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  1. BlueBiturbo

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    #10 BlueBiturbo, Apr 28, 2013
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    Passenger deck area will be sanded down, painted with rustproofing, add sound insulation, re-carpet.
    Leather interior will be replaced.
    Smaller AC unit will benefit front seat passenger legroom.
    Unusually placed circuit breakers (behind the AC unit... nice)will be moved to the left part of the dashboard or rear box/holes under one of the seats.
    Switches will be cleaned/refurbished.

    Please be patient. We are not Bobileff / Evans / Tony, but will be doing the best to get the car in perfect condition one step at a time.
    Currently there is only one mechanic/electrician working after hours on the car and me giving a helping hand whenever I can.
    Definitely a lot of head scratching looking at the quality of what's underneath the car and lack of manuals/guidelines.
     
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    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!! With DA BEAST
     
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    Thank You Sir.
    This is an unintentional restoration :D
     
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    Quite a project!
     
  6. JeremyJon

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    looks great Taffy! you've really taken on a good challenge, but it looks very decent ...much less rust than my old Jag had! :D
     
  7. BlueBiturbo

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    Thanks everyone.

    This is my first mini resto/repair project.
    So I will do it slowly while gathering infos/manuals/parts etc.

    The rust is only on the left front passenger side due to AC water leaks. All other places looks quite normal.
     
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    Wow , keep us posted..:)
     
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    Found a newer/better AC. Smaller too. Will benefit legroom
    This will be the place for 30 fuses + 6 relays. Will make custom leather covering to keep it looking stock
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    I won't be installing front winch at the moment. Will just keep the buttons in a box.
     
  12. JonathanElstein

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    I admire your bravery! Most people would not choose an LM002 as their first restoration project.

    The UK magazine 'Octane' recently had an article about an LM002 restoration by Lamborghini High Wycombe, who seem to know a lot about this model. It might be worth givng them a call if you get stuck with anything. In my experience they are friendly and helpful.

    Lamborghini LM 002 - Home Page

    Flickr: Lamborghini LM002's Photostream

    Good luck!

    Jonathan
     
  13. BlueBiturbo

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    Thanks Jonathan.

    This is my "unintentional restoration" :D
    The car is mechanically in a good shape, just electrical mess.

    I talked to Mr. Schultz at Lamborghini Wycombe about their LM002 resto. Took them 10 months and GBP 230,000 :D
    We will do this step-by-step. The technician I am commissioning to re-wire he car is a genius and also a car freak.
    Luckily the car is not that difficult to repair, after all it is 1990 technology. No ABS, TCS etc. It just needs patience, lots of googling and help from fellow Lambo enthusiasts.

    Cheers,
    Taffy
     
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    I sent my ECUs last week to a friend in Melbourne, trying to fix the problem.
    Here's the answers I got today.

    First E-mail :
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    Hi Taffy,

    I have spoken to several people about this:

    Injectronics said that they can strip the laquer and resolder the unit, cost is $150 each, but they can not test them.

    Paul from Sports and Classic Car services said that they are not Magnetti Marelli ECUs, but were made by Lamboghini themselves. He said he worked at Lambo at the time. He said that when they fail, it's best to throw them out and buy new ones. I have asked him to get me a quote on some new units.

    I was not able to find Cark Rhienburger as was suggested on Ferrarichat.

    That's as far as I have gotten so far, let me know how you would like to proceed

    Second E-mail :
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    Hi Taffy,

    I also spoke to Competition Services, they were not able to help, but were going to see if they could find someone who could, hopefully they ring back next week.

    I also spoke to Paul from Sports and Classic again, he said he had seen your posts on the Vintage Lambo forum. He said he can get the ECUs from the USA, cost is $5200 each!!!!


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    So ... my ECUs are toast !
    RIP

    I guess it is time for Haltech
    Haltech Ps2000 is $2700 installed incl Dyno, compared to $10,400 for Lambo originals
     
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    #23 BlueBiturbo, May 3, 2013
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    Anyone have any experience using standalone ECUs such as Haltech or Motec ?
    I need some advise please. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Taffy
     
  16. white out

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    I never used stand alone on a Lambo, but they are awesome for very specific tuning and having complete control over the car. They are all MAP based, fairly compact, and have great interfaces for tuning.

    I used Hydra 2.6 on a built motor & big turbo Subaru, it made life so much easier than tuning on the stock ecu.

    Motec and AEM make good products; definitely the top two names in the game.
     
  17. JeremyJon

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    haltech & motec are certainly long standing companies with standalone ECU systems, both are really pricy $$ too

    personally, I would research anyone who has already run a Lambo V12 on a standalone, and find out their system used, the pros & cons ...so you can lessen the time consuming & costly R&D process, by their project having already done so

    the ideal would be to find a system that will utilize the (majority) of existing OEM sensors, then you are not cobbling together bits & custom fabricating parts to make a system "fit"

    IMO :D
     

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