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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2020, 09:22
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
Really enjoyed the video - many thanks for...

Really enjoyed the video - many thanks for uncovering this!

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2020, 09:21
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
What great memories😊 Cheers, Nicholas/Zircon

What great memories😊

Cheers, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 22:26
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
If all this hasn't excited interest in the...

If all this hasn't excited interest in the series, I don't know what will😊.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 22:24
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
Thanks so much for your fascinating research,...

Thanks so much for your fascinating research, Simon 😊

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 18:16
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
Just looked the registration up on the DVLA - the...

Just looked the registration up on the DVLA - the car was first registered in March 1935 - surely one of the first?!

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
Wonderful anecdote - may be you have a book and...

Wonderful anecdote - may be you have a book and TV spinoff series in you too!

On another note, always delighted to read a post by an owner of a Cowley Zircon KV6 auto - mine was made in 1999 too...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 16:52
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
Lovely to read your reactions and local insights...

Lovely to read your reactions and local insights too!

Isn't the late and greatly missed Diana Rigg wonderful as Mrs Pumphrey in episode 2?

Would love to know how the production company sourced...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 14:04
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Zircon
All Creatures Great and Small - stunning vintage Rover 😊

Hi All,

Just started watching the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small on Channel 5. It's pure escapism for these troubled times - glorious footage of the Yorkshire Dales!

Just as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2020, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Zircon
Hi Blink, I will PM you Terry Shaw's details (TS...

Hi Blink, I will PM you Terry Shaw's details (TS Autos) as he knows the answer��.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 09:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By Zircon
Understood, of course - but certainly always...

Understood, of course - but certainly always worth the trip for a bigger job. I wonder why I got the inbox full message for you!
All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2020, 22:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By Zircon
Hi Harry, I can thoroughly recommend Terry...

Hi Harry,

I can thoroughly recommend Terry Shaw of TS Autos in South Shropshire - as can a number of other members.

He built our cars in Longbridge and knows every nut and bolt.
By the way...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2020, 22:01
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Zircon
The reference to Bergerac by the writer should I...

The reference to Bergerac by the writer should I think be to Midsomer Murders - he must have been thinking of John Nettles who acted in both but it was a Triumph Roadster he drove in Bergerac. Just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2020, 22:45
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Zircon
Really enjoyable article - thank you:-) ...

Really enjoyable article - thank you:-)

Hope you are enjoying your car!

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2020, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Zircon
My Cowley V6 has had her belts renewed twice by...

My Cowley V6 has had her belts renewed twice by Russell of MG Rover Solutions. He specialises in this work (and MGTF head gasket replacements) and though based in Kent is a mobile operation and comes...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th July 2020, 16:34
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Zircon
I have sent you a PM, so you can contact Terry...

I have sent you a PM, so you can contact Terry Shaw direct if you wish to do so.:}


All the best,


Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Items Wanted 26th July 2020, 11:25
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Zircon
Hi there, Terry Shaw of TS Autos in...

Hi there,

Terry Shaw of TS Autos in Shropshire has a pair for collection FOC 😊.

Please pm me if you don't have his contact details.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2020, 15:51
Replies: 44
Views: 3,801
Posted By Zircon
My pleasure 😊. All the best, ...

My pleasure 😊.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2020, 13:28
Replies: 44
Views: 3,801
Posted By Zircon
Terry Shaw TS Autos - recommendation

I cannot recommend Terry more highly.

Anyone who has ever had their car looked after by him will I am sure agree with me that you will appreciate the depth of his knowledge, expertise and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2020, 13:06
Replies: 44
Views: 3,801
Posted By Zircon
Hi Ched, I am sending you a PM as Terry Shaw...

Hi Ched,

I am sending you a PM as Terry Shaw of TS Autos in Shropshire has told me he can explain the problem with fuel tank innards for you 😊.

All the best,
Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2020, 15:07
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Zircon
Thanks, Pete! The one 'advantage' of welded...

Thanks, Pete!

The one 'advantage' of welded sills on a Cowley car is that they don't seem so obvious at a glance!

