Hi all, I am new to the forum and I am seeking advice. I have a 3 litre coupé with a suffix C engine. The engine has been fully reconditioned, rebuilt, polished, painted and awaiting to roar into life. The engine is out of the car and is on a stand, it looks pretty good and I would like to hear it fire up before its sold. My problem is I am not sure of the wiring from the coil to the distributor. Assuming its positive earth, which wires are connected to the positive and negative terminals on the coil and the HT terminal on the distributor. All advice would be appreciated. Thanks
The engine was rebuilt professionally and will be on Ebay later today. The car is or was a 1963 coupe which I bought 10/12 years ago and was stripped ready to be restored but the welding never got started and I have decided I will never have time to complete the car. But on the good side the engine was reconditioned and is now ready to re-start its life in a new car.
Hi Pat, my name is Glenn Reeve. I am the editor of the owners club magazine Take Five I am really interested in looking for more stories to publish in respect of the 3 litre. That engine looks superb. Can you supply me with some more information/ photo's? I think this would make an excellent article. Please feel free too e mail me. email@example.com
Hi Glenn, I can e-mail you some photos of the engine as all the bits were being re-assembled and the car as it is now but unfortunately I do not have any during the re-manufacture of the engine. Also I may be able to scan some photos of when I bought the car and it sitting waiting to be welded in a friends yard accompanied by several vintage Rolls Royces. Patrick
Hi Glenn; I have been working on writing something up about my 3-litre restoration and should have some pics of the inside of my engine that I can send you later. Was a 1963 car a suffix C engine? My car is a 1966 coupe, but the engine I restored was from a spare 1964 saloon, and I recall that the main bearing size for the crank was different than needed for the 1966 engine. Was it considered the same C-series engine? Just curious, since my main concern was merely that it ran! Ken