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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 18:40
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By EastPete
When you remove the hub flange when changing the...

When you remove the hub flange when changing the bearing, the inner race normally comes away with it, but I have never had one separate after putting the hub flange back on after fitting a new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2019, 17:03
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By EastPete
Try a bit of grease on the metal balls, and the...

Try a bit of grease on the metal balls, and the cable ends should then just push on without too much trouble. Make sure the outer cable ends are seated properly in the support brackets on the ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 11:55
Replies: 140
Views: 13,358
Posted By EastPete
Keep at it Thomas - when I was your age, and...

Keep at it Thomas - when I was your age, and started tinkering with cars, I learnt the hard way by making mistakes and applying what would now be regarded as 'bodges' to old cars, be we all learn as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2019, 10:06
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By EastPete
I might just be that the cables have not been...

I might just be that the cables have not been properly refitted at the clutch change - they need to sit firmly in the brackets on the back of the gearbox, with the spring clips properly clipped into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 12:53
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By EastPete
I have just caught up on the MGB GT episode. The...

I have just caught up on the MGB GT episode. The presenters are great- much better and less irritating than those on most other car makeover shows. Unfortunately, the philosophy is still to take a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 11:13
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By EastPete
Thanks Mark- I'll set our Sky box to record it,...

Thanks Mark- I'll set our Sky box to record it, and see if that works.

Cheers

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 09:52
Replies: 73
Views: 3,603
Posted By EastPete
Your clutch judder and release bearing noise is...

Your clutch judder and release bearing noise is probably due to poor fitting technique and lack of lubrication of the input shaft splines and the guide tube that the slave sits on.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 09:31
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By EastPete
Anyone know how to get Blaze TV on catch-up ??-...

Anyone know how to get Blaze TV on catch-up ??- I set our Sky box to record this, but then the signal went down due to the weather, so nothing was recorded.

Cheers

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2019, 09:43
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By EastPete
Brian Is this the kit for the CDT ? I...

Brian

Is this the kit for the CDT ? I might get round to swapping out my noisy metal slave later this year, once the MGB GT project is back on the road (getting close now).

Cheers

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 19:00
Replies: 44
Views: 2,330
Posted By EastPete
If it is any consolation, I am having the same...

If it is any consolation, I am having the same issue with MGB front drop links. I took a pair off the shelf to fit to my car the other day, and noticed the rubber boot was missing completely off one,...
Forum: Events and Meets 29th March 2019, 21:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By EastPete
Just for info - this meet will not take place...

Just for info - this meet will not take place this year. One of the key organisers has sadly passed away, and there have been issues with the council incorrectly fining attendees using the NPR...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2019, 20:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By EastPete
I believe so Pete

I believe so

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2019, 16:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By EastPete
They could be Tazu parts - I think X-Part have...

They could be Tazu parts - I think X-Part have been selling Tazu metal master and slave cylinders as 'genuine' Rover items for a while now.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By EastPete
Andy Presumably the best way to flush out...

Andy

Presumably the best way to flush out the sills first is also to go through the trim strip holes with a pressure washer - is that correct ?

Cheers

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 08:43
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By EastPete
I'll be there tomorrow - I have a mate showing...

I'll be there tomorrow - I have a mate showing his car (BMW, unfortunately) on the Modern Executive Classics stand. I'll be browsing the MG stuff, and may look at an MGA project car that is going...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2019, 12:03
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By EastPete
Gear cable/selector issue as mentioned is a...

Gear cable/selector issue as mentioned is a possibility, or there is air in the hydraulics and they need bleeding properly. Was the slave and/or master cylinder changed at the same time as the B&B...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 13:32
Replies: 32
Views: 2,717
Posted By EastPete
Wow- that looks bad- I'm glad that you're more or...

Wow- that looks bad- I'm glad that you're more or less OK. How were the folks in the other car ?

I know that A142 well, and it is a treacherous road - busy and often folks make risky...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2019, 09:33
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By EastPete
The 'genuine' Rover ones from Rimmers cost more,...

The 'genuine' Rover ones from Rimmers cost more, but tend to fit better- some of the cheap ones have to be filed to fit the hole in the hub, and also for the tip to sit at the right point on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 11:32
Replies: 10,775
Views: 714,410
Posted By EastPete
Looks a bit like good old Bondaprimer to me- am I...

