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Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2021, 16:53
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By torque2me
The real description of the beam was eluding me...

The real description of the beam was eluding me at the draft stage. They might be called axel beams. Probably you'll see a photo of one at Machine Mart or C J Autos. And yes, in the middle of the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2021, 20:29
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By torque2me
Indeed. The fire brigade has learnt a lot since...

Indeed. The fire brigade has learnt a lot since Grenfell and have bought a couple of huge extendible ladders. Probably still wouldn't reach the height of a Grenfell but at least it is much better...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 20:26
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, mine is 33kg. Might be worth getting...

Yeah, mine is 33kg.

Might be worth getting one of those beam thingymajigs so the vehicle is lifted in parallel. They usually slot into the hole left when the lifting saddle is removed.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2021, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By torque2me
It's all luck though Steve. Just finished a...

It's all luck though Steve. Just finished a restoration of a Triumph and 6 weeks later (the paint would still not have dried) someone with no morals has used my Triumph's front o/s wing as their...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2021, 20:14
Replies: 54
Views: 2,119
Posted By torque2me
That is due to the strength of the US$ against...

That is due to the strength of the US$ against Sterling. Also due to Russia restricting supplies and the Gulf/Arab states not upping their output as they previously did. No UK govt. will take any...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2021, 15:05
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By torque2me
Many, if not all, governments since Harold Wilson...

Many, if not all, governments since Harold Wilson & Ted Heath have offered subsidised forms of insulation. With this in mind I cannot think why the whole housing base is not sufficiently insulated...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2021, 17:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By torque2me
Believe the charging points are provided by VAG...

Believe the charging points are provided by VAG but I take it then Tesco foot the eleccy bill?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2021, 08:17
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By torque2me
Who's your energy supplier. Must get signed up...

Who's your energy supplier. Must get signed up to them ;-)

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2021, 13:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By torque2me
Excellent car the 820. Mine was the Fastback...

Excellent car the 820. Mine was the Fastback Vitesse Sport. Super engine.
Best since the P5B v8 and the Triumph range up to mid-1975.

Not all the BL divisions were useless1

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2021, 13:12
Replies: 39
Views: 860
Posted By torque2me
I've always found it possible to waft along in...

I've always found it possible to waft along in the inside lane, sometimes for many a minute. The problem is that as soon as you come up behind HGV's or slower traffic the next lane is always...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2021, 13:04
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By torque2me
No wonder software is so buggy and games so...

No wonder software is so buggy and games so violent! :devil:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2021, 12:27
Replies: 54
Views: 2,119
Posted By torque2me
A couple of good suggestions there :} The...

A couple of good suggestions there :}

The Army personnel will have to undergo training as most of the Army's HGV force will not be certificated for fuel transfers and haulage. The Army does have...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2021, 12:22
Replies: 39
Views: 1,336
Posted By torque2me
The government is not responsible for virus...

The government is not responsible for virus transmission, it is people.
30k+ plus people per day are contracting it!

Choir practice, one of the best forms of transmitting the virus either by...
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2021, 09:49
Replies: 54
Views: 2,119
Posted By torque2me
142.9 ppl Momentum. Heathrow.......hmmmm.... J4...

142.9 ppl Momentum. Heathrow.......hmmmm.... J4 perhaps ;-)

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2021, 07:41
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By torque2me
The waste issue might be negated by finding other...

The waste issue might be negated by finding other uses for it through research grants at Uni's.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2021, 06:38
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By torque2me
Aaaaahh! That rings a bell. Kewv

Aaaaahh! That rings a bell.

Kewv
Forum: Humour Corner 4th October 2021, 06:22
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By torque2me
That will always be the problem with a "free"...

That will always be the problem with a "free" service which looks after the poorer of the world population :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2021, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By torque2me
Don't remember them being about when I was a...

Don't remember them being about when I was a nipper!

