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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 04:30
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By victorgte
Iím doing something similar this week. Need a...

Iím doing something similar this week. Need a modern daily drive for clocking up the miles.
Iíve looked at zero tax or £20 per year tax diesel cars.
Ford Focus, Peugeot 308 and Vauxhall Astra. Yes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 19:41
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By victorgte
The tyre thing is a great way to start. Some...

The tyre thing is a great way to start. Some years ago I went to see a Ford Focus which according to the advert just had 3 tyres fitted. Imagine my annoyance to find all 4 tyres with a depth of just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By victorgte
A Plan Insurance have branches all over the UK....

A Plan Insurance have branches all over the UK. Theyíve been very good to me for a number of years, including multi vehicle policies.
Comparison sites are always good too. Being a bit mature too...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 11:35
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By victorgte
F or TF is a choice you make after driving both....

F or TF is a choice you make after driving both. Personally I prefer the TF hence why I bought one last year. Just make sure its been well looked after.

Front suspension arms are £65 each and will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 11:11
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By victorgte
Every manual 75 Iíve driven had a heavy clutch...

Every manual 75 Iíve driven had a heavy clutch pedal. Is this an indication of near failure or just a 75 characteristic?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 21:54
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By victorgte
Iíve just fitted the winter wheels/tyres to my...

Iíve just fitted the winter wheels/tyres to my wifeís 75. Took me a month or so of searching the internet to find 4 part worn but worth it in the end. Subject to good weather I will swap back to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 22:33
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By victorgte
No. Ran the car for about 18 months on the 50...

No. Ran the car for about 18 months on the 50 profile tyres. Just took the edge off the harsh ride. Being a Contemporary, the ride was a little firmer than my Conny 75. The wheels now sit on another...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By victorgte
Slightly firmer ride than 15" wheels but hardly...

Slightly firmer ride than 15" wheels but hardly noticeable. I like both.

You notice a difference when running 17" and 18" wheels. Much firmer.


Having said that, I put 50 profile tyres on my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 12:17
Replies: 36
Views: 2,111
Posted By victorgte
Nearly 3 years ago 2 members were after this car....

Nearly 3 years ago 2 members were after this car. Me and a now banned member. He won but then failed to pay. I got Dave's other car the Royal Blue V6 Contemporary which has recently gone to the great...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By victorgte
Low miles and a spec that is probably rare now....

Low miles and a spec that is probably rare now. One to save. It's almost a travesty to use it.

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Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 27th September 2019, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By victorgte
Good luck Tim. Hope you find new employment soon.

Good luck Tim. Hope you find new employment soon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 22:08
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By victorgte
It takes minutes to change over. You’ll need a...

It takes minutes to change over. You’ll need a hex key to remove the panel over the air bag. Disconnect the car battery first and go for a cup of tea to allow any current in the system to disappear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 21:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Zinc primer and powder coated on top. He told me...

Zinc primer and powder coated on top. He told me upon collection he would have preferred the bushes removed. A bit late by then. When fitted I will fill them with Dinitrol and coat the outside. I say...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 13:36
Replies: 39
Views: 1,364
Posted By victorgte
RAC last year £14 per month for us in any...

RAC last year £14 per month for us in any vehicle. We have 4. Used them once when the Streetwise had a damp BCU and needed a tow home. All dry the day after when I took it out and dried it on top of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 19:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
I'm happy with the result. As they are original...

I'm happy with the result. As they are original or at least I know they are not poor Indian copies, I will store them. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190925/a3751c320e9ce04214620bb6fde65260.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Collecting the suspension arms tomorrow. Will...

Collecting the suspension arms tomorrow. Will post up pictures of the results.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 11:22
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By victorgte
Within 10 years, maybe less, the car making...

Within 10 years, maybe less, the car making landscape will be totally different. The big boys will have no choice but to merge or at least share technology to be able to survive in a rapidly changing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2019, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By victorgte
I've just had a quote for the same job from the...