Looks a bit like good old Bondaprimer to me- am I correct ? What do you top coat with ? I have my MGB front suspension parts to paint up in the next week or two, so I am just deciding what to use....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2019, 13:40
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By EastPete
I have used Tetrosyl, but I also have some Frost...

I have used Tetrosyl, but I also have some Frost extreme chassis paint on the shelf that I plan to try out soon.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2019, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By EastPete
I was put off using POR-15 by the cost, and also...

I was put off using POR-15 by the cost, and also I heard it is tricky to use - once you have opened the tin, it sets solid around the lid, so you have to mess about with plastic film when you re-seal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2019, 11:24
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By EastPete
So true..

Some of you folks may have seen this before, but anyone who has worked on older cars can relate to this.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2019, 08:04
Replies: 39
Views: 3,520
Posted By EastPete
To me, the Old English White on the 75s look less...

To me, the Old English White on the 75s look less creamy than the OEW used on classic BMC cars back in the 50s/60s. I had a Morris Minor in OEW with red interior- a great colour combination. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2019, 12:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By EastPete
I am not disputing that he is a very helpful...

I am not disputing that he is a very helpful chap, and has helped out a lot of members on here, but when you delve deeper into his workmanship, particularly with regards to clutches, it leaves a lot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2019, 09:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By EastPete
It's all kicking off on here isn't it ! ...

It's all kicking off on here isn't it !

Whilst I may not agree with the very direct approach Brian takes to this issue, I support his comments/sentiments - my car has never been the same since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2019, 10:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By EastPete
Andy - I know we never agreed on the best way to...

Andy - I know we never agreed on the best way to fit a clutch to a 75, but I know how much hard work you put into fixing members cars, and your services will be missed by many members on here. Take...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2019, 11:46
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By EastPete
When I was an 18 year old living in Brighton and...

When I was an 18 year old living in Brighton and driving around in my first car after passing my test (a Morris Minor 1000), I used to pop into Caffyns regularly for spares parts. I remember my first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2019, 19:00
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By EastPete
I could have done with one today - I was welding...

I could have done with one today - I was welding a new inner sill onto my MGB GT - the thermometer showed 2 degrees in the garage ! I had a fan heater next to where I was working to warm me up a bit,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2019, 11:25
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By EastPete
One the right car, and with the right trim...

One the right car, and with the right trim colour, grey can work. I have always liked MGAs in Dove Grey with red leather trim. I might own one some day !

I think 1960s heritage colours are OK -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2019, 11:16
Replies: 122
Views: 4,683
Posted By EastPete
1974 - Vauxhall Viva HC (my Dad's car at the...

1974 - Vauxhall Viva HC (my Dad's car at the time). I had some lessons beforehand in an Austin Allegro Mk 1 (complete with quartic steering wheel).

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2019, 13:29
Replies: 44
Views: 2,664
Posted By EastPete
Mat I think a lot of these issues would be...

Mat
I think a lot of these issues would be helped/resolved if you supplied a phone number, even if it is specified as only for use during normal business hours. Communication is key !!

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2019, 12:59
Replies: 44
Views: 2,664
Posted By EastPete
Agree - I always seem to have issues with orders...

Agree - I always seem to have issues with orders from DMGRS - they go missing, or take a week or more to arrive, even for items advertised as 'same day despatch'. I will now only use Mat for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 10:23
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By EastPete
Or possibly this ?

Or possibly this ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 10:12
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By EastPete
How about this ....

How about this ....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 11:43
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By EastPete
Mat at DMGRS has the pair at 94 pounds -...

Mat at DMGRS has the pair at 94 pounds - https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/rover-75-zt-gear-selector-cable-set-genuine-mg-uls000020-uls000030-uls000021-uls000031

However, I have had major...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 08:48
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By EastPete
You basically need to get the car jacked up on...

You basically need to get the car jacked up on stands, remove the undertray, then crawl underneath and look up at where the gear selector cables attach to the selector arms on the upper rear side of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 18:07
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By EastPete
Check the gear selector cables - they can come...

Check the gear selector cables - they can come adrift at the gearbox end and/or the rubber bushes in the ball connectors on the selector arms can perish.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 14:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By EastPete
Do you mean a 'T' ? - the original M was for the...

Do you mean a 'T' ? - the original M was for the petrol models. Which car is this mount for - your diesel or the 2.5 V6 ?

Cheers

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 10:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By EastPete
Whilst doing the front arms and drop links on my...

