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by garrycol
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6758
Australia

So it would seem that the claims by some that it is the rarest of the e-types may be true. Locally there is one of the experimental/prototype V12s. It has a a series 2 body that was modified to take the V12 and has a series 3 bonnet. The original series 2 body number has been over stamped with the E...
by garrycol
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6758
Australia

6 Cylinder Series 3

In developing the Series 3 there are few experiment/prototype versions. Some were series 2s with the V12 and some were series 3s with the 4.2 six. When the series 3 was released both motors were supposedly available but the 4.2 was soon dropped. XKE Data has one of the "experimental" six cylinder ca...
by garrycol
Tue May 31, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sill Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1404
Australia

Thanks

I was hoping bracing would not have been necessary for a single out sill panel.

Guess it is off to the metal man to get some bracing material.

Cheers

Garry
by garrycol
Mon May 30, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: help advise needed pls...clunking noise series 3 v12 auto
Replies: 8
Views: 3652
Australia

Double check the oil level in the gearbox - if it is a bit low there can be a slight delay in engaging gear and when it does it can clunk.

Garry
by garrycol
Sun May 29, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sill Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1404
Australia

Sill Panels

Hi all, I have a home made 5 speed conversion which works OK but to get historic registration (meaning real cheap) in my State the vehicle needs to be basically authentic so I will have to take this mod out. As a result the engine and gearbox will come out and as I want check the rear end I will dro...
by garrycol
Thu May 12, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Rev Counter Needle Moving To Max When Ignition Turned On
Replies: 6
Views: 3151
Australia

I have had my series 3 for 27 years and it has always done it - turn on the ignition and the tach moves around to 7000rpm and then settles back to zero rpm - the tach runs as it should once the engine is running.

I have just put it down as a quirk nothing more.

Garry
by garrycol
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Re-Build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4907
Australia

Thanks Mike - car had original paint and I have the certificate and other information. I suspect bimetallic corrosion has taken the rivets away and the tag fallen away. The firewall plate is OK but needs refurbishment and the number is stamped in the firewall barely readable under the paint. I will ...
by garrycol
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Re-Build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4907
Australia

Thanks for those comments. So I take it that in the pic below the two holes near the drivers side rear light fitting is where the tag used to be. It was not there when I took my panels off so I guess the rivets corroded through and it has fallen off. Does anyone make the blanks so I can get another ...
by garrycol
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Re-Build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4907
Australia

Where exactly did you find the body number tag - do you have a pic zoomed out that shows where the tag is with also the the full body in the pic?? I have my rear bumpers off - in fact there is no trim on the rear of the car and it is stripped back to bare metal and I cannot find my tag anywhere. It ...
by garrycol
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hardtop colour
Replies: 20
Views: 6841
Australia

My view is you either leave the top on forever or never put it on - it is not a good design - when on the rubber seal at the back wears through the paint and when you take it on and off there is always a chance that the side can gouge the paint just behind the doors. If you don't need it on - do not...
by garrycol
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hardtop colour
Replies: 20
Views: 6841
Australia

I have the 11th RHD series etype convertible and it is black in colour - I also have the matching hardtop and I can confirm the black on the hardtop is the same black as the cars - so the black paint code for the cars also applies to the hardtops.

Garry
by garrycol
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 3344
Australia

Thanks Steve - will do
by garrycol
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 3344
Australia

I have disk wheels a the moment, so is a buy from scratch. I was not going to get them until I had rebuilt the car but as the UK/US prices have dropped by 50% in AUD over past year it seemed a good time to buy. Aust prices have not moved or gone up slightly. Warranty is not likely to be an issue but...
by garrycol
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 3344
Australia

Checked with MWS and they will not deal with me as they have an agent in Aust. Aust Price for chrome wire wheels is $630 and the UK price is $330 - where would try and buy. Daytons are the same - will not deal with me - they are $600 in Aust.

A work around is required.

Garry
by garrycol
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 3344
Australia

Thanks Steve - prices are good - less then half than what they are in Aust - but then shipping from the UK is about the most expensive in the world. If I were in the UK I would definitely get stainless but her with a dry climate and no salt I am thinking chrome would be the cheaper option. Cheers Ga...
by garrycol
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 3344
Australia

Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers

The Australian Dollar is getting to be close to parity with the US $ and has doubled in value against the pound so it is time for me to look at buying wires for my car. I can buy them locally but we are a small market so while the cost of overseas goods has halved the cost in Aust still remains high...
by garrycol
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Parts Suppliers
Replies: 3
Views: 2363
Australia

How is XK Engineering these days - I haven't used them in over 10 years and they were OK then.
by garrycol
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E-Type 5 Speed Transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 14914
Australia

Heuer wrote:Probably down to the dire drag coefficient of the E-Type which is around that of a house brick.
I thought it had the drag coefficient of a rhinoceros :)
by garrycol
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: XJ 4 Speed in a V12 - Overdrive
Replies: 4
Views: 3792
Australia

Thanks Marek - that was what I was hoping. Christopher - something to investigate - I do agree that over drives do tend to be weaker than the gearboxes. The v12 is not a high torque engine for its size but you are correct that it still puts out more torque than the O/D was designed for. I have a V8 ...
by garrycol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: XJ 4 Speed in a V12 - Overdrive
Replies: 4
Views: 3792
Australia

XJ 4 Speed in a V12 - Overdrive

I have a OTS auto which I have a home made conversion to a Getrag 290 5 speed gearbox. As I am now retired and have 3 vehicles on full registration (fully taxed) the costs are a bit high. In Australia we have "club" registration and the costs are about 1/5th of those on full registration. The downsi...