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Kev the Modeller
#21 Posted : 10 April 2019 19:51:41

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Excellent work as usual Roy, loving those added details to the battery/spare wheel areas, well done. Cool ThumpUp

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#22 Posted : 12 April 2019 12:49:02

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Many thanks you guys.
I'm scouring the web and Lambo websites for details/info on any of the decals and markings.

Roy.
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#23 Posted : 12 April 2019 14:43:42

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Well, I've been working away on the engine for a few days and so far it looks nice.
Lots of repainting, bare metal foiling and other little tweaks including fabric wrapping the breather hoses to look more correct.
I've created a nice set of decals that I'm going start to add shortly, including new decals for the battery seeing as the Bosch one isn't really right.

Anyway, here we are so far.
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#24 Posted : 13 April 2019 04:38:24

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Having checked every Countach online I could find, I'm pretty sure the factory ignition coils for all years/makes were Magneti Marelli ones---I could find exact models for the Quattrovalvole, but it uses a single one rather than the dual coils of older models. Best guess I've got, based one the few pics of ones that appear to still have their factory (or non-recent replacements) is this: https://milano.bakeca.it...elli-bk3a-9duz171261386

It's about the only MM coil that is overall silver with a black tip like the model has, with predominantly blue stickers like I can see in a few pics of older-coil Countachs. (Silver stickers with blue lettering is probably equally likely, from looking around---yellow stickers with black lettering seems to be more 60's). Black stickers wth silver letting is also a possibility. But Magneti Marelli seems to have used the same logo and general wording/pattern on their Ferrari/Fiat/Lancia/Lambo coils for decades, just changing color combinations every couple years.

Best close-up of a coil sticker I found: https://i.ebayimg.com/im...4435508-0-1/s-l1000.jpg I think all Countachs use "Bxx 2xx" series coils, and this is labeled BAE 201 so it should be fairly appropriate---BZR 202 is the LP5000's coil I think)
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#25 Posted : 13 April 2019 10:21:11

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A few decals added and the battery decal replaced.
I've also foiled the coils and added the missing LT leads.
The wonky decal on the bottom of the starter motor has been straightened...
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#26 Posted : 13 April 2019 15:30:28

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Another little update.
More decals, more wiring.
I've also repainted umpteen parts, filled/covered numerous screw holes and tried to 'lose' any ultimately visible fixings - so far...

This one really is an amazing kit. It must be just about DeAg's BEST.
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#27 Posted : 14 April 2019 08:42:50

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Excellent work Roy, love your detailing.Love Thanks for the info earlier, I found a supplier of leather, bought some black 0.45mm goat hide, expensive but will go nicely on my Porsche.Cool ThumpUp

Mark
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#28 Posted : 14 April 2019 09:53:03

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Lovely job Roy, looking really good and making swift progress already. Well done. Drool ThumpUp

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#29 Posted : 15 April 2019 03:46:29

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For the blue/white wires coming off the ignition coils--where does the other end go to? Underneath the distributors?

Also--how are the breather tubes wrapped? Is it a fabric or tape? (I actually ended up with a spare set, so can "freely experiment" on getting the best look---I currently have one set sprayed with Tamiya's "rubber" paint, which is an improvement over the stock look, but actually wrapped is another level of accuracy)
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#30 Posted : 15 April 2019 07:59:36

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Hello there.
My ignition LT leads from the coil also group together with the wires from the alternator.
They all go into a loom made from heat-shrink tube that runs under the air box and around the front of the wheel arch under the fan.

The air pipes are wrapped with thin strips of surgical fabric tape, pre-coloured black with a marker pen..
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#31 Posted : 16 April 2019 21:27:23

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Here we are so far...
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#32 Posted : 17 April 2019 17:08:42

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A busy weekend and past few days...
This is an AMAZING kit.
This one is a commission build for someone but I'm tempted to get it for myself.
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