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Forum: Events and Meets 4th August 2022, 13:40
Replies: 47
Views: 3,038
Posted By coolguy
Currently 71 75/ZTs entered, so potentially...

Currently 71 75/ZTs entered, so potentially another 11 members to be won over?
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2022, 09:35
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By coolguy
45s seem to be about the cheapest car on offer,...

45s seem to be about the cheapest car on offer, and several with low mileages. I have had 3, and I rate them. (still got one with only 30,000 on the clock, bought for a grand just pre pandemic!)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2022, 18:21
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
As little as I do, I think. My newest is 2008,...

As little as I do, I think. My newest is 2008, and I have now stopped adding to the collection (9 including 1 Daimler)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2022, 12:33
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Moved one of mine to get a Jag out for the...

Moved one of mine to get a Jag out for the Drivers National Club rally at the home of the late Sir William Lyons (to celebrate 100 years of Jaguar) tomorrow.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 23rd July 2022, 12:29
Replies: 43
Views: 2,485
Posted By coolguy
Of course it is. It was always unrealistic and...

Of course it is. It was always unrealistic and will do nothing to save the planet. Each EV must do at least 50,000 miles before any effect (see Polestar admission), and then it will soon need a new...
Forum: Events and Meets 17th July 2022, 13:17
Replies: 47
Views: 3,038
Posted By coolguy
I am coming (see post dated 30th June 2022), but...

I am coming (see post dated 30th June 2022), but don't appear on your list! Not that that will stop me! Just hope there will be room for me to park with Club members.
Forum: Items Wanted 13th July 2022, 14:02
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By coolguy
Tourers are no larger than the saloon - I have...

Tourers are no larger than the saloon - I have both and dimensions are similar.
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2022, 11:36
Replies: 41
Views: 1,549
Posted By coolguy
Prefer Rugby Union to Football, but do watch...

Prefer Rugby Union to Football, but do watch both. Cannot get any enthusiasm for the women's game however. Sorry.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th July 2022, 12:18
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By coolguy
Usually the alarm system in my experience...

Usually the alarm system in my experience (currently 4 75s and 2ZTs) so plenty of similar situations!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2022, 18:39
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
...and me too! Hope Roverfest will be as good.

...and me too! Hope Roverfest will be as good.
Forum: Events and Meets 9th July 2022, 22:33
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By coolguy
Doesn't seem many of us are going. £9 per display...

Doesn't seem many of us are going. £9 per display vehicle including 2 passes is good value imho.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2022, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By coolguy
Gavin Fairley at Oxford Road Service Station -...

Gavin Fairley at Oxford Road Service Station - Near Coventry. Sorted all my belts etc on both V6s and !.8 45 head gasket problems when I bought it. Very reasonable too.
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2022, 22:27
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By coolguy
Surely if he did not need to pay, it should be...

Surely if he did not need to pay, it should be refunded.
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2022, 18:44
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By coolguy
I think this post proves the farcical nature of...

I think this post proves the farcical nature of this Zone in particular, and many others as well. I simply will not drive in London any more as a protest, but I know that I am cutting my nose off to...
Forum: Events and Meets 4th July 2022, 17:20
Replies: 240
Views: 19,570
Posted By coolguy
So glad you all had a good day to celebrate...

So glad you all had a good day to celebrate Bluebird, and sorry I missed out due to family illness. Great pictures. Also interested to see the one of the Mark 1 Victor (brown and cream), as I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2022, 21:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By coolguy
Very rare vehicle theses days, and lovely to see....

Very rare vehicle theses days, and lovely to see. Mind you, I thought that all Oxford Travellers were a single colour, the Cambridge version having the duo tone. If yours was always two colours, even...
Forum: Events and Meets 1st July 2022, 16:24
Replies: 240
Views: 19,570
Posted By coolguy
I have just learnt that my cousin's carer is ill...

I have just learnt that my cousin's carer is ill and cannot find a replacement for tomorrow at present. I may be able to make it, but cannot guarantee. If I don't turn up I do hope you all have a...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2022, 22:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By coolguy
Certainly have, except that in my case it is on...

