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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2021, 19:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By alanaslan
The newer cameras ( high range ) have built in...

The newer cameras ( high range ) have built in ANPR, so as long as the vehicle is in the DVLA database the speed for that vehicle is known and the camera can adapt the recorded speed against vehicle...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 17:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By alanaslan
I agree they are meant to be speed limited but...

I agree they are meant to be speed limited but they also require torque to allow them to climb inclines when fully loaded. Pop any bus or artics that use our motorways tachograph, I guarantee you it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 20:17
Replies: 63
Views: 4,382
Posted By alanaslan
Both lovely fun cars brings a smile to my face. ...

Both lovely fun cars brings a smile to my face.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 20:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By alanaslan
As many of you know they put a speed camera up...

As many of you know they put a speed camera up half a mile before the road up to my house which backs on to a High school, the camera is across from a primary school.
I took my pit lane speed gun...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 19:38
Replies: 63
Views: 4,382
Posted By alanaslan
This is so true. I bought the Spice tourer with...

This is so true. I bought the Spice tourer with at least 200,000 miles on the clock though it said 198,000. I knew that for me to be happy I would be changing all the Brake components from the pedal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 19:17
Replies: 63
Views: 4,382
Posted By alanaslan
Tell Him to write to Ford demanding a Refund and...

Tell Him to write to Ford demanding a Refund and compensation for his spoilt trip, the software update should have been carried out at its last service. As to the header tank the sale of goods act...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 18:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By alanaslan
Speed Cameras

I saw today that the Police have admitted that the most profitable speed camera has for many years now being wrongly recording tall and flat vehicles speeds by as much as 150%. This has prompted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 20:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By alanaslan
Lovely launch car, why is it they are in general...

Lovely launch car, why is it they are in general so much better at surviving the elements than newer ones. I would love to get another launch car but it would have to have only two pedals, my health...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2021, 21:28
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By alanaslan
Totally agree but as the oil filters in the M47R...

Totally agree but as the oil filters in the M47R engine are not really up to the job for 15,000 miles especially if the oil has an additive that acts as a flockulant, itís nice to give it all the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2021, 00:10
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By alanaslan
I know up in sunny Scotland four years ago there...

I know up in sunny Scotland four years ago there was a well known windscreen fitting company removing front screens with rain sensors from breakers yards.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 23:23
Replies: 31
Views: 2,142
Posted By alanaslan
The man got his just desert, When I did the Spice...

The man got his just desert, When I did the Spice tourers exhaust I kept the original she is stainless from the cat back and from the cat up. To buy a decent sports cat in stainless was going to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2021, 21:21
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By alanaslan
Now that is the car that makes Audi into a...

Now that is the car that makes Audi into a company that tells fibs. In the same way a the Citroen DS from the 60s does
Where is the Jensen now? The Garage just down the road from me used to have 3...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2021, 21:08
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By alanaslan
To the best of my knowledge there is no Lion...

To the best of my knowledge there is no Lion battery recycling plant it the uk. The cells that are not recoverable are shipped to China. I only know this because I looked into the matter for a risk...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2021, 20:47
Replies: 13,059
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By alanaslan
Looks like a Dreadnot garage job. Makes the car...

Looks like a Dreadnot garage job. Makes the car so much more driveable on the German autoroutes.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2021, 20:05
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By alanaslan
Just had a thought Rover has now been out of...

Just had a thought Rover has now been out of business for fifteen years. My personal preference would be a conni mark 1 anything from eighteen years to 23 years old with as many toys as possible. My...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2021, 21:44
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By alanaslan
You would be better selling the car privately....

You would be better selling the car privately. Any garage would only offer you around the 300 to 400 pound mark if you were lucky. No where near what the car is worth you should be able to get twice...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 25th August 2021, 23:09
Replies: 43
Views: 10,877
Posted By alanaslan
Found this whilst ploughing through some old...

Found this whilst ploughing through some old threads. I used to go over to France either once or twice a year for endurance racing and classic racing. When I bought my 75 on launch night it had all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2021, 20:27
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By alanaslan
For the past ten years I have had to use...

For the past ten years I have had to use automatic diesels as my legs donít work as well as they used to. Before I went Automatic I had taken on some part time work for a friend the journey was 84...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 01:35
Replies: 45
Views: 4,937
Posted By alanaslan
Simon, I am so sorry certain individuals have got...

Simon, I am so sorry certain individuals have got you down, they are not worth your time and you must not let them cause your health to go down hill.
I had a very similar problem back in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 00:52
Replies: 26
Views: 1,819
Posted By alanaslan
Please remind me how to say no, No not to the...