Full Sutton - might be next to one of HMP's holiday lets ;-)

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2021, 16:22
Replies: 41
Views: 2,182
Posted By torque2me
It's not only freight. More to the point is...

It's not only freight. More to the point is energy supply. This is on a knife's edge and whilst Minister's say there will be no power outages this winter I don't think they realize reality. Power...
Forum: Social Forum 29th September 2021, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By torque2me
I must have missed the financial strategy and...

I must have missed the financial strategy and yoga. Were these performed at the same time by the same person or is it two different incidences?

Kev
Forum: The Pony Express 29th September 2021, 17:28
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By torque2me
Rick, I might be doing a Bristol to...

Rick,

I might be doing a Bristol to Hertfordshire journey in the not too distant future - if that is any good?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 16:27
Replies: 59
Views: 3,063
Posted By torque2me
Same in my area at a place called Gallows Hill. ...

Same in my area at a place called Gallows Hill. The large BP services in on a round-a-bout with a "driv thru" McDonalds next to it. I expect a few brown envelopes were need to get that through the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 16:15
Replies: 59
Views: 3,063
Posted By torque2me
Yes, a chicken and egg situation. Either someone...

Yes, a chicken and egg situation. Either someone in government or BP leaked the fact they were 1,000 drivers under requirement and consequently a few fuel stations had closed. The media is correct...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 16:07
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By torque2me
A a cost saving....yeah! Kev

A a cost saving....yeah!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2021, 15:39
Replies: 41
Views: 2,182
Posted By torque2me
Take it from an ex-PSV/HGV driver that you should...

Take it from an ex-PSV/HGV driver that you should consult the appropriate medical fraternity to check on your sanity. The reasons I gave in are:-

Long hours with finishes in the middle of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 10:11
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By torque2me
Nice one Norm! Saw a Dyane 4 at the Harpenden...

Nice one Norm! Saw a Dyane 4 at the Harpenden Classics on the Common on Wednesday. Very rare car now I would think!

We all (macafee, yourself and little 'ole me) seem to be in agreement about...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2021, 09:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By torque2me
How about a pointer to what needed to be...

How about a pointer to what needed to be achieved?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 22nd September 2021, 12:18
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By torque2me
Sounds just like a 50/60's pre-select gearbox as...

Sounds just like a 50/60's pre-select gearbox as fitted in some Morris models and other makes.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 20th September 2021, 12:55
Replies: 62
Views: 2,145
Posted By torque2me
You must have been rich.....I had to build my...

You must have been rich.....I had to build my tool collection bit by bit. A socket here, a spanner there. Took a few years to have a useable range.

Totally agree!

What about perches, rods...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th September 2021, 08:18
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By torque2me
Next you will be singing the praises of Boggle...

Next you will be singing the praises of Boggle Hole! Leave Yorkshire to the the Yorkshire people, otherwise we find it hard to get out and about due to the maddening crowds. :devil:

Kev
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2021, 08:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, must be my personality :shrug: Kev

Yeah, must be my personality :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 20th September 2021, 07:57
Replies: 62
Views: 2,145
Posted By torque2me
Unhappy Steve, whilst you might ask your butcher for a...

Steve, whilst you might ask your butcher for a pound of mince or whatever, he/she will weigh it in metric (454 grams which has now, commercially, been rounded down to 400 grams), otherwise he/she...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2021, 15:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By torque2me
Do you not have a second set of keys? Kev

Do you not have a second set of keys?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2021, 17:03
Replies: 63
Views: 3,456
Posted By torque2me
Don't forget the high rise apartment(s)! ...

Don't forget the high rise apartment(s)!


Last week the Grid was so close to shut down that the NP had to pay £50 million to grease a suppliers hand - ROI and France (who had their own overload...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2021, 15:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By torque2me
One of the motoring rags used to (maybe still do)...

