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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2016, 14:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,348
Posted By awvc1
a lot come from the dashboard , particularly by...

a lot come from the dashboard , particularly by the clock - if it is like a buzzing insect sound, the bcu's are often a favourite target to quieten it down - people have tried sponge of some kind...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2016, 14:25
Replies: 35
Views: 3,348
Posted By awvc1
i'm getting a bit frustrated with my CDT's...

i'm getting a bit frustrated with my CDT's rattling door locks at the moment, previously i've tried blackinsulation tape wrapped around the pin, but that doesn't seem to stop it.

I've noticed that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2016, 14:14
Replies: 49
Views: 2,486
Posted By awvc1
i have the 2, the Gold CDT and Dorchester Red V6...

i have the 2, the Gold CDT and Dorchester Red V6 - technically one is my wife's , but either of us can treat each others as a spare i guess
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2016, 15:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By awvc1
16.5 centimetres for door speakers. The...

16.5 centimetres for door speakers.

The rainbow dreamlines i got are beautiful speakers, and i'd recommend them every time. Others favour infinities here i beleive, both or which are beautiful.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2016, 10:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By awvc1
the standard (goodmans) ones are appalling. I'm...

the standard (goodmans) ones are appalling. I'm saying the hk ones aren't really too bad. Are there better ones? of course, and the mountings allow for better sound insulation to improve the sound,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2016, 09:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By awvc1
in all fairness, the door speakers are reasonable...

in all fairness, the door speakers are reasonable quality, particularly the tweeters. I think people get hung up on them still having paper cones unlike more modern ones.

You can get very nice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2016, 20:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By awvc1
i think i have a spare one - pm me if you are...

i think i have a spare one - pm me if you are interested
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2016, 22:53
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
It has been a long road frankly, and not a fun...

It has been a long road frankly, and not a fun one in many ways. But now i'm at this point, yes it is nice to be able to enjoy the car more.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2016, 20:48
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
Friday John was good enough to help me fit a...

Friday John was good enough to help me fit a subwoofer. i had two options to try - the spare HK sub plus amp i had, same as my Gold car, or an aftermarket FLI trap - a 12 inch 1200watt powered...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2016, 16:40
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
not strictly part of the project work, but much...

not strictly part of the project work, but much of the work carried out could have affected this - positively or negatively - MOT time today.

Fortunately it passed with advisories on pad wear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2016, 13:01
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
I also used the DA on it all over, cut with 3m...

I also used the DA on it all over, cut with 3m yellow, refined and polished with 3m blue, and finished off with autoglym SRP, finally sealing with Autoglym Extra Gloss protection. Last step was a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2016, 12:50
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
picking up on this thread a month down the line,...

picking up on this thread a month down the line, thanks to the previous contributors for their words of support, and of course their efforts on my car.

I haven't had much enthusiasm for this for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2016, 12:45
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
many thanks to John for this. I have...

many thanks to John for this.

I have suffered massively with enthusiasm for this based on all the problems I've had with this car and my other one at times I can least cope with it. still. never a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2016, 20:57
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
I had rather a harrowing weekend with the Gold...

I had rather a harrowing weekend with the Gold car today.

I went to the midlands nano to finally bring to an end the saga of my powerfold mirrors. I had managed to get a broken powerfold mirror,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2016, 17:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By awvc1
Quite like the case mate. I know this has been a...

Quite like the case mate. I know this has been a big dream of yours - i honestly am looking forward to seeing the smile on your face when its all set up first time. Chuffed for you.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 10th March 2016, 17:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By awvc1
very nice mate, hard work very evident there!...

very nice mate, hard work very evident there! Very impressed
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2016, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By awvc1
you will get a lot of offers like that ;) ...

you will get a lot of offers like that ;)

mark it as an OEM rubber boot liner. And make sure you have some pm space. The rest will follow. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2016, 16:44
Replies: 91
Views: 6,594
Posted By awvc1
one of the advantages of being a 'grandad' is...

one of the advantages of being a 'grandad' is that you get to care less about opinions of others that are based only on their own blinkered tastes.

