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by AussieEtype
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 44
Views: 1301
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

The documentation, user base and access to the developers is unparalleled with MS and (for a price) the professional editions of MS design away the flaws which are still left as legacy items in the original self-build product. Unfortunately the rhetoric is not supported by reality if you live outsi...
by AussieEtype
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 44
Views: 1301
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

abowie wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:50 am
My brain hurts...
Megasquirt and its atrocious documentation will do that to you.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 44
Views: 1301
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Also unfortunately here in Australia, Megasquirt has no support and the documentation and forums are not very good. If you are into ECU development etc it might be OK but if you need support, Aust is not the place to do MS. If was going to use MS for my Rover V8 and have the ECU etc but it is all to...
by AussieEtype
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2670
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi Bill - no my car is a UK car - the doors have always been the same - even back in 1982 when I got it. The doors do not sag and close correctly but when they are open you can lift them a little - not sure it is something to get fixed with new bushes as it could make things worse and open a can of ...
by AussieEtype
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2670
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

I used my Series 3 as an everyday driver for quite a few years and the long doors were a bit of a disadvantage in the supermarket car parks - because the doors are long, with cars parked on either side, you cannot get the doors open very far before they touch the car next to you - making it awkward ...
by AussieEtype
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Water pumps
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Australia

Re: Water pumps

Yes I agree - my engine being very early still has the early water pump on it - it deals with Aussie hot summers OK but the gaskets where the housings bolt up to the engine are suspect - first noticed 37 years ago driving through the back streets of Paris and a squirt of green fluid coming out of it...
by AussieEtype
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2670
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

You do like to lead with your chin, Garry, don't you? :bigrin: :bigrin: You never had 3 SU HD8s on your Rover V8s, No I haven't but Cactusman did talk about 3 SUs and then even though he did not mention them by name he went on to assume the four (stommies) on the V12 would be the same - the V12 did...
by AussieEtype
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2670
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Crude in comparison to injection. Maybe crude compared to modern injection but not to that of the time - the first injected V12 engines really were not much better than the carb versions. The first V12s for the XJ and Etype were supposed to be injected but it was just too hard to do at the time. As...
by AussieEtype
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2670
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

My door is bigger than your door :wink:

So Series 3s must be better :lol:

Garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2670
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Its simples. Series 1 are girlie with their little engines, narrow wheels and body too big for the track - quite effeminate :shock: . They needed to fudge performance figures by using specially tuned cars to make them seem better than they were. Series 3 are masculine with wide stance, wheels that f...
by AussieEtype
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 25
Views: 1970
Australia

Re: Christmas lights

Bah humbug :lol:

Grumpy
by AussieEtype
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12
Replies: 16
Views: 1015
Australia

Re: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12

I have a almost new Getrag out of a VT Commodore V8 in my E-type - not sure what model Getrag they are but I do know they are marginal for the old 5 Litre V8 and am looking at something else. I was going to go up to see Mal Woods in Qld and put together a "T5 package" - he is making his own rear cas...
by AussieEtype
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12
Replies: 16
Views: 1015
Australia

Re: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12

Hi Andrew but aren't their bellhousings too long for an e-type as they were designed for V12s in the XJS and XJ12 - this results in the gearlever being too far back in the e-type and because the gearbox is further back in the car other mods are needed.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 25
Views: 1970
Australia

Re: Christmas lights

They are just teasing us - I am sure the Grinch is going to make the rotten noisy lights appear before too long. :roll:
by AussieEtype
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12
Replies: 16
Views: 1015
Australia

Re: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12

I believe vee12eman has one of these boxes in his V12 Etype so maybe seek his advice on using this gearbox.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 25
Views: 1970
Australia

Re: Christmas lights

cactusman wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Trivial I know but just wondering if the forum will be blessed with the lights this year :bigrin:

I hope not - bloody exploding lights are annoying - family also complains about the noise when I visit the forum at the Grinch time of year :roll:

Garry
by AussieEtype
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel filter and fuel line
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Australia

Re: fuel filter and fuel line

Wow - that is not good - I can understand you putting that filter in - my point still remains valid though but I would leave that filter in place until you were happy the crud was no longer coming through. If then car stops on a hot day you know it will be either vapour lock or that filter getting c...
by AussieEtype
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel filter and fuel line
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Australia

Re: fuel filter and fuel line

This is the layout in my '72 2+2. https://i.postimg.cc/6Q99RK3D/IMG-2084.jpg Ross you have that aftermarket inline filter on the inlet side of the fuel pump - I would be concerned that you could get vapour lock with the high temps you get in summer up in Qld with the pump trying to suck fuel throug...
by AussieEtype
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: XJ12 Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1666
Australia

Re: XJ12 Engine

The rear Flange that Holds the Flywheel is Machined so that a Modern Lipped Seal replaces the Old Rope one . Oh Ok - thanks for that, as I said I was aware of it for the XK engine but not the V12. My rope seal does leak a bit and the engine is coming out soon so when out I might look at this mod as...
by AussieEtype
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: XJ12 Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1666
Australia

Re: XJ12 Engine

sideways60 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:18 am
Rob Beere will do the Rear Main Mod
What is the rear main mod for a V12? I know of a mod for the 6 but not heard of it for the V12.

Cheers

Garry