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Post  Rich on 13/1/2013, 9:13 pm

Having a thread like this seems to be very popular on other forums so I thought I'd start one here...

Well as we've got our MG factory tour this Thursday, I thought I'd uncover TC for the first time this year. All is looking good but the usual has happened... Flat battery! The charger is now attached and things are looking good. I've checked all the levels and all seems ok there too. So now we just need the weather to be ok and it should be a great start to our 2013 event season.
cheers  Carting!


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Post  Lee121 on 13/1/2013, 9:59 pm

Looked at smudge.....covered in frost!!!!......need to put sidelight bulb in N/S....but cant see how to get the damned old one out!!!....plus number plate light bulb to change ahead of MOT....but if doesnt get warmer I aint going outside!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post  Captain Slow on 13/1/2013, 10:51 pm

Put it outside on the drive as Jo's car is now languishing in my garage with no cylinder head...poor ZS!



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Post  uk kiwis on 13/1/2013, 10:58 pm

Got a guy coming to prise a few dents out of the F on Monday. Looks like
he will be working in the snow? me, I am staying in the warm...ha

Have some new SS pipes to go on, a new radiator, near new muffler/tail pipes and some
new rubber hoses, cat etc. Bit of a birthday you could say. Going to keep the car so preventive maintenance seems the way to go.

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Post  Matt Parker on 14/1/2013, 6:38 am

Even thought I'm still ill as of today I have a mems3 VVC engine and BRM gearbox sitting in the front of the pickup Very Happy yesterday I sorted the power steering pipes out as I found I have the correct brand new one in my parts bin as I decided to have a look through to see what I had after re-organising the majority of parts behind the garage affraid lol


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Post  Nick on 14/1/2013, 7:51 am

Just fitted a chrome footrest and the switched bootlid light. Oh and emptied the F of all the Christmas decorations that have been sat in it for the last 2weeks. Still have a little more bling to add and check the oil before Thursday.


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Post  cejsmith on 14/1/2013, 8:58 am

wiped the condensation from the inside of the windscreen, there is a leak somewhere!!!!!


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Post  Stu on 14/1/2013, 9:36 am

Ready for snow......Checked tyre tread and pressures,screen wash filled up.

Looks like i'm going to need 2 rear tyres shortly....with the drop in temp the car drops and wears out the rear tyres just when you need them in the winter Rolling Eyes


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Post  darrenzs on 17/1/2013, 8:16 am

Captain Slow wrote:Put it outside on the drive as Jo's car is now languishing in my garage with no cylinder head...poor ZS!

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My ZS is in hibernation , checked at least once a week, and wheels turned a quarter of a turn once a month.
and the R8 214 passed its MOT yesterday. Happy Days Very Happy
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Post  andyhells on 31/1/2014, 10:24 pm

MOT-ed both Ollie & Mishka, glad to report both passed ... Not quite with flying colours so a little tlc needed this summer! Phew that's a relief, thanks to that man Matt again!


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Post  Matt Parker on 26/2/2014, 6:36 am

your welcome Andy Smile

Today I have played with the Honda, welded on a ZR exhaust tail pipe and de-badged the tailgate along with attended to a small previous repair on it. There would have been an MG badge fitted but its the wrong shape, so got to make something up  Headbanger 


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Post  Rich on 1/3/2014, 7:32 pm

Matt Parker wrote:Today I have played with the Honda, welded on a ZR exhaust tail pipe and de-badged the tailgate along with attended to a small previous repair on it. There would have been an MG badge fitted but its the wrong shape, so got to make something up  Headbanger 

And slowly... It transforms into a ZS-T!  cheers 


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Post  Matt Parker on 1/3/2014, 8:24 pm

Well I already fitted full ZS suspension on it as the original shocks were shot, If I have the energy later(suffereing with flu) I may change the wheels but atm I don't think I'll be able to lift up a Lego wheel let alone a real one


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Post  andyhells on 3/3/2014, 5:01 am

Fitted a new heater knob!


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Post  adrianvvc on 6/3/2014, 7:50 am

Fitted a TF plastic alternator shield to replace that soggy piece of cloth.
Also fitted a leather armrest. Well pleased with both.

Still looking for a TF heater intake snorkel....cheap.

No, I don't want to make my Trophy look like a TF.
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Post  Rich on 8/3/2014, 5:50 am

Well I looked at it and thought it's about time I taxed it... Oh, and a healthy charge of the battery wouldn't go amiss...  Rolling Eyes 

Still, we have the weather for it this weekend!  Cool 


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Post  Matt Parker on 18/3/2014, 5:51 am

Well today I gave the TF a quick clean before leaving work but saturday I made a modification, I changed the clutch and brake pedal rubbers for some Honda Civic ones, simular to LE500 ones, simple little touch Smile
 


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Post  Rich on 30/3/2014, 9:38 am

Got TC back on the road today. After being laid up for the winter, he started immediately with no misfires or splutters and did a run out around town and off to a pub for an early evening meal. He still needs a thorough wash and polish but that will be tomorrow's task. It was just enough today that I was back in the seat of my MG!
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Post  adrianvvc on 31/3/2014, 6:27 am

Rich, if you taxed TC from 1st April ?, you should not be on the road until Tuesday.
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Post  darrenzs on 31/3/2014, 7:09 am

adrianvvc wrote:Rich, if you taxed TC from 1st April ?, you should not be on the road until Tuesday.

Rich spoke about taxing TC in a post on March 7th.
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Post  Rich on 31/3/2014, 3:51 pm

darrenzs wrote:
adrianvvc wrote:Rich, if you taxed TC from 1st April ?, you should not be on the road until Tuesday.

Rich spoke about taxing TC in a post on March 7th.

Correct... I got the tax three weeks ago and did it from 1st March!  Rolling Eyes Coffee


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Post  darrenzs on 1/4/2014, 5:29 am

If the weather forecast for April looks good, I will tax my ZS soon, otherwise I'm waiting till May.
Always a dilemma working in a six month window, do I do April and miss October? or do I miss April and do October?
In recent years I've done the latter: mainly influence by a mate who drives a gritting lorry telling me the gritting year runs from 1st November to 30th April!
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Post  adrianvvc on 1/4/2014, 6:30 am

I tax mine for 12mths from Feb 1st until end of October or November, then send tax disc back for a refund.
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Post  darrenzs on 1/4/2014, 8:31 am

Yes, that's an option Adrian.
But I only wanna pay for six months  Rolling Eyes
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Post  Rich on 2/4/2014, 12:59 am

Usually I do mine from April until the net of September so I get the maximum options for events. I have been known to have it on the road for the full year so I can jump in whenever the sun comes out! This year, finances were a little right and is only just taxed the Freelander again so had to wait, then backdate it for last weekend. It was definitely worth it for the weather and a decent run to clear out the cobwebs!
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