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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 22:58
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By stevestrat
Have a look at cup holder on Rimmers site. You...

Have a look at cup holder on Rimmers site. You can move the cursor over the pic and enlarge.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 21:30
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By stevestrat
Sure its not the recipient's inbox that's full.

Sure its not the recipient's inbox that's full.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2021, 20:53
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Preferred nightshift or backshift. Dayshift was...

Preferred nightshift or backshift. Dayshift was ok during the summer but not autumn or winter, I was never into getting up before the sun. Used to have shifts that started 02:30 and 03:17, detested...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 19:43
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By stevestrat
Easiest way is to send him a message. ...

Easiest way is to send him a message.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=1792
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2021, 18:05
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Doubtful, hadn't even cooled when my other half...

Doubtful, hadn't even cooled when my other half attacked it!
Don't have a bath here, shower only and I wouldn't fit in the sink or if I did I'd need the Fire Brigade to get me out again :D My other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 16:54
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By stevestrat
Yep, when I had the V8 and 1.8T I was paying...

Yep, when I had the V8 and 1.8T I was paying about the same for them.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2021, 16:52
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Showers all afternoon, not heavy just annoying....

Showers all afternoon, not heavy just annoying. Had me baker's hat on, one banana cake currently cooling down.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 14:37
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By stevestrat
V8 is £340 for a year.

V8 is £340 for a year.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2021, 12:32
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Much the same here, showers forecast starting...

Much the same here, showers forecast starting soon and lasting all afternoon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 18:54
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By stevestrat
No wonder cars get written off for seemingly...

No wonder cars get written off for seemingly minor damage.
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2021, 16:54
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Pops hates them as well, mention squirrels and...

Pops hates them as well, mention squirrels and she hurtles out the back door :D

Are the bird feeders on a pole? Ours has nothing high near it (within jumping distance) and we have one of those...
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2021, 15:13
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
My liver problem can cause varices in the gut...

My liver problem can cause varices in the gut hence the regular (horrendous!) endoscopies however they changed my blood pressure med to one that specifically targets the gut, God knows how :shrug: so...
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2021, 10:42
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Dear God, its like bl00dy January out there!Hi...

Dear God, its like bl00dy January out there!Hi Phil, up til recently I had regular endoscopies, stopped when they changed my blood pressure med. I have no desire for another one!

I'm currently one...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 17:55
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Its not food related Rich. Its the meds I'm...

Its not food related Rich. Its the meds I'm taking, I now take a total of 12 tablets a day, six in the morning, 6 in the evening.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 17:47
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Some afternoon here, hail, thunder. Thankfully...

Some afternoon here, hail, thunder. Thankfully the thunderstorm didn't pass over here.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 14:03
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Least they can't do that here. Got one of those...

Least they can't do that here. Got one of those inverted dome things on the pole.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 13:59
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Haven't "seen" a GP for a very long time, its all...

Haven't "seen" a GP for a very long time, its all telephone consultations. Not a fan of them.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 12:14
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Doc phoned and proved they don't look at your...

Doc phoned and proved they don't look at your notes before speaking to you. I explained the problem then the conversation went like this:
"Acid can be caused by lifestyle, do you drink a lot of...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 11:00
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By stevestrat
Couldn't manage without wheelie bins here. Bin...

Couldn't manage without wheelie bins here. Bin has to be at the front of the house which involves getting them down half a dozen steps, easy with a wheelie bin, wouldn't fancy humping an ordinary bin...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 10:57
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Can't take the chance on poison because of the...

Can't take the chance on poison because of the girls, a lead injection will be the solution!

Waiting for the doc to phone. Had problems with really severe acid indigestion a while ago, doc gave me...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 09:56
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
He's got Jeff's cutlery right enough. ...

He's got Jeff's cutlery right enough.

Spotted a long tail under the bird feeders a few times in the last couple of days, I can see the air rifle coming out again.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2021, 08:15
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Bright, sunny but also cold and windy...

Morning. Bright, sunny but also cold and windy here.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 4th May 2021, 20:14
Replies: 99
Views: 7,825
Posted By stevestrat
On the subject of electric vehicles. I was...

