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Old 14th May 2015, 22:36   #1
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Ok most will know I have picked a cheap early ZT 190.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d.php?t=215081

Thought I would start a project thread here to monitor progress

List of defects found so far which need sorting

Mechanical
Noisy timing belt tensioner- Complete
Poor handbrake- Complete
Knackered lower engine mountComplete
Cooling fan brushesComplete

Bodywork

Bonnet stone chipComplete
replace front and rear MG badges-Complete
Pink trim on rear bumper
Door mirrors laquer and paint peeledComplete
Rust bubbles on exterior chrome handles ( OSF, OSR lock cover, NSR Handle)-Complete
Replace number plates-Complete

Electrical

Both key fobs knackered-Complete
ABS warning lightComplete
Airbag warning light-Complete
NSR central locking solenoid-Complete
Zenon headlamps V cloudyComplete
Front ZT indicator cracked-Complete

Trim

Rear window trim rubber finish in terrible state-Complete
Chrome tread trims need replacing on OSF (Glued) and OSR (dented)-Complete
Carpet edge trims missing-Complete

Seals

OSR door seal torn-Complete

Interior trim

Drivers seat bolsters worn-Complete
Passenger side back pocket ripped off-Complete
Cup holder jammed-Complete
Radio missing-Complete

Wheels

Alloys badly corrodedComplete

Planned upgrades (with MG/Rover parts)

DD radio-Complete
Auto wipersComplete
Auto dim mirror-Complete
Rear parking sensors-Complete
Plenum Mod-Complete
Bonnet release cable modComplete
Twin Exhaust with correct trim platesComplete
message centre IPK
Possible fit MG rover skirts (not sure at the moment)

Areas still to look over:-

Chassis underside
front suspension
rear suspension
front brakes
rear brakes
Engine bay
Steering
Ancillaries

here starts the journey
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Old 14th May 2015, 22:52   #2
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i have a fully working 3 speed fan in its cowl foc if you want it ?
pretty sure I have a cup holder too
and a auto dim mirror

all you need to do is get it to you
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Old 18th May 2015, 08:47   #3
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Blimey Jon, that's some list, looks like you bought a lemon...

No, seriously, good luck with it, will be watching the thread with interest
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Old 18th May 2015, 17:49   #4
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Good luck! How many miles has it got? Are you fully restoring it? Will keep an eye on this thread!
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Old 19th May 2015, 23:08   #5
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Update 19/05/15

Ok so finished going over the car this weekend and did a couple of small jobs.

Firstly the list is now full and list added to in red

Mechanical
Noisy timing belt tensioner (Change belts, Tensioner and water pump)-Complete
Poor handbrake-Complete
Knackered lower engine mountComplete
Cooling fan brushes (Cooling fan works in all 3 modes)
Thermostat body weepingComplete
Back 3 cylinders rocker cover weepingComplete
Full serviceComplete
Shannon tube missingComplete
Change bonnet cablesComplete
Renew brakes front and back (only to bring them to new)Complete
Restore rear suspension (showing signs of wear and surface corrosion).
Spring protectors not fitted to front struts [/COLOR]

Bodywork

Bonnet stone chipComplete
replace front and rear MG badges-Complete
Pink trim on rear bumper
Door mirrors laquer and paint peeledComplete
Rust bubbles on exterior chrome handles ( OSF, OSR lock cover, NSR Handle).-Complete
Replace number plates-Complete
2 x Jacking pads missing-Complete
Underseal and rust proof as this car no visible rust:bowdown
Bootlid hinges looseComplete
Blast and paint underbody fittings (fuel tank straps etc)Complete

Electrical

Both key fobs knackered-Complete
ABS warning lightComplete
Airbag warning light-Complete
NSR central locking solenoid-Complete
Zenon headlamps V cloudyComplete
Front ZT indicator cracked-Complete

Trim

Rear window trim rubber finish in terrible state-Complete
Chrome tread trims need replacing on OSF (Glued) and OSR (dented)-Complete
Carpet edge trims missing-Complete

Seals

OSR door seal torn-Complete
Boot seal torn-Complete

Interior trim

Drivers seat bolsters worn-Complete
Passenger side back pocket ripped off-Complete
Cup holder jammed-Complete
Radio missing-Complete
Rear door cards need the clips replacing-Complete

Wheels

Alloys badly corrodedComplete
OSR tyre has a screw in itComplete

Planned upgrades (with MG/Rover parts)

