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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2020, 10:23
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Wow! Keep up with the pics. Looking like a good...

Wow! Keep up with the pics. Looking like a good start. You can have any colour you like, so long as it's black (as Mr Ford used to say)! My favourite.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2020, 14:16
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By roverbarmy
The other day, I noticed a bit of cover strip...

The other day, I noticed a bit of cover strip coming off one of the kitchen cupboards. I knew that I had some super glue in the shed, so set off to get it. I got to the shed and noticed on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2020, 14:02
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By roverbarmy
It could also be the passenger seat connector. I...

It could also be the passenger seat connector. I wasted about half an hour fiddling with the drivers seat connector before pulling apart and refixing the passenger seat connector. Problem solved! I...
Forum: Social Forum 4th July 2020, 13:50
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By roverbarmy
Wow! Just watching those again makes me realise...

Wow! Just watching those again makes me realise how stale it has become. No wonder I get bored awatching the new stuff!:bowdown: RIP Ayrton Senna.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2020, 15:41
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By roverbarmy
GP? Gold plated?:shrug::D

GP? Gold plated?:shrug::D
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2020, 18:23
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By roverbarmy
They make parts! Sent from my SM-G903F using...

They make parts!

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Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2020, 16:28
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By roverbarmy
He doesn't want China to have them. I wonder...

He doesn't want China to have them. I wonder why? :shrug:;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2020, 12:23
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By roverbarmy
You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel !...

You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel ! Kenny Rogers wasn't it?😂

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2020, 14:49
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By roverbarmy
August the third! :duh: Our other car was March!...

August the third! :duh: Our other car was March! :duh: Is it just me or is the world out to get me this year? :shrug: Holiday cancelled too! :banghead::mood::flog:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2020, 14:05
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By roverbarmy
Hopefully The Sicky Bugs in Los Christianos and...

Hopefully The Sicky Bugs in Los Christianos and Los Gigantes will have cleared before we get a chance to go back again! When you see all the hotels around a bay, you know exactly where the sewage is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2020, 14:01
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By roverbarmy
One of my favourites:- ...

One of my favourites:-


https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/ellada/ionian-islands/corfu/corfu-palaiokastritsa.html


Would love to be there right now! Should have been there in May!:(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2020, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By roverbarmy
Out of sport mode...... Broom broom broom .........

Out of sport mode...... Broom broom broom ...... in sport mode.... Brrrrrrrrrroooooom Brrrrrrrrrroooooom Brrrrrrrrrroooooom. 😉😊

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Forum: Humour Corner 23rd June 2020, 17:50
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By roverbarmy
Dogs and Tricks.

I asked my friend if his retriever could do tricks. He said "Yes". I think that it's a labracadabrador!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2020, 19:51
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Expanding foam works wonders for rattles. Limits...

Expanding foam works wonders for rattles. Limits the induction a bit though when used on manifolds! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2020, 11:37
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
You should have rung me, I have a bottle in the...

You should have rung me, I have a bottle in the garage. ;) Any time, any place, anywhere! just call me Mike Martini! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2020, 16:19
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Get plenty of practise in, mine will need doing...

Get plenty of practise in, mine will need doing at some time!!!:DMike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2020, 19:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By roverbarmy
Eggsellent! Cracking!:getmecoat:

Eggsellent! Cracking!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2020, 21:01
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Sink traps

Replaced the flip flap drain on the bathroom sink. The new one was shorter than the old one by just enough to squiff the exit pipe into leaking Grrrrrrrrrrr!:duh:. Had to cut the exit pipe and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2020, 15:32
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By roverbarmy
Electronics do not like low power batteries and...

Electronics do not like low power batteries and will throw up all sorts of problems. I used to drive a Jag hearse which used to often stand around a lot. When the battery got low, it would either...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2020, 13:28
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By roverbarmy
The longer the pry bar, the easier it will be. ...

The longer the pry bar, the easier it will be. On trucks, I used to use a scaffold tube as an extender! "Give me a bar long enough and I could move the world"! (Paddy Harney 1970);)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2020, 17:39
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By roverbarmy
The timing kits have different settings for 2.0...

The timing kits have different settings for 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre if I remember correctly? Did you set it for the correct engine?:shrug:
See camashaft adapters:-...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2020, 13:10
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By roverbarmy
I sprayed just above and around the child lock...

