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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2021, 12:54
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By Time Searcher
I understand that the L.D.S. photocopied the GLS...

I understand that the L.D.S. photocopied the GLS records and that if this is confirmed then the Transcriptions would be found on the Family Search website. Access is FREE and fairly easy to navigate,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2021, 13:23
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Time Searcher
Thanks for all of the suggestions, after putting...

Thanks for all of the suggestions, after putting the problem to Mrs.TS she said, 'What are you worrying about, it is 16 years old after all!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 09:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By Time Searcher
It was in Troubled Times...

I have had a long searching look for the any/all of the 5 events that you requested, with little positive results, I'm afraid...
It was a surprise to me that Family Search have very little for this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2021, 13:04
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Time Searcher
Question Door-Card 'slack Cloth Trim'

Both front door cards fabric appears to have 'relaxed'. Is there an easy way to make them tight again bar replacing them, they are not really bad but I am looking at sorting a couple of items on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2021, 12:40
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By Time Searcher
Smile Help Offered for FREE

If you pm me I am happy to do a FREE SEARCH using Ancestry, but only currently have access to UK records. Simply let me know the requirement and I'll see what I can turn up...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 14:48
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Time Searcher
Many Thanks, just 81 years young and simply...

Many Thanks, just 81 years young and simply waiting for the Royal Telegram...:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2020, 17:38
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Time Searcher
I actually had a look at the posts on here about...

I actually had a look at the posts on here about the Focus jets but wasn't totally convinced. However as the Ford Dealer is in Lisbon, it was either a trip to Amazon or to Lisbon and also I was well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2020, 15:49
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Time Searcher
Windscreen Washer Jets.

I have 'faffed about' for several months poking pins and needles into the jet orifices trying to clear poorly working screen washing. This morning I dismantled them from the bonnet and dunked them in...
Forum: Technology Forum 24th July 2020, 18:11
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By Time Searcher
New Internet Service...

Just changed our Internet Provider whose supply to our home was via phone line, with about 10Mbps Download and at best 800Kbps Upload. They could not give us a fibre optic service, we have a pole...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2020, 18:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Time Searcher
Cool But here in Portugal...

I topped up my ZT-T n/a 1.8 at 1.19 Euro per Litre yesterday...;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2020, 12:54
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Time Searcher
I took my ZT-T, purchased new in Scotland, with...

I took my ZT-T, purchased new in Scotland, with me when we moved to Portugal from Scotland in 2009. Had to get a CoC as without it the Customs here just would not complete the matriculation process...
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2020, 13:14
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Time Searcher
To my dear motor...

:drool4: Happy Birthday to my 1.8 ZT-T... (originally SN06 FOC now 72-IC-67) came off the line 15 years ago but 1st registered in March 2006.. Not been totally trouble free but only 60,000 miles on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 16:26
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By Time Searcher
I too succumbed to this when we moved to Portugal...

I too succumbed to this when we moved to Portugal in 2009, just could not bear to leave my ZT-T back in Scotland, just had to take it with me, and it still shows me how much it loves me...
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2020, 16:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By Time Searcher
I was employed in the Flight Testing of all of...

I was employed in the Flight Testing of all of the British built Concorde aircraft and some of the testing of a couple of the French built ones...
When we were operating out of Filton at Fairford we...
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2020, 17:06
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Time Searcher
What was that Car in last night's 'Pale Horse'?

Try as I might, I failed to positively identify what that Car was in 'The Pale Horse' on BBC1 last night, a Google search of the number plate did not help either.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2019, 15:30
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Time Searcher
Congratulations...

We hope that you had a happy day... We are setting up to celebrate our 54th on 8 November, yes 54 happy years - now planning our 60th as we write...;)
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 17th October 2019, 08:27
Replies: 36
Views: 7,884
Posted By Time Searcher
Change of Plan...

Further to my post #36 above...
We have just this morning received advice about the possibility of disruption to Mail and Parcels post 'an Event at the end of October', we therefore feel that it...
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 16th October 2019, 17:55
Replies: 36
Views: 7,884
Posted By Time Searcher
A little Autumn Sunshine for Zed???

Quite happy for Zed to join us here in Central Portugal for November 2019 if he feels the need for a bit of warmth next month!!!:cool:
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 11:49
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Time Searcher
Smile Been away celebrating... Thanks everyone, hanging...

Been away celebrating... Thanks everyone, hanging on for my Telegram from King William V...:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Time Searcher
UPDATE... Vitesse, Your comment about the...

UPDATE...
Vitesse, Your comment about the actual function of the 'plip' components was most informative.
I have now re-tested both Key1 & Key2 - Key1 operates the Engine Start but not the Security...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Time Searcher
Yes - Key1 - Red light does flash on operation of...

