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Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 08:26
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By matchless
Meatloaf

Sad day,
I think he enjoyed himself over those 74 years though.
Only a week or so after Burke Shelley from Budgie (for those who remember them), not as famous, but just as influential IMHO.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2022, 21:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By matchless
Thanks , I will keep checking in. I still...

Thanks ,
I will keep checking in.
I still have the Mazda CX7 for now, but it's not ULEZ compliant , so will have to go as well.
Still got the Bonneville to tinker with, so that can be my hobby for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 09:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By matchless
HI Mike, I am really sorry, I had a half empty...

HI Mike,
I am really sorry, I had a half empty 6 yrd skip that was used for most of the large parts.
I didn't think, because of the logistics , that any one would have been interested in them.
The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 07:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By matchless
The end..

Hi All,
After 17 years (apart from a gap of 6 months ) I No longer own either a 75 or MG, feels strange.
I have binned most of my bulky spares ( drive shafts, sub frame,undertrays etc) but have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2021, 08:49
Replies: 59
Views: 3,869
Posted By matchless
Fuel

WOW!,
A whole week without getting any fuel, even went out yesterday morning at 4am!(Sad I know).
I am not a key worker, and can easily catch a train to work (for four times the cost of driving to...
Forum: Items Wanted 31st August 2021, 07:46
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By matchless
Seat switches

Hi,
I have a full set, part looms, and dash switches, if still required.
Forum: The Pony Express 24th July 2021, 23:46
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By matchless
Bournemouth area

Hi,
I did get an offer of help, sadly the wheel was sold before we could arrange anything.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 24th July 2021, 15:56
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By matchless
All sorted

No longer required, as I have sourced a nice manual set.
Forum: Items Wanted 11th July 2021, 16:51
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By matchless
Cool MG ZT Saloon Seats *** NO LONGER REQUIRED

No longer required.

Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2021, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By matchless
Thanks Suzublu

Thanks to both who replied,
The guide that Suzublu sent did the trick.
Amazing that it stumped so many of us at work!
On my way home now to sort out the replacements.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2021, 18:49
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By matchless
Folding back seat stuck

Hi,
I have just spent an afternoon trying to free the folding back seat of my Saloon.
The push buttons are stuck down, and the drivers side is free, but the otherside isnt.
The only time I have...
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd June 2021, 07:37
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By matchless
Seats

Thanks,
I do keep looking at his seats on eBay.
I will try a call.
Cheers.
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd June 2021, 20:19
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By matchless
Bump

Just a quick bump.
Thanks.
Forum: The Pony Express 2nd June 2021, 09:25
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By matchless
Bournemouth area

Hi
Is there anyone in the Bournemouth area who could collect a spare wheel and hold it for just a few days.
I would obviously cover costs.

Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd April 2021, 11:19
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By matchless
MG ZT Seats (For A Saloon)

Hi,
I am looking for a set of MG ZT Saloon Sports seats.
Preferably the full leather ones,but will be open to other types. Manual would be great, but would electric could be an option.
In good...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd April 2021, 18:07
Replies: 1
Egr
Views: 306
Posted By matchless
Egr

I think I have one in the shed , if still required.

Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 12th February 2021, 08:52
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By matchless
Facelift boot plinth

Hi,
Has any one got a good face lift boot plinth for sale?
If so please PM me with details.

Thanks

Paul
Forum: Social Forum 12th August 2020, 21:05
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matchless
Claim

Thanks for the info above,
I have over 100 pictures of the faults (incl lintels resting on less than 2 inches either side of the foundations, and one wall 40mm shorter than the other, and dozens...
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2020, 18:04
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matchless
Builders

Hi Andy,
it is a shame that these rogue builders tarnish other good ones.
I had 7 quotes, and chose a company that was an average cost, so didnt go cheap. The company has been around for 40 years,...
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2020, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matchless
Small claims court

Hi all,
Anyone on here used a small claims court ?
I have just sacked the builder who was in the process of building a small rear extension on my house, far too many issues to continue, and have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2020, 20:24
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By matchless
Clutch Master Cylinder

Hi,
Are Delphi and LUK part of the same group of companies?.
The reason is I have just bought a Supposed Delphi Clutch master Cylinder,
and when opened, the only marking is on the reservoir cap,...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th April 2020, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By matchless
Caliper

Thanks for the replies,
I have bought a new mintex one, for a very reasonable price.