I sprayed just above and around the child lock button into the door by the lock, with a selection of WD40, WD40 PTFE and then some ACF50 and touch wood, it's worked fine ever since. I pressed the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2020, 10:53
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By roverbarmy
"lift the lid after removing all the screws etc."...

"lift the lid after removing all the screws etc."


I seem to remember reading those words in a Haynes manual when repairing my first gearbox......................... which is the point where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2020, 16:32
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By roverbarmy
We had three V8 Rover 3500's (one a 3500S) and...

We had three V8 Rover 3500's (one a 3500S) and they all died due to excessive rust. They all performed wonderfully (once I learned how to set and adjust the points) until the first fuel crisis came...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2020, 13:37
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By roverbarmy
Far too much in my opinion but I'm sure that...

Far too much in my opinion but I'm sure that others will tell you more. Plenty of good autos around for sale as they were often owned by elderly owners with garages!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2020, 08:19
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By roverbarmy
Is it automatic? If so, check the cutout switch...

Is it automatic? If so, check the cutout switch to start in P or N only.
Similar to this! (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=305475)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2020, 09:11
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By roverbarmy
I have a "Remove before flight " tag attached to...

I have a "Remove before flight " tag attached to my wallet before I fly with Ryanair!😂


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2020, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By roverbarmy
I just go with the cheapest quote these days (of...

I just go with the cheapest quote these days (of the same or better cover obviously and only with reputable companies). Each time I have rung to cancel the prior company, they have said that I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2020, 16:54
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By roverbarmy
I've had a set of badges on all my Rovers...

I've had a set of badges on all my Rovers (despite folks telling me that it will affect the cooling and cause head gasket failure-tripe!).:duh::getmecoat: Enjoy your badges with pride.;) From what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2020, 13:49
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By roverbarmy
Unless you use an angle grinder!:D;)

Unless you use an angle grinder!:D;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2020, 11:31
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Lubricated all the locks with graphite powder. ...

Lubricated all the locks with graphite powder. Lubed all the door hinges, bonnet releases and catches. Polished the air con pipes. Removed all the leaves, straw and twigs that gather in the usual...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 38
Views: 1,212
Posted By roverbarmy
My other half has a Polo 1.2 non turbo 3 cylinder...

My other half has a Polo 1.2 non turbo 3 cylinder petrol which is fantastic! 50+ mpg and it runs sweet as a nut (typical triple). Apart from 2 tyres, a resistor pack for the heater and servicing it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2020, 21:55
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By roverbarmy
Check the whole spring from top to bottom. ...

Check the whole spring from top to bottom. Sometimes a small section breaks off and just sits in the cup. Also check for small pieces of road gravel getting wedged here and there!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2020, 18:24
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By roverbarmy
Try levering the front or back of the tyre with a...

Try levering the front or back of the tyre with a long bar. The movement on the rear bush will be clearly seen as forward and backward movement of the wheel in relation to the wheel arch.;) My...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2020, 18:21
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By roverbarmy
Forgot to mention to spray all attachments...

Forgot to mention to spray all attachments liberally with plus gas or similar i advance of "trying" the hidden bolt. There is a slight depression in the top/side of the subframe which leads to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2020, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By roverbarmy
This THREAD...

This THREAD (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=277037&highlight=replacing+suspension+arms) may help you.;) The PDF in post 5 should answer most of any questions.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2020, 11:24
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
I found the auto wipers a pain in the butt! ...

I found the auto wipers a pain in the butt! Having had both (on 2 separate cars!), I much prefer to use the manual switch. That way, it wipes when I want it to rather than when it wants to. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2020, 14:13
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
I have finally got around to sharpening all my...

I have finally got around to sharpening all my woodworking tools. I can only use them if fully kitted out with PPE due to an allergy to wood dust, which developed after working with MDF and no PPE !...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2020, 19:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By roverbarmy
Only my flatmate!:getmecoat:

Only my flatmate!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2020, 17:36
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Washed and polished. Looks gr8 in the sunshine!:D

Washed and polished. Looks gr8 in the sunshine!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2020, 14:53
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Been measuring up for timber to make some trellis...

Been measuring up for timber to make some trellis for my non-standard length fencing. Every job that I have done during lockdown has required hours of internet searches to get the correct sizes of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2020, 12:00
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too and have had no problems apart from the...

