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Forum: Was it you? 28th July 2021, 09:46
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By torque2me
Might just be curious/interested as a fellow...

Might just be curious/interested as a fellow (enthusiast). I stopped by to look over a Ford Zodiac (no intention of nicking it)! All innocent or would have been 30 years ago - society has changed!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 17:10
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By torque2me
The only problem with that view point is that the...

The only problem with that view point is that the UK is not represented in Council.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 19:22
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By torque2me
Yes, I liked the diesel but the styling was not...

Yes, I liked the diesel but the styling was not quite for me and the interior was cheap (it was a 2005 car so pro-drive'd)

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:48
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By torque2me
Cor, some people like to push size down your...

Cor, some people like to push size down your throat! ;)
When I was a teenager 21" was the nirvana, and that was only achievable
with "hand-me-down" :p:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By torque2me
I'll hazard a guess that nothing will change...

I'll hazard a guess that nothing will change except further coats of whitewash.



It's the same story at the company I work for. They put out slide shows and communication mails saying that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:17
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By torque2me
I wouldn't have thought "a fill" would have any...

I wouldn't have thought "a fill" would have any detrimental effect. The main problem for "to-day's" cars will be if the fuel is left to stagnate. Older cars will have more problems (but not on one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 16:54
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By torque2me
My jalopy is ever present, south of Stevenage...

My jalopy is ever present, south of Stevenage with a recent visit to Pin Green.

Of course there is not a huge amount of 75's because it was not big production wise and every year some go to that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 21:18
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By torque2me
Well, we would have to see more detail on this...

Well, we would have to see more detail on this when the EU publishes but from that "headline" I cannot see how the EU can force the UK into only allowing "franchised" outlets to do repairs or obtain...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2021, 21:11
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By torque2me
I was taught at the beginning of my vehicle...

I was taught at the beginning of my vehicle driving that one should LOOK and NOT glance! I've had three very close calls for being involved in RTA's with drivers (1 x male, 2 x female) who only...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 19:32
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By torque2me
Probably striking against going back to a bit of...

Probably striking against going back to a bit of real work. Nothing like being on 100% pay but at home. Always wondered who had the spare dosh to go to all the seaside resorts.

Kev
Forum: Humour Corner 20th July 2021, 19:29
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By torque2me
Who is the above named person and what are they...

Who is the above named person and what are they doing now and in the past?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By torque2me
Is the dash new, s/h or re-produced? Kev

Is the dash new, s/h or re-produced?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 18:25
Replies: 101
Views: 6,691
Posted By torque2me
Yes, I expect Africa may have to go down this...

Yes, I expect Africa may have to go down this route as well (either that or use clockwork). :getmecoat:

However, how are they going about to minimise the "Hindenburg effect".

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By torque2me
One can leave a "close call" on a lot of out of...

One can leave a "close call" on a lot of out of stock listed part. I've left my details on a few "out of stock/close call" parts and only received one or two replies. I think that the oem has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 08:17
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By torque2me
I've no doubt that they have Merc's or BMW's and...

I've no doubt that they have Merc's or BMW's and probably always have. A man committed to MGR would not have siphoned money away.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By torque2me
Many famous and big names started from humble...

Many famous and big names started from humble beggings such as a market stall (Tesco - Cohen) or a small shop. Once out of generational family ownership they seem to get swallowed up and fade away!...
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 12:29
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By torque2me
I thought Vauxhall (commercial anyway) is now...

I thought Vauxhall (commercial anyway) is now PSA! :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 12:25
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By torque2me
Shapps, aaaah you got to love him :mad: Kev

Shapps, aaaah you got to love him :mad:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2021, 12:24
Replies: 42
Views: 1,539
Posted By torque2me
Well an earlier posting suggests England had all...

Well an earlier posting suggests England had all of the first half! I only believe they had the upper hand (no, not the hand of god) for the first twenty minutes. Mancini changed formation and then...
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2021, 15:03
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By torque2me
In what way, Steve. Kev

In what way, Steve.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2021, 15:01
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By torque2me
It depends if they are Sheriff's or Bailiffs -...

It depends if they are Sheriff's or Bailiffs - differing allowed actions I believe!

Kev
Like the Don Quiote
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2021, 19:20
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By torque2me
There is a good company in St. Albans if it is...

