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Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2021, 09:49
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, feeling off. Started yesterday...

Morning, feeling off. Started yesterday afternoon, bit fluey, achy. Need to get food for the girls and Ging wanted me to go to B&Q, I'll get food for the girls (obviously) but don't feel like raking...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 19:58
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Just remember, the paste goes on plain side, not...

Just remember, the paste goes on plain side, not the patterned one.
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 15:48
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Posted By stevestrat
Wind easing a bit apart from an occasional strong...

Wind easing a bit apart from an occasional strong gust, still sleety rain though. Looks like I'm gonna have to refill the feeders.

That curry sauce last night was such a success that I washed it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 15:41
Replies: 123
Views: 6,727
Posted By stevestrat
Can't be there Andy but I'm sure we'll all be...

Can't be there Andy but I'm sure we'll all be with you in spirit.
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 13:34
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By stevestrat
Coal or wood powered :shrug:

Coal or wood powered :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 13:31
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Walking the girls is off the agenda today, strong...

Walking the girls is off the agenda today, strong wind and horizontal sleety rain. They wouldn't thank me, try to take them out in weather like that they just look at me "You're kidding, right?",...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 13:27
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By stevestrat
Best thing to do Andy, take some time for...

Best thing to do Andy, take some time for yourself, clear your head. Might help your health as well after your recent scare.
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 13:22
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
If I only had money for either food for them or...

If I only had money for either food for them or me I'd get food for them.

Only went to the nearest Coop, weather is lovely here now, bitterly cold, wind gusts getting stronger and very heavy...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 11:29
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Posted By stevestrat
Was going to go hunting curry paste today (jar of...

Was going to go hunting curry paste today (jar of sauce I got yesterday was a bit rank :() but I think I'll postpone that due to the weather forecast, wind is supposed to build to 40-50mph with snow...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 09:36
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Posted By stevestrat
Maya and Pops hate them, just mention squirrels...

Maya and Pops hate them, just mention squirrels and they go hurtling out the door . . . . Suzy doesn't give a toss.

Think its the calm before the storm, first (patchy) white frost, barely a breath...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 20:10
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Posted By stevestrat
Thought Storm Barra was supposed to affect the...

Thought Storm Barra was supposed to affect the west coast but there's a weather warning for here 09:00 til midnight tomorrow, high winds. Talking about high winds and heavy snow :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 18:50
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
What, is Jeff was visiting. Doing a green...

What, is Jeff was visiting.

Doing a green Thai chicken curry for Ging coming home. Jar of store bought sauce, see what its like. Usually use Mae Ploy curry pastes, coconut milk etc but Mae Ploy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2021, 14:53
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By stevestrat
Then the manufacturers will be able to claim the...

Then the manufacturers will be able to claim the car has a lifetime warranty, if its written off so is the driver.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 10:36
Replies: 147
Views: 213,937
Posted By stevestrat
If you look at the T4 Locations map...

If you look at the T4 Locations map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Fcrb7K0nCBAQT4A3nqV4-jyO4CJ0Q03q&ll=52.98958711383109%2C-2.312524566854073&z=9) I made the nearest club T4 is BigRuss over...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 09:31
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, its wishing down here, cold as well. ...

Morning, its wishing down here, cold as well.

Got a letter about (yet another) ultrasound, 6:10PM, bleedin' nightshift.
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 11:16
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Bright and dry here but bleedin' cold.

Bright and dry here but bleedin' cold.
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 20:36
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
:( Just had an email from a cousin, one of our...

:( Just had an email from a cousin, one of our last remaining aunts passed away last night, just one left now. Mary used to be a school teacher before my uncle's photography business took off and...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 20:04
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Shunting with an 08/09 used to do my head in,...

Shunting with an 08/09 used to do my head in, passed the time by trying to wheelie it! With no wagons on open the throttle quickly, the power contactors didn't close but you could rev the engine, do...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 16:10
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By stevestrat
I have one nagging thought at the back of my mind...

I have one nagging thought at the back of my mind . . . . are the current generation of BEVs the equivalent of the Squariel or betamax video :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 15:01
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
'orrible day here now, strong wind, alternating...

'orrible day here now, strong wind, alternating between heavy rain and sleet the size of golf balls.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 14:57
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By stevestrat
Longbridge data is obtainable, as Cliff mentioned...

