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Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2022, 19:49
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By stevestrat
The closest I ever got to a WW2 aircraft was a...

The closest I ever got to a WW2 aircraft was a nine hour patrol flight in a Shackleton out of Lossiemouth while on the Air Cadets summer camp at Kinloss. Add to that an eleven hour patrol flight in a...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2022, 19:42
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Captain Birdseye has let himself go. Put a...

Captain Birdseye has let himself go.

Put a dollop of silicone grease on the anti fly curtain hook the wasp had utilised as an anchor for its nest.
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2022, 18:01
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Had a close shave just earlier. Having a smoke at...

Had a close shave just earlier. Having a smoke at the back door and had a persistent wasp buzzing around. Turned round and there's the beginnings of a wasp's nest, about the size of a Malteser :eek:...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th May 2022, 19:52
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By stevestrat
How urgent? Rimmers have them in stock...

How urgent? Rimmers have them in stock https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-SBB000130
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 16:38
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By stevestrat
You can delete a post. Click edit and you'll see...

You can delete a post. Click edit and you'll see an option to delete.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 14:13
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By stevestrat
This has come up before but can't find it :shrug:

This has come up before but can't find it :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2022, 14:07
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By stevestrat
Think laterally, ever seen the guy who repairs...

Think laterally, ever seen the guy who repairs clocks in "The Repair Shop"? He uses various sized brass bushings to repair knackered bearings in clocks. Might be worth making enquiries down that path...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 14:02
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Yeah, he couldn't hang around long though, being...

Yeah, he couldn't hang around long though, being the support/repair vehicle for the bike thing. Phone numbers exchanged so back in touch again. He's always been into cycles, now working at his hobby....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2022, 10:46
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By stevestrat
Trebor...

Trebor (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/member.php?u=1646) on here had gear sets but that was a while ago. No idea if he would still have any.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 10:39
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
From what I've seen on the many TV medical...

From what I've seen on the many TV medical programs an aneurysm is something you want to get on top of Phil. He might say its not urgent but I think I'd struggle to share his opinion!

Had an...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 07:49
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning Jeff. Just had to liberate a wee Great...

Morning Jeff. Just had to liberate a wee Great T1t that managed to get in the kitchen. Not sure how it managed, the door was only open enough to let the girls potter in/out.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 07:47
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By stevestrat
The main road opposite the cottages is supposed...

The main road opposite the cottages is supposed to be 40mph but the local Halford's self adhesive accessory brigade treat it like a racetrack.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2022, 07:38
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Good grief, I'm first in! Morning. Ging has had...

Good grief, I'm first in! Morning. Ging has had me gardening the last couple of days, had to pack in yesterday afternoon, just got too hot.
Forum: V8 Forum 17th May 2022, 17:02
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By stevestrat
Not guaranteed to do you any good. Mine does not...

Not guaranteed to do you any good. Mine does not like a T4 poking around in its private bits. Been on Brian and Russ' T4s and both times there was a performance to get it to speak to the T4. Brian...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2022, 15:24
Replies: 68
Views: 81,254
Posted By stevestrat
I checked the Souls website, still up so didn't...

I checked the Souls website, still up so didn't change anything on the T4 map.
Forum: V8 Forum 17th May 2022, 15:22
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By stevestrat
I doubt that they were looking for a supercharged...

I doubt that they were looking for a supercharged V8 one.
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2022, 15:19
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Washing done, planter done. I'll be removing the...

Washing done, planter done. I'll be removing the rubber mallet!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52079061657_02e8684e06_z.jpg

Glad I'm done, gone all 'orrible and clammy now.
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2022, 12:46
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Posted By stevestrat
Its never really got sunny here, hazy sun at...

Its never really got sunny here, hazy sun at best. I suspect when the tide comes in later it'll bring the mist with it.
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2022, 11:42
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
The sun has finally burnt through the mist. I was...

