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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2021, 21:30
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By victorgte
Absolutely correct. My wife's 1.8 auto started...

Absolutely correct. My wife's 1.8 auto started to go and took half a day to put right by my amateur hands. Never had any further corrosion issues once it was properly protected.
The original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2021, 16:45
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By victorgte
They drive really well even as a 1.8 auto. Dated...

They drive really well even as a 1.8 auto. Dated design but great to drive.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2021, 14:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,208
Posted By victorgte
Unfortunately this is all too common with...

Unfortunately this is all too common with breakdown services at the moment.
Last 2 breakdowns with RAC were a 7 hour wait and 4 hours. Not good enough.
RAC is currently modifying its business model...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2021, 01:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By victorgte
Double flush the gearbox. Do it and forget for a...

Double flush the gearbox. Do it and forget for a long time. They are an outstanding gearbox and rarely give trouble.
As per the other postings, see Jules up the road from you and get it some proper...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 22:02
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By victorgte
Get your licence and you will never be out of...

Get your licence and you will never be out of work.
I too enjoy driving which is why I found it so easy to switch from consumer finance to HGV driver all those years ago.
It has its pitfalls but if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 03:20
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By victorgte
When I was offered my HGV license for free in...

When I was offered my HGV license for free in 1994 it was because there was a shortage of drivers.
The problem has still not been addressed.
Successive Governments have failed to act.
Hauliers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 02:35
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By victorgte
I've been fitting winter tyres for years. They...

I've been fitting winter tyres for years. They make a difference on cold days, icy roads and snow.
My first 75 had all 4 fitted and was able to leave our cul de sac with ease whereas next doors BMW...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th September 2021, 00:19
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By victorgte
Now sent thanks Sent from my POT-LX1 using...

Now sent thanks

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Forum: Items Wanted 25th September 2021, 20:57
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By victorgte
Thanks. Pm on its way. Sent from my POT-LX1...

Thanks. Pm on its way.

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Forum: Items Wanted 25th September 2021, 13:25
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By victorgte
Rear light bulb holder - saloon

Previous water ingress has caused the near side bulb holder to go quite green and crusty.
I know that a scrap yard will probably have one but I'm flat out with work and the good yard in Cheltenham...
Forum: Technology Forum 20th September 2021, 22:54
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By victorgte
ipad screen suddenly gone white

After more than 5 years of faultless operation, my ipad has suffered White lines rather like the ipk on a 75.
Im guessing it needs a new screen?
I'm also thinking it's beyond economical repair....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By victorgte
One of my customers was offered £820 for her tidy...

One of my customers was offered £820 for her tidy Citroen C4 Picasso on a 59 plate.
She was happy and someone got a nice car.
It seems to work for everyday vehicles. Rare, specialist or defunct...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 20:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By victorgte
Electric vehicles donít smell of 4 star. ...

Electric vehicles donít smell of 4 star.
Anyone below the age of 30 please ask your grandfather.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 16:47
Replies: 63
Views: 4,462
Posted By victorgte
I was offered my old Scimitar GTE 3 years after I...

I was offered my old Scimitar GTE 3 years after I sold it. In 13 years it broke down once because the carb needed to be refurbished. £80 later it was as good as new. Canít beat an old one!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 16:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By victorgte
Well done. Many say Morgan. It was in lovely...

Well done. Many say Morgan. It was in lovely condition.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 16:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By victorgte
Anyone care to guess what the blue car is?...

Anyone care to guess what the blue car is?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 16:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By victorgte
This was a great week of work...

This was a great week of work...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 16:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By victorgte
3 more pictures...

3 more pictures...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 16:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By victorgte
First 2 examples...

First 2 examples https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210910/582ada45e03b21dddd1db26fdc2ca5ca.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210910/0e02a62c35cd13e9828decdfc4038737.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 15:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By victorgte
I'm a new Trader

I'm delighted to announce that VMS Transport Services Ltd is a trader on the forum.
In short, I move cars.
Established October 2019 and growing steadily, I get to meet lots of individuals with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 14:58
Replies: 63
Views: 4,462
Posted By victorgte
This is a thread very close to my jugular. ...