Longbridge data is obtainable, as Cliff mentioned Reebs has a copy, the earlier Cowley data isn't. Longbridge data used to be freely available through a website, mgrover.org, but the site ceased to...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 11:51
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, windy here with a generous helping of...

Morning, windy here with a generous helping of rain blowing about in it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 22:19
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By stevestrat
You could try sending Reebs...

You could try sending Reebs (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=958) a PM with your VIN number. That's the only way I know of since the website vapourised.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:02
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Posted By stevestrat
Never thought about my life that way Phil. Also...

Never thought about my life that way Phil. Also did full bore shooting in the cadets, the good ole' Lee Enfield .303 WW2 vintage, at an open air range at Ponteland, on the outskirts of Newcastle. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:51
Replies: 35
Views: 1,738
Posted By stevestrat
Get your hands on a Halfords trade card and...

Get your hands on a Halfords trade card and you'll get an idea of the mark up on parts. The discount varies depending on what you are buying but I borrowed my mate's card and got a pair of top...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 14:55
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
When I was (a lot!) younger we lived in Berwick....

When I was (a lot!) younger we lived in Berwick. I was in the Air Cadets and was something of a hot shot, 25 yards .22 rifles, live ammo not airguns. I regularly represented the Northumberland region...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:17
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Posted By stevestrat
I have an air rifle, been using "near misses" to...

I have an air rifle, been using "near misses" to persuade it to bugr off but ain't working.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:10
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By stevestrat
From what I've read elsewhere here the "how many...

From what I've read elsewhere here the "how many left" website isn't accurate.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:08
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By stevestrat
Wee Burney was Rab and Mary Doll's youngest son...

Wee Burney was Rab and Mary Doll's youngest son in the BBC Scotland comedy series Rab C Nisbett. Not sure what the connection to Sturgeon is though.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 11:21
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Posted By stevestrat
Grey skies here, looks like it could rain but...

Grey skies here, looks like it could rain but none forecast.

Got a grey squirrel (bushy tailed rat!) taking big chances here. I have no idea how but its getting onto the feeders despite the anti...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 08:53
Replies: 151
Views: 7,163
Posted By stevestrat
Personally I have no time for Boris, his advice...

Personally I have no time for Boris, his advice changes with the wind direction and whenever expert advice is "inconvenient" he ignores it. Case in point was expert advice to limit contacts due to...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 21:22
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Posted By stevestrat
I'm under doctor's orders Andy, drink as much...

I'm under doctor's orders Andy, drink as much coffee as possible, helps the liver.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 21:00
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Posted By stevestrat
I don't drink much tea, used to drink gallons...

I don't drink much tea, used to drink gallons when I was on the railway, there was always a pot on the go in the messroom. Almost exclusively switched to coffee after the liver specialist advised me...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 18:39
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Posted By stevestrat
Evening, bleedin' parky here, possibility of snow...

Evening, bleedin' parky here, possibility of snow showers but allegedly supposed to warm up during the night.

Suzy was really pleased with herself earlier today. Out finishing off putting up the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 00:24
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By stevestrat
Yeah, an erratic idle is a "feature" of the 1.8T....

Yeah, an erratic idle is a "feature" of the 1.8T. What helped mine a little was when Brian checked the stepper motor and found it well out of adjustment. The stepper motor adjusts the idle depending...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 20:23
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Posted By stevestrat
Same here, heaving it down. Dear Sir, apologies...

Same here, heaving it down.
Dear Sir, apologies for the non delivery of the manure. To compensate we will be delivering a horse in the morning which you can keep for a week. That should produce more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 17:52
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By stevestrat
Washing up liquid is cheaper, used to use it on...

Washing up liquid is cheaper, used to use it on the inside of the helmet visor back in my biking days.
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 10:27
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
I was on just before bed yesterday evening,...

I was on just before bed yesterday evening, immediately saw the black and white banner and thought who's that for. Stunned when I saw who had passed.

Still got to clear the leaves stripped from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 22:56
Replies: 123
Views: 6,727
Posted By stevestrat
God Andy. I know words can't help but we're...

God Andy. I know words can't help but we're thinking of you and the family.
Forum: V8 Forum 27th November 2021, 16:25
Replies: 22
Views: 3,030
Posted By stevestrat
I was impressed with mine when I brought it up...

