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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2021, 22:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,805
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: 41
Views: 2,263
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: 782
Posted By MissMoppet
. . . except possibly for the waste.

. . . except possibly for the waste.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2021, 12:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
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: 296
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: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By MissMoppet
Try Rubnuts

Personally I prefer Rubnuts or Rivnuts as here....
Forum: Social Forum 29th September 2021, 13:23
Replies: 5
Views: 296
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: 1,368
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: 394
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: 394
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: 394
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: 298
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: 298
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...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2021, 22:13
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By MissMoppet
Well, they (lower suspension bushes) came from...

Well, they (lower suspension bushes) came from you, so I hope they've not failed already? Surely not . . .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2021, 17:41
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By MissMoppet
I hope not : both replaced last year.

I hope not : both replaced last year.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2021, 08:42
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By MissMoppet
I've changed that, ta.

I've changed that, ta.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2021, 17:29
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By MissMoppet
Front A.R.B. bushes: do they really wear?

I've been trying to cure a clunk or rattle from the front suspension for a year or two, in which time I've had replaced top strut mounts, both drop links, lower wishbone bushes - and just recently...
Forum: Social Forum 21st September 2021, 09:35
Replies: 62
Views: 2,123
Posted By MissMoppet
Wow . . . and Wow again. No doubt you need all of...

Wow . . . and Wow again. No doubt you need all of your Winter Fuel Allowance to keep that running. Not the Flying Scot, but a Real Grown-up Boy's Toy. Wonderful. Great stuff.
Ah, and Hunslet. We...
Forum: Social Forum 20th September 2021, 18:00
Replies: 62
Views: 2,123
Posted By MissMoppet
PLEASE can we see a pic? If not several.

PLEASE can we see a pic? If not several.
Forum: Social Forum 18th September 2021, 10:09
Replies: 62
Views: 2,123
Posted By MissMoppet
Gallons coming back?

Did you see that our wonderful forward looking government wants to bring back pounds and ounces, now that we've sprung free from that iniquitous crowd over the channel? So maybe gallons at the pump...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 14:07
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By MissMoppet
I find this...

I find this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 22:02
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By MissMoppet
Mr Muscle spray oven cleaner is very good.

Mr Muscle spray oven cleaner is very good.
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2021, 19:40
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By MissMoppet
Radacanu on Channel 4 tonight

Though I've played tennis for 60 years, I've always avoided watching the women - they grunt. However I'll make an exception tonight as I see that the wretched Amazon organisation have "struck a deal"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2021, 08:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By MissMoppet
Before a real expert comes along humour me with...

Before a real expert comes along humour me with what I've done for refilling the Jatco box. I know you're supposed to drain the whole box and carefully run it for seconds through each gear to expel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2021, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By MissMoppet
Spot on as ever Steve. I used this CIF spray to...

Spot on as ever Steve. I used this CIF spray to dribble cleaner along the window + the toothbrush to clean the rubber guides all round the frame, and cleaned with a rag wrapped round an old thin but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2021, 10:13
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By MissMoppet
Yes thanks to both of you above: that's what I'd...

Yes thanks to both of you above: that's what I'd have thought, but reading many of the old posts on this recurrent subject opinions differ - oiling the Bowden cables, cleaning out rust etc. Twas ever...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2021, 09:05
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By MissMoppet
Window screech: replace with another old or buy repair kit?

Like many others I am suffering from driver's window screech. I have read some of the many posts here but am still wondering if it is worth replacing with another used one or buying the kit (about...
Forum: Social Forum 21st August 2021, 12:21
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By MissMoppet
And finally . . . If you reach the last page...

And finally . . . If you reach the last page you're asked if you want to join the organ donor scheme. Fair enough but bearing in mind that this is for the Over 70s, is any surgeon likely to extract...
Forum: Social Forum 20th August 2021, 08:35
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By MissMoppet
How many murders have been committed since Mrs T...

How many murders have been committed since Mrs T pushed mentally challenged inmates into the community?
Forum: Social Forum 19th August 2021, 16:33
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By MissMoppet
Were you born in Antarctica?

I'm just filling in my DVLA application to renew my Over 70 driving licence on-line, and you come to a box asking where you were born. To my considerable amazement the drop down box shows first...
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2021, 09:12
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By MissMoppet
Landline phones to cease in 2025?

