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Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2022, 23:32
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I agree speed limits should be reduced but not...

I agree speed limits should be reduced but not only for conservation of energy reasons but conservation of life.
Thereís far too much emphasis placed on the top speed a car can do.
Last week a...
Forum: Discussion 1st March 2022, 23:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Hi Itís nice to see my ďhow to ď on the rear...

Hi
Itís nice to see my ďhow to ď on the rear suspension is still being looked at.
A word of encouragement, you donít really need a workshop to carry out this work.
Even though I have two good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2022, 20:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iím ďgreenĒ with envy. What a lovely example. ...

Iím ďgreenĒ with envy. What a lovely example.

Get the cam belts done if not already done just to be on the safe side.
Forum: Humour Corner 27th January 2022, 20:24
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Havenít laughed so much in a long time, ...

Havenít laughed so much in a long time, brilliant.
Forum: Humour Corner 27th January 2022, 20:17
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Read that out to Mary sitting next to me (the...

Read that out to Mary sitting next to me (the boss)

Very good, it raised a little giggle. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2022, 22:30
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Same thing happened to me when I collected my...

Same thing happened to me when I collected my caravan.

The intercooler hose has to be really tight. I found using a screwdriver wasnít good enough. Better to use a small socket on the hex of of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 20:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes the foam backing is already attached. Jim

Yes the foam backing is already attached.
Jim
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2022, 22:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I used Martrim material to cover my Zircon Blue...

I used Martrim material to cover my Zircon Blue project car. Colour was as near perfect as you could get after checking several other samples.

Iíve still got some in the workshop, enough to do a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2022, 22:15
Replies: 182
Views: 18,031
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just logged in for the first time in over a year....

Just logged in for the first time in over a year.

So sorry to hear the sad passing of Bluebird.

Stay strong Andy and hang on to all those wonderful memories.

Jim
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2022, 22:03
Replies: 71
Views: 5,317
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Hi Dave. First of all our condolences on your...

Hi Dave. First of all our condolences on your loss and I hope you are getting back to some form of normality.

I know just how you must feel as the Missus & I celebrated our 50th anniversary last...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíve got 5 Litres of the original MG Rover ATF in...

Iíve got 5 Litres of the original MG Rover ATF in the garage. I always kept a good stock for regular changes, but I no longer have a 75.

Iím in Ayrshire if your interested.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2020, 18:42
Replies: 33
Views: 4,272
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Enjoy your XF but be prepared for electrical...

Enjoy your XF but be prepared for electrical glitches and avoid main dealers.

I would probably still be in a Jaguar had I not been let down badly by main dealer rip offs and poor service from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I used to fit a piece of thin plywood to the...

I used to fit a piece of thin plywood to the bottom of my radiator in my SD1 Vitesse to keep the temperature up in the winter.

I also blocked off the lower grille on our diesel 75
Forum: Social Forum 29th August 2020, 06:55
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I experience the same situation on a regular...

I experience the same situation on a regular basis in my village.

There is a corner at the Chemist shop and cars are parked there so traffic is restricted. Our village is used as a "rat run" from...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 28th August 2020, 20:35
Replies: 14
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Forgot to say, I assume you are coming in from...

Forgot to say, I assume you are coming in from the M74 via Douglas, Glespin then coming into Muirkirk from the East.
Other route coming via Strathaven would bring you to the same traffic lights but...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 28th August 2020, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Graeme. I will becoming up in the SL. I could...

Graeme. I will becoming up in the SL. I could meet up with you in Muirkirk. Turn left just after the traffic lights (about 100 yards) There's a pub on the corner and is just a short distance from...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 22nd August 2020, 21:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By Jim Jamieson
It's all down to how you load the caravan and...

It's all down to how you load the caravan and having everything mechanical on both car & caravan in perfect working order.

Keeping to a safe speed (especially on downhill sections) is also...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 22nd August 2020, 21:39
Replies: 14
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just as well I checked on this, I was ready to go...

Just as well I checked on this, I was ready to go for tomorrow but next Saturday should be fine, just hope the weather keeps nice.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th August 2020, 19:27
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíve done so many ďmodsĒ to my caravan it would...

Iíve done so many ďmodsĒ to my caravan it would fill the page.