There is a good company in St. Albans if it is not to far for you (have a day out). Will post their details if you are interested.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2021, 19:17
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By torque2me
Where was the vessels registered? Kev

Where was the vessels registered?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 12:50
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By torque2me
When I went to the PO (I known, old ways)...

When I went to the PO (I known, old ways) recently the postmistress asked if the vehicle had a current test certificate (she could not see if one was held) and had to take my word for it that it had....
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:41
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By torque2me
Absolutely. Just like the number of manned...

Absolutely. Just like the number of manned check-outs, bank branches and such closing the petrol forecourt will change. With a fill-up over £50 then it makes sense for a larger overpayment. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By torque2me
No, you buy a bottle of Mr. Muscle and drink it!...

No, you buy a bottle of Mr. Muscle and drink it! :duh:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By torque2me
Bit of an eye-opener that more members cannot...

Bit of an eye-opener that more members cannot recommend a company in the north-east. I can't help in that matter as it is just about 50 years ago since we thrashed Mini Cooper S cars around the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:17
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By torque2me
Obviously it helps to keep the spray volume down...

Obviously it helps to keep the spray volume down which then helps the following vehicle. My old jalopy flings shed loads of spray from, especially, the rears.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2021, 08:54
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By torque2me
I have the same problem with the iT at work. ...

I have the same problem with the iT at work. Special passwords file is authorized by a code to the mobile phone number I give them...…. typical of the intelligence of to-day.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 10:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By torque2me
Tyres do become damaged due to weather conditions...

Tyres do become damaged due to weather conditions though. UV is a killer of silicon and/or rubber. If the car is garaged then it will be less of an issue but if parked outside, next to a solar farm,...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2021, 07:03
Replies: 42
Views: 1,539
Posted By torque2me
No longer a contact sport but to be fair we don't...

No longer a contact sport but to be fair we don't want to see serious injuries ala Haarland/Keane. It's all about treading on toes and ankles which are not protected nowadays.

I don't think we...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 12:53
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By torque2me
DVLA started to issue fines until challenged and...

DVLA started to issue fines until challenged and the court found them to be exceeding their powers. Of course, the fine will be called something else.

Kev
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 11:20
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By torque2me
A recent thread on this subject (not hubs)...

A recent thread on this subject (not hubs) regarding standard/quality of parts about a fortnight ago. Will interest you. Personally, I would go for NGK but ask them to read to you the "made in ……"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 10:02
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By torque2me
There was a very recent thread on this subject a...

There was a very recent thread on this subject a week or so ago!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 07:23
Replies: 96
Views: 2,892
Posted By torque2me
Yes, most of us would also make mistakes but...

Yes, most of us would also make mistakes but would we lie and cover them up? Probably, it's human nature. What most might not do is state we would have a world beating test & trace costing £37...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 07:17
Replies: 96
Views: 2,892
Posted By torque2me
All politicians seem to be economical with the...

All politicians seem to be economical with the truth. Hancock could not be truthful with BJ and/or the cabinet.

It would not surprise me if he made a "comeback" - the whole edifice is rotten!...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th June 2021, 18:43
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By torque2me
Don't the 260's people do regular orders (for the...

Don't the 260's people do regular orders (for the v8's only maybe)?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 17:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By torque2me
It is estimated that the average person loses 5%...

It is estimated that the average person loses 5% of their muscle mass per year after 65.

kEV
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 21:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By torque2me
I do but its annoying to find every space around...

I do but its annoying to find every space around my vehicle occupied when I get back to it...…:eek:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2021, 21:11
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By torque2me
Well, with over 1.5 million unemployed + those...

Well, with over 1.5 million unemployed + those who are not counted (for various reasons and to make sure the "official" figure is low as it can be) there does seem to be a reluctance nowadays to...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 23rd June 2021, 21:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By torque2me
That's what happens when money to invest in plant...

That's what happens when money to invest in plant and machinery is no object.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 21:04
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By torque2me
Not an oil stain in sight :cool: The one in...

Not an oil stain in sight :cool:

The one in the light tartan dress is welcome to be my apprentice :devil:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 20:56
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By torque2me
Thanks Saga. I take it that the medium used is...

Thanks Saga. I take it that the medium used is soda?

kev
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 19:20
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By torque2me
Can you provide a "how to build a vapour blaster"...