I was impressed with mine when I brought it up from deepest Yorkshire, 28mpg. Spirited driving was out of the question though, early January and came through several snow flurries.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 15:18
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By stevestrat
International mail is taking a LOT longer now and...

International mail is taking a LOT longer now and that's sending air mail recorded, signed for etc. We sent a gift to the USA for god-daughter's birthday, it took an age, much longer than it ever had...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 15:14
Replies: 151
Views: 7,163
Posted By stevestrat
Its here, one case reported in Essex, one in...

Its here, one case reported in Essex, one in Nottingham.
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 14:53
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Thankfully didn't get any of the white stuff but...

Thankfully didn't get any of the white stuff but never known a wind like it. No damage done other than to the garden, the roses at the back were stripped of their leaves. Not vacuuming the leaves...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 09:58
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Got some tidying up to do in the garden including...

Got some tidying up to do in the garden including getting the garden vac out. The roses at the back have been decimated, all the leaves stripped off.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 21:23
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Dear God, I've never experienced a wind here like...

Dear God, I've never experienced a wind here like this one tonight. The garden is taking a battering, there's a huge heavy tub with a low bush in it, still upright but its been moved nearly two feet,...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 18:16
Replies: 151
Views: 7,163
Posted By stevestrat
Probably won't be that long, there's a case in...

Probably won't be that long, there's a case in Belgium.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 18:13
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Jesus its wild here, worst I can remember,...

Jesus its wild here, worst I can remember, supposed to ease in the early hours. Blanket advisory from Police Scotland not to travel, train services north of Berwick on the east coast have been...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 14:23
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
No, just be ready to catch him as he flies past...

No, just be ready to catch him as he flies past the gate.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 13:07
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh sh*t! The weather warning for here has been...

Oh sh*t! The weather warning for here has been raised to red, possibility of 100mph gusts :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2021, 20:30
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By stevestrat
Hmm . . . . right enough, he hasn't been logged...

Hmm . . . . right enough, he hasn't been logged in since the middle of July.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 20:25
Replies: 117
Views: 3,199
Posted By stevestrat
I thought that was putting Boris in an inflatable...

I thought that was putting Boris in an inflatable dingy in the middle of the channel holding a placard saying "Do you really want to come to a country where I'm in charge"!
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 18:42
Replies: 117
Views: 3,199
Posted By stevestrat
Neither gives them the automatic right to stay in...

Neither gives them the automatic right to stay in the UK, anybody coming into the country has to apply to remain here. I suspect laying minefields in the channel would raise a few eyebrows.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 12:47
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh dear, they've issued an amber storm warning...

Oh dear, they've issued an amber storm warning right down the east side of Scotland into England Friday afternoon til Saturday morning, 75 mph winds. So bad its qualified as a named storm, Arwen.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 10:23
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Posted By stevestrat
Whoever coined the phrase "its a dog's life" has...

Whoever coined the phrase "its a dog's life" has never seen this three! Crashed out on "their" sofa.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51702919682_7d5f03a667_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 09:38
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Posted By stevestrat
Get ours online, about 30 quid for a 20 kilo bag...

Get ours online, about 30 quid for a 20 kilo bag of sunflower hearts (free delivery), last roughly a month. Tried mixed seeds in the past but all that happened was they ate the sunflower seeds and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 09:06
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By stevestrat
The connectors are simply that, connectors. There...

The connectors are simply that, connectors. There are impact sensors located under the carpet.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51704316664_91b5f61fab.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 22:36
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By stevestrat
I ended up doing that on both cars, my old 1.8T...

I ended up doing that on both cars, my old 1.8T and the 260 much to Brian's displeasure :D

If you go down that route do it properly, solder, heatshrink and add about 6-8" to all the wiring, that...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 24th November 2021, 16:09
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By stevestrat
Been to Fort Bill numerous times but only drove...

Been to Fort Bill numerous times but only drove there once. Go for the journey rather than the destination, much prefer going by train, that way you can admire the scenery.
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 15:29
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Despite having numerous medical problems I was...

Despite having numerous medical problems I was the same until I phoned about making my omiprazole medication a repeat, doc wanted to see me. Not sure why as she didn't really do anything other than...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 13:37
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Had the flu jab a few weeks ago but it was a bit...

