What happened to this G4 in the end?

What happened to this G4 in the end?

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Terryg4

219 posts

66 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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The trunnionless set up is going to be interesting.

Jonny-Jimbo

264 posts

45 months

Thursday 3rd December 2020
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Found a few minutes spare again this evening in between doing bits on a Herald that's been off the road since 1974, and an MX5 with a big Nissan V6 shoehorned into it...

Not much, but steering arms on the uprights, and the bearing dust guards tapped into place.



Paint marked of course...



The other bolt hole for the steering arm normally has a dust shield behind it, and as this car uses Herald and Spitfire uprights, with Vitesse discs, and Triumph 2000 calipers, they dont fit. However, I'm going to try fitting some, possibly over the weekend and see if they can be trimmed to fit.

Finally the spherical joint was slid into place with the taper spacer, and nyloc. One didn't quite fit. Amazingly it was a burr on the end of the shaft that I couldn't see, nor feel with my finger, but I gave it the once round with a super-fine file and a bit of scotchbrite and she slid on nicely. The nylocs were then torqued up, remembering that one is a LH thread!


Clearways

2 posts

11 months

Thursday 10th June
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Hi, please don't throw bricks for resurrecting this post, but reading it and seeing the mention of the Jag rear end conversion made me wonder if it is the car I found in the loft of a golf course barn in 2007. It was completely dismanteled, but everything was there except a full engine. The only engine part were an Alfa Nord block and head. here is picture of the recepit from the Ginetta works for the jag conversion. I remember the chassis number ended in X1100.

auyt

99 posts

137 months

Monday 14th June
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Good to see another Ginetta come out of the wood work.
Be good if you shared this on the Ginetta Owners Club forum.

Terryg4

219 posts

66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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[quote=Clearways]Hi, please don't throw bricks for resurrecting this post, but reading it and seeing the mention of the Jag rear end conversion made me wonder if it is the car I found in the loft of a golf course barn in 2007. It was completely dismanteled, but everything was there except a full engine. The only engine part were an Alfa Nord block and head. here is picture of the recepit from the Ginetta works for the jag conversion. I remember the chassis number ended in X1100.

Interesting , so thats just before the car went to Spadge, I suppose you can't remember what type of bonnet the car had? Pop up round headlights? Colour Red?
Have you any photos?

Thanks
Terry

Clearways

2 posts

11 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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The car was indeed red. Here are some pictures including the bonnet. Most of these were taken where I found the car. I'm pretty sure it was a private buyer who bought it from me. I had intended to restore it, but a new born stopped that plan. If it is the same car it's wonderful to see it returned to it's former glory.








Terryg4

219 posts

66 months

Thursday 24th June
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Thanks so much for posting the photos, so the big question is , what ever happend to the bonnet as it was changed to an S2 type by Spadge.

All the best
Terry

Jonny-Jimbo

264 posts

45 months

Wednesday 28th July
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No need to apologise for thread resurrection, I should apologise for not keeping the thread updated!

That is some very interesting history, as I would venture that is the same car, as I have found evidence of red paint, and the chassis at the back looks identical (ie, very shoddy fabrication work - holes drilled so close to the edge of the angle iron that they broke through the edge etc). And the chassis number is also the same. Wheels are also the same.

However, I don't know if Spadge or one of the other guys from GH bought it from you or if there was someone else in between as I seem to remember being told that it had come with a Lotus Twink engine that we could have had at extra cost.

Once again progress has stalled a bit on this, just too many customer cars for my (or my families) cars to get a look in!


Jonny-Jimbo

264 posts

45 months

Wednesday 28th July
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I mean to say Clearways - do you have that documentation in physical form, or only the digital copy. Could we arrange for you to send it to me, along with any photos you have (or copies of your photos) to add to the cars history file please?