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Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 14th June 2021, 16:49
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
Oh dear, I wonder if my name was mud. It was...

Oh dear, I wonder if my name was mud.

It was nice to see you, and your family, in the morning; I must say that I would never have predicted the traffic congestion that you later experienced.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 11:24
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By BRG75
Best of luck with this. As Trikey points...

Best of luck with this.

As Trikey points out, being a diesel adds to simply being a T reg. car.

Don't forget that this will also have genuine Connelly leather seats.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2021, 07:22
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By BRG75
Very Good. I think I'll claim the same,...

Very Good.

I think I'll claim the same, specifically in respect to one of two very large Belfast structures.


Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 16:24
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By BRG75
Well Colin's post No. 4, clearly states precisely...

Well Colin's post No. 4, clearly states precisely that neither were originally the darker yellow.

However, if you do find a photo, you could "win" a good few beers, at the bar; these cranes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 12:18
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By BRG75
Thanks for that Mike, Clearly my memory has...

Thanks for that Mike,

Clearly my memory has lost a little in the passing of time, and yes, they are huge. I wouldn't fancy going up to the upper donkey crane (Derrick?) which I believe is used...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 12th June 2021, 09:41
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
Thanks Alan, I have increased the booking at the...

Thanks Alan, I have increased the booking at the venue.

They can't guarantee adjacent tables, but I'm sure we'll sort something out if we can't get them.

Look forward to meeting you.

Regards...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 14:29
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By BRG75
Many thanks for that Colin, Yes, it was,...

Many thanks for that Colin,

Yes, it was, they were, the darker yellow when I was there.

Interesting about if the pair were working as a pair, that an illusion can make them appear as one.

If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 12:49
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By BRG75
Harland & Wolff crane(s) - my (failing?) memory

For 18 odd months (August 1986 to early 88) I flew into Belfast, once or twice a month, to visit a customer.

Driving from the airport down to the city, the famous Krupps crane(s) was / were...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 11th June 2021, 07:05
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
It would be good if they were, as it was a nice...

It would be good if they were, as it was a nice bonus last time when we coincided.

I did ask one of them last time if there was any way of finding out when they meet.

I was told they use...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2021, 12:22
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By BRG75
I have a Mk1 tourer that came off the line on...

I have a Mk1 tourer that came off the line on 13th January 2004.
Interestingly, I have recently found a sticker inside the front centre console stating that it required a "Cup Holder Right Hand"....
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 11:05
Replies: 64
Views: 1,418
Posted By BRG75
I'm a little surprised, but happy, that this...

I'm a little surprised, but happy, that this thread is still running.
Possibly this is because that, whilst two sides of the debate are represented, they are written in a polite, and informative...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 9th June 2021, 07:45
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
Another quick bump for this Sunday coming. ...

Another quick bump for this Sunday coming.

If anyone feels that the location is preventing them from attending, please let me know what area would be more acceptable.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2021, 11:47
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BRG75
Reminds me of a type of SD1 Vitesse wheels,...

Reminds me of a type of SD1 Vitesse wheels, although they might well have been gold.

Certainly look very smart.

Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2021, 14:16
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By BRG75
If it's the upper one, better to fit a longer...

If it's the upper one, better to fit a longer than standard pipe, which runs all the way down to the wheel arch; thus avoiding the mid point join.

If it is, perhaps you could let this forum know...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 4th June 2021, 10:06
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
A quick bump, for this meeting, on Sunday 13th...

A quick bump, for this meeting, on Sunday 13th June

Regards

Mike
Forum: Was it you? 3rd June 2021, 11:08
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By BRG75
B 2042 Edenbridge to Sevenoaks - 2nd June '21

A black, or dark blue, 75 tourer: coming up the hill into Ide HIll.

I was in gold saloon, going down.

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2021, 10:06
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By BRG75
Intrigued by this, I wondered if the answer might...

Intrigued by this, I wondered if the answer might be found in the early sales brochures, which I still have, from my first (W reg) 75, in April 2000. They itemise all ? of the additions as you look...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 17:58
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By BRG75
I think it probably is a Project Drive candidate....

I think it probably is a Project Drive candidate.

My 51 saloon has one, but my 54 tourer does not; both are Conny's.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 1st June 2021, 07:02
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
Thanks for that RB, good news.

Thanks for that RB, good news.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 29th May 2021, 18:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By BRG75
New thread started, with a June date. Please...

