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Title: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 24, 2014, 03:23:44 PM
Well guys I guess its time to show my new purchase. It is a 06 Murcielago slightly wrecked  :LL: I will be leaving next week to pick it up in Florida. I will still be finishing my replica build but I just couldn't pass up an original car for the money. After my replica is done I will sell it and put the money into this.

The plan is to bring it all back to factory and run a Audi 4.2 A8 motor and Porsche transaxle. I want something as strong as original yet easy to maintain. We will see as time gets closer but this is my goal. Ill have better pictures next week when I pick it up, I have already made connections for all of the suspension components, front frame section and body panels.

 


Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: BigPines on October 24, 2014, 03:28:04 PM
WHAT! I DID NOT EXPEC THAT!

Congratualtions man. How awesome is that? ::headbang
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 24, 2014, 04:05:43 PM
Absolutely Fantastic!!!
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Post by: solrac on October 24, 2014, 06:25:03 PM
WOW. very impressive
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: redhammer on October 24, 2014, 07:15:45 PM
That is awesome, congrats.  What should one expect to pay for a car like this, I've been on a lookout for reasonably priced chassis or wrecked car as well.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: INSPIREcomposite (BANNED) on October 24, 2014, 07:18:38 PM
congrats ::beers
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: lp670mike on October 24, 2014, 07:42:57 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on October 24, 2014, 09:46:42 PM
Wow that's awesome news! Sounds like you have a lot of what you will need sorted out.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Tallon on October 24, 2014, 10:57:21 PM
OMG So many parts!!

Send some of those interior panels to texas for another round :D
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: notnilc20 on October 25, 2014, 07:46:45 PM
EPIC!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on October 25, 2014, 11:10:23 PM
Man I love this thread, I can't wait for you to get it. I bet you're dying to go pick it up.  You have any idea which LS engine you're going to use?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: AdrianBurton on October 27, 2014, 07:15:15 AM
had you thought about putting the benz 12 (M120) in there?

That motor is bulletproof and can make a TON of power plus it has the all important SOUND!!!!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 27, 2014, 09:33:44 AM
Adrian I haven't given much thought to it. Im more interested in the power and maintenance of the LS, I have several thoughts going into this build. My plan is to single or twin turbo the LS, I want the power to be comparable to the original car. Also if I can come up with a good plug and play method to this using the factory Murci wiring for the instruments to work I may consider doing swaps for more maintenance free exotics, I doubt there would be a big calling for this, however for the $60+ grand the lambo dealer wants for a factory swap I could do a new LS swap for half that. I personally (depending on how this goes) continue getting a few cars and doing this. The 6.2 Murci's (02-06) have motor problems and when they go the car pretty much goes with it. This is just some early thoughts. I also plan on using a Manual paddle shift setup on the transaxle http://www.proshift.com/proshift_ps35_24_volt_paddle_shift_system (http://www.proshift.com/proshift_ps35_24_volt_paddle_shift_system) similar to this system. 
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: String on October 28, 2014, 04:54:18 PM
Man ! , that is a serious undertaking and one heck of a project . Looks like some bones have been picked out of it - so to speak . As long as the instrument pack and GFA computer are present then there is a good chance of getting the electricals to function which would be cool.
Top stuff  ::thumbup
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: AdrianBurton on October 29, 2014, 04:35:29 PM
Adrian I haven't given much thought to it. Im more interested in the power and maintenance of the LS, I have several thoughts going into this build. My plan is to single or twin turbo the LS, I want the power to be comparable to the original car. Also if I can come up with a good plug and play method to this using the factory Murci wiring for the instruments to work I may consider doing swaps for more maintenance free exotics, I doubt there would be a big calling for this, however for the $60+ grand the lambo dealer wants for a factory swap I could do a new LS swap for half that. I personally (depending on how this goes) continue getting a few cars and doing this. The 6.2 Murci's (02-06) have motor problems and when they go the car pretty much goes with it. This is just some early thoughts. I also plan on using a Manual paddle shift setup on the transaxle [url]http://www.proshift.com/proshift_ps35_24_volt_paddle_shift_system[/url] ([url]http://www.proshift.com/proshift_ps35_24_volt_paddle_shift_system[/url]) similar to this system. 