One of the motoring rags used to (maybe still do) have a column box within the road test of a vehicle which they listed the cost of some of the the probably needed parts (master cylinder ect., ect.)....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2021, 10:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By torque2me
Exactly the reason I've had three (still have...

Exactly the reason I've had three (still have two) AWD estates. Mind you, everything passes it when on the road. :}

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2021, 09:44
Replies: 31
Views: 2,144
Posted By torque2me
To be fair, there might not have been much he...

To be fair, there might not have been much he could have done. If death was immediate then there would be no point in jacking the car up and dragging his mate clear. Dialing 999 from one's phone is...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2021, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By torque2me
Not a problem! You fleshed out what I might...

Not a problem! You fleshed out what I might easily have gone into but just wanted to do a short post pointing the way.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2021, 07:38
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By torque2me
I did say that the small print would need to be...

I did say that the small print would need to be checked.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2021, 07:33
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By torque2me
The mk.2 X-Type was better for rot (rear of sills...

The mk.2 X-Type was better for rot (rear of sills on earlier mk.). I've always thought the engine bullet proof (v6 2.5). For me, suspension is the bug bear - dem der joints don't last long.
...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd September 2021, 19:49
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By torque2me
Check the small print for clauses. If you have...

Check the small print for clauses. If you have signed up to a fixed term usage then in contract law that is it. It is nice to be able to give advance warning that one is not going to renew but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 14:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,144
Posted By torque2me
More likely up the nose or in the vein! Kev

More likely up the nose or in the vein!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 14:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,227
Posted By torque2me
On that particular engine it might be but the...

On that particular engine it might be but the consensus of opinion is they run a little hotter - mine certainly does.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2021, 20:34
Replies: 35
Views: 2,227
Posted By torque2me
Plus engines run a little hotter, Does...

Plus engines run a little hotter,

Does anyone use a stabiliser?

Is anyone able to give a recommendation and does anyone know what the stabilising chemical is?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2021, 20:27
Replies: 31
Views: 2,144
Posted By torque2me
No matter how many registers the administration...

No matter how many registers the administration produces, either they ignore it or only put through a lower amount!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2021, 18:29
Replies: 35
Views: 2,227
Posted By torque2me
It depends on location but I expect the...

It depends on location but I expect the "labelling" of pumps was done in advance as the start date was supposed to be September (3 weeks ago in my neck of the woods). Maybe some areas brought that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2021, 18:26
Replies: 35
Views: 2,227
Posted By torque2me
Not cooler....hotter! Kev

Not cooler....hotter!

Kev
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2021, 20:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By torque2me
Then I've been lucky as I started to once again...

Then I've been lucky as I started to once again to use Avon's in 2001. Not had that sort of deteriation in the many, many sets I've had. As a previous poster has mentioned, compounds change all the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2021, 19:51
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By torque2me
All sounds very complicated. Not like the start...

All sounds very complicated. Not like the start of the 70's as newly passed full license holder we couldn't afford winter or snow tyres, just used what was fitted to the car but drive a bit more...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd August 2021, 12:44
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By torque2me
So, nothing changed there then! There is...

So, nothing changed there then!

There is talk of shipping being powered by hydrogen and HGV's Personally I think it is a better option than batteries (more helpful if they choose materials which...
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd August 2021, 10:51
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By torque2me
Brown & Gammons may still have oem MGR stock. I...

Brown & Gammons may still have oem MGR stock. I obtained one about three years ago.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2021, 20:24
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By torque2me
Absolutely! That is what I was hinting at in my...

Absolutely! That is what I was hinting at in my post #18. It won't stop at 30k+ and the unintended consequences and events will be more overwhelming for the UK's infrastructure then the do-gooders...
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2021, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By torque2me
I thought that they only captured (stored) a...

I thought that they only captured (stored) a certain time frame - or is that all old hat now? In other words, why would you want 4 hours of something which is of no use other than the actions of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 16:35
Replies: 37
Views: 3,074
Posted By torque2me
Same year I bought mine :cool: I was always...

