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Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2022, 22:32
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By bikerdude666
And that is great, but the bus company round here...

And that is great, but the bus company round here has recently announced they will be stopping all services to where I live, so public transport is not an option for the 1000 homes here. Not to...
Forum: Was it you? 31st July 2022, 21:26
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By bikerdude666
Spotted a few in Devon and Cornwall this last week

Thereís been other that Iíve seen, but the few that I can remember are:
Saturday, on the A38 not far from St Germans, I think a red 75, followed a couple of cars behind by a green ZTT towing a...
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2022, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By bikerdude666
That's the one. I have to admit I'm half...

That's the one.

I have to admit I'm half disappointed the video isn't a few minutes longer, with him throwing a couple of ratchet straps over it, and driving off, promptly tipping over at the...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 13th July 2022, 13:32
Replies: 43
Views: 2,485
Posted By bikerdude666
My wife does approx. 110 miles per day in her EV,...

My wife does approx. 110 miles per day in her EV, 3 days a week for work, then a 4th charge for the rest of the week. Each charge costing about £8. Works out about 1/3rd if what she was spending on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2022, 16:00
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By bikerdude666
Looks like the material on the drivers door card...

Looks like the material on the drivers door card is coming away from the backing, and the back of the drivers seat looks to be falling off.
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 18:40
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By bikerdude666
I suppose it depends who made the decision to...

I suppose it depends who made the decision to stop the supply to Tesco.

If Tesco have said no your price increases are too high, we're not buying from you, then yes.

If Tesco have tried to...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2022, 18:35
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By bikerdude666
Someone my wife works with paid an obscene amount...

Someone my wife works with paid an obscene amount for a place in Cornwall, as a holiday let, at equally obscene prices. The 1st 2 years due to covid it was fully booked as everyone was holidaying in...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 27th June 2022, 20:29
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By bikerdude666
I have to say I'm disappointed with this, that...

I have to say I'm disappointed with this, that concept car from a few years back was far nicer, I think it was a 4 seater so almost a little practical too.

The new MG5 looks nicer than the old one...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2022, 15:54
Replies: 193
Views: 8,840
Posted By bikerdude666
And if they vote to leave then they should be...

And if they vote to leave then they should be left to it, that's what it's about. Why should the rest of the UK provide funds if they are no longer contributing to the pot?

And if their own...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2022, 10:35
Replies: 193
Views: 8,840
Posted By bikerdude666
And they seem to be the most Scottish too!...

And they seem to be the most Scottish too! There's a bloke at work, the way he bangs on about everything in Scotland being better, proper shortbread, the best whiskey, he goes out for nights out in a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 23:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By bikerdude666
Car tyres have never lasted long enough to start...

Car tyres have never lasted long enough to start cracking for me, I always used to need a new set every MOT, around 13,000-15,000 miles.

However I have noticed that the Pirellis (I think they're...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2022, 22:54
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By bikerdude666
I got some quotes last year, auto glass wanted...

I got some quotes last year, auto glass wanted £600-700 To supply and fit. A local independent quoted £170 to supply and fit.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2022, 22:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bikerdude666
Because when they arrived they were individually...

Because when they arrived they were individually sealed in bags, with stickers with the part number on, and Ďmade in Chinaí written on it. The one without the elephant logo had Ďmade in Indiaí on it....
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2022, 21:48
Replies: 193
Views: 8,840
Posted By bikerdude666
Which would be fair if we had an English...

Which would be fair if we had an English parliament where only English MPís could vote on things. But donít all the Scottish MPís have the chance to vote on everything in parliament? Whether it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2022, 09:43
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bikerdude666
This was my thread about rear arms, if you look...

This was my thread about rear arms, if you look at the 11th photo (I think), you can see the elephant logo on the Chinese arm. You may also notice that both the Chinese and the Indian arm have the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2022, 09:28
Replies: 190
Views: 11,914
Posted By bikerdude666
Yes, my wife is the same, she finds it a bit...

Yes, my wife is the same, she finds it a bit boring to drive, but it's just a tool to get from 1 place to another, so not overly bothered. She is saving £50 a month at the moment, and once the loan...
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2022, 22:47
Replies: 193
Views: 8,840
Posted By bikerdude666
Not overly bothered either way, if they vote...

Not overly bothered either way, if they vote independence then fine, maybe take some of the born and bred Scots, (born and bred in Corby), back to the motherland? Stop sending the the now ruined...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2022, 21:28
Replies: 190
Views: 11,914
Posted By bikerdude666
Personal preference really but EV isnít for me,...