I may, just, know how to clean an EGR, but am all at sea when I read that "Landline phones will cease in 2025." Reading the press...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2021, 08:28
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By MissMoppet
Prob a red herring but I asked about this awhile...

Prob a red herring but I asked about this awhile ago as it seemed to be the obvious solution to ECUs getting wet - put them in a plastic bag - but I was told it has to react with the atmosphere . . .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2021, 15:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By MissMoppet
Call me lazy if you will, but since using the 3M...

Call me lazy if you will, but since using the 3M kit I now just polish every 3 months or so with Turtle Headlight Cleaner and Sealant. Costs about £5 a bottle which will see me out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 21:43
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By MissMoppet
HMG says No.

Alarmingly you may have hit on something here. Check the Gov website here (https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-e10-petrol) and follow it through - Rover - and you'll see the helpful advice:


"No...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 18:15
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By MissMoppet
What's gone from here?

Just noticed this bright threaded hole. but please tell me what has dropped off, disappeared, gone forever in the wilds of Scotland?
...
Forum: Windrush's Welcome Forum 31st July 2021, 21:33
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By MissMoppet
You can find me and my two Rover 75s at N Curry...

You can find me and my two Rover 75s at N Curry if you ever want a chat. Dave.
Forum: Social Forum 30th July 2021, 12:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By MissMoppet
Absolutely. He certainly helped boost the RNLI...

Absolutely. He certainly helped boost the RNLI funds. Having criticised our volunteer lifeboatmen for operating a "migrant taxi service" donations ramped up 3000% in a day. From an average of £6000...
Forum: Humour Corner 20th July 2021, 17:08
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By MissMoppet
Rachel Johnson

In case you missed it, Rachel was asked recently "What religion is your brother - Protestant or Catholic?"

"Johnson," she replied. Spot on I thought.
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2021, 10:23
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By MissMoppet
Eh . . . might I point out the flaw in your...

Eh . . . might I point out the flaw in your agument? The PM is a proven liar - sacked twice - and there's also the small matter of, to pick just one item from many, Pestfix (net assets of £18,000)...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2021, 16:25
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By MissMoppet
This is not working out well . . .

Tut tut, not right-wing enough apparently (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/jul/16/gb-news-pulls-guto-harri-off-air-taking-the-knee-row)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 10:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By MissMoppet
This may help here:...

This may help here: (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=297678&highlight=window+regulator)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 08:36
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By MissMoppet
I know this advice comes up regularly - to wait...

I know this advice comes up regularly - to wait 30 minutes etc - but has anyone actually ever set off the airbag? (I'd better confess that I've never bothered, but maybe I have a guardian angel).
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2021, 19:24
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By MissMoppet
What d'you expect for £35,000,000,000?

What d'you expect for £35,000,000,000?
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2021, 15:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By MissMoppet
Who's watching le Tour?

Agreed. But who's watching Le Tour? Mt Ventoux TWICE in a day! Brutal. And Cav won another stage yesterday. I just marvel at their fitness: our overpaid footballers are pulled off sometimes after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 18:55
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By MissMoppet
Yep I fitted one last December. Easy to change...

Yep I fitted one last December. Easy to change and so far is A1.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 06:59
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By MissMoppet
MG Owners Club badge

Car badge on eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224512735018?hash=item344600772a:g:GNIAAOSw5vpg2JJH): might interest someone?
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2021, 10:40
Replies: 76
Views: 3,314
Posted By MissMoppet
No, getting the flu is not the same as Covid

It is becoming increasingly apparent that owning a R75 carries the risk of being more than slightly mad. "Covid is no worse than catching the 'flu." "Take hydroxychloroquine." "Not a chance of being...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2021, 15:37
Replies: 76
Views: 3,314
Posted By MissMoppet
And the Room Next Door

Here's the inimitable Michael Spicer's take on it here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMj33fgMMBg).
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2021, 11:20
Replies: 76
Views: 3,314
Posted By MissMoppet
'Fraid not. 128089 deaths - and we're an island.

'Fraid not. 128089 deaths - and we're an island.
Forum: Was it you? 25th June 2021, 17:23
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By MissMoppet
WUF04QBJ whoooooosh on M74

Today poodling along down south at a possible 76mph few mile North of Lockerbie, when a car with headlights on appeared in the very fast lane. Thought it was a cop so pulled over and whoooooooshs you...
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2021, 08:32
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
Guilty m'Lud.