Whilst doing the front arms and drop links on my car, I have put on a Powerflex lower mount, with the original plastic centre bush fitted in place of metal, as per Artic's how-to. I'll try to report...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2018, 17:04
Replies: 83
Views: 7,503
Posted By EastPete
This can work on the front bolt, particularly if...

This can work on the front bolt, particularly if you undo the anti-roll bush clamp, and the front drop link lower nut so that the ARB can be swung out of the way. The rear bolt is trickier, and it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By EastPete
Putting grease into drop links

Anyone on here got a 'how to' or tips on getting extra grease into new drop links before fitting them ? It looks as though it would be very easy to damage the rubber gaiters, and the circular spring...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2018, 16:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By EastPete
The Fenland roads are very tough on suspension...

The Fenland roads are very tough on suspension parts, but on my first Rover 75, bought from new, I am sure it was well over 50,000 miles before we needed any suspension components changing.
Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2018, 09:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By EastPete
Just over two years, so I guess they will not...

Just over two years, so I guess they will not entertain a warranty claim.

Any tips for filling the drop links with grease, to make them last a bit longer ? What would you use- normal LM grease...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2018, 20:08
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By EastPete
Well, the new lower arm arrived today from Mat (I...

Well, the new lower arm arrived today from Mat (I ordered just the RH one, as the advisory was just for that side). So I decided to take the old one off to see what it was like - the outer ball joint...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2018, 10:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By EastPete
I that there are data to show that at lower...

I that there are data to show that at lower temperatures (7 degrees or less) winter tyres will perform better in all road conditions - they only become worse than summer tyres at higher temperatures....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2018, 10:08
Replies: 290
Views: 39,929
Posted By EastPete
I have recently put one of the diesel mounts with...

I have recently put one of the diesel mounts with an 'M' and yellow dot on my car (this came from ECP at Sandy) - I think it is a slightly harder compound than on the old diesel T mount, and does...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2018, 09:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By EastPete
Tyres are more important than 4WD in the snow. A...

Tyres are more important than 4WD in the snow. A few years back we were in North Wales and got caught in a blizzard on the Crimea Pass above Blaenau Ffestiniog - we had winter tyres on our Skoda...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2018, 11:24
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By EastPete
Perhaps not that close to Leeds, but Rustbuster...

Perhaps not that close to Leeds, but Rustbuster at Spalding, Lincs. offer a rustproofing service. I am using their products on my MGB restoration, and I am quite impressed so far.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2018, 09:28
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By EastPete
I have some Unipart drop links in the shed, so...

I have some Unipart drop links in the shed, so they can go on the car. I have ordered a lower arm from Mat at DMGRS at 90 quid - cheaper than the 'genuine' Rover ones at Rimmers (about 140 I think),...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2018, 18:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By EastPete
I think the problem is that are often no longer...

I think the problem is that are often no longer any options for obtaining good quality parts- all the suppliers of MGB bits are offering the same cheap and cheerful parts made in India/China. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2018, 17:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By EastPete
Disillusioned

Took the 75 for the MOT today - it passed, but has advisories for front drop links and play in the lower arm outer ball joints. The drop links have done less than 5,000 miles and the lower arms were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2018, 09:51
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By EastPete
Brian - is the Rimmers genuine Rover slave in...

Brian - is the Rimmers genuine Rover slave in fact a Tazu metal slave, now sold in an MG Rover box ?? Or is this a different product?
Cheers

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2018, 14:15
Replies: 44
Views: 2,288
Posted By EastPete
At risk of being a party pooper, PC are looking...

At risk of being a party pooper, PC are looking for local clubs, or local branches of National clubs, so I am not sure just voting for the 75/ZT club as a whole will cut it.

I think this is a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2018, 13:46
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By EastPete
I have the 10 ton Clarke one from Machine Mart -...

I have the 10 ton Clarke one from Machine Mart - it is OK, although it came with insufficient oil in it, and I am not sure how long the hydraulics will hold up - I am never that sure of the quality...
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2018, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By EastPete
There was snow on the mountain tops in Snowdonia...

There was snow on the mountain tops in Snowdonia this morning (our neighbour at our cottage in North Wales sent us some pictures this morning). Forecast for tomorrow does not look too bad, but it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2018, 09:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By EastPete
At risk of upsetting the bling brigade, I'd say...

At risk of upsetting the bling brigade, I'd say ditch the alloys and fit 15 inch steel wheels with plastic wheel trims - cheaper, easier to keep clean, tyres are cheaper, less worry about alloy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2018, 09:55
Replies: 55
Views: 3,802
Posted By EastPete
I usually put a smear of LM grease on the cable...