Please remind me how to say no, No not to the Wife to the voice in my head that says buy it.
Alan


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 20:46
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By alanaslan
Just remembered trying to do a little car that...

Just remembered trying to do a little car that one of the rover club members had the little car was a Reliant Rebel from 1974. Which just proves when a classic car magazine prints none were built...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 20:27
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By alanaslan
I like the idea but the front tracking is...

I like the idea but the front tracking is slightly tow in which should keep the car running in a straight line?
I know the spice tourer had done at least 200,000 possibly more one can never be sure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 23:24
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By alanaslan
So glad it was not just me. I have had problems...

So glad it was not just me. I have had problems on many cars over the years most recently I had bother on the rear of the tourer. Caused by me fitting new back subframe and all suspension component....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 20:52
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By alanaslan
The Land Rover PCV filter costs anything from...

The Land Rover PCV filter costs anything from £3.50 to a tenner, takes an extra ten mins maximum when you are doing the air filter.
Cheep at twice the price. You can get filters and modified filter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 20:02
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By alanaslan
Give Arctic a shout he steered me to an how to...

Give Arctic a shout he steered me to an how to that makes the job of changing all the fluid in the system easy. I have now done it three times and that will be five times before December as both of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 19:44
Replies: 36
Views: 4,470
Posted By alanaslan
The last time I did this through the not so local...

The last time I did this through the not so local dealer I was charged £95 for the key with its blade cut to suit. The programming of the key to the car and the programming of the car to the key was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By alanaslan
You beat me to it but you managed to post...

You beat me to it but you managed to post pictures. These connector plugs are available for pennies in 2 pole up to 8 pole.
When I have the urge to replace these I usually use them so that the chair...
Forum: Social Forum 11th July 2021, 06:37
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By alanaslan
what is the bike

My first thought when I saw the tank was BSA then an closer inspection of photos the gear lever must be on the left. So that took me to Japan but whose? The exhausts are very reminiscent of a S1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2021, 22:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By alanaslan
She looks lovely, I have got several panels on...

She looks lovely, I have got several panels on the spice tourer that are needing done. Front and rear valances and the offside doors and front wing. I will probably replace the sills from the chrome...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 12:42
Replies: 86
Views: 7,534
Posted By alanaslan
Looks like you have got a lovely one there, a...

Looks like you have got a lovely one there, a really good deal and well worth saving the dealer has said in his advert details that the car has ESP and c/ control sadly the photos of the inside show...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 06:09
Replies: 121
Views: 9,344
Posted By alanaslan
Fiona My thoughts are with you and yours I did a...

Fiona My thoughts are with you and yours I did a similar trick nineteen years ago. my head was less serious than Richard though I had taken a large chunk out my spine at L1 and L2 at the time my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 00:23
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
Hi Simon, You tax an old mans...

Hi Simon,
You tax an old mans memory, M9 nuts were common place on push bikes and spin bikes about twelve years ago just before I retired, they came in ordinary nuts, half thickness...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 20:44
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
Just realised Johnís year old MG ye I know it is...

Just realised Johnís year old MG ye I know it is not real itís just a badge. But it has a dash display showing live time tyre pressures.
Alan


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 20:39
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
Puzzled I am! Just did the Spice tourers back,...

Puzzled I am! Just did the Spice tourers back, Front, and brakes, the only thing needing done was one front bottom wishbone the rest was because I had most parts in stock. And if I havenít done it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 20:01
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
Regardless of what method you find suits you...

Regardless of what method you find suits you stick with it we all have our quirks in the way we do things. For myself when I was younger my first concern was always can my oversize hands fit it that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 19:41
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
Bolts and set screws on our cars are meant to be...

Bolts and set screws on our cars are meant to be single use.
Where possible you should not reuse a bolt setscrew or nut, when changing subframes on 75s I always replace the subframe bolts.
And...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 19:27
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
I have to agree with Arctic hear, over fifty...

I have to agree with Arctic hear, over fifty years of working on classic cars both as a hobby and business I have probably done over a hundred drop links the most recent was last month when I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 06:26
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
I knew I had seen a link to this topic at last I...

I knew I had seen a link to this topic at last I have found it. Sadly drop links is what drop links are. Back in the distant past I bought a set of drop link spanners. I think it was from Frost they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 06:47
Replies: 64
Views: 5,248
Posted By alanaslan
I did not specify what grade of High Tensile...