Guilty m'Lud.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2021, 20:04
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
I find it highly amusing that G B News is funded...

I find it highly amusing that G B News is funded by hedge funds, offshore tax avoidance companies and A Neill lives in Grasse France. Bit of deception there then.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2021, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By MissMoppet
Yep. See the New York Times for a start.

Yep. See the New York Times for a start.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2021, 19:08
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By MissMoppet
I'll also never deal with them till they pay...

I'll also never deal with them till they pay proper taxes, treat their staff right and allow unions.
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 18:46
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
For your info Das Bild is a tabloid rag, our...

For your info Das Bild is a tabloid rag, our nearest equivalent is I suppose The Daily Wail.
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 17:13
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh dear, not talking about student schemes. Since...

Oh dear, not talking about student schemes. Since the B stupidity there was free movement throughout the EU an enormous asset and advantage to energetic and non xenophobic people which is how my son...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 10:06
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
Somebody has to . . .

Somebody has to . . .
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2021, 19:49
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
. You're 75 years out of date sunshine. We were...

. You're 75 years out of date sunshine. We were 9th in terms of just the EU countries, Germany has taken in 1.56 million, 10 times ours. Turkey has 2.5 million Syrians, Lebanon 1.7 million. The UK...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2021, 23:02
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
You're the one who implied all Roumanians are...

You're the one who implied all Roumanians are villains. I think my dentist might have summat to say about your racist views. Shall I book you an appointment?
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2021, 21:12
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh dear. My excellent dentist is from Roumania:...

Oh dear. My excellent dentist is from Roumania: you wouldn't presumably relish being in his chair?
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2021, 17:42
Replies: 92
Views: 4,973
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks to the wonderful trade deal just agreed...

Thanks to the wonderful trade deal just agreed young Brits can now spend three years in Oz. Before Brexit they had the choice of free movement and work in any of 27 countries just an hour or two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2021, 17:31
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By MissMoppet
FAO Philou

Please clear your inbox so I can reply!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 09:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,961
Posted By MissMoppet
I've often wondered how many other makes fit...

I've often wondered how many other makes fit under-trays? It's the first car I've ever owned that has had one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 08:18
Replies: 34
Views: 2,189
Posted By MissMoppet
Our much loved DVLA decides number plates,...

Our much loved DVLA decides number plates, leaving the EU encouraged our Wise Men to ban . . . the EU flag appearing on new plates. See...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2021, 21:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By MissMoppet
How to get 49.5 mpg

I've just done a 320 mile motorway run having installed the egr bypass, BMW replacement PCV AND Mr Muscle oven cleaned the manifold to achieve (IPK) 49.5mpg, 4 mpg better than I've ever obtained in 6...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 17:32
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MissMoppet
But what do they say in the back seat?

But what do they say in the back seat?
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2021, 08:13
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By MissMoppet
Water Aid

The reality and con not at all widely known is that the much publicised Water Aid charity is entirely financed by you and me. The privatised water companies contribute zilch. Since Mrs T sold them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 14:54
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MissMoppet
Should I replace entire front suspension?

I run 2 R75s: a diesel Tourer (142K miles) and V6 (90K). Both engine wise run extremely well, the only difference is in the suspension bangs, rattles and thumps on the Tourer though most of the parts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2021, 16:03
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By MissMoppet
Mm, I think that's a bit hard . . . Seems to me a...

Mm, I think that's a bit hard . . . Seems to me a simple improvement in one less job to think about. Isn't the oil filtered enough when it goes through the larger oil filter + of course the fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2021, 20:17
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh gawd . . . me wrong again. Slightly cheeky ....

Oh gawd . . . me wrong again. Slightly cheeky . . . but I Googled Freelander Forum etc posts and they all say on inspection "clean as a . . . " so I'll photo it in 2022 and let you know.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2021, 16:43
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By MissMoppet
BMW replacement for our PCV filter

If there's anyone else apart from me who's read about but not seen the BMW replacement for our R75 wooly PCV filter, here it is. It is a straight swap minus the holding clip as it just clips into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2021, 12:42
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By MissMoppet
Bees, possibly?

Bees, possibly?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2021, 11:27
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By MissMoppet
You may well be right: I used the 3M a while ago...

