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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 08:13
Replies: 123
Views: 6,727
Posted By Pete
Absolutely dreadful news Andy, so very sorry and...

Absolutely dreadful news Andy, so very sorry and my condolences to you.
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:44
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By Pete
I'd love to have another go on a RGV250, they're...

I'd love to have another go on a RGV250, they're little crackers and I do love a 2-stroke - finger's crossed I'll soon have my BSA back on the road. But I've always had a hankering for a Ducati 750...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 19th November 2021, 13:14
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Pete
Now reserved.

Now reserved.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 19th November 2021, 00:37
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Pete
****** RESERVED ****** Free 18" Straights Alloy Wheel

We have been contacted by an ex-ZT owner who has a 18" Straights alloy wheel available.

It looks in excellent condition and has a Kumho 225/45ZR18 91Y tyre. He used the wheel as a spare.

The...
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 17th November 2021, 03:01
Replies: 45
Views: 22,902
Posted By Pete
It's in dry storage until next year, but thanks...

It's in dry storage until next year, but thanks for the offer. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 14:33
Replies: 38
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pete
Thread closed. Yet again, there are dozens of...

Thread closed. Yet again, there are dozens of places to discuss politics. Not here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2021, 18:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pete
Posts removed to put the thread back on topic.

Posts removed to put the thread back on topic.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2021, 14:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Pete
Drop me a PM and we can see if we can help to get...

Drop me a PM and we can see if we can help to get the pics up with you.
Forum: Social Forum 7th September 2021, 20:32
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Pete
Bless 'im, hope he is keeping well. :}

Bless 'im, hope he is keeping well. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2021, 18:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By Pete
Looks like I'm getting my trusty MIG box out...

Looks like I'm getting my trusty MIG box out then. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 11:21
Replies: 37
Views: 3,544
Posted By Pete
Almost Andy - some news will be coming soon....

Almost Andy - some news will be coming soon. :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 16:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By Pete
For a jobbing DIY'er the Halfords range is ideal;...

For a jobbing DIY'er the Halfords range is ideal; very good quality and decently priced. Always worth checking if they're doing any online discounts or Manager's Specials in store. My personal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2021, 11:14
Replies: 37
Views: 3,544
Posted By Pete
Sean, if you know a decent storage place for £40...

Sean, if you know a decent storage place for £40 a month then let me know - I'm paying a fair bit more! Good dry storage is a real struggle to find now, so many barns have been converted into homes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2021, 11:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pete
I can't say I'm that surprised by the pics. I...

I can't say I'm that surprised by the pics. I used to have Goodyear Eagle F1s on the Omega back in the day. They stuck to the road even better than Michelin Pilots, but by crikey did they wear quick....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2021, 17:22
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Pete
Didn't Terry move Bridgnorth sort of direction?

Didn't Terry move Bridgnorth sort of direction?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 1st April 2021, 10:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By Pete
There has been an update regarding Roverfest...

There has been an update regarding Roverfest 2021, which can be read here (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=312085).
Forum: Events and Meets 1st April 2021, 10:17
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By Pete
Roverfest 2021 Update

It is with great regret that the Joint Rover Clubs committee has decided to postpone Roverfest until 2022.

We were looking forward to putting on another spectacular event for us all in August. In...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2021, 08:07
Replies: 73
Views: 1,944
Posted By Pete
There seems to be some personal digs floating...

There seems to be some personal digs floating around in this thread.

Post respectfully or don't post at all.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 19:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By Pete
If anyone cane suggest other places providing...

If anyone cane suggest other places providing cambelt changes in the North West area then please feel free to post them here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 18:54
Replies: 51
Views: 5,383
Posted By Pete
There's a Connie SE with 33k miles appearing in...

There's a Connie SE with 33k miles appearing in the classifieds here soon :drool4:.......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 08:13
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Pete
Looks very tidy Les, nice one! :}

Looks very tidy Les, nice one! :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 21:58
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Pete
The droop is just down to the difference in...

The droop is just down to the difference in dimensions. I've had a couple of SGS bits in the past and they've been okay.
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2021, 22:40
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Pete
It's an interesting idea. A shame it's being done...

