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Forum: Items Wanted 9th August 2022, 21:41
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By MissMoppet
WANTED: Interior rear light

Wanted: the one over the back seats if anyone has an undamaged one please. Ta.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2022, 20:45
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By MissMoppet
That's very kind but I think I'm going to buy a...

That's very kind but I think I'm going to buy a length of rubber hose and just cut a length to fit + some Jubilee clips. Till someone tells me otherwise I don't see why that shouldn't work. Just need...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2022, 17:22
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By MissMoppet
Headlight washer hose connector

I've traced my washer bottle leak to the headlight washer pump - outlet broken but cheap replacement on order - but I'm stuck over the hose connector L shaped (below). Rimmers don't list it. I can't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 10:48
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By MissMoppet
Washer bottle neck won't twist

Have a leak from bottle and peeling back liner reveals no obvious leak from sensor and pump. Mr Haynes says "to remove washer bottle twist filler neck to remove." Well it moves about 1/32nd of a turn...
Forum: Social Forum 1st August 2022, 08:31
Replies: 41
Views: 1,557
Posted By MissMoppet
Might I point out that the German's star player...

Might I point out that the German's star player was injured in the warm up - so maybe a hollow victory?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2022, 20:31
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By MissMoppet
I know mine are barely run in at 153K but I've...

I know mine are barely run in at 153K but I've never added anything - just the occasional Italian tune-up when I remember - and she runs as sweet as any 20 year old diesel can I suppose.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2022, 12:09
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By MissMoppet
The cheat's way to replace door cards

Having wasted over an hour in trying to replace the driver's door card - I was trying to change the actuator but have failed in that one - can't unclip the linkage - I trawled the Forum and came...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2022, 11:15
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By MissMoppet
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185337358086

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185337358086
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2022, 16:27
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By MissMoppet
Just bought an OEM door actuator

As my driver's door fails to unlock remotely I thought it unwise to buy a used actuator - though cheap - as all of them obviously will have had at least 15+ years wear. So I bit the bullet and bought...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2022, 19:59
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By MissMoppet
Ah thanks. Jeff had sent me all the 21 pics and I...

Ah thanks. Jeff had sent me all the 21 pics and I was trying to revive it but hit the 7 pic limit.

But there are several threads on here - notably from Arctic - (God Bles 'im and all who sail in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2022, 13:26
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By MissMoppet
Has Upstairs provided a solution?

Has Upstairs provided a solution?
Forum: Social Forum 15th July 2022, 12:57
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks for that but how on earth did an 18th...

Thanks for that but how on earth did an 18th century mathematician - without the benefit of any computer - work out "the “three-body problem.” "That there is any stable configuration, in which three...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2022, 08:31
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By MissMoppet
I would love to come but it's a 300 mile round...

I would love to come but it's a 300 mile round trip and am tied up on your Aug meet. (There's also the slight worry, do I want a sewer man near my lovely leather?)
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2022, 22:29
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By MissMoppet
How they made the James Webb telescope

Hope you all saw the BBC2 programme tonight on how they designed and launched the new James Webb telescope. Incredible engineering. One tiny part could have failed to work and 30 year's effort, eight...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2022, 12:07
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By MissMoppet
Earn your favourite malt: unjam my seats

Anyone in or around Somerset can earn a bottle of their favourite malt if they are confident of freeing the rear seat on my saloon. Yes I've read all the posts here, I've poked and pulled, cursed -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2022, 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By MissMoppet
FAO Moderator: more pics please

I am trying to revive JeffD's post on changing a door lock which used to have 21 Photobiucket pics but cannot get round the 7 pics limit. I believe you have some dispensation. Can you help please?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 21:23
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By MissMoppet
How to upload more than 7 pics?????????

I thought I'd managed to revive and insert the missing pics on JeffD's How To here (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=320020), but apparently not. There are 21 missing thanks to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 12:08
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By MissMoppet
Solved. As hinted somewhere here, I banged a...

Solved. As hinted somewhere here, I banged a wedge under the boot lid then tried the front switch and it opened. Reason? Tennis bag handle trapped in the lock. Moral? At 79 should have given up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 11:34
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By MissMoppet
Can't get into boot (saloon)

Here's a rum one. Can't unlock the boot either by pressing the front foot button or with the key - though the IPK says it is unlocked. To add to my woes the rear seat has jammed with both buttons...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th July 2022, 20:02
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By MissMoppet
Is there a definitive How to change driver's door lock?