Had the flu jab a few weeks ago but it was a bit early for the covid booster, should hear about that soon. Don't have any of the "trying to book it yourself" carry on up here, get a letter with date,...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 10:46
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Aye, wait til Friday night and Saturday, sleet...

Aye, wait til Friday night and Saturday, sleet and snow forecast.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 19:22
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By stevestrat
Write down your IP address and throw that in

Write down your IP address and throw that in
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:47
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Just do the "chopping chillies" trick as...

Just do the "chopping chillies" trick as described above by Ian and myself and you won't need the FBH.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:44
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
Shouldn't have been that bad . . . . provided the...

Shouldn't have been that bad . . . . provided the isolastic engine mounts were in good condition, set up and shimmed correctly.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By stevestrat
You can get a key from BMW through official Xpart...

You can get a key from BMW through official Xpart channels but last I heard the were well over £200 plus VAT etc.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:30
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Been there, done that. Chopped evil little birds...

Been there, done that. Chopped evil little birds eye chillies then went for a pee. Ended up kneeling in the bath with the shower aimed at me privates :panic:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:42
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Feel like going back to sleep! My other half...

Feel like going back to sleep! My other half arrived home off a nightshift with a family breakfast pack, link sausage, lorne sausage, black pudding, white pudding. Add eggs to that and we had a major...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 21:52
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Looks good Jeff.

Looks good Jeff.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 18:07
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Posted By stevestrat
I'm trying to build up the enthusiasm to take the...

I'm trying to build up the enthusiasm to take the bin round ⛄
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 16:08
Replies: 96
Views: 2,556
Posted By stevestrat
Rather the same, lot of searching based on the...

Rather the same, lot of searching based on the clues.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 16:07
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Weather forecast was right enough, temperature is...

Weather forecast was right enough, temperature is dropping like a stone.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 14:55
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Never really liked the image that went with the...

Never really liked the image that went with the banjo.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51693547010_f4c5efecbe_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 14:46
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
That's an Interstate (sometimes referred to as In...

That's an Interstate (sometimes referred to as In A State!), mine was the Roadster, traditional black with gold lettering/pinstriping. It was reimported from California by a guy who was then flogging...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 14:14
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
That's good to know. Saw them the other day and...

That's good to know. Saw them the other day and wondered what they were like.

Just had a fun hour cleaning the drain on the kitchen sink, draining slowly. Took the u-bend off and surprised to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 11:49
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By stevestrat
Its not an uncommon fault, had it myself with my...

Its not an uncommon fault, had it myself with my old 1.8T. Simple battery reset usually cures it.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 11:38
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Here Ian, I thought your electric cars were...

Here Ian, I thought your electric cars were supposed to be cheap to charge. A company that runs charging points up here had a glitch in its software resulting in people's accounts being billed for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 11:30
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By stevestrat
Good safety feature.

Good safety feature.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 22:57
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By stevestrat
The previous owner of my 260 removed the "sporty"...

The previous owner of my 260 removed the "sporty" exhaust it came with (no idea what it was) and fitted a standard system. The exhaust boomed so badly that his young son wouldn't go in the car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 22:05
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By stevestrat
I seem to remember reading silicone, glue etc was...

I seem to remember reading silicone, glue etc was a bad idea as it meant no escape for condensation.
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:56
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
Ah now, it had a kickstart as well. The...

Ah now, it had a kickstart as well.

The plastic maggot :D Camchain tensioner was dodgy on early models and continued to be a problem.
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 18:26
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
Of all the bikes I've had the one I wish I'd kept...

Of all the bikes I've had the one I wish I'd kept was a Honda CB550K3. Got it dirt cheap off a painter and decorator neighbour, he'd taken it in part payment for a job, real Arthur Daley type :D The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 15:39
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By stevestrat
Different part numbers: Tourer - BPA500050 ...

Different part numbers:
Tourer - BPA500050
Saloon - BPA500040
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 15:27
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
Don't talk about kickstart pawls! I used to have...

Don't talk about kickstart pawls! I used to have to keep a few spare, the Commando had an appetite for them.

The one thing I couldn't get my head around was the positive earth.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 11:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By stevestrat
Copied from the Goodyear website: Installing...

Copied from the Goodyear website:

Installing Tires on the Rear Axle

When tires are replaced in pairs, the new tires should always be installed on the rear axle, and the partially worn tires...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 11:38
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By stevestrat
Been there. Not with flooring but with the walls....

