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Forum: Humour Corner 23rd January 2022, 21:19
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By roverbarmy
Toothbrush Inventor

The house of the man who invented the toothbrush is just down the road from me.

It doesn't seem right that there is no plaque.

:getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 23rd January 2022, 20:41
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By roverbarmy
And again!

What I if told you

You the read first line wrong

Same the with second

And also the third
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By roverbarmy
My old dad always used to say that if a car came...

My old dad always used to say that if a car came towards you with the headlights too high, that you should concentrate on the nearside kerb, or verge. It's worked for me and my family for all the...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 11:20
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
My son's 40th today. Unfortunately, he's...

My son's 40th today. Unfortunately, he's celebrating it with early onset Parkinsons. It's not too bad as yet but already affecting his general mobility. I remember Billy Connolly saying something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2022, 11:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By roverbarmy
The car did exactly what it was supposed to do. ...

The car did exactly what it was supposed to do. Protect you and yours. Well done Rover. Take care. Mike
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2022, 09:41
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
An "Aaaaaaaah" moment:- ...

An "Aaaaaaaah" moment:-

https://youtu.be/CcnlJI_UXyM

Keeps me sane in the winter. (Best viewed during the day!)
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2022, 09:19
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Two hot croissants and a coffee before I'm...

Two hot croissants and a coffee before I'm stepping out today! Should be lovely once the frost thaws a bit. ;) Have a good 'un.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2022, 21:00
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By roverbarmy
A good soaking of plus gas on the captive nuts...

A good soaking of plus gas on the captive nuts helps on the days before you do them.
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By roverbarmy
Defrosting/Demisting?

I passed a car travelling on the main A149 at Potter Heigham yesterday with all the windows frosted up. The driver had his head out of the window to see where he was going! :eek: Madness!:duh: He...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 20:58
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
It was the OS. It seems that I need Windows 10. ...

It was the OS. It seems that I need Windows 10. Looking at the price of Windows 10 OS installation discs, I may as well just get another desktop PC with it already installed or just use what I have...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 20th January 2022, 12:12
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By roverbarmy
A good coat of road salt and all the "wizardry"...

A good coat of road salt and all the "wizardry" seems to have disappeared! I've tried to just hose the salt off but to no avail! It still needed a proper wash. hey-ho!:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 10:39
Replies: 134
Views: 3,305
Posted By roverbarmy
Oil, gas etc are sat in the ground or wherever. ...

Oil, gas etc are sat in the ground or wherever. They are free at that point. It costs to get them out of wherever and transport them to me and you. I get all that. What I don't get is how it...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 09:47
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Not a good start here after attempting to...

Not a good start here after attempting to download the free Norton antivirus package from BT to replace McAfee. Nooooo! My computer and phones are too old to work with this system. Grrrrrrrrrr! So...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 13:33
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
A brisk walk on Gorleston beach this morning. I...

A brisk walk on Gorleston beach this morning. I gave the ice cream a miss today though!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2022, 11:15
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By roverbarmy
Tyre pressure monitoring systems! :rolleyes: far...

Tyre pressure monitoring systems! :rolleyes: far too many driver "aids" on these modern cars, which just end up costing you money when they fail (which they usually do, just after the expiration of...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 10:00
Replies: 34
Views: 2,501
Posted By roverbarmy
They have "in house" servicing, repairs and MOT -...

They have "in house" servicing, repairs and MOT - something that I disagree with for car sales. My car was supposed to have been fully checked (PDI inspection), fully serviced and full MOT. It...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 14:52
Replies: 34
Views: 2,501
Posted By roverbarmy
Money refunded today thanks to small claims...

Money refunded today thanks to small claims court. I wouldn't have bothered but reviews of the dealers showed that the owner had verbally abused an autistic man after he had a similar purchase, plus...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 14:11
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Been out shopping in the Sportage and "she" drove...

