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Old 23rd June 2012, 06:38
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Hi all,

Been lurking on here for awhile now and first time posting.

I bought a Mirage replica of the Countach as a part built last year. It needed paint, elecs and interior. So I bought it

As we all know now, when buying part builds, you end up undoing most of what has been done!!

Which is very true of mine, brakes no good, engine no good, fuel setup wrong, radiator position wrong, 6 wrong shocks and the list gets on!!

So, engine replaced with a Chevy v8, approx 400bhp. Brakes redone, rears need upgrading already as will not pass IVA!

Elecs going in as we speak, interior to be built, some body mods and locate the correct wheels too.

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Old 23rd June 2012, 14:58
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VERY jealous as i wish I could afford to do a Mirage!
Good luck finishing yours off and please post some pics so we can see what you're up to.

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Old 25th June 2012, 20:34
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Hi Dave,

The problem is Everything I need to get for the car is 1k or more!!!! The engine was 4.5k, interior will be 2k. Just bought rear tyres and they were 800!

Not a cheap car to build, oh and don't want o think about painting the damn thing, that will be about 4k!!!
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Old 25th June 2012, 20:37
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This when I bought it

http://www.siennacountach.net/galler...um132/IMG_0918

Have a look at the rest, loads more has been done since those pics but problems with the gallery on the site at the mo
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VERY nice!

I know where you're coming from with the prices as i actually started out building a Countach clone before i switched to the Sammio, which is why i'm interested in what you're up to!

In my case after a year learning a load of good skills, including learning to Weld and even chopping and lengthening the MR2 donor (don't ask!), the financial realities you mention kicked in and i reckoned that it would cost me at least 17k to finish it, so i cut my losses and opted for the Sammio instead!

I always remember that due to the IVA test it meant that i would have to buy some original parts such as the electrically adjustable wing mirrors, and they were about 300 each!

Even though i scrapped mine, i do still have about a dozen boxes of Countach parts in my attic, just in case.......
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Just uploading pics to photobucket now so that I can embed them into my posts
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Also, where's the best place for this thread to live?

If its somewhere else, can an admin move it to a correct album?
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Fuel tanks out as the pipe connectors are in the wrong place


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The quarter light aperture on this car is flat, but the original was curved, so have fixed this now




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All of these springs ( six of them!! ) are the wrong length, the two up front have corroded ( its not even been on the road yet. 6 new shocks ordered






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Also, the rear brakes aren't up to stopping the Chevy, so upgraded four pots and slightly bigger disks have been ordered
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Sorting out some of the elecs and dials. Going for an extended console so I can fit a double din sat nav / rear camera etc.






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Cant wait to get this baby fired up again :-) Design the exhaust to crossover above the gear box thus stopping the typical uneven burble of the chevy v8


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These mirrors are off a Ferrari 308 - they used the same ones as Lamborghini did , just need to figure a way of getting the badges off with out damaging the mirror or the badge.



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Ac, you'll like this.

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Love it, such an inspiration

BTW, how do you up load large pics like yours??
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I saw a picture on a website, did a screen grab (mac) then uploaded it to photo bucket. The copy and pasted it onto this...
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Some updated pics for you
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