This is a thread very close to my jugular.

In late 2019 I decided no more 75/ZT or any other MGR cars. Just the TF would be kept for summer fun. Not entirely happy with the TF. Great fun to drive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2021, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By victorgte
Yes that is a poor website. Iíve sent them an...

Yes that is a poor website.
Iíve sent them an email.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2021, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By victorgte
A few splits suggests it is thin and flimsy? Is...

A few splits suggests it is thin and flimsy? Is it?
Iíve contacted the seller to ask about the thickness in mm but no reply so far.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 20:01
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By victorgte
What do you think of the quality? Any good? ...

What do you think of the quality? Any good?
Sound insulation can be easily added.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 11:56
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By victorgte
I thought that might be the case. When I...

I thought that might be the case.
When I stopped buying MGR cars I gave away 2 original ones.
Not convinced they are a good idea.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 11:08
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By victorgte
Undertray on EBay (new)

Has anyone bought one of these?
Nice and new but they look flimsy compared with original ones.
The ad does state not OEM.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322858706219
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2021, 21:48
Replies: 39
Views: 2,546
Posted By victorgte
I saw this too. Wish I had copied it as well.

I saw this too. Wish I had copied it as well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2021, 23:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By victorgte
I've learned recently that premium brand cars are...

I've learned recently that premium brand cars are very expensive to repair and my project ZT is proving far less expensive to get up to standard.
I'll stick with the ZT.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 10:28
Replies: 19
Views: 5,060
Posted By victorgte
The Contemporary was a nice combination of ZT...

The Contemporary was a nice combination of ZT sportiness and 75 comfort.
With a 2.5 V6 lump and an auto box it was a hoot to drive and chuckable into corners.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 07:50
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By victorgte
Itís not Wedgewood. Itís a shade lighter and the...

Itís not Wedgewood. Itís a shade lighter and the name escapes me. Sky blue is nearer the mark. Looks good though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 13:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By victorgte
Personally I would not use fitters who have not...

Personally I would not use fitters who have not touched MGR cars for the last 16 years.
They can hardly be called specialists anymore. They also seem to be putting conditions in front of you to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2021, 22:39
Replies: 37
Views: 3,363
Posted By victorgte
I contacted the seller a couple of weeks ago. ...

I contacted the seller a couple of weeks ago.
Do I want the car. Yes.
Can I afford to recommission it. Yes.
Do I have the time for another project. No. I'm working all the hours I can to afford my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 22:40
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By victorgte
Having given up on the 75 a couple of years ago,...

Having given up on the 75 a couple of years ago, finding a ZT Diesel Auto got me interested again.
The bills for my BMW and Peugeot 308 are eye watering.
Nothing has been expensive yet on the ZT....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By victorgte
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-Coupe-/324741...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-Coupe-/324741865951?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

Same seller has another one in silver. Not as clean.
Possibly a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 20:59
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By victorgte
Front lower arm rear bushes recommended

I bought these a few years ago for my 75.
They are available on the Powerflex site but have gone up by £6 since I bought some.
They really tighten up the handling of your 75/ZT so I can recommend...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 06:28
Replies: 85
Views: 9,830
Posted By victorgte
My TR7 was exactly the same with new rubber. The...

My TR7 was exactly the same with new rubber. The only cure was a bag or two of sand in the boot to add weight to the rear wheels and get grip.
A design quirk rather than bad tyres. Lovely car when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 00:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By victorgte
There are a few specialists listed on here that...

There are a few specialists listed on here that will do it far cheaper.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 23:49
Replies: 85
Views: 9,830
Posted By victorgte
Iím delighted to say she now has 2 new rear tyres...

Iím delighted to say she now has 2 new rear tyres on her Clio.
Took until late 2020 to do it.
13 year old tyres with substantial cracks and 2 child seats in the rear!
Itís Russian Roulette with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 20:22
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By victorgte
Under the terms of my motor trade policy I have...

