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Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 14th September 2019, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Sonic ZS
Sorry Bob, I'm working that evening :mad:

Sorry Bob, I'm working that evening :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 15:05
Replies: 73
Views: 4,464
Posted By Sonic ZS
I started on the S-reg almost 2 years ago and...

I started on the S-reg almost 2 years ago and it's still some way from being finished.....they do take a while ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 15:49
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Sonic ZS
Firstly, welcome to the club and thanks for...

Firstly, welcome to the club and thanks for taking the trouble to come on here and offer the car (rather than just sending it to the breakers as others have done... :duh::shrug:)

I'm down in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 22:52
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Sonic ZS
I'm pretty certain this has been talked about on...

I'm pretty certain this has been talked about on here before (a long time ago, can't remember when though :duh:)

I've got a feeling it was shown in the early videos and dealership training info,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 20:17
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Sonic ZS
Are you talking about a white, Rover Viking ship...

Are you talking about a white, Rover Viking ship shield on the front panel of the hi-line unit facia ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2019, 18:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,021
Posted By Sonic ZS
Sorry to see you go Mike, as others have said,...

Sorry to see you go Mike, as others have said, you've always been a wealth of knowledge on the forum :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2019, 18:48
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Sonic ZS
It's Moonstone ;)

It's Moonstone ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:55
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Sonic ZS
When I finally get to sort out the paintwork on...

When I finally get to sort out the paintwork on the S-reg (...more important body structure repairs taking priority at present ;)), I'll be using solvent based base coat.

I've never understood the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:46
Replies: 40
Views: 1,520
Posted By Sonic ZS
On a petrol engine I'd guess the carburettor...

On a petrol engine I'd guess the carburettor would be the main sticking point - compared to modern fuel injection which can adjust instantly if the emissions aren't right, carbs were actually pretty...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:32
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Sonic ZS
This closing of threads is an odd one - I have...

This closing of threads is an odd one - I have also commented on a topic a couple of days ago relating to the ongoing survival of significant cars within this club, and it too was closed...???...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:14
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Sonic ZS
Ahh, fair enough, I wasn't aware of this problem...

Ahh, fair enough, I wasn't aware of this problem as I haven't owned a facelift (other than the low mileage ZT-T, relatively briefly).

Does anyone know when water-based base coats started to become...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 21:55
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Sonic ZS
I can see a Copperleaf on Meteors with crofts...

I can see a Copperleaf on Meteors with crofts finishers :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 21:46
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hard to tell from the photos, but some of the...

Hard to tell from the photos, but some of the pics look like it's been attacked with a rattle can ?

It's certainly unusual for original factory paint to be peeling on such a late car - the laquer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 21:50
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Sonic ZS
From memory, the diesels did lag slightly behind...

From memory, the diesels did lag slightly behind the petrols at launch. Most dealerships received a high spec 2.5V6 in Wedgewood and a mid spec 1.8 in Atlantic blue for their showroom launch events....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 10:14
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Sonic ZS
It just doesn't make sense Phil, you're saying...

It just doesn't make sense Phil, you're saying the car was offered to someone on here for free ? But because that wasn't accepted, a rare pre-production S-reg is quietly sent to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Sonic ZS
Although I wouldn't personally have been offering...

Although I wouldn't personally have been offering to buy the car (I have too many already, including the big Dorchester project... :eek:), it's a shame when members of the club don't offer their...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 26th August 2019, 13:58
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
Thanks for organising Bob, we both thoroughly...

Thanks for organising Bob, we both thoroughly enjoyed it, as did Michelle, Barry & John :} Food was great as always, looking forward to the next one :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 23rd August 2019, 20:08
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
I'm a growing lad ;)

I'm a growing lad ;)
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 23rd August 2019, 19:18
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
I can't believe I'm the only one having an...