I've just had a quote for the same job from the Trader Jules in North Wales. Contact him and I'm sure he will quote and book you in.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 11:44
Replies: 52
Views: 1,317
Posted By victorgte
I had the very same problem last year. From...

I had the very same problem last year. From memory it was a fuse problem. Ask Jules as he told me what to do. I think it took me minutes to fix. Sorry I canít be more specific but memory has faded.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 18:38
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
Steve. Picture as promised. I'm off work this...

Steve. Picture as promised. I'm off work this week so will have another go. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190922/496d803e80cfaf85afb31cedcd2604af.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 22:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,470
Posted By victorgte
I do sometimes regret selling my Scimitar GTE....

I do sometimes regret selling my Scimitar GTE. Despite being a 3 litre V6 Ford Essex engine it ran so clean it impressed MOT testers every year. A rebuilt carburettor helped achieve that.
Fuel,...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 20th September 2019, 11:53
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By victorgte
I had 19 lights to fit the Rover 25/ZR/Streetwise...

I had 19 lights to fit the Rover 25/ZR/Streetwise and could not sell a single one. Kept a pair just in case and gave away the rest.
Would like the TF lights please. My left hand light is cracked but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 09:05
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
Yes Steve ill post up pics when I get back home...

Yes Steve ill post up pics when I get back home at the weekend. Short break away for us.
Thanks for the how to.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2019, 13:18
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
They are not strong at all. Such a simple device...

They are not strong at all. Such a simple device designed and made so badly. Local garage wants £100 to remove them. I passed on that one.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2019, 23:03
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By victorgte
What price clearance did you see please. Checked...

What price clearance did you see please. Checked their site and they are £93 plus postage.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2019, 13:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Dropped off all 4 arms this morning. I'm away for...

Dropped off all 4 arms this morning. I'm away for a week so I've told him I will call him Monday 23rd to see if they are done.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 21:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By victorgte
Phil was unwell if I remember correctly. Did less...

Phil was unwell if I remember correctly. Did less and less but Iím not privy to his current situation.
Rear lights I have spares.
Still plenty of suppliers around but the big debate recently has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By victorgte
Did exactly that before my new arms were fitted....

Did exactly that before my new arms were fitted. Filled with Dinitrol and then sprayed outside too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By victorgte
Welcome back. Like me you will probably have to...

Welcome back.
Like me you will probably have to travel to see a specialist on MGR cars.
Jules in North Wales and Terry at TS Autos neat Bridgnorth. Iím sure someone will know of someone closer to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 20:30
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
That saga continues. I visited my local Peugeot...

That saga continues. I visited my local Peugeot Citroen dealer today. Its is in fact a PSA adapter but an older one that they no longer use. However they had the magic box of old bits and you can see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 13:38
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By victorgte
You are not far from me. Iím just south of...

You are not far from me. Iím just south of Evesham. Free after 4 on Saturday and most of Sunday if you need a hand.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By victorgte
I would look for a small puddle under the water...

I would look for a small puddle under the water pump. Leaks when stationery and stops leaking when the engine warms up. Starts to leak a few hours after the car has stopped when it all cools down....
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 9th September 2019, 17:24
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By victorgte
Tyre is 185/65/14

Tyre is 185/65/14
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By victorgte
Not really. Remove the battery and you will see...

Not really. Remove the battery and you will see the bolts in the base of the box. Undo and remove.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 18:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Replied to your PM. GLOUCESTER COATING LTD ...

Replied to your PM.
GLOUCESTER COATING LTD
Mobile No: 07778-753513
Office No: 01452-428896
Experts in all types of Metalwork & PVC Finishings. Single & Multi items undertaken
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
I've re read the quote and he does indeed state...

I've re read the quote and he does indeed state the first coat is a Zinc primer. I'll ask what top coat is used.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By victorgte
Great colour but one hell of a lot of money. ...

