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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2020, 15:44
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Mike Trident
Happy Valentine's day

Happy Valentine's day!

Just dawned on me I have owned my 75 exactly 3 years to the day.

Yes, the love affair started on Valentine's day.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2020, 15:41
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Mike Trident
Like me! A drag racer who is gentle on the...

Like me! A drag racer who is gentle on the clutch lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 21:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mike Trident
I would order some but there is no matching...

I would order some but there is no matching steering wheel cover lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 07:10
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Mike Trident
I know what you mean Brian, we pay our council...

I know what you mean Brian, we pay our council tax to Kirklees, our next door neighbour pays to Bradford council.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 00:18
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Mike Trident
And go with a full tank of fuel

And go with a full tank of fuel
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 21:38
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Mike Trident
Apparently I am, I wasn't aware of it until today.

Apparently I am, I wasn't aware of it until today.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 20:09
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes it must have been. The green car driving...

Yes it must have been.

The green car driving through it??? I wouldn't have tried for sure. Another car attempted it and it died in the middle and had to be towed out.

My insurance company...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 20:01
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Mike Trident
All the water had gone within the hour! never...

All the water had gone within the hour! never seen anything like it

it reached that level within 10 mins MAX
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 19:55
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Mike Trident
Nearly lost my Rover today!!!!

Yes, it came very close:-

about 11am this morning we had a flash flood that flooded our property within minutes. My wife tried to rescue our Suzuki Splash parked at the other side of the BMW in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 06:48
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Mike Trident
If no washers or spacers should go there I could...

If no washers or spacers should go there I could only assume they are rubbish drop links. From that video, it looks like the nut has run out of treads and has gone tight without actually nipping up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 17:31
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Mike Trident
I have heard some were out of spec when new. ...

I have heard some were out of spec when new.

Had mine four wheel tracked a couple of years ago, been good ever since.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 17:19
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes it is! That is not the drop links but the...

Yes it is! That is not the drop links but the mounting of them. They must clamp up ridged, the whole lot is moving around on that video.

Looks like you have run out of thread, have you missed out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 11:17
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Mike Trident
I fitted MEYLE HD drop links about 20 months ago,...

I fitted MEYLE HD drop links about 20 months ago, about 15k miles

No problems at all
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2020, 11:08
Replies: 29
Views: 1,704
Posted By Mike Trident
"Those who live in glass houses should not throw...

"Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones"

Can't see the point of this vid at all!

I wouldn't want the job.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2020, 11:00
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Mike Trident
I have to agree, looks like a rattlecan job in...

I have to agree, looks like a rattlecan job in most places. Pedals JEEZ!

Seat belts etc etc
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2020, 21:22
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree, most people are assuming that we will...

I agree, most people are assuming that we will have the same number of cars on the road as we have now but just electric.

I think regarding cars, we will go back to the early days where only...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 15:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree totally! I do think though, driving...

I agree totally!

I do think though, driving any vehicle with a ICE will be a no no. The stigma attached to them will prevent it , you will be come a villain. Probably getting eggs thrown at you,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 11:30
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By Mike Trident
The whine you refer to could well be the noise...

The whine you refer to could well be the noise quite common to some facelift diesels, mine included.

Is it a fuel regulator or something?, can't remember!

It does sound quite like a turbo...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Mike Trident
Reading that again, yes it will go in a saloon, ...

Reading that again, yes it will go in a saloon, not if you are wanting to use the front seat.

A passenger, could possibly sit behind you though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 16:13
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Mike Trident
Simple answer is no

Simple answer is no
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 05:06
Replies: 61
Views: 6,662
Posted By Mike Trident
I think 8 years on, they may have worked it out...

I think 8 years on, they may have worked it out by now?
Forum: V8 Forum 30th January 2020, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Mike Trident
Yep, in the garage directly opposite my house too...

Yep, in the garage directly opposite my house too lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 00:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,250
Posted By Mike Trident
Not good news! but not a supprise either,...

Not good news!

but not a supprise either, motorbikes in general are no longer popular.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2020, 17:23
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mike Trident
Change that cabin filter, it's making me feel ill...

Change that cabin filter, it's making me feel ill lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2020, 09:14
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Mike Trident
You need to include "bend over" into your...

You need to include "bend over" into your list
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2020, 23:35
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Mike Trident
What a good idea.

What a good idea.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 07:22
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Mike Trident
Anything with an ICE will be banned shortly so I...