Our adopted cat has a similar official birthday too😊
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2020, 23:09
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Zircon
Cowley birthdays😊

Hi there,

As my Zircon silver Cowley Club SE 2.5 celebrated her 20th anniversary of registration on 14 April at height of lockdown, I never got to mention it on here! In fact, she came off the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2020, 09:26
Replies: 45
Views: 3,035
Posted By Zircon
I have sent you PM with details of Terry Shaw of...

I have sent you PM with details of Terry Shaw of TS Autos who can help you��

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Items Wanted 12th June 2020, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Zircon
Hi there, Not me - but Terry of TS Autos...

Hi there,

Not me - but Terry of TS Autos should be able to help - he is ever helpful and reliable😊.

Will send you a PM with details.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2020, 19:17
Replies: 30
Views: 6,149
Posted By Zircon
Just checked to make sure he is OK with this - ...

Just checked to make sure he is OK with this -

It's Terry of TS Autos I was mentioning.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2020, 16:28
Replies: 30
Views: 6,149
Posted By Zircon
.... just sent you a PM with the details :}. ...

.... just sent you a PM with the details :}.


All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2020, 16:19
Replies: 30
Views: 6,149
Posted By Zircon
Hello, I know I highly respected expert, well...

Hello, I know I highly respected expert, well known to many here who follows this forum but is not a member who has "thousands in stock". Please send me a PM so I can give you his details:}.


All...
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2020, 20:11
Replies: 96
Views: 4,944
Posted By Zircon
Terribly sad for you and your family. These...

Terribly sad for you and your family.

These are truly dreadful times and we can only add that you are very much in all our thoughts.

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2020, 20:43
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Zircon
Hello there, I have sent you a PM with...

Hello there,

I have sent you a PM with Terry's contact details

He is really helpful, knowledgeable and reliable - you won't be disappointed😊

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 17:29
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Zircon
Great thanks to you, Brian for all your hard work...

Great thanks to you, Brian for all your hard work over the years - and lots of luck to you, Bob😊.

All the very best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 22:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Zircon
Our secret, Brian - oops!! Nicholas

Our secret, Brian - oops!!

Nicholas
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 21:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Zircon
In praise of Marina Brian :-)

It is all too easy in life to complain, and only rarely do we praise.

This note is to let you all know - and many of you do already - how lucky we are to have members with specialist expertise who...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 22:55
Replies: 47
Views: 4,031
Posted By Zircon
Great pictures and write-up! Would love to...

Great pictures and write-up!

Would love to make it to the show one day😊.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:27
Replies: 37
Views: 5,109
Posted By Zircon
Substitute now sent, Paul - thanks so much for...

Substitute now sent, Paul - thanks so much for your patience😊,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2019, 11:11
Replies: 37
Views: 5,109
Posted By Zircon
Hope the emailed photo arrived OK, Paul? ...

Hope the emailed photo arrived OK, Paul?

Cheers, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 16:57
Replies: 37
Views: 5,109
Posted By Zircon
That's very kind of you, Paul. It's one I snapped...

That's very kind of you, Paul. It's one I snapped on my phone a few month's back ... a night-time shot, that might not be up to scratch (but at least it won't show the scratches ;)).

All the best,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 13:15
Replies: 37
Views: 5,109
Posted By Zircon
Missed deadline😰

Hi Paul,

Been glued to The Ashes and together with work issues, only just seen that I have missed the deadline - again!

Still, there is always next year ... good luck to everyone:-) .

All...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Zircon
Thank you all for your kind words 😊. Zircon...

Thank you all for your kind words 😊.

Zircon performed faultlessly today and passed 133,000 miles on a round trip from Guildford to Bournemouth.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 07:02
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Zircon
Twenty years ago today!

Hi All,

Twenty years ago today my Zircon Club SE rolled off the line at Cowley - so a cause to celebrate 🎂.

With the 2.5 engine and 132,000 plus miles on the clock, I am hoping she will keep...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 13:47
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Zircon
10th anniversary of Rover 75 ownership - some thoughts

Hi All,

I find it hard to believe that 15 May marked the 10th anniversary of acquiring my Cowley 75. Already 9 years old, it was the oldest car I had ever purchased. While it was a bit of a step...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Zircon
Terry is a true 'treasure' - incredibly helpful...

Terry is a true 'treasure' - incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about our cars.