Cheers
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 16th April 2020, 08:29
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks for the replies,
I will check eBay for those suggestions.
I did buy a used front one from eBay for a previous car about 5 years ago, I didn't need it in the end, which was a good thing....
Forum: Items Wanted 15th April 2020, 20:50
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By matchless
Drivers side rear caliper

Hi,
while changing the rear discs and pads I had serious difficulty in pushing back the
rear drivers side caliper piston, even with the bleed screw open.
Anyone hav a good condition one they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 18:05
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Car now has a new MOT.
Thanks.
Paul
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2019, 22:03
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By matchless
Another Terry(TS Autos) Thank you

Thanks Terry,
Even though you were busy this afternoon, you took time and effort to sort the issue and fix for my Memory seat fault.
Off to the MOT station tomorrow, something I was begining to ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 21:09
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By matchless
Seat power

Thanks for the reply,
I did put a (borrowed) multimeter on a few pins on the main loom,and got 12+volts, but not sure where/how to check if the seat switches are getting any power, I did presume...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 20:27
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By matchless
Memory seat issues not able to resolve

Hi,
I cant get my drivers seat to work at all, I have replaced the seat control ecu with a known working one, no luck.
Replaced the complete seat with a known working one, no luck.
The only common...
Forum: Items Wanted 27th July 2019, 09:11
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By matchless
Back and forth seat motor

Hi,
Does anyone have a working back and forth driver's seat motor, for a memory seat they are selling?
Please PM me if so.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 26th July 2019, 07:17
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By matchless
Thanks

That's a great price,
Will have a look at the logistics of getting them from you, as always the good stuff is miles away!.
Will let you know asap.
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 25th July 2019, 20:11
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By matchless
leather drivers seat

Hi,
I am looking for a Drivers seat, black leather double piped (piping not important though), Electric memory, but would happily take a manual one.
The new control box failed to get my one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2019, 20:44
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By matchless
Front to back memory seat motor

Hi,
Does anyone know the code/part number for the front to back motor with memory?.
I have purchased a seat module off of a forum member (Thanks), but have been advised it could also be this motor?...
Forum: Items Wanted 21st July 2019, 21:05
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks,
I will have it, can you forward your payment details please.
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 21st July 2019, 14:09
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By matchless
Memory seat control unit

Hi,
my car failed the MOT today, on one thing, the drivers seat not working.
I have to admit, I have had the problem for ages, but forgot about the new MOT standards for this year.
Does anyone...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th March 2019, 05:22
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By matchless
Loom

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to look, the looms are different for petrol and Diesels, and even for Diesels with factory fitted FBHs ( which my one has, even though its a 2004 model).
Will keep...
Forum: Items Wanted 17th March 2019, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By matchless
Loom

Hi,
I have seen that one, but was hoping a forum member would have one, giving me piece of mind that it would be a good one.
I am having trouble with the alarm, which keeps telling me the bonnet is...
Forum: Items Wanted 17th March 2019, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By matchless
Front loom

Hi,
I am looking for a front loom MGR YMQ103461.
If you have one please pm me.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 9th March 2019, 14:48
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By matchless
Bonnet sensor loom

Hi,
I have tried to find any damage to the bonnet sensor loom, without success.
Does anyone have one available to sell?, I am not sure if there are any differences between looms, but I have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2019, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By matchless
Loom

Thanks,
is the loom easy to change/get hold of?
I did notice one morning, a day or so before the bonnet warning/alarm issue, that the outside temperature reading on the dash went up to about 36 c...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2019, 22:49
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By matchless
Battery

Worth checking,thanks.
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2019, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By matchless
Wire

Thanks,
I will try to whip the bumper off at some point this weekend, time permitting.
(Cars always hit problems when you dont have time on your hands!)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2019, 08:19
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By matchless
Bonnet switch

Hi,
Any ideas what I can do for now,except disconnect the battery?
Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2019, 11:35
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By matchless
Bonnet & Alarm

Hi,
I am having trouble with my Bonnet and alarm, the switch has been changed for a new one, the bonnet height adjusted and additional padding put in place all with no effect in the alarm, which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2019, 10:00
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By matchless
Thanks, will try that. Paul

Thanks, will try that.
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2019, 07:44
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By matchless
Bonnet open warning when shut.