Yes - Key1 - Red light does flash on operation of either of the 'plip' buttons.


I have looked at the link you provided and it could be a way to go but inserting the Key2 circuit board in to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 12:37
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Time Searcher
Unhappy Faulty Keyfob...

Good afternoon...
I have an MG ZT-T 120+, bought new in 2006 from Main Dealer in Scotland. We now live in Central Portugal and brought the car with us 10 years ago.
Yesterday the Keyfob that I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 16:49
Replies: 101
Views: 6,555
Posted By Time Searcher
Today is a bit cooler (28C) but here in Central...

Today is a bit cooler (28C) but here in Central Portugal it has been over 32C on most days for the past fortnight but it's the humidity that gets to me now...:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2019, 13:10
Replies: 101
Views: 6,555
Posted By Time Searcher
80 years young next week!!! and bought my ZT-T...

80 years young next week!!! and bought my ZT-T new in 2006, both of us are still going strong...:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2019, 14:59
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Time Searcher
The ones in my ZT-T, purchased new in 2006 (built...

The ones in my ZT-T, purchased new in 2006 (built 2005) now 60,500 miles on the clock - neither has needed to be replaced:bowdown: Lucky I guess...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2019, 14:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Time Searcher
I live only a few Kms from you in Tomar, if you...

I live only a few Kms from you in Tomar, if you need any backup from a fellow owner, I have an MG ZT-T that I brought with me when we came here in 2009. Drop me a PM should you have any other...
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2018, 12:08
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Time Searcher
We think that 'Extralargechester' might be...

We think that 'Extralargechester' might be suitable:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2018, 22:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By Time Searcher
It's only about 700 miles from me and I have...

It's only about 700 miles from me and I have considered it, but to get there would take flights from Lisbon to Madrid and then on to Alicante. The drive back here to Portugal would be a sensible 2...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2018, 18:44
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By Time Searcher
I'm 78 years young, have held an unblemished...

I'm 78 years young, have held an unblemished driving licence since 1965 and I consider myself still to be a competent driver. Since moving to Portugal and exchanging my UK licence to a Portuguese...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2018, 11:34
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Brian, as I understand it the Belt and Tensioner...

Brian, as I understand it the Belt and Tensioner were part of the Ultimate K Series Head Gasket Repair Kit that I bought from DMGRS. Certainly in the box of items in the box that the garage showed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2018, 10:22
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
For those who might find it useful...

Slightly revised listing of costs...

12 hours labour @ 24 - 288
Hoses PCH000490; PCH001480; PCH002150; PCH119200; PCH119190; - 170
Engine Oil...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2018, 17:56
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Thumbs up The Grey One is back home...

Just returned from the 'MGR garage' in town where the car has been to have the HGF sorted out.
Last week I reported that they had recommended that all water carrying hoses be replaced... I said then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2018, 15:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
I have not previously used this Garage, although...

I have not previously used this Garage, although they were and still are the main MGR repair shop in the District. Your comments are reassuring about the advice that they have given to me.
As an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2018, 12:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Exclamation Update!

Just had a call from the MG Garage in town where they are repairing my ZT-T...
I thought that it was ready to collect, but when we got there, the car was still on jacks and bonnet up. They wanted to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2018, 17:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Thumbs up Dmgrs

Ultimate K Series Head Gasket Fix Kit has arrived. The tracking was useful and parcel arrived this afternoon on the day that delivery was promised.:smilie_re:.. Many thanks DMGRS.
I shall report...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2018, 22:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Took the Car out today to do this test, a careful...

Took the Car out today to do this test, a careful but quick sprint - 5 miles on A Road to the Expressway Junction and then a speedy 5 mile dash back at about 120Km/h which equates to c73mph I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2018, 19:46
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Friends in this evening so will not be able to...

Friends in this evening so will not be able to try this test out today, wish I had found this out in my searches, but I shall certainly do so tomorrow as we can use Mrs TS's car for the weekly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2018, 19:41
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
NOTED, thanks...

NOTED, thanks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2018, 12:07
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Time Searcher
Unhappy another 'Hellmans' saga...

ZT-T 120+ bought new in March 2006, yes I know it was built in March 2005, took it with us when we moved to Central Portugal in 2009 with the intention of keeping it until - well, until it became...
Forum: Windrush's Welcome Forum 5th June 2018, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Time Searcher
A bit more than several years, Beedge, look at my...

A bit more than several years, Beedge, look at my Join Date:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2018, 12:36
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By Time Searcher
My MG ZTT (petrol) has had Blue lights on the...

My MG ZTT (petrol) has had Blue lights on the Instrument panel since new, so do I need to fit the LED's that you mention, (won't be a problem though if I have to replace them)?
As far as I see it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2018, 16:53
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By Time Searcher
Great Mod... I presume that these dials are...

