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by AussieEtype
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering Track Rod for Series 3
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Australia

Re: Steering Track Rod for Series 3

I thought XJ track rods were the same as the series 3 e-type but not sure.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping - Container vs RORO
Replies: 29
Views: 6124
Australia

Re: Shipping - Container vs RORO

A Uk site and the poster is in Australia - my guess is from the UK (maybe US) to Australia.
by AussieEtype
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping - Container vs RORO
Replies: 29
Views: 6124
Australia

Re: Shipping - Container vs RORO

I used RORO - the vehicle did get damaged (most likely on the truck in the UK not the ship) and car was broken into on the wharf in Sydney. Not sure if there would have been any difference if it was in a container - noting a container ship has just lost about 50 containers off Sydney and the cleanup...
by AussieEtype
Sun May 24, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 1649
Australia

Re: Parking sensors

However, it may be the very long bonnet or the fact that am so used to sensors on the BMW that I have now bashed the car twice, not a huge amount but enough. When I bought my car, my daily driver was an old Renault with a goose neck towbar. In the first year of owning my E-Type I ran into the tow b...
by AussieEtype
Sun May 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Australia

Re: Dedicated LPG?

Hi Colin - yes I certainly did misunderstand. When you do all this - what is your intended use for your car - LPG liquid injection would certainly be usable on an everyday driver but for a 50 year old historic vehicle is the effort really worth it but I do agree it is an interesting challenge. Pleas...
by AussieEtype
Sun May 17, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Australia

Re: Dedicated LPG?

Colin - not a V12 but a Rover Thor V8 - currently running on carbs and vapour LPG and petrol - I have a petrol injection and LPG injection system to go on sometime. LPG availability - yes is an issue as lpg taxis have gone so have LPG outlets so careful planning is needed on a trip. However in Canbe...
by AussieEtype
Fri May 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Callipers O rings seals
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Australia

Re: Callipers O rings seals

I did mine 20 years ago and was able to source bits, including those o rings, from my local brake supplier.

Yes they have to be split.

Because the car has been siting so long I will have to do them again.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Mon May 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cracked firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Australia

Re: Cracked firewall

I do not have this on my car.

I wonder if this is a result of jacking the car at the front jacking points so the entire engine, front suspension is hanging off the firewall sags just a little putting load on the bonnet hook - trying to pull forward so pulling out that bit of metal.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Tue May 05, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 22
Views: 2239
Australia

Re: 5-Speed Boxes

I suspect that they do little R&D on the box themselves - just mix and match ratios to suit applications, particularly where the source box is a T5. Take Mal Woods in Qld, the aussie T5 expert. He does conversions for many different vehicles - he uses a base T5 and changes gear ratios to suit - he s...
by AussieEtype
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 6638
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

That is great news - it always worries me when numbers need to go back on blocks, or the original was not done as good as they should. My Rover V8 had its number originally stamped using the dot matrix style of automated stamping and was completely removed when I had the block skimmed - restamped us...
by AussieEtype
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Coversions in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Australia

Re: V12 Coversions in Australia

Hi Colin - I agree if done correctly the Holden Getrag 260 would be good enough but the conversion was home made and in my opinion not good enough but understandable when it was done well over 20 years ago. eg the bell housing is too long and required the flywheel to be spaced out and the chev flywh...
by AussieEtype
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Coversions in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Australia

Re: V12 Coversions in Australia

Thanks Bill - I will keep that in mind.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Coversions in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Australia

Re: V12 Coversions in Australia

Thanks Andrew - I would like to go a 6 speed T56 but without having one to do test fits and without a short rear extension housing it will be all too hard for me. I know the T5 goes in and has a short rear extension and the gear lever is in the correct position so it is the obvious choice. I also kn...
by AussieEtype
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Coversions in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Australia

Re: V12 Coversions in Australia

Thanks Bill - remember we discussed the Supra box a while back and I still have supra boxes in my ebay favourites. There is a guy in Sydney (Windsor I think) who does W boxes and is a reasonable price. Dellows gave me a call back and yes they do a bell housing for the Supra W series gearboxes (all W...
by AussieEtype
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Coversions in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Australia

V12 Coversions in Australia

For the Aussie Members. My E-type has a home made V12 conversion that was done about 20 years ago. It is a 5 speed Getrag out of a 96/97 VS Commodore V8 SS - the box was new and sold by HSV as a result of that company converting Commodores to their specification. The conversion has a home made 10mm ...
by AussieEtype
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.07 series 3 Diff
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Australia

Re: 3.07 series 3 Diff

mgcjag wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:31 am
Second hand....was working when removed are you sure its a S3 diff....could it have been swapped previously befor you took it out....is it standard or LSD...
Series 3 diffs are LSD as standard.
by AussieEtype
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Roadster or Coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 2725
Australia

Re: Roadster or Coupe

Go with what you are happy with - not what you think others like.

For me it is the Series 3 Roadster and has always been - however a nice Series 1 Coupe with wider wheels also tickles my fancy.

We are all different - go with what tickles your fancy.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4285
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: 46
Views: 4285
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: 46
Views: 4285
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...