I visited him after the Pride of Longbridge - stayed overnight at an excellent B&B a few minutes' walk away ......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 10:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Zircon
Great read, Bob :}. All the best,...

Great read, Bob :}.


All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Zircon
Searching for a Zircon silver (MUM) saloon rear bumper

Hi Micky,

You should have one from me too😊.

I am still searching for a good-condition rear bumper for my Cowley Zircon silver saloon, if one comes in.

And of course if anyone else knows of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Zircon
Congratulations, Cliff! Mine passed last...

Congratulations, Cliff!

Mine passed last week - nail-biting time!

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 13:09
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Zircon
Smile ... one 'advantage' of a Cowley car is that black...

... one 'advantage' of a Cowley car is that black sills quite effectively disguise the welding ;) .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 09:16
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Zircon
MOT pass - phew!

Hi All,


Well, I have got over that annual anxiety ... MOT pass ... following some welding of the rear sills (not for the first time!). For my 75, this ritual is rather like my visits to the...
Forum: Events and Meets 31st March 2019, 12:26
Replies: 135
Views: 18,881
Posted By Zircon
Hello Rav, Many thanks for organising this. ...

Hello Rav,

Many thanks for organising this.

Yes, I hope to make it again this year, travelling via the Cowley Convoy.

All the best to everyone😊,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2019, 14:53
Replies: 32
Views: 3,360
Posted By Zircon
Good grief! Thank goodness both you and the Jag...

Good grief! Thank goodness both you and the Jag driver are safe!


All the best,




Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2019, 16:13
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Zircon
Terry Shaw, TS Autos - a star!

Hi All,


Not for the first time, Terry has been a real star, looking after my Cowley 75.



Just under two weeks ago, I noticed how quiet (silent!) the heater/airconditioning had become -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 15:04
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By Zircon
Club Director - and Happy New Year!

Many congratulations, Paul - a tribute to the huge amount of hard work you put in to the day-day running of this club.

And many thanks of course to Pete and Christopher.

As my own car reaches,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2018, 15:08
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Zircon
Hi and welcome to the Club:}. I have had...

Hi and welcome to the Club:}.


I have had this problem more than once over the last 9 years of owning my 75 and would not hesitate to recommend a proper diagnosis and repair from Terry at TS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2018, 16:43
Replies: 39
Views: 4,740
Posted By Zircon
Very sad to hear of John's sudden loss - warm...

Very sad to hear of John's sudden loss - warm condolences to his family and friends,


Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2018, 18:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By Zircon
I couldn't agree with you more, Ian :}. ...

I couldn't agree with you more, Ian :}.



Terry knows our cars inside out (he put the very last ones together in Longbridge himself) - really worth a long journey to ensure your 'pride and joy'...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2018, 23:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By Zircon
Well done on the MOT, Rav:}. All the...

Well done on the MOT, Rav:}.


All the best,


Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Events and Meets 17th May 2018, 17:00
Replies: 21
Views: 4,721
Posted By Zircon
Wink Hi Jim, Late to comment as I was to arrive...

Hi Jim,

Late to comment as I was to arrive at the meet;).

Congratulations on this really enjoyable video and souvenir of great day.

Really good to see you again.

All the best,
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2018, 20:26
Replies: 35
Views: 4,671
Posted By Zircon
Hello Rav, Really good to meet you again on...

Hello Rav,

Really good to meet you again on Monday - and Keith too.

Just read about your parents' lousy experience in Rome - hope they have managed in spite of this to enjoy thei holiday.
...
Forum: Events and Meets 6th May 2018, 21:21
Replies: 285
Views: 39,998
Posted By Zircon
Hello everyone, It was a really enjoyable...

Hello everyone,

It was a really enjoyable day - thank you so much, Ian and all the Club Team for the great organisation - I fully realise how much hard work has to go on behind the scenes:bowdown:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2018, 00:55
Replies: 39
Views: 3,767
Posted By Zircon
All best wishes for a speedy recovery, Andy, :} ...

All best wishes for a speedy recovery, Andy, :}

Nicholas /Zircon
Forum: Events and Meets 28th April 2018, 14:50
Replies: 285
Views: 39,998
Posted By Zircon
Thanks so much, Ian - likewise :} . All the...

