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by garrycol
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1856
Australia

Re: Going to Australia this summer

Here is your new pet - keeps the critters down. They are sooo cuddly.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/general-chat ... snake.html
by garrycol
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fresh Air Vents
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Australia

Re: Fresh Air Vents

Turn the heater off, turn on the fan (or drive real fast) and you will have cold air coming out the standard vents under the dash or even the demister vents on top of the dash. That air comes from the front of the car in a duct on the passenger side of the engine bonnet air intake. When the air come...
by garrycol
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fresh Air Vents
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Australia

Re: Fresh Air Vents

My car is a Jul/Aug 71 build and it has the vents under the dash on either side. These are feed via the trunking built into the bonnet that feeds air just on the passenger side into the fan and heater box. The round knurled knobs on the front of the dash control the air to the under dash vents and a...
by garrycol
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How many made
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Australia

Re: How many made

Mine is No 11 - Aug 71. Has the features mentioned.
by garrycol
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing 4.2 Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Australia

Re: Removing 4.2 Engine

Thanks for the discussion - will be pushing the car out of the garage today to turn it around so that there is space for the engine hoist.

Cheers

Garry
by garrycol
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing 4.2 Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Australia

Re: Removing 4.2 Engine

Thanks Andrew - it is a T5 built by Mal Woods in Brisbane with his rear housing - and sold retail by Spitiri.

So it is a drop below then :cry:

I will pass on the message.

Garry
by garrycol
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing 4.2 Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Australia

Removing 4.2 Engine

My neighbour has a 66 Series 1 4.2 Coupe which as a T5 gearbox. Two years ago he had to remove the engine/gearbox to fix something and noticed a small oil leak of gearbox oil from the bell housing. For better or worse he decided to not do any thing about it. In removing the engine/gearbox he raised ...
by garrycol
Tue May 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mud flaps for Series 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Australia

Re: Mud flaps for Series 3?

A had generic mudflaps on my car for years and they worked fine - unfortunately with a black car and black tyres they do not stand out in pics of my car. They just screws to the inner wheel arches with self taper screws. They were the standard rubber style similar to these. https://www.motoquipe.com...
by garrycol
Tue May 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photobucket - Warning, do not use
Replies: 58
Views: 7520
Australia

Re: Photobucket - Warning, do not use

Too little too late - have moved on.
by garrycol
Fri May 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox cover - series 3 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Australia

Re: Gearbox cover - series 3 ?

Does a manual gearbox cover fit the auto transmission tunnel which is a bit wider than the manual.

I also did a conversion and was sent a fibreglass version that fits the auto tunnel but the top where the gear lever comes out at the top.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun May 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Feeling a little low!
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Australia

Re: Feeling a little low!

Noting of course that he does not have 70 series tyres fitted - he has 65 series and while there is not a lot in it, it may be just enough to scrap high bits.
by garrycol
Sun May 13, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Feeling a little low!
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Australia

Re: Feeling a little low!

The cars are naturally low - get the correct tyres (or the 215s if they fit) and adjust the front suspension up on the snail cams.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 October 1972 Steering Column Lock/Ignition Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Australia

Re: Series 3 2+2 October 1972 Steering Column Lock/Ignition Switch

I turned the ignition key and it continued without the usual stops or resistance to position 3 without ignition light coming on or fuel pump etc working. At other times I turned to position 3 and the ignition light and fuel pump light worked but the key would not turn them off Hi Chris - just askin...
by garrycol
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT no more?
Replies: 21
Views: 1128
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: 12
Views: 920
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: 518
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: 518
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: 518
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: 518
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: 678
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