Anything with an ICE will be banned shortly so I wouldn't worry too much about changing to an old petrol car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2020, 09:51
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Mike Trident
I change my oil and filter about every 7500 to...

I change my oil and filter about every 7500 to 8000 miles, which in my case equates to about 12 months.

Diesel oil becomes dirty very quickly, which means it's doing it's job. The filter removes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 12:30
Replies: 56
Views: 2,667
Posted By Mike Trident
A decent engine with 300 bhp

A decent engine with 300 bhp
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 08:22
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Mike Trident
A 75 front bumper in my saloon.

A 75 front bumper in my saloon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 09:41
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Mike Trident
Often wondered why the fog lamps can't be turned...

Often wondered why the fog lamps can't be turned into running lights.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mike Trident
I must admit, the changes that I have made to my...

I must admit, the changes that I have made to my own car have nearly all come from the MG/Rover parts bin.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2020, 20:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mike Trident
If you are doing it for yourself, then go ahead,...

If you are doing it for yourself, then go ahead, it's your car.

Originality will only matter (maybe) 30 years from now when it may or may not become a classic. Of course that's if we are allowed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 20:12
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Trident
Can't believe it's taken me so long to have this...

Can't believe it's taken me so long to have this fixed , christmas got in the way.

I bought the rear engine mount ages ago, but just had the garage across the road from me fit it.

£20! Not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 14:37
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By Mike Trident
We could probably do with an "how to" complete...

We could probably do with an "how to" complete with photos on this one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 19:55
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Mike Trident
I know a guy who wraps for a living. He won't...

I know a guy who wraps for a living. He won't touch a car over 3 years old. The paintwork must be perfect, everything shows.

I can just imagine removing it an it bringing off great big lumps of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2020, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree totally! Maybe a case of "we...

I agree totally!

Maybe a case of "we have no idea, take it somewhere else"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2020, 18:35
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Mike Trident
I think you are probably right. I am sure my...

I think you are probably right.

I am sure my 75 grounds too easily over speed bumps.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 14:23
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Mike Trident
The FBH has caused me more grief than the whole...

The FBH has caused me more grief than the whole car lol.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 14:20
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Mike Trident
Thanks for the reply. I have just been out...

Thanks for the reply.

I have just been out to investigate further. Couldn't hear the water pump running, so I pulled the plug and put 12v to it. It worked fine, as it should really, it's only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Mike Trident
FBH problem, again

My FBH was working fine until last night. I noticed something wasn't quite right but left it until this morning to investigate.

It goes through the start up process, pump can be heard clicking, ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Mike Trident
+1 Without one, you will constantly be...

+1

Without one, you will constantly be driving with a cold engine which isn't good for anything.

Boy it must be cold in your car during the winter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 09:16
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By Mike Trident
We are a bunch of amateurs lol ...

We are a bunch of amateurs lol

https://www.everlance.com/blog/10-highest-mileage-vehicles/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2019, 17:57
Replies: 50
Views: 3,239
Posted By Mike Trident
The problem I have is that I never want to stop...

The problem I have is that I never want to stop driving it. Classics end up in garages hardly ever coming out.

I have been in the same position with my classic bikes. I really don't want to park...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2019, 09:57
Replies: 50
Views: 3,239
Posted By Mike Trident
I have owned mine for just short of 3 years now....

I have owned mine for just short of 3 years now. There is a very noticable difference in numbers between then and now.

I have also noticed that the ones for sale now tend to be facelift models...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd December 2019, 18:14
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Mike Trident
Rover 75 rear anti roll bar mounts

I am after at least one (I have one) usable mounting bracket for a Rover 75 rear anti roll bar.

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2019, 22:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mike Trident
Why do you need one?

Why do you need one?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2019, 23:21
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Mike Trident
In my opinion not needed. Spend ya money on...

In my opinion not needed.

Spend ya money on fuel and drive it more lol
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2019, 23:11
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By Mike Trident
I am quite new to all this, my opinion is. ...

I am quite new to all this, my opinion is.

Since I am not going racing in my 75, I don't really care if it's 160, 150, or 140.

I just know it drives really nice, and the remap gave it a bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2019, 00:15
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mike Trident
Perhaps we are are approaching the point were...

Perhaps we are are approaching the point were these cars will no longer be viable transport, and duff parts won't be a problem because the best cars will become trailer queens just for shows. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2019, 17:17
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mike Trident
That could be part of the problem, bet you...

That could be part of the problem, bet you wouldn't get anyone to pay 100 each for rover 75 discs.