Been out shopping in the Sportage and "she" drove home. I think that she's getting to like it! Uh-oh!:shrug: Passed a gold 75 just above Stalham! Turned out nice again!
Forum: The Valeting Forum 17th January 2022, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought a bottle from Amazon and so far, am very...

I bought a bottle from Amazon and so far, am very impressed. The car has a lovely sheen and seems to dry off much quicker than before (less beading and more running).;):}
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2022, 09:53
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
My good lady has been doing a few veggie things...

My good lady has been doing a few veggie things and I've actually been very impressed with most of them. Spanakopita (greek pie) is one of my favourites (after having the real thing). It does have...
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2022, 19:46
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
Private security firms do not (allegedly) have...

Private security firms do not (allegedly) have all the necessary security threat info that the police have access to, so could not (theoretically and practically) offer the same level of protection...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 16:52
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By roverbarmy
Clutch Info from LUK

A handy guide to problems with clutches that I found when researching info for my Sportage clutch claim:-


https://www.partinfo.co.uk/files/LUK%20Clutch%20Fault%20Finder.pdf


Came in very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2022, 21:21
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By roverbarmy
I had a similar experience, having a head on...

I had a similar experience, having a head on collision with a 4 wheel drive tractor and trailer (he was coming the wrong way, up a one way road on a blind bend) whilst driving my two year old Suzuki...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 20:43
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Tried some of the ceramic wash and wax as...

Tried some of the ceramic wash and wax as recommended by Dorchester2 on the Sportage this afternoon. Looks shiny but was already, having done a full Autoglym a couple of weeks ago. It seems to help...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 16:32
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By roverbarmy
Bank Phone Scammers

Some low life rang my 96 year old mum and saying that two amounts of £300 and £1000 had been withdrawn from her account. Luckily, she has all her chairs still at home and said that she was busy...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 09:58
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
I didn't know there was such a thing!:getmecoat: ...

I didn't know there was such a thing!:getmecoat:


Spring is just around the corner (hopefully still attached to the car!):D


Have a good day, wherever you are.
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 20:54
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
You need a pair of double doors for the lounge!...

You need a pair of double doors for the lounge! :D :getmecoat:


The satisfaction of a job well done should give you a glow. ;)
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 20:46
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Yet another "marketing strategy" of building...

Yet another "marketing strategy" of building something that is "underdesigned", in other words it breaks rather than wears out, usually just out of warranty, so that you have to "replace" it! :shrug:...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 17:19
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By roverbarmy
Eye Catching Wrap?

You couldn't make it up! How much???


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-59995771


:eek::duh::shrug:
Forum: Humour Corner 14th January 2022, 16:52
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By roverbarmy
I wonder how many Deutsch barks he had to cough...

I wonder how many Deutsch barks he had to cough up for them? :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 16:48
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
I've had a look in my battery box and I seem to...

I've had a look in my battery box and I seem to have everything but that one! I have used these batteries...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 15:14
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you got the number of the old one? I have...

Have you got the number of the old one? I have some spare ones of various sizes. If I have the correct one I'll post it to you FOC. They may be old stock though but usually they have been...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 10:05
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
I shall have to look into getting a Webasto for...

I shall have to look into getting a Webasto for the Sportage! (or chuck her Polo out of the garage!)


Shopping done by 8am before the hordes descended on Tesco. Chillout time now.;)
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 10:53
Replies: 91
Views: 5,294
Posted By roverbarmy
Watched "Yes Prime Minister" last night and...

Watched "Yes Prime Minister" last night and everything on there is still happening today. Even my good lady enjoyed it and she never used to watch "that kind of stuff"!
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 08:34
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Clear skies but a hard frost. A "wrapped up"...

Clear skies but a hard frost. A "wrapped up" walk is on the cards, followed by a bacon bap and a hot cuppa. May even pop a fried egg on the top of the bacon for good measure! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 16:50
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By roverbarmy
Luxury Car?