That is a big draw for the M120, it is bullet proof and it is more than a match for the LS you can get 1000 hp and 1200 tq from it by just unshackeling the EMC, heck you get almost 700 in the car stock
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: tonypaul on October 29, 2014, 05:35:44 PM
It would be completely badarse if you could get a drivetrain out of the new upcomming midengine Corvettes. But you would more than likely have better chances of winning the Lotto over comming across one of those drivetrains....
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: BigPines on October 29, 2014, 08:20:16 PM
I wish the mid-engine Corvette rumors were true. Let's hope.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: tonypaul on October 30, 2014, 12:38:58 PM
Its true- http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/zora-mid-engine-corvette-to-show-face-by-2017/ (http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/zora-mid-engine-corvette-to-show-face-by-2017/)

Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: BigPines on October 30, 2014, 01:30:05 PM
Wow. This has been rumored for so long, I just stopped believing it. Great news for all of us! Of course, getting a used Gallardo or R8 drivetrain would probably be cheaper. ;)
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on October 30, 2014, 07:44:56 PM
If General Motors can make a profit selling a product, they will usually market the item. Look at all the LS E-Rod drive trains for sale!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 31, 2014, 05:21:05 AM
Picked up the car today and have a long voyage home tomorrow. Need to make a few stops along the way. I'm not able to post pics from my phone sill I'll have somebody post up sum for me.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on November 02, 2014, 12:13:09 AM
I wish the mid-engine Corvette rumors were true. Let's hope.
I was reading a magazine at work, stating the mid engine vette was a go!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 10:56:40 AM
Finally got home over the weekend, got the car all unloaded and had limited time to mess with it. On the way home I stopped and picked up some parts from Mr Watson. Also took some measurements of this chassis and his motor setup. So, I'm changing my decision on the LS swap in the car. I've decided to use a Audi motor and transaxle due to the reliability and not wanting to run an adapter and so many of the plugs on the Original car are Audi plugs.

When I got home the first thing I did was get a new battery to check the electronics and I got all of the gauges working, AC control's, window, mirror and all working! Anyway here are all the pictures I have...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 11:01:15 AM
 More ::beers
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 11:04:29 AM
More 2  ::salute
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 11:07:29 AM
Mearsuerments  ::study
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 11:13:53 AM
Home and leather conditioner soaking on the leather ::zzzzz
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 03, 2014, 11:26:15 AM
You can't tell me you didn't sleep in that thing the other night!!!  ;)
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 11:26:37 AM
Here are the pictures of it right after the wreck...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: BigPines on November 03, 2014, 11:48:18 AM
Thanks for sharing. I especially like those measurements. I'm sure they will come in handy for some folks. :)
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on November 03, 2014, 12:44:36 PM
That means the computers are still good, that's a big plus!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Fatboyslim on November 03, 2014, 08:09:06 PM
 How cool is that! ... im so happy i could cry :'(
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: notnilc20 on November 03, 2014, 11:23:54 PM
This is great UsmcButler. Excited for you.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: dratts on November 04, 2014, 11:26:54 AM
Exciting!  How is John doing?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 04, 2014, 03:55:19 PM
Exciting!  How is John doing?

He is actually getting around quite well from the short time I was there...!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 04, 2014, 03:57:30 PM
I'm switching a few Carbon Fiber pieces over from my replica build to this original.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 04, 2014, 04:00:04 PM
I got these in the mail from Autopro and WOW they are so nice, even way better then factory parts, unbelievable!!!!!! I'm so excited about them, shipping only look 2 days! HUGE thanks to him for such nice quality parts and a great price!

Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on November 04, 2014, 04:04:54 PM
Makes me happy you liked them!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Scorp31 on November 04, 2014, 09:46:57 PM
Hey man this looks great so far.  I have a question though have you looked up what insurance is gonna be.  Last time I checked Lambo's insurance 10k plus a year I am wondering what you would have to do to get it lowered since its not a full on one when you are done.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 06, 2014, 08:19:15 AM
Hey man this looks great so far.  I have a question though have you looked up what insurance is gonna be.  Last time I checked Lambo's insurance 10k plus a year I am wondering what you would have to do to get it lowered since its not a full on one when you are done.


There are many different ways to insure the Original cars. Most peoples insurance is stupid high because of the financing company's require it. In my case I don't owe anything on this car so I could just do liability if I wanted and it wouldn't be any more then my daily driver however I will just get a full coverage policy with a max of 60K with a high deductible (just a estimate) if anything happens I can fix almost anything on the car for around that. That would make the insurance very affordable.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 06, 2014, 08:31:25 AM
Got my other batwing in (Green) and mounted it. Ordered all of my body panels and once there are all in I will get to work on remaking the front chassis and straightening out the rear. I did a little upholstery work and installed the leather on the center console arm rests
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 06, 2014, 08:33:42 AM
This will be my little write up on how to install the Carbon Fiber shark mouth onto the instrument cluster housing. Its crazy how easy these come out, there are just 2 little butterfly bolts that hold the front of the cluster down and the back just has a little slide bracket. The only real modification I had to do is sand the resin out of the holes so the cluster buttons would fit.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on November 06, 2014, 11:58:10 AM
This will be my little write up on how to install the Carbon Fiber shark mouth onto the instrument cluster housing. Its crazy how easy these come out, there are just 2 little butterfly bolts that hold the front of the cluster down and the back just has a little slide bracket. The only real modification I had to do is sand the resin out of the holes so the cluster buttons would fit.
Very Nice!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 26, 2014, 09:16:16 AM
I got all of the interior trim pulled to get "cleaned up" getting it out in the mail today. Fitted the quarter panel just for looks. Also trying to work out a deal on some seats from a member on the forum, just waiting on a price. Not much else is going to happen on this until my other car is finished, but as I get time I will keep this thread updated.

Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: BigPines on November 26, 2014, 09:32:53 AM
I see the cat likes the Lambo too!

What is the center tunnel made of? It king of looks like it may be carbon fiber. Is it bonded to the chassis with a glue or something?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 26, 2014, 09:42:38 AM
I see the cat likes the Lambo too!

What is the center tunnel made of? It king of looks like it may be carbon fiber. Is it bonded to the chassis with a glue or something?

The tunnel is part of the chassis, that's where the tranny goes in along with the drive shaft for the front, etc. so what you are seeing on the inside is just sound deadening and layers of covering over the metal.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on November 26, 2014, 09:43:36 AM
Hope that cat doesn't use your car as a scratching post, if he does send him to me I'll take care of him!  >:(
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 26, 2014, 09:44:34 AM
Have a few more parts that will be on there way soon. These came in to Chris last week and will find there way onto the car very soon!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: SchulzeA on November 26, 2014, 10:41:19 AM
Thanks for letting me visit for a weekend and check out the car up close. And thanks for the epic party! Oklahoma hospitality is top notch.  ::beers
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on November 26, 2014, 12:10:05 PM
I got all of the interior trim pulled to get "cleaned up" getting it out in the mail today. Fitted the quarter panel just for looks. Also trying to work out a deal on some seats from a member on the forum, just waiting on a price. Not much else is going to happen on this until my other car is finished, but as I get time I will keep this thread updated.

Your real Murcielago looks awesome!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on November 26, 2014, 02:06:39 PM
Thanks Robert! Im excited and really anxious to get started on it!

