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Old 25th May 2022, 13:19   #13671
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Don't understand why the 18" wheels would foul the bodywork unless the tyres were the wrong size or the suspension has been tinkered with.
I don't understand either TBH, but the 5 16" alloys I bought were the same as 2 new 18" tires, so it was kind of a no brainer really.
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Old 25th May 2022, 14:53   #13672
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Today, I managed to finally get round to bolting up the rear speaker assembly, back up onto it's mountings in side the boot, changed the two grill securing grommets & inserts, because when i removed my grill to secure the DRL wiring, one of the plastic bobbins fell out and rolled down a roadside drain, And finally i finished off wiring my running lights to the fuse box, after buying the wrong type of piggyback first time round.
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Old 25th May 2022, 20:36   #13673
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Oil and filter change done to Lagetha and over 100 miles driven since.

The mechanic who sorted the work was an ex-Rover apprentice, and he was impressed with the condition of my 22 year old car...
"She's a real credit to you," he assured me, "How long have you owned it?"

I pondered for a moment before replying, "Thank you, nearly seven weeks". LOL
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Old 26th May 2022, 17:36   #13674
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Today my 75 got 2 new rear coils and shocks. Last week was 4 new tyres. What's next? A service wouldn't hurt. It's a good job I love my 75.....
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Old 26th May 2022, 19:48   #13675
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Today my 75 got 2 new rear coils and shocks. Last week was 4 new tyres. What's next? A service wouldn't hurt. It's a good job I love my 75.....
Think how much that would have cost in a modern eurobox!
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Old 26th May 2022, 23:15   #13676
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Default What I did with my Rover 75/MG ZT today?

Took marmite for an MOT.
Mot was previously booked for august, but jumped at a cancellation that I got yesterday.
Failed on 2 rear outer sills and a front inner near side sill.
Kinda expected. Thatís the third 75 with the same problem in a year. 🙄
New sills now on order from mr Tom Hobbs.

I might delegate the bodywork cutting, welding & filling to someone else this time, as my own handiwork on the last one was a bit below par. 🤔.
(I only tackled it myself, with the help of father in law as, well,
- it wasnít that pretty anyway..
- you have to try something once &#128515.
But, itís functional.


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Old 27th May 2022, 12:19   #13677
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Washed and waxed ready to collect more pollen and blossom...

Sonax'd the scuttle panel back to black. Fitted a new power VIS motor and took her for a small test drive round the block.

Washed and waxed the TF too.
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Old 27th May 2022, 19:53   #13678
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1 tourer MOT,d with a pass and no advisories. Another tourer stripped out the head linning took it to our local upholster to for his expert attention, I chickened out of this job
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Old 27th May 2022, 20:17   #13679
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1 tourer MOT,d with a pass and no advisories. Another tourer stripped out the head linning took it to our local upholster to for his expert attention, I chickened out of this job
My son and myself tried to do the ZT a couple of weeks ago - it's already falling back down, due to some out of date glue!

If only we could find a colour to match the original - I would have another go.
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Old 28th May 2022, 21:08   #13680
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Default head linning glue

I asked Wollies which type of glue to use, they sold me the one they recomend which will stand high in car tempratures and normal glues fail. Theirs will take temp's of up to 150F. On a tourer they say two cans should be sufficant.
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