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Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 17:01
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By bikerdude666
I've lined up a load of jobs around the house,...

I've lined up a load of jobs around the house, sent my wife out to get paint and decorating things to keep me busy, and ordered a load of wood etc from Wickes to do some bits in the kids bedrooms...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 16:57
Replies: 60
Views: 1,443
Posted By bikerdude666
Haha that's the kids sorted, but I've been...

Haha that's the kids sorted, but I've been vegetarian for about 25 years now, and my wife is a recent convert so it'd be dandelions and daffodils for us!
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2020, 00:06
Replies: 60
Views: 1,443
Posted By bikerdude666
Nothing too far, and we didn't pay anything up...

Nothing too far, and we didn't pay anything up front, but we were due to go away in the caravan in a few weeks, but have now cancelled that. 2 reasons. First being that there were specific things we...
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By bikerdude666
Another friendly and helpful (though fairly slow)...

Another friendly and helpful (though fairly slow) forum is newrailwaymodellers. It's actually a shop but they run a forum on their website. I saw a load of these box file and briefcase layouts at a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2020, 22:58
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By bikerdude666
Something’s clearly happening, we can’t lose you...

Something’s clearly happening, we can’t lose you and Brian in the same week!
Hope you’ve got something nice to replace it, always looked lovely when I saw it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2020, 22:50
Replies: 69
Views: 5,317
Posted By bikerdude666
Huge shame, never met him personally but he...

Huge shame, never met him personally but he helped me a few times on here. Even sent me a front brake pipe he bent into shape, sent instructions on how to fit, and marked up the final bend that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 21:03
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By bikerdude666
What colour door are you after? I went to an...

What colour door are you after? I went to an MG-Rover breaker not far from you, next to a canal, a short distance from Bromsgrove. They had loads of doors, and I asked if they do many 25ís as my dads...
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2020, 13:42
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By bikerdude666
Itís happening on a couple of trikes that arenít...

Itís happening on a couple of trikes that arenít Norton though. Plus the ad shouldnít show in search results if itís been removed.
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2020, 13:41
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By bikerdude666
Yea, thatís one of them. Then thereís another...

Yea, thatís one of them. Then thereís another trike, and a norton bike and sidecar, ex RAC. Itís the same here, show up in search results, but canít actually get on to the ad. No real loss as Iím not...
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2020, 11:19
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By bikerdude666
Strange goings on - eBay

Hi all, I've been idly browsing eBay, and I've come across 3 listings that it says it can't find. All 3 end around the same time, and have no bids. Any ideas what's going on?

These are the links:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 11:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By bikerdude666
They had problems fulfilling orders right from...

They had problems fulfilling orders right from the start. Someone on a bike forum I used to be on ordered 1 in around 2010, and put down a deposit. By 2013 the bike still hadnít been delivered or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By bikerdude666
Not really worth going through insurance, it'd...

Not really worth going through insurance, it'd get written off, increased premiums, hassle etc.

From my wife experience with insurance companies, its not worth the hassle.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 10:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By bikerdude666
Maybe Indian Royal Enfield could purchase them,...

Maybe Indian Royal Enfield could purchase them, they're all set up for making classic looking bikes, and I believe are one of, if not the biggest selling motorcycle at the moment. But It's unlikely,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 10:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By bikerdude666
I think the problem with that, is that they Tata...

I think the problem with that, is that they Tata bought Jag as a fully functioning company, there was no break in production or sales. SAIC and NAC bought different parts of a failed and closed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 09:45
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By bikerdude666
No, not looked at any body shops yet. Wonít have...

No, not looked at any body shops yet. Wonít have the money for it for a while, hard to justify money on cosmetics at the moment. Thanks for the rough ideas on cost, at least I know roughly how much I...
Forum: Social Forum 28th January 2020, 23:27
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By bikerdude666
Loved listening to Just a minute, he was a great...

Loved listening to Just a minute, he was a great host!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 23:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By bikerdude666
The most annoying thing about all the SUV's going...

The most annoying thing about all the SUV's going around, is that they're not. They're just lookalikes, actual sport utility vehicles seem out numbered at least 2 to 1 by the school run qashqais,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 09:16
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, sounds promising, I don’t suppose you...

Thanks, sounds promising, I don’t suppose you remember roughly how much it cost? I’ve got some photos I’ll try and put up later, but can’t use my laptop at the moment and can’t remember how to do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2020, 23:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By bikerdude666
I do get bored of this argument, is it really...

