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Old 10-09-2017, 09:05 PM   #91
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Haha I'll keep an eye out for you on it Andy!

I do think Copperleaf is hard beat! The flake really seems to make it. What is the spec of yours?

If Teflon is the member with the greeny coloured 75 with the AC pipes and all polished then I've seen his threads! And you're right, it is mint!
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:08 PM   #92
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UPDATE (albeit small)

It seems that there’s a few wee simple mods that a lot of the owners do on their 75’s that do in fact help a great deal.
I read about numerous people have bother with their bonnet pull not working, usually just completely out of the blue. This was due to the cables becoming slack. However, it seemed to be a relatively easy thing to prevent vs cure.

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As you can see, it would be easy enough for the bonnet cable to come loose, resulting in not being able to open the bonnet from the pull. From what I read, it’s just a matter of switching the block around so as the cables cannot come loose. I also cable tied it so as the whole cable isn’t pulled into the box.

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A few months later, I had been keeping a regular check on coolant levels, and I had been adding topping up coolant quite regularly. I could smell coolant when she was warm, and could see that there was a coolant leak gathering at the bottom of the engine. Soon after, a new water pump was ordered (Original MGRover again, figured no point buying a useless pattern part for it to not last a hoot and need replacing far sooner than an original part. Price difference wasn’t that high, so seemed a no brainer)
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I know my limits when it comes to working on the mechanics of a car, and replacing a water pump seemed out of my comfort zone, so left it to a proper mechanic who sorted it out no bother. Timing belt was only done about 5000miles ago last year so didn’t see any need to replace it just yet.

It seems that the o ring seal on the water pump had burst, as the bearing and all seemed good enough, so I kept the old water pump (as it doesn’t have the new evaporation chamber, which stupidly hides any coolant leaks that could lead to further problems if not monitored or spotted). Figured when you’re going to the bother of taking the old one off, you might as well fit a new one, for the sake of labour.

Getting there!
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:39 PM   #93
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I love simple mods. Reversing the block is a clever one indeed. Must have a look over on the 75 forum. I love them.

Keep her lit!

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Old 10-09-2017, 10:45 PM   #94
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Another member on both forums here, same username. Also on Volvo and Merc, again same name.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:13 PM   #95
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I love simple mods. Reversing the block is a clever one indeed. Must have a look over on the 75 forum. I love them.

Keep her lit!

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As do I Cooks, there'll be no Max Power mods on this motor! It is a clever one hi, to be fair, most of these style mods they do are fairly smart.
It is a great forum, very informative and the members are all very helpful. Some nice detailing going on as well.

and haha I'll try!

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Another member on both forums here, same username. Also on Volvo and Merc, again same name.
Think I've seen you're username on the 75/zt forum Baxlin. Good to see there's several members appearing on both forums. Probably fair enough that if you're on an enthusiasts forum, you're more than likely gonna be on DW as well.
I'll keep an eye out for you!
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Keep her lit!

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Hi Cooks

If you do you'll end up owning one

The forum is brilliant and there's just sooooooo much love for them you'll just have to join in.

Which one shall we put you down for????

A nice 2.5 V6 connoisseur would suit I think

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So true Andy! It's amazing how much people who love them, well...love them!
For cars that haven't reached classic age, that certainly have a following that's classic-esque.

But Andy's right, beware because you might get caught by the bug Cooks! Maybe even see you in a 4.6 V8??!!
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So true Andy! It's amazing how much people who love them, well...love them!
For cars that haven't reached classic age, that certainly have a following that's classic-esque.

But Andy's right, beware because you might get caught by the bug Cooks! Maybe even see you in a 4.6 V8??!!
And don't forget all that lovely C H R O M E..........
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And don't forget all that lovely C H R O M E..........
Haha the glorious chrome
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