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Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 17:30
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By roverbarmy
The originals look to have self amalgamating tape...

The originals look to have self amalgamating tape or similar on them:-
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DKD100500
Plenty on ebay!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By roverbarmy
A location in the title is also useful.:shrug:

A location in the title is also useful.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 15:16
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By roverbarmy
I had to do several "modifications" to make my...

I had to do several "modifications" to make my Royal Star rideable. The points were made of cheese and kept closing. The clutch was so heavy that your fingers froze in the middle of summer. The...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:43
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By roverbarmy
Mystery Monolith?

I reckon it's a piece off one of those Boeing, boing, boings!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55056570
:D
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:28
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By roverbarmy
Some good info and reporting procedures here:- ...

Some good info and reporting procedures here:-
https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2020/amazon-phishing-scam-resurfaces
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By roverbarmy
Totally agree with you. Easing the restrictions...

Totally agree with you. Easing the restrictions sounds like a wonderful idea for the mental health of families but I wonder if it may cause even more problems? :shrug: It's very tempting to overdo...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 09:46
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By roverbarmy
If you use any sprays, cover the screen if you do...

If you use any sprays, cover the screen if you do it in situ. (cover the screen with something to stop the product getting on the screen!!!)

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Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2020, 21:52
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By roverbarmy
In a perfect world! :shrug: They had...

In a perfect world! :shrug: They had "documents"!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2020, 19:05
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By roverbarmy
According to the article, they all had documents...

According to the article, they all had documents to show "valid negative tests"! The Greeks did their own rapid results tests which were positive!:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 13:09
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you done the diagnostics check? ...

Have you done the diagnostics check?
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=46
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 12:53
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you turned the thumbwheel under the clock,...

Have you turned the thumbwheel under the clock, to stop it drawing too much air from outside? (fresh air bypass)
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-JBE100060LNF
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2020, 11:30
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By roverbarmy
Border Covid tests

Greece have got it right!
https://enimerosi.com/details.php?id=51399
We seem to be well behind by admitting planeloads of meat/poultry processors and pickers with NO test at all and no quarantining...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2020, 11:01
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By roverbarmy
Whatever happened to "nipped up", "grunt" and...

Whatever happened to "nipped up", "grunt" and "all you've got"?:shrug:
:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2020, 20:18
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By roverbarmy
I was always told to wind the setting right off...

I was always told to wind the setting right off when not in use but I guess that like a lot of folks, I often didn't!:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2020, 10:47
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By roverbarmy
He wore a lovely suit for the occasion I see!...

He wore a lovely suit for the occasion I see! :getmecoat: I thought that he would slip quietly out of the back door but seeking media attention as always!:duh: Who's next?:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2020, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By roverbarmy
Autoglym Polish helps to keep it easily cleaned!😉...

Autoglym Polish helps to keep it easily cleaned!😉 They just slide off!😁

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2020, 16:34
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By roverbarmy
Remove and clean up all the battery and earth...

Remove and clean up all the battery and earth connections with emery tape/wire brush or similar. Failing that, check fuses and solenoids.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2020, 12:18
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By roverbarmy
Island Hopping in Greece!

If you missed your holiday in the sun and enjoy flying, then this could be for you:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4bHvejny2o
Enjoy!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 10:36
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By roverbarmy
With regard to the VIS motor. It sounds like the...

With regard to the VIS motor. It sounds like the inlet manifold butterfly that it connects to is sticking (a common fault). Take the butterfly out and ease it by removing whatever is making it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 20:13
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By roverbarmy
Having a look at this (https://gridwatch.co.uk/)...

Having a look at this (https://gridwatch.co.uk/) on the coldest days of winter makes you wonder how, adding all the cars to it, will be possible! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 12:36
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By roverbarmy
Will it still look like that in twenty years time...

Will it still look like that in twenty years time though?:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 19:07
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By roverbarmy
The increase in temperature over the last few...

The increase in temperature over the last few days has brought them out here in Norfolk in large numbers!😐🤔

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 16:22
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By roverbarmy
Fly or insect poop...

Fly or insect poop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4jJQ6xj-NY). Don't rub it, then lick your finger like many do when cleaning the flys**t off the windscreen! As said above, flies love to warm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2020, 16:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By roverbarmy
Comfortable, it suits me and it oozes nostalgia!;)

Comfortable, it suits me and it oozes nostalgia!;)
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2020, 15:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By roverbarmy
Donald Trump is looking for a job I hear?😂 ...

