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Old 06-26-2022, 09:54 PM   #436
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Thatís just absolutely amazing!
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Old 06-27-2022, 07:52 AM   #437
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Wow. Want to paint my models for me?
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

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Sure, if you're willing to pay for my time and materials.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

As much as I was leaning towards red for this, after seeing the full body in color I went with black vinyl and micro-fiber suede for the seat cushions.

I did the first cut of the paint up to 12000 grit on the front end. Now it needs to cure again before I go for the second round. This hot weather working in my favor at the moment.
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Old 07-10-2022, 06:32 PM   #440
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Time to start assembling the engine permanently. The heads, oil pan and oil filter went on first. The oil pan received a little residual dirt weathering on the bottom and a little grime was added to the gasket areas. The starter, bellhousing and fly wheel were next. The fuel pump block off plate was installed too.



The tub has been painted too.

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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Wow, what a stunning color that is. Especially in the clear coat it becomes a very deep metalic.
And the engine is coming along nicely too. I guess that bit of 'dust' is deliberate on the red paint? Why to have that weathering on the engine, but the showroom shine on the paint, if I may ask?

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Real driven cars are often "showroom shiny" outside, some with spotless interiors, while the undercarriage and engine bay have a little dirt dust and grime. I'm building it to be a driver, not a trailer queen.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

This is one of the front shocks. Both ends get rubber eyelet bushings.


I put off making the stabilizer links when I was making the other suspension parts, but now I need to make them before proceeding on this section. Here are the kit provided parts next to my scratch-built ones. They are made of steel, brass, aluminum and resin.

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There's a few weeks' worth of work… Still a few more hardware items to machine, but it is starting to take shape.

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The front suspension is assembled and it works. 99% of the hardware is installed too; I'll add the fittings to the upper ball joints later.

I was going to use the rubber-like bellows for the tie rods, but one split when I installed it. So I machined a new pair of them.

I installed the floor mats and added the little metal anchors to keep them in place.

The Jabroc strips have been installed to the tub too.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The Corvette master cylinder (with J56 proportioning valve) has been installed and all the hard lines for the front and some of the rear have been connected.
I put off making the bleeders on the master when I made it, so those were done today as well.
The oil coolers have been reinstalled and plumbed.



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Stunning, I'm really enjoying seeing this come together.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Thanks!

I 3D printed the vent screen masters for the Webers when I grew the other carb parts, but I didn't make the mold to cast them then. I used a platinum RTV mold against glass to cast these in resin.

I made the four bleeders for each caliper and installed them before mounting the rotors and calipers to the spindles. The soft brake lines and hardware have been installed too. I also made the Willwood decals.


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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

This is so amazing. Use a little bit more material, and you could as well build a 1:1...
I think you spend more time of one of your small subassemblies than I do on an entire car...
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Thanks! Yes, I have been able to build entire kits for the magazine in less time than almost any single subassembly on this one. But I am enjoying the process.
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