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18 Post subject: Starting a Countach build  PostPosted: Jul 22, 2011 - 04:38 PM
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I will introduce myself. My name is Don Ostergard and I live up in Victoria BC, Canada and I just entered the Countach world the other day when I closed a heck of a good deal on a 25th Anniversary kit.

I have been in kitcars for many years building a Ferrari 355 replica and rebuilding a Ferrari 308 replica.

My ultimate kitcar, though, has always been the Countach so I finally got what I REALLY wanted for so many years. I am more partial to the 5000s countach so I may be looking at these panels to convert back to the 5000s version or, depending on how the panels for the 25th look, I may continue down that path.

The kit is bare panels and as a bonus comes with a 2006 N* full package, cradle, ECU and all, that the current owner was going to use in his build.

I may or may not use the N* in this build. I also currently have a 3.4 DOHC I was going to put inot the 308 build after getting it on the road. I also have a line on a 3800 Series I long block fully rebuilt and I have an intake for the 3800 that uses 3 -3 barrel downdraft webbers so I have a decision to make on what engine package to put into the build.

I pick the package up in a couple weeks and then I have to finish getting my 308 ready for paint and then on to this one. I already have a Fiero frame that was stretched and reinforced for the 355 so I am well on my way to having the frame ready. I just need to add 2" more to the rear area and cut the rest of the metal off to fit in to the Countach. I also plan to follow the same setup that SWITTA did where the engine/trans is longitudinal in the Fiero cradle.

I will be asking lots of questions of folks here if you don't mind helping me out on that area. I have done lots of viewing of pics in the build diary section so I am getting an idea of what needs to be still cut off and new metal put in but I am sure I will have questions.

More to come when I get the kit home and start looking at it.

I assume images need to be uploaded to a hosting site and linked from here?

Thanks
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 23, 2011 - 02:17 AM
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Welcome, I hope you have a successful build. To link photos you do need to go to a site like photobucket or the such and link .

Good luck and Welcome again,
Grant

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 23, 2011 - 11:04 PM
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Don,

This is a great site with lots of good info. You also may want to check out the UK site as it has tons of Countach stuff. Looking forward to seeing your car.

http://www.lamboreplica.co.uk/

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 24, 2011 - 01:38 AM
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Welcome to the forum Don, I think you will find the guys here very helpful

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