Donald Trump is looking for a job I hear?😂

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Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 16:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By roverbarmy
From the days of twenty shillings to the pound! ...

From the days of twenty shillings to the pound! Taxman! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0zaebtU-CA)


One for you, nineteen for Rishi Sunak!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 12:03
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By roverbarmy
.... and don't forget that the air temperature...

.... and don't forget that the air temperature needs to be warm ie:-
Fitting Instructions for all items:

The temperature in your vehicle must be above 21C. Leave the panels in the vehicle to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 09:16
Replies: 124
Views: 7,993
Posted By roverbarmy
I actually prefer to work outside but not in the...

I actually prefer to work outside but not in the winter months which is why I have my mot in August!😉

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Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2020, 11:12
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By roverbarmy
Ah! Dear Des. Another one of the great...

Ah! Dear Des. Another one of the great entertainers. He'll be having a game of golf with Eric Morecambe. Watch out, he's got "Careless Hands"! RIP Des.:}
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2020, 11:05
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By roverbarmy
Maybe I could stay awake for once then!:getmecoat:

Maybe I could stay awake for once then!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2020, 10:50
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By roverbarmy
21 again Andy? Have a great birthday. ;)

21 again Andy? Have a great birthday. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2020, 18:36
Replies: 32
Views: 1,610
Posted By roverbarmy
Maybe I should have been on commission!...

Maybe I should have been on commission! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2020, 17:44
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done. Aged brittle plastics seem to be...

Well done. Aged brittle plastics seem to be quite a problem in a lot of areas of our lives now and as the plastics break down in landfills and make their way into our food and water supplies, we...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 17:34
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By roverbarmy
Unnecessary Music?

Is it just me that is driven crackers by all the "background" music in films and on telly programmes? I have to admit that I do suffer with tinnitus (whistling and hissing sounds in the ears) but...
Forum: V8 Forum 14th November 2020, 15:37
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't forget to remove your watch with the metal...

Don't forget to remove your watch with the metal bracelet when spannering!
https://i.imgur.com/BGWyBDI.jpg?1
Don't ask me how I know this! :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 12:38
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By roverbarmy
There are no rare species of bats or frogs there...

There are no rare species of bats or frogs there then? :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 12:35
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too! I lived and worked locally and had to...

Me too! I lived and worked locally and had to prove exactly where I was at particular times and days. My mum, sister and girlfriend were terrified to go out, even in the daytime. His pics still...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 12:30
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember being passed by a Lotus Eropa and...

I remember being passed by a Lotus Eropa and saying "Wow! Look at that!", to which dad quipped "I thought a lorry had lost a sheet of hardboard off the back!":D


Not very politically correct...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2020, 12:12
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By roverbarmy
Also check the wheel arch liners under the wings...

Also check the wheel arch liners under the wings and the brake duct cooling spoilers (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001808) for soundness and fixings.
Wheel bearings can also rumble when under...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2020, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By roverbarmy
The product that I used years ago was Holts...

The product that I used years ago was Holts speedflush (https://www.tinnemans.nl/_download/Veiligheidsinformatiebladen/Holts/Holts%20speedflush-reiniger.pdf). It could be added to the cooling system...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2020, 15:47
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By roverbarmy
I wouldn't use anything other than original as...

I wouldn't use anything other than original as the quality of replacement "as original" parts these days can be appalling! I've seen bolts snap well before they have reached the torque setting....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 15:37
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By roverbarmy
Locks on their own are no match for an angle...

Locks on their own are no match for an angle grinder (thieves weapon of choice these days). Try mounting the lock in some kind of box section so that the only way to release it easily is with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 14:33
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By roverbarmy
This is usually caused by a partially blocked...

This is usually caused by a partially blocked heater matrix (the one between the driver and passenger's feet). A coolant flush and refill may clear it but more often than not, you may need to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2020, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't take the card off yet. Just take the...

Don't take the card off yet. Just take the interior handle out. Remove the plastic insert and the screw underneath it. You should then be able to (carefully) wiggle out the handle to check the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2020, 16:17
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By roverbarmy
Sounds like dejavoo! My Cowley V6 also had...

Sounds like dejavoo! My Cowley V6 also had rusted rear arms and rear box! All now replaced and running well. Enjoy! ;)
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 16:57
Replies: 26
Views: 718
Posted By roverbarmy
My last job forced me to "jump through hoops" in...

