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Discussion in 'V8 Lamborghinis' started by SVJTech, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. SVJTech

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    Haven't seen a whole lot from the Jalpa people out there - and as I have an '84ish version would enjoy hearing other's trials / fun times with the wonderful car..
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  3. SVJTech

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    I sent them info early on in 2004, but didn't hear back...
     
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    Then it's for sure registred and you should have gotten access to the protected pages...

    Which VIN? ELA12185 ?
     
  5. SVJTech

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    Yep.. that'd be the one! I'm guessing you have some inside info on that site ;)
     
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  7. SVJTech

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    It's ELA12185.. now something I've been wondering about on the car are the body panels - most are stamped with a matching corresponding number (185) but others have 176 stamped in them..

    i've seen other auto manufactures stamp the production number into the body panels - not sure if that was the intent from Lamborghini?? Others notice this?
     
  8. SVJTech

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    Your car looks great! Those wheels seem like a natural fit for the car - even as a 15 inch wheel..

    I've done a few changes I've done to help improve reliability:

    Brake rotors from BMW M series - directionally vented 2 piece rotors (front currently, rears following this winter)

    Brembo calipers

    Electromotive direct fire ignition

    Relocated Alternator

    Other odds and ends..
     
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    I'm the owner of the page, your car was added 2007.
     
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    Hey Ken, did you know all Jalpas are down drafts? LOL
     
  13. EMILIO

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    my fother had an early jalpa
    red-tan with urraco tail lights

    i remember it as a beauiful, fun car with an awesome awesome sound ! :)

    the biggest faults:
    - too heavy for the power
    - not so good brakes
    - front felt light at speed

    p.s. i personally love the ones with bravos, the regular OZ rims....look just boring and too thin on the rear imo
     
  14. ken qv

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    LOL...... My neighbor down the street has one and I saw it once
    at Publix grocery store!!! That looked funny, besides how many
    food bags could you possibly fit in there? lol
     
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    Actually now that I think about it, I guess I assumed that maybe some were
    injected..... Makes sense though, especially with such low numbers that all would be
    the same. I think in a hand full of years, anything with carbs will go way up in price from
    all others... it will surely be a major detail that defines "Vintage".
     
  16. powderkeys

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    hi all...never really posted here before...active (somewhat) on the lambo site in the V-8 area..the white car in the photo is us at the celebration florida event earlier this year...we won the vintage lambo class..just got back an hour ago from festivals of speed/miami...first class event..saw some familiar names on this site (jalpa mike,raymond etc)...ken i assume you were in orlando?? i keep trying to let people know when i am showing the jalpa so we can get together..there are 5-6 in florida that i have found so far...just met another man today in miami who has an 87...jason, what state are you located in?
    lynn
     
  17. SVJTech

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    I'm in Colorado - I understand there might be another one in the state...
     
  18. House_Counsel

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    I'll jump in. I own a 1985 Jalpa #FLA12223. Red with black interior. I had wanted one since the 80s. I took delivery in April. I participated in a rally with 185 cars yesterday and really enjoyed the fact that I had the only Jalpa. I was shocked at how many self proclaimed car guys had never heard of the car.

    Issues: In July, I broke a shift fork and the car was laid up for 2 months. Now, if I could only get rid of that midrange hesitation, it would be mechanically perfect. Then, I'd think about a new stereo system and bravos. Still on the fence about a wing.
     
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    svj..i would encourage you to sign up for raymonds site on jalpa's...a wealth of info and he is a really nice guy too...i have had really good luck with my car...a few things to fix over the years but nothing major...the message boards are a wonderful resource..
    lynn
     
  20. rhyno

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    Bullish, you should look into getting MSD or Permatune ignition on your Jalpa. It will make it run alot smoother. I have Permatune on my Jalpa and it made a big difference, Raymonds site has some good info about it.
     
  21. Jalpa_Mike

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    +1

    Adding Permatune to my Jalpa made a HUGE difference!!! Highly recommend it!

    Mike
     
  22. ken qv

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    Yes Lynn I attended Celebration and took that picture. I hope someday we can meet
    since older Lambos are so rare. (I own a countach)
    I eventually will get some pictures of my neighbors Jalpa. Last year he had the engine
    rebuilt and recently had it repainted.

    I remember an issue of Playboy (I think) back in the 80's that had a black or dark
    blue Jalpa in their Christmas issue. Anyone remember that?
     
  23. EMILIO

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  25. EMILIO

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    anyone knows if the orange jalpa survived and where is today?
     

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