I do get bored of this argument, is it really different to any MG produced after the first merger/buyout. The ZR/ZS/ZT is essentially just a rebadged rover with different suspension, wheels and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2020, 12:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By bikerdude666
I saw it on facebook too, looks nice enough. But...

I saw it on facebook too, looks nice enough. But oddly, it was a UK MG dealership who posted the photo, with a line saying to phone to book a test drive! Then when people asked about it they were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By bikerdude666
Anyone had a rear wing fixed?

Hi all, I havenít got any photos at the moment, forgot to take any earlier. A couple of weeks ago someone decided they wanted to be in the lane I was already in, and dented and scratched the rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2020, 10:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Just a quick update, my Dad collected the car...

Just a quick update, my Dad collected the car (not sure what they'd done to 'fix' it) but the next day had the same problem. They ordered and programmed a new key fob and apparently it's now working...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 19:54
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By bikerdude666
Yes, area code on the oil filter bin is...

Yes, area code on the oil filter bin is Liverpool. Be interesting to see, but surely whoever owns it could get those cars out and salvage some parts?

*edit* a little bit of looking around and I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2020, 20:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By bikerdude666
Iím surprised no one has taken you up on this! If...

Iím surprised no one has taken you up on this! If I had anywhere to put it, Iíd save it! Unfortunately we were supposed to be moving house, to somewhere with a driveway, but thatís dragging on and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 10:14
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By bikerdude666
And that's the same as pretty much every car...

And that's the same as pretty much every car advert on TV. Big writing with the price of the base model, and tiny writing at the bottom stating the car shown is the top spec with £x's of upgrades etc
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2020, 23:15
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By bikerdude666
Except you wouldnít, because youíd have read the...

Except you wouldnít, because youíd have read the list of what will be removed.

I can understand not putting the time in to change parts, that the new owner may want anyway. Itíd be misleading to...
Forum: Technology Forum 6th January 2020, 23:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikerdude666
Weíve been using the nowtv box for a while now...

Weíve been using the nowtv box for a while now and it works as it should. Only things we canít get on it are amazon prime, but thereís not a lot on there we want, and the Disney life app for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2020, 23:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Holy carp! Hmm I think itíd get scrapped at that...

Holy carp! Hmm I think itíd get scrapped at that price! Iíll let him know. Iím sure he said something about being told they could get a 2nd hand unit and programme that. But I donít know if thatís...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2020, 02:18
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bikerdude666
I tend to be ok once I'm asleep. The key for me...

I tend to be ok once I'm asleep. The key for me is to get to sleep before it gets light. Once the suns up and the room is light I just can't get to sleep properly. Summer is a nightmare with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2020, 02:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I sent him the link, but as it's already...

Thanks, I sent him the link, but as it's already at the garage he said he'd let them sort it. Plus he said he wants it done ASAP so hasn't got time to wait around for it to be send off, fixed and...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2020, 10:15
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bikerdude666
I know I'm always alone on this, but I like the...

I know I'm always alone on this, but I like the short days of the winter. Makes it so much easier to sleep during the day after a nightshift! Though scraping the windscreen before I go to work as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 00:51
Replies: 478
Views: 20,320
Posted By bikerdude666
I donít know, if I did I wouldnít be working in a...

I donít know, if I did I wouldnít be working in a fairly small chemical factory, Iíd be raking it in with ford or another big car maker! :icon_lol:

Iíve honestly never properly looked into it,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 23:24
Replies: 478
Views: 20,320
Posted By bikerdude666
Iím very late to this thread, and Iíve not read...

Iím very late to this thread, and Iíve not read all 30 pages. But for what itís worth, I donít think EVís are the future, I donít think theyíll last, and I donít think theyíre the best answer....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 19:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Iím pretty sure itís not got air con. I think the...

Iím pretty sure itís not got air con. I think the garage is MJN or something like that, recommended by a few people on here so hopefully theyíll know what to look for. But I will pass it on to him so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 11:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Maybe he did something wrong then. He changed the...

Maybe he did something wrong then. He changed the fob battery, then got in to go to work the next day and it unlocked the car but the engine wouldn't start. I'm too far away to pop over so he had to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 11:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Well he managed to get the key apart to change...