Some of them are}
hazard warning while uncoupled from car to move into driveway with the motor mover
Warning beeper while in...
Forum: Items Wanted 15th August 2020, 19:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Jim Jamieson
A local funeral company was converting a Land...

A local funeral company was converting a Land Rover Defender as a hearse.

Not sure if he finished the work but I do see it sitting outside their premises.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2020, 19:10
Replies: 46
Views: 4,387
Posted By Jim Jamieson
If itís any consolation I hope you enjoy your...

If itís any consolation I hope you enjoy your visit to Glen Nevis, itís beautiful up there and especially with this nice warm weather.

Donít forget to visit Neptuneís Staircase to the north of...
Forum: Social Forum 15th August 2020, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Completely forgot about this today �� I’ve...

Completely forgot about this today ��

I’ve been quite busy on a renovation project over the last few weeks, not car related but today I was having a day off the project so this morning I was...
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 24th July 2020, 23:56
Replies: 5
Views: 2,010
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Are you saying Nicolasí a man. 😆. I had...

Are you saying Nicolasí a man. 😆.

I had Zedsí predecessor in at the Scottish Parliament a few years back before he went AWOL.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2020, 23:51
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Why not re trim it yourself, itís not that...

Why not re trim it yourself, itís not that difficult to do.

Iíve re trimmed a few cars including a 75.
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2020, 20:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíve been working right through the lockdown. ...

Iíve been working right through the lockdown.

The missus wouldnít furlough me. :p:
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2020, 20:09
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I spotted a bird the other day which I recognised...

I spotted a bird the other day which I recognised from my youth.






It was a blooming seagull that stole my ice cream cone.

Sorry couldnít resist, itís the Corona in my system, I should...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2020, 19:52
Replies: 26
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Did a similar thing when I was driving my friends...

Did a similar thing when I was driving my friends 3500 auto. I had a the manual P6 at the time.
When I came to a junction I stood it on its nose. :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2020, 22:39
Replies: 26
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jim Jamieson
If your car is an automatic why would you want to...

If your car is an automatic why would you want to use it like a manual.

The 75 automatic box has its own ďbraking systemĒ built in.

When approaching a junction or slowing down on a hill lightly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2020, 20:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Nice car but mileage is confusing 🧐 itís actually...

Nice car but mileage is confusing 🧐 itís actually just over 131,000 miles.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2020, 22:10
Replies: 30
Views: 4,121
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The only time my Vitesse broke down was on my way...

The only time my Vitesse broke down was on my way to my very first classic car show at Culzean Castle after the car had been laid up for around 5 years.

I was in the middle of a contra flow at the...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2020, 21:55
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíve got some photos on my PC file with both my...

Iíve got some photos on my PC file with both my 75ís at the Perth meet a few years back. I drove up towing the van with the missus in my V6 as I wanted both 75ís up for a T4 session.
We stayed with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2020, 00:37
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíll take a note of that as I might want to pop...

Iíll take a note of that as I might want to pop along with my SL
Lovely place Muirkirk but I would have to say that as I was born there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2020, 00:25
Replies: 30
Views: 4,121
Posted By Jim Jamieson
As you can see by the photo kindly posted by...

As you can see by the photo kindly posted by Marinabrian I really went to town on mine.

If you could only see the photos prior to this rebuild which was my choice as the car was looking very good....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2020, 21:58
Replies: 30
Views: 4,121
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iím surprised at some of the comments about the...

Iím surprised at some of the comments about the SD1 especially from Current Rover owners.
Yes the early models did have some corrosion problems but for styling it was way up there with the best of...
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2020, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Your brother had a great talent to carry out such...

Your brother had a great talent to carry out such work, such a great legacy to leave behind.
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 15:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Fantastic job, well done to all concerned. ...

Fantastic job, well done to all concerned.

Iíve even managed to get the first coat done on my window :D
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 13:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Fascinating viewing, I watched the launch last...

Fascinating viewing, I watched the launch last night and today Iím trying to get a velux window painted but stuck to the telly watching YouTube for the docking on the ISS

I suggested bring the...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th May 2020, 20:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jim Jamieson
We were in a diner on the Strip when across the...