Under the terms of my motor trade policy I have to enter all or any vehicles myself on the MID.
Not a problem as it takes just a few minutes and as my vehicles automatically renew on their VED when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 20:12
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By victorgte
That's a lot of money for a poor engine. Yes I...

That's a lot of money for a poor engine.
Yes I would say an unsatisfactory result and for that money you can expect a full rebuild with performance to match.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 20:06
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By victorgte
It's a thought but I'm not sure it would be a...

It's a thought but I'm not sure it would be a problem for insurance. I used to own a Scimitar GTE which had a known fault with the fuel lines that ended badly with them going up in flames.
I can't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 19:40
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By victorgte
Another one. Common site these special Rovers.

Another one. Common site these special Rovers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 19:38
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By victorgte
Is there something Iím missing here? A member...

Is there something Iím missing here?
A member on here has just bought a mint ZT for £260.
Dealers seem to be trying to build a classic value market for MGR cars. Nice to see but 12k vs £260 makes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 17:45
Replies: 35
Views: 1,942
Posted By victorgte
First mistake was going to Halfords. Their...

First mistake was going to Halfords.
Their prices are a complete rip off.
I was stood next to a lady who agreed to have new front brake pads fitted to her Corsa, lifetime replacement of pads at any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 15:00
Replies: 341
Views: 71,652
Posted By victorgte
Arrived this morning. 👍 ...

Arrived this morning. 👍
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210803/9fd70e171cfe061ce7757cc74b813dcc.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2021, 10:33
Replies: 341
Views: 71,652
Posted By victorgte
[QUOTE=Arctic;2893337]Hi Al. These will...

[QUOTE=Arctic;2893337]Hi Al.
These will fit albeit they need a fair bit more work to fit, in fact you may find it better and quicker if the passenger seat is removed to add fitting.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2021, 16:30
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By victorgte
I bought a brand new fan that would not work. ...

I bought a brand new fan that would not work.
Duncan very kindly applied his T4 at the nano and made a forced working which showed it was working but not by the car on demist etc.
After lots of...
Forum: The Pony Express 25th July 2021, 20:56
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By victorgte
PM sent regarding transport.

PM sent regarding transport.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2021, 20:53
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By victorgte
PM sent regarding transport.

PM sent regarding transport.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 13:49
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By victorgte
£47 for the pair with discount code applied. ...

£47 for the pair with discount code applied.

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Forum: Technology Forum 16th July 2021, 12:14
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By victorgte
Brilliant thanks. Ordered. Funny how only...

Brilliant thanks. Ordered. Funny how only universal ones kept popping up on my searches.
Forum: Technology Forum 16th July 2021, 11:43
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By victorgte
Sat nav mount needed

Iíve bought a Snooper SC5900 truck sat nav.
Itís proving difficult to find a dash or window mount for it. It canít be a magnetic type as that would affect the built in dash cam.
Iím surprised not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 01:21
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By victorgte
Remove Ethanol from petrol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b9mLbuUSt-0
I'm thinking can this be done on an industrial scale? I had no idea it was so simple to do.

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Forum: Items Wanted 9th July 2021, 20:40
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By victorgte
Replied to your pm Sent from my POT-LX1...

Replied to your pm

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Forum: Items Wanted 8th July 2021, 00:14
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By victorgte
18" Hairpin Alloy Wheel

Looking for a spare for my MGZT.
Will consider having a set to refurbish. Tyre or tyres not a priority.
Thanks.

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Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 7th July 2021, 10:24
Replies: 103
Views: 9,883
Posted By victorgte
Both Super Chip (Chris) and me will attend on the...

Both Super Chip (Chris) and me will attend on the Sunday. I'll add us to the nano site too.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2021, 09:35
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By victorgte
Can anyone save this?

Awful pictures but could be a little gem. Cowley car too.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210705/9bc7666a4156580eb20cc6d60943c7a4.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2021, 14:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By victorgte
Itís highly desirable as the drivers seat bolster...