Been there. Not with flooring but with the walls. Redecorated the bathroom including several coats of emulsion in a colour my wife chose on the non tiled walls. When my wife came home, I stood...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 18:28
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
The handlebars weren't the problem. Being a high...

The handlebars weren't the problem. Being a high compression twin you had to get the pistons in the right position (just on compression) before swinging the kickstart with all your might. If you got...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 16:50
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By stevestrat
I had a Norton, '72 750 Commando Roadster. The...

I had a Norton, '72 750 Commando Roadster. The diameter at the end of the silencer was the same as the diameter at the cylinder head with very little inbetween, that was the standard system :eek: I...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 19:55
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Few years ago Ging asked me to make a curry...

Few years ago Ging asked me to make a curry because some of her friends were coming. I either screwed up the amount of chillies or used more fiery ones than the recipe intended. Seriously this curry...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By stevestrat
Probably because the dimwits among us would...

Probably because the dimwits among us would consider it amusing to flash the signal at every other person they see rendering it useless.
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 16:19
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh dear, 92 million quid's worth of RAF F-35...

Oh dear, 92 million quid's worth of RAF F-35 fighter jet has crashed in the Med. That would put a serious dent in your no claims.

Pilot ok, back on the carrier and considering what to put on the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 16:13
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By stevestrat
Bet the turkeys are delighted.

Bet the turkeys are delighted.
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 12:28
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Posted By stevestrat
I've never really noticed any difference between...

I've never really noticed any difference between them. Whether I use green or red depends on the "colour" of the final dish.

Got a lump of pork to chop up for adobo tonight. Make a start when I've...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 11:18
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Posted By stevestrat
Presume that didn't come as a surprise Andy. ...

Presume that didn't come as a surprise Andy.

Brake switch prevents you getting a gear, a while ago the clutch actuator caused it to cut out and not restart . . . . that car must have some weird...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 21:40
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By stevestrat
Rav, how many times did you try to start the car...

Rav, how many times did you try to start the car with the discharged battery? It is possible to scramble the rolling code between the immobiliser and transponder chip. See BigRuss' warning...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2021, 13:53
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Posted By stevestrat
I wish postcode lottery would change their...

I wish postcode lottery would change their current TV ad. Every time it comes on Maya goes mental because she thinks somebody is ringing the door bell :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 11:45
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By stevestrat
If a new earth was created between the socket and...

If a new earth was created between the socket and the towbar is there a good earth between the towbar and the rest of the car?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2021, 20:23
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By stevestrat
Do you have or have you retrofitted headlamp...

Do you have or have you retrofitted headlamp powerwash? There is a relay that operates either the standard alarm horn or the headlamp powerwash pump. When retrofitting powerwash a T4 (maybe TOAF?)...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2021, 18:18
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Posted By stevestrat
I know the UK security services aren't the best...

I know the UK security services aren't the best but I suspect even they would have noticed a Russian navy submarine officer training academy at Leith Docks.
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 19:59
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The only Russian submarine commander with an...

The only Russian submarine commander with an Edinburgh accent.
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 17:25
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Posted By stevestrat
Oi, watch it, I'm not that bleedin' old! Times I...

Oi, watch it, I'm not that bleedin' old! Times I feel that old though. Mind you when I started the majority of the traction dated from the 60s.

Why would you want to drive an oversized bus in...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 19:56
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Posted By stevestrat
Try being the fireman on a mainline steam loco....

Try being the fireman on a mainline steam loco. Did that a umpteen times in the early '80s, bleedin' hard work. Did it because it was something different. I'm right handed but had to learn to shovel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By stevestrat
Yeah and the Halfords ones work out at £3.20 for...

Yeah and the Halfords ones work out at £3.20 for four as opposed to over £20!
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 16:51
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
I doubt if it was the cat . . . . ain't got one.

I doubt if it was the cat . . . . ain't got one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 14:16
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By stevestrat
You can get new ones from Rimmers...

You can get new ones from Rimmers (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DYB100121) (showing in stock) but they're over a fiver each :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 12:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By stevestrat
Andy (trikey) is a club trader and top notch...