I can't believe I'm the only one having an Olympic ? :shrug: You lot lost your appetites or something ?? :duh::getmecoat:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 23rd August 2019, 19:06
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
No, but I'll have a T (don't fancy coffee) ;)

No, but I'll have a T (don't fancy coffee) ;)
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 23rd August 2019, 12:29
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
This thread is starting to sound like an old...

This thread is starting to sound like an old episode of Blockbusters :D:D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 21st August 2019, 00:22
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
Are we meeting at Saltash services (as previous)...

Are we meeting at Saltash services (as previous) ? If so, what time ? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 00:03
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Alanaslan - as long as the horses don't take the...

Alanaslan - as long as the horses don't take the horsebox over it's gross weight (the most it'll ever be in the UK is 3500kg), and as long as the trailer isn't heaver than the maximum towing weight...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 17:37
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Using a tachograph or not is all about the 'gross...

Using a tachograph or not is all about the 'gross train weight' of the combination i.e. the towing vehicle and trailer, when being used commercially, which I do for my business. Anything over 3500kg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 23:36
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
It is great that the authorities are taking an...

It is great that the authorities are taking an interest in overloaded and unsafe vehicles - I see far too many Transit / Sprinter type beavertail transporters carrying cars which I know take them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 08:54
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
I wondered if that was a Scimitar Mike, the curve...

I wondered if that was a Scimitar Mike, the curve of the rear side window was the clue, but I'd not noticed the two-tone (which is just visible if you enlarge it ;))

Regarding axle weights,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 22:06
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Is that a Carina towcar by any chance Mike ?

Is that a Carina towcar by any chance Mike ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 18:29
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Alan, the ZT I'm interested in hearing about is...

Alan, the ZT I'm interested in hearing about is the grey saloon which MG John is showing on an A-frame behind his 620ti :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 09:12
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Any update on your method of linking the ZT...

Any update on your method of linking the ZT braking system to your tow car John ?

I'm sure there are lots of artic drivers and professional caravanners on here that follow the rules and would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 00:48
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
MG John, it would seem that you are choosing to...

MG John, it would seem that you are choosing to miss the point here - after all, if you keep on telling yourself that something is ok, then eventually you start to believe it.

Every fact I've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 00:31
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By Sonic ZS
As these cars get older, I tend to think...

As these cars get older, I tend to think condition becomes more important than spec. Ok, this is a fairly basic example but look how nice & original it looks.

There are still plenty of later cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 12:38
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
MG John, a quick google for the towing weight of...

MG John, a quick google for the towing weight of a Rover 620ti shows it at 1200kg max.

An MG Metro at approx 1000kg plus 4-wheel trailer at about 500kg gives 1500kg total. So I'd have a rough...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 21:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Sonic ZS
There are no short-cuts to fixing a leaking...

There are no short-cuts to fixing a leaking headgasket properly. Plenty of products out there to temporarily seal a leak (and allow the unscrupulous to sell the car on), but IF your KV6 head gasket...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 21:24
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Worth a read if you want to stay legal and...

Worth a read if you want to stay legal and insured...
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2019, 23:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Sonic ZS
Also worth looking closely at the metal pipes...

Also worth looking closely at the metal pipes that run across the front of the engine, behind the subframe.

Recent experience with a 17 year old MGTF has shown that if the car has been run with a...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 9th August 2019, 16:32
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hi Bob, can you add Michelle & Barry please :}

Hi Bob, can you add Michelle & Barry please :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2019, 20:22
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Sonic ZS
MG as we think of it from the 50's, 60's and 70's...

MG as we think of it from the 50's, 60's and 70's has gone. In much the same way that Land Rover have moved from making agricultural, utilitarian vehicles (with small profit margins), to luxury 4x4's...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 7th August 2019, 23:20
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Sonic ZS
In my capacity as chief breakfast taster, we'd...

In my capacity as chief breakfast taster, we'd better come along ;) Myself & Linda please :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 23:03
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Sonic ZS
Depends on personal preference whether you want...