As a driver of a 75 since I was 35, I care...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 19:17
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By awvc1
don't give him ideas for goodness sake, he'll be...

don't give him ideas for goodness sake, he'll be out using brasso on his exhaust heat shields before you know it ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 19:15
Replies: 86
Views: 4,387
Posted By awvc1
i think its more about this - if you have a...

i think its more about this - if you have a laissez-faire attitude to your vehicle, or if you are uptight about the slightest nick on it, it matters not one bit - its about the lack of respect shown...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 19:12
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By awvc1
ask paul , bet you he'll recommend t cutting your...

ask paul , bet you he'll recommend t cutting your heat shields and brake pipes or something ;)

Good luck mate.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 19:11
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
could do with another for the dorchester Steve,...

could do with another for the dorchester Steve, so if you can cheers matey
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 19:03
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
interesting story, explains why my cowley...

interesting story, explains why my cowley dorchester and my 2003 CDT are both without one too. thanks for that, I was puzzled what was going on
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 13:59
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
not sure if that's very philosophical and zen, or...

not sure if that's very philosophical and zen, or just very rude. going to assume the latter... ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 13:50
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
cheers mate. speak soon IRL

cheers mate. speak soon IRL
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 13:48
Replies: 86
Views: 4,387
Posted By awvc1
Well i'm with them on not lining the shops...

Well i'm with them on not lining the shops pockets more than we already have to. Not going to be lording it up on 5p here and there from me, but all of us put together.... Well lets just say some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 13:44
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
cheers mate. fairy liquid indeed. good...

cheers mate.

fairy liquid indeed. good grief, it wasn't that bad.... ;)

far too expensive, tesco own brand more like
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 13:42
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
i think John is in touch with PhilT4 on this one...

i think John is in touch with PhilT4 on this one anyway, so we will be doing exactly what he reckons is best.

firsthingsfirst thanks for the offer, may well take you up on it if we hit a brick...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 13:34
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
DIESEL Rover 75 boys. if you think i'm tarting...

DIESEL Rover 75 boys. if you think i'm tarting around inside their every time i fill up you have another think coming.

Next thing you know I'm changing my username to 129c and t cutting the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 10:51
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
after a very soul destroying day yesterday on the...

after a very soul destroying day yesterday on the other car, I thought I'd go for an easy win today. A fuel filler cap with a loop.

Only it wasn't. couldn't work it out. Good job 129c was there to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2016, 08:51
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
lol thanks John. if you really think we can get...

lol thanks John. if you really think we can get it going then fantastic, and thankyou. Will be in touch.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2016, 20:53
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
did a lot of work on the Dorchester today. ...

did a lot of work on the Dorchester today.

Just to recap, the ABS light is still stuck on, and the speedo isn't working.

So, courtesy of Tom Holland314, put a whole new tried and tested front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2016, 22:34
Replies: 36
Views: 3,486
Posted By awvc1
take care of the small jobs, and the big ones...

take care of the small jobs, and the big ones take care of themselves. Its looking good mate keep it up
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2016, 16:01
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thanks Fraser, the parts you have sourced for me...

thanks Fraser, the parts you have sourced for me on a number of occasions have played a part in it all for sure.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2016, 15:34
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thanks John very kind of you to say. well i...

thanks John very kind of you to say.

well i know where to come to when i start on this ones engine bay cleaning :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 21:42
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By awvc1
ah so that's why no one fitted them on this...

ah so that's why no one fitted them on this one....

thanks Dave!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 21:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,107
Posted By awvc1
i thought they did the x type estate? EDIT-...

i thought they did the x type estate?

EDIT- just re-read - you already said that! Doh
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 21:31
Replies: 19
Views: 2,413
Posted By awvc1
all the modern ev's and hybrids collect spare...

all the modern ev's and hybrids collect spare power from the braking systems. If you rig anything else up that takes from the drive mechanism, or in any way reduces your momentum, all you are doing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 21:27
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By awvc1
eyelets of oem roof bars/roof box

as per the title, does anyone who owns either the OEM roof box, or the OEM roof bars know how and where the lashing eyelets secure please? I don't have instructions so i'm trying to work it out and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 21:08
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thanks Phil, knowing how high your standards are...

thanks Phil, knowing how high your standards are on your car , that means a lot coming from you.

Harley wax is great stuff for sure. I found it a real pig to get off today though, as its not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 20:46
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
yup definetly happy with the waxing ...

yup definetly happy with the waxing

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/Rover/IMG_20160306_185444_zpsyesrzrtq.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 19:43
Replies: 19
Views: 2,413
Posted By awvc1
Cool. Lets hope it requires less than 1.21...

