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by garrycol
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Wire Wheels Suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 3237
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: 3237
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: 3237
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: 3237
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: 2244
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: 14516
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: 3678
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: 3678
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: 1776
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: 1776
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: 5307
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: 5307
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: 6370
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: 11016
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: 11016
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: 4074
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: 1351
Australia

Thanks David
by garrycol
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1351
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: 16096
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: 1109
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