Depends on personal preference whether you want 'bright' finishers (they are actually stainless steel), or body coloured ?

If you want bright, then as Trikey says, easiest is to swap a set from a...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 6th August 2019, 23:49
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Sonic ZS
Linda & myself stayed on (albeit with the TF),...

Linda & myself stayed on (albeit with the TF), whilst the other lightweights disappeared around 2pm following a hint of drizzle... :duh: :getmecoat:

Thanks for organising Matt, and good to meet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 18:08
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Sonic ZS
Sorry to hear about your redundancy and it's a...

Sorry to hear about your redundancy and it's a very kind offer to donate it to someone in the club :bowdown::bowdown:

I'm sure someone will be along soon that can fix it and keep another on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 09:26
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Sonic ZS
If it's as nice as it looks, I can't really see...

If it's as nice as it looks, I can't really see why it's too expensive ?? :shrug:
What else can you get for that money with such low mileage (10 yr old Fiesta, Astra or Golf maybe ?), it's a lovely...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 3rd August 2019, 20:40
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Sonic ZS
See you at Trerulefoot :}

See you at Trerulefoot :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 07:06
Replies: 238
Views: 18,019
Posted By Sonic ZS
If I wasn't full up with 75's, I'd be making a...

If I wasn't full up with 75's, I'd be making a call to the company in the last ebay photo, to see if I could buy the car complete :shrug:

Even if it's been scrapped on the DVLA computer, we know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 23:04
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Sonic ZS
I'd forgotten all about these :D No 'well...

I'd forgotten all about these :D No 'well dressed' Marina or Datsun 100A should be without a set :D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 21:04
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Sonic ZS
Can't beat a good old 15" steel with a plastic...

Can't beat a good old 15" steel with a plastic trim... :duh: :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 13:10
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Sonic ZS
A very nice looking car with some useful...

A very nice looking car with some useful upgrades, well done Mickeyboy :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2019, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Sonic ZS
Unless a damper (standard type, not...

Unless a damper (standard type, not self-levelling) is seized completely solid in an extended position, they have absolutely no effect on ride height. All they do is dampen the bounce effect from the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2019, 19:27
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Sonic ZS
I suppose it's like anything, beauty is in the...

I suppose it's like anything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... :shrug:

I've transported plenty of these for customers over the years, and although I've never had the experience of driving...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 23rd July 2019, 11:47
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hi Yeti, It's worth remembering that the...

Hi Yeti,

It's worth remembering that the position of Area Organiser isn't a paid post, it's one that people like Matt (Cable Tie) do voluntarily. Hence, they may not be on the forum daily due to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 08:02
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Sonic ZS
Well done on the pass, a 20 year MOT is quite a...

Well done on the pass, a 20 year MOT is quite a milestone ! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2019, 07:27
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Sonic ZS
I had a feeling that site only gives original...

I had a feeling that site only gives original production figures, not how many are remaining ? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2019, 20:44
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Sonic ZS
Just Google 'How many left' and it should come up...

Just Google 'How many left' and it should come up ;)
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 18th July 2019, 20:05
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hope all goes well for her Alan, see you both at...

Hope all goes well for her Alan, see you both at the next breakfast meet :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2019, 17:17
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By Sonic ZS
I'd agree, if no new ones are available then take...

I'd agree, if no new ones are available then take in old washer along to an engineering firm and ask them to cut a few new ones from some thick sheet steel, alloy or stainless :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 15th July 2019, 09:23
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
As above :}:}

As above :}:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2019, 14:50
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Sonic ZS
Well, it's only taken me almost 2 years...

Well, it's only taken me almost 2 years :duh::duh: but I finally got round to comparing the early and late type exterior door handle castings this week (....now there's a topic to impress your...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th July 2019, 12:42
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
Really sorry to change plans last minute, but...