3 minutes 19 into the vid:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ausj_wC0bOI


Not sure if it has already been posted but I hadn't seen it!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 16:08
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By roverbarmy
I came off the 75/ZT facebook site due to this...

I came off the 75/ZT facebook site due to this type of answer to a request for advice. Not called for!:mad:
Forum: Humour Corner 11th January 2022, 14:54
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By roverbarmy
Addicted to Barby chew "A"...

Addicted to Barby chew "A" rates!:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By roverbarmy
My name isn't Michael Caine. Not a lot of people...

My name isn't Michael Caine. Not a lot of people know that!


Sounds like he is clearing "stuff" as he ages. I have also being trying to clear "stuff" that I have accumulated over the years. I...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 11:51
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Got up at 6 am, bowl of porridge, back to bed,...

Got up at 6 am, bowl of porridge, back to bed, got up again at 11am! Tea and a biccie. Sloooooow day! :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 22:06
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
One of my favourite menu choices. Just missing a...

One of my favourite menu choices. Just missing a slice of pineapple on top!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 17:36
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By roverbarmy
My Briggs and Stratton lawn mower will have no...

My Briggs and Stratton lawn mower will have no expense spared on its annual gallon of 5 star!!!:D Plus a shot of Redex of course!;)
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 17:32
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Eyes! My nearsight is nothing like it used to...

Eyes! My nearsight is nothing like it used to be. I must book an appointment soon. We have both been avoiding it due to the dreaded Co thing. Having someone within "snogging" distance during a...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 15:06
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By roverbarmy
Land Rover Container Service?

It's amazing what a Land Rover can do!


https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/traffic/car-towing-shipping-contained-pulled-over-in-norwich-8611046


:duh:
Forum: Humour Corner 10th January 2022, 14:42
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By roverbarmy
You're only as old as...

You're only as old as ......................:getmecoat: you feel!
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 12:17
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Are these cables "locked" into position or can...

Are these cables "locked" into position or can some unscrupulous person just disconnect it and walk away with it? Vandalism also springs to mind when I see these things on charge in remote car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 11:07
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By roverbarmy
My early 2000 V6 had a slight misfire, which I...

My early 2000 V6 had a slight misfire, which I cured with a new set of leads for the front set of plugs (early models had leads). There was also a tech bulletin re the plug caps deteriorating (one...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 10:55
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Watch forums have a lot of "watch officionados"...

Watch forums have a lot of "watch officionados" and "watch snobs"! Most of them have money to burn and love to spout about their spends! I have always been more interested in the "mechanics" of...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 11:38
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember my grandad's reaction when my brother...

I remember my grandad's reaction when my brother in law said that he was going to buy a Messerschmitt...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 10:15
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Sometimes, the "pop on/off" backs get a bit...

Sometimes, the "pop on/off" backs get a bit concave or convex which stops them catching hold around the edges. Also, you sometimes have to replace them perfectly flat, using a press tool. Tissot...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 10:03
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Another watch fan? Me too as they say! Lots of...

Another watch fan? Me too as they say! Lots of ticks in my boxes (and tocks too!).:D I started by repairing lorry gearboxes and just kept going smaller! The trouble now is that my poor nearsight...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 09:55
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By roverbarmy
70 mph down a dual carriageway and you spot a...

70 mph down a dual carriageway and you spot a pedestrian waiting to cross the road. Do you stop to let them cross? :getmecoat: I think that a bit more clarity is needed for a common sense...
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2022, 16:40
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By roverbarmy
I knew that in theory but in practise, towns and...

I knew that in theory but in practise, towns and cities will grind to a standstill as pedestrians will ignore crossings and just jump off the kerbs!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 11:12
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By roverbarmy
Hope that you know that the coolant level is at...

Hope that you know that the coolant level is at the bottom of the header tank and that if overfilled, coolant will push out of the overflow. Easy to overfill. :laugh: When it is correct, you can see...
Forum: Humour Corner 6th January 2022, 15:47
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By roverbarmy
Are we there yet? :)

Are we there yet? :)
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 15:45
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By roverbarmy
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/highway-code-ch...