We were in a diner on the Strip when across the road there was an explosion followed by a virtual volcanic eruption.
Apparently itís only at certain times of the day so we missed the most of it.
...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 26th May 2020, 20:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,089
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Much as I would love to get away for a break I...

Much as I would love to get away for a break I think itís far too early to be opening up sites. Iím prepared to wait until next year if necessary to ensure my familyís safety.
Forum: Photography Corner 26th May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jim Jamieson
We stayed for 5 nights in the Stratosphere and as...

We stayed for 5 nights in the Stratosphere and as part of our package received two visits to the top of the tower. Quite spectacular views, we actually had a third visit but that was to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2020, 09:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,559
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just dropped to 99.7 at my local Asda. While the...

Just dropped to 99.7 at my local Asda. While the missus has been calling in at the local food shops Iíve been filling up my plastic 5 litre and metal 10 litre cans to fill up the SL in preparation...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2020, 08:55
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Jim Jamieson
With the title I thought you were going to say...

With the title I thought you were going to say one car had broken down.

I think I hold a record for that. A few years back the missus drove home from work but as she was a bit late drove straight...
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 14:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Itís down to common sense really. Yes if you aim...

Itís down to common sense really. Yes if you aim the tip of the lance direct onto joints you risk the ďpossibilityĒ of causing water ingress.

With the lance kept at a distance the pressure is...
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2020, 23:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I seem to be the odd one out here. Iíve been...

I seem to be the odd one out here.

Iíve been power washing my caravan for 10 years and never had a leak.
Itís no different to a caravan travelling down the motorway at 60mph in the rain.
...
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2020, 18:03
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíve noticed an increase in roadside litter. ...

Iíve noticed an increase in roadside litter. Apart from Council cut backs, thereís simply no deterrent these days for those who dump litter.

Perhaps those who are fit and on benefits could be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 17:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,731
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The rear brake shoe retaining pins are a very...

The rear brake shoe retaining pins are a very poor design as when the back plate corrodes, and they will corrode, the pins simply will not hold.

I used a long bolt with a flat head (you can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I re covered mine using the same cloth I used to...

I re covered mine using the same cloth I used to re trim my headliner and door cards. Finished job looked absolutely fine.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 18:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Although I worked for many years within the motor...

Although I worked for many years within the motor industry I had never actually stripped a seat down until a couple of years ago when I converted the passengers seat of my Zircon 75 to allow height...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2020, 22:24
Replies: 31
Views: 3,652
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I received a call from my MB independent today...

I received a call from my MB independent today saying my car will be uplifted, serviced and MOTíd on Friday as arranged.
But they have said they are closing the same day so Iíve been very fortunate.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 23rd March 2020, 15:02
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My caravan will remain in storage and under cover...

My caravan will remain in storage and under cover for the foreseeable future.

Our holiday to Malta is also off where our friend is a consultant chest physician, we hope and pray he remains safe....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2020, 14:54
Replies: 31
Views: 3,652
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just arranged to get our CLS booked for service...

Just arranged to get our CLS booked for service and itís first MOT with my local MB independent.
Fortunately for me they have an employee living in my village who will collect and deliver my car on...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2020, 15:27
Replies: 135
Views: 17,276
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry I canít link it on here but Scotlandís...

Sorry I canít link it on here but Scotlandís National Bard. Robert Burnsís poem ďTo a MouseĒ. Has been re written now saying ďTo a VirusĒ

Itís brilliant
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 00:24
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I would say most folks holiday plans are all but...

I would say most folks holiday plans are all but gone for some time.

We were due to fly to Malta in a few weeks buts itís now off. Even an outing with the caravan may be doubtful as some sites...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 00:15
Replies: 135
Views: 17,276
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The missus showed me a post of Facebook ( sorry I...

The missus showed me a post of Facebook ( sorry I canít copy it cos I ainít on it)

Anyway it was a pair of lovely designer ear rings for sale,
modelled in a pair of loo rolls
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 08:33
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thereís plenty of suppliers but Iíve used Demon...

Thereís plenty of suppliers but Iíve used Demon plates for years with a good service record.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2020, 16:49
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes unfortunately any grease will attract dust...

Yes unfortunately any grease will attract dust etc. And eventually cause some stickiness. The roof panel is not too difficult to remove, thereís guides on YouTube which are extremely helpful on this.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2020, 14:38
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I believe the sunroof mechanism is similar to...