Well he managed to get the key apart to change the battery, but apparently it now needs a code or something to reset the immobiliser, which he hasn't got, so it's been taken to an MGR garage in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2020, 23:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks both, I knew Iíd get a speedy reply on...

Thanks both, I knew Iíd get a speedy reply on here! Iíll screenshot and send it to him.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2020, 22:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerdude666
25 not 75...

Hi all, hoping someone here can help. My dads got a Rover 25, with the pektron system, and he needs to change the battery in the fob. He canít see how to do it, and I canít find anything online about...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2019, 22:23
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By bikerdude666
Assuming that's the film recently released as Le...

Assuming that's the film recently released as Le Mans '66, we saw it at the cinema and it was well worth it, a few good funny moments, and loads of great shots of the gorgeous GT40, plus the awesome...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 00:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By bikerdude666
My wife got me a driving experience in a GT40,...

My wife got me a driving experience in a GT40, after I apparently didn't shut up about it for days after seeing the film Le Mans '66. Apart from that, I got a 3D printer, loosely car related as I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2019, 22:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm pretty sure there's a gold 1 at the motor...

I'm pretty sure there's a gold 1 at the motor museum at Gaydon, in a section with prototypes.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 18th December 2019, 23:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By bikerdude666
I can't remember exactly what he said but there's...

I can't remember exactly what he said but there's 2 offers on it, 1 is a grant from the government, and the other is MG, split £3,500 and £2,500, can't remember which is which though. He said the MG...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 18th December 2019, 00:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By bikerdude666
We went to the MG dealer today, I wasn't feeling...

We went to the MG dealer today, I wasn't feeling great so thought it best not to get behind the wheel of a strange car, so it was only my wife that drove it. She really likes it, and will be placing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 23:05
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By bikerdude666
I got a cheapo compressor from Screwfix, think...

I got a cheapo compressor from Screwfix, think it's branded 'Stanley", for about £90 Then an extendable hose reel from Aldi for about £20. Hose attached to the wall just inside the garage and long...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2019, 22:19
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By bikerdude666
Can't give you a measurement, but I managed to...

Can't give you a measurement, but I managed to fit a 6' long submarine in the back of mine with the seats down. Height and angle of the folded seat is an issue though, meaning I had to transport the...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2019, 22:36
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By bikerdude666
It looks like 1 of those battery powered kids...

It looks like 1 of those battery powered kids cars.
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2019, 19:12
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By bikerdude666
That cab looks a lot simpler and more spacious...

That cab looks a lot simpler and more spacious than the Desiro 350 me and my son had a tour of a few year back. Buttons everywhere in that thing!
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2019, 17:47
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By bikerdude666
Maybe I'm missing something on my small phone...

Maybe I'm missing something on my small phone screen, but doesn't the bike have right of way, the Ka is going straight over, so the bike has no reason to give way to anything.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 20th November 2019, 17:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By bikerdude666
Phoned today, first date we can get a test drive...

Phoned today, first date we can get a test drive (a mixture of them being fully booked, my shifts and my wife days off), is 17th December. Both booked in to have a go, though it's for her, I'm just...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 19th November 2019, 18:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By bikerdude666
My wife wants a ZS, planning on getting 1 next...

My wife wants a ZS, planning on getting 1 next year sometime. Now she's seen the EV and is thinking of getting that. Hoping to have a test drive next week, so will report back if we do.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks John, I might well take you up on the...

Thanks John, I might well take you up on the offer, we're busy all day Saturday, and I think I'm busy Sunday morning but I'll see. Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 16:35
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By bikerdude666
Mine is around 5 years and 90,000 miles after the...

Mine is around 5 years and 90,000 miles after the clutch was replaced. Iíll try and get some more fluid, and see if I can find my bleeding kit, Iíll flush it all through until it runs clear.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 15:00
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By bikerdude666
Another clutch thread!

Hi all, my cars been a pain to get in gear for a few weeks now, but Iíve not had time to have a look at it. Had to keep driving it as had no alternative. Finally had some spare time today and thought...
Forum: Technology Forum 5th November 2019, 23:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikerdude666
I already have a fire stick, I like what it's...

I already have a fire stick, I like what it's supposed to do. Unfortunately it only does it when it want's. Disconnects from the wifi on a daily basis and takes an age to get it to reconnect. Factory...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 18:38
Replies: 55
Views: 3,162
Posted By bikerdude666
Just yet another reason for me to not bother...