Can you provide a "how to build a vapour blaster" and the chemicals needed etc.

Thanks,

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2021, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By torque2me
That's the one I use! Kev

That's the one I use!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2021, 18:31
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By torque2me
When I purchased a vehicle in February 2020, the...

When I purchased a vehicle in February 2020, the V5c went to the DVLA. After about 5 months of no new V5c I sent another form to gee them up. No response. After about 9 months I went on the "chat"...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 21:25
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By torque2me
A very good "wolf in sheep's clothing" but the...

A very good "wolf in sheep's clothing" but the styling was a bit 'frumpy' and the BL competitions department asked for something lighter than the relatively heavy dolly.

Wasn't the Golf mk1 also...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 20:08
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By torque2me
What, and miss out on a clean-up job. I wonder...

What, and miss out on a clean-up job. I wonder if they have ever caught anyone fly-tipping. Plenty down the country lanes in my neck of the woods. But catching them would mean planning and...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2021, 12:13
Replies: 116
Views: 4,437
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, talk about being in denial but she is only...

Yeah, talk about being in denial but she is only sticking to the propaganda of the EU, remember you have to take an oath - a bit like the one for Hitler.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2021, 12:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By torque2me
I stopped the hassle and all that goes with it 1n...

I stopped the hassle and all that goes with it 1n 1991. That was when traffic volumes were lighter and the motorways, were well motorways. Anyone daft enough to do a HGV (good pay), PSV or...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2021, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By torque2me
But I wonder what the maximum timescale is for...

But I wonder what the maximum timescale is for them to be liable to fix/repair. Does anyone know?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 14:05
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By torque2me
Dream on Steve ;) Kev

Dream on Steve ;)

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 14:01
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By torque2me
That is the million dollar question. The vast...

That is the million dollar question. The vast majority of parts put into stock and made via MGR sourcing are now exhausted. x-part, might, if they have access to the OEM and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 13:44
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By torque2me
Forgive my ignorance but in what reference is...

Forgive my ignorance but in what reference is "Indian arms" made to?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By torque2me
Means they will have access to all the camera...

Means they will have access to all the camera network + your personal records. So much for data integrity! :mad:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 08:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By torque2me
Yep, the Avon's have more rubber on the road and...

Yep, the Avon's have more rubber on the road and thus more resistance plus a 16" wheel takes more power to move but that should be balanced out by a bigger wheel being more efficient once in a steady...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 08:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By torque2me
Brown & Gammons have one - assembled it...

Brown & Gammons have one - assembled it themselves at the factory I'm told.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 08:46
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By torque2me
Know what you're getting at Steve, but being a...

Know what you're getting at Steve, but being a bit pedantic just "this once" one could point out that taking a break after four hours is no bad thing and is the advice offered by various agencies. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 08:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By torque2me
Which is something one can't do on-line. I still...

Which is something one can't do on-line. I still prefer checking goods physically, whether it be clothing or other goods. Not always possible nowadays I grant you!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 07:03
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By torque2me
Some good point made in this post. ...

Some good point made in this post.

Yes, capital costs will be higher in the short term but should be better once volume kicks in.

Very good points regarding length of time to refuel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 06:34
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By torque2me
That is an issue that applies to many marques...

That is an issue that applies to many marques that are no longer made and the oem no longer in business (Lucas as an example). One has to hope that suppliers (such as x-part) source items which are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2021, 08:56
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By torque2me
Being in the same neck of the woods, can you name...

Being in the same neck of the woods, can you name such a helpful fitting company?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 18:56
Replies: 36
Views: 1,610
Posted By torque2me
Don't forget that it was permissible to have a...

Don't forget that it was permissible to have a Golliwog doll and collect the paper type one's from Robertson's jam! I fear I'll be long gone before what we consider allowable is allowed again!

...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 18:50
Replies: 36
Views: 1,610
Posted By torque2me
Wow, I wonder what they think of the 20's...

Wow, I wonder what they think of the 20's generation. Yeah, those oldies that went through the depression years as kids, fought in WW2 as teenagers and re-built the countries infrastructure whilst...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 18:00
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By torque2me
How? Kev

How?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 17:05
Replies: 116
Views: 4,437
Posted By torque2me
They were quite happy to throw Greece under a...

