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Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 6th May 2021, 16:37
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Teflon
Thanks Peter - so looking forward to this - it's...

Thanks Peter - so looking forward to this - it's been a long time :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2021, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Teflon
The bloke paddling the canoe must have been doing...

The bloke paddling the canoe must have been doing a heck of a speed when he hit the side of that car :eek: :getmecoat:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2021, 18:34
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By Teflon
Love looking at photos like that, so thanks for...

Love looking at photos like that, so thanks for posting. It's always good to see the results of a proper crafts mans work :bowdown:.

She'll be god for many years to come now.

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2021, 17:04
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Teflon
In theory, you should be ok with that mileage,...

In theory, you should be ok with that mileage, but I would change them to be on the safe side. Ask Bob (Flying Banana) about his timing belt - he had a very near miss recently well inside the mileage...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 21:35
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Teflon
That's exactly what I do Ian, and it works quite...

That's exactly what I do Ian, and it works quite nicely. Problems can arise, however, when someone joins a Facebook "Group". Other posters still won't have access to your main Facebook page, but they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 17:26
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Teflon
I believe so :} Cliff

I believe so :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 16:46
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Teflon
Cambridge dictionary defines social media as:...

Cambridge dictionary defines social media as: "websites and computer programs that allow people to communicate and share information on the internet using a computer or mobile phone..."

So it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 22:27
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Teflon
As close as I'll ever get. At least it's cheaper...

As close as I'll ever get. At least it's cheaper than buying new wheels I suppose
:getmecoat:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/71608b2432df0b7.jpg

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 21:57
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Teflon
I've drooled over that photo on many occasions...

I've drooled over that photo on many occasions over the years. They really suit the retro lines of the '75 to my mind, particular with the colour of that particular car. Stunning!!

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2021, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Teflon
You may be pleasantly surprised - I know he's...

You may be pleasantly surprised - I know he's travelled up to Liverpool and beyond before now. Of course, he may have had multiple jobs in the area at the time.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 13:28
Replies: 122
Views: 9,356
Posted By Teflon
Love it :} Cliff

Love it :}

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2021, 11:16
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Teflon
I spent 12 months plus trying to sort an annoying...

I spent 12 months plus trying to sort an annoying startup knock on my KV6 which alluded a whole host of experienced MGR mechanics. On my brothers recommendation, I contacted Russell and he diagnosed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2021, 21:20
Replies: 122
Views: 9,356
Posted By Teflon
Spotted this in our local high street a year or...

Spotted this in our local high street a year or so back. I read it as "FUGLY", which seemed apt, and I assume that was the intention :}.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 11:11
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Teflon
Autoglym bumper & trim gel...

Autoglym bumper & trim gel (https://www.autoglym.com/products/bodywork/plastics/bumper-and-trim-gel) is pretty good and lasts reasonably well.

I also use Gyeon Q2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2021, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Teflon
That would look right at home in your tourer...

That would look right at home in your tourer :drool4:.

I was going to say it would look better in mine as it's green, but then Nora pointed out it's brown! :getmecoat:

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 20:32
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Teflon
I'm no expert, but I wouldn't have thought that...

I'm no expert, but I wouldn't have thought that ordinary paint thinners would damage a modern 2K paint finish - any bodyshop experts here who could offer an opinion?



A good spray job by...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2021, 17:21
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Teflon
That's astonishing!! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: ...

That's astonishing!! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2021, 15:54
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By Teflon
Things Must Be Getting Back To Normal

........ at least, that's what my neighbour said when they spotted me doing my first "wheels off" clean in some 12 months (usually every month or so). :cool:

It's not that I've been neglecting...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 18:08
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Teflon
Was that from a kit, or scratch built? Either...

Was that from a kit, or scratch built? Either way, it's impressive :bowdown:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 08:30
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Teflon
The Wheel Specialist will do custom colours...

The Wheel Specialist will do custom colours (https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/alloy-wheel/finishes/customise-your-wheels/). Not sure if they will do bike wheels though - might be worth asking?
...
Forum: Humour Corner 14th April 2021, 18:08
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Teflon
Tom Hobbs will have that sorted in a day or so :}...