Same year I bought mine :cool:

I was always led to believe that it was poor rotation of stock and supplies from Russia (ex-Fiat deal) via Italy....via others....who knows!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2021, 15:36
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By torque2me
Some are predicting wars over water rights...

Some are predicting wars over water rights :devil:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 20:38
Replies: 37
Views: 3,074
Posted By torque2me
Wow! That's a low mileage one. Was it a "one...

Wow! That's a low mileage one. Was it a "one lady owner who only drove it Sunday afternoons" ;-) My '77 'S' had done 109,004 when I purchased it in 1987 and is about to reach 151k.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 20:23
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By torque2me
So, how did VAG dodge the bullit? German...

So, how did VAG dodge the bullit? German influence maybe? :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2021, 20:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By torque2me
A certain "blue" party has won two election on...

A certain "blue" party has won two election on the lie that it would be abolished. Six billion is six billion!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2021, 19:58
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By torque2me
Socialism has a price :o Kev

Socialism has a price :o

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2021, 18:03
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, many were the Kindergarten and non of them...

Yeah, many were the Kindergarten and non of them were the east european "dirty" impoverished Jew without education or means. The majority were from the professional class will always be able to...
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2021, 15:10
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By torque2me
Hi, Watched the Parlimentary...

Hi,

Watched the Parlimentary statement/debate this morning (18/08) and everyone was giving it the "must help" scenario - "look at me" virtual signalling. No-one mentioned, or asked, what impact...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th August 2021, 15:09
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By torque2me
So, in other words these are not a Rover oem...

So, in other words these are not a Rover oem re-manufactured item? Probably an oem part from another source or a generic thing!

Kev
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2021, 15:04
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By torque2me
Rover Centre, Units 6 & 7, London Road...

Rover Centre,
Units 6 & 7,
London Road Business Park,
222, London Road,
St. Albans,
AL1 1PN

01727 834001 / 855454
rover_stalbans@btconnect.com
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2021, 14:39
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By torque2me
The Taliban is the creature of Pakistan and no...

The Taliban is the creature of Pakistan and no terrorist organisation has been defeated if they have access to sanctuary (i.e. Pakistan).

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2021, 07:37
Replies: 85
Views: 9,802
Posted By torque2me
Never had issues with Avon's but with a 260 they...

Never had issues with Avon's but with a 260 they only last for 18 months. With us out of the EU now perhaps there is scope for Cooper Tires to amend the compounds but don't hold your breath.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 13th August 2021, 06:59
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By torque2me
No! They never fully supported NATO forces. ...

No! They never fully supported NATO forces. Billions of dollars have been injected into the country for rebuilding and good blood shed. Schools have been opened to females. All that is,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2021, 12:29
Replies: 85
Views: 9,802
Posted By torque2me
Yes Steve, He, however, increased speed when he...

Yes Steve, He, however, increased speed when he felt a vibration (probably a bulge in the tyre). i've had a Conti do that which was well within three years old. Bearing the MGB...
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2021, 12:22
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By torque2me
Seems the UK will prefer economic disaster via...

Seems the UK will prefer economic disaster via much higher taxation (see latest VED rates for petrol).

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2021, 12:33
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By torque2me
Remember, MP's and their hanger on's have the...

Remember, MP's and their hanger on's have the underground car parks at taxpayers expense. I've no doubt that charging points have been installed. I must e-mail Grant Shapps and ask that question. ...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2021, 09:42
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By torque2me
A lot of it is about securing funding - certainly...

A lot of it is about securing funding - certainly in this country. As it is a "hot" topic at the moment and the propaganda has prepared people to accept higher fines/funding/taxation.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2021, 18:28
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By torque2me
Just what I was pointing out - good value for...

Just what I was pointing out - good value for money with factory extras :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2021, 18:22
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By torque2me
It's all a question of perspective! BL, and...

