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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2020, 21:19
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Discofan
Love the red "angry eyes"! Get out of my way...

Love the red "angry eyes"!
Get out of my way lights?
Forum: The Valeting Forum 19th January 2020, 19:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By Discofan
Thinking of trying Fusso, seems to get great...

Thinking of trying Fusso, seems to get great reviews.
We've got grey, black, red and light blue cars in the family, think will try the fusso dark coat. I'll report my impressions in due course.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 19th January 2020, 18:56
Replies: 62
Views: 8,793
Posted By Discofan
I used to keep a bar in the pocket of my...

I used to keep a bar in the pocket of my camoflaged jacket...... but I cant find it! boom boom.

I'll get my (other) coat!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2020, 18:23
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Discofan
Thats a fairly open question. Pop the tyre size...

Thats a fairly open question.
Pop the tyre size into a search and see what is best result.
Prices vary enormously as does quality, budget > premium, cheapest isnt always best, neither is expensive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 17:42
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By Discofan
Sounds fantastic, Im sure it smelt just as good...

Sounds fantastic, Im sure it smelt just as good as it sounds too. Motorbike racing just doesnt have the same sensory delights anymore, Pint of Castrol R anyone? :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 09:00
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Discofan
I like those!

I like those!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 08:56
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Discofan
I love originality in cars especially older...

I love originality in cars especially older 'classics' as it so nice to see a car the way it was when new rather than one thats been modded.
My 1963 Mini is totally original with the one exception...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 08:42
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By Discofan
Brilliant, how about a V16 from a 1952 BRM...

Brilliant, how about a V16 from a 1952 BRM then?:drool4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJmtEzbftvk
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2020, 08:40
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Discofan
If its pressurising the coolant it a good...

If its pressurising the coolant it a good indicator it is HGF. Assume all hoses are rock hard after its been run for a while?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2020, 08:36
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Discofan
Excellent! Heading for the moon club. :bowdown:

Excellent!
Heading for the moon club. :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2020, 08:46
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Discofan
We are building a new bungalow and will be...

We are building a new bungalow and will be putting our current house on the market in the spring. After 20 years we need a big clearout pre sale. Not looking forward to that process :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 20:15
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Discofan
I see a lot of cars in dealers ads with blingy...

I see a lot of cars in dealers ads with blingy big wheels and a line at the bottom of the ad saying "£1000 extra with the wheels pictured included".
To me most of them look cr@p and I prefer the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 20:04
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Discofan
Why would you do that? :duh: Green oval for off...

Why would you do that? :duh:
Green oval for off road, blue oval for tarmac!
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2019, 19:16
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Discofan
I got into Status Quo as a 10 year old in 1984...

I got into Status Quo as a 10 year old in 1984 (just in time for them disbanding with their 'End of the Road' tour!) Happily they came back again and Ive seen them live on many occasions. They have...
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2019, 18:54
Replies: 32
Views: 1,156
Posted By Discofan
ANPR is a lot more than a no tax and insurance...

ANPR is a lot more than a no tax and insurance reporting system. Its a very sophisticated system useful to law enforcement, the full capabilities of which are not widely publicised for good reason.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2019, 18:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discofan
It would look a lot better without that silly...

It would look a lot better without that silly body kit and front bumper! :icon_rolleyes:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2019, 18:33
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Discofan
An SD1 estate would have been a great addition to...

An SD1 estate would have been a great addition to the range. Think of the number of Volvo 240 / Granada / Peugeot 504/5 estates it could have taken sales from, ideal for the classic furniture,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2019, 18:56
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Discofan
Not that I'd condone that sort of hooligan...

Not that I'd condone that sort of hooligan behaviour :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2019, 08:51
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Discofan
I lost both pairs of my glasses (on the same day)...

I lost both pairs of my glasses (on the same day) so was somewhat stuck. Popped into spec savers and they kindly ordered new ones ready in just 2 days. Heading out to pick them up I grabbed my coat...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2019, 08:45
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Discofan
Ordered! I love these type of catalogues.

Ordered!
I love these type of catalogues.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2019, 08:39
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Discofan
I like the understated looks of the silver v8. It...

I like the understated looks of the silver v8. It would be fun at a set of traffic lights, an old normal looking rover taking off in a cacophony of noise and beating most other cars off the line....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2019, 19:47
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Discofan
Crazy prices my freelander 2 drivers door mirror,...