Tom Hobbs will have that sorted in a day or so :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2021, 21:57
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Teflon
Sadly not, I was in my wifes Hyundai :o. I...

Sadly not, I was in my wifes Hyundai :o.

I spotted your car from some distance, it really stood out from the crowd (in a good way!) :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2021, 21:04
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Teflon
They are indeed painted, and look very nice too...

They are indeed painted, and look very nice too :}. Not my car, so I don't have any close up photos I'm afraid :o.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2021, 17:58
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Teflon
FAO Reebs

It seems you get a better class of vehicle in the B&Q car park these days :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51114611710_b3284bb066_b.jpg

Looked out for you, but didn't see you. Nor for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 11:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By Teflon
I think he's since moved from Southampton :}. ...

I think he's since moved from Southampton :}.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 09:20
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Teflon
It really is no contest :} Cliff

It really is no contest :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2021, 19:44
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Teflon
I reckon you'd have a strong case - there's only...

I reckon you'd have a strong case - there's only one Flying Banana :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2021, 14:53
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Teflon
Flying Banana

Bob, have you taken up the guitar, or is this just a flagrant breach of your trademark? :D https://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/204435/yamaha-flying-banana#latest

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2021, 09:48
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Teflon
Be careful with old (used) engine oil, as I...

Be careful with old (used) engine oil, as I understand it's carcinogenic :eek:.

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 09:48
Replies: 75
Views: 3,205
Posted By Teflon
I agree with Simon - avoid the steel seal :}. ...

I agree with Simon - avoid the steel seal :}.

I would also add that HGF on a KV6 doesn't have to be such a major job if you can find the right mechanic. When my engine noise was finally diagnosed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2021, 13:19
Replies: 51
Views: 4,399
Posted By Teflon
From what I've read elsewhere, the sale was...

From what I've read elsewhere, the sale was completed, and it's the successful bidder who is now selling due to "unforseen circumstances". :shrug:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 19:45
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By Teflon
That's precisely what I did. Cleaned and...

That's precisely what I did. Cleaned and polished the nut, then masked up and a quick spray with clear coat to stop it degrading. A few years on, it still looks like this:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2021, 15:28
Replies: 51
Views: 4,399
Posted By Teflon
And rather oddly, the buyer has now out it up for...

And rather oddly, the buyer has now out it up for sale at £11250 https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1323195?fbclid=IwAR20qvGc_TbyLFZNrtZF8IZ0AHuoeANeSzYBH3REQfe04ZCFCzlpi3-TxZI.

Not exactly a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2021, 09:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By Teflon
Surely the most famous ZT in the land, long my...

Surely the most famous ZT in the land, long my she rule :}

Cliff
Forum: The Valeting Forum 22nd March 2021, 15:12
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Teflon
A lot of detailers recommend using a "Di vessel"...

A lot of detailers recommend using a "Di vessel" to de-ionise your tap water (...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Teflon
Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALNUT-Hand-Brake-Sleeve-for-ROVER-75-interior-sleave/284191402725?fits=Car+Make%3ARover%7CModel%3A75&epid=5022564700&hash=item422b20aae5:g:Tc0AAOSwJ5VfNmi8
...
Forum: Technology Forum 21st March 2021, 19:49
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Teflon
I'm with Virgin Media. I recently accepted a deal...

I'm with Virgin Media. I recently accepted a deal which involved adding Sky Cinema to my package (among other things), so I can now record lots of HD movies from Sky :}.

Thing is though, if I were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 21:25
Replies: 75
Views: 3,205
Posted By Teflon
If it's of any help, my KV6 had piston slap when...

If it's of any help, my KV6 had piston slap when starting from cold and was a fair degree louder than yours. You can hear it here (noise starts at around 19 seconds into the clip):

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 19:24
Replies: 75
Views: 3,205
Posted By Teflon
Sounds alright to my ears, but I'm better at...