They were quite happy to throw Greece under a fleet of buses! Still in the "club" though.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 16:58
Replies: 116
Views: 4,437
Posted By torque2me
That is the problem in a nutshell. Negotiate the...

That is the problem in a nutshell. Negotiate the UK out of the EU but fail to include NI and this has created all sorts of stupidities. It should have been all of the UK out and let the EU solve...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By torque2me
Green energy don't come cheap :shrug: But, there...

Green energy don't come cheap :shrug: But, there has been a big jump in oil prices resulting in something like 8ppl uplift since January :mad:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2021, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By torque2me
You know that is a splendid idea regarding...

You know that is a splendid idea regarding constant charging of vehicles. With that we would not need individual charging points which will be in their millions in a few years time (more street...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By torque2me
You'll have to define whether the trim isfor the...

You'll have to define whether the trim isfor the front or rear of the vehicle. Clips are available with a proviso if it is a rear trim (tonneau) as I have just done a repair on my 260. I don't know...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2021, 15:39
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By torque2me
What was hugely effective was being placed into...

What was hugely effective was being placed into the VAG and all their, and don't forget, EU monies.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 21:10
Replies: 33
Views: 2,881
Posted By torque2me
Probably not for the pedestrian? Kev

Probably not for the pedestrian?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 17:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By torque2me
Hmmm....I would still have suspicions but that...

Hmmm....I would still have suspicions but that aside, it's not what you can see, it's what is unseen. Was your vehicle treated by the first owner?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 21:20
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By torque2me
Funnily enough the first lock down generated a...

Funnily enough the first lock down generated a higher demand for s/h vehicles and thus prices rose. It was said at the time that this was due to the "public transport" commuter obtaining them as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 21:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By torque2me
I always thought that it was 100k sigs before it...

I always thought that it was 100k sigs before it would be debated. Probably wrong.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By torque2me
I've used "waterless" in the past (other products...

I've used "waterless" in the past (other products available) and have seen it used at the shows if the vehicle has been driven there and is dusty. Not used it enough times to see if there is paint...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, when I was considering doing a conversion...

Yeah, when I was considering doing a conversion on my v8 there was a couple of issues:-

1. The fuel intake and the looks of it.

2. Still having to have fuel to start.

3. Having...
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2021, 18:52
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By torque2me
On e-Bay, about every part listed fits a Triumph...

On e-Bay, about every part listed fits a Triumph 2500 and a search on Amazon revels new vehicles available. The e-Bay one makes me ANGRY as I have to go through many more pages than I should to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 18:45
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By torque2me
Brown & Gammons had stock (about 4 years ago)...

Brown & Gammons had stock (about 4 years ago) when I needed one.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 16:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By torque2me
Quite, Trikey! My previous post suggested...

Quite, Trikey! My previous post suggested Dinitrol and a poster responded by quoting £1k. I think one will find that D or W are similar in price for a full application. Something like, Moisture...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2021, 10:12
Replies: 46
Views: 3,650
Posted By torque2me
Yes, much support until they themselves become...

Yes, much support until they themselves become victims of criminal activity. The majority call the police :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2021, 09:53
Replies: 46
Views: 3,650
Posted By torque2me
That used to be the criteria until the "the...

That used to be the criteria until the "the highly educated" and "brainwashed" agenda people decided that doing honest and moral work was not for them and so went forth and created a whole new...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2021, 09:47
Replies: 46
Views: 3,650
Posted By torque2me
Asking how many have criminal convictions might...

Asking how many have criminal convictions might also be relevant.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2021, 07:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By torque2me
Try looking for DINITROL treatment centers - a...

Try looking for DINITROL treatment centers - a better product in my humble opinion!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2021, 06:34
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By torque2me
Personally, I would hope that volume vehicle...

Personally, I would hope that volume vehicle production would re-commence. Jobs are better than memories ;-)

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 21:24
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By torque2me
Some of the examples of to-days...

Some of the examples of to-days replacement/repair costs given in a few recent posts of late certainly would make one think.

How much would a rear screen cost for your Interceptor Steve?

...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 21:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By torque2me
I think that is what the government should offer...

I think that is what the government should offer if the islands still vote against independence. This should also apply to Yorkshire :devil:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 21:04
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By torque2me
I have to keep a journal for each vehicle to...