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/highway-code-changes-dnd-new-driving-laws-2022-8599036


From the Eastern Daily Press. Lots of priorities for cyclists and pedestrians??? Plenty of Bolshy...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 09:14
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Smile Sunny day

Bright and frosty so great for a walk this morning!
Forum: Humour Corner 5th January 2022, 11:28
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By roverbarmy
Ghislaine and Jeffrey

So much in harmony that they finish each others sentences! :getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 5th January 2022, 11:24
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By roverbarmy
Plastic Straws

It's a good job that we banned the use of those white plastic straws when we did or we wouldn't have had enough white plastic to make all the covid test kits!:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 09:55
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
A slow and frosty start here today!:snowball:

A slow and frosty start here today!:snowball:
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2022, 07:12
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Shelving...

Shelving (https://www.machinemart.co.uk/categories/?search=shelving) is good!
Once everything is off the floor, you can use this. (https://www.toolstation.com/search?q=garage%20floor%20paint)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2022, 09:35
Replies: 82
Views: 4,318
Posted By roverbarmy
My dad worked on those in his "service" days. ...

My dad worked on those in his "service" days. Lovely thing:-
Meteor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggEm-rfrw04)


Nice to see the "hand warming" in the exhaust!

:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2022, 12:11
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Just washed all the "whites" and windows. Next...

Just washed all the "whites" and windows. Next door's new wood burner is very good at coating them with what looks like fine pumice (must have a volcano in the house). Hope it doesn't scratch me...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 21:00
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Arthur Daley and Terry were great in that. ...

Arthur Daley and Terry were great in that. Didn't Dennis Waterman win an Oscar, or was it a dining car?:icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2022, 10:22
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By roverbarmy
Have a good 'un everyone. We all need one.

Have a good 'un everyone. We all need one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2021, 11:30
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By roverbarmy
Hopefully not this one:- ...

Hopefully not this one:-


https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/fake-aa-van-seized-in-wisbech-8557566


Seeing is not believing!
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2021, 11:28
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By roverbarmy
Also, never use flourescent light in a workshop! ...

Also, never use flourescent light in a workshop! I tried to explain it to a H&S guy from the County Inspectorate but until he saw a stationary wheel that wasn't, he didn't understand it!!!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2021, 09:52
Replies: 180
Views: 15,534
Posted By roverbarmy
We will be with you in thought today. Mike and...

We will be with you in thought today. Mike and Lynda.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 09:34
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought a set of 6 point impact sockets which...

I bought a set of 6 point impact sockets which are brilliant for stubborn fixings. I don't necessarily use them on an impact gun. My regular sockets get very little use these days! I'm going to...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 16:21
Replies: 63
Views: 2,143
Posted By roverbarmy
We have one locally that dips under the railway...

We have one locally that dips under the railway line and even when "full" of water, folks still try it!:icon_rolleyes:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2021, 12:13
Replies: 71
Views: 4,508
Posted By roverbarmy
We've also had our 50th this year, so can...

We've also had our 50th this year, so can appreciate your loss Dave. My sincere condolences. Keep strong.
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2021, 14:31
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By roverbarmy
My barrow tyre blew off (literally) sitting in...

My barrow tyre blew off (literally) sitting in the summer sunshine at the back of the garage. I thought that an explosion had happened! I replaced it with a modern plastic one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2021, 12:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By roverbarmy
Both internal and external handles seem to have...

Both internal and external handles seem to have too much slack. The auto locking doesn't help when "uneducated" passengers try to "yank" the door open when it is auto-locked!:icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2021, 12:29
Replies: 22
Views: 1,872
Posted By roverbarmy
The "horn" on my Sportage has been described as...

The "horn" on my Sportage has been described as "feeble" by the motoring press!:icon_rolleyes: I may have to swap the single for a pair of "proper" audible warning devices!:laugh: The switch position...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2021, 11:13
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
That'll never all fit in that lick'l...

