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Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2021, 22:46
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Alf Best
Interesting graph, what units are those then?...

Interesting graph, what units are those then? Smarties or liquorice all sorts.?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2021, 00:07
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
Posted By Alf Best
I suppose all things considered if I had other...

I suppose all things considered if I had other cars in my garage, I might not be reticent to get rid of a car with a large bill hanging like the sword of Damocles.


It might be different if you...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 23:43
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
And that's the thin edge of the wedge Ian, I...

And that's the thin edge of the wedge Ian, I wonder what other activities will be curtailed if you've not been inoculated ?
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 23:35
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
According to the latest news there are one...

According to the latest news there are one million cases in the country as we speak.
You have to ask the question will the vaccine rollout be quick enough to be effective, or will herd immunity be...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 16:28
Replies: 51
Views: 1,721
Posted By Alf Best
Are you surprised? I’m not at all It won’t...

Are you surprised? I’m not at all
It won’t make a blind bit of difference either
Alf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2020, 01:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By Alf Best
I use a local firm Foxhunter Tyres in Whitley...

I use a local firm Foxhunter Tyres in Whitley Bay, the bloke who owns it is conscientious and takes care about how his customers are treated.


Quickfit are closer, but not even if I were paid...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2020, 01:21
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Alf Best
There are definitely more people wandering about...

There are definitely more people wandering about where I live, people who would normally be gainfully employed in the main :icon_rolleyes:


It's simply a different way of using time that would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2020, 21:17
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Alf Best
God that's awful ...

God that's awful



https://uploads.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/morris/14044379.jpg

Mind you, if you were to squint and hold your breath you could be sitting comfortably in your ZT-T...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2020, 09:10
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Alf Best
It might be worth checking the brake fluid level,...

It might be worth checking the brake fluid level, it sounds unconnected to the engine work and the brake servo.


My experience of brake servo failure is the pedal becomes firmer and the travel...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 09:04
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Alf Best
Roll on summer :icon_rolleyes:

Roll on summer :icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 09:02
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
I don't doubt the existence of C-19 Fred, I...

I don't doubt the existence of C-19 Fred, I simply think the way it is being dealt with is, putting it kindly somewhat suspect.


Lovel has hit the nail on the head, this is something when looked...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2020, 00:41
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Alf Best
Hmm, their company balance sheet as of July 2020...

Hmm, their company balance sheet as of July 2020 shows current assets totaling £223,000, of which £165,000 are attributable to debtors.


They floated the company with 50,000,000 ordinary shares...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 17:31
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Just out of interest then, and again purely...

Just out of interest then, and again purely theoretical, what sort of lifespan would you expect from a standard clutch when increasing the torque to a figure that is 143% of the original?


Would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 17:15
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Those appear to be impressive figures, for...

Those appear to be impressive figures, for instance over 130Nm extra peak torque over my standard car.


Were those figures obtained from a manual or automatic car? and would it be possible to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 16:56
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
That is the first time I've seen anyone...

That is the first time I've seen anyone independently quote dynamometer figures Tony, so if you enter your 130BHP at the wheel figure into this online calculator I've just found and enter the options...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 16:05
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
So say my figures as my car is completely...

So say my figures as my car is completely standard are 129BHP and 300Nm of torque, how does that compare to what you are offering Jamie?


What figures would a custom remap achieve, and at what...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 13:42
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Thanks for that clarification Russ, I see I'm not...

Thanks for that clarification Russ, I see I'm not the only person to notice sharp selling practice going on here.


If I read this right, then my own car which is a 135 could be tested on a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 13:26
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Interesting post Jon, I wonder how, or indeed why...

Interesting post Jon, I wonder how, or indeed why Jamie could have compared what was programmed originally to your car to a "general 160" map.


I was of the understanding that any programmed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2020, 19:25
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Jamie I don't care whether you can make my car...

Jamie I don't care whether you can make my car produce 500 BHP for ten pence, you miss the point I'm trying to make ;)

You do not get on in the business world by talking down the opposition, ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2020, 18:51
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Unplugging the MAF takes 10 seconds? and...

