articulate this better than I...

I'm sure a mod can articulate this better than I but those 'guests' might not actually be people. They may be 'bots' indexing the forum. Rise of the machines...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2016, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Pistonbroke666
They do indeed - there was a x power grey ZT with...

They do indeed - there was a x power grey ZT with them on and likewise, some 6 owners have fitted ZT wheels.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2016, 10:09
Replies: 80
Views: 5,051
Posted By Pistonbroke666
A true enthusiast never spends money on their car...

A true enthusiast never spends money on their car (unless it's for the drivers side cup holder) because it's only a 75/ZT and if you want a fast car you should by a BMW ;)

***shakes fist at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2016, 18:42
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Contemplating a Lotus...

Hi all

My dad, being a Lotus specialist (including track prep) is whispering in my ear that I should pick up an Elise (S1 with the 1.8K). He reckons I should look for a high miler or write off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2016, 08:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By Pistonbroke666
It'd be a shame to break a late MKII 75 - looks...

It'd be a shame to break a late MKII 75 - looks in fairly good nick to me.
Forum: Items Wanted 10th January 2016, 21:56
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I just ordered one of these for £7.98 brand new...

I just ordered one of these for £7.98 brand new from Rimmer's.
Shocked.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2016, 21:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pistonbroke666
You dont happen to sell these do ya buddy... ...

You dont happen to sell these do ya buddy...

All car parts fast are selling them (I assume via XPart) for £21.06 (the one im after is CUL100150) beating Rimmer's by a few quid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2016, 18:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Looking good mate! I need to do one of mine -...

Looking good mate!
I need to do one of mine - are these available new?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2016, 20:26
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I voted leathers as it tends to look a little...

I voted leathers as it tends to look a little healthier than a lot of the alcantera I've seen. It would would appear to take ware a little better not withstanding the bolsters.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2016, 19:53
Replies: 224
Views: 43,181
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'm keen to see how the MG lifestyle coupe turns...

I'm keen to see how the MG lifestyle coupe turns out - extreme kit with RWD 32v V8...
Forum: Items Wanted 7th January 2016, 19:52
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Top man! Appreciate that. James

Top man!
Appreciate that.

James
Forum: Items Wanted 7th January 2016, 19:46
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Smart nav switch

Hi guys

After the smart nav switch for the dash.
Let me know what you got.

Ta

James
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2016, 21:27
Replies: 53
Views: 5,927
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'd be surprised if that's what most people...

I'd be surprised if that's what most people think. If you could get it via Torrent then I'm sure most would ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2016, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
As promised... ...

As promised...

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm152/wescorchthesky/20160105_192647_zpststxj5h9.jpg (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/wescorchthesky/media/20160105_192647_zpststxj5h9.jpg.html)...
Forum: V8 Forum 5th January 2016, 07:27
Replies: 82
Views: 7,337
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Yeah I 2nd that... doesn't look like it's been...

Yeah I 2nd that... doesn't look like it's been enthusiast owned...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2016, 16:29
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By Pistonbroke666
There's always aftermarket brakes if you really...

There's always aftermarket brakes if you really want to up your stopping power.

My ZT300 will have 4 pot Brembos at the front whilst Geraints ZTT500 will be going 6 pot. Only snag is you either...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2016, 14:15
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Go here to sort out your club goodies including...

Go here to sort out your club goodies including membership card...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=84894
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2016, 10:56
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Might I suggest that if you do go down the 190...

Might I suggest that if you do go down the 190 brake route, consider fitting a set of Goodridge braided hoses. Combined with good discs and pads, you should get the performance that you're looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2016, 18:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'll pop up a photo of his card tomorrow bud

I'll pop up a photo of his card tomorrow bud
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2016, 18:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I don't have the details to hand but if you use...

I don't have the details to hand but if you use Facebook, just search OCD Valeting. He's based in East Tilbury.

He is very reasonable - I think he's building a portfolio so perhaps that's why the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2016, 13:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheers bud! When she's clean I fall in love...

Cheers bud!
When she's clean I fall in love with her again
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2016, 11:01
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Ah so it is. I want the wheels.... who wants...