My last job forced me to "jump through hoops" in order to progress to the higher salary scale. This involved all sorts of "training" and "skill specialising", none of which were needed or used in my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2020, 15:04
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By roverbarmy
As a temporary measure, I removed the plate and...

As a temporary measure, I removed the plate and found that the (grey) rear of the backing plate was bubbled on and around the numbers. I pricked a small hole on the corner of each letter and gently...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2020, 14:53
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By roverbarmy
Many of the younger "technicians" will not...

Many of the younger "technicians" will not understand or know how to do them properly. Adjusting at the lever end is the "easy" option but not "the way to do it" as a certain little puppet used to...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 14:34
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By roverbarmy
Ouch! Gull wing Chevy was my favourite American...

Ouch! Gull wing Chevy was my favourite American car as a kid!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2020, 14:31
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you fitted any electrical items needing...

Have you fitted any electrical items needing transformers (sat navs, phone chargers etc0? My dashcam power supply interfered with the signal as soon as it was switched on.;) A "shielded" power...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2020, 18:04
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By roverbarmy
First off, check the block and liners. Fix...

First off, check the block and liners. Fix something to hold the liners in place before trying to turn the engine or you may have the liners popping off their seats (a length of hardwood over the...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2020, 17:49
Replies: 155,852
Views: 5,489,702
Posted By roverbarmy
I lost my dad a few years ago and I think of him...

I lost my dad a few years ago and I think of him every time I do a vehicle repair. He taught me so much and his stories of "nursing" vehicles back to base during his REME service has got me home on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 17:41
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go!...

Here you go! (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=46048&highlight=Ipod)
;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2020, 15:39
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By roverbarmy
He means the one in the fuel tank by the way...

He means the one in the fuel tank by the way (fuel filter syndrome if you want to do a search for it);)
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2020, 14:41
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By roverbarmy
Did he get the Orange County vote then?:D

Did he get the Orange County vote then?:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 14:37
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By roverbarmy
Oops! Sorry, missed the car related bit.:duh:...

Oops! Sorry, missed the car related bit.:duh: Will edit my post!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 14:28
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By roverbarmy
I learned today that I misread posts about cars!

I learned today that I misread posts about cars!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 10:43
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By roverbarmy
Smiley plate.

My "smiley" plate is just starting to delaminate (21 years old!) so where to go for a good replacement with a Mk 1 type logo on it?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 10:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,572
Posted By roverbarmy
I only went on Facebook to get a copy of Toaf. I...

I only went on Facebook to get a copy of Toaf. I got so depressed by Facebook generally, that I pulled off it. So sad that some of the FB comments are so damaging.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2020, 10:38
Replies: 155,852
Views: 5,489,702
Posted By roverbarmy
Remember today, not just the fallen but also the...

Remember today, not just the fallen but also the broken.
Forum: The Pony Express 7th November 2020, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By roverbarmy
This firm...

This firm (https://www.overlandexpress.co.uk/courier-for-alloys) may be able to help at not a lot of dosh.;) Follow packaging instructions as on site.
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 21:42
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By roverbarmy
Unlucky for some?

Thirteeen "plus" Chinese satellites were launched on Friday supposedly for 6G and other uses!
https://www.space.com/china-long-march-6-rocket-launches-13-satellites
Along with Elon Musks "star...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 19:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By roverbarmy
Wow Debs I didn't know that you were ill. Hope...

Wow Debs I didn't know that you were ill. Hope you are soon better. Mike

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2020, 15:56
Replies: 13,095
Views: 1,044,430
Posted By roverbarmy
So you don't have one "left", well that's all...

So you don't have one "left", well that's all "right" then! I married Miss Wright and she's never been Wright since!:D I haven't "left" her yet!:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2020, 22:27
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By roverbarmy
A sharp centre punch needed. Mark a dot just in...

A sharp centre punch needed. Mark a dot just in from the edge and then hit at an angle (for anti clockwise rotation) until it moves. A little shot of plus gas may help but don't drown the brake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 22:23
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By roverbarmy
Agreed. Bulletproof though!:getmecoat::D

Agreed. Bulletproof though!:getmecoat::D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 21:57
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By roverbarmy
If you need the music on the engine isn't on...

If you need the music on the engine isn't on song!😉😆😂

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 10:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,610
Posted By roverbarmy
I had just rested my hand on the edge of the wing...

