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Post  Si on Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:49 pm

Highlight of the week: An impromptu guided tour of the Ginetta Cars factory. Speechless, every car lovingly assembled in white-room conditions.

Lowlight: My new scamp not turning up as when the vendor went to start it to bring it over and it wouldn't start.

Apparently, after some examination, it has completely seized.

I'm still really keen to get it but I don't have time for a big mechanical project at the moment. (New baby in a few weeks and new kitchen in the mean time!)

Therefore, does anyone have a 1l engine they can vouch for that they'd like to sell and if so for how much (Please PM me!)

Any guidance on what I should expect to pay if I wanted to get the replacement engine fitted would be appreciated?

Thanks, Si

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:32 pm

Si,

you get an engine & I'll help you throw it in.

I'm sure we can get a few other to lend a hand too.
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Post  Jono on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:56 pm

Now here's a thought....dump the deal...then buy my MK3 GT.....only needs a new back plate fitted.
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Post  Si on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:16 pm

Both good thoughts ..and thanks!

Jono, can you pleasepoint me at some photos?

Cheers, Si

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Post  Si on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:08 pm

That's it. Just spoke to the guy. Sale has fallen through.

..back on the lookout.

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Post  Jono on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:02 pm

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:23 pm

Si wrote:That's it. Just spoke to the guy. Sale has fallen through.

..back on the lookout.

So was the seized engine line a con Si?
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Post  Si on Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:24 pm

Good question!!

I didn't think so as he went to great lengths to explain what had happened but wasn't sure until I saw the advert:

http://www.carandclassic.com/car/C126707/

Thanks again for offering to help.

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:37 pm

Going back to the Ginetta factory tour,where is their factory exactly. At the Le-mans 24 hr last year there were 3 Ginetta's flying the flag,the LMP2 car I think caught light the orange factory entered LMP1 car had an issue with wheels coming loose and retired,but the "Relentless" sponsered one finished all be it quite a few laps behind the leaders,but for a prototype in LMP1 class it was quite an acheivement. I tried to blag a photo shoot along with one of them but security would not have aloud us anywhere near.
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Post  Si on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:53 pm

The factory is based near Leeds. The whole show is owned by Lawrence Tomlinson as a division of LNT, primarily a care home construction company.

It's a really cool place, one minute you're talking about construction details on the next care home, the next you walk out of the main office directly onto the shop floor where they have production, all the current cars, race lorries and the remains of this one...!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1vAgtGC8GY


I understand Mansell also drives their car for the Le Mans series.

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Post  ZED on Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:51 am

Sounds like you're about to organise your first event for the SOC, Si.


Elaine.
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Post  Si on Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:53 pm

Lol! Just need a scamp now!

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Post  ZED on Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:51 pm

Si wrote:Lol! Just need a scamp now!

Don't worry, for the time being just cadge a pax ride with somebody.
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Post  Si on Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:47 pm

Thanks! I might have to!

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:14 pm

So we'll see you at Stoneleigh then?
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Post  Si on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:49 pm

Hoping to get down and see you all bh Mon!

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