Crazy prices my freelander 2 drivers door mirror, plain black plastic, not even colour coded was £420 🤪
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2019, 12:36
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Discofan
Santa brought me a Ryobi 18v impact wrench last...

Santa brought me a Ryobi 18v impact wrench last Christmas, great bit of kit!
Not sure what's in store this year havent dropped any hints about anything. :smiley:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Discofan
A small air compressor, 50 litre or even 25 litre...

A small air compressor, 50 litre or even 25 litre are available fairly cheaply, my Draper 50 l cost £119.
Very versatile running other air tools and make tyre checking / inflation a dream. Once you...
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2019, 20:54
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Discofan
Heard s quote from Rod Stewart, "life is like a...

Heard s quote from Rod Stewart, "life is like a toilet roll, the closer to the end you get the quicker it goes"
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2019, 20:45
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Discofan
That is an old photo of the dc100 concept which...

That is an old photo of the dc100 concept which was the initial design for the defender replacement.
It is simply magazine 'spin' or 'imagined by autocar ' as their article unhelpfully predicts!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 18:57
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Discofan
If by 'fettling' she means 'detailing' the same...

If by 'fettling' she means 'detailing' the same car care products used on Rovers will be compatible with Audis I would imagine. There are of course loads of vw/audi/seat/skoda forums if she wants to...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 19:04
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By Discofan
Hope Ferrari up their game over the winter and...

Hope Ferrari up their game over the winter and bring a more competitive package to the track next year.
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 13:13
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Discofan
Just because you're paranoid it doesnt mean they...

Just because you're paranoid it doesnt mean they are not out to get you!
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 11:39
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Discofan
That would look well cleaned up and repainted...

That would look well cleaned up and repainted solar red! :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 11:36
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By Discofan
Yep, always seems like a long winter without F1...

Yep, always seems like a long winter without F1 to make Sundays exciting.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 11:30
Replies: 49
Views: 2,265
Posted By Discofan
I cant understand why people treat a car as a...

I cant understand why people treat a car as a disposable item and cant even keep them clean.

I service my wife's friend's and her husband's cars normally just prior to MOT time, when they suddenly...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2019, 11:49
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Discofan
What music?

My music tastes havent really changed much since the 80's hence my moniker "stuck in the 1980's" which my wife likes to remind me of regularly :D


Status Quo, Queen, Dire Straits, Smokie, Elton...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 19:36
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Discofan
Sad loss of a very funny man. Used to love his...

Sad loss of a very funny man. Used to love his shows in the 90s, satire at it's best.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 19:32
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Discofan
Thumbs up A bit of a bargain then !

A bit of a bargain then !
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 18:24
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Discofan
Yes sad indeed. Actually made a point a few years...

Yes sad indeed. Actually made a point a few years ago of letting our then 10 year old son make a call from one as he said he'd never even been in one!
I've have been trying to persuade my wife that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 18:10
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Discofan
I'm sure a £150 engine will not be up to much...

I'm sure a £150 engine will not be up to much either!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 18:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Discofan
Shocking unreliability if only there was still a...

Shocking unreliability if only there was still a manufacturer to complain to :shrug:
Forum: The Valeting Forum 23rd November 2019, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Discofan
That was a great deal on the meguiars machine,...

That was a great deal on the meguiars machine, couldn't justify the price of one so bought a das pro 6 instead which I am very happy with.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 23rd November 2019, 17:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By Discofan
My long term favourite is Turtle wax 'wet n...

My long term favourite is Turtle wax 'wet n black'. I don't spray it though, I apply using a paint brush. Find it hard to locate sometimes and wish it came in bigger size.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2019, 14:52
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Discofan
Go for something understated and elegant, not a...

Go for something understated and elegant, not a hollow dustbin that chavs fit to their Subaru's and civics
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2019, 21:28
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Discofan
Tidy car, needs to lose the modern front fog...

Tidy car, needs to lose the modern front fog lights and horrible steering wheel cover!
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 20:51
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By Discofan
Im probably a bit odd :D I like caravans. I...

Im probably a bit odd :D
I like caravans.
I like dogs but dont have one.
I dont like caravanners who allow their yappy dogs to disturb everyone elses peace and quiet on a caravan site.
Ive met...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 39
Views: 1,993
Posted By Discofan
You really love sunspot yellow! The trophy...

