Technical Information

By Robin Phipson
N.E.South African Jaguar Club

This article is written with the knowledge that it might possibly offend 95% of the-radiator additive salesmen amongst us. Nevertheless, judging by the overwhelming number of people that order X16 thermostats from me, and their queries on additives, overheating etc, it became apparent that this subject needs further airing in the hope that members will have a better understanding of cooling systems, and thereby will be able to maintain them better.

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CHACA Article - Jan 2006

During my weekly fill at the local Caltex station, I saw they had introduced 'Classic' motor oil for old car engines in good condition. As it was rated SG and not the current SK or SL and did not bear the words 'for older engines' or 'reduces oil consumption', I felt it was worth looking into it.

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by Darren Holt.

It was a fine Saturday morning, the sun was shining in all its glory and there was not a cloud in the sky. So I decided to finally have a look at that sticking rear brake!

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by Garth Morris.

Well as everyone has heard, I’ve decided to change my wipers over to a system that doesn’t involve a park circuit. This has the main advantage of being instantaneous when the wiper switch is activated.

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by Jilden Reichardt.

Using Ford XD-EF intermittent module (single speed delay). New approximately $30, second hand $5-$10

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by Mick Clarke.

To make your seats like new you have to replace the Pirelli webbing in both base and back squab of the seat.

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By Phillip McCumisky.

I recently purchased a December build Executive which was not sold new by the Leyland Geelong dealers in Victoria until March 1974. This car was equipped with a km speedo, as I understand it, the car would/should have has a mph speedo as metrication did not officially start until January 1, 1974.

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by Robert Hutcheon.

So you've owned your car for quite a while. It used to be in good condition but as time goes on you've noticed a bit of corrosion here and there and a damp smell to the interior.

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by Scott Reynolds.

I bought a pair of new front indicators for my Apricot V8, I had to decide if I would colour the indicator lenses orange, or leave them clear & use orange globes.

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by Tony DeLuca.

This subject has been covered in the past, however there still appears confusion on which starter motor mates with which ring gear/drive plate

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P76 Literature

Not many cars, particularly one with such a short history have had two books written about them. These books are:

“Leyland P76 – The Definitive Guide to Australia's most controversial car”, by Hal Maloney. Published in 2002 by Marque Publishing Company Pty Ltd.

“Leyland P76 – anything  but average”, by Gavin Farmer. This book is a history of a uniquely Australian Motor car.  Published in 2008 by Ilinga books.

Both are very well worth reading and give not only a most comprehensive history of the P76 and Leyland Australia, but also provide an insight into the Australian motoring industry of the 1970's and earlier.

They contain many articles and historic documents from the 1970's about the P76, and a huge number of excellent articles from the news media of the day, together with some superb photography.

Archive of P76 Technical Information

The P76 Owners Club of Victoria Inc is proud to have maintained a historical record of both our club and the Leyland P76 including technical information.

Technical Documents and Leyland Service Bulletins