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Lola T-70 Mk III

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  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:59 PM
I turned my attention back the carbs and added brass tubing to the intake for positive locating of the Webers.  I used the one I test grew to double check alignment.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:18 PM
While I was able to engineer in the correct angles for the intake manifold to mate to the block and heads when I designed it; the printer left too much slag on the bottom surfaces and I had to fixture it up in my mill to cut those angles for a proper fit.  This material is very brittle and I was relieved that it took the vise and milling as well as it did.
I also added a couple more magnets to it.
 
 
The block received two more magnets too.  As well as brass tubing under the thermostat housing and the distributor to positively locate and align the manifold.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:29 PM

The radius rods in the kit are clunky chromed plastic with C type snap "fittings".  And they are somewhat flexible.  

I drew up adjustable rod ends and joints and printed some out.  I printed one set assembled together for the rear joints to make mocking it up and sizing the rods easier.

The main radius rods are steel rod and the receivers for the control links are brass rod.

 

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:38 PM

Hearing I inspired someone to do better work is an awesome compliment, thank you!

 

First print of the full manifold.
Test printed the carb parts at the same time.  In the end it looks like I'll have to machine hardware for them like usual.
Although I was half surprised the lower linkage and springs grew…
 

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

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Friday, June 12, 2020 7:30 AM
This is really impressive my friend, you really did I inspired me to make better work, thanks for sharing this amazing project, I’ll be looking for more updates
  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:15 PM
Once I knew the base of the manifold fit the engine I added the runners and flanges.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:33 PM

Thanks Lil Rebel!

 

I designed a Weber 48 IDA carb in SolidWorks.  I might have gone a little overkill, but sometimes those details print well.  Even though I made the springs and hardware I'll probably print the master without some of those details and machine them in metal like usual.
Linkages that can barely be seen…
The screen is a separate part too.
Idle and mixture screws with springs.

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

  • Member since
    September 2008
Posted by Lil Rebel on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:54 PM

I'v just got one question, How are you going to shrink down small enough to drive this work of art? You are amazing. Can't wait to see her finished. Thanks for sharing all that you do.

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:40 PM
I also made the license plate…

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:41 PM
I drew up the base of the intake manifold and did a test print.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:21 PM
I had to make an offset pulley for the alternator to clear the transmission mounts.  The ratio comes out to the alternator turning about 3000 RPM at 100MPH.
Alternator assembly loosely fitted to the car.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:09 PM
Assembled alternator bolted to the bracket.  I machined the hardware.
(The fan spins too.)  Still some detail painting to do…
 

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:39 PM
Alternator bracket.  I designed it in SolidWorks and grew it.
Alternator drive pulley.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:36 PM
Back to working on the alternator; because it has become relevant to the suspension.
More fabrication…

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:50 PM
Finally, and for the first time it is up on its wheels so I can get an idea of where the ride height is.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:53 PM
Rear shocks installed…
I also turned an aluminum pulley to drive the alternator and it's mounted to the half-shaft.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:12 PM
Front shocks installed…

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, May 18, 2020 9:01 PM
All press-fitted machined aluminum with the kit provided springs (also friction fit).
I'll paint the springs later.  At least now I can continue engineering and building other pieces of the car…
Yes, there are rubber bushings for the eyelets and of course they work.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, May 18, 2020 7:11 PM
Tops of the shocks with the piston shafts.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, May 18, 2020 5:32 PM
Spring tension adjusters/lock rings.  The taller ones fit inside the springs.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:03 PM
I had to make the coil over shocks next to continue mocking up the suspension.
Shock bodies…


 

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 15, 2020 9:04 PM
The pads are installed and the calipers have been dry set up on their respective bracketry.
The rotors, hubs, calipers and pads are all scratch-built. The slide pins are polished steel, but still more hardware to machine for the calipers.
Rears:
Fronts:

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 15, 2020 1:51 PM
Composite brake pads.  They have been seated and used just a little bit…

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:43 PM

Thank you ibj40, that is very kind of you to say!

 

I carefully saved the rear caliper mounts on the hub carriers when I cut off the molded on calipers from the kit.  But those had to go too because the larger Wilwood calipers couldn't be mounted to them.  Again, these are 3D parts I rendered in SolidWorks and printed.

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

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:19 PM

Just popped in as this came up in a new posts search.

You are amazing, with your skills and imagination.

I am in awe!

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:21 AM
The new 3D printed caliper brackets I designed and grew to mount the calipers have been attached to the front spindles.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:58 PM
I got the Wilwood calipers painted, going for a ceramic finish look.  They are Corvette retrofit units I designed in SolidWorks and 3D printed before hand-finishing the masters then casting resin copies.  I used the new Tamiya LP-6 Pure Blue for the color.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:08 AM
One year "birthday" for this project.

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

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:42 PM
I decided to go with my earlier rotor configuration; slotted and cross-drilled.
Raw rotor blanks cut from high-pressure cast blank aluminum composite material.
I milled the vents around the perimeter and faced them.
I cross-drilled and slotted them.  They are directional.
This is the natural cut finish of the material.

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

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