Me too and have had no problems apart from the odd misread during heavy rain (which also happened with factory sensors!).:shrug: Cheap as chips too!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 16:07
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By roverbarmy
I noticed the Williams Garage numberplates. They...

I noticed the Williams Garage numberplates. They are just down the road from me!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 09:22
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By roverbarmy
Confession time. I have a gorgeous 21 year old...

Confession time. I have a gorgeous 21 year old that my wife is happy for me to spend time with and lavish with gifts! My 21 year old has a lovely body and draws admiring glances from gentlemen old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2020, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By roverbarmy
I can't help you with the specs but THESE FOLKS...

I can't help you with the specs but THESE FOLKS (https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/) are great for supplying anything automotive electrical.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 19:08
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
This link...

This link (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001760) may save you a lot of work and some bits are on clearance prices! ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2020, 15:59
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By roverbarmy
Oops! Apologies. No offence meant. I hope none...

Oops! Apologies. No offence meant. I hope none taken. Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2020, 13:06
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By roverbarmy
Does the mother in law sit there and is she...

Does the mother in law sit there and is she watertight? :getmecoat:


:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2020, 12:00
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By roverbarmy
Thank you for the tips. When is she available?...

Thank you for the tips. When is she available? :getmecoat::D
Forum: Photography Corner 17th May 2020, 16:01
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By roverbarmy
Been too busy with repointing the bungalow and...

Been too busy with repointing the bungalow and finishing the conservatory to go out on jollys! Enjoy your breaks guys, you both deserve them.;) Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2020, 15:53
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By roverbarmy
Check the simple things first, wheel nuts, rear...

Check the simple things first, wheel nuts, rear suspension rubbers on front suspension etc. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2020, 14:00
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By roverbarmy
Insurance Renewal?

Was with the Halifax and the renewal was a tenner more than last year. A quick comparethemarket and a forty quid saving with more freebies (RAC insurance). Well worth a quick search.;) Halifax...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2020, 13:45
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
..... but it's still cheaper than paying silly...

..... but it's still cheaper than paying silly money for delivery on the odd items that it will be used for! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2020, 12:27
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
More Karmen Ghia really! 😂 Yup. They won't be...

More Karmen Ghia really! 😂 Yup. They won't be staying on as they are not pretty enough! They only take 5 minutes once set up.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2020, 15:05
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
Thule Bars Wind Noise

After fitting my Thule bars I noticed the extra wind noise (No! It wasn't me!) and found this handy video on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZSw21iv4Lk).


Hope it helps somebody else.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2020, 17:07
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By roverbarmy
Rust. The best threadlocker there is! :getmecoat:

Rust. The best threadlocker there is! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2020, 12:46
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By roverbarmy
I don't have a foot pump but I do have two heavy...

I don't have a foot pump but I do have two heavy duty (commercial) grease guns that I never use, apart from the odd squirt to lube a sticky fitting.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2020, 11:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By roverbarmy
My first gallon of petrol (in my motorcycle) cost...

My first gallon of petrol (in my motorcycle) cost me 4 shillings and tenpence. I added two shots of redex to make a round five bob! (25 new pence) Ahhh! Those were the days! :D I have since lost...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 07:52
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Put the Thule bars on. Couldn't believe that it...

Put the Thule bars on. Couldn't believe that it was so easy. Helped a lot as they were already built up so I just checked the settings and tightened it in position.

Sent from my SM-G903F using...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 06:36
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By roverbarmy
It's all neat, a real treat! Well done.:bowdown:

It's all neat, a real treat! Well done.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2020, 19:33
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By roverbarmy
I would but she ......................... :duh:...

I would but she ......................... :duh: ........ and she wouldn't let me go on my own!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2020, 17:21
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By roverbarmy
Row to Greece? That's not going to happen! :D

Row to Greece? That's not going to happen! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2020, 10:42
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By roverbarmy
Thanks to all for the advice. The Thule bars are...

Thanks to all for the advice. The Thule bars are perfect for my needs. Well done folks. All spot on!:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2020, 21:57
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By roverbarmy
I see that DMGRS has the cables and fittings on...

I see that DMGRS has the cables and fittings on special offer at the moment.;)EDIT :- Oops missed that post already! Sorry.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2020, 14:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By roverbarmy
Oops! Is that the price of petrol going up again...

Oops! Is that the price of petrol going up again that I hear?:duh::getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2020, 13:06
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By roverbarmy
Lockdown lifting? Oh No! We'll be invaded by...