New thread started, with a June date.

Please start adding names, onto this new thread.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 29th May 2021, 13:25
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By BRG75
South East - Breakfast Meet, Sunday 13th June 2021

Date
Sunday 13th June 2021,

Time
9.15 for 9.30 at table(s)

Venue

TOBY Carvery, (at Badgers Mount)
London Road
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 29th May 2021, 08:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By BRG75
Most certainly. I'll put the first date out...

Most certainly.

I'll put the first date out this weekend, after checking that it won't clash with the neighboring Frimley & Denton meets.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 19:46
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By BRG75
These days I also carry my RAC card, plus jump...

These days I also carry my RAC card, plus jump leads.

However, back in the day (Midget / Sprites, Mk 1 Zephyr, Rapier, 5 or 6 Minor 1000's) it was a 5 tray cantilever tool box, which even then I...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 23rd May 2021, 12:24
Replies: 50
Views: 2,599
Posted By BRG75
A big thank you Pete, for arranging this. A...

A big thank you Pete, for arranging this.
A good attendance of, I think, 20 cars; unless I missed one or two.

Thanks also to Bob, a pony express with his saddle bags full, I understand.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2021, 10:09
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By BRG75
As already said, good to know it's possible, and...

As already said, good to know it's possible, and cost would be useful.

Thanks for finding this, and putting it on here.

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2021, 14:55
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By BRG75
With apologies to Rabbie Burns's "to a mouse"

To a Rover, Seventy Five,
Just how, classy, you look,
You should have been, a huge success.
Sadly, many mistook,

Your future as, a quite superb,
Motor, car at, the turn,
Of the Twenty, First...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2021, 09:28
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By BRG75
As you say. A very nice car to keep. ...

As you say.

A very nice car to keep.

Well done.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2021, 09:09
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By BRG75
I fully agree with Simon about laid up cars...

I fully agree with Simon about laid up cars deteriorating, I have a W124 Mercedes 230 Coupe, in exactly this situation, stick to original plan, or cut my losses?

However, why not advertise it...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2021, 10:50
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By BRG75
The Beaver (post 19, link to ebay) is probably...

The Beaver (post 19, link to ebay) is probably the only Bridgeport based copy, (or actual clone, as many are) that is a real improvement, on the original.

I do agree that a proper industrial...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2021, 14:13
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By BRG75
Yes, versatility was probably why the Bridgeport...

Yes, versatility was probably why the Bridgeport design / name became a byword for mills.

Tom Seniors were very good as well though.

I was lucky enough to buy a series 1 Bridgeport, with the J...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 14th May 2021, 15:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By BRG75
A quick bit of information, regarding the tourer...

A quick bit of information, regarding the tourer spare wheel tray.

I have recently bought one, and I'm fairly certain that it was designed to fit in conjunction with the early horseshoe shape jack...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 13th May 2021, 19:56
Replies: 50
Views: 2,599
Posted By BRG75
Thanks to Pete and the others involved. Look...

Thanks to Pete and the others involved.

Look forward to the sausage, bacon and natter.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 11:50
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By BRG75
As you say, a few years ago. There was much...

As you say, a few years ago.

There was much secrecy around and this is the first time that I've actually heard a specific reason for their (apparently sudden) drop in performance.

Thank You
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 10th May 2021, 20:27
Replies: 50
Views: 2,599
Posted By BRG75
Good News Raven Black (new name) Look...

Good News Raven Black (new name)

Look forward to seeing you again,

Mike & Jan
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2021, 14:52
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By BRG75
Just a quick bump.

Just a quick bump.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 10th May 2021, 11:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By BRG75
Back in the 70's, as a Field Service Engineer, we...

Back in the 70's, as a Field Service Engineer, we used to replace transistors on PCB's, and solder on wire links. This was before multi layer boards were devised.

Standard issue was an ORYX...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2021, 10:57
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By BRG75
Private Message Notification.

I used to get a large red? box in the top / middle of my screen saying that I had a PM.

Additionally, I get a small notification on the right hand side, just above "Quick Links" and "Log Out"

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 08:21
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By BRG75
I have sent you (Saga Lout) a PM. Regards ...

I have sent you (Saga Lout) a PM.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By BRG75
I think you will find that it is much earlier,...

I think you will find that it is much earlier, 1920's or 30's.

OO can be looked up in old AA publications, or similar; which will tell you the issuing council.