The sun has finally burnt through the mist. I was going to get into lining the planter but Ging has me on washing machine duties.
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2022, 08:18
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Thick mist here, can't see the main road...

Morning. Thick mist here, can't see the main road in front of the cottages. Another restless night, dunno why but I'm not sleeping well at all just now.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 16th May 2022, 19:23
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By stevestrat
Might be worth getting a cleaning disc :shrug:

Might be worth getting a cleaning disc :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By stevestrat
I've seen a few flying taxis around here, most of...

I've seen a few flying taxis around here, most of them operated by AC Taxis, drivers are bl00dy maniacs!
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 14:39
Replies: 157
Views: 5,866
Posted By stevestrat
The airlines definitely need to contact Angela...

The airlines definitely need to contact Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford or Julia Somerville, they'll sort it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2022, 14:33
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By stevestrat
Provided you are in the Alexandria near Glasgow...

Provided you are in the Alexandria near Glasgow and not in Egypt(!) I'd suggest a trip to see Dunc (cossie dunc (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/member.php?u=13107) on here) in Whitburn. Great...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 14:23
Replies: 157
Views: 5,866
Posted By stevestrat
McDonalds has announced they're bailing out of...

McDonalds has announced they're bailing out of Russia completely and have begun the process of debranding all their premises and putting them up for sale. Thousands of overweight Russians will be...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 14:11
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Found humungous substantial black bags in Lidl of...

Found humungous substantial black bags in Lidl of all places. I was in for some odds and sods when I spotted them, they're 100cm high x 70cm wide, wide enough and split down the sides more than long...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2022, 11:40
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By stevestrat
ZTs had stiffer suspension, especially earlier...

ZTs had stiffer suspension, especially earlier ZTs. Later ones had a slightly softer set up with the stiffer "sports" suspension an option. I had a mk1 1.8T ZT and tended to avoid potholes! They had...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 11:29
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Which one of the cats took the photo, they're...

Which one of the cats took the photo, they're very good.

Hate funerals, few years ago after my parents passed away a number of aunts and uncles passed in quick succession. I reached the point...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 08:59
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
The rain is so heavy here the girls won't go out...

The rain is so heavy here the girls won't go out for their morning pee! Just standing at the door "I'm not going out in that!" :DHaven't been to Dobbies for years. Used to go there when we had...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 08:37
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning all. Its wishing down here, won't bother...

Morning all. Its wishing down here, won't bother watering the pots and tubs later. In theory its on for the day :(
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2022, 21:22
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Not big enough Ian. The rough internal dimensions...

Not big enough Ian. The rough internal dimensions are 100cm long and 20cm wide, 22cm deep so basically you're looking at 144cm x 64cm minimum dimensions for the liner. The weird size is due to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 20:15
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By stevestrat
Link...

Link (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185420452986?hash=item2b2beb947a:g:OBkAAOSwtV1iescp)

Strong price is one way of putting it, £9,999 starting bid!
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2022, 20:09
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Thanks for looking but as I'm using it to line a...

Thanks for looking but as I'm using it to line a large planter it needs to be thick, heavy duty stuff which, judging by the price, that isn't, actually mentions how thin it is in one review. Looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 19:58
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By stevestrat
Nice idea but I suspect the vast majority being...

Nice idea but I suspect the vast majority being scrapped are by owners who have no interest and couldn't care less that there's an owner's club, they're old bangers to be driven into the ground as...
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2022, 14:33
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Well, got a heavy duty stapler . . . ....

Well, got a heavy duty stapler . . . . eventually! Didn't go to B&Q as the general reviews of the one I was looking at said it was cr@p! Spotted one in Wilco, good reviews, sensible price, went up,...
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2022, 10:21
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Very much a nothing in particular day,...

Morning. Very much a nothing in particular day, no sun, no wind and no real heat.

Managed to kick the hoover in the hallway last night, barefoot(!), hobbling around today.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2022, 19:13
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By stevestrat
Send one of the Mods a PM and they'll move it for...