I did not specify what grade of High Tensile steel as I am unsure if it matters as the week point on this set up will be the Metal the subframe itself. the yield strength of the subframe will be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 06:30
Replies: 64
Views: 5,248
Posted By alanaslan
Brian I would love to talk at length about the...

Brian I would love to talk at length about the Fasteners used on the rear subframe top and bottom arms. I am an old mechanical engineer long retired and in my previous life I used to be an aero...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 21:47
Replies: 64
Views: 5,248
Posted By alanaslan
Totally agree, from my experience I have had...

Totally agree, from my experience I have had three jobs of doing this job twice for my self in the last 14 months and once helping a friend with his. My wifeís failed an upper arm after close...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 07:33
Replies: 64
Views: 5,248
Posted By alanaslan
The bolts that are required to attach the upper...

The bolts that are required to attach the upper and lower arms on the rear sub frame are the same both for the top and the bottom. The bolts required are what are called Flanged head bolts they are...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2021, 20:46
Replies: 46
Views: 3,814
Posted By alanaslan
I have just come across this thread and spent the...

I have just come across this thread and spent the past hour carefully going over it.
It seems to start with the question being asked as to how there so many posts currently waiting for people to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2021, 00:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By alanaslan
I have probably fitted over 200 tow bars during...

I have probably fitted over 200 tow bars during my working life and a dozen since I retired in 2010. I will confess to having used dreaded scotch locks, which have worked fine and have fitted them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 07:26
Replies: 144
Views: 9,104
Posted By alanaslan
I cant recommend a particular make of drop link,...

I cant recommend a particular make of drop link, Though I am happy to tell you how I have got around the problems.
where the thread is too long I have cut the excess of with a 1mm cutting disc then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2021, 06:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By alanaslan
Mgoc

I have to agree I was a member of the club in the middle of the last century. At that time I had the pre war Midget and the 1965 Midget they were happy to answer any questions and were very helpful,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2021, 21:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By alanaslan
Oh how true, I remember fitting a pair of seven...

Oh how true, I remember fitting a pair of seven pin electrics to a big Ford along with a set of parking sensors. It was in the Highland games field in Callander at a classic car club weekend meet....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2021, 06:18
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By alanaslan
Insurance prices

I have to agree that they make it up when I told my last insurer my car was remapped had a tow bar and had a stainless steel exhaust along with its android headset they tried to increase the premium...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2021, 05:51
Replies: 34
Views: 2,290
Posted By alanaslan
I have had protectors fitted to all the cars I...

I have had protectors fitted to all the cars I owned, I have clocked up over 1,000,000 miles since my launch car. I have had 5 front springs fail, all of them failed at the bottom of the spring on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 06:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By alanaslan
Had a glance at the link you are using, Pin 12 is...

Had a glance at the link you are using, Pin 12 is meant to be the earth ( line return ) for pins 9 to 13 not unused as quoted in the link. It should be a separate earth to that of pin 3 don't be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 05:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By alanaslan
pin 9 being live

If you are worried about pin 9 being live all the time then put it on a ignition switched system either by a relay or by wiring it separate from the relay box please remember the thickness of the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2021, 06:35
Replies: 162,205
Views: 6,811,086
Posted By alanaslan
Well today is day 3 of the overhaul to the...

Well today is day 3 of the overhaul to the monogram spice tourer. In December she went in for her MOT. she passed with her exahust, her bottom ball joints, and her track rod ends geting a mention....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By alanaslan
To the best of my knowledge there are only two...

To the best of my knowledge there are only two types of switch saloon and tourer the tourer having a select twist for the rear wash wipe feature. I think the saloon switch is the same through the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 23:30
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By alanaslan
The Connoisseur is most likely to have an...

The Connoisseur is most likely to have an adjuster on the end of the stalk. This adjusts how sensitive the rain Sensor is. The blackout under the rear view mirror will have a small section that is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 20:43
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By alanaslan
I have met the Whacky Wiper problem a few times...

I have met the Whacky Wiper problem a few times in the past both on my own cars and other peoples. On every occasion I have replaced the wiper stalk switch and this has cured the problem.
On one car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 19:56
Replies: 133
Views: 6,208
Posted By alanaslan
Best lock lubricant is cabba lock cleaner. The...

Best lock lubricant is cabba lock cleaner. The new tins are butane powered rather than the pump spray of the old tins have bought a new tin to compare with my old tins the stuff inside is still the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2021, 19:45
Replies: 37
Views: 1,420
Posted By alanaslan
The death toll in ww1 was 20million. With a...

The death toll in ww1 was 20million. With a further 21 million casualties
In ww2 the death toll was 75million and there are still casualties every other day today some 75 years after it finished.
...
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2021, 19:34
Replies: 37
Views: 1,420
Posted By alanaslan
The second bomb dropped by the Americans was made...