I have to keep a journal for each vehicle to enable me to have access to precise expenditure. My 260 costing started to rise quite radically after 8 - 10 years. Even worse now :eek:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 21:01
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By torque2me
I was using my 44 year old Triumph 2500 a few...

I was using my 44 year old Triumph 2500 a few months back when it suddenly lost power and stopped. After a bit of head scratching I started it up again and off I went on my journey. A few miles...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 20:38
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By torque2me
No, not current in the methodology for the system...

No, not current in the methodology for the system I am thinking of. Yes; vents and winglets have come to the fore in the last 20 years. It does the same job in that some will be there to cause front...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 19:17
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By torque2me
There was another F1 team that did "ground...

There was another F1 team that did "ground effect", late 80's? The airstream under the car formed a suction and thus the grip was enhanced. Perfectly legal when introduced but banned, I think,...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 19:13
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By torque2me
Alli has been used in cars pre-WW2 and Land Rover...

Alli has been used in cars pre-WW2 and Land Rover body work post WW2 ('47/'48) due to steel shortages/rationing.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 19:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By torque2me
Parts maybe (cats)? Pool car? Get...

Parts maybe (cats)?

Pool car?

Get me home (taxi)?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 19:02
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,541
Posted By torque2me
You might have a "stress" point. ...

You might have a "stress" point.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2021, 21:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By torque2me
This is always a subject I raise with Grant...

This is always a subject I raise with Grant Shapps on a regular basis. Taxing diesels to the same levels as petrol will be the only way (short to medium term) of covering the non-taxation of fully...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2021, 20:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By torque2me
I believe most of the islands (not being Scottish...

I believe most of the islands (not being Scottish origin) voted for Brexit and against independence. If so, will they be allowed to stay within the UK or will they be sold down the river as just a...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2021, 20:46
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By torque2me
Not a dickie bird about how the distributed debt...

Not a dickie bird about how the distributed debt would be serviced.

Not a dickie bird about a currency.

Not a dickie bird about border control (an insistence by the EU if they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2021, 20:20
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By torque2me
Nice one! :} Kev

Nice one! :}

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2021, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By torque2me
I've just used the normal human commensibles…:p: ...

I've just used the normal human commensibles…:p:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2021, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By torque2me
Sure, but that does not provide a continuous...

Sure, but that does not provide a continuous income stream> VAT is collected on sales but business can offset some or all of that....:shrug:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2021, 21:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, same as when the scrappage allowance was...

Yeah, same as when the scrappage allowance was provided...:mad:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2021, 12:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By torque2me
I know! I pay it. Kev

I know! I pay it.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2021, 12:49
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By torque2me
Reminds if the penny pinching of some 70's...

Reminds if the penny pinching of some 70's decisions. The cranks on Triumph Dolomite (slant 4) and Stag were originally Nitrided. Save a couple of pence and just Tuftride them. Result, no engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2021, 12:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By torque2me
Reminds me of the continuing hostility of the...

Reminds me of the continuing hostility of the motoring press to anything UK made. The Quadratic steering wheel is an example. Stick it on an Allegro and give it some "well deserved stick". Stick...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 13:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By torque2me
If the VED rate for a 1.8 is scary then don't...

If the VED rate for a 1.8 is scary then don't check out v8 rates! :eek:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 19:04
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By torque2me
[QUOTE=edwardmk;2878990]I noticed something odd...

[QUOTE=edwardmk;2878990]I noticed something odd too. I tried to donate £10 via Paypal. I was about to hit the pay button when I noticed it was £10/month. It wouldn't allow me to switch to a one off...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 19:01
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By torque2me
I might well drop him a line; must beat arguments...

I might well drop him a line; must beat arguments over a flat refurbishment (again).

Kev
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 16:20
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By torque2me
Is 2k the same as 2pak? To-day's paints are...

Is 2k the same as 2pak? To-day's paints are water based (as far as I am aware).

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2021, 16:15
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By torque2me
Same with the NHS - your details are available,...

Same with the NHS - your details are available, for a price. At the moment they are saying that they delete the names?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2021, 19:19
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By torque2me
Nope, CofE stands for sumptious palaces and the...

Nope, CofE stands for sumptious palaces and the flow of money from impoverished parish churches to the diocese/head honcho!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2021, 19:13
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By torque2me
I wonder if this colleague is cut from the same...