It's an interesting idea. A shame it's being done by such an ignorant halfwit.
Forum: Technology Forum 18th January 2021, 06:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By Pete
Okay, we'll have a root around. Thanks for...

Okay, we'll have a root around. Thanks for flagging this up. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2021, 21:21
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Pete
Last one I got was off a scrapper for a Fiver,...

Last one I got was off a scrapper for a Fiver, which after a good clean and paint was good as new. Rimmers is the obvious choice but others such as here...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2021, 20:56
Replies: 90
Views: 5,044
Posted By Pete
I'll say now that I don't really do electrics,...

I'll say now that I don't really do electrics, but have you checked the ECU isn't drowning in a blocked plenum?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 20:51
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Pete
I wonder if they'd take a diesel Tourer in...

I wonder if they'd take a diesel Tourer in silver, 176k on the clock and complete with genuine patina, as a p/x?
Forum: Technology Forum 13th January 2021, 23:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By Pete
This is happening only when browsing on a mobile...

This is happening only when browsing on a mobile device?
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2020, 14:37
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Pete
Happy Birthday Rob :birthday:

Happy Birthday Rob :birthday:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2020, 14:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Pete
I did have a load of factory correspondence...

I did have a load of factory correspondence concerning trials of Isuzu units. FIAT-engined examples were abandoned in the US when the company went to the wall.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2020, 13:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By Pete
I'm awai8ting an update from Avast - AVG have...

I'm awai8ting an update from Avast - AVG have updated their listing to remove the false positive.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2020, 12:55
Replies: 48
Views: 3,817
Posted By Pete
AVG confirmed the alert was a false positive and...

AVG confirmed the alert was a false positive and have removed it from their listing. Probably take a day or so to perculate to all users.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 2nd October 2020, 12:53
Replies: 80
Views: 13,965
Posted By Pete
Would the Spread Eagle up the road be an option?

Would the Spread Eagle up the road be an option?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2020, 05:05
Replies: 48
Views: 3,817
Posted By Pete
I've manually updated the image link URL in my...

I've manually updated the image link URL in my signature - I didn't realise it was so old!. The red flag being hoisted by Avast is puzzling and I'll probably be asking for some screenshots before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2020, 09:42
Replies: 48
Views: 3,817
Posted By Pete
It might be the Tapatalk extension, which...

It might be the Tapatalk extension, which previously has triggered some third party AV solutions.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 21:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By Pete
I have seen this car and it is excellent.

I have seen this car and it is excellent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By Pete
Okay, give that a whirl.

Okay, give that a whirl.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 15:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By Pete
Let's have a look. :}

Let's have a look. :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 14th August 2020, 10:07
Replies: 80
Views: 13,965
Posted By Pete
Glad to see a new tenant is going in, fingers...

Glad to see a new tenant is going in, fingers crossed you'll be able to have regular meets again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2020, 10:04
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
Visited my saloon which has been in storage since...

Visited my saloon which has been in storage since October. Started first go, ran happily for half an hour and bumbled round the yard going through the gears as smoothly as ever.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2020, 11:38
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Pete
Hope everyone at the Coupe Club is safe and well...

Hope everyone at the Coupe Club is safe and well Kevin. :}

I haven't seen your old Tourer round my patch I'm afraid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2020, 08:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Pete
Lates 600 up in Warwickshire is still a very good...

Lates 600 up in Warwickshire is still a very good option too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2020, 17:00
Replies: 38
Views: 3,518
Posted By Pete
That's fantastic news Rick and great to see the...

That's fantastic news Rick and great to see the work you put in finally paid off. I'll pop a PM over regarding LCD screens and look forward to my IPK coming back for refitting soon. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2020, 19:02
Replies: 58
Views: 5,215
Posted By Pete
Walking the cat home a bit, have you checked the...

Walking the cat home a bit, have you checked the throttle body & air filter housing - something similar from years ago on a friend's car was down to this area. My K is a dizzy spark rather than coil...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2020, 18:24
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Pete
Nope, no need to go near it.

Nope, no need to go near it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2020, 10:30
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
Finished off the various little jobs and the...

Finished off the various little jobs and the Tourer is driving way better, and smoke free, now. Flushing out the intake system and changing the oil and all filters really has made a difference. While...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2020, 22:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By Pete
Tom might be having a bit of a head scratch with...