Certainly have, except that in my case it is on the narrow country roads on a Sunday morning when they proceed in convoy. There will be more accidents as motorists get frustrated.
Forum: Events and Meets 30th June 2022, 21:13
Replies: 47
Views: 3,038
Posted By coolguy
Sunday was the main day last time, although I...

Sunday was the main day last time, although I always prefer Saturdays, so I have the next day to get over the exertion! Fortunately it is only 15 miles from me so I shall go each day (weather...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2022, 12:13
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By coolguy
It was interesting to see what you can get for...

It was interesting to see what you can get for under £500. Apart from my 75 Tourer (bought when 4 years old) and my most recent 75 diesel auto (with only 44,000 miles) none of mine have cost much...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 24th June 2022, 22:19
Replies: 44
Views: 2,677
Posted By coolguy
Never been to a Nano meet for the simple reason...

Never been to a Nano meet for the simple reason that nothing has needed doing (that's jinxed it!), but the new venue looks so attractive, I might come along just for a chat if that's ok. Would also...
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2022, 10:34
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By coolguy
Is it not only available "live" for members of...

Is it not only available "live" for members of the GRRC?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 10:33
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By coolguy
Don't forget, if you go down this route, to...

Don't forget, if you go down this route, to notify your Insurance Company that the car is no longer garaged. It is also likely to put your premium up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By coolguy
I am not a fan of outdoor covers - they can...

I am not a fan of outdoor covers - they can scratch or sweat. I find a regular polish keeps the paint fine, but I do it at least once a week - not practical if time is of the essence or you live in a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 21:21
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By coolguy
Is the colour that needs attention (fading), or...

Is the colour that needs attention (fading), or that creases are breaking up the colour. The treatments will need to be different.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 22:33
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By coolguy
What a sensible purchase - much better then a...

What a sensible purchase - much better then a Corsa or Fiesta. Takes me back to my early cars - learnt to drive in my Father's Austin A99 Westminster, and my first car was a Vauxhall Cresta (3.3...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2022, 19:10
Replies: 131
Views: 5,938
Posted By coolguy
Confirms my many previous posts - the greenest...

Confirms my many previous posts - the greenest car you can run is the one you already own.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2022, 09:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By coolguy
Not fully loaded in my book - not automatic!...

Not fully loaded in my book - not automatic! Mileage not bad, and we know how far they can go, but plenty lower for sale over the past few months.
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2022, 09:26
Replies: 43
Views: 2,897
Posted By coolguy
Never thought it would happen! Best wishes to you...

Never thought it would happen! Best wishes to you both.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By coolguy
No, fortunately! £330 for 12 months - a very...

No, fortunately! £330 for 12 months - a very disproportionate £181.50 for 6 months! I have one to do this month - the requests always arrive on the 7th of the month whether DVLA are at home or not!
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2022, 09:30
Replies: 131
Views: 5,938
Posted By coolguy
I live in the centre of my village, and walk...

I live in the centre of my village, and walk everywhere within it. It is no more than an 8 minute walk to anywhere, so why do parents still drive their children to school - both are in my sight!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2022, 18:13
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By coolguy
Now ordered. First time I had come across this...

Now ordered. First time I had come across this Mag, yet I see this edition is number 12. Serious lack of promotion !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2022, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By coolguy
All my newsagents and the Magazine Shop have sold...

All my newsagents and the Magazine Shop have sold out. Apparently cannot re-order.
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2022, 20:43
Replies: 217
Views: 7,039
Posted By coolguy
Whether you like Boris or not, there will always...

Whether you like Boris or not, there will always be dissenters - those who are Remainers, those passed over for office, those sacked because they were not up to scratch and those who want...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2022, 20:36
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By coolguy
I must have been lucky - never had to move,...

I must have been lucky - never had to move, having been in the current property since 1953. 4 bed detached(1882), garden, orchard, veg plot, yard, and 8 garages, all in the centre of a village...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2022, 16:38
Replies: 131
Views: 5,938
Posted By coolguy
Must confess that I am using my diesel Jaguars...

Must confess that I am using my diesel Jaguars more - average 60mpg on a run is much better than my diesel 75s which have never topped 50mpg.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2022, 13:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By coolguy
Just a few disconnected thoughts . Put a set...

