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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2019, 20:15
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By gadget1960
Cheers peeps, will do the inspection thing at the...

Cheers peeps, will do the inspection thing at the weekend, as said before ... can't hear it through the tank filler but the ubp is working fine as i have had no issues with fueling etc:. just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2019, 18:33
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By gadget1960
ITP ... has mine given up?

Just out of curiosity, just how loud is the itp when listening through the filler cap? only asking as while I was fiddling about cleaning the more awkward places on my cdt I remembered a thread about...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2019, 19:01
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By gadget1960
I still have a TomTom one, bought it in 03, still...

I still have a TomTom one, bought it in 03, still works fine & never updated anything.
It does tend to 'go off on one' every now 'n' then and still refuses to recognise the QE bridge lol.
But...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 18:36
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By gadget1960
OMG .... that is absolutely horrendous!! glad...

OMG .... that is absolutely horrendous!! glad it's a 'one off' .... means there's no chance of ever seeing another one. :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 18:33
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By gadget1960
Left foot operated windscreen washer pump (as in...

Left foot operated windscreen washer pump (as in my mini), floor starter, and light on the end of the indicator stalk!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 18:11
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By gadget1960
For some weird reason back in 78 I decided it...

For some weird reason back in 78 I decided it would be a great idea to put a vinyl roof on my MK1 escort 1300, not the usual vinyl kit of course ... I found 'vinyl roof in a can!! just spray it on,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 17:59
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By gadget1960
You forgot the chrome 'jack-up' kit ! :D

You forgot the chrome 'jack-up' kit ! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 18:18
Replies: 33
Views: 1,973
Posted By gadget1960
Took me a couple of seconds but ... very stealth...

Took me a couple of seconds but ... very stealth like! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By gadget1960
Oven bag plenty big enough, I left mine overnight...

Oven bag plenty big enough, I left mine overnight and then pressure washed it all out the next day, never seen so much black crud come out of an inlet manifold! that's what persuaded me to unplug...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 18:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By gadget1960
HAhahahaaaaaaa:laughing2:

HAhahahaaaaaaa:laughing2:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 18:00
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By gadget1960
Also ... if you travel against the direction the...

Also ... if you travel against the direction the earth is turning you get where you are going in half the time!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 17:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By gadget1960
Hi Lee, I was referring to the join that runs...

Hi Lee, I was referring to the join that runs right through the middle of the clock and thumb wheel, obviously this occurred through having to 'piece together' separate hides.
The overall concept...
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2019, 16:26
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By gadget1960
My needs and desires remain 'analogue' NOT...

My needs and desires remain 'analogue' NOT digital ! I do not need computers or gimmicks to tell me I'm having a good time.
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2019, 15:45
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By gadget1960
IF.... as stated earlier we the (UK) have agreed...

IF.... as stated earlier we the (UK) have agreed to come into line with all EU traffic laws it will mean we can all drive like they do in France, Spain, and Italy ... like total t**ts.:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2019, 15:32
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By gadget1960
Did it on an RD350 F2 and again years later on a...

Did it on an RD350 F2 and again years later on a GSXR1000 thoroughly recommend it for biking, as for a car ... just ended up stirring the gearbox all day! great if you're in a Caterham or something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2019, 13:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By gadget1960
Got to say ... the dash in the pic does not look...

Got to say ... the dash in the pic does not look like a quality job imo, the seams are in the wrong places and also looks like it could do with a shade of padding as the seams are protruding above...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2019, 13:27
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By gadget1960
Many moons ago my wife and I were travelling up...

Many moons ago my wife and I were travelling up to Norfolk when we spotted a Maserati on the inside lane of the motorway doing about 50mph, 'go on' I said ... have him! so she pulled out to overtake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2019, 12:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By gadget1960
My son in-law and daughter have a Vauxhall...

My son in-law and daughter have a Vauxhall insignia, top spec: full leather etc: nice enough car I suppose but it is a total mess from front to back and inside 'n' out! the leather has been totally...
Forum: Humour Corner 25th March 2019, 21:24
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By gadget1960
All new Ford at 70's pricing

Motor manufacturer Ford have just announced it is to build an all new 'car for the people', it will be made from 100% recycled materials, environmentally friendly and very competitively priced and...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2019, 21:02
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By gadget1960
Mmm... easy mistake to make I guess what with...