Hi,
I have just replaced the bonnet switch with a new one from Rimmers, as my dash and alarm was indicating it was open.
This has not cured the problem, so I am wondering if the switch is on part...
Forum: Items Wanted 11th February 2019, 07:39
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By matchless
Bonnet switch

New switch fitted, still tells me bonnet is open and the horn sounds still when trying to lick the car.
Is the bonnet switch on a separate part of the loom? , what I am hoping is it can be replaced...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2019, 08:16
Replies: 51
Views: 4,181
Posted By matchless
Diesels

I have always owned Diesel 75s & ZTs (Since around 2003) and in total around 7 of them.
I still enjoy the way the car pulls,especially from low down in the revs (much better than my Mazda Diesel). ...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd February 2019, 18:46
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By matchless
Sorted

Ordered from Rimmers now.
Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd February 2019, 16:16
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By matchless
Bonnet switch.

Hi,
I am looking for a working bonnet switch.
If you have one available to sell ,please pm me.
Thanks,
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd February 2019, 16:13
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By matchless
Switch

Funny enough, my message centre said the bonnet was open earlier in the week, and when checked it was closed tight.
That could be it ,thanks.
Will place a wanted post for one of those .
Cheers...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd February 2019, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Adjusted the stops, so will give that a while,although the horn sounds once when setting the alarm,which means something isn't quite right still.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd February 2019, 15:30
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By matchless
Thanks, I will try that!. Paul

Thanks,
I will try that!.
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd February 2019, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By matchless
MK 11 Saloon Boot Latch

Hi,
I am looking for a MK11 Saloon boot latch/catch mechanism.
My one is pulsing and I stoppng the alarm from setting correctly.
Please send a pm if you have one to sell.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technology Forum 28th January 2019, 22:14
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By matchless
Just had a quick look at the P Smart, yet another...

Just had a quick look at the P Smart, yet another to add to the list.
I must admit, after owning several of the Navall things (not meaning to start anything, just a point of view), I thought I would...
Forum: Technology Forum 28th January 2019, 11:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By matchless
My eldest son has had to insure his iPhone for...

My eldest son has had to insure his iPhone for £1000!. Madness!
I will take a look at those brands as well,thanks.
Forum: Technology Forum 28th January 2019, 11:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By matchless
I agree, I bought the missus a G4, as a stop...

I agree,
I bought the missus a G4, as a stop gap, and she won't change it for anything else.
That's why Motorola is a strong option.
Thanks
Forum: Technology Forum 28th January 2019, 07:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By matchless
Y6

Thanks,
another phone (and Brand ) on my shortlist.
Now down to Huawei,Honor (are they the same?) Motorola (!) and possibly HTC,although they have almost vanished.
Forum: Technology Forum 28th January 2019, 07:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By matchless
Phone

This helps as I have shortlisted this one, based on your reply and quite a few online owners reviews.
Thanks
Forum: Technology Forum 27th January 2019, 08:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By matchless
Which mobile to get

Hi ,
I have been following the dual sim mobile post , hoping it would give me a heads up on what mobile to get next.
I am not necessarily looking for a dual sim phone,so have posted this request....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2019, 14:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By matchless
error

Checked the ECP site,
there are two fitment types now showing, even though my registration shows its a Diesel, it gives you the Petrol and Diesel fitments and sizes.. I may have selected the wrong...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2019, 14:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Yep, made me feel a lot better, as this was put out as an (obviously insignificant) heads up to fellow forum members re the risk involved using a major spares supplier and the issues that could...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2019, 12:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By matchless
Ecp rant

Well,
ordered a new air filter for my Mazda, picked it up yesterday, and today tried to fit it....its the wrong one.
Lucky for me, I deliberately ordered from a branch that is open on a Sunday,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 21:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,854
Posted By matchless
75

That's good news re yours.
The only thing I would take from the Mazda and have fitted to the 75, if I could, would be the wing mirrors that sense other cars near by, and the lovely light clutch.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 19:08
Replies: 31
Views: 2,854
Posted By matchless
Moving on...