I usually put a smear of LM grease on the cable ball joints, and also a bit on the slots in the cable support brackets- this helps the cable slot fully into place so that the spring clips sit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2018, 20:28
Replies: 55
Views: 3,802
Posted By EastPete
That guide tube looks pretty worn - I think I...

That guide tube looks pretty worn - I think I would replace that to be sure before fitting the CSC.
Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2018, 09:48
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By EastPete
I have just finished the welding on the NS sill...

I have just finished the welding on the NS sill on my MGB GT - spot welded across the door opening and plug welded elsewhere . The originals spot welded. My car does not require an MOT anymore, but I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2018, 09:43
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By EastPete
Well done Ian-, good work. I think you may now...

Well done Ian-, good work. I think you may now hold the record for the slowest ever Rover 75 clutch change - mine took almost three weeks (I have since done another which only took 3-4 days). It is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2018, 09:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By EastPete
Use a Gunsen Eezibleed - makes the job a lot...

Use a Gunsen Eezibleed - makes the job a lot easier. The hardest part with the Eezibleed is getting the cap to fit on the MC - make sure it is air tight by pressuring the system with the fluid...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2018, 11:44
Replies: 55
Views: 3,802
Posted By EastPete
John My clutch change saga thread may...

John

My clutch change saga thread may help answer some of your questions as you go along - I definitely recommend complete subframe removal, even though some 'experts' say it is not necessary....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2018, 11:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By EastPete
OK - second go - front brake caliper slide...

OK - second go - front brake caliper slide pins/bolts ?

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2018, 11:37
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By EastPete
Rear backplate retaining bolts ? Pete

Rear backplate retaining bolts ?

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2018, 08:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By EastPete
I would be very wary of doing this, in case of...

I would be very wary of doing this, in case of heat/sparks from the drilling - you might be OK with diesel, but unleaded petrol is very easily ignited.

Siphon it out or as Trikey says, run it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2018, 13:33
Replies: 61
Views: 6,318
Posted By EastPete
This is what greeted me a few weeks back when I...

This is what greeted me a few weeks back when I cut off the outer sill of my MGB. I have just finished the welding- complete floor pan edge, sill floor (castle) rail, inner sill , outer sill, central...
Forum: Events and Meets 12th September 2018, 08:19
Replies: 111
Views: 3,539
Posted By EastPete
I should be there on the Friday - I'll try to...

I should be there on the Friday - I'll try to stop by.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2018, 12:21
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By EastPete
I think Mat at DMGRS has a tame garage in...

I think Mat at DMGRS has a tame garage in Stockport that will do clutches for a reasonable price.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2018, 10:55
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By EastPete
I use a bearing puller to split the inner...

I use a bearing puller to split the inner subframe taper joint when changing the lower arms - never failed me yet !

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2018, 14:58
Replies: 25
Views: 2,315
Posted By EastPete
I bought a used Austin Allegro from them in the...

I bought a used Austin Allegro from them in the early 1980's - a lovely little car, even though it often comes in surveys as the worst car ever made !

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th August 2018, 19:08
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By EastPete
Genuine LUK ones should come in a yellow/black...

Genuine LUK ones should come in a yellow/black LUK box. Anything in a plastic bag is not a genuine LUK - I have seen supposedly genuine LUK CSCs sold by motor factors and Land Rover specialists in a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th August 2018, 13:48
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By EastPete
This I what I did on my CDTi, if it is any help: ...

This I what I did on my CDTi, if it is any help:
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=260334&highlight=clutch+change+saga

I still have the Tazu metal slave in my car after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2018, 11:11
Replies: 131
Views: 11,147
Posted By EastPete
I am also sad to see that Brian has decided to...

I am also sad to see that Brian has decided to 'move on'. Apart from the wealth of expertise/advice he has provided to all club members, he was very supportive of me after I had issues with a cowboy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2018, 11:00
Replies: 137
Views: 12,634
Posted By EastPete
Sorry you feel like leaving Clyde- I enjoyed...

Sorry you feel like leaving Clyde- I enjoyed meeting you and seeing your car at POL and NEC. We can't lose another 'WX' reg car from the club !

A car is only worth what someone is prepared to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2018, 15:33
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By EastPete
POR 15 is good stuff, but can be a pain to work...