Lockdown lifting? Oh No! We'll be invaded by Grockles again! :D It's been good having quiet roads and no litter! :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2020, 08:34
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By roverbarmy
Managed to find a Thule set up for a 75 via FB...

Managed to find a Thule set up for a 75 via FB thanks to all for suggestions.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2020, 18:24
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By roverbarmy
Use some oil on the pipe ends to avoid...

Use some oil on the pipe ends to avoid grip-skewing as you tighten the tool and don't over-tighten the work, taking the shaping too far.;) Practise on a few offcuts of pipe first.
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2020, 16:04
Replies: 103
Views: 4,866
Posted By roverbarmy
We had similar symptoms earlier in the year...

We had similar symptoms earlier in the year (remember my visit from that Russian? Ivor Chestikov). It all started from my son and grandson, who both had chesty coughs (my son works with Chinese...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2020, 14:17
Replies: 39
Views: 2,219
Posted By roverbarmy
I spray my radiator fins with ACF50...

I spray my radiator fins with ACF50 (http://www.acf-50.co.uk/acf-50.htm). If it's good enough for aircraft carriers, it's good enough for my old Rover. Excellent stuff but don't use it near...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2020, 14:12
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By roverbarmy
I think that the problem is that our "old" style...

I think that the problem is that our "old" style cars have squared corners as opposed to the more modern rounded ones that most people are used to. They just wind on the steering as they reverse out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2020, 14:09
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By roverbarmy
My throttle pedal is like new as it hardly ever...

My throttle pedal is like new as it hardly ever gets pressed the way I drive! :D
Forum: Items Wanted 10th May 2020, 20:22
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By roverbarmy
Roof bars and fittings

*****Sorted one via Facebook thank you.******
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2020, 13:23
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By roverbarmy
Saved having to use steel seal then?...

Saved having to use steel seal then? :shrug::D:getmecoat:
Forum: Technology Forum 8th May 2020, 15:14
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By roverbarmy
I've had several emails recently supposedly from...

I've had several emails recently supposedly from BT and television licensing. Both looked very real until checked carefully. Both said that my payments were not being received and that my service...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2020, 14:14
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By roverbarmy
I don't need locks as it will only go on when I...

I don't need locks as it will only go on when I need it.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2020, 06:22
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By roverbarmy
Roof bars?

Lockdown has meant that I have had to collect some DIY stuff and anything over a certain length becomes difficult with no towbar or roof bars! I don't want to spoil the interior of my car so I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2020, 07:35
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
One positive note is that the gulls have left the...

One positive note is that the gulls have left the Great Yarmouth market area as nobody is buying and littering chips and ice cream there at the moment. The trouble is that the bu$$ers are swooping...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2020, 07:13
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By roverbarmy
Remove any buttons from your rear trouser pockets...

Remove any buttons from your rear trouser pockets as they catch and I have never seen a purpose for them anyway!😉

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2020, 13:16
Replies: 35
Views: 2,460
Posted By roverbarmy
I moved from Bradford back in the 90's and I'm...

I moved from Bradford back in the 90's and I'm pretty sure that there was a plastics company that made fobs for Valeo??? I'm sure that someone from the area may be able to help??? (Canal Road area I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2020, 10:30
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't forget the Vets and nurses who are still...

Don't forget the Vets and nurses who are still caring for sick animals. My daughter is still having problems with owners that don't understand social distancing at the vets and that their animals...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2020, 10:23
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By roverbarmy
These are the leads that I used:- ...

These are the leads that I used:-
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/ignition-components/products/rover-kv6-ht-lead-kit-ngc000020
Worked fine since fitting.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2020, 19:48
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By roverbarmy
When one of my leads failed, the tickover became...

When one of my leads failed, the tickover became erratic and on occasions the car would hesitate and stall. Check in the dark, and you may see a spark jumping from the lead to the metal part of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2020, 14:42
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By roverbarmy
The plug leads on early engines (where fitted to...

The plug leads on early engines (where fitted to front bank) can fail, as can the coil packs.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2020, 18:49
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
The cords in modern tyres can be too easily...

The cords in modern tyres can be too easily damaged by anything that can puncture them. Without removing the tyre you can't check it properly. I've even seen a thorn do irreparable damage to a tyre!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2020, 19:43
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By roverbarmy
One for the misread thread titles. I was looking...