I had just rested my hand on the edge of the wing and bonnet whilst checking the side of a tyre. Slight gust of wind and :eek::duh:! I now have an almost circular scar where the flap of skin was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2020, 20:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,610
Posted By roverbarmy
Yes! SGS do very good replacements. I nearly lost...

Yes! SGS do very good replacements. I nearly lost a finger!
https://i.imgur.com/9NrGeh5.jpg?3


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2020, 16:30
Replies: 802
Views: 67,533
Posted By roverbarmy
Took the wheels and rear drums off the wife's...

Took the wheels and rear drums off the wife's Polo to check the condition of the "sef-adjusting" handbrake that wasn't! They seem to get full of rust dust which stops the shoes expanding fully to...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2020, 18:35
Replies: 78
Views: 3,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Is that fireworks I hear outside or is it...

Is that fireworks I hear outside or is it ...............................
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2020, 16:39
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By roverbarmy
Or half a roll up!:D

Or half a roll up!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2020, 18:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By roverbarmy
SNR bearings:- https://www.ntn-snr.com/ ...

SNR bearings:-
https://www.ntn-snr.com/
Renault suppliers I believe?;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2020, 16:19
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By roverbarmy
I noticed that he couldn't wait to get in it!;)

I noticed that he couldn't wait to get in it!;)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2020, 15:53
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By roverbarmy
Scamming the elderly!!!

My mum (95) keeps sending off for stuff that is advertised in the TV papers and getting scammed by poor quality, out of date products, or no delivery at all. I won't say who it is on an open forum...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2020, 15:40
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By roverbarmy
AP bearings - Timken - Lockheed from memory??? ...

AP bearings - Timken - Lockheed from memory???


Possibly here:-


https://pdf.directindustry.com/pdf/timken/ap-bearings/4918-673719.html
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2020, 12:30
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember doing that many years ago on a 4...

I remember doing that many years ago on a 4 cylinder in line rear wheel drive car with lots of space between the belt and the radiator. It was either a Cortina or a Volvo that I had. I'm not sure...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2020, 21:13
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By roverbarmy
Police Interceptors and 75

On tonight's programme a 75 being chased!😂😆😅😉🙄

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Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2020, 17:33
Replies: 78
Views: 3,109
Posted By roverbarmy
We used to call it "Death by Powerpoint!":D After...

We used to call it "Death by Powerpoint!":D After the first five minutes everybody was comatosed! Plus the BBC superimposed their logo and latest news headlines over them!
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2020, 17:30
Replies: 78
Views: 3,109
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm guessing that it is the "risky" accounts...

I'm guessing that it is the "risky" accounts (always running over or near the limits) that will be "dropped"!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2020, 17:27
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By roverbarmy
Classic car policies generally have very low...

Classic car policies generally have very low mileage limits (which do get checked) so unless you rarely use your car they are not suitable. They also often can't be used for business or commuting.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 16:59
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By roverbarmy
Are you sure that the battery is OK. One cell...

Are you sure that the battery is OK. One cell down may still give a decent voltage reading but will fail under load. (ie 5 cells at 2.4 volts = 12volts but the sixth cell may be jiggered).;)
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2020, 16:54
Replies: 882
Views: 33,258
Posted By roverbarmy
Anyone who has had to deal with the general...

Anyone who has had to deal with the general public will know that you have to address at a level that the lowest common denominator can understand, or the message will not get through, or even if it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 13:06
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By roverbarmy
A bad injector could also "thin" the oil with...

A bad injector could also "thin" the oil with diesel over time. The derv can run down the sides of the piston rings on start up if the injectors are not atomising the spray correctly. Just another...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2020, 16:13
Replies: 87
Views: 11,999
Posted By roverbarmy
Sounds perfect for a Captain Slow like me!😉 ...

Sounds perfect for a Captain Slow like me!😉

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Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2020, 12:39
Replies: 78
Views: 3,109
Posted By roverbarmy
It's definitely out there but was it put there on...

It's definitely out there but was it put there on purpose, by accident, or is it just a natural happening?:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2020, 12:01
Replies: 78
Views: 3,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you noticed that you are "encouraged" to...

Have you noticed that you are "encouraged" to sign in before you can use Youtube or Google these days? We are also being "encouraged" to download the NHS "tracking" app!:shrug::eek:

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2020, 10:07
Replies: 13,095
Views: 1,044,430
Posted By roverbarmy
Just looked at it through tears as it won't get...