Really sorry to change plans last minute, but looks like I'm now working Saturday so we'll see you all just on Sunday instead :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 23:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sonic ZS
Sorry guys, but you're all missing the point...

Sorry guys, but you're all missing the point :duh:

It may not be as good looking as a 75 but it's an important piece of MG Rover history and shows where they may have been going, setting a new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 05:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By Sonic ZS
I had a feeling the 2.0 V6 was still available...

I had a feeling the 2.0 V6 was still available after the 1.8T was launched, but only as a special order and not shown in the brochures ? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 05:51
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Sonic ZS
I had a pair made up a few years ago with the...

I had a pair made up a few years ago with the factory 'MG Rover' logo at the base, I'm pretty sure they came from a chap in (south) Wales. Can't remember his name but I'm sure someone on here will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 00:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By Sonic ZS
I have a full set of neptune blue speckle velour...

I have a full set of neptune blue speckle velour seats if anyone here buys it and wants to put it back to original spec :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 8th July 2019, 07:27
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Sonic ZS
Are you driving both then Bob ?? :D

Are you driving both then Bob ?? :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 07:24
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hi Paul, I guess from the lack of replies...

Hi Paul,

I guess from the lack of replies that there aren't too many brand new engines still out there now :duh:

Have you checked Rimmers ? You could also save a search on ebay, Gumtree, etc. -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 19:39
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Sonic ZS
Anyone know why only one of the pictures I posted...

Anyone know why only one of the pictures I posted have appeared ? The others are just script that has to be clicked on (and sometimes my log-in details have to be re-entered) ?? Cheers :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 7th July 2019, 15:51
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
Do you post the wristbands & vehicle passes out...

Do you post the wristbands & vehicle passes out to us Matt, or do the Crash Box Club issue them at the gate ? (Their website isn't entirely clear :shrug:)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Sonic ZS
Look carefully and you can see the damp stain in...

Look carefully and you can see the damp stain in the underfelt that has crept out from the centre tunnel of the car:
78989

These are the two water pipes, hidden away beneath the central console,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Sonic ZS
Any MGF and TF owners - please read.

I know this is a 75/ZT forum, but as a number of members have an MGF or TF as a second car, my recent experiences might prove useful to them (and could even stop a perfectly good car being wrongly...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 4th July 2019, 19:43
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Sonic ZS
Go on then :D

Go on then :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 17:35
Replies: 32
Views: 2,406
Posted By Sonic ZS
Surely that's down to any perspective buyer to...

Surely that's down to any perspective buyer to decide ? :shrug:

Anything that's for sale, be it a tin of beans or a Rolls Royce, is only ever worth what a buyer will pay - I never understand why...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 07:48
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Sonic ZS
I'm very jealous :drool4: :drool4: Firefrost...

I'm very jealous :drool4: :drool4: Firefrost really suits the ZT-T, that's a lovely looking car :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 07:42
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Sonic ZS
Looking superb as always Stephen :} Can I see...

Looking superb as always Stephen :}
Can I see Birnbeck pier in one of those photos ? ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 07:37
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Sonic ZS
You can't buy a round of drinks these days for a...

You can't buy a round of drinks these days for a tenner, the forum is well worth it :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2019, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Sonic ZS
How does this work ? Can't say I've ever seen...

How does this work ? Can't say I've ever seen this operating. Do you mean closing all the windows & sunroof from the lock button on the key ? Cheers :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 23:56
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Sonic ZS
It was a very early model....;)

It was a very early model....;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 18:18
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Sonic ZS
I can't see what was wrong with an 8-track and a...

I can't see what was wrong with an 8-track and a starting handle... :shrug: :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 10:35
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Sonic ZS
This is the company I pm'ed you about David, have...

This is the company I pm'ed you about David, have always been very helpful in the past. Mention 'Blackcat' and you might even get a discount....:D

http://www.anchorvehiclelogistics.com
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2019, 19:59
Replies: 51
Views: 2,533
Posted By Sonic ZS
Sorry to read about this Mick, best of luck in...