Unplugging the MAF takes 10 seconds? and unplugging the MAF disables the EGR.


John told me the most common misconception people make when faced with the symptoms of a lack of power under 2000...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2020, 17:57
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By Alf Best
Reading the original post properly is probably...

Reading the original post properly is probably better than jumping in feet first ;)


The OP owned a car previously which had been XPower upgraded, so 129 BHP, not unlike my own.


He then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2020, 01:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By Alf Best
I wouldn't be too sure about being Russell's...

I wouldn't be too sure about being Russell's experience being unique Simon.


I've used a garage I was recommended to by a chap with a 75 who had nothing but good things to say about their work.
...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2020, 00:35
Replies: 103
Views: 4,154
Posted By Alf Best
It makes you wonder why that is? The...

It makes you wonder why that is?


The vaccine itself is in all likelihood to be safe, but like you I'm rather concerned that something that normally takes many years to develop has suddenly taken...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2020, 21:29
Replies: 103
Views: 4,154
Posted By Alf Best
I'll take my place in the queue then, 66,000,000...

I'll take my place in the queue then, 66,000,000 guinea pigs in front of me will do fine :icon_lol:


More importantly for me, I've got an appointment at the barbers in a couple of weeks time

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2020, 19:19
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Alf Best
Damson is very reminiscent of an old MG colour...

Damson is very reminiscent of an old MG colour BLVC99


https://uploads.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/mg/10172165.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2020, 09:30
Replies: 35
Views: 3,608
Posted By Alf Best
I wonder if the garage, I assume it was a garage...

I wonder if the garage, I assume it was a garage that carried out the replacement, omitted the internal door foam, or damaged it in some way?


Just a thought of course Andrew, I may well be way...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2020, 09:16
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Alf Best
That gets the upper part of the sill coated, the...

That gets the upper part of the sill coated, the lower part needs to be done via the drain holes underneath, and by removing the grommet at either end of the sill behind the wheel arch liners.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2020, 23:29
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Alf Best
Looks quite an easy fix, not my cup of tea if I'm...

Looks quite an easy fix, not my cup of tea if I'm honest as it's a saloon, but I could see someone making themselves a nice looking car.


Alf
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2020, 22:50
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Alf Best
I couldn't have put that any more succinctly than...

I couldn't have put that any more succinctly than you already have Martin.


All of the public goodwill at the beginning of this debacle has been squandered, people are now quite rightly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2020, 22:30
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Alf Best
Ahh stickyboots, nope the thing for ease is the...

Ahh stickyboots, nope the thing for ease is the Bailcast Duraboot ;)


First saw these used about 20 years ago at my friend's garage with a cone tool, boot turned inside out the cone offered up to...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2020, 22:09
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Alf Best
Pubs can't operate at anything other than a loss...

Pubs can't operate at anything other than a loss under tier 2, they are better off under tier 3, at least then their staffing costs can be claimed back after they pay their staff.


It's a common...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2020, 21:33
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Alf Best
That is a good read Richard, thanks for posting...

That is a good read Richard, thanks for posting this :bowdown:


For others wanting a bit of sensible reading, instead of the claptrap we are being asked to take as gospel, the Great Barrington...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2020, 10:52
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Alf Best
The opposite is true sadly, when the jacking pads...

The opposite is true sadly, when the jacking pads are left out, mud silt is allowed inside the sill section, and it sits inside permanently wet unable to get out.


Make sure they are fitted ;)
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2020, 09:00
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Alf Best
1 50 MPH 2 A towing vehicle may use the...

1 50 MPH


2 A towing vehicle may use the second lane of a dual carriageway to overtake, a carriageway of three lanes or more, the vehicle is limited to the use of the second lane only.


I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 23:35
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Alf Best
Nice looking car there Graeme, I'm a sucker for...

Nice looking car there Graeme, I'm a sucker for the ZT-T, definitely looks more mean than the 75 tourer.


Congratulations on the MOT pass too !!


Alf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 23:30
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Alf Best
Yes, your car will have both pumps, mine is a...