Whatever you do, avoid buying a MAZDA (IMHO),
I have one (along with a CDTI 75) , and to be honest its not very good.
They have managed to re invent the Diesel engine, taking it from the more often...
Forum: Items Wanted 8th December 2018, 12:01
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Tried That, no luck.
Anyone have one at all?
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 18th November 2018, 07:57
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By matchless
Drivers side memory seat control box

Hi,
Not sure if my above description is correct, it's the black box that sits under the drivers memory seat.
I still have no functions after replacing the original one with one off of eBay, which...
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
T140e

Filters were cleaned , I may remove them and try.
Fuel taps were replaced with new ones, and the filters (the tank was uber rusty inside, now acid treated and sealed, the tap fliters were too far...
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 17:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
Auto Jumble

I have been looking for a local(ish) one for some time now,Thanks for that, it may well get a visit.
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 15:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
T140e

Just completed a compression test , albeit with an average quality gauge, and got 145 Psi both sides cold, run the engine a couple of times to get the engine warm (doesnt want to run for long now,...
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 15:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
Thanks

It has mk 2s and electronic ignition (Luca Rita), Both carbs have been removed and thoroughly cleaned with new gaskets.
I am pricing up a re Jet for both, just to be on the safe side.
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 13:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
Thanks

It does appear that a lot of parts have perished, so that is a good point.
Didnt really want to remove the head, but that is looking likely.
Thanks
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 13:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
Thanks

I will be checking the carbs again, thanks.
I fitted new stayup floats, and checked the height, all seemed ok, but will look at the gaskets and recheck the floats.
Thanks
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2018, 11:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By matchless
Motorbike question

Hi,
Had a good week with the R75, sailed through the MOT, with a couple of quick fix advisories.
Was hoping to finally get my Triumph T140e (1979) up and running and MOTd this week. Sadly the new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2018, 14:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By matchless
Prague

Going back there in July, for the forth time in 2 years!.
Never had any problems there (we have always stayed up by the castle), just need to be as alert as you would be in any tourist spot.
As...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th April 2018, 15:30
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By matchless
Master cylinder

Thanks.
I will have a look when I get home in an hour or so, my phone is not opening up the link.
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 21st April 2018, 10:11
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By matchless
Cdt master cylinder (used)

Hi,
I am looking at changing my Tazu master cylinder back to the original set up.
I have after market pipe work fitted, but the connection to the Tazu is at an acute angle, and doesn't give a good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2018, 18:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By matchless
Hi

Good luck with your op and car.
I am on holiday in Fremantle at the moment, and have seen one 75 so far (been here a week), and many cars I gave never heard of.
There seems to be a lot of v8s...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2018, 10:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By matchless
Perth non stop

I am off to Perth on this non stop flight this Thursday, so I am glad it is direct.
I missed the last direct flights back.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2018, 11:10
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By matchless
Purchased another Brand, a short review

Hi,
I have been looking for an SUV for sometime, as the extra height is now needed (my other half struggles with the 75 after an op), and recently bought a Mazda CX7 2.2 Diesel.
The 75 may or may...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2018, 21:08
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By matchless
Seat

Hi,
Nothing works, I have tried to check the wiring,but cant find anything.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2018, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By matchless
Drivers memory seat not working

Hi,
my drivers seat (Electric,memory) stopped working a while ago.
I have replaced the black control box,sited underneath the seat, with a secondhand one,with no change.
The passenger one works,...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2018, 00:20
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By matchless
Oh dear

Well,
After searching through reviews from owners ,
It appears the diesels are good, but can, on occasions, eat themselves!, by that I mean fail completely and at fairly low mileages and full...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2018, 07:13
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By matchless
Honest john

Hi,
I did see both the site review and owners reviews. Makes you think it's a gamble, especially the transfer box issues, although that could be a risk on all four wheel drive cars.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2018, 12:39
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By matchless
Mazda cx 7 Diesel

Hi all.
Does anyone had, or know someone that have owned a Mazda cx 7 diesel.
If so what are they like to own or run long term?
Either that or someone in the motor trade that had had any...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2017, 11:43
Replies: 84
Views: 2,927
Posted By matchless
Home or away