Sorry to read about this Mick, best of luck in getting everything sorted :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2019, 18:11
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Sonic ZS
I'm currently using one of Lidl's full covers on...

I'm currently using one of Lidl's full covers on a 75. Been on continuously for about 6 months now and it's staying together well.

The sun has faded it a little, but not really worried about that....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2019, 07:04
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Sonic ZS
What's the mileage on the car Andy.....have the...

What's the mileage on the car Andy.....have the spark plugs ever been changed ? The rear bank can be a little awkward to get at, is it possible that these (or at least one) might need renewing ?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2019, 00:02
Replies: 198
Views: 15,974
Posted By Sonic ZS
It's very interesting to read certain posts on...

It's very interesting to read certain posts on here, regarding the level of professionalism used in the repainting of Banana :duh:

Having spent almost 20 years working at main dealers, part of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 23:29
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Sonic ZS
The wheels certainly make the car, not a fan of...

The wheels certainly make the car, not a fan of solid blue but it kinda suits it !

Brother-in-law had a Pageant blue 1700HL Ital many years ago, I remember being very impressed as a young lad at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 07:18
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hi Andrew, might be worth posting this question...

Hi Andrew, might be worth posting this question in the technical section, and give some more information as to why you think it needs cleaning ? Do you think there's water or dirt in the system, or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 21:19
Replies: 32
Views: 2,406
Posted By Sonic ZS
So the colour scheme cost £5500 and was known as...

So the colour scheme cost £5500 and was known as multi-coloured.....I think I can smell something....:duh: ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 09:22
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hey Paul, how are you getting on with this one,...

Hey Paul, how are you getting on with this one, wondered if there's any updates ? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 17:02
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sonic ZS
Thanks Stephen, I haven't had the time to work on...

Thanks Stephen, I haven't had the time to work on the car since the National at Yeovilton, but body repairs will now progress again. The N/S sill is now cut off along the full length and it's not a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 10:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sonic ZS
Found out yesterday (on S542AOX) that there's...

Found out yesterday (on S542AOX) that there's another, smaller foam diaphragm located up inside the rear wheel arch cavity. It's fitted below and roughly vertically in-line with the rear door catch. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 10:06
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Sonic ZS
The 2.0 V6 was never a big seller back in the...

The 2.0 V6 was never a big seller back in the day, and was dropped by Rover in favour of the cleaner and more economical 1.8 turbo, part-way through the 75's life. Hence I'd doubt there are too many...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2019, 08:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hi Arctic, as far as I know, the foam diaphragms...

Hi Arctic, as far as I know, the foam diaphragms are there to stop noise being transmitted from the sills up into the B-pillar, right next to the driver's & passenger's ears.

With the massively...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 21:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sonic ZS
And here's the front mount from underneath,...

And here's the front mount from underneath, showing the bracing layers:
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And the rear, again from lower down:
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For info, the two foam diaphragms are located as follows:
Rear one is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 20:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sonic ZS
So once the outer sill skin is removed (takes a...

So once the outer sill skin is removed (takes a while !), this is what you'll see:
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A close up of the front internal jacking bracket and surrounding steel (the front pillar is 4 skins...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 20:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sonic ZS
Sills - What's inside yours...???

As our cars get older, the problem of rusty sills is becoming increasingly common in posts on this forum. With that in mind, I thought I'd get some pictures up of what is hidden inside your shiny...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 15:44
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Sonic ZS
Is this because your fleet are all painted in...

Is this because your fleet are all painted in different hues Bob....??? :D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 11:34
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Sonic ZS
That's going to need two spaces at Tesco :D

That's going to need two spaces at Tesco :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 11:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,327
Posted By Sonic ZS
Now, now, boys and girls, let's keep the forum...