Cool. Lets hope it requires less than 1.21 gigawatts for a full charge ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 19:05
Replies: 19
Views: 2,413
Posted By awvc1
since its 2016 now did they succeed?

since its 2016 now did they succeed?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 18:45
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,122,171
Posted By awvc1
my pleasure. let me know if it sorts you out. i...

my pleasure. let me know if it sorts you out. i hope it does :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 18:42
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,122,171
Posted By awvc1
get some dessicant sachets and tape one into the...

get some dessicant sachets and tape one into the back of each dust cap on your lights. if it still happens you have a bigger problem with the seal , but i'd bet you don't

try this for size Tony
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 18:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,413
Posted By awvc1
i'm not sure you'd ever see the return, and as...

i'm not sure you'd ever see the return, and as stated, the weight is too bad.

A good rule with electric cars I'd say is they are at their best when they are designed from the floorpan up to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 17:54
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
at least i got to test the wax was doing its job...

at least i got to test the wax was doing its job this afternoon too:

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/Rover/IMG_20160306_165130_zpsz9wabkpp.jpg

I'd say I got it about right
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 17:37
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
no sorry :(

no sorry :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 17:28
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
as an aside, I hit my personal record on miles...

as an aside, I hit my personal record on miles from a tank yesterday - 571. Not bad.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 17:11
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
Today was another very busy day. The whole...

Today was another very busy day.

The whole car needed a very good clean after a few long trips last week, and the new roof box needed a bit of a wash over so the dog can see the rabbit as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 08:40
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
lol not even close to everything i'm sure plenty...

lol not even close to everything i'm sure plenty of others will be queueing to tell you - but I admit, i've got all the ones I want for sure. This is a practicality like I say, I was hoping to go...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2016, 08:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By awvc1
so no comedy opportunities here using the word...

so no comedy opportunities here using the word 'goitre'. oh well, i'm moving on....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 23:44
Replies: 53
Views: 3,802
Posted By awvc1
for balance, so the 'heretics' don't feel all...

for balance, so the 'heretics' don't feel all alone, personally I'll admit i far prefer the Jag S type R - much better engine, and the S type looks and fitment levels are absolutely as good as the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 22:39
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
lol. I will let you know if i reconsider them...

lol. I will let you know if i reconsider them sure ;) Just don't hold your breath mate hehe
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 22:07
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
one of the things I like about doing all this...

one of the things I like about doing all this work on the cars is the places and people I've encountered that I would not have otherwise.

Today I had a 'little' trip to Colwyn Bay, North Wales to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 21:51
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thank you! the boot liners were a very rare oem...

thank you! the boot liners were a very rare oem item, i got this one from a trader on here who breaks cars, he gets what he gets, it is dependant on stock unfortunately. You do see them around, but I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 21:45
Replies: 36
Views: 3,486
Posted By awvc1
good for you, I will be sure to follow how you...

good for you, I will be sure to follow how you get on too mate. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed getting mine straight.

I also hope you don't have to use quite as many 4...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 18:52
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
This is a better view of the boot now I've sorted...

This is a better view of the boot now I've sorted it out, and had a play with getting the nets right. I've taken out the aftermarket net, and put in both OEM ones:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 18:25
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
he is certainly in a rather remote place! Very...

he is certainly in a rather remote place! Very nice though
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 16:42
Replies: 152
Views: 8,018
Posted By awvc1
very embarrassing car history here, and quite...

very embarrassing car history here, and quite short as I keep them for years

mk1 fiesta
mk2 fiesta
mk3 fiesta
mk3 fiesta again
seat Ibiza
skoda fabia
toyota mr2
rover 75 (now 2 of them)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 16:15
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By awvc1
there was a rumour at my school that Ian Dury was...

there was a rumour at my school that Ian Dury was expelled from there. Never found out if it was actually true or not
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 16:14
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By awvc1
well i confess the shine won't blind anyone...

well i confess the shine won't blind anyone today, both are covered in souvenirs from my visit to the depths of herts earlier in the day! But still, thank you!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 15:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By awvc1
reserve judgement until you find out they sub...

reserve judgement until you find out they sub contracted the carriage to hermes
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 13:44
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By awvc1
Thats special but not unique. Me too :) we...

Thats special but not unique.