Great Mod...
I presume that these dials are intended for 'Self-Fit' - if so - would you be able to supply Carbon Effect Dials with Blue LEDs, with MG ZTT and KM/H Outer and MPH Inner?
Cheers,...
Forum: Technology Forum 8th November 2017, 18:38
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Time Searcher
VPN Provider...

My VPN provider has just installed/commissioned their first servers in my country!!! and only 2 Kms from my home...
Ping of 17ms should make viewing more buffering free...;)
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2017, 15:10
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Time Searcher
USA spent more money on the B-2707 Boeing / SST...

USA spent more money on the B-2707 Boeing / SST mock-up than we did on the whole project to certification... the swing-wing function was just too complex and they couldn't get the engine intake...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2017, 15:01
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Time Searcher
That 'fighter' was actually a Canberra bomber...

That 'fighter' was actually a Canberra bomber that we 'borrowed' from Boscombe Down on many occasions as a support a/c when we did trials in Morrocco during the early flight testing phase.
I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2017, 10:04
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Time Searcher
This is BAD NEWS... Mrs TimeSearcher is just...

This is BAD NEWS... Mrs TimeSearcher is just packing the suitcases ready for our holiday back in the UK. We are driving from Central Portugal to N. Wales and W. Yorks for July. I had suggested that...
Forum: Technology Forum 23rd June 2017, 18:12
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Time Searcher
Thanks, Chaps... My 'problem' has now been...

Thanks, Chaps...
My 'problem' has now been solved since I went on to the other forums for any advice, can't think why I didn't go there in the first place...
Perhaps it was because there was a...
Forum: Technology Forum 22nd June 2017, 11:41
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Time Searcher
Unhappy KODI June 2017?

Advice please.
Is it OK to discuss the current situation about Kodi Addons, here in this Forum?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2017, 18:40
Replies: 54
Views: 4,189
Posted By Time Searcher
My ZT-T was originally SN06 FOC but now 72-IC-67...

My ZT-T was originally SN06 FOC but now 72-IC-67 since our move to Portugal in 2009, I might get away with crossing without paying but basically I am an honest chappie;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2017, 06:57
Replies: 54
Views: 4,189
Posted By Time Searcher
Thanks to you for this idea, --- we are going up...

Thanks to you for this idea, --- we are going up to visit my son's family in Mold, Flintshire first and then over to Huddersfield to see the other son and family. Our plan was to stop at Dartford...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2017, 18:37
Replies: 54
Views: 4,189
Posted By Time Searcher
Dartford Crossing again...

We have lived in Central Portugal since mid-2009, usually flying back to the UK and hiring cars during our visits. But this year we are driving back in the ZT-T (which we took with us in our move!)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2017, 18:08
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Time Searcher
I've been living in C.Portugal since May 2009 and...

I've been living in C.Portugal since May 2009 and never cease to be appalled by the standard of driving/parking out here... Drive too close and abandon their vehicles where they stop, no real parking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2017, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Time Searcher
The wear on my car, after some 11 years is not as...

The wear on my car, after some 11 years is not as bad as in the photograph but I would like to repair it. As I am the main driver of this car, the belt and seat has been in the same position since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2016, 10:30
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Time Searcher
Wink Silence is Golden!

I have just returned from my repairman, somewhat lighter of wallet, but with a grin that shows that I might have come from Cheshire...
I purchased a pair of MGR Rear Hub and Bearing kits from DMGRS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2016, 13:00
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Time Searcher
ZT-T 1.8 n/a Upper Engine Mount

I have noted all of the recent posts in the Technical Help and How to Forums about the vibration related cabin noises, however all/most appear to be related to Diesel variants.
I too am recently...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2016, 11:59
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Time Searcher
I imported my ZT-T in to Portugal and during the...

I imported my ZT-T in to Portugal and during the Matriculation process I was instructed that my NEW Portugal Number plate had to be screwed on.
I had my UK 'Yellow Smiley' plate, was told that I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2016, 14:20
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Time Searcher
Default Rear Hub replacement

I have a 1.8 ZT-T that has just blown the rear Box and what I also believe is a 'crusty' sounding Rear Wheel Bearing. My repairman here in Portugal has sourced a BMW' box (the MGR 1.8 was never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2016, 17:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Time Searcher
Highly Recommended

Don't wish to hi-jack the thread, but I can certainly vouch for the 'goodness' of a proper WaxOil treatment.
Had my MkIII Cortina GT done in May 1971 (J Reg.) Kept it for 3 years and next saw it in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2016, 12:48
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Time Searcher
I had an S80 as a hire car when visiting the UK...