I believe the sunroof mechanism is similar to windows in as much as it auto reverses if thereís an abnormal resistance, like your arm sticking out for example. I mean you wouldnít want to get it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2020, 14:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,299
Posted By Jim Jamieson
, Iíve got two for sale on the bay at...

,

Iíve got two for sale on the bay at present along with a set of new pads.
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 22:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,345
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Am I right in saying the Crusader was the run out...

Am I right in saying the Crusader was the run out model before the Jelly Mould sorry Sierra came onto the market.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 23:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jim Jamieson
After working within a Jaguar Main Dealer I...

After working within a Jaguar Main Dealer I always aspired to owning one some day.
I eventually purchased a lovely low mileage 3.0d XF but after Main Dealer problems and door corrosion I was left...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2020, 14:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,053
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Wow ! Thatís some mousesí nest, I had one on my...

Wow ! Thatís some mousesí nest, I had one on my Wedgewood 75 a few years back but it just chewed the insulation off the top engine cover.

Had a heck of a job removing it all using the air line...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2020, 09:24
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Must have a gander at that one, thanks.

Must have a gander at that one, thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 09:22
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes I was waiting in anticipation when he held...

Yes I was waiting in anticipation when he held the HT lead but the big surprise was that sand blast cabinet, I mean he didnít even wash any engine parts down.

Did I mention the brand new Weber...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 00:22
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Will it start !

As the telly is a bit rubbish these days I tend to watch YouTube particularly classic car stuff.
Last night I came across this guy who is ďrestoringĒ a 1969 Mk1 Ford Capri.
Sorry I havenít the link...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2020, 17:56
Replies: 47
Views: 5,179
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Bonnet and boot struts always work with less...

Bonnet and boot struts always work with less effect in extreme cold weather.
If you work the bonnet up and down briskly a few times you will find in most cases they will hold better.
At the end of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2020, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Jamieson
When out and about I avoid motorway services like...

When out and about I avoid motorway services like the plague.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 20:42
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Hereís my record. Back in the 70ís & early...

Hereís my record.

Back in the 70ís & early 80ís I worked with an Austin Rover Main Dealer where I fitted all ICE systems (in car entertainment) along with all other accessories including cruise...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 20:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Oh yes very intelligent, but it took me a few...

Oh yes very intelligent, but it took me a few years to discover this when we first purchased our 75 diesel Connoisseur back in 2002.

Worse still I didnít know until recently you can drop down the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 20:10
Replies: 126
Views: 48,646
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I received a nice e-mail from ďBlackroseĒ today. ...

I received a nice e-mail from ďBlackroseĒ today.
He is now running my wifeís former 75 Connoisseur and this week he tells me he had to replace the battery after just ďfive yearsĒ :}
Other than a...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2020, 19:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just to add another item ! Does anyone...

Just to add another item !

Does anyone remember when the road verges had only grass on them.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2020, 16:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Remember them all :o With number 1, I got...

Remember them all :o

With number 1, I got reported to my mum for smoking. It. was a cold day and my breath could be seen in the air as I was mimicking smoking.

With number 13 it was unlucky for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2020, 13:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just love it and waiting patiently for episode...

Just love it and waiting patiently for episode 30.

Another project Iím watching and completely car unrelated is Acorn to Arabella, the story of two guys building a wooden boat. It worth a watch.
Forum: Social Forum 20th February 2020, 09:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thatís a wake up call Neil, itís good you made it...

Thatís a wake up call Neil, itís good you made it through but you need to take care of yourself now.
Iím always wary of this happening to me as I have a anaphylactic reaction to aspirin but...
Forum: Social Forum 19th February 2020, 23:28
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Just a short time after The Herald of Free...

Just a short time after The Herald of Free Enterprise accident I was on a RoRo ferry from Pieta near Valletta (Malta) going over to Gozo. I was up on the top deck with a friend and when the ferry...
Forum: Social Forum 19th February 2020, 12:00
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By Jim Jamieson
That is odd, whatís happening with that United...

That is odd, whatís happening with that United Airlines flight circling around.
It was due to land at 10.30
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2020, 23:57
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The missus showed that to me, Iím surprised it...

