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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2020, 17:56
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to always use the commercials section (ex...

I used to always use the commercials section (ex HGV man!).;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 21:12
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By roverbarmy
Yes! So was my finger! I managed to keep the...

Yes! So was my finger! I managed to keep the skin by taping it down with a plaster and bracing the finger with a lolly stick, as every time I bent the finger, the skin slipped. It took about two...
Forum: Was it you? 25th February 2020, 21:05
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By roverbarmy
Black 56 75 Roys Wroxham

Black Contempary in Roys Car park Wroxham today. Very tidy. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 19:09
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By roverbarmy
+1 on the SGS struts. Below is what happens when...

+1 on the SGS struts. Below is what happens when your bonnet drops when you are not expecting it to:-
https://i.imgur.com/9NrGeh5.jpg?2
The bonnet drops, your finger is in the gap that is just not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 19:04
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By roverbarmy
Brilliant idea. Saves all that noise and...

Brilliant idea. Saves all that noise and juddering.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 18:30
Replies: 69
Views: 4,081
Posted By roverbarmy
I'll pay for a bag of chips! Salt & vinegar Bri ...

I'll pay for a bag of chips! Salt & vinegar Bri ?😉


Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 20:51
Replies: 56
Views: 1,271
Posted By roverbarmy
Whenever I do finally change my car, I have a...

Whenever I do finally change my car, I have a list of requirements:-
Petrol.
Non-turbo.
Automatic (preferably Jatco).
(If I did get a manual, it would have to have a light clutch with an external...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 18:37
Replies: 56
Views: 1,271
Posted By roverbarmy
I swapped my manual for an auto! Never going...

I swapped my manual for an auto! Never going back! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2020, 12:47
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By roverbarmy
Quick fix! Ebay link....

Quick fix!

Ebay link. (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-2004-on-facelift-front-bumper-foglight-blanker-pair-DPF000260-DPF000270/263292900871?hash=item3d4d7ad607:g:IGQAAOSwR8pbrhc9)
;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 12:42
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By roverbarmy
Totally agree but not German sausages - way too...

Totally agree but not German sausages - way too spicy! :D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2020, 23:11
Replies: 69
Views: 4,081
Posted By roverbarmy
Somebody recently described involvement with...

Somebody recently described involvement with 75/ZTs as an addiction. Perhaps Brian is in re-hab? All the best to him and his. I would like to thank him for everything that he has done for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2020, 20:13
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By roverbarmy
It's usually the top that holes but that one has...

It's usually the top that holes but that one has gone underneath. Mine was solid underneath. Very difficult for the MOT testers to check the tops with the wheels on as they often go around the base...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2020, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By roverbarmy
They do not have the Isofix system but can take...

They do not have the Isofix system but can take the seats that are held in by seat belts (old fashioned now I am told by my son/daughter in law).;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2020, 19:58
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By roverbarmy
Potholes.

You have to get the authorities to look into the matter!
https://i.imgur.com/UyvopkR.jpg?1


When he asked how to repair it, the boss told him to use his head!

:duh:
Forum: Humour Corner 22nd February 2020, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By roverbarmy
and the steam rusts the bedsprings! :getmecoat:

and the steam rusts the bedsprings! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2020, 19:01
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By roverbarmy
Works on my pc.

Works on my pc.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2020, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By roverbarmy
It's a shame that the road tax on these is so...

It's a shame that the road tax on these is so high (late model automatic). There's an exhaust system on ebay for peanuts and even if it needs a new front arm (last advisory), a few hundred would buy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2020, 11:56
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By roverbarmy
Worth saving?

Not mine but local to me in East Norfolk:-


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/667797207326569/?ref=feed_rhc


£160 for a fixer upper :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2020, 18:28
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By roverbarmy
My last visit to a KF establishment, for an oil...

My last visit to a KF establishment, for an oil and filter change on mums Polo, had the "yoof" telling me to check the oil again in the morning as it took a while to fill "all the nooks and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2020, 10:55
Replies: 45
Views: 1,606
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm guessing that the "footfall" on here is...