Just a few disconnected thoughts .

Put a set of Nexens on my Tourer in 2014, and they are just starting to show signs (according to my MOT tester, but not necessary to change for another 5k miles...
Forum: Events and Meets 4th June 2022, 17:15
Replies: 240
Views: 19,570
Posted By coolguy
Am I too late to join ? The date has just freed...

Am I too late to join ? The date has just freed itself in my diary, and I was always sorry I couldn't make it.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 13:13
Replies: 73
Views: 2,369
Posted By coolguy
No, Scotland would just like our English weather!

No, Scotland would just like our English weather!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 22:47
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By coolguy
The Battery Guys on line sell Bosch 5 year...

The Battery Guys on line sell Bosch 5 year guarantee ones for our 75s at £85.00 for future reference. Delivery is free. Arrives in 3-4 days.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 10:22
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By coolguy
Batteries can and do fail instantly. I remember...

Batteries can and do fail instantly. I remember having a service and when I picked the car up, they said they had replaced the battery. It had driven on to the ramp, but failed to drive off - as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2022, 16:13
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By coolguy
At nearly 30 years old, 80k is nothing (3k per...

At nearly 30 years old, 80k is nothing (3k per annum), so a well looked after car which could very likely have been garaged on MOST nights of its' life. It's a phrase showing a pampered life - not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2022, 19:48
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Think how much that would have cost in a modern...

Think how much that would have cost in a modern eurobox!
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2022, 13:01
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By coolguy
The schedule was written when the average mileage...

The schedule was written when the average mileage per annum was 15,000, so 6 years fits in with the 90,000 recommended change time. I don't feel there is a definitive answer. It is up to each...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2022, 16:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By coolguy
Why go for a small runabout for economy? My...

Why go for a small runabout for economy? My Jaguar X Type Estate (diesel auto) does between 40 (local) and 60 (long runs) mpg with no problem.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2022, 16:13
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By coolguy
Couldn't believe two such non-entities both have...

Couldn't believe two such non-entities both have Agents! They deserve all they get - I blame the Media for all the fuss - it could have happily passed me by without comment or attention.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2022, 16:09
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By coolguy
If you are like me you will miss it. I always do!...

If you are like me you will miss it. I always do! Been good to have a spare given Banana's hissy fits of late - is there another purchase on the horizon?
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 16:22
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By coolguy
The costs of going green!

The costs of going green!
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2022, 19:18
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By coolguy
I am led to believe that nobody has ever been...

I am led to believe that nobody has ever been prosecuted under the 20mph limit rules, as the current detectors cannot be sufficiently accurate at such a low speed. The introduction of new equipment...
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2022, 11:06
Replies: 39
Views: 1,883
Posted By coolguy
The rate of inflation, however calculated is NOT...

The rate of inflation, however calculated is NOT news. It is a statistical fact of which we are all only too painfully aware. Much is caused by global matters over which all Governments have little...
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2022, 11:02
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By coolguy
2006 plates may attract a higher tax rate -...

2006 plates may attract a higher tax rate - certainly for the v6s, not sure about the rest, but well worth a check. The car itself sounds fine, and the price is very fair, but given the low mileage,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 14:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By coolguy
They won't all disappear - I have 4 x 75s and 2 x...

They won't all disappear - I have 4 x 75s and 2 x ZTs. They are hopefully going to last me out!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 14:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By coolguy
Looks great already to me. Love Chatsworth, but...

Looks great already to me. Love Chatsworth, but then I would as my ZT has grown on me Enjoy, and I'll hope to see you at Gaydon at BMC day.
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 23:46
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By coolguy
That's the plan!!!! It won't work with me.

That's the plan!!!! It won't work with me.
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 23:37
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By coolguy
I'm redundant! I have been a member of our...

I'm redundant! I have been a member of our Borough and then Unitary Planning Committee for 20 years (Chairman for 8 years), and whilst I can see great advantages in this, it will certainly lessen my...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th May 2022, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By coolguy
I didn't find much difference except the amount...