Just yet another reason for me to not bother visiting Bristol, and I was born there and all my family are still there! (mostly on the outskirts though). As long as they don't try incorporating the...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 26th October 2019, 14:25
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By bikerdude666
Genuine MGR towing mirrors, I tried various...

Genuine MGR towing mirrors, I tried various aftermarket types, none of which ever fitted very well. Got a set of MGR mirrors, still boxed, for around £50. Only thing is due to the age, the rubber...
Forum: Social Forum 25th October 2019, 19:51
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By bikerdude666
Have 2 cells fitted...

Have 2 cells fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 19:38
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By bikerdude666
In some of the photos it looks like my old Tahiti...

In some of the photos it looks like my old Tahiti blue 25, but in others it seems to have a slight green tinge. I didn't think they did Tahiti that late in production either?
Forum: Technology Forum 20th October 2019, 22:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I'll look into it, Amazon stick still not...

Thanks, I'll look into it, Amazon stick still not working and there's things I want to watch, so need to sort something out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 22:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By bikerdude666
If you can't get there to hit it, couldn't you...

If you can't get there to hit it, couldn't you get a ratchet strap type of thing through the void, attach to something that isn't going anywhere and tighten it to pull it off?

Can't remember...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 01:45
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By bikerdude666
Yea, they're fine, my dad bought a new door...

Yea, they're fine, my dad bought a new door actuator for his 25 from them, no problems
Forum: Technology Forum 15th October 2019, 09:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I've had a look and it looks almost...

Thanks, I've had a look and it looks almost perfect, except from what I can see it hasn't got the Disney Life app. I'll have a look around and see if I can find out more.
Forum: Technology Forum 14th October 2019, 23:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, do you have 1? Are there any issues of...

Thanks, do you have 1? Are there any issues of freezing or crashing? Seems a good price.
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 23:30
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By bikerdude666
Agreed, I think it 2017 where I had similar...

Agreed, I think it 2017 where I had similar thoughts, everyone seemed to holding up Sutton, but letting Turkington by.

Deeply disappointed by the result this year, I dislike Turkington almost as...
Forum: Technology Forum 13th October 2019, 22:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikerdude666
Alternatives to a FireStick?

Hi all, I'm hoping someone can recommend a reliable alternative to the amazon Firestick? Looking for something that will work using similar apps: Netflix, iPlayer, ITVplayer, Disney channel, youtube...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 18:21
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By bikerdude666
I can only comment on my experience with my...

I can only comment on my experience with my wife's, and that is ridiculously rusty underneath, considering it's half the age of my ZT, but definitely more rusty.

The 1.5 diesel is incredibly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 13:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By bikerdude666
What would be the alternative? Surely its better...

What would be the alternative? Surely its better to have a car you love and enjoy, even if it's dirty, than to have something you don't care about and don't enjoy?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 09:52
Replies: 30
Views: 2,505
Posted By bikerdude666
That sounds like the same type of fit as my mates...

That sounds like the same type of fit as my mates garage (hammering the tiles together), and I can confirm, having spilt a mug of tea on it, that it doesn't seep through.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 14:52
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, today the car has decided for me really....

Thanks, today the car has decided for me really. Coming home from work just now and the car was struggling about 2000rpm, eventually crept up higher but was stuttering, and with my foot flat to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:23
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By bikerdude666
Wheres best to get a new under bonnet pump?

Well I got in the car to come home from work, turned the ignition on and there was a noticeable new noise. I turned the air con off wondering if it was that, but the noise continued from behind the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2019, 15:48
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By bikerdude666
My train mad kids just saw that and want me to...

My train mad kids just saw that and want me to get 1, arguing about who'd shovel the coal while I'm driving! :D

I don't like the P6, never have, but I do like the look of those modernised version...
Forum: Photography Corner 26th September 2019, 00:46
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By bikerdude666
Should've put these on as well, popped out on the...

Should've put these on as well, popped out on the bike for a few hours Saturday, just bumbling around the little lanes. Still struggling to get to grips with making the camera do what I want it to,...
Forum: Photography Corner 26th September 2019, 00:03
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By bikerdude666
Are you noticing a pattern yet?