It's all a question of perspective! BL, and their engineers, produced a wide range of cars which seemed to fit the styling and incomes of the people at those times. The Marina 1.3TC was a good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 18:10
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By torque2me
It will be o.k. to use as the alternative might...

It will be o.k. to use as the alternative might be 10 ppl more.

I usually use Tesco Momentum 95 (which was E5) but to-day (06/08) when I went to fill up the forecourt was closed (probably stock...
Forum: All Other Navigation Systems 5th August 2021, 19:31
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By torque2me
Apparently cassette tape is making a comeback,...

Apparently cassette tape is making a comeback, similar to vynil records :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2021, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By torque2me
The real reasoning should be along the lines of...

The real reasoning should be along the lines of transmission. We know that a non-vaccinated person might be a carrier but is a very low risk as the virus would rather infect so the non -vaccinated...
Forum: Social Forum 30th July 2021, 07:25
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By torque2me
Hmmmm.... well many governments seem to be doing...

Hmmmm.... well many governments seem to be doing coercion and bribery. HM Government is proposing disallowing people to go to events, fly and such. Personally, I'd prefer a bribe than force. ...
Forum: Was it you? 28th July 2021, 09:46
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By torque2me
Might just be curious/interested as a fellow...

Might just be curious/interested as a fellow (enthusiast). I stopped by to look over a Ford Zodiac (no intention of nicking it)! All innocent or would have been 30 years ago - society has changed!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 17:10
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By torque2me
The only problem with that view point is that the...

The only problem with that view point is that the UK is not represented in Council.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 19:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By torque2me
Yes, I liked the diesel but the styling was not...

Yes, I liked the diesel but the styling was not quite for me and the interior was cheap (it was a 2005 car so pro-drive'd)

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By torque2me
Cor, some people like to push size down your...

Cor, some people like to push size down your throat! ;)
When I was a teenager 21" was the nirvana, and that was only achievable
with "hand-me-down" :p:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By torque2me
It's the same story at the company I work for. ...

It's the same story at the company I work for. They put out slide shows and communication mails saying that they want people to "challenge" anything that is wrong. In the past if one put one's head...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 18:17
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By torque2me
I wouldn't have thought "a fill" would have any...

I wouldn't have thought "a fill" would have any detrimental effect. The main problem for "to-day's" cars will be if the fuel is left to stagnate. Older cars will have more problems (but not on one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 16:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By torque2me
My jalopy is ever present, south of Stevenage...

My jalopy is ever present, south of Stevenage with a recent visit to Pin Green.

Of course there is not a huge amount of 75's because it was not big production wise and every year some go to that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 21:18
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By torque2me
Well, we would have to see more detail on this...

Well, we would have to see more detail on this when the EU publishes but from that "headline" I cannot see how the EU can force the UK into only allowing "franchised" outlets to do repairs or obtain...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2021, 21:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By torque2me
I was taught at the beginning of my vehicle...

I was taught at the beginning of my vehicle driving that one should LOOK and NOT glance! I've had three very close calls for being involved in RTA's with drivers (1 x male, 2 x female) who only...
Forum: Humour Corner 20th July 2021, 19:29
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By torque2me
Who is the above named person and what are they...

Who is the above named person and what are they doing now and in the past?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By torque2me
Is the dash new, s/h or re-produced? Kev

Is the dash new, s/h or re-produced?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 18:25
Replies: 101
Views: 7,170
Posted By torque2me
Yes, I expect Africa may have to go down this...

Yes, I expect Africa may have to go down this route as well (either that or use clockwork). :getmecoat:

However, how are they going about to minimise the "Hindenburg effect".

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By torque2me
One can leave a "close call" on a lot of out of...

One can leave a "close call" on a lot of out of stock listed part. I've left my details on a few "out of stock/close call" parts and only received one or two replies. I think that the oem has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 08:17
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By torque2me
I've no doubt that they have Merc's or BMW's and...