I had an S80 as a hire car when visiting the UK in July... Really impressed with it and seriously considered it as a contender replacement later this year (but for the outrageous taxes on new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2016, 18:49
Replies: 139
Views: 12,693
Posted By Time Searcher
Very interested... depending on style and...

Very interested... depending on style and cost...:duh:
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd June 2016, 12:37
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Time Searcher
I replaced my Load Cover Rod with a suitable...

I replaced my Load Cover Rod with a suitable length of dowel and placed plastic tubing on the ends to fit the 'sockets'.
Not shown any wear in 4 years... and has not failed once...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2016, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By Time Searcher
I have a ZT-T +, a 1.8 X-Power Grey model that...

I have a ZT-T +, a 1.8 X-Power Grey model that was built in wk 09/05; Commission #31647 from new (well - bought in March 2006 from Dealer, with no previous owners).
Whilst it is faily well fitted...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 8th June 2016, 18:37
Replies: 403
Views: 72,600
Posted By Time Searcher
Spot On, Dallas... Thanks. I do in fact have...

Spot On, Dallas... Thanks.
I do in fact have the Firmware version that you quote and the Build Date is the same too. ( a label on the side of the unit states that it went through Final Test on 15...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 8th June 2016, 14:21
Replies: 403
Views: 72,600
Posted By Time Searcher
Start Screen -> Logo Setting

7010B Unit.

I have noted Dallas' post #51 about the '1983' function.
However I don't seem to be able to get in to the Start Screen and certainly have not had access to the 'Logo Setting' since...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 4th June 2016, 14:07
Replies: 403
Views: 72,600
Posted By Time Searcher
I was clear in my mind when I wrote the original...

I was clear in my mind when I wrote the original post BUT it would have been better had I stated Siemens VDO CR213X and not just 213 - SORRY...
:duh:
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 4th June 2016, 12:49
Replies: 403
Views: 72,600
Posted By Time Searcher
Siemans VDO CR213X

I have a very late ZT-T which was fitted with a Siemens VDO CR213X system with 6 CD changer (I don't use the CD player!) and have ordered a 7" Bluetooth V2.0 TFT Screen Car Audio Stereo MP5 Player FM...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 2nd May 2016, 17:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Time Searcher
Welcome to the Club...

Welcome Nuno,
I live in a village just to the North West of Tomar... We moved to here from Scotland in 2009 and brought out my ZT-T with us.
Maybe see you around, there are quite a few 75/ZT's out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 12:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By Time Searcher
I fitted a 'Hans version' before we came to...

I fitted a 'Hans version' before we came to Portugal to my n/a 1796 ZT-T and wouldn't be without it!!!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2016, 14:35
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Time Searcher
I am proposing a UK visit in July with my ZT-T...

I am proposing a UK visit in July with my ZT-T (ex SN06 FOC that I converted to LHD new headlights when we came to Portugal.) We would be driving through Spain & France via the Chunnel, then M25; M1;...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2016, 22:39
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Time Searcher
I was in 1210 Sqdn. Air Training Corps...

I was in 1210 Sqdn. Air Training Corps (Congleton) from 1951 to 1956... Cadet to Flt. Sgt. We had regular camps away RAF Ternhill, Shawbury and Harwarden. Annual camps at Halton, Binbrook,...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2015, 22:22
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Time Searcher
When I told my wife what car I had 'booked' she...

When I told my wife what car I had 'booked' she said "Oh... Double de-clutching then... again...;)"
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2015, 17:21
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Time Searcher
If it's good enough for the Pope...

Have to go back to the UK for a couple of days this weekend, need a hire car for about 150 miles of travel between Manchester Airport -> Mold in Flintshire -> Huddersfield -> then back to Ringway, so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2015, 07:02
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Time Searcher
My ZT-T was 1st reg. in March 2006 [SN06 FOC] but...

My ZT-T was 1st reg. in March 2006 [SN06 FOC] but left manufacture wk18 2005...:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 24th October 2015, 12:31
Replies: 55
Views: 1,919
Posted By Time Searcher
Paternal Grandmother took me and my younger...

Paternal Grandmother took me and my younger sister to see 'Bambi'. It was when my mother was in the nursing home having had our youngest brother, so it must have been Nov. 1948, and I would have been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2015, 09:21
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By Time Searcher
I'm up for a Pair - if the retaining clips are...

I'm up for a Pair - if the retaining clips are redesigned and implemented...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2015, 22:18
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Time Searcher
Club Member "Salmon" contact please...

