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  1. raymondQV

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    BTW, the oil thermostat to the second oil cooler was installed by me at the first engine out to fix a leaking head gasket. The engine was also out between Patricks ownership and my buy, the red silicone in the heads was definitely not factory.
     
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    It's been interesting piecing together the car's history, meanwhile in my ownership I have kept a detailed log of everything that has happened with the car during it's USA rebirth and tenure, let's call it Chapter Two.

    One of my favorite post-restoration images.

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    Moody image TBT to when FLA12835 was here for a few days,.

    We did a photoshoot behind our local Fire Department and the whole department emptied out to come and see the car, these cars are people magnets.

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    It's the 1990 ILOC (International Lamborghini Owners Club) meeting at the famed Zandvoort F1 race circuit, you're riding in a fine LP400S when you hear the plaintive wail of another Countach as it whooshes by you in a cacophony of sound punctuated by the famed Downdraft induction whistle, you manage to catch the tail end of the red rocket...

    Awesome image by Marcel de Lange, from a bygone era.

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    Continuing down memory lane, here is FLA12804 imaged attending the September 1988 ILOC meeting at Colmar-Berg , this image by Jeroen Veeneman.

    The car is shown in front of the Hotel Le Royal Luxembourg, 12 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.

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  14. EMILIO

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    black red is a cool combo
    remove the ugly QV small wing and is perfect
     
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    Bump - I would appreciate it if a few owners would please contribute some photos of their valve stems and caps. Thank you.
     
  17. joe sackey

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    Will do mine later today.
     
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    The appropriately named Lamborghini Drivers Club showing 2 Downdrafts with significant mileage that have been in long-term ownership.

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    Thanks, Joe
     
  22. dinonz308

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    I will try to get photos this week - I want to get to the shop where the car is to photograph my gas cap and keys - I am dead certain I have the newer style cap, but with the keys with the plastic on them, and the FIST logo.
     
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    Thanks, Dean.
     

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