The missus showed that to me, Iím surprised it was allowed to leave Arran in the first place. Not very comfortable for the passengers.

That aside we have faired well with the weather in Ayrshire...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 18:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By Jim Jamieson
A couple of years back my eldest son said to me,...

A couple of years back my eldest son said to me, ďcmon father your like driving Miss DaisyĒ
He then said I used to frighten the * out of him doing hand brake turns whilst parking up at the house....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2020, 18:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,799
Posted By Jim Jamieson
When I fitted my stainless mess grille I replaced...

When I fitted my stainless mess grille I replaced the ďpop through the grilleĒ release with the MG one.
At the same time I refurbished the safety catch along with the two bonnet catches so they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 00:42
Replies: 25
Views: 2,852
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Itís the foam which degenerates over the years...

Itís the foam which degenerates over the years and I think it may depend on whether the car is sits in high temperatures. My Zircon 75 which I re trimmed spent itís entire life on the south coast...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2020, 22:55
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Hope you had a nice day Chris and many more to...

Hope you had a nice day Chris and many more to come.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2020, 22:53
Replies: 25
Views: 2,852
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry I donít have anything now as when I sold...

Sorry I donít have anything now as when I sold the car everything went with it.

I still have my spreadsheet on the PC with the price.

I got samples from three sources before deciding on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2020, 18:02
Replies: 25
Views: 2,852
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The match I got from Martrim was perfect when I...

The match I got from Martrim was perfect when I read trimmed my Zircon.

I actually ordered too much and have sufficient to do a saloon if youíre interested.
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2020, 10:00
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Wait until it falls asleep as it looks so tyred.

Wait until it falls asleep as it looks so tyred.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 21:09
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I bought my first Rover way back in 1971, it was...

I bought my first Rover way back in 1971, it was a 1967 2000 TC in City Grey but I later re sprayed it into a dark brown colour popular at the time, Mexico Brown I think.
I sold it to my brother...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st February 2020, 10:06
Replies: 22
Views: 3,964
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes thereís nothing like it to soothe the mind...

Yes thereís nothing like it to soothe the mind when the rain just starts to drizzle as you hitch up to go away then turns to a gentle downpour on arrival at the site, not to mention the delightful...
Forum: Social Forum 25th January 2020, 17:49
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Pure work of art. Well done that man.

Pure work of art. Well done that man.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2020, 22:36
Replies: 77
Views: 13,169
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I wonder what Gerry does in his ďspare timeĒ....

I wonder what Gerry does in his ďspare timeĒ. Heís one very talented man.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2020, 17:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iím surprised that a car of that calibre was left...

Iím surprised that a car of that calibre was left unattended/abandoned on a commercial site in the first place.

It could easily have ďgone astrayĒ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 23:40
Replies: 56
Views: 7,736
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Seat belt warning light. Yes I know the...

Seat belt warning light.

Yes I know the Japanese spec had this which makes you wonder why not on all models. The light was in the binnacle but not connected.

Almost every other manufacturer has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2020, 18:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes the XF is a lovely car with loads of power...

Yes the XF is a lovely car with loads of power and luxury to boot, but they are susceptible to electrical gremlins.
I had a 3.0D Premium Luxury and most of the ďproblemsĒ were electrical but the big...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2020, 16:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I used Martrim for my supplies, I actually...

I used Martrim for my supplies, I actually ordered too much and have sufficient head cloth to do another saloon but the tourer will be a larger size I reckon.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2020, 09:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The only real solution to the sagging headlining...

The only real solution to the sagging headlining is to re trim it which is not as difficult as one may think.
Probably the most tedious part is removing the headliner from the car.
Iíve re trimmed...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2020, 09:21
Replies: 29
Views: 3,015
Posted By Jim Jamieson
So sorry to hear of your father passing Graeme,...

So sorry to hear of your father passing Graeme, itís never easy and especially at this time of year.
I lost my father back in 1964 and on Christmas Day my son gave me a recording of him singing and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2019, 09:36
Replies: 22
Views: 3,198
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Good to hear youíve got fixed up with the parts...

Good to hear youíve got fixed up with the parts required.