One for the misread thread titles. I was looking for baked beans on toast! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 19:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought and use a clay mitt which amazed me on...

I bought and use a clay mitt which amazed me on the first use. Just as easy as washing with a sponge and what a difference.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2020, 19:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By roverbarmy
Long waits for Tui customers it seems, with more...

Long waits for Tui customers it seems, with more cancellations today!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2020, 16:51
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
It's raining and the inside of my conservatory...

It's raining and the inside of my conservatory (not my boot !) is ...................................................................... dry! Yeah!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2020, 12:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By roverbarmy
I saw something like THIS...

I saw something like THIS (https://www.screwfix.com/p/sabrefix-roll-edge-restraint-strap-bend-500-x-100mm-5-pack/85398) used as a tank strap on a light commercial. Wouldn't take a lot of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2020, 16:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By roverbarmy
Try an ultra violet fluorescent additive...

Try an ultra violet fluorescent additive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 16:50
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Sat, looking forward to some rain to "test" the...

Sat, looking forward to some rain to "test" the new valley gutter and flashings in the conservatory!:D You can't beat flashing in the conservatory vicar!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 16:47
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By roverbarmy
Under the bonnet or on the roof though? :shrug::D...

Under the bonnet or on the roof though? :shrug::D ....... and you may need bigger wings!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2020, 11:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By roverbarmy
Or some soap solution around the lamp joins and...

Or some soap solution around the lamp joins and "blow" to see where the bubbles emerge?:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2020, 22:12
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By roverbarmy
Never had that problem but we live in Norfolk and...

Never had that problem but we live in Norfolk and there are no hills!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2020, 19:59
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
A favourite saying of mine, often used when...

A favourite saying of mine, often used when working on classic motors is, "It is sometimes difficult to remember, when you are up to your backside in alligators, that the object of the exercise, was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2020, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By roverbarmy
I bought a Haynes manual when I bought my first...

I bought a Haynes manual when I bought my first 75. I've only used it for tyre pressures and torque settings (and some of those have been amended!). This forum and its wonderful members have given...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 15:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By roverbarmy
I feel really sorry for all those multi...

I feel really sorry for all those multi billionaires in the oil industry. Poor things! Oh No! They aren't are they!:D There are a lot of empty mineshafts, maybe they should fill them up with oil. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2020, 17:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By roverbarmy
Autoglym is easy to Polish on and off but some...

Autoglym is easy to Polish on and off but some think it is expensive (not me!).

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2020, 19:33
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Won some facing bricks on Ebay so that I can...

Won some facing bricks on Ebay so that I can finish off the conservatory valley gutter repair. None of the builders merchants would supply under a pallet pack!:duh: Just picking up some bricks for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2020, 19:28
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Just in time for the summer! :D:getmecoat:

Just in time for the summer! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2020, 09:56
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember reading something about a height...

I remember reading something about a height diference but not sure? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2020, 11:39
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to do a lot of things which ended up...

I used to do a lot of things which ended up causing me a lot of headaches. Nowadays I go along with the let sleeping dogs lay routine. If it needs doing, I do it but ........................ I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 21:05
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too now!😂 Sent from my SM-G903F using...

Me too now!😂

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By roverbarmy
Try a low intermediate high six/eighteen box...

Try a low intermediate high six/eighteen box with a two speed differential and a crash box for a really fun driving experience! Add a 40 foot trailer with a steering rear axle and woo hoo!😂

Sent...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 19:52
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By roverbarmy
When I had to teach folks to drive a "crash"...

When I had to teach folks to drive a "crash" gearbox, the key saying was revs up to change down and revs down to change up. It is a matter of synchronising the gears into mesh. If you think of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 16:55
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By roverbarmy
You will have to teach her how to double...

You will have to teach her how to double de-clutch! Third to neutral, clutch out and rev, clutch in and it should go in to second sweetly if the revs were correct. It's how we drove before...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 13:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By roverbarmy
Eastern European Pickers?

It seems that we don't have anyone to pick our crops in Eastern England, so pickers are being flown in from Eastern Europe to do the job. The jobs were advertised locally but no-one applied!!!! In...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 13:14
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By roverbarmy
Sounds like a worn synchromesh on 2nd gear, if...

Sounds like a worn synchromesh on 2nd gear, if the other gears change OK without too much force. Can happen if the clutch has been bad for a while.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2020, 10:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By roverbarmy
Or your fingers! Don't ask me how I know...