On the subject of electric vehicles. I was reading on the BBC News website a week or so ago they're beginning to wonder what they're going to do with life expired electric vehicle batteries. At the...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 20:02
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By stevestrat
She needs to be more patient, the microchips in...

She needs to be more patient, the microchips in the vaccine haven't gone live yet :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2021, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By stevestrat
I've used Paints4u in the past. They ship...

I've used Paints4u in the past. They ship internationally but it is not cheap, shipping to Europe starts at £15. They can supply spray cans based on the MGR paint code.
...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 19:08
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51158998480_bd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51158998480_bdfbfd28ac.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 18:12
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Bright, sunny and drying a bit here but the cold...

Bright, sunny and drying a bit here but the cold wind from the north hasn't eased any.
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 15:24
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By stevestrat
Parking Award of the year

Goes to anybody except this idiot. Thinks putting the hazards on means you can dump your car anywhere, even front wheels on the pavement :mad:
...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 15:12
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By stevestrat
Good to see Plato back, wonder why Halfords had a...

Good to see Plato back, wonder why Halfords had a clear out :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 15:08
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Certainly not a smart driver. Sat there for about...

Certainly not a smart driver. Sat there for about ten minutes, where's a traffic warden when you want one!

That'll be the drink :D
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 14:14
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
I was out yesterday and couldn't believe when I...

I was out yesterday and couldn't believe when I saw this on the main street in Musselburgh! Seems hazard lights mean you can dump your car anywhere.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2021, 14:00
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By stevestrat
More likely info only available to paid up...

More likely info only available to paid up members of whichever club it is, especially if its the MGOC :mad:
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 13:53
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Congratulations Rich, we're a couple of years...

Congratulations Rich, we're a couple of years behind you.

Horrible day here, strong wind and driving rain :( Been raining for about 24 hours now. Stopped earlier just long enough to refill the...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 19:18
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
I thought the rain had eased off a bit . . . ....

I thought the rain had eased off a bit . . . . wrong! It had merely changed direction so that the back door was in shelter.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 17:58
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By stevestrat
That's what I meant by you'd hit the wrong target!

That's what I meant by you'd hit the wrong target!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2021, 17:55
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By stevestrat
Its pre-empting the new ice age caused by global...

Its pre-empting the new ice age caused by global warming.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 14:11
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By stevestrat
:shrug: Unless you've got a problem with ants...

:shrug: Unless you've got a problem with ants onboard I suspect you've hit the wrong target!
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 13:59
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Jeff will get his red budgie smugglers on and be...

Jeff will get his red budgie smugglers on and be along in a minute. Just start playing the "Baywatch" theme music.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2021, 12:53
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By stevestrat
Pic from Rimmers. ...

Pic from Rimmers.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51154325177_2f00ac3e09.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 12:45
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Its arrived! Steady and getting heavier, I should...

Its arrived! Steady and getting heavier, I should have gone out earlier :(
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 12:24
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51155732939_9d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51155732939_9d0b929b55.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 12:19
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By stevestrat
"Every Driver Out There Is An Idiot!". My father...

"Every Driver Out There Is An Idiot!". My father was a Police traffic car driver, those words were drummed into them from the first minute of the traffic car driving course.

Its frightening how...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 11:49
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
So sorry to hear your news Rod. Cool and...

So sorry to hear your news Rod.

Cool and cloudy here, rain supposed to land within the hour.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2021, 11:38
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
That has got to be the definition of optimism.

That has got to be the definition of optimism.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 22:00
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By stevestrat
It works and works well. I had the knackered...

It works and works well. I had the knackered adjuster problem with my old ZT, did the electric block "mod" and it stayed like that til the day I parted with it.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 21:57
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By stevestrat
Mate of mine is an old school mechanic, rather...

Mate of mine is an old school mechanic, rather repair than replace. He's semi retired now, too many years of crawling under cars has knackered his back. He's worried that the majority of young...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 20:52
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By stevestrat
Its a BMW option, along with disconnecting the...

Its a BMW option, along with disconnecting the indicator stalk.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 20:17
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Just filled the bird feeders ready for feathery...

Just filled the bird feeders ready for feathery breakfast time . . . . its bl00dy freezing out there!
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 18:57
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By stevestrat
We're on bottled gas, no mains supply. When I...