Would Club Member "Salmon" please contact me on my email address which can be located on my profile.
I have sent 4 messages to you regarding your enquiry, via the Club Messaging Service, but not had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2015, 13:53
Replies: 387
Views: 40,285
Posted By Time Searcher
vin number / username / marque / shell type /...

vin number / username / marque / shell type / engine + transmission / spec

354536 / Time Searcher / MG / Tourer / 1.8 na / Manual / ZT-T + 120
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2015, 18:22
Replies: 40
Views: 2,744
Posted By Time Searcher
Thumbs up :smilie_re:We've been here in Central Portugal,...

:smilie_re:We've been here in Central Portugal, near to Tomar, since June 2009. It has proved to have been a TOTAL success, food, wine climate and lovely people both local and ex-pats. We really can...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2015, 09:15
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Time Searcher
Central Portugal Viewer...

Good viewing here, of course several minutes before UK but quite impressive... Not as spectacular as the one from the end of the 90's when we were in N. Wales... when the birds stopped singing!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2015, 14:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
Update...

Since I last posted I have ordered an 82 PRT from our friends at DMGRS. This has now been fitted and a first longish run undertaken, keeping a close eye (well Mrs. Time Searcher's eye anyway) on the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2015, 10:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Time Searcher
In my attempt to help out here, I have had a good...

In my attempt to help out here, I have had a good look at the image of the Marriage in the Parish Register... If you magnify this image, then you can see that the 'le' is actually made up from the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2015, 11:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Time Searcher
I believe that my suspicion of a...

I believe that my suspicion of a mis-transcription is the Source of the 'de' in the name...
In the Census returns for 1871; 1881 & 1891 your Henry Rhodes FARRAR appears with his parents and siblings...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2015, 09:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Time Searcher
'le Farrar'

In what context did this information (le Farrar) get published?
Can you provide the document Source?
I suspect that as it seems to have only appeared once, then a mis-transcription has occurred...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2015, 18:37
Replies: 52
Views: 5,814
Posted By Time Searcher
Packet of 7 - on its way to Central Portugal, to...

Packet of 7 - on its way to Central Portugal, to replace 4 badly faded panel clips,
Thanks...:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2015, 16:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
Yes - precisely that...the fan in front of the...

Yes - precisely that...the fan in front of the radiator that I see through the front grille, with the gold resistor on it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2015, 14:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
Quote: ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Time Searcher https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2015, 13:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
Just got back from an extended 'Search' on the...

Just got back from an extended 'Search' on the Forum about this problem, and realised that I had forgotten to mention that it was a PRT that is fitted.
As I live in Portugal, the expense goes up due...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2015, 10:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
I was not able to get the temperature up to 105C...

I was not able to get the temperature up to 105C this morning, (max. 102 when parked up before going out) but it did fluctuate when under load, between 92 and 102. The rad. fan did not cut in on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2015, 10:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
Just been to my Motor mechanic to book the car in...

Just been to my Motor mechanic to book the car in for its 2 year 'MoT', and service. We discussed at length the conditions that I have listed and they have suggested
a. Radiator Cap Seal and
b....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2015, 10:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
No signs of a water leak to atmosphere seen, all...

No signs of a water leak to atmosphere seen, all clamps appear to be 'sound' and the jubilee (ex-Concorde!)clips that I used to fit the Gerry-T also appear to be good. Tightened as a matter of course...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2015, 10:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Time Searcher
MG ZT-T+ 120 (F/Lift - Manual) Coolant Temp. reaching 105C

1. In ambient temperatures of +5 to +15C, recently the coolant temperature has been reaching 105C.
2. 'Hans' temp. gauge fitted.
3. 'Gerry T' fitted
4. Coolant level is below the Min. mark...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2015, 23:33
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By Time Searcher
I heard this morning that there is to be some...

I heard this morning that there is to be some sort of 'remembrance' on UK postage stamps for the Waterloo Anniversary in 2015...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2014, 12:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By Time Searcher
The Indians prevented overflying at supersonic...

The Indians prevented overflying at supersonic speeds for the Bahrain to Singapore section of the proposed London - Sydney route - cos - 'it would upset the sacred cattle', and the Americans claimed...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2014, 11:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By Time Searcher
The Americans spent more on their 2747 SST...

The Americans spent more on their 2747 SST getting it in to Mock-Up stage than the British side of the testing and build cost for all of the BA Concorde fleet.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2014, 18:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By Time Searcher
I was privileged to be part of the Flight Test...

I was privileged to be part of the Flight Test Department for the 'Beautiful Lady' from 1968 to 1980 and had over 100 flights on all of the development aircraft.
:christmas:
We had been given a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2014, 13:46
Replies: 41
Views: 2,381
Posted By Time Searcher
ZTT 120+ Just put up 47,00 miles. It was regd....