They want a pair for 25 quid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2019, 17:14
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mike Trident
Fast becoming more of a throw away society. ...

Fast becoming more of a throw away society.

Don't fix, just scrap it
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2019, 15:50
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mike Trident
Just to echo what others have said! Poor...

Just to echo what others have said!

Poor quality parts will be the death of these cars.

Unfortunately, people will continue to buy on price alone, which is false economy. Another downside to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2019, 07:29
Replies: 11,718
Views: 819,902
Posted By Mike Trident
I have read so many times that you can feel...

I have read so many times that you can feel difference between 75 and a ZT.

Even the little things alter the way it feels. Having just fitted the dark ZT plastics to the interior of my 75 ( I now...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2019, 07:13
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mike Trident
I bought some of this only last week. It...

I bought some of this only last week.

It worked a treat, in fact I was shocked as to how easy it was.

let's see how long it lasts. However, it worked with so little effort I could do it on a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 15:39
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Mike Trident
Have to agree, these are very good! I also...

Have to agree, these are very good!

I also have two.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 23:20
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Mike Trident
I quite like the antique mini central heating...

I quite like the antique mini central heating boiler.
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd December 2019, 20:38
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Mike Trident
Sorted now! Thanks

Sorted now!

Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 1st December 2019, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Mike Trident
All the wiring should be there! My word you...

All the wiring should be there!

My word you seem to have a serious condensation problem going on there, I would look into that.

Rear blind! Novelty value in reality lol.
Forum: Items Wanted 1st December 2019, 08:21
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Mike Trident
May I ask, it this paint gloss or satin finish?

May I ask, it this paint gloss or satin finish?
Forum: Items Wanted 1st December 2019, 08:18
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Mike Trident
Presumably you have the ZT shelf? Make the...

Presumably you have the ZT shelf?

Make the blind fit your own shelf, all the cut out markings will be there I'm guessing, just like they are on the Rover.

I fitted a blind to my existing...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th November 2019, 15:46
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Mike Trident
A good knob!

Now I have your attention.

I am wanting a good condition gear knob (manual)
For a ZT . Black insert.


Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2019, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Mike Trident
Personally I wouldn't touch any written off car...

Personally I wouldn't touch any written off car with a barge pole, but that's just me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 01:40
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Mike Trident
Ah yes I remember reading about that one, access...

Ah yes I remember reading about that one, access only from underneath?

If mine gets blocked it will have to stay that way I'm afraid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Mike Trident
The mk2 doesn't have a drain over the drivers...

The mk2 doesn't have a drain over the drivers side does it?

I believe there are just the ones under the cabin filter and the one on the passenger side.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2019, 18:03
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Trident
Ordered the lower mount, I will try that first as...

Ordered the lower mount, I will try that first as I am more than sure it's an engine rocking issue.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2019, 06:43
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine is a manual

Mine is a manual
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 23:16
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Trident
How many miles has your car done?

How many miles has your car done?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 14:10
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Trident
Thanks Arctic I am 99.9% sure it's not...

Thanks Arctic

I am 99.9% sure it's not suspension related.

The question I was really asking was, which mount to go for?


I will try one of those, thanks for the link.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 00:30
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Trident
Engine mount?

My diesel saloon has just started giving the occasional slight thud if I take up drive sharply, or come off the gas pedal suddenly in 1st and 2nd. I'm making an educated guess that it's an engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2019, 22:20
Replies: 39
Views: 2,469
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, mine is used just like any other car. ...

Yes, mine is used just like any other car.

Not too many miles a year, but that's only because the load gets shared between 2 cars.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 22:34
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Mike Trident
I have meyle HD, been on a good 2 and a half...

I have meyle HD, been on a good 2 and a half years. And about 20k miles.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 18:26
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Mike Trident
Not sure what you mean, it's identical to the one...

Not sure what you mean, it's identical to the one fastened to the side of your FBH apart from the plastic inlet pipe, which you can swap with your own pump if you so wish.

the pump in the photos I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 15:59
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Mike Trident
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Circulation-Pump-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Circulation-Pump-Fit-Eberspacher-Webasto-12V-Thermo-Heater-Replace-Durable/392535361535?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dht...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 08:17
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Mike Trident
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49088249703_46...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49088249703_46eff06ca5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hML7qP)

Here is the pump I bought with my plug fitted. The rubber mount just slides off.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 07:26
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Mike Trident
The water pump on mine stopped working soon after...

The water pump on mine stopped working soon after I fitted it.