I happen to know that OW was...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 6th May 2021, 16:44
Replies: 50
Views: 2,599
Posted By BRG75
Oops, I should have added "eating" Regards ...

Oops, I should have added "eating"

Regards

Mike
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 6th May 2021, 16:12
Replies: 50
Views: 2,599
Posted By BRG75
Please add Jan & Mike. Well done for being...

Please add Jan & Mike.

Well done for being quick of the mark.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2021, 08:29
Replies: 70
Views: 6,604
Posted By BRG75
Yes, I noticed the CTEK labs involvement, but...

Yes, I noticed the CTEK labs involvement, but only after i had posted.

Totally agree about potential bias, my first thought actually; however, I then thought "at least a proper working lab was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2021, 07:41
Replies: 70
Views: 6,604
Posted By BRG75
Auto Express appear to have conducted an in-depth...

Auto Express appear to have conducted an in-depth survey of battery chargers.
A link is attached.

There are half a dozen, or more, analyzed. Keep scrolling down, after the first 3, to find the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 17:12
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By BRG75
Lucky indeed. Sounds like 2 pairs of valves...

Lucky indeed.

Sounds like 2 pairs of valves kissed each other, rather than hitting a piston.

Can you remember just how true you managed to get them?

My guess would be about a thou, and did...
Forum: Technology Forum 25th April 2021, 07:31
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By BRG75
Gener8, is it a true win / win for microsoft users?

Since an application / browser? took Dragons Den by storm last week, I have been encouraged to start using it by some very “tech aware” folks that I know.

Development is apparently ongoing for the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2021, 08:56
Replies: 45
Views: 1,595
Posted By BRG75
Computer Weekly article - 7th Dec. 2020 ...

Computer Weekly article - 7th Dec. 2020

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252493199/Post-Office-IT-scandal-CEO-Paula-Vennells-jumps-NHS-ship-as-pressure-mounts

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2021, 08:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By BRG75
Rover owner opens new car museum.

A former owner of Wembley Stadium has collected 120 British cars, all in running / show condition.

These are now in his new museum in Derby, to open this summer.

His own personal transport; an...
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2021, 16:06
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By BRG75
Let’s not spin this into a political “hit job” ...

Let’s not spin this into a political “hit job”

I totally agree with not making it political; but, yes, it wasn't easy with 20% + inflation. However, you also have to remember that salary...
Forum: The Pony Express 19th April 2021, 18:24
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By BRG75
Many thanks to both macafee2 and planenut. ...

Many thanks to both macafee2 and planenut.

It has however, now been delivered, by Parcelforce.

This was purchased on ebay, as collection only. The vendor however turned out to be a member of...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 07:16
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By BRG75
I like the computer ones on Youtube where the...

I like the computer ones on Youtube where the very clever people take over the scammers pc and destroy it

macafee2

I like the sound of that, can you give more details please.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 10:45
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By BRG75
Around the end of last year we had a spate of...

Around the end of last year we had a spate of these, which built up to maybe 8 or 10 a day.

In desperation I started to re-use BT's 1572? call blocking system. We had used this a few years...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 10:33
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By BRG75
Best I keep quiet (excuse the pun). ...

Best I keep quiet (excuse the pun).

Immediate post war 3 bed semi, extended.
Double length garage, with separate workshop behind.

46 years of accumulated absolute necessities (all motor and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2021, 09:06
Replies: 28
Views: 1,794
Posted By BRG75
Does this mean that either - 1. Esso's...

Does this mean that either -

1. Esso's distribution pipework will become redundant.

2. Provided that you live (and travel) in an area supplied directly by Esso, our concerns
are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2021, 14:42
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By BRG75
Early Tourer tool trays & centre storage tray

It would appear that the two tool trays don't just push into place, on a later car.

On the later car, there is a (largish) moulding / trim piece, on either side of the spare wheel well. It looks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 16:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,794
Posted By BRG75
That sounds like a positive move. An exception...

That sounds like a positive move.
An exception for the highlands also appears to be a sensible move / compromise.

I confess that I have only followed this issue from a bit of a distance, but hope...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th April 2021, 08:56
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By BRG75
Prince Philip - RY Britannia - Albatross Marine

Not sure if this a well known fact or not.
Amongst the "toys" HRH had on board the Royal Yacht, was an Albatross Aluminium (inboard) speed / ski boat.