ZTT 120+ Just put up 47,00 miles. It was regd. new as an 06 but was built in March in 2005, garaged since new and now residing in sunny Central Portugal, I hope to keep it for a very long time :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2014, 11:39
Replies: 86
Views: 3,621
Posted By Time Searcher
75 years young a fortnight ago...:shrug:

75 years young a fortnight ago...:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2014, 12:53
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Time Searcher
Thanks to you all on the Forum, still in love...

Thanks to you all on the Forum, still in love with my ZT-T looking forward to it lasting as long as I do...
My very best wishes to everyone, I can't thank you enough for all your advice and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2014, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Time Searcher
Attempted to add the Garage here in Tomar,...

Attempted to add the Garage here in Tomar, Central Portugal. Not sure that it has been correctly placed on the map, though:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2014, 10:59
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Time Searcher
Yes it is a ZT-T (as in my profile:}) and was...

Yes it is a ZT-T (as in my profile:}) and was built/supplied with 17" wheels.
When I brought the car to Portugal, I had to 'matriculate' it, which means that the Pt Customs people require documents...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2014, 08:55
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Time Searcher
Is such a change of wheel-size a 'reportable' to...

Is such a change of wheel-size a 'reportable' to Insurance companies?
The reason that I ask is - here in Portugal no change from the standard wheels fitted at build is allowed - this is picked up at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2014, 15:49
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Time Searcher
What really is the problem?

I have had a similar n/a ZT-T+ 120 from new... Facelift X-Power Grey built March 2005, just completed 50,000 miles and regularly turns up 34mpg (all fuel in since new has been logged). Exported and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2014, 13:23
Replies: 466
Views: 24,651
Posted By Time Searcher
A little something from Portugal... (Hope...

A little something from Portugal...

(Hope that this will help...)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2014, 22:45
Replies: 475
Views: 27,971
Posted By Time Searcher
Smile One for us down on the Iberian Peninsular?

Possible one calibrated to show Kmph?:}

That should be Km/h Sorry [and the 120Km/h line to be RED...]
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2014, 23:06
Replies: 403
Views: 28,686
Posted By Time Searcher
It's what I do... Genealogy...:}

It's what I do... Genealogy...:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2013, 14:09
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Time Searcher
Possible help!!

Can I direct you to my posts on this matter from Feb 2008 at the following link -> https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=141983&postcount=1 It explains the situation that I had back...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2013, 12:13
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Time Searcher
International Driving License

I am returning to the UK in late January 2014 for a one week holiday. I have booked a Hire Car for the duration.
The problem is that my Portuguese Full Driving License has not been renewed by the...
Forum: Technology Forum 19th December 2013, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Time Searcher
1 off Ordered... should be with me in Portugal by...

1 off Ordered... should be with me in Portugal by 4 Jan 2014... We'll see?
Thanks for the links
Martin:xmas-smiley-018:

Just heard from Amazon that my order has been CANCELLED! as the vendor did...
Forum: Technology Forum 16th December 2013, 09:34
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Time Searcher
CCTV camera to USB?

I've just been given a CCTV camera with RCA video connections (female Yellow & White). Tested on a monitor O.K. but what might be the most practical way to attach to a laptop to record the images?...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 7th December 2013, 14:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Time Searcher
Beware... I had one from the same source for my...

Beware...
I had one from the same source for my Tourer, lovely job!, (RHD imported to Portugal from the UK), fitted it but it was 'failed' by the local version of the MOT test. Reason - "does NOT...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2013, 12:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By Time Searcher
My RHD ex 06 ZT-T+ 120 is insured for 15,000...

My RHD ex 06 ZT-T+ 120 is insured for 15,000 Euros with IBEX here in Portugal, they have confirmed, in writing, that this is the correct value in Portugal for this model. Checks on Pt websites show...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2013, 19:14
Replies: 242
Views: 19,588
Posted By Time Searcher
MORRISONS of STIRLING, Whins of Milton,...

MORRISONS of STIRLING, Whins of Milton, Stirling...
Were MG - Rover Dealers; Land Rover and Fiat when I bought my ZTT [SN06 FOC but now 72-IC-67] in March 2006, Now selling Land Rover; SEAT and MG!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2013, 11:17
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Time Searcher
I believe that it is Concrete, with shallow...

I believe that it is Concrete, with shallow drainage cuts in the surface to get the rainwater away. As far as I remember it has not had to be resurfaced since it went down... therefore very hard...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2013, 17:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Time Searcher
I was a member of the Flight Test Department on...

I was a member of the Flight Test Department on the Concorde Project.
Fortunate enough to have had over 100 flights on the development aircraft, 002 G-BSST; 01 G-AXDN and 202 G.BBDG, also 1 flight...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2013, 22:39
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Time Searcher
I wonder if it helped???☺

I wonder if it helped???☺
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2013, 14:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,875
Posted By Time Searcher
Here in Portugal, the Insurance Document and the...