Well these photos aren't much good, I took my 2 eldest to the Nene Valley Railway to go on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman. I tried to get a few photos but it was tricky trying to watch what...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 23:38
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By bikerdude666
Scrapyard supercar

Anyone else here been watching this, it's pretty bad, like a bad version of scrapheap challenge, with a highly irritating irish bloke as a co-presenter.

Anyway, I've just watched the episode where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 12:56
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By bikerdude666
Happened to a corsa at work last year, it...

Happened to a corsa at work last year, it belonged to 1 of the students who lived in the onsite house. Parked on the road overnight, came out in the morning and it had been stripped of the bonent,...
Forum: Photography Corner 15th September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By bikerdude666
Lovely photo, I like the dark sky against the...

Lovely photo, I like the dark sky against the white on the bridge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 09:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By bikerdude666
My in-laws live on the same street as a school....

My in-laws live on the same street as a school. They ended up fitting electric gates across their drive as they got fed up of coming home to random people parked on their drive.
Forum: Photography Corner 7th September 2019, 23:07
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By bikerdude666
Duchess of Sutherland, NVR and Railworld

Well this morning we left the house with intention of viewing the Duchess of Sutherland pass by Helpston Junction, I found a great spot earlier in the week, and we arrived in plenty of time, only 1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By bikerdude666
Blimey that is steep! Must have good grip!

Blimey that is steep! Must have good grip!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 11:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By bikerdude666
With regard to the summit seats, they're the most...

With regard to the summit seats, they're the most basic spec for ZT seat. A couple of years ago I was given a whole set, both front seats and all the parts of the rear seats. I intended on having the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 22:47
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By bikerdude666
I had a similar problem but never figured it out....

I had a similar problem but never figured it out.

I bought 1 for my ZT and 1 for my wifeís qashqai at the same time. Mine suffered the issue of constantly blowing fuses after around 8 months. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 10:35
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bikerdude666
I'm not far from Stamford and could hold onto it...

I'm not far from Stamford and could hold onto it for you until you can arrange collection if that's any help.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 14:21
Replies: 30
Views: 2,505
Posted By bikerdude666
My mate did this to replace the old Lino in his...

My mate did this to replace the old Lino in his garage a couple of years back. From memory he had to do it twice as the first tiles he bought dented and split when putting anything heavy on them or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 20:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By bikerdude666
Firstly, itís definitely political, secondly,...

Firstly, itís definitely political, secondly, wrong section, this is for car related stuff, thirdly, no chance Iíll sign. Glad boris seems to have some balls.
Forum: Was it you? 18th August 2019, 23:00
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By bikerdude666
Margate, Herne Bay, and the M11

As above, today there was a wedge wood blue tourer on the industrial estate by the Hornby factory.

Then and anthracite ZT parked up in Herne Bay.

And finally, what looked like a green 75 on...
Forum: Photography Corner 13th August 2019, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By bikerdude666
Yes, it was lovely. Something we've wanted to do...

Yes, it was lovely. Something we've wanted to do for years, but we always said if we were going to do it, we'd do it properly, and go for the full pullman dining car. Usually priced at around £250...
Forum: Social Forum 13th August 2019, 00:32
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By bikerdude666
I use Imgur as well, almost without issue, though...

I use Imgur as well, almost without issue, though a lot of the time I'll try and resize a photo or something and it comes up with an 'oops something went wrong' page.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 00:29
Replies: 61
Views: 3,823
Posted By bikerdude666
Engine size isn't the point, the towing capacity...

Engine size isn't the point, the towing capacity of the van is approx 2500kgs. It's designed to lug heavy weights around
Forum: Photography Corner 11th August 2019, 17:37
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By bikerdude666
B1 Mayflower

My wife and I treated ourselves to a night away without the kids. Dinner was served in a lovely cream and brown Pullman dining car, and hauled by the B1 Mayflower. It very nearly reached it's top...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 15:05
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, the 1 Iím looking at is a power flow or...

Thanks, the 1 Iím looking at is a power flow or similar, stainless back box. So if the 1.8t has slightly larger bore I guess I should be able to cut my back box off and hopefully fit the stainless...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 00:14
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By bikerdude666
1.8T backbox?

Does anyone know if the exhaust diameter is the same on a CDTi as on a 1.8T? I thought the different engines had different diameter pipes, but the seller is saying theyíre all the same?

Thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 20:58
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By bikerdude666
If you need a wheel off in a rush, you can use a...

