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by garrycol
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT no more?
Replies: 21
Views: 237
Australia

Re: MOT no more?

I think you guys are getting all worked up over nothing. In my jurisdiction we stopped the equivalent of annual MOTs over 20 years ago. Statistically there was no change in the roadworthiness of vehicles. Regular reviews are conducted comparing the one State that still has MOTs with the other States...
by garrycol
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Australia

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

If 185/80 R15 is the same rolling diameter as 205/70 R15 I feel 205/65 R15 will be a little small - not by much but are still smaller.

Garry
by garrycol
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Australia

Re: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

Wow - he only needs to do a transmission fluid change not a full rebuild :wink:
by garrycol
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Australia

Re: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

On other cars I have seen where they have drilled a hole in the torque converter case and basically made a small drain plug to drain the torque converter but I assume it would need to be rebalanced - not really something I would consider or recommend. Surely there must be someone from the forum brai...
by garrycol
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Australia

Re: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

Sorry cannot help with that.

In my Range Rover you would do a megaflush or just change the fluid a few times in quick succession but it has a drain and fill hole so easy to do.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Australia

Re: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

Most of the rest of the fluid will be in the torque converter.
by garrycol
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition Amplifier
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Australia

Re: Ignition Amplifier

Sounds like you have a dry joint on the circuit board and when you tap it contact is then made.

These have always been problematic and I am sure you can get replacements by themselves (not sure where) but maybe time to upgrade to more modern replacements that are now available.

Garry
by garrycol
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stomber v SU
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Australia

Re: Stomber v SU

Get someone who knows what they are doing - once the strombergs are set up they last for ever without adjustment - all you need to do is check the diaphragms, keep the oil in the dash pots topped up and occasionally check the wear on needles - all user items. I have had my car for 36 years and in th...
by garrycol
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steel wheels for '73 SIII V12, four-speed
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Australia

Re: Steel wheels for '73 SIII V12, four-speed

In that case just get a basic wheel, paint it the right colour grey and not use a hubcap or wheel ring and put on a bolt on three eared spinner on the wheel - I think there was a recent thread (within a couple of weeks) on this very subject for a series 2 steel wheel. It has links to where to buy th...
by garrycol
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steel wheels for '73 SIII V12, four-speed
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Australia

Re: Steel wheels for '73 SIII V12, four-speed

The standard painted wheels for the series 3 are exactly the same as any steel wheel from a Jaguar XJ6/12 - so if you want the basic grey painted wheels go to a wrecker and get a set of XJ wheels. The E -type wheel was the same and came with the standard hubcap but had stainless wheel rings. A chrom...
by garrycol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice please - Changing colour on a Series 2.
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Australia

Re: Advice please - Changing colour on a Series 2.

having YOUR car in the original colour, is not worth the self-flagellation every time you get your car out and wish you had had it painted BRG. I agree completely - In 1982 I was in the UK and wanted a Series 3 manual - the only one I could find in my price range was a Black Automatic so i bought i...
by garrycol
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Australia

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing

That link - she no work. :sad:
by garrycol
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3AW Relay alternative.
Replies: 9
Views: 1559
Australia

Re: 3AW Relay alternative.

Hi John - and thanks for that information - very informative.

I have tested the circuit you described and it works great.

Thanks

Garry
by garrycol
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3AW Relay alternative.
Replies: 9
Views: 1559
Australia

Re: 3AW Relay alternative.

I thought I'd do a little write up about something I've made work on my car, not because its particularly earth shattering but mostly because of the excellent customer service I received for an order of <?20 delivered. Problem: My ignition warning light didnt work, and the problem wasnt the lamp! D...
by garrycol
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in E-type
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Australia

Re: Overdrive in E-type

Hi Graham - I have to ask why would you want to do historic racing with an overdrive fitted - is there any advantage?

Cheers

Garry
by garrycol
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is this electrical component please?
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Australia

Re: What is this electrical component please?

Great service - thanks - I just ordered the electronic version.

Thanks

Garry
by garrycol
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is this electrical component please?
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Australia

Re: What is this electrical component please?

I have a 24v Landrover and will be using a 24v to 12v Dc DC Battery charger to charge an auxiliary 12v battery. I can connect a light to it that shows when the battery is being charged but it is easier to see a light that has come on rather than one that goes off eg when an alternator is charging th...
by garrycol
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine Hoist Chain Length
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Australia

Re: Engine Hoist Chain Length

With the given chain length, when you lift the engine it automatically goes to the correct angle to come straight out of the engine bay with minimal touching, and damage to other bits and pieces.

Garry
by garrycol
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Compression horespower and engine numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Australia

Re: Compression horespower and engine numbers

Yes Garry, ultimately the E will be getting an upgrade, is the reason for the Sovereign engine. Hopefully with a Drivenman 5speed and my 3.54 diff … Is that you I sometimes see around town in the white OTS? From discussion in other threads you might want to consider going to a 3.07 or even a 2.88 d...
by garrycol
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Compression horespower and engine numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Australia

Re: Compression horespower and engine numbers

politeperson wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:19 pm

I cant see an road bound S3 XJ6 4.2 running a CR of 12.5 :1 ! I think Rob Beere would have something to say about that one.
I think we are talking V12s not 6 cylinders. - 86 is the HE era of V12s - May Heads 10.5 to 12.5 compression ratio.