Via the "old speedboats" website there are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 07:41
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By BRG75
Having now watched it, I really do think that it...

Having now watched it, I really do think that it was a very respectful tribute.

Some footage in there that I hadn't seen before.

I would echo Darcydog in post 6, try and track a copy if you've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 14:54
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By BRG75
I also have my doubts about modern hammerite, I...

I also have my doubts about modern hammerite, I think it may be in the same category as creosote and red oxide - both now very inferior.

not a particularly nice job in fact a particularly...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2021, 14:22
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By BRG75
I don't know what type of motor it has, but if...

I don't know what type of motor it has, but if it's quite elderly, then it sounds like worn brushes.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 10:54
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By BRG75
Yes, that looks like one of the photos that I...

Yes, that looks like one of the photos that I found.

The missing part is almost certainly a valve key, for replacing a faulty tyre valve (not uncommon, in those days)

There was a fibre type...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 09:54
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By BRG75
I can well imagine that it was from the tool tray...

I can well imagine that it was from the tool tray in a P4.

I have two or three of this type of gauge, and think that one of them is engraved Dunlop.

Mike

Yes, I've just googled P4 tool kit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 07:36
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By BRG75
Top Gear - Tribute to Sabine Schmitz

The BBC have recorded a special 30 minute episode in tribute to Sabine, to be broadcast on Wednesday 7th April at 7.30pm (BBC1)

Also on their I-player (now) although I've not seen it yet.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2021, 09:07
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By BRG75
Early Tourer tool trays & centre storage tray

Just found this on the bay.

Looks good value to me,

Collect only, Staffordshire

I hope the link works

Regards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By BRG75
7 out of the first 7 1/2 for No. 8 (no rust,...

7 out of the first 7
1/2 for No. 8 (no rust, but a supermarket trolley crease)

3 out of the next 11

Bonus, same colour as my saloon, a matching pair.
Forum: The Pony Express 3rd April 2021, 08:36
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By BRG75
M1 Jct 30 area, to Kent or just part way. 2 offers, thanks recorded.

To collect a tourer spare wheel tray & lid.

I have no problem with doing the return trip myself, but thought it worth while to see if a kind member may be doing at least part of it.

Petrol cost...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2021, 09:23
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By BRG75
Brooklands - Secrets of the Transport Museum

I watched this last night full of hope.

Whilst the old footage was well worth being included, and the bike and cars were certainly of interest; I was a little surprised / disappointed in being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 20:29
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By BRG75
Many thanks for deleting it. Had I missed...

Many thanks for deleting it.

Had I missed something?

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2021, 17:55
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By BRG75
Thanks for your update, not surprised at all. ...

Thanks for your update, not surprised at all.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2021, 13:24
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By BRG75
Thanks, the trailer for this looks good, and I...

Thanks, the trailer for this looks good, and I set my sky box up to record this yesterday.

Also, an e-mail reminder came through to me this morning, from the MG Car Club.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2021, 10:28
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By BRG75
Like many of us, I'm sure, I'd seen the odd photo...

Like many of us, I'm sure, I'd seen the odd photo of this car.

I certainly didn't realise just how nice it looks, simply as a two seater.

If I was younger, I could be inspired to find an old...
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2021, 09:51
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By BRG75
I read a long time ago, that it was standard...

I read a long time ago, that it was standard practise during the war to remove the rotor arm on all military vehicle (overnight) when in action. Indeed, not doing so could result in a charge.

As I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 09:40
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By BRG75
Yes, edit only gives access to the main text,...

Yes, edit only gives access to the main text, however, advanced lets you edit the title as well.

Except for the problem as per my original post.

Of course it may have just been a one off funny....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By BRG75
Editing a post - a question

Yesterday I made a typo in the title of a post.

I subsequently went into "edit/delete" and then "advanced". This allowed me to edit the title ( which you can only do from "advanced")

However,...
Forum: Was it you? 29th March 2021, 16:19
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By BRG75
Blue 75 AX 53 USE

Seen this afternoon, 29th March.

A.25, towards Bat & Ball from Seal.

As I noted the reg. No., if not you, possibly a members' previous car
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2021, 09:19
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By BRG75
I had just read about her untimely death, before...

I had just read about her untimely death, before logging on to the 75 club site.

She certainly threw that transit into the corners, whilst shouting out her encouragement to herself. A very...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2021, 10:39
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By BRG75
A very nice tribute to him on SkyF1 yesterday...

