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Old 11-16-2021, 02:22 PM   #346
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

i dont know what to say besides DAMN!!!! very impressive!
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:07 PM   #347
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Outstanding work! I salut you!
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Old 01-17-2022, 06:19 PM   #348
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Thanks guys!

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.
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Old 01-27-2022, 01:33 PM   #349
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Hello Mark, I don't know how I missed this impressive project, as always. I hope to see it in person in 2023!
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Old 02-03-2022, 01:10 PM   #350
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Thanks! I plan to be at the GSL with it, I sure hope it's finished then...


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.

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The rear tray section is done for the time being. The insulation pads are cigarette foil/paper wrapped around thick paper.
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I'm really enjoying watching this build, every update is a treat for the eyes.
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Thank you Mpfiend!

I milled a battery from a block of raw stock resin I high-pressure cast for low porosity.
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Old 02-12-2022, 06:29 PM   #354
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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.
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The battery cable ends are made of brass.


The terminal bolts and washers are machined aluminum.

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The lugs for the carrying strap on the sides of the battery were made from milled brass and thin sheet styrene.
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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.




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The battery hold-down clamp/strap. Brass and aluminum.
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I figured I'd make the terminal for the starter solenoid too… Just a little more brass.
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Nice to see this back on the bench.
The details you are adding are very impressive.

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