You really love sunspot yellow!
The trophy yellow model wold have been close enough match for me :D
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2019, 10:56
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Discofan
Never really liked escorts that came after the...

Never really liked escorts that came after the mighty mk1 and mk2s. XR3i, RS turbo and Cosworth nice enough because of their style and performance but the common ordinary models, no thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2019, 18:19
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By Discofan
Tw@ts! :shrug:

Tw@ts! :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2019, 18:13
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Discofan
Love it! :bowdown: You always know that...

Love it! :bowdown:
You always know that 'holidays are coming' when its first on the TV each year. As much of a Christmas tradition as the Wizard of Oz or the Italian Job.
Saw it sitting in a car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 11:08
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By Discofan
Pics of any car strapped onto a breakdown truck...

Pics of any car strapped onto a breakdown truck are not showing it in it's best light!
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Discofan
If its off the car try your local motor factors...

If its off the car try your local motor factors who will have a big box of them in various sizes?
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 20:27
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Discofan
Totally barking as usual but seems to be a...

Totally barking as usual but seems to be a genuinely nice guy with an interest in what he does. Very entertaining.
:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 20:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By Discofan
I just know that when I get a set of ramps for my...

I just know that when I get a set of ramps for my 'in progress' new garage I'll start underneath cleaning too :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2019, 21:56
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Discofan
When it will only pick up 50's rock n roll music...

When it will only pick up 50's rock n roll music start worrying! :devil:
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2019, 20:40
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Discofan
CCTV / Alarm system recommendations

Im looking advice on an alarm / cctv set up.
In the process of having a new bungalow and workshop built.
Its in an isolated rural location with only 1 other property down a lane maybe 1/4 mile...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2019, 19:43
Replies: 36
Views: 2,896
Posted By Discofan
Hi Dave, Your posting is very brave and to...

Hi Dave,

Your posting is very brave and to me very moving.
I have personal experience of what you described in 2 ways, one ended well just like you, the second tragically.

Im a police officer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2019, 19:58
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Discofan
Wait till the first icy morning! :eek:

Wait till the first icy morning! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2019, 18:58
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Discofan
A fairly tidy looking example too! :bowdown:

A fairly tidy looking example too! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2019, 18:56
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Discofan
Interested to hear your thoughts on it as you get...

Interested to hear your thoughts on it as you get to know it, real world fuel economy and winter usability if we get a snowy one. Winter tyres planned?
Idly considering a 320d / 330d Xdrive as a...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 22:02
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Discofan
He's still a whinging huffy. There's not a...

He's still a whinging huffy.
There's not a driver I despise more. May he never equal or much worse pass Schumacher's milestone 7!
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 21:58
Replies: 85
Views: 2,845
Posted By Discofan
A chrome bumper red MGB roadster on chrome wire...

A chrome bumper red MGB roadster on chrome wire wheels, does it get any more "classic car" than that?
Id happily have one in my garage to sit alongside my Mk1 Mini :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 55
Views: 2,781
Posted By Discofan
You couldnt make it up! :duh: I hope to remain...

You couldnt make it up! :duh:
I hope to remain driving socially unacceptable diesels for many more years to come. When they ban them from certain cities I simply wont go there and I suspect others...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 21:31
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Discofan
They can call my landline as often as they want,...

They can call my landline as often as they want, havent even got a handset plugged into it, used nothing but mobiles for a number of years now and only keep it for the router.
Get lots of strange...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 21:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By Discofan
You have just made yourself an "offensive...

You have just made yourself an "offensive weapon".
Any article made, adapted or intended for use for causing injury to the person....as the definition goes.
If you are stopped with such an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 21:02
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Discofan
Tensioner or idler pulley beginning to seize,...

Tensioner or idler pulley beginning to seize, alternator bearings?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 09:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,520
Posted By Discofan
Broken cranks on Tdv6 Landrover Discoveries and...

Broken cranks on Tdv6 Landrover Discoveries and zRR Sports.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 09:51
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Discofan
In my watched list, if I had a spare £350k I'd be...

In my watched list, if I had a spare £350k I'd be right in there!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 09:50
Replies: 30
Views: 2,264
Posted By Discofan
I've read pva mixed with water then spread over...