Yes, your car will have both pumps, mine is a 2004 and has both ;)


The later cars have only one pump, and that is in the tank, but on the twin pump models if the priming valve on an inoperative...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 23:21
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Alf Best
Lol, I still have Brian Caveil's number on my...

Lol, I still have Brian Caveil's number on my phone, although he retired about 12 years ago not long after Sega bought out JPM International.


Eachway Nudger a stalwart of the Spanish City,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 23:14
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Alf Best
Sounds like the in tank pump is goosed, this...

Sounds like the in tank pump is goosed, this means 1/4 of a tank is effectively empty, and the brrrrrring noise was air gurgling in the pipework



Put a gallon of juice in, and see if that...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2020, 20:52
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Alf Best
The man is nothing but a spiv and thief, someone...

The man is nothing but a spiv and thief, someone who specialises in financial engineering of companies.


To sell off company assets to offshore companies held in trust by your spouse who lives in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 20:37
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Alf Best
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Leyland_Force_7V_%2815871178396%29.jpg/800px-Leyland_Force_7V_%2815871178396%29.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 19:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Alf Best
The "prongs" which secure the pad in position...

The "prongs" which secure the pad in position tend to "relax" over time, I found the best cure for this was to warm them up and wedge something in between the prongs, then allow them to cool.


I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 18:43
Replies: 35
Views: 3,608
Posted By Alf Best
The whining noise comes from the HP fuel pump...

The whining noise comes from the HP fuel pump causing a resonating sound along the rigid stainless steel fuel pipe.


I wonder if the car could need a 4 wheel alignment carried out??, also has...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2020, 09:00
Replies: 54
Views: 2,026
Posted By Alf Best
Of course it is :duh:

Of course it is :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2020, 23:45
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Alf Best
It's the LSM at fault, the same thing happened to...

It's the LSM at fault, the same thing happened to me eight months back.


New LSM and all fixed ;)


Alf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2020, 21:54
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Alf Best
I fitted one of these LINK...

I fitted one of these LINK (https://www.autodoc.co.uk/trw/2201802)


This was after I bought and fitted one of these LINK (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-RBJ000371)


When the "genuine" part...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2020, 21:30
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
That looks ace Mike :bowdown: Alf

That looks ace Mike :bowdown:


Alf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2020, 17:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alf Best
That sounds nice, I may of course be a little...

That sounds nice, I may of course be a little biased :}


A low mileage unabused example should fetch a good price, coupled with the fact it's a tourer should make selling a cinch.


I agree...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 23:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By Alf Best
I can see what Mike is saying here, in his...

I can see what Mike is saying here, in his picture the flattened part of the curved section where the forming mandrel originally clamped the wire is in the same place on both compensators.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 20:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By Alf Best
I would think just by looking at that it would be...

I would think just by looking at that it would be unlikely to get you out of a jam at the side of the road.


You would probably be better off with something like this LINK ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 20:14
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
A bit crusty?? I'd hate to see what...

A bit crusty??



I'd hate to see what you would call rotten then :eek:


Best of luck with that job, has the car lived by the seaside by any chance?
Forum: Discussion 28th November 2020, 18:17
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Alf Best
Lots and lots, over £500 per year :eek:

Lots and lots, over £500 per year :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 08:52
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Alf Best
Alan, once you've released the clips around the...

Alan, once you've released the clips around the edges of the door, the central clips can be released by nudging the bottom of the door pocket with your knee upwards to slide the clips off the metal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 08:39
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Alf Best
Not when you look at the temperature gauge, looks...

Not when you look at the temperature gauge, looks like it's a cold start.




Talking of which, I've just been out in the car -3.5 c :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 00:08
Replies: 45
Views: 3,257
Posted By Alf Best
Hello Einar, I would imagine after restoring your...

Hello Einar, I would imagine after restoring your LSM using the file from your other car, the only thing you would need to change is the VIN number and mileage to match the car it is being installed...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2020, 19:17
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By Alf Best
I suppose it might be better than the last...