Great colour but one hell of a lot of money.
Having had a MK2 ZS for 3 years it was superb to drive but lacked any quality with fit, finish and noise deadening quite poor. Cost cutting certainly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By victorgte
There is a real mixed bag of opinion on the 75 at...

There is a real mixed bag of opinion on the 75 at present. Some dealers see the quality and the potential to be a premium cruiser. Others just canít be bothered as you say.
Looking at ones for sale...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Would appreciate what the best way forward is...

Would appreciate what the best way forward is exactly. Are we talking Hammerite?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 07:42
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
Yes I see what you mean about the one lug being...

Yes I see what you mean about the one lug being removed an try that. Nothing to lose there. I'll try welding the original too.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 07:38
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
I've no desire to have locking wheel nuts as no...

I've no desire to have locking wheel nuts as no one wants Rover alloys anymore so hardly at risk of being stolen. I'll take a photo of the bolt part on the car. Might be able to get an Irwin socket...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 22:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Having 2 75ís it seemed a good price for a set of...

Having 2 75ís it seemed a good price for a set of arms to put aside for the future. Itís over £300 now for a new set.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 21:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By victorgte
Rear suspension arms to restore

Having had all new rear suspension fitted to my V6, Terry at TS Autos recommended I keep the old ones as they were still solid if a little brown on the surface. Got a quote today for shot blast and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 15:54
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
I spoke too soon. Got home and it doesn't fit....

I spoke too soon. Got home and it doesn't fit. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190905/581fd81caa2095b59690206a11a78acc.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 13:48
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
Can't believe my luck. Visited the local scrap...

Can't believe my luck. Visited the local scrap man and after searching boots for half an hour I went to the workshop that drains oils and other fluids and they had a box full of adapters. 5 minutes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 11:07
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By victorgte
Locking wheel adapter broken

I'm trying to remove the wheels on my latest purchase but the locking wheel nut adapter has broken. Markings show F9 and P9. Are these available for sale? I've done a search and it shows lots of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 08:20
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By victorgte
There is usually a transition from mainstream to...

There is usually a transition from mainstream to classic. In 13 years or Scimitar GTE ownership I rarely came up with parts being NLA. Yes there were pieces of interior trim that were NLA and they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 08:00
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By victorgte
Thin end of the wedge I'm afraid. Poor quality...

Thin end of the wedge I'm afraid. Poor quality parts are creeping into the MGR parts bin. 5 years ahead looks difficult and 10 years ahead looks grim.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 11:19
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By victorgte
True. Iím all for moving bits for a price at...

True. Iím all for moving bits for a price at which they actually sell rather than have bits stored everywhere.
Like has been said, possibly a mistake in the advert. Iíve bought from them in the past...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 07:19
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By victorgte
To think I sold that identical set for £50.

To think I sold that identical set for £50.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st September 2019, 09:31
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By victorgte
Wheel/tyre for Rover 25/45

Steel wheel with an excellent Firestone tyre. Ideal spare or daily use. I'm sure its 14" but will get the tyre size later.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2019, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By victorgte
There is a "Freebies" section on this...

There is a "Freebies" section on this forum.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By victorgte
They a proving to be outstanding long term...

They a proving to be outstanding long term transportation.
We were totally happy taking the MG TF to Ireland for a 900 mile tour.
Both V6 75ís have done 700 miles each around Ireland. Never doubted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 17:38
Replies: 77
Views: 3,487
Posted By victorgte
Current cars anything from the USA. They just...

Current cars anything from the USA. They just canít make cars.
Older cars. Citroen Pluriel. Utterly pointless and ugly.
Suzuki X-90. Utterly pointless and ugly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 18:55
Replies: 62
Views: 1,848
Posted By victorgte
One of the Austins Iíve owned too! Red. Y Reg....

One of the Austins Iíve owned too!
Red. Y Reg. Really comfortable. Just did not inspire me in any way and found it dull after a few months. Sold it to a friend and he loved it.:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 19:23
Replies: 62
Views: 1,848
Posted By victorgte
Too many to list. Owned, rescued, passed through...

