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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2021, 21:59
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Norman2CV
Now listed on ebay it is another T reg.:}

Now listed on ebay it is another T reg.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2021, 22:50
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Norman2CV
1999 V6 in Bristol.

Listed tonight on Gumtree is a 2.5 V6 Con, cant see the reg but says 1999 and has black sills, got to be worth saving ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 09:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By Norman2CV
Electric handbrakes are the dread of my local...

Electric handbrakes are the dread of my local garage as are head light bulbs that need the front bumper to be removed to change. To top it off then having to tell the computer you have fitted a new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2021, 18:43
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Norman2CV
Lucky and lovely car looks undamaged ! Lets hope...

Lucky and lovely car looks undamaged ! Lets hope an insurance claim doesn't write it off for a scratch or ding !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 08:16
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By Norman2CV
My daily driver is a 1972 Citroen Dyane 4 with an...

My daily driver is a 1972 Citroen Dyane 4 with an air cooled 435cc engine ! It has done over 120000 km and starts and runs like a sewing machine ! Admittedly I do also have a Volvo 940 for long runs...
Forum: Was it you? 21st September 2021, 19:47
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Norman2CV
I have seen that one around Callington several...

I have seen that one around Callington several times, it sounds proper throaty !:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2021, 10:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Norman2CV
Indeed to test a battery it needs to be put under...

Indeed to test a battery it needs to be put under load to show all the cells are working correctly. A simple volt meter will not do this.
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2021, 14:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By Norman2CV
I bet more than a few people turned vegan or...

I bet more than a few people turned vegan or veggy after seeing that on the news. It did the meat and dairy industry no favours atall.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 20:24
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
This car has now been saved HOORAY ! ! Watch this...

This car has now been saved HOORAY ! ! Watch this space for an announcement on its future, and thanks for all the support and interest. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2021, 10:06
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
The banger boys have been sniffing around this...

The banger boys have been sniffing around this car and I really dont want it to end that way so I have therefore reduced the price to any club member who may save it, a very early car, (vin 001481)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 12:58
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
Last chance to save it ! go on you know you want...

Last chance to save it ! go on you know you want this beautiful car ! Have a weekend in lovely Cornwall with free camping on my field, I will even buy you a pasty ! ! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2021, 13:35
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
Please dont leave the club, there are some really...

Please dont leave the club, there are some really good people on here. It has been a very difficult time recently for many people and there are many who are in financial difficulties after the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2021, 10:40
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
I think i have realized why the interest from...

I think i have realized why the interest from scrapyards and breakers, I am told the catalytic converters on the V6 has a high scrap value ! Maybe more than the car is worth ! I am still hoping a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2021, 16:38
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
I am working long hours so simply dont have time...

I am working long hours so simply dont have time to take to an auction. I am going to advertise it elsewhere but unfortunately to people outside the club it is just another old Rover so I hate to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2021, 09:49
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
Have checked all three areas, all read 001481,...

Have checked all three areas, all read 001481, same as on the V5, still cant believe no one wants this rare car, is it really going to end up scrapped or banger raced ! !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 17:44
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
Thomas I am truly sorry to hear you have not been...

Thomas I am truly sorry to hear you have not been well and from one enthusiast to another I wish you well and that things get better for you very soon.
I am also amazed that no body has bought this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 15:48
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
This rare car is still looking for a home ! !:}

This rare car is still looking for a home ! !:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 21:43
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Norman2CV
Some time ago a lady turned up here with her 2CV...

Some time ago a lady turned up here with her 2CV on an AA recovery truck. A look under the bonnet confirmed that the engine was seized solid, it had got so hot it had almost melted. A look at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 17:31
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
I dont know about pre launch cars but on pre...

I dont know about pre launch cars but on pre production cars the black switch surround and the lack of a boot floor handle and something different about the boot plinth ?:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 08:26
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Norman2CV
Just to say this is not a 'Launch' car, it is...

Just to say this is not a 'Launch' car, it is PreProduction, and the VIN number indicates it was built late 1998 or Jan 1999. It was owned by MG Rover Group for some time. It is a rare car, likely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 08:03
Replies: 37
Views: 3,292
Posted By Norman2CV
Yes it is not 'Launch' it is PreProduction. The...

Yes it is not 'Launch' it is PreProduction. The research i have done indicates it was built late 1998 or Jan 1999 and was owned by MG Rover Group for some time.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2021, 17:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
Posted By Norman2CV
Just to say pictures of this rare surviving pre...

Just to say pictures of this rare surviving pre production car can now be seen on a separate thread on this forum. a big thank you to stocktake for posting them.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2021, 09:02
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
Posted By Norman2CV
Good thinking ! I wondered if a member with...