Sounds alright to my ears, but I'm better at cleaning them than fixing them! :}

It'll be interesting to hear the views of the more mechanically minded members.

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 18:13
Replies: 75
Views: 3,205
Posted By Teflon
The link is coming up as private - I think you...

The link is coming up as private - I think you may need to change permissions on Youtube.

Cliff
Forum: The Valeting Forum 19th March 2021, 16:34
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Teflon
Think I may have to try some of that :} Cliff

Think I may have to try some of that :}

Cliff
Forum: The Valeting Forum 18th March 2021, 22:05
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Teflon
I wouldn't worry that you've damaged the...

I wouldn't worry that you've damaged the paintwork - Super Resin Polish is a very mild abrasive, and primarily uses "fillers" to hide light swirls etc.

However, going forward, if the paintwork...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 16:15
Replies: 75
Views: 3,205
Posted By Teflon
Agree with Trikey - definitely get a second...

Agree with Trikey - definitely get a second opinion (or possibly more).

I spent the best part of 12 months trying to diagnose a knocking noise on my KV6 and had a number of differing opinions,...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2021, 09:29
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Teflon
Such sad news. Loved her appearances on Top...

Such sad news.

Loved her appearances on Top Gear. A terrific driver, and great fun in front of the camera as well. Always thought they should have given her the job when Clarkson & co left.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 15:52
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Teflon
Rovers Undertray Just Dropped Off

Thankfully not mine :} . They should have used some of the upgraded fixings from DMGRS - do they do free shipping to Mars? :getmecoat:

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Some seriously amazing science and engineering...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2021, 21:51
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Teflon
:duh: I meant to say "Hanworth" :o. Mixed it up...

:duh: I meant to say "Hanworth" :o. Mixed it up with Hampton as I used to have a girlfriend who lived there, so still a coincidence :}.

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 21:36
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Teflon
I can recommend Russel Walsh - he's based in...

I can recommend Russel Walsh - he's based in Kent, but travels all over and knows our cars inside out. He can be contacted on 07515 539894

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2021, 15:59
Replies: 34
Views: 2,370
Posted By Teflon
Tony was a member here some while back who was...

Tony was a member here some while back who was more than a little handy when it came to modding ICE equipment and other aspects of "our" cars. I met him at a couple of meets and he was a genuinely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2021, 09:17
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Teflon
Thanks guys :}. By a strange coincidence, it's...

Thanks guys :}. By a strange coincidence, it's also a year go that I had all the engine work done. She's nice and quiet on start up now, but with all the Covid restrictions, she's only done 810...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 19:26
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Teflon
18 yrs Old Tomorrow

Yup, my Baby will be 18 years old tomorrow :eek:. She was only 3 when I got her back in '06 - never dreamed I'd still have her all these years later :cool:

These cars certainly get under your...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2021, 21:35
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Teflon
Happy birthday Dawn, hoping we can all meet up...

Happy birthday Dawn, hoping we can all meet up again before too much longer. :}

Make sure that hubby of yours spoils you for the day :D.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2021, 13:49
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Teflon
I really wouldn't worry too much to be honest....

I really wouldn't worry too much to be honest. Just have a read of "Practice Guide 5...
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2021, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Teflon
Adverse possession is what you're referring to....

Adverse possession is what you're referring to. We did exactly that a few years ago to obtain ownership of some un-registered land at the bottom of our back garden. In simple terms, you need to take...
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2021, 17:11
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Teflon
Some incredible footage there :bowdown: Cliff

Some incredible footage there :bowdown:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 22:23
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Teflon
That looks to be a massive improvement over the...

That looks to be a massive improvement over the original "OEM" boot floor. Very well one :bowdown:

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 14:32
Replies: 133
Views: 5,328
Posted By Teflon
I've been following this thread with interest,...

I've been following this thread with interest, then today had a similar issue, but thankfully without being locked out of the car.

The poor old Rover has been sitting quietly under the car port...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 09:57
Replies: 104
Views: 6,585
Posted By Teflon
So glad I've never had to park up alongside at a...