I've no doubt that they have Merc's or BMW's and probably always have. A man committed to MGR would not have siphoned money away.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By torque2me
Many famous and big names started from humble...

Many famous and big names started from humble beggings such as a market stall (Tesco - Cohen) or a small shop. Once out of generational family ownership they seem to get swallowed up and fade away!...
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 12:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By torque2me
I thought Vauxhall (commercial anyway) is now...

I thought Vauxhall (commercial anyway) is now PSA! :shrug:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2021, 12:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By torque2me
Shapps, aaaah you got to love him :mad: Kev

Shapps, aaaah you got to love him :mad:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2021, 12:24
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By torque2me
Well an earlier posting suggests England had all...

Well an earlier posting suggests England had all of the first half! I only believe they had the upper hand (no, not the hand of god) for the first twenty minutes. Mancini changed formation and then...
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2021, 15:03
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By torque2me
In what way, Steve. Kev

In what way, Steve.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2021, 15:01
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By torque2me
It depends if they are Sheriff's or Bailiffs -...

It depends if they are Sheriff's or Bailiffs - differing allowed actions I believe!

Kev
Like the Don Quiote
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2021, 19:20
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By torque2me
There is a good company in St. Albans if it is...

There is a good company in St. Albans if it is not to far for you (have a day out). Will post their details if you are interested.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2021, 19:17
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By torque2me
Where was the vessels registered? Kev

Where was the vessels registered?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:41
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By torque2me
Absolutely. Just like the number of manned...

Absolutely. Just like the number of manned check-outs, bank branches and such closing the petrol forecourt will change. With a fill-up over £50 then it makes sense for a larger overpayment. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By torque2me
No, you buy a bottle of Mr. Muscle and drink it!...

No, you buy a bottle of Mr. Muscle and drink it! :duh:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By torque2me
Bit of an eye-opener that more members cannot...

Bit of an eye-opener that more members cannot recommend a company in the north-east. I can't help in that matter as it is just about 50 years ago since we thrashed Mini Cooper S cars around the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 11:17
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By torque2me
Obviously it helps to keep the spray volume down...

Obviously it helps to keep the spray volume down which then helps the following vehicle. My old jalopy flings shed loads of spray from, especially, the rears.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2021, 08:54
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By torque2me
I have the same problem with the iT at work. ...

I have the same problem with the iT at work. Special passwords file is authorized by a code to the mobile phone number I give them...…. typical of the intelligence of to-day.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 10:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By torque2me
Tyres do become damaged due to weather conditions...

Tyres do become damaged due to weather conditions though. UV is a killer of silicon and/or rubber. If the car is garaged then it will be less of an issue but if parked outside, next to a solar farm,...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2021, 07:03
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By torque2me
No longer a contact sport but to be fair we don't...

No longer a contact sport but to be fair we don't want to see serious injuries ala Haarland/Keane. It's all about treading on toes and ankles which are not protected nowadays.

I don't think we...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 12:53
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By torque2me
DVLA started to issue fines until challenged and...

DVLA started to issue fines until challenged and the court found them to be exceeding their powers. Of course, the fine will be called something else.

Kev
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 11:20
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By torque2me
A recent thread on this subject (not hubs)...

A recent thread on this subject (not hubs) regarding standard/quality of parts about a fortnight ago. Will interest you. Personally, I would go for NGK but ask them to read to you the "made in ……"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 10:02
Replies: 22
Views: 3,692
Posted By torque2me
There was a very recent thread on this subject a...

There was a very recent thread on this subject a week or so ago!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 07:23
Replies: 76
Views: 3,326
Posted By torque2me
Yes, most of us would also make mistakes but...

Yes, most of us would also make mistakes but would we lie and cover them up? Probably, it's human nature. What most might not do is state we would have a world beating test & trace costing £37...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 07:17
Replies: 76
Views: 3,326
Posted By torque2me
All politicians seem to be economical with the...