I didn't find much difference except the amount of effort required. It does last longer from a beading perspective, but as I like to clean regularly, don't consider it worth the money.
Forum: Events and Meets 30th April 2022, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By coolguy
[QUOTE=J1MBO;2930371]Loved it finally being back...

[QUOTE=J1MBO;2930371]Loved it finally being back at Cofton Park for the Pride of Longbridge again, here's my video of the day.

See how many members you recognise ;).

I've subtitled the video...
Forum: Events and Meets 30th April 2022, 14:33
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By coolguy
..and our cars qualify as exhibitors (07plate and...

..and our cars qualify as exhibitors (07plate and earlier).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 10:10
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Is the ceramic polymer easy to apply? I like...

Is the ceramic polymer easy to apply? I like other Bilt-Hammer products I have tried.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2022, 13:54
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By coolguy
I would say that's a fair price - not cheap but...

I would say that's a fair price - not cheap but you should expect a good job for that.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2022, 19:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By coolguy
...and it's cheaper than buying a modern anything!

...and it's cheaper than buying a modern anything!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2022, 09:05
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By coolguy
Very stylish wheels!

Very stylish wheels!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 11:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By coolguy
Might have been built out of the parts bin as...

Might have been built out of the parts bin as usual! They were even doing that in the 1970s - my late 1977 Triumph 2500TC (owned since 1987) came out with a Dolomite door mirror ( it's still there,...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2022, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By coolguy
More accidents, more write-offs, less green!

More accidents, more write-offs, less green!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2022, 12:28
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Enjoy Santa Pod - I live only 8 miles from there,...

Enjoy Santa Pod - I live only 8 miles from there, but never think to go! However, I can claim to have driven on the runways - I learned to drive when it was still an airfield, fortunately unused at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2022, 12:11
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By coolguy
Wish it Many Happy Returns from me. It just...

Wish it Many Happy Returns from me. It just reminds us how long we have been able to enjoy these wonderful cars.
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2022, 09:57
Replies: 217
Views: 7,039
Posted By coolguy
The PM's fine was for a 9 minute ambush on his...

The PM's fine was for a 9 minute ambush on his Birthday shortly after he had nearly died from this wretched disease - and at less than a speeding fine! The world has far greater problems. What an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 15:37
Replies: 38
Views: 2,722
Posted By coolguy
Most modern cars are money pits - I would always...

Most modern cars are money pits - I would always rather spend on the one I own, and don't talk about the prices. £200 per month always looks good in the adverts, ignoring the "deposit" and "final...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2022, 12:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By coolguy
Tend to use my diesel Jags for daily runs - 60+...

Tend to use my diesel Jags for daily runs - 60+ mpg on a good run makes even more sense than the 75s, but seats are not as comfortable.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2022, 10:02
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By coolguy
I ran 2 litre Montego GTis in the 1980s/90s,...

I ran 2 litre Montego GTis in the 1980s/90s, believe I owned 8 or 9. Never had any problems, and they were quick for their day. Always liked their style - slightly different to the main stream, with...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2022, 16:43
Replies: 75
Views: 4,066
Posted By coolguy
Many years ago, I jokingly said if I won the...

Many years ago, I jokingly said if I won the Lottery I would set up a Motorists Party. Still waiting for that win!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 22:18
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By coolguy
Coolguy, finding a trusted garage around this...

Coolguy, finding a trusted garage around this area has always been my problem too. Now need timing chain and possibly clutch on the Jag and not sure where to go![/QUOTE]

PM sent - plenty of Jag...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 12:27
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By coolguy
Why are none of these experts ever near me?!

Why are none of these experts ever near me?!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2022, 20:45
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By coolguy
Just read my copy of this week's "Classic Car...

Just read my copy of this week's "Classic Car Weekly", and coincidentally there is an article on the MG ZR. Projects £250 to £750 and concourse £5,000+. Eek!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2022, 14:29
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By coolguy
Difficult to price as there are so few for sale....

Difficult to price as there are so few for sale. Likely that good ones will fetch at least £1250 upwards, dogs £995. Sorry not to have been more help.
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 11:19
Replies: 166,234
Views: 7,521,697
Posted By coolguy
I'm Staying with friends in Holt at present. You...