POR 15 is good stuff, but can be a pain to work with - you have to make sure you do not tip any used stuff back into the tin, and if there is too much left around the tin lid/rim, you can never get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2018, 14:14
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By EastPete
I think those are the same ones I have - I have...

I think those are the same ones I have - I have just checked and the maximum opening is 220 mm. You have a play around a bit to find the best location for placing the compressors to get the right...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2018, 13:55
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By EastPete
I only use 'double hook' compressors on the 75...

I only use 'double hook' compressors on the 75 front springs - it can be hard work to get enough compression if using single hook compressors, even with three placed on the spring. Two double hook...
Forum: Events and Meets 5th August 2018, 17:06
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By EastPete
Another good day out at this show - always a...

Another good day out at this show - always a pleasant day with a wide selection of BL/BMC cars from the 1950's onwards. Quite a few 75/Zts were in attendance, and it was nice to meet Roy (Elroy),...
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd August 2018, 09:09
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By EastPete
Good stuff - I should be there in my 75 classic...

Good stuff - I should be there in my 75 classic saloon (Platinum gold - reg WX08 ---) - come and say hello.

Pete
Forum: Events and Meets 31st July 2018, 09:36
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By EastPete
http://www.bmcblrally.co.uk/ Who is going...

http://www.bmcblrally.co.uk/

Who is going from here ?

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2018, 11:13
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By EastPete
My 'protocol' for subframe /suspension...

My 'protocol' for subframe /suspension refurbishment: Remove loose paint/surface rust with wire brush on a drill/angle grinder or a spot blaster if you have one. Treat any rusted area with Jenolite,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2018, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By EastPete
What make of slave cylinder was fitted ? If the...

What make of slave cylinder was fitted ? If the slave has overheated due to lack of lubrication of the input shaft, it may be sensible to fit a new one as it may be compromised. I would also replace...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2018, 09:34
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By EastPete
Sounds like the clutch driven plate may be ...

Sounds like the clutch driven plate may be seizing on the splines of the input shaft after a long hot run - this can occur at high temperatures. This issue is usually due to inadequate lubrication...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2018, 09:23
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By EastPete
Hit 34.5 on the Cambridgeshire fens yesterday,...

Hit 34.5 on the Cambridgeshire fens yesterday, according to the 75s IPK.

I heard the fan cutting in on high speed a few times whilst pootling about locally - first time I remember that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2018, 10:49
Replies: 54
Views: 4,605
Posted By EastPete
That price seems a bit steep - it is about 2-3...

That price seems a bit steep - it is about 2-3 hours work to swap the water pump/stat and refit the belt, so labour should not be more than 150-200 pounds.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2018, 10:12
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By EastPete
First thing to check is the lower engine...

First thing to check is the lower engine mount/tie rod - if this is perished, this will give you judder on take off - nothing to do with the clutch.

If it is the clutch, judder can be due to a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2018, 17:25
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By EastPete
NS shaft - I do replace the circlip, then grease...

NS shaft - I do replace the circlip, then grease up the splines and oil seal - push it in as far as it will go, keeping it straight, then normally use a rubber or plastic mallet to tap it home.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2018, 14:32
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By EastPete
There isn't a circlip actually on the OS...

There isn't a circlip actually on the OS driveshaft - it usually is retained in the diff housing when you remove the shaft. I normally don't bother trying to replace this, unless there was an issue...
Forum: Events and Meets 11th July 2018, 19:17
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By EastPete
Over recent weeks, I have posted about this meet...

Over recent weeks, I have posted about this meet a few times on various parts of the forum ,asking if there will be a club presence or a 75/ZT area, but got no replies ! I have sent off for my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2018, 12:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By EastPete
Mat - that is a very kind offer, that I will...

Mat - that is a very kind offer, that I will probably take you up on. I'll PM you about this. Many thanks for the swift and positive response.

Cheers

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2018, 11:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By EastPete
I spoke to one member on here who had cleaned his...

I spoke to one member on here who had cleaned his sills out with a pressure washer - I think you need to jack the car up, and peel back the wheel arch liners at the end of the sill, then there are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2018, 09:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By EastPete
Mat I have a metal slave on my car that I...

Mat

I have a metal slave on my car that I bought from you, and the release bearing is noisy after 10,000 miles. I will probably replace it eventually, but not with another metal slave - I'll be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2018, 09:23
Replies: 22
Views: 11,163
Posted By EastPete
They can be removed using 'easy-outs' - these...