Tom might be having a bit of a head scratch with mine. The front and rear portions should be fine from the Waxoyl sessions - it's the middle on the o/s that's got a scab patch.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 20:21
Replies: 100
Views: 8,441
Posted By Pete
Looking fantastic there Wes. :drool4:

Looking fantastic there Wes. :drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By Pete
If you look in the Issuu digital mag those two...

If you look in the Issuu digital mag those two companies are listed. Sedimex appear to be a distributor in Switzerland and Rowo a sister company in Romania.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 20:13
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Pete
I find the fixings on earlier models tend to be...

I find the fixings on earlier models tend to be fairly flexible while the later ZT ones are very brittle and can be a nightmare to get without breaking. They're tricky blighters to remove complete...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 18:22
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
This Freelander is the victim of short runs,...

This Freelander is the victim of short runs, hardly getting a chance to warm up, and the revs needle has no real idea what the counter looks like north of the number 3. I don't think the leads and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Pete
One of the items I try to get every time I see...

One of the items I try to get every time I see one in a scrapyard.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 17:47
Replies: 48
Views: 5,685
Posted By Pete
He was a spammer Colin - and I'll admit a very...

He was a spammer Colin - and I'll admit a very good one too. But he tripped himself up in the end and was reported.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 17:42
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Pete
I still remember the one my old man had - UOR 75....

I still remember the one my old man had - UOR 75. It had the original steel bonnet too. The body had terminal rot in the end but almost every part down to the last bolt went to other owners, so it...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By Pete
Have you tried contacting Sedimex or SC Rowo for...

Have you tried contacting Sedimex or SC Rowo for information?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 17:22
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
I've got to go round the sparking bits on the...

I've got to go round the sparking bits on the Freelander too as the emissions are awful. That's just one of a very long list on that car though, and includes a suspect cracked chassis.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 17:19
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
I've been fiddling with the bolt tightness on the...

I've been fiddling with the bolt tightness on the n/s lock to get a balance between it being secure and not crimping the spring & latch in the box. I'm probably being a bit fussy with it really.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 09:24
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
Steadily working through cleaning up the intake...

Steadily working through cleaning up the intake stuff. This is what I first saw when the bumper came off.

https://i.imgur.com/lVSJG9S.jpg

That crud went all the way through. Ended up soaking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2020, 06:44
Replies: 40
Views: 5,537
Posted By Pete
I've seen 3 Japanese export models shod with...

I've seen 3 Japanese export models shod with Crowns which makes me think perhaps some were sent out with them on.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2020, 06:38
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
Took off the inlet manifold (which oddly had a...

Took off the inlet manifold (which oddly had a fixing missing so I'll dig out a replacement from the spares boxes) and gave it a clean which was a bit of a faff.

Tipped on end, poured a load of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2020, 12:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Pete
A complete guess but you might want to check...

A complete guess but you might want to check exhaust mounts and the flexible section - mine was starting to break up and that, along with a failing mount halfway down, caused the steering to go in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2020, 09:58
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
Just taken delivery of the slippy stuff from Opie...

Just taken delivery of the slippy stuff from Opie Oils and the filters will be arriving imminently from DMGRS so I'll be under the Tourer shortly.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 22:29
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Pete
I had 3 of them over a few years and remember...

I had 3 of them over a few years and remember them very well, along with one with a factory development of the A+ engine which was a XR2-eating bit of a weapon.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2020, 18:17
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pete
Big congrats to Boris and Carrie and I hope all 3...

Big congrats to Boris and Carrie and I hope all 3 remain safe and well.

I'm sure others will use this thread to wish the same.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 11:18
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Pete
I'm guessing he would treat the area from behind...

I'm guessing he would treat the area from behind by removing the chrome strip ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 11:17
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Pete
Thinking out loud here but would he do a repair...

Thinking out loud here but would he do a repair for use ahead of the rear section? It should be a bit more straightforward to do than these.

I have a nasty feeling I may need a couple for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 11:10
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
Oh goody, plastic welding..... :eek:

Oh goody, plastic welding..... :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 07:48
Replies: 13,134
Views: 1,329,263
Posted By Pete
I need to do a front end strip down on the diesel...