Mmm... easy mistake to make I guess what with them being SO alike:shrug: , Perhaps it was one of those rare breed 'jumping tree rats' the ones with the really bushy tails that no one ever in the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2019, 19:00
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By gadget1960
No idea if a squirrel can be trained to do things...

No idea if a squirrel can be trained to do things they don't ordinarily do but I know they can be taught to fly ... I've seen ithem on the telly. :D
Joking aside, a few years ago whilst at Thorpe...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2019, 18:46
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By gadget1960
LOl.... do I detect an element of sarcasm ? :D

LOl.... do I detect an element of sarcasm ? :D
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2019, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By gadget1960
I must add that my post was said in jest, I...

I must add that my post was said in jest, I couldn't wish for a better wife in any way shape or form, although true ... Mrs gadget takes care of everything financial, i am more than happy to let her...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2019, 18:12
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By gadget1960
When a car can service and repair itself i'll be...

When a car can service and repair itself i'll be mightily impressed but until then ... i'll just have to do things the old fashioned way! as for the likes of 'parking aids' etc: ... I suppose it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2019, 08:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By gadget1960
I was unaware of the possible airbag deployment...

I was unaware of the possible airbag deployment issue when messing with the plugs while battery was still connected!! but i disconnected mine with advice from the peeps on here, sprayed some contact...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2019, 08:35
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By gadget1960
Fantastic looking hound. Excellent addition imo.

Fantastic looking hound. Excellent addition imo.
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2019, 08:33
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By gadget1960
Internal Frame fixing.

Internal Frame fixing.
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2019, 08:31
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By gadget1960
My wife pays for absolutely everything, This is...

My wife pays for absolutely everything, This is mainly due to the fact that i am not allowed to have any money at all because apparently i waste it on cars and bikes and stuff that makes me happy!
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2019, 08:26
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By gadget1960
And so it starts ...

I have been thinking of late that imo i have had the pleasure of being a motorist during the 'best' decades as far as car design and desirability are concerned. 60's 70's 80's 90's.
I have always...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2019, 07:53
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By gadget1960
It's what it was designed to do so ... let it do...

It's what it was designed to do so ... let it do it !
As long as it's well serviced and has no underlying or apparent issues .... stretch it's legs, a good long run can sometimes be exactly what it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2019, 20:25
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By gadget1960
Hi and thanks for the info, i've read and...

Hi and thanks for the info, i've read and researched about the uprated oil rail and better bolts, uprated gaskets, along with the steel location dowel and liner problems but after all this work is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2019, 18:41
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By gadget1960
HGF ... what is the deal ?

Perhaps this isn't the place to put this but as the engine is used in the 75 also, i'm betting it's a very common problem for 75 / ZT owners too!?... is there a definitive and permanent fix for the K...
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2019, 09:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By gadget1960
Ahh I see, well .... for what it's worth, I hope...

Ahh I see, well .... for what it's worth, I hope you get it all sorted out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2019, 09:00
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By gadget1960
If you don't have 'ISOFIX' then you are left with...

If you don't have 'ISOFIX' then you are left with the usual option of conventional fitting of the child / baby seat.
This scenario is well catered for at any of the reputable outlets, just ask the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By gadget1960
Aaahhhh, it's all become clear now! yeah ... I'm...

Aaahhhh, it's all become clear now! yeah ... I'm with you there macafee2, It hacks me right off when that kind of mindless stupidity happens.
A while ago i was sat in a Morrison car park waiting for...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2019, 10:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By gadget1960
Hahaaaa, No... no pm as yet! Just airing my...

Hahaaaa, No... no pm as yet!
Just airing my view on the subject which by the way is really 'non descript'.
I'm a great believer in sorting stuff out, letting it fester (whatever it is) a bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2019, 10:16
Replies: 44
Views: 2,822
Posted By gadget1960
Back in the 90's I had a Volvo 760 2.8 V6 estate,...

Back in the 90's I had a Volvo 760 2.8 V6 estate, got to say ... probably THE best car I've ever owned, it had every conceivable toy, fully loaded with all the factory options, could carry another...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2019, 23:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By gadget1960
If it's not a personal attack it may just have...