Just looked at it through tears as it won't get driven much this month!:(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 20:28
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By roverbarmy
Swap the oil pressure switch. They are known to...

Swap the oil pressure switch. They are known to fail or become unreliable.

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The oil could be contaminated with diesel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2020, 19:10
Replies: 87
Views: 11,999
Posted By roverbarmy
What manifold did the Kia Magentis use? Sent...

What manifold did the Kia Magentis use?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 22:25
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By roverbarmy
My old Alsatian was good at that! 17 stitches...

My old Alsatian was good at that! 17 stitches was the last count! Luckily, it was a dog handler that came to "investigate" what happened and sympathised with the dog and not the "yoof"!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 21:41
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By roverbarmy
Congratulations on the pass. I can't see the...

Congratulations on the pass. I can't see the wheels and tyres being sold on together. Notify local scrap merchants to keep an eye open for the wheels. The tyres may end up on a private hire car.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 21:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By roverbarmy
If I lie when I say that I am a liar, am I...

If I lie when I say that I am a liar, am I telling the truth? Oh my brain hurts!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 17:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By roverbarmy
One fine day in the middle of the night, Two...

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot my brother.


:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2020, 22:18
Replies: 13,095
Views: 1,044,430
Posted By roverbarmy
Sprayed ACF50 (http://www.acf-50.co.uk/) into...

Sprayed ACF50 (http://www.acf-50.co.uk/) into door locks and catches before the winter gets a hold. Great stuff for keeping corrosion at bay. If it works on aircraft carriers and all that! Just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 16:19
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By roverbarmy
Better than him driving off the end of the ramp...

Better than him driving off the end of the ramp because he can't reach the brakes!

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 15:21
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By roverbarmy
1. Dust and grit in the door screen wiper/seal. ...

1. Dust and grit in the door screen wiper/seal.
2. Replace with a good used one. Polishing out is virtually impossible and a PITA!


When washing the car (hopefully regularly) clean the Cra* out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 12:37
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By roverbarmy
There really is no need. They just make you...

There really is no need. They just make you paranoid! I had an old 4.2 XJ6 for a while and the "low" oil pressure at tickover always had me worried. I mentioned it to a couple of other Jag owners,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2020, 09:11
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too, then as I reversed onto the driveway, it...

Me too, then as I reversed onto the driveway, it stopped squeaking! The partly ground piece of gravel was sat on the ground!:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 19:15
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By roverbarmy
There used to be "T" pieces...

There used to be "T" pieces...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2020, 16:36
Replies: 53
Views: 2,336
Posted By roverbarmy
Isn't there a heat shield (on the V6) to remove...

Isn't there a heat shield (on the V6) to remove too, before you can see it? Will the engine self support whilst you remove the mount bolts, or do you need to support it underneath?:shrug:I have one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 10:11
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By roverbarmy
Pics of my nipples!!! ...

Pics of my nipples!!!
https://i.imgur.com/7glsFrD.jpg?4
https://i.imgur.com/ko3P3xt.jpg?1
:D
More info here...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 22:18
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By roverbarmy
I have 2 boxes of grease nipples in my garage,...

I have 2 boxes of grease nipples in my garage, left over from my trucking business. The guns were all the same size...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 18:00
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By roverbarmy
Are you sure that you are not overfilling the...

Are you sure that you are not overfilling the expansion tank. The Full mark is at the bottom of the tank and is not the rib on the side. If you overfill, it will just push out past the overflow! ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 09:55
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By roverbarmy
It seems that A&E has had a sharp increase in...

It seems that A&E has had a sharp increase in numbers this year. Not due to the dreaded but due to increased DIY. Hope you feel better soon.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 19:21
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By roverbarmy
For combined brush and roller work on cars or...

For combined brush and roller work on cars or small vans, start at the roof and work down. Brush the edge (awkward channels, strips etc.), then blend in and cover large areas with the roller. Do one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 18:54
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to hand paint vans and trucks in coach...

I used to hand paint vans and trucks in coach finish (Tekaloid). You could get it mixed to any colour (non-metallic) or choose from the range. You could not tell the difference between brush,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 14:59
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By roverbarmy
At approximately 20 years old you need to look...