My driver's door fails to unlock with the remote - though I can with the key but trawling through the forum came across a multitude of conflicting advice, the most recent being only in April here....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2022, 09:39
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By MissMoppet
Best door clips?

Like many of you I've struggled with the wretched yellow door card trim clips but have just bought these off eBay...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 10:09
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By MissMoppet
I thought Oxford and its dreaming spires was...

I thought Oxford and its dreaming spires was famous for its cyclists? But if we all cycled would there be any traffic jams?


(NB From a cyclist for 70 years)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2022, 11:38
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By MissMoppet
Well bully for you . . . If you have a sudden...

Well bully for you . . . If you have a sudden uncontrollable urge for some Zummerzet Zider please drop by.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2022, 20:01
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By MissMoppet
Hints on refitting Tourer tailgate card?

Yes it should be a simple job - to refit the interior tailgate card - but blimey what a kerfuffle! As most of the yellow plastic plugs break when you lever it off, I then replace with a dab of glue...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 17:10
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By MissMoppet
I believe that if you can't hear swifts...

I believe that if you can't hear swifts screeching - I can't now - then you don't need tweeters. Save your money.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2022, 08:17
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By MissMoppet
Are you a climate scientist?

Are you a climate scientist?
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2022, 19:04
Replies: 193
Views: 8,858
Posted By MissMoppet
Having just spent a lovely holiday over the...

Having just spent a lovely holiday over the border - and we try and go there every year - I can confirm there is universal contempt and hatred of Johnson and Westminster in general. There were few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks but my old woman has yet to grow one.

Thanks but my old woman has yet to grow one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By MissMoppet
DMGRS pump under warranty

Fortunately Mat at DMGRS has said the pump is still under warranty, but he agrees with me that such early failure could be the consequence of a failing I-Tank Pump. I can't hear any hum from the rear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 18:35
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By MissMoppet
Broke down, again

A week after breaking down in Galloway - and the RAC sold me a new battery - it happened again, but this time just six miles from home. This time it was the UB Pump that I'd changed just 15K miles...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2022, 11:18
Replies: 80
Views: 2,359
Posted By MissMoppet
1986 Space Shuttle Challenger ...

1986 Space Shuttle Challenger (https://priceonomics.com/the-space-shuttle-challenger-explosion-and-the-o/)- the one with the teacher on-board.
Forum: Technology Forum 7th June 2022, 19:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By MissMoppet
Avast free for sure. Never had a virus get...

Avast free for sure. Never had a virus get through and only yesterday it blocked one. Kaspersky and Macafee (sorry Ian) have both locked up my PC. Norton is too intrusive and definitely slows things...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 08:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By MissMoppet
Nexens.

I've happily used Nexens for many years but I had to buy one last year which came from China.
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 16:08
Replies: 73
Views: 2,377
Posted By MissMoppet
Well you're in luck: I just happen to have one...

Well you're in luck: I just happen to have one handy.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=87054&stc=1&d=1654441694
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2022, 09:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By MissMoppet
"Anything you can do I can do better . . ." ...

"Anything you can do I can do better . . ."


(But now I'm confused: I thought you were all for retaining the EGR - as long it's fettled, polished, gleamed - possibly re-silvered etc etc)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2022, 20:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By MissMoppet
Throw away your EGR and save MPG

Sorry Steve (!) . . . but just returned from a 1556 mile trip from Somerset to the beautiful Isle of Arran and Gatehouse of Fleet to return the best MPG I've ever seen. 45.5mpg where previously I've...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2022, 20:38
Replies: 80
Views: 2,359
Posted By MissMoppet
Apollo 13?

I may be wrong here but I seem to remember that the ill fated Apollo 13 blew up on launch because there was a miscalculation in converting Imperial to Metrics for a vital O ring size?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2022, 20:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By MissMoppet
If only .. . I did tell the friendly RAC chappie...

If only .. . I did tell the friendly RAC chappie that I could get one for £90 . . . BUT this was 12 miles away . . . was probably an unbranded battery with more limited g'tee. This Varta will I have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 09:23
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By MissMoppet
I did exactly that awhile ago but still wonder...