Personal preference really but EV isnít for me, simply because I like to have a manual gearbox. I also like driving or riding along thinking about the amazing feat of loads of little parts all moving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2022, 20:31
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bikerdude666
I think the Chinese ones had a picture of an...

I think the Chinese ones had a picture of an elephant on them. When I did mine Rimmers supplied one side Chinese and the other Indian. When I asked if they had any Chinese arms to replace the Indian...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 08:18
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By bikerdude666
My Dad has used MJN for around 5 years now, since...

My Dad has used MJN for around 5 years now, since his previous mechanic retired. He's always been happy with them, they've fixed an existing part if possible, replaced it if not.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2022, 16:34
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By bikerdude666
Not noticeably noisy, I think it was January I...

Not noticeably noisy, I think it was January I had them fitted, after a sideways moment exiting a roundabout despite having plenty of tread left, I decided it was time to get some better tyres!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2022, 13:11
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By bikerdude666
I've got a pair on the back of my Jag, so far...

I've got a pair on the back of my Jag, so far done about 5,000 miles with them and they've been fine in all weathers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2022, 19:03
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By bikerdude666
I had to glue some brackets to the facia when...

I had to glue some brackets to the facia when fitting an aftermarket stereo in mine. Iím fairly sure it JB Weld plastic bonder.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 20th May 2022, 21:01
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By bikerdude666
My wife does about 100-105 miles a day in hers,...

My wife does about 100-105 miles a day in hers, starts fully charged and usually says it's got around 45 miles left when she gets home. So for her I'd say at this time of year it's got a range of...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 14th May 2022, 16:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By bikerdude666
Ah right thanks. She charges it up to full using...

Ah right thanks. She charges it up to full using the podpoint charger at the house each day after work, for 3 days, and then the last charge is used over the next 4 before being fully charged again...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 18:41
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By bikerdude666
I don't think there's any such thing as green...

I don't think there's any such thing as green belt anymore. I remember years ago in Bristol, the ring road was supposed to be the limit of the houses. They'd be built up to, but not beyond the road....
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 20:47
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By bikerdude666
It could take a fair few older cars off the road...

It could take a fair few older cars off the road when after 2 years, owners find their car needs a massive repair bill so scrap it and buy a new car...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 11th May 2022, 13:24
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By bikerdude666
What is the purpose and how do you 'balance' the...

What is the purpose and how do you 'balance' the traction pack? My wife has recently got a 2020 ZS EV, had to use the charger in the boot for the first couple of weeks, but now got a pod point fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2022, 13:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By bikerdude666
It's a Jaguar XE, 2015, it's less practical than...

It's a Jaguar XE, 2015, it's less practical than the ZT, less leg room in the back, a smaller boot, and the rear seats don't fold down, but 99% of the time it's just me in the car. Having said that,...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 11:14
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By bikerdude666
Finally got my license back. While I'm guessing...

Finally got my license back. While I'm guessing it was the courts fault it even happened, the lady I spoke to there was at least helpful, DVLA just kept giving the same response, and didn't try to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2022, 09:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By bikerdude666
That's what I did, 2nd hand subframe and had it...

That's what I did, 2nd hand subframe and had it sandblasted, was only about £20-30 cash in hand between booked in jobs. But I then sprayed it myself with some good quality paint recommended by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2022, 20:48
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By bikerdude666
All depends on circumstances and just how much...

All depends on circumstances and just how much you like the car. I spent a load on new rear subframe, suspension arms, springs, dampers etc, doing the work myself. But then started pricing up other...
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 11:50
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By bikerdude666
If there was no brake pedal, how would you do an...

If there was no brake pedal, how would you do an emergency stop?
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 15:58
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks all, I had considered my MP and possibly...

Thanks all, I had considered my MP and possibly seeing if local press were interested in a story of public servant incompetence...

I phoned the DVLA again today, still not been updated, and...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2022, 20:07
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By bikerdude666
Disqualified for 12 months!

Apologies for the long post...

I received a letter today from the DVLA, thought it odd as I have no tax due and not sold or bought anything. I was a little surprised to open it and find that they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2022, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By bikerdude666
If you have a towbar on the saloon then it's easy...

If you have a towbar on the saloon then it's easy to put a bike rack on the towball. I had one on my saloon with 2 adult mountain bikes on it. Or if you have roof bars there are plenty of cheap roof...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 22:19
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By bikerdude666
I don't know exactly how long ago, as it was...

