Ginetta G50 road ?

Ginetta G50 road ?

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geeeman

Original Poster:

1,239 posts

215 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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now that g50s are becoming more affordable I wonder how difficult it would be to IVA a car for the road?


GTRene

11,814 posts

184 months

Wednesday 4th September 2019
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good question, also came across this (ok more expensive) G55 GT4 looks like some special Ferrari almost

https://www.racecarsdirect.com/Advert/Details/1057...

lezdix

424 posts

116 months

Wednesday 4th September 2019
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I'm sure someone will either contradict or confirm my vague memory that there were some road legal G50s (maybe 55s) out there, so though nnot easy IVA should be doable.
On the face of it they're not that far away anyhoo. with lighting harness etc. already in place

geeeman

Original Poster:

1,239 posts

215 months

Wednesday 4th September 2019
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Hi lez
I think just 2 road legal g50 were made
One was electric
Yes shouldnt be too difficult but what about emissions for the v6?

Carnage

837 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th September 2019
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It would be horrific. The gearboxes have a tendency to eat themselves if reverse is used. Visibility is limited and it would bash of every imperfection on the road.

lezdix

424 posts

116 months

Thursday 12th September 2019
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geeeman said:
Hi lez
I think just 2 road legal g50 were made
One was electric
Yes shouldnt be too difficult but what about emissions for the v6?
I assume as you're not racing it you could unlock the ECU.
I guess someone has played with it on a rolling road somewhere.
Way outside my field of knowledge, I was just happy to find someone who could write 14 CUX maps for me at a sensible price

blitzracing

6,107 posts

180 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Emissions are not an issue as long as the original engine was designed to run emission complaint in the first place its just basically a case of getting the air fuel ration to stick at 14.7:1 with whatever ECU and fit catalysts, ( assuming you are not running racing cams for road use). Some ECUs run in this mode all the time (like the Prius) and you cant unlock them, so the engine will run at less than peak power at full load that needs an AFR of nearer 13.5;1. Other set ups will allow the mixture to run richer at full load as there is no emission checks at higher RPM, but I cant pass comment on the Ford ECU or whatever they use.

The Rover V8 so its always been a bit of a compromise as it was never designed with emissions in mind and getting them to run well at 14.7: 1 is not ideal as it leads to a poor idle and lumpy low speed response if you tune them at all so running a non emission based based fuel map will giver better MPG and low speed manners. Peak power does not change as even in emission mode, the ECU lets the mixture richen above 2400 rpm or 2/3 throttle for peak power anyway.