SchulzeA and Purple you are welcome anytime, Had a great time! Anybody else that would like to visit, I am more then willing to show you the cars and have a drink, just give me a few days heads up so I can get a sitter!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 26, 2014, 02:33:56 PM
Very much appreciated the hospitality! Can't thank you enough for showing us around, learned and saw a lot, made some new friends as well. It was extremely motivating to see everything first hand! Thank you Thank you Thank you! This fella dropped everything to stop and partake in a beverage or two with us  ;) will be back again, you've been warned!!!  ::beers
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: No Bull on November 26, 2014, 03:27:16 PM
And you guys had Tacos without me!   >:(

 ::headbang

I'm sure everyone will be back together for "Ballfest 2015"  :LL:

Chris
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 26, 2014, 03:41:42 PM
Need to make it a National Holiday!!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 29, 2014, 09:39:27 AM
Well quite a bit of parts acquired and work being done on this car. I have renamed the car Skittles because of all the different color Murci parts I'm acquiring! Starting off I bought a 99 Audi A8 with the 4.2 V8 for my engine swap, stock power is around 315-320 should make more with some upgrades and twin turbo's down the road, but for now just the swap all working with the factory murci wiring and getting the gauges working is my goal. I also acquired a Transaxle out of a Audi S6 (98-04) with the twin turbo, it is the same transmission used in the Porsche Boxter's in 96-2000. This will all bolt together with no adapter need. Im not sure if I will go with a stand alone engine management system or the factory Audi A8 computer.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 29, 2014, 09:52:56 AM
I ordered some parts off of a wrecked blue Murci out of Tennessee. The 3rd brake light housing and the manual pedal assembly since I will be going with a manual tranny this time around instead of the egear. I also got a nice gift in on Christmas eve, my seats, back engine hatch, hinges and column cover!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on December 29, 2014, 10:07:47 AM
That's an awesome engine and the one I wished I had in my car, maybe in the future.  Good deal on getting so many parts this fast!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 29, 2014, 10:08:22 AM
I also have been working with Cliff at Cliffs custom fab letting him do some small work on the side for some suspension components and the front chassis, he has all of the OEM measurements of the original car and has the metric tubing, depending on how that all goes I will continue doing business with him and hope for the best. Here are a few more pictures also...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 29, 2014, 10:13:11 AM
Lol! I can see why you've chosen the name Skittles! I think you should leave it that way, but then again you may attract the wrong crowd! Either way you are really moving quickly and things are looking good!  :notworthy
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on December 29, 2014, 10:16:53 AM
LOL  C!  Maybe that's what he wants, we shouldn't judge.

I don't like skittles but I like your car jajaja
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 29, 2014, 10:19:16 AM
HAHA Im just trying to attract you Purple... And it must be working!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 29, 2014, 10:26:49 AM
Last Friday I made a little venture to our good friend Mr. Watson and picked up some parts I purchased from No Bull and were long over due to be finished and some parts I had paid for a while back. I picked up a passenger lower rear quarter, rear exhaust lid and wing, both rockers, both fenders, inner hood. I still need to get a front bumper and driver quarter in a couple weeks to complete all of my body panels minus the passenger door and it will be a month or so before I can afford the one I'm looking at.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: casper on December 30, 2014, 12:01:51 AM
Whats the story on the white lp640 behind the truck with the box?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 30, 2014, 08:41:41 AM
Whats the story on the white lp640 behind the truck with the box?

Its one of Victors original Murci's
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 30, 2014, 09:51:59 AM
I had a little bit of time last night to do a little work on the car. Took about an hour to get to this point. Watsons parts fit so nice. The body panels still need lots of trimming and they are just sitting in place nothing is bonded
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on December 30, 2014, 10:22:46 AM
Your gaps are very nice for just having the panels loosely fitted, great job!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on January 13, 2015, 07:58:32 PM
Porsche transaxle bolted to the 4.2 Audi motor and sat in the car
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: BigPines on January 13, 2015, 08:58:37 PM
Dang! You are going to have that on the road in no time! :D
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Fatboyslim on January 13, 2015, 09:48:23 PM
Great job Dustin! as in verrrry nice! im so darn jealous im going have to get drunk now thanks alot!  ::thumbup  p.s. hey fellas why everytime i want to say a curse word it corrects me and say "darn" or "dang" or "gee whiz" cant i say a friggen curse word sometimes?? Gee whiz!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: notnilc20 on January 14, 2015, 12:39:13 AM
"Wow", is all i can say!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: lp670mike on January 14, 2015, 03:17:52 PM
You are my hero ::thumbup
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on January 15, 2015, 10:47:24 AM
That engine sure does look nice in there, I can only imagine what it will look like when its all detailed. Beautiful!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on February 23, 2015, 09:54:50 PM
Not much to talk about other then I got my motor mounts made, got some parts back from the upholster & got all of my parts from No Bull
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on February 23, 2015, 10:09:16 PM
This will be a lot of help for me, thanks for posting.   Did you mock them up from wood or cardboard?  You did an awesome job making them  :notworthy
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on February 24, 2015, 08:17:54 AM
Few more pictures
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Post by: solrac on February 24, 2015, 09:12:52 AM
Wow. Nice. Are those center consol buttons poem ?
They look nice.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on February 24, 2015, 08:23:19 PM
Wow. Nice. Are those center consol buttons poem ?
They look nice.