Or your fingers! Don't ask me how I know this!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2020, 19:18
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Started replacing the fascias and guttering on...

Started replacing the fascias and guttering on the conservatory, once it got warm enough! I'm in the process of changing the fall and outlets on the gutters and downpipes to make them easier to keep...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2020, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By roverbarmy
These...

These (https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/oil-filters/products/champion-oem-spark-plugs-x4-all-k-series-200-400-25-45-75-zr-zs-zt-f-tf-nlp100290)
have been fine for mine.;)Some go for the iridium...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2020, 14:32
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By roverbarmy
Post number 5 on this page:- ...

Post number 5 on this page:-
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=42209&highlight=P0175+P0300
will give you the codes
(misfire and running rich)
Clatter after a long period of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2020, 14:03
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By roverbarmy
I had one off on my previous car. I cleaned up...

I had one off on my previous car. I cleaned up the connections, held the end of a piece of fluxed electrical solder between the solder on the screen and the spade connector with a small screwdriver,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2020, 13:55
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
I didn't reseal the joints on the conservatory...

I didn't reseal the joints on the conservatory because the sealant i have just recently purchased was solid (with a 2018 expiry date !).:duh: I thought that the applicator gun was a bit stiff!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2020, 20:08
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Did a bit of flashing! :eek: No! Not that sort!...

Did a bit of flashing! :eek: No! Not that sort! :D Ran some flashband down the bricks on the parapet wall and into the new gutter. A warm dry day is exactly what you need for that job. Maybe just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2020, 17:26
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By roverbarmy
Now I can see where the wiring chafes as it goes...

Now I can see where the wiring chafes as it goes over the box section! Thank you. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2020, 22:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By roverbarmy
But they will be so soft and supple!:getmecoat:

But they will be so soft and supple!:getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 10th April 2020, 20:26
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By roverbarmy
I was feeling happy and the wife was feeling...

I was feeling happy and the wife was feeling grumpy before she felt sleepy. I didn't know that she was into dwarves! I'm feeling bashful and dopey now so maybe Doc needs to come around, so he's not...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 10th April 2020, 20:18
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By roverbarmy
I have one like that. Elderly owner wanted a...

I have one like that. Elderly owner wanted a lawn with stripes but couldn't get on with petrol engine, choke etc. I bought it, cleaned the carb, replaced the spark plug (squirted some redex down...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2020, 20:05
Replies: 27
Views: 1,853
Posted By roverbarmy
I love mine. Comfortable,quiet and it will go if...

I love mine. Comfortable,quiet and it will go if you let it! A proper old man's car! Which I am!😉

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2020, 18:54
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Old valley gutter stripped out, tomorrow's job is...

Old valley gutter stripped out, tomorrow's job is lining the new timbers, waterproofing and fitting the lead lining and damp courses (which it didn't have before!). Happy days not on my 75...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 17:04
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Got in all (hopefully) the materials to fix the...

Got in all (hopefully) the materials to fix the leak on my conservatory. Luckily, my local timber merchants deliver. It's a valley gutter attached between a capped low wall and the conservatory...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2020, 13:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
I feel your pain! Repairing the master cylinder...

I feel your pain! Repairing the master cylinder on my Conny SE killed my left knee to the point that I bought an auto. Replacing the front offside door actuator on the same car had my knees and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2020, 11:58
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
See Trikeys suggestions in the link for setting...

See Trikeys suggestions in the link for setting up the rod. From memory he operates the external doors handle a few times to settle it before setting up. (Probably needs more thread showing to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2020, 22:55
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
This post...

This post (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=231924&highlight=rear+door+handle) may help with rod adjustment. (Once card is off.)
;)
If the rod adjustment (white plastic clip)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2020, 15:46
Replies: 768
Views: 57,612
Posted By roverbarmy
Two thirds the way through my shower this morning...

Two thirds the way through my shower this morning and it stopped! Quick call to Screwfix and "Yes! That's an essential repair job-click and collect". All ready for me, usual journey time 45...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 12:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
Posted By roverbarmy
Or these on the bay....

Or these on the bay. (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HANDBRAKE-SHOE-FITTING-KIT-SPRINGS-FITS-ROVER-75-ALL-MODELS-95-05-BSF0877A/331418088138?epid=20004452311&hash=item4d2a0eb2ca:g:ry0AAOSwHFxZ4Ocq)
;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 12:45
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
Posted By roverbarmy
These...