Now, now, boys and girls, let's keep the forum civil....:duh:

Members will do their best to give their time, help and advice on possible problems and solutions, but it's up to you to make the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 16:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Sonic ZS
The advert clearly mentions the stereo is...

The advert clearly mentions the stereo is missing, as do the photos. Not too sure you can really haggle about an 'issue' that's been made clear in the sale advert....?? :shrug:

After all, it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 13:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Sonic ZS
Looks like Royal blue to me, much more popular on...

Looks like Royal blue to me, much more popular on the 75 than the ZT. Polishes up nicely ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 20:08
Replies: 30
Views: 2,438
Posted By Sonic ZS
It is a design flaw - if you think about the...

It is a design flaw - if you think about the loading on the pin, all the weight is pushing downwards, this gets transmitted through the pin to the plate.

Now, if the plate had been welded to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 01:59
Replies: 35
Views: 3,043
Posted By Sonic ZS
Come on then, own up, who put their hand in their...

Come on then, own up, who put their hand in their pocket...??? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 18:07
Replies: 198
Views: 15,974
Posted By Sonic ZS
I finally saw Banana in the flesh (...or should...

I finally saw Banana in the flesh (...or should that be skin :D) at the weekend, and the finish really is better than factory.

I've always been of the belief that if you can't spot a repair, then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 16:56
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Sonic ZS
That does look fairly advanced and I'd be pretty...

That does look fairly advanced and I'd be pretty certain that some of those bubbles will go through if you start poking at them :mad:

However, it's unusual to see bad rust on 75 arches, so makes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 07:16
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Sonic ZS
It's difficult to give an accurate answer without...

It's difficult to give an accurate answer without seeing a photo - but if the bubbling is only on the surface and originates from the inner lip of the arch where the paint can be thinner, then you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 06:49
Replies: 67
Views: 2,931
Posted By Sonic ZS
The only reason I dragged X702UOK away from the...

The only reason I dragged X702UOK away from the scrapyard was because it had the all important cruise button....!! :getmecoat:

But seriously, I use it all the time. All my cars (except one) have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 15:04
Replies: 73
Views: 4,464
Posted By Sonic ZS
Great to see another rare one being kept on the...

Great to see another rare one being kept on the road :bowdown::bowdown:

Once resprayed, I think a set of sparkle Starspokes would finish it off perfectly...:D

(I know they're not strictly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 14:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Sonic ZS
Excellent idea - considering the high quality of...

Excellent idea - considering the high quality of the early 75's, I'm surprised Rover didn't do this from new :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 14:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Sonic ZS
I was only talking to Ratty about this very...

I was only talking to Ratty about this very subject just a few hours ago !

Late 80's/early 90's, I called in to RPB Autosalvage in Plymouth for some bits (possibly Imp or Mk1 Astra related...:})...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sonic ZS
That's certainly one of the ones I was thinking...

That's certainly one of the ones I was thinking of :} Great number plate too ;)

Do we know if anyone in the club took it on.....it really doesn't look that bad to me. Every car of this age is...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 3rd June 2019, 20:22
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
Payment sent via Paypal Matt, cheers :}

Payment sent via Paypal Matt, cheers :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 2nd June 2019, 11:26
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
Better late than never ;) Be good to have it on...

Better late than never ;) Be good to have it on the display :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 18:02
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hope you're ok John ?

Hope you're ok John ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 17:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Sonic ZS
Blimey.....9 years between posts !! :eek::eek:

Blimey.....9 years between posts !! :eek::eek:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 27th May 2019, 10:24
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
As we now seem to have enough cars (9 on...

As we now seem to have enough cars (9 on Saturday, 11 on Sunday), we'll just bring a 75 and not the TF ? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 11:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sonic ZS
I think my memory must be playing tricks on me...