Yes they are OEM everything inside is original  ::LAMBO2
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on February 25, 2015, 02:46:42 AM
Few more pictures
Very nice!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 23, 2015, 05:19:38 PM
Well after 9 months of no posting time resurrect my build thread and give some updates. I haven't got as far as I had hoped since I had to nearly finish my replica build and deliver it earlier this year. Right now the car still is not running due to needing to order a replacement key fob that mates to my Murci Vin # it takes 3 weeks to get from Italy. right now soon as I turn the key on the alarm goes off and shuts power down to the GSM (which runs everything).

I'll start off with pictures switching the cars peddles over from E-Gear to manual since I will be using the Porsche Transaxle & removing the paddles from the column… next few pictures are removing the factory dry sump oil system and interior pictures after everything is complete inside.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 23, 2015, 05:31:27 PM
Next I purchased a crashed door from Mr. Watson and planned on fixing it, worked out pretty good until I scratched it and went another direction when i found a better door in California when I visited. Ill post these pictures, might help somebody when they design there doors.

I started off by cutting and straigtening out the bent metal on the back of the door and adding the new metal.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 23, 2015, 05:42:28 PM
This is the door I ended up getting while I was in Cali, it was bent in the front and ended up being an easier fix, so I ended up using a piece of the outer door skin off the old door to fit it..
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 23, 2015, 05:50:22 PM
This is some working on the LP640 upgraded rockers. I had to take the OEM early Murci oil cooler and turn it 180 Deg so it fit into the LP640 scoop.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on October 23, 2015, 07:56:17 PM
You have great skill, not just anyone can tackle a job like that and turn out quality work like yours.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 24, 2015, 10:30:02 AM
Here are a few of the front chassis rebuild pictures... ::beers
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 26, 2015, 08:27:30 AM
More pictures of the front chassis rebuild...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 26, 2015, 08:32:09 AM
Continued...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on October 26, 2015, 09:01:00 AM
Last Few
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Post by: Havemurci on October 26, 2015, 08:35:43 PM
Lookin good...are you welding in thoes flip flops?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: lambo_sam on October 27, 2015, 10:39:23 PM
Wow!! Nice Dustin! how did you determine the exact dimensions
of the of the front end chassis rebuild?? Did you get measurements
from another murcie? Very oem looking!! I'm sure lamborghini would
be proud ::thumbup
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: kmb58 on October 28, 2015, 05:09:01 AM
what steel are you using for framing?  Its all metric and a special alloy..  curios for my own build...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on October 28, 2015, 03:43:52 PM
Last Few
Very nice work!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 05, 2015, 09:28:09 PM
DANG!!! Can't wait to go for a ride in that pig! Do us all a favor and keep this thread up to date!!!  ;)
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: String on November 06, 2015, 05:34:45 PM
Well after 9 months of no posting time resurrect my build thread and give some updates. I haven't got as far as I had hoped since I had to nearly finish my replica build and deliver it earlier this year. Right now the car still is not running due to needing to order a replacement key fob that mates to my Murci Vin # it takes 3 weeks to get from Italy. right now soon as I turn the key on the alarm goes off and shuts power down to the GSM (which runs everything).