I need to do a front end strip down on the diesel Tourer this week, so today I'll look in here to remind myself about the intercooler and other gubbins. The inlet manifold is missing a couple of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2020, 18:32
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Pete
As an aside, a lot of the stamps and dies for the...

As an aside, a lot of the stamps and dies for the body panels were dumped in the sea and used for anchoring.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Pete
Here you go - just about everything you could...

Here you go - just about everything you could ever possibly ask about Project Drive. :}

Project Drive (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=34369)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2020, 11:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,930
Posted By Pete
It might be useful to check your car's MoT has...

It might be useful to check your car's MoT has been updated to include the 6 month exemption. To do this use the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

If your car is not included you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2020, 18:25
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By Pete
I'm afraid I gave it away a while back although I...

I'm afraid I gave it away a while back although I still have the TC. It will make a handy doorstop in the workshop I guess.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd April 2020, 07:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pete
If you want to talk politics go to a politics...

If you want to talk politics go to a politics forum.

Not here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 06:59
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Pete
The server had a bit of a hiccup and needed to be...

The server had a bit of a hiccup and needed to be restarted remotely.
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2020, 11:28
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Pete
I'd imagine over a few weeks we can all get a...

I'd imagine over a few weeks we can all get a chance to catch up on episodes of programmes we may have missed. The new series of Westworld is on along with a modern uptake of War of the Worlds, which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2020, 21:52
Replies: 35
Views: 3,934
Posted By Pete
I very rarely take pics of my own cars (although...

I very rarely take pics of my own cars (although oddly it's in one of the pics above) so here's OVP at the NEC in 2018

https://i.imgur.com/1DADAYK.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2020, 17:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Pete
To be honest I never liked it. The packaging was...

To be honest I never liked it. The packaging was frankly silly and the whole thing sagged in the middle.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2020, 17:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,850
Posted By Pete
It was an idea mooted by the designer Richard...

It was an idea mooted by the designer Richard Woolley. Changes were mostly cosmetic but did also include about an inch chopped off the ride height. Although in retrospect a few elements were of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2020, 17:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By Pete
Started cataloguing the large pile of spares to...

Started cataloguing the large pile of spares to be released for sale in the classifieds section after the crisis ends, cleaned up a pair of headlamp protectors, and sorted out a load of spares for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2020, 22:25
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Pete
Ooh, XJ12, one motor I wouldn't say no to. ...

Ooh, XJ12, one motor I wouldn't say no to.

Don't forget, you can ask about any specialists recommended by members for future work.

Before further suggestions are made let us know what you find...
Forum: Events and Meets 26th March 2020, 23:22
Replies: 4
Views: 2,639
Posted By Pete
As a member of the organising committee of...

As a member of the organising committee of Roverfest 2020, we have been reviewing the viability of the event especially in the light of the recent Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2020, 22:34
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Pete
Continentals were the best for wear on my saloon...

Continentals were the best for wear on my saloon as well as being the quietest. I've got a set of Efficient Grips on the Tourer and they are very good indeed. I went through a set of Pilots on the ZT...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 18:05
Replies: 70
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pete
Working remotely is part of the job so no change...

Working remotely is part of the job so no change here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2020, 13:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Pete
I'd be interested to know a bit more. Any brand...

I'd be interested to know a bit more. Any brand details?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2020, 01:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pete
Nice supercharger on the motor there, Rich.

Nice supercharger on the motor there, Rich.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2020, 00:03
Replies: 799
Views: 88,396
Posted By Pete
I do need to get the MAF, manifold and pipework...

I do need to get the MAF, manifold and pipework off the Tourer and thoroughly cleaned out. It's smoking like a nervous Dave Allen now. Plus it's got a rythmic chatter when cold from a pulley belt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2020, 22:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pete
Welcome - have fond memories of holidays round...

Welcome - have fond memories of holidays round your way (and a downright excellent if also rather drunken wedding!).
Forum: Events and Meets 15th March 2020, 14:10
Replies: 73
Views: 29,090
Posted By Pete
With the increase in cases of Coronavirus in the...

With the increase in cases of Coronavirus in the UK I am letting you know the current situation in regards to the forthcoming National Meet in April at the Wythall Transport Museum.