Send one of the Mods a PM and they'll move it for you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2022, 18:27
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By stevestrat
Seal kits are like chicken's teeth, there are...

Seal kits are like chicken's teeth, there are regular posts asking where they can be found on here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2022, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By stevestrat
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, he/she caused...

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, he/she caused the problem in the first place.

I was in my local Tesco and came out to find the door mirror dangling by the wiring . . . . I was :rant: furious....
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2022, 18:02
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
B&Q has some that are well big enough . . . . oh...

B&Q has some that are well big enough . . . . oh well, B&Q tomorrow. Need to replace the heavy duty stapler I had as well, did sterling service until it went twang. I went to check the feedback on...
Forum: Items Wanted 14th May 2022, 17:54
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By stevestrat
Yep, just clips on.

Yep, just clips on.
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2022, 17:02
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Posted By stevestrat
Weeding done, what I couldn't weed has been...

Weeding done, what I couldn't weed has been sprayed. The whatever they are on the path are seedlings from a plant in the garden, PITA, spreads like bugry!

Need some plastic sheet to line a couple...
Forum: Technology Forum 14th May 2022, 12:58
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By stevestrat
This is a quote from a Hotdeals thread about the...

This is a quote from a Hotdeals thread about the XS Tracker:

"I had the streetwise version of this, utterly useless."
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2022, 12:50
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Coffee break. Weeds at the top of the garden done...

Coffee break. Weeds at the top of the garden done but on one part and down on the gravel path next to the wall there's hundreds of dunno what, too small to try to lift them. Will check the weedkiller...
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2022, 10:57
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. At the local sorting office first thing,...

Morning. At the local sorting office first thing, didn't hear the postie at the door yesterday. Old postie used to come to the back door if he didn't get an answer. Coffee then tackle some weeding in...
Forum: Technology Forum 14th May 2022, 10:52
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By stevestrat
One thing I spotted while checking it is...

One thing I spotted while checking it is rechargeable is its a £30 a year subscription for the sim card for it.
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2022, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By stevestrat
I had both the 1.8 (75) and the 1.8T (ZT). The...

I had both the 1.8 (75) and the 1.8T (ZT). The 1.8 is a good car and will get you there just not in a hurry, the 1.8T has more get up and go. Provided the car has been looked after there's no need to...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th May 2022, 18:57
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By stevestrat
There's always one...

There's always one https://live.staticflickr.com/4521/37958938914_df63ac0d87_t.jpg
Forum: Technology Forum 13th May 2022, 18:55
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By stevestrat
260, ZT V8, 260hp. Aldi has a tracker in its...

260, ZT V8, 260hp.

Aldi has a tracker in its specialbuys just now, https://www.aldi.co.uk/auto-xs-gps-vehicle-tracker/p/716983578247000
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th May 2022, 15:20
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By stevestrat
Give T-Cut a try.

Give T-Cut a try.
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2022, 15:18
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Cool with spots of rain blowing about in the wind...

Cool with spots of rain blowing about in the wind here.
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2022, 13:19
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By stevestrat
Late V6s (06 plate) fall into the very nippy tax...

Late V6s (06 plate) fall into the very nippy tax band, £615! As Andy (trikey) says the main thing is service history, primarily the timing belts, They're due to be changed every 90k miles or 6 years,...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2022, 10:18
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Cool, windy and looks like it could rain...

Morning. Cool, windy and looks like it could rain at any time here.

One of the best films ever made is on tomorrow night, Spinal Tap :hurray: 10:40 pm, BBC2. If you've never seen it its a comedy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2022, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By stevestrat
Funnily enough, the 1.8T had a new exhaust not...

Funnily enough, the 1.8T had a new exhaust not long before I bought it and I'd had it a few months when it dropped for some reason. My mechanic mate tried adjusting it and replaced rubbers which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2022, 19:09
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By stevestrat
Check how secure the exhaust is. Tired or missing...