Me too :) we are in the same town
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 13:43
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By awvc1
Oh right just up the road from me

Oh right just up the road from me
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2016, 11:00
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By awvc1
another greeting from essex

another greeting from essex
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2016, 22:50
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
I'll find you....... ;)

I'll find you....... ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2016, 18:11
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
visited Tom today (Holland314) to finally put...

visited Tom today (Holland314) to finally put paid to my undertray woes on this car - today represents the day i am hopefully done mucking about with undertrays on both cars. bolted on super tight...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2016, 07:57
Replies: 74
Views: 4,692
Posted By awvc1
This is the truth. However it is not the truth I...

This is the truth. However it is not the truth I wish to live by.

Like you say, spend your money on what you like and enjoy, justifications aren't necessary are they. Future classics or not, I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2016, 00:00
Replies: 76
Views: 5,562
Posted By awvc1
How tedious. The usual suspects making this place...

How tedious. The usual suspects making this place less pleasant as always.

The OP is indeed entitled to his opinions. It is a shame he feels that all of us are entitled to them too, and as usual...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2016, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By awvc1
could be as simple as the sensor. i would guess...

could be as simple as the sensor. i would guess you won't know until that is elimnated. i have one car that had that very same symptom, until the speedo stopped working and the abs light came on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2016, 08:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
hehehe i rejected the cups and saucers on the...

hehehe i rejected the cups and saucers on the grounds that the saucers don't fit in the hamper as well as the plates I have, and I prefer coffee to tea ;)

However, the hamper does look rather nice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 22:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
it all hinges on the boot racks with luggage i...

it all hinges on the boot racks with luggage i always think. as paul has said, if you have a boot rack, you want the plastic case, and the interior leather ones . All like little russian dolls....
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 21:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
sorry sir :D you can join me in cattle class for...

sorry sir :D you can join me in cattle class for the rest of the year ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 21:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
razor, toothbrush and paste, little paper wrapped...

razor, toothbrush and paste, little paper wrapped piece of soap and about 4 or 5 exotic bottles of jollup of various kinds. Nothing completely useless or useful really lol. but it would get you out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 20:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
they also did these, but I think they run out. I...

they also did these, but I think they run out. I bought some last week, which is why i hit upon the idea of popping down there to save the postage fees and risks on the bone china items. I bought 4...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 20:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
actually they do coasters. but they are black...

actually they do coasters. but they are black card with the mgrover text all over. not really very appealing to me if i'm honest !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 18:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
only he doesn't take credit cards. You will just...

only he doesn't take credit cards. You will just have to use bank transfers, or paypal. Oh and a 2nd mortgage :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2016, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By awvc1
Gammon and Sausages - a trip to Aladdins Cave

Today Paul (129c) and I had a little visit to Gammon and Browns of Baldock, Herts. A tiny place in fact in a nice little town:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th February 2016, 00:00
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
lol - thanks very much john :) i have...

lol - thanks very much john :)

i have serpents on my gold one, hoping to get a pair for this one too some day maybe.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2016, 23:49
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
thanks but the serpents are on Pauls car...

thanks but the serpents are on Pauls car (unfortunately for me ) lol!

his is in front, mine is behind.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2016, 23:43
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
much effort has focussed on the Dorchester,...

much effort has focussed on the Dorchester, simply because there is so much more to do, but here is a small addition to the CDT - an aftermarket boot net. I do like the way it gives me a lovely tidy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2016, 23:34
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
special tribute to Paul's wonderful car, the car...

special tribute to Paul's wonderful car, the car that makes mine look like the uglier brother

thanks Paul, your a true friend
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2016, 23:27
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
very busy weekend this week, starting friday all...

very busy weekend this week, starting friday all the way to today.

First of all, i decided it was time to do something about my scrappy rear bumper. it wasn't a pre project drive one anyway as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2016, 22:32
Replies: 94
Views: 6,304
Posted By awvc1
Just attached mine again with 6 m8 bolts....

Just attached mine again with 6 m8 bolts. Hopefully that will be the end of all this.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2016, 09:19
Replies: 94
Views: 6,304
Posted By awvc1
there seems to be another strange problem under...

there seems to be another strange problem under my car here.

this one is the V6 dorchester, not the gold one.

attempted to open up the fixings like one poster suggested above, but frankly they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2016, 20:21
Replies: 94
Views: 6,304
Posted By awvc1
Waking this thread up to ask Matt DMGRS a...