A very nice tribute to him on SkyF1 yesterday evening.

Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitsch, lots of photos.

Either they mentioned, or I had read earlier; that a while ago Murray said he would like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 11:18
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By BRG75
Very interesting, but only able to scan read. ...

Very interesting, but only able to scan read.

Will come back to it when I have more time.
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2021, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By BRG75
A good innings, racing was in his blood from an...

A good innings, racing was in his blood from an early age.
His father was Graham Walker, IoM TT rider.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 08:15
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By BRG75
T reg diesel saloon, on e-bay

Needs work, engine and gearbox supplied separately.
But has sunroof and possibly personal line (blue) interior.

Bidding looks strong at £970.00

Hopefully this is a link.
...
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2021, 08:02
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By BRG75
Survey completed. Question 8, I tried to...

Survey completed.


Question 8, I tried to answer as "other" and stated "only original hard shoulder addresses issue of emergency vehicle access".

Couldn't find the button for "other", so had...
Forum: Was it you? 8th March 2021, 14:52
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By BRG75
If you go into the members database, you can do a...

If you go into the members database, you can do a search by County, If I remember correctly.

What I found is a small concentration around Ashford towards the coast, both East and South.

Another...
Forum: Was it you? 8th March 2021, 12:29
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By BRG75
Late in 2019 I tried to work out how many members...

Late in 2019 I tried to work out how many members lived in the South East Region, and I identified about 20, albeit some looked like they may have been past members.

Early 2020 we had 6 people, in...
Forum: Was it you? 7th March 2021, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By BRG75
Nice and local, As soon as breakfast meets...

Nice and local,

As soon as breakfast meets start up again (and shouldn't be long) the first one is likely to be the Toby at Badgers Mount.

If it's your thing, look out for dates.

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 12:35
Replies: 51
Views: 4,695
Posted By BRG75
Surprisingly, there's another 75 on ebay, with 3k...

Surprisingly, there's another 75 on ebay, with 3k odd miles on it.

Up in East Lothian, and £7995.00, without double checking.

Also has personal lines interior, although cloth seats.
...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2021, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By BRG75
Just to add another scenario, similar to the...

Just to add another scenario, similar to the railway line (post 8)

In our village there is a road that backs onto the M.26, but was built a good few decades earlier.

Whichever authority built...
Forum: Was it you? 2nd March 2021, 14:56
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By BRG75
Kent, 3 in one trip.

A facelift saloon (red?) on the A25, near Ightham, going up hill towards Seal Chart. approx. 11.45 am.

A facelift tourer, red, in Wickes Extra car park, Maidstone. approx. 12.10pm

A gold...
Forum: Technology Forum 1st March 2021, 16:02
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By BRG75
Yes, it was a bit of a tall story, that's why I...

Yes, it was a bit of a tall story, that's why I went on to say "seriously, best of luck with it"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 16:00
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By BRG75
Absolutely, makes you wonder how many interested...

Absolutely, makes you wonder how many interested folks / converts it might create if given out more frequently.

Do you know what the project was? A K series for a kit car maybe.
Forum: Technology Forum 28th February 2021, 11:04
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By BRG75
I don't know for certain, but I had something...

I don't know for certain, but I had something similar, and was told that it was a buffering problem i.e. buffer full.

Open up the back, turn radio through 45 degrees and wait 15 seconds, is what I...
Forum: Was it you? 27th February 2021, 11:19
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By BRG75
Whas it you?

A silver? 75, or ZT, travelling on the A225 from Otford towards Sevenoaks this morning, 27th Feb

BX 02 OUY
or
BX 02 OUT
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2021, 19:55
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By BRG75
The benefits of contacting / joining this club. ...

The benefits of contacting / joining this club.

Hope you manage to keep her going.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2021, 16:32
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By BRG75
I'm surprised that this has dropped out of the...

I'm surprised that this has dropped out of the "current posts" so quickly.

I salute whoever had his finger on the button for so long, for his confidence in his battery system.

I know nothing of...
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2021, 11:34
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By BRG75
How long do their starter motors last?

How long do their starter motors last?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 09:25
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By BRG75
As Roverbarmy says, no way could I make one for...

As Roverbarmy says, no way could I make one for that price, and I have all the machinery required, on tap.

I shall probably order one, thanks for the heads up.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2021, 09:45
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By BRG75
That film has a proper old breakers yard, at the...