The second bomb dropped by the Americans was made from uranium 237 where the first was uranium 234 same material different isotope.
Both bombs were air detonated at 1500 feet causing massive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 19:16
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By alanaslan
I had my old hearing aids in this morning and...

I had my old hearing aids in this morning and quite by chance I could hear the fan starting up, something that either because of the dog barking in the back or my good hearing aids donít pick up the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 06:57
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By alanaslan
Help with the spice tourers heater

This is the place where we all shout Help. So I have got one, the Monogram spice tourers heater fan has taken to doing what ever it wants. It will either work as normal or the fan for the cabin...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2021, 08:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,420
Posted By alanaslan
If anyone wishes to see the result please look...

If anyone wishes to see the result please look online or send me your email address and I will send you a two page word document which has the before and after pictures. I cant seem to attach the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2021, 06:55
Replies: 41
Views: 1,873
Posted By alanaslan
I thought I would have a bash at retyping my...

I thought I would have a bash at retyping my message of yesterday I have on that I use it works very well on both our car though ours are from the Bavarian Engine works ie M47R diesels. I found the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2021, 07:10
Replies: 41
Views: 1,873
Posted By alanaslan
Great my reply has just vanished I find the one I...

Great my reply has just vanished I find the one I have ok. Drop me a PM as I ended up with two of them and if I can find the second one you are welcome to it

Keep safe Alan
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 03:22
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By alanaslan
Hi David, Not sure the country of origin...

Hi David,
Not sure the country of origin is correct. the ones we got I think were 100 ml and in a little yellow/ Orange tin and when you pushed the button down you pushed air into the can and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2021, 07:00
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By alanaslan
Smile Going by the condition of the lock in the...

Going by the condition of the lock in the pictures the lock needs a good clean I would recommend a product called Cabba Lock Cleaner used to come in a small yellow pump can with blue writing on it....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 08:38
Replies: 133
Views: 6,208
Posted By alanaslan
Glad to hear you are in to the car.

Glad to hear you are in to the car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 08:36
Replies: 133
Views: 6,208
Posted By alanaslan
Just a sudden thought is it possible that at some...

Just a sudden thought is it possible that at some time in the cars history the drivers door lock got changed, by that i mean the barrel not the unit that hooks on to the U bar. Though I think not as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 06:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By alanaslan
I must be the lucky bloke here, Having read this...

I must be the lucky bloke here, Having read this the pinch bolt seems to give everyone bother. I have probably done a dozen 75 front strut springs over the years and never had any bother. depending...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 06:57
Replies: 133
Views: 6,208
Posted By alanaslan
The answer to that question is a tin of beans. or...

The answer to that question is a tin of beans. or is it a can of worms. thirteen pin sockets are meant to be wired up through a magic relay box if the battery is very flat with a constant drain on it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 05:57
Replies: 133
Views: 6,208
Posted By alanaslan
This can happen because if you have a pump...

This can happen because if you have a pump running when the alarm is set the voltage sensor with in the alarm will pick up power consumption of the pump. surprised it lets you set it at all. Though...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 05:48
Replies: 133
Views: 6,208
Posted By alanaslan
I have two guesses if by ticking you mean a...

I have two guesses if by ticking you mean a constant running of a solenoid pump then it is most likely to be the ABS brake control valve pump situated just under the other possible Solenoid pump the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2021, 06:47
Replies: 90
Views: 4,784
Posted By alanaslan
I remember seeing / Hearing about this fault once...

I remember seeing / Hearing about this fault once before, the owner had unplugged a multi way plug in the engine compartment and the car ran but there was something that did not work which he just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2021, 05:48
Replies: 13,059
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By alanaslan
A 25 foot roll of copper/zinc pipe costs about...

A 25 foot roll of copper/zinc pipe costs about £14 whilst a 25 foot roll of copper comes in about £10. steel tube nuts cost about 10 pence each brass tube nuts cost about 50 pence each. copper/zinc...
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2021, 08:14
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By alanaslan
Ah Justice at last, it's so nice to hear of...

Ah Justice at last, it's so nice to hear of someone south of us having snow we have had slight flurries over the past ten days but not much to speak off. The temperature on the other hand has been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 03:09
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By alanaslan
I recently had both my wifes car and a customer...

I recently had both my wifes car and a customer car with the same problem of the air bag light being on I had checked all the usual suspects but everything was OK there.

I decided to change the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2020, 07:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By alanaslan
The Regal is nice But the Robin tells a story as...