If it's not a personal attack it may just have been one of those situations where their typing fingers are a few seconds ahead of their brain, non intentional but just not thinking ahead or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2019, 23:32
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By gadget1960
MPG .... Again!

Just got back from a 180 mile round trip, zeroed trip 'n' all the other readouts before I left, 1 hour stretch of 50 mph each way followed by average speeds of 70-75 for 90% of the journey... mostly...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2019, 23:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By gadget1960
Haha... assumption .... mother of all ****ups!

Haha... assumption .... mother of all ****ups!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2019, 21:44
Replies: 10,751
Views: 712,952
Posted By gadget1960
Unplugged my cdt egr a week ago as I suspected it...

Unplugged my cdt egr a week ago as I suspected it wasn't performing the way it should even after a thorough clean but haven't had the chance to drive it anywhere to see if it performed any better so...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2019, 21:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By gadget1960
Wasn't me ... was it? :shrug:

Wasn't me ... was it? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2019, 16:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By gadget1960
Oooooh ... how 'Bentley-esq' is that ! Jaw...

Oooooh ... how 'Bentley-esq' is that ! Jaw dropping design, the 75 body shape really lends itself to that conversion imo. Hard top or convertible ... if that had been available when in production...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2019, 16:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By gadget1960
A difficult decision tbh but went with the 75...

A difficult decision tbh but went with the 75 coupe purely based on the amount of ingenuity and technical ability that had to go into that build.
Alright ... it wasn't a typical 'resto' project but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2019, 19:42
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By gadget1960
If it had been painted in 'matt' paint it...

If it had been painted in 'matt' paint it probably would have looked pants but the sheen on the satin looked pretty cool tbh.
I think the overall shape of the 75 wore it very well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2019, 17:48
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By gadget1960
Good news, glad it passed, another 12 months...

Good news, glad it passed, another 12 months racking up the miles!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2019, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By gadget1960
Modern take on a classic shape!

On my way to work this morning, slowing down to turn into my work premises and .... there it was ... an 03 75 cdt parked up wearing Hairpin 18's, slightly lowered on coilovers and a ZT rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2019, 17:01
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By gadget1960
As said earlier, I really wasn't ignoring the...

As said earlier, I really wasn't ignoring the many other top quality cars here on this forum, apart from the super attention to detailing i think with yours ... it's the colour that does it for me,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2019, 21:18
Replies: 10,751
Views: 712,952
Posted By gadget1960
Washed the 75 today, dried it, didn't have time...

Washed the 75 today, dried it, didn't have time to wax it so stood back and admired for a few seconds then made a well earned cuppa.
Went outside to lock her up and .... the Dover 'Bin chickens'...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2019, 21:09
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By gadget1960
Without taking anything away from other members...

Without taking anything away from other members cars here ..... that is the nicest 75 I have ever seen, everything about it screams perfection.:bowdown:
You must be justifiably proud of this...
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2019, 21:01
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By gadget1960
My mrs would have made me sit next to the window...

My mrs would have made me sit next to the window 'n' look at the clouds!:D
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By gadget1960
It's all part of life's rich tapestry I'm afraid,...

It's all part of life's rich tapestry I'm afraid, no doubt we have all been there to some degree but at some point you will realise that you have to decide just how much c**p you want to put up with....
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By gadget1960
Brilliant .... how on earth did they ever get...

Brilliant .... how on earth did they ever get away with it?
As soon as I heard them I had to go out and buy... 'Derek 'n' Clive Live, and Derek 'n' Clive come again. I think I was about 15 or...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 20:24
Replies: 76
Views: 2,058
Posted By gadget1960
There are no food shortages .... just far too...

There are no food shortages .... just far too many criminals / freeloaders eating it. :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 20:19
Replies: 76
Views: 2,058
Posted By gadget1960
Another factor not often mentioned is this ........

Another factor not often mentioned is this ..... it is in our nature as human beings to destroy ourselves, every other species resident on this planet automatically and instinctively develops an...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 19:58
Replies: 76
Views: 2,058
Posted By gadget1960
For as many years as I care to remember there has...

For as many years as I care to remember there has been endless discussions and debates about our crime levels/statistics, judicial system, and all the other political and pc crud that goes with it, ...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 19:22
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By gadget1960
:eek: Not only does it look like my 75, my mrs...