Ah so it is.
I want the wheels.... who wants the rest...

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/rover-75-estate/1148345171
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2016, 10:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
At present there's no ingress as the sound...

At present there's no ingress as the sound deadening is in the way - ill be fabricating 'shoots' when I put the new engine in to make the most out of them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2016, 18:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheers bud! Bonnet mod was relatively...

Cheers bud!

Bonnet mod was relatively straightforward - I spent the vast majority of time measuring and marking up.

Here's a few snaps of me doing it...
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2016, 18:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Checked the girl in for a spa day...

Hi all

Checked the girl in for a spa day at OCD Valeting in Essex.
Fantastic job done - I wanted to share some of their good work.

Hope you enjoy!

James
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2016, 20:14
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'm gonna put my head above the parapet and state...

I'm gonna put my head above the parapet and state that I work for a major North American bank operating in the UK. I'm in the executive office which means my job, amongst others, is to help run the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2015, 11:15
Replies: 164
Views: 8,625
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Those sneaky Russians...

Those sneaky Russians...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2015, 10:47
Replies: 164
Views: 8,625
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Not sure I get the Russian connection... do they...

Not sure I get the Russian connection... do they have a monopoly on the colour red or is it something else? :p
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2015, 10:45
Replies: 104
Views: 8,677
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Fantastic result - thanks for taking a punt on...

Fantastic result - thanks for taking a punt on this.
The price is a little steep (I know this isn't your end) so if you find a supplier who can get the price down then I think you'll be onto a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2015, 10:52
Replies: 164
Views: 8,625
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I like fairly clean designs - red as a colour I...

I like fairly clean designs - red as a colour I like when it's simple.

Here's a de-cluttered version of the new logo - it's a little similar to contemporary MG...
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2015, 20:22
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Love that you paid £75 for a 75 banner hehe

Love that you paid £75 for a 75 banner hehe
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2015, 10:10
Replies: 31
Views: 1,996
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Whilst I'm not the biggest fan of swearing here,...

Whilst I'm not the biggest fan of swearing here, I much prefer it to the overkill response when the profanity blocker is activated as per above.

If the site won't revert back to using an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2015, 14:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,557
Posted By Pistonbroke666
The battery being in the boot on BMW's (I've only...

The battery being in the boot on BMW's (I've only experienced the new ones) is frickin awesome. Makes jumping someones car so much easier and safer as you only need pulling in front of the broken...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2015, 13:25
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Pistonbroke666
As above, it's all in this thread...

As above, it's all in this thread (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=233411)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2015, 13:02
Replies: 224
Views: 43,181
Posted By Pistonbroke666
That's a major commitment of time to the project....

That's a major commitment of time to the project.

For those members interested in having one built - if a 2nd build took just as long and you only paid the OP £4ph that'd set you back £10k in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2015, 21:52
Replies: 224
Views: 43,181
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Bravo fella, fantastic job. Love the shape and...

Bravo fella, fantastic job.
Love the shape and lines - looks very high end.
How you've managed to keep quiet about this I do not know.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2015, 15:39
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I paid £107 posted for a MKII set which included...

I paid £107 posted for a MKII set which included everything I needed to retrofit.

On average though and based on what I've seen, they do tend to be priced around the £120-150 mark.
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2015, 23:48
Replies: 75
Views: 2,485
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I recently hit the big two-seven... what parts...

I recently hit the big two-seven... what parts should I look to replace? Hehe
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2015, 15:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Love these - owner of the gym I use has one. ...

Love these - owner of the gym I use has one.
Pretty sure Ken Block has one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2015, 14:42
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Just in case anyone ever has this problem, I...

Just in case anyone ever has this problem, I thought I'd come back with the solution.

Unplug the multi changer.

Did that. Radio sound is back. Weird.
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2015, 14:40
Replies: 91
Views: 3,866
Posted By Pistonbroke666
In an old job of mine, we had a client called Guy...