Thanks so much, Ian - likewise :} .

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Events and Meets 28th April 2018, 12:06
Replies: 285
Views: 39,998
Posted By Zircon
Smile Hello Ian, Great to have just received the...

Hello Ian,

Great to have just received the Club email reminder this morning:}

Yes - please do add my name to the list! A bit washing and polishing now required!

Looking forward to seeing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2018, 21:11
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By Zircon
Almost twins! Mine was registered 10 days later...

Almost twins! Mine was registered 10 days later (although she rolled off the Assembly line back in August '99 - presumably sitting in a field in the meantime:D.

As with yours, used daily:}.

All...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2018, 15:15
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Zircon
Smile "Clean' MOT pass today:-)

HI All,

Greatly relieved to report that my Cowley Zircon Silver 2.5 passed the MOT without any advisories today - not bad for an 18-year old car used daily:-).

The right-hand rear sill has some...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2018, 14:46
Replies: 306
Views: 46,089
Posted By Zircon
I was very sorry not to attend in person today...

I was very sorry not to attend in person today (the demands of being a freelance), but I have very much been thinking of Derek, Lilian and of course all of you who made the trip to Aldershot to...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2017, 20:52
Replies: 306
Views: 46,089
Posted By Zircon
I have only just caught up with this dreadfully...

I have only just caught up with this dreadfully sad news of the loss of Derek - whom I had the good fortune to meet - albeit briefly - at the Pride of Longbridge a few years ago.

His individual...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2017, 18:49
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By Zircon
Hi All, Warm congratulations to everyone...

Hi All,

Warm congratulations to everyone and many thanks indeed to the team for kindly selecting my submission:bowdown: .

My sympathy to all those who didn't make it this time round - but do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2017, 21:20
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By Zircon
Smile Well done everyone - may the best photos win! ...

Well done everyone - may the best photos win!

Very enjoyable to take part again:}

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2017, 10:16
Replies: 34
Views: 2,552
Posted By Zircon
Very sorry to read this, Thomas - I have much ...

Very sorry to read this, Thomas - I have much enjoyed reading your posts for as long as I have been a member here.

All the best for your motoring future - with or without a 75:}

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2017, 20:31
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By Zircon
Many thanks indeed, Paul:} . For those who may...

Many thanks indeed, Paul:} . For those who may not recognise it, it's the keep of Dover Castle in the background.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Items Wanted 5th October 2017, 23:03
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Zircon
... we will live in hopes:} All the best,...

... we will live in hopes:}

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Items Wanted 5th October 2017, 22:30
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Zircon
Hi, I wonder if you managed to get a Zircon...

Hi, I wonder if you managed to get a Zircon silver Cowley rear bumper?

I am still looking for one if anyone can help?:bowdown:

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2017, 20:58
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By Zircon
Zircon photo

Hello Paul,

Just submitted my photo of Zircon for consideration:}.

Some great images already!

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Items Wanted 5th September 2017, 23:17
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Zircon
Well done! You should consider doing the Cowley...

Well done! You should consider doing the Cowley Convoy next April - a drive from the Oxford Mini Plant where our early cars were built through the Cotswolds to the Pride of Longbridge with lots of...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th September 2017, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Zircon
and another one for a Cowley Zircon silver bumper!

Hello,

Me too! I was in touch today with Cabletie, the Devon and Cornwall Regional Secretary who has a Zircon silver mark 1 ZT bumper, but of course it won't have the black Cowley trim we both...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 29th August 2017, 17:01
Replies: 18
Dab
Views: 1,091
Posted By Zircon
... but DAB is clearer than LW for Test Match...

... but DAB is clearer than LW for Test Match Special;).

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 28th August 2017, 23:32
Replies: 18
Dab
Views: 1,091
Posted By Zircon
Hi Andrew, you could try a DAB mini radio which...

Hi Andrew, you could try a DAB mini radio which you can connect via a cassette adaptor (if you have a Harmony or Symphony or similar head unit) or perhaps an via an FM transmitter gizmo. I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2017, 10:35
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Zircon
Really sorry to hear about your ongoing health...

Really sorry to hear about your ongoing health issues, Dave - hope you are properly on the mend soon!:} I had hoped to see you again this year at POL.