We're on bottled gas, no mains supply. When I first moved here with my folks it was a coal fire with boiler behind it, dirty, expensive and a high wind in the right direction would create a draft up...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 15:20
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By stevestrat
I've never been brilliant with heights but even...

I've never been brilliant with heights but even more so now, its as if my sense of balance feels "off" :shrug: More than a few steps up a ladder and I'm not happy.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 14:40
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Yeah still eating your soup after three hours...

Yeah still eating your soup after three hours because the bowl keeps filling up with rainwater!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 11:32
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By stevestrat
Never tried the reverse bleed option, don't have...

Never tried the reverse bleed option, don't have to now with the V8, it has a sensible clutch fluid reservoir in the engine compt. What always puzzled me about reverse bleeding the "normal" set up is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2021, 11:12
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By stevestrat
Send Reebs...

Send Reebs (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=958) a PM with your VIN number, he may be able to help. He supplied more info about my old 1.8T than was on the MG Rover info...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 11:09
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Still bright here but no sign of it warming up...

Still bright here but no sign of it warming up any. My other half is in bed, nightshift, so I'm on shopping/cooking duties. Attempting to build the enthusiasm to go shopping.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 10:44
Replies: 116
Views: 9,915
Posted By stevestrat
Nowt on telly the other night so ended up...

Nowt on telly the other night so ended up watching "Closer To The Edge" again, the film of the 2010 IOM TT. Those guys are seriously nuts! I'd forgotten it included Guy Martin's "fireball" crash and...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 10:11
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By stevestrat
Least they'll know what they're pouring over...

Least they'll know what they're pouring over their shoes.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 10:05
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Quite a few of my wife's colleagues (fellow...

Quite a few of my wife's colleagues (fellow nurses) had a reaction to the 2nd Pfizer jab. So much so that the vaccinator actually warned her she might have a greater reaction to it than she'd had...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 08:23
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Morning folks. Bright, sunny but bleedin' cold!...

Morning folks. Bright, sunny but bleedin' cold! Had a diabolical night, took hours to get to sleep then slept in instalments.My other half, a nurse, had no reaction at all to the first Pfizer jab but...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 23:04
Replies: 1,085
Views: 54,732
Posted By stevestrat
Try to sell the conspiracy theory bollox to a...

Try to sell the conspiracy theory bollox to a health professional who is at the sharp end of covid :mad: My wife, a nurse, has been dealing with it every day. For a year we have had to follow the...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 22:39
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By stevestrat
These days, due to my health issues I have to...

These days, due to my health issues I have to kinda pace myself, get easily tired. Trouble is when I think I'm getting on top of thing my other half's list of things for me to do grows :(
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 22:36
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Feel for you Rich, not much else I can say.

Feel for you Rich, not much else I can say.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 22:35
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By stevestrat
Puts me in mind of Billy Connolly's story about...

Puts me in mind of Billy Connolly's story about telling his father he could get a prescription windscreen for his car :D
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 20:02
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Does the grass you are standing on count as a...

Does the grass you are standing on count as a hill :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 19:14
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By stevestrat
The CPS decides if there is a case to answer...

The CPS decides if there is a case to answer based on the police investigation. As it was the lone defendant's word against the mighty Post Office with with a "flawless" computer system and its...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 18:45
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By stevestrat
Would if they were on their feet.

Would if they were on their feet.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 18:30
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By stevestrat
Ooh, the locals will be after you! ...

Ooh, the locals will be after you!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51148948448_64126d4485.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 18:06
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By stevestrat
The fluid went somewhere, need to investigate...

The fluid went somewhere, need to investigate where.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 18:00
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By stevestrat
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56940793...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56940793 Sadly the "unpleasantness" came from a player in the opposing team. Scottish Football Association is investigating.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 17:47
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
And forty years in the past!

And forty years in the past!
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 15:03
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Jim Deacon guitars varied in quality from year to...

Jim Deacon guitars varied in quality from year to year. They weren't made in one factory but sourced from various far eastern manufacturers and branded as Jim Deacon. Most far eastern copies the body...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 19:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By stevestrat
I'd certainly make them aware if nothing else...

