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Murcielago / Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Last post by Simple Man on December 15, 2017, 03:28:17 PM »
got the last dregs of engine items needed and installed engine hopefully for the last time ::scratch

Now I can sort out the rear brakes ::toothy
Replica / Modified Parts For Sale / Re: I just purchased AGP Diablo windshield
« Last post by Mike D on December 15, 2017, 12:25:03 AM »
Hi I also just purchased a Windshield from Josh, unfortunately I have to have it shipped all the way to my home in Florida. Out of curiosity what Diablo do you have?
Murcielago / Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Last post by Simple Man on December 14, 2017, 06:41:09 PM »
Added about 6 oz of csm to the top side,  then removed the original material from the bottom side, if that makes sense. 

Pretty happy the way it turned out.  Some dyna glass and rage gold to finish.  8)

Really leaning towards adding the fiberglass flange all the way around the lens.  ::scratch

Good news on the drivers side very little warp and fits nice in the lens.   ???
Murcielago / Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Last post by Simple Man on December 13, 2017, 08:31:00 PM »
Well the headlight build for the drivers side will go smoother from all that I have learned from the passenger side  ;D

Decided to mount the upper tub recessed into the glass on the ledge.  The ledge at the top and bottom of the glass is wider and some adhesive will be used to affix it to the glass.  Going to try to locate another set of tubs for future use  ::toothy

A recuring theme with the REDO... there always seems to be issues :LL:.

The fiberglass headlights are warped  888o  After sanding the tub to fit inside the ridge and resting of the ledge the tub flares up.  Going to have to add fiberglass CSM to the inside to build it up.


Murcielago / Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Last post by Simple Man on December 12, 2017, 08:37:09 PM »
How to attach the replica tubs to the glass  ::study

Thinking about this way. Trim the tub to rest on the inner ledge of the glass lens. Put a bead of sealant as pictured.

If the lens fogs up over time, the sealant will be easier to remove than if the bucket had the OEM flange.

something to ponder for a few days  :o
Murcielago / Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Last post by Simple Man on December 12, 2017, 07:46:16 PM »
Well made some attachment brackets, or at least the first version  ::toothy
Murcielago / Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Last post by Simple Man on December 12, 2017, 07:43:42 PM »
I would hold off on the desiccant unless really needed.  It seems like it occurs mostly on daily drivers with seam problems which are driven in the rain.  The youtube fix? is to blow low pressure air into the headlight for a few minutes through the bulb hole thus removing the humid air that has accumulated inside the headlamp.  The warmer the air blown in, the less time needed.

(my thinking on this problem is that hot air expands inside the headlight when lights are on.  This breaks the seal of the unit.  As the air cools, it pulls in the moisture where ever it can like rain or washing the car.  Possible cure might be to drill a 1/4 inch hole at a location that is not visible (in the bottom?) and glue a cigarette filter in the hole.  This would allow for the air expansion/contraction without pulling moisture into the light bucket)  my $.02

Something to think about for sure.  Im not sure the heat blows the seams in the OEM headlights as the OEM headlights have drains in them. 

there is a youtube video that states having the lights on causes the problem in the OEM lights. 

I think the main thing I am thinking about when putting these together is how to get them apart if the lens get cloudy. With my removable bottom tub I can inspect the desiccant packets and replace if needed.  They turn color as they fill up.

I'm not sure what the solution is and even Audi hasn't figured it out :)

I'm a ways from sealing mine up so I will have to ponder.....

Thanks for the comments 01!
Other Topics / Re: Thanks for the forum help and the Carlisle turn out great year!
« Last post by RT on December 12, 2017, 07:25:07 PM »
Thanks to all who came to Carlisle this year to make it  record turnout.  It really is a place to meet and get to know the others who have this same obsession.  I hope those who made it will return next year along with more people and their builds.  I know Carlisle events want more paying customers but the biggest thing is what WE get from it.  Unless one of us declares a place and time to get together, this is the best I know of.  The West coast has had its  issues keeping a venue for our type of cars so Carlisle may be the only remaining event. 
Thanks to you, Todd, with your videos we can have a record of the cars and participation for this website's members and all those who could not make it to Carlisle.  This might make you the official videographer for Carlisle event.  LOL
My only regret is the day (Saturday) seemed too short with not enough time to get to talk to everyone and have a ride in the cars.  Maybe next year we can plan for more involvement and group photos.
That was the best Carlisle in years especially for the number of cars that showed up and how much fun we had with the variety of builds.
Let's keep the ball rolling!


PS  Todd, the video link here didn't work.  Please try again.
Countach / Re: 1986 Countach Replica
« Last post by Correy7 on December 12, 2017, 06:40:28 PM »

Great news to report and will update with pictures if interested later this week.

Purchased an 86' Fiero washer fluid reservoir and pump via EBay, installed in front compartment (mounted on subframe assembly), wired off primary harness (thanks to the help of members pointing me in the right direction with diagrams) and may seem small but pretty rewarding to now have a fully functioning wiper assembly!

Next up: shift cable and shifter assembly.

Question: Would anyone have a lead on a shift gate similar to that of the FiEuro product?I know Rodney Dickman offers the improved shifter but am having difficulty finding a gate (for aesthetic purposes only).
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