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Lola T-70 MkIII

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, August 21, 2021 4:58 PM
The transmission cooler is made from the kit parts but they were modified.  Same for the brackets.  The mounting hardware was machined from aluminum.  Line fittings will be added later.

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, August 22, 2021 1:40 PM
The spokes of the steering wheel were done with a black base and transparent blue mixed with smoke and clear to get the shade of anodized aluminum I wanted. 
(They are the only part that's not aluminum.)
I made the little fasteners out of a steel pin.

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, August 22, 2021 5:36 PM
The suede rim was done with pearl black pigment added to acrylic flat black.

 

 

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 22, 2021 5:55 PM

Looks just like my Alcantara steering wheel on my Boss 302

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:17 AM

Holy CRAP!!! There's just no end to the shockers that this build of yours is giving off. Off the friggin' charts dude.

                   

 

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:50 AM

Thanks Guys!

 

I designed the fuel regulator in SolidWorks.

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, September 11, 2021 6:45 PM
I was going to machine the fuel pump, but decided to 3D design it too except for the main body/motor cylinder.

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

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:02 AM

This just continues to amaze me.

 

-Greg

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:54 AM

Thanks Greg!

 

These are the finished 3D printed parts for the pump and regulator.  They will be used as patterns to cast resin copies.

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, September 13, 2021 9:29 AM
I made the brackets for the fuel pump and regulator out of brass.

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, September 14, 2021 12:52 PM
Looks like my resin has aged out, so I used the 3D printed master.  I still have the mold for these parts, in case I want to make some for other projects.
I machined the fittings and mounting hardware for the regulator.
The adjusting knob on the regulator is knurled.  A small Holley decal was made too, and then it was all lightly dirtied up.

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, September 14, 2021 6:48 PM
I also machined the fittings and mounting hardware for the fuel pump.
The pump is a mix of cast and grown parts; the motor is machined brass.
The bolt on the clamp for the pump is threaded.
I made the decals for it too.

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 Sunday, September 19, 2021 1:53 PM
I machined the fuel filters.  The primary is like what I run on my real cars and all aluminum.  (It even has the three spot welds on one end.)
The secondary is one of those glass types (that I don't use on my cars…), but I thought it would look cool on this one.  I machined the glass tube from some slightly tinted acrylic rod to give the look of it being filled with fuel.  The ends and filter element are aluminum and it has gaskets between the glass and metal.

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, November 16, 2021 1:28 PM
I milled the 7/16 bolts and washers for the headers. 
And wrapped them with heat insulation…
 

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, January 17, 2022 6:19 PM
Originally I made the engine cover hinges out of brass and styrene, but it turns out they weren't strong enough.  I made a new pair out of brass reinforced resin but I was concerned they would not be strong enough either.  So I machined a third set from aluminum and pressed the brass tubes into them.  They ride on stainless steel and brass tubes, hopefully that will be strong enough…
This created a weak link issue and I had to replace the plastic hinge eyelets in the engine cover with metal parts, so I machined new aluminum ones.
Brass tubes are used for the secondary hinge points.

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

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:48 PM

Mate....you are absolutely certifiable....and an unbelievably skilled artisan!
I'm utterly in awe of the quality of craftsmanship and level of detail.

I can't wait to see more!

Bloody well done, mate. Astoundingly beautiful work!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:09 PM

Thank you Lee!

 

The kit's fuel cell access panels were chrome plated with molded in bolts.  One of them had a huge boss coming out the top to mount the fire extinguisher to.  So I made these and machined 36 bolts.

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 Friday, February 11, 2022 9:35 AM
The rear tray section is done for the time being.  The insulation pads are cigarette foil/paper wrapped around thick paper.

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 Friday, February 11, 2022 9:55 PM
I milled a battery from a block of raw stock resin I high-pressure cast for low porosity.

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 Saturday, February 12, 2022 6:28 PM
I used the battery to size the battery box I built in the tub.
 
The terminal rings are brass.
 
A little more detail has been fleshed out on the battery box.  A magnet will secure the battery.

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, February 14, 2022 3:36 PM
The battery cable ends are made of brass.

 

 

The terminal bolts and washers are machined aluminum.

 

 

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, February 17, 2022 2:09 PM
The lugs for the carrying strap on the sides of the battery were made from milled brass and thin sheet styrene.

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 Friday, February 18, 2022 12:36 PM
I added the positive and negative symbols to the top and the two little caps.
I drew custom decals and printed them for the labels.

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 Friday, February 18, 2022 6:08 PM
The battery hold-down clamp/strap.  Brass and aluminum.

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 18, 2022 6:41 PM

That battery is a nice little model itself.  BTW, what did you use to wrap the headers?  Sure looks like fiberglass.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, February 18, 2022 7:07 PM

Thanks John.  The wrap is a cloth tape that I picked up a few years ago and I cannot find anymore.  The same package at the same store has a different material.

 

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 Friday, February 18, 2022 7:07 PM
I figured I'd make the terminal for the starter solenoid too…  Just a little more brass.

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 23, 2022 10:15 AM
The fuse block box was milled from resin and styrene was used to make the latches and mounting bracket.
A little paint…

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 Friday, February 25, 2022 10:03 AM
I made decals for the fuse box and lightly distressed the top one as often the printed ink gets scuffed.
I did a little dirt and dust wash around the crevices and the mounting hardware has been installed too.

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 Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:52 AM
The cut-off switch was also milled from resin as was the switch knob.
Custom decals were made for it too.
I also finished the starter cable that runs from the switch to the solenoid; the smaller wire feeds the fuse block.

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

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