I did exactly that awhile ago but still wonder why the OEM ones are so slight and puny compared to those we use to replace. Is there not a reason for that?
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 18:28
Replies: 73
Views: 2,377
Posted By MissMoppet
I've found a Brexit advantage

According to one supermarket insider much of the Jubilee merchandise has been stuck in the EU did to incorrect paperwork, so it's not all been bad news.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2022, 11:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By MissMoppet
Yeah but . . . beautiful as Gatehouse of Fleet is...

Yeah but . . . beautiful as Gatehouse of Fleet is we have to be out of here by Saturday. Needs must.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 17:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By MissMoppet
£158 for the Varta, 5 year gtee. I rang nearest...

£158 for the Varta, 5 year gtee. I rang nearest tyre/battery centre at castle Douglas which would have been £90 but guess would have been an unbranded one with more limited g'tee - and I had to get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 11:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By MissMoppet
Yep. New Varta battery fitted by most helpful RAC...

Yep. New Varta battery fitted by most helpful RAC man Craig. While chatting he said the most troublesome callouts are for punctures on new cars, 99% of which don't have spare wheels. They carry...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 09:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By MissMoppet
Broken down in Galloway

Or possibly Dumfries. (Gatehouse of Fleet). On holiday in this beautiful part of the world - car just about turns over - no tools or voltmeter with me - RAC on its way. Presume either poor connection...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2022, 10:20
Replies: 217
Views: 7,042
Posted By MissMoppet
It seems appropriate to retell Justice Brandeis...

It seems appropriate to retell Justice Brandeis of the U.S Supreme Court, "Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by example. Crime is...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2022, 17:16
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By MissMoppet
Not her old fruit, different monarch another...

Not her old fruit, different monarch another century - unless you mean a Victoria Sponge?
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2022, 09:02
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
Why should they? "Brexit means Brexit":...

Why should they? "Brexit means Brexit": presumably you voted for that? Many of these countries have taken hundreds of thousands, if not millions of refugees already.
Forum: Items Wanted 29th April 2022, 22:39
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks but found a new one at very cheap price...

Thanks but found a new one at very cheap price last month , reported it on here.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2022, 12:38
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By MissMoppet
13 times more likely to die in UK than a German care home.

But . . . "About 3,500 people died in care homes in Germany compared with more than 16,000...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2022, 17:30
Replies: 161
Views: 7,302
Posted By MissMoppet
Or f ****all.

Or f ****all.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 17:36
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By MissMoppet
Ah, well . . . As ever bowing to your superior...

Ah, well . . . As ever bowing to your superior knowledge might I tentatively suggest that they were somewhat in-between? I can remember years ago there was a trade mag Plastic & Rubber Weekly - no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 15:28
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By MissMoppet
Jacking pads now hard plastic?

Just bought a couple of new pads (from DMGRS) but surprised to see they're hard plastic not rubber as they used to be. I've smothered them in silicon but took a job to get them to clamp up - used the...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2022, 14:10
Replies: 217
Views: 7,042
Posted By MissMoppet
I think you'll find that of the 50 so called...

I think you'll find that of the 50 so called trade agreements 99% are identical to the good ole-fashioned Pre-Brexit ones, with the exception of that with Australia which according to the NFU and...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2022, 22:17
Replies: 217
Views: 7,042
Posted By MissMoppet
Sorry to disagree but I thought he struck exactly...

Sorry to disagree but I thought he struck exactly the right note. Everyone reads from a script. I hardly think any "spad" needed to write anything for an ex-DPP. I loathe everything Johnson stands...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2022, 20:59
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
Well I have one. HMG wants to spend £120 million...

Well I have one. HMG wants to spend £120 million on flying distressed refugees to a distant country with an unpleasant human rights record. Why not spend that money on seriously identifying the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2022, 18:56
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
Now here's an idea to solve some of the refugee...

Now here's an idea to solve some of the refugee housing crisis. Buck House has some 770 rooms incl 78 bathrooms. It's HM's platinum year and she's moved out to Windsor so why not help out in a...
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2022, 10:42
Replies: 217
Views: 7,042
Posted By MissMoppet
Just reading Tom Bowers' excellent unauthorised...

Just reading Tom Bowers' excellent unauthorised biog of Johnson The Gambler where many say it was almost impossible to get him to buy a round - so he's skint and always has been. The best story is...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Bristol & Somerset 8th April 2022, 18:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By MissMoppet
There's always me.

There's always me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2022, 15:16
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By MissMoppet
£130 cheaper than Rimmers!