Here in Portugal, the Insurance Document and the IMTT = (MOT) MUST be displayed inside the kerbside front windscreen so that 'those who need to know' can check their validity.
The Insurance has the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2013, 13:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Time Searcher
ZA147 shortly after First Flight following...

ZA147 shortly after First Flight following conversion to a Tanker.
Taken on the pan at BAe Filton, Pilots; Flight Ops.; Inspection and Ground Crew; & Flight Test Dept.:}
Was a Super VC10 (ex-Gulf...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2013, 23:09
Replies: 567
Views: 12,276
Posted By Time Searcher
Was the fact that the Forum Clock is set to GMT...

Was the fact that the Forum Clock is set to GMT anything to do why some international members might have missed the deadline? Here in Portugal we, nationally, follow the UK in Summertime clock...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2013, 19:44
Replies: 567
Views: 12,276
Posted By Time Searcher
Cool Ready here in Central Portugal, sun has just set...

Ready here in Central Portugal, sun has just set and apart from the dozen or so forest fires currently raging, all's well.
:smilie_re: GOOD LUCK TO THE CLUB THIS EVENING...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2013, 11:59
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Time Searcher
Regretfully... Yes. 'Centre' the assembly and...

Regretfully... Yes.
'Centre' the assembly and try again,
Failing this, I use a slim wide blade, I use a paint scraper,
insert it in at the lowest point below the end of the Carrier,
push the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2013, 11:36
Replies: 567
Views: 12,276
Posted By Time Searcher
Portugal Calling... We'll be joining the Crew...

Portugal Calling...
We'll be joining the Crew [On-Line];)
Forum: Technology Forum 16th September 2013, 22:57
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Time Searcher
StreamVia

Does anyone have practical use/knowledge about using StreamVia, please...
Regards,
Martin in Portugal
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2013, 20:06
Replies: 37
Views: 1,935
Posted By Time Searcher
Thanks to you both, a job for morning I think:} ...

Thanks to you both, a job for morning I think:}
Cheers, Martin
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2013, 17:56
Replies: 37
Views: 1,935
Posted By Time Searcher
Thumbs down Big Grey Connector

Not wishing to Hi-jack this thread but - where is the 6 way big grey connector, please?
Cheers
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2013, 16:50
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By Time Searcher
Jules' Bits...

Just back from a very quick dash back to the UK and as I was staying overnight in N.Wales I included a diversion in my second days travel to include a visit to see Jules, near Colwyn Bay.
I had not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2013, 16:07
Replies: 262
Views: 15,101
Posted By Time Searcher
Smile Two to Portugal

Our two Flip-keys arrived here in C.Portugal today, hope to get them cut tomorrow... Many thanks

Update...
Friday Afternoon... Just back from town where I went to my local 'good' hardware store...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2013, 12:25
Replies: 561
Views: 93,480
Posted By Time Searcher
they call him "Three Clicks"

:D:D Yes... I received and fitted the Compensator last evening with very little problem. Following Arctic's extensive and well illustrated "How to..." I am now a happy chappy with a 3 click handbrake...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2013, 17:00
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Time Searcher
I grew up in WWII a couple of miles from where...

I grew up in WWII a couple of miles from where the video was shot. In fact I first went to school at Longford only 500m away from the Ostrich Inn on Long Lane! I had not checked where it was from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2013, 16:32
Replies: 561
Views: 93,480
Posted By Time Searcher
Arctic, I have still not received the package,...

Arctic,
I have still not received the package, and having today been to our Town Sorting Office to check finally if they have seen it. I have been reassured that it has not passed through their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2013, 14:35
Replies: 214
Views: 25,210
Posted By Time Searcher
I still have not received the Compensator that...

I still have not received the Compensator that you sent on 28 May - please could you PM me with the address that you sent it to and whether the envelope had a Customs Declaration on the outside. [It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2013, 12:52
Replies: 561
Views: 93,480
Posted By Time Searcher
Sorry that I've not sent the 'old' compensator...

Sorry that I've not sent the 'old' compensator yet, BUT due to the vagaries of the Portuguese Postal Service (we have had two postal strikes this month about Proposed Privatisation) no mail has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2013, 09:05
Replies: 262
Views: 15,101
Posted By Time Searcher
GROUP BUY NUMBER 3 - THIRD AND FINAL 1. Ice...

GROUP BUY NUMBER 3 - THIRD AND FINAL

1. Ice Man x1 old rover logo FULLY PAID
2. Gavcar x1 MG logo DEPOSIT PAID
3. G20STU x1 new rover logo DEPOSIT PAID
4. Mischief x1 old rover logo DEPOSIT...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2013, 20:05
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Time Searcher
Now that's a 'real' offer... in the true spirit...