As of 15th...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2020, 11:13
Replies: 24
Views: 4,642
Posted By Pete
As Paul, Simon, Colin and Rich have mentioned...

As Paul, Simon, Colin and Rich have mentioned above, while we are fine with people asking ad-hoc questions about other cars our focus is on the 75 and ZT range.

Other models from Rover and MG are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2020, 19:28
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By Pete
I know where there is an decent early VdP with a...

I know where there is an decent early VdP with a talking dash which the owner may well let go to a good home. If I hadn't bought the 800 Coupe off him I would have gone home with that instead. Or...
Forum: Events and Meets 27th February 2020, 21:47
Replies: 73
Views: 29,090
Posted By Pete
I will be there and very much looking forward to...

I will be there and very much looking forward to this. In a good way, it will be even be a tiny bit emotional.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 27th February 2020, 21:40
Replies: 69
Views: 13,586
Posted By Pete
I'll try to keep the Sunday clear to pop round. :}

I'll try to keep the Sunday clear to pop round. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2020, 20:10
Replies: 26
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pete
Okay, but we're going off-topic so any questions...

Okay, but we're going off-topic so any questions please PM.

https://i.imgur.com/1nDxR7h.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pete
I do have a pic of it somewhere...

I do have a pic of it somewhere...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2020, 12:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pete
There'll be some pics coming soon :)

There'll be some pics coming soon :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2020, 12:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Pete
Could you try using another pic hosting site?...

Could you try using another pic hosting site? Sadly, Photobucket isn't a good option these days. Imgur.com is one you could try.

Looks a decent spec version from what I could gather in the pics.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 11:37
Replies: 26
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pete
Talking of which, I know of a Japanese car in...

Talking of which, I know of a Japanese car in Dorchester Red/ aubergine leather that's up for grabs for a good price.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 11:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pete
Smile I didn't get any car-related pressies so I bought...

I didn't get any car-related pressies so I bought another Rover instead.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Pete
If I wasn't down in Hampshire I'd put my hand up,...

If I wasn't down in Hampshire I'd put my hand up, Sutton's pretty easy to get to.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 25th November 2019, 20:20
Replies: 0
Views: 902
Posted By Pete
**Gone** Free - JATCO Auto Trans

This item is no longer available.

Coming soon - a free JATCO Auto 'box from a KV6 unit.

Will come with the torque converter.

I might be able to drop off if you are en route between...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2019, 08:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete
Remember the dent I was kindly given to the front...

Remember the dent I was kindly given to the front bumper of my Tourer during the show?

It disappeared on Sunday.

That car now has a name. Christine. :eek:
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 29th October 2019, 19:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Pete
Hi Chris - it is from a 1.8 so not going to be of...

Hi Chris - it is from a 1.8 so not going to be of use I'm afraid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 07:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Pete
I think your house would be a great choice for a...

I think your house would be a great choice for a club meet! :D

One question I've pondered on a few times is whatever happened to the Mk1 body version(s).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Pete
Hope it goes well and don't forget to show some...

Hope it goes well and don't forget to show some pics. Mine is now tucked up in a de-humidified storage place until it goes to see Mr Hobbs in March.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 21st October 2019, 19:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Pete
Manual Gearbox ** Now Reserved **

I have a manual transmission available - complete.

Free to a subscribed club member.

Collection or, if you live between Wolverhampton and Basingstoke, it might be deliverable.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Pete
I have an inductor tool on my list to look for at...

I have an inductor tool on my list to look for at the Classic Show next month. The one you linked to looks great value though. Interesting name! :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 19:54
Replies: 26
Views: 4,167
Posted By Pete
Without wishing to hijack the thread, it's worth...

Without wishing to hijack the thread, it's worth mentioning that Paul Baker Custom Metalwork near Southampton has also had very good reviews.

You can see his work on club member Hinged Bap's car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 15:41
Replies: 30
Views: 4,965
Posted By Pete
I was thinking of laying an epoxy floor down in...

I was thinking of laying an epoxy floor down in my garage but I need to run a grinder over it first to get rid of the very poorly done tamped finish. Shouldn't take too long but it's a messy job.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 20:50
Replies: 26
Views: 4,167
Posted By Pete
He is also very much in demand - the soonest he...