For some weeks I've been combing eBay and all the obvious breakers and used parts suppliers for a Mk 1 Tourer tailgate handle or plinth as some call it plus micro switch - with no luck. With...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 12:52
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By MissMoppet
Maybe because who's ever heard of Finedon?...

Maybe because who's ever heard of Finedon? Whoops, hold on, I see from Wikipedia that you live in a place that has a monument commemorating "The Blessings of restoring George 111 to sanity." Well...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th March 2022, 14:20
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By MissMoppet
Tourer tailgate micro switch (or plinth)

The micro switch seems to have given up the ghost despite contact cleaner so am looking for either the micro switch - which seems to be unavailable - or the complete chrome plinth (2004) which seems...
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2022, 09:51
Replies: 226
Views: 9,672
Posted By MissMoppet
No I don't agree. He said Putin has to go. Who...

No I don't agree. He said Putin has to go. Who would quarrel with that? He's honest. He's experienced, particularly in foreign affairs - unlike his predecessor who is heavily in debt to Russian...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2022, 16:45
Replies: 139
Views: 9,025
Posted By MissMoppet
C'mon chaps. Only £870 raised so far. That'll...

C'mon chaps. Only £870 raised so far. That'll barely cover Andy's fare and ferry costs. If Ukraine is crushed it could well be your children slaughtered: they're fighting our war.
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 13:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By MissMoppet
And where might one ask, did you learn this...

And where might one ask, did you learn this invaluable information? Sing Sing?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2022, 19:20
Replies: 139
Views: 9,025
Posted By MissMoppet
Done. Please post some happy pics - if you can...

Done. Please post some happy pics - if you can find anything - to bring some cheer.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 23:09
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By MissMoppet
Well after you Claude. There's a story of a man...

Well after you Claude. There's a story of a man who fell out of his motor boat and to climb back in he grasped the battery which killed him. But that's the story.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2022, 13:59
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By MissMoppet
Well, have just noticed that my wife's licence...

Well, have just noticed that my wife's licence expired two years ago: we never had a renewal letter as the Gov website says you will. And having gone on the said website and inputted all the...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 16:05
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By MissMoppet
Yeah, right. That really puts me in the Putin...

Yeah, right. That really puts me in the Putin league then. Thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2022, 14:51
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By MissMoppet
How many volts to kill a mouse?

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=86801&stc=1&d=1647874209
And now for something different. We have mice living in the garage, and reading on here what damage they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2022, 13:30
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By MissMoppet
Insurance renewal down

Some good news. Premium from Churchill at £190 down from £223.
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 12:57
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By MissMoppet
And from our experience from renting out a...

And from our experience from renting out a bungalow we inherited, one set of (English by the way) tenants decided to rearrange the plumbing, refit new doors and generally muck the place up. And of...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2022, 14:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By MissMoppet
Ye Gods of course. Thousands have fled from being...

Ye Gods of course. Thousands have fled from being murdered, have lost everything they've ever owned - possibly their menfolk - and you ask that question? Be a mensch.
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2022, 22:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By MissMoppet
How Germany is handling refugees

Our son lives in Berlin and we heard today how they are tackling the monumentally distressing refugee problem. They're laying on FREE trains from Poland to Berlin. At the Hauptbahn more people are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2022, 17:48
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By MissMoppet
Yep that makes sense. Looks a B . ... to change:...

Yep that makes sense. Looks a B . ... to change: looks like it's part of the reservoir but wires are well hidden - nowt on Haynes - Rimmers want £90+ - but one on eBay. Thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2022, 15:20
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By MissMoppet
Brake fluid topped up to top kills Brake Fault

A curiosity. Like most members here I suffer from the wretched BRAKE FAULT light coming on briefly on start up. However I have found that if I top up the fluid reservoir way beyond the MAX level -...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2022, 13:50
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By MissMoppet
Leaving Kyiv on a refugee train.

One more here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzBxFH_hEwA) Emotional, children, cats on a train. Keep a box of tissues handy.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2022, 09:03
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By MissMoppet
The indomitable spirit of Ukranians

Amidst all the terrible news I came across this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xml90IvQJ0)from the N Y Times that I found uplifting and somewhat reassuring: Ukraine will never be subdued.
Forum: Social Forum 8th February 2022, 13:54
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By MissMoppet
My deepest most grovelling apologies. I...

