Busting a legend.........

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GBt
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Well it may have got worse when they became Kia Elans? There seems to be a forum for virtually anything these days, so had a very quick buchos on the Kia one but didnt linger long.  I think the Vitesse Mark 2 had rotoflex but the wayward swing axled Mk 1 I once had didnt. I got outbid recently on a Mk3 GT6, which was a post rotoflex one and a bit of a relief that I hadnt fully considered the where to keep it scenario! Despite their quirks I do like those old 6 pot Trumphs.

I had vague recollection of those on GT40s but never realised they were, presumably due to a transverse engine on the one side

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t was powered by the 4.2 L Fairlane engine with a Colotti transaxle, the same power plant was used by the Lola GT and the single-seater Lotus 29 that came in a highly controversial second at the Indy 500 in 1963. (A DOHC head design was used in later years at Indy. It won in 1965 in the Lotus 38.)

The Ford GT40 was first raced in May 1964 at the Nürburgring 1000 km race where it retired with suspension failure after holding second place early in the event.

I am also of an age to remember those pre VAT ads incidentally and there was one where a Dad was holding a very tactile looking model of an Elan FHC, and supposedly fantasising on continental trips in it, with his little son. The appeal of Diana Rigg in her ones was also a big thing around that time, and as an impresssionable teenager,(taking over from Honour Blackman in her Cathy Gail biker leathers).

Sorry I'm beginning to ramble again and dribble into my cocoa-

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GBt wrote:

Well it may have got worse when they became Kia Elans? ............

I had vague recollection of those on GT40s but never realised they were, presumably due to a transverse engine on the one side.........

 

 The M100 Elan/Kia did not have either doughnuts or a transaxle.

The GT40 didn't have a transverse engine.

 

What are you taking with your cocoa? Or is it cacao?