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by AussieEtype
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wing/Door Mirror location
Replies: 23
Views: 13578
Australia

Here are two pics of my car - the first about 4 months after I bought it - note no mirrors. The second taken about 10 years later with the jag "clam shell" type mirror on the drivers door. (I think from the early series XJ cars) Not totally satisfactory but did work. When I finally look at putting m...
by AussieEtype
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pics Of My Recently Restored Series 3 OTS
Replies: 7
Views: 3252
Australia

Nice looking car - more pics and of the work would be nice :)
by AussieEtype
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wing/Door Mirror location
Replies: 23
Views: 13578
Australia

Just as an aside, I suspect that in the UK, door mirrors were options and were not fitted as standard. I have the 11th RHD S3 OTS and it did not have door rear vision mirrors fitted when sold - I bought it in Stamford in 82. Aust delivered cars would have them fitted - most likely by the selling dea...
by AussieEtype
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starting on Choke
Replies: 9
Views: 5666
Australia

MarkG wrote:I was getting choke only on 2 carbs and 6 cylinders. No wonder it wouldn't idle properly on choke!
I could be wrong but I thought that is how the choke was supposed to work - only on one bank. The same applies to my V8 Rover with the same carbs - the choke only works on one bank.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starting on Choke
Replies: 9
Views: 5666
Australia

Mine requires full choke to fire and then to run when cold on the middle position then off when warm - it will not continue to run after firing if left on full choke.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Painting an E-Type Bonnet
Replies: 7
Views: 4756
Australia

Hi Guys, Thanks for all those great points - my bonnet was a new bonnet in 1982 when I bought the car in the UK so hasn't suffered the bad climate but it was painted rather badly and surface rust bubbled up soon after. The bonnet has been stored in the open (Aust not UK) for a couple of years so wil...
by AussieEtype
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Painting an E-Type Bonnet
Replies: 7
Views: 4756
Australia

Painting an E-Type Bonnet

I am going to have to do a bare metal respray of my bonnet. Clearly the mudguards have to come off the central bonnet panel to get primer/paint etc along the join but is it best to paint the whole thing with mudguards off and then bolt them back together or have it all bolted back together before th...
by AussieEtype
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
Australia

It is only my assumption but I suspect the second engine has been fitted for racing - I know the engine fitted to it was heavily modified as is the suspension. I suspect the original engine is in storage nearby.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
Australia

Found some old records from 1991.

Car Number - EX104
Engine Number - 7S1003-9
Body Number - Not listed
Gearbox - Manual
Colour - Black
Interior - Red

Other Information:
Ex UK 19??
Factory prototype
7S1336LB Fitted

This ia all I have access to at the moment
by AussieEtype
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
Australia

I will see what I can find out.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
Australia

Its been a while since I have physically sighted the car and its story but I believe it was a private import from the UK - not a test car sent out to test our hot weather. It has participated in the Targa Tasmania a few times - crashing out at least one through the barbed wire. In an other race it w...
by AussieEtype
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
Australia

No - it is the real thing - the providence has been proved time and time again as it is always challenged. The body mods and engine etc were done by Jaguar during series 3 development phase and not done by an owner later. Here is a pic of it taken about 20 years ago (it is still owned by the same pe...
by AussieEtype
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
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 AussieEtype
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 6 Cylinder Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6974
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 AussieEtype
Tue May 31, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sill Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1465
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 AussieEtype
Mon May 30, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: help advise needed pls...clunking noise series 3 v12 auto
Replies: 8
Views: 3762
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 AussieEtype
Sun May 29, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sill Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1465
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 AussieEtype
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: 3290
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 AussieEtype
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Re-Build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 5051
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 AussieEtype
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Re-Build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 5051
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 ...