Too many to list. Owned, rescued, passed through my hands and company cars must be around 200.
In the 80ís I must have kept someone at DVLA in a full time job.
A broad list would be,
Several...
Forum: Social Forum 25th August 2019, 20:15
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By victorgte
Iíve been watching cricket for 44 years and Iíve...

Iíve been watching cricket for 44 years and Iíve never seen a batsman adapt and survive like Ben Stokes today. Yes he rode his luck but you make your luck with application and determination. Well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 07:02
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By victorgte
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 08:04
Replies: 46
Views: 2,010
Posted By victorgte
I like the idea. When BMC had 50% market share,...

I like the idea. When BMC had 50% market share, customers knew it was a British company and patriotic sales were plentiful.
Today many of us would struggle to know who owns what. Talking to a RAC...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 07:55
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By victorgte
Just bought 2 of these. Will see if they are any...

Just bought 2 of these. Will see if they are any good.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F131856556091
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 23:20
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By victorgte
But an extra half hour for me. Heís moved to a...

But an extra half hour for me. Heís moved to a brilliant location but denies its retirement. Keep using him so he canít retire.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 19:54
Replies: 46
Views: 2,010
Posted By victorgte
Back on topic. When I was off work in 2017 with...

Back on topic. When I was off work in 2017 with cancer, reading was something I did a great deal of.
AROnline is a brilliant website with lots of independent essays on a whole range of topics...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th August 2019, 19:16
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By victorgte
Done and working. Many thanks indeed. Always...

Done and working. Many thanks indeed. Always liked the Symphony unit in my first 75 and glad I kept it along with the walnut facia to add some class!
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th August 2019, 18:54
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By victorgte
Thank you. Itís still light so I may try it now....

Thank you. Itís still light so I may try it now. Could be that simple.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th August 2019, 14:46
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By victorgte
Symphony unit unusual fault

Decided to fit my old Symphony unit to my wifeís MK2 75. Plug and play as I thought, checked it worked and put it all in the dash.
However, as soon as I put it into D for drive, the unit keeps...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 16th August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By victorgte
Would like these please but I will have to create...

Would like these please but I will have to create a plan to get them. Itís a 410 mile round trip!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 19:18
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By victorgte
So itís true then. A design fault from the very...

So itís true then. A design fault from the very start.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 09:45
Replies: 58
Views: 2,593
Posted By victorgte
Interesting that you use a tachograph? Do you run...

Interesting that you use a tachograph? Do you run beyond 3.5 tons or does your towing vehicle have that capability therefore had to have one fitted when new? I ask because the guys I know in your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 09:38
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By victorgte
Iíve reluctantly scrapped 3 cars and it hurt....

Iíve reluctantly scrapped 3 cars and it hurt. That decision as to whether to spend another shed load of money or break it is a difficult one.
Iíve recently thought about selling my LPG V6 but easily...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 22:05
Replies: 58
Views: 2,593
Posted By victorgte
It does make me wonder if my trailer is legal....

It does make me wonder if my trailer is legal. Home made, by an aircraft engineer I might add. Outstanding quality but not plated in any way. Leaf spring suspension, braked and 165/13 car tyres at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 21:43
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By victorgte
Avon was at one point the original fitting for...

Avon was at one point the original fitting for all new Aston Martin cars. Premium tyre 30 and 40 years ago.
Unfortunately many old names were bought up by other manufacturers and standards dropped...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 21:08
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By victorgte
Sadly I think this will become more common. I...

Sadly I think this will become more common.
I seem to remember a thread recently regarding rear upper suspension arms being difficult to fit as the pattern was wrong. Copies and fakes starting to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 20:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By victorgte
Wheel collected yesterday and delivered today....

Wheel collected yesterday and delivered today. Very pleased with the service and so is the buyer thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 12:05
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By victorgte
Had the same tyres fitted a month ago. Can't...