My deepest most grovelling apologies. I exaggerated. Got quite carried away. According to the Express:
Royal Family net worth

In 2017, Forbes estimated the family as a whole to be worth...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2022, 10:44
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By MissMoppet
Indeed. Apparently the taxpayer was expected to...

Indeed. Apparently the taxpayer was expected to foot the bill (£36.5 million) but there was so much outrage that after "discussion" she contributed £2million and was forced to pay income tax in 1993...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2022, 08:53
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By MissMoppet
You can keep your Royalty: but why can't they be...

You can keep your Royalty: but why can't they be slimmed down to be like the Netherlands or Scandinavia?

Bill Gates has committed his fortune to eliminate malaria which still kills over 200,000...
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2022, 16:15
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By MissMoppet
But will you tug the forelock to Queen Camilla?

According to the Express (https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/1516718/Royal-Family-net-worth) not please note that scurrilous biased Grauniad, the Royal Family is worth some £67,000,000,000....
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2022, 20:01
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By MissMoppet
Try this alternative Forum

We're often told here to keep politics off the Forum: fair enough. For light relief might I suggest you all "join" an interesting Tory forum here. (https://www.conservativehome.com/)

I've found it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2022, 15:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By MissMoppet
I also built my own PC more than 10 years ago -...

I also built my own PC more than 10 years ago - and with XP which I still stick with as many of my programs - eg CorelDraw - do not work on Win 10, at least the version I have. I also use a laptop...
Forum: Social Forum 28th January 2022, 14:11
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By MissMoppet
Never passed a test or had insurance for 70 years.

Now here's a first. (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/28/man-driving-for-more-than-70-years-tells-notts-police-ive-never-had-a-licence) And been driving since he was TWELVE.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2022, 14:24
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By MissMoppet
Now you do surprise me Steve. I've had the diesel...

Now you do surprise me Steve. I've had the diesel for what 6 years and the "brake fault" IPK has only come on every time I start the car in the last few weeks. Having the handbrake on or not makes no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2022, 10:35
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By MissMoppet
Correct: ...

Correct:
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=86594&stc=1&d=1643192896

So of the kindly seven replies I have six suggested solutions!
I also get Traction Control...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2022, 19:22
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By MissMoppet
Brake fault light comes on then goes off

I know there are many threads here but they seem to relate to the light staying on - but mine doesn't. On starting up I get the Brake Fault light comes on but after 2 seconds goes out and remains out...
Forum: Social Forum 25th January 2022, 18:58
Replies: 335
Views: 16,866
Posted By MissMoppet
Indeed but I've never understood this passionate...

Indeed but I've never understood this passionate objection to ONshore wind turbines. What's wrong with them? Drive across the N German plain and the only relief from boredom are clusters of turbines....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2022, 10:48
Replies: 7
Views: 2,602
Posted By MissMoppet
Pics replaced

I also needed to find where the cam sensor was today for my diesel - and Steve's pics had gone AWOL - so here they are:

1. Remove engine cover (8mm socket)
2. Remove the one holding screw (4mm...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 16:32
Replies: 335
Views: 16,866
Posted By MissMoppet
You mean allow raw sewage to overflow into our...

You mean allow raw sewage to overflow into our rivers, thus saving the nuisance costs of treatment? Recent report saying that there's not a river in the country that is now clean. And who owns all...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 10:38
Replies: 335
Views: 16,866
Posted By MissMoppet
Eh, maybe not. "Money men" run them for their own...

Eh, maybe not. "Money men" run them for their own profit not the consumer.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 09:28
Replies: 335
Views: 16,866
Posted By MissMoppet
Will this reduce my energy bills?

Found this sitting on top of the electricity meter in a bungalow we used to rent out. But does it work? (Address concealed for self-protection . . .)
...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 17:18
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By MissMoppet
For those who want cyclists off the road

This'll make you happy, here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ)
Forum: Humour Corner 15th January 2022, 17:27
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By MissMoppet
. . . tell them it didn't happen. Tell them it...

. . . tell them it didn't happen. Tell them it was work. Tell them you were with me at a Woking pizza parlour. Good luck.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 09:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By MissMoppet
Possibly, here?...