I suppose it might be better than the last commercial vehicle to bear the Morris badge :getmecoat:


The J type was blooming awful to drive, this pastiche is said to be capable of 90MPH :eek:

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 23:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alf Best
Or as you have been advised, send a message to...

Or as you have been advised, send a message to Big Russ and stop messing about with a garage who knows nothing, and have it fixed by someone who knows what they are doing ;)


Not a sad day at...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 20:30
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Alf Best
Well as this year has seen the absolute...

Well as this year has seen the absolute decimation of my business, I'm going to enjoy Christmas with my family.


This would have been happening irrespective of what the powers that be said in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Alf Best
Don't cut it Ian, if you are pushed for time...

Don't cut it Ian, if you are pushed for time unbolt the belt where it attached to the floorpan under the seat cushion, then fold it over the top of the seat and tuck it down between the seat and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 20:07
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Alf Best
Brilliant Mike, I'll be getting the bits together...

Brilliant Mike, I'll be getting the bits together to do my car :bowdown:


I've seen cars in the past with the four knobs from the factory, and wondered why more were not made that way, the knob...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 12:26
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Alf Best
My recent fueling issues were completely resolved...

My recent fueling issues were completely resolved by cleaning out the EGR valve and inlet manifold.


The EGR was shown to be sticking open during the live data diagnostic session, and after I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 12:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Alf Best
I most certainly can if you want, Rob still has...

I most certainly can if you want, Rob still has the car as it holds a bit of sentimental value.


I'm not a saloon car man, otherwise I might have been interested myself.


Alf
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 12:12
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Alf Best
First link is a Wix filter Steve, the second a...

First link is a Wix filter Steve, the second a Mann & Hummel, the third link has a cheap type oil filter so probably unbranded.


I didn't include any of the Bosch branded filters in my original...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Alf Best
No Jon, it is the same filter for the Freelander...

No Jon, it is the same filter for the Freelander TD4, and quite a few BMW models as well, see the link in my post above.


Alf
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 22:08
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Alf Best
Was the one supplied by ECP Crosland by any...

Was the one supplied by ECP Crosland by any chance?


Anyway forget that, the original manufacturers were either Mahle in Austria or Mann & Hummel in Germany.


So if you want to definitely...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2020, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Alf Best
I bought some DIY stuff at B&Q yesterday, it was...

I bought some DIY stuff at B&Q yesterday, it was obvious that the prices were artificially higher than normal, but as I couldn't be bothered to go elsewhere I bought anyway.


Top and bottom of it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2020, 21:03
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Alf Best
I suppose you have to expect that if your car has...

I suppose you have to expect that if your car has over four hundred thousand miles on the clock Ian :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 18:46
Replies: 58
Views: 9,792
Posted By Alf Best
I fitted at the time the only parts available to...

I fitted at the time the only parts available to me couple of years back, so it's safe to say they are the Indian ones.


There was a lot of flaking paint inside the new parts, so I treated them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2020, 18:21
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Alf Best
The dosing pump fits on a bracket bolted to the...

The dosing pump fits on a bracket bolted to the rear of the drivers side floorpan.


If the car it is coming off is scrap, then cut through the rubber hoses rather than trying to get them off, as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2020, 18:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Alf Best
Why would anyone want to ring one of these?...

Why would anyone want to ring one of these? surely they cannot be worth more than a few hundred pounds at best?


I say this as a friend owns a pristine 1993 416SLi automatic with less than 16000...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2020, 17:52
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Alf Best
Knock the tyre off, clean off the corrosion then...

Knock the tyre off, clean off the corrosion then paint the bead.


Refit the tyre, job done, apart from having the wheel(s) refurbished this is the best solution to the problem, as applying...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 19:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alf Best
If there is more than 1/4 of a tank of fuel, the...

If there is more than 1/4 of a tank of fuel, the car will run fine irrespective of the ITP operation.


I would take the advice of visiting Big Russ, I struggled with a few niggles on my own car,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2020, 21:47
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Alf Best
Mine came from Sunwin Mazda in Guiseley which I...

Mine came from Sunwin Mazda in Guiseley which I believe was Farnell a Co-op group garage.


