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  1. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    Given that both kits are from the same year and both are US cars, I wouldn’t be surprised. Many peculiar oddities with Lamborghini.
     
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  3. joe sackey

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  5. Rossocorsa1

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    I am aware of a very good tool kit available for sale (I have no affiliation). If you’re interested, please send me a message and I’ll connect you with the seller.
     
  6. Rossocorsa1

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    Tool kit from a 1987 US injected QV. Interesting to note that these leather working gloves have black trim. The vast majority of gloves in QV kits that I’ve seen have blue trim, though, as noted previously in this thread, variations have surfaced. Black trim isn’t something I’ve seen before now, however.

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  7. Rossocorsa1

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    #182 Rossocorsa1, Jan 13, 2020
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    Every Countach tool kit came with a bulb/fuse container (commonly referred to as a “pot”). In fact, early variation kits came with one bulb pot and one fuse pot.

    Pictured here is the pot from my 1985 Euro QV. From everything I have researched, the “Philips” pot (easily visible Philips logo on the top) was included in all 5000S, QV and Anniversario variants. Most all had a yellow container bottom with a blue top, though some came with green container bottoms. I have also seen these same pots in early variants, though I have seen other style pots in early kits as well. Would be great to see some detailed images from anyone that owns and LP400 or LP400S. They are difficult to find, but occasionally surface on ebay, and other sources. But, be careful when buying one. There are a multitude of bulb pots available, but the kind in Countach kits are very specific.

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  8. Spyder-Man

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    Great spot on the ol Bay of E!

    Mine is the green bottom varient. Be interested to see the earlier cars and whay they came equiped with?
     
  9. Rossocorsa1

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    Here are photos from random earlier posts, Mostly from Joe and one exceptional/mint LP400 example from Leo. Seems LP400 and LP400S variants had different style pots (this, assuming these are all original). Yet, interestingly, one of the earliest found kits shown below (from an LP400 round kit) is sporting two Philips blue/yellow pots.

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    And this photo, from an original LP400 owners manual (crazy rare, by the way), seems to clearly show the blue/yellow Philips pots as well.

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  11. Rossocorsa1

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    Well, these didn’t last long. A lesson for those out there that are seriously looking to build an authentic Countach tool kit - when items pop-up, grab them quickly.
     
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    Not wishing to knock this kit, but based on info in this thread there seem a lot of items within that are clearly at odds with the norm.
     
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  14. Rossocorsa1

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    I agree, however, finding a complete, fully correct Countach tool kit it very rare. This kit can get someone about 70% there, then can fill in the rest with acquired pieces.
     
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    It seems that one box was for spark plugs?
     
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  16. Rossocorsa1

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    Yes, according to the owners manual, you’re correct.
     
  17. EMILIO

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    i agree
    i think even closer to 100% correct
    is missing gloves but for the rest a VERY good start! and i think asking is not super hi to!
     
  18. Rossocorsa1

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    Interesting tool kit from a 5000S posted by Joe in the “Ultimate Supercar” thread. Variations, such as the red translucent screwdrivers, are very cool.

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    Note 4 of them in a totally original kit.
     
  20. Rossocorsa1

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    #196 Rossocorsa1, Mar 4, 2020
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    Some have contacted me about how to obtain the leather working gloves. Unfortunately, the original gloves that came with tool kits (with the "Nuova Lamborghini" logo on them) are very difficult to find; however, if you're not extremely particular, it is very easy to acquire the Diablo leather working gloves. It is my understanding that these gloves can be ordered at a dealer from the parts department. You can also fine them here:

    New - https://www.partscollector.com/en/mostraArticolo.php?IDArticolo=6373

    Used -https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/324041534642

    Used -https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223929716339
     
  21. Lemacc

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    Not very sure you will get the period correct Diablo gloves when you order it these days @factory.
     
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  23. dinonz308

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    I believe that's what mine is supposed to look like. I have the double strap bag, the jack, the jack spanner, and a curved wheel brace not pictured. I'm pretty much starting from scratch.
     
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  24. Rossocorsa1

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    Dean - I’m happy to help. Let’s discuss when we talk.
     

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