Possibly, here? (http://www.nwtgearboxes.co.uk/2013/04/09/who-invented-the-automatic-gearbox/)
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 19:24
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By MissMoppet
Michael Caine's mementos

The news today that Caine is selling some of his mementos, including a poster of the film Zulu his first starring role, gives me an excuse to relay a story from our village, North Curry in Somerset....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 15:07
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By MissMoppet
Panic over

OK: panic over: have found Arctic's excellent as usual pic here that shows the filter with it's tiny holes....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 14:58
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By MissMoppet
Windscreen washer comedian

My washers have slowed to a trickle so reading on this forum by some comedian "it's probably just a blocked filter on the pump: a 15 minute job." Well I can assure you it ain't - at least not for me....
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 22:46
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By MissMoppet
Auditing or possibly . . . editing?

Auditing or possibly . . . editing?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2022, 23:11
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By MissMoppet
Has anyone actually had an MOT failure due to modifying the EGR?

There are many nods, winks and warnings on here about "beware the MOT tester" if he (or possibly she) spots the blocked EGR, though it may be hidden under the engine cover. But has anyone actually...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 30th December 2021, 23:21
Replies: 162
Views: 27,007
Posted By MissMoppet
I've been looking through this thread to see what...

I've been looking through this thread to see what I'm missing. Then I looked up the price. £30000+ and only does just over 100 miles? I could get 10 immaculate R75s for that. And probably do some of...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2021, 17:51
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By MissMoppet
Do you practice "Dutch reach"?

No I'd never heard of it either but apparently there's a new Highway Code out that says that car driver's opening their doors "Should open car doors using the “Dutch reach” method, with the hand on ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2021, 09:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By MissMoppet
If you insist, here?...

If you insist, here? (https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/12/supermarket-petrol-quality-what-you-need-to-know/)
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 22:07
Replies: 63
Views: 2,937
Posted By MissMoppet
Guess most of them aren't privately owned?

Guess most of them aren't privately owned?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2021, 16:37
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By MissMoppet
I had my driver seat recovered in Alcantara but...

I had my driver seat recovered in Alcantara but cost me £300. The Italian material is £100 a metre but fortunately the trimmer had just enough offcut from previous job. The seats are definitely...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 09:59
Replies: 30
Views: 2,255
Posted By MissMoppet
Big Russ remapped my Tourer diesel to 160 must be...

Big Russ remapped my Tourer diesel to 160 must be 5+ years ago. Transformed the car. Never had any problems: car now at 149K miles. Far more responsive than my petrol 2.5 V6 which is also in fine...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2021, 10:54
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By MissMoppet
A good PCR Test service, at last

Earnest readers may remember we had to sue Boots-Recova for £100+ recently for the non-appearance of the results. We won. Well we were due to see our Berlin side of the family this Christmas so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2021, 10:51
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By MissMoppet
Maybe but . . . as of just now...

Maybe but . . . as of just now (https://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/) wind is only generating 3.7% of our needs. Everybody blow. 1,2 3.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2021, 10:15
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By MissMoppet
Insurance plug

Just taken out temporary cover for my son for a week over Christmas for the V6, and no charge made. (They also include free breakdown cover - which I had to use when I ran a Stag). I'm with RH...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 17:46
Replies: 30
Views: 2,471
Posted By MissMoppet
Where have all the badges gone?

(You could put that to music). As far as I can see only two of the very worthy Calendar Cars proudly portrayed the Club Badge. I'm sure they're all stalwarts of the club but why the shyness?

For...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 17:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By MissMoppet
Don't know which way to turn? I thought you...

Don't know which way to turn?

I thought you were going to relate the well known writer and conscientious objector Lytton Strachey who when pulled up in WW1 before the tribunal was asked "Suppose...
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 13:23
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By MissMoppet
Anyone else find darts more exciting than F1?

I understand there's some sort of race this weekend? Now I'm old enough to remember when you could see the driver's expressions wrestling with the wheel. When the cars - Vanwall, BRM etc - looked...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 21:57
Replies: 67
Views: 2,865
Posted By MissMoppet
I have a niece who works in child protection (yes...

I have a niece who works in child protection (yes social services). She has a massive workload and is expected to check and call on some of the most unpredictable and dangerous "clients". If they...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 08:43
Replies: 67
Views: 2,865
Posted By MissMoppet
Apart from reinforcing what most of us already...

Apart from reinforcing what most of us already knew: that we have a PM who lies for the sake of it - there was a solicitor on TV last night saying he has five students facing £10,000 fines for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 21:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By MissMoppet
So why aren't they members of this club?