If you need a wheel off in a rush, you can use a 12 sided socket hammered over the outside of the bolt head to get it out for now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 20:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By bikerdude666
I personally wouldn't use him again as the plate...

I personally wouldn't use him again as the plate started to bubble about 6 months after I fitted it. He did send a replacement, and it last a bit longer, but that too now has several bubbles.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 20:39
Replies: 50
Views: 2,764
Posted By bikerdude666
I can't remember if it's through the club, or...

I can't remember if it's through the club, or through the club insurance, but with the caravan and motorhome club I get cover for the caravan too. So if I break down while away on holiday, I can call...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 00:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By bikerdude666
[QUOTE=COLVERT;2751991] Isnít the original...

[QUOTE=COLVERT;2751991]

Isnít the original post saying the difference between an older bike and a newer model is 2 seconds? Not that the bikes do it in 2 seconds?

As an aside, my buell does 60...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 19:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,304
Posted By bikerdude666
I ordered an exide battery from them a couple of...

I ordered an exide battery from them a couple of weeks ago. Ordered 11am Friday and arrived 10:30 am Saturday.
Forum: Was it you? 20th July 2019, 22:47
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By bikerdude666
Blue 75 tourer on the M5

Either a member or ex members car as it had a club sticker on the rear side window. Saw you at Cribbs causeway then I think you turned off at the Bridgwater junction.
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 13:34
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By bikerdude666
Done well, but fake. Saw it on Facebook, posted...

Done well, but fake. Saw it on Facebook, posted by the special effects company that did it I think.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 14th July 2019, 11:00
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By bikerdude666
Can delete now, gone to the tip

Can delete now, gone to the tip
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 20:19
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By bikerdude666
Ok thanks, I was expecting a bit of a jump at...

Ok thanks, I was expecting a bit of a jump at higher revs like on the buell, so was wondering if the dead battery was due to a failing alternator, but hoped not at that was new last year.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 18:02
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By bikerdude666
Voltage of battery when charging?

Hi, does anyone know what the voltage reading across the terminals of the battery should be while the engine is running at idle, and when held around 2000rpm?

My bike used to be 13.5 at idle and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 19:37
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By bikerdude666
Bottom centre of the 4th photo looks like the...

Bottom centre of the 4th photo looks like the switch for the reverse lights.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 19:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By bikerdude666
Every time I see this prototype it screams...

Every time I see this prototype it screams 'vauxhall signum'. But I have to say, it'd never win a prize for best looking, but I do still quite like it. It'd be a shame if any of them were crushed,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 17:16
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By bikerdude666
Like I say, not generally mine either, but if all...

Like I say, not generally mine either, but if all the ZTís Iíve looked at online, thatís the only 1 I wish I had the money for! The purchase will be after we move (if we manage to move). Iím hoping a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 12:25
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By bikerdude666
Everything I dislike, and yet...

So, hopefully moving house soon, with space to put my ZT up on stands and address the rusty subframes etc, I was browsing eBay, gumtree etc looking to see what was around as a temporary replacement....
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 6th July 2019, 17:14
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By bikerdude666
Silver rear bumper

Free to anyone who can collect, a silver facelift 75 saloon rear bumper, tatty, with holes for the reverse sensors. As said, tatty with some marks, but would do for someone who's been rear ended or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 21:39
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By bikerdude666
Yea, showing now, looks good, thanks, no way I...

Yea, showing now, looks good, thanks, no way I could've got all those bends done properly! Much appreciated Brian, I'll let you know when it gets here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 21:08
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By bikerdude666
Still not showing, but that'll keep me in...

Still not showing, but that'll keep me in suspense until it arrives! Thanks Brian, will give me something to do next weekend!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By bikerdude666
Thatís something else I need to do, changed the...

Thatís something else I need to do, changed the OSR trailing arm last week so need to get it all tracked properly. Did you get it done on the Hunter system or just whatever the garage had?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 11:21
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By bikerdude666
Amazing what you get used to.

I can’t believe the difference between things before and after being fixed sometimes. I had to fit a new headlight for the mot as the adjuster had broken off and I couldn’t fix it. Got a new unit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 23:19
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By bikerdude666
Iím sure youíll have tried already, but have you...

Iím sure youíll have tried already, but have you contacted team dynamics to see if they can do anything?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 12:43
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By bikerdude666
Hi Brian, images not showing for me, not sure...