That film has a proper old breakers yard, at the beginning, worth watching just for that.

We used to go to the Stock Cars at Wimbledon, mainly.
Mid to late 60’s
Very atmospheric evenings, Good...
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2021, 08:17
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By BRG75
Tunnel Vision ?

Tunnel Vision ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2021, 08:16
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By BRG75
May I simply comment that posts 2, 3 & 4 are a...

May I simply comment that posts 2, 3 & 4 are a good example of how 75 / ZT knowledge is shared (in depth) amongst the experts, ultimately for the benefit of all members.

Thank You.

Mike
Forum: Items Wanted 10th February 2021, 14:47
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By BRG75
Simon, Very interesting what you’ve found on...

Simon,

Very interesting what you’ve found on Rave.

I can’t recall where I first found out about this tool, but I’m sure that I read it somewhere, maybe an in-depth review of the 75, in a...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th February 2021, 10:59
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By BRG75
A word of caution, if used in a ham fisted way,...

A word of caution, if used in a ham fisted way, the flutes can get damaged.
This prevents a nice snug fit, the next time it's used.

I bought a used one, and found out the hard way.

The good...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th February 2021, 10:43
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By BRG75
The tool consists of maybe a 3/16" dia. round...

The tool consists of maybe a 3/16" dia. round bar, about 6" long, and bent downwards at a right angle, for a 1" odd winding handle at one end.
The other end has a similar right angle, going upwards...
Forum: Items Wanted 9th February 2021, 17:14
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By BRG75
I suspect that the hardest to find item is the...

I suspect that the hardest to find item is the emergency cranked allen key. which was supplied with all cars fitted with the optional sun roof.

I eventually managed to buy one from a breakers...
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 8th February 2021, 08:08
Replies: 10
Views: 8,005
Posted By BRG75
Just had a quick look at their web site (really a...

Just had a quick look at their web site (really a page on Caister Castles's)

Summer opening only (May to Sept) Closed Sundays; Saturday opening is ambiguous.

Could be Mon to Fri. only (but...
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2021, 15:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By BRG75
Just to complete this; phone call from local...

Just to complete this; phone call from local surgery this afternoon, appointments for Jan & myself next Tuesday.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 3rd February 2021, 16:20
Replies: 47
Views: 3,911
Posted By BRG75
Congrats on your behind the scenes work. If...

Congrats on your behind the scenes work.

If numbers are limited then that's fully understandable, but at one the South East's breakfasts (back in the dim and distant) there was interest from 2 or...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2021, 16:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By BRG75
I would like to thank Bolin for his very...

I would like to thank Bolin for his very informative information (posts 12 & 14).

It adds to, and / or confirms info. supplied by T-Cut and SD1too, (posts 4, 8, and 16)

I believe my original...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2021, 12:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By BRG75
Thank you T-Cut, I now think that your...

Thank you T-Cut, I now think that your information in post 8 is precisely how it works.

I've re read the back page of the letter, and it does indeed state that you can choose to wait for your...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2021, 10:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By BRG75
Oh dear, apologies offered. If I've posted...

Oh dear, apologies offered.

If I've posted in the wrong section, then yes, can a moderator please move it.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2021, 08:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By BRG75
Covid Vaccination Appointments - Difficulty ??

Jan and I received our invitation letters for the covid vaccination yesterday, 1st Feb.

We immediately entered ourselves onto the NHS web site, which informed us that we had to book both our...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 12:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,186
Posted By BRG75
With reference back to david75 (post 12) On...

With reference back to david75 (post 12)

On Saturday 4th January 2020, I bought from David the 2.5 Auto, which is the first car that he gives figures for.
David met me at the railway station, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 12:05
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By BRG75
Thanks for this info. I have just ordered...

Thanks for this info.

I have just ordered one of the replacement faux leather folders from them; £7.00, plus £3.50 post.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 10:34
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By BRG75
I would just like to echo a point made in post 8....

I would just like to echo a point made in post 8.

Modern cars, by design, go into limp mode (at best) or engines just pack up.

The significant point being "without prior warning"

Pre modern...
Forum: Humour Corner 18th January 2021, 13:03
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By BRG75
A curious Mother

Young Dave invited his mother for dinner.

During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how stunning her son’s flat mate, Joanne, was. She had long been suspicious of a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 16:27
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By BRG75
Just a quick thought; might ELEC mean electric...