Had the same tyres fitted a month ago. Can't fault them. There are some good deals out there if you search a bit.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By victorgte
Is there a BMW replacement?

Is there a BMW replacement?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 20:57
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By victorgte
I was looking forward to ordering 2 but I need a...

I was looking forward to ordering 2 but I need a pair of rear shocks!
What a pity.
Who made the originals?
Are they still made for other cars? A pedal is just a pedal after all and some car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 13:36
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By victorgte
£49.50 Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

£49.50


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 09:38
Replies: 58
Views: 2,593
Posted By victorgte
Interesting thread to read. I too have an A frame...

Interesting thread to read. I too have an A frame which I have used only twice but it now appears to be redundant. I know my HGV class 1 license gives me certain ďgrandfather rightsĒ with size and...
Forum: Social Forum 13th August 2019, 09:15
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By victorgte
There is something rather shady about a web site...

There is something rather shady about a web site that offers a service for a while and then dumps all of its users with threats, conditions and unacceptable terms whilst holding your pictures to...
Forum: Social Forum 12th August 2019, 22:38
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By victorgte
Another few episodes and itís a black V6,...

Another few episodes and itís a black V6, highline head unit and still has the rear end of a Volvo 740.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 17:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By victorgte
Low spec car too. Rare indeed as we mainly save...

Low spec car too. Rare indeed as we mainly save higher spec cars. Looks like a basic classic.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2019, 10:07
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By victorgte
Iím not far from you just south of Evesham. Happy...

Iím not far from you just south of Evesham. Happy to take a look for you. I also have a spare control panel if yours is not working as it should.
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2019, 17:50
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By victorgte
Rover 75 continuity mistake

Decided today to watch the very first episode, series one of ďThe Thick of ItĒ
Lots of people have said itís funny so why not give it a try.
Within minutes the Minister is in his Ministerial car....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 11:16
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By victorgte
Museum piece or not I challenged a colleague to...

Museum piece or not I challenged a colleague to find rust on any of the MGR cars and he failed. People can call it what they like. Its my transport and I enjoy every mile....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 09:37
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By victorgte
He has a point. Why would you want a car that...

He has a point. Why would you want a car that does not have working indicators?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 13:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By victorgte
Just used the web site to place an order....

Just used the web site to place an order. Straight forward thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By victorgte
Thanks for posting. Great rates.

Thanks for posting. Great rates.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 20:42
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By victorgte
Personally I would buy it only to garage it and...

Personally I would buy it only to garage it and bring it out from April until September in dry weather only. Needs to be used so it does not deteriorate but preserved as itís a piece of history....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 14:31
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By victorgte
There is a reason behind this change. Government...

There is a reason behind this change. Government has found out that many drivers of Hybrids just keep on running them on petrol only. Company car users are the worst for this. All the tax breaks and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 19:12
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By victorgte
Interesting read. Thanks fo posting.

Interesting read. Thanks fo posting.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 07:56
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By victorgte
I had a Scimitar GTE for 13 years and found the...

I had a Scimitar GTE for 13 years and found the forum outstanding for advice and solutions.
When a neighbour had a problem with her 07 plate Renault Clio I found the solution on a YouTube video....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 19:02
Replies: 44
Views: 2,174
Posted By victorgte
Got a Mk1 Copperleaf and a MK2 Firefrost. Best of...

Got a Mk1 Copperleaf and a MK2 Firefrost. Best of both.
Condition is far more important than colour for me though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By victorgte
I've got a complete detachable tow bar kit...

I've got a complete detachable tow bar kit available....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 20:59
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By victorgte
Until recently my summer wheels were comets and...

Until recently my summer wheels were comets and winter wheels (with winter tyres) were Contours. Comets were very smart and gave a lovely smooth ride on 15Ē Dunlop tyres.
Now Iíve gone back to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By victorgte
Good news for him. Would like a couple of pieces...