Andy (trikey) is a club trader and top notch mechanic, unfortunately he's a bit far away for you, Norfolk. Nearest trader/mechanic is Mickyboy in Herne Bay, still a fair bit away.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:58
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Posted By stevestrat
Watching the clock for it Steve

Watching the clock for it Steve
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:53
Replies: 151
Views: 7,163
Posted By stevestrat
Do you get coffee and a biscuit as well otherwise...

Do you get coffee and a biscuit as well otherwise I'm wondering what to do for the other 29 minutes.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:49
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Posted By stevestrat
Just had a visitor, tiny wee Wren flew into the...

Just had a visitor, tiny wee Wren flew into the kitchen! Not sure how it managed to as the door was only open a few inches to allow the girls out/in. Thankfully it got out without me having to...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 09:51
Replies: 151
Views: 7,163
Posted By stevestrat
The mask instruction was never lifted in...

The mask instruction was never lifted in Scotland, I believe Wales and NI are the same, it was only lifted in England.
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2021, 19:50
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Posted By stevestrat
Weirdly since I threatened to open it up and...

Weirdly since I threatened to open it up and clean the contacts it's behaved itself :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 19:31
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Posted By stevestrat
Same here, either that or there's a sniper...

Same here, either that or there's a sniper around.

Discovered the perfect run about:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51668730100_e7f9cfaa2a_z.jpg

Oshkosh M1070 tank transporter tractor...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 13:35
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Need to be quick to beat the old boy next door,...

Need to be quick to beat the old boy next door, bleedin' magpie. Few winters ago a ship lost timber overboard, he made umpteen trips across to the shore humping it back. Can't complain really, he...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 10:39
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, Ging's dayshift so up at five, went back...

Morning, Ging's dayshift so up at five, went back to bed but as usual didn't sleep, just dozed. Mild but its been raining overnight.

Having bother with the Sky remote, some button you have to...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 21:38
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Posted By stevestrat
If he does we'll superglue the pads on then pull...

If he does we'll superglue the pads on then pull them off slowly :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 17:16
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Take the advice and rest Andy, its not an...

Take the advice and rest Andy, its not an opportunity to do some work on cars.
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 14:21
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Posted By stevestrat
Used to have a Honda CB250 RS, great nippy wee...

Used to have a Honda CB250 RS, great nippy wee sports bike. Chummed my folks and aunt and uncle for a holiday fishing up the north west of Scotland. Gentle run up with stops en route. Coming home I...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 20:35
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By stevestrat
The garage still exists.

The garage still exists.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 14:05
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By stevestrat
Most common cause of water in the boot is the...

Most common cause of water in the boot is the rear light seals leaking.

You'd get a better response posting your question in the Technical Help Forum.
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2021, 13:16
Replies: 154
Views: 22,826
Posted By stevestrat
Hmmm . . . . Castrol R :hurray:

Hmmm . . . . Castrol R :hurray:
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 13:06
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Didn't do their manager any good.

Didn't do their manager any good.
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2021, 19:53
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Posted By stevestrat
Good to know Rod is still around. Touchwood,...

Good to know Rod is still around. Touchwood, cross fingers etc I seem to be over the side effects of the flu jab, still got the covid booster to look forward to in a few weeks.

Rain has stopped...
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2021, 14:38
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Posted By stevestrat
Its wild here, very strong winds and heavy...

Its wild here, very strong winds and heavy showers. At some point I'm going to have to refill the bird feeders :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 18:40
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
No fireworks near us but the ones we can hear are...

No fireworks near us but the ones we can hear are loud enough to send Pops behind the sofa and Maya under the chair, Suzy doesn't give a toss.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 14:39
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Just thinking about Rod, anybody heard anything...

Just thinking about Rod, anybody heard anything recently? He was logged in back end of September (24th) but didn't post anything.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2021, 14:32
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By stevestrat
Don't like hairpins. Had them on my 1.8 ZT,...

Don't like hairpins. Had them on my 1.8 ZT, replaced two while I had the car because they weren't round any more.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 12:45
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh God, another one :(

Oh God, another one :(
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 20:25
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Posted By stevestrat
Great to see Rich smiling. Yeah, nothing lifts...

Great to see Rich smiling. Yeah, nothing lifts the spirits life a dog. Always had a dog or dogs around since I was about five. The girls always make me smile, especially Suzy, she has a very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2021, 18:35
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By stevestrat
Have a read at this, projectors have smooth...

Have a read at this, projectors have smooth lenses, reflectors have glass "ridged" lenses.
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 14:08
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Ian frequently gets his chopper out and tells us...