You may well be right: I used the 3M a while ago but now use the Turtle every now and again to keep it crystal clear. At least Harmony thinks so....
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd June 2021, 18:46
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By MissMoppet
You can have mine as well. Can't give em away....

You can have mine as well. Can't give em away. Dozens on ebay.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2021, 18:40
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By MissMoppet
Simpler and cheaper is the Turtle Wax headlight...

Simpler and cheaper is the Turtle Wax headlight restorer and cleaner, about a fiver. Ace.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By MissMoppet
Strongly urge you to avoid Autoglass: very...

Strongly urge you to avoid Autoglass: very expensive. I used local Somerset company who were around half the price - and excellent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2021, 08:42
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By MissMoppet
Mm, not sure about that. I'm happy to repair my...

Mm, not sure about that. I'm happy to repair my (push) bike punctures but drive at motorway speeds on a selfie puncture repair? Rather you than me Claude.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 16:04
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By MissMoppet
What emergency tools should I carry?

Next month we're off to SNP land so am wondering what other members carry in the way of small tools to keep them mobile. I am thinking of:


Telescopic wheel brace
Tyre pressure gauge
Phillips...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2021, 09:38
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By MissMoppet
Now I am confused. Here's where I've added the...

Now I am confused. Here's where I've added the shim. It seems rock solid to me?

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85480&stc=1&d=1621845476
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 16:07
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By MissMoppet
Steve you're so right . . .

Blimey (again) Steve. Have you ever been so right so soon? Here's the cooling pipe after just A DAY! All I could do was take it off and shim the orifice + a smear of Loctite Blue. Please don't tell...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2021, 14:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,413
Posted By MissMoppet
Bring on the Twinnies

You mean summat like this? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpmDAu_47OE)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 12:35
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By MissMoppet
I followed Colin's video precisely: mine is an...

I followed Colin's video precisely: mine is an auto 2004.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By MissMoppet
True, but I'm going by Colin R's (NI) video. I...

True, but I'm going by Colin R's (NI) video. I seem to be caught between two gurus.. I have to say the cooler pipe is very stiff and will not bend at all like shown in the video mentioned.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 11:02
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By MissMoppet
Blimey Steve. Do one job and you produce another....

Blimey Steve. Do one job and you produce another. You can't win . . .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2021, 21:15
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By MissMoppet
Great EGR bypass kit

Having stumbled across Colin's excellent YouTube video on why and how to fit an EGR by-pass here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3K-g6gFbTY) I have just fitted this EGR bypass kit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 19:51
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By MissMoppet
Is there any part of the car you haven't...

Is there any part of the car you haven't photographed Steve? If so it can't be worth knowing . . .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2021, 09:53
Replies: 23
Views: 2,197
Posted By MissMoppet
Dream on . . .

Dream on . . .
Forum: NAC & SAIC 7th May 2021, 07:17
Replies: 126
Views: 15,692
Posted By MissMoppet
EVs too stressful

I have a friend who runs a BMW EV - not the cheapest - and while he's delighted with it as a driver he's found the claims are not met. The range is supposed to be 160 miles but that's if you keep...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2021, 15:58
Replies: 45
Views: 2,041
Posted By MissMoppet
Private Eye ran the story for years - maybe...

Private Eye ran the story for years - maybe before Mr Wallis.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2021, 09:01
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By MissMoppet
They always were. Do you remember when there was...

They always were. Do you remember when there was a waiting list and those who managed to get one put them up for sale immediately? William Lyons refused to increase the price. I remember reading that...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2021, 08:42
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By MissMoppet
Now thermal runaway: something else to worry about.

According to the New York TImes, the local fire chief said:
“It took four hours to put out a fire that normally would have taken a matter of minutes,” Constable Herman said, adding that it took...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 20:15
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By MissMoppet
Got a spare $440,000 lying around?

The E-type was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1962. To celebrate Jag are releasing twelve E-Types, convertibles and coupes. These are not replicas but new re-built. As the New York Times...
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2021, 18:06
Replies: 82
Views: 4,491
Posted By MissMoppet
Right on . . . Some years ago I paid to take my...

Right on . . . Some years ago I paid to take my Deutsche g-children round the Royal Mews and I was asked if I wanted to add a Charity Gift Aid. On asking what the charity was I was told "The Queen."...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 08:27
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By MissMoppet
Intermittent Tourer tailgate opening

The tailgate has been playing up recently and I have found I can get it working again by removing the outside protective rubber grommet and spraying copiously with contact cleaner but this only works...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th March 2021, 13:49
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By MissMoppet
Do we know this chap?

