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by garrycol
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Australia

Re: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry

I cannot really help as mine have been in and out a number of times but many years ago - all I can say is that mine went in relatively simply and there were no obstructions and mine did not touch the wishbone. All I can suggest is that you need to look again at how you are installing these as the OE...
by garrycol
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 534
Australia

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

Ok - thanks - negative reviews for both :cry: - maybe not a good plan.
by garrycol
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 534
Australia

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

While we are on wire wheels - what is the general consensus - Dayton or Dunlop (MWS) wheels? For me in Aust the price is very similar for either brand. Neither company will sell to me direct because they have sellers here but these rip off merchants charge nearly double the overseas price (we call i...
by garrycol
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1119
Australia

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

We have the same issue here - only with snakes - they also like the heat of a nice warm car.

by garrycol
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Australia

Re: S1 & 420G similarity

Arguable the Mk10/420G is now a rarer vehicle that similar aged E types (yes certainly not as valuable) - unless the 420G is a total wreck and not recoverable it would be a shame to "dismantle" a old classic for parts for another.
by garrycol
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1119
Australia

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Magazines and papers rarely own the copyright on pics they use - they also rarely pay for them either for routine stuff and if an issue arises deal with it then. I was publishing a government document and wanted to use a pic that was published in a national news paper and they were going to charge u...
by garrycol
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Australia

Re: Xmas Lights

How do I turn them off - I have been banned from coming to this site when family are around as they do not like the noise.
by garrycol
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Jaguar owner.l have s 53 XK 120 but also Jaguar proteus C type Jaguar.also looking for a series 2 coupe for
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Australia

Re: New member Jaguar owner.l have s 53 XK 120 but also Jaguar proteus C type Jaguar.also looking for a series 2 coupe

For a first post you dont give us much...whats your name....do you live in the US....or just visit....what are you looking for...restoration ... Concours...colours...Budget....etc..........Steve Maybe this type of information needs to be included in the forum registration proforma so that it does n...
by garrycol
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 1707
Australia

Re: No Registration Documents

someone who ever they are have gone to the trouble of "removing" its identity ---engine , gearbox , bulkhead plate . Maybe so but with Series 3s the Body Number which then counts as the VIN in my country is stamped into the fire wall so the identity can be determined. If it has been cut out and is ...
by garrycol
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Australia

Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

8:1 pistons? What do the pistons (compression ratio) have to do with running on unleaded or not - octane level of the fuel yes but not whether it is unleaded or not. Sorry saw this later I was thinking about pinking due to generally lower octane ratings with unleaded. You just buy the unleaded fuel...
by garrycol
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This does not feel right
Replies: 21
Views: 1246
Australia

Re: This does not feel right

You need to change your consumer laws - if a company takes over another one. even with a new name then the obligations of the old company should still apply.
by garrycol
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 1078
Australia

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

As I said in your other thread, also remember that Aust being a RHD country, a LHD car (even one converted) to RHD will be worth less here than an original RHD car.

If the car will be coming back to Aust I would be looking for a RHD car.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Australia

Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Also remember that Aust being a RHD country, a LHD car (even one converted) to RHD will be worth less here than an original RHD car.

If the car will be coming back to Aust I would be looking for a RHD car.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Australia

Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

Yes a much more appropriate solution to the cheap jaguar offering. As I indicated in my original post what I have now is exactly what you put up but after nearly 30 years they are quite tattered so will need replacement. Original preferred but if too hard to achieve I will just get them recovered ag...
by garrycol
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Australia

Re: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?

Not ever original equipment on a Series 3 - I have seen modified XJS bars fitted but that was many many years ago.
by garrycol
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Australia

Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

Craig - thanks for those links. Yes comes up with part numbers superceded and refers you to another section with a pic of the right bits but as you indicated - parts not available online - but if you actually click on the new part it says whoops part cannot be found - but I guess that may be because...
by garrycol
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Australia

Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

Thanks Steve and Bill. Steven I have the base plastic panels and just wanting to get to correct vinyl cover on them or just get new ones. That link shows exactly what was done to my arm rests (and a similar process to the panels) this is far superior to the cheap and nasty way Jaguar did these parts...
by garrycol
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Australia

Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

Thanks JC - I wonder what the restoration companies are doing to restore these components when working on their cars?

Cheers


garry
by garrycol
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Australia

Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

On the Series 3 OTS - on each side of the interior behind the seats there are two large plastic panels on each side covering the interior sheet metal (sorry I cannot find any pics). They overlap each other with one having the rear speaker grill - when these are in place the roof folding mechanism go...
by garrycol
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Australia

Re: Greensand Color

Looks good on a Series 3 Landrover but not on an Etype. However if that is its original colour then i would stick with it.

Garry