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Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 12:55
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By Teflon
I've heard talk of cases where the wheel alloy...

I've heard talk of cases where the wheel alloy itself becomes porous, allowing air to escape. Never experienced it myself mind, so it could well be an internet myth.

I suppose, if possible, you...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 22:29
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Teflon
Never heard it called "auditing" before. Must be...

Never heard it called "auditing" before. Must be an age thing :shrug:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2021, 11:46
Replies: 63
Views: 2,103
Posted By Teflon
Unless the shannon tube has disintegrated, as...

Unless the shannon tube has disintegrated, as many (most?) do over time. In which case the air intake is likely to be much lower :eek:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 13:21
Replies: 63
Views: 2,103
Posted By Teflon
An interesting point re insurance. Ignoring...

An interesting point re insurance.

Ignoring the self inflicted nature for a moment, would it be considered an accidental damage claim for insurance, or a break down for AA / RAC? I mean, if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2021, 18:01
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Teflon
Pete Wayte of Car Serve has his workshop in...

Pete Wayte of Car Serve has his workshop in Chobham ( https://www.car-serve.co.uk/ ) Pete is MG Rover trained and knows "our" cars very well, so is well worth a call If Shiner can't help.

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2021, 20:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By Teflon
Where's your sense of adventure? Checking fluid...

Where's your sense of adventure? Checking fluid levels and routine maintenance is far more exciting knowing the bonnet could come down without warning at any time. :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 20:35
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Teflon
Exactly my thoughts - laughed out loud at some...

Exactly my thoughts - laughed out loud at some bits, but bored at other times. It didn't seem to have a coherent thread like most of the other episodes.

Cliff
Forum: V8 Forum 16th December 2021, 19:46
Replies: 55
Views: 2,414
Posted By Teflon
A performance part manufacturer:...

A performance part manufacturer: https://www.holley.com/brands/msd/

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 18:09
Replies: 30
Views: 2,091
Posted By Teflon
Make that 3 cars :xmas-smiley-008: Mine's a...

Make that 3 cars :xmas-smiley-008:

Mine's a side on shot, so the badge is out of view, but rest assured it's there, in pride of place on the offside of the main grill :smiley:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 11:45
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Teflon
From memory, I think it's around £550 or so for...

From memory, I think it's around £550 or so for belts and water pump, but to be honest, I doubt you'd get it done in the next week or so. Bear in mind, mechanics with a good reputation are likely to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2021, 18:35
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Teflon
At the risk of sounding boring, I'm going to add...

At the risk of sounding boring, I'm going to add another recommendation for Lates. They've done my belts twice now, both time whilst I watched (and asked a myriad of daft questions).

You won't...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 11th December 2021, 10:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By Teflon
Looks like we're going to have to pass on...

Looks like we're going to have to pass on tomorrows breakfast meet :icon_sad:

Still got an 'orrible cold and don't want to pass it on to everyone just before Xmas. First one I've missed in ages...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 10th December 2021, 19:50
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By Teflon
I hope Peter explained about the deputizing...

I hope Peter explained about the deputizing ceremony :icon_lol::xmas-smiley-008::snowball:

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2021, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Teflon
Have to ask: what do they do? Cliff

Have to ask: what do they do?

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 6th December 2021, 21:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By Teflon
And I'm currently nursing the worlds worst stinky...

And I'm currently nursing the worlds worst stinky cold - we're dropping like flies. Hopefully I'll be on the mend by Sunday, time (and Nora's nursing skills) will tell.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 12:55
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Teflon
Fortunately for all of us here, Reebs has a copy...

Fortunately for all of us here, Reebs has a copy of the data - a pm to him should reveal all :xmas-smiley-008:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 20:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By Teflon
Just cut and pasted the figures for all 8 pages...

Just cut and pasted the figures for all 8 pages into Excel. The total comes to 73,254. Seems an awful lot to me :shrug: . probably not right.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 21:58
Replies: 180
Views: 15,434
Posted By Teflon
Shocked and saddened to read this awful news. ...

Shocked and saddened to read this awful news. You are in my prayers Andy.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 12:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Teflon
I'm not a fan of EVs by any means, but I do think...