These (https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/nla-part-corner-75-zt/products/rover-75-mg-zt-handbrake-springs-pins-adjusters-and-expanders-full-kit-clearance) may be the ones?;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2020, 11:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By roverbarmy
Will I get a refund due to my mileage being less...

Will I get a refund due to my mileage being less during lockdown? Yeah, right!:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2020, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By roverbarmy
I usually compound or T Cut between coats if...

I usually compound or T Cut between coats if there are any rough areas. (Once dry and hardened off of course!);)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2020, 19:39
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By roverbarmy
You can see why they "bite" the tyre with teeth...

You can see why they "bite" the tyre with teeth like that. :eek: Don't forget the protectors!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 21:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By roverbarmy
Babysitting stopped, so now housebound apart from...

Babysitting stopped, so now housebound apart from shopping once a week for us and mum(95). She took a bit of persuading, to keep her indoors and she still potters in the garden but finally let us do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 16:07
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By roverbarmy
Bargain here...

Bargain here (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/heated-car-seat-kit/184226009213?hash=item2ae4b9d07d:g:niEAAOSwI49ecmn4) (not mine)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 16:00
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By roverbarmy
Plus Gas and patience! Get the thick off with a...

Plus Gas and patience! Get the thick off with a wire brush, apply plus gas and wait before trying again.;)
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2020, 14:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By roverbarmy
I have always believed that an organisation is...

I have always believed that an organisation is only as strong as its weakest link and as long as there are companies out there who are only interested in making money, they will do just that. No...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 09:56
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By roverbarmy
Interior shots as requested:- Interior shots...

Interior shots as requested:-
Interior shots...
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2020, 14:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By roverbarmy
Why am I not surprised?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52092395
:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2020, 13:55
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By roverbarmy
These? ...

These?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-ROVER-INTERIOR-DOOR-CARD-TRIM-PANEL-RETAINER-CLIPS/382409965248?fits=Car+Make%3ARover%7CModel%3A75&hash=item590968fec0:g:AWAAAOSwsaZa3dc7
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 13:52
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By roverbarmy
MOT's on this suspended by the RSPCA. Last MOT...

MOT's on this suspended by the RSPCA. Last MOT showed cat problems and excess emissions not cleaned up! Cheap insurance though, by Petplan so that's fur enough!:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2020, 12:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-CLIPS-FOR-ROVER-25-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-CLIPS-FOR-ROVER-25-MG-ZR-75-MG-ZR-INTERIOR-DOOR-CARD-PANEL-TRIM-51411973500/322580721146?fits=Car+Make%3ARover%7CModel%3A75&hash=item4b1b4f2dfa:g:B5MAAOSwi7ReQ8Yy

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 12:17
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember seeing an Irish labourer moving a huge...

I remember seeing an Irish labourer moving a huge boulder from a footings excavation with a long bar and making it look easy. "Give me a long enough bar and I'll move the world" he said. I asked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 11:59
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By roverbarmy
Managed to find some of those genuine undertray...

Managed to find some of those genuine undertray self locking screws (the ones made from unobtanium) on ebay (tried the shiny ones but didn't like them). Made some washers from an old inner tube and...
Forum: Humour Corner 30th March 2020, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By roverbarmy
My missing ones were lodged in the folds of the...

My missing ones were lodged in the folds of the bag!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2020, 18:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
Buy some clips (both types) as you will need them...

Buy some clips (both types) as you will need them and some elastoplast!


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2020, 17:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
1: Not necessarily. 2: No You're going to...

1: Not necessarily.
2: No
You're going to have to get the door card off I'm afraid.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2020, 14:18
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By roverbarmy
Electrical switch unit???? On which door? Re...

Electrical switch unit???? On which door? Re front drivers door. Are you meaning the electric window switch?https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001670 (Removed by sliding a credit card under both...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2020, 22:23
Replies: 72
Views: 5,205
Posted By roverbarmy
I have a set if you need some Andy?:shrug:

I have a set if you need some Andy?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2020, 17:05
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,109
Posted By roverbarmy
Bean tins are in short supply at the minute but...

Bean tins are in short supply at the minute but big metal cable ties are available!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2020, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By roverbarmy
A Hoover probably! Electric cars will...

A Hoover probably! Electric cars will rule!:getmecoat:
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