Get get well soon, too, Derek.

All the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2017, 08:21
Replies: 120
Views: 6,722
Posted By Zircon
Very sorry to hear you are so poorly, Phil - all...

Very sorry to hear you are so poorly, Phil - all the best for an excellent recovery, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2017, 23:29
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Zircon
Sounds great - flying the flag for the Surrey...

Sounds great - flying the flag for the Surrey cars:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2017, 22:58
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Zircon
Thank you, Keith - I am sure you can almost hear...

Thank you, Keith - I am sure you can almost hear my sigh of relief:}, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2017, 22:44
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Zircon
MOT pass!

Phew - MOT pass today for my 17-year old Cowley-built 75. No advisories this time - but it was a re-test after the need for welding of the rear near-side sill ... seems to be quite a common issue at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2017, 13:47
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Zircon
Yellow car owners join rally in support of 'ugly' car

Hello all,


Here is heart-warming story which I have only just caught up with:


A convoy of 100 cars has driven through the Cotswold village of Bibury in an act of solidarity towards the...
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd April 2017, 14:53
Replies: 158
Views: 18,115
Posted By Zircon
Hello everyone, Hoping to be there again...

Hello everyone,

Hoping to be there again this year with my Cowley-made 75 (snow permitting :-).

This year, I intend to travel with the Cowley Convoy which departs from the Cowley (MINI) plant...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2017, 23:51
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Zircon
You may want to try Russell of MG Rover Solutions...

You may want to try Russell of MG Rover Solutions - see http://www.mgroversolutions.com/

Although based in Kent, he travels the length and breadth of the country, specialising in these repairs to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2017, 21:04
Replies: 65
Views: 3,950
Posted By Zircon
What dreadfully sad news. While I never had the...

What dreadfully sad news. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Alan, I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2016, 00:08
Replies: 87
Views: 6,914
Posted By Zircon
Indeed, it has not been a good year - and Alf's...

Indeed, it has not been a good year - and Alf's loss is really very sad to read about. Heartfelt condolences to all his family,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2016, 19:04
Replies: 126
Views: 8,605
Posted By Zircon
I am very sad to hear of Mike's passing - another...

I am very sad to hear of Mike's passing - another loss to our 'Rover family'.

Please do pass on my kind condolences to his family and friends.

All best wishes,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2016, 11:23
Replies: 67
Views: 3,207
Posted By Zircon
Happy Birthday to the Club and all of us☺. ...

Happy Birthday to the Club and all of us☺.

Those statistics, Paul are amazing - and I would like to add my warm thanks to you - as well as Chistopher and Pete (behind the scenes) and the Mods who...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2016, 11:01
Replies: 16
Views: 3,004
Posted By Zircon
Thank you for going to the effort of doing all...

Thank you for going to the effort of doing all the research!

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2016, 22:45
Replies: 211
Views: 19,681
Posted By Zircon
What desperately sad news - my heartfelt...

What desperately sad news - my heartfelt condolences,

Nicholas
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2016, 22:42
Replies: 82
Views: 5,250
Posted By Zircon
Hello, Had the same experience a few years...

Hello,

Had the same experience a few years ago and it was caused by the failure of a brand new water pump that has been replaced at the same time as is generally advised as the V6 cambelts. All...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2016, 16:15
Replies: 109
Views: 6,131
Posted By Zircon
Hello Roy, What truly sad news to read. Like...

Hello Roy,

What truly sad news to read. Like others here, I can only begin to imgaine what you are going through.

I do hope it will be some comfort to you that we are all thinking of you and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2016, 11:58
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Zircon
Excellent news:}. All the best,...

Excellent news:}.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2016, 17:18
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Zircon
Seconded:}. You may need to phone Terry a couple...

Seconded:}. You may need to phone Terry a couple of times to reach him - but really worth the effort! He built the 75s so knows them inside out.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2016, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Zircon
More pictures from the exhibition to enjoy!

Hi all,

Some more photos I have just discovered on

https://www.facebook.com/kunsthallerostock/photos/pcb.1213729011985080/1213728965318418/?type=3&theater

You don't need to be on Facebook to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2016, 08:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Zircon
... very cruel to the poor car - but at least it...