That'll never all fit in that lick'l pan!:icon_lol: Enjoy! Chucking it down here today!:icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 15:31
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm just roasting my chestnuts now. Must...

I'm just roasting my chestnuts now. Must remember to fix those heated seats!:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 11:29
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
A Ticket for Santa?

It seems that following Santa on Flightradar 24 may have caused him a problem.:-
https://www.flightradar24.com/R3DN053/2a47aa0e
The record shows that Santa did not take his statutory breaks as...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 09:25
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By roverbarmy
Reminds me of something from the Goon Show :- ...

Reminds me of something from the Goon Show :-


"What you need is leg lag lad!"


"Leg lag lad?"


"Aye! leg lag lad!"
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 11:38
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By roverbarmy
My grandad used to have a metal biscuit tin with...

My grandad used to have a metal biscuit tin with holes drilled in the top and sides (for air flow) and a few tea light candles in the bottom. The lid would get quite hot and a few minutes later, the...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2021, 15:51
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Sunny start today, so had a good walk along...

Sunny start today, so had a good walk along Gorleston Promenade. Clouded over now, so hot chocolate time after sorting out more of the tools in the shed and garage. It seems that I have more than...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2021, 15:44
Replies: 51
Views: 2,269
Posted By roverbarmy
Gridwatch UK

Makes interesting viewing and reading at this time of year, especially with all the talk of renewables, solar, wind etc.


https://gridwatch.co.uk/
Forum: Social Forum 21st December 2021, 20:25
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Just about to pour a couple of drams so that we...

Just about to pour a couple of drams so that we can raise a glass for Debs. Keep strong Andy. It gets chilly up North! Pop in when you are ready to.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2021, 10:58
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By roverbarmy
I wrote to my local MG garage when the MGB became...

I wrote to my local MG garage when the MGB became the BGT and asked if I could be sent some brochures. A few days later, a salesman turned up at my house with an MGB GT and a pack of glossy...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 16:21
Replies: 179
Views: 9,856
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too. I loved teaching when I started but the...

Me too. I loved teaching when I started but the hassles and political correctness just ruined any job satisfaction in the end. Let teachers teach in their own way and good or bad will soon show in...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 12:24
Replies: 51
Views: 2,269
Posted By roverbarmy
My fixed price deal with British Gas for both gas...

My fixed price deal with British Gas for both gas and leccy, comes to an end on Jan31st 2022. The advice from Martin Lewis...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 10:49
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
A lay in what if I didn't get up!:icon_lol: A...

A lay in what if I didn't get up!:icon_lol:
A morning of mist and murk here (as Carol Kirkwood says - Mmmmmm Carol!)
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 14:13
Replies: 171
Views: 7,141
Posted By roverbarmy
My family were "immigrants" brought in by Lord...

My family were "immigrants" brought in by Lord Londonderry to mine coal in the North East of England after the famines in Ireland (they rushed here in their thousands). The coal was used to power...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 11:30
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By roverbarmy
Happy Stressmus!

Is it just me or is everybody feeling it? I know that this "thing" has been with us for a very long time but I am getting heartily sick of all the negativity, hostility and downright aggressiveness...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 10:49
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Blue skies and sunshine a few miles further...

Blue skies and sunshine a few miles further North!:icon_lol: Have a good day all.
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 13:15
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By roverbarmy
If I de-flea my dog, should I do it at tick-over?

If I de-flea my dog, should I do it at tick-over?
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 09:53
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Coffee and croissants after an early morning shop...

Coffee and croissants after an early morning shop to avoid the infected hordes!!! Stay safe folks. Overcast and chilly start here in the far east!:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 16:27
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
I was amazed to get back in so quickly. All...

