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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2022, 15:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,604
Posted By Frank Incensed
Personalised Plate. Cost Justified?

For what it's worth.
In 2010 I bought a Tourer, registered in 2005, which had had one previous owner, with a plate that was personal to him. I hated the 55 plate it had subsequently been given when...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 1st February 2022, 14:52
Replies: 35
Views: 31,520
Posted By Frank Incensed
That Smarts

Aaah. I remember the days when one had to stand after being corrected.:getmecoat:

I just filled the petrol tank to the brim in preparation. I didn't think I could get there and back on 1/8 tank...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th January 2022, 22:32
Replies: 35
Views: 31,520
Posted By Frank Incensed
2022 Meetings - Back at Cat and Lion - 19:00 1st Thursday in the Month

We returned to the refurbished and much, much, much improved Cat and Lion for the first meeting of 2022, Thursday 6th January.

https://www.joseph-holt.com/pubs/cat-and-lion
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 6th January 2022, 16:51
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Frank Incensed
No Response from The Thorn - But I Got Good News From The Cat & Lion

Well, I've left 2 messages on the answerphone at The Thorn, but nobody has called me back. I was actually able to speak to a living human being at The Cat and Lion and - as I pass it on the way to...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 6th January 2022, 16:19
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Frank Incensed
I hope it's nothing too serious and it's easily...

I hope it's nothing too serious and it's easily sorted. Maurice. Take care.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 4th January 2022, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Frank Incensed
2022 Thursday Meetings - The Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn

Happy New Year Folks
I intend going to The Thorn on Thursday 6th, but will phone them on the day, to see if they have any problem. I'll post what they say before 17:00 on Thursday.
To those who...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 18th November 2021, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Frank Incensed
New Day For Meetings Starts Thursday 2nd December 2021, Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn

Due the commencement of a rather noisy quiz night during our our Tuesday meeting at The Thorn Inn in November, it was decided to try changing the day of future meetings to the first Thursday in every...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 31st October 2021, 22:23
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Frank Incensed
2021 November Meeting - Tue 2nd. Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn, WA4 4QX

Hi everyone. I'll be there from about 19:00. Without J1mbo this month, as he's recovering from minor surgery.
See you there,I hope:}
Robert
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 5th October 2021, 16:47
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
Possible Change to Day of Monthly Meeting

Hi
The clash is unfortunate and we were looking forward to a drop of new blood. I'll discuss the a possible change of day/date with those who are there tonight.
Cheers
Robert
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 3rd October 2021, 22:24
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
Tue 5th Oct

And - to achieve this goal - the food has to be ordered by 20:30 at the latest. but that should be easier to achieve now the nights are getting colder:}



Paul messaged me tonight to say he'll...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th September 2021, 14:54
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
2nd New Normal Meeting? Tue Sep 7th. Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn, WA4 4QX

Be there tonite. Ian and Paul are on vacation, so sadly won't be there, but others will and the pub's not bad. Not eaten since breakfast and looking forward to it.:}:drool4:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 4th August 2021, 10:57
Replies: 35
Views: 31,520
Posted By Frank Incensed
Meeting 7th September 2021 - The Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn

Good to see everyone last night, in very pleasant surroundings.

There is nothing to take the place of meeting in person, especially over some decent food and a drink.

Next time I'll make sure...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 2nd August 2021, 23:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
Light Blues

Ski Blue was the colour I dismissed as being least likely:duh:, but I can see it now when comparing the second of your pictures with Reebs' colour guide. Still, at least I can tell the difference...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 2nd August 2021, 22:53
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
Mazda

If it's like this afternoon, you'll be able to have the top down:}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 30th July 2021, 16:18
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
Re: New Car at Meeting 3rd August 2021 - The Thorn, Appleton Thorn

Hi Maurice

It'll be good to see you - and the car.

That's a nice looking Tourer:}

I have difficulty in identifying colours sometimes, especially light ones in images. Is it Seafrost perhaps,...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 28th July 2021, 13:41
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
New Normal Meeting? 2021 Tue August 3rd. Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn, WA4 4QX

So far, there are four of us intending to revive monthly social meetings at the Thorn Inn, starting next Tuesday (the Cat and Lion has not yet reopened).