I'd certainly make them aware if nothing else Bob, could be a problem with a batch of belts and in making them aware you might save someone else catastrophic damage.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2021, 18:55
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
What kind of geetar is it Rich? If you need any...

What kind of geetar is it Rich? If you need any help with it (not the playing side, way better at working on them than playing them!) just ask. One thing I know about is electric guitars. If its a...
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2021, 17:17
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51147352899_99...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51147352899_99cfe9b5f9_w.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2021, 16:53
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
At last I no longer have the wild man of Borneo...

At last I no longer have the wild man of Borneo look! I went to hospital last Saturday and noticed the barbers in Musselburgh was far from busy. Went up today, no appointment, straight in, sheared.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2021, 13:05
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
The Samsung I had retained everything in the...

The Samsung I had retained everything in the planner. I managed to break the screen and started using my other half's old iPhone, don't like it :mad:
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2021, 10:36
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
No word about my 2nd jab yet. Tried to check when...

No word about my 2nd jab yet. Tried to check when I had my first and discovered this naff iPhone I'm using deletes stuff from the calendar once they've happened!

Bright but cool here, some black...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 18:35
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By stevestrat
18" wheels on a 75 will destroy the ride comfort,...

18" wheels on a 75 will destroy the ride comfort, they find every road imperfection and send it crashing up through you back!
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2021, 17:26
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By stevestrat
Best customer service I've ever come across is...

Best customer service I've ever come across is from Dunlop Guitar Parts based in California. I wanted to fit a particular type of quick release strap attachment, I had the part that fitted on the...
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2021, 17:06
Replies: 1,085
Views: 54,732
Posted By stevestrat
Err . . . . that's probably one city. 380 in...

Err . . . . that's probably one city. 380 in Delhi alone on Monday. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-56897970
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By stevestrat
You may be right about the unlock button. They...

You may be right about the unlock button. They can be replaced. Best to speak to one of the key guys on here.

The spare key, is it the genuine spare or a later replacement, if so where did it...
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2021, 11:58
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Does it have BIBLICAL TEMPEST on the dial :shrug:...

Does it have BIBLICAL TEMPEST on the dial :shrug:

Not nice here, wet overnight, not raining now but cool, and breezy and in no hurry to dry up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 10:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By stevestrat
Lucky Bob, thank God you caught it. I had a...

Lucky Bob, thank God you caught it. I had a similar one with a V6 Omega, I left the house one day and within a hundred yards or so started getting a burning rubber smell in the cabin, turned round,...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 12:42
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By stevestrat
After the overturned convictions compensation...

After the overturned convictions compensation will be the next step.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 12:39
Replies: 159,652
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Posted By stevestrat
That's the first few spots of rain arriving....

That's the first few spots of rain arriving. Washing off the line and into the dryer to finish off.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 11:24
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Done my good deed for the day. Silly wee Great...

Done my good deed for the day. Silly wee Great T1t managed to get itself into the kitchen, not sure how, door was barely open. Caught and released it.

Enjoying a coffee and huge chocolate chip...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 10:51
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Don't want to disappoint you but are you aware...

Don't want to disappoint you but are you aware the pointer can move?
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 10:49
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By stevestrat
On the BBC News website today, Paula Vennells has...

On the BBC News website today, Paula Vennells has resigned from her positions on the board of Morrisons and Dunelm. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56882496
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 10:45
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Just be careful where you drill the screw holes...

Just be careful where you drill the screw holes for them :eek:That's sad.Oh yes. Poppy hates them and chases them every opportunity she gets. Never come remotely close to catching one.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By stevestrat
Quote from the Q&A section on the DVLA site....

Quote from the Q&A section on the DVLA site. Question was "Can I buy a registration that has been on a vehicle in the past?"

No, DVLA only sells registrations that have never been issued or sold...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 22:58
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By stevestrat
There is a pukka DVLA site...

There is a pukka DVLA site (https://dvlaregistrations.dvla.gov.uk/). However the DVLA only sells registrations that have never been issued to a vehicle which may limit the options.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2021, 20:58
Replies: 122
Views: 9,356
Posted By stevestrat
There's a Chrysler 300 estate around here with...

