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We are doing a restoration of a Countach at work and thought some of you would be interested in seeing it.

We bought this Anniversary around December 2012. It looked to be in quite good condition and has only 10,000 km on the clocks, however it had been sat unused for around 2 years.

The colour is Ballon White (not the original shade) and the interior is full Rosso hide.

So, as it needed some tidying and some mechanical work, we decided to go the full length and do a proper restoration job on it.

Here are a couple of pics from when we first bought it:







Now forgive me as some of these photos may not be in the correct order, but I shall do my best. Also some may be repeated as there is some from my DSLR and some from the tech's tablet.

At the beginning of October we sent the wheels for a refurb and started to strip the suspension and brakes.

All the components were laid out to show the condition. Most of these were then sand-blasted, then some were painted and others were sent away for zinc coating:


































More soon…...
 

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We started work on taking the engine out, as it needed a service and belts, and we had no idea what condition the clutch was in.

It took a while to strip the parts off that needed removing first.







































 

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When we went to lift the engine, the gearbox was trying to move with it, even though everything had been un-bolted and loosened. Our tech thought it must be a spline sticking inside so decided to bolt it back up and bring the gearbox out with it!















 

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To make the engine bay / cradle look like new, the old paint finish needed to stripped right back to bare metal. Doing this we could get rid of the surface rust and repair any bits that had rusted badly. This was done by hand with a sharp blade and also with a drill attachment.





























 

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Now its gets interesting.

We did a compression test on the engine and it wanst good. 4 cylinders were accepetable, the rest were not.

So the engine had to come apart.

Now bear with me here as Im not very technical, but I believe we are cleaning and polishing all the ports in cylinder head & manifolds, grinding all valves and much more.

Photos will explain it better than I can:







































 

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Awesome Awesome restoration thread! Cant wait for more updates
 

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Bellisimo!! :clap:
 

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Really nice thread! Love it! Cant wait to see the finished product!

Dont go "Wolfie" on it when its ready..
 
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