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by AussieEtype
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 126
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
by AussieEtype
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Australia

Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

They should be on the engine - they are located on the outer side of each rocker cover (front and rear) - one lifting eye just an inch or two back from where the cam chain runs (one on either side of the engine) and the rear eyes are located on the same outer side of the rocker covers, again about a...
by AussieEtype
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Voltage regulator.....anyone an electrician?
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Australia

Re: Voltage regulator.....anyone an electrician?

I rebuilt mine with parts from an electronics parts supplier about 30 years ago and it is still going well. However 18v straight from the alternator seems a bit high.
by AussieEtype
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Pinion Shaft Collapsible Spacer
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Australia

Re: Differential Pinion Shaft Collapsible Spacer

I also live in the Landrover world and my truck has a sals in the front diff and the rear diff. In the 4wd world the advice is never to use a collapsible spacer for rebuilds if you want to maintain diff integrity.

Bills advice is spot on.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loose valve tappet guide or?
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Australia

Re: Loose valve tappet guide or?

I certainly agree it could be tappets but it does sound more like a vacuum leak or even an exhaust manifold leak.

Sorry I cannot be more helpful.

Garry

PS where you going, I didn't appreciate that your car was actually on the road?
by AussieEtype
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 607
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 AussieEtype
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 1192
Australia

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

Ok - thanks - negative reviews for both :cry: - maybe not a good plan.
by AussieEtype
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 1192
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 AussieEtype
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1553
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 AussieEtype
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 32
Views: 1412
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 AussieEtype
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1553
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 AussieEtype
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 475
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 AussieEtype
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: 366
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 AussieEtype
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wheel colour .... I can take it
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Australia

Re: Wheel colour .... I can take it

Oh dear - so they are - still look like crap though - well you did say you could take it :lol:

Look - it is your car, while I am flattered that you have sought our opinion, what really matters is what you prefer. Go with what you are happy with :smile:

garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wheel colour .... I can take it
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Australia

Re: Wheel colour .... I can take it

Black wheels look OK on modern SUVs but no good on older classics. I would change the wires back to silver or chrome - black just does not look right.
by AussieEtype
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 2060
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 AussieEtype
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 634
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 AussieEtype
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This does not feel right
Replies: 21
Views: 1581
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 AussieEtype
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 1427
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 AussieEtype
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 736
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