Just sit back, relax and wait on the goodies arriving down under, perhaps you may even have time to read through the ďhelpfulĒ posts on...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2019, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Reminds me of what happened a few years back with...

Reminds me of what happened a few years back with our diesel Conny.

One set of keys went ďmissingĒ and both me and the missus blamed each other.
Several months passed then one day I went into a...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 16th December 2019, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Of course I should have checked the details on...

Of course I should have checked the details on DVLA site first but it appears the tax was due in June 2016 and MOT March 2017 so itís been sitting somewhere for some time
Oh ! And itís diesel
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 16th December 2019, 12:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Spotted in Malta

The 75ís are getting to be a rare find in Malta as the years go by but last month I spotted this UK registered one sitting round the corner from our friends house.

Registration SO03 YEY looked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 11:32
Replies: 22
Views: 3,198
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I agree with Marinabrian replace water pump and...

I agree with Marinabrian replace water pump and thermostat kit along with new tensioner and new auxiliary belt.

There’s lots of topics on here showing how it’s done complete with photos.
Good...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2019, 11:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Superglue would have sorted it cheaper, only...

Superglue would have sorted it cheaper, only problem is you have to hold on to your glasses for the remainder of your holiday as superglue only works on skin :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 17:14
Replies: 16
Views: 2,311
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Bought one of these from the ďDecathlonĒ sports...

Bought one of these from the ďDecathlonĒ sports shop in Malta last week for under 10 euro. Seems bright enough for me.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 24th November 2019, 09:23
Replies: 13
Views: 3,557
Posted By Jim Jamieson
At least youíve managed out Jeff, weíre having a...

At least youíve managed out Jeff, weíre having a break in Malta and the weather isnít so great.
It was too windy for comfortable sailing yesterday and today itís going to be raining for most of the...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Itís an open and shut case 🚪

Itís an open and shut case 🚪
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2019, 23:35
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Jim Jamieson
The weather in recent years have been to the...

The weather in recent years have been to the extremes.
We set off on Friday morning from Ayrshire to travel to Campbeltown to attend a meeting. It was a frosty but sunny morning when we left and all...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2019, 00:33
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thanks Paul and to all the others, Iíve just...

Thanks Paul and to all the others, Iíve just arrived home so too late for a ďwee tippleĒ but rest assured Iím not going to be driving tomorrow as Iíve got a long drive to Campbeltown on Friday.

I...
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2019, 16:53
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thanks guys, itís been a blast so far. I think I...

Thanks guys, itís been a blast so far. I think I will be going into a sugar overload with all the cakes Iíve had.
Attending a meeting tonight and I think thereís another one to share out with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2019, 16:48
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thatís one well presented show car, I...

Thatís one well presented show car, I particularly like the underbonnet mirrors they show the engine very well. Enjoy your time at the show.
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2019, 09:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Will be very interesting to see what they make...

Will be very interesting to see what they make tomorrow.

Although not to everyoneís taste that Range Rover is very special and may make decent money also the limited edition MGB, a Silver...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 19:45
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iíve reached that magical mileage

Itís now exactly six months since I sold both my 75ís and purchased a cracking 2004 Mercedes 350 SL
To day was the last day before I place the car on SORN for the winter so took the missus out a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 19:18
Replies: 25
Views: 3,120
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Both the missus (first) then myself accidentally...

Both the missus (first) then myself accidentally filled our diesel 75 to the brim with petrol.

Itís an easy job to rectify, simply disconnect the pipe prior to the filter and drain the tank into...
Forum: Social Forum 29th October 2019, 21:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My missus has been watching ďResurrectionĒ on...

My missus has been watching ďResurrectionĒ on Netflix for the last three weeks.

Itís all with sub titles, has 5 seasons with each season around 100 episodes
Sheís at episode 85 season 4

It can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 13:51
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By Jim Jamieson
If you spend loads of time looking after the...

If you spend loads of time looking after the topside why not look after the underside.
My 75ís were painted everywhere on the underside, it looks so much better and helps to show the MOT tester you...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2019, 11:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jim Jamieson
To add to the ďcloakroomĒ Oh! For the old style...

To add to the ďcloakroomĒ Oh! For the old style of transport to the school.
I mean walking, our local school ďcar parkĒ is bursting at the seams with cars dropping off and picking up their children...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 11:36
Replies: 22
Views: 3,271
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Very nice indeed, bet it was worth all the...