:eek: Not only does it look like my 75, my mrs reckons he looks like me too (or I look like him:shrug:) Aaarrrrggghh ..... of all the people to look like :duh:.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2019, 19:14
Replies: 100
Views: 5,750
Posted By gadget1960
Does seem a bit odd the piece you got out had...

Does seem a bit odd the piece you got out had pretty much the same 'angled' end that you cut into it but estimated 300mm shorter ! to be 100% sure and to help you sleep at night... why don't you go...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 18:31
Replies: 76
Views: 2,058
Posted By gadget1960
My sincere apologies MGJohn, will try harder but...

My sincere apologies MGJohn, will try harder but no promises... :D
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 18:07
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By gadget1960
No idea of how to diagnose your problem but we...

No idea of how to diagnose your problem but we had pretty much the same kind of thing happen just after we moved to our new house, it had a new Vailant combi fitted but still had the old timer which...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 17:55
Replies: 76
Views: 2,058
Posted By gadget1960
In my view prison sentences should fit the crime,...

In my view prison sentences should fit the crime, murder, rape, armed robbery, acid attacks, knife crime and everything in between... should all come with a lengthy stay (courtesy of her majesties)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 17:08
Replies: 44
Views: 3,038
Posted By gadget1960
This might be one of those occasions where a dash...

This might be one of those occasions where a dash cam (secreted in the car) and aimed appropriately may be of use for once?
Or ... have a shock sensor fitted, at least you may stand a chance of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 16:57
Replies: 32
Views: 2,714
Posted By gadget1960
Holy moly! ... looks like a huge impact, was the...

Holy moly! ... looks like a huge impact, was the other car doing about the same mph? if so ... that's a massive closing speed! in which case the ZT really did hold it's own very well indeed.
Glad...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 16:28
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By gadget1960
Haha, thanks for the offer but I'm pretty much...

Haha, thanks for the offer but I'm pretty much committed to my 75 now, am getting a bit of a kick out of working on it improving various bits.
Unless of course £150 would seal the deal on your ZT...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 21:59
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By gadget1960
I think I see your point but surely ... an...

I think I see your point but surely ... an 'enthusiast' is someone who appreciates a certain kind of car for personal reasons that only they can justify! if the car in question is not to his liking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 20:56
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By gadget1960
I'm just toying with different ideas for an...

I'm just toying with different ideas for an increase in overall performance and drivability, at some point soon I'm definitely going for a re-map.
Just curiosity that led me to asking about the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 20:48
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By gadget1960
AWwwww,:mad: and there I was hoping it was going...

AWwwww,:mad: and there I was hoping it was going to be a case of winding the actuator up a bit and getting warp drive for nowt!
I'll take your advice Trikey 'n' leave well alone then.
But just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 20:15
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By gadget1960
CDT turbo spring mod?

Try as I might I can't find any post relating to the cdt 'turbo spring' mod I've heard about, can anyone point me in the right direction or post up a link.
Cheers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 18:03
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By gadget1960
Couldn't have put it better myself, excellent...

Couldn't have put it better myself, excellent take on the subject.
We also own a modern-ish car, it's an Astra twin top, nice enough but too much attention was put into styling and not enough...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2019, 17:51
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By gadget1960
You have totally missed the point of the post,...

You have totally missed the point of the post, when did I say my 75 feels special? and why on earth would I compare my 14 year old R75 to the Makes and models you have listed? how is that even a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2019, 18:29
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By gadget1960
Thanks MGJohn, you've hit the nail squarely on...

Thanks MGJohn, you've hit the nail squarely on the head, my 75 ticks pretty much all the boxes for me being a decent level of refinement, reliability, looks etc but can and probably will keep me busy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2019, 17:30
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By gadget1960
Lol, yeah ... I'm a serial tinkerer too , I think...

Lol, yeah ... I'm a serial tinkerer too , I think 75 / ZT were built to be tinkered with!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2019, 17:17
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By gadget1960
As someone has previously remarked I felt it...

As someone has previously remarked I felt it necessary to reply ... I didn't buy my 75 because it fell into the nice cheap affordable motor category, there are endless choices along those lines, I...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2019, 22:24
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By gadget1960
Awesome pic, doing what it does best ... hunt! ...