The Regal is nice But the Robin tells a story as it has a brass cast owners club badge on the grill. Now that badge is very rare there were only ever 40 of these made. I had one on my Kitten estate...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2020, 06:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By alanaslan
I know I will have my years mixed up hear, But I...

I know I will have my years mixed up hear, But I seem to remember Reliant Motors giving HRH the all glass wrap round Scimitar. It was the only all glass wrap round the company made, and I think she...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2020, 08:19
Replies: 13,059
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By alanaslan
As many know I live in Johnstone up in Scotland 5...

As many know I live in Johnstone up in Scotland 5 miles from Glasgow Airport the Linwood Bypass when it was built came with a Yump on the west bound carrageway, I can remember watching my mother...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2020, 06:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By alanaslan
If I had to guess I would go with the Plenum...

If I had to guess I would go with the Plenum filled with water. I know that thats what happened to the man I sold my Blue tourer to with my private plate still on it, despite being told at the time...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2020, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By alanaslan
I have droped you a PM re the flag in the attic ...

I have droped you a PM re the flag in the attic
Alan
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2020, 21:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By alanaslan
John says the dealer in Lochwinoch had a couple...

John says the dealer in Lochwinoch had a couple hanging up in the show room, back as early as 1982, He is usualy right about these kind of things.


I think I might have the late forecourt flag in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2020, 21:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By alanaslan
evining Sir, I remember the dealer in Kilmarnock...

evining Sir, I remember the dealer in Kilmarnock had one of these up on the Launch night party for the 75. The Dealer in Glasgow had one up from around late 1992 through till Arnold Clark Bought them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2020, 06:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By alanaslan
A nice example of a great car, So sad what the...

A nice example of a great car, So sad what the managment team did to the Last British volume car manafacturer.
Does anyone know what the last registred Rover 75 or MGZT was. I ask as there was a 58...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 01:09
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By alanaslan
Spice tourer going of prime

The Spice Tourer has been with me for 51 weeks now. It has developed an interesting problem. It is an oil burning car, in the mornings when I go out I have to put the ignition on for about twenty...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2020, 07:36
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By alanaslan
Now I have seen these fines in the past. I got...

Now I have seen these fines in the past. I got one droping on my doorstep about 55 years ago it had my Name, address, type of car, vehichle reg and colour, 8 figure grid referance of where the...
Forum: Photography Corner 4th October 2020, 20:52
Replies: 19
Views: 3,368
Posted By alanaslan
John the only thing wrong with the photograph is...

John the only thing wrong with the photograph is the brolly your good lady is sitting under is not a Rover one.
Love the car a beautiful example of the MK1, give me a few years and I will have the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2020, 06:17
Replies: 22
Views: 2,048
Posted By alanaslan
Third time lucky for trying to leave a post on...

Third time lucky for trying to leave a post on this: I have movet Roxy cat from undre my arms at the Key board. so I now cant blame her.
Beautiful: before I retired subframes and chassis from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2020, 08:02
Replies: 22
Views: 2,048
Posted By alanaslan
I have just done the wifes saloon, subframe...

I have just done the wifes saloon,
subframe £165 New
Top arms £65 each from stock
bottom arms £38 each new
HT bolts for arms times 8 from stock £1.75 each from stock


All stock items are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2020, 19:44
Replies: 55
Views: 3,639
Posted By alanaslan
Had a similar problem with the black competition...

Had a similar problem with the black competition ones when I complained they sent me a set of stainless steel 316 grade inserts, the car that I fitted them to is still running about 7 years and 140k...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 22:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By alanaslan
Yes you can fit every body panel on our cars in...

Yes you can fit every body panel on our cars in the back of your tourer. I usually take a few old quilts to wrap the panels in to keep them from getting scratched or damaged.
Alan


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Forum: Items Wanted 24th September 2020, 20:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By alanaslan
Please check the part numbers before being so...

Please check the part numbers before being so sure the thick ones end 960 the originals end 961 what can I say.
Alan


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Forum: Items Wanted 24th September 2020, 20:08
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By alanaslan
Sent you instructions on how to replace easy job ...

Sent you instructions on how to replace easy job
Alan


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Forum: Items Wanted 24th September 2020, 19:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By alanaslan
Rimmers sell OE Rover ones part no 961. With all...

Rimmers sell OE Rover ones part no 961. With all the zeroes before it. From memory they sell for about £180 inc vat if you want OE Rover you will need to pay the price. It would cost you more to have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2020, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By alanaslan
From your description of the smell and the handle...