If I had been asked 30 years ago where is the best place to live, my answer would be the UK 100%.
Having visited loads of countries since, and seeing both good and bad things in
all of them, sadly,...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2017, 20:49
Replies: 45
Views: 2,241
Posted By matchless
Thanks

That may just get ordered this weekend,thanks for the heads up.
Paul
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2017, 08:43
Replies: 45
Views: 2,241
Posted By matchless
T140e

Hi,
I am in the process of restoring my (Late) dads 1979 T140E , which he owned
from new.
Its only done 8k miles, but due to poor storage,and lack of use, it was in a bad way. The tax disc is from...
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2017, 08:57
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By matchless
Australian members near Perth

Hi,
This is a long shot, but here goes.
My youngest is on a two year working holiday,
Early last year they bought a Ford escape to get around in. It has been a dog, and has cost them a fortune in...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th August 2017, 18:13
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By matchless
fan

Hi,
I have sent a pm.
Cheers
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2017, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By matchless
Cx 5

Update on my search....
found the right spec, in good condition and with low mileage, which drives superb.
Now the low(ish) mileage worries me,which shouldnt, but it does.And thats for one reason,...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2017, 19:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By matchless
Thanks, It's one of my top 3, but finding a...

Thanks,
It's one of my top 3, but finding a clean one is proving surprisingly difficult.
Or maybe I am expecting too much.
The average price for a decent new SUV is around £30K, and it amazes me...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2017, 15:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By matchless
Test drive

Had a quick spin in one, from a near(is) dealer.
Not the right spec, colour, or engine to the one I would like, but , to be honest, it drove really well, with a lovely gearbox.
I can confirm,from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2017, 18:42
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By matchless
Seats

Cheers for the tip Mick,
I may have to try that with the battery.
It's true , the replacement box could be duff, as it was not seen working, and I didn't know they were unreliable, until now....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2017, 16:55
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By matchless
Seat issues

Thanks for the reply,
I have actually replaced the box completely for another one.
I know sometimes the wires can become damaged, but without the seat being able to move, its difficult to check...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd July 2017, 16:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By matchless
Mazda CX 5

Hi all,
long shot here, has anyone on the forum have any knowledge of The Mazda CX5, or know anyone who has had one?
After selling my other 75 earlier in the year, I have finally decided that this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2017, 16:15
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By matchless
Drivers seat fault

Hi all.
the drivers seat (with memory etc,etc) has stopped working.
I have changed the black control box underneath, with no change.
The passenger side works fine.
Any ideas where else to look?...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th July 2017, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By matchless
3 hole light oak

If you still need one, just drop me a pm.
Cheers
Paul
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2017, 23:31
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By matchless
3 hole light oak

I think I have one in my shed.
I can look tomorrow if you want it.
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2017, 22:13
Replies: 54
Views: 2,495
Posted By matchless
Guitar hero

Lifeson, Lee, Iommi and Butler.
Soundtrack of my youth, and still listening to them.
And as for the drummers (off topic!) Peart and Ward...
Forum: Items Wanted 15th February 2017, 11:40
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By matchless
Bump

Hi,
A quick bump still need one.
Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 13th February 2017, 17:27
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By matchless
Drivers side drive shaft cdt manual

Hi,
I am looking for a drivers side drive shaft for a cdt manual.
It has the number 10 stamped on the mid support (the ones with 16 are for v6)
If you have a good one, please pm me.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2017, 17:23
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By matchless
Knocking from front

Hi,
I have had a knocking from the front of my car for a while.
I cant seem to pin point it, but have, for now, ruled out shocks (new 4 months ago)and Top mounts (as shocks) .
I have had the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2017, 13:03
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By matchless
memory seat

Hi,
I couldnt see any damaged cables under the seat (not that its easy to see when
the seat doesnt move).
Could it be the control box under the seat?
Thanks
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2017, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks,
there doesnt seem to be many companies in the Kent area, so I will get some quotes from the ones you, and others have recommended.
It will be a slow process, and there is no rush, but I am...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2017, 10:34
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up,
I will have a look, when the weather improves!
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2017, 09:20
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By matchless
Memory seat issue