I'm guessing that the "footfall" on here is dwindling too, as they become "rarer"! Ooooh! did I say that word? :duh: Must have been reading too many optimistic adverts! :D I've looked at alrenatives...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 23:19
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By roverbarmy
It could be that the adjustment fixing bolts are...

It could be that the adjustment fixing bolts are corroded away?:shrug:
link to diagram item 5 and 8 ? (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001553)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2020, 11:05
Replies: 629
Views: 43,857
Posted By roverbarmy
Dentists are in short supply! Have pliers, will...

Dentists are in short supply! Have pliers, will travel! If you can crack on with a Dremel and Isopon P38, you could be charging a few hundred quid an hour! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 13:27
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By roverbarmy
The clutch master cylinder is up above the brake...

The clutch master cylinder is up above the brake and clutch pedals not under the bonnet as stated in the Haynes manual) it is under the dashboard. Check for fluid leaks around there. If so, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2020, 10:54
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
No more will the one eyed monster roam the...

No more will the one eyed monster roam the streets of the North East! :D
Forum: Humour Corner 15th February 2020, 14:31
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By roverbarmy
Delivery.

The postman called this morning with a big roll of bubble wrap. He asked where I wanted it and I told him to pop it in the garage. He was still popping it three hours later!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 13:43
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By roverbarmy
Is this another #metoo situation? :getmecoat:

Is this another #metoo situation? :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 13:41
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By roverbarmy
I dropped my mum at the supermarket the other...

I dropped my mum at the supermarket the other day. She's 95 and I always park well away from the "dinking" spots. She said "We should have parked there!" and nodded towards the parent and child...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2020, 18:23
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By roverbarmy
A dose of blutack helps!;)

A dose of blutack helps!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2020, 16:53
Replies: 629
Views: 43,857
Posted By roverbarmy
That was everything, so not bad really. Two guys...

That was everything, so not bad really. Two guys came, stripped off the old and refitted the new in less than half a day! Worth the money just to see it really. No Health and safety, just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2020, 01:10
Replies: 629
Views: 43,857
Posted By roverbarmy
I drew the line at the garage a couple of years...

I drew the line at the garage a couple of years ago. Cost me a grand with new boarding, soffits, fascias and downpipes! Ouch!
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2020, 18:53
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By roverbarmy
It was the Vulcan at Norwich Aviation Museum. ...

It was the Vulcan at Norwich Aviation Museum.


Link (http://www.cnam.org.uk/index.php)


;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 13:33
Replies: 629
Views: 43,857
Posted By roverbarmy
Took the 75 to the builders merchants to buy a...

Took the 75 to the builders merchants to buy a couple of rolls of felt and galvanised clouts to repair the shed roof. The waterproof is no longer on the existing and my spares and tools are in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 18:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By roverbarmy
Arrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! My eyes! :eek:

Arrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! My eyes! :eek:
Forum: Humour Corner 12th February 2020, 18:52
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By roverbarmy
Oh, so you were one of them "posh" folk that 'ad...

Oh, so you were one of them "posh" folk that 'ad jobs then! A coal shovel? Luxuries!:getmecoat:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHFZBUTA4k
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2020, 17:14
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By roverbarmy
Visited the flight deck on a Vulcan recently. ...

Visited the flight deck on a Vulcan recently. Uncomfortable and very cramped. Full respect to the crews who bombed the Falklands runway and fuelled them mid air. Wow!;):bowdown:

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2020, 16:56
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By roverbarmy
If it's good enough for aircraft carriers? ...

If it's good enough for aircraft carriers?
http://www.acf-50.co.uk/corrosion_block.htm
Works for me on all mine.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 14:03
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By roverbarmy
Rovers and MGs are magnetic! Sent from my...

Rovers and MGs are magnetic!

Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By roverbarmy
Turbos! Quart into a pint pot! :getmecoat:

Turbos! Quart into a pint pot! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 17:35
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By roverbarmy
Snap! If you'll pardon the pun. Difficult to...