I'll start off with pictures switching the cars peddles over from E-Gear to manual since I will be using the Porsche Transaxle & removing the paddles from the column… next few pictures are removing the factory dry sump oil system and interior pictures after everything is complete inside.

It's late here and I only just read this after returning from France , but it looks to me that your alarm problem may be associated with not having any door looms connected as far as I can determine. These will be required by the alarm unit(226) to verify whether the doors are locked/unlocked .
I don't think the central locking switches will need to be plugged in ...but probably best.
:)

Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 18, 2016, 12:20:53 PM
Long time no updates! Continuing on… I got my tag and title all one, good clear 2006 Murcielago title with good Oklahoma tag! too bad its not ready to drive  ::duh Got my wheels, tires and suspension in and on...
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 18, 2016, 12:45:33 PM
Since I not going AWD I had to have these made to keep the hub in the carrier. They go in place of the stock front drive shaft. Also here are a few more pictures of a Murci at Lambo of Dallas in the maintenance bay.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 18, 2016, 12:51:18 PM
Started some body work, jammed the door, installed new wiring, latches & speakers. Still waiting on my door glass, felt & regulator (should be here any day)  ::headbang 
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 18, 2016, 12:55:47 PM
Lastly, to the point I'm at right now is getting the wiring migrated over from the donor Audi. Kinda looks like the Murci Sh1t   :'( all its wiring out all over the ground lol!!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 19, 2016, 09:04:18 AM
Absolutely impressive Butler! You get that thing fired up and I'll have to pay you another visit!!!  ::bounce
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 19, 2016, 02:07:10 PM
Made a little headway today just messing with the stock ECU and wiring. After doing a little looking my RPM sensor (not sure what to call it goes on the tranny) anyway didn't know my transmission had a place for it. I found the location plugged it in and it fired right up on some ether. Im going to continue working with the stock ECU for a little bit now that it is running and see what I can do. Plan is to use one of the Murci fuel pumps to run the motor, the Murci came with 2 one for each fuel rail both putting out about 50-60 psi (hope that is enough) flow rate shouldn't be a problem I wouldn't think. Need to start eliminating a bunch of wires find the fuel pump relay on the audi harness, and go from there. Here is a youtube video I posted. Im sure ill be getting a bunch of haters for me doing this but doesn't bother me.

https://www.youtu.be/lvbSh7-Nvfk (https://youtu.be/lvbSh7-Nvfk)

www.youtu.be/lvbSh7-Nvfk (http://www.youtu.be/lvbSh7-Nvfk)
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 19, 2016, 02:07:58 PM
Absolutely impressive Butler! You get that thing fired up and I'll have to pay you another visit!!!  ::bounce

Looks like you should start planning! lol
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: 01Lambiero on March 19, 2016, 03:34:07 PM
For $16.95 at https://www.alldatadiy.com/ (https://www.alldatadiy.com/) you can get your electrical schematics and most repair procedures.

Jim
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on April 08, 2016, 10:31:04 AM
You make me so jealous, that stance on your car looks perfect!  Do you know when you are getting your quarters and rear bumper installed?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on August 04, 2016, 10:45:26 PM
Long behind on updates! I picked those up from A friend in Cali! Super nice going to try to get them on tomorrow!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on August 04, 2016, 10:49:28 PM
Also picked up this Capristo muffler with the help of Autopro and another friend, got it a few days ago and installed it tonight. I do have the car running but no sound clips with the muffler yet.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on August 04, 2016, 10:58:09 PM
Here is a quick video of it running with the VEMS stand alone engine management (still needs tuned). No muffler and huge vacuum leak (didn't knwo it at the time)

https://youtu.be/Oiq-lg3ZNJI
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Tusabes on August 05, 2016, 12:13:27 AM
Awesome sound !! In the video you covered those gorgeous mufflers inside a metal box ? Wouldn't it be better to leave them exposed ?
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on August 05, 2016, 05:41:54 AM
No that is the factory muffler in the video. That video was made last week and I just got the new muffler on yesterday.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: lp670mike on August 05, 2016, 06:45:21 AM
WOW! That looks awesome, can't wait to hear it.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: RT on August 05, 2016, 08:39:43 PM
OMG!  That is awesome!
Way to go!
I bet you can't wait to take it for a drive.

