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Lola T-70 MkIII

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:08 AM
The distributor boots for the ignition wires; made from scratch.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:10 AM

YIKES!!!!! That is really super nice Big Smile (refering to the Camaro)

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:25 AM

Thanks!  It's a blast to drive.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:08 PM

Sweet ride!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:22 AM
Thanks!
 
Plug boots for the wires.  Made using the same process as the for the distributor boots.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:34 AM
And I made spark plugs too; made of steel and resin.  Shown with a boot installed.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, November 30, 2020 10:51 AM
I added the sand-cast texture to the block.  Notice the freeze plugs and timing cover are not textured. 
It still needs another coat of paint, but not until the oil and water plugs are added.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:52 AM
Thermostat housing and fuel pump block off.  The kit part didn't match my intake manifold. 
I was able to thin out the kit's block off plate.   I machined the aluminum bolts on both parts.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:25 PM
I added the oil and water plugs before the last coat of orange.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:58 PM

What did you make the spark plug boots out of?  How did you simulate the cast texture on the engine block?

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:33 AM

lewbud

What did you make the spark plug boots out of?  How did you simulate the cast texture on the engine block?

The boots are cast resin I dyed very dark gray.

I used talc for the texture.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:34 AM
The timing tab has been bolted to the engine.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:25 PM

Just saw this thread. This thing is off the charts. Will now be tuning in for more updates.

                   

 

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:45 PM

mustang1989

Just saw this thread. This thing is off the charts. Will now be tuning in for more updates.

 

Thanks!  I've been reading through your Maverick project too.  (Great work!)

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:45 PM
The heads got the same texture treatment as the block…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:16 AM
I finished the water pump after texturing it as well and making the aluminum mounting hardware and the plug for where the heater hose would go.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:46 PM
Distributor hold down clamp.  Also scratch-built.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, December 4, 2020 9:09 AM
The oil pan is done for now.  More machined aluminum parts too.  There's a litte grunge in the recesses.
It's starting to look like something…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, December 4, 2020 6:27 PM
I made the head bolts and acid treated them because they were too bright.  Added a little grunge too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:04 AM
The transaxle was lightly textured and new bolts and plugs were machined for it.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:19 AM
The rear of the case was also done the same way and the bolts were acid treated.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:02 PM
Breather can holder and mount.   More aluminum.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, December 7, 2020 11:24 AM
More small machined aluminum hardware made and added to the (3D created) rear cover. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:36 AM
Dry fitting the transaxle subassembly together…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:18 AM
Time to start texturing and coloring some of the suspension parts…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:58 AM
I turned my attention back to the interior and started fabricating the dash parts.  The bulkhead is all styrene; solid stock and sheet.
The dash/gauge panels were made from sheet styrene too.
A little more styrene was used for the steering column and its mount.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, December 11, 2020 10:06 AM
The tub and some of the other bulkheads and related parts finally received some paint.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:36 AM
I fabricated the front sway bar guides from brass and styrene and then after machining the bolts and washers I lost one of the guides.   I wasn't in the mood to make the same exact part again, so I machined a different style of new (beefier) guides and used the aluminum hardware on them.   (I did not find the missing part yet…)

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:56 AM
I permanently installed the rear bulkhead and engine mount cross-member and just had to test fit the block and trans…
Figured I'd do the rear sway bar while I was working on the front one too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:22 PM

I know you've modified the tub to take your suspension components but other than that, is it basically as it came from the kit or did you do a lot of work on it?

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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