Snap! If you'll pardon the pun. Difficult to spot without removing the wheels as the undersides tend to be fairly sound.:shrug:
They make for scary viewing:-


https://i.imgur.com/9x3pLEe.jpg?2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 23:06
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By roverbarmy
Or you could just drill holes in your existing...

Or you could just drill holes in your existing case and put cable ties in and around the ends to stop the cables falling out.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 15:51
Replies: 629
Views: 43,857
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm a coward too! Maybe we should start a cowards...

I'm a coward too! Maybe we should start a cowards club! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 12:01
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By roverbarmy
The pdf photo files in post #94 may help you:- ...

The pdf photo files in post #94 may help you:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=79190&page=10


Plus pics etc., here:-...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 11:51
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
I may just check that they are clear for now and...

I may just check that they are clear for now and wait for warmer weather to do the "proper job"! Cheers, Mike.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2020, 18:48
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By roverbarmy
Nah! That is just a weird interior! :puke:

Nah! That is just a weird interior! :puke:
Forum: Humour Corner 8th February 2020, 17:50
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By roverbarmy
We used to sleep in a hole in the road!:D

We used to sleep in a hole in the road!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 16:51
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
I guessed that's where they would be but needed...

I guessed that's where they would be but needed confirmation before starting the job. Many thanks.


So, it looks like the large diameter breather goes to the air filter side of the induction...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2020, 15:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,813
Posted By roverbarmy
:flog::duh::shrug::D:getmecoat:

:flog::duh::shrug::D:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 14:53
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
V6 pinhole breather location?

I'm going to replace the mesh filters and gaskets in the cam covers. Where are the pinholes as I understand that they can get blocked too? (First time I've been in there). I have two cam cover...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 10:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By roverbarmy
At least they won't be rusty! :getmecoat:

At least they won't be rusty! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 16:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By roverbarmy
When the electricity grid gets overloaded...

When the electricity grid gets overloaded (https://gridwatch.co.uk/) (which it will, based on observations currently, which run close to the wire when the weather turns cold) the country will grind...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 16:12
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By roverbarmy
One word - heat (but protect the gaiter on the...

One word - heat (but protect the gaiter on the driveshaft - 7 words!) ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 16:09
Replies: 52
Views: 2,574
Posted By roverbarmy
A picture paints a thousand words! :eek::duh:

A picture paints a thousand words! :eek::duh:
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd February 2020, 19:53
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By roverbarmy
Easter week usually sees a couple or more...

Easter week usually sees a couple or more caravans flipped on the A17 and A47 (gateway to the Broads), usually caused by blown tyres. The roads usually end up with textiles and matchwood scattered...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2020, 19:47
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By roverbarmy
I have often seen "carers" put on latex gloves,...

I have often seen "carers" put on latex gloves, dress and wash a person and then prepare the person's lunch. All wearing the same gloves! They are obviously used to protect the carer! They will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 23:06
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Oops! Breaking news?:getmecoat:

Oops! Breaking news?:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 14:37
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By roverbarmy
That's the fella. The plastic bit often sticks...

That's the fella. The plastic bit often sticks after years of service!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 14:31
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
I was always happy with my Motorola LW and MW but...

I was always happy with my Motorola LW and MW but that's when music was music and the "Home" service was playing!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 11:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,282
Posted By roverbarmy
This was my Royal Star 500 ...

This was my Royal Star 500
https://i.imgur.com/IeELg04.jpg
Maybe we should start an old bikes thread? :D Or old bikers! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 18:15
Replies: 65
Views: 1,686
Posted By roverbarmy
Before or after you banged it on the wall?:duh:

Before or after you banged it on the wall?:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 17:37
Replies: 65
Views: 1,686
Posted By roverbarmy
If you are handy with a mini soldering iron:- ...

If you are handy with a mini soldering iron:-
repair kit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By roverbarmy
I believe that you can also power up the...