I'm Staying with friends in Holt at present. You leave my weather alone!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 10:56
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By coolguy
Good health can be a lottery, but a successful...

Good health can be a lottery, but a successful retirement need not be. When retiring, many become lazy, others try to do everything. Neither is good. What is needed is a modicum of structure, good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2022, 20:11
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
A waterless wash/wax and a good quality...

A waterless wash/wax and a good quality microfibre will save all that hassle.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2022, 18:09
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Spent the morning de-sanding the cars. Brought...

Spent the morning de-sanding the cars. Brought back memories of a Ford Granada on the company fleet - brochure colour "sahara beige". One of the worst 1970s colours.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2022, 11:54
Replies: 70
Views: 4,330
Posted By coolguy
I am hoping that my 6 (4x75 and 2xZT) will see me...

I am hoping that my 6 (4x75 and 2xZT) will see me out!
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2022, 09:40
Replies: 166,234
Views: 7,521,697
Posted By coolguy
Neither have I! Wouldn't want one either - I...

Neither have I! Wouldn't want one either - I know, I'm a lazy so and so.
Forum: Events and Meets 11th March 2022, 16:17
Replies: 182
Views: 14,947
Posted By coolguy
Yes please.

Yes please.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 11:03
Replies: 70
Views: 4,330
Posted By coolguy
Confess that the diesel autos are being used...

Confess that the diesel autos are being used less. My diesel X Type (auto) is more frugal both locally and on a run by about 10mpg. However the 75s still fit me more like a glove so will not be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 10:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By coolguy
Thumbs up for this 5 year guaranteed battery. I...

Thumbs up for this 5 year guaranteed battery. I bought a couple from The Battery Guys on-line. Price for 2 delivered was c£170.00 which I rate good value. This was about 8 months ago - no problems so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2022, 20:00
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By coolguy
...and we wonder why insurance premiums are so...

...and we wonder why insurance premiums are so high!
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2022, 16:58
Replies: 166,234
Views: 7,521,697
Posted By coolguy
"Revive" paste would do the job I think. Does...

"Revive" paste would do the job I think. Does virtually everything, and easily available on line.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2022, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By coolguy
Mine came from Rimmers, under the name of...

Mine came from Rimmers, under the name of Britpart, which provides quality parts for Land Rovers/Range Rovers. In 2017 it cost £85 and has only needed charging three times in all that time. Also came...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2022, 22:25
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
A replacement of equivalent quality would have...

A replacement of equivalent quality would have cost a lot more than £2k.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2022, 12:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By coolguy
It doesn't want to leave you!

It doesn't want to leave you!
Forum: Events and Meets 28th February 2022, 12:23
Replies: 147
Views: 39,063
Posted By coolguy
No, you are definitely correct, with Sunday being...

No, you are definitely correct, with Sunday being the "National" day. I shall attend anyway - only 10 miles away, and the airfield is beautifully maintained with a free Museum. According to their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2022, 16:16
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By coolguy
4 x 75s and 2 x ZTs here. All the 75s are...

4 x 75s and 2 x ZTs here. All the 75s are comfortable, although the Contemporary's seats are the least. My V6 ZT is comfortable and handles superbly (2003), but my ZT diesel (also 2003) is the...
Forum: Events and Meets 25th February 2022, 12:36
Replies: 147
Views: 39,063
Posted By coolguy
Frustrated to see that there is not going to be a...

Frustrated to see that there is not going to be a Club stand at POL, but at least I can now bring whichever of my Rovers I choose on the day. To tack our "National" onto Roverfest which has already...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2022, 09:40
Replies: 166,234
Views: 7,521,697
Posted By coolguy
I have only ever owned 2 Fords in over 50 years....

I have only ever owned 2 Fords in over 50 years. Both Granadas, a 3 litre Ghia and a 2.8GLS. The first had a propshaft vibration which the dealer could not fix, and the second a new power steering...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2022, 15:17
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By coolguy
I use "The Battery Guys" on line. The 5 year...

I use "The Battery Guys" on line. The 5 year guarantee Bosch for our 75s cost less than £85 delivered, which is pretty good. Even my trusted mechanic couldn't match that, and still fitted it foc.
Forum: Events and Meets 22nd February 2022, 13:17
Replies: 147
Views: 39,063
Posted By coolguy
Nice and local to me (Roverfest that is) - great...