I don't know exactly how long ago, as it was before my time, but apparently the base for hammertoe used to be made in the alkyd plant where I work, the old tank for it only got taken out a couple of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2022, 22:21
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By bikerdude666
The last time I used it, it was awful, left a...

The last time I used it, it was awful, left a patchy finish, didnít cover very well at all, and had a satin sort of finish.

I forget what it was now, but marinabrian recommended some paint to me,...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 08:41
Replies: 38
Views: 1,081
Posted By bikerdude666
Wow, that's bad! I thought the Buell was bad when...

Wow, that's bad! I thought the Buell was bad when I was having a lot of fun and ran out of fuel after about 75 miles, which worked out at about 25mpg.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2022, 16:08
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By bikerdude666
For my wife, who has just swapped a 2018 MG ZS...

For my wife, who has just swapped a 2018 MG ZS 1.5l petrol manual, for a 2019 MG ZS EV, I think her insurance went up by around £70 a year. So all the extra safety features haven't really helped...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2022, 14:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,081
Posted By bikerdude666
For the 1st time since I was 17 I've only got one...

For the 1st time since I was 17 I've only got one bike now. Earlier this year I sold my Buell XB12R, I loved it, it was quick and handled brilliantly, but, having not been built since around 2009,...
Forum: Was it you? 18th April 2022, 16:22
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bikerdude666
It was in the visitor car park, by the visitor...

It was in the visitor car park, by the visitor centre. We went again on Saturday and it wasn't there then. Driving from Corby to Leek, and around the Peak District for a week, that ZT was 1 of only 2...
Forum: Was it you? 14th April 2022, 22:25
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bikerdude666
Grey facelift ZT - Castleton

Today in the main car park in Castleton, kids pointed out Ďmy old carí a grey facelift ZT, very like my old one but it was on gridspokes, looked nice, and was only the 2nd MGR car Iíve spotted in the...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2022, 22:22
Replies: 38
Views: 1,081
Posted By bikerdude666
Not for me, I like an engine to look like an...

Not for me, I like an engine to look like an engine, to me, that looks like the Ďengineí in one of those kids battery powered bikes. Me and a workmate often look at bikes while on break, and I was...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2022, 15:45
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By bikerdude666
Anything above 80 Watts and I'm wandering around...

Anything above 80 Watts and I'm wandering around the house to find what's been left on! Recently fitted 6 LED spotlights in the kitchen instead of the 2 pendant bulbs, which reduced power from 120W...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 21:31
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By bikerdude666
My Dad now uses MJN and has for a several years...

My Dad now uses MJN and has for a several years since his previous trusted mechanic retired. Mark always did good work on my Dads Rover 25, and the only reason he hasn't got it anymore is he crashed...
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2022, 23:07
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By bikerdude666
They're very handy for odd little things like...

They're very handy for odd little things like that. we've got a trolley we use at the beach, and the bushes that the handle fits to had broken up, so the handle was loose and falling off. 10 mins in...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2022, 22:17
Replies: 109
Views: 9,731
Posted By bikerdude666
I pass this sign most days, it's right outside...

I pass this sign most days, it's right outside where I work. Whenever there's an event at Santa Pod, there's always people stopping to have a photo next to the sign. It's also been stolen several...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2022, 20:16
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By bikerdude666
And how are you getting on with the X-Trail...

And how are you getting on with the X-Trail replacement?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2022, 22:30
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By bikerdude666
It may well be the pulley, but I had the same...

It may well be the pulley, but I had the same sort of thing on my ZT last year and was convinced it was the pulley, took it to a garage and they diagnosed it as bearings in the alternator, alternator...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 15:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By bikerdude666
I couldn't believe it when I got the car, and...

I couldn't believe it when I got the car, and initially thought the same as you, but I think it more shows how well they developed engines over a relatively short space of time. Same engine size,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 09:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By bikerdude666
My ZT diesel was £215 when I got rid of it....

My ZT diesel was £215 when I got rid of it. Replacement is a 2l diesel, 160BHP and more torque than the ZT, but £0 tax as itís 99g/km
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2022, 21:37
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By bikerdude666
For me my dislike of speed cameras isn’t the fact...

For me my dislike of speed cameras isn’t the fact they catch people, as you say, they only catch those breaking the limit. But when they try and claim it’s for safety reasons, then hide their vans...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 22:27
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By bikerdude666
Thats the stage I got to. In the last year of...