I've read pva mixed with water then spread over concrete is a good sealant. Just have to be sure of best ratio.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 19:34
Replies: 30
Views: 2,264
Posted By Discofan
Concreter base poured this week :D

Concreter base poured this week :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 07:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Discofan
Watching this thread, Ill be in the market for a...

Watching this thread, Ill be in the market for a set when my new garage / workshop / mancave is completed. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 07:43
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Discofan
That was my understanding when I did an...

That was my understanding when I did an engineering diploma? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 07:37
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Discofan
Nice car, nice colour combo but for my choice its...

Nice car, nice colour combo but for my choice its leather all the way, something that helps swing a car if Im buying.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 07:33
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By Discofan
VW Passat or Skoda Octavia / Superb would be my...

VW Passat or Skoda Octavia / Superb would be my choice.
We run fleets of Skodas in work, they really are excellent. Conversley we also have loads of Vauxhall Astras and Insignias, they are souless...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 17:17
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Discofan
I have been completely underwhelmed by the Irwins...

I have been completely underwhelmed by the Irwins bolt extraxtors too. Angle grinder or dremmel when space is tight generally does a better job!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 12:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,264
Posted By Discofan
Yep, 2 post lift planned, 4.4 metre ridge height...

Yep, 2 post lift planned, 4.4 metre ridge height to allow for this.
Its my ideal work space that Ive wanted for years. Our current single garage, like most peoples is fit to burst. Along with my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Discofan
Or else it will melt the rest of the glue and the...

Or else it will melt the rest of the glue and the whole thing will fall down? :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 12:17
Replies: 30
Views: 2,264
Posted By Discofan
Im in the fortunate position of building a new...

Im in the fortunate position of building a new bungalow at the minute and our site is big enough to build my dream garage, going for a steel clad 8 x 12m structure which will give me loads of space...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2019, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Discofan
Hi Bob, I enjoyed reading your thread about...

Hi Bob,

I enjoyed reading your thread about the ressurection of this lovely car and credit to you. I wish you many happy years of enjoyable motoring! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By Discofan
Blasphemy! :eek:

Blasphemy! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 18:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,737
Posted By Discofan
I think the 75 was basically a classic from...

I think the 75 was basically a classic from launch, with its retro styling and old world charm interiors harking back to cars from the early part of the last century, but with modern build quality....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Discofan
The Italian job replica minis and bus in the same...

The Italian job replica minis and bus in the same auction caught my attention, then again most things mini related do!:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 20:28
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Discofan
74 cars in 12 years :eek: A different one every...

74 cars in 12 years :eek:
A different one every 2 months on average, you must get bored easily!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 19:06
Replies: 49
Views: 1,936
Posted By Discofan
A fine choice sir, I'll take a matching one in...

A fine choice sir, I'll take a matching one in Targa red please :bowdown:

I also own one of my dream cars, a humble 850 Mini!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 18:47
Replies: 77
Views: 4,058
Posted By Discofan
Kia Rio is the dreariest car Ive had the...

Kia Rio is the dreariest car Ive had the misfortune to drive in recent years, thoroughly depressing I was so glad to hand it back after mine was in the bodyshop :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By Discofan
My dad had a 2600 SE SD1 which also had the 3...

My dad had a 2600 SE SD1 which also had the 3 speed auto. It never seemed under geared and could achieve licence losing speeds all too easily:eek:
Id dearly love to own one today. For me the 800 was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Discofan
Our son got a second hand VW Up! and was...

Our son got a second hand VW Up! and was delighted, a BMW would have blown him away.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 11:54
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Discofan
Slow noisy thirsty uncomfortable, words you could...

Slow noisy thirsty uncomfortable, words you could use to describe many classic cars, certainly my 1963 mk1 850cc mini. But that's not the point. It's not an every day use car. Its a toy for nice days...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Discofan
Sounds like you have got a cracker! Post some...

Sounds like you have got a cracker!
Post some photos up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2019, 17:58
Replies: 31
Views: 2,792
Posted By Discofan
As someone who does walk in those shoes (and is a...

As someone who does walk in those shoes (and is a petrol head too) Ive had many pleasant conversations with motorists about their cars, either stoping them legitimately, as the Road Traffic Act /...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2019, 07:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By Discofan
Personally Id have it on its original steel...