Everyone is welcome.:}

If you don't...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 28th July 2021, 13:01
Replies: 35
Views: 31,520
Posted By Frank Incensed
2021 Revival of Unofficial NW Region Social Meetings (Cat & Lion Still Closed)

It is the intention of (to date) four of us to revive meetings at the Thorn, in Appleton Thorn, on Tue 3rd August at 19:00 - one year after having to abandon our last proposed meeting, because of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2021, 11:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Frank Incensed
Jules & Isabel - Congratulations

After a relationship spanning four decades Jules Anderson and his long-suffering partner, Isabel, tied the knot yesterday.
News and pictures of the happy event appeared on the Facebook pages of The...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 31st July 2020, 21:58
Replies: 5
Views: 4,160
Posted By Frank Incensed
August 4th Meeting Cancelled

Sadly, restrictions on gatherings in the Manchester region were imposed from midnight on Thursday 30th July and The Thorn has closed temporarily in response.
It has been suggested we could meet in...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 13th July 2020, 18:51
Replies: 5
Views: 4,160
Posted By Frank Incensed
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEET 2020 Tue August 4th. Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn, WA4 4QX

Three people have so far confirmed breaking out of solitary to attend. Anyone else will be welcome.

Don't forget your mask. There may be a prize for the best one.:}:shrug:

We intend having a...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2020, 17:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Frank Incensed
Smile :birthday2: :birthday2: :birthday2: ...

:birthday2: :birthday2: :birthday2: :birthday2: :birthday2:

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to a great guy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 01:01
Replies: 97
Views: 23,823
Posted By Frank Incensed
https://login.smartnav.com/home/default.aspx ...

https://login.smartnav.com/home/default.aspx

On calling the phone number given - 0345 521 1144 - there's a recorded message giving options of extensions for several different departments. It seems...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 19th February 2020, 16:45
Replies: 3
Views: 2,884
Posted By Frank Incensed
20200303 Tuesday.Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn, WA4 4QX

I went to The Thorn last night to see what the place is like and if the food is OK..
I got there about 19:10, so I thought I'd missed the Tuesday food and drink deal. but it turned out that the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 19th February 2020, 14:06
Replies: 35
Views: 6,982
Posted By Frank Incensed
Wynyard Hall - 20200405

Please add
J1mbo & Frank Incensed (both Roverless:mad - so one car)
Thanks Stu

Regards
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 15th February 2020, 19:08
Replies: 35
Views: 31,520
Posted By Frank Incensed
Whole Picture

Thanks for correcting my oversight, Jim. I forgot about this sticky thing.
:getmecoat::D
Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2020, 18:18
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Frank Incensed
Two Different Ways Here

Hope this helps

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=60784
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 16:10
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By Frank Incensed
Roof Lining?

Kevlar?:shrug:
I suppose the classy thing to do would be to provide a new pair of soft shoes.:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 15:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By Frank Incensed
Yes - 2015 - Any Longlife or Powerflow Stockist will Make One Up

Longlife seems the preferred option (from a 2014 thread) and that's what I had.
Trouble is,3 years later, I had other corrosion issues - this time with the car's bodywork.:duh: Unless your car is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 10:38
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By Frank Incensed
I see what you mean. Not covering the charcoal...

I see what you mean. Not covering the charcoal steering wheel was a mistake:eek:. And as for the rest of the interior trim, which appears to be sandstone:eek::eek:. Well! Some people just have no...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 13th February 2020, 10:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By Frank Incensed
NW area Meeting Venue for Tues 3rd March ?

Hi. Thanks, but we considered The Partridge (formerly semi-derelict Hollow Tree) and The Stretton Fox, five or six years ago after The Hollow Tree closed.
With both, the cost of food is an issue and...
Forum: Photography Corner 12th February 2020, 11:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Frank Incensed
[QUOTE=coolcat;2791798]Great evening this...

[QUOTE=coolcat;2791798]Great evening this Thursday in the studio with Megan Vickers:}

Well that's confirmed my heart's still beating. :}

Lovely looking young lady.

Must confess, when I...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 12th February 2020, 11:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By Frank Incensed
Joseph Holts Acquire CAT & LION - Closed for Refurb

It is re-opening "in Spring".:}

Watch this space and see :smilie_re:

https://www.joseph-holt.com/news/new-cat-lion-pub-warrington

Long hoped-for improvement imminent?:drool4:

If it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 17:18
Replies: 32
Views: 3,047
Posted By Frank Incensed
It's Not Been Ridden for Many Years

78695

And it's a lot smaller than I remember.

I think it might be smaller than the OP is looking for.

Is this common with advancing age?:o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 10:29
Replies: 32
Views: 3,047
Posted By Frank Incensed
I've Got One in the Shed

It would make a good restoration project. How do I tell if it's a Mk1 or a Mk 2.:D

Chopper or racing bike, I envy you. I got a Moulton!!:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 10:10
Replies: 60
Views: 6,207
Posted By Frank Incensed
Exclamation Badditives - Biodiesel

:

Yes, but.................something can go wrong

To borrow a saying used by a learned and respected member, "the twoof is out there" (at least I think that's what he said)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 00:31
Replies: 60
Views: 6,207
Posted By Frank Incensed
Avoid Highest Percentage of Biodiesel?