There's a Chrysler 300 estate around here with MU51 CEN (musician). Guy retired from the music business.

Years ago I looked at G1 NGS for my wife, her name is Ging. Nearest I got was to put the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 20:47
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By stevestrat
Here is the petition...

Here is the petition (https://www.change.org/p/beisgovuk-post-office-horizon-scandal-justice-campaign). Nearly 12,000 signatures so far including mine.
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 20:13
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By stevestrat
One of the most down to earth people there is. I...

One of the most down to earth people there is. I remember in the film Closer To The Edge, about the 2010 IOM TT where he had the huge crash. Talking from the hospital bed he described the crash, the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 19:50
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Sad, I now I'd find it hard to deal with. Haven't...

Sad, I now I'd find it hard to deal with. Haven't had any direct experience but I know what the old boy next door went through before his wife (dementia) went into a care home.

As Andy says, make...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 19:39
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Here's the result of today's efforts before I put...

Here's the result of today's efforts before I put them in a container. Twenty one Filipino pandesal, there were twenty four but three have mysteriously disappeared already :D
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2021, 13:02
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By stevestrat
I presume the donor car was another diesel, the...

I presume the donor car was another diesel, the relay box on petrol and diesel fans are wired differently and not compatible.
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 12:56
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By stevestrat
There's weird! Used the mixer to make some...

There's weird! Used the mixer to make some Filipino bread rolls for my other half earlier, it started off at normal speed . . . . self repairing :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 12:53
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Waiting for the dough to do its "Quatermass" bit...

Waiting for the dough to do its "Quatermass" bit and rise. Had it in the sun on the window ledge but its not hot enough, now sitting on an oil radiator heater in the lounge. Needs to double in size,...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 12:12
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By stevestrat
Used that method umpteen times back in the biking...

Used that method umpteen times back in the biking days. Made up a hose, banjo connector at one end, foot pump connector at the other and yes, you have to do something to avoid launching (and possibly...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 11:21
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Just been hanging some washing, bleedin' cold....

Just been hanging some washing, bleedin' cold. Its like somebody ordered the sun but forgot to tick the box for heat!
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2021, 09:59
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Morning, got the sun but not got any heat to go...

Morning, got the sun but not got any heat to go with it. Like a zombie this morning, two nights of bad. restless sleep. Been "instructed" to make another batch of Filipino bread rolls, pandesal, so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2021, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By stevestrat
There were rumours it was being moved to another...

There were rumours it was being moved to another host but I doubt that as the site has been unavailable for some time now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2021, 19:36
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By stevestrat
Repair using the above method if possible. I had...

Repair using the above method if possible. I had a 1.8T with an "odd" boot lock which meant having to carry two keys, PITA! In the end I stopped carrying the boot lock key and used the internal...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2021, 19:27
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By stevestrat
Years ago a mate of mine had its predecessor,...

Years ago a mate of mine had its predecessor, Austin 1100, estate version. He was here one day, the exhaust was blowing badly. As he drove off he stuck his head out of the window and shouted...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2021, 18:05
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By stevestrat
The Post Office commissioned a report into the...

The Post Office commissioned a report into the Horizon computer system by an investigative company, Second Sight. Computer World IT reported the Post Office were obstructing the enquiry by...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2021, 13:51
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Its not bad news. Ain't ever going to get better...

Its not bad news. Ain't ever going to get better so keeping it at bay is the best you can hope for.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 11:41
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By stevestrat
If you can get under the car, there's a drain...

If you can get under the car, there's a drain hole at the join between the gearbox and engine. If the slave is leaking there's usually a fluid stain around the hole.
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2021, 11:37
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Morning, cloudy and decidedly cool here. Been up...

Morning, cloudy and decidedly cool here. Been up and about since seven, up to the hospital for a scan, home and had something to eat, not allowed to eat for 6 hours before the scan. Scan shows no...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2021, 14:48
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Take up skiing :D Seriously Rich, don't hide...

Take up skiing :D

Seriously Rich, don't hide yourself away. You know you'll always get help and support from your fellow lunatics here.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2021, 23:41
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Rich, what happened with my mum was hard to deal...

