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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Tony Ierardi, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. phrogs

    phrogs Karting

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    Tony,

    Who do you use for the plating of components?

    Do you do all the painting of components in house or send them out?

    Very cool Love the photos
     
  2. 2mnyToys

    2mnyToys Rookie

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    Looks spectacular.
     
  3. 2aftercannonball

    2aftercannonball Formula Junior

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    #4 2aftercannonball, Nov 18, 2010
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    Tony, as I'm sure you know its a good idea to put a dab of sealant over these holes when installing the heatshield. Keeping moisture out of those tubes is a good thing.
    Looks good.
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  4. Scott85

    Scott85 Karting

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    Looking good!

    Is that a GNX in the next stall over ?
     
  5. 355dreamer

    355dreamer Formula Junior

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    Amazing work!!!
     
  6. ken qv

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    I don't think they looked that good brand new...Seriously.
     
  7. BlueBiturbo

    BlueBiturbo F1 Rookie

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    Amazing work !
     
  8. johnhoughtaling

    johnhoughtaling Formula Junior
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    I'll confess to being the client and also to wanting more
    Pictures!!!!


    I'll tell you, ive had three vintage lamborghinis restored by Tony.

    I'm from the Jay Leno school of thought that if you can, restore it to 100 points, drive the sucker down to 70 points and if you can restore back up to 100.


    At one point Ive owned nearly every vintage lamborghini model extant, and had cars restored by the best, and I can honestly say Tony is among the best vintage lamborghini restorers. He has an attnetion to detail that is down right obsessive. He re restored 4870, the shahs SV, the alpine countach downdraft, and now is tackling the beast, my LM.

    I've never seen this type of work, to this degree. It's insane. Bobileff who's done many cars for me has the corner on miuras and work on the west coast, and he is fantastic, But if you are on the east coast I highly recommend Tony. He loves these cars and the way he catalogues parts boarders on the insane. He's the absolute biggest perfectionist vie seen in the car hobby. All I can say is wow.


    Ok Tony, I want more pics please.
     
  9. ralfabco

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    Nice work, cars, and pics.
     
  10. Jota 5084

    Jota 5084 Formula 3

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    A real joy to see thoose pics, fantastic.
     
  11. Peter K.

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    Amazing what a can of spray paint and some sand paper can do ;)





    As always, fantastic work.
     
  12. Jalpa_Mike

    Jalpa_Mike Formula 3
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    Tony:

    Your attention to detail is simply amazing!!!!

    BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!

    Mike
     
  13. joe sackey

    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    #15 joe sackey, Nov 19, 2010
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    Fantastic work Tony, and its always a pleasure working with you too.

    But I hate to point out the fly in the ointment. The Ansa exhaust system as shown in the pic below is all wrong. First off, the black is far too shiny. Secondly, the black ought to extend 1/3 the way up the tips. Thirdly, where (oh where) is the tape (red tape, to be period correct)? Lastly, there are 4 Ansa stickers conspicuous only by their absence.

    I can be forgiven for thinking that perhaps this was a custom order, but hopefully since this image was taken all sins have been rectified.

    Gotta keep you on your toes, my man...

    Having said all the above I don't know of anyone in the USA with the knowledge and dedication towards the Countach model that you have.
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  14. Rex71

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    Amazing work !
     
  15. EarlyCat

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    Tony, keep the pictures rolling. Just fantastic work. John, you have some spectacular Lamborghinis.
     
  16. effer

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    Wow! What an amazing work!

    I just can't stop admiring those pictures ... Pure art.
     
  17. Tony Ierardi

    Tony Ierardi Formula Junior

    May 30, 2004
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    Thanks Joe

    The exhaust was ceramic coated due to the frequent use the car gets.

    As well as the photos are not of the car complete, but feel free to keep me in check ;)

    We can always get better :)

    Tony
     
  18. Tony Ierardi

    Tony Ierardi Formula Junior

    May 30, 2004
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    Thank you all for the kind words.

    I would like to point out that the work you see is a team effort.

    I direct the restorations and do some of the work, but the majority is done by my dedicated team led by Kevin & Dennis.

    Tony Ierardi
     
  19. joe sackey

    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Tony, just having fun, glad others can too.

    GREAT WORK.
     
  20. Tony Ierardi

    Tony Ierardi Formula Junior

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    Correct.

    A local customer’s 500 mile GNX that we maintain for him.
     
  21. Tony Ierardi

    Tony Ierardi Formula Junior

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    #23 Tony Ierardi, Nov 19, 2010
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  22. NSXER

    NSXER Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    Simply awesome!
    I do know that he has an old LP400S lurking around that shop waiting for its turn :)
     
  23. gurslo

    gurslo Formula Junior

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    Gorgeous,... love seeing this

    Tony how can you be reached?
     

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