In an old job of mine, we had a client called Guy Naylor... and he did swing in the direction that his name suggests.
Forum: V8 Forum 3rd December 2015, 11:15
Replies: 62
Views: 7,581
Posted By Pistonbroke666
The VIN of the grey car is in my piccie above -...

The VIN of the grey car is in my piccie above - VIN:SARRXGLGB4D
Identical to post 3.
Forum: V8 Forum 3rd December 2015, 10:58
Replies: 62
Views: 7,581
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Oh right, but it is the same as referenced in...

Oh right, but it is the same as referenced in post three though no? Same VIN.
Forum: V8 Forum 3rd December 2015, 07:52
Replies: 62
Views: 7,581
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Holy thread resurrection batman! This cars...

Holy thread resurrection batman!

This cars back up for sale on copart except this time with an extreme bodykit attached... barely.

I searched the VIN on the current auction and found this page....
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 1st December 2015, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I've kept an eye on some of the units that crop...

I've kept an eye on some of the units that crop up on eBay - some don't look bad but what stops me taking the plunge is my 'must' that I deal with a UK counter-party when it comes to electronics and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2015, 14:04
Replies: 34
Views: 2,820
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I prefer the MKII in both 75 and ZT guise - I...

I prefer the MKII in both 75 and ZT guise - I think it has aged far better than the MKI and still oozes a premium vibe with the benefit of being a rarer sight on the roads :)

Horses for courses...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2015, 20:09
Replies: 29
Views: 1,214
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Or... We prevent our 'allies' in the region from...

Or... We prevent our 'allies' in the region from arming and funding Daesh and then support the legitimate, secular government of the Syrian Arab Republic so that it can retake lost soil itself.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2015, 15:52
Replies: 57
Views: 5,243
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'm not sure you can class it as an accessory but...

I'm not sure you can class it as an accessory but the genuine MG-R premium bumpers are a tad rare and can fetch quite a premium.... pun was semi intended.
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2015, 12:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,758
Posted By Pistonbroke666
BBC quote one of those fuzzy wuddly moderate...

BBC quote one of those fuzzy wuddly moderate rebels...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2015, 10:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,758
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Sultan Erdogan didn't like how efficient the...

Sultan Erdogan didn't like how efficient the Russians were at taking out their buddies in ISIS and the other 'moderate Islamist rebels'.

To think that the EU may let the Turks join.

None of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2015, 11:18
Replies: 43
Views: 1,857
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'd thought that may be the case as Xenon's do...

I'd thought that may be the case as Xenon's do command somewhat of a premium. Glad I've been able to restore them :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2015, 10:02
Replies: 43
Views: 1,857
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Out of curiosity... Were headlight washers...

Out of curiosity...

Were headlight washers only fitted to cars with Xenons?
My MKII ZT had the washers but no Xenons until I fitted them.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2015, 13:15
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheers bud - when the company booth isn't being...

Cheers bud - when the company booth isn't being used for clients they sell tickets and all the proceeds go Great Ormond Street Hospital - I have a good night, GOSH get's a little extra help.

I had...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2015, 12:51
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Now I'm excited! I've seen a few snaps and it...

Now I'm excited! I've seen a few snaps and it looks really good. Not a bad way to spend a Friday evening :)



Luckily, none of the group will be driving. I'll be catching a boat from the office...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2015, 11:49
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Going to the Top Gear show!

Hi all,

I'm off to see Top Gear live on the 27th November at the o2 in London.
What's better is I'll be in my firms VIP box with it's own bar :D

Really looking forward to it - has anyone here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2015, 08:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pistonbroke666
There's a real growing scene for that conversion....

There's a real growing scene for that conversion. It's becoming the new T16.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2015, 21:49
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Pistonbroke666
They'll be absolutely fine. I did the same on...

They'll be absolutely fine.
I did the same on mine - fantastic procedure.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=195460
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2015, 14:40
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Love the spats, skirts and premium bumper combo. ...

Love the spats, skirts and premium bumper combo.
What motors this going on?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2015, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Yup - I literally did this job on mine today...

Yup - I literally did this job on mine today except it was the locking button.
Two minute job to swap over to a new fob.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2015, 19:17
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I quite fancy some deep dish style wheels so...