Itís highly desirable as the drivers seat bolster is not worn.
Apart from that I canít see where the extra 9k is hidden away in the price.
I love the use of the word ďlegendaryĒ.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 09:22
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By victorgte
Wild fuel gauge

The ZT fuel gauge is moving quite a bit. Filled it up last week and the reading can move between full and half as the journey goes.
If I disconnect the battery, upon reconnecting the gauge will read...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2021, 09:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By victorgte
Send a letter before action insisting they refund...

Send a letter before action insisting they refund immediately. Donít go down the road of buying new tyres off them ďpendingĒ any refund.

It will cost you peanuts to do and is simple on line. Issue...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2021, 18:46
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By victorgte
Just one more point. Your guarantee begins the...

Just one more point.
Your guarantee begins the day you purchase the tyres and not the production date on the tyre wall. Not your fault if the tyres are sat in a warehouse for 6 months before being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2021, 18:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By victorgte
Itís only been 4 months but my car has new...

Itís only been 4 months but my car has new Goodyears on the front and they grip and handle better than the Avons they replaced.

I worked at Goodyear in the late nineties when production was being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2021, 10:44
Replies: 48
Views: 4,392
Posted By victorgte
Nail on the head time. You bought it, used it and...

Nail on the head time. You bought it, used it and then took parts off it before sending it to a permit holder for disposal.
I think any reasonable court would declare this is a legitimate course of...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 19th June 2021, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 6,326
Posted By victorgte
Yes all the people I know really like them. Iíve...

Yes all the people I know really like them. Iíve been a passenger so far and itís good to be in. The reset button if not known about has been an amusing puzzle for some.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2021, 18:58
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By victorgte
Terry has been working on my ZT recently and it's...

Terry has been working on my ZT recently and it's all the better for his expertise.
I've listed the work in the projects section of the forum.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 18:59
Replies: 48
Views: 4,392
Posted By victorgte
How about auto jumbles? Does this mean the end of...

How about auto jumbles? Does this mean the end of them?
Relying on your local breaker to have just what you want us just not viable. Assuming of course they will still be allowed to operate?
...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 15th June 2021, 18:59
Replies: 18
Views: 3,689
Posted By victorgte
Itís only a snapshot but reviews are very...

Itís only a snapshot but reviews are very positive.
Whether I go for a petrol or EV is my dilemma. My weekly commute is now only 100 miles as opposed to 350 miles.
Running a diesel is still cheap...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 15th June 2021, 17:32
Replies: 18
Views: 6,326
Posted By victorgte
How is the Ionic? Have you found the reset...

How is the Ionic?
Have you found the reset button yet?
Forum: NAC & SAIC 15th June 2021, 17:29
Replies: 18
Views: 3,689
Posted By victorgte
Just an update on the ZS. Brother in Law...

Just an update on the ZS.
Brother in Law continues to enjoy trouble free motoring in a very nice car.
Anyone else have any feedback on their MG?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 18:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,989
Posted By victorgte
I too have bought some material. I'll fit it to...

I too have bought some material. I'll fit it to my new undertray and probably under the bonnet too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 18:34
Replies: 86
Views: 7,626
Posted By victorgte
I'm saving a rare diesel auto ZT right now. its a...

I'm saving a rare diesel auto ZT right now. its a 53 plate so hardly the most desirable but it has to be done.
Your T plate would be top of my list for savers. Looking forward to seeing it some day.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 12:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By victorgte
I'll look forward to seeing the results. I'm not...

I'll look forward to seeing the results. I'm not too far from you and keen to find a reliable paint shop. Mine needs a full respray.

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Forum: Items Wanted 7th June 2021, 22:31
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By victorgte
Iíve learned something from this episode of...

Iíve learned something from this episode of sourcing parts.
Rover 75 parts are commonly stocked and ZT parts are not it seems. As soon as I change my search to Rover 75 I get plenty of options and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2021, 10:39
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By victorgte
A few years ago I had 225 50 17 tyres fitted to...

A few years ago I had 225 50 17 tyres fitted to my V6 contemporary 75.
Better ride quality and handled fine.
45 profile were noticeably harder ride.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2021, 22:29
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By victorgte
Xpart were really helpful. Identified all the...

