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barbarianbeast

posted on 30/5/12 at 09:30 AM Reply With Quote
My Lamborghini Countach

Picked up a new project yesterday. Reached a very agreeable deal with my University Lecturer after a night in the pub.
I know that its been sitting in his garage for almost 20 years,
Only picked up the body yesterday, Im back for the doors and paperwork tomorrow so will know more then.
I know as much as the body is a one to one fibreglass copy of an original.
Engine is 3.9l v8 small block Chevy.


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Build log to follow, I have loads of parts to go with it too, almost complete.
Cant wait to start stripping it down and have a proper look at the chassis.

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imp paul

posted on 30/5/12 at 09:36 AM Reply With Quote
that's very cool mate lots of work lol but hay nice toy
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maccmike

posted on 30/5/12 at 09:44 AM Reply With Quote
make sure you load plenty of build pictures!!
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tegwin

posted on 30/5/12 at 10:28 AM Reply With Quote
That there is a very nice looking project! Yes, as he said above...,we want loads of pictures please





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HowardB

posted on 30/5/12 at 11:18 AM Reply With Quote
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that is going to be great fun!

look forward to seeing the progress,...







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cerbera

posted on 30/5/12 at 11:19 AM Reply With Quote
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theduck

posted on 30/5/12 at 11:46 AM Reply With Quote
Looks good
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scudderfish

posted on 30/5/12 at 12:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by barbarianbeast
Engine is 3.9l v8 small block Chevy.



That's a Rover V8 (nee Buick), not a Chevy. I'd recommend you also sign up to http://www.v8forum.co.uk/ as there is a huge amount of expertise there for any question you'll have about the engine and transmission (as well as here of course)

Regards,
Dave

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barbarianbeast

posted on 30/5/12 at 12:14 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scudderfish
quote:
Originally posted by barbarianbeast
Engine is 3.9l v8 small block Chevy.



That's a Rover V8 (nee Buick), not a Chevy. I'd recommend you also sign up to http://www.v8forum.co.uk/ as there is a huge amount of expertise there for any question you'll have about the engine and transmission (as well as here of course)

Regards,
Dave



Oh really. I don't admit to know much about the V8. Only what I've Been told. He did say it was reconditioned. And I think it has a range rover flywheel.
Thank you for your reply. I'll definitely be getting it all apart and taking a good look.

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scootz

posted on 30/5/12 at 12:47 PM Reply With Quote


Look forward to hearing about your progress!





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chrsgrain

posted on 30/5/12 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
Good luck getting the doors to fit!

Chris





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jossey

posted on 30/5/12 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote
Any chance of getting it ready for the weekend it's nice weather :-)





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Daddylonglegs

posted on 30/5/12 at 05:52 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like one to watch!

Good luck, and plenty of posts/pictures





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blakep82

posted on 30/5/12 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
needs a V12 or at least a V10 surely
BMW do some good ones...

looking forward to seeing it all come together!





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aka_shortie

posted on 30/5/12 at 06:49 PM Reply With Quote
looks like a fun project
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violentblue

posted on 30/5/12 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by blakep82
needs a V12 or at least a V10 surely
BMW do some good ones...

looking forward to seeing it all come together!


think and audi V8 would do nicely too, plus there are a number of boxes that will bolt right up.





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bi22le

posted on 30/5/12 at 07:21 PM Reply With Quote
What chassiss do these things normally use?

Custom made, Donor, modified?





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Dopdog

posted on 30/5/12 at 07:40 PM Reply With Quote
What make is it? if its 20 years it could only be 1 or 2 versions
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dlatch

posted on 30/5/12 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
needs a V12 !!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB6FfaNQ40

cool project either way

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myke pocock

posted on 30/5/12 at 08:54 PM Reply With Quote
Nought wrong with a V8. It's got 4 more than my Locost!!!!
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violentblue

posted on 30/5/12 at 10:28 PM Reply With Quote
BMW V8's have a nice rumble to them, I hear their cheaper to scrap and replace than to repair though.





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barbarianbeast

posted on 31/5/12 at 07:10 AM Reply With Quote
It's a mirage kit. http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/kitcar/kitcar_details.php?53
I picked up the rest of the panels yesterday.
They all just about fitted in the girlfriends car, but she didn't like our idea of fixing the spoiler to the roof with bolts and penny washers.

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scudderfish

posted on 31/5/12 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by barbarianbeast
They all just about fitted in the girlfriends car, but she didn't like our idea of fixing the spoiler to the roof with bolts and penny washers.


What car does she drive? That could have been highly amusing Next time she's out, pop it on the roof and post a photo here

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The Shootist

posted on 31/5/12 at 04:51 PM Reply With Quote
Keep the V8...go big on headers!

Keep a V8 in it but use 180 degree headers. The sound will be quite different and most will confuse it with a V12.
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barbarianbeast

posted on 19/6/12 at 01:35 PM Reply With Quote
Not much to add I'm afraid. Ive been trying to clear the garage out of my Mazda RX8 I've been rebuilding. I got it started yesterday

But I did get the body off over the weekend and take a few photos of the chassis. The neigbours came to have a look and were more than willing to help out lift it off. Its thick fibreglass and pretty heavy.
Its the first time the body has been off in almost 20 years, I think its in remarkable condition considering.
I made up a dolly for the fibreglass body so it can be wheeled around in the garage, I should start making some progress with it now.
It doesnt look too much work to get a rolling chassis that drives, turns and brakes now, and I already have the brake and clutch master cylinders to add on.

Few more pictures on this album
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Does anyone recognise the Donor parts like steering column and brakes, Cortina?

[Edited on 19/6/12 by barbarianbeast]

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