They can be removed using 'easy-outs' - these plugs are always ludicrously over-tightened by garages. They are usually 8mm hex rather than Torx.

Pete
Forum: Regional Events Forum: East Anglia 22nd June 2018, 09:57
Replies: 39
Views: 7,691
Posted By EastPete
I posted elsewhere about the BMC/BL rally and...

I posted elsewhere about the BMC/BL rally and spares day at Ferry Meadows Peterborough on 5th August, but got no reply. There is usually a club presence , but it appears nothing ahs been organised...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2018, 09:05
Replies: 36
Views: 2,549
Posted By EastPete
I know a few classic car enthusiasts who foam at...

I know a few classic car enthusiasts who foam at the mouth at the thought of even fairly mundane 70s,80 or 90s 'classics' being scrapped. However very few of them have the funds or will power to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2018, 10:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By EastPete
Try drilling a small hole down the middle (3mm...

Try drilling a small hole down the middle (3mm drill bit) then screw in a wood screw , and see if you can prise it out with the claw of a hammer.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2018, 09:07
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By EastPete
I have always found it difficult to re-unite the...

I have always found it difficult to re-unite the strut with the hub if the hub is left on the car. So, I remove the strut/hub as one lump, having cracked the upper hub/strut pinch bolt whilst the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2018, 14:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By EastPete
Picture now attached Pete

Picture now attached

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2018, 14:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By EastPete
Thanks for all the responses folks- sorry for the...

Thanks for all the responses folks- sorry for the delay in replying, I have been busy with other things over the last few days.

The cable to the garage looks fairly chunky (see picture) and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 14:27
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By EastPete
Take the top off the master cylinder, remove the...

Take the top off the master cylinder, remove the condom, then screw on the Eezibleed lid (it might need pushing round with a long screwdriver to get a tight seal) - test for air tightness first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2018, 07:03
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By EastPete
BMC/BL Rally and Spares Day

Sorry to post here I am not sure which region gets involved in this meet. It is at Ferry Meadows Peterborough on 5th August 2018.

Will there be a club presence ? There has been in previous...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2018, 15:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By EastPete
I probably mean MCB - the switch on the garage...

I probably mean MCB - the switch on the garage outlet on the main fusebox/consumer tripped off when I operated the welder, but it was fine when I plugged it into the cooker socket, which is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2018, 13:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By EastPete
Spot welder socket requirements.

One for any electricians on here. I have inherited a spot welder. It is currently wired (probably incorrectly) with a 13 amp plug. If I plug it into my sockets in the garage, it trips out the RCD at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2018, 16:10
Replies: 61
Views: 4,002
Posted By EastPete
Kevin I sympathise and understand fully- we...

Kevin

I sympathise and understand fully- we have a property in Wales, and visit there often. We know from friends we have there how bad the NHS situation is in Wales, compared to England (and it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2018, 08:30
Replies: 61
Views: 4,002
Posted By EastPete
I believe that in Wales and Scotland , hospital...

I believe that in Wales and Scotland , hospital parking charges have been scrapped (someone please correct me if I am wrong). If this is true, it should be same across the UK.

I think the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2018, 09:40
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By EastPete
Use a blunt screwdriver to push in the white...

Use a blunt screwdriver to push in the white plastic membrane on the coupler - this will allow fluid to be bled through the master on the bench. You could use an eezibleed to do this, then have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2018, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By EastPete
KY jelly is quite good (it is also useful to help...

KY jelly is quite good (it is also useful to help fit your wishbone bushes !)

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2018, 20:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By EastPete
Diesel Knock is the noise that all diesel engines...

Diesel Knock is the noise that all diesel engines make due to the very powerful compression on these engines. It is usually suppressed (as on the 75) by good sound absorbent engine mounts and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2018, 11:17
Replies: 117
Views: 12,015
Posted By EastPete
Are any of the limits related to age/year of...

Are any of the limits related to age/year of registration ? My 75 CDTi is on a 2008 08 plate, yet was built in 2005 - will more stringent limits be applied compared to a 2005 plate car ?

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2018, 09:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By EastPete
There are one or two folks around here with...

There are one or two folks around here with recovery trucks that do classic car transportation (try Robin Hunter at Wisbech www.car-transport-services.co.uk (http://www.car-transport-services.co.uk))...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2018, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By EastPete
Which master cylinder did you fit ? The Tazu...