I bought one on eBay for £22, and it is exactly the same apart from the inlet pipe pointing down instead of sideways. When the pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 02:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mike Trident
Must admit they are quite low for an "old man's...

Must admit they are quite low for an "old man's car"
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 16:22
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Mike Trident
To be fair I did fit a new BMW maf to mine not...

To be fair I did fit a new BMW maf to mine not long after I bought it.

The 160 remap BigRuss did on mine actually improved fuel consumption.

It was a win / win for me.

Can't answer about...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 16:22
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Mike Trident
Hmmm I thought the same thing. Why go under the...

Hmmm I thought the same thing. Why go under the bonnet?
Keep it all warm and dry inside, mine is behind the glove box.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 19:59
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Mike Trident
LOL it was early Sunday morning.

LOL it was early Sunday morning.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 07:40
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Mike Trident
I think Thomas will most likely be the youngest ...

I think Thomas will most likely be the youngest

Rover3003
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 04:49
Replies: 402
Views: 16,709
Posted By Mike Trident
Hear Hear Brian!

Hear Hear Brian!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 15:16
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Mike Trident
I went out this morning, it was showing 2.5...

I went out this morning, it was showing 2.5 degrees.
I started the engine and guess what, the FBH started up with it. It took the temp up to 77 ish in about 5 minutes while just ticking over.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 00:12
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Mike Trident
FBH question

I have my FBH set up to run whenever I want by sending it a text.

I noticed tonight, when I jumped into the car that it was only 4 degrees. I started the engine and drove off fully expecting the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 18:09
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Mike Trident
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:25
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Mike Trident
Unlikely I will bother, I was curious as to how...

Unlikely I will bother, I was curious as to how effective they really are.

I get the feeling "not very"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Mike Trident
FBH Silencer

Does anyone have a FBH Silencer fitted?

Does it make much difference?

A couple of times over the last few days I have turned on my heater via text. Walk out to see everyone that walks past the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 17:06
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By Mike Trident
I am 60, unfortunately its conditon not age. ...

I am 60, unfortunately its conditon not age.

I can't do anything too low, under the car would be a no no
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 00:22
Replies: 11,718
Views: 819,902
Posted By Mike Trident
just make sure they are genuine Mintex,...

just make sure they are genuine Mintex, apparently there are plenty of fakes about.

I have had some, they caused many problems until I changed to EBC greenstuff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2019, 21:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mike Trident
I don't like em on any car! But if it's been...

I don't like em on any car!

But if it's been there 9 years, why bother taking it off?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2019, 17:04
Replies: 11,718
Views: 819,902
Posted By Mike Trident
Well not actually today, was Sunday morning. I...

Well not actually today, was Sunday morning.
I removed my walnut / smokestone steering wheel and fitted a black leather ZT wheel.

What a huge improvement in feel.
Forum: Was it you? 27th October 2019, 14:47
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Mike Trident
Black facelift ZT in Pudsey M&S

Nice ZT, with club badge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 09:36
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Mike Trident
Sorry, just had another look. It's a car being...

Sorry, just had another look. It's a car being broken :duh:

No, that's not actually the badge I am after.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 14:01
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Mike Trident
That's a door mirror? There are a few on...

That's a door mirror?


There are a few on eBay but I would rather buy from someone on here.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 08:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
Hey, that looks nice! If I am still...

Hey, that looks nice!


If I am still around I will post some pictures of how I did it. If I get killed, I will get my wife to post the pictures up to and including the large hole in the roof.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 08:30
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Mike Trident
AND! I have just noticed yet another problem...

AND! I have just noticed yet another problem with it.

If I was driving down a dark lane at night, It looks like I would have to pull up and get out to remove the spot lights covers so I could use...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 08:23
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Mike Trident
Looks like a nice little run-a-round, ...

Looks like a nice little run-a-round, unfortunately some clown has put the engine in the boot. Where would I put my shopping?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 07:14
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Mike Trident
Calling traders!

Do any traders on here break Rover 25/45's?

I am after a steering wheel airbag, with an immaculate large type centre badge. (See my post in the technical section)

Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 13:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, that's the one. Don't know where I...

Yes, that's the one.

Don't know where I managed to see your steering wheel, but it was only a couple of days ago.

Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 08:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, it would be. However I don't want the...

Yes, it would be. However I don't want the facelift badge that a black airbag would come with. (Contemporary model)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 08:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
Thanks Brian, it was a photo (that I can't seem...