Nice and local to me (Roverfest that is) - great venue and thoroughly enjoyed the last one.
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2022, 10:34
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By coolguy
Orange clip

Can anyone tell me where to obtain the fable orange clip - mine doesn't have one and the fuel filter has separated twice in the past 3 years.
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2022, 10:29
Replies: 166,234
Views: 7,521,697
Posted By coolguy
I thought you were going to get rid, but doesn't...

I thought you were going to get rid, but doesn't sound like it now!
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2022, 15:53
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By coolguy
Played chess as a child but was taught to play...

Played chess as a child but was taught to play Bridge before going to university - considered an essential back then! Loved it so much in our shared house (5 could play and only 4 needed), that we...
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2022, 20:47
Replies: 81
Views: 4,563
Posted By coolguy
My Classics were mostly bought as everyday cars...

My Classics were mostly bought as everyday cars originally. They have just grown old with me! However, I would contend that they are still the greenest cars on the planet as most of the carbon...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2022, 18:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By coolguy
Reports of long backlogs at DVLA. Did my renewal...

Reports of long backlogs at DVLA. Did my renewal on line last Monday, and received the replacement on Thursday morning! No complaints except they wanted my passport number online. I don't have one!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2022, 10:05
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By coolguy
Have usually found what I wanted (or nearly) on...

Have usually found what I wanted (or nearly) on DVLA site, but have also used Elite Registrations in Devizes - very helpful, and reasonably priced.
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2022, 23:18
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By coolguy
RichB

Your mailbox is full. I do have a couple of hairpins left if you still want them, but don't think you received my message.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2022, 15:34
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By coolguy
No, I got it from the DVLA direct.

No, I got it from the DVLA direct.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2022, 10:29
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By coolguy
A personal plate is only worth what someone will...

A personal plate is only worth what someone will pay for it. The DVLA have many for sale at £80 inclusive. I think plates with car related rather than initials seem to be worth more, and the one you...
Forum: Social Forum 31st January 2022, 00:50
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By coolguy
I have more respect for my fleet than to go...

I have more respect for my fleet than to go anywhere near a cyclist. Surely they should give us motorists as much room as we are supposed to give them when passing parked cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2022, 00:43
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Great news - I can turn my heating down!

Great news - I can turn my heating down!
Forum: Social Forum 27th January 2022, 17:30
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By coolguy
Nice to find another member who has an X Type as...

Nice to find another member who has an X Type as well as a 75. I find that the 75 is more comfortable (fits you like a glove), but the Jag is quicker and better economy as well (at least in diesel...
Forum: Social Forum 25th January 2022, 14:18
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By coolguy
Love Norfolk, and stay with a friend in Holt...

Love Norfolk, and stay with a friend in Holt several times a year - don't know the area you are looking at so well, but am sure wherever you land you will enjoy it, and I shall be able to visit for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2022, 11:45
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By coolguy
Not the first time this offer has come up - I...

Not the first time this offer has come up - I stocked up then.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 22:09
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By coolguy
I well remember the news breaking. As a child, he...

I well remember the news breaking. As a child, he was my favourite driver, and I loved Jags then (and still do - I still have a number, along with the 75s/ZTs of course!)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2022, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By coolguy
One of the nicest colours around, and in fabulous...

One of the nicest colours around, and in fabulous condition. Just run in too! Well bought.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2022, 10:18
Replies: 34
Views: 1,782
Posted By coolguy
ANPR cameras can read any script and patterns....

ANPR cameras can read any script and patterns. This was confirmed by the inventor who gave a talk which I attended a few years ago. The police are taking us for cash cows, but I wouldn't risk it, and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 23:40
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By coolguy
3M double sided tape is the best I have come...

3M double sided tape is the best I have come across, but it needs to be fixed when temperatures are higher than they have been recently.
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 23:36
Replies: 331
Views: 16,479
Posted By coolguy
Well at least I haven't wasted anyone's money as...

Well at least I haven't wasted anyone's money as I refused to have one.
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 17:14
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By coolguy
Never speak with anyone who initiates a phone...