Xpart were really helpful. Identified all the different clips required. Just waiting for the order to arrive.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 21:41
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By victorgte
Iíve had a good dig on the Rimmer site. ...

Iíve had a good dig on the Rimmer site.
DCD107701PMA x1
DCJ100220 clips x8
DCC100350 clips x16
LR078295 x1 sealer/adhesive x1

Total so far £139.24.

Thatís assuming Iíve chosen the right...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 19:13
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By victorgte
Rear window trim clips. Part number please

Iím looking at Rimmers as well as Brown & Gammons.
The clip I think I need is DCC100350.

Can anyone confirm please?
Itís the clip that goes into the body around the rear window and the trim then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 17:49
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By victorgte
Just bought my first ZT. Bought 6 Rover 75ís...

Just bought my first ZT. Bought 6 Rover 75ís before that however.
Impressive ride and handling for something derived from a soft 75. Good luck and enjoy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 22:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By victorgte
It does not work on my latest purchase a ZT. ...

It does not work on my latest purchase a ZT.
Iíll get the system refilled at a garage in Evesham after I have fitted a new condenser. They do rot but are easy to change.
First part of the process...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th May 2021, 14:13
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By victorgte
Start wrapping them please. PM your payment...

Start wrapping them please. PM your payment details too. Thanks

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Forum: Items Wanted 19th May 2021, 14:02
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By victorgte
Are all the lugs in place. £40 ones. Sent...

Are all the lugs in place. £40 ones.

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Forum: Items Wanted 19th May 2021, 10:24
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By victorgte
Mk1 reflector headlights

Now sourced thank you. Fitting at the weekend.



My headlights are beyond saving having deteriorated on the inside.
No point trying to polish the outside.
Thanks.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2021, 13:33
Replies: 49
Views: 3,929
Posted By victorgte
Put another way. My modern Peugeot has had...

Put another way.
My modern Peugeot has had essential money spent on it since I bought it in October 2019.
Cam belt
Water pump
Aux belt
4 tyres initially and just put 2 new ones on the front
2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2021, 12:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By victorgte
My 75ís were often mistaken for Jaguars. That...

My 75ís were often mistaken for Jaguars.
That speaks volumes on how good they were. Pity that the German numpty scuppered the launch in 1998. For all that happened from the 1950ís that contributed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 22:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By victorgte
I too read a lot about this in 2017. A great deal...

I too read a lot about this in 2017. A great deal of time on my hands recovering from cancer.
It is a massive debate but my own conclusion was that it should not have been saved.
The rot started...
Forum: Items Wanted 4th May 2021, 14:29
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By victorgte
Thank you very much for dropping it off. One of...

Thank you very much for dropping it off. One of my weekend jobs to fit it.
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd May 2021, 14:53
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By victorgte
Thanks Dave for the collection today. I found...

Thanks Dave for the collection today.
I found my Undertray fixings sat in the shed!
Itís the clips for the rear window trim that are the only problem. No one seems to stock them. Iíll keep looking.
Forum: Items Wanted 1st May 2021, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By victorgte
Thanks for the pm Iíll see you on Monday.

Thanks for the pm Iíll see you on Monday.
Forum: Items Wanted 1st May 2021, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By victorgte
Items for my ZT saloon cdti

I gave away or sold most of this list last year!
Body clips to fit the rear window trim of a saloon.
Undertray.
Aircon condenser. I might just buy a new one unless there is a good used one.
Rad...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2021, 14:47
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By victorgte
Where are you and where are you moving to. My car...

Where are you and where are you moving to. My car transporter is available if you want to keep it and re commission later when you have time?

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Forum: Items Wanted 28th April 2021, 18:54
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By victorgte
Local and very good breaker yard has had one...

Local and very good breaker yard has had one tourer in the last 2 months. I’m hoping there is something in this Saturday. Another member goes there quite a bit and is looking too. Local trader is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 18:11
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By victorgte
Charcoal grey seats on Coronation Street

Iím not a fan at all but my wife was catching up tonight on an episode from 21st April.
Garage owner Kevin Webster is talking to Fizz and outside the workshop are the rear seats from a 75.
See if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2021, 12:56
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By victorgte
He certainly has. He's doing the last few jobs on...

