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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 2
      Started: 06-02-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I pulled this kit from my stash on May 5, 2019; the night we got home from the GSL.

      1997 reissue of the 1970 Tamiya Lola T-70 Mk III kit. It's been patiently waiting for 22 years in my stash to be built.
      I've been researching, planning and figuring all month. (Actually I was scheming a couple days before in case I didn't find a dream deal on another Caterham kit during the show/trip.)
      It will be built as a street car T-70 replica with some modern upgrades.


      I started by cleaning up the tub and main body panels.
      Lots of filling and sanding Lola T-70 Mk III to remove the twenty ¼ inch diameter ejection pin marks in the tub alone and general parting lines. But still a nicely molded kit considering its age.


      The insides of the body also needed to be addressed for the same issues.




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  1. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Very nice!
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    Thanks Roger!

    The construction of the starter has begun. I have a real one on my bench to copy. Machined from brass and aluminum.



    Solenoid.





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    The front starter bracket, more brass, formed from one piece. I used solder to make the fillet as it is a stamped steel piece on the real engine.




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    I machined the mounting hardware from aluminum. Also note the Philips heads in the starter case. I'll make the electrical connectors later. For now the starter is done.








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    The distributor will be an OEM GM item too; a recurved HEI unit from an L82, (like on my real car).
    I designed the cap and coil in SolidWorks.
    The electrical connection plugs will be grown on it too, but I won't be using the ring that locks the plug boots in place, it's a pain in real life.





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    I machined the breather can from aluminum.




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    Nice, nice!
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    Thanks Roger!

    Knowing the inside would probably not grow as clean as needed to fit to the aluminum distributor base I grew a jig with it to hold the cap so it could be machined to fit. Worked like a charm too.

    The distributor base was machined from aluminum. The cap is a cast resin Lola T-70 Mk III copy.



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    Oil filter machined from resin Lola T-70 Mk III stock. It will be a Delco PF1218. (More parts off my real car…)




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    Finished oil filter. I milled out the mounting location of the block so the filter sits in to it instead of flush on it. Made a decal Lola T-70 Mk III for the label. I date my filters when I install them. Taking a guess on this one…



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    Distributor base and vacuum advance canister machined from aluminum.



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    Did you include a diaphragm?
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    No, just the actuator rod.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMaster View Post
    No, just the actuator rod.
    Which is a great detail itself!
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    Thanks! It really helps having the real parts on hand to copy.

    Shiny new distributor cap.



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