I've used ASDA wherever possible, because I could rely on good performance. I've been loathe to other diesels because, a few years ago, tanks full of Morrisons and even Shell V-Power coincided with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 23:55
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Frank Incensed
20 Days Short of Nine Years Ownership - Sold It

After months of soul searching I made the choice of letting someone else do the necessary work to keep SE55 ROV going. I didn't want the car scrapped as it is probably the last 75 off the line that...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th May 2019, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,976
Posted By Frank Incensed
Tuesday 7th May

I'll be along tonight

Jim's on holiday

Jimbo's expecting, so if his water's broken he won't be there

There are 5 other regulars who could be coming - but you might only see one solitary...
Forum: V8 Forum 7th May 2019, 08:31
Replies: 5
Views: 2,344
Posted By Frank Incensed
If Wishes Were Horses..............

Great Jim :bowdown:

Love the look. Love the Ride. Love the sound.

If I had a garage, I'd have a V8 Tourer as a "special occasion" car.

Is that the real land speed record holding estate car,...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 6th November 2018, 12:52
Replies: 29
Views: 9,632
Posted By Frank Incensed
It's all too confusing. I'm the one with the limp...

It's all too confusing. I'm the one with the limp (but I didn't get it in the Civil War).:duh:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 6th November 2018, 11:31
Replies: 29
Views: 9,632
Posted By Frank Incensed
Tues 6th Meeting

Should be at the meeting tonight, unfortunately without the goode Mr Chester (oww!) riding shotgun.

Sounds like something from Gunsmoke. I'm afraid there's unlikely to be a Miss Kitty there,...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 2nd October 2018, 12:34
Replies: 29
Views: 9,632
Posted By Frank Incensed
2nd October Meeting

Hi

Jim's not been too well and Mrs Incensed is in hospital, so I'm afraid Jim and I aren't going.

There's usually 4 to 6 others who go regularly.

Hope to be there next month.

Robert
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2018, 10:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By Frank Incensed
:party::party::party::party:Happy Birthday...

:party::party::party::party:Happy Birthday Jim :party: :party: :party: :party:
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 16th June 2018, 20:22
Replies: 568
Views: 250,576
Posted By Frank Incensed
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehostin...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/thum_114425b255b76486e6.jpg ('https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=25140')
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2017, 10:59
Replies: 98
Views: 5,391
Posted By Frank Incensed
KV6 - Motoring Research Article

Don't know if this'll help V6 owners clarify the situation?

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/london-t-charge-surprise-my-old-banger-is-exempt/ar-AAtVy7u?li=BBoPJKX&ocid=iehp
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 5th September 2017, 15:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By Frank Incensed
I'm Planning on Being There................

..........But who knows what might happen in the next 4 hours? It's unlikely to be a better offer, though!:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2017, 22:31
Replies: 268
Views: 75,844
Posted By Frank Incensed
Seafrost?

Stopped at dusk this evening, when I was driving past this and thought the colour was too "bold" to be Wedgwood.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/11442598b7bc853967.jpg
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 30th July 2017, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By Frank Incensed
1st August NW Meeting - Cat & Lion, Stretton

I intend dining there on Tuesday evening.

Hope to see the usual suspects and anyone else who fancies joining us.

No jacket required - good humour's desirable though!

Robert
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 30th July 2017, 19:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,845
Posted By Frank Incensed
Sad - But Understandable

Thanks Jim, for taking the lead for the last couple of years.

I've just seen this and I missed the July meeting.

Hope to still see you at future events.

Robert
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 17th February 2017, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By Frank Incensed
Once in a While?

The office Blonde, who spends about 1/7 of her life on Anglesey, says the 2 there are nice places.

She laughed when I asked if they were good value (before I'd seen the menus).

I can't see that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2017, 19:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Frank Incensed
Most Likely

:wot::wot::wot:

:wot:

Happens on mine - and I haven't got a sunroof.
I've actually seen water trickling in from the bonnet release lever.
You might need a little dab of sealant on the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 4th January 2017, 14:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Frank Incensed
Things didn't go quite as smoothly as I'd hoped,...

Things didn't go quite as smoothly as I'd hoped, due mainly to having been delayed at work and arriving almost last, so sorry about that.

Yes, I hope last night was indicative of things to come.
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 1st January 2017, 12:56
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Latest Communication With Greene King Guest Relations

Thank you, Mr Sloan.

Mr Paxton was forthright and he seems very positive about improvements that can be made under his management. In my opinion, whether he achieves his ambitions will depend on...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 1st January 2017, 12:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Frank Incensed
Latest Communication With Cat & Lion

I hope your Christmas hasn't been too hectic, Richard and wish you all the best for 2017.

