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by AussieEtype
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1195
Australia

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Im also Surprised The Aussie's Haven't come up with An Option as they have a Huge Choice of Falcon/Commodore 5 and 6 Speed Boxes ? , Thanks Russ We do - there are a few people who slap together a BWT5/Tremec with a Dellow bell housing and their own rear housing - its not that difficult. Mal Woods i...
by AussieEtype
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colour
Replies: 29
Views: 1521
Australia

Re: Colour

I am edging to Light Blue..............god i wish i had bought a black one now :swerve: Mine is Black - I can assure you do not want black - a horrible colour - looks good when all polished but lasts 5 minutes - - show up any little mark and is impossible to keep clean and the sun destroys it. I li...
by AussieEtype
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Transmission Damage
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Australia

Re: Transmission Damage

No rev limiters and there will be no damage to the gearbox - possibly over revved the engine but the noise of the high revs should have alerted you do that.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colour
Replies: 29
Views: 1521
Australia

Re: Coulor

Cotswold Blue is not a Series 3 colour but according to xkedata its modern equivalent (ie Series 3) is Light Blue - so if not the same is close to it.
by AussieEtype
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colour
Replies: 29
Views: 1521
Australia

Re: Coulor

Looks like Light Blue or maybe Lavender Blue.

See here but not all colours are shown http://www.xkedata.com/catalog/colors/

Garry
by AussieEtype
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 1491
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

After hearing all the horror stories I am surprised the screens can be 'massaged' in without them breaking.
by AussieEtype
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 1458
Australia

Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Yes it is quiet feasible - just buy the new body panels, cut off the roof etc etc - I helped a guy about 25 years after he had done the conversion find with measurements and pics of interior trim pieces as they were almost impossible to find then and he was making his own - he had lots of dentists p...
by AussieEtype
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Australia

Re: Heat Shield

I still have the original heat shields on my car - the one on the front tunnel up on the firewall and underneath over the centre mufflers. It would not surprise me if the fibrous material they are made from is asbestos. Does anyone know for sure. I painted mine with silver paint to seal it - just in...
by AussieEtype
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 1491
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Bill have you spoken with Ralph Moore Auto Glass in Sydney http://ralphmooreautoglass.com.au/contact-us/

They were the ones who supplied my Pilkington screen.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 1491
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Holger - your last post provides me the answers to questions I had - thanks :smile: So I have the correct Pilkington screen that is tinted and no blue shading across the top. It will be a while before I get my screen in so will follow your results with interest. Thanks, I hope it all goes well. Garry
by AussieEtype
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 1491
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

You guys are getting me worried - I broke my OEM screen a while back and claimed a new one on insurance. One was supplied from a local classic glass supplier (Ralph Moore Autoglass Sydney) and it is still in its delivery box and I am not sure what brand I actually have. I cannot see any of the engra...
by AussieEtype
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This is what sundays are for
Replies: 11
Views: 1425
Australia

Re: This is what sundays are for

I was 27 when I got my Series 3 and of course the V12 was the fastest E-Type of all the series when you compare apples with apples - yes a very tricked up Series 1 did 150mph for the press but straight off the showroom floor, as built by the factory for sale to the public, the UK spec V12 was the fa...
by AussieEtype
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: This is what sundays are for
Replies: 11
Views: 1425
Australia

Re: This is what sundays are for

Doesn't sound right - where is the V12 burble :smile:
by AussieEtype
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 19
Views: 2210
Australia

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

abowie wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:51 pm
We have little or no ethanol containing fuel in South Australia AFAIK
All BP fuels in Aust have a % of ethanol in it and that is why I dont buy BP fuel. Their standard unleaded is actually E10 but they charge unleaded price.
by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: HID headlights upgraded to OEM LED headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Australia

Re: HID headlights upgraded to OEM LED headlights

I didn't think any genuine e-type had leds or HIDs or even CCFs as OEM fit.
by AussieEtype
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What problems with Crankcase Breather fitted this way?
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Australia

Re: What problems with Crankcase Breather fitted this way?

That is so wrong - that will just clog the paper air filter with oil - if your mechanic did that to my car I would be getting a new mechanic because his knowledge is poor.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration
Replies: 9
Views: 1244
Australia

Re: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration

Check the fluid level as per the handbook - I had a similar issue and it was just low fluid.
by AussieEtype
Sun May 26, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: AC Compressor- Anyone have this happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Australia

Re: AC Compressor- Anyone have this happen?

Have you observed the engine and the compressor when it is running? Looks to me as if the compressor has an issue and the belt is having trouble turning it and the belt is slipping on the compressor pulley and the belt is shedding rubber accordingly. I would remove the belt and check the movement of...
by AussieEtype
Fri May 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1667
Australia

Re: Member Banned from forum

I guess it as a sad fact that I actually knew who was being talked about :sad:
by AussieEtype
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Australia

Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Hi George - sorry I cannot help with additional pics - that pic is an old file pic I have.

Garry