... very cruel to the poor car - but at least it wil achieve a certain immortality ;)

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2016, 00:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Zircon
Rover 75 in German Art exhibition!

Just seen a rather extraordinary photo in today's I newspaper.

We always knew our cars are beautiful ... and now it seems that one has become a central part of an exhibit in a show by a Cuban...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2016, 10:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Zircon
Hi, I've just been through the same tiring...

Hi, I've just been through the same tiring process:getmecoat:.

Found a very competitive quote that save me over £55 compared with my current insurer with the brokers, A-Plan www.aplan.co.uk...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2016, 10:09
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Zircon
Congratulations, Dave:}. It was great to see...

Congratulations, Dave:}.

It was great to see you the other week at Pride of Longbridge (in exile!) at the Coventry Transport Museum ... and to view and sit in your stunning car!

All the best,
...
Forum: Events and Meets 17th April 2016, 16:06
Replies: 116
Views: 9,351
Posted By Zircon
Hi Dave, It was great to meet you in person...

Hi Dave,

It was great to meet you in person at last - and even if it felt like being in the Wacky Races (with me as Muttley;)) - trekking around the West Midlands - we got to the excellent...
Forum: Events and Meets 30th March 2016, 14:42
Replies: 226
Views: 27,063
Posted By Zircon
Hello Paul, Hope you are well? Yes,...

Hello Paul,

Hope you are well?

Yes, indeed I am aiming to be there - now the MOT has just been passed - but a bit of fettling needs to be done over the next few weeks to ensure the car looks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2015, 17:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By Zircon
Hi All, Just seen this ... have travelled...

Hi All,

Just seen this ... have travelled twice from Guildford to see Terry of TS Autos in the last couple of years - for tricky jobs that could not be sorted locally - as well as services on my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2015, 12:15
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Zircon
Wink '0-60 in 120 Years - A Timeline of British Motoring'

Hi All, I have just treated myself to this informative and enjoyable little book, for £9.99.

To quote from the publishers' blurb:

"Looking back over the past 120 years of British motoring,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2015, 11:30
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By Zircon
Sounds very wise, Jim - I am sure the role of Mod...

Sounds very wise, Jim - I am sure the role of Mod can seem very much like being an unsung hero at times - but together with Reebs and your colleagues, it is one of the essential things that keeps the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2015, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 3,802
Posted By Zircon
My pleasure, Gerard, Do please double-check...

My pleasure, Gerard,

Do please double-check that the Land Rover part number for the airbag ECU/DCU are identical and compare the costs of each - at the time for me, the Best of British price was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2015, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 3,802
Posted By Zircon
Hello Gerard and welcome to the Club:}. I also...

Hello Gerard and welcome to the Club:}. I also enjoy owning a year-2000 2.5 V6!

You may find that you need a new airbag ECU (sometimes called a DCU). This solved the problem for me last year and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2015, 15:11
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Zircon
Hello markshim, Another option to consider...

Hello markshim,

Another option to consider is purchasing a dicounted OEM fan motor from Bellstar Marketing, an autofactors in Huddersfield or Best of British in the Midlands, both a lot cheaper...
Forum: Social Forum 25th June 2015, 14:45
Replies: 92
Views: 5,814
Posted By Zircon
My heartfelt condolences to Deborah, Jane and...

My heartfelt condolences to Deborah, Jane and Philip.

I hope that the outpouring of affectionate posts might give you some comfort to know how much your Dad meant to his friends here, whether he...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2015, 22:58
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Zircon
Smile Warm thanks to John H!

Hi All,

Less than a week ago, I posted the tale of my disappearing front indicator spring clip. By pure coincidence, a few days later I read squire's thread of his identical problem and how John H...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2015, 22:55
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Zircon
Smile Good thinking, Richard thank you! All the...

Good thinking, Richard thank you!

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2015, 22:17
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Zircon
Lost front indicator spring thingy - doh!

Hi all,

A simple little job for a summer evening I thought - to change the off-side front indicator bulb on my beloved Cowley-built 75. I followed the handbook suggested use of a flat-bladed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2015, 17:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Zircon
A great read, Paul - what a 'labour of love';). ...

A great read, Paul - what a 'labour of love';).

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2015, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Zircon
Hi, I have sent you a PM:}. All the...