Check how secure the exhaust is. Tired or missing rubbers can cause the pipe to move enough to hit the cross brace or some other part of the tunnel. The pipe on my old 1.8T dropped enough to bring...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 10:33
Replies: 162
Views: 4,328
Posted By stevestrat
Met Police has announced a further 50 fines have...

Met Police has announced a further 50 fines have been issued in relation to covid breaches at #10 and other government buildings. No names have been released yet.
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 10:20
Replies: 35
Views: 3,150
Posted By stevestrat
Mine is guitar related rather than car. I made an...

Mine is guitar related rather than car. I made an anti noise box to go into the signal chain between the guitar and amp to eliminate any static. I plugged everything in and was a wee bit surprised to...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 10:12
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning all. Sunny but there's rain blowing...

Morning all. Sunny but there's rain blowing around in the strong breeze.I think they look at my address and automatically assume Haddington is nearer but getting there involves two, infrequent, buses...
Forum: Items Wanted 11th May 2022, 20:37
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By stevestrat
Liners are available new from Rimmers...

Liners are available new from Rimmers https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001808
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 19:09
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Always remember I was on the nightshift with one...

Always remember I was on the nightshift with one of the old drivers going up to Perth via Stirling, a route that had the old semaphore signalling with paraffin signal lamps in them. Frankie said the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 16:11
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Been like that all day here. Ging is staying...

Been like that all day here. Ging is staying another night in the Lakes, was expecting that.

Getting really pee'd off with the inept NHS appointment system that ignores what you tell them! Had a...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 10:49
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning folks. Cloudy, occasional sun, here, rain...

Morning folks. Cloudy, occasional sun, here, rain forecast later.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2022, 15:00
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By stevestrat
West Wales is a bit like here, a T4 desert! If...

West Wales is a bit like here, a T4 desert! If you check the T4 map I compiled (click the link below) it shows all the known T4s and recommended garages in the UK.

By the way, I'd suggest you...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2022, 14:49
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Having a great day! Even though I didn't have the...

Having a great day! Even though I didn't have the "camera invasion" it seems to be taking longer for my guts to get over the medicated drain cleaner than it did last time. Venture to Asda to see...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2022, 15:14
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Don't have mains gas here. My parents enquired...

Don't have mains gas here. My parents enquired 30+ years ago and were quoted nearly £40k to run a branch off the main that runs along the main road to the cottages. Three of the four cottages were up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2022, 15:03
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By stevestrat
Well, you can't argue with that.

Well, you can't argue with that.
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2022, 14:50
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Rain was a bit of a non event, lasted about 30...

Rain was a bit of a non event, lasted about 30 minutes . . . . coincided perfectly with nipping to the shops :(

Ging went to an eastern foods shop after work this morning, no spring roll wrappers....
Forum: Photography Corner 9th May 2022, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By stevestrat
Always remember my first flight to the...

Always remember my first flight to the Philippines, Philippine Airlines 747. I think it was a 747/0, rattled, creaking, taking off from an intermediate airport there was a wave of water came out of...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2022, 08:38
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Grey here as well, wet stuff supposed to...

Morning. Grey here as well, wet stuff supposed to arrive this afternoon.
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 21:04
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By stevestrat
Dennis Waterman RIP

Dennis Waterman has left us at the not very old age of 74.
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 18:30
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Managed 24 spring rolls, enough filling left for...

Managed 24 spring rolls, enough filling left for another 24+. Get more wrappers tomorrow. Sorry Ian, forgot to take a photo for you :D
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 11:28
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
I remember when the traincrews were issued with...

I remember when the traincrews were issued with mobile phones . . . . jeez! One idiot even managed to change the language settings to Arabic! The only way we could return it to English was by having...
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 18:38
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh, its a black tie and tails doo then.

Oh, its a black tie and tails doo then.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 15:29
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By stevestrat
You have to create a "safe" word so the car knows...

You have to create a "safe" word so the car knows its an emergency, four letter word beginning with F is probably the most appropriate.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 15:26
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Haddock is the norm up here Phil, large haddock...