He certainly has. He's doing the last few jobs on Thursday. It will need new rear suspension arms for the Mot in September which I knew about but everything else will be completed this week.

Sent...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th April 2021, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By victorgte
Under bonnet insulation and

My latest ZT is missing the under bonnet insulation.
Any spare ones available?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2021, 22:20
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By victorgte
I got lucky there. Friends have farm land and...

I got lucky there. Friends have farm land and barns. Its parked up with a trickle charger connected.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2021, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By victorgte
I'm back with a belter MG ZT

I've been away working flat out during covid and far too busy to take on a project.
When this came up it ticked all the boxes apart from not being a Tourer!
Dropped it off at TS Autos this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2021, 12:36
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By victorgte
Brilliant link to have thanks. Cheap way to keep...

Brilliant link to have thanks. Cheap way to keep existing callipers working.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2021, 12:30
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By victorgte
I used to hire car trailers for my personal use...

I used to hire car trailers for my personal use but never got questioned about my towing vehicle which is astonishing.
Iíve overcome the problem now by buying a car transporter with a capacity of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2021, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By victorgte
Bottom of their website page is the word...

Bottom of their website page is the word ďcompanyĒ.
Tap on that and it gives their address as Berlin, Germany.
I have a feeling they are just an intermediary that holds no stock and gives the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2021, 13:36
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By victorgte
All too common Iím afraid. EBay now has...

All too common Iím afraid.
EBay now has delivery times of 2 to 4 weeks because the items are coming from China. It used to be 2 to 3 days.
Iím using Amazon more these days. Delivery is spot on and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By victorgte
Right up my street. Maybe one day.

Right up my street. Maybe one day.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 12:23
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By victorgte
Iíll be watching this. Great driver.

Iíll be watching this. Great driver.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 11:41
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By victorgte
Iíll be in Perth as soon as restrictions are...

Iíll be in Perth as soon as restrictions are lifted. Happy to drop in and give you some help.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 04:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By victorgte
I found 3 Marshall Motors. Is this the one near...

I found 3 Marshall Motors. Is this the one near Hereford?
Forum: NAC & SAIC 22nd January 2021, 20:59
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By victorgte
Finally saw one on the road today. Good looking...

Finally saw one on the road today. Good looking car in black.
Itís quite compact as far as estate cars go but itís certainly bigger than the mainstream offerings and thatís where it will gain sales....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 17:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By victorgte
Threads merging no doubt by a moderator. ...

Threads merging no doubt by a moderator.

Having read the other discussion, some mug may think itís a bargain when he gets a deal at 6k to buy it. What a discount!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By victorgte
Thatís a lot of money

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274642744781

This tourer is big bucks. I drive 20k miles per year which means it would have about 56k miles and be worth £1000 or only £500 as a part exchange. I realise...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 08:37
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By victorgte
Budget tyres too. Not a great car and needs money...

Budget tyres too. Not a great car and needs money spent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2021, 10:43
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By victorgte
My friends Hyundai Ionic died recently. Called...

My friends Hyundai Ionic died recently. Called the supplying dealer and he was told to press the battery reset button. Came back to life.
Forum: Technology Forum 7th January 2021, 10:40
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By victorgte
Solar battery charger advice

Iím looking at Solar Battery maintainers to top up idle vehicles.
Iím staggered by the wide range of types and suppliers. Is there a simple formula to use and decide which one to buy? Obviously we...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 17:19
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By victorgte
That made me chuckle thanks.

That made me chuckle thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2020, 16:30
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By victorgte
My local scrapyard pays £70 per ton if you drop...

My local scrapyard pays £70 per ton if you drop it off. Thatís about £105 for a Rover 75.
Iíd like to know of any place that pays more!
Forum: NAC & SAIC 29th December 2020, 15:33
Replies: 130
Views: 16,401
Posted By victorgte
Iíll be dropping into this thread for updates as...