Six of us should definitely turn up at about 19.00 on Tuesday.

Seven other people, who came to the Cat...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 1st January 2017, 05:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thanks Maurice

Happy New Year.

That's fine.

Improvement with the leg has slowed down a lot, but that's only to be expected after the initial amazing 3-day transition from almost unable to move with a broken...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 31st December 2016, 17:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Frank Incensed
Anyone Else Up For This?

Thanks Dennis

I'll be contacting The Cat & Lion tomorrow with numbers.

Regards & Happy New Year to All

Robert
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 26th December 2016, 16:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Frank Incensed
The Cat & Lion Meet - Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Hi Everyone

Because of the debacle over the Christmas meal, my feedback to Greene King and the subsequent assurances of their customer relations and the new pub manager,...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 24th December 2016, 19:18
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Confirmation email from new manager

I have received an email from Richard Paxton, basically confirming the summary of or earlier conversation, which I've already posted.

Here's a copy of my response:

"Thank you Richard.

I have...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 24th December 2016, 19:11
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Best Wishes

That's bad timing, Steve! The new manager hopes we will be won-over by the changes he wants to make. Still, hopefully those changes for the better will continue - and the place will be even better on...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 24th December 2016, 13:04
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
New Year, New Manager, New Chance?

Yesterday evening Richard, the new manager of the Cat & Lion from 19th December, tried to contact me by 'phone. I called him back this morning and he was very candid and apologetic. Here's the gist...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 23rd December 2016, 13:34
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Initial Response from Greene King Customer Relations

Dear Mr Gibbons,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us with regards to your recent experience at the Cat & Lion.

We take all complaints and feedback from our Guests seriously and will...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 22nd December 2016, 19:17
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Text of Complaint to Flaming Grill Head Office

For anyone not trying to erase the event from their memory, I'm currently waiting for a response to this:

In the late summer of 2016, following the closure of our previous venue, the NW branch of...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2016, 19:29
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Frank Incensed
Hugely Uplifting & Inspirational

Thank you for sharing this great news about Denise, which I'm sure gives hope to many more.

Best wishes to you both for the coming year.

Robert
Forum: Was it you? 18th December 2016, 05:27
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Frank Incensed
Chromactive ZT - Hulme M15 - Sat 17th Dec

Just a glimpse in the opposite carriageway.

Carrying a big wing.

Could have been Twighlight as I saw a good amount of lightish blue and no greens.

Looked very attractive.:xmas-smiley-032:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 14th December 2016, 16:39
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thumbs up Great Stuff!

Love someone who'll take the bull by the horns.

Look forward to seeing you Geoff.:xmas-smiley-032:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 14th December 2016, 14:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,271
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thumbs up Thanks For Your Concern & Best Wishes, Everyone

Thanks. Wasn't pleasant, but I've had worse!


Outcome is - so far - better than anyone has expected and - without a doubt better than I deserve.


Thank you. Recovery exceeding expectations. ...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 3rd December 2016, 13:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,243
Posted By Frank Incensed
Not Too Late...

........... to join in the NW Christmas Meal, even if you're not coming to the meeting 6th December

Not attending meeting Tues 6th December?
Please PM me your choices from the menu (Christmas...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 29th November 2016, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By Frank Incensed
Got the Wind Up? Blown Away?

Maybe Hermine took his mind off checking for replies?:shrug:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 29th November 2016, 14:14
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Exclamation Deposit & Menu Choices

Decision time!::shrug:eek::drool4:

Not attending meeting Tues 6th December?
Please PM me your choices from the menu (Christmas menu or normal menu) and I'll let you know my email address for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2016, 19:46
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Frank Incensed
LWB V6 on Ebay £2500

Think this looks good, but I couldn't give it the home it deserves (and it's silver!)
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 19th November 2016, 20:48
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thanks

No problem, Rich. I know you're good for it - but don't turn up for the meal 2 days early, or I might have to eat that Chocolate Poppin' Pizza!:D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 15th November 2016, 13:23
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Meal Time

Hi Rich

1 pm was the suggested time, but it's all quite flexible with the pub management at the moment, so if moving it back a bit would suit you, that's fine.
Everything crystallizes with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2016, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By Frank Incensed
Hi Rich. Good to hear from you. Hope...

Hi Rich.
Good to hear from you.
Hope reliability turns out to be as good as the economy, then you'll have a jem!
Don't be a stranger.
Best wishes to you and your family.
Robert
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2016, 21:20
Replies: 94
Views: 10,723
Posted By Frank Incensed
A Brilliant Effort

:wot:
The 3 cars certainly looked amazing and the effort made by the team was obvious for all to see.
It was good to make some new acquaintances and catch up with some club members I see only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2016, 13:45
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Frank Incensed
You'll probably find the electric seat adjustment...