Good news for him. Would like a couple of pieces from him.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 28th July 2019, 21:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By victorgte
Done. Removed it today all because of that...

Done.

Removed it today all because of that small screw behind the control knob.
Now I need to fit it to my wifeís 75.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2019, 21:33
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By victorgte
A long time friend bought a brand new T6 just 3...

A long time friend bought a brand new T6 just 3 years ago as an everyday vehicle. First year did everything in it. Drove to and from work, went away with family and friends including me and it proved...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th July 2019, 23:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By victorgte
Well well indeed. Many thanks for the replies. I...

Well well indeed. Many thanks for the replies. I would have been there until Christmas trying to figure that one. Out it comes tomorrow.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th July 2019, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By victorgte
How do I remove this please

Picture shows my highline head unit. For some reason I've missed something and can't remove it. Can anyone put me right? 2 screws at the stop are removed....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 21:14
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By victorgte
There is Terry at TS Autos who is in south...

There is Terry at TS Autos who is in south Shropshire but nearer to you is a specialist in all things air con.
Junction 9 on the M5 is Tewkesbury. Iíll go visit as I canít remember the name of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2019, 19:54
Replies: 386
Views: 370,380
Posted By victorgte
Just to echo what Arctic keeps saying about...

Just to echo what Arctic keeps saying about checking plenums, whilst fitting the spy hole modification this evening during a break in the heavy rain I thought it a good idea to check the cabin filter...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 19th July 2019, 13:51
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By victorgte
No FM or AM reception

Picture shows the unit connected and ready to go. Despite searching for stations, nothing comes up. It does not even search. Is there something simple I've missed?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 15:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By victorgte
That seems like good news. Amazing what a little...

That seems like good news. Amazing what a little pressure can do to make a company react and make a statement. Good PR or not.
Hope they do indeed go to Gaydon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 18:09
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By victorgte
Having now collected the diesel last Wednesday,...

Having now collected the diesel last Wednesday, weíve done over 500 miles in it already having completed a tour of Wales.
Smooth, quiet and very economical. 160 remap was superb.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By victorgte
I've just paid £162 for a pair of Avons so yes...

I've just paid £162 for a pair of Avons so yes probably a good deal. Good tyres.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 16:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By victorgte
It goes on all the time. Neighbour recently...

It goes on all the time.

Neighbour recently sent £12,000 and she was applying for a new mortgage on her house to send even more.
We tipped off her kids to stop her.

She still can't understand...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 22:34
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By victorgte
Thanks iandux - lovely car

Got home an hour ago after collecting the 75 recently for sale by iandux.

Ideal way to test your latest purchase is to drive it 155 miles down the M6 and M5 at a steady 70 or 80 and suffer the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 07:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By victorgte
Nice engine if you don't want to get anywhere too...

Nice engine if you don't want to get anywhere too fast. My 1.8T was rapid and had light handling. Felt like a different car.
I gather the manual version is terribly underpowered so an auto box with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 08:28
Replies: 537
Views: 56,738
Posted By victorgte
I agree, the heading of this thread should be...

I agree, the heading of this thread should be changed.
Radioguy - banned do not use.

Saves trawling through 50+ pages.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 18:51
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By victorgte
Iím mystified by these pictures. I see this...

Iím mystified by these pictures.
I see this every so often when someone has covered their car in white stuff.
What is it?
Is it a gimmick or a really good cleaner?

My bucket and sponge is my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 13:05
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By victorgte
A fantastic car badly built. I drove my dad's...

A fantastic car badly built.
I drove my dad's SD1 to the scrap man in 1987. 110mph along the M6 and it was faultless.
Problem was, it was rotten and full of holes. It was only 7 yeares old....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By victorgte
Thank you. Iím happy to say my TF does not lose...

Thank you. Iím happy to say my TF does not lose coolant and has just completed a 900 mile of Ireland with no issues. Levels all as before the trip.
Useful to know considering it is 16 years old with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 09:57
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By victorgte
Car ownership may well have peaked? Politicians...