Awesome pic, doing what it does best ... hunt! although he's going to find out soon enough that what he's caught isn't the tastiest prey he's ever had! :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2019, 15:52
Replies: 10,751
Views: 712,952
Posted By gadget1960
As the weather was behaving today I decided to...

As the weather was behaving today I decided to tackle the intercooler hose and replace the 'O' rings with the VITON upgrade.
Little bit finicky but not too bad a job, as predicted ... one had...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2019, 15:40
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By gadget1960
Sad news indeed, I'm a huge fan of the prodigy,...

Sad news indeed, I'm a huge fan of the prodigy, they kinda helped shape my younger years (music wise).
Heart goes out to his family relatives and friends.
He will be sorely missed. RIP Keith.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2019, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By gadget1960
Typical Halfords really, one minute they have...

Typical Halfords really, one minute they have something and the next ... not.
I went in for a couple of 50mm jubilee clips a few weeks ago, they only had one on the stand but the chap said he could...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2019, 15:28
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By gadget1960
Knocked me for six tbh, i'm a huge fan of the...

Knocked me for six tbh, i'm a huge fan of the Prodigy, 49 is no age either.
Heart goes out to his family and relatives.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2019, 07:40
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By gadget1960
I bought some of those in Halfords a while ago,...

I bought some of those in Halfords a while ago, they do them in those little packets hanging up with all the nuts 'n' bolts and clips 'n' things, it's about all they sell now!.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2019, 23:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By gadget1960
Must admit, that is a looker, stunning colour...

Must admit, that is a looker, stunning colour too. congratulations on your purchase.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2019, 17:45
Replies: 47
Views: 2,646
Posted By gadget1960
Fantastic collection, I've always been an...

Fantastic collection, I've always been an original mini enthusiast, had several back in the day and used to campaign a Maguire mini in hill climb.. My prized possession is a signed copy of A series...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2019, 15:20
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By gadget1960
I was going to say... 'nice baps' but clearly she...

I was going to say... 'nice baps' but clearly she wasn't making baps, it was some kind of fried gunk :D
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2019, 15:16
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By gadget1960
Nothing wrong in wanting more, i have always...

Nothing wrong in wanting more, i have always aspired to being a peasant.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2019, 14:54
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By gadget1960
She's not 'orrible is she! read somewhere a...

She's not 'orrible is she! read somewhere a while back she's partial to another kind of white powdery substance too!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2019, 14:47
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By gadget1960
Free range dripping of course, it's...

Free range dripping of course, it's environmentally friendly and it'll smell like burgers every time you brake!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 14:36
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By gadget1960
Does anyone fancy a nice silver 75 club SE cdt,...

Does anyone fancy a nice silver 75 club SE cdt, 59,000 in very good alround condition, Zero rust and clean inside and out. only £7,500.00 .... appreciating classic as reported by the Daily Mail!:D
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2019, 19:10
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By gadget1960
Congratulations, that well and truly overshadows...

Congratulations, that well and truly overshadows the £2000 pay increase received by the members of parliament eh!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2019, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By gadget1960
I once had a BMW 320 E21 2.0 straight six Auto...

I once had a BMW 320 E21 2.0 straight six Auto that averaged about 15 mpg, I phoned an independent BMW tech guy for a tune-up /service and explained the reason why and he said 'I wouldn't bother...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2019, 17:44
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By gadget1960
I would want my engine 'ultimately' protected...

I would want my engine 'ultimately' protected 'everyday' tbh! (why the choice??)
Oil manufacturers .... all smoke 'n' mirrors and sales Bu****it. What exactly is the difference between 'everyday...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2019, 17:31
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By gadget1960
:duh: and these people are allowed to roam the...

:duh: and these people are allowed to roam the earth without supervision!?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2019, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By gadget1960
If it's in 'fine fettle' it'll be quicker than a...

If it's in 'fine fettle' it'll be quicker than a really quick thing !:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2019, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By gadget1960
Main pic gives the impression it's been painted...

Main pic gives the impression it's been painted at some point! could be the angle of light though but looks like it's not been blended with the old paint!??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2019, 17:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By gadget1960
Q1. B ? Q2. Rust ? ...