Thanks Brian, it was a photo (that I can't seem to find anymore) of that very wheel of yours which gave me the inspiration.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 05:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
The badge is attached by several bent over prongs...

The badge is attached by several bent over prongs like your MGF, you have to remove the airbag for access.

My concern is not setting the thing off while drilling out the six rivets that hold it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 05:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, I do seem to remember reading something to...

Yes, I do seem to remember reading something to that effect. Looking at it, that appears like the way to go.
Then alloy rivit it back into place.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 21:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike Trident
Steering wheel badge removal

Is it possible to change the badge on the steering wheel airbag without killing myself in the process?

I have a MG wheel that's going into my Rover.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 23:57
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Mike Trident
Skimming discs? You are showing your age...

Skimming discs?

You are showing your age there! Lol

Nobody does that anymore, discs are cheap these days.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 21:16
Replies: 42
Views: 2,365
Posted By Mike Trident
Does this mean I can't use my FBH lol

Does this mean I can't use my FBH lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Mike Trident
Could be a case for captain tolleys " creeping...

Could be a case for captain tolleys " creeping crack cure"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 23:21
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Mike Trident
last weekend I bought some bits from a guy in...

last weekend I bought some bits from a guy in leeds. He has, or had last week a full set of ZT seats for sale, £150 I think.

He was advertising them on Gumtree

Just looked, still there for £120...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 18:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mike Trident
Well that's interesting! They are literally...

Well that's interesting!

They are literally on my doorstep and I didn't even know they existed. Probably no more than 2 miles from my house.

Now I know where to take my 75 for a few blemishes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 13:32
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Mike Trident
Just a guess but I would say 2/3 of the total car...

Just a guess but I would say 2/3 of the total car weight
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 05:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,552
Posted By Mike Trident
Skoda! pretty much bomb proof vRS estate...

Skoda! pretty much bomb proof

vRS estate especially nice
Forum: Items Wanted 15th October 2019, 18:14
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Mike Trident
Sorted now, thanks guys!

Sorted now, thanks guys!
Forum: Was it you? 14th October 2019, 07:19
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Mike Trident
I thought for a moment I had been spotted, but...

I thought for a moment I had been spotted, but no, not me on a Friday night. I am often around that area myself tho. (Harvester) but usually a Tuesday evening.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 07:15
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Mike Trident
That's very handy to know as I am just about to...

That's very handy to know as I am just about to change mine.

Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 20:24
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Mike Trident
P M just sent Thanks

P M just sent

Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 20:02
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Mike Trident
Anyone breaking a ZT?

Like it says, anyone on here breaking ZT?
Forum: Items Wanted 13th October 2019, 14:46
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Mike Trident
MG ZT steering wheel surround

I am changing my Rover interior to the MG darker plastic interior, I am wanting the steering wheel surround ( where the ignition key goes in etc)

Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 13:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Mike Trident
If the price sounds too good to be true, it...

If the price sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 05:54
Replies: 7
Fbh
Views: 330
Posted By Mike Trident
Your text messages to the GSM should be:- ...

Your text messages to the GSM should be:-

R1on this will start the FBH regardless of the outside temp
R1off will turn it off again

R2on will turn on the ATC unit
R2off Will turn...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 14:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mike Trident
Stainless, actually means it will stain less....

Stainless, actually means it will stain less. (Rust)

I use stainless wherever possible on my motorbike restorations.

It's usually stronger, but will snap rather than bend.

For the use you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 15:53
Replies: 32
Views: 9,537
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine came from GSM-UK Email them and tell...

Mine came from GSM-UK

Email them and tell them what it's for and it will come already programmed for you.

Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 18:40
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Mike Trident
It's not a filter, it's an oil catcher. It...

It's not a filter, it's an oil catcher.

It just gets dirty with engine fumes. There will be no solid materials there. If there is, you have a much bigger problem than what type of pcv valve to use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 23:56
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Mike Trident
As Russ says, there are two parts to this...

As Russ says, there are two parts to this breather, most people just swap the bit that that the eBay link takes you to. I think this is a mistake, the other housing contains a rubber valve system...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 23:46
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Mike Trident
The GSM route is a doddle

The GSM route is a doddle
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 23:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By Mike Trident
I had meyle HD fitted, 16k miles and two MOTs...

I had meyle HD fitted, 16k miles and two MOTs ago.

No probs at all.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 16:26
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Mike Trident
I personally use Gulf formula G synthetic, which...

I personally use Gulf formula G synthetic, which is a 5 / 40.

I change it every year, which equates to about 7500 to 8000 miles.