Haddock is the norm up here Phil, large haddock and chips £8.50.

I was going to do a red Thai seafood curry tonight but need to give my guts another day to recover from the "drain cleaner" :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2022, 20:26
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By stevestrat
Don't scrub with it, brush whatever you are...

Don't scrub with it, brush whatever you are cleaning gently.
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 19:58
Replies: 157
Views: 5,866
Posted By stevestrat
There are reports that another Russian frigate,...

There are reports that another Russian frigate, The Admiral Makarov, has been hit by a Ukrainian Neptune missile and is on fire....
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 15:59
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By stevestrat
How are they going to fund the quality Saturday...

How are they going to fund the quality Saturday night programming we have now: Celebrity Catchpoint, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Pointless . . . . take any quiz show and put some low rent...
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 15:41
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Tell me about it. Took the first dose of "drain...

Tell me about it. Took the first dose of "drain unblocker" last night, up at five coz Ging is dayshift, started on the second dose soon after then began to feel my balance was off. Ended up taking...
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 11:37
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
That Picolax thread is saved in my favourites....

That Picolax thread is saved in my favourites. I've actually postponed the appointment, starting to feel that bleedin' dizziness I had a week or so ago again.
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2022, 07:44
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
You think you've got a problem, up here our...

You think you've got a problem, up here our natural colour is a sort of pale blue!

Up to the hospital later for another go at the colonoscopy :( Got a big problem with the liquid medicated...
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd May 2022, 18:11
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By stevestrat
Available from Rimmers....

Available from Rimmers. (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-ZAA000400)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2022, 16:20
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Not doing that again! Bob's still on probation...

Not doing that again! Bob's still on probation after the last time.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2022, 14:51
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Love Suzy to bits but she's the only dog we've...

Love Suzy to bits but she's the only dog we've ever had that gets a fright when she f@rts :D She just jumped off the sofa, had a stretch in the middle of the lounge floor and let rip a real rasper!...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2022, 11:20
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Need to go out and get some lard to make another...

Need to go out and get some lard to make another batch of dough to use up the left over siopao filling.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2022, 11:18
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By stevestrat
Always thought the black dipstick was a feature...

Always thought the black dipstick was a feature of earlier cars.
Forum: Technology Forum 2nd May 2022, 10:59
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By stevestrat
If it does the difference is marginal, I've used...

If it does the difference is marginal, I've used Avast for a long time, it doesn't clog up your laptop/pc like Norton etc does.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2022, 19:41
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Getting the hang of siopao now, evidenced by the...

Getting the hang of siopao now, evidenced by the fact Ging had five of them :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2022, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By stevestrat
Sounds like a hiccup with the temp sensor or...

Sounds like a hiccup with the temp sensor or wiring. The aftermarket temp readout feeds off the temp sensor, if the temp gauge drops to zero it indicates a loss of signal from the sensor, would...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2022, 16:36
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Cheers for that, I'd been looking but hadn't...

Cheers for that, I'd been looking but hadn't found it yet.

Saw Vulcans numerous times in my Air Cadet days, the videos are impressive but they don't give a true impression of the sheer power,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 16:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By stevestrat
Don't worry about it, probably hit your thanks...

Don't worry about it, probably hit your thanks limit, 10 in a 24 hour period. Once you hit #10 its 24 hours before you can use it again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 15:13
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By stevestrat
If you want unfathomable electrics get a 1970s...

If you want unfathomable electrics get a 1970s Italian motorbike. My mate had a Moto Morini 350, we were trying to trace an electrical fault one day, a wire would go into a connector and come out a...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2022, 13:46
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Today is the 40th anniversary of Operation Black...

Today is the 40th anniversary of Operation Black Buck, when a single RAF Vulcan bomber flew from the UK to the Falkland islands and bombed the airport at Stanley preventing the Argentinians using it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 12:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By stevestrat
Echo everybody else's view on the thieves. I had...