I'm not a fan of EVs by any means, but I do think in this instance they have got it right. If I lock my '75 and lose the key, I'm stuffed, but with an EV there is at least an alternative method of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 19:36
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Teflon
That's genuinely scary :eek:. On the plus side,...

That's genuinely scary :eek:. On the plus side, it looks like another channel I'll have to take a good look at :}

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 20:30
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Teflon
Non Rover Related "Brakes making squeaking noise"

Nothing to do with Rovers, but came across this video on Youtube this evening. I'm no "techie", but even I can see something's not quite right here (to say the least) :eek:

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Have any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2021, 21:49
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Teflon
Thanks Paul. I fully intended to visit the NEC...

Thanks Paul. I fully intended to visit the NEC this year, but it wouldn't have been wise with a poorly achilles tendon that is (hopefully) finally on the mend. Hope you all had a good time on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 23:09
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Teflon
Glad you had a good time Nobby - the mud never...

Glad you had a good time Nobby - the mud never stood a chance against you in polishing mode :D Also good to hear no damage was done to the rear bumper - must have been stressful at the time though....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2021, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Teflon
Thanks for all the birthday wishes folks, much...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes folks, much appreciated :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2021, 09:39
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Teflon
A number of times I've had a dream where I've...

A number of times I've had a dream where I've crashed the Rover big time. Always seems to happen in slow motion, and it takes a good 2 or 3 minutes after waking to realise it didn't happen.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 18:01
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By Teflon
If you're double jabbed, there's no need to worry...

If you're double jabbed, there's no need to worry about flow tests etc. Full details are on the NEC's web site here: https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/safety-measures. In summary, it states:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2021, 13:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By Teflon
I found the same - they look ok, but aren't a...

I found the same - they look ok, but aren't a good, tight fit. I've stuck with my OEM ones, though they're a bit faded now so need constant maintenance to keep them looking fresh.

Cliff
Forum: Was it you? 24th October 2021, 20:46
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Teflon
Good spot! :}

Good spot! :}
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2021, 21:20
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Teflon
If you're not next of kin, you will have to wait...

If you're not next of kin, you will have to wait 25 yrs since they deceased, unless you get permission from their next of kin. It will cost £30 per record, direct from MOD.

Have a read here:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2021, 13:18
Replies: 44
Views: 4,433
Posted By Teflon
All a bit "last minute.com", but photo submitted...

All a bit "last minute.com", but photo submitted for consideration. Hopefully it arrives safely :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2021, 13:29
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Teflon
Lates will see you right http://www.lates600.com/...

Lates will see you right http://www.lates600.com/

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2021, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Teflon
"Google is your friend", as they say ;) ...

"Google is your friend", as they say ;)

Thorg hilly grove and burly ive,
Big daleys grass and tree
We clobber ever gallup
Deaf Ted, Danoota, and me.

Never shall we partly stray,
Fast...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 12:25
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By Teflon
Probably cheaper to fix than a cam belt service...

Probably cheaper to fix than a cam belt service on a V6 :}

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 17:07
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Teflon
It would seem not. Very luck escape, it looks to...

It would seem not. Very luck escape, it looks to be a well loved example of the marque.

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 26th September 2021, 17:23
Replies: 48
Views: 3,712
Posted By Teflon
If I'd known in advance, I have a rattle can of...

If I'd known in advance, I have a rattle can of Lagoon in the shed - I could have bought it along and made a start for you :D:getmecoat:

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 26th September 2021, 15:27
Replies: 48
Views: 3,712
Posted By Teflon
Another great meet. Peter was definitely missed,...

Another great meet. Peter was definitely missed, but full marks to Actros, who cycled all the way from Lincolnshire :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51518872837_147b14a1b3_b.jpg

A few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 09:59
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Teflon
I can also endorse Lates...

I can also endorse Lates (http://www.lates600.com/). Lates and Pete know these cars inside out. They will do job in around 2 hours while you watch, and it won't cost the earth. Well worth the journey...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 12:02
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Teflon
Many years ago now (35 +) I had some paint work...

Many years ago now (35 +) I had some paint work done on a Cortina. The bodyshop aplied the body colour first, then a layer of clear stone chip over the top. It looked great, and protected the colour...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2021, 10:19
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Teflon
:eek::eek: I had no idea that was Robert...