Excellent video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXyHr5YYfhc), can anyone put a name to him please?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th March 2021, 09:54
Replies: 42
Views: 2,988
Posted By MissMoppet
Same thing happened to me: suggest really tighten...

Same thing happened to me: suggest really tighten Jubilee clip by EGR - or better still change the big fat tube for one of Jules' new multi-ply silicone jobbies. (Cost about £70 if I remember).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2021, 19:37
Replies: 42
Views: 2,988
Posted By MissMoppet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd5YfKQaKD8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd5YfKQaKD8


This one's better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2b76TWncFo
Forum: Technology Forum 23rd March 2021, 17:54
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By MissMoppet
Well not for me. I got the dreaded Blue Screen:...

Well not for me. I got the dreaded Blue Screen: not seen that for years. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 10:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By MissMoppet
I've bought myself a magnet cup that sticks on...

I've bought myself a magnet cup that sticks on the car so every nut I take off goes straight away into it. See here eg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 20:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By MissMoppet
I just use a short strip of black insulating...

I just use a short strip of black insulating tape. Never comes off and very hard to spot.
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2021, 19:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,716
Posted By MissMoppet
In the words of the song: "I got it bad and that...

In the words of the song: "I got it bad and that ain't good". I can think of many many worse things to get worked up about.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2021, 19:03
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By MissMoppet
Just bought some Colgate toothpaste: that's made...

Just bought some Colgate toothpaste: that's made in China. What are we coming to?
(Other makes available).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 20:03
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By MissMoppet
Had the same problem two years ago and as a...

Had the same problem two years ago and as a temporary fix just stuck some two inch wide black plastic parcel tape all along inside the top by the hinges. You only see it when you lift the tailgate....
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2021, 22:05
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By MissMoppet
Eh, no actually. The UK's highest mortgage rates...

Eh, no actually. The UK's highest mortgage rates were:

"The 1979 Conservative government
The incoming administration of Margaret Thatcher raised interest rates to 17 per cent, as this was seen...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2021, 19:26
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By MissMoppet
Sunak ain't done nowt yet. He's popular because...

Sunak ain't done nowt yet. He's popular because he's found the fabled money tree: who's going to pay for it? And when? Anyone can throw billions at a problem, but the country's virtually bankrupt....
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2021, 20:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By MissMoppet
Never having heard of him - and being of a...

Never having heard of him - and being of a curious nature I "looked him up" and found "In December 2013 Walker was the only MP to confirm he would accept an 11% pay increase."

Any comment would be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 09:56
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By MissMoppet
Yes I bought this "kit" a year or two ago. Maybe...

Yes I bought this "kit" a year or two ago. Maybe it would work if the hole was perfectly round but mine had become so distorted that it wouldn't hold. I have to say the suppliers offered help but it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 12:33
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By MissMoppet
What do people use to replace Tourer roof bar gaskets?

Some while ago I removed the roof bars because I thought it looked, well ... smoother . . . and would reduce wind resistance. However, I've now decided it looks better with them back. (I know, leave...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2021, 09:39
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By MissMoppet
Changed my Tourer struts today

As old wills say "being of sound mind but feeble in body," I've found that heaving the tailgate open was getting slightly more of a struggle so I've just fitted new ones from here....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 15:03
Replies: 58
Views: 3,330
Posted By MissMoppet
Would you have bought a R75 if the Facelift had come first?

Discuss . . .


I'm sure I wouldn't have. I sometimes pass a facelift version and - too late - think "Mm was that a Rover 75?" I was expecting the recent excellent DVD to answer this question. "So...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2021, 09:16
Replies: 104
Views: 7,810
Posted By MissMoppet
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=84802&stc=1&d=1612775687

(With the Rover V8 engine)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 14:34
Replies: 33
Views: 2,020
Posted By MissMoppet
PLEASE tell us more. You must.

PLEASE tell us more. You must.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By MissMoppet
You have to remove the whole cassette, a simple...

You have to remove the whole cassette, a simple job (search here for posting - bet it's by Arctic). I had to do mine recently. Basically drop the glove box lid till it's straight flat (push in the RH...
Forum: Social Forum 29th January 2021, 10:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By MissMoppet
Awkward B aren't you Brian? As a very ex-banker...