You'll probably find the electric seat adjustment isn't working either. In which case simply unplugging the main connector under the seat, cleaning with electrical contact cleaner and re-connecting,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2016, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Frank Incensed
Hi I've had my car 6 years. When I got it,...

Hi

I've had my car 6 years. When I got it, the coolant temperature would get to a maximum of 88C.

A couple of years ago, the thermostat failed - the coolant temperature getting to no higher...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 3rd November 2016, 15:13
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thanks Jim, Remember, it's Jean's...

Thanks Jim,

Remember, it's Jean's prerogative to change it back again!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 2nd November 2016, 22:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,296
Posted By Frank Incensed
Please see: ...

Please see:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=255909
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 2nd November 2016, 05:55
Replies: 35
Views: 5,774
Posted By Frank Incensed
Flaming NW Christmas Meal - Sunday 18th Dec - Cat & Lion

A provisional booking was made last night at the pub.

Please confirm names of attendees on this thread, and let me have a deposit of £5 each, before the meeting Tuesday 6th December, when the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 1st November 2016, 13:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By Frank Incensed
Can Someone Save Us a Seat, Please?

Aiming to be there with J1mbo a little earlier than usual (about 7.30). If possible, can somebody annex a bit of territory for us?:cool:

Ta
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 19th September 2016, 14:24
Replies: 22
Views: 3,657
Posted By Frank Incensed
Drive Me To Drink

We'll have to start taking it in turns, Jim. They've got Abbot Ale! :devil:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2016, 19:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By Frank Incensed
Vindaloo has one as good as you're likely to see....

Vindaloo has one as good as you're likely to see. Gorgeous.
I prefer the look of these cars to the BMW 3 series of the same era.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 18th September 2016, 19:43
Replies: 22
Views: 3,657
Posted By Frank Incensed
Having seen the Popping Chocolate Pizza, I'm...

Having seen the Popping Chocolate Pizza, I'm looking forward to the Flaming Christmas Pudding. Wonder what upgrade you can get with it?

Quality and value of food seemed good across the range.
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 15th September 2016, 22:36
Replies: 22
Views: 3,657
Posted By Frank Incensed
No problem, Jim. Light only came on briefly...

No problem, Jim.
Light only came on briefly once on the return journey to The Hollow Tree the other week. Another trip to Stretton might resolve the issue!
See you Sunday!
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 15th September 2016, 22:26
Replies: 22
Views: 3,657
Posted By Frank Incensed
Car park appears to have approx 20 bays to the...

Car park appears to have approx 20 bays to the north side of the Premier Inn (entering from the B5356) and about 40 more on the the south side.
I'll join you, Jim. Time?
If you still have a T4,...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th September 2016, 12:31
Replies: 9
Views: 2,042
Posted By Frank Incensed
Change of Scenery

Yeah. Along with the Gilbern owners, who'd also been exiled.

Still haven't worked out how we managed to lose all the other five 75s/ZTs that had turned up - in just 200 yards between the Hollow...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th June 2016, 18:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By Frank Incensed
Blooming Heck!

Can't tie you down , now you're back on the medication!

Many Happy returns. Enjoy both (I'm sure you will!)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2016, 14:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By Frank Incensed
Xenons?

Looks OK, but no headlight washers.

(Did anyone notice the outside temperature? 45.7 C !?!)
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th June 2016, 13:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By Frank Incensed
3-in-1

Should be there 8 ish with J1mbo and David Williams, Jim.

Wonder if we'll get any saloons tonight? 8 Tourers last month, wasn't it?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 20th December 2015, 18:36
Replies: 35
Views: 3,974
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thumbs up Thanks - Very Enjoyable Afternoon

Very good steak and great value.
They really are trying to please.
I'm going to give them a positive review on the open 'Net.
Even Mrs Incensed enjoyed herself and has been more of a pussycat...
Forum: Was it you? 18th December 2015, 13:05
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Frank Incensed
It Wasn't Me

But I was born in Hythe Cottage Hospital (as it was then):}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2015, 12:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,377
Posted By Frank Incensed
And The Rears

Breaks can be really hard to spot too, as they often occur very near the end of the coil.