:eek::eek: I had no idea that was Robert Carlyle!! Just watched the scene again on Youtube and still can't recognise him. An amazing job by the makeup/effects team, as well as Robert Carlyle...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 10:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By Teflon
I have no doubt at all that electric cars will be...

I have no doubt at all that electric cars will be considered classics in years to come - why wouldn't they :shrug:

From a personal point of view, I'm not a fan and prefer the noise, smell etc of a...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2021, 07:38
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Teflon
Good to know he's doing well :}. Thanks for the...

Good to know he's doing well :}. Thanks for the update

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2021, 07:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Teflon
Opening post was 10 years ago :eek: Cliff

Opening post was 10 years ago :eek:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 21:16
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Teflon
The main worry is that it could be belt related...

The main worry is that it could be belt related (tensioner/idler etc) in which case it would need sorting soonest. You're doing the belts though, so any problems in that area would become apparent.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 18:51
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Teflon
My mechanic did say it could happily be left and...

My mechanic did say it could happily be left and that he would just get in and drive it instead of listening for the noise, so don't feel bad about ignoring it if it does turn out to be piston slap....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 16:20
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Teflon
Can't honestly say if I noticed too much...

Can't honestly say if I noticed too much difference between summer/winter.

If it helps, the mechanic diagnosed the issue by using a long screwdriver as a stethoscope on the engine block (engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 14:19
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Teflon
Indeed. This is what it sounded like (sound...

Indeed. This is what it sounded like (sound starts around 19 seconds into the video):

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The mechanic who diagnosed mine said it could safely be left and would possibly outlast me!...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2021, 08:17
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Teflon
Happy birthday Paul, hope you have a great day :}...

Happy birthday Paul, hope you have a great day :} :birthday2:

Cliff & Nora
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 21st August 2021, 18:50
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Teflon
To be honest, I doubt this approach will work. I...

To be honest, I doubt this approach will work. I had one of the original Win CE units from Radioguy, and still have one of his second gen units which is working away quite happily (though slow by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2021, 22:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Teflon
Only 3000 miles - Wonder what it'll fetch?

A rather nice example up for auction here:...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th August 2021, 20:50
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Teflon
Well it seems to be fixed :D. I screwed a...

Well it seems to be fixed :D.

I screwed a curtain hook into it as suggested by Russp and it's back in place. Fingers crossed it stays there.

Thanks Russp :}

Cliff
Forum: Items Wanted 13th August 2021, 19:32
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Teflon
I'll look into that - thanks :} Good point...

I'll look into that - thanks :}

Good point - hadn't even occurred to me :}
Forum: Items Wanted 11th August 2021, 17:03
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Teflon
Thanks Bob :} Cliff

Thanks Bob :}

Cliff
Forum: Items Wanted 11th August 2021, 14:28
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Teflon
Rear Roof Light for Saloon

As title - Rear roof light for saloon wanted, as mine decided to self destruct whilst driving over a railway crossing - both clips broken :mad:

Cheers,

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2021, 19:16
Replies: 29
Views: 1,745
Posted By Teflon
My usual approach to situations like this: "What...

My usual approach to situations like this: "What suit bag?"; "You said you'd already packed it"; "I told you not to forget it".

If none of the above work, you can always resort to the truth: "I...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 26th July 2021, 10:38
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By Teflon
We should have got you to organise the parking,...

We should have got you to organise the parking, then it really would have seemed like a National Meet :D.

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 26th July 2021, 08:10
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By Teflon
Peter demonstrating his amazing levitation...

Peter demonstrating his amazing levitation skills:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85880&d=1627283038

Must get him to show me how it's done one day :D

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2021, 08:02
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By Teflon
Congratulations - great news :party: Very best...

Congratulations - great news :party: Very best wishes for the future :}

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 25th July 2021, 21:21
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By Teflon
A few photos from todays meet: ...

A few photos from todays meet:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51335593449_3a04ac6e21_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51335593669_3dde9dc2ae_b.jpg
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 25th July 2021, 15:36
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By Teflon
What a fantastic National Meet - well done to all...

What a fantastic National Meet - well done to all involved. Great to see members coming all the way from from Cornwall, Newcastle, Norfolk, Yorkshire and other parts of the UK :bowdown:. I seem to...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2021, 19:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By Teflon
I've always had great service from Richer Sounds,...