Very nice indeed, bet it was worth all the trouble you went to in getting it right.
Seems like the original ďpainterĒ is getting his just rewards as well.
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2019, 18:09
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thatís a lovely trip and especially when the...

Thatís a lovely trip and especially when the weather is nice.

Me and the missus were up at Largs today with the top down on the SL.
Going over to Campbeltown next month for a meeting but the SL...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 21:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,012
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iím afraid the only real solution is to re trim...

Iím afraid the only real solution is to re trim the headliner.

Itís not as difficult as it seems. Iíve done a few in my time including the 75.

Results look far better than pining, steaming or...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 12:00
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Strange end indeed, I think some rule changes...

Strange end indeed, I think some rule changes will be made regarding this fiasco.
After all theyíre supposed to be racing :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I agree on the long drive, 10 hours is rather...

I agree on the long drive, 10 hours is rather pushing the safety limits.

Scenery starts at Cumbria (Shap) then a good stretch of the M74 before hitting the Glasgow area.
Take care on the A9 as...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st September 2019, 22:21
Replies: 0
Views: 633
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Boot illumination lamp

Iíve a little project planned for my SL and lím looking for two boot lamps.

They must be matching and in good condition and Iím willing to pay.
PM me if anyone can help.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2019, 11:40
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By Jim Jamieson
When I replaced mine I opened them up first to...

When I replaced mine I opened them up first to find they had little or no lubrication so I packed them with grease.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 21:46
Replies: 22
Views: 2,977
Posted By Jim Jamieson
That is one tidy motor :bowdown: Good luck...

That is one tidy motor :bowdown:

Good luck to you both for the future.
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry to hear the sad news Simon. My son who...

Sorry to hear the sad news Simon.

My son who is a keen biker had a serious off just last year on the hottest day. He said to me later, ďDad you wonít believe just how lucky I wasĒ

He had very...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 31st July 2019, 22:47
Replies: 54
Views: 23,327
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Nice to hear the old girl is still giving good...

Nice to hear the old girl is still giving good service.
Whatís the mileage on it now?
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 08:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Referring to crashes into the ground, I used...

Referring to crashes into the ground,
I used to fit Econocruise cruise control systems and the technical guy (Mike Watkins) at the factory in Rugby had a share in what I think was an American...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd July 2019, 08:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Fantastic shots there, looks like you were up in...

Fantastic shots there, looks like you were up in the air with them ! :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 18:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Jim Jamieson
With some of these guys they forget to engage the...

With some of these guys they forget to engage the brain when they press the clutch.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 12:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Not all SD1ís were ďrottenĒ, my 1985 which I...

Not all SD1ís were ďrottenĒ, my 1985 which I owned from 1989 right up to this year was in very good condition with only minimal rusting around the wheel arches.
I removed all the wings and fitted...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sadly not the first time nor will it be the last...

Sadly not the first time nor will it be the last time we see this happening.

Just too much testosterone me thinks !

This chap will learn the hard way with having to foot the bill.
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 23:00
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Jim Jamieson
He was very similar in stature to my late Uncle...

He was very similar in stature to my late Uncle Bill who was an inspector with Liverpool City Police back in the 50ís

RiP William
Forum: Technology Forum 24th June 2019, 18:08
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Jim Jamieson
For info, I used two Stanley knife blades to...

For info, I used two Stanley knife blades to prize the old glass off.
They are very slim and with the extra width this spreads the load. After the screen was coming free I used plastic cards ( old...
Forum: Technology Forum 23rd June 2019, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I Pad Air. Feeling quite chuffed

Both the missus and myself have an i Pad Air and use them regularly.
Unfortunately the three grandchildren like them as well and mine finished up getting the screen broken, on two separate occasions...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 15:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I ďleft workĒ 10 years early after being falsely...

I ďleft workĒ 10 years early after being falsely accused of doing damage to a freezer door with a fork lift truck.
The damage was well recorded several weeks earlier but that didnít stop the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 18:38
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By Jim Jamieson
You can remove and refit the sub frame without...