One of my rear springs broke on a campsite when the car hadn't even moved for a few hours. Despite hearing...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 9th October 2015, 21:40
Replies: 35
Views: 3,974
Posted By Frank Incensed
Yes Please

I'm allowed to break my diet when eating out.:D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th October 2015, 12:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Frank Incensed
Both

Those are just two of the things I usually suffer from, Derek. :o Hence the regular pitstops. Keep hoping to bump into Penelope.:}

On the other hand, the car rarely suffers from the former and...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 7th October 2015, 00:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Frank Incensed
I'll have to get a hat, some gloves and some of...

I'll have to get a hat, some gloves and some of them boots. And you'll have to sit in the back, Jim - behind glass!:D

BTW 37.7 mpg for 1/4 tank, brim to brim. It was thirsty on the Hollow Tree...
Forum: Events and Meets 4th October 2015, 21:30
Replies: 234
Views: 22,333
Posted By Frank Incensed
Lovely Day Out. Thanks One and All

Especially to the 3 of you. Great to see you all again.



If you can put up with my driving, Jim................but at least I've got brakes now!



I counted 4 Firefrost Exceptions, Brian....
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2015, 20:22
Replies: 78
Views: 4,768
Posted By Frank Incensed
Full Route to be Advised 6th October

See here

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/707/82/Farewell-Tour-10th-11th-October.html

Hope it overflies Manchester, like it did when withdrawn from RAF service.

Permanently etched in my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2015, 20:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,826
Posted By Frank Incensed
Don't make it Goodbye - Make it Au Revoir

Hope to see you at meetings now and again.

You can always do what I do and leave it until after dark. :D

Best wishes

Robert
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2015, 12:38
Replies: 78
Views: 4,768
Posted By Frank Incensed
More of the Last

In case you've not seen this, I'm sure you'll like it.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/tribute-to-bomber-command-heroes-02102015

Regards
Forum: Social Forum 13th September 2015, 20:02
Replies: 45
Views: 2,832
Posted By Frank Incensed
Here's a Sapphire - £1990! ...

Here's a Sapphire - £1990!

http://www.aintreegarages.co.uk/used-FORD-SIERRA-Liverpool-Mersyside-654620

I had a 1.8 cvh from 3 years old. It was very thirsty on short trips (my record low was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2015, 00:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By Frank Incensed
Planned Obsolesence

Cynical as I am, this is probably because the other components in the chain (ancillary belt pulley, alternator etc) often require attention or replacement at a not-much-higher mileage.:mad: The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2015, 23:05
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Frank Incensed
Speedo Accuracy! What About Speed Gun Accuracy? Can We Trust Anything?

This is worrying

If to be believed, an 84 year-old caught doing 4 mph more than the manufacturer's published maximum in a 1.0L Micra!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2015, 22:51
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Frank Incensed
Discretion & Guidelines Being Binned

We have been warned!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-crack-down-speeders-who-6166737

Be careful out there!
Forum: Was it you? 9th September 2015, 20:42
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By Frank Incensed
Going for a Song (Vogue?) in Manchester

Someone who thinks the 75 is worth it.

S 1 NGR on an immaculate silver Facelift diesel.

Is it a member singing its praises?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2015, 21:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By Frank Incensed
IMO, They Look Good, They're Functional and They're Waterproof!

But I do agree, like so many things on this car, the mountings and materials these are made of let them down.
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2015, 18:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By Frank Incensed
Should Have Bought a Mercedes

..with enough room in the plenum for more cans of Fosters AND to sleep it off somewhere warm afterwards!

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/1144255eb297e7c5ee.jpg

Thanks to...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2015, 18:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By Frank Incensed
Amber Nectar?

Only true Brits like warm beer.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2015, 17:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By Frank Incensed
I'm Confused

You started this thread by indicating cost was an issue -

".... buy a used set of springs (off a forum member) but no telling how long they will last and get a mechanic to fit them

or buy a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2015, 14:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By Frank Incensed
Another Option. Why Replace Both Rear Springs?

If cash is a problem and there's no apparent reason to replace the other (like corrosion on the spring or if either damper is leaking), why not just replace the one broken rear? Why risk one used...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2015, 22:16
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By Frank Incensed
Short Ones

Hi Dave

There's some on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-TOURER-ESTATE-REAR-COIL-SPRING-SELF-LEVELLING-SUSPENSION-/300654220610

I've just bought some Kilen heavy duty springs for...
Forum: Technology Forum 8th August 2015, 14:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By Frank Incensed
From an Epson User

Hi John.
If your Epson uses the same cartridge detection system as mine, it won't recognise a cartridge that has been removed then re-inserted - even if it's made by them and full of their own ink!...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 5th August 2015, 08:39
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By Frank Incensed
But it Goes!

Me assuming things, Jim. Because of Rich enthusing about its performance, after (some months ago) referring to the normally aspirated 1.8 he had then as being "asthmatic"".
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 4th August 2015, 23:59
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By Frank Incensed
Red face Derek!