I've always had great service from Richer Sounds, and always buy my "home cinema" stuff from them. Great value, and the staff generally know what they're talking about :}.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By Teflon
Indeed it has. I have a "techy" book which...

Indeed it has. I have a "techy" book which explains in great detail why he ideal screen size is 9 inches! :eek: It's fair to say that times have moved on a little from the date of publication (1955...
Forum: Social Forum 21st July 2021, 14:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By Teflon
MS now appear to be saying that the release...

MS now appear to be saying that the release version of Windows 11 will only run on Intel chips from 2017 onwards (8th generation & above) and AMD chips from 2019 onwards :eek:.

The pre-release...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 15th July 2021, 07:44
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By Teflon
Would be great if you could make it :}

Would be great if you could make it :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2021, 16:55
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Teflon
Surely if a car isn't owned by you, loaned to...

Surely if a car isn't owned by you, loaned to you, or hired by you, then you wouldn't be driving it in the first place.

Perhaps it would be simpler if they changed the wording to:

"What is...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2021, 14:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Teflon
Very wise words and sound advice Simon, thank you...

Very wise words and sound advice Simon, thank you for sharing what must have been a traumatic time for you :bowdown:.

I got my first bowel testing kit a couple of years ago, and wasn't going to...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2021, 18:41
Replies: 76
Views: 3,614
Posted By Teflon
According to UrbanDictionary.com: ...

According to UrbanDictionary.com:

"Originally a British Royal Naval term. This was a long piece of rope, either frayed at the end, or with a bit of rag tied to the end of it, permanently fixed to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2021, 17:37
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Teflon
News just in: It wasn't just your headlights he...

News just in: It wasn't just your headlights he polished :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51274261026_42b4d75e82_b.jpgr

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 27th June 2021, 17:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By Teflon
A great, but cold (brrr) meet. Thanks as always...

A great, but cold (brrr) meet. Thanks as always for Peters admin skills :bowdown:.

A few photos of the day:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51274260106_3e08d70bcb_b.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 17:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By Teflon
I think that might be a wise decision. Probably...

I think that might be a wise decision. Probably the only reason I can think of to ever get rid of a '75 or ZT. :frightened:

Once the car has been crushed, make sure you set fire to the remains...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 07:59
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Teflon
Amazing work :bowdown:. Love MK3 Cortinas,...

Amazing work :bowdown:. Love MK3 Cortinas, terrific looking cars :drool4:

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2021, 12:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Teflon
Engine bay is in a bit of a state. How on earth...

Engine bay is in a bit of a state. How on earth can it get that dirty :shrug:?

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2021, 13:15
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Teflon
Try doing a re-scan on the Humax box, it should...

Try doing a re-scan on the Humax box, it should hopefully pick it up :}.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2021, 17:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By Teflon
Most definitely!:D I love how he rips into...

Most definitely!:D

I love how he rips into Clarkson when when JC ignores his advice and does his own thing. A real passion for his subject, and he takes no prisoners. And when JC asked if he had...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2021, 15:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By Teflon
I have to agree. It's a rare combination, being...

I have to agree. It's a rare combination, being hugely entertaining and informative at the same time - brilliant viewing. Oh, and that tractor is a bit too big :D.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 20:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By Teflon
A very dangerous job from what I've read. I'll...

A very dangerous job from what I've read. I'll bet he had some tales to tell :bowdown:

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 17:27
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Teflon
My wife and I both have sim only mobile deals...

My wife and I both have sim only mobile deals with Virgin, but they are kept separate from our main TV/broadband account, so our existing package was unaffected. Might be worth an enquiry once you're...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2021, 16:45
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Teflon
Lates will get you sorted in no time :}...

Lates will get you sorted in no time :} http://www.lates600.com/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2021, 12:09
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Teflon
Very moody photography, I love it :bowdown:. ...

Very moody photography, I love it :bowdown:.

Oh, and Red Five is looking great too :D.

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2021, 11:16
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Teflon
A couple of years back, I had a similar issue. I...

A couple of years back, I had a similar issue. I searched on Youtube and was able to find a detailed video showing how to completely dismantle the printer. A word of warning though: as helpful as...
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2021, 11:08
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Teflon
No problem in our area. I've been with Virgin...