From your description of the smell and the handle sweating, it sounds like the handle has not had enough accelerator in the plastic mix. The sweating usually occurs when resin and hardener are used...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2020, 06:29
Replies: 55
Views: 3,639
Posted By alanaslan
I would be asking the garage to replace both, as...

I would be asking the garage to replace both, as one has failed totaly and the other is fitted incorrectly. You have to asume that as the garage supplied both bushes at the same time, the bushes are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2020, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By alanaslan
Thank you so much as always someone has done it...

Thank you so much as always someone has done it before
Alan


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2020, 08:46
Replies: 55
Views: 3,639
Posted By alanaslan
Both bushes are scrap the offside bush metalestac...

Both bushes are scrap the offside bush metalestac insert has failed compleetly. the NHearside bush has been forced on forcing out the bush materal from the metal carrier.

I note from your post...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2020, 22:02
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By alanaslan
Spice Tourer at last

Well it has been an interesting year so far. Spice has had to take a back seat. As my health has not been great, also Paulines Saloon has been playing up.
Since lock down started Paulineís saloon...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2020, 21:31
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By alanaslan
This reminds me very much of a refurbished...

This reminds me very much of a refurbished building that was mine the main sports halls lights were 11.4 meters above the ground. The lamps were 400watt discharge mounted in a ceramic bulb holder...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 28th June 2020, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By alanaslan
Love these units usually made by Alpine. the head...

Love these units usually made by Alpine. the head unit is just that. The wireless receiver AM / FM is in the boot the CD changer most likely in the glove box the Analog TV turner is in the boot and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2020, 21:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By alanaslan
Tempting but would need new timing belts and...

Tempting but would need new timing belts and serpentine belts.
To make it economical to drive an LPG conversion. Suddenly itís not tempting anymore.
Alan


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Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2020, 23:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By alanaslan
Oh I miss the pre 71 days when money was worth...

Oh I miss the pre 71 days when money was worth something. For working with LSD it was easy 12 pennies to the shilling 20 shillings to the pound. Petrol was 7/-6d a gallon. Oh I do miss the good old...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th June 2020, 22:17
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By alanaslan
Hi James I have used Jules in the past he...

Hi James I have used Jules in the past he supplyís an aftermarket fan for our cars which does a fantastic job, I have bought one from in the past for the gold Tourer. The fitting instructions are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 22:57
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Brian, On the 75s both tourers and saloons to...

Brian,
On the 75s both tourers and saloons to 3mm I get about 27k from my summer tyres usually energy or The dreaded F1 boys.
I run firestone M+S in the winter and get about 20k from them though...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 22:17
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Brian tell the truth that was a painted mm ...

Brian tell the truth that was a painted mm
Alan


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 22:05
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Brian Iíve just ventured into the office found...

Brian
Iíve just ventured into the office found my petrol ration coupons for the four cars and the bike I ran during the oil shortage in the 70s,
Alan


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 22:00
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
How can anybody expect tyres to last that length...

How can anybody expect tyres to last that length of time. Though I remember a Rebel owner going into o garage in the north of Scotland in the 90s as one of his original crossplys was damaged. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 20:50
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Had just this fault on the javelin about eight...

Had just this fault on the javelin about eight years ago the testing stick went through the floor in about a dozen places.
Boy were the Garage sick when I took them to the small claims court for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 19:49
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Are you sure they were Grand Prix S? They may...

Are you sure they were Grand Prix S? They may have been classic reproductions.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 19:39
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Brian, all my cars always get a second and often...

Brian, all my cars always get a second and often a third pair of eyes looking over them every year. I canít believe you had a set of Good Years to change did the owner not realise that a tyre should...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 19:18
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Your wooden box would let you test Dicks HRG,...

Your wooden box would let you test Dicks HRG, Rolls also did the same thing up until the 70s the front road wheels rotation drove the servos for the rear brakes. I have to confess that the spice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2020, 19:09
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Dick is a very young 94 he moved up to Forres to...

Dick is a very young 94 he moved up to Forres to work for the Rolls dealer but after he had bought the old dentists surgery and house the dealership changed the conditions of his employment.
Dick...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2020, 03:45
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
I have a little Inca yellow midget in the garage...

I have a little Inca yellow midget in the garage it is fully roadworthy and has not had an MOT for over fifteen years. I donít want some young euro box trained mechanic poking at my pride and joy....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 23:05
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
I have just worked out what I should do get in...

I have just worked out what I should do get in the car drive 200 miles get the MOT drive the 200 miles home. Donít think so!
The MOT extension is a required.fact! for those who were obeying the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 22:42
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Told you were missing something! Up here until...