Which master cylinder did you fit ? The Tazu all-metal one with a copper pipe will transmit some diesel knock into the cabin when the pedal is depressed. A good reason not to use the Tazu master, or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2018, 19:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By EastPete
Stuart In a genuine B&B kit, the...

Stuart

In a genuine B&B kit, the pressure/cover plate should have Borg and Beck stamped on it somewhere, and the centre plate actually has LUK stamped on it. It should also come with a small...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2018, 17:42
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By EastPete
Item 10 is what you want , not 5. Pete

Item 10 is what you want , not 5.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2018, 12:10
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By EastPete
Definitely replace it - they cost about 30...

Definitely replace it - they cost about 30 pounds, and change the oil seal behind it at the same time (these only cost a pound or so from Rimmers). Put a smear of moly grease on the guide tube before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2018, 11:08
Replies: 116
Views: 10,030
Posted By EastPete
Don't forget that a pensioner with a good income...

Don't forget that a pensioner with a good income from generous pension schemes/savings etc. will be paying income tax on the pension income, and be less likely to need top-up benefits, so is still...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2018, 13:59
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By EastPete
MG Live Silverstone

I am planning to visit the MG Live event at Silverstone on 2nd June. I have never been before and was wondering if any ZT owners from here will be going.

My MGB GT is off the road at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2018, 09:47
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By EastPete
Silicone grease or KY jelly are good for helping...

Silicone grease or KY jelly are good for helping the bushes onto the arms.
Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2018, 12:07
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By EastPete
You need to lower the engine on the near side so...

You need to lower the engine on the near side so that the box will clear the inner wing as it comes off. Do not lower the power unit too far, as this stresses the hydramount, and always support the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2018, 08:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By EastPete
Indeed - I tend to use Bondaprimer over jenolite-...

Indeed - I tend to use Bondaprimer over jenolite- very tough.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2018, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By EastPete
Jenolite is the better rust neutraliser- a bit...

Jenolite is the better rust neutraliser- a bit more expensive, but tougher, quick drying and can be over-painted easily with no need for rinsing off etc. A lot of classic car restoration shops use...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2018, 16:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By EastPete
You can get wire brush attachments for angle...

You can get wire brush attachments for angle grinders, and also paint/rust stripping discs that are very effective. Make sure you use gloves and good eye protection

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2018, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By EastPete
I think this is normal - the middle subframe...

I think this is normal - the middle subframe bolts have a deep washer/spacer that goes under the bolt head, giving the gap you show in your photos.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2018, 16:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By EastPete
The 2 clips on the Offside of the subframe are...

The 2 clips on the Offside of the subframe are for power steering pipework.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2018, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By EastPete
Check for a bolt holding the P-clip on the lower...

Check for a bolt holding the P-clip on the lower coolant hose
at the front, slightly to the LH side. I assume you have lowered or removed the exhaust and undone the lower drop link/ARB nuts.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2018, 09:49
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By EastPete
Beat me to it !! Pete

Beat me to it !!

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2018, 09:48
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By EastPete
Could be blocked PCV filter - fairly cheap and...

Could be blocked PCV filter - fairly cheap and easy to change. There is a 'how to' on the forum from Steve (Arctic)

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2018, 13:45
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By EastPete
The clutch parts issue is a minefield - we...

The clutch parts issue is a minefield - we thought we were getting improved quality masters/slaves with the all-metal versions marketed by Tazu/Xpart, but now they seem to have their own problems....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2018, 12:49
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By EastPete
Remove the brass coloured spring clip on the left...

Remove the brass coloured spring clip on the left hand end of the pedal shaft (near the clutch pedal0.This clip is similar to the one that holds the master cylinder plunger/shaft on to the clutch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2018, 09:54
Replies: 43
Views: 3,563
Posted By EastPete
If you can get the car to Milton Keynes, I am...

If you can get the car to Milton Keynes, I am sure PhilT4 will sort it for you, for a reasonable price, with the job done properly.

There was an MG Rover specialist on the outskirts of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2018, 20:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By EastPete
You need an 8mm 1/4 drive socket on a small...

You need an 8mm 1/4 drive socket on a small ratchet to undo the front bolt. For the rear one, you need a deep offset 8mm ring spanner to get it moving, then I use the 8mm 1/4 drive socket (no...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: East Anglia 30th April 2018, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By EastPete
I would be up for this, except I am travelling...

I would be up for this, except I am travelling back from the Lakes on the 19th.