Echo everybody else's view on the thieves. I had hundreds of pounds worth of tools stolen during a break in at my father's garage, included rare tools I'd collected/been given for the old Norton I...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2022, 09:47
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Drying up after the rain yesterday and...

Morning. Drying up after the rain yesterday and last night. Need to go out, made the pork filling for siopao yesterday but Ging has been dipping, need to get more pork and make another, small, batch...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 15:30
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Not very summery here, cool and steady rain....

Not very summery here, cool and steady rain. Least I don't have to water the garden.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 12:59
Replies: 165,297
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Posted By stevestrat
Just back, rain due in 90 mins or so according to...

Just back, rain due in 90 mins or so according to the Met Office. Definitely on the mend, I had to go out a couple of days ago and the 10 minute bus trip to the local Coop felt like a ride at Alton...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 12:50
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By stevestrat
According to Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast this...

According to Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast this morning it was Boris Johnson who was jailed :laughing2:
...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 10:43
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By stevestrat
Be a vacancy for a BBC commentator this year.

Be a vacancy for a BBC commentator this year.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2022, 10:35
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Thankfully the nausea has faded, still a...

Morning. Thankfully the nausea has faded, still a wee bit dizziness. Just as well, need to go out, in the near future as wet stuff is forecast this afternoon.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2022, 10:30
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By stevestrat
You say the contacts were spotless but did you...

You say the contacts were spotless but did you clean them anyway. I had bother with the door mirror movement on my old 1.8T, the contacts didn't look dirty but everything worked perfectly after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 18:24
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By stevestrat
I would guess the standard eeprom isn't...

I would guess the standard eeprom isn't compatible with the higher spec instruments. I'd suggest contacting the north Newcastle guru :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 18:19
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By stevestrat
Although yours is a LHD this might help: ...

Although yours is a LHD this might help:



I suspect what you are looking at is the cable that adjusts the height of the seat belt mounting on the B pillar, moves when the seat is moved.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 17:04
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By stevestrat
Cross body wiring how to from Russ:

Cross body wiring how to from Russ:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 15:55
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By stevestrat
Cowley built is a distinct possibility, OP's...

Cowley built is a distinct possibility, OP's profile shows its a T reg.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2022, 08:54
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Are they not giving you any clues how long it...

Are they not giving you any clues how long it might be Rich?

I had a decent night but as soon as I got up and started moving around the dizziness and nausea returned to the extent that I threw up,...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th April 2022, 20:05
Replies: 1,019
Views: 143,465
Posted By stevestrat
I've just had a hair doo, I'm cold now! ...

I've just had a hair doo, I'm cold now!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52036363268_a89b2811e2_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2022, 20:03
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
I was speaking to the groomer when a wave of...

I was speaking to the groomer when a wave of nausea came over me and I had to dive in, just made it before I threw up!

Pops post clip:
...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2022, 18:06
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Poppy is in "The Van Of Torture" :D The groomer...

Poppy is in "The Van Of Torture" :D The groomer was running well late (nearly 90 mins!) but the tranquilliser seems to be still effective. Said she was held up by the first groom on a pup.

I'll...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2022, 15:13
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Just slipped Poppy her tranquilliser in...

Just slipped Poppy her tranquilliser in preparation for the mobile groomer in an hour or so. I have no idea why she gets so wound up, its not aggression, its fear. I'm not aware of a groomer hurting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2022, 15:05
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By stevestrat
Wake up! You were dreaming, no discount from...

Wake up! You were dreaming, no discount from Rimmers. You can register for email offers.
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2022, 08:49
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
No shortage of sunshine here, just very little...

No shortage of sunshine here, just very little heat in it.

My sense of balance is really off, started yesterday afternoon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 17:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,435
Posted By stevestrat
Solder and heatshrink with my old 1.8T and...