Thats the stage I got to. In the last year of ownership I spent £1500-2000 on a new clutch, new alternator, and complete new rear suspension, subframe etc. To get it to where I wanted, that still...
Forum: Social Forum 8th February 2022, 07:08
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By bikerdude666
Where about a in Lincolnshire? Assuming Iíd still...

Where about a in Lincolnshire? Assuming Iíd still be welcome in the jag...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2022, 22:45
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By bikerdude666
I can still smell the diesel fumes from the old...

I can still smell the diesel fumes from the old Bedford ice cream vans that used to come round, this would've been early to mid 90's. It was a family company, same model of van, same paintings all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2022, 21:56
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By bikerdude666
I lost a heat shield on my ZT and couldn't get a...

I lost a heat shield on my ZT and couldn't get a new one, and couldn't find a decent replacement either. I can't remember if it was the one by the tank of the one further along, but it was missing...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st February 2022, 22:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By bikerdude666
Ok, I’m off work until Sunday evening if you’re...

Ok, I’m off work until Sunday evening if you’re free sometime before then? Drop me a message on here and we’ll sort something out.
Forum: Technology Forum 1st February 2022, 10:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By bikerdude666
If needed you can actually partition the drive in...

If needed you can actually partition the drive in a Mac so you can have Mac OS on 1 part and windows on the other. I did this for a time, but rarely used the windows partition so deleted it and had...
Forum: Technology Forum 31st January 2022, 20:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By bikerdude666
Not strictly what this thread is about, but...

Not strictly what this thread is about, but carrying on from your comment in the thread in the other forum... I've had apple computers for around 18 years now, and wouldn't have anything else for my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2022, 22:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By bikerdude666
I recently got the iCarsoft unit when I changed...

I recently got the iCarsoft unit when I changed the battery on the jag and found it needed 'coding' before some things would work. It worked really easily even for someone clueless like me, battery...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 30th January 2022, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By bikerdude666
Probably a bit far for you, collection in corby

Probably a bit far for you, collection in corby
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 30th January 2022, 11:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By bikerdude666
Odds and ends free before they go to the tip.

Got the last few bits left from my car. They are free to collector before they go to the tip. All for collection, I haven't really got time to be posting things out. I can possibly hold on to the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 21:57
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By bikerdude666
Theres also this site:...

Theres also this site: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=13.286666666666553&lat=52.48588&lon=-0.68461&layers=6&b=1

It lets you change which map you view and then overlays satellite images so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 23:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By bikerdude666
Have you spoken to Tuffnells? It wasn't thin, but...

Have you spoken to Tuffnells? It wasn't thin, but they delivered the driveway gates for us, and they're pretty big. Surely if they were packed in a wooden frame or something they'd be ok?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 22:56
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By bikerdude666
Surely this club could host it on here, they have...

Surely this club could host it on here, they have build data, and they have hosting...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 31st December 2021, 11:39
Replies: 162
Views: 26,993
Posted By bikerdude666
The ones that drop to around 120 mile range in...

The ones that drop to around 120 mile range in the winter are the old model with smaller battery, as far as I know, it's no longer available new, so only 2nd hand are for sale, which start around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 15:35
Replies: 190
Views: 11,914
Posted By bikerdude666
Be fair though, that's not a problem with...

Be fair though, that's not a problem with electric cars, but a problem with the owner. How hard is it to get in the habit of plugging it in? No harder than getting used to locking it when you get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2021, 20:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikerdude666
Nice thought, but the press would still have...

Nice thought, but the press would still have hammered them over the old man AKA retro styling, mocked anyone who would bother buying a performance Rover, and generally done their best to sell the...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 23:55
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks all, had a great day/weekend, a mate and...

Thanks all, had a great day/weekend, a mate and his wife visited us for the weekend, first time we've managed to meet up in over 2 years! But as always with good friends, we picked up exactly where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 22:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By bikerdude666
Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I...

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I actually quite like the look of that, but for about half the price, especially when you compare what else you can get for that sort of money
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By bikerdude666
It wasn't so much the use of the name Mustang...

It wasn't so much the use of the name Mustang that irritated me. I just wish they'd left it looking like a mustang instead of some ugly SUV type looking thing. If they were going to make a different...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 17:17
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By bikerdude666
I love the sound and feel of my 2017 RE GT535,...

