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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:53 am

WAIT WAIT DONT START to restore the car --its a hopless Task parts are hard to find etc etc SELL IT TO ME - :D :D -you are a lucky man -ED
dont close your eyes --you will miss the crash
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PostPost by: PDXjunkman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:45 am

Thanks Everyone for the leads and links. I have written several e-mails and really appreciate the help. I know it is not an Elan so hope the post was OK.
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:54 am

A specialist near me sells brand new G4's with zetec engines in them

http://www.brooke-kensington.co.uk/pcars1.htm

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:44 pm

65 Ginetta,

I was admiring ( I think ?) your car a few years back when it was down in Decatur getting the headers made by Bob. I have always found the "packaging" of the engine bay to be an interesting exercise on these.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:51 pm

PDXjunkman wrote:Thanks Everyone for the leads and links. I have written several e-mails and really appreciate the help. I know it is not an Elan so hope the post was OK.


The G4 is one of very few cars which make the Elan look BIG; it is also one of the few cars that I've seen run rings around Elans on the track! :cry:

What a great find, you lucky man; please do keep us posted with progress, I think the G4 is "our sort of car". :wink:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:47 pm

Here is a G4 which was racing against the Elans at the Oulton Park Gold Cup 2011.

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See also here:

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-racing-f12/oulton-park-gold-cup-2011-photos-t23492-15.html
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PostPost by: kenb » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:03 pm

Hi,
There was a lovely G4 at the Maryhill (Washington)hillclimb .
Belongs to Monte Shelton from Portland.I agree its a good garage mate for an Elan,but so
is my +4 Morgan!
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PostPost by: lance54 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:39 pm

G4 vs Elan?

In the USA an Elan races at 1270 lbs (577 kilos) and a G4 races at 1050 lbs (477 kilos) and they generally use the same tire.

With a 175 HP Pushrod or a 195 HP Twincam the G4 usually has the advantage in power to weight ratio.

Always amazing how many times it's the Elans that are first to the checkered flag.
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PostPost by: PDXjunkman » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:58 pm

After much investigation and lots of very delicate paint removal I did locate the chassis number on the G4. It is 5/ 0126. Now I am waiting to hear back from Trevor Pyman in England to find out what he can tell me about my car. He has been tremendously helpful and even forwarded a picture of my very car taken in 1965 in Birmingham England.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:19 pm

Very nice. A period picture is a great addition to your awesome car.

Best of luck,

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PostPost by: toomspj » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:15 am

The G4 is my Lotus Elan nemesis when it comes to racing in the UK. They are soooo light and quick. I regularly race against Dave Randall and Justin Murphy in their green and orange versions. I've attached a photo of me chasing Dave Randall which shows just how small a G4 is.

Occasionally I can get the better of a G4 but it's not often - Motors TV got some good footage of our last race at Brands where we had a right old ding dong. If it gets uploaded to U-Tube I'll post a link.

Lucky you - mind you the Elan really is a lot more sophisticated!

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PostPost by: wobblyweb » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:10 pm

A 1/43rd scale version is available here http://www.mmcars.info/GinettaG4.htm


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Can be built any colour, number plates, racing numbers, roll over bar etc.

Apologies if not appropriate for me to post, if so please remove.
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PostPost by: dougweall » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:07 pm

Sorry for wandering off Elan's but a link between Elan's and Ginetta's racing, these two guys John Fletcher and John Absalom regularly traded places in 70's racing at Croft in the North of England, always THE highlight of the meeting.

http://www.racing70s.pwp.blueyonder.co. ... ag04_1.htm

http://www.racing70s.pwp.blueyonder.co. ... elan_1.htm

Oh! to see the likes of them again.

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PostPost by: Tristar9993 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:53 pm

I have a 1966 G4 I found a month ago in Lethbridge Alberta Canada. It is complete with no engine transmission. Mine has the original hood as does yours. Serial G4/0232 red. When I figure out how to post a picture I will it looks identical to yours patina and all
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