You can remove and refit the sub frame without removing the exhaust just drop it down low enough.
You do have to remove the bracing bars on the transmission tunnel to let it drop down enough.
Have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 13:15
Replies: 60
Views: 5,046
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I used to fit cruise control systems...

I used to fit cruise control systems (Econocruise) from the late 70ís and well into the 80ís so my answer is yes I used it all the time on my 75ís

However, as Iíve noted before on CC posts I...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th June 2019, 18:44
Replies: 54
Views: 23,327
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Nice to see it made the trip safely :cool: ...

Nice to see it made the trip safely :cool:

Somebody must have looked after it :p:
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th June 2019, 11:21
Replies: 54
Views: 23,327
Posted By Jim Jamieson
I take it this was our old girl you were driving...

I take it this was our old girl you were driving :}

Iíve now moved away from 75,s and driving a superb Mercedes SL. Itís a 2004 and has done just over 8k miles since new.

I will miss the 75...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 16:15
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Reading this at post 1, I was a bit confused then...

Reading this at post 1, I was a bit confused then realised that was last year.

Yes 2.0 was a good result. I was in the company of one of their players last week but thatís a secret. :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 21:00
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Four passes within a month

My Wedgewood passed its MOT earlier today along with my Mini Mayfair both which I sold earlier last week.
Both cars were clear passes which brings my ďtallyĒ to four clear passes within a month as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 13:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,663
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Without getting into a political row itís high...

Without getting into a political row itís high time we, the motorist had a fairer system of tax.

BTW Iíve just spotted a large pink animal fly past my house :p:
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Yes thereís quite a few sitting on the tarmac at...

Yes thereís quite a few sitting on the tarmac at Prestwick Airport.

I had to pass that way this evening and the place was swarming with photographers.

Anyone going down there the best place to...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 23rd May 2019, 21:55
Replies: 175
Views: 44,408
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Well I suppose this post will draw this thread to...

Well I suppose this post will draw this thread to a conclusion as I no longer have two 75ís

Just a couple of weeks ago I sold my Zircon SE and it now lives in Cornwall.
Today I sold my remaining...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2019, 12:23
Replies: 131
Views: 15,144
Posted By Jim Jamieson
My son has an R1 Anniversary Edition and I dread...

My son has an R1 Anniversary Edition and I dread it every time heís out on it.

Last year he was supposed to drop us off at the airport but delegated this task to our younger son.
At the time he...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2019, 23:38
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thatís all Brother

I was dropping off a parcel at a local nursing home this afternoon when I happened to look up and saw this coming in to land at nearby Prestwick Airport

I said to the missus Iím sure thatís an old...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2019, 09:07
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Jim Jamieson
A very sad day for motorsport, especially...

A very sad day for motorsport, especially Mercedes

RIP Nikki
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 17:41
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Jamieson
As this is now your car Gary hereís a link to the...

As this is now your car Gary hereís a link to the work I carried out on it just in case you havenít read it.


https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=272791
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 10:32
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Thank you so much for your kind words Gary, glad...

Thank you so much for your kind words Gary, glad you had a nice journey home and enjoying the car.
Although I only ran it for 11 months after spending well over 6 months prior to that bringing it up...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2019, 15:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Sorry to hear of your troubles, I know just how...

Sorry to hear of your troubles, I know just how you feel. Several years back I got hit and the address given by the other driver was ďslightly wrongĒ .

My insurance ďlegal teamĒ were just letting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 22:58
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Iím aware of the age and gearbox will not have...

Iím aware of the age and gearbox will not have had an oil change so Iím going to get it changed soon as for piece of mind.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 21:24
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Under the new data protection you canít get any...

Under the new data protection you canít get any previous history from DVLA other than the basic MOT information which I have already printed out.

However I was fortunate in that there was some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 17:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Jamieson
Ok guys to keep you out of your misery :D:D ...

Ok guys to keep you out of your misery :D:D

Itís a 2004 Mercedes 350 SL and with just 8,000 on the clock. It was sitting at 7,800 when I picked it up last week in Alderly Edge.
It covered 6,114...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 21:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Jamieson
No mods or repairs required on this one Wullie. I...

No mods or repairs required on this one Wullie. I fitted my dash cam earlier today then took the missus out for a run, with the top down.
Oops! Thereís another clue :D

This evening I was giving...
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