Personally Id have it on its original steel whels, chrome embellishers and hub caps. :bowdown:
I love Minilight wheels on the right car - A Mini, MGB, Mk1 / 2 Escort.
They are not doing it for me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 20:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By Discofan
1275 (1,3) A series, 1.8 B series or 1.7 O?...

1275 (1,3) A series, 1.8 B series or 1.7 O? series engines, dont believe there was ever a 1500 :shrug: Or a GL either for that matter, they were Deluxe or Superdeluxe or really racy TC!

Hevent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2019, 07:55
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Discofan
Never used JB weld but I am a big fan or...

Never used JB weld but I am a big fan or araldite, found it really excellent. :bowdown::bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 20:01
Replies: 67
Views: 3,316
Posted By Discofan
Agree with that, caravan towing for 100s of miles...

Agree with that, caravan towing for 100s of miles a day on the French motorways its a bit of a blessing. Heading there at the end of this month and travelling from Cherbourg right down to the south...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 19:59
Replies: 198
Views: 18,077
Posted By Discofan
Valid point. What does your insurance company...

Valid point. What does your insurance company value it at after such a big investment?
Looks cracking BTW! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 09:53
Replies: 82
Views: 3,959
Posted By Discofan
A 1998 mini cooper sports pack. Bought new by my...

A 1998 mini cooper sports pack. Bought new by my wife. Only 27000 miles on it. Became impractical when the kids came along and was put in the garage where it sat unused for several years. Sold in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 18:00
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By Discofan
Some traffic film remover and a pressure washer...

Some traffic film remover and a pressure washer would have it looking like a different car. Followed by a clay bar and some polishing compounds on a DA, I'd quite enjoy that!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 17:51
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Discofan
It's all planned, hopefully! The house sits...

It's all planned, hopefully!
The house sits forward and towards the right hand side of the site as you look at it. The workshop / garage / man cave is to the left towards the rear and because of a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 09:47
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Discofan
We are in the exciting position of being about to...

We are in the exciting position of being about to start our new build bungalow on a 0.6 acre site. Im getting to achieve my dream of having a large garage / workshop built, 12 x 8 metres x 3.5 metres...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 20:19
Replies: 27
Views: 2,217
Posted By Discofan
Love the solar red ZT :bowdown:

Love the solar red ZT :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By Discofan
:shrug:Wow that was a quick sale!

:shrug:Wow that was a quick sale!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 21:48
Replies: 46
Views: 3,331
Posted By Discofan
I remember in the late 80's / early 90's reading...

I remember in the late 80's / early 90's reading VW Driver magazine and they had a page called the "100000 mile club" (bit like the reader's wives page:D) when it was something out of the ordinary...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 16:19
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Discofan
All traditional "big" Range Rovers have the split...

All traditional "big" Range Rovers have the split tailgate, its a feature thats been there from the start from "Classic" through P38, L322 and latest L405,
I believe the 2 models of Range Rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 16:16
Replies: 47
Views: 2,863
Posted By Discofan
Solar red on a ZT is pretty impressive too.

Solar red on a ZT is pretty impressive too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 12:29
Replies: 36
Views: 2,715
Posted By Discofan
Hell of a price to release one but or bolt! ...

Hell of a price to release one but or bolt!
I've got a Ryobi one which I'm impressed with for wheel nuts etc. I'm sure it wouldn't touch a crank bolt tho....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 12:19
Replies: 140
Views: 14,253
Posted By Discofan
Talking I do enjoy reading Thomas's latest fairytale...

I do enjoy reading Thomas's latest fairytale chapters hows the relaunch of Rover going and when can I place an order for my new 75?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 21:22
Replies: 47
Views: 2,863
Posted By Discofan
Firefrost :bowdown:

Firefrost :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 21:14
Replies: 140
Views: 14,253
Posted By Discofan
Cant wait to see this finished!

Cant wait to see this finished!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 140
Views: 14,253
Posted By Discofan
So you have a log book from a 1961 Cooper and a...

So you have a log book from a 1961 Cooper and a 1980s mini to put it on? Slightly more than a 'reshell' there then, just plain fraudulent :shrug: you have to reuse a certain amount of original parts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 13:22
Replies: 140
Views: 14,253
Posted By Discofan
In the photo it has late model internal hinged...