Awkward B aren't you Brian? As a very ex-banker I've played the same trick myself three times now and also for parking tickets I've disagreed with, but they've never been presented (I'm not telling...
Forum: Humour Corner 27th January 2021, 20:48
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By MissMoppet
What an enlightened comment. Thank you so much.

What an enlightened comment. Thank you so much.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2021, 20:02
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By MissMoppet
Lidl's today at £8.99. A bargain I'd have thought?

Lidl's today at £8.99. A bargain I'd have thought?
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2021, 13:35
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By MissMoppet
That Austin 3 litre . . . 1st prize for the...

That Austin 3 litre . . . 1st prize for the ugliest car ever produced? Don't think I've ever seen one, but looks very similar to the 1800? If so I drove one once to Heathrow and because of the clutch...
Forum: Humour Corner 26th January 2021, 08:56
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By MissMoppet
After Burns Nicht: (about time we had a bit of culture here)

Address to a Boris
Awa’ wi’ yer lyin’, pudgy face
Chief conman o the Tory race
Aw silver spuin, a waste o space
Aw tripe, nae guts.
Ye’re soon tae pay fur the disgrace
Of yer cruel cuts....
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By MissMoppet
Well according to Michael Cohen's recent book...

Well according to Michael Cohen's recent book Trump said "The thought that Melania might leave him one day didn't bother him at all. "I can always get another wife. That's no problem for me. If she...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2021, 09:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By MissMoppet
Buy a fire extinguisher.

Buy a fire extinguisher.
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 18:12
Replies: 106
Views: 5,150
Posted By MissMoppet
Nobody's kept out. May I gently draw your...

Nobody's kept out. May I gently draw your attention to any atlas that you have near to hand and you may possibly find that there's a large prosperous well developed market 20 miles east of Dover,...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2021, 15:20
Replies: 106
Views: 5,150
Posted By MissMoppet
I do wish you wouldn't use the term "Remainer" as...

I do wish you wouldn't use the term "Remainer" as a childish term of abuse. It don't wear well. I'm a Remainer as you term it simply because most of my adult life has been spent helping small...
Forum: Items Wanted 17th January 2021, 19:25
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By MissMoppet
Or go stainless, here:...

Or go stainless, here: (https://themeshcompany.com/)
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 19:13
Replies: 106
Views: 5,150
Posted By MissMoppet
Montengro is tops (Mummy where's Monte...?)

If you want to impress yer mates see here: (https://www.statista.com/statistics/1110187/coronavirus-incidence-europe-by-country/)
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 19:07
Replies: 106
Views: 5,150
Posted By MissMoppet
Sorry but I don't want Boris anywhere near me -...

Sorry but I don't want Boris anywhere near me - let alone with a needle.
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 09:26
Replies: 106
Views: 5,150
Posted By MissMoppet
Ah but in those far off days of B & W 12 inch...

Ah but in those far off days of B & W 12 inch sets with cathode-ray tubes and sitting in darkened rooms, there was BBC1 and ITV and . . . that was about it I think. Would you rather watch Fox News...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2021, 17:53
Replies: 94
Views: 4,676
Posted By MissMoppet
Totally untrue. 34 colleagues, staff appointees,...

Totally untrue. 34 colleagues, staff appointees, Trump sycophants to a man - were convicted. This is the standard lie put out by the GOP.

Many references but maybe this one will do...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2021, 14:17
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By MissMoppet
I'll use Amazon when: 1 They pay proper taxes ...

I'll use Amazon when:
1 They pay proper taxes
2 They pay their staff a decent wage
3 Johnson slaps on a punitive Windfall Tax as they did on the oil companies a few years ago.


PS I wrote a...
Forum: Humour Corner 8th January 2021, 17:15
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By MissMoppet
Jimmy Kimmel joke

For those not yet aware of in my view the best US comedian, Jimmy Kimmel, here's his latest from last night's show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGtC7uM1QJI) (on the riots).

"Normally when...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 17:01
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By MissMoppet
See...

See https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/secret-uk-report-names-conservatives-russian-oligarch-donors-sunday-times-a68126
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 11:06
Replies: 51
Views: 2,442
Posted By MissMoppet
Any spare nurses that need hugs - you know where...