Hi Brian, images not showing for me, not sure why...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 19:40
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bikerdude666
:D I'll try and get it in for it's MoT end of the...

:D I'll try and get it in for it's MoT end of the week so we'll see what else needs doing. I still need to do that trailing arm, but get the feeling the bonnet cables will take most of my time...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2019, 18:15
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bikerdude666
Damn, thanks but I went to rimmers this morning...

Damn, thanks but I went to rimmers this morning and picked up a pair. Will have a crack at it on Sunday.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2019, 09:59
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bikerdude666
Managed to do it through the headlight panel in...

Managed to do it through the headlight panel in the wheel arch. The cable for the NS has snapped, and the OF is intact, and has released the pin, but I can't get it to close, so bonnet is only held...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 23:45
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks for the reply, it certainly sounded and...

Thanks for the reply, it certainly sounded and felt like more of a snap than just popping out the clip.

How do you get to the cables to see which has snapped? Through the wheel arch? If I can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 22:21
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bikerdude666
Seems to be the time of year...

Well my car seems to have decided its the right time of year for everything to start going wrong. Only a relatively small thing this time, but I got in the car to go to work and the low washer level...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 20:05
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By bikerdude666
And a grey ZT in front too isn't it?

And a grey ZT in front too isn't it?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By bikerdude666
Certainly seem to be. The attempt to change the...

Certainly seem to be. The attempt to change the strut top bearing last week was thwarted when the nut on the top refused to loosen at all, despite best efforts.



Thanks, but a kind member has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 12:23
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By bikerdude666
Nothings ever simple!

Getting fed up of simple jobs taking longer or needing extra parts now.
I've had an issue with my ABS for a while and finally got around to attempting to fit a new sensor today. After the faff...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 18:48
Replies: 537
Views: 60,542
Posted By bikerdude666
For me the signs were there for a long time. I...

For me the signs were there for a long time. I was interested in a DD head unit, but I didn't purchase because of issues some people had had with the units, and then with getting replacements or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 08:11
Replies: 85
Views: 8,472
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I assume you remove all the panels and...

Thanks, I assume you remove all the panels and put them on the floor or something? My engine bay is awful, needs a really good clean.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2019, 18:00
Replies: 85
Views: 8,472
Posted By bikerdude666
What did you use to get the engine bay looking so...

What did you use to get the engine bay looking so nice and clean?
Forum: Was it you? 31st May 2019, 19:26
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By bikerdude666
Certainly did this morning on my way to work!

Certainly did this morning on my way to work!
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2019, 22:31
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks all, Iíll try the app and that website,...

Thanks all, Iíll try the app and that website, hopefully find something running on an evening so I can ride out to a few places after work.

Iíd hoped theyíd run freight over the viaduct as it...
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2019, 19:38
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bikerdude666
Calling all train spotters/photographers...

I'm in need of a little help, I'm trying to find out if there are any freight trains that pass along a certain line, and at what times, so I can go out and try some different vantage points before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 10:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikerdude666
I didn't see the offer of help before. I'll get...

I didn't see the offer of help before. I'll get back to you on that, currently trying to price up parts on rimmers but their site doesn't seem to be working properly for me at the moment.
Forum: Was it you? 23rd May 2019, 23:02
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By bikerdude666
Red 75 in Kettering today

More specifically, in Barton seagrave, a red 75 with MKI front end and Iím sure it had a facelift rear, you were at the front of the queue at the roadworks, until I came passed to the front on my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 22:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, not sure I fancy messing with spring...

Thanks, not sure I fancy messing with spring clamps on this car, it was dodgy enough on the little springs on the wifeís corsa, ZT springs look a lot more destructive. I think the driver side spring...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 09:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikerdude666
Just got my son to turn the wheel for me before I...

Just got my son to turn the wheel for me before I dropped them off at school, thereís a definite knock on the drivers side. Iím sure Iíve got a spare strut top bearing somewhere too. Though Iím...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 22:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, Iíll see if I can get my hand in that gap...

Thanks, Iíll see if I can get my hand in that gap and check, if it is those, are they especially tricky to replace? Need spring compressors for it I guess?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 19:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikerdude666
Creaky steering

I've been meaning to ask about this for a few weeks but kept forgetting (not been using the car much). At low speed, with the window down and the radio off, I can hear a creaking coming from the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 23:05
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By bikerdude666
A few weeks back I had a blocked nose and was...

