Countach

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Bo_apex

1,780 posts

199 months

Thursday 15th September
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Jonny TVR said:
two beautifully uncluttered noses smile


Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Friday 16th September
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rat rod said:
Looks like the seed has been sown ,just a case of not if but when,

Have used Emblem ,they are not to far away from me,lovely bunch of guys,

bend over backwards to help,even if they are not taking money from you .


Edited by rat rod on Friday 16th September 05:51
I was there earlier this morning to collect the countach and the F40 came in after a test drive. Amazing to see in the flesh and to see the bonnet open. The owner has had it for 20 years apparently and uses it regularly which is great to know. The next time you are at Emblem you will have to drop in for a coffee as I'm only up the road from them.

Fessia fancier

734 posts

164 months

Sunday 18th September
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Jonny TVR said:
Proof of the excellence of a Countach (and F40) handbrake
(On a flat surface anyhow)

Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Sunday 18th September
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Fessia fancier said:
Proof of the excellence of a Countach (and F40) handbrake
(On a flat surface anyhow)
My brakes are sticking a bit so no handbrake needed even on a slope!

Ferruccio

1,792 posts

100 months

Sunday 18th September
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Jonny TVR said:
My brakes are sticking a bit so no handbrake needed even on a slope!
Happened to me. Gets worse. Need to get it sorted.

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Sunday 18th September
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Jonny TVR said:
rat rod said:
Looks like the seed has been sown ,just a case of not if but when,

Have used Emblem ,they are not to far away from me,lovely bunch of guys,

bend over backwards to help,even if they are not taking money from you .


Edited by rat rod on Friday 16th September 05:51
I was there earlier this morning to collect the countach and the F40 came in after a test drive. Amazing to see in the flesh and to see the bonnet open. The owner has had it for 20 years apparently and uses it regularly which is great to know. The next time you are at Emblem you will have to drop in for a coffee as I'm only up the road from them.
Thought you were in Deven,have you moved already or am i getting mixed up again,seems to happen a lot,must be my age nerd

Nice thought, thank you

Fessia fancier

734 posts

164 months

Sunday 18th September
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Jonny TVR said:
My brakes are sticking a bit so no handbrake needed even on a slope!
Encouraged by this practical experience I used mine today for a trip to Homebase. Fortunately I didn’t need an 8x4 sheet of ply….

Captain Smerc

2,693 posts

97 months

Sunday 18th September
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smokinsmokin

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Sunday 18th September
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Fessia fancier said:
Jonny TVR said:
My brakes are sticking a bit so no handbrake needed even on a slope!
Encouraged by this practical experience I used mine today for a trip to Homebase. Fortunately I didn’t need an 8x4 sheet of ply….
You will be fitting a tow bar on it next to pull your trailer,laugh

Bigus

42 posts

29 months

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Sunday 18th September
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Bigus said:
Where did you dig that one up from , Bloody fantastic, thumbup


Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Monday 19th September
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rat rod said:
Thought you were in Deven,have you moved already or am i getting mixed up again,seems to happen a lot,must be my age nerd

Nice thought, thank you
I moved already smile

Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Monday 19th September
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Fessia fancier said:
Encouraged by this practical experience I used mine today for a trip to Homebase. Fortunately I didn’t need an 8x4 sheet of ply….
Thats one way to keep your homebase purchases to a minimum! well done.

Fessia fancier

734 posts

164 months

Monday 19th September
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Bigus said:
That truly is superb!

Fessia fancier

734 posts

164 months

Monday 19th September
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Jonny TVR said:
Thats one way to keep your homebase purchases to a minimum! well done.
Thanks. They omitted to mention this in the manual, but a small paint tester pot fits neatly under the passenger footrest. Hopefully this kind of real-world experience is helpful!

carspath

785 posts

158 months

Monday 19th September
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I am genuinely curious Fessia .

Why do you think that your post might in any way be helpful in informing anyone about the real world capabilities of a Countach ?

Of course a running Countach can make it through town to a trading estate - almost any functioning vehicle will be able to do that .

The real question must surely be whether you exploited the car’s potential to thrill ( beit through its exhaust music , its ever smoother gear engagement as the engine revs increase , or all the other lovely sensations that a Countach can provide only/particularly at high engine speeds ) by driving through midday traffic to get to Homebase .

The fact that you climbed past a hedge to take a photograph which gave more prominence to a Homebase sign than to the Countach suggests that you were more interested in generating a sensational reaction on PH than in talking about the car .

I only bring up this point because , while many will applaud at the immense bravery and sheer audacity of taking a Countach shopping , the post really tells us nothing about the Countach .

What would tell us something about the Countach would be if you were to set the alarm clock for 5.00 AM tomorrow and tell us how the car performed on dry , empty roads .

The weather forecast is good for tomorrow so I , and probably many other PH’ers , look forward to reading a proper report on the real world capabilities of a Countach .

I am already looking forward to breakfast time tomorrow

Fessia fancier

734 posts

164 months

Monday 19th September
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Hello Carspath

Thank you for your reply. It was intended as an ironic / tongue in cheek post for amusement although perhaps it did not hit the bullseye.
I will be in Stockholm tomorrow morning so unable to drive my car but I have managed about 1000km this year so far and 99.5% or more of that didn’t trouble the DIY sector.
Best wishes
FF

Adam.

24,222 posts

235 months

Monday 19th September
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Bizarre

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Monday 19th September
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There's always one confused

Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Tuesday 20th September
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Well I did the school run in mine last night! Very practical!