Iíll be dropping into this thread for updates as Iíve been thinking about getting an EV myself.
Itís not straight forward unfortunately.
1. I park 20 meters from my house.
2. We currently rent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2020, 09:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By victorgte
The decline began when Leonard Lord took charge....

The decline began when Leonard Lord took charge. 50% market share and no profit made to reinvest in new cars and production facilities.
Donald Stokes was ill equipped to run British Leyland and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2020, 11:32
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By victorgte
Itís a project but then mint ones are going to be...

Itís a project but then mint ones are going to be rare.
Classic policy and a tank full of fuel and you are almost ready to go.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 15:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By victorgte
Itís vital that buyers take a good look...

Itís vital that buyers take a good look underneath. My concern at that age would be the state of the sills and all 4 rear suspension arms.
Itís sheer folly to pay £3k for a car that needs £500 spent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 09:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By victorgte
Unfortunately some mugs will pay the price. An...

Unfortunately some mugs will pay the price. An elderly friend has just bought a SEAT Aroza on a 07 plate for £4300. 13 years old for heavens sake. In the trade itís a banger that would fetch £500 at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2020, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By victorgte
Any luck yet? My PM is nearly 3 weeks old.

Any luck yet? My PM is nearly 3 weeks old.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2020, 19:29
Replies: 36
Views: 3,624
Posted By victorgte
Iíve been buying a range of BL cars since 1982....

Iíve been buying a range of BL cars since 1982. Too many to list but the first was an Austin 1100 for just £35. Held together with P38.
In 2011 I bought an MG ZS and whilst reliable I found the MK2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2020, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By victorgte
Just don't buy cheap. They last a fraction of the...

Just don't buy cheap. They last a fraction of the time. Been there and suffered.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 16:34
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By victorgte
In the distant past Iíve sent messages to sellers...

In the distant past Iíve sent messages to sellers and never got a reply.
Often they are Newbies and probably never check their messages which seems foolish.
How many times has a seller complained...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 13:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By victorgte
PM sent with my contact details. Thanks.

PM sent with my contact details. Thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 11:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By victorgte
Please pass on my phone number!

Please pass on my phone number!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 20:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By victorgte
A colleague has one and said it was very good...

A colleague has one and said it was very good value and works well.
Unfortunately a few weeks ago it failed to work on another colleagues flat battery.
I stepped in with my jump leads.
One fail in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2020, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By victorgte
Good point. Sent from my POT-LX1 using...

Good point.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By victorgte
My side storage box is covered by one of the...

My side storage box is covered by one of the ramps which is a real bonus. Secure the ramp, secure the box. Iíll try your advice. At least my truck is on a farm behind 2 locked gates, cameras...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 14:07
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By victorgte
A final...

A final pichttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201112/eab09d8aedc97a519b7c3548935e93cf.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 14:06
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By victorgte
Another...

Another pichttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201112/3478c80f4f464e06bf87d98827fa6857.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 14:05
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By victorgte
Security advice please

I've had my car transporter modified to accommodate my new 3 meter ramps. They need to be secured. The pictures show the pins in place which I need to replace with padlocks.
My question is do I get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 15:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By victorgte
Just one other observation. Count the number of...

Just one other observation. Count the number of time they stop to make a call from a phone box!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 15:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By victorgte
It is indeed a great car fest! One of the best...

It is indeed a great car fest!
One of the best TV series ever made in my humble opinion. The 2 films were great too.
Product placement was rife back then except that BL messed it up big time.
They...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2020, 20:18
Replies: 53
Views: 2,517
Posted By victorgte
A suggestion for you if you are looking for a...

A suggestion for you if you are looking for a petrol car with space.
I bought my Peugeot 308 SW a year ago and itís done 15,000 faultless miles already. Paid £3500 for a 62 plate estate with a good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2020, 19:51
Replies: 41
Views: 3,560
Posted By victorgte
Just an observation. Rear suspension arms, poor...