DD radio-Complete
Auto wipers-Complete
Auto dim mirror-Complete
Rear parking sensors-Complete
Plenum Mod-Complete
Bonnet release cable modComplete
Twin Exhaust with correct trim platesComplete
message centre IPK
Possible fit MG rover skirts (not sure at the moment). Didnt bother preferred OEM look so sold them on

Some pictures of the underside which I took whilst underneath









Had a spare Front bumper MG badge in the garage so decided to swap out whilst I was looking over the car. I know its not the most important job but hey



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Good luck! How many miles has it got? Are you fully restoring it? Will keep an eye on this thread!
Hi Steve,

It has 90K on it all warranted and yes hopefully a full restore in the areas that need it
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101st ZT in Solar Red (code: CEU) to be made out of 1,888

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Old 19th May 2015, 23:13   #6
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Blimey Jon, that's some list, looks like you bought a lemon...

No, seriously, good luck with it, will be watching the thread with interest
Hi Paul,

Yep a real lemon

I'm over the moon with it mate. To be honest I could do the tensioner and drive it as there seems very little wrong for a car of that age but I wanted a project so here it is. I need to start breaking the other one which I will hopefully start this weekend Let me know if you need any V6 spares.
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101st ZT in Solar Red (code: CEU) to be made out of 1,888
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Old 20th May 2015, 08:36   #7
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I'm over the moon with it mate. Let me know if you need any V6 spares.
Had a feeling it was an honest car Jon (not hiding any nasties... ) - glad you bought it and are happy

Thanks for the offer re: V6 spares, but concentrating on finishing off the CDT Tourer at the mo. It finally got it's new MOT last week & drove to Haynes, but still a couple jobs to do - as always !!

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Wrote an update up last night but lost it for some reason. not sure why but it was late

Anyway as some of you are aware I have started work on the car. My plan is to go from back to front starting in the boot and at the back of the car working forward then go underneath.

So starting at the back:-

Boot and rear before I have started



and with everything removed





The rear end as I picked the car up



and now with bumper removed



The boot seal needed replacing, The drivers side boot vent was perished so I replaced it and sealed both vents for future posterity. The boot was cleaned out to a nice shiny finish





Cleaned out



and with new seal fitted and a pre project tool kt



Next was to fit this little lot for reversing sensors. I decided to use the oem system.



I was lucky enough to have the original loom fitted and the connection was tucked away under the rear quarter



next was to fit out the mounting plate, control module and internal loom which goes out through the rear bulkhead in the centre of the boot















Next job was to cut the holes in the bumper, spray the sensors in solar red and fit along with the external loom. Will update later as I have to go out
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101st ZT in Solar Red (code: CEU) to be made out of 1,888

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Now down to prepping the rear bumper.

The good thing is that MG Rover in their wisdom had the bumpers marked when moulded which made cutting out really easy. They show the centre of the circle and the centres for notches





I then used a cone cutter to cut out to the 27.5 diameter circle and trial fitted each finisher in their own position



Next I sprayed the sensors to match the bumper





and then once dry fitted them to the bumper holes



Whilst the bumper was off the car I decided to prep it by fitting the twin exhaust outlet. I am very lucky to have a correct V8 \mk1 drivers side trim so it was down to a lot of marking out (once , twice and three times to make sure the positioning was right) and then cut the bumper and fit the trim



All I had to do then was fit the loom to the sensors. These clips were really tight



Now the bumper was finished I went back to the car and gave all the metal a good clean down and a coat of wax. Yep I know you wont see it but it gives the metal a but of protection under the bumper





Now for replacing the beam and the re worked bumper



and I am happy with the finish on the sensors they seem to match the bumper quite well



Next step was back to the boot and to clean the carpet and side panels. Wow the carpet was dirty I had to clean it twice




Once all cleaned it was time to rebuild the boot and the finish cameup really well even if I do say so myself. I will probably make a new board for on top of the wheel as this one is a bit warped but as it was not water damaged I decided to leave it







The rear end with the additional exhaust trim fitted in readiness for the twin exhaust



The sensors are all working but there is no buzzer at the moment. I just need to find out which buzzer I am going to use from the other car. Either from the IPK or parcel shelf. I cant remember where the buzzer was coming from when I drove the car last

Next step is the wobbly boot hinges and then the rear window trim (which i am not looking forward too )
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252nd ZT 190 + to be made out of 4,023
101st ZT in Solar Red (code: CEU) to be made out of 1,888

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