A few weeks back I had a blocked nose and was using Olbas oil on the underside of my pillow. At some point in the night I must've turned the pillow over, I woke up with the back of my head...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 21:51
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bikerdude666
Iíd try getting some quotes elsewhere, Iíve just...

Iíd try getting some quotes elsewhere, Iíve just had a quote from tony banks in Leeds, cat back stainless system with twin tail pipe for £330 fully fitted. Also had a quote from MIJ exhausts for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 06:47
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By bikerdude666
Show me yours

While swapping to a spare set of wheels on Tuesday I noticed a couple of small holes in my exhaust back box. I grabbed the gun gum, and then knocked the loose bits off the back box. Unfortunately...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 18:28
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, Iíve had an offer of a local T4 to check...

Thanks, Iíve had an offer of a local T4 to check which it is, so will hopefully be using that, but if not Iíll have to dig out the multimeter.

Cheers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 13:50
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By bikerdude666
ABS sensor?

Hi all, just a quick question, is there an easy way of determining the abs fault without being able to plug it in to a T4? Since I had new trailing arm bushes fitted last year, the abs light has been...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd April 2019, 12:29
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks Iíll have a look at Flickr, got a feeling...

Thanks Iíll have a look at Flickr, got a feeling Iíve used it before but stopped for some reason
Forum: Photography Corner 21st April 2019, 23:21
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By bikerdude666
Photos whilst out and about...

As I said in my other thread, I'll keep this thread updates as and when I get out and take some photos on my bike. I went out on Thursday and had a play around. I'd read a few more pages of the...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st April 2019, 23:13
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By bikerdude666
I have to say, I know I've never had a decent or...

I have to say, I know I've never had a decent or semi-proper camera before, but I'm impressed with the ability of this camera so far. Less impressed with the lack of quality when posting here, but...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th April 2019, 18:25
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By bikerdude666
Treated myself to a camera...

I've never had anything more than compact type camera before, and for the last 8 or so years I've only had a camera on my phone. Which was fine for quick snaps of the kids and for holidays, but after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 22:49
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By bikerdude666
They certainly will look odd, I stood them next...

They certainly will look odd, I stood them next to the car and I really don't like them. However, my 11's are in desperate need of a refurb, NSF won't seal properly due to corrosion, and large areas...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 22:29
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By bikerdude666
Anyone know..?

Does anyone know if it's possible to get some MG centre caps for 16" union alloys? I thought the ones from my 18's would fit, but the 16's are slightly smaller. Having Rover badges will bug me so...
Forum: Items Wanted 7th April 2019, 22:15
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By bikerdude666
Heatshield

Iím after a heatshield that goes under the car. I think itís the rear one, that sits between the exhaust and the fuel tank, thought Iíd got 1 before but turned out I bought the wrong 1.

Cheers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 15:55
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By bikerdude666
They were the OEM-Q droplinks, which Iím sure...

They were the OEM-Q droplinks, which Iím sure have a 2 year warranty, and I think are the Chinese MG parts.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 19:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By bikerdude666
These substandard droplinks were from DMGRS, and...

These substandard droplinks were from DMGRS, and yes, come with a 2 year warranty, but after 4 months having failed boots and having to replace them, then fail again a few months later, itís not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 10:06
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By bikerdude666
I drive on normal roads, in normal conditions, I...

I drive on normal roads, in normal conditions, I donít go down dusty tracks, where I work itís a tarmac road leading to a tarmac car park. The only time it sees a dusty road is at campsites for 1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 19:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By bikerdude666
I agree, had to do it a few times on my wifeís...

I agree, had to do it a few times on my wifeís car. Refitted the other bolts, and left them a bit loose, marked the stubborn bolt, then drove forward and backward on the drive for a minute. Stopped...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 17:24
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By bikerdude666
Replaced droplinks today

Well I had a few spare minutes today so decided I'd get on and change the 'old' drop links. I say old, but they have only been on the car since early last June, and this is the 2nd set of rubber...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2019, 10:40
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By bikerdude666
Thanks, I’ll see if they’ve got that in stock...

Thanks, I’ll see if they’ve got that in stock when I go to collect the droplinks, didn’t have them on the shelf but said they’d get them for today.

*edit* silly question, do you need a grease gun...
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