So glad I've never had to park up alongside at a show. Simply stunning :bowdown::bowdown: :envy::envy:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 20th February 2021, 12:39
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By Teflon
For us, it was an intrusive home cinema system in...

For us, it was an intrusive home cinema system in the living room, plus voices, and in the dining room, mainly voices, plus a constant hum from (possibly) their boiler system. All noises have been...
Forum: Social Forum 20th February 2021, 11:46
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By Teflon
We recently had this done downstairs in our...

We recently had this done downstairs in our property by https://www.soundproofingrus.com/product-category/walls/, and, by an odd co-incidence, are having our upstairs walls sorted this coming Monday....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 09:50
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By Teflon
For anyone who's curious, a couple of years back...

For anyone who's curious, a couple of years back I thought I'd try some tyre paint on an actual tyre (rather than just the arch liners) just for the heck of it. I just did the inside of the tyre and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 09:27
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By Teflon
Definitely been around for a long time. I used to...

Definitely been around for a long time. I used to use it back in the '70s, and even today, it's readily available in Halfords.

I always keep a tin of Halfords tyre paint in the shed. Not for my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2021, 19:31
Replies: 104
Views: 6,585
Posted By Teflon
This was a great idea for a thread :bowdown:. A...

This was a great idea for a thread :bowdown:. A terrific reminder of why we love these cars - a bit like a virtual National Meet, and much needed in the current climate :}.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2021, 12:01
Replies: 104
Views: 6,585
Posted By Teflon
I'm sure someone mentioned Lagoon earlier :D: ...

I'm sure someone mentioned Lagoon earlier :D:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7919/33623595418_ae62551253_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/7860/46776757074_b5d7670b1b_b.jpg

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2021, 09:41
Replies: 37
Views: 2,005
Posted By Teflon
Just been out to have a go, and discovered that...

Just been out to have a go, and discovered that yes, my head rests tilt :}. Only had the Rover for 14 years, so obviously still finding out about all its little features :eek:.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2021, 09:38
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Teflon
I love the leather seats in my '75, and wouldn't...

I love the leather seats in my '75, and wouldn't dream of swapping them out, but I have to agree, the cloth seats are actually better in terms of comfort. :o

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2021, 11:59
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Teflon
Sounds like the perfect compromise :}. Cliff

Sounds like the perfect compromise :}.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2021, 22:09
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Teflon
I've always liked Red Five, and now she's looking...

I've always liked Red Five, and now she's looking better than ever - you're doing an amazing job Rick. :bowdown:

I have to say though, I think I prefer the black wheels! :eek::eek: Can't believe...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 09:31
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Teflon
There was a left hand drive Lagoon 2.0 V6 saloon...

There was a left hand drive Lagoon 2.0 V6 saloon that was destined for Libya. Whether it still survives is another question though.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2021, 17:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By Teflon
So sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Gus...

So sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Gus very well - a lovely chap.

My thoughts and sympathies are with his family.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 11:54
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Teflon
I suppose it's okay if you like that sort of...

I suppose it's okay if you like that sort of thing :cool:.


I'm kidding - that looks amazing :bowdown::bowdown:. The colour is fine too. Wood is a natural product, so any slight variances in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2021, 10:36
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Teflon
Watching with interest :} Cliff

Watching with interest :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2021, 09:51
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Teflon
It's very nice, but I can't help feeling it needs...

It's very nice, but I can't help feeling it needs a custom made, solid walnut gear selector. Know anyone who could make one ;) :D.

A terrific looking car, a credit to you :bowdown:.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2021, 09:44
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Teflon
Agree with Rav, both great cars that have been...

Agree with Rav, both great cars that have been well looked after :bowdown:.

A shame that your selling, but nothing lasts forever, and it'll be interesting to see what you replace them with.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2021, 09:38
Replies: 35
Views: 2,781
Posted By Teflon
And another one just sold, so a little nearer the...

And another one just sold, so a little nearer the 300 :D. Meant to get a copy when it first came out, but somehow forgot all about it, so thanks for the timely reminder :}.