Solder and heatshrink with my old 1.8T and current 260 but took the extra step of adding about 6" of wire to everything so that seat movement is never an issue again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 16:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By stevestrat
Nah, bad idea, never mind your wife it may...

Nah, bad idea, never mind your wife it may influence your decision to keep it. I keep receipts but never tally them up.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2022, 16:41
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
I'd swear this fatigue/lack of energy is getting...

I'd swear this fatigue/lack of energy is getting worse. The liver specialist thinks its down to the low hormone levels detected in a blood test and confirmed in a second, GP wanted a 2nd test as he...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2022, 13:30
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Just back from the local Coop, milk and food for...

Just back from the local Coop, milk and food for the girls . . . . its like bleedin' January out there, bitterly cold breeze coming straight from Norway.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2022, 11:36
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By stevestrat
Didn't think you wore coats in your neck of the...

Didn't think you wore coats in your neck of the woods, just varying length of sleeves on your T shirts depending on the weather.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2022, 10:32
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Cloudy and cool again here. ...

Morning. Cloudy and cool again here.

Edinburgh is going to start trials of a full size single decker driverless bus running between Edinburgh and Fife. Nothing new about that, been on a lot of...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th April 2022, 21:08
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By stevestrat
If you do go down the route of replacing the ECU...

If you do go down the route of replacing the ECU do not connect it without first attaching the earth or it'll become a paperweight!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2022, 18:39
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By stevestrat
Is the car fitted with an alarm horn or BBUS? If...

Is the car fitted with an alarm horn or BBUS? If it mis-locks with a BBUS you'll get a chirp. The usual reason for a mis-lock is the bonnet switch, sited where it is it gets all the crud and water...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2022, 15:33
Replies: 162
Views: 4,328
Posted By stevestrat
I felt embarrassed at the recent NATO meeting....

I felt embarrassed at the recent NATO meeting. All the world leaders looking immaculate, Boris looked like he'd just fallen out of bed having slept in his suit.
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2022, 09:09
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning, cool and damp here. Been either a heavy...

Morning, cool and damp here. Been either a heavy mist or drizzle during the night.
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 22:07
Replies: 36
Views: 1,689
Posted By stevestrat
Being reported today that P&O have been trying to...

Being reported today that P&O have been trying to get the newly employed agency workers to sign new contracts on even lower wages! RMT reported P&O to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency ensuring the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2022, 21:54
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By stevestrat
Not that I'm ever likely to drive in London but...

Not that I'm ever likely to drive in London but checked the 260 just out of curiosity. Liable for the congestion charge only, no mention of the ULEZ charge.
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2022, 20:19
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
I don't think the temperature has been in double...

I don't think the temperature has been in double figures all day here.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 20:24
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By stevestrat
Remember years ago my parents went to a birthday...

Remember years ago my parents went to a birthday doo at a restaurant in a wee village about ten miles from here. The arrangement was they'd take the car, get a taxi home then I'd take my father on...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 16:51
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
I'm all for that! Just got bl00dy drenched...

I'm all for that!

Just got bl00dy drenched watering the garden! Using the hose with the pistol grip adjustable nozzle, the connector came off it and instead of the hose falling to the ground it...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 16:46
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By stevestrat
That's no surprise. The LC was basically a racing...

That's no surprise. The LC was basically a racing bike with a number plate.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 14:58
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
As Phil says, get professional help, don't sit...

As Phil says, get professional help, don't sit stewing in your own juices.

Zero heat . . . . wimp!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 14:54
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By stevestrat
Even the 1500 Goldwing wasn't anywhere near as...

Even the 1500 Goldwing wasn't anywhere near as bad as that.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 11:49
Replies: 162
Views: 4,328
Posted By stevestrat
To quote Billy Connolly: “The desire to be a...

To quote Billy Connolly: “The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever becoming one. Don't vote. It just encourages them....”
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2022, 07:46
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Ging is dayshift, I was going back to...