I think my memory must be playing tricks on me with regard to thinking the cars were standard Club spec, but then again, it was 20 years ago....:duh:

It's a shame to see the photo above (Trikey...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 23:08
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Sonic ZS
I see you're still a bl00dy tight a*se...:D

I see you're still a bl00dy tight a*se...:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 22:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sonic ZS
Who remembers the Atlantic blue launch cars ?

I realised the other day that when 'launch cars' are mentioned, we always talk about the Wedgewood blue V6's Connoisseurs with the Neptune interior & loaded with all the extras.

Now, not everyone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 20:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Sonic ZS
Don't worry, it always looks bad but at least you...

Don't worry, it always looks bad but at least you can see the bottom of the internal jacking bracket, so with a bit of luck, it'll only be the outer sill skin that needs replacing ;)

Just make...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 20:18
Replies: 198
Views: 15,974
Posted By Sonic ZS
Very jealous....:drool4: :drool4: :drool4:

Very jealous....:drool4: :drool4: :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 09:20
Replies: 198
Views: 15,974
Posted By Sonic ZS
With a job as big as this, there'll always be...

With a job as big as this, there'll always be something last-minute to slow matters down. But just like the original 75 launch back in '99, it's much better to delay so that everything is correct,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2019, 21:15
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Sonic ZS
Whether you agree or disagree with the new...

Whether you agree or disagree with the new products of a particular company, they are only there to make a profit and that means supplying whatever the market demands at that time and in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2019, 11:40
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By Sonic ZS
If we go back 30-40 years, a droopy headlining &...

If we go back 30-40 years, a droopy headlining & loose handle/trim really would have been the least of your worries on a 16 year old car.....and I doubt very much any model would have seen 250,000...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 20:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sonic ZS
A Contemporary SE with the SE pack is one of the...

A Contemporary SE with the SE pack is one of the best spec late models built, a replacement key is around £200, which doesn't seem too bad considering the car was free :shrug:

A real shame to...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 6th May 2019, 14:37
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
That's good then, but there's only 10 names on...

That's good then, but there's only 10 names on the list ?? :cool:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 4th May 2019, 22:05
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
I might have dreamt it, but I'm sure on Sunday...

I might have dreamt it, but I'm sure on Sunday Matt said he needed a minimum of 10 cars to get a pitch ? :shrug:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 4th May 2019, 19:56
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
Do we have enough cars Matt ? How many do we need...

Do we have enough cars Matt ? How many do we need ? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 16:43
Replies: 198
Views: 15,974
Posted By Sonic ZS
This is an interesting one, as post no.11 details...

This is an interesting one, as post no.11 details the work to be done, and mentions 'front and rear bumpers to be removed'.

Are we sure that the hidden areas being discussed here have not already...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 4th May 2019, 16:30
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
What's the latest on this Matt, do we have enough...

What's the latest on this Matt, do we have enough cars now ? If not, I might be able to bring a certain blue TF along (if that's acceptable :shrug:) to increase the numbers ??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 19:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sonic ZS
I can't honestly see any supplier doing a...

I can't honestly see any supplier doing a detailed examination of a failed droplink, well into the future, to try and identify if extra grease has been added or not - it'd have to be forensic and...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 2nd May 2019, 19:13
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sonic ZS
Go on then, put us down for both days please :}

Go on then, put us down for both days please :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2019, 09:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Sonic ZS
Thank you for the kind words Bob - it's always...

Thank you for the kind words Bob - it's always slightly worrying selling a used car to a friend, so I'm really glad you enjoy the car :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 07:15
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Sonic ZS
A quick update on this Ian, I've been looking...

A quick update on this Ian, I've been looking through my old files and found the Thule (as opposed to genuine Rover) fitting instructions for the footpack, which also fits other cars with similar...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 28th April 2019, 19:39
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sonic ZS
As above, well done to all those involved in...

