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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: 123
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: 1300
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: 290
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: 990
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: 742
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: 447
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: 380
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: 369
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: 380
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: 380
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: 380
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: 380
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: 391
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
by garrycol
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Australia

Re: Greensand Color

Greensand = Baby Poop Yellow

I had a XJC V12 in that colour and was not a fan at all.
by garrycol
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1746
Australia

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

:evil: Power = CCs x revs. :evil: Humour aside though I own both 3.8 and 4.2 E's and I reckon the power difference is noticeable, and substantial, between the two. No doubt performance will be improved but the amount of improvement vs cost is not really worth it based just on the capacity increase....
by garrycol
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1746
Australia

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

With all things being equal will increasing capacity only 300cc (7%) really going to make much difference? For sure a couple of points against the stop watch but probably not noticeable from the drivers seat. With these sort of changes, most gains come from other performance improvements applied at ...
by garrycol
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 3 v12 engine and gearbox refit
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Australia

Re: Series 3 v12 engine and gearbox refit

As mentioned from the front/top - if you use the correct length chains (check manual for this) from your engine hoist you just need to lift the rear of the gearbox over the steering rack and the rest goes straight in.

Engine and gearbox together.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1090
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

No this car is a long way from me - as you indicated this is still the left hand drive system where the one Holeshot has in his car is a RHD system that I have not seen before. I agree that there was no real reason why RHD cars could not have had AC - numbers would have made it worthwhile. On this c...
by garrycol
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1090
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

I am surprised that some of the Guru's have not been along to discuss your factory RHD A/C. I wonder how the Concourse Guides for RHD cars would now have to be rewritten as currently A/C in a car would drop a heap of points.

Garry
by garrycol
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1090
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

That dash arrangement is a mirror image of the LHD version - so no cutting required. I have never seen or heard of that before and I have been into Series 3s for 35 years and looked extensively into A/C for RHD series 3s. I am surprised the Series 3 authenticity experts have not been along to discus...