Lotus 19 group S (1960)
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Chassis numbers here and here
Lotus 19-965 restoration
Also called Lotus Monte Carlo
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Specifications

17 units built
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engine location, middle longitudinally
Buick Small Block 215, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine. Click here
3531cc, 88.9 x 71.1 mm
10.0:1
280 HP
aluminium alloy block 108mm bore spacing with 6 bolts per cylinder, aluminium alloy head with MM4471 manifold
arma-steel cast crankshaft with 5 main bearings 58.4mm diameter, connecting rod length between centers 141.4mm, big end bearing diameter 50.8mm
OHV with pushrods, 2 valves / cylinder
aspiration, natural with 4 Weber 48 DCOE or 48 IDF or Dellorto carburetors
firing order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The cylinders are 1-3-5-7 Drivers side and 2-4-6-8 Passenger side, Champion N12Y or Unipart GSP13 spark plugs
water cooled

Coventry Climax FPF "200", straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
1965cc, 86.4 x 83.8 mm
12.4:1
175 bhp / 131 KW
aluminium alloy block and head
forged steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings
2 valves / cylinder, DOHC, gear driven
aspiration, natural with 2 x Weber 45 DCO/3 carburetors
water cooled
dry sump

Coventry Climax FPF "250", straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
2495cc, 94.0 x 89.9 mm
11.9:1
240 bhp / 179 KW @ 6750 rpm
286 Nm / 211 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
aluminium alloy block and head
forged steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings
2 valves / cylinder, DOHC, gear driven
aspiration, natural with 2 x Weber 38 DCO carburetors
water cooled
dry sump

Ford Small Block 289K, V8 (90o), 4 stroke, petrol engine, located front longitudinally
4727cc, 101.6 x 72.9 mm
10.8:1
360 bhp / 269 KW @ 6500 rpm
432 Nm / 319 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
cast iron block and head
OHV with pushrods, 2 valves / cylinder, 42.6mm intake valves, and 37.0mm exhaust valves
aspiration: natural with 4 x Weber 48 IDM Carburetors
spark plugs Autolite BF-42, firing order 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
water cooled

Lotus 'Queer Box' or Hewland HD5, 5 speed manual gearbox
dry double plate clutch, 184mm diameter for Buick engine
steel multi-tubular spaceframe chassis, glass-fibre reinforced plastic and aluminium bodyshell
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, radius arms, fixed length half-shaft, coil springs over dampers
Girling discs, all-round
Length 3581 mm (141 in)
Width 1651 mm (65 in)
Height 813 mm (32 in)
Wheelbase 2235 mm (88 in)
Track (fr/r) 1,245 mm (49 in) / 1,206 mm (47.5 in)
560kg


Results in WSCC

Season
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Sebring Targa Florio Nurburgring Le Mans Tourist Trophy
Team 12h 1000km 24h
Team Lotus Engineering (FPF 250) in entry list
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 7/5
Drivers Team entries and car number
Team Lotus Engineering
Colin Chapman +
Graham Hill +
Pete Lovely +
Innes Ireland +

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Lotus 19B Ford
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4 Webers for Buick 215

Drawings

Buick engine

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