Oh, and welcome to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 10:56
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By Teflon
Beautiful, and one of the best colours for a '75...

Beautiful, and one of the best colours for a '75 in my view. :drool4:

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2021, 14:49
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Teflon
At a local meet some years ago, there was a ZT...

At a local meet some years ago, there was a ZT that had a "pod" of dials fitted vertically on drivers side the "A" pillar. Looked pretty good, but obviously not suitable if you have air bags fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 13:18
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Teflon
A few more here to add to the list :D ...

A few more here to add to the list :D

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/715fb65db34686d.jpg

Cliff
Forum: Events and Meets 8th January 2021, 22:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Teflon
When I visited the Club Stand in 2019, I never...

When I visited the Club Stand in 2019, I never imagined it would be the last club event until who knows when! In the meantime, this video serves as a great reminder of what we're missing :cool:.

...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 13:43
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Teflon
Thanks for the kind words folks, it's much...

Thanks for the kind words folks, it's much appreciated :xmas-smiley-008:.

With regard to the colourising, most of the "heavy lifting" was achieved with the Photoshop neural filter. After that, it...
Forum: Photography Corner 4th January 2021, 10:57
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Teflon
I agree with this. Though it won't suit...

I agree with this. Though it won't suit everyone, it's less per month than I pay for Netflix and as Jeff says, it ensures you get all the updates - the Neural filters included in the latest version...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 21:08
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Teflon
Definitely haven't mastered it, but it's good fun...

Definitely haven't mastered it, but it's good fun learning. Plenty of YouTube videos that help out whenever I get stuck, and it's surprising what can be achieved with a little patience :icon_lol:
...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 14:40
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Teflon
Photoshop Colourising Filter

Being a little bored during lockdown, the other day I decided to have a play around in Photoshop with an old photo of my parents wedding.

I cleaned up the old photo, removing old dust marks,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2020, 12:09
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By Teflon
Mine arrived safe and sound this morning. Perfect...

Mine arrived safe and sound this morning. Perfect timing Bob! :xmas-smiley-008:


Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2020, 11:45
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By Teflon
Probably not actually :icon_redface:. Cliff

Probably not actually :icon_redface:.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2020, 16:14
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By Teflon
Looking forward seeing it Bob. I'll report back...

Looking forward seeing it Bob. I'll report back as soon as it pops through the letter box :icon_lol::xmas-smiley-008:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 22:13
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By Teflon
Have a great day Bob :xmas-smiley-008: Cliff

Have a great day Bob :xmas-smiley-008:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 20:26
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Teflon
A lot more than two sequences. According to Sam...

A lot more than two sequences. According to Sam Mendes (the director), the longest continuous sequence was only 8.5 minute long. It makes the whole thing even more impressive to my mind, as it...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2020, 15:09
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By Teflon
Our Christmas was effectively cancelled we we...

Our Christmas was effectively cancelled we we went into Tier 3 a few days ago. We had just paid the balance for our Christmas day dinner at a local carvery, safe in the knowledge that it was going...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2020, 13:21
Replies: 103
Views: 4,750
Posted By Teflon
I could swear I saw that in an episode of Doctor...

I could swear I saw that in an episode of Doctor Who back in the '60's :icon_lol:.

Good effort though, and a great way to say safe but festive :xmas-smiley-008:.

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 13:09
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Teflon
Nope, it's as Simon said, the pipe goes to a...

Nope, it's as Simon said, the pipe goes to a vacuum pump on the right hand side of the engine (down in the bowels of the engine bay).

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2020, 08:08
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Teflon
I found it un-original and derivative - just a...

I found it un-original and derivative - just a re-hash of their usual antics. But boy was it funny, made me laugh out load on more than one occasion. :icon_lol:

Loved it, more please...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 22:16
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Teflon
Take care Mike, and get well soon, Cliff

Take care Mike, and get well soon,

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 12:11
Replies: 103
Views: 4,750
Posted By Teflon
I had the same test a while ago and, as you say,...

