Current progress so far
Links to parts and information websites
Where I will be building my diablo
Where most of the important bits come from
The stuff it all bolts to
What makes it go
What makes it pretty
The cars nervous system
Where you sit
The gubberment bit
 
Who really cares?
Stuff that will not fit anywhere else
Other diablo replica websites
 

Resources

A collection of links and other useful information I have or will be using in my construction of my replica:

Links
www.ebay.co.uk The automotive sections contain a wealth of hard to find parts and accessories.
www.nfauto.co.uk Great selection of bits and pieces including an air conditioning kit at less than half the cost of other suppliers.
www.bmw.co.uk Ring your local dealer before using motor factors. Surprisingly BMW are often the cheapest.
   
Kit & Parts Suppliers
www.paralleldesigns.co.uk Diablo replica kits, including parts
www.handcraftedcars.com Diablo roadster kit, including parts
www.dhsupercars.net Diablo & other Lamborghini replicas, including parts
   
www.strutsdirect.co.uk Adjustable gas struts for doors and openings
   
   
Technical Information
www.thee32register.co.uk Excellent source of information regarding servicing and repair of the complex V12 engine I intend to use. Recently moved to another site and now asking for £15 to register. Use the archives at the old site.
   

M70 Engine tools

Torque settings for the M70 V12 can be found here

Timing Clamp

You will need a clamp like this to correctly time the camshafts when replacing or renewing the timing chain. It is only used to make sure the valves do not interfere with the pistons when you reinstall the heads. The actual timing procedure requires you to remove it. I used 10mm aluminium stock as it wont mark the steel camshaft in use.

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Inlet manifold covers

This is a copy of the inlet manifold covers which will be used to 'lambify' my engine cover. The plate is milled from aluminium and is fixed by six screws to the manifold. You will need two of these. The manifold must be machined flat before fixing. The lettering and lines are raised in yellow, background is either plain aluminium or flat black.

Thanks to Neil Fretwell for supplying the 'Lamborghini' script.

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AUDI - WWO-012-301 Gearbox Ratio's


 Gear  Ratio
  1st   3.778
  2nd   2.176
  3rd   1.308
  4th   0.875
  5th   0.686
  Reverse   3.444
 Final Drive   3.7

Here are the ratio's for the CUS type of gearbox. This gearbox can be found in the 1996 Audi 2.5 TDi

Data on this gearbox is difficult to come by. I shall publish more info as it becomes available.



Modifying Mk3 Mondeo electric window motors



I wanted electric windows on my car but did not want to go to the expense of fitting the kit that Parallel Designs supply. At £500 per door, the price was too steep for me.

The alternative I came up with originally used a motor assembly from a Ford fiesta, this did not work too well. My next attempt using Mk3 Mondeo Motors works perfectly and here are some notes so that you can replicate my work.

Modifying Mk3 Mondeo electric window motors