At approximately 20 years old you need to look out for a few things. Even well looked after cars may have some rust. Sill jacking points, upper and lower rear suspension arms and lower front wing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 13:40
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By roverbarmy
You have to fit the correct size so that they...

You have to fit the correct size so that they expand into the hole when you tighten them up (like a rawlplug). My Midget hardtop had something similar into the roof fibreglass on the folding...
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2020, 16:37
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By roverbarmy
I was going to hire/buy a nail gun to replace my...

I was going to hire/buy a nail gun to replace my fencing. Then I thought. Thirty strips per panel with three nails per strip times four panels = three hundred and sixty nails to hammer in. That...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 16:25
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By roverbarmy
Loosen the clamp, jack up the exhaust, retighten...

Loosen the clamp, jack up the exhaust, retighten the clamp. Tight!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 16:19
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By roverbarmy
A few candidates still around:- Granada...

A few candidates still around:-
Granada (https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/21/granada/)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 15:28
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By roverbarmy
Not forgetting that the boot would always seem to...

Not forgetting that the boot would always seem to pop open on impact!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 09:38
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By roverbarmy
If you were in Norfolk, we have some bridges that...

If you were in Norfolk, we have some bridges that do a pretty good job:-
Head skimming! (https://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/ludham-bridge-serious-head-injuries-1-6817234)
:eek: :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 09:09
Replies: 86
Views: 2,412
Posted By roverbarmy
I was so enamoured with the clutch setup on the...

I was so enamoured with the clutch setup on the 75 that I bought an auto! This was after I strained both my back and my left knee whilst trying to sort the master cylinder out!:duh: They should have...
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2020, 09:03
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By roverbarmy
Shops with reduced stock?

Anybody else noticing that lots of clothing stores are short stocked on what I would describe as regular sellers? Jeans, shirts etc., all in short supply of popular sizes! I'm guessing that less...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 17th October 2020, 17:31
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By roverbarmy
Autoglym for me:- snow foam...

Autoglym for me:-
snow foam...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 17:21
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By roverbarmy
Just a thought but the V6 has a low end induction...

Just a thought but the V6 has a low end induction "growl" which changes as the VIS balance valve opens and closes, between 1000 and 2000 revs approx. This could be mistaken for a grinding noise....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 16:13
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By roverbarmy
A bit of reading for you which will have all the...

A bit of reading for you which will have all the info you need. Do read it all as there are lots of useful bits re drain and level plugs, capacities etc. ;)

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2020, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By roverbarmy
I got one from them (Bosch) for my wife's Polo. ...

I got one from them (Bosch) for my wife's Polo. Came the following day and has been fine and at a good price.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 19:41
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By roverbarmy
Yes.......................... and No! Or it...

Yes.......................... and No! Or it could be No and Yes! Then again ............................................................


How long is a piece of string?


How many more times...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2020, 14:40
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By roverbarmy
Replacement Street Light

The street light next to our house was renewed recently and they have replaced it with one of those "daylight" bulbs! Crikey, it's bright!:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2020, 14:18
Replies: 13,095
Views: 1,044,430
Posted By roverbarmy
Collected some paint from B&Q! More...

Collected some paint from B&Q! More decorating!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2020, 17:39
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By roverbarmy
That's what I used and so far so good (12 months...

That's what I used and so far so good (12 months plus).;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 15:25
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By roverbarmy
My Ford Escort diesel cambelt went three weeks...

My Ford Escort diesel cambelt went three weeks after its three year (Ford recommended) change date. :duh: I had done less than 30,000 miles on it and was gobsmacked. The Ford garage quoted in the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2020, 14:17
Replies: 46
Views: 1,650
Posted By roverbarmy
They were at it again this morning, speculating...

They were at it again this morning, speculating about Verstappen in the F1 race. Just report what happens and stop speculating please BBC!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 13:54
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By roverbarmy
Coffee covered keyboard here! :D

Coffee covered keyboard here! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 18:17
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By roverbarmy
" I frankly couldn't afford it and was living on...

" I frankly couldn't afford it and was living on borrowed time.";)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 10:27
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By roverbarmy
Ouch! I feel for you. On the plus side, we now...

Ouch! I feel for you. On the plus side, we now know that the belts will last 17 years! :getmecoat: Plus, still thinking positively, the money you saved will buy you a car from sales corner.:shrug:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2020, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By roverbarmy
It has what in it?:duh: Modern Tech!...