I believe that you can also power up the electrics by jacking up the car and using jump leads via an earth and one of the starter leads, if you know what you are doing (on a diesel) but don't attempt...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 17:16
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By roverbarmy
Spray WD40 or plus gas (thin spray tube if you...

Spray WD40 or plus gas (thin spray tube if you can) into the keyhole (you may need to partially insert something to keep the dust seal out of the way) and let it sit for a while. Use the key and try...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 14:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,282
Posted By roverbarmy
here's my biggest regret:- ...

here's my biggest regret:-
https://i.imgur.com/GJn7K2c.jpg?1
Sold it for £55 with the sidecar! It was a lovely bike to ride, with smooth engine and gearing, plus very comfortable. It's been to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 13:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By roverbarmy
For me, anything made by SAIC will never be an...

For me, anything made by SAIC will never be an MG. I am sick to death of our brand names being sold off to whoever. Would folks buy an MG if it was marketed as an SAIC? No!


I remember buying...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2020, 17:23
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By roverbarmy
Ah but I'm an old fa*t and you're a young...

Ah but I'm an old fa*t and you're a young whippersnapper! :D
Forum: Social Forum 28th January 2020, 20:30
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By roverbarmy
Never late for work!

I've just realised that Since I bought my Rover I have never been late for work.


Maybe because I'm retired? :D


Keep Rovering and keep smiling (unless you have an MG of course - then just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 16:45
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By roverbarmy
I would, maybe, if I had the foggiest idea about...

I would, maybe, if I had the foggiest idea about electrickeryonics! :D EMS 2000 is a TENS machine isn't it? Maybe that's why it's misfiring, muscle cramps! :shrug:
:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 23:07
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By roverbarmy
Leads were on 1,3 and 5 only on early cars I...

Leads were on 1,3 and 5 only on early cars I believe. Coils direct fit on 2,4 and 6.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 17:48
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By roverbarmy
I was so impressed with the clutch system that I...

I was so impressed with the clutch system that I now have an auto! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 15:00
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By roverbarmy
This thread may have some useful information but...

This thread may have some useful information but some of the pics appear lost:-
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=155169
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 13:32
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By roverbarmy
Did you align the power vis motor and operating...

Did you align the power vis motor and operating arm in the correct place when refitting? If not the VIS motor won't move anything.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2020, 13:18
Replies: 52
Views: 2,574
Posted By roverbarmy
Sorry but have to disagree. I worked with the...

Sorry but have to disagree. I worked with the motorway Police on many occasions. Every single one I worked with deserved a medal for putting themselves in the firing line to protect me and those...
Forum: Social Forum 27th January 2020, 00:00
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By roverbarmy
https://twitter.com/il0vethe80s/status/58476101546...

https://twitter.com/il0vethe80s/status/584761015461621760

The "coalman" with his TK Bedford. Interesting reg no.:D


https://i.imgur.com/6HdDKGi.jpg?1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2020, 23:32
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By roverbarmy
V6 coolant hose rubbing.

Doing my under bonnet checks today and noticed that one of the elbow shape hoses is rubbing against the front cambelt cover. The mark is minimal at the moment, so I propose to wrap some old inner...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 23:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By roverbarmy
Have a chat with a local driving school. They...

Have a chat with a local driving school. They will give you an unbiased assessment of your driving. If they are happy and you are happy, carry on. However, if you have any doubts or you think that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 23:19
Replies: 52
Views: 2,574
Posted By roverbarmy
Having spent a long period of my life recovering...

Having spent a long period of my life recovering HGVs from motorways, I would say that a hard shoulder is an absolute necessity. Even where there is one, it is a very dangerous place to be. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2020, 19:04
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
Could also be a leaking slave cylinder. Check...

Could also be a leaking slave cylinder. Check the level in the master cylinder (pain in the rear due to location and there is a floppy rubber seal in the top) or check for fluid around the bottom of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2020, 18:17
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By roverbarmy
Thread No 58 has some pics of rear door which is...

Thread No 58 has some pics of rear door which is similar I think? :-
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=91292&highlight=door+actuator&page=6
I think that some folks fit a cable tie...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 18:11
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By roverbarmy
................ and the interference was due...