In the photo it has late model internal hinged doors and a late model bonnet badge. You are searching for original mk1 parts to put on it? I'm afraid that doesn't make it a 1960s Cooper. I've done...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 21:57
Replies: 140
Views: 14,253
Posted By Discofan
Exactly! There is nothing Mk1 or Cooper or 1961...

Exactly! There is nothing Mk1 or Cooper or 1961 about that Mini. Like to see more pictures of it but it looks like a mid to late 80s mini to me:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 21:04
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Discofan
A lot of car for £350 :bowdown:

A lot of car for £350 :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 16:52
Replies: 198
Views: 18,077
Posted By Discofan
Well what's the latest on the painting, gotta be...

Well what's the latest on the painting, gotta be finished soon surely? (I know, 'dont call me Shirley!')
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 10:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,569
Posted By Discofan
My old Mini fuel gauge sometimes behaves...

My old Mini fuel gauge sometimes behaves erratically going from 1/2 full to empty for no apparent reason. A wooden 'dipstick' is a simple indicator of contents. To be fair though there is no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 07:51
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Discofan
You need those anti static strips that were...

You need those anti static strips that were popular in the 80's.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 17:43
Replies: 198
Views: 18,077
Posted By Discofan
Looks great so far, appears to be some quality...

Looks great so far, appears to be some quality work carried out there.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By Discofan
I think thats the case too, if you have them off...

I think thats the case too, if you have them off reularly youre unlikely to experience the same problems. All our cars have the wheels off several times a year for proper cleaning, tyre rotating etc...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 18:10
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Discofan
Looks like an interesting watch!

Looks like an interesting watch!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 18:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Discofan
Ive never thought factory type roof rails look...

Ive never thought factory type roof rails look bad on a car - except on the Freelander 2 when they look very much like an after thought. :duh: Yep Ive got a Freelander 2, dont have fitted roof rails...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 17:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By Discofan
Replaced the cylinder head on my Discovery and...

Replaced the cylinder head on my Discovery and have to use all new bolts, they were torque to certain figure, then degree tightening sequence there after - NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 17:44
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Discofan
Stick them on Gumtree or on here, someone will...

Stick them on Gumtree or on here, someone will take them if theyre free.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2019, 09:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By Discofan
Im a bit OCD about keeping my cars clean. That...

Im a bit OCD about keeping my cars clean. That would make me need therapy! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2019, 17:30
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Discofan
Could be the flexible brake hoses degrading and...

Could be the flexible brake hoses degrading and swelling internally due to age. Had this happen on a Peugeot 405 once.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2019, 10:40
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Discofan
Why the overnight drive? Youll be too knackered...

Why the overnight drive? Youll be too knackered to enjoy it. :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2019, 10:37
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Discofan
Had my Discovery 2 over to france for 4 years in...

Had my Discovery 2 over to france for 4 years in a row towing our twin axle caravan.

1st year the rear silencer broke off the exhaust - 3 miles from home after a 2000 mile trip! :bowdown:

Next...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2019, 18:37
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Discofan
Has this one been about on ebay for a while? seem...

Has this one been about on ebay for a while? seem to remember viewing it before :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2019, 23:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,852
Posted By Discofan
Had a jaguar xe courtesy car while my freelander...

Had a jaguar xe courtesy car while my freelander 2 was in for some work. Lovely car but a bigger to get in and out of. I was glad to climb back into my landrover!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2019, 20:03
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Discofan
My 17 year old is currently on a learners policy...

My 17 year old is currently on a learners policy on his little VW Up!
It cost something around £150 for 3 months but it only is valid up until the minute he passes his test, then its void and you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2019, 19:56
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By Discofan
Took a Morris Minor into a tyre fitters a few...

Took a Morris Minor into a tyre fitters a few years back and they asked me to tighten the wheel nuts myself when the new tyres were fitted "incase we break them" :shrug:

On a similar note to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2019, 19:49
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Discofan
The lime green wheels go so well with the blue...

The lime green wheels go so well with the blue florescent under lighting :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2019, 11:01
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Discofan
Although Im not a big fan of Halfords their tools...

Although Im not a big fan of Halfords their tools are good quality. I bought their flexible head ratchet spanner set, sizes 10mm -19mm IIRC. well made and good quality. They were on one of their half...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2019, 10:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By Discofan
I was thinking more Austin 1800 "landcrab" front...