I had the same test a while ago and, as you say, all perfectly safe and pain free :xmas-smiley-008:. Pretty much fool proof as well, and much simpler than the swab approach which I also had to do...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 09:45
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Teflon
Here you go: xjG_VB-la7o Cliff

Here you go:

xjG_VB-la7o

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2020, 09:33
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Teflon
Happy birthday Paul, have a great day...

Happy birthday Paul, have a great day :xmas-smiley-008::smiley::Mrs_Claus:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2020, 22:07
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Teflon
Thanks for the heads up - I'd forgotten it was...

Thanks for the heads up - I'd forgotten it was due. Looking forward to watching it tomorrow now :icon_lol:.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2020, 18:45
Replies: 60
Views: 4,661
Posted By Teflon
Thanks for the update Bob :xmas-smiley-008:. ...

Thanks for the update Bob :xmas-smiley-008:.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2020, 16:25
Replies: 60
Views: 4,661
Posted By Teflon
Any news on when the Club calendar will be on...

Any news on when the Club calendar will be on sale? :smiley::xmas-smiley-008:

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 12th December 2020, 10:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,861
Posted By Teflon
:wantpics: :getmecoat: Always wanted to post...

:wantpics:

:getmecoat: Always wanted to post that smiley :icon_lol:

Seriously though, a great set of photos to remind us all of what it's all about!

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2020, 13:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By Teflon
Pretty sure you can register a car of any age,...

Pretty sure you can register a car of any age, but it has to meet the emission standards applicable at date of first registration. Unfortunately, in the case of this ZT (and I suspect most cars of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2020, 12:01
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Teflon
Probably worth mentioning that when mine was...

Probably worth mentioning that when mine was finally diagnosed correctly, the mechanic (Russell Walsh from MG Rover Solutions (https://mgroversolutions.com/)) did so by removing the engine cover and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2020, 09:06
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Teflon
The symptoms you describe are the similar to what...

The symptoms you describe are the similar to what I had with my 2.0 V6. Only ever occurred when the engine was stone cold and would run fine once the noise stopped.

Lot's of suggested causes,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2020, 11:38
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Teflon
I would hazzard a guess that "genuine MG Rover"...

I would hazzard a guess that "genuine MG Rover" spares are simply those that are supplied to, and approved by, Xpart (regardless of whether they were the original manufacturer of said part).

To...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2020, 20:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,636
Posted By Teflon
The MK1 Capri was the best looking to my mind,...

The MK1 Capri was the best looking to my mind, I'd love one if I had the space to keep it. Can't remember when I last saw one outside of a car show.

Fingers crossed you can find a nice example,...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2020, 20:23
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Teflon
Looks the biz! :xmas-smiley-008: Cliff

Looks the biz! :xmas-smiley-008:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2020, 09:15
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Teflon
Just to whet your appetite :icon_lol:: ...

Just to whet your appetite :icon_lol::

https://live.staticflickr.com/4560/38394261241_1fc3196f77_b.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2020, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Teflon
Very nice, and a great reg no! :} - what colour...

Very nice, and a great reg no! :} - what colour is the interior?

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2020, 18:32
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Teflon
Happy birthday Ronnie, hope you enjoyed the day...

Happy birthday Ronnie, hope you enjoyed the day :birthday2:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2020, 13:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By Teflon
Didn't think I'd like the tints on the rear...

Didn't think I'd like the tints on the rear lights, but they work really well to my mind. Together with the black paint, it sort of pulls the whole rear end of the car together.

A very nice job...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2020, 22:00
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Teflon
I have a Win CE unit from Radioguy fitted. I've...

I have a Win CE unit from Radioguy fitted. I've had it for some 7 or 8 years now, and it's been rock solid from day one. It does radio (FM, not DAB), iPod, SD card, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, TV, DVD, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2020, 13:42
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Teflon
From memory, I think the cover unclips from the...

From memory, I think the cover unclips from the bottom edge and then lifts away from the dash (but remains attached due to the webbing).

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2020, 22:24
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Teflon
Absolutely. They wouldn't do it twice, that's for...