................ and the interference was due to???? I have radio interference too. Tried and changed lots of bits but it's still there!:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 17:02
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By roverbarmy
Have a look under the bell housing for any fluid...

Have a look under the bell housing for any fluid leakage If it is there, it will be the slave. Also check under the clutch pedal. If it is there, it will be the master. You could try topping up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 16:21
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By roverbarmy
Did you check for fuel filter syndrome? The...

Did you check for fuel filter syndrome? The later fuel filters can start to unscrew. By removing the in tank filter, you can re-tighten the filter and fit a clip to hold it in place (FOC - fabled...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 15:30
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By roverbarmy
Had this on my wife's Polo. She complained about...

Had this on my wife's Polo. She complained about a squeal after setting off out of the drive. I drove forward, braked and heard the squeal. I then reversed back onto the drive quite quickly and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 15:10
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By roverbarmy
Not sure if you are diesel or petrol though???...

Not sure if you are diesel or petrol though??? Oops! I see that you have a V6 petrol.


:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 15:07
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By roverbarmy
He may be out shopping, so I would line up some...

He may be out shopping, so I would line up some biscuits and a slice of cake too! As a Rover owner, you should learn to take things at a leisurely pace!
;)
Forum: Social Forum 25th January 2020, 15:01
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By roverbarmy
Pop lorries banned

All pop lorries grounded in China due to Corona virus!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2020, 22:02
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By roverbarmy
Two more Roger?

Here we go:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-hearse-and-Limousine/174167350085?hash=item288d2edb45:g:-Q4AAOSwfzJeKgKK
:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2020, 21:43
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By roverbarmy
La-Z-Boy made in China?

I've always been a fan of my La-z-boy chair. It now looks like a rough old army boot that's done a few tours but is the most comfortable chair that you will ever sit on. It's been in my house since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2020, 00:00
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By roverbarmy
This is why you need to replace the bonnet...

This is why you need to replace the bonnet struts, before you bang your head or:-


https://i.imgur.com/9NrGeh5.jpg?1


My finger was down the edge of the meeting point between bonnet and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2020, 11:32
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By roverbarmy
Condensation in the rear silencer box. Exhaust...

Condensation in the rear silencer box. Exhaust heats up water turns to steam. Drill a 3mm hole at the lowest point and see how much water drains out. Self tapper in at MOT time. Job done. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2020, 11:22
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought a 214SEI from an elderly neighbour. It...

I bought a 214SEI from an elderly neighbour. It had sat in a heated garage and done around 500 miles a year on average. He had it main dealer serviced every year at first and then every two years. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2020, 21:38
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By roverbarmy
I couldn't see any flashing blue lights in the...

I couldn't see any flashing blue lights in the vid but no doubt there will be some coming along shortly!!! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2020, 18:49
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By roverbarmy
My 1.8 Connie used to growl when the aircon was...

My 1.8 Connie used to growl when the aircon was switched on. After a regas it was fine. Quiet and efficient. My aircon man tells me that they all lose a percentage each year, so I get my latest...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2020, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By roverbarmy
If I were nearer I would offer my "bearing"...

If I were nearer I would offer my "bearing" services free of charge. A wonderful sight indeed sir. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 20:18
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By roverbarmy
Sounds like someone has replaced the fir tree...

Sounds like someone has replaced the fir tree clip with a screw and the card has separated at the top right, where it gets most "bounce" as the door closes (hence the use of the fir tree clip).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 16:47
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By roverbarmy
The "fir tree" clips often break when trying to...

The "fir tree" clips often break when trying to remove but are the best fixings to keep the door card in place.
https://i.imgur.com/i53D6EF.jpg?1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2020, 19:53
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember testing some micro filtration bypass...

I remember testing some micro filtration bypass oil filters on our commercials in the 1980's. Basically, you fitted a T piece at the oil pressure switch and some of the pressurised oil ran through...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2020, 19:32
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By roverbarmy
OK! Here we go:- Inlet manifold gasket...