All politicians seem to be economical with the truth. Hancock could not be truthful with BJ and/or the cabinet.

It would not surprise me if he made a "comeback" - the whole edifice is rotten!...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th June 2021, 18:43
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By torque2me
Don't the 260's people do regular orders (for the...

Don't the 260's people do regular orders (for the v8's only maybe)?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 17:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By torque2me
It is estimated that the average person loses 5%...

It is estimated that the average person loses 5% of their muscle mass per year after 65.

kEV
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 21:17
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By torque2me
I do but its annoying to find every space around...

I do but its annoying to find every space around my vehicle occupied when I get back to it...…:eek:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2021, 21:11
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By torque2me
Well, with over 1.5 million unemployed + those...

Well, with over 1.5 million unemployed + those who are not counted (for various reasons and to make sure the "official" figure is low as it can be) there does seem to be a reluctance nowadays to...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 23rd June 2021, 21:26
Replies: 18
Views: 3,616
Posted By torque2me
That's what happens when money to invest in plant...

That's what happens when money to invest in plant and machinery is no object.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 21:04
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By torque2me
Not an oil stain in sight :cool: The one in...

Not an oil stain in sight :cool:

The one in the light tartan dress is welcome to be my apprentice :devil:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By torque2me
Thanks Saga. I take it that the medium used is...

Thanks Saga. I take it that the medium used is soda?

kev
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 19:20
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By torque2me
Can you provide a "how to build a vapour blaster"...

Can you provide a "how to build a vapour blaster" and the chemicals needed etc.

Thanks,

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2021, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By torque2me
That's the one I use! Kev

That's the one I use!

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2021, 18:31
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By torque2me
When I purchased a vehicle in February 2020, the...

When I purchased a vehicle in February 2020, the V5c went to the DVLA. After about 5 months of no new V5c I sent another form to gee them up. No response. After about 9 months I went on the "chat"...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 21:25
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By torque2me
A very good "wolf in sheep's clothing" but the...

A very good "wolf in sheep's clothing" but the styling was a bit 'frumpy' and the BL competitions department asked for something lighter than the relatively heavy dolly.

Wasn't the Golf mk1 also...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 20:08
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By torque2me
What, and miss out on a clean-up job. I wonder...

What, and miss out on a clean-up job. I wonder if they have ever caught anyone fly-tipping. Plenty down the country lanes in my neck of the woods. But catching them would mean planning and...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2021, 12:13
Replies: 92
Views: 4,984
Posted By torque2me
Yeah, talk about being in denial but she is only...

Yeah, talk about being in denial but she is only sticking to the propaganda of the EU, remember you have to take an oath - a bit like the one for Hitler.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2021, 12:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By torque2me
I stopped the hassle and all that goes with it 1n...

I stopped the hassle and all that goes with it 1n 1991. That was when traffic volumes were lighter and the motorways, were well motorways. Anyone daft enough to do a HGV (good pay), PSV or...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2021, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By torque2me
But I wonder what the maximum timescale is for...

But I wonder what the maximum timescale is for them to be liable to fix/repair. Does anyone know?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 14:05
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By torque2me
Dream on Steve ;) Kev

Dream on Steve ;)

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 14:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By torque2me
That is the million dollar question. The vast...

That is the million dollar question. The vast majority of parts put into stock and made via MGR sourcing are now exhausted. x-part, might, if they have access to the OEM and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 13:44
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By torque2me
Forgive my ignorance but in what reference is...

Forgive my ignorance but in what reference is "Indian arms" made to?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By torque2me
Means they will have access to all the camera...

Means they will have access to all the camera network + your personal records. So much for data integrity! :mad:

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 08:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By torque2me
Yep, the Avon's have more rubber on the road and...

Yep, the Avon's have more rubber on the road and thus more resistance plus a 16" wheel takes more power to move but that should be balanced out by a bigger wheel being more efficient once in a steady...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 08:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By torque2me
Brown & Gammons have one - assembled it...