Car ownership may well have peaked? Politicians and eco warriors are now looking to reduce car ownership in spite of cleaner cars emerging over the next 10 to 20 years.
Most of us are probably old...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 05:56
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By victorgte
The Golden era of car ownership?

BBC news reports that plans are being made to reduce the need to own a car. Nothing new about congestion but rather than try to reduce traffic in towns and cities by several measures, Ditching the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 22:08
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By victorgte
Good to hear. Iím collecting my first diesel next...

Good to hear. Iím collecting my first diesel next week.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 21:13
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By victorgte
We are now in contact :}

We are now in contact :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 14:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By victorgte
Have both like both but prefer the Mk1. ...

Have both like both but prefer the Mk1.
Condition is everything so compromising on looks is easy for me. Pity we never saw a Mk3 unless of course itís called a Roewe 750?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 13:02
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By victorgte
Please reply

Can iandux please reply to my pmís and email.
Would like to buy your car.
Thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2019, 20:27
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By victorgte
Iíve replied to your other thread.

Iíve replied to your other thread.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2019, 20:25
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By victorgte
Replacement is the same method on all 75ís. You...

Replacement is the same method on all 75ís. You donít need to remove the door card, just move the bit by the door mirror a little to get access to the 3 nuts holding it on the door.
The strip of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 21:03
Replies: 74
Views: 7,963
Posted By victorgte
Really interesting reading. Itís why Iím...

Really interesting reading.
Itís why Iím putting money into the 2 litre V6. List of jobs is too long to type now but all the rear suspension has been changed recently as well as the front lower arm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 19:32
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By victorgte
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/ownership/interesti...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/ownership/interesting-daily-drivers-for-less-than-a-new-smartphone/ar-AADHBYg
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2019, 20:37
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By victorgte
Iím afraid many people do not understand or do...

Iím afraid many people do not understand or do not care about what they sign up for. Both are dangerous.
My ex partner was horrified when I explained her finance agreement to her. Totally different...
Forum: Was it you? 26th June 2019, 21:04
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By victorgte
M8 Cork to Dublin

Travelling today on the motorway an Audi A5 passed us and gave us a toot and a wave. Long shot but was it anyone on here?
We were in the MG TF.

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Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 10:18
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By victorgte
700 of us have just finished 45 days consultation...

700 of us have just finished 45 days consultation for the new structure and new roles.
I'm not going to apply for the new roles so I expect to be redundant by Christmas. My choice but then my job is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:12
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By victorgte
I'm totally with you on this one. It's staggering...

I'm totally with you on this one. It's staggering how top end cars can be reduced to poor handling bangers by fitting naff tyres. Owners are just deluded if they think they've got something special. ...
Forum: Technology Forum 22nd June 2019, 13:47
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By victorgte
Just read a report that BT have increased prices...

Just read a report that BT have increased prices 3 times in the last 4 years.
I knew it was getting expensive.

They've just announced a further increase in the Sport and entertainment packages...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By victorgte
Avon ZV7 on the Copperleaf 75, Michelin on the...

Avon ZV7 on the Copperleaf 75,
Michelin on the Streetwise
Uniroyal on the MGTF

Outstanding tyres but expensive. What price safety and on you life though?
Forum: Technology Forum 19th June 2019, 20:22
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By victorgte
Donít work with your phone in your pocket

Did some simple fixes on the car this evening. Some of it meant crawling around under the dash.
Went for my phone about an hour later and it looked like a spider had ink on his feet crawling along...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 19:24
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By victorgte
Door mirrors donít work

Iíve checked fuse 35 which is ok.
On my wifeís MK2 car itís a different fuse!
I cleaned the switch box in the drivers door as per the how to. Maybe I should clean it again as itís been 2 years?
Is...
Forum: Was it you? 19th June 2019, 17:12
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By victorgte
Morrisons Evesham

Looked OK from a distance. Diesel too.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190619/23ec73fdef6bdd9082d786bef0ecfbee.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 19:57
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By victorgte
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=172237
There you go. Rich in Crewe. Did a lot of posting on this site.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 19:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By victorgte
BMW in Coventry. He stood for 10 minutes asking...