Absolutely. They wouldn't do it twice, that's for sure.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2020, 21:41
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Teflon
Warning Re Passenger Air Bag

A quick heads up to anyone who bought their '75 or ZT with a replacement dash already fitted: Check that the passenger air bag cover is still attached to the air bag via the webbing.

A chap over...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2020, 09:06
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Teflon
Steering Wheel Controls at a guess :}. Cliff

Steering Wheel Controls at a guess :}.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 18:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Teflon
Is that an MG Magnette? Cliff

Is that an MG Magnette?

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 13:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Teflon
Very nice! I think the walnut looks great in the...

Very nice! I think the walnut looks great in the dark interior of a ZT, puts me in mind of the British sports saloons of the '60s :}.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2020, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Teflon
Looking at that link, I can see why they called...

Looking at that link, I can see why they called it the X Box. The designers must have worked overtime to come up with such an innovative shape.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2020, 19:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Teflon
Yup, has to be a security torx bit :} Cliff

Yup, has to be a security torx bit :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2020, 16:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Teflon
Not the only one - my wife couldn't see a...

Not the only one - my wife couldn't see a difference when I proudly showed her my newly fitted (at the time) wood veneer dash! :mad:

I have to say though, that even if the "wood" on the plastic...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd November 2020, 08:39
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Personally, I'd have no issues at all with that...

Personally, I'd have no issues at all with that approach. It's not that much different from taking an HDR photo, where 3 (or more) different exposures are combined into one :shrug:.

I suppose it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 11:43
Replies: 50
Views: 3,001
Posted By Teflon
The RH side is pretty much the same, though I had...

The RH side is pretty much the same, though I had a distinct advantage in getting the car when it was only 3 yrs old, so it was much easier to prevent a build up to start with.



Boys toys :}!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 10:48
Replies: 50
Views: 3,001
Posted By Teflon
That's one of the reasons I clean those areas...

That's one of the reasons I clean those areas each time the car gets washed. Once they're clean, subsequent maintenance is so much easier. I use a blower to dry the area after (one of these...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2020, 09:19
Replies: 54
Views: 2,391
Posted By Teflon
I would have thought the simplest thing would be...

I would have thought the simplest thing would be to change VED back to the old system of a standard fixed rate "road tax" (as we used to call it). :shrug:

I suspect you're right though, and some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2020, 11:58
Replies: 60
Views: 4,661
Posted By Teflon
And a photo sent from me also :} Cliff

And a photo sent from me also :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Teflon
Thanks Phil, hope you're having a great time in...

Thanks Phil, hope you're having a great time in SA :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 21:12
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Teflon
Old Spice!! That takes me back :} Cliff

Old Spice!! That takes me back :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 19:43
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Teflon
Or possible even next week ;) I shall...

Or possible even next week ;)



I shall await the postman :D

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 17:53
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Teflon
Oh, I'm sure it will :cool: :D Thanks,...

Oh, I'm sure it will :cool: :D



Thanks, next job is to clear out the shed so I can get to all the car cleaning stuff :o.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 14:11
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Teflon
Thanks guys. :} So far spent an exciting day...

Thanks guys. :}

So far spent an exciting day re-sealing the shower cubicle in the bathroom. Talk about life on the edge :D

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 15:38
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By Teflon
I tried them when my originals turned grey. They...

I tried them when my originals turned grey. They fit after a fashion and look fine, but the fit is a little too loose for my liking, so I put the originals back.

Cliff

Oh, and today, I learned...
Forum: Photography Corner 8th November 2020, 14:34
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Not heard that phrase before, love it :D. ...

Not heard that phrase before, love it :D.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 09:37
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By Teflon
3 years since I attended the NEC with my '75. One...

3 years since I attended the NEC with my '75. One of the best weekends I've ever experienced, and it would not have been possible if it were not for the owners club :bowdown::bowdown:.

I don't...
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2020, 20:56
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Just couldn't resist a final fiddle :D. ...

Just couldn't resist a final fiddle :D.