Just a quick thought; might ELEC mean electric windows, which your car presumably has, as a Connoisseur.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 00:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By BRG75
I've sent you a PM on this subject. Regards ...

I've sent you a PM on this subject.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 20:21
Replies: 41
Views: 1,700
Posted By BRG75
We had to take our boxer to the vets, for the...

We had to take our boxer to the vets, for the last time, 30 odd years ago.

Our children are now in their 40's, but we all remember him, and he still comes up in conversation, with fond memories.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2020, 10:40
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By BRG75
A quick bump, for 23rd Dec.

A quick bump, for 23rd Dec.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2020, 11:22
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By BRG75
I have just glanced through various parts of this...

I have just glanced through various parts of this Austinmemories.
Indeed, very interesting. I then came upon the section that covers the J40 childs pedal car.
Made in much larger quantities than I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2020, 09:21
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By BRG75
To all whom we've met, plus those just not yet.

Year two thousand, and twenty-one,
We’re all waiting, for it to come;
With hopefully, some breakfast drives,
In smooth Rover, Seventy-Fives.
Together with, sporty MG’s,
With changed handling,...
Forum: Was it you? 21st December 2020, 14:41
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By BRG75
West Kingsdown, Kent

School Lane / Tinkerpot Lane; 12.40 pm, Monday 21st December 2020.

A dark blue, 75 heading from W. Kingsdown, towards Woodlands.

I think a facelift, with possibly a badge bar, or badges on the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2020, 08:27
Replies: 34
Views: 758
Posted By BRG75
Sorry I missed yesterday, but never too late, I'm...

Sorry I missed yesterday, but never too late, I'm sure.

Glad you had a good day, and here's to a better new year.

Mike & Jan
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2020, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By BRG75
Albabhoy. I have to say that I'm surprised...

Albabhoy.

I have to say that I'm surprised that the Rimmer pads look different to yours
They certainly look like mine, and as I said, I bought Factory bars. They came from the Rover Main Dealer,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2020, 16:40
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By BRG75
Yes, they look exactly right. I was lucky...

Yes, they look exactly right.

I was lucky enough to have a 75 as my last company car, in 2000.

I bought the factory roof bars, a few months later; and never did sell them.

I had a feeling...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2020, 10:38
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By BRG75
Back in the early 70’s, as a service engineer...

Back in the early 70’s, as a service engineer en-route to the Isle of Wight, I was doing a fair lick to catch (from memory) the 5.00am Portsmouth ferry. The first of the day (then) and the only one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2020, 10:08
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By BRG75
I'm fairly sure they were listed on Rimmers, only...

I'm fairly sure they were listed on Rimmers, only about a month or so ago, and very reasonably priced, I thought.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 13:56
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By BRG75
Belated best wishes for the 10th Mick. Glad...

Belated best wishes for the 10th Mick.

Glad to read that you managed a few drinks; very sensible, and I did the same.

Mike
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 13:50
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By BRG75
Thanks Mick, and I notice that we share the same...

Thanks Mick, and I notice that we share the same date, so I trust you had a decent day yourself.

(date, but not year, I feel certain)

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 12:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By BRG75
Probably 10 or more years ago, a mechanic friend...

Probably 10 or more years ago, a mechanic friend told me that “you need special jump leads on many modern cars these days”. He was known as a practical joker.

As it turned out, such jump lead...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 10th October 2020, 08:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,808
Posted By BRG75
Thanks for looking, unfortunately LBB is...

Thanks for looking, unfortunately LBB is Smokestone; not the one I'm after.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 9th October 2020, 20:42
Replies: 26
Views: 2,808
Posted By BRG75
Hi, Is it sandstone, or moon stone interior...

Hi,

Is it sandstone, or moon stone interior please?

If sandstone, I may well be interested in rear carpets and side pieces.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2020, 18:41
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By BRG75
A bit of an eye opener, best wishes for the...

A bit of an eye opener, best wishes for the future to both of you.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2020, 15:19
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By BRG75
I do not think that it's a fault. There is a...

I do not think that it's a fault.

There is a dealer option were all the cars doors lock automatically, over 5 mph (or so)
I think it's called anti hijack, or similar.

It can be disabled, with...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2020, 16:00
Replies: 46
Views: 2,703
Posted By BRG75
Totally agree, but rolling 24 hr broadcasts more...

Totally agree, but rolling 24 hr broadcasts more or less dictate some padding out.

