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Had a small problem of a split in the sealer in the arches where the seat belt bolts go through on both rear arches. Cleaned and degreased both sides and stone chip painted. It was a job worth doing as I could check on the fuel filler pipe condition. It was good and got sprayed with acf50.
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I have not done the rear trailing arm bushes yet. The car is driving okay but the handling is not right :cry:
If anyone has advice on a garage around north Wales that'll do the job then very happy to receive it. I've no problem travelling to get a good job done but arranging a lift is difficult.

Anyway, onto the recently done job!

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Over on the 75/ZT Facebook Groups there's Julian Anderson who specialises in 75/ZTs and is based in Conwy N. Wales.

He may be able to help. I believe he's on the 75/ZT Cl8ub website too as Jules.
 
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Cleaned and re-greased the bonnet latches. I have new Chinese-made ones to fit but didn't bother as the old ones were fine once cleaned up.
And fitted a Ctek quick-attach cable.
 

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As said above - it’s a direct charger connection to the battery for a Ctek trickle charger. No crocodile clips with this.

Really nice bit of kit the Ctek - charge the battery on the car and keep it topped up while the car isn’t being used much.
 

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Passed the MOT 🥳

Nothing except cosmetics done to it in the last year, so I'm happy with that.
 

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Well, ffs..:
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The new Shaftec, MG-R boxed CV boots from Rimmers failed after a year and 1,600 miles. Both sides! This is the second new set to fail with under 12 months age and minimal mileage.

DMGRS commented that there seems to be a general problem with the rubber in gaiters generally at the moment, across all brands, and supplied one they have some confidence in. Let's hope they last a bit longer.
At least I was done much more quickly this time!

So this week I have done:
  • New outer CV boots again on both sides.
  • Treated surface rust on the front inner wings, repainted and undersealed.
    • That's why I was under the car to notice the CV boots - so caught them early.
  • Same under the bonnet too, for the chassis under the battery.
  • Fitted a new rust-free bracket for the battery and ECU.
  • Reassembled the inner wing liners with brand new screws and clips.
  • Fitted a new steering wheel - a monogram red-trimmed one.
    • The wheel itself is in good condition but it's clearly gotten very damp at some point as the alloy is corroded and the electrics are terrible. I had the horn going off intermittently at 9.30pm last night - not in my neighbour's good books I think.
 

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Well, ffs..:
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The new Shaftec, MG-R boxed CV boots from Rimmers failed after a year and 1,600 miles. Both sides! This is the second new set to fail with under 12 months age and minimal mileage.

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Very disappointing, I dislike doing cv gaiters, so I feel your pain. I did the R25 summer 2020 with some universal gaiters from eBay. I hope they are good as it’s MOT time soon! I’ll see on my pre MOT check over..
 
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