OK! Here we go:-
Inlet manifold gasket failures usually give a misfire at start up as coolant seeps internally into the combustion chambers via the inlet. External leaks will be seen leaving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2020, 13:06
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
I had my car retested in August so that I can get...

I had my car retested in August so that I can get it ready for MOT during the summer months. Much better than crawling around underneath in the winter months. A good fettle in July/August usually...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By roverbarmy
If the rubber bushes are worn, yes. Jack up and...

If the rubber bushes are worn, yes. Jack up and test for movement with a long pry bar. The only movement should be minimal give in the rubber.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 16:01
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By roverbarmy
Could be the fan belt slipping. They are under...

Could be the fan belt slipping. They are under load by the alternator after first starting up. Being damp won't help.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 15:45
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By roverbarmy
Check around the belts and pulleys in case you...

Check around the belts and pulleys in case you have dislodged anything and it is catching. Also check belt for tension and in case you have spilled anything onto it causing slip.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 15:27
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you checked the rear arms for rusting. ...

Have you checked the rear arms for rusting. There are bushings in the rear arms and the trailing arms.
https://rimmerbros.com/ItemList--Rover-75-Rear-Suspension--m-2985
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 15:18
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By roverbarmy
Check out the information on DMGRS website re...

Check out the information on DMGRS website re which gasket to choose. It is not possible to choose the correct gasket until after the head has been removed and examination of the head and liner...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2020, 15:11
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By roverbarmy
We always travel from our local airport which...

We always travel from our local airport which severely limits choices but makes for a much more pleasant journey with daytime flights etc. I've found that by monitoring the operators website, I can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 13:49
Replies: 56
Views: 2,782
Posted By roverbarmy
An inbuilt meter for all the "taxi" jobs I get...

An inbuilt meter for all the "taxi" jobs I get running the family hither and thither!:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2020, 13:43
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By roverbarmy
Basil Brush ?

I've just seen that a popular newspaper has reported that Basil Brush is leading tributes following the death of Derek Fowlds (Mr Derek) RIP. He will be missed. However, regarding Basil Brush...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2020, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By roverbarmy
Welded cars! I always remember seeing an Austin...

Welded cars! I always remember seeing an Austin 1100 that had been a cut and shut job that broke in half going over a hump back bridge. The front end with two occupants ended up in a field on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 11:52
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By roverbarmy
I use ACF50 products on dissimilar metals. They...

I use ACF50 products on dissimilar metals. They use it on aircraft carriers so it must be good. I've found it on Ebay in the past.
http://www.acf-50.co.uk/corrosion_block.htm
Also comes in spray...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 11:36
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By roverbarmy
In my experience electrical contact cleaner seems...

In my experience electrical contact cleaner seems to work for a year or two.:shrug: I do mine before every MOT as it usually happens when the seat is moved (short a** mechanic maybe)?:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2020, 22:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By roverbarmy
Never post pics on forums etc., showing your...

Never post pics on forums etc., showing your numberplate. The numbers can be checked online to see if the car has MOT, tax and insurance and Hey Presto, all criminals need is a set of numberplates...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2020, 18:42
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
I took my 94 year old (soon to be 95) mum for a...

I took my 94 year old (soon to be 95) mum for a doctor's appointment and showed her what happens when the power VIS motor kicks in. She went very quiet for a moment and said "That reminds me of your...
Forum: Discussion 15th January 2020, 16:52
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By roverbarmy
Also don't forget the simple things....... air...

Also don't forget the simple things....... air filters get soggy and blocked at this time of year. Low revs OK but needs more air at higher revs.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2020, 15:43
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By roverbarmy
We bought cat repellants from Amazon as the cats...

We bought cat repellants from Amazon as the cats were "going" in the pebbles on the driveway. After a week or so, no more cat poop. I've actually seen cats start to walk up the drive, stop, then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 20:15
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By roverbarmy
I had a 3mm hole in my old car and you couldn't...