Hi,

I have sent you a PM:}.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2015, 21:20
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Zircon
Hi Bob and John, Many thanks to you both -...

Hi Bob and John,

Many thanks to you both - yes you can register via http://cowleyconvoy.info/attend-a-convoy/4564571391[/url] or contact the organiser, Tanya Field who is I believe a member here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2015, 17:11
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Zircon
15 today!

I know it may seem a bit strange to celebrate a car's birthday - but Zircon 'celebrates' the 15th anniversary of first registration today (even if she was built at Cowley a good bit earlier;)). I am...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2015, 15:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Zircon
Hello Dave, Wow - that is quite something :}...

Hello Dave,

Wow - that is quite something :} - many congratulations on such a great looking car!

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2015, 12:33
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Zircon
Thank you, Derek:} - and to all of you who have...

Thank you, Derek:} - and to all of you who have shared your congratulations!

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2015, 11:25
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Zircon
MOT pass -phew!

Hi All,

Delighted to say (and mightily relieved!) that my year 2000 Cowley-built 2.5 has just passed her MOT.

Having spent the last month reading various grim stories of cars that haven't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2015, 14:56
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Zircon
A heads-up for repairs in Kent

Hi All,

A friend of mine (not a Club member) who lives in South East Kent had a failed ECU in his diesel ZTT which his local garage could do nothing to resolve.

Much to his relief, the car was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2015, 10:18
Replies: 31
Views: 2,009
Posted By Zircon
Great story and car, Cliff .... I think quite a...

Great story and car, Cliff .... I think quite a lot of us have been bitten by the '75 bug' over the years :} .

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2015, 11:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By Zircon
Hi, If you are willing to travel to get...

Hi,

If you are willing to travel to get things put right 'by the book', I visited Terry at TS Autos in Stourbridge last summer to solve a tricky airbag system issue issue, change the automatic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2015, 14:47
Replies: 42
Views: 3,130
Posted By Zircon
Many thanks to you, Sean for your help and chats...

Many thanks to you, Sean for your help and chats ... all the very best for the future :},

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2015, 14:01
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Zircon
Seconded ... Terry is a great expert on our cars...

Seconded ... Terry is a great expert on our cars ... you are lucky to live so near him :}.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2015, 12:16
Replies: 152
Views: 10,914
Posted By Zircon
All the very best, Brian :}. I have learnt a...

All the very best, Brian :}.

I have learnt a huge amount from reading your posts in the years since I became a member here, thank you!

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2014, 12:04
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Zircon
Hi, I visited Terry at TS Autos in...

Hi,

I visited Terry at TS Autos in Stourbridge only last week - for the same job, plus service and a tricky airbag system issue (had rapidly turned me from loving my car into Basil Fawlty with his...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2014, 11:36
Replies: 54
Views: 2,174
Posted By Zircon
Smile Congratulations, ktro :} - and thanks very much...

Congratulations, ktro :} - and thanks very much for letting us know.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2014, 11:40
Replies: 36
Views: 1,963
Posted By Zircon
Many thanks from me too, Brian - you enjoy having...

Many thanks from me too, Brian - you enjoy having the rest from all your hard work!:}

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2014, 17:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By Zircon
Angry Hi, By coincidence, I have just been 'shopping...

Hi,
By coincidence, I have just been 'shopping around' and I did ask Footman James, a broker that specialises in classic car insurance. I was told that for Rovers, they don't classify them as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2014, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Zircon
Smile It must have been fascinating to learn about the...

It must have been fascinating to learn about the genesis of our cars from Richard Woolley himself - and to hear what the design meant - and evidently still means - to him, all these years later.:}
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2014, 09:54
Replies: 194
Views: 11,738
Posted By Zircon
Hi Ross, What super fast delivery - the...

Hi Ross,

What super fast delivery - the holder looks excellent - really professional, many thanks.

Definitely worth considering as a way of adding some authentic-looking (and useful) 'new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2014, 15:01
Replies: 50
Views: 4,422
Posted By Zircon
Wonderful stuff, Jeremy - many congratulations on...

Wonderful stuff, Jeremy - many congratulations on an excellent report :D.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2014, 10:11
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Thanks, Ron - it is a relief, isn't it! :} ...