He is also very much in demand - the soonest he can fit me in is Easter next year!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 21:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Pete
Plinth badges

I magpie'd a boot plinth from a 75 in a scrapyard last weekend for club member John down in Sydney. It's in decent enough nick as you can see:

https://i.imgur.com/rgbRSl8.jpg

It does need a new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 21:38
Replies: 96
Views: 13,322
Posted By Pete
Finger's crossed the Tourer will be a beauty!

Finger's crossed the Tourer will be a beauty!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 21:31
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By Pete
Mine's going there next weekend. :}

Mine's going there next weekend. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 21:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By Pete
We have done so in the past for people in similar...

We have done so in the past for people in similar circumstances. :}
Forum: Social Forum 10th September 2019, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Pete
Good to read Lilian is out and on the mend.

Good to read Lilian is out and on the mend.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 13:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By Pete
Parts for lower spec models really should be...

Parts for lower spec models really should be snapped up where found as they will be sorely needed one day. My Tourer has some premium parts on so they are coming off to return it back to original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2019, 07:55
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By Pete
You have a PM

You have a PM
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 19:26
Replies: 77
Views: 6,713
Posted By Pete
A little unfair. I have fond memories of one of...

A little unfair. I have fond memories of one of these:

https://i.imgur.com/e9P56Te.jpg

And one of these too!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Sportshatch_SM.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 12:59
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By Pete
I just had a root round in the workshop but the...

I just had a root round in the workshop but the pieces seem to have gone into hiding. So, I have done a very quick line drawing below.


https://i.imgur.com/zRwXwr0.jpg

Each end of the plastic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 07:51
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By Pete
I have a set ready for sending off for refurb....

I have a set ready for sending off for refurb. The plastic wishbones are a pain to remove, there is a lug on each end and they break off very easily so you end up with plastic needing to be drilled...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 17:19
Replies: 31
Views: 3,173
Posted By Pete
You got the first bit right.

You got the first bit right.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 16:47
Replies: 31
Views: 3,173
Posted By Pete
Stay on topic please.

Stay on topic please.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Pete
Deliberate bump just to see if anyone is...

Deliberate bump just to see if anyone is available at very short notice.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 08:07
Replies: 31
Views: 3,173
Posted By Pete
I had the sale brochure and got excited when I...

I had the sale brochure and got excited when I saw they were selling Tourer body sides for £60. Then I saw that was the o/s - I need a n/s. Just my luck! :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2019, 19:14
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Pete
Fancy being in a photoshoot?

Well, your car, that is!

The Joint Rover Clubs group are looking for one, maybe two, 75s to be in a photoshoot in Northampton. It's short notice I'm afraid - Sunday 11th August to be precise. But...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2018, 12:05
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Pete
I believe Jules was commenting on the...

I believe Jules was commenting on the increasingly silly articles appearing in the press.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2018, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Pete
Irrelevant fact for you David re. Killing Joke -...

Irrelevant fact for you David re. Killing Joke - my elder brother knew the late Paul Raven.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2018, 12:07
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By Pete
If this thread continues with snipes and barbs in...

If this thread continues with snipes and barbs in posts then I will be most disappointed. Stay on topic and stop bickering.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 27th July 2018, 22:49
Replies: 28
Views: 5,238
Posted By Pete
I'll be having a gander at the Junkman vids. ...

I'll be having a gander at the Junkman vids.

I see Halfords are selling Meguiar's buckets and the grit guards too. £16.00 for them both. I can't justify that. So I won't bother and just buy them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2018, 18:25
Replies: 39
Views: 5,502
Posted By Pete
Very sad news indeed and condolences to John's...

Very sad news indeed and condolences to John's family.
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 30th May 2018, 21:03
Replies: 185
Views: 51,558
Posted By Pete
Calling French Members...

Bonjour!

I have had an email from a chap in the UK whose father in law passed away in January. He lived in Limoges and owned a 75. He is wondering how best to make sure the 75 moves on to someone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2018, 21:13
Replies: 156
Views: 20,910
Posted By Pete
Just to add to the list of specialists being...

Just to add to the list of specialists being recommended, Lates also knows his onions when it comes to cambelts.
Forum: Events and Meets 7th May 2018, 13:06
Replies: 285
Views: 46,103
Posted By Pete
Hi Peter, I have your two chairs safely...