Any spare nurses that need hugs - you know where I live.


PS How is it that small shops have to close when supermarkets now sell everything? We're going to finish up with deserted High Streets...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 10:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By MissMoppet
Always been a mystery to me why anyone craves...

Always been a mystery to me why anyone craves after these baubles. A few years ago my neighbour was walking by the river in the middle of Taunton and he saw a man jump off the bridge. Though he...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 10:48
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By MissMoppet
Jawohl. Gott im himmel.

Jawohl. Gott im himmel.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2020, 17:07
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By MissMoppet
Can't see an obvious one. Presume it's part of...

Can't see an obvious one. Presume it's part of the emission control?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2020, 11:34
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By MissMoppet
Nothing at all. The bended pipe/tube sitting top...

Nothing at all. The bended pipe/tube sitting top of the crankcase centre bottom.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2020, 10:42
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By MissMoppet
A complaint

But I have a complaint Steve. Please don't make it look so d . . . easy! Your usual excellent photos lulled me into near rhapsody, till I came to the bottom hose clip. Took me three quarters of an...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2020, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By MissMoppet
Tree falls on Rolls Royce

Anyone we know here? (https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18971427.rolls-royce-flattened-tree-storm-bella-hove/)


Should we be . . . sympathetic?
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2020, 17:02
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By MissMoppet
Don't take your driving test in Germany.

My g-daughter is taking her driving test in Berlin. The written test is taken from some 1200 questions, 15 of which concern driving and overtaking a trailer. More alarming is if you fail the...
Forum: Humour Corner 27th December 2020, 17:26
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By MissMoppet
Johnson goes into a bar . . .

Johnson goes into a bar in Cork and asks "what's the quickest way to Dublin?" The barman asks "Are you walking or driving?"
"I'm driving."
"Ah well that'll be the quickest then."
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2020, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By MissMoppet
Take the windscreen out> Wear goggles like WW1...

Take the windscreen out> Wear goggles like WW1 flying aces.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2020, 10:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,985
Posted By MissMoppet
EuroCarParts are the same. While I do use them...

EuroCarParts are the same. While I do use them it's pointless dropping in as it's always much dearer than if I do it outside in the car before I venture in. Mad.
Forum: Humour Corner 25th December 2020, 19:43
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By MissMoppet
Not the Queen's speech

Hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvY-Abd2FfM
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2020, 15:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By MissMoppet
They must be an amazing people. They even came...

They must be an amazing people. They even came down here to the Somerset Levels when we had The Great Floods. I'm not aware of a single Sikh in the whole of Somerset, but they came. They certainly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2020, 12:59
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By MissMoppet
Steve: how kind as ever. Now we may be a bit...

Steve: how kind as ever. Now we may be a bit backward down here in Zummerzet but I'm not aware of any garage open on Xmas Day. And anyway, who ever bought a R75 and belongs to this forum not having...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2020, 09:59
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By MissMoppet
Well he plugged in and seemed to check...

Well he plugged in and seemed to check everything: I'm happy. Nay, deliriously ecstatic. When you think of the hundreds - maybe thousands - of different models from ancient to new they come across...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 20:38
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By MissMoppet
We have some close relatives who live within...

We have some close relatives who live within sight of Manston and they made and delivered lots of sausage rolls to the drivers. They were roundly abused by a local woman for their pains....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2020, 12:10
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By MissMoppet
Sticky fuel pump: but there is a Father Christmas

Went to town to have two new tyres - came back from killing time - car wouldn't start. All electrics seemed to work, car turned over, no firing. Stuck on tyre man's forecourt. For first time in 10...
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2020, 17:38
Replies: 103
Views: 5,590
Posted By MissMoppet
Immunity is still uncertain. Some say may only...

Immunity is still uncertain. Some say may only last 3 months . . . for some unfortunates. (Probably me).
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2020, 18:48
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By MissMoppet
Successor to Land Rover to be built in France not Bridgend

Britain's richest man, majority shareholder of Ineos, is not now going to build his Grenadier in Bridgend, the old Ford engine plant, but an old Merc plant in France (see here) ...
Forum: Humour Corner 24th November 2020, 17:27
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By MissMoppet
Trump dies . . .

Trump dies from the virus. He goes to Hell where the Devil is waiting for him. "I don't know what to do," says the Devil. "You're on my list but I have no room for you. But you definitely have...
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