I would be interested if anyone had numberplates with the Farnell logo on, as I'm planning on a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2020, 19:30
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Alf Best
The symptoms you describe of a knackered MAF were...

The symptoms you describe of a knackered MAF were exactly what I was experiencing, leading me to unplug the MAF.


When the John at MGR MOT and auto services ran the diagnostic on the car, it was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2020, 13:09
Replies: 18
Views: 2,053
Posted By Alf Best
You are converting a single zone manual to dual...

You are converting a single zone manual to dual zone are you not Mike?


If so then yes I'd be interested this would save me a bit of work, and if I'm honest, the manual dials suit an old duffer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2020, 12:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By Alf Best
I wonder if your injector wiring loom is...

I wonder if your injector wiring loom is damaged?, the reason I say this as I had a misfire which turned out to be a broken wire making intermittent contact where the wiring connects to the injector....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2020, 21:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By Alf Best
Fabulous stuff ! There are some who call...

Fabulous stuff !


There are some who call all garages worse than muck, only there to part you from your hard earned in return for shoddy work, but it goes to show there are some good ones out...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2020, 19:01
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Alf Best
Whilst idly browsing youtube..

..I happened across this


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqbbQ-vF-M


It's fairly long winded, however an enjoyable way to while away a few minutes.


If the palaver experienced by many...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 17:52
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Alf Best
Looking at the photograph, I'd say the one of the...

Looking at the photograph, I'd say the one of the bolts where the two raised grooved are located on the plate, is removed and replaced with a stud, the tool located over that, and then with the other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2020, 17:16
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Alf Best
My impression was from the chap who ran...

My impression was from the chap who ran diagnostics on my car was quite simple, the MAF read well below what it should have done because the EGR valve was sticking open and when that was resolved the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2020, 19:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alf Best
I wonder if your original fuel pump was okay?...

I wonder if your original fuel pump was okay? after all a blocked fuel filter may have caused the breakdown.


Might be worth asking if the garage have the old pump, especially if the new one is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 19:38
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Alf Best
Those figures look a bit far fetched to me, how...

Those figures look a bit far fetched to me, how can a 135 car with a tuning box generate only 120 bhp?


A bit of creative accounting to plug your business perhaps?


Alf
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2020, 18:27
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Alf Best
Autodata show an illustration of a tool 64.021...

Autodata show an illustration of a tool 64.021 which looks like an elliptical tube.


Sorry I couldn't find any further reference, other than an expired eBay advert in Germany.


Alf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2020, 21:32
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Posted By Alf Best
Cheers Mike, something like this then? ...

Cheers Mike, something like this then?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/293144909856?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28


I'm thinking about taking out the manual A/C in my car and fitting climate in it's...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 21:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alf Best
Unless you pay yourself in the form of a dividend...

Unless you pay yourself in the form of a dividend scrip as a company director, for which you get the sum total of nothing.


What the pandemic has meant to me, is more time spent walking along the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2020, 21:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alf Best
Nice, looks a lot better than the ex post office...

Nice, looks a lot better than the ex post office Sherpa van EV prototype I owned many moons ago !!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2020, 20:54
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
That looks smart Mike, can I ask the name of the...

That looks smart Mike, can I ask the name of the product you are using on the dashboard please?


Alf
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 20:47
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Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
It amounts to the same as the recovery rate from...

It amounts to the same as the recovery rate from coronavirus in the UK



https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/


Talk about painting a bleak picture !
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 20:29
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Well said Ray, I plan on putting no eggs near any...

Well said Ray, I plan on putting no eggs near any baskets, or taking part in any proffered verbal diarrhoea from those who supposedly have our best interests at heart.


My ire is a simple one,...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 18:50
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Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Well that came across well Clive :bowdown: I've...

Well that came across well Clive :bowdown: I've not heard such ranthoneous claptrap from a self professed Jack of all trades master of none apparently.


Of course your version of events is much...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 17:48
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Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
No personal attack Clive, simply an observation...

No personal attack Clive, simply an observation made based upon your posts in the past, and qualified with the statement that I may be mistaken.