This version should be pretty close as I sampled the colour from your other photo. The purple cassock may well be wrong though, as I'm colour blind (now...
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2020, 20:27
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Interesting to see the correct colour shade - I...

Interesting to see the correct colour shade - I may well have another go over the weekend :}.

I've been having a play with some old family photos and depending upon the quality of the original...
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2020, 18:11
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
How about this version? Couldn't get the "auto"...

How about this version? Couldn't get the "auto" tool to do blue, so I recoulored the red by hand - hope I got the blue close enough! I've also improved the tear repair, and removed some of the...
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2020, 15:09
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Yup, all done with a couple of clicks in Adobe...

Yup, all done with a couple of clicks in Adobe really very simple. Shame it got the colour wrong, but I guess it's better than nothing.

I'm a little colour blind, so if I did it myself I...
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2020, 13:23
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Here you go, be interesting to hear how accurate...

Here you go, be interesting to hear how accurate it is. I've also had a quick stab at repairing the tear in the photo :}

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50576053632_42455d696b_b.jpg

Cliff
Forum: Technology Forum 6th November 2020, 21:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Teflon
Glad you got it sorted :} Cliff

Glad you got it sorted :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2020, 21:25
Replies: 32
Views: 2,163
Posted By Teflon
Another vote for the struts from SGS. Replaced...

Another vote for the struts from SGS. Replaced mine earlier in the year and a MASSIVE improvement.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2020, 16:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By Teflon
Only the 2nd one I've ever seen, rare indeed! ...

Only the 2nd one I've ever seen, rare indeed!

Seems a shame to me though, that the Longbridge edition got the extra walnut bits (arm rest & door switches) but was stuck with the plastic dash....
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2020, 10:33
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Teflon
I thought the phrase "turn of the century getaway...

I thought the phrase "turn of the century getaway car" made my '75 seem positively ancient!!

Cliff
Forum: Photography Corner 3rd November 2020, 10:15
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
I personally love all these editing tools, and...

I personally love all these editing tools, and find them great fun to use, as well as very satisfying. I believe they have a legitimate place in image production, provided they are used in an honest...
Forum: Technology Forum 2nd November 2020, 20:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Teflon
If you're watching on Freeview via an aerial, it...

If you're watching on Freeview via an aerial, it should be on channel 34 https://www.freeview.co.uk/get-freeview-play/channels/pick, though I believe it was on 11 'till recently. Have you tried a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2020, 18:13
Replies: 87
Views: 13,452
Posted By Teflon
I believe the Kia version is not compatible with...

I believe the Kia version is not compatible with "our" KV6 units - happy to be proved wrong though.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 28th October 2020, 21:59
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Teflon
I think the Dick Barton series on Talking...

I think the Dick Barton series on Talking Pictures dates from the late '70's.

The character is, of course, much older. I have a box set of 3 Hammer films featuring Dick & Snowy which date from...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th October 2020, 09:54
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
It has indeed :D. A really useful tool, and...

It has indeed :D.

A really useful tool, and so easy to use. I used to do sky replacement using a programme "Landscape pro", but this is far simpler and gives better results :}.

A very quick...
Forum: Photography Corner 24th October 2020, 22:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
An amazing transformation Jeff. Surprising just...

An amazing transformation Jeff. Surprising just how much impact the new sky makes, without distracting from the plane :}.

Cliff
Forum: Photography Corner 24th October 2020, 14:20
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Thanks Jeff :}. Just checked my pc and it...

Thanks Jeff :}.

Just checked my pc and it seems it hasn't been updating, so just re-installed Adobe Creative Cloud and it's now doing its thing :}.

Cliff
Forum: Photography Corner 24th October 2020, 11:01
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Teflon
Nice!! I'm going to have to have a play with...

Nice!! I'm going to have to have a play with that :}. I subscribe to Photoshop, so should get the upgrade. Where would I find the new tool?

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2020, 16:52
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Teflon
Have to agree, I also bought one and it's a spot...

Have to agree, I also bought one and it's a spot on replacement for the OEM item. I understand they are reproduced to the same spec as the originals.

The only proviso I would make is that I...
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