I had a 3mm hole in my old car and you couldn't detect any extra noise but the condensed water would definitely drain away. After drilling the hole, I applied a decent amount of silver hammerite so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 18:23
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By roverbarmy
You shouldn't have had it de-catted! :D It's the...

You shouldn't have had it de-catted! :D It's the purr that gets them! If you ask a dog to get rid of mice, they say "Me how?" Santa Claws would have helped last month if you'd sent him a letter. If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2020, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By roverbarmy
If ever I needed a bearing pressed in (when I got...

If ever I needed a bearing pressed in (when I got rid of my kit!) I just went to a local engineer, who used to do it for the price of a drink. Many local garages will also do this for you. ...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2020, 11:37
Replies: 39
Views: 777
Posted By roverbarmy
Any "handouts" to private companies makes me...

Any "handouts" to private companies makes me wonder why some and not others? MGR didn't get a handout, nor did Thomas Cooks. Where will it end? Nobody helped me out during the financial crisis. I...
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2020, 15:42
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By roverbarmy
Steps in Motorcycling

I know that there are a few bikers on here and thought that you might like a good read about where it all began and how it progressed :-


https://motorcycletimeline.com/1910-2/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 13:08
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By roverbarmy
As an ex member of The Vincent Owners Club, I am...

As an ex member of The Vincent Owners Club, I am very aware of the influence of "Classic" status. The club itself suffered from a massive "fiasco" which didn't end well at all!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 20:48
Replies: 41
Views: 2,296
Posted By roverbarmy
Basically there are two choices. Replace at...

Basically there are two choices. Replace at recommended intervals of time or mileage (safest option) OR do it when you think fit and take the risk. We can debate it until the cows come home, or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2020, 15:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember doing the "Black Car Shuffle" on...

I remember doing the "Black Car Shuffle" on several occasions, to manoeuvre limos and hearses around churches and graveyards in rural Norfolk and Suffolk, that were originally built for "handcart"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By roverbarmy
The last pic is the "parts car"!;)

The last pic is the "parts car"!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2020, 21:05
Replies: 629
Views: 43,857
Posted By roverbarmy
Cured the wife's Polo of squeaking rear brakes...

Cured the wife's Polo of squeaking rear brakes and handbrake sticking on. I don't know what they make brake shoes out of (original VW) but they leave a sticky black residue which seems to form rust...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2020, 21:16
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By roverbarmy
I've fitted them to my 05 and my 99. The holes...

I've fitted them to my 05 and my 99. The holes were there on both but had to dig the crud and rust out first! They are different sizes too, so get the correct bolts in the correct holes.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2020, 19:25
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By roverbarmy
A spray of WD40 (water displacer) over the leads...

A spray of WD40 (water displacer) over the leads may help in the wet weather but new leads would probably cure it if the plugs don't.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By roverbarmy
Plugs or leads breaking down under load would be...

Plugs or leads breaking down under load would be my best bet, assuming that you don't have any smoke, noises etc.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2020, 15:11
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By roverbarmy
Have a look under the gearbox. If there's fluid...

Have a look under the gearbox. If there's fluid there, it's the slave cylinder. If you still have the original pipe setup with the quick release coupling under the bonnet, disconnect it and try the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 23:35
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By roverbarmy
Oil Catch Tank V6 ?

I replaced the rubber pipe from the airbox to the inlet manifold as the old one was getting "soft". The (used) replacement was much thicker and stronger than the old one. I found a bit of engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 14:23
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By roverbarmy
You may have a duff cell on the battery. Each...

You may have a duff cell on the battery. Each cell should be 2+ volts. If you have 5 at 2.4 volts and one at zero, it will still read 12 volts. Most garages and battery retailers will give you a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 10:45
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember putting a £10 note behind my...

I remember putting a £10 note behind my daughter's sun visor when she passed her test and telling her "That's for emergency fuel only!"


A couple of weeks later, the tenner had gone! "I said...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 18:49
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Had a nice drive down to Suffolk, the obligatory...