Hi Peter,

I have your two chairs safely stored in my garage. I will see about bringing them with me to the next regional meet for you.

Kind regards,


Pete
Forum: Events and Meets 7th May 2018, 13:05
Replies: 285
Views: 46,103
Posted By Pete
A very big thank you to everyone who came along....

A very big thank you to everyone who came along. It was a real pleasure to see you all in the sunny surroundings of Hollycombe.

It was very humbling to give the first Windrush award to Lillian....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2018, 22:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,612
Posted By Pete
The email was sent to subscribed members who have...

The email was sent to subscribed members who have stated they wish to receive emails.

In the Subscribed Members section there is a thread about whitelisting the club email address in order to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2018, 21:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By Pete
Those top folks at Bilt Hamber are donating a...

Those top folks at Bilt Hamber are donating a rather fantabulous detailing kit - thanks!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2018, 21:10
Replies: 58
Views: 11,202
Posted By Pete
It's an exceedingly good upper wishbone? I...

It's an exceedingly good upper wishbone?

I know, coat, then door.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2018, 21:14
Replies: 134
Views: 16,483
Posted By Pete
From memory, the Kremlin is being/has been pulled...

From memory, the Kremlin is being/has been pulled down. The Elephant House is still MG's sales centre for the area of course. Not entirely sure what the plans for the Conference Centre are.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2018, 14:11
Replies: 34
Views: 3,752
Posted By Pete
Very true, Mike.

Very true, Mike.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2018, 12:26
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pete
Pete, I should have said popping out - if the...

Pete, I should have said popping out - if the strut is being worked free and the hub is pivoting on the lower arm then would there be a chance the driveshaft could come out?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2018, 12:19
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pete
On that point, once the pinchbolt is free (which...

On that point, once the pinchbolt is free (which as we al know can be a bit of an epic struggle sometimes), what is the risk of the driveshaft popping while trying to get the strut out?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2018, 08:55
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pete
My clamps aren't far off the same sort of size so...

My clamps aren't far off the same sort of size so they should do the trick. Springs are one of the few bits I really don't like doing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2018, 23:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pete
For members in the South this chap in Winchester...

For members in the South this chap in Winchester may be worth getting in touch with:

http://www.pbcm.co.uk/

His work was documented in a thread here...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2018, 23:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pete
Thanks for the info everyone. The struts will...

Thanks for the info everyone. The struts will need to be dismantled to get the parts surrounding the piston so it should be pretty logical to reassemble. I will however take the time to make sure the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2018, 16:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pete
Thanks Mike. The struts are new with an...

Thanks Mike. The struts are new with an additional coat of satin black Hard Hat. I placed the spring in and as you said the end of the coil butts up correctly. Now it's a case of understanding the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2018, 11:26
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pete
Front springs question

I'm going to fit a new set of springs and dampers to the front of the ZT.

I thought I should dry fit the springs to the struts to make sure I have been sent the right bits. The struts are correct...
Forum: The Pony Express 31st March 2018, 10:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pete
Hi Richard - is this the car I think it might be?...

Hi Richard - is this the car I think it might be? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2018, 22:04
Replies: 0
Views: 32,649
Posted By Pete
Who Wants a FREE car?

Hello all,

A little while back I put out a request for anyone who was interested in having a 75 or ZT for free to contact me.

Since then we have been able to find new homes for several cars...
Forum: Events and Meets 16th March 2018, 21:30
Replies: 1
Views: 3,053
Posted By Pete
18th Rover Club Schweiz Meet

I have received what looks like a rather wonderful event taking place in May in Switzerland, and would like to share it with you all.

Dear Rover friends,

It is our pleasure to invitation you to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2018, 22:07
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Pete
Before fitting I gave mine several coats of...

Before fitting I gave mine several coats of silver HT paint. So far it's looking as good as the day it went on, which was about 2 years ago. Of course, that paint doesn't protect the insides, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2018, 21:47
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Pete
Replacement Exhuast Systems And Sections

Hello all,

As we all know, replacing rotten old exhaust systems can be a bit of a pain. You can opt to go for a stainless steel system of course, which will last for many years, but for some just...
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