No problem in our area. I've been with Virgin (and their predecessors) since the mid '90s and have rarely had any issues.

Had some slow done a year or so back and called their help line...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 23rd May 2021, 17:02
Replies: 50
Views: 4,486
Posted By Teflon
As already said by many, a great meet that even...

As already said by many, a great meet that even the wet weather couldn't spoil. Great to finally get out and see real people once again :}. Huge thanks to Peter for organising things.

Sadly, I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2021, 16:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By Teflon
Just as an update: the car has now been found....

Just as an update: the car has now been found. Sadly, it was in a scrapyard having been crushed :eek: :mad:.

Lots of questions to answer:


How can they crush a car without appropriate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2021, 19:46
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Teflon
To be honest, I've never used it myself, so don't...

To be honest, I've never used it myself, so don't know. I've heard good things about it though.

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2021, 13:45
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Teflon
Plastidip is a type of paint (a sort of plastic...

Plastidip is a type of paint (a sort of plastic type film) that is sprayed from a rattle can much like other paints. No dipping involved (despite the products name) :}. https://www.plastidip.co.uk/...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2021, 14:42
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Teflon
I suspect he's checking them for someone else, so...

I suspect he's checking them for someone else, so tried both units in his own car to see the units themselves are faulty :}.

Cliff
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 13th May 2021, 17:04
Replies: 50
Views: 4,486
Posted By Teflon
Brilliant news Peter - great admin as always...

Brilliant news Peter - great admin as always :}:bowdown:. Do I need to cancel my booking, or have they taken account of it do you know?

Cliff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 08:06
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Teflon
Funnily enough, I'm also looking for one :}. . ...

Funnily enough, I'm also looking for one :}.
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Not really - just kidding :getmecoat: Really not good form hijacking like that, but I dare say it wasn't deliberate, probably just a bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2021, 20:52
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Teflon
:eek::bowdown::bowdown: Amazing to think...

:eek::bowdown::bowdown:

Amazing to think collections like this exist. That V8 engine bay is mint (well, I suppose it would be with that mileage). Must have been a real treat looking around the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 6th May 2021, 15:37
Replies: 50
Views: 4,486
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, 08:27
Replies: 9
Views: 556
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, 17:34
Replies: 31
Views: 2,948
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, 16:04
Replies: 3
Views: 494
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, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 944
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, 16:26
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Teflon
I believe so :} Cliff

I believe so :}

Cliff
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 15:46
Replies: 19
Views: 944
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, 21:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
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, 20:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
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, 18:36
Replies: 9
Views: 651
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, 12:28
Replies: 122
Views: 10,509
Posted By Teflon
Love it :} Cliff

Love it :}

Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2021, 10:16
Replies: 9
Views: 651
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, 20:20
Replies: 122
Views: 10,509
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, 10:11
Replies: 6
Views: 738
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, 19:46
Replies: 5
Views: 467
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, 19:32
Replies: 11
Views: 932
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, 16:21
Replies: 8
Views: 521
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, 14:54
Replies: 0
Views: 392
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, 17:08
Replies: 8
Views: 521
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, 07:30
Replies: 6
Views: 594
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, 17:08
Replies: 3
Views: 495
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, 20:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
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, 20:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
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, 16:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
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, 10:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,692
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, 08:20
Replies: 4
Views: 608
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, 18:44
Replies: 5
Views: 538
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, 13:53
Replies: 5
Views: 538
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, 08:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
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, 08:48
Replies: 75
Views: 4,232
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, 12:19
Replies: 51
Views: 5,481
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, 18:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
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, 14:28
Replies: 51
Views: 5,481
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: 1,685
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: 1,727
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: 526
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
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Forum: Technology Forum 21st March 2021, 19:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
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: 4,232
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: 4,232
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: 4,232
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: 1,775
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: 1,775
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: 4,232
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: 531
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: 436
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: 790
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: 336
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: 3,165
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: 790
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: 790
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: 420
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: 605
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: 605
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: 302
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: 864
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: 6,486
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: 8,223
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: 1,013
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: 1,013
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: 1,094
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: 1,094
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: 8,223
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
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