I was amazed to get back in so quickly. All sorted out within around ten minutes. An old filling and part of the tooth had sheared clean off! It was so clean a cut that it didn't even need...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2021, 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,927
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely job. Well done.:laugh:

Lovely job. Well done.:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 16:14
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By roverbarmy
Been very busy in the skies over Norfolk this...

Been very busy in the skies over Norfolk this afternoon!:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 09:44
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely, sunny morning here but another trip to...

Lovely, sunny morning here but another trip to the dentist with a broken wisdom tooth. It's only a week since my dental MOT!!! :icon_rolleyes: Moral of the story - the MOT is only good on the day...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By roverbarmy
Never noticed Chandler Bing from Friends on the...

Never noticed Chandler Bing from Friends on the drums before!:icon_lol: As said, he was one of the more musically talented members of the group.
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 14:30
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By roverbarmy
Bah Humbug!

Just got back from the final shop trip! Manic! Folks driving like maniacs on the roads and in the car parks! Never seen so much plastic landfill in my life. I'm amazed at some of the tat that is...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 23:34
Replies: 171
Views: 7,141
Posted By roverbarmy
John Nettles? he drove a Rover 75 didn't...

John Nettles? he drove a Rover 75 didn't he?:laugh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2021, 16:16
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By roverbarmy
I seem to remember seeing a How to using a piece...

I seem to remember seeing a How to using a piece of forked wood under the gear knob and another piece of wood to rest the lever on over the armrest as a fulcrum. I may be talking out of my whatnot...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 15:04
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By roverbarmy
Let him catch you a bit to make it more...

Let him catch you a bit to make it more interesting for the fans................................................... Oops!:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 14:41
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By roverbarmy
The team forgot to take the sandbag...

The team forgot to take the sandbag out!:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2021, 15:42
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go:- ...

Here you go:-
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=1360646
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 11:42
Replies: 163,495
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Posted By roverbarmy
Shopping done for another week, 96 year old mum...

Shopping done for another week, 96 year old mum has given me her Christmas cards to deliver (some to USA :icon_rolleyes: - Happy New Year instead!), cold, wet and miserable, so time for lunch and a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2021, 13:47
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By roverbarmy
Often more useful than a manual impact driver...

Often more useful than a manual impact driver...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2021, 13:13
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By roverbarmy
I've found that a little bit of valve grinding...

I've found that a little bit of valve grinding paste on a cross head will give you more grip too, if they are stubborn. (Tip from my old dad):laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 19:01
Replies: 67
Views: 2,371
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't tell me what I am saying. End of...

Don't tell me what I am saying. End of conversation.
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 17:36
Replies: 67
Views: 2,371
Posted By roverbarmy
I am referring to all the "insiders" who "leak"...

I am referring to all the "insiders" who "leak" information from all sorts of organizations (not just the government) to the media. A great deal of information is sensitive in more ways than one. ...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 14:48
Replies: 67
Views: 2,371
Posted By roverbarmy
It seems that we need to get some decent plumbers...

It seems that we need to get some decent plumbers in the country. Too many "leaks" to the BBC and other media outlets. :icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 14:29
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Visited my lovely dentist today and she gave me...

Visited my lovely dentist today and she gave me two X rays and a clean bill of health. Some good news for a change.:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 10:47
Replies: 67
Views: 2,371
Posted By roverbarmy
The media are just toxic. I remember Bruce...

The media are just toxic. I remember Bruce Forsyth, many years ago, being hounded by the media and he said "The only thing that you can believe is the date on the top of the page........... and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 10:25
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By roverbarmy
My spannering is now limited to anything that can...

My spannering is now limited to anything that can be done without having to get underneath a car (SWMBO tells me !) so I no longer have my Rover. My Sportage (which is very agricultural underneath)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 21:26
Replies: 180
Views: 15,534
Posted By roverbarmy
We won't be able to attend in person on that day...