Happy Birthday Derek. Many happy returns.

Thanks for the drink and many apologies. Apparently someone said it was your birthday when the drink arrived, but (among other things) my hearing is...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 4th August 2015, 23:42
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By Frank Incensed
Very Enjoyable

Good food, great banter, pleasant limited edition "Garden Rose" J2O.

Beautiful Celestial Tourer, Mr Jones (although I still think Jim's press car is the best Rover Tourer I've seen).

Well done,...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2015, 16:32
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Frank Incensed
Wink Skaters?

Perhaps they mean planes like a spoke shave, for making the giant ice rings (sic)?:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2015, 12:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By Frank Incensed
Unplug and Clean the Connectors Under the Engine Compartment Fuse Box

That's what Big Russ:bowdown: discovered was the problem when I had a similar occurrence.
Plus it's easy and costs nothing to try.
Good luck.
HTH
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2015, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Frank Incensed
Sounds Like the Rubber Cush Drive in the Auxiliary Belt Pulley

If it is the belt snapped, a look under the bonnet will quickly show you.
To see what happens to the rubber insert in the pulley after about 100,000 miles, see the pics of mine in Jules Boiler Room...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2015, 10:25
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By Frank Incensed
Rear Springs - After 5 Years I Know What It Had

In the picture, the left spring is original with 10 years, 124,000 miles. The right spring is an Anschler with approx 3 years, 30,000 miles!
There's no spring code label under the rear seat and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2015, 08:09
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By Frank Incensed
Casey Stoner Breaks Leg & Collar Bone at Suzuka 8 Hour

Throttle stuck open at hairpin.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I'd be surprised if we see him back in competition again after this.
...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2015, 01:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Frank Incensed
Sorry to read of your experience, Chris. As...

Sorry to read of your experience, Chris.
As you say, it could have been a lot worse. What's more, the police weren't to know the extent of your injuries at the time, so it seems amazing that they...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th June 2015, 00:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By Frank Incensed
If You Did

.........have a phone connected, it would be used to automatically mute the volume of the stereo when you got a call.
Here's what it says in the owner's audio manual:
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 20th June 2015, 00:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Frank Incensed
Wink That's What You Get All That Money For! Lol

And to make sure I'm getting my money's worth, I might just put in an appearance! :}
Forum: Was it you? 13th June 2015, 23:14
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By Frank Incensed
J70 MEW Gold 75 diesel in Manchester on Wednesday

One of us? A cat lover, perhaps? :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2015, 16:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By Frank Incensed
Fancy Getting a Pair Made in Sheffield?

See this thread

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=140543


Fortunately I haven't lost a spring since Dan found this place, but I'll probably try them if I do.

If you do,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2015, 16:02
Replies: 122
Views: 10,702
Posted By Frank Incensed
I'd Stop This One If I Was an ANPR Patrolman

I can't even work out what the real, legal registration is from your post:shrug:

Oh! Just seen you're in Malta! :duh:
Forum: Humour Corner 13th June 2015, 15:31
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By Frank Incensed
Plenums - Why Modern BMW Drivers Have Bigger Problems

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/11664302/Pictures-of-the-day-10-June-2015.html?frame=3336182

Maybe a good reason for ensuring your under-tray is in place! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2015, 18:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By Frank Incensed
Indeed!

Took the car to Jules for TLC and an MOT on 3rd June, on what seems to have has become an annual pilgrimage. Torrential rain in Manchester before I set off, but clear blue skies in Colwyn for most of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2015, 18:22
Replies: 122
Views: 10,702
Posted By Frank Incensed
Vanity?

I know someone who has R60VER on their 75.

I've recently put SE55 ROV on mine - mainly because 1) I didn't like the registration it had since 2010 and thought it deserved better, and; 2) It was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2015, 22:49
Replies: 78
Views: 7,896
Posted By Frank Incensed
The supplier will give you a mock up image of the...

The supplier will give you a mock up image of the plates with what you've specified on them. If you're truly worried about it, why not submit the image to the DVLA for their opinion?

I've recently...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2015, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Frank Incensed
Wink Where Angels Fear to Tread

My Skin Isn't That Thick :D

Some trends I've never understood, like flared trousers in the early 1970's:eek: and the trend for red cars in the 1980's:shrug:. More recently the trends for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2015, 13:17
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By Frank Incensed
There's quite a difference in noise that emanates...

