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Old 08-17-2022, 08:54 PM   #466
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

What kind of carburetors on the engine?
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Old 08-19-2022, 10:05 AM   #467
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The carbs are Weber 48 IDA's.
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Old 08-19-2022, 10:05 AM   #468
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I'm very pleased that the mass of engine went in and mated up to all the other parts as planned. The transaxle and half shafts went in too once the engine mounts were seated. There are a lot of very tight tolerances and only one order to install the parts/subassemblies in. I was prepared for something to not line up, but it darn near fell together.

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Old 08-21-2022, 05:20 PM   #469
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I made the insulation for the fiberglass bulkhead panel and installed it.

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Old 08-21-2022, 11:32 PM   #470
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I'll have to go back and start from the beginning but at a quick glance, this is AWESOME so far!
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Old 08-26-2022, 02:51 PM   #471
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Thanks Tonio!

Clutch master cylinder. Scratch-built from machined resin, aluminum and Delrin.
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Old 08-26-2022, 05:19 PM   #472
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No problem! My son bought me a laptop recently so I'm trying to get back into it a bit. Your work has been inspirational to me for YEARS! I thank you!
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That's an awesome compliment Tonio, thank you!

Clutch master installed and plumbed.

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Absolutely superb.
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Thank You!

I should have just machined the velocity stacks as I originally thought I would in the first place years ago when I started this project. I 3D designed and grew different ones thinking I could do better than old fashioned machining, but they just didn't look like what I wanted when I put them on the carbs. I spent well over 50 hours chasing that approach.
So I went back to "the old way". I ground two steel tools and turned these stacks on my lathe using a compound slide for the inside to follow the shape of the outside cut.

The flanges were made "old school" too as separate parts.

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Can ask what you used to wrap the exhaust headers? it looks very effective.
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The headers are wrapped with a medical tape that I cannot find in the stores now. I should have bought more than one roll when I picked it up several years ago.
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I went to install the alternator and noticed I needed to put the rear sway bar in first. That meant I had to make it and the stabilizer links. They are made of steel with fabricated resin ends. But to install them I had to set up the rear suspension too. After all that was done and the alternator was installed I made the belt and hooked up the wires. I also added the PCV hoses to the breathers.

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Alternators are usually driven by engines. I have never seen alternators driven by axles.
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More stunning work, thanks for the information about the medical tape.

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