Hi,
the drivers side memory seat has stopped working completely, the passenger side is fine.
Are the seats on individual fuses? or could it be the connector under the seat?.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2017, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By matchless
Chrome Plating

Hi,
does anyone know of, or use, a Chrome plating company that they can recommend.
I am restoring my late dads bike, and a few bits are beyond Solvol autosol, if you know what I mean!
Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 1st October 2016, 11:03
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By matchless
Help with collecting a motorbike

Hi,
Are there any members , in the North Kent area (near Dartford) who have a van, or trailer, to help with the pick up of a classic motorcycle?.
The bike is quite near to where I live , and all...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd September 2016, 23:12
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks for the top tips everyone,
I have forgotten just how popular Cornwall is , as so many places are full for late November.
We never went abroad when we were kids , always had holidays to...
Forum: Social Forum 20th September 2016, 18:38
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks,
this one was on my short list,its now at the top!.
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Social Forum 19th September 2016, 20:25
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By matchless
Hotels in Cornwall

Hi all,
can anyone recommend a good hotel in Cornwall?.
I am looking to take the other half there in November for a short break, as we have had to cancel our trip to Lisbon in October (well, my...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th August 2016, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By matchless
Sorted

All sorted now,
Thanks to Cossie Dunc
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd August 2016, 19:16
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By matchless
Drive shaft

Hi,
I am sure ( although could be miles off), that there are differences, if not between petrol and diesel, more likely between manual and auto.
Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd August 2016, 10:01
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks,
EBay is an option, but would prefer one from the forum, there's a better chance of getting a good one
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd August 2016, 21:36
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Hi,
Tom doesnt have one (I could have picked it up) .
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd August 2016, 21:18
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By matchless
Drivers side driveshaft cdt

Hi,
I am looking for a drivers side driveshaft (in good order) for a cdt manual.
I put a new boot on the inner cv joint last week, put the car in for its mot Sat, and it sailed through (not one...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 4th July 2016, 09:37
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Hi Jeff,
Thought there would be a quick fix :}
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 4th July 2016, 07:21
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By matchless
Navall 3 sat nav

Hi,
The direction announcement on igo is talking at half speed.
Anyone else Had this before and resolved the issue?
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Items Wanted 13th June 2016, 08:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Shed

All sorted,
Er, I think, depending on a viewing weekend after next.
Shed being ordered today anyway.
Now the real work starts levelling the garden!
Forum: Items Wanted 9th June 2016, 11:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Shed

Was the first areas I looked, was hoping to source a good used one, as buying one new would involve selling either one, or both of my 75s.
Even used they are expensive for what they are!.
Forum: Items Wanted 8th June 2016, 22:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Bonnie

Yes that does look good, really like the wheels, could they be off the special ? (I think thats what it was called).
Forum: Items Wanted 28th May 2016, 18:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Probably my favourite colour scheme, still looks...

Probably my favourite colour scheme, still looks good today.
Forum: Items Wanted 28th May 2016, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Hi,
I am in no doubt the bike will need some tlc, However, my dad did know a thing or two about (British) bikes, he was, after all,an engineer for Matchless motorcycles in the 50s.
Also, the 70s...
Forum: Items Wanted 27th May 2016, 22:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Thanks

That's nice !
Forum: Items Wanted 27th May 2016, 21:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
There you go

A picture circa 1980
Forum: Items Wanted 27th May 2016, 20:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Pictures

Only have some old snap shots, for the moment, as its in a garage behind a Tiger 110, tiger cub, Trident, an Ariel Square four and another I cant remember,
These will follow,once found, it is,...
Forum: Technology Forum 27th May 2016, 10:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
Hi, Sadly it wasnt my choice, my brothers went...

Hi,
Sadly it wasnt my choice, my brothers went to my parents house and cleared a large amount of "old" stuff before I could salvage much.
As a side note re British Relay, my dads company car was...
Forum: Items Wanted 27th May 2016, 09:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By matchless
Motorcycle Shed

Hi All,
I know its not Rover 75 /MG ZT related, but I thought I would try here first.
I have Just officially inherited my dads 1979 Bonneville (he owned it from new)
and since I knocked down my...
Forum: Technology Forum 26th May 2016, 17:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
Not just cables (none looked healthy); but...