Thanks, Ron - it is a relief, isn't it! :}

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2014, 10:09
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Thanks, Mike - well done too :}. All...

Thanks, Mike - well done too :}.


All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2014, 10:08
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Hi Alan - what a small - or may be large world...

Hi Alan - what a small - or may be large world ;). Thanks for the tip on the paint code at Halfords!

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2014, 08:42
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Thank you, Tom - and for this advice too :}. ...

Thank you, Tom - and for this advice too :}.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2014, 08:40
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Thank you, Derek - one less thing to worry about...

Thank you, Derek - one less thing to worry about :}.

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2014, 23:49
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Many thanks to you both, Andy and Paul :bowdown: ...

Many thanks to you both, Andy and Paul :bowdown:

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2014, 23:23
Replies: 66
Views: 2,903
Posted By Zircon
'Break a leg', Paul ;). All the best,...

'Break a leg', Paul ;).

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2014, 23:14
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Zircon
Another year - another MOT - PASS!

As so many of you will understand, MOT day today was anticipated with the usual sense of fear;). After all, Zircon is a fairly early Cowley car, having come off the assembly line in August 1999,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2014, 16:29
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By Zircon
Helpful Dutch Garage- British Car Centre Hofstee/ Autohopper Hofstee

Hi All,

When one of my headlamp protectors* disappeared recently, I all but gave up hope of being able to replace it. However, thanks to MGRover Part Finder, I was able to source it from a Dutch...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th February 2014, 14:52
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Zircon
Headlamp protector for mark 1 75, driver's side

Hi All,

As (bad) luck would have it, my headlamp protector, for the main beam - ie extreme right-hand side headlight has gone awol - no doubt flying off in the dreadful weather.:mad:

If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2014, 12:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Zircon
It makes me think that perhaps X-Part should be...

It makes me think that perhaps X-Part should be informed - as these parts wear through after two years or less - are they really 'fit for purpose'? I imagine they have been manufactured in such large...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2014, 18:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Zircon
Thanks, Mat - looks like a case of 'damned if...

Thanks, Mat - looks like a case of 'damned if you do, damned if you don't', it seems:eek:.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2014, 18:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Zircon
That sounds like a good idea, thanks:}. ...

That sounds like a good idea, thanks:}.

Glad that you have managed to source one at a good price, Slokie.

All the best,

Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2014, 11:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Zircon
I think - but am not sure - that in my case it...

I think - but am not sure - that in my case it was the latter (around the mounting plate) where the leak occurred (I was simply told that the pump was leaking).

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2014, 17:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Zircon
Hmm, I noticed that too:o ... one of the metal...

Hmm, I noticed that too:o ... one of the metal edges of the pedal seems to cut through the cover pretty quickly!

As these cars age, the replacement parts (even ones that appear to be OEM) don't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2014, 16:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Zircon
Hi, I had the same problem with my 2.5 last...

Hi,

I had the same problem with my 2.5 last summer, when I had the dreaded cambelt service and followed all the advice that it makes sense to change the water pump at the same time. Within six...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2014, 15:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Zircon
Hi, got mine from Rimmer's a few months ago -...

Hi, got mine from Rimmer's a few months ago - they still appear to have stock - http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-SKE100021 for £7.63 plus delivery.:}

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2014, 14:55
Replies: 46
Views: 2,128
Posted By Zircon
I agree - it was definitely the unique styling...

I agree - it was definitely the unique styling (for a modern car) of the dashboard - with its art deco dials which I first fell in love with when I sat in the car when at the Earl's Court Motor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2014, 22:41
Replies: 54
Views: 2,174
Posted By Zircon
Done - best of luck - do let us know how you get...

Done - best of luck - do let us know how you get on :} .

All the best, Nicholas/Zircon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2013, 16:00
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Zircon
Hello Christopher, What a terrifying...

Hello Christopher,

What a terrifying experience - and a huge relief to hear that you and Rey are both safe - and able, I hope to spend a happy Christmas with your family.
...
I would like to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2013, 07:54
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By Zircon
It does concentrate the mind on any...

It does concentrate the mind on any repairs/breakdowns over the last 12 months :xmas-smiley-018: .

Zircon
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