I quite fancy some deep dish style wheels so maybe this is my excuse...



Fingers crossed :)
Although, saying that, the standard 190 brakes are pretty decent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2015, 16:34
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Pistonbroke666
The ZT was made for it... except the wheels...

The ZT was made for it... except the wheels weren't.
Brembos are 15mm wider so it's either hubcentric forged spacers or new wider wheels.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2015, 16:04
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Mmmm.... Brembo goodness...

Hi guys

Did a quick fit up of the new four pot Brembos to get a feel for clearances and I couldn't help but take a snap of them.

Cannot wait to get these properly fitted.

Now, being radial...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2015, 22:42
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Good job bud. If you're putting feelers out for...

Good job bud.
If you're putting feelers out for interest I'd pick one up off of you - I was going to make one myself but I'd rather not as I've a stack of other bits to do hehe.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2015, 13:07
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Pistonbroke666
What have I disturbed - No radio

Hi guys

Recently fiddled with my heated seat switches and did a check on my fuse box.

Since doing the above, my radio finds stations, the volume controls work but I get no sound from my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2015, 08:09
Replies: 42
Views: 3,884
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Cheers bud. It's had a few pennies spent on...

Cheers bud.
It's had a few pennies spent on her. Not to everyone's taste but I do love a tinker.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2015, 07:43
Replies: 42
Views: 3,884
Posted By Pistonbroke666
So a few things may have changed since I bought...

So a few things may have changed since I bought the car...

Before

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm152/wescorchthesky/1DDE0969-4A6D-43E6-B40A-1BBABCE09B28_zps8qcgtvst.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2015, 13:26
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Looking good buddy, I'm a big fan of the premium...

Looking good buddy, I'm a big fan of the premium bumper.
Although the style is used on the German Audi, I think it has a distinctly British vibe about it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2015, 10:19
Replies: 51
Views: 5,088
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Totally hehe

Totally hehe
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2015, 07:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By Pistonbroke666
You just killed my phone Internet hehe ^^^

You just killed my phone Internet hehe ^^^
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2015, 07:38
Replies: 51
Views: 5,088
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Sooo Rick.... Being as I'm only round the...

Sooo Rick.... Being as I'm only round the corner.... maybe you wanna do mine for me? :p
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2015, 07:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Looks the nuts, bet you can't wait to get your...

Looks the nuts, bet you can't wait to get your hands on it. Are they now in the showrooms for test drives?

I've been pondering the new Mustang. My only fear is that they become common on UK roads...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2015, 15:23
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Mate. You absolute legend. Can't believe I...

Mate.
You absolute legend.
Can't believe I didn't tweak this.
It's been a long day lol.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2015, 14:41
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Hi bud Thanks for your response. Not sure...

Hi bud

Thanks for your response. Not sure how thatd effect it but we have disconnected it and no joy.

I've done a little more digging on the switch.
The black wire is showing a good earth....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2015, 12:19
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Heated seats - please help!

Hi guys

I'm trying to retrofit heated seats. Full loom was already present.

The switches illuminate when operated.
The 20amp fuse (passenger side) has got power both sides of it.
I've checked...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 30th October 2015, 10:12
Replies: 15
Views: 2,110
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I too have seen the GS in the Piccadilly...

I too have seen the GS in the Piccadilly showroom.
Impressive bit of kit. Looks very capable. My mum fancies one for the stables.
Forum: Items Wanted 29th October 2015, 12:22
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Pistonbroke666
Bump n' grind

Bump n' grind
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2015, 07:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By Pistonbroke666
You're right in my book - I'm using an ultra...

You're right in my book - I'm using an ultra light weight billet SMF for my K turbo project.

Look at it in all its beauty hehe
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2015, 17:13
Replies: 64
Views: 3,727
Posted By Pistonbroke666
I'm inclined to agree with you on this. I...

I'm inclined to agree with you on this.

I don't care for the catty comments - this is a car forum but it feels like a playground.

If you think he's a troll, just hit the ignore button. Problem...
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