BTW, on the 20th there is a classic car show in Ramsey, Cambs if anyone is interested.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2018, 10:09
Replies: 43
Views: 3,563
Posted By EastPete
If just the slave and clutch was replaced 4 years...

If just the slave and clutch was replaced 4 years ago, the system should have been flushed through first to avoid debris from the master contaminating the new slave. Do you know if this was done ? Do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2018, 08:26
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By EastPete
Thanks Mike - I think I have the later type. It...

Thanks Mike - I think I have the later type. It comes on at position II, but then goes off a few seconds after the engine is started (except for yesterday).

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2018, 07:50
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By EastPete
EML light on

I had the EML light come on and stay on for a couple of miles after starting my CDTi yesterday, but it went out after a couple of miles, when the engine was up to temperature. Car ran fine. I'll...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2018, 14:03
Replies: 31
Views: 3,120
Posted By EastPete
I wonder how well they fit ? Having done some...

I wonder how well they fit ? Having done some classic car restoration over the years, I know all too well how badly reproduction or even 'so-called' OEM quality body panels can fit. You often have to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2018, 12:06
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By EastPete
I would paint the outside of the frame with...

I would paint the outside of the frame with chassis black (Tetrosyl stuff is good), then inject waxoyl or some other cavity wax into the inside.

Pete
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2018, 10:37
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By EastPete
Interesting - I was in B&G yesterday to get some...

Interesting - I was in B&G yesterday to get some parts for my MGB. Not a great experience- the guy on the desk seemed clueless, and even though I came in with a list of six items with all the correct...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2018, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By EastPete
I had one of the Clarke electric impact wrenches-...

I had one of the Clarke electric impact wrenches- I did not find it that good. It did not shift a crank pulley bolt, and also did not touch hub pinch bolts or some wheel bolts that had been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2018, 10:19
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By EastPete
Use genuine Rover ones- the after market ones are...

Use genuine Rover ones- the after market ones are a bit too fat and need trimming down.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2018, 11:16
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By EastPete
It is 15mm - get a good quality 6 sided socket...

It is 15mm - get a good quality 6 sided socket and a long breaker bar to shift this. Plus releasing fluid and heat if required.

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2018, 09:17
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By EastPete
I have some concerns over the metal slave - the...

I have some concerns over the metal slave - the release bearings are not always properly greased at the factory, and the machining on the body is not always that good. I think they may also transmit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2018, 09:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By EastPete
6mm hex bolts on mine Which slave have...

6mm hex bolts on mine

Which slave have you ordered ?

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2018, 16:57
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By EastPete
I have never done it myself, but I believe this...

I have never done it myself, but I believe this is possible - you just unclip the pipe connection at the back of the old master and slip on the LHD master with no need to remove/disturb the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2018, 09:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By EastPete
Quick reply: This is nothing to do with...

Quick reply:

This is nothing to do with the flywheel- you have a problem in the clutch hydraulics, either master or slave. You need to find a better garage - from the faults described they have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2018, 20:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By EastPete
Pretty much - you can tighten the inner joint and...

Pretty much - you can tighten the inner joint and rear bush housing bolts as you go along, before re-uniting the lower hub/arm pinch joint. Make sure the 'peg' on the lower arm outer ball joint is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2018, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By EastPete
My local Kwik-Fit told a fellow 75 owner that...

My local Kwik-Fit told a fellow 75 owner that there was no means to adjust the rear wheel alignment on these cars, so it is a lottery whether you find a good outlet or an ignorant one !

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2018, 17:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By EastPete
Is this what you mean ? ...

Is this what you mean ?

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-KKH101852

Pete
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2018, 17:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By EastPete
Hub lower balljoint/pinch joint, then remove the...

Hub lower balljoint/pinch joint, then remove the 18mm bolts that hold the rear bush housing into the subframe, and finally the inner ball joint/taper joint into the subframe. This sequence allows you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2018, 09:46
Replies: 69
Views: 4,940
Posted By EastPete
Difficult to be sure, but the pictures would...

Difficult to be sure, but the pictures would suggest an oil leak from the gearbox, possibly through the oil seal behind the guide tube that the slave sits on - this would explain the clutch slip,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2018, 16:05
Replies: 69
Views: 4,940
Posted By EastPete
If slave is leaking, you may get an intermittent...

If slave is leaking, you may get an intermittent or persistent problem with clutch pedal/difficulty selecting gear. Try to get that lid off the master and check the level - if low, you might be...
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