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Lola T-70 MkIII

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  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:13 PM

There's a lot of work in it.  The kit builds up very toy-like in many areas.  I've had to reengineer it to make it buildable/paintable with the reconfigured and scratch-built parts.

 

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 11:46 PM

I figured that. I was looking at the front end with the lightening/stiffening holes vs. the rivets and figured that you had done a lot of reworking.  Having never seen the kit before, I just couldn't tell how much.

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 Monday, December 14, 2020 10:10 AM

Plus I converted it fron RHD to LHD.

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 14, 2020 10:10 AM
I made the rear hanger brackets for the exhaust.
Since it's for the street I started making a crossflow muffler.  It would still be loud, but at least not straight-pipe loud.
Inlet and outlets are brass tubing.
But wait, there's more… I embossed the Dynomax logo too.

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 15, 2020 9:19 AM
This is the main muffler bracket/mount.  Hand formed sheet aluminum.
And with the mounting hardware…

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 16, 2020 5:52 PM
I started working on the oil coolers, but decided to machine the sandwich block and a couple fittings first.

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 21, 2020 2:37 PM
The kit oil coolers were reworked and had some details added including some machined aluminum items and custom decals.  They will be mostly hidden behind the radiator when done.

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 23, 2020 9:51 AM
The markings have been added to the timing tab and the bolts for the harmonic balancer and lower pulley have added as well.

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 Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:20 AM

Going back a little ways, did you machine the thermostat housing/water neck out of aluminum or is a cast resin piece?  Same with the harmonic balancer, is it cast resin or did you machine it out of something?  I like the decal for the timing marks.

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 Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:54 PM

Both the thermostat housing and harmonic balancer are reworked kit parts.

And thanks!

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 27, 2020 2:45 AM

I was wondering how much research goes into something like this?  I realize some things would be fairly easy like the engine, but where do you get the images to do something like rebuild the front of the monocoque tub? Does a simple Google search work or do you have a good sized library?

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

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:12 AM

Sensational work on this one!!! Wow!! 

                   

 

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, December 27, 2020 11:53 AM

lewbud

I was wondering how much research goes into something like this?  I realize some things would be fairly easy like the engine, but where do you get the images to do something like rebuild the front of the monocoque tub? Does a simple Google search work or do you have a good sized library?

All of the above, plus when I build projects like this I get a lot of friends sharing photos that help.

And thanks Mustang!

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, December 28, 2020 4:05 PM
I made the first sections of the exhaust pipes, brass, styrene rod and pliable tubing.

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

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    January 2021
Posted by Brock on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:18 PM

Nothing short of fantastic attention to detail! May I ask what lathe & mill you are using?

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:31 AM

Thanks!  I'm using Sherline machines.

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

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by Brock on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:56 PM

I actually figured you would say a watchmaker's lathe. Sherline makes fine equipment!

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, January 8, 2021 10:54 AM
I spent some CAD time this week designing the brake master cylinder.
The clutch master cylinder.
The clutch slave cylinder.
 
And the J-56 Corvette adjustable proportioning valve & bracket.
Full assembly.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:31 PM
For some reason the proportioning valve would not print/grow with the rest of the layout.  I tried to print it separately but the printer stopped reading all files, so I made one from scratch the old fashioned way while I try to figure out what the problem is.

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

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:00 PM

This continues to be a heck of a lot of fun to watch. Thanks and please keep going.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:42 AM

Thanks Greg!

 

These are the masters I pulled a mold off for the brake and clutch parts.  I broke the little bracket extricating it from the RTV, no problem; it will be more resilient as a cast part.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26 AM
I got the printer working again and made the original proportioning valve I did in 3D.  (I guess it's like losing a part in the carpet; make a new one and you find the original…)

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, January 16, 2021 8:39 PM
The cap for the clutch master was made with the other parts, it grew well and even cast nicely, but it didn't look right.  So I milled a new one.

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, January 22, 2021 1:49 PM
Finished clutch slave cylinder, installed.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:29 PM
The master cylinder assembly with J56 proportioning valve & bracket and cap w/gasket.  Working cap clamps too… (overkill?).  The bleeders and front line fitting will be added later. 

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

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