So why aren't they members of this club?
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 21:14
Replies: 52
Views: 3,260
Posted By MissMoppet
Good, permit me a slight diversion. Central...

Good, permit me a slight diversion. Central America is renowned for corruption and unstable governments. Costa Rica is a notable (socialist) exception. After many civil wars in 1949 there arose a...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:31
Replies: 179
Views: 10,667
Posted By MissMoppet
Ah zut alors you naughty boy you. Where do you...

Ah zut alors you naughty boy you. Where do you want to make the entry point of Chanel - up ze Khyber possiblement?
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:27
Replies: 52
Views: 3,260
Posted By MissMoppet
Well, the socialist govt of Clement Attlee did...

Well, the socialist govt of Clement Attlee did build over 1 million houses 1945 - 1951 when we were supposed to be bankrupt. Not bad going.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 17:06
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
So Boris is obeying all the treaties he signed?...

So Boris is obeying all the treaties he signed? See here (https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/internal-market-bill-breaks-international-law) to possibly refresh your memory.
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 22:34
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
I believe our brilliant trade sec has signed some...

I believe our brilliant trade sec has signed some 50 international agreements 49 of which are virtually identical to those that prevailed before. The exception is that with Australia which the NFU...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 16:58
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
Well yes, but: "Johnson's paternal grandfather...

Well yes, but: "Johnson's paternal grandfather Osman Wilfred Kemal, was born to Ali Kemal’s first wife Winifred Brun, an Anglo-Swiss woman, while the Kuneralp siblings came from Kemal’s second...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 14:26
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
Could that be the high risk of being murdered,...

Could that be the high risk of being murdered, limbs removed, close family disposed of etc?


Look at our history: has not our scientific and cultural knowledge to say nothing of a multitude of...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 18:45
Replies: 248
Views: 11,802
Posted By MissMoppet
If you're seking asylum apparently you can't...

If you're seking asylum apparently you can't apply for a job, yet we have a skill shortage. Many of these migrants are highly skilled and came here to work. Does that make any sort of sense to anyone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 10:27
Replies: 48
Views: 4,199
Posted By MissMoppet
Before I acquired the V6 I ran a Stag and...

Before I acquired the V6 I ran a Stag and belonged to the Stag Owners Club - £32 annual sub. You had a printed mag that I personally found of little use, but I think much of the subs had accumulated...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By MissMoppet
Eh, don't think I can be blamed for that. I was...

Eh, don't think I can be blamed for that. I was only with them for two months - before they moved from Purley to Milton Keynes - but it was a fascinating time to be somewhat if tentatively involved...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 16:48
Replies: 48
Views: 4,199
Posted By MissMoppet
The key to this oft repeated debate is surely in...

The key to this oft repeated debate is surely in the stats. As I type there are only eight (paid up) members but some 83 guests reading this Technical Forum. As I've said before - and shouted down -...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By MissMoppet
How VW launched the Polo (or how VW caught out Ford)

Looking at today's car ads, some of which barely show the car, has got me reminiscing about my time as an insignificant member of the VW marketing section nearly 50 years ago. Then we launched the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:14
Replies: 51
Views: 3,808
Posted By MissMoppet
Come on quick please with the latest. Couldn't...

Come on quick please with the latest. Couldn't sleep last night. Can we skip to the happy ending?
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 18:07
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By MissMoppet
Saying this metaphorically touching my veneered...

Saying this metaphorically touching my veneered steering wheel - I've been driving for some 62 years and have never had an accident (And that includes Naples and Athens in the rush hour).
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2021, 19:39
Replies: 179
Views: 10,667
Posted By MissMoppet
Seems Private Eye agrees with you: ...

Seems Private Eye agrees with you:


https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=86350&stc=1&d=1636918667
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th November 2021, 14:09
Replies: 1
Views: 2,209
Posted By MissMoppet
How to play home made CDs in our cars

Following on from my previous post last year when I wondered why I couldn't play my own generated CDs, I can now safely say I've cracked it.


1 Find the tune/song you want off YouTube, and copy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 17:16
Replies: 5
Views: 5,728
Posted By MissMoppet
I'm the same age, have just renewed fully comp -...

I'm the same age, have just renewed fully comp - which includes breakdown recovery - for £248 with RH funnily enough at Swindon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2021, 16:34
Replies: 38
Views: 2,698
Posted By MissMoppet
Steady on chaps. Last month I posted a pic of the...