Waking this thread up to ask Matt DMGRS a question

I just lost a fourth undertray last week.

I think my problem has been the clips dont fit on the brackets underneath my car. I cant believe im...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2016, 06:24
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By awvc1
one step ahead of you sir ...

one step ahead of you sir

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/IMG_20160220_170238_zpsneiwb8e7.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2016, 22:18
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By awvc1
thanks for the opinions and the car compliments....

thanks for the opinions and the car compliments. I haven't bolted it up , as I said i just put it on, so I will bear everyones comments in mind

thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2016, 15:24
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By awvc1
opinions please

I have put this accessory on my car today and taken a picture:

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/Dorchester%20Red%20V6%20Rover%2075/IMG_20160226_141155_zpsssqmtf4x.jpg

What does...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2016, 22:20
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
thanks all

thanks all
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2016, 20:37
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
these are 2 pound per clip. add on rimmers usual...

these are 2 pound per clip. add on rimmers usual reaming for postage and your up to a fiver for one clip! has anyone got a link to suitable yellow fir trees on ebay or somwhere as all I can see are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2016, 23:05
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
today i have continued the work with the DA. The...

today i have continued the work with the DA. The second pass with the 3M Blue Ultrafina polish was completed, and I did a first pass with Autoglym SRP today.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2016, 19:36
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
not complaining bill, thanks for the help. like...

not complaining bill, thanks for the help. like you i think the key one is the yellow fir tree that goes in the topmost right position. I will see what I can do about that one next.

thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2016, 16:58
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
i wasn't. any chance of a pointer to the info...

i wasn't. any chance of a pointer to the info that says which ones go where then please Bill?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2016, 14:57
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
big help there - many thanks!

big help there - many thanks!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2016, 09:34
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
i have some red ones, but I don't think any are...

i have some red ones, but I don't think any are oem ones, maybe i should give them a try. i did not realise that not all fir tree clips were created equal!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2016, 20:50
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
thanks for the reply, but I can't really see it...

thanks for the reply, but I can't really see it working out how you say from what i've tried. i'll give it one more try but i think i will just be forced to tolerate the rattling until i sell the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2016, 20:21
Replies: 106
Views: 48,644
Posted By awvc1
i've been trying to refit my door cards to get...

i've been trying to refit my door cards to get rid of annoying rattles, to no avail.

i've followed this guide, and used a yellow fir tree clip in top rightmost position, but the rear door breaks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2016, 18:42
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By awvc1
Yeah, that's where i have my medical kit and...

Yeah, that's where i have my medical kit and breathlyser sticks for going to europe. that and I don't want bread crumbs in it ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2016, 18:21
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By awvc1
honeslty i've no idea it was a present years ago!

honeslty i've no idea it was a present years ago!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2016, 17:05
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By awvc1
time for a little picnic

Lots of work done on my car, surely I should enjoy it a bit too.

So I had this daft idea of going for a picnic , since I found my old picnic hamper I'd never used :
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2016, 06:27
Replies: 183
Views: 11,001
Posted By awvc1
just switched from 15's to 17's myself. I...

just switched from 15's to 17's myself.

I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it is. Frankly the main difference I noticed (which I also saw on my wife's Dorchester v6 75 on unions) was that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2016, 22:31
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thank you. like i say, not a lot left, and...

thank you. like i say, not a lot left, and certainly not much warranting much more in the way of posts, but for the record:

outstanding -

Complete paint correction
fit and wire a passenger...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2016, 20:45
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
Today was a very busy day. Finished the...

Today was a very busy day.

Finished the other half of the car today , claying, 3m Yellow Perfect-It compound, followed by 3m Blue Ultra Fina polish with the DA. Washed it to get rid of any mess...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2016, 21:38
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
yeah. check the last pic ...

yeah. check the last pic

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2086893&postcount=17
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2016, 21:21
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
more than words, more than words. I suspect I...

more than words, more than words. I suspect I will have trouble finding solace in my Serpents. But I will try.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2016, 20:57
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thanks paul, your heartfelt posts never fail to...

thanks paul, your heartfelt posts never fail to resonate, and inspire me.

I missed out on getting those marvellous crowns of yours didn't I. frankly I could kick myself.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2016, 19:43
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
ok, today was indeed hard graft, but worth it. ...

ok, today was indeed hard graft, but worth it.