Told you were missing something! Up here until last week there were no MOT stations open indeed no garages open! That was the bit you are missing!


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2020, 00:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By alanaslan
I got one from Dingbro about two and a half years...

I got one from Dingbro about two and a half years ago single piece from tail pipe to around the middle of the front floor well. Had to weld the back box mounting spigots backlot to it at 13 months,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 00:13
Replies: 48
Views: 4,465
Posted By alanaslan
I would have to go with Crowns in the winter the...

I would have to go with Crowns in the winter the wheel is very sturdy and gives you the 65% profile needed during the bad weather. In the summer I tend to fun Horseshoes but only because they were in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 00:01
Replies: 43
Views: 4,140
Posted By alanaslan
My cousin bought a 75 diesel auto Tourer about...

My cousin bought a 75 diesel auto Tourer about six years ago, It was bought to replace the Jag and the Range Rover. His wife calls it his old mans car. I pointed out to both of them that they are...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2020, 21:13
Replies: 46
Views: 3,814
Posted By alanaslan
I have to agree with CLF. Though I have seen this...

I have to agree with CLF. Though I have seen this work both ways.
This is sorry was a problem that was prevalent in British Occupied Ulster sorry Northern Ireland. It was also a problem in many...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2020, 21:01
Replies: 62
Views: 5,316
Posted By alanaslan
Guys you are all missing the point. Until last...

Guys you are all missing the point. Until last Monday up here in darkest Scotland you could not go out to get your car a fresh mot with out breaking the lockdown. In fact even today you would be in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2020, 20:43
Replies: 64
Views: 5,248
Posted By alanaslan
It is so sad to see bolts selling at these...

It is so sad to see bolts selling at these prices. We used to have a company locally nuts and bolts were their game. You could get anything you wanted for pence not pounds, sadly Robert retired...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2020, 20:22
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By alanaslan
The other option is to run a wire from the inside...

The other option is to run a wire from the inside lights to a relay with a battery live feed then you will only be pulling the relay in and it can power all the lights you want just make sure the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2020, 22:07
Replies: 231
Views: 27,006
Posted By alanaslan
I have been Driving 75s since launch night. My...

I have been Driving 75s since launch night. My wife has a saloon whilst I have the monogram spice tourer. With careful looking after these cars should see us in the grave. They are both oil burners...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 22:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By alanaslan
This just reminded me of an incident in a...

This just reminded me of an incident in a Scottish town just outside Glasgow about 20 years ago. Swimming pools use a base chemicals to chlorinate their water and an Acid to then bring the Ph of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 21:26
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By alanaslan
I guess you could drop in apples to the oranges....

I guess you could drop in apples to the oranges. However I have no idea what you would end up with. The two gases are interchangeable after a nitrogen flush, mixing the two is not a good idea, itís a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2020, 20:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By alanaslan
Whither your car has 15Ē, 16Ē, 17Ē, 18Ē wheels...

Whither your car has 15Ē, 16Ē, 17Ē, 18Ē wheels the height of the car will remain the same. This is because the tyre profile drops with each increase of wheel size. The smoothest ride is on 15Ē wheels...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2020, 23:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By alanaslan
Most of the machines I have seen vacuum out to a...

Most of the machines I have seen vacuum out to a waste tank then fill a standard amount of oil with the new type gas on a pressure stop valve. As the original gas has a different mass to that of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2020, 21:42
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By alanaslan
Should do my microfiche shows them to be the same...

Should do my microfiche shows them to be the same part number.
Alan
Wife has kicked off cos I brought the fiche screen down from the attic.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2020, 21:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By alanaslan
I know that last summer up hear in Scotland they...

I know that last summer up hear in Scotland they were removing old screens from car breakers and refurbishing them. Two of the big boys were doing this. I was even asked when the first batch of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2020, 21:07
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By alanaslan
Our cars if filled with the factory fitted gas...

Our cars if filled with the factory fitted gas can be expected to lose anywhere between 2% to 10% by weight per year. 35% you have a leek somewhere not just in the veg patch.
The new gas used in all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2020, 20:52
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By alanaslan
There are droplinks and there are droplinks you...

There are droplinks and there are droplinks you can buy them for as little as £2.32 trade up to £70 is about the dearest I have seen who is to say which are better.
I can remember when Kwikfit did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2020, 20:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By alanaslan
I love these questions when is a 5 watt bulb a 5...

