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AntonUK

posted on 22/2/16 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
Ginetta G27

So my 1996 Ginetta G27 that was flooded in cockermouth in 2009, then purchased by me nearly 5 years ago, and slowly rebuilt has hit another milestone today.

It rolled out of the garage this morning, to be taken away for its Megasquirt tune up.

If all goes well, its onto a suspension setup then MOT.

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AlexXtreme

posted on 22/2/16 at 01:34 PM Reply With Quote
Great looking re-build!

What kind of power are you expecting and is it a standard 1.8 engine??

Just had mine on the RR with twin 40 webers ;-) rather than your TBs

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HowardB

posted on 22/2/16 at 01:55 PM Reply With Quote
Looks fab, I fancied a Ginetta, your G27 is a beaut



Just noticed that your cage is "inside" the screen and hood line, do you recall who made it for you?

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AntonUK

posted on 22/2/16 at 04:48 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by HowardB

Just noticed that your cage is "inside" the screen and hood line, do you recall who made it for you?

[Edited on 22/2/16 by HowardB]


No idea sorry, it came with the car. I just replaced the bolts and painted it.





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AntonUK

posted on 22/2/16 at 04:49 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by AlexXtreme
Just had mine on the RR with twin 40 webers ;-) rather than your TBs




No idea tbh, its a 50quid ebay special engine with some 2litre cams in it so I've seen figures quoted between 150 and 170. If it makes the lower end of that range i'll be happy (for now).





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AlexXtreme

posted on 22/2/16 at 05:00 PM Reply With Quote
That is not bad for 50!

My engine was re-built by Ginetta when the car was originally built with some peaky Kent cams and much to my surprise it pushed out 178 at the flywheel from a recently calibrated RR (I was a bit sceptical).

The roll cage does look pretty neat... it would be great to get something similar in mine without the fwd strut... currently I have nothing!

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z2000

posted on 24/2/16 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
Lovely looking car. Bet you can't wait to get her back out on the road





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AlexXtreme

posted on 26/2/16 at 10:07 AM Reply With Quote
have you got an MOT yet?

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AntonUK

posted on 26/2/16 at 07:17 PM Reply With Quote
No not yet. Car arrived back from the rollers about an hour ago.

I have a few minor issues to resolve and a bit of tidying of the bonnet then it will be MOTable. Looking to end of march.





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AlexXtreme

posted on 27/2/16 at 09:36 PM Reply With Quote
Are you happy with the RR results on your 50 squid ebay special engine?
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AntonUK

posted on 28/2/16 at 10:16 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah. Made 150 with a nice curve. Couple of minor issues to resolve, but nothing showstopping... suspension next...





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AntonUK

posted on 6/3/16 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
I had a very short drive out of the car yesterday to just turn it round in the street.









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AntonUK

posted on 11/3/16 at 11:05 PM Reply With Quote
More progress this evening...








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AntonUK

posted on 13/3/16 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
So my MOT is booked for next Saturday... this weekend was meant to be for last minute tinkering & tidying etc.

While I got a lot done my to do list is now bigger than it was on Friday... Biggest PITA is after spending 2hours bleeding brakes i found that the brake light switch is duff... its going to be a busy week again.





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SJ

posted on 14/3/16 at 07:49 AM Reply With Quote
I really like that.
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AntonUK

posted on 19/3/16 at 12:42 PM Reply With Quote
So today was its maiden voyage for 12miles to the MOT station. I'm pleased to report a clean bill of health. So for the first time in 8 years the car is road legal. I'm a happy camper.

Found a couple of minor issues on route one being a slight oil leak from a union and the interior mirror is loose. I'll take that as a success.





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AlexXtreme

posted on 21/3/16 at 08:37 AM Reply With Quote
Great news!
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Dudefladge

posted on 21/3/16 at 01:25 PM Reply With Quote
Awesome!!

Great build thread on FB! It was very helpful.

I sent you a message on FB.

Thanks for posting!





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AntonUK

posted on 22/3/16 at 11:55 PM Reply With Quote
After a little more testing it appears my crownwheel is a 'little' worn. Should collect replacement this weekend, and if mr postie delivers new wheel bearings too by the weekend I should be going again by the end of the Bank Holiday.

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AlexXtreme

posted on 23/3/16 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
That does not look pretty!
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AntonUK

posted on 19/5/17 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
So the car had a few outings last year but all play was stopped during a trip (to spectate) at Santa pod last August.

The rear halfshaft slipped in the bearing and wiped out the brakes, axle and halfshaft. It wasn't pretty we even had flames when I stopped.

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Fast forward to now, the axle has had new 'bolt on hub' style rear half shafts, the engine has been out to change some gaskets, replace the clutch release bearing, a new exhaust and numerous little tweeks as you do. What do you think?

It goes for its 2017 MOT tomorrow

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HowardB

posted on 20/5/17 at 09:27 AM Reply With Quote
Congratulations! Always a good day





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scudderfish

posted on 20/5/17 at 10:49 AM Reply With Quote
Every dash should have a DB9 RS232 port on it
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AlexXtreme

posted on 20/5/17 at 04:55 PM Reply With Quote
sounds like a nightmare after all your effort with the car and great news that you are back on the road.

did you pass the MOT?

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AntonUK

posted on 20/5/17 at 10:45 PM Reply With Quote
All passed, just a advisory for handbrake travel.

Shame it rained on the way home so couldn't enjoy it properly

Also found that poly exhaust mounts are crap, as it melted and sheered

Hoping for sunny weather tomorrow

lots of photos on my instagram @antashuk if your into that kind of thing.





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