I have used these:

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/Rover/IMG_20160216_110703_zpswhw9uj00.jpg

and 3m yellow and blue polishes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2016, 15:44
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By awvc1
ah good news sir. Congrats

ah good news sir. Congrats
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2016, 22:24
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
thanks for that . should have some photos once i...

thanks for that . should have some photos once i get my compound and polishes arrive :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2016, 21:47
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
very busy today preparing to use my new DA...

very busy today preparing to use my new DA polisher. the paintwork must be right for this first though. Which means clay barring.

Which means prepping for a claying too.

Which means using...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2016, 21:38
Replies: 29
Views: 2,611
Posted By awvc1
very upsetting to see someone I know well enough...

very upsetting to see someone I know well enough to trust getting a flaming here. I don't know the details, but what I know of Steve doesn't tally with this, and this seems a tad venomous.

What I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2016, 18:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By awvc1
thanks Bill the car already has 215 55 16's,...

thanks Bill

the car already has 215 55 16's, surely fitting 225's will just make things even worse? They are wider?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2016, 16:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By awvc1
has anybody tried 65 profile tyres on 16 inch...

has anybody tried 65 profile tyres on 16 inch alloys at all here perhaps then?

I'm really not enjoying the ride quality on my unions
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2016, 17:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By awvc1
if you want a smoother ride, has anyone tried 215...

if you want a smoother ride, has anyone tried 215 65 R16's on Unions?

I'm wondering if this might be nicer and fill the wheel arch out a tiny bit more?

Currently I have 215 55 R16's and feels...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2016, 21:13
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
big thank you today to Paul (129c) for the...

big thank you today to Paul (129c) for the following items:

misc dashboard and interior missing screws
missing clips from under the bonnet
Undertray
Chrome rear wing trim clip - thanks to this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2016, 21:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By awvc1
the key thing is not to be deterred by a...

the key thing is not to be deterred by a meaningless average on a trip computer.

The average mpg data is utterly meaningless across journeys of different types to me.

For example, do a long...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2016, 19:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By awvc1
this time of year, with mostly local journeys in...

this time of year, with mostly local journeys in an auto it is in the range of what I'd call normal, I wouldn't worry.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2016, 14:15
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
Not yet. But i havent ruled it out. Still...

Not yet. But i havent ruled it out. Still wondering about cost balancing lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2016, 13:37
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
The paintwork on this car needs more attention to...

The paintwork on this car needs more attention to take it to the next level. Hence I have purchased the ludicrously named 'Buff Daddy' DAS-6 polisher from Dodo Juice.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2016, 13:03
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
one more thing- mini project - Project Powerfold...

one more thing- mini project - Project Powerfold - continues. More dramas than a soap opera, but as of yesterday, this car and my other now both have operational powerfold mirrors on the Drivers side...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2016, 12:50
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
few more pics today. First my new AA badge,...

few more pics today.

First my new AA badge, with thanks to Paul 129c:

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/Dorchester%20Red%20V6%20Rover%2075/IMG_20160212_081514_zpsimzpytep.jpg

my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2016, 12:47
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
A new addition to the car - both cars got this...

A new addition to the car - both cars got this treatment:

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y358/awvc1/Dorchester%20Red%20V6%20Rover%2075/IMG_20160212_111215_zpsm0tld1hb.jpg

official mg rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2016, 22:45
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By awvc1
thank you PhilT4 and JohnH

I wanted to thank both Phil and John publicly for the work they did on my car today in Milton Keynes, Great guys both, and had real fun doing it.

You could not have done more, at a time I needed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2016, 22:42
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
ok done a few things over the last few days....

ok done a few things over the last few days. First the easy one - removed the MG flags from the back and put the single union flag badge back like a Rover should have:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2016, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By awvc1
i've noticed it happens more if you start up with...

i've noticed it happens more if you start up with your foot on the brake as I sometimes have a bad habit of doing. but certianly I can attest to what Andy is saying - had it for years , never been an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2016, 11:45
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By awvc1
the local residents were told in the 70's the...

the local residents were told in the 70's the tolls would only be charged a few years and then it would be free. That never happened. But in all fairness it had been only 1 pound for about 20 years...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2016, 22:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By awvc1
high winds always cause problems there - I...

high winds always cause problems there - I imagine they shut the bridge and it was down to the tunnels only.