Rich, what happened with my mum was hard to deal with but I didn't have to watch her deteriorate like you are, that I'm thankful for. Having a bit of a hard time coming to terms with things myself...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2021, 18:15
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Sorry to hear that Rich. Hope everything ok.

Sorry to hear that Rich. Hope everything ok.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2021, 15:03
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
I've had to come in, sun is nipping my skin!...

I've had to come in, sun is nipping my skin! Parasol is set up to shield the bench seat in the garden but that's occupied by my other half and the girls, I'm stuck slowly roasting, on a single seat...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2021, 12:15
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Yes but you can get special shampoo for it! ...

Yes but you can get special shampoo for it!

Sunny here but there's still a coolness in the breeze.
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2021, 00:18
Replies: 82
Views: 3,609
Posted By stevestrat
Not aimed at anyone in particular.

Not aimed at anyone in particular.
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2021, 17:48
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Its not the O rings in the two leaking ones Rich,...

Its not the O rings in the two leaking ones Rich, one of them water is spraying out in a fine mist from, I suspect, a hairline crack; the other is more basic and the water is spraying out from where...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2021, 17:01
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
I can't think of any circumstances that would...

I can't think of any circumstances that would make me go into Primark never mind join a queue for the privilege!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2021, 15:59
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By stevestrat
I tried to make it a more usable (clickable) link...

I tried to make it a more usable (clickable) link but my antivirus wouldn't let me connect to the page :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2021, 15:55
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
If you need a new hose head don't get the ones in...

If you need a new hose head don't get the ones in B&M, manufacturer's name Rolson! Not watertight between the head and the connector, more watertight than the old leaking heads are though, least I...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2021, 14:09
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Got a new hose head in B&M, probably not the best...

Got a new hose head in B&M, probably not the best quality but it'll stop me getting watered as much as the plants are. Need to swap the connector on the hose, not particularly watertight with the...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2021, 10:23
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
I was up at five again, didn't come on here...

I was up at five again, didn't come on here though, fell back into bed as soon as Ging left for work. Third night of about four hours sleep. Didn't get back into a proper sleep though, never do, just...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 19:30
Replies: 82
Views: 3,609
Posted By stevestrat
Why are you arguing about who was or wasn't...

Why are you arguing about who was or wasn't sitting near the Queen and how near they are. Queen or not she is a 94 year old who has lost her partner of 73 years.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 19:23
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
I did up an old bike full of good intentions...

I did up an old bike full of good intentions years ago. First thing I discovered is hills had appeared where there were never hills before! Gave up on the idea when an artic nearly collected me while...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2021, 14:33
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By stevestrat
Think the trouble is mention remap and most...

Think the trouble is mention remap and most insurers lump you into the same category as some dweeb with a Renault Clio covered in Halfords go faster bits. They just see the percentage increase and...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 13:44
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Great, now its grey, cold . . . . and trying hard...

Great, now its grey, cold . . . . and trying hard to rain.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 13:22
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By stevestrat
When I was a kid I made the Airfix HMS Victory...

When I was a kid I made the Airfix HMS Victory model. My mother chucked it because it was dusty and she couldn't clean it :mad:

My father was a great model maker :D He was helping my young cousin...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 12:42
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By stevestrat
Set to record after I saw a trailer for it a...

Set to record after I saw a trailer for it a while ago.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 11:13
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
When I was younger I didn't go to bed after the...

When I was younger I didn't go to bed after the last nightshift . . . . provided the weather was decent!

Having to wash Ging's uniform a second time, she did her favourite trick of throwing it in...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 09:09
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
As usual didn't get back to sleep, just dozed for...

As usual didn't get back to sleep, just dozed for an hour or so. Kinda naff here this morning, cold, cloudy, grey. Just had a look at the Met Office forecast, temp is going to struggle to get into...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 06:33
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Day two of Ging's three dayshifts. This...

Morning. Day two of Ging's three dayshifts. This time I am going back to bed, didn't yesterday but on autopilot this morning. Considering taking the Lord's day of rest today, need to go out and get a...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 19:05
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Just been out watering the pots in the garden, by...

Just been out watering the pots in the garden, by God the temperature is dropping.
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 18:02
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51120801952_c4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51120801952_c4903a1968.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2021, 16:42
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By stevestrat
Only trouble with a postal remap is you missed...