Anyway regardless of your perceived sleight of...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 14:23
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Business to business transactions ultimately end...

Business to business transactions ultimately end in an end customer, otherwise the chain is incomplete.


I quote the Institute for Government Whitehall, and the opening paragraph of their report...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2020, 12:36
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By Alf Best
Just out of curiosity, does the tachometer needle...

Just out of curiosity, does the tachometer needle move when the engine is being cranked?
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 11:59
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
I suspect you have little idea of the overheads...

I suspect you have little idea of the overheads of the average licensed premises then Clive :getmecoat:


What you are witnessing is a desperate attempt by owners to keep businesses afloat by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2020, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Alf Best
Buy cheap ones, I found a little extra grease...

Buy cheap ones, I found a little extra grease added to the joint helps, and make sure the spanner you use to hold the flats of the ballpin have slim enough jaws not to displace the boot when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2020, 23:24
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Alf Best
I couldn't be chewed messing on cleaning up the...

I couldn't be chewed messing on cleaning up the rusty old caliper, especially as the bleed screw had been snapped off by a previous owner, so I bought one of these


LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2020, 22:05
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Alf Best
Happy Birthday Andy and best wishes from a cold...

Happy Birthday Andy and best wishes from a cold and blowy north east coast, brrr!!


Alf
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2020, 21:38
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Alf Best
Hi Richard, it doesn't take a lot of water to get...

Hi Richard, it doesn't take a lot of water to get into the ecu to cause havoc, and if your pollen filter has been wet, then the ecu will have been too.


The free surface effect of the water in...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2020, 12:46
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Alf Best
Eighty eight isn't a bad innings, RIP Des...

Eighty eight isn't a bad innings, RIP Des :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2020, 12:04
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Alf Best
I wonder if the EWS Editor is overloading the USB...

I wonder if the EWS Editor is overloading the USB port on your computer perhaps?


I only say this as I had an issue a few weeks ago with an Ithica printer in a machine which was doing something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2020, 11:52
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Alf Best
There isn't one available to the public as far as...

There isn't one available to the public as far as I know, I use Rimmer Bros for part identification.

...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 12:07
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Alf Best
Sorry, but the closest I could...

Sorry, but the closest I could find...............................




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMyyyjlXfpk
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2020, 09:00
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
I wish it were that easy, the sunken drain cover...

I wish it were that easy, the sunken drain cover I drove over which caused the damage to my wheel, after waling back to take a look had been marked with paint by whoever responsible for highway...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2020, 22:48
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Alf Best
So how does that prevent the engine vibration...

So how does that prevent the engine vibration transmitting to the body?


My car had spirenuts fitted by a previous owner, and after their replacement with rubnuts the vibration that was seen in...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 22:37
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Amazing I ask a sensible question of an allegedly...

Amazing I ask a sensible question of an allegedly learned man, only to to be the recipient of abuse.


I wasn't asking your opinion of me, I was asking for an opinion of a supposedly medically...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 22:26
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
Ouch !! they look pretty grim, I wonder how they...

Ouch !! they look pretty grim, I wonder how they could be pulled back into shape?


I ask as one of my wheels has a similar distortion although not quite as severe, which I've (unsuccessfully)...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 22:08
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Lol, is that the sort of bird you pull at the...

Lol, is that the sort of bird you pull at the octogenarian biker bar?




Alf :rofl:
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 22:06
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
So teratogenic effects discounted, would you...

So teratogenic effects discounted, would you consider the use of an unlicensed immunomodulatory agent, as a viable treatment of the suppression of pulmonary inflammation in Covid patients?


It...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 21:03
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
That's interesting, I was of the understanding it...

That's interesting, I was of the understanding it was still unlicenced for use for treatment of anything other than leprosy, with the obvious contraindication of pregnancy, then again the BNF copy I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 20:36
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Alf Best
Nice one, it shows you look after your cars...

Nice one, it shows you look after your cars :bowdown: I think if I had four MOT tests to contend with, I would be inclined to space them out a little.


Alf
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2020, 20:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,806
Posted By Alf Best
No thank you, no disrespect intended, but the...