Q1. B ?
Q2. Rust ?
Q3. 11 mmx ?
Q4. 75 ?

I have a sneaking feeling the four questions are linked to your 'user name' in some way ??
Am i in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2019, 16:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By gadget1960
I thought I may have done well with this as my...

I thought I may have done well with this as my dad talks in riddles all the time but tbh ... it's all a bit too cryptic for my inferior intellect.:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 20:37
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By gadget1960
Stunning .... simply stunning! I had an 820 in...

Stunning .... simply stunning! I had an 820 in BRG a few years ago in pretty much mint condition, wish I'd never sold it.
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2019, 19:02
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By gadget1960
Irresponsible at best, good job nothing was...

Irresponsible at best, good job nothing was coming towards him at the time, potential insurance claim nightmare me thinks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2019, 20:39
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By gadget1960
I'm not a guru on these matters by any means but...

I'm not a guru on these matters by any means but years ago I had a couple of new wings put on an old mini of mine and a few days later I was driving home at night and the lights began to dim quite...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2019, 20:24
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By gadget1960
Familiar sightings with new ownership!

Apologies if this sounds a bit lame and a bit of a pointless post but since being a relatively new owner of a 75 I tend to noticed just how many of these excellent cars are out and about in my area...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2019, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By gadget1960
I have a very good friend who is a driving...

I have a very good friend who is a driving instructor, he has been in the same job for about 23 years, it's served him very well in the past but about 18 months ago he told me his heart wasn't in it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2019, 21:21
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By gadget1960
Found the same thing too on my 75, cleaned out...

Found the same thing too on my 75, cleaned out most of what I could see by hand but still need to blast it all out with the pressure washer from both sides and then get plenty of ACF50 in there....
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2019, 18:33
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By gadget1960
Oh dear, yet another reason why I don't use...

Oh dear, yet another reason why I don't use Facebook!!:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2019, 18:26
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By gadget1960
Haaaaha. You here all week?

Haaaaha. You here all week?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2019, 18:19
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By gadget1960
Am liking that a lot, look mean in black.

Am liking that a lot, look mean in black.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2019, 18:13
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By gadget1960
I'm a firm believer in ACF50, stays flexible,...

I'm a firm believer in ACF50, stays flexible, anti corrosion properties are top drawer, kills existing rust, seals surface instantly (very much like waxoyl but much better.
I've been using it for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2019, 17:58
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By gadget1960
Look very nice indeed, do Audi wheels go straight...

Look very nice indeed, do Audi wheels go straight on then? no problems with spigot bore size etc? I've toyed with the idea of fitting TT wheels to my 75 cdt but maybe painting them in anthracite.
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2019, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By gadget1960
Hahahaaa Weird but amusing at the same time imo,...

Hahahaaa Weird but amusing at the same time imo, you don't get to see that every day do you, and .... it's a bit of a talking point if nothing else.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 22:46
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By gadget1960
It is a sad fact of life that some people just do...

It is a sad fact of life that some people just do not care about anything other than themselves or place any value on anything that doesn't interest or concern them.
As said earlier, the damage is...
Forum: Was it you? 24th February 2019, 20:23
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By gadget1960
silver 75 facelift Folkstone

Saw a silver 75 facelift in Folkstone today leaving town centre. didn't get the reg. or spec unfortunately.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By gadget1960
I understand the dilemma but for some strange...

I understand the dilemma but for some strange reason I think I would be less pi**ed off if they knew they had done it and just drove off thereby(avoiding costly insurance claims / premiums etc:)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 19:48
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By gadget1960
Sounds very much like scare tactics to me, I...

Sounds very much like scare tactics to me, I would give the cowboys a wide birth.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 19:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By gadget1960
Holy Moly ... kind of puts things into...

Holy Moly ... kind of puts things into perspective really, I've just had a moan about my car receiving a tiny scuff and some paint chips today!
That looks like a fair old shunt.
The main thing is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 19:20
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By gadget1960
Today was one of those days!

Just a little moan really, me, my wife, daughter and future son in-law went out in the 75 today, had a lovely day as the sun was shining and quite warm, parked in an underground car park in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2019, 18:20
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By gadget1960
Hahha ... they say discretion is the better part...