I love the sound and feel of my 2017 RE GT535, but the new 'meteor' styling doesn't do it for me. Could be any cheap Chinese bike. The RE's up until a year or 2 ago still looked like classic bikes,...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2021, 12:25
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By bikerdude666
Looks like an unsuccessful cross between a...

Looks like an unsuccessful cross between a Porsche and VW Sirocco.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By bikerdude666
I have a set of projectors for sale, lenses need...

I have a set of projectors for sale, lenses need a polish, or swap your lenses over. Let me know if you're interested, assuming you need facelift units
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 22:40
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By bikerdude666
Whilst the colour, interior and gearbox don't do...

Whilst the colour, interior and gearbox don't do it for me, I bet it'd be a huge amount of fun!

My XE is the baby of the range, with a mere 160 horses, but I have to say when you put your foot...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2021, 17:50
Replies: 255
Views: 9,601
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm coming in to this late and may have missed...

I'm coming in to this late and may have missed something, but I was under the impression the vaccination stops or lessens the effect of having Covid-19? So vaccinated or not, you can still carry the...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2021, 22:41
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, again you've got them both! Now I know...

Thanks, again you've got them both! Now I know roughly where he must have been


Thanks, that's the site I found, what I wasn't sure about was whether I'd be able to apply. My Grandfather died in...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2021, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks all, given me some pointers. Those links...

Thanks all, given me some pointers. Those links to the medals are spot on! I will update here if I do get anywhere.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2021, 10:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By bikerdude666
That'd be a lovely thing to have, even just on a...

That'd be a lovely thing to have, even just on a stand to wake the neighbours on a Sunday morning...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2021, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By bikerdude666
How to trace service records.

I'm hoping someone on here will have experience of doing this. I would like to find my Grandads military service records, I believe this is possible, but I've no idea where to start. I've got a brown...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 15:57
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
I was interested in what would happen to my old...

I was interested in what would happen to my old car so been looking out for it. Did the same with my wife's old Qashqai last year, it appeared on Autotrader a few weeks after she got rid of it, with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2021, 23:04
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
I have to say I do agree that the rear is a...

I have to say I do agree that the rear is a little disappointing, they did so well with the front end, and the sides, then you get to the back and it could be Fords finest mundano. Not helped by the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2021, 16:51
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
That was my struggle, making the decision to get...

That was my struggle, making the decision to get rid of a car that was running fine and replace it with something else. I was talking to my Dad on the phone after I'd put a deposit on the XE, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2021, 22:02
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
Well, it's now been 2 weeks since I got the XE to...

Well, it's now been 2 weeks since I got the XE to replace the ZT, and it's already been back to the garage for some work! Luckily nothing major, just a sticky caliper, so they replaced it with a new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2021, 21:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,650
Posted By bikerdude666
I think you've answered your own question there,...

I think you've answered your own question there, it earns them more money.

Years ago when I hadn't had the ZT long, the clutch went on the way back from Cornwall, leaving stuck at the side of the...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2021, 11:26
Replies: 52
Views: 3,259
Posted By bikerdude666
No idea about other areas, but around this part...

No idea about other areas, but around this part of Northamptonshire there are thousands of new houses being built. Where I live in Corby, was just fields around 15 years ago, there's now over 1000...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 14th October 2021, 09:54
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By bikerdude666
I know what people are getting at when they say...

I know what people are getting at when they say about possible increased accidents, but did accidents significantly reduce when the towing rights were initially reduced to post '97 drivers? Pre '97...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2021, 12:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By bikerdude666
Iíll have a look later and see what exactly they...

Iíll have a look later and see what exactly they are, but I use some safety glasses from work to combat overly bright lights. They gave them to us when the H&S department had a thing about the light...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 11:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikerdude666
Has either side of the bonnet popped at all?

Has either side of the bonnet popped at all?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2021, 18:06
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
Itís a 6 speed manual, couldnít bring myself to...

Itís a 6 speed manual, couldnít bring myself to have an auto, even though the choice of manual severely limited the amount on sale.
Iíve now had confirmation from work of our working hours for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2021, 14:00
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
Had the test drive this morning, very impressed,...

Had the test drive this morning, very impressed, nice and quiet, pulls well, though I never have been and still am not a fan of 6 speed gearboxes. Everything was a bit lighter than the ZT, but not so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2021, 23:10
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By bikerdude666
Not a huge amount of help as I can't remember if...