No thank you, no disrespect intended, but the development of this vaccine has been rushed.


Once it has been proven to be safe, and by that no long term adverse effects then perhaps, but given...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 23:48
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Good for you Clive, I believe I am in awe of the...

Good for you Clive, I believe I am in awe of the aurora surrounding yourself too:bowdown:


That's what you get for being a people person I suppose :getmecoat:


Anyway joking aside, what do...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 23:35
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
The wonders of google translate :getmecoat: ...

The wonders of google translate :getmecoat:


It actually translates correctly thus ;)


"To write without clarity and charm, is a miserable waste of time and ink"


Next time you chose to...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 23:16
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Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Spoilsport :p:

Spoilsport :p:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2020, 22:57
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
Is it just my eyes deceiving me, or does the new...

Is it just my eyes deceiving me, or does the new bearing have no oil seal :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 22:36
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Mandare quemquam litteris cogitationes suas, qui...

Mandare quemquam litteris cogitationes suas, qui eas nec disponere nec illustrare possit nec delectatione aliqua alicere lectorem, hominus est intemperanter abutentis et otio litteris.


Just an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2020, 21:31
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
Replaced a drop link yesterday, and it's now nice...

Replaced a drop link yesterday, and it's now nice and quiet without rattling :drool4:
On the way back from a job in Ashington, I popped into my local XPart garage and as they were quiet I decided...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2020, 01:40
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Clive, you are still failing to realise you have...

Clive, you are still failing to realise you have the argument all to yourself, and have made the dangerous assumption that I disagree with what you are saying.


Irrespective of yours or indeed my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 00:35
Replies: 13,275
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Posted By Alf Best
Got underneath it, chopped off the clapped out...

Got underneath it, chopped off the clapped out original silencer and fitted a replacement.


It was a 75 saloon version, so I'll have to think of some workaround with the tailpipes, however it's...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2020, 00:20
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Again you are confusing real knowledge with a...

Again you are confusing real knowledge with a sense of heightened self importance, and discounting the fact I may agree with a lot of what you have to say, because you are discounting what I have to...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 23:31
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Clive you simply miss the point, and the only...

Clive you simply miss the point, and the only point I'm making is you should respect opinions other than your own.


The point I'm trying to covey, while remaining civil is a simple one, even if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2020, 22:43
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Alf Best
As you are only up the road so to speak Pat, what...

As you are only up the road so to speak Pat, what do you think might be the bother with your car?


I'm heading up to the Premier Club on Woodhorn Road on Monday to do a little job, and I can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2020, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Alf Best
The clock and the memory seats share the same...

The clock and the memory seats share the same fuse, I'd look there first if I were you.
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 22:25
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Oh dear, there it is, and by that I mean...

Oh dear, there it is, and by that I mean sarcastic condescension Clive.


Why should your opinion be respected when you cannot convey respect to others?


You simply have no idea where you are...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 20:03
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Then I would suggest you take a deep breath...

Then I would suggest you take a deep breath Clive, I've seen people have heart attacks with less levels of stress ;)


Me, I am wondering personally what all of the fuss is about, most people...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 23:59
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Alf Best
I'll let you into a little secret Jules, MOT...

I'll let you into a little secret Jules, MOT testers do not like to see cars with freshly covered up undersides.


This is most likely due to the prevalence of unscrupulous use of "black gunge"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 22:41
Replies: 802
Views: 70,723
Posted By Alf Best
Ah I see (I think) Alf :o

Ah I see (I think)


Alf :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 22:35
Replies: 802
Views: 70,723
Posted By Alf Best
I must be missing something here :confused:

I must be missing something here :confused:
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2020, 22:28
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By Alf Best
I have a Made in Great Britain Landis & Gyr CL27...

I have a Made in Great Britain Landis & Gyr CL27 fitted, and absolutely no plans to allow it's replacement with some tosh made in the far east



Similar to this ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 21:30
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
Headed down to MGR Garage services in Blaydon to...

Headed down to MGR Garage services in Blaydon to sort out a wheel nut issue on the MG.