I usually buy the kit from Opie oils.

Everyone has their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 20:57
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Mike Trident
Sorry if I sound negative, I didn't buy my Rover...

Sorry if I sound negative, I didn't buy my Rover to make money on it, I love it for what it is. I will try keep it on the road as long as is possible. The important bit there is "on the road" . I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 23:57
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Mike Trident
I know there will be roads, but it's likely ice...

I know there will be roads, but it's likely ice cars won't be allowed to use them.

I have restored many motorbikes, and not once did I have to consider the fact that I may not be able to buy fuel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 15:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Mike Trident
I think the electric revolution has a lot to do...

I think the electric revolution has a lot to do with potential classic cars.

There would be little point restoring an old car if there is no fuel to drive it, or if it's banned from the roads.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 08:16
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine will always be a classic to me! ...

Mine will always be a classic to me!

Personally I believe the MG has a much better chance, just because it's called an MG.

Rover, history has shown the Rovers are never worth very much,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2019, 04:46
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mike Trident
We are doomed Captain Mainwaring! Thanks for...

We are doomed Captain Mainwaring!

Thanks for bringing the conversation back to the future of classic cars.

It is beginning to look like it is possibly the end of the road for classic cars, well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 06:57
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mike Trident
Back to the question, it seems that the average...

Back to the question, it seems that the average old car will just disappear, and the really valuable classics will probably be converted to electric.

As someone said, the BMW i3 and the like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 19:06
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree, I can't see it being electric. We had...

I agree, I can't see it being electric. We had electric milk floats when I was a kid, so they have had many years to develop electric vehicles, but still a long long way off yet.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 13:26
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mike Trident
I have driven a BMW I3, and was left gobsmacked. ...

I have driven a BMW I3, and was left gobsmacked.

I too think the average classics days are numbered.

Best buy a Prius now before they start to rocket in value lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 08:47
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mike Trident
The future of classic cars?

Without wanting to get into an heated discussion over air pollution etc etc.

I just wonder if there will be a place for classic cars in the future. Will we be allowed to start their engines, let...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2019, 19:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mike Trident
Exactly, any damage to a 75 will right it off. ...

Exactly, any damage to a 75 will right it off.

I personally would sort it myself, if it could be fixed of course.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 17:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mike Trident
Whatever you say it's worth won't matter with a...

Whatever you say it's worth won't matter with a normal policy.
Agreed value insurance is too restrictive for my liking. I want to drive my car not look at it.

You just have to hope you never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Mike Trident
It's actually very easy

It's actually very easy
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 07:07
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Mike Trident
And you can do all this just by sending a text to...

And you can do all this just by sending a text to your car!

:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2019, 21:14
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Mike Trident
The GSM is the way to go!

The GSM is the way to go!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 09:36
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Mike Trident
I read something only the other day about this....

I read something only the other day about this. Apparently most oil companies state that diesel fuel should be used within 6 months.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 20:49
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mike Trident
Too many ECU's lol

Too many ECU's lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 17:07
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mike Trident
A process of elimination I would say, starting...

A process of elimination I would say, starting with all plugs, connections and wiring.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 16:15
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Mike Trident
Wheel badges

Do the Rover 45 wheel badges fit my mk 2 75?

I gave it some new mk2 badges a couple of years ago and they have already faded quite badly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 10:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By Mike Trident
Thats just showing off lol :}

Thats just showing off lol :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:57
Replies: 11,718
Views: 819,902
Posted By Mike Trident
Footwell lights

Fitted some front footwell lights to my 75

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48698007337_b9b2bdfb85_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hch1Ya)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree, and I must say your MG is my favourite...

I agree, and I must say your MG is my favourite shape and in the best colour.

Think I need to find one in good nick while they are still cheap.

I drive past one like yours on a regular basis...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mike Trident
Just to add Hoya closed the Pentax-owned...

Just to add

Hoya closed the Pentax-owned factory in Tokyo, and moved most of their operations to Southeast Asia. All professional (DA*) and consumer (DA, D-FA) lenses are produced in Vietnam,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 07:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mike Trident
Those days are gone i'm afraid. German cars are...

Those days are gone i'm afraid. German cars are no longer made in Germany etc.

My Wife's Japanese Suzuki was built in Poland. Your Pentax probably will have been made in Albania lol

The other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 15:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine is the hobby car that you speak off. I am...

Mine is the hobby car that you speak off. I am not bothered what the price of parts are, I just want to be able to get hold of them
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