We won't be able to attend in person on that day but we will be with you in thought. Take care Andy.
Forum: Humour Corner 7th December 2021, 21:11
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By roverbarmy
Budgie Lovers

Just seen that Hugh Zapritti-Boyden has been elected the new president of the Budgerigar Appreciation Society


(read it twice............. or maybe three times............. or more if you are my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 20:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,820
Posted By roverbarmy
If you are up our way, feel free to pop in...

If you are up our way, feel free to pop in anytime.
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 14:20
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By roverbarmy
Tea tree!:icon_lol:

Tea tree!:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 13:04
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By roverbarmy
I wouldn't use either as they are both more...

I wouldn't use either as they are both more polluting and dangerous than commercial vehicles using diesel engines!...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 10:44
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By roverbarmy
Paddy, Mike and Seamus went to The Forestry...

Paddy, Mike and Seamus went to The Forestry Commission and asked for jobs. They were each given a chain saw but refused to cut down any timber. When asked why they had applied for the job, they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 09:34
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By roverbarmy
Hammer thru screwdrivers?

I bought myself a set yesterday! Never used them before in over 50 years of spannering/mechanicing. Am I becoming a brute or is there more rust about? :icon_lol:
Maybe I'm just getting...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th December 2021, 15:52
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By roverbarmy
A boatowners work is never done! Lovely pic. ...

A boatowners work is never done! Lovely pic. Pass by there regularly. 30 mph over the bridge!:laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 19:02
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By roverbarmy
The crude oil price has recently gone down. ...

The crude oil price has recently gone down. What's happened to the price at the pumps? Nothing!!!
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 10:56
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Cold, wet and windy shopping morning here. ...

Cold, wet and windy shopping morning here. Shan't be hanging around for a chinwag today! Brrrrrrrrrrr!
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:40
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Ahhh! The trusty TX200. The choice of champions...

Ahhh! The trusty TX200. The choice of champions and SWAT teams everywhere (great for taking out street lamps so that you need infra red vision!). I had one until my dizziness forced me to give up...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 09:20
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought a coffee maker and was high as a kite...

I bought a coffee maker and was high as a kite for days................... and nights as I was popping to the loo all night! :duh: Coffee is now banned after 6pm!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember buying a Scotchlock kit from my...

I remember buying a Scotchlock kit from my "friendly" motor factor rep after he demonstrated how "easy" they were, way back in the 70's. We were in late January, on one of the cold snaps near to the...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 09:44
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
There's white stuff on my garden this morning. ...

There's white stuff on my garden this morning. The Norfolk locals will be in total panic mode as they don't see it very often. They will probably be taking all the buses off the road soon!...
Forum: Photography Corner 1st December 2021, 10:22
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By roverbarmy
Rays of Hope

Soon?
https://i.imgur.com/xrjWWqG.jpg?1
A pic from our favourite hotel in Corfu. Hopefully we may be able to return maskless one day.:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2021, 10:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By roverbarmy
The hardest job of all is replacing your Rover...

The hardest job of all is replacing your Rover with a modern car because you can't do the things that you used to do (like getting out of it!).;)
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 10:13
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Pinch, punch, first of the month. A few too many...

Pinch, punch, first of the month. A few too many punches and pinches last month. Soldier on folks.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By roverbarmy
Rain X anti fog for specs?

Works great on my specs when wearing a mask. It says not for use on plastic but my lenses seem fine with it. Hope this assists anyone else with steamed up specs.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 12:57
Replies: 180
Views: 15,534
Posted By roverbarmy
Deb will be missed by all who came into contact...

Deb will be missed by all who came into contact with her. Such a wonderful character and an absolute joy to be around. Words don't seem enough to express what I would like to say. They are stuck...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 14:20
Replies: 179
Views: 9,856
Posted By roverbarmy
Watch this pace! (Yes! I did spell that...

Watch this pace! (Yes! I did spell that correctly!):shrug: Until travel is seriously policed and enforced it won't stop spreading.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59461318

...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 13:27
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By roverbarmy
The one that gets my goat is that Richard Osman...

