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by garrycol
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E-Type 5 Speed Transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 14348
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: 3636
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: 3636
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...
by garrycol
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Body Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1756
Australia

Thanks Thierry - I didn't even know about them. My focus has been on landrovers in recent times but I do need to get my e-type back on the road. I put this up a while back http://www.etypeuk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1224 but didn't get any responses. I will give them a call and see what they have. ...
by garrycol
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Body Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1756
Australia

Body Panels

I need to replace the inner sill stiffeners on both sides on my OTS. The inner sills and the outer sills are OK (I have done an internal inspection and I did some repair work on the stiffeners 20 years ago and they were really shot then. While I would like to be able to get the out sills off with ou...
by garrycol
Sat May 01, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 5259
Australia

Never got around to painting the scallops in the wheels black after chroming.

Garry
by garrycol
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 5259
Australia

Grey painted steel wheels with basic XJ hubcaps were standard on series 3. However there was always the factory option of chrome steel wheels or chrome dunlop wire wheels. Also I thought that when chrome steel wheels were ordered where was a different centre cap on the hub cap - it was a larger plas...
by garrycol
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 breaking down when hot
Replies: 10
Views: 6324
Australia

My series 3 has been in Aust since 84 and has been used an everyday vehicle for about 8 years since then. Even in the 40 degree summer heat I have never had a problem with the amplifier and mine is mounted in the valley. What I did have problem with was the coil. My car would start OK when cold and ...
by garrycol
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 12
Views: 10905
Australia

I guess no one has tried it.
by garrycol
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 12
Views: 10905
Australia

A side issue related to the rear oil seal on a V12. When my car was on the road the rear seal did leak a little, happily marked its territory but was all manageable. When I took the car off the road I started it up every few weeks so the seal would have been kept moist. However for the past few year...
by garrycol
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 to V12?
Replies: 10
Views: 4003
Australia

Remember that the prototypes of the series 3s were series 2 body shells with what is now series 3 front ends. We have one of the X cars here in Canberra. Dave - why bother with series 3 stuff on the front - you sound experienced enough to simply build your own front end and make your own series 3 bo...
by garrycol
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1332
Australia

Thanks David
by garrycol
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1332
Australia

Forum Layout

I do not know how to contact the WebMaster or where to post this so posted in this section. Can I make a suggestion concerning the layout of threads on the site. At the moment each post in a thread does not have a break between them and being a little slow I have missed posts as I have scrolled down...
by garrycol
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed gearbox
Replies: 38
Views: 15927
Australia

I took out my auto and put in a Getrag 290 out of an Australian 5 litre V8 Holden Commodore. I believe the same box is in the manual Jaguar XJR. Two main issues with this gearbox was the integral bellhousing and the lack of a speedo drive. I had a 10mm steel adaptor plate made to join the gearbox to...
by garrycol
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Panels in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 1097
Australia

Series 3 Panels in Australia

Can anyone recommend a supplier of series 3 panels and parts in Australia. I can obtain parts direct from the UK however in many cases the costs of shipping are prohibitive - the UK must be one of the most expensive places to ship from.

Thanks

Garry
by garrycol
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Tacho - Signal Input
Replies: 5
Views: 2300
Australia

Thanks Pete - I assume that is the same as an older tacho connected to the coil - counting each pulse generated by points (in non electronic ignition cars).

Garry
by garrycol
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Jag Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 17250
Australia

1971 saw the introduction of the series three Jaguar XKE in 5.3 litre V12 form fitted, as standard, with Dunlop ER70x15 ( 205/70HR15 ) radial tyres on 6"x15" steel wheels (wire wheels were optional). In 1971 that should have been 205/70VR15 not HR. The ER70x15 tyres were fabric radials but VR rated...
by garrycol
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Tacho - Signal Input
Replies: 5
Views: 2300
Australia

V12 Tacho - Signal Input

I want to put a V12 tacho into another vehicle but am not sure where the tacho takes it rev input from. Is it direct from the coil like older cars, a tacho generator like early e-types, from a spark plug, or from the ignition amplifier (in which case does it count every pulse or one in 12 etc). Also...
by garrycol
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: STICK OR TWIST
Replies: 25
Views: 6853
Australia

I agree - keep the car you have and spend what you are happy to spend. If you trade up I can guarantee that you will still have to spend a similar amount of money on the new car as you would spend on your current car. If you are happy with what you have stick with it - it sounds as if you know it in...
by garrycol
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: RHD Air Con
Replies: 3
Views: 2556
Australia

Thanks for the replies guys - very informative. :) Wow - ?2,750.00 for a system - that is big Aust $$ after conversion - and then I would have to add 10% Aust Goods and Service Tax. I wonder if they actually sell many. I have never actually to seen a LHD unit out of the car before - I still think it...