Never speak with anyone who initiates a phone call on finance - and well done to your Mum. Mine, who died aged 99 used to pretend to be deaf and keep asking them to repeat everything. They usually...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2022, 10:27
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By coolguy
No experience of the diesel version of 45s, but...

No experience of the diesel version of 45s, but have owned 4 petrol versions over the past 10 years (still have one), and whilst they are not that economical, the amount of space in a small package...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 15:40
Replies: 92
Views: 6,157
Posted By coolguy
Should never have been started! We wouldn't need...

Should never have been started! We wouldn't need an extra lane if folk would use the inside lane - capacity increased at an instant! Also, modern cars have a tendency to die instantly without warning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 17:20
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By coolguy
Souls of Olney are still able to give excellent...

Souls of Olney are still able to give excellent MG/Rover service, and proudly advertise as such. (see their website) I believe it's where Phil T4 is currently employed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2022, 10:50
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By coolguy
Apparently there was no orange clip present, so...

Apparently there was no orange clip present, so do I need a complete new filter, or can I just get the clip (and possibly O ring) alone?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2022, 12:11
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By coolguy
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. My mechanic...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. My mechanic has just rung to say the filter had collapsed. Now sorted, and a new MOT, with just 2 advisories - slight oil leak (been there for ever and doesn't...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 22:30
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By coolguy
New Highway Code precedence now seems to rank...

New Highway Code precedence now seems to rank cyclists (who pay no road taxes, and no insurance) above car drivers. God help us all!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 10:24
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By coolguy
I have found that when the door won't close a...

I have found that when the door won't close a reset with the central locking button usually works - but it has only happened with the rear doors (so far - 9 years!)
Forum: Events and Meets 31st December 2021, 11:54
Replies: 182
Views: 14,947
Posted By coolguy
Put me down for a place please - 5 to choose from...

Put me down for a place please - 5 to choose from so one should be working!
and several will still be in MOT. Always a great day, so looking forward to it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 21:17
Replies: 71
Views: 5,317
Posted By coolguy
Have never met you, but just had to pass on my...

Have never met you, but just had to pass on my condolences at such a sudden loss. Take comfort from such a long and happy marriage - your memories will help to sustain you at such a sad time, and be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 11:57
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By coolguy
Fuelling problem.

It was all going so well at the MOT test until my ZT V6 auto cut out and would not restart. Suspect fuel pump, but it is running - just not enough pressure to get fuel though, so is it likely to be...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 10:45
Replies: 37
Views: 1,684
Posted By coolguy
Sadly I don't believe that there are any winners...

Sadly I don't believe that there are any winners in this fiasco. I went off F1 some years ago when the rules started to become too complicated, (and I am too mean to pay for Sky), but took the chance...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2021, 22:15
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By coolguy
Nice to know I am not alone. I have 4 x 75s and 2...

Nice to know I am not alone. I have 4 x 75s and 2 x ZTs, plus 14 other modern classics. The current size of the fleet is the first question most folk ask me. Different, yes, individual, certainly!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2021, 22:14
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Looking very impressive. I have the right of way...

Looking very impressive. I have the right of way over a gravel drive to my garage yard - your tonnes made me grateful that I don't have to maintain it - it measures 19 feet wide by nearly a hundred...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2021, 21:33
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By coolguy
Whilst the low mileage might appear attractive,...

Whilst the low mileage might appear attractive, these engines/gearboxes will do enormous mileages, so unless you are going to do mega miles I would be happy paying less. There are still plenty in...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 22:14
Replies: 130
Views: 9,140
Posted By coolguy
Don't know where I can have been, as I haven't...

Don't know where I can have been, as I haven't picked up any of these options as being imminent. We are such a crowded island that I cannot really see a solution that would be both workable and fair....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 11:06
Replies: 190
Views: 11,914
Posted By coolguy
If I was in that situation the first thing I...

If I was in that situation the first thing I would do would be to drive to a friend/relatives house where there was power (nearest 18 miles, next 90 miles and furthest 125 miles) At least with a...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 17:05
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By coolguy
I hope I already have! Just don't fancy going...