BMW in Coventry. He stood for 10 minutes asking for a breakdown of the bill and got a long story about safety checks and cost of top quality filter and best oil, not forgetting the VAT. Minimum one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 17:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By victorgte
So true. Plus they cry when the car needs an oil...

So true. Plus they cry when the car needs an oil change £180. Basic service £400, big service £700 and get this, my neighbour has just been told the ABS repair to her 5 year old car is £1500. Itís a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 13:14
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By victorgte
A former member did a "how to" for fitting...

A former member did a "how to" for fitting aftermarket heat pads. Miles better than the originals. I'll have a look for it.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 20:36
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By victorgte
Thanks. Could it cause a misfire too?

Thanks. Could it cause a misfire too?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 17:23
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By victorgte
Road test tomorrow having found nothing out of...

Road test tomorrow having found nothing out of place. Starts first time and at idle no warning lights. Oil and coolant are fine. No strange noises. Last week it had a bit of a misfire. Tomorrow will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 17:15
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By victorgte
I prefer not to trust any review I read on line....

I prefer not to trust any review I read on line. Too many fake good ones and too many moaners slating what is a perfectly good product or service.
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 17:08
Replies: 32
Views: 3,065
Posted By victorgte
On a serious note, the problem with the internet...

On a serious note, the problem with the internet is that too many people believe what they read on it.
Block or ignore the bullies. An open platform for anyone to say anything is a dangerous thing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 14:17
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By victorgte
Went for a test drive a few weeks ago along with...

Went for a test drive a few weeks ago along with my brother in law and we were both impressed enough that he bought one.
For around 14k for the mid spec excite model itís great value for money....
Forum: Technology Forum 10th June 2019, 14:38
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By victorgte
Should have said we got 2 new mobile phones...

Should have said we got 2 new mobile phones included. With BT it was a SIM only package and had to buy our mobiles.
Forum: Technology Forum 10th June 2019, 14:25
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By victorgte
I thought I would wait until we have done the...

I thought I would wait until we have done the full switch from BT to Vodafone and update this thread.
Got everything we had before except access to UK TV Gold but Iím sure some wizard will show me...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 10:47
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By victorgte
I looked at this last year and all the software...

I looked at this last year and all the software was chargeable Iím afraid. Not sure whatís available now but having put my Bluetooth device away I really should start looking again.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 13:22
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By victorgte
A forum full of great technical knowledge and...

A forum full of great technical knowledge and outside of the box thinking. Iím going to check the rear view mirror just in case! 😂
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 21:10
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By victorgte
Again? Itís only a few months old. No loss of...

Again? Itís only a few months old. No loss of coolant.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By victorgte
Will do. Iím at a MG rally tomorrow and MGís in...

Will do. Iím at a MG rally tomorrow and MGís in the park Sunday. Earliest I will look is Monday but at least she can use the Streetwise for a few days.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 16:37
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By victorgte
V6 burning smell and warning

I've not got home yet to check but my wife has called to say she was driving home and a burning smell developed in the car as well as "check engine" on the dash.
Naturally she carried on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 16:25
Replies: 82
Views: 3,710
Posted By victorgte
My red Triumph TR7. Reg no. NDT203R Worn top...

My red Triumph TR7. Reg no. NDT203R
Worn top end at 88k miles would have been relatively easy to rebuild and keep on the road. Problem was it was my everyday car and got used a great deal. Would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 00:08
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By victorgte
Not been able to find it yet but still looking...

Not been able to find it yet but still looking thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2019, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By victorgte
You might find the cheaper ones a bit loud.

You might find the cheaper ones a bit loud.
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