Not a huge amount of help as I can't remember if it was on here or Facebook, or how they did it, but it is possible to refurb the original top. I often screenshot or save the pages of things like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2021, 22:09
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
Will do, 10am Monday, looking forward to it, just...

Will do, 10am Monday, looking forward to it, just hope they've managed to get hold of some diesel to put in it! Apparently they'll let me take it out on my own, don't need someone sitting in there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 22:39
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks all, Iíve given it some more thought over...

Thanks all, Iíve given it some more thought over the last couple of days, and also gone and sat in a couple of cars. Decided I couldnít live with the Toyota, just too bland and sensible. The XE for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2021, 12:56
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikerdude666
Head or Heart, hard to decide...

I've reached the point where if I'm going to keep the ZT, it needs to be up the standard it was when I got it. Unfortunately, pricing that up comes to £2500, £3500+ if I do everything I want to. I...
Forum: Social Forum 16th September 2021, 22:27
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By bikerdude666
My wife spotted it, then was immediately...

My wife spotted it, then was immediately disappointed with herself that sheís got to recognise the cars, and from such a distance too!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 22:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By bikerdude666
Personally Iíve no interest in Teslaís either....

Personally Iíve no interest in Teslaís either. There is a model S and and X that are often parked up when I get the kids from school, and the outside is bland and the interior looks like something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 09:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm sure I've seen a company somewhere up north...

I'm sure I've seen a company somewhere up north that will fit a bigger turbo and remap it accordingly, but I can't remember the name. They're on one/some of the facebook groups.
Forum: Social Forum 13th September 2021, 22:49
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By bikerdude666
Surely that's potentially going to make it worse,...

Surely that's potentially going to make it worse, as some cars would be on charge at various times of the day, but restricting charging times will surely just lead to more cars being charged at the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2021, 00:58
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By bikerdude666
Iím sure Iíve seen somewhere some 3D printed...

Iím sure Iíve seen somewhere some 3D printed replacement clips that can be glued on.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2021, 00:56
Replies: 63
Views: 5,465
Posted By bikerdude666
I seriously contemplated getting rid of the ZT...

I seriously contemplated getting rid of the ZT earlier this year, for something newer and hopefully more reliable. The garage is taken it to for the work advised me against getting anything newer,...
Forum: Was it you? 5th September 2021, 21:19
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By bikerdude666
Silver ZTT A299 5/9/21

Anyone on here, the only ZT I saw on the whole 340 mile journey!
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd September 2021, 15:23
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By bikerdude666
Drivers side rear door actuator

Hi all, has anyone got a door lock/actuator for the rear drivers side? Getting fed up of having to lean in through the drivers door and open the door from the inside to let the kids in. Had a look on...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th August 2021, 21:45
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By bikerdude666
Fairly sure they're solid metal bushes on a ZT so...

Fairly sure they're solid metal bushes on a ZT so shouldn't need replacing.



I don't seem to have received anything...
Forum: Items Wanted 18th August 2021, 19:07
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By bikerdude666
I've got the subframe I took off my ZT when doing...

I've got the subframe I took off my ZT when doing the same as you, still sat in my garden. Upper and lower arms are still attached and the captive nuts are spinning and I think you're about 2 hours...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 01:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By bikerdude666
I used to be very proactive in ensuring that most...

I used to be very proactive in ensuring that most if not all got a run periodically, but the Lockdown rather wrecked that! Must have a cull - 20 is just too many.
Btw, you are welcome to come and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2021, 19:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By bikerdude666
If you need someone to take some out for a drive...

If you need someone to take some out for a drive sometimes I'll happily pop around and help out!

Though you are right, as I find just having 1 car and 2 bikes. The car is used most days, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2021, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By bikerdude666
Oh to have a warehouse/hangar and a few hundred...

Oh to have a warehouse/hangar and a few hundred thousand spare! Quite a few there I'd love to own!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2021, 03:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By bikerdude666
I've no idea on that one. He wasn't the most...

I've no idea on that one. He wasn't the most talkative of people, so what I know about it was passed on through someone else at work. Possibly to do with the dodgy/broken ECU at the time? Or recorded...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2021, 03:26
Replies: 33
Views: 2,517
Posted By bikerdude666
My wife has a 2018 ZS, then I've got these, a...

My wife has a 2018 ZS, then I've got these, a 2005 Buell Firebolt which I bought May 2008, and a 2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT 535, which I bought in March 2019, with a mere 79 miles on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 18:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm fairly sure this belonged to someone I used...