The one that gets my goat is that Richard Osman fella on House of Games when he says "Arntser Smash" instead of Answer smash. The "A" in the first word and the A in the second word should obviously...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By roverbarmy
Any decent hydraulic hose supplier would probably...

Any decent hydraulic hose supplier would probably be able to make you something up to match. I used to get pipes made up for commercials at a fraction of the vehicle manufacturers price. Take your...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 10:46
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
We've escaped most of the weather so far in the...

We've escaped most of the weather so far in the far east of the country. Take care folks.;)
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 15:39
Replies: 171
Views: 7,141
Posted By roverbarmy
This "tragic" situation would not exist if we had...

This "tragic" situation would not exist if we had a robust border control and the illegal immigrants were treated as such. Genuine assylum seekers do not need to enter the country via these...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 11:02
Replies: 171
Views: 7,141
Posted By roverbarmy
We need Captain Mainwaring and crew to man the...

We need Captain Mainwaring and crew to man the beach defenses.;) Our country is just too attractive. We take a lot for granted here and need to appreciate what we have but also protect it too. Why...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 10:40
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
3.5 degrees, wet and windy here in the far east. ...

3.5 degrees, wet and windy here in the far east. Brrrrrrrreakfast followed by hot chocolate today!;)
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 10:20
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Bright, sunny and chilly in the far east this...

Bright, sunny and chilly in the far east this morning. Looking after grandson today, so smiles all round. What a tonic, without the gin but with a cheeky grin! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 18:49
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By roverbarmy
PIA is right because they are a pain in the ar*e...

PIA is right because they are a pain in the ar*e when coming towards you! ;)
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 17:44
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By roverbarmy
Drinks Shortage?

As Victor Meldrew would say "I just don't believe it!"


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59399754


:shrug:
Forum: Photography Corner 24th November 2021, 14:08
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By roverbarmy
Kisses of Death?

......... of the planet?


https://i.imgur.com/cbhsK0h.jpg?1


Even more so with another Covid variant on the loose.


:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 10:16
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
Lovely morning here in the far east. Took...

Lovely morning here in the far east. Took "Spotty" (the Sportage) to Sheringham yesterday. Fast and short way up and slow, coast road coming back. Beautiful scenery, beautiful company and a...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By roverbarmy
That system is already in place. I lost my HGV...

That system is already in place. I lost my HGV entitlement after a period of dizzy spells. The crazy part was that I could still keep my motorcycle license!!!:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:58
Replies: 38
Views: 2,200
Posted By roverbarmy
Some cheap chargers have lousy connectors. If...

Some cheap chargers have lousy connectors. If your battery had been gassing off and the connector caused a spark..................... Boom!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 14:14
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By roverbarmy
I can remember the days when you could leave your...

I can remember the days when you could leave your car unlocked, with the keys in the ignition and it would still be there in the morning. We did find a drunk, asleep in the back on one occasion...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 12:40
Replies: 163,495
Views: 7,067,595
Posted By roverbarmy
As the two cows said when the bull entered the...

As the two cows said when the bull entered the field, "Do you think he's going to charge us?";)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 12:37
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By roverbarmy
AA ? RAC? Who ya gonna call? ...

AA ? RAC? Who ya gonna call?


LOCKBUSTERS! :D


You gotta love modern technology! Or hate it! :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 19:23
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By roverbarmy
I was exhausted just watching the spinal...

I was exhausted just watching the spinal surgery!:bowdown:


My kitchen flooring (interlocking planks) said to mix and match the boards to avoid stand out colour changes at edges from box to box. ...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By roverbarmy
I've used that paint to good effect but applied...

I've used that paint to good effect but applied it on one of the hottest and dryest days in the summer after a long, dry spell. I don't know if it would have been the same over damp concrete. I did...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 16:08
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By roverbarmy
Your Christmas Turkey is safe-ish!

Bootifull!


https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/eu-workers-drafted-in-to-bernard-matthews-8497334


:duh:
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