Morning. Ging is dayshift, I was going back to bed but the need for breakfast got the better of me. Cold and damp here, either heavy dew of light drizzle.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2022, 11:36
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Sitting in the lounge of the local Bannatynes...

Sitting in the lounge of the local Bannatynes health spa having a coffee! I haven't got the health bug, Ging is having a spa treatment she got on Wowcher.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2022, 11:33
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By stevestrat
The one bike I regret selling was the CB550K3....

The one bike I regret selling was the CB550K3. Picked up for next to nothing, did a lot of work on it including an engine rebuild and new camchain. Took it for a MOT after the rebuild and the boss of...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st April 2022, 20:32
Replies: 1,019
Views: 143,465
Posted By stevestrat
Couldn't have a bigger dog. Something happened in...

Couldn't have a bigger dog. Something happened in Suzy's past (before we got her), she's terrified of big dogs to the point that she'll go for them if pushed. Not long after we got her we had the...
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2022, 19:55
Replies: 162
Views: 4,328
Posted By stevestrat
Yes, he was so upset he almost forgot to order...

Yes, he was so upset he almost forgot to order poppadoms with his lamb bhuna.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 19:49
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By stevestrat
Did the same with the 1.8T and the 260. When I...

Did the same with the 1.8T and the 260. When I went to get the ones for the 260 I think Ford had got wise to people fitting the jets to other cars, IIRC they were about double the price.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 19:38
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By stevestrat
What makes you think that :shrug: Don't know...

What makes you think that :shrug: Don't know about the diesel and V6 (never owned one) but the 1.8 and 1.8T have a solenoid, you can get a replacement on Ebay...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2022, 17:26
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By stevestrat
Its not a job I've done before so couldn't say....

Its not a job I've done before so couldn't say. There is useful info in this thread https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=182781.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2022, 16:16
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By stevestrat
The slots either side of the radio are for thin...

The slots either side of the radio are for thin metal tools that slide in and release the spring clips holding the radio in. Although I've never tried it apparently you can get away with a couple of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 14:18
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By stevestrat
Could be a dodgy temperature sensor or wiring. If...

Could be a dodgy temperature sensor or wiring. If the ECU loses the signal it defaults to "panic mode" and turns the fan on.
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2022, 14:14
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By stevestrat
Forgot one! After I got married it was all four...

Forgot one! After I got married it was all four wheels but I got another bike a few years ago, early '80s Honda CB900F. Its a bike I'd always wanted but couldn't afford when they were new. Somewhat...
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2022, 14:06
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Sun is shining now but there's no heat in it,...

Sun is shining now but there's no heat in it, temp only just in double figures.
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2022, 11:34
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
What will the children be doing :shrug:I'll bet...

What will the children be doing :shrug:I'll bet it did Phil! Makes my problems pale into insignificance.
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2022, 11:28
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By stevestrat
Ok, here we go . . . . Honda C90, Honda CB100N,...

Ok, here we go . . . . Honda C90, Honda CB100N, Honda CB250RSA, Honda FT500 (dog!), Honda XBR500, Honda VFR750, Honda ST1100 with trailer/Honda CB550K3, Honda GL1500 with trailer/Norton 750 Commando.
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2022, 09:40
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Grey and cold here, single figure...

Morning. Grey and cold here, single figure temperatures.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2022, 17:59
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By stevestrat
I'm sure it was Trikey had a load of them. Give...

I'm sure it was Trikey had a load of them. Give him a shout.
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2022, 17:55
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Got a rogan josh simmering away quietly. Special...

Got a rogan josh simmering away quietly. Special request from Ging, wants a curry when she gets home later.
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2022, 17:51
Replies: 165,297
Views: 7,286,961
Posted By stevestrat
Or a chain smoker.

Or a chain smoker.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2022, 17:48
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By stevestrat
The gunk settles at the bottom of the reservoir...

The gunk settles at the bottom of the reservoir and blocks the filter on the pump pick up.

Either remove the bumper or use the "keyhole" method easing the wheel arch liner out of the way. Pull the...
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