Only trouble with a postal remap is you missed out on a cracking cup of tea! Great guy Russ, probably still has bad dreams about trying to get my 260 to speak to his T4 :D
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 15:46
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
There's a flying rat (fleabitten looking pigeon)...

There's a flying rat (fleabitten looking pigeon) living dangerously swinging around on one of the bird feeders. It scares the wee birds away frantically flapping its wings to stay on the feeder,...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 15:04
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
That's the copings done, also touched up the...

That's the copings done, also touched up the patchy bits on the vertical faces. Not surprised there were some patchy bits, repainted the wall a similar colour to what it was, off white and I think I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2021, 13:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By stevestrat
Years ago, pre "Ancestry" etc one of my cousins...

Years ago, pre "Ancestry" etc one of my cousins built a comprehensive family tree through pure head in books and snail mail enquiries. I have a copy of it somewhere, goes right back to the 1200s, one...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 10:25
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Been sunny for a while so stepped out the door to...

Been sunny for a while so stepped out the door to see what its like for painting . . . . hellfire its still cold! Get the shopping out of the way first and think about painting this afternoon.
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 10:04
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By stevestrat
Love where we are, not a big garden but...

Love where we are, not a big garden but surrounded by greenery. Next to and behind us is the mining museum with a Cornish beam engine (only one in Scotland), other side of the museum grounds to the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 07:44
Replies: 159,652
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Posted By stevestrat
Pops chases squirrels but not sure what she'd...

Pops chases squirrels but not sure what she'd make of that!
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 07:25
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Ging is dayshift, had intended going...

Morning. Ging is dayshift, had intended going back to bed but hunger put paid to that. Coffee and toast later I'm kinda killing time now, 2nd coat on the wall coping to do but can't paint til it...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 23:18
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By stevestrat
No problem here. Live in one of a row of four...

No problem here. Live in one of a row of four stone built cottage about 150 years old. Originally the shift managers houses for the former coal mine now museum next door. Sited on the "old" road...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 17:57
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
They're behind the flux capacitor.

They're behind the flux capacitor.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 17:15
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Didn't realise Ian did home visits with the...

Didn't realise Ian did home visits with the lawnmower.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 15:34
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Day two of wall painting, did the vertical faces...

Day two of wall painting, did the vertical faces yesterday, copings today but they need a second coat. I think I missed some small bits on the vertical, depends how the sun hits it! Wrists are...
Forum: Humour Corner 14th April 2021, 17:39
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By stevestrat
Wasn't just the sill then.

Wasn't just the sill then.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2021, 17:38
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By stevestrat
Is it worth taking the gamble of avoiding a...

Is it worth taking the gamble of avoiding a (possible) small increase in the premium and have the worry that any claim could be declined or reclaimed if the insurance found out.
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2021, 17:11
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Oh aye . . . . exchanging photos :oh you: ...

Oh aye . . . . exchanging photos :oh you:

You can tell the weather is improving. When I was out an old Chevvy Corvette convertible, roof down, drove past. Running rich though, stench of petrol in...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2021, 15:30
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
When Coffee Mate first came out we were visiting...

When Coffee Mate first came out we were visiting my Grandparents in a wee town in the Scottish Borders. My mother was telling my Granny about it and sent me to the local shop to get some. I went in,...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2021, 15:17
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Its lovely here, as long as you can keep out of...

Its lovely here, as long as you can keep out of the cold breeze which is easier said than done.

You're ex Post Office, what is it with posties? I've just been out, cold breeze, I've got a jacket...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2021, 12:29
Replies: 159,652
Views: 6,094,739
Posted By stevestrat
Just been out filling the bird feeders. Glorious...

Just been out filling the bird feeders. Glorious sunshine but a bitterly cold breeze from the north east. I'm getting my head nipped about jobs in the garden but its bl00dy cold!
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2021, 11:19
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By stevestrat
Egyptian authorities have rejected the offer by...

Egyptian authorities have rejected the offer by the Japanese owner's insurers (a UK company) and have seized the Ever Given claiming $900 million in compensation :eek: That figure doesn't even...
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