RT
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on August 05, 2016, 11:20:19 PM
Thanks! Yes I can't wait, still a bit to go. Shooting for late spring for completion.

Worked on the fenders a bit today getting them all ligned up, prob put the bumper on tomorrow
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: jdinner on August 06, 2016, 06:40:12 AM
Lets hear that new muffler!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on August 06, 2016, 09:42:56 PM
Thanks! Yes I can't wait, still a bit to go. Shooting for late spring for completion.

Worked on the fenders a bit today getting them all ligned up, prob put the bumper on tomorrow
Very Nice!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 08, 2016, 08:29:55 PM
Beautiful Butler!!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on August 09, 2016, 07:56:34 PM
Few more pictures before I change it up again! Ordered a full custom engine wiring harness that will take about a month to have made and after that most everything will be on the drive train so nothing mich to show for a few months.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: Robert on August 13, 2016, 10:27:53 PM
Few more pictures before I change it up again! Ordered a full custom engine wiring harness that will take about a month to have made and after that most everything will be on the drive train so nothing mich to show for a few months.
Very Nice work!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on December 19, 2016, 10:16:42 PM
So I changed directions again on my build! Going back with the LP640 look & changing out the Audi 4.2 to a 5.3 or 6.0 LS. Here is a YouTube link to the sound of the 4.2 motor running through my Capristo exhaust

https://youtu.be/XlZekH6_uJs
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: String on December 20, 2016, 02:11:14 PM
' Going back ' to LP640 ,   is that considered ' Retro ' ... ? now .. ::tongue
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: lambo_sam on December 20, 2016, 10:16:17 PM
Very Nice Dustin!!! it sounds bad a$$!!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 07, 2017, 03:02:24 PM
Been a long time since I've posted anything so I'll try to get caught up over the next couple days! Had to upgrade my shop since the last time I was on here for more room. Decided to go a different direction once again on the build. I was having trouble tuning the VEMS on the Audi 4.2 and where I live nobody around here has a clue how to do it so I decided to go with a 5.3 LS. I had the fun of removing the remaking quarter sections off the car (this was a total nightmare I suggest not doing it if have the option) the Lambo glue was something not of this earth! But anyway got it all off. I'll continue to post over the next day or so to get the thread back up to date! And for the non readers here are some pictures.  ::beers
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: 76mx on March 07, 2017, 05:04:56 PM
HEY! I am not a non reader. I read the pictures.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 09, 2017, 08:31:07 PM
Here are a few more pictures for the picture readers! Transferring it to the new shop, stripping the quarters off the car and prepping for the new ones to be installed soon (hopefully)
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 09, 2017, 08:42:48 PM
New motor transplant! Pulling the Audi 4.2 and putting in the 5.3 LS and Audi 01E tranny. Using a cathedral port headed LS, Corvette intake (facing backward), Camaro/Later Corvette style oil pan, Seimens Deka IV 60lb injectors (for twin turbo down the road), stainless headers through Capristo Murci mufflers,  new custom LS harness and custom tune on the stock computer. Eric at Kit Car Chassis made the adapter.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 09, 2017, 08:44:40 PM
Still waiting to install the intake and harness & Sorry for the crooked pictures!
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: 01Lambiero on March 10, 2017, 10:50:21 AM
Man, my neck hurts >:(

Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on March 13, 2017, 01:45:42 AM
Thanks ^ you'd think I should know how to fix that issue... ::scratch
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: autopro on March 13, 2017, 09:28:22 AM
That engine / transmission combination looks simply awesome!  This bad boy is going to scream going down the road.
Title: Re: 06 Murcielago repair/rebuild
Post by: usmc_butler on April 02, 2017, 09:48:59 PM
Finally got the LS running today!


https://youtu.be/JgfAxXjYZ_E