It has what in it?:duh:
Modern Tech! (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54336423)


"Software on wheels"!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2020, 14:20
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By roverbarmy
I 100% agree with you. Far too much to go wrong...

I 100% agree with you. Far too much to go wrong these days. In the seventies and eighties, I used to drive down to southern Europe with no worries at all but always have RAC recovery these days for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 17:36
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By roverbarmy
As I've said before:- ...

As I've said before:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I7vPbthvWo
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2020, 17:25
Replies: 13,095
Views: 1,044,430
Posted By roverbarmy
OEM quality parts! :getmecoat: My 21 year old...

OEM quality parts! :getmecoat: My 21 year old links are fine too!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2020, 09:48
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By roverbarmy
I blame all that malarky on top gear. Young...

I blame all that malarky on top gear. Young eejuts thrashing hot hatches. They saw it on top gear and they all wanted to do it, whether they could afford to buy one or to steal one!:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2020, 22:05
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By roverbarmy
It becomes, in effect, a tiny interference fit...

It becomes, in effect, a tiny interference fit unless lubed. The lube just helps separation.
Forum: Humour Corner 4th October 2020, 16:09
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By roverbarmy
Horseing Around.

Do you remember Muffin the Mule?


I never touched dat donkey!:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2020, 12:34
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By roverbarmy
When I've made brake pipes in the past, I've used...

When I've made brake pipes in the past, I've used brake fluid as a lube. It just allows you to separate the tool from the job more easily and will not contaminate the system.;)
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2020, 10:29
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By roverbarmy
Just watched his in hospital monologue -...

Just watched his in hospital monologue - cringeworthy! :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2020, 16:26
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By roverbarmy
Good News!

It's time we had some good news, so here's my first bit:-


Mum's tests (she's 95) came back negative, so she's a happy bunny.:bowdown:


Please add your good news stories please.:}
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2020, 16:23
Replies: 46
Views: 1,650
Posted By roverbarmy
I wish they would pad it out with some good news!...

I wish they would pad it out with some good news! There is some good news out there. Isn't there? Maybe we need to start a thread for good news!:shrug: I'm going to start one now!
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2020, 15:05
Replies: 46
Views: 1,650
Posted By roverbarmy
BBC News?..... or discussion?

I used to enjoy watching The News on BBC. It used to be just that. News. It seems to me that lately, they give the headlines and then spend hours asking "people" for their views or speculate on...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 3rd October 2020, 13:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By roverbarmy
Wroxham is a great place to watch the "newbies"...

Wroxham is a great place to watch the "newbies" getting into trouble. Reedham is another "fun" spot, with hire boats spotting the pub whilst travelling downstream, attempting to turn round against...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 3rd October 2020, 13:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By roverbarmy
Extra weight is the way that it is usually done...

Extra weight is the way that it is usually done but the water was rising, the boat was almost through and a speedy result was needed to avoid further damage to the bridge (more costly to repair than...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2020, 13:02
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By roverbarmy
"For everything there is a season, and a time for...

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 3rd October 2020, 10:42
Replies: 15
Views: 6,547
Posted By roverbarmy
Update on this for anyone with similar problems. ...

Update on this for anyone with similar problems. The problem was the 12v to 5v converter for my dashcam. I thought that I had ruled this out by switching the dashcam off to test it but forgot that...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd October 2020, 16:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By roverbarmy
5th Norfolk Incident!

Here we go again:-
https://www.edp24.co.uk/motoring/hire-boat-gets-trapped-under-broads-bridge-following-high-tides-1-6866318
:shrug:
Keep watching:-

...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd October 2020, 16:02
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By roverbarmy
What is the problem with your existing starter? ...

What is the problem with your existing starter? The solenoid (click,click) problem is easily remedied if it is that.:shrug: Mickyboy may have one.
Forum: Humour Corner 2nd October 2020, 11:00
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By roverbarmy
Must have had a re-map. That's a tuning...

Must have had a re-map. That's a tuning fork!:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2020, 10:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By roverbarmy
Mrs T is hiding all the bleach from the kitchen...

Mrs T is hiding all the bleach from the kitchen and bathroom cupboards!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 30th September 2020, 20:46
Replies: 77
Views: 2,552
Posted By roverbarmy
Banham Poultry...

Banham Poultry (https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/banham-poultry-coronavirus-outbreak-new-twist-1-6852105) and Bernard Matthews...
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