I hope I already have! Just don't fancy going electric, and can't afford to!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 23:14
Replies: 182
Views: 18,031
Posted By coolguy
Was never fortunate enough to meet either of you,...

Was never fortunate enough to meet either of you, but through this wonderful Club and forum feel I have known you both for a long time. Never saw a bad word, or anything but praise. God bless
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 09:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,234
Posted By coolguy
When the 75 was first announced, I thought that...

When the 75 was first announced, I thought that the shape of the rear wheel arch would be prone to rust - fortunately I was wrong, and none of my present ones have succumbed.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 11:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,011
Posted By coolguy
Have not had an open fire for some years, but the...

Have not had an open fire for some years, but the likelihood of power cuts this winter persuaded me to have my chimneys swept (cannot remember when they were last done). Not cheap as I have six in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 09:34
Replies: 34
Views: 2,741
Posted By coolguy
BUT nobody expects to keep a car for 10+ years...

BUT nobody expects to keep a car for 10+ years these days - I am amazed at the number of cars advertised for sale that have numerous owners in the first few years of life.
Regarding prices, the mark...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 10:30
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By coolguy
I would add that colour has an impact on value -...

I would add that colour has an impact on value - some are more desirable than others and can make a few hundred pounds difference.
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2021, 08:32
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By coolguy
No, there isn't. Makes the chance of houses being...

No, there isn't. Makes the chance of houses being "affordable" less likely.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2021, 21:48
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By coolguy
Collected my Tourer from the paint shop following...

Collected my Tourer from the paint shop following a bonnet respray due to lacquer peel (worst I have ever seen). Also had a couple of minor marks on the rear bumper tidied up. Brilliant match as ever...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 09:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,256
Posted By coolguy
The Mayor of London himself wrote to me last...

The Mayor of London himself wrote to me last month to advise that my diesel Tourer was noncompliant. I am now expecting 3 more letters for my other diesels! What a waste of resources. If I were ever...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd November 2021, 17:11
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By coolguy
Cannot beat the independents. Have used the one...

Cannot beat the independents. Have used the one in my village for 20+ years - and luckily he is a lot younger than me so should last me out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2021, 14:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By coolguy
They are a much better fit than the Halfords ones...

They are a much better fit than the Halfords ones imho!
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2021, 08:29
Replies: 166,234
Views: 7,521,697
Posted By coolguy
Take care Bob - are you doing too much?

Take care Bob - are you doing too much?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2021, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By coolguy
I ordered a V6 badge from Rimmers last year - it...

I ordered a V6 badge from Rimmers last year - it came looking like the thumbnail, not original. Sent it back! Found one on EBay (new) for £9.99, but not sure if they are still around - the guy had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2021, 11:13
Replies: 139
Views: 11,867
Posted By coolguy
They need their cars so that they can escape each...

They need their cars so that they can escape each weekend - just look at the cars heading back to London on the motorways each Sunday evening!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2021, 21:02
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By coolguy
I keep a pocket book in each car to record...

I keep a pocket book in each car to record servicing, tyres, battery, etc, etc. The DVLA remind me of the tax when due, and I have a good enough memory for the MOTs. Well, there are only 20 of them....
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2021, 22:31
Replies: 52
Views: 3,259
Posted By coolguy
As a Midlander, I went to work in the southeast...

As a Midlander, I went to work in the southeast (not London) after University in 1970 and despite a "cheap" mortgage available from my company (Legal & General), I realised that I could not hope to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2021, 22:22
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By coolguy
[QUOTE=victorgte;2903640]They drive really well...

[QUOTE=victorgte;2903640]They drive really well even as a 1.8 auto. Dated design but great to drive.
/QUOTE]

Couldn't agree more. Great F1 autobox if driven manually. I have always had one in...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2021, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By coolguy
I tried this, but the cars I bought as "bangers"...

I tried this, but the cars I bought as "bangers" to run about in got cared for and became another one to look after. It's why my fleet has grown so much!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2021, 12:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,650
Posted By coolguy
Bob, The staff that most rescue services employ...

Bob, The staff that most rescue services employ have no idea what a car engine is about. They just have a set of questions to ask, and because nobody talks anymore, they simply cannot relay messages....
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