Ian frequently gets his chopper out and tells us about his vegetables.
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 11:10
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51654779340_73...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51654779340_7399b308b4.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2021, 18:04
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Might still be able to use it providing: a) you...

Might still be able to use it providing:
a) you can throw it high enough
b) are quick enough to operate the camera while its in the air
c) can catch it again
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 11:02
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By stevestrat
Yep, proper clips, locate the clip in the trim,...

Yep, proper clips, locate the clip in the trim, position the trim and whack where the clips are with a rubber mallet!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By stevestrat
I'm pretty sure it needs both bulbs to be out to...

I'm pretty sure it needs both bulbs to be out to trigger the bulb warning light.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2021, 13:10
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
:rant: flu vaccine! My arm is aching, stiff and...

:rant: flu vaccine! My arm is aching, stiff and sore all over. My wife is down with friends in the Lake District, she Facetimed me this morning, her first words were "you look like sh*t!" . . . ....
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 16:40
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Why is it every time I get a vaccination my body...

Why is it every time I get a vaccination my body regards the side effects list as a menu, I'll have that one, that one and that one . . . . oh, that one as well :(
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 15:20
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Had my flu jab earlier, my arm feels like he used...

Had my flu jab earlier, my arm feels like he used a 6" nail, getting a headache as well. Don't know if that's down to the flu jab or the fact that I had a diabolical sleep last night, kept waking up.
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 14:36
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Don't rush home Debs, give Andy time to do all...

Don't rush home Debs, give Andy time to do all the housework and prepare dinner.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 23:04
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
When I was driving trains used to have God awful...

When I was driving trains used to have God awful start times like 3am, hated them but there were guys who liked that sort of time and would swap you for it . . . . weirdos!
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 22:52
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Social life of a dead hamster :D

Social life of a dead hamster :D
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 22:09
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Been there Andy, did about 30 years of shift work.

Been there Andy, did about 30 years of shift work.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 22:06
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By stevestrat
Puzzled as to why you want a new transponder...

Puzzled as to why you want a new transponder :shrug: It works and replacing the transponder isn't straightforward, requires specialised equipment which only a handful of the traders have.

The...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 21:46
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
The clock/radio in the bedroom self adjusts . . ....

The clock/radio in the bedroom self adjusts . . . . trouble is I keep forgetting and changing it manually before I go to bed. Confuses the hell out of me in the morning.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 21:32
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Would somebody get in touch with Sky and tell...

Would somebody get in touch with Sky and tell them the clocks went back this morning. The TV guide is still showing British Summer Time (as in its showing 10:32pm now) and its confusing the hell out...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 31st October 2021, 21:22
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By stevestrat
Wasn't anything meant by it.

Wasn't anything meant by it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2021, 18:58
Replies: 48
Views: 2,975
Posted By stevestrat
Could happily live without that Andy. One of...

Could happily live without that Andy.

One of our neighbours has had two substantial supposedly permanent gazebos destroyed by the wind. He's learnt his lesson and built a wooden "summer house"...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 31st October 2021, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By stevestrat
Considering Gino's current situation I'd have...

Considering Gino's current situation I'd have thought it was plain good manners to give him first dibs at it.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 13:42
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Raining earlier but its stopped now, how long for...

Raining earlier but its stopped now, how long for is another matter.

Just done my good deed for the day. Making a coffee when I heard a "clunk" against the back door, looked out to see a wee Coal...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 10:32
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By stevestrat
Rail freight companies, in the UK anyway, are...

Rail freight companies, in the UK anyway, are only interested in moving bulk loads from A to B for individual customers, gone are the days of moving individual wagon loads for smaller companies. When...
Forum: Social Forum 30th October 2021, 13:04
Replies: 162,837
Views: 6,965,146
Posted By stevestrat
Something's really screwed my guts up, getting...

Something's really screwed my guts up, getting mild muscle pain as well. Tried to go out for milk and to send a parcel to our god daughter in the States but it ain't happening, had to come back.
Forum: Social Forum 30th October 2021, 09:54
Replies: 162,837
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Just for a change its peeing down again....

Morning. Just for a change its peeing down again. Need to fill the bird feeders before I get them tapping on the window complaining!

Had a rough night, think I know why. Used to eat brown bread...
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