Horrible. You have my sympathies
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2016, 10:08
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By awvc1
a rare and unusual item. I know this is one that...

a rare and unusual item. I know this is one that you have had your hopes set on for a long time. It will make your car really stand out Paul, really pleased for you mate.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2016, 23:57
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By awvc1
remember the link i sent you for the quick and no...

remember the link i sent you for the quick and no panic/no fun off the shelf fix. Otherwise, let us know how it goes mate, this will be one to watch and i wish you luck.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2016, 23:50
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By awvc1
no personal experience I'm afraid. I just had a...

no personal experience I'm afraid. I just had a peek to see if I could find one that matched your description as I was curious what they were like anyway, I've been thinking of getting some suitable...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2016, 23:17
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
i've been known to act like one a lot :)

i've been known to act like one a lot :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2016, 22:58
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By awvc1
maybe these ones? ...

maybe these ones?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-Duty-Hydraulic-Car-Ramps-1-5-Ton-Garage-Van-Mechanic-Bottle-Jack-New-Ramps-
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2016, 22:52
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
can you tell my Dad that please? He would love to...

can you tell my Dad that please? He would love to hear that after all the time i spent as a teenager messing about with a computer or reading ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2016, 21:58
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
few jobs done today : fixed an aircon atc...

few jobs done today :

fixed an aircon atc panel error (ERR on both sides whether on or off) with a replacement fuse in fuse 25. If only it had been as easy as it was to write that sentence and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2016, 09:58
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By awvc1
I will have to bow to your superior knowledge of...

I will have to bow to your superior knowledge of leaks with what I know you've had to face sir :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2016, 09:31
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By awvc1
Certainly it would look lovely on your Dorchester...

Certainly it would look lovely on your Dorchester I really do hope you get a shot at it Paul. I know how long you've been looking for one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2016, 00:38
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By awvc1
keep it up sir, good stuff!

keep it up sir, good stuff!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2016, 00:34
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
update on remaining to do's: put Serpents on...

update on remaining to do's:

put Serpents on (Spring)
fix and wire in passenger powerfold mirror
fit mudflaps
engine bay clean up
full paint correction panel by panel (de-tar, fallout removal,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2016, 22:48
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
additional - I forgot to mention I wired each...

additional - I forgot to mention I wired each powerfold up to the battery direct to test them out - they both folded fine. So it is only a matter of time before i get these working, since I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2016, 22:43
Replies: 274
Views: 18,360
Posted By awvc1
My Gear selector display had some horrid marks on...

My Gear selector display had some horrid marks on it, so i sourced an entirely new one and replaced it today. This also gave me the ability to swap some parts of it with the Dorchester V6. Quick win...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2016, 22:40
Replies: 186
Views: 14,161
Posted By awvc1
many thanks to Ricksta who today went out of his...

many thanks to Ricksta who today went out of his way to drop off a new connector for the door switchpack. i believe it may yet save the day on this. I will be experimenting further this week and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2016, 15:32
Replies: 36
Views: 2,860
Posted By awvc1
Tony Did you cover the whole of the...

Tony

Did you cover the whole of the inside of the doors with the 4mm silentcoat, or just add dampener pads to the middle of the outer door skin/panel ?
Thanks for a bit more detail

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2016, 14:21
Replies: 36
Views: 2,860
Posted By awvc1
the noise of the engine is pretty well damped I...

the noise of the engine is pretty well damped I think , certainly on my 2003 CDT it was. road noise is less well damped than the earlier pre project drive cars as they cut down on the thickness of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2016, 14:17
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By awvc1
i think that will work fine, certainly my 2001 v6...

i think that will work fine, certainly my 2001 v6 75 is compliant fully, and the only ones that showed any issues were the diesels I believe.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2016, 17:57
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By awvc1
a car to be proud of Thomas. You are doing it in...

a car to be proud of Thomas. You are doing it in style for sure. Keep the updates coming
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2016, 13:01
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By awvc1
i was thinking more of the book, but its the...

i was thinking more of the book, but its the same, don't worry Jeff, explain it over a pint or a coffee or something in the near future ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2016, 11:43
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By awvc1
I'd love to tell you but the first rule of 'FIGHT...

I'd love to tell you but the first rule of 'FIGHT CLUB' is you do not talk about fight club :) ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2016, 10:45
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By awvc1
one of you isn't called Tyler Durden is he? ;)

one of you isn't called Tyler Durden is he? ;)
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