Hahha ... they say discretion is the better part of valour.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2019, 17:38
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By gadget1960
Not a 'Peel P50' then ? :D

Not a 'Peel P50' then ? :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2019, 17:36
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By gadget1960
:eek: If that's true I should be driving a...

:eek: If that's true I should be driving a Maybach ! but I can't afford one of those either so i guess life just hasn't been very kind to me. haha :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2019, 17:25
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By gadget1960
F4 Phantom is the second best bird in the whole...

F4 Phantom is the second best bird in the whole wide world ! the first being the English Electric Lightning.
And neither of the war birds are ugly, they are 'works of aeronautical art' in my humble...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2019, 21:15
Replies: 73
Views: 3,294
Posted By gadget1960
Always loved the Z650, the proportions were near...

Always loved the Z650, the proportions were near perfect and always destined to become a true classic. Yours looks an absolute peach, credit to you for the rebuild, 1st class job and in the best...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2019, 20:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,010
Posted By gadget1960
Hahaa. nothing about me is fashionable and to...

Hahaa. nothing about me is fashionable and to that end I feel quite at home not mentioning anything I don't apparently do!
On the subject of being a complete BsStard .... I'm afraid I am firmly...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2019, 19:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,010
Posted By gadget1960
Always have and probably always will help others...

Always have and probably always will help others and do favours whenever I can, i'm kind of built that way I guess. sometimes it comes with appreciation and sometimes not but I don't dwell on it.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2019, 18:37
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By gadget1960
A perfect sleeper :}

A perfect sleeper :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2019, 16:47
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By gadget1960
Well ... that took me by surprise!

I had just finished work and was getting into my 75 cdt in the company car park when I heard a really loud car horn, as I looked up to see what was going on, a jet black Porsche Panamera was parked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2019, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
Thanks for the advice, it's been three days...

Thanks for the advice, it's been three days since I took the connectors apart a few times and so far ... no airbag light :D
If it shows itself again at any point i'll get some contact cleaner and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 23:41
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Cheers Trikey, nice to have it confirmed, the JB...

Cheers Trikey, nice to have it confirmed, the JB weld will be used to smooth the bore of the egr after removing all the obstructions, will more than likely aid the flow a little despite the tortuous...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 23:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Hi Brian, thanks again for your input, I got more...

Hi Brian, thanks again for your input, I got more interested / involved with the original egr modding subject having read somewhere that the internal valve gubbins was representing roughly a 40% loss...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 23:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
I have modified a few pinto heads with the use of...

I have modified a few pinto heads with the use of the David Vizard bible, that guy is a total legend.
Always removed metal rather than adding it so never got the chance to try anything like JB weld...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 22:45
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Thanks for the link, Point taken in the 'fit 'n'...

Thanks for the link, Point taken in the 'fit 'n' forget direction but tbh ... I enjoy all the faffing about it keeps me busy,
I don't want to end up being just another 'bolt-on goody king', if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 22:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Hi T16, just googled JB weld, it's widely used on...

Hi T16, just googled JB weld, it's widely used on inlet tracts in all forms of motorsport apparently, so it looks 'fit for purpose'. I was just asking if anyone had used it before and what were the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 21:56
Replies: 178
Views: 6,001
Posted By gadget1960
Totally irrelevant to this thread I know but I...

Totally irrelevant to this thread I know but I still have a 'COX' 0.49 glow motor I bought in 1975, it's done hundreds of hours over many many years in many different aircraft and still buzzes like a...
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2019, 21:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By gadget1960
Google the 'early warning' window / glass alarm...

Google the 'early warning' window / glass alarm systems, we have them on our ground floor windows etc:
Absolutely brilliant bits of kit, they just stick to the inside of the glass (about the size of...
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2019, 21:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By gadget1960
I thought a dog would have done the trick tbh,...

I thought a dog would have done the trick tbh, unless the robbers were particularly silent in operation and the dog was soundo'. My two bark at each others F**ts! which is a good and bad thing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 21:03
Replies: 178
Views: 6,001
Posted By gadget1960
I'm a 'die hard' OS fan tbh, never ever had any...

I'm a 'die hard' OS fan tbh, never ever had any problems with any of the aero motors I've had.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 20:55
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By gadget1960
Dash wrap looks like the result of a drunken game...