The neanderthal tyre fitters who had put the wheel on with god knows what, to say a Snap on 1000Nm rattle...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 21:19
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Alf Best
Nice one Mick :bowdown:, it's a well known fault...

Nice one Mick :bowdown:, it's a well known fault in the Land Rover Freelander world, so much so there was a technical bulletin along with a repair kit produced by Land Rover to fix the problem.

...
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2020, 21:02
Replies: 1,000
Views: 41,509
Posted By Alf Best
Do they have the staff to maintain the...

Do they have the staff to maintain the Nightingale hospitals I wonder?


Having the infrastructure in place is one thing, operating it is quite another.


When it comes to decision making,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2020, 22:53
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By Alf Best
Removed the jacking pads to give them a wash, and...

Removed the jacking pads to give them a wash, and blasted some waxoil into the sills.


Gave the whole car a treat and washed it, I can't see it doing much in the next month :duh:


Hurumph
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2020, 18:44
Replies: 78
Views: 3,464
Posted By Alf Best
Watching the BBC speculate with the "experts" as...

Watching the BBC speculate with the "experts" as we speak.....I'd best turn it off and head down to buy 8000 loo rolls :getmecoat:


So I'm really looking forward to having my business closed down...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Alf Best
There is no need to check the tracking each time,...

There is no need to check the tracking each time, and the size is 195-65-15 this is what I have fitted to my Comet winter wheels, the point of winter tyres is narrower is better



I change from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2020, 01:00
Replies: 55
Views: 2,159
Posted By Alf Best
And even more importantly not forgetting to use...

And even more importantly not forgetting to use the special tool...
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2020, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Alf Best
Well that was an ill thought out fantasy wasn't...

Well that was an ill thought out fantasy wasn't it?

Thanks for that, at least my coffee is at drinking temperature now :drool4::getmecoat:

www.whataloadoftwaddle.com
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2020, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Alf Best
That looks really nice, all it needs is the seats...

That looks really nice, all it needs is the seats retrimming in leather, and electric windows fitting in the back.


Forget originality, museum pieces etc etc, this is a chance to own as close to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 23:54
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Alf Best
I've ordered one of those from your link, I've...

I've ordered one of those from your link, I've been looking for one for some time at a reasonable price.


Many thanks


Alf
Forum: Social Forum 25th October 2020, 09:59
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By Alf Best
I find Barclays abysmal, made worse after the...

I find Barclays abysmal, made worse after the current round of COVID security measures introduced in Whitley Bay.


There is one teller for private use and automated paying in only for business...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2020, 09:48
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Alf Best
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=308167


Is this what you are looking for?


Alf
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2020, 15:05
Replies: 716
Views: 73,730
Posted By Alf Best
I bumped into a chap at the local garage with a...

I bumped into a chap at the local garage with a nice looking 75 who told me about this website.

It makes sense to have a place where people share a common interest, and can share their experiences...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2020, 14:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By Alf Best
I usually fill up with the premium diesel at...

I usually fill up with the premium diesel at Costco in Gateshead when I head over to buy stock for the shop, but I haven't noticed any difference between that and when I fill up at Morrison's in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 13:42
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Alf Best
I spoke to the garage who sorted out my car and...

I spoke to the garage who sorted out my car and they are able to fix broken ECU units if they are sent to them.
The chap is called John and the garage is MGR garage and MOT in Blaydon-On-Tyne.
He...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 23rd October 2020, 07:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By Alf Best
I'd like to attend this Stu, please put me down...

I'd like to attend this Stu, please put me down if you could.



Alf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2020, 07:54
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Alf Best
I'm sorry to hear of your tale of woe Brian, my...

I'm sorry to hear of your tale of woe Brian, my understanding is that Hastings are a broker rather than an underwriter, which may complicate matters somewhat.


If you obtain another undamaged...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 07:36
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Alf Best
I had exactly this fault with my car, the problem...

I had exactly this fault with my car, the problem was down to the engine ECU being wet.


Hopefully you will be able to get it sorted out, I used a local company to me who were very knowledgeable...
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