Had a nice drive down to Suffolk, the obligatory air bag light popped on after Sally satnav took us down a bumpy lane, so after stopping for a bite to eat and a cuppa, wiggled the underseat wiring...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2019, 21:40
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Oh for a "proper" diesel when you could strap a...

Oh for a "proper" diesel when you could strap a gallon tin of diesel on the roof and let it gravity flow to the injector pump! I remember bringing a tractor unit home that way, with a can and tube...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2019, 17:58
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Took SWMBO up to Walcott for a walk on the...

Took SWMBO up to Walcott for a walk on the seafront. Since the enforced dumping of the sand (Sandscaping) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmtqqTWlocs)
it looks totally different.


The run was...
Forum: Was it you? 29th December 2019, 15:06
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By roverbarmy
75 at Walcott, Norfolk

W reg parked in the Poachers Pocket Car Park. Good lunch or brunch?:icon_question:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2019, 23:07
Replies: 50
Views: 3,312
Posted By roverbarmy
I've seen two today (three including mine)....

I've seen two today (three including mine). :laugh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2019, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By roverbarmy
A circumcision of your drain tube may be...

A circumcision of your drain tube may be necessary! Ouch!:laugh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2019, 16:33
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Both VIS motors replaced, balance flap and rod...

Both VIS motors replaced, balance flap and rod checked for free movement. Sounds great and running smoothly.:laugh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2019, 20:14
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Drove to Trikeys and we had a chat break. Me from...

Drove to Trikeys and we had a chat break. Me from babysitting and him from repairing a certain party's poorly motor. Thanks Andy and Debs.

Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2019, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By roverbarmy
....and there's more! Boeing spaceflight timer...

....and there's more! Boeing spaceflight timer cocks up!


or


as it may have said once to passengers-


"You are on the world's first fully automated pilotless flight. There is no need...
Forum: Humour Corner 26th December 2019, 16:35
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By roverbarmy
The Scandinavians are launching an environmetally...

The Scandinavians are launching an environmetally friendly version of the Titanic that runs on wind, wave and solar power. It's called the Greta Iceberg.:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2019, 15:37
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By roverbarmy
A relative of mine visited a certain far eastern...

A relative of mine visited a certain far eastern country recently as some of her inlaws were from there. They were followed around the whole time that they were there by "suited gentlemen"!:laugh:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2019, 15:32
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By roverbarmy
One of my HGV drivers kept having problems with...

One of my HGV drivers kept having problems with stalks and it was down to him being a heavy smoker and the stalk innards used to fill up with ash!:icon_rolleyes: Ash is not a lubricant we found.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2019, 15:29
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't you just hate it when that happens!...

Don't you just hate it when that happens! :banghead: especially when your bits are falling off due to the cold anyway! :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2019, 22:16
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By roverbarmy
Done my fair share of "holiday" cover. Thanks to...

Done my fair share of "holiday" cover. Thanks to all those who are looking after us at these times. It is appreciated. :laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2019, 23:26
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By roverbarmy
I've just spotted the bright stars in the East! ...

I've just spotted the bright stars in the East! Keep on shining folks.:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2019, 20:23
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By roverbarmy
Headlights?

Must remember not to use the headlights when out in the van!
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/broadland-way-white-van-man-flasher-1-6439931
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2019, 17:24
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't assume that all "seaside" cars will be...

Don't assume that all "seaside" cars will be rusty! I live near the seaside and there are lots of pristine motors around here that spend most of their lives cosseted in centrally heated garages! I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2019, 17:20
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought and fitted a pair of "as new" used ones...

I bought and fitted a pair of "as new" used ones from Portugal. They had no rust whatsoever and looking inside with my endoscope camera, weren't even dirty! I cleaned, dried, primed and painted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2019, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By roverbarmy
This diagram may help:- ...

This diagram may help:-
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001706
and
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID999770


If you have the sump off, change the seal on the pick up pipe as there were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2019, 00:09
Replies: 11,778
Views: 826,517
Posted By roverbarmy
Armless enough you might say!:shocked:

Armless enough you might say!:shocked:
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