FACTORY FIT - Series 3

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#1 FACTORY FIT - Series 3

Post by 1954Etype » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:41 pm

One of the problems we have when restoring our cars (or replacing a component) is understanding exactly how the factory fitted them.

We are adding 'stickies' for each model Series which will contain detailed photographs from the area of a car that the photographer believes to be untouched from when it was originally built.

Over time, we hope to build a comprehensive resource for restorers to reference.

If you have a photograph you would like to add, please send them via PM to any of the moderators (this will allow us to avoid any duplicates etc).

Below is the link to the JCNA judging guides (these can be printed off and are a useful reference when trying to work out what colour to paint a component for example).

S3: http://www.jcna.com/library/concours/2007/e-type3.pdf

Please help support this new initiative. Angus.

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#2 Small Instruments Dashboard

Post by 1954Etype » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:20 pm

Internal and External views of an unrestored dashboard. Note the date sticker on the internal shot. Thanks go to Philippe Picavet.

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Post by Heuer » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:15 pm

S3 toolkit:
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Kit is comprised of the following tools:

Four (4) Heyco Open Ended Spanners:
3/8 AF x 7/16 AF marked "Heyco"
7/16 AF x 1/2 AF marked "Heyco"
5/8 AF x 3/4 AF marked "Heyco"
13/16 AF x 7/8 AF marked "Heyco
Pliers - marked "Sheffield"
Box Spanner - marked 1/2 BSF
Tommy Bar for Box Spanner
Tyre/Tire Pressure Gage - marked "PCL" and "Made in England" with Patent Information
Screwdriver - Marked "Heyco" and "W. Germany" removable/reversible Phillips & flat blades
Lucas Distributor Points Screw Driver/Feeler Gage - solid rivet and marked "Lucas" and "0.014" "0.016"
Tyre/Tire Valve Tool - Yellow Plastic
Hub Cap Removal Tool
Vinyl Tool Roll with Leather Strap
David Jones
S1 OTS OSB; S1 FHC ODB

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#4 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 3

Post by kinglaw » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:29 pm

All,

Again regards from California, USA.

Some time ago, I wrote Mr. Cleave who is the author of the JCNA judges guide for Series 3 E types, regarding his fine publication, which link Heuer has provided on this string. It is extremely well done and would leave little doubt to any question as to authenticity if that were a priority (which in many cases is not everyone's "cup of tea").

Depending on how often I may visit the forum, i have a completely unrestored and extremely low mileage E Type Series III that has been in my ownership since the beginning. Time permitting, I can try to provide information or photos, albeit, we must maintain these cars and necessarily replace original hoses, vacuum lines, and other expendables.

The photos of the E type Series 3 tool kit provided by Heuer is absolutely correct, as i have the same. If you refer to the Spare Parts Catalogue (February 1974) the last few pages identify the proper equipment contained in the tool kit.

In addition there is mention in that catalogue of a locking gas cap and engine heater, both of which i acquired many years ago but are in storage since i don't need to use them. More interesting is that i have the power aerial therein described, which would normally be activated by a relay when the radio is turned on. Since i am not a fan of a fully erected aerial each time the radio is powered, I bypassed the aerial relay and had a two detent rocker switch (much like a power window lift rocker switch on XJ's) installed where on the 2+2, the heated rear window switch would be found, but is a dead switch on the OTS. This raises and lowers the aerial to your desired height. I even found the proper white block lettering for the rocker panel to exactly match the lettering for the other switches.

On another note, I have used Mobil 1 in this car since it was introduced in 1976, and advanced the timing to accommodate higher octane low lead fuel available at most small airports. Most of you don't have this to deal with, but the USA cars were troublesome because of the emissions requirements that hampered the engines and caused overheating, many times leading to engine damage.

I find the forum to be a great resource, and thank you all for providing your input.

Cheers from across the pond.


Barry K (aka Kinglaw)
California

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