Steady on chaps. Last month I posted a pic of the Honiton Conservative Office in Honiton next to a poster advertising "Clairvoyance meeting on Monday." Everyone else thought it was a huge joke but it...
Forum: Was it you? 1st November 2021, 15:22
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By MissMoppet
Two Very LWB Six door hearses in Taunton

I'm sure many will know the answer to this but just seen not one but two immaculate six door R75 hearses through Taunton. Almost took my breath away - well not quite. It's the first time I've ever...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2021, 09:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By MissMoppet
First thing I did with both my R75s was spray...

First thing I did with both my R75s was spray Bilt Hamber into sills, then spray into all crevices of rear suspension. And buy an undertray for the diesel. Bodywork replacement is always expensive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2021, 11:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,867
Posted By MissMoppet
I left my first job at Lloyds Bank through...

I left my first job at Lloyds Bank through boredom and impatience and joined a building company in Essex simply because it offered a COMPANY CAR. And . . . it was a base Mini. Grey, sliding windows,...
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2021, 17:13
Replies: 179
Views: 10,667
Posted By MissMoppet
Sorry but it's more serious than that. Robert...

Sorry but it's more serious than that. Robert Winston, who should know what he's talking about, said last week Covid is not like SARS etc. It attacks every organ in the body: you really don't want to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2021, 22:08
Replies: 39
Views: 3,211
Posted By MissMoppet
Aren't these the models shown in great profusion...

Aren't these the models shown in great profusion in the current Blair-Brown TV documentary as minister's cars?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2021, 17:35
Replies: 44
Views: 4,904
Posted By MissMoppet
Funny how many of the pics don't display the club...

Funny how many of the pics don't display the club badge? Maybe, just maybe . . . if there were a tie . . . then the car proudly displaying the badge might . . .
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2021, 12:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By MissMoppet
. . . except possibly for the waste.

. . . except possibly for the waste.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2021, 12:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,055
Posted By MissMoppet
Fair enough Steve but I couldn't get anything...

Fair enough Steve but I couldn't get anything else - the kit on eBay or the various plastic rawlplugs to grip simply because the fixing hole had become distorted so the Rubnuts would bend to take up...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2021, 09:09
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By MissMoppet
Quite agree: we have,but they claim their T & Cs...

Quite agree: we have,but they claim their T & Cs prohibit refunds except if the package is damaged. We've given them 14 days to make a refund then we'll sue via Small Claims Court. Appalling record...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 14:35
Replies: 13
Views: 2,055
Posted By MissMoppet
Try Rubnuts

Personally I prefer Rubnuts or Rivnuts as here....
Forum: Social Forum 29th September 2021, 13:23
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By MissMoppet
Covid Day 2 test: avoid Boots

If you're returning to UK before next week you'll need a Day 2 test. My wife returned from Berlin 11 days ago and has still not received the results. £69 down the drain: what a scam.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 17:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By MissMoppet
My last Mazda 6 was stuttering so my local main...

My last Mazda 6 was stuttering so my local main dealer charged me £200 "for reading the error codes"; £600+ for what I later learned was a MAF sensor. Having got the car back I found I could have had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 15:35
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By MissMoppet
Just found another better thread here: ...

Just found another better thread here: (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=130930)Apparently saloon is much more difficult to get at. Maybe I can now sleep at night.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 14:57
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By MissMoppet
Yours might but mine doesn't. But just found...

Yours might but mine doesn't.
But just found this old thread (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=48310&postcount=8). Learn something every day about these cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 13:47
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By MissMoppet
Locking fuel filler cap anyone?

With fuel rarer than long lasting drop links I'm surprised there hasn't yet seemingly been a run on siphoning fuel. Being of a nervous disposition I thought I'd investigate getting a locking fuel...
Forum: Social Forum 26th September 2021, 13:57
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By MissMoppet
Mine doesn't have any name but has a number...

Mine doesn't have any name but has a number "303". You may come across a patent for a similar item intriguingly lodged by Mox in Germany dated 1930. The Science Museum has one too. The mystery...
Forum: Social Forum 26th September 2021, 10:34
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By MissMoppet
So you think you can solder?

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=86157&stc=1&d=1632648429

Picked this up from a market yesterday. Called a "Self Heating Soldiering Iron". Probably made by Merx...
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