Dash wrap looks like the result of a drunken game of 'pin the tail on the donkey'. as for the wheels ... errrrm! NO.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 18:31
Replies: 44
Views: 3,038
Posted By gadget1960
National service works very well in many...

National service works very well in many countries, it's not all about being trained to kill, and they don't just hand you a weapon and hope for the best.
Most of my male relatives have either been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 17:28
Replies: 33
Views: 1,996
Posted By gadget1960
Must say that is an absolutely beautiful example,...

Must say that is an absolutely beautiful example, dare I say it .... a bench mark for all would be Rover /MG owners.
No offence to anyone else's car of course but the bar has been set pretty high...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 17:06
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Arctic ... you must have been reading my mind,...

Arctic ... you must have been reading my mind, been thinking of doing that mod as it's a way of cleaning up the airflow and fooling the mot peeps too.
After boring out the valve gubbins inside I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 17:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Cheers Brian, good to know. one of the reasons...

Cheers Brian, good to know. one of the reasons for the mod was to 'clean up' the air flow through the egr and a delete kit seemed to answer that dilemma, but was wondering about the legalities of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 16:50
Replies: 56
Views: 6,826
Posted By gadget1960
Had a bit of a spend-up too at the weekend in...

Had a bit of a spend-up too at the weekend in Lidl Dover, bought an endescope for £50! don't know why I bought it but it's brilliant, really clear image, I suppose it may come in handy should I lose...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 22:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Good point ! I didn't take the visibility issue...

Good point ! I didn't take the visibility issue into account. :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 21:30
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Hi Brian, manual cdt (04).

Hi Brian, manual cdt (04).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 21:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
Thanks for the info but ... surely if I fitted an...

Thanks for the info but ... surely if I fitted an EGR bypass kit it would be noticeable? as most of the kits I have seen seem to be very plain looking and very shiny and look nothing at all like a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 20:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By gadget1960
EGR operation and mot rules?

Hi peeps, just a couple of questions I need to be clear on with an mot on the horizon.
Firstly .... how exactly do I know if my EGR valve is working properly or indeed at all? as I have removed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 19:58
Replies: 44
Views: 3,038
Posted By gadget1960
Spot on Mark .... national service is THE answer,...

Spot on Mark .... national service is THE answer, get them in when they're young and teach them discipline / respect / and above all ... a trade so they can be productive and contributing members of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2019, 13:08
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
Thanks for the heads up, yes I did take both the...

Thanks for the heads up, yes I did take both the yellow connectors apart and re-plugged them in several times (didn't have any contact cleaner though) will get some anyway at some point.
All the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2019, 12:48
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
Just pulled the connectors apart and checked they...

Just pulled the connectors apart and checked they are all undamaged and properly plugged in etc.
Couldn't see any problems with them tbh so took them apart and plugged back in a few times, started...
Forum: Was it you? 17th February 2019, 21:56
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By gadget1960
Surely it can't be a serious mod?!! someone has...

Surely it can't be a serious mod?!! someone has to have done it for a giggle.
However .. I would drive it ...... straight to the breakers haha.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2019, 21:45
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
Excellent, many thanks for the info, takes all...

Excellent, many thanks for the info, takes all the guess work out of it.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2019, 21:44
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
Cheers Trikey, Mine is an 04 75 CDT club SE. ...

Cheers Trikey, Mine is an 04 75 CDT club SE.
I'll have a good poke around in the morning 'n' see whats what.
Thanks again mate.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2019, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
Thanks for the info, thought I had read that...

Thanks for the info, thought I had read that somewhere before but wasn't 100% sure where.
Is there a particular side that is most vulnerable or can it be either side?
Are the plugs easy enough...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2019, 20:47
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By gadget1960
75 CDT airbag light on!

Hi all, hoping this is a common problem and an 'easy fix' ... just had a day in Thetford Norfolk visiting my dad, lovely sunny day, no problems on the way up but on the way home ... airbag light...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 20:14
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By gadget1960
Simply the BEST goalie that ever lived, sure .....

Simply the BEST goalie that ever lived, sure .. there have been some exceptional goalies of late but imo none have come close to the level of talent and commitment Gordon Banks displayed.
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