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Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Not sure why the photo is sideways - sorry. It wasn't before I uploaded it. I'm sure you get the idea.


Patrick-Peter

237 posts

86 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Larry5.2 said:
carspath said:
Book : 9781845849221
Pg 131 : talks about the RWD ONLY Murcielago R-GT .



Audi Sport and Reiter Engineering ( who were also involved in developing the race versions of the KTM X-BOW -- there are so many associations and similarities between KTM and Lamborghini ) developed this race car .

Less than 1100 Kg , and the engine cubic capacity was also reduced to 5988 cc .
A truly massive rear wing , even by Lambo standards .



Wold be really interesting to know how different / similar your after market conversion is to the technology / mechanicals of the R-GT .
The rear wing would certainly help a lot with traction...
The conversion to RWD comprises of removing the front diff, torque tube from gearbox to diff, and the front driveshafts. You then need to replace the driveshafts with stubs - there's a number of choice for this including Lambo Diablo SV parts. Then the front of the gearbox needs supporting, which starts to get interesting smile

There is a bloke in the US selling a nice-looking part to do this job. I had my own design machined and fitted it. I made a few of these available on the LamboTalk website, but TBH I sold too cheap and just about broke even. These were for manual cars only but I had an eGear version in the pipeline. I decided to stop it and focus on my day job.... However if there is interest, this can be rekindled...
I'd be up for a full Rwd conversion kit. Would need it for a Egear car. Have looked into reid performance - Its pricey when you factor in the customs coming form the US etc. Been looking to see if any one in the UK/EU does it.

Lambo FirstBlood

Original Poster:

973 posts

182 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Patrick-Peter said:
Larry5.2 said:
carspath said:
Book : 9781845849221
Pg 131 : talks about the RWD ONLY Murcielago R-GT .



Audi Sport and Reiter Engineering ( who were also involved in developing the race versions of the KTM X-BOW -- there are so many associations and similarities between KTM and Lamborghini ) developed this race car .

Less than 1100 Kg , and the engine cubic capacity was also reduced to 5988 cc .
A truly massive rear wing , even by Lambo standards .



Wold be really interesting to know how different / similar your after market conversion is to the technology / mechanicals of the R-GT .
The rear wing would certainly help a lot with traction...
The conversion to RWD comprises of removing the front diff, torque tube from gearbox to diff, and the front driveshafts. You then need to replace the driveshafts with stubs - there's a number of choice for this including Lambo Diablo SV parts. Then the front of the gearbox needs supporting, which starts to get interesting smile

There is a bloke in the US selling a nice-looking part to do this job. I had my own design machined and fitted it. I made a few of these available on the LamboTalk website, but TBH I sold too cheap and just about broke even. These were for manual cars only but I had an eGear version in the pipeline. I decided to stop it and focus on my day job.... However if there is interest, this can be rekindled...
I'd be up for a full Rwd conversion kit. Would need it for a Egear car. Have looked into reid performance - Its pricey when you factor in the customs coming form the US etc. Been looking to see if any one in the UK/EU does it.
I’ve ordered the Reid kit. It’s on its way as we speak. As soon as it arrives, I’ll post pictures. I can vouch for Larry 5.2 as a good guy so might be worth trying his kit which is a fair bit cheaper.

Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Forgot to say, mine is e-gear too

carspath

839 posts

180 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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R888's are great

Used them for almost 10 years on my prototype Brooke 260 RR - I cant imagine two cars more different than the Brooke and the Murcie Roadster .

The Brooke was about 580 Kg with a 260 bhp , 200 lb-ft Cosworth engine

The very first few miles of the Brooke's first trip across the Channel was in biblically torrential rain

The R888's were extraordinarily good , genuinely impressive .
Toyo tell you to be very aware of standing water , and this was constantly on my mind .

However the only way to keep dry ( the Brooke has no roof , no doors and no windscreen - it looks like a 1960's F1 car ) within the cockpit , and to keep the visor of my helmet clear , was to drive at about 80 mph .

And the R888's were totally up to the job , despite the French autoroutes having a good layer of stagnant , albeit not deep puddled , water on them .

Pirelli P Zeros on the Murcie seem good , but I have never pushed the Murcie in the way that I did with the Brooke or the Countach ( on Yokohamas )

The road conditions , legislation , cameras , traffic density etc , etc , just don't allow me to do so anymore .
Approaching maxing any car is an event - and you can only do that on the road today in something like a low powered MX5

Frankly its RELATIVELY boring to DRIVE these hugely capable cars today cf when we had more liberty -- but hey ho that's life .


Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Wednesday 1st April 2020
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Just heard that my new titanium exhaust is back from the fabricators and I just received a couple of pics before it ships to me so I thought I'd share.






I love how it looks. it also adds a few bhp and saves 50KG!

VonSenger

2,465 posts

192 months

Friday 10th April 2020
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I'd get it on a rolling road and check the vitals. I ran a designtek titanium exhaust on my 996 turbo. Ran awful and hot as the welded bends affect gas flow. I ended up getting rid of mine. I didn't realise ti doesn't bend well, hence the welded sections. Just a thought.

Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Friday 10th April 2020
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VonSenger said:
I'd get it on a rolling road and check the vitals. I ran a designtek titanium exhaust on my 996 turbo. Ran awful and hot as the welded bends affect gas flow. I ended up getting rid of mine. I didn't realise ti doesn't bend well, hence the welded sections. Just a thought.
Thanks for the feedback. I’ll bear it in mind. I have heard from a number of people online who have fitted the same unit as I have on their Murcielagos and all the feedback appears to be positive thus far so fingers crossed I won’t have the same problems as you did on the Porsche.

OJV10

256 posts

217 months

Sunday 19th April 2020
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Loving this thread! I think a lot of people often look for their old car or at least same make / model they had years ago to re-live the great memories. Fantastic that you have managed to re-purchase your old car. It looks fantastic! Love the colour combo. I bet it sounds amazing with the current exhaust setup, however I can imagine it can get tiresome on a long trip. The Murci is definitely my favourite modern supercar - it looks so aggresive.

Re: the RWD conversion, sounds very interesting - I can see why you are wanting to do it for the benefits you list. There are many other cars which people literally "take the prop off" and no negative effects after years of use. Like you say apart from the reduced traction.

Please keep us updated with your progress, will enjoy following it. Happy motoring.

AyBee

10,591 posts

205 months

Monday 20th April 2020
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That's going to look stunning with some heat cycles through it!

Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Wednesday 29th April 2020
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Thank for the comments.

Not a very exciting job but today I removed the lairy aftermarket speaker covers and replaced them with originals.

Heres what it looked liked:



Apparently they were custom made and very expensive but I wasn't keen.

I'm so pleased he kept the originals, the cheapest OEM Replacements I could fine online are £500 not including the speakers!
Here are the much simpler looking factory covers.



It a fiddly job - scissor doors look great and nice in a tight parking space but definitely not your friend when you want to work on something that is in the door!

Here's the finished look - back to factory



Only a small job but pleased to have gotten it done.

The RWD kit from Reid Performance is still stuck in US Customs, no doubt delayed by everything going on in the world but the titanium exhaust also from Reid Performance arrives today so will post some pics and may start to do the install soon.

Cheers,

LFB


Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Wednesday 29th April 2020
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And the exhaust has arrived!









I'm going start take a few screws off and take a look inside to see how much work is involved but to think that these 2 x tiny pieces of Titanium are going to replace what can be only described as a 45KG beer fridge is quite exciting!

The rear glass engine cover isn't staying up on its own so its clear that the struts are gone so I may order some replacements and do that job first. At the moment, I have a track pump sitting on top of the engine block holding the bonnet open!


NDA

21,889 posts

228 months

Wednesday 29th April 2020
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I had a new Murcielago when they first came out.... I found the traction control came on a lot, it'll be interesting to hear how it copes with RWD.

Great cars. Mobile art.


VonSenger

2,465 posts

192 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Good to meet you today mate, what a car and wow what a noise!!! laugh

Let me know when you guys are next out I'll come along.


db10

278 posts

266 months

Saturday 8th August 2020
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I found switches under the steering wheel on mine which turned on an array of leds all over the underside of the car, intakes and engine bay!

db10

278 posts

266 months

Saturday 8th August 2020
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Amit0303

2 posts

17 months

Sunday 31st December 2023
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@Lambofirstblood - did you end up keeping everything stock and just go with DTP exhaust? Did you leave the primary cats as they were? Tempted to do the same myself due to MOT etc, but would like to know what you thought of the sound just with DTP. Thanks

Amit0303

2 posts

17 months

Sunday 31st December 2023
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@Lambofirstblood - did you end up keeping everything stock and just go with DTP exhaust? Did you leave the primary cats as they were? Tempted to do the same myself due to MOT etc, but would like to know what you thought of the sound just with DTP. Thanks