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by AussieEtype
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning S3
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Tuning S3

How did it manage to get carbs on it. Is it a early XJ12 or Etype engine or the original XJS engine with the injection system taken off and carbs put on.

Just an interest question.

Cheers

Garry
by AussieEtype
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: British Racing Green
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Australia

Re: British Racing Green

Kev Wrote: What are your views on using metallic on a '73 car? Opalescent Dark Green (Metallic Dark Green) was a standard colour used on E Types from 1961 to 67 and was basically metallic BRG. The level of metallic was mild and appealing in my eye. The Metallic Dark Green used on the current crop o...
by AussieEtype
Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1047
Australia

Re: Christmas lights

Gfhug wrote:
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:02 pm
They're back :bouncyyellow: :santa: :swerve:
Bah Humbug - PC volume turned off now. :roll:
by AussieEtype
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Terribly British
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Australia

Re: Terribly British

It has the same bloated look as the Challenger replicas, only more so.... indeed I wondered whether it started life as a Challenger You will not find one piece of fibreglass in John's creation. It will be all hand beaten panels. John's original creation of the XJ13 would have to closest to an origi...
by AussieEtype
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot floor series 3
Replies: 17
Views: 1026
Australia

Re: Boot floor series 3

The Hardura as shown in Colin's pic is supposed to be there - However early in my ownership I removed it as any water finding its way into the boot area drains out there and with the Hardura in place moisture accumulates under it and rusts the floor.
by AussieEtype
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What colour should the inside of the 'mouth' be?
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Australia

Re: What colour should the inside of the 'mouth' be?

The inside of my mouth is black but then it is a black car :roll:
by AussieEtype
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 2065
Australia

Re: Fuel

The idea of putting 2 stroke oil in the duel comes from modern common rail diesels with tight tolerance high pressure injection pumps. These pumps have extremely high tolerances and are lubricated buy the diesel - they cannot handle any impurities in the fuel like water and if the pump looses lubric...
by AussieEtype
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 OTS hardtop can u fit soft top underneath?
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Australia

Re: S2 OTS hardtop can u fit soft top underneath?

Cannot speak for a series 2 but in a series 3 the soft top folds down to the stored position and the hardtop goes on over the top - obviously cannot put the soft top up with the hardtop on :roll:

I assume other series are exactly the same.

garry
by AussieEtype
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 front fender flare replacement parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Australia

Re: Series 3 front fender flare replacement parts?

Mud guards in Australia :lol:
by AussieEtype
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting 20/50 oil in europe
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Australia

Re: Getting 20/50 oil in europe

I wish you guys would talk metric - the conversion tables are working overtime. I was 18 when Australia went from imperial to metric so grew up on pounds shillings and pence but 50 years later I have forgotten the old ways and only think metric. So rounding out 6 quarts (UK) is about 6.8litres and 2...
by AussieEtype
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Australia

Re: Series 3 maintenance

lowact wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:41 am
Imo the routine maintenance schedule in the owners handbook, pages 32-36 is an excellent guide.
Yes and fully outlined in Section 10 of the workshop manual.

If in doubt read the instructions. :salute:
by AussieEtype
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel base dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Australia

Re: Wheel base dimensions

So on the assumption that the front and rear tyres, wheels and spinners are the same, then front and rear track should be the same even if tyres, wheels and spinners are different from OEM as long as front and rear are the same.
by AussieEtype
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel base dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Australia

Re: Wheel base dimensions

You have not said what etype you have and I assume you are talking about front and rear track rather than wheel base.

Series 1-2 Track = 50" front and rear - so the same.

Series 3 Track front = 54.375", Rear Track = 53.375"

So if your car is a Series 3 would seem normal.
by AussieEtype
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 37
Views: 7466
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hello Garry, The LHD to RHD conversion car shown in one of the earlier Posts, were the ignition switch has been left on the RHS, would have issues with the plastic housing for the trafficator, fitting the under side contour of the dash panel. Best regards, Bill Hi Bill - yes there are clearly issue...
by AussieEtype
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Age demographic
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
Australia

Re: Age demographic

I bought my E-Type when I was 28 - now 67. I nearly bought a V12 when I was 22 but bought a new Lancia Beta Coupe (the same price at the time). At the time E-Types were the flavour of the month in Aust and a few of my "mates" had 6 cylinder e-types. I have been in the same Jag Club since 1990 - my a...
by AussieEtype
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 37
Views: 7466
Australia

Re: Air conditioning experiences

What a strange first post - in a three year old thread.
by AussieEtype
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: some nice xjs's
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Australia

Re: some nice xjs's

I was at the workshop where the black XJS was being built - was about 1986 or so. You would not want to buy that car with all the brass welding that was going into that body - not good at all.
by AussieEtype
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 E Type V12 Overheating Fix(es)
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Australia

Re: Series 3 E Type V12 Overheating Fix(es)

You spent a whole lot of money for nothing as the original cooling system works fine (even on a hot 40c summer day in Australia) if it maintained correctly.

You were better off serviceing your own cooling system.

Hmm OP first post pushing Wizard Cooling :smile:
by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?
Replies: 15
Views: 2004
Australia

Re: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?

Hi AussieEtype - Can an R12 system be safely recharged with R134a if the correct connectors and additives are used? I cannot help you with that, you would need to speak to your local A/C expert. I am sure the system could be refitted to run the new gas with new pipes, seals etc etc but I dont reall...
by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?
Replies: 15
Views: 2004
Australia

Re: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?

I will assume the air conditioning equipment has to be junked! While have the parts from a LHD A/C unit and most say it will not fit, I have done some measuring and I think with some thinking outside the box, it could be made to fit. The console will fit with trimming of the end to clear the RHD ig...