Not my cup of tea however, nor yours by the sound of it.

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2020, 13:33
Replies: 48
Views: 3,060
Posted By BRG75
As spotted by coolguy, on another string, AVG is...

As spotted by coolguy, on another string, AVG is no longer blocking access to this site.

Thanks to those who have overcome the problem.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2020, 13:02
Replies: 48
Views: 3,060
Posted By BRG75
In response to Colvert's post, no. 37. My...

In response to Colvert's post, no. 37.

My reply to you came from me, on Jan's I-pad, which I used in desperation.

I can currently get into the site using my phone, with tapatalk.

Neither of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2020, 15:56
Replies: 48
Views: 3,060
Posted By BRG75
I can't find exclusions but found exceptions, in...

I can't find exclusions but found exceptions, in AVG.
Entered as above, but still comes up as blacklisted.

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2020, 18:50
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By BRG75
Current circumstances, sadly; but they won't last...

Current circumstances, sadly; but they won't last forever.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 20th September 2020, 19:51
Replies: 17
Views: 3,755
Posted By BRG75
Sadly no. I have had something in mind, for...

Sadly no.

I have had something in mind, for a while now; but thought it best to delay announcing it, pending clarification of current max. meet numbers.

This morning I was advised that London...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th September 2020, 16:14
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By BRG75
Thank you, this forum certainly does come up with...

Thank you, this forum certainly does come up with the goods.

I hope you didn't take the top off just for this photo, if you did, even more appreciated.

It does look like a casting.

Would...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th September 2020, 14:52
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By BRG75
That part number wasn't recognised when I...

That part number wasn't recognised when I searched Rimmers.

Can a picture of it be found anywhere please?

If it is lead, then it's probably a casting, like boat sacrificial anodes.

Reason I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2020, 13:24
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By BRG75
Like many others have already said, welcome to...

Like many others have already said, welcome to the world of Rovers.

As an apprentice HGV Mechanic, you will benefit tremendously from the advice and knowledge that is wrapped up in this Forum /...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2020, 08:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By BRG75
I echo the request for a link please. I've...

I echo the request for a link please.

I've just looked through a rimmers "SALE" flier that is valid until the end of October, and didn't see a steering column included.

Thanks

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2020, 11:36
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By BRG75
Many thanks Paul, All quite logical really,...

Many thanks Paul,

All quite logical really, I've now found it; switched it off, and back on again, which is how I'll keep it.

Regards

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2020, 08:17
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By BRG75
Good Morning Paul, Thought I'd try this. ...

Good Morning Paul,

Thought I'd try this.

Logged In - Quick Links doesn't show enable top statistics

Logged Out - Quick Links not available to me.

Am I not doing something even more basic?...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th September 2020, 17:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By BRG75
Macafee2, I think that is an excellent idea,...

Macafee2,
I think that is an excellent idea, and could certainly be developed; better than my sight lines.

Roverbarmy,
That's a very good idea, he probably should have patented it.
Down side is...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th September 2020, 14:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By BRG75
Reversing in a tight, or confined, space is where...

Reversing in a tight, or confined, space is where your experience really does come into play.

There is no ignominity in uncoupling and man-handling the trailer or caravan, if the manoeuvre is...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th September 2020, 09:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By BRG75
Reversing a trailer with precision, does come...

Reversing a trailer with precision, does come with practice, and an understanding of the principles involved.

If you are anywhere near touching your trailer, with your bumper, then you have gone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2020, 08:58
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By BRG75
Yes please Peter, Can you put me down for 1...

Yes please Peter,

Can you put me down for 1 pair,


Regards

Mike
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 8th September 2020, 07:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By BRG75
Well that's good news, you're 90% there. As...

Well that's good news, you're 90% there.

As far as the steering wheel controls are concerned, and bearing in mind that they didn't work on your previous (Sony) radio, it's going to be a bit of...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th September 2020, 16:41
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By BRG75
I'm sending a PM re security bolts. I'm also...

I'm sending a PM re security bolts.

I'm also aware that notification of PM's is on and off at the moment, so just to confirm that I would like to buy the 4 you have.
Fortunately time is not an...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 6th September 2020, 16:34
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By BRG75
An excellent meet Peter, thanks for organising...

An excellent meet Peter, thanks for organising it.

Thanks also to Shiner, who switched off two unwanted dealer options on our car, and enabled one that I'm sure we will use - all windows up or...
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