I love these questions when is a 5 watt bulb a 5 watt bulb?
The motor industry, sorry that is unfair the governments ministry of Transport, are still living in the 1920s. The output of light from a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2020, 21:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By alanaslan
Who cares they look very nice to me and I am...

Who cares they look very nice to me and I am dislexik. I keep getting my Blues and Greens mixed up. From the photos I would say that lovely Green colour called Neptune Blue.
Alan


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2020, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By alanaslan
The reason for the second set of lights inside is...

The reason for the second set of lights inside is so when the tailgate is open the lights are still visible ( A Legal Requirement ).
LandRover have theirs in the bumper. I have always felt that it...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2020, 00:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By alanaslan
This takes me back. When we bought our current...

This takes me back. When we bought our current house I had it wired Cat5. The problem with the domestic line was that the cable from the exchange was a 500tp cable to the Lucy in the main road. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2020, 06:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By alanaslan
GO ON TO THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE CHECK MY MOT YOU...

GO ON TO THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE CHECK MY MOT YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT DUE TO COVID 19 YOU STILL HAVE SIX MONTHS MOT ON THE CAR.
SORRY
Alan
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2020, 07:34
Replies: 94
Views: 7,486
Posted By alanaslan
Our thoughts are with you at this time of...

Our thoughts are with you at this time of tragedy, Rest in peace Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2020, 00:12
Replies: 44
Views: 7,064
Posted By alanaslan
If you are looking for a digital temprature guage...

If you are looking for a digital temprature guage I have one fitted to a wallnut offside cup holder that has never been fitted to a car If you would like it just drop me a PM. Happy to supply....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2020, 03:45
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By alanaslan
I am not 100% but your description makes me think...

I am not 100% but your description makes me think it is the head light automatic leval adjuster. Does your headlight switch only have one thumbwheel? if so this wheel will dim the dashboard lights...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 06:26
Replies: 13,059
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By alanaslan
Well Yesterday saw me finishing the rear brakes...

Well Yesterday saw me finishing the rear brakes on the silver Saloon. that is now both sides had the calapers overhauled and painted red all guides perfectaly clean and smooth, the seals and dust...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 06:03
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By alanaslan
another 5 years and she should be tax and MOT...

another 5 years and she should be tax and MOT exempt you should be able to get classic low mileage insurance for under a hundred pounds.

Sadly my young broker girl has now retired and it is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 05:47
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By alanaslan
I think she deserves a nice relaxing Wax on top...

I think she deserves a nice relaxing Wax on top of that polish to keep the sunshine away from the poor paint. Oh how I wish I still mad my pre launch car. I miss her she was the best equiped 75 I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2020, 02:52
Replies: 13,059
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By alanaslan
Well that has been a busy week and the Spice...

Well that has been a busy week and the Spice didnít get look in.
Last Thursday my daughter called on her way over to pick her mum up. Dad the blue car sounds terrible. She was on the back road about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2020, 07:51
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By alanaslan
Sorry to old to do classes or I would gladly....

Sorry to old to do classes or I would gladly. drop me your address and I will stick a bar of clay in the post to you. I will type up some instructions and send them with it.
I have just the first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 06:30
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By alanaslan
In my Mind there are two possible answers to the...

In my Mind there are two possible answers to the problem

1) they have fitted a non rain sensor screen.
2) they did not replace the rain sensor when they fitted the screen.
I said in an article...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 05:34
Replies: 13,059
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By alanaslan
Today the spice got her front wheels changed to...

Today the spice got her front wheels changed to ones with winter tyres on them so that is a pair of Crown 15" wheel with 195 winterhawk tyres on them. Also the blye box with the snow chains are now...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2020, 23:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By alanaslan
Re springs breaking: You can still buy spring...

Re springs breaking: You can still buy spring protectors that bolt on to the strut which prevent or reduce the risk of tyre damage.
I remember back in the old days when both leaf and coil springs...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2020, 07:17
Replies: 44
Views: 3,714
Posted By alanaslan
This is so true ten years ago I had a Maestro...

This is so true ten years ago I had a Maestro which was one owner from new with 20,000 miles on it, whilst driving up past our local Iceland which is a one way street with cars parked outside the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2020, 20:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By alanaslan
I was talking to my coil spring man last week,...

I was talking to my coil spring man last week, about something non Rover related and was quizzing him about the front springs on the Diesel tourers vs the KV6.
He told me that the length of the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 19th February 2020, 05:55
Replies: 4
Views: 2,227
Posted By alanaslan
Are you just looking for a knob to fit the...

Are you just looking for a knob to fit the spindel of the radio if so I have a few knobs I used to use during my model Railway days that should fit.
Alan
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