Just an observation.
Rear suspension arms, poor quality from India being sold here.
Clutch failure due to a bad batch perhaps?
Belts failing or is it the idlers and tensioner? The debate goes on....
Forum: Was it you? 9th October 2020, 20:28
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By victorgte
It appears that a Rover 45 has joined it and a...

It appears that a Rover 45 has joined it and a Montego. Iíve noticed a classic car business across the road so Iíll pay them a visit soon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 20:25
Replies: 33
Views: 3,899
Posted By victorgte
This is in your budget. 3 litre diesel too. ...

This is in your budget. 3 litre diesel too.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3424454000932923/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 08:28
Replies: 33
Views: 3,899
Posted By victorgte
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/43444197...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4344419702297128/

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 08:24
Replies: 33
Views: 3,899
Posted By victorgte
There is a very nice one for 4k in Coventry....

There is a very nice one for 4k in Coventry. Black and looks clean and tidy. It's done over 100k but then it is a 59 plate. Hearsall Motors. I'll try getting a link.

A colleague bought one...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 1st October 2020, 16:15
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By victorgte
It makes you think there is going to be sudden...

It makes you think there is going to be sudden drop in new prices once a few more manufacturers get their act together.
Coupled with new battery technology about to be launched it means todayís EVís...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2020, 20:28
Replies: 39
Views: 3,095
Posted By victorgte
Iíve had both too and found the Diesel more...

Iíve had both too and found the Diesel more willing and nimble but the V6 was astounding when I drove home from Jules place in North Wales. Best 180 miles for a long time. Might have helped that heíd...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2020, 20:25
Replies: 39
Views: 3,095
Posted By victorgte
Had my Scimitar GTE for 13 years with that...

Had my Scimitar GTE for 13 years with that engine. Best of both with low down grunt and it would rev happily when pushed. Lovely to drive as a manual with overdrive. Yes I miss it.
Forum: Technology Forum 28th September 2020, 20:19
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By victorgte
I get to the point in the menus where old numbers...

I get to the point in the menus where old numbers appear and then it freezes. Would be ideal if there was a reset option or factory settings to wipe it clean.
Forum: Technology Forum 28th September 2020, 17:26
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By victorgte
Parrot kit will not work

I've not used one for years but just bought a car transporter that has a parrot hands free kit installed. Can't pair my phone to it. Just freezes. I'm thinking it needs ripping out and getting a new...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 27th September 2020, 19:04
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By victorgte
With a range of EVís at vastly inflated prices,...

With a range of EVís at vastly inflated prices, they may well have done. At some point the manufacturers need to make them accessible to the masses.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 25th September 2020, 12:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By victorgte
I've just read the reviews. Looks good as a...

I've just read the reviews. Looks good as a budget or entry level car. At the price it's actually very tempting!

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Forum: Was it you? 25th September 2020, 09:27
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By victorgte
Never seems to move

Next door to my work place in Stonehouse Gloucestershire.
Looks very smart but never seems to be used. Always parked in the same spot....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2020, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By victorgte
https://www.whatcar.com/mg-motor-uk/hs/hatchback/r...

https://www.whatcar.com/mg-motor-uk/hs/hatchback/review/n20298

I put this up in the relevant section some time ago on this forum. Good review.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2020, 19:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By victorgte
Thatís a lovely looking car. Basic but who cares?...

Thatís a lovely looking car. Basic but who cares?
At the price it must be a bargain but a good look underneath is vital.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2020, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By victorgte
Very nice but Iím not going to buy 15+ year old...

Very nice but Iím not going to buy 15+ year old cars anymore.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 10:17
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By victorgte
Just 2 minor points really. Using cars all the...

Just 2 minor points really.
Using cars all the time is vital. Iíve used our 3 cars in rotation since March so they all get a run. No issues with the BMW, Peugeot or MGTF.

If you do the simple job...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2020, 09:49
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By victorgte
A bit closer...

A bit closer https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200904/bd34a49c7cc09980d767a8bb53cf48ee.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200904/1b9e5b63213ebe951abb1acf587e3d86.jpg

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