I wonder if this colleague is cut from the same sordid cloth?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2021, 19:05
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By torque2me
Absolutely normal. How many ceo's of NHS Trusts...

Absolutely normal. How many ceo's of NHS Trusts were found wanting, eventually pushed out with a big payout and then re-employed at another NHS Trust. You just couldn't make it up. These type of...
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2021, 21:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By torque2me
My pension fund has decreased...….:mad: ...

My pension fund has decreased...….:mad:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2021, 21:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By torque2me
They will become much more worried if you go for...

They will become much more worried if you go for break of contract (especially if it fits the Small Claims Court criteria). A company cannot represent itself in court and must be appoint a barrister...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 21:03
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By torque2me
Sounds like they are aping supermarket delivery,...

Sounds like they are aping supermarket delivery, Amazon and such!

Tyres at work? We have a number of employees who bring their spare tyre in everyday. You can also get a windscreen fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By torque2me
Didn't Jaguar also produce the missing numbers...

Didn't Jaguar also produce the missing numbers fore another model that was trashed in the Browns Lane factory. Announced a couple of years ago and all were to be hand-built (including engines) for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 19:00
Replies: 122
Views: 9,906
Posted By torque2me
A totally illegal plate which makes the car not...

A totally illegal plate which makes the car not legal for driving on UK road network.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2021, 18:55
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By torque2me
All these type of companies are a bit iffy but...

All these type of companies are a bit iffy but most have a dedicated customer support line. I've never heard of a receptionist trying to diagnose a problem, normally they are only to happy/relieved...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 18:49
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By torque2me
Why the surcharge? Is an afternoon slot cheaper?...

Why the surcharge? Is an afternoon slot cheaper?

Kev
Forum: Was it you? 26th April 2021, 21:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By torque2me
Yes, I didn't get any reminder for my vehicle...

Yes, I didn't get any reminder for my vehicle that had it's tax expire end of January 2021. I SORN'd it mid-February (as it was under repair) and taxed it again in March.

I can't see why the...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By torque2me
An underrated vehicle in other respects besides...

An underrated vehicle in other respects besides the one's you list.

A very good ohc 'S' series engine. One of the first hatchbacks (do I include the A40 Farina?).

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2021, 20:49
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By torque2me
How does this company collect personal info? ...

How does this company collect personal info?

Kev
Forum: Items Wanted 26th April 2021, 20:46
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By torque2me
Well, 7k -> 8k and boom. Did you find enough of...

Well, 7k -> 8k and boom. Did you find enough of the engine to see what might have been the cause (oil starvation perhaps).

Rimmers were the last, that I know of that was selling a short...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2021, 20:26
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By torque2me
Are the brackets a separate part? How do they...

Are the brackets a separate part? How do they fix to the boot lid?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2021, 20:16
Replies: 122
Views: 9,906
Posted By torque2me
Surely he should change career and be a vet? ...

Surely he should change career and be a vet?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2021, 20:12
Replies: 122
Views: 9,906
Posted By torque2me
I think most personalized plates are illegal for...

I think most personalized plates are illegal for road use. The illegal plate can mean, as a last resort, allowing the police to crush the vehicle (though I doubt they would go to that extreme).
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2021, 20:03
Replies: 122
Views: 9,906
Posted By torque2me
Turned down KEV 1N on a Morris Marina in 1988 (?)...

Turned down KEV 1N on a Morris Marina in 1988 (?) due to the starting bid beginning at four figures (£7k I think but I might not be remembering correctly). Anyways, I do know the starting bid would...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2021, 12:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, but £37 billion on a "Track & Trace" system...

Yeah, but £37 billion on a "Track & Trace" system is not good monetary management. Add in the fact that the Army personnel have to be reduced to counterbalance some of the waste and then have to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 12:52
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By torque2me
Where do you obtain a section 56 paperwork? From...

Where do you obtain a section 56 paperwork? From the highways website or what?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 12:48
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By torque2me
If you have a v8 then rev the engine as you go...

If you have a v8 then rev the engine as you go over the hump! This is especially affective after 21:00 hours or at 05:00 hrs. You, as a fly-by-night driver and vehicle, will not persuade the...
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2021, 11:34
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By torque2me
Boeing 737 Max is a case in point. Usually it is...