Brown & Gammons have one - assembled it themselves at the factory I'm told.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 08:46
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By torque2me
Know what you're getting at Steve, but being a...

Know what you're getting at Steve, but being a bit pedantic just "this once" one could point out that taking a break after four hours is no bad thing and is the advice offered by various agencies. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 08:41
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By torque2me
Which is something one can't do on-line. I still...

Which is something one can't do on-line. I still prefer checking goods physically, whether it be clothing or other goods. Not always possible nowadays I grant you!

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2021, 07:03
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By torque2me
Some good point made in this post. ...

Some good point made in this post.

Yes, capital costs will be higher in the short term but should be better once volume kicks in.

Very good points regarding length of time to refuel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 06:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By torque2me
That is an issue that applies to many marques...

That is an issue that applies to many marques that are no longer made and the oem no longer in business (Lucas as an example). One has to hope that suppliers (such as x-part) source items which are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2021, 08:56
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By torque2me
Being in the same neck of the woods, can you name...

Being in the same neck of the woods, can you name such a helpful fitting company?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 18:56
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By torque2me
Don't forget that it was permissible to have a...

Don't forget that it was permissible to have a Golliwog doll and collect the paper type one's from Robertson's jam! I fear I'll be long gone before what we consider allowable is allowed again!

...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 18:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By torque2me
Wow, I wonder what they think of the 20's...

Wow, I wonder what they think of the 20's generation. Yeah, those oldies that went through the depression years as kids, fought in WW2 as teenagers and re-built the countries infrastructure whilst...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 18:00
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By torque2me
How? Kev

How?

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 17:05
Replies: 92
Views: 4,984
Posted By torque2me
They were quite happy to throw Greece under a...

They were quite happy to throw Greece under a fleet of buses! Still in the "club" though.

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 16:58
Replies: 92
Views: 4,984
Posted By torque2me
That is the problem in a nutshell. Negotiate the...

That is the problem in a nutshell. Negotiate the UK out of the EU but fail to include NI and this has created all sorts of stupidities. It should have been all of the UK out and let the EU solve...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By torque2me
Green energy don't come cheap :shrug: But, there...

Green energy don't come cheap :shrug: But, there has been a big jump in oil prices resulting in something like 8ppl uplift since January :mad:

Kev
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2021, 16:37
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By torque2me
You know that is a splendid idea regarding...

You know that is a splendid idea regarding constant charging of vehicles. With that we would not need individual charging points which will be in their millions in a few years time (more street...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By torque2me
You'll have to define whether the trim isfor the...

You'll have to define whether the trim isfor the front or rear of the vehicle. Clips are available with a proviso if it is a rear trim (tonneau) as I have just done a repair on my 260. I don't know...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2021, 15:39
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By torque2me
What was hugely effective was being placed into...

What was hugely effective was being placed into the VAG and all their, and don't forget, EU monies.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 21:10
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By torque2me
Probably not for the pedestrian? Kev

Probably not for the pedestrian?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 17:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By torque2me
Hmmm....I would still have suspicions but that...

Hmmm....I would still have suspicions but that aside, it's not what you can see, it's what is unseen. Was your vehicle treated by the first owner?

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 21:20
Replies: 49
Views: 3,905
Posted By torque2me
Funnily enough the first lock down generated a...

Funnily enough the first lock down generated a higher demand for s/h vehicles and thus prices rose. It was said at the time that this was due to the "public transport" commuter obtaining them as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 21:33
Replies: 23
Views: 2,199
Posted By torque2me
I always thought that it was 100k sigs before it...

I always thought that it was 100k sigs before it would be debated. Probably wrong.

Kev
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By torque2me
I've used "waterless" in the past (other products...

I've used "waterless" in the past (other products available) and have seen it used at the shows if the vehicle has been driven there and is dusty. Not used it enough times to see if there is paint...
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