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From 1986, Launch testing my 1984 Webber Count

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Test launches at the industrial park in 1986. I had just bought this black black 1985 Webber car. Was actually an 84 that gained a year through the import process.

About a year later it got rear ended causing moderate damage. I took the insurance money and sold the car as-is wrecked. No clue where it ended up.

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NICE!?

 

In 2002 one of my friends gets me to a Ferrari meet in CT. I had a new 360 Spider. I asked one of the guys dusting off his red/tan "Hey, where do y'all have the burnout contest?" He looks at me and says "Burnout?" "Contest?" I say "Yeah burnout contest, or are we all gonna hang around and polish our valve stems?" My buddy said I was nuts and the Ferrari guy never got it. I was like round peg, square hole, no hot chicks, let's GTF outta here. Was like a wake Lol

Now it's much different, many more cars, greater percentage of owners driving them vs the aficionado/purists. Back then probably four out of five Ferrari were red/tan. Mine was TDF Blue over Crema. When trading it a couple of years later the color killed value oh and did I mention it was a stick? Sticks were poison back then.

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I would love to get my 84' Countach to launch like that, however without having to drop the clutch out at 5,000+ RPM's.

Out of curiosity do you recall what RPM's you dumped that thing out at? Looks like it was in amazing tune.

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I would love to get my 84' Countach to launch like that, however without having to drop the clutch out at 5,000+ RPM's.

Out of curiosity do you recall what RPM's you dumped that thing out at? Looks like it was in amazing tune.

Just do what they do at the track and wet it down in front of the back tires and do a rolling burnout... Wouldn't require a 5k launch...

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I think thats the smokiest Countach burnout Ive ever seen!

 

There is nothing better than a set of old school P7's Lol

You know the injected car runs really well but so did the Webber car. I was in my mid 20's and used it like it was a Chevy back then. Boston, Newport, Manhattan like nothing. Oil lines blew twice, first time at 800 KM. A securing clamp actually cut it. The next one that blew was to the oil filter. What sucked was the headers ignited it. Fortunately having had a car burn once, I always carry two fire extinguishers, one in the cockpit, one in the trunk and was able to put it out quickly. The second those lines blow the oil pressure warning comes on. Thank God.

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I would love to get my 84' Countach to launch like that, however without having to drop the clutch out at 5,000+ RPM's.

Out of curiosity do you recall what RPM's you dumped that thing out at? Looks like it was in amazing tune.

 

That was a side draft car and ran pretty well. My 83 is injected but didn't do as well with the smoke shows. It has Assimetrico P Zeros while in 86 I had P 7's and maybe not as much nut but who can recall after 30 years. I brought the motor to 7500 and just dumped the clutch.

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Not photoshopped cupcakes, this one's from 2015.

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On ‎10‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 7:37 PM, 4xchamp said:

Not photoshopped cupcakes, this one's from 2015.

 

While it looks cool it also gives me the chills while my mind tries to comprehend what's going on there.  Definite garage art photo!

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On 11/10/2018 at 12:23 PM, islandguy said:

While it looks cool it also gives me the chills while my mind tries to comprehend what's going on there.  Definite garage art photo!

It's not really hard to figure out what is going on there.

 

To put it simply, THE CAR IS POSSESSED! And the owner is merely trying to perform an Exorcism.  :icon_twisted:

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I'd love to see a sweet ass takeoff like that, I only know of 3 videos on whole of Youtube that have a spinning take off. 60 minute segment about the Countach, Jay Lenos review of the Countach... so maybe 2 I forgot if there is a 3rd haha.
The flaming Countach is a kit that caught fire at a gas station.

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Ah yes, that's the 3rd however, I like a straight line launch and not in the wet. Like this.


and this
 

Man I want a Countach. I'll be driving one this weekend - Wooot!

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