As above, well done to all those involved in organising, and especially Ross for arranging the free tea, cake & biscuits (although I think he ate the most...:getmecoat:)

Museum was far more...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 27th April 2019, 22:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sonic ZS
We'll meet you all at Kernow Mill :}

We'll meet you all at Kernow Mill :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 13:33
Replies: 198
Views: 15,974
Posted By Sonic ZS
Looking good Bob ;)

Looking good Bob ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 13:02
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Sonic ZS
I haven't eaten all this week... ;) ...

I haven't eaten all this week... ;)

Seriously though, are we starting to see the first drop in numbers as cars that have been 'hanging in there', are now finally getting scrapped and previous...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 12:48
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Sonic ZS
Firstly, I'd decide if it is definately for sale...

Firstly, I'd decide if it is definately for sale (see thread title), then put up a full advert in the cars for sale section.

These days, people want to see pictures and confirming the spec,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Sonic ZS
Quick bump on this one, come on, there are lots...

Quick bump on this one, come on, there are lots of members in the south-west (you know who you are...;)) but only 6 cars going so far. Come along and support the club, remember a club is nothing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 07:53
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By Sonic ZS
Mileshawk56 - before you or the garage do...

Mileshawk56 - before you or the garage do anything, either get the current cap checked or fit a new, GENUINE one from Rimmers ;)

I was recently involved with a TF which would constantly boil...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2019, 20:46
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By Sonic ZS
Definately no powerfold button on the switchpack...

Definately no powerfold button on the switchpack in the photos.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2019, 19:13
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Sonic ZS
Come on ladies and gents, last call for this one,...

Come on ladies and gents, last call for this one, it's happening this Sunday ! So if you're local, get your name on the list, come along and support the club, meet other members and have a great...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2019, 16:21
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Sonic ZS
Many thanks Jon, will get a couple tins ordered...

Many thanks Jon, will get a couple tins ordered up soon, cheers :bowdown: :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Sonic ZS
Well done Jon, very impressive and glad it's...

Well done Jon, very impressive and glad it's found a good home :}

Annoyingly, I removed and restuck the one in the Tourer back in the winter (cold, damp day unfortunately...) and it's just...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 22nd April 2019, 23:02
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sonic ZS
Are you able to confirm times and meeting points...

Are you able to confirm times and meeting points yet Matt ? :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 22nd April 2019, 20:24
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sonic ZS
Fair enough Bob. Just need Matt to confirm, as...

Fair enough Bob. Just need Matt to confirm, as may possibly have Michelle & Barry coming along as well if timings are right.

Matt, looks like you missed Mark & Tania (Daisy Dawlish) off the list ?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 22nd April 2019, 17:11
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sonic ZS
Are we meeting up for the trip down to Trelawney...

Are we meeting up for the trip down to Trelawney (as per Wadebridge show), eg - 8.30am at Newton Abbot Mcdonalds, 9.30am Saltash services, etc ?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 20th April 2019, 14:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By Sonic ZS
Has the official thread been posted yet, have I...

Has the official thread been posted yet, have I missed it ? Cheers :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2019, 11:44
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Sonic ZS
Hi Ian, By complete coincidence, I dug my...

Hi Ian,

By complete coincidence, I dug my old Tourer Thule bars out of the garage to carry a sizeable ladder only yesterday ! Not been used for about 15 years...:D

I honestly can't remember the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Sonic ZS
Unfortunately, all so very true. Only in the UK...

Unfortunately, all so very true. Only in the UK would the press actively tell our public not to buy their own product :mad::duh:

And yet the 75/ZT is only now starting to prove what a well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 22:42
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Sonic ZS
Ha ha.....and there was me thinking I was seeing...

Ha ha.....and there was me thinking I was seeing double :D:duh:
Hope you have a good meet with plenty of attendees ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Sonic ZS
I have to agree.....and there was something very...

I have to agree.....and there was something very special about the early examples, that seemed to get lost as the model progressed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 19:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By Sonic ZS
When you changed the headgaskets, did you measure...

When you changed the headgaskets, did you measure the liner heights in relation to the block ?
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