I was thinking more Austin 1800 "landcrab" front :shrug:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2019, 21:31
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Discofan
Its maybe one of Thomas's new production ones?...

Its maybe one of Thomas's new production ones? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2019, 21:26
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By Discofan
Meanwhile the Landrover Defender had a slightly...

Meanwhile the Landrover Defender had a slightly less slippery 0.63 :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2019, 21:19
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Discofan
If you check out "The Mini Forum" they have a...

If you check out "The Mini Forum" they have a dedicated technical section for the later fuel injected classic Minis, loads of info and assistance on there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2019, 22:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Discofan
NO IT ISNT! It looks NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...

NO IT ISNT! It looks NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- :duh::duh::duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2019, 08:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By Discofan
Reminds me of one of my favourite lines from Only...

Reminds me of one of my favourite lines from Only Fools and Horses, Uncle Albert talking about his time in the navy during the war, "It was so cold on the Russian convoys that the flame on my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2019, 19:30
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Discofan
Had to replace 2 DMF's during my ownership of my...

Had to replace 2 DMF's during my ownership of my Td5 Landrover Discovery (lots of towing and 165000 miles on the clock when I sold it), there is a solid flywheel conversion available but all the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 09:44
Replies: 148
Views: 6,235
Posted By Discofan
Thanks for your open minded considered...

Thanks for your open minded considered post...:duh:
I drive 4x4s because I want to, I like them, their driving position and their towing ability for our caravan, I am taxed heavily both road tax and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 09:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By Discofan
What a truly kind and selfless offer, that's the...

What a truly kind and selfless offer, that's the kind of person we need more of, :bowdown:.

I suspect our travelling friends in Transit vans may know the whereabouts of the nicked tools, thieving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2019, 20:06
Replies: 34
Views: 2,692
Posted By Discofan
Russet brown is the lovely hue you all so admire,...

Russet brown is the lovely hue you all so admire, BL at it's best!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2019, 15:05
Replies: 122
Views: 5,102
Posted By Discofan
Learned to drive at age 11 on a private lane in...

Learned to drive at age 11 on a private lane in my Mum's Mk2 1300 Escort.
Passed through 3 Mini's an Avenger and a Chevette, which were all driving MOT failures that I used to tear about the lane...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2019, 08:31
Replies: 41
Views: 4,208
Posted By Discofan
Good work! What did it need to fix?

Good work!
What did it need to fix?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2018, 14:34
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Discofan
Wouldnt dream of changing oil any way other than...

Wouldnt dream of changing oil any way other than removing the sump plug!
Forum: Social Forum 21st December 2018, 11:58
Replies: 73
Views: 4,026
Posted By Discofan
Always fancied an old R80 or R100 tourer, the...

Always fancied an old R80 or R100 tourer, the iconic police motorbike from the 80s and 90s.

This colour is my perfect motorbike:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2018, 19:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By Discofan
Check out Tuner wheel bolts, internal splined...

Check out Tuner wheel bolts, internal splined bolt, got a set in black for my son's black alloys on his VW Up!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 10:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
Posted By Discofan
Seat Exeo. Rebadged Audi A4 from a few years...

Seat Exeo.
Rebadged Audi A4 from a few years back, nice car too. The VW Tdi in its many forms and variants is a great engine - despite the emissions scandal!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 21:39
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
Posted By Discofan
Octavia VRS? ...

Octavia VRS?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 11:01
Replies: 45
Views: 3,764
Posted By Discofan
Ha ha, my thoughts exactly when I saw one on the...

Ha ha, my thoughts exactly when I saw one on the road, driving into Carrickfergus!
Guess Im not too far from you? :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 10:30
Replies: 85
Views: 11,709
Posted By Discofan
Have you any pictures of the black and maroon...

Have you any pictures of the black and maroon tourer?, sounds a nice combo.
Love the Daimler 420G lurking in the back of some of the photos. That is what I expect a limo to be like and a proper...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 10:08
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Discofan
Look the business, I might buy a pair of those.

Look the business, I might buy a pair of those.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 19:23
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Discofan
Gonna be moving to a rural location next year...

Gonna be moving to a rural location next year hopefully and will want some seriously bright reversing lights.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 10:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By Discofan
Skoda Superb? One of the most roomy cars Ive ever...

Skoda Superb? One of the most roomy cars Ive ever had the pleasure of travelling in.
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