Not just cables (none looked healthy); but literally thousands of new, but very old transistors, diodes, capacitors and valves.
Kept some old test equipment though.

Just thought I would show a...
Forum: Technology Forum 25th May 2016, 21:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
It's alive!

Bought a new power lead, and the thing still works!
Probably a tad out of calibration, but that's amazing when it's approx 41 years old.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technology Forum 22nd May 2016, 12:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
Amazing how this is still available! Thanks

Amazing how this is still available!
Thanks
Forum: Technology Forum 22nd May 2016, 12:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
Sadly, I only have laptops! We have thrown away...

Sadly, I only have laptops!
We have thrown away SO MANY kettle type leads (my dad being an ex electronics engineer) bit gutting now we have found this!
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Technology Forum 22nd May 2016, 11:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Cheers Greeners,
Hopefully, its that easy!
Paul
Forum: Technology Forum 22nd May 2016, 11:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By matchless
1970s Fluke 8600a multimeter

Hi ,
Long shot here, but it's worth a try.
When clearing my parents home I came across my dad's old Fluke 8600a multimeter.
I remember him buying this when he worked for a company called British...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2016, 12:31
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By matchless
Cdt shock absorbers

Hi,
Can anyone confirm if there any differences between cdt front shocks and petrol ones?.
I have seen Sachs ones at reasonable prices, but they only seem to do a one size fits all.
The previous...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th April 2016, 09:59
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By matchless
Synergy 2A

Hi,
Looking for a Synergy 2A, If you have one that you no longer require, please drop me a pm.
Thanks
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 7th April 2016, 13:15
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By matchless
Navall 3

Hi Sean,
I have sent an email, could I please have an update.
Thanks
Forum: Technology Forum 1st March 2016, 19:51
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By matchless
Thanks

I did look at these, as they seem very good, but a little pricey.
Stuff goes missing on sites all the time (even down to drill batteries) so want to
avoid a heart attack if the notebook does get...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 29th February 2016, 16:59
Replies: 559
Views: 58,538
Posted By matchless
Email Re Navall 3

Hi Sean,
sent you an email this weekend,
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Technology Forum 29th February 2016, 07:02
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By matchless
Thanks

Thanks Kev,
Will take a look..
Paul
Forum: Technology Forum 28th February 2016, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By matchless
Windows notebook/tablet

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a good, lowcost Windows Notebook/Tablet ?
I need something portable to take to work (can be building sites). I use Windows office for our paperwork.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2016, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By matchless
pump fix

The original pipework was reused when the pump was replaced (VDO insert), they are very brittle and the clip holding it in place just didnt grip it well enough, not with 3.5 bar from the pump ....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2016, 20:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By matchless
pump

Hi,
the original pump lasted 55k before showing issues on T4, I think it was a VDO insert not full pump and housing.
The pipework is very brittle, and even the new pipework, fitted at the time of...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd February 2016, 15:36
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By matchless
No longer required

All fixed,
pump working perfectly (only 16 months old), the fuel line had come off the top of the pump itself.
Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2016, 15:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By matchless
Fixed?

Fixed now,
fuel pipe had come off of the pump itself.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2016, 15:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By matchless
Pump

Thanks Mick,
will be looking at it tomorrow. The pump is less than 18 months old, and is a genuine VDO unit.
Will look at the filter and check for blockages.
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2016, 11:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By matchless
Pump

Thanks for the replies,
The pump is making a noise, but sounds weird (according to the AA ).
The car cut out (m25 fast lane) and wont start.
The AA use a Bosch fault code reader, with low fuel...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th February 2016, 09:56
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By matchless
Mk 2 intank pump

Hi,
Anyone have a good intank pump for a 2005 CDT, single pump system?
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2016, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By matchless
T4 question

Hi,
Would T4 highlight a failing intank pump (single pump system), either by fault code ,or just by seeing its running performance?
My one appears to have failed the same day as a diagnostic check...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2016, 16:41
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By matchless
All Sorted

Thanks Brian,
all sorted now, it was the clutch switch after all, must have been disturbed when the Tazu master was fitted.
Cheers
Paul
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