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Lola T-70 MkIII

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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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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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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!)

 

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  • 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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Thanks!  It's a blast to drive.

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  • 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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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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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:07 AM

Thanks guys!

I'm just using the engine in one of my cars as the reference for this engine, it's in a Camaro.  (I built it too.)

But I'm running a Holley, not Webers.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:42 AM

Scale-Master

 

 
lewbud

The four L shaped pieces below the distributor assembly, are they holddowns for the distributor cap?

 

 

 
Yes, as stated in the post they are the hold down clamps.
 

 

Forest for the trees kind of thing.  You've mentioned several times that you're using parts off your car, what car is it?

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:47 PM

I don't know if the world has enough popcorn for me to sit and watch all this. Super neat work and detail like always. Amazing stuff.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:38 AM
Assembled scratch-built HEI distributor.  I'll add the tach and power wires later, the plugs for them are already on it.

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 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:57 AM

lewbud

The four L shaped pieces below the distributor assembly, are they holddowns for the distributor cap?

 
Yes, as stated in the post they are the hold down clamps.

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

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:41 AM

The four L shaped pieces below the distributor assembly, are they holddowns for the distributor cap?

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 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:54 AM
Painted cap ready to install.
Hold down clamps made of nickle wire.

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 Monday, November 23, 2020 10:05 AM
The distributor base was machined from aluminum.  The cap is a cast resin copy.

 

 

Distributor base and vacuum advance canister.

 

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 Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:01 AM
The distributor will be an OEM GM item too; a recurved HEI unit from an L82, (like on my real car).
I designed the cap and coil in SolidWorks. 
The electrical connection plugs will be grown on it too, but I won't be using the ring that locks the plug boots in place, it's a pain in real life.
Knowing the inside would probably not grow as clean as needed to fit to the aluminum distributor base I grew a jig with it to hold the cap so it could be machined to fit.  Worked like a charm 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, November 21, 2020 11:06 AM
I machined the breather can from aluminum.

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 Friday, November 20, 2020 11:15 AM
Finished oil filter.  I milled out the mounting location of the block so the filter sits into it instead of flush on it.  Made a decal for the label.   I date my filters when I install them.  Taking a guess on this one…

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:56 AM
Oil filter machined from resin stock.  It will be a Delco PF1218.  (More parts off my real car…)

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 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:27 AM
I made the timing tab out of sheet styrene. While I like brass, some parts are just easier to make with softer materials.

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

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