I'm fairly sure this belonged to someone I used to work with. He loved the car but it cost him a fortune in constant repair bills. The failed Mot in 2006 and not passing until 2007, sounds about the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 08:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By bikerdude666
I may be wrong but I was under the impression...

I may be wrong but I was under the impression that the 190, 180, 160 etc was actually PS, rather than BHP, which is essentially imperial horsepower being slightly less than PS, which is a german...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 22:48
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By bikerdude666
Thats the sort of thing I was wanting to do, but...

Thats the sort of thing I was wanting to do, but I want to put them on their side. I've got a 3D printer so was going to try and draw something up and print it out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By bikerdude666
My Dad had a P Reg 400 saloon. He actually didn't...

My Dad had a P Reg 400 saloon. He actually didn't want it, he didn't realise they did saloons as well as hatch backs, but it was back in the days of the Trade-it paper so no photos. We got there and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 21:48
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By bikerdude666
Falling back in love

Well, after slowly falling out of love with my car over the last year or so, and putting off doing various things to it, since having it the alternator fixed I'm falling back in love with it. Driving...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2021, 10:07
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By bikerdude666
Lovely looking bike! Bet it goes nicely with that...

Lovely looking bike! Bet it goes nicely with that engine in it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2021, 09:21
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks both, Iíll got for the one you linked...

Thanks both, Iíll got for the one you linked Arctic, saves me having to stand around in ECP waiting for them to actually serve someone!
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2021, 22:05
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, that was suggested elsewhere, i've...

Thanks, that was suggested elsewhere, i've watched the video and Matt Neal being furious does tie in, but I remember it as not just a wet track but torrential rain falling, huge amounts of surface...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 19:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Just another thought, but the car never did sound...

Just another thought, but the car never did sound quite right to me since I drove through some deep water just before Christmas, I'm now wondering if the water came up that far in the engine bay...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 19:11
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By bikerdude666
Difference in fuel filters?

Is there any particular brand of diesel fuel filter to get? I realised today that the filter has been on there for nearly 100,000 miles, as twice when ordering servicing sets from 2 different...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 14:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Hi Arctic, it certainly wasn't the cheapest,...

Hi Arctic, it certainly wasn't the cheapest, hourly rate is high, but out of the few garages round here I've used previously, they are about the only ones I'd go back to and are still in business....
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2021, 13:51
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By bikerdude666
Thats an idea, he's been with team dynamics since...

Thats an idea, he's been with team dynamics since I started watching so no need to try different teams.

I've also considered contacting BTCC and ITV to see if there's any way to watch old old...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2021, 09:01
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks anyway, I've still not managed to find...

Thanks anyway, I've still not managed to find anything, but at least 1 of you can recall something along the lines of what I remember.

I've had more of a think about it and I can picture it...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2021, 03:05
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By bikerdude666
Can anyone remember a BTCC race...

Iíve been searching for a clip of a touring car race to show someone at work, problem is, I canít remember the track, round, or year. Iíve searched google, but canít find anything, and starting to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 18:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Update: still waiting for the 3 garages to bother...

Update: still waiting for the 3 garages to bother getting back to me! I phoned a fourth this morning and they said to pop around later, which I did. They had a look and have diagnosed it to be the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 15:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Between a rock and a hard place at the moment....

Between a rock and a hard place at the moment. Big cost to repair my car, but I canít find the Passat I like, with a towbar already fitted. Fitting a towbar will be much the same as fixing my car.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2021, 11:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks Arctic. Having more time to think about...

Thanks Arctic. Having more time to think about it, I'm torn whether to fix and keep it, or sell as spares or repairs and get the car I've liked the look of for a few years now, a Passat CC. Found a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2021, 19:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I'm starting to think I'll just take it...

Thanks, I'm starting to think I'll just take it to a garage, but Oxford is a bit from me, thanks anyway. I've never found a garage I trust around here, but I think I'll give the place that does my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2021, 19:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm forever doing that! hazards of posting when...

I'm forever doing that! hazards of posting when shattered! This is the link that was supposed to be attached: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnhHKS6Mkdw

However having read some threads on here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2021, 21:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikerdude666
Can someone confirm my thoughts?

So hopefully at the link below is a video of how my car sounded when I got home from work today. When I started for work this morning it wasn't sounding right, not a knocking just a bit of an odd...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2021, 21:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By bikerdude666
Iíll be honest the jobs actually fairly good with...

