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by AussieEtype
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 721
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: 1751
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: 1753
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: 820
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 AussieEtype
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 726
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 AussieEtype
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?
Replies: 10
Views: 738
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 AussieEtype
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 726
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 AussieEtype
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 726
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 AussieEtype
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 726
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 AussieEtype
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 726
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 AussieEtype
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 784
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 AussieEtype
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Australia

Re: Greensand Color

Greensand = Baby Poop Yellow

I had a XJC V12 in that colour and was not a fan at all.
by AussieEtype
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 2511
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 AussieEtype
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 2511
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 AussieEtype
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 3 v12 engine and gearbox refit
Replies: 3
Views: 619
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 AussieEtype
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1743
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 AussieEtype
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1743
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 AussieEtype
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1743
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...
by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1743
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hi Hilton - certainly looks like the LHD AC in your RHD car. This is the LHD version https://farm1.staticflickr.com/844/43630036861_18406dc950_z.jpg E Type AC4 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150171671@N02/] If yours is the same as the LHD version it will have the right hand end trimmed to fit...
by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1743
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hi Hilton - my understanding is that factory A/C could only be fitted to LHD cars in the Series 3. However dealers often fitted aftermarket A/C as part of the delivery process. Here in Australia A/C could be specified when a car was ordered but was fitted locally, from local units by the dealer prio...