Good thinking ! I wondered if a member with computer knowledge would post some pictures on here if i was to email pictures to them ? I would be very grateful.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 18:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
Posted By Norman2CV
Thank you all, the details of this car are in the...

Thank you all, the details of this car are in the members cars for sale section. I have tried and failed to post pictures but have some in my phone that i can whatsapp to anyone who pm's their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 16:21
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
Posted By Norman2CV
Yes you are so right, and i think these costs are...

Yes you are so right, and i think these costs are going to continue to rise.
Being a 'petrol head' I find this such a shame.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 15:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
Posted By Norman2CV
Unloved early 75.

I am really surprised at the lack of interested in T207 JOP and wonder whether I actually did the right thing in saving it from being scrapped. According to information on here there are only 6 older...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 15:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By Norman2CV
Sorry to hear of your troubles, there is a...

Sorry to hear of your troubles, there is a product called Dynax Wax available in giant aerosol cans which are ideal for the inside of the back arms and no need to pay someone else to do it.
I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 12:40
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Norman2CV
'T' reg available again !

Pre Production 75 is still looking for the right home, and the price is now less than it cost me to buy it and get it home ! If I hadn't it would have gone for scrap ! Please see members cars for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Norman2CV
Indeed we live in a throw away world. The...

Indeed we live in a throw away world. The scrapyard is stacked up with cars (of lesser makes)! which with a bit of work could go back on the road, each would be another new car that hasn't got to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2021, 12:27
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Norman2CV
Yes they usually do but are exceptionally busy at...

Yes they usually do but are exceptionally busy at the moment. Some time ago they sold me a lovely Atlantic blue 1.8 Club which was in the scrap because the wipers didnt work and the owner's garage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2021, 10:47
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By Norman2CV
That is what i meant, to see if there is 'a...

That is what i meant, to see if there is 'a process to change the category' which on visual inspection appears to be incorrect.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2021, 10:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By Norman2CV
Yes Simon the category does seem to be incorrect...

Yes Simon the category does seem to be incorrect as the damage appears to be light and repairable easily by people such as ourselves.
To most people a 20 year old car is seen as end of life and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 17:09
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Norman2CV
Unhappy Scrapyard diesel 75

I live next door to a busy working scrapyard and sadly yesterday i spotted a silver diesel 75 waiting its turn for the crusher. Apparently it was running and driving before being unceremoniously...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 16:07
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By Norman2CV
Ah interesting, Cat B means serious damage to...

Ah interesting, Cat B means serious damage to body and or chassis so unable to go back on the road, must be worse than it looks. Another one gone.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 09:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By Norman2CV
What a awful shame that such a lovely 75 is being...

What a awful shame that such a lovely 75 is being sold as parts only. I would guess the insurance company has written it off as being more expensive to repair than its market value.
The damage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 14:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
This Car has not been sold it is still sitting in...

This Car has not been sold it is still sitting in my yard looking very nice. It deserves to go to someone with more time than me as I work long hours plus it would be good if it was under cover as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 10:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
I have been trying to post some photos of the 75...

I have been trying to post some photos of the 75 on here without success. Can anyone explain in simple terms how to do this with an android smartphone ?
This rare car is possibly looking for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 14:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,259
Posted By Norman2CV
Thank you Sonic, I have now joined the club and...

Thank you Sonic, I have now joined the club and have posted details of the car, hopefully will post some pictures soon. According to your list there are only 5 older ones still known and mine is the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 23:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
Thank you all for the interest and support, being...

Thank you all for the interest and support, being new to this forum i dont yet know how to put the proper 'Thanks' on. Hopefully i will work out how to post some photos of the car after work tomorrow.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 20:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
That is really interesting reading thank you....

That is really interesting reading thank you. Looking at the dates of registration it appears some were registered some time after they were built. I presume some which should have been S reg were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 19:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
Yes thank you, I have just added it, appears to...

Yes thank you, I have just added it, appears to be an early one.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 19:19
Replies: 401
Views: 44,211
Posted By Norman2CV
001481/Norman2CV/Rover 75/ Saloon/2.5 Manual/...

001481/Norman2CV/Rover 75/ Saloon/2.5 Manual/ Connie
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 16:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
The Tea Club ! I like it ! It is great you saved...

The Tea Club ! I like it ! It is great you saved one too. The scrap man had told the seller that he would take out the leather seats before scrapping the rest - gives me nightmares !
Very lucky that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 15:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Norman2CV
Pre Production 75 Saved in Cornwall.

I have recently purchased a pre production 75 in North Cornwall, off the road since 2012 and stored in a garage, the elderly owner had given up driving. Luckily i got there just before the next buyer...
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