Now that's a 'real' offer... in the true spirit of the members of this fine Club ;) - Yes please... I'll PM you my address for onward posting,
Many Thanks,
Martin, in an extremely warm Central...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2013, 14:10
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Time Searcher
Kph ZT facelift overlay anyone?

I am considering changing my Mph Speed overlay on our facelift ZT-T to a Kph only overlay. I don't think that the vehicle will be returning from Portugal to the UK, and although I use my Garmin to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2013, 13:08
Replies: 561
Views: 93,480
Posted By Time Searcher
My excuse for taking so long on the carpet...

My excuse for taking so long on the carpet re-position is as follows - less than a sylph like 74 year old, I'm afraid...;) no longer as spry as I once was, or perhaps thought I was:D
Cheers, Martin
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2013, 11:27
Replies: 561
Views: 93,480
Posted By Time Searcher
I'm still waiting the arrival of my 'new'...

I'm still waiting the arrival of my 'new' compensator, usually a week from U.K. to Portugal:(.
The car has been 'prepped' ready, using ALL of the photo-guides and instructions, not the easiest job...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2013, 11:00
Replies: 42
Views: 2,397
Posted By Time Searcher
We brought our ZT-T+ with us to Portugal in 2009...

We brought our ZT-T+ with us to Portugal in 2009 but bought a Clio Storia Commercial car here for Pauline. It's a 1.5 Diesel built 2007, only a two seater as it has the rear 'passenger area' fenced...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2013, 16:28
Replies: 31
Views: 2,589
Posted By Time Searcher
I've just checked my ZT-T (last 120 built) and...

I've just checked my ZT-T (last 120 built) and the cover sits snugly without any modification, could this be a Mk.1 problem?
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2011, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Time Searcher
Cool Still Going Strong...

My brother is webmaster for Chris Barber... Acker Bilk, still plays with him on occasion and my brother has AB as a 'friend' on facebook...:cool:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 23rd November 2011, 15:26
Replies: 413
Views: 23,441
Posted By Time Searcher
Sorry to have missed yet another great meet... ...

Sorry to have missed yet another great meet...
How well I remember doing the Plenum Mods at the first meet, when I was still in Scotland, keep up the good work, Derek.
Best of Luck to All,
Martin...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2011, 23:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Time Searcher
Just checked my invoices and O.K. it was in Oct....

Just checked my invoices and O.K. it was in Oct. 2006 but I bought a new set from Morrison's - Stirling and they cost me 21.95 inc. VAT. and they had more in stock...
I suspect that they are all...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2011, 16:06
Replies: 23
Pab
Views: 965
Posted By Time Searcher
All the Best, from a very sunny Portugal, have a...

All the Best, from a very sunny Portugal, have a good one where you are...
Martin
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2011, 11:01
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By Time Searcher
72 a fortnight ago...:smilie_re: but was mistaken...

72 a fortnight ago...:smilie_re: but was mistaken for 70 by some recent visitors...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2011, 18:31
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Time Searcher
Thank you very much, Gentlemen...:cool:

Thank you very much, Gentlemen...:cool:
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2011, 09:42
Replies: 87
Views: 2,827
Posted By Time Searcher
1st. September 1939 Something eventful was...

1st. September 1939
Something eventful was about to take place but I was too young to be bothered then...

BTW - Flyer: Concorde 001 1st Flight - Toulouse->Toulouse 2 March 1969 and Concorde 002...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2011, 18:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By Time Searcher
Yes, Still here in Portugal with my ZT-T... ...

Yes, Still here in Portugal with my ZT-T...
When we looked at coming over here in 2005 / 2006 we checked on used / new car prices and found that the car tax system was so prohibitive that it became...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2011, 17:07
Replies: 58
Views: 4,477
Posted By Time Searcher
Anyone else got one of these?

I have now received the new "White Smiley" plate from Hardridden. After a little discussion we agreed what format this should take to conform with the Portuguese Authorities - I show the Original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2011, 10:25
Replies: 58
Views: 4,477
Posted By Time Searcher
Good Tip... thank you. I have contacted them and...

Good Tip... thank you. I have contacted them and await the outcome.
Cheers, Martin:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2011, 22:58
Replies: 58
Views: 4,477
Posted By Time Searcher
White Smiley?

Here in Portugal the rear number plate has to be on a white background...
Does anyone know if a UK manufacturer does a White Smiley for my ex-UK ZT-T :cool:? I can't find one...
Cheers,
Martin in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2011, 18:34
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Time Searcher
Thumbs up I did this some 10 years ago with my R reg....

I did this some 10 years ago with my R reg. diesel Disco. Called the Main Dealer, who advised that I could continue to use the vehicle but to top up it with diesel everyday. Ran the beast for another...
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