There's quite a difference in noise that emanates from M47R's of the same age, too. Mine's very noisy on tick over, but I do hear the occasional BMW that's nearly as loud, when I'm walking around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2015, 12:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Frank Incensed
What a Injustice

If anyone has a V5 that says "Disappointing Grey"?:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2015, 11:54
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Frank Incensed
Currently Available at Our Local ASDA

Rainex Headlight Restorer Kit £15

Warning triangle exactly the right length to fit in the Tourer tailgate cubby hole £8

Bought one of each because my previous warning triangle was too big...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2015, 00:26
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Frank Incensed
Article on MG SV and the Demise of MGR

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/great-motoring-disasters-%E2%80%93-mg-xpower-sv/ar-AA9JsZX?ocid=mailsignoutmd
Interesting read and a couple of nice pics
:mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2015, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Frank Incensed
Cinderella vs. Ugly Sister

IMO that really is aesthetically pleasing.

This, though, I think is awful. At first glance I thought the owner had got a bonnet from a breakers yard!
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Wales 8th March 2015, 20:53
Replies: 142
Views: 13,971
Posted By Frank Incensed
Missed posting this one of Bob (Flying Banana)...

Missed posting this one of Bob (Flying Banana) and the prize-winning Redfive.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=20189
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Wales 8th March 2015, 19:17
Replies: 142
Views: 13,971
Posted By Frank Incensed
Thanks to All for Today

Especially Dave and those who helped him put it together. The weather on the Horseshoe Pass was pretty dismal but the varied colours of some highly polished MG and Rover cars shamed the sun into...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Wales 7th March 2015, 23:05
Replies: 142
Views: 13,971
Posted By Frank Incensed
Late Entry

Add me to the list, please Dave.

Hope the weather's good, even though rain would help to hide the grime!:o

Robert
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2015, 13:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By Frank Incensed
And the adjuster ring comes loose, falls off and...

And the adjuster ring comes loose, falls off and gets lost (luckily mine fell off on the driveway, not at a filling station). As has been said, a grommet will do the trick, if you can't find an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2015, 15:29
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By Frank Incensed
A Real World Guess, Based on Weight Difference

I suggest the BMW would be about 2 seconds quicker to 60 and would get there in about 10 seconds.

If people with standard 320d BMW's and 160 BHP CDTi's wish to prove me wrong on a drag strip,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2015, 14:26
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By Frank Incensed
Smile Really Bored or Hypothetically Bored?

Why not take Simon up on his open invitation for 22nd February and find out for yourself? :shrug:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=177983&page=21

The official...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2015, 20:42
Replies: 217
Views: 12,646
Posted By Frank Incensed
Still Hoping to Make Santa Pod 22nd February

Things still a bit up in the air at the moment, but hope to make it down. Especially as Jim (J1mbo) has said he wouldn't mind coming down with me, too - and before anybody says anything - yes, he has...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2015, 22:21
Replies: 1,030
Views: 57,634
Posted By Frank Incensed
There's Something White On Them There Hills

Can see it on the Pennines, but only snowdrops in our garden.

And I know as well as you do Ian, the last time it snowed in Weymouth was probably when Dorset was still joined to France and woolly...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2015, 22:09
Replies: 29
Views: 3,755
Posted By Frank Incensed
Could Have Been Much Worse

Yeah. From the speed reading on the video it was doing in the region of 70 when it went into the air. Thank goodness there wasn't anything like a brick wall (or another vehicle) in its way!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2015, 21:41
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Frank Incensed
Frightening Video of MG ZT Crash

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2014-12-12/watch-horrifying-footage-of-4-year-old-in-car-flip/

:eek:

Sorry if this has already been posted. I remember seeing a thread on a rolled ZT in a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2015, 20:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By Frank Incensed
Re-listing Already Ended

It says 2 sold and 2nd listing ended at 20.15!:shrug:

bizzylizzy? Must be a plant.:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2015, 21:49
Replies: 217
Views: 12,646
Posted By Frank Incensed
116 vs. 131 Diesel. Any Takers?

I've always been intrigued by the statement that the upgrade to 131 makes a significant (noticeable) difference to performance.

Are there a couple of people out there willing to test this?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2015, 21:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Frank Incensed
Signature Connection to Post?

Do you not mean "saddo with no life"? :shrug:

As I understand it, a sado (especially one with a Dark Fantasy) has a life and a maso doesn't?:devil:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2015, 00:31
Replies: 217
Views: 12,646
Posted By Frank Incensed
Maybe We Could.............

test whether studded tyres are better for acceleration than snow chains?:D
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2015, 00:26
Replies: 1,030
Views: 57,634
Posted By Frank Incensed
Lovely and Warm in the Canaries but Can Still be Slippery!

In 2009, when we had snow in November, someone I know slipped and broke her wrist. In February 2010, 2 weeks before she was due to come back to work, she didn't "mind the gap" getting off a train and...
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