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by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Australia

Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

I believe this statement is correct for the original Ignitor (Ignitor 1). This does NOT apply to Ignitor-2, which has much more intelligence and will not switch the coil- to ground while the engine is stationary and hence will not burn either the Ignitor-2 nor the coil if ignition is on and the eng...
by AussieEtype
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Australia

Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

I am missing something here :?: I am familiar with pertronix as I have it fitted to two other cars that were originally points. It works great but you do have to be careful with coil resistance as the pertronix module can easily burn out. However as the V12 is already fitted with an electronic syste...
by AussieEtype
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar now re manafacturing engine blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Australia

Re: Jaguar now re manafacturing engine blocks

And in Australia would be illegal.
by AussieEtype
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust Fantails.
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Australia

Re: Exhaust Fantails.

Thanks Geoff - seems to confirm my thoughts but I did think that they brought back the quad fantail very late in the production run in 1974. Hi Colin - sorry but you are out of luck there - changed it out two exhaust systems and 35 years ago - I have a new quad fan to go on when I get my car back on...
by AussieEtype
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust Fantails.
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Australia

Exhaust Fantails.

When I bought my 1971 Series 3 in 1982 it had the twin fantail tip on the exhaust. I have just watched a vid on a very early Series 3 from close to the same build date as mine and it had the quad fantail. Can anyone tell me what dates etc that each type of fantail was fitted from the factory - obvio...
by AussieEtype
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel Type (E-Type Series 3 V 12)
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Australia

Re: Fuel Type (E-Type Series 3 V 12)

Assuming you have a UK spec engine which has 9.1:1 comp ratio then 95RON (Uk RON not US RON) will be suitable. If it has the lower compression ratio engine that went to the US (7.9:1???) then 91 RON would be OK. I believe the letters at the end of engine number indicate whether hi (SA??) or low comp...
by AussieEtype
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering Track Rod for Series 3
Replies: 1
Views: 250
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: 31
Views: 6926
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: 31
Views: 6926
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: 1885
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: 933
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: 933
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: 494
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: 349
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: 2522
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: 7245
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: 767
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: 767
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: 767
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: 767
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...