Iíll be honest the jobs actually fairly good with decent enough pay for something you donít need any skills or qualifications for. Company healthcare, decent pension plan, good chance of getting good...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2021, 00:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By bikerdude666
We've had a few shortages of late at work....

We've had a few shortages of late at work. Getting hold of certain powders and chemicals has been tricky, and we've run out of a few, and not being able to get hold of any cardboard boxes we use for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 00:51
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By bikerdude666
I got a quote for a windscreen from them earlier,...

I got a quote for a windscreen from them earlier, £530! A local company has quoted £160...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2021, 23:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By bikerdude666
I've been tempted each time a batch has been...

I've been tempted each time a batch has been done, but apart from the price putting me off, every car I've been in that has a heated screen, the lines through the screen drive me mad, I just can't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2021, 09:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By bikerdude666
Windscreen replacement

Hi all, I want to get a new windscreen fitted to my car, it's not cracked or got any big chips, but the whole screen is covered in loads of tiny little marks that makes it hard to see in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2021, 00:48
Replies: 65
Views: 6,468
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm a bit late on this thread, and will admit...

I'm a bit late on this thread, and will admit I've not read all 6 pages to see if anyone else has already said this, but if not....

My wife had a letter a couple of weeks ago telling her that her...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2021, 16:57
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By bikerdude666
I think 2013 was the first year I watched touring...

I think 2013 was the first year I watched touring cars, and I'm sure teams that had cars with the same livery, had different coloured strips along the top of the windscreen or something to...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2021, 15:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By bikerdude666
We use these, seem to work well, got 1 in the...

We use these, seem to work well, got 1 in the corner of the kitchen, all poison is contained in the trap.

https://www.pestcontrolsupermarket.com/maxforce-ln-ant-bait-stations-twinpack-396-p.asp
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2021, 15:40
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By bikerdude666
I thought it was very good racing. I'll admit I'm...

I thought it was very good racing. I'll admit I'm one of the ones who questions whether Neate should still be in it, he had a run of taking other people out last year, and again this year claims the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 11:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,993
Posted By bikerdude666
I wouldn't have a problem with a government...

I wouldn't have a problem with a government funded/part funded company. But I think the motoring press had already pretty much scuppered MGR's chances, the name had a bad reputation, and I don't...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 18:29
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, but the cheapest I've found on DVLA is...

Thanks, but the cheapest I've found on DVLA is £250, and is dateless. I'd prefer the Suffix style, which I've managed to find on a site called plates4less, for £135 inc fees. It's purely for...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 11:42
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By bikerdude666
Problem with all the sites I've found is they...

Problem with all the sites I've found is they want me to search for a specific reg. I don't especially care what the letters and numbers are, as long as the reg is from the late 50's/early 60's. I...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 23:17
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By bikerdude666
Hmm must've been a 3rd party website then, had...

Hmm must've been a 3rd party website then, had loads of plates from the early to mid 60's, and for fairly cheap prices.
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By bikerdude666
Personalised(ish) reg plates

Hi all, hopefully someone can help me here. I'm not after anything actually personalised, but I'd like to get a historic (1960's era) reg to go on my Enfield. I've looked before and found a site I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2021, 20:27
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By bikerdude666
Sorry for the slow replies, busy at work!...

Sorry for the slow replies, busy at work! Painting the wheels myself isn't really an option, there's no way I could get in to all the little corners to clean it up properly before painting. They'll...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2021, 20:03
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By bikerdude666
Has it released the bonnet on both sides? Or is 1...

Has it released the bonnet on both sides? Or is 1 side up more than the other?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2021, 23:03
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By bikerdude666
Changing colour of wheels

This is a question for anyone who has had unusual finishes on their alloys. Not strictly ZT related as it's actually for my bike. The original finish on my wheels seems to be powder coat on the...
Forum: V8 Forum 6th April 2021, 19:49
Replies: 25
Views: 4,080
Posted By bikerdude666
I'd have thought with modern 3D printers, it'd be...

I'd have thought with modern 3D printers, it'd be easy enough for someone with CAD skills to draw up a 3D file, and then just print one as and when someone wants one, it's not like they actually...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 11:19
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I'll give them a wipe down and then offer...

Thanks, I'll give them a wipe down and then offer them up, even if they're only to get by on until someone can afford new ones.

I found a pair of brand new dampers, still in the packaging, and...
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