Boeing 737 Max is a case in point. Usually it is firmware or software rather than hardware.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2021, 11:31
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By torque2me
In the UK this happens WITH drivers though they...

In the UK this happens WITH drivers though they don't necessarily were born with brain cells or acquired common sense.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2021, 11:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By torque2me
You should have gone through the 70's - 20%, pah!...

You should have gone through the 70's - 20%, pah!

Kev

Sorry, really meant to point to the 80's and 15% interest rates and inflation hitting records highs (33% was it?).

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 10:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By torque2me
Don't forget they will have to get rid of the...

Don't forget they will have to get rid of the Amazon rain forest to ensure growing adequate supplies of green stuff to do bio diesel an d provide "clean" fuel for the power stations to provide...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2021, 12:27
Replies: 146
Views: 11,272
Posted By torque2me
We have had the most camera2population...

We have had the most camera2population installations in the UK then even China

I've always thought petrol the diesel here in the UK. As they tax petrol more in VED bands than diesels. My work...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2021, 10:31
Replies: 146
Views: 11,272
Posted By torque2me
MGR did offer a factory fit LPG version but,...

MGR did offer a factory fit LPG version but, probably due to lack of demand,
stopped production after about 12 months or so. If govt. had offered better VED rates for LPG then they did it might...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2021, 08:37
Replies: 146
Views: 11,272
Posted By torque2me
Surely it is not just LPG but also Hybrid under...

Surely it is not just LPG but also Hybrid under the scope on this issue.

One could drive on the electric motors/battery whilst in the zone(s) but use the petrol engine (or diesel) driving to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 20:14
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By torque2me
Correcto Mundi! It, and any other aromatics, are...

Correcto Mundi! It, and any other aromatics, are added to the stock fuel in the tanker.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 19:05
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, the one I read about was for vehicles not...

Yeah, the one I read about was for vehicles not being used in the medium to long term. However, I think draining the tank (with all the hassle involved) would probably be a better bet!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2021, 20:35
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By torque2me
No "green votes" there Steve ;) Kev

No "green votes" there Steve ;)
Kev
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2021, 20:26
Replies: 82
Views: 4,230
Posted By torque2me
Spot on; never date or marry a woman that...

Spot on; never date or marry a woman that considers the horse her partner....:eek:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2021, 19:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By torque2me
Unfortunately the great unwashed will continue to...

Unfortunately the great unwashed will continue to swallow chicanery like this due to lack of knowledge and will power to take action. Something to do with being too busy trying to find the mortgage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2021, 19:52
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By torque2me
I've seen EN228 on pumps and also a BS number. ...

I've seen EN228 on pumps and also a BS number. I'll have to jot them down and rune the numbers past you.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 20:26
Replies: 35
Views: 2,189
Posted By torque2me
Do a complaint with the ASA and see what happens!...

Do a complaint with the ASA and see what happens!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 20:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By torque2me
Going through a broker is well worth it in the...

Going through a broker is well worth it in the majority of cases, especially if one has a, lets say, a blemished record.

Breakdown/recovery, legal fees, protected NCB et al all come at a cost as...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2021, 18:40
Replies: 72
Views: 2,993
Posted By torque2me
Thanks for that refresh. What is just as...

Thanks for that refresh. What is just as gobsmacking is that later politicans continue with the same. In this case I would guess that they baulked at the true cost of doing it properly. Grant...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 18:33
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By torque2me
There are three plastic fixings (still available)...

There are three plastic fixings (still available) and another item (sticky gasket?) which is not. Apparently the rear fixing is about four times times the length of the plastic fixings and is made...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2021, 18:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By torque2me
So, do they buy/rent blocks of telephone numbers...

So, do they buy/rent blocks of telephone numbers or are they getting into service provider systems and "borrowing" blocks?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 18:24
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By torque2me
Not in my neck of the woods (Hertford). I'll...

Not in my neck of the woods (Hertford). I'll check with regard to Hatfield if we still have an Esso presence. I know that at the start of the A5 there is a big Esso site but it is all E5.

Kev
Forum: Was it you? 9th April 2021, 13:19
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By torque2me
It's never too late ........ from an x-power grey...

It's never too late ........ from an x-power grey saloon!
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Kev
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