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Lola T70 MK3 B Continuation
Chassis HU-76/164

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As the factory Fords, Ferraris, and Porsches tore up the tracks in pursuit of endurance racing glory in the 1960s and early 1970s, only one car gave privateers the chance to stand up to them — the Lola T70

The T70 won the inaugural Can-Am championship in open-cockpit form. The Mk3 coupe was launched in 1966 for long-distance competition, with the MkIIi3B evolution introduced in 1969. The T70 MKII won 23 races ovr three season, including the Daytona 24 Hours in 1969, all powered by stock-block Chevrolet engines of the type that dominated the Can-Am and Fromula 5000.

Lola has produced a limited run of new T70 MkIIIB chassis eligible for the world’s major historic racing series. This is a genuine continuation of the original specification car by the original manufacture, bringing the experience of the golden age of sportscar competition to a new generation of historic racers.

This particular car was the only T70 to be built in Lola’s 50th anniversary year. It was first driven on the 12th of October 2008 at the 50th celebratory parade around the town of Huntingdon. It was driven on that occasion by John Surtees (OBE)( with the cars original designer, Eric Broadley (MBE) as passenger.
Lola T70 Mk3B Continuation Series Technical Specification

Chassis
• Full-length aluminium alloy monocoque with steel pick-up and mounting points
• Tub constructed from 1/1.2/1.5 mm (20/18/16 g ) thick L163, HS30 (replacing L 72 ), and NS 4 alloy sheet
• Formed and riveted joints of epoxy-glued SP85 solid Monel rivets (minimal use of blind rivets)
• Mild-steel fabricated suspension pick-up points and engine mountings
• Pick-ups and mountings formed and TIG welded from 1/1.2/1.5/2 mm CRO or S514 steel sheet
• Machined parts and bushes in EN1A
• Gearbox mounted via cast magnesium alloy upper and lower rear crossbeams bolted to spring towers
• Left side main torsion box contains ATL FT3 fuel cell of approximately 115 to 120 litres capacity
• Right side main torsion box contains 12V battery, ignition system, and fire extinguisher
• Seat-back bulkhead opening to allow access to engine ancillaries with access panel above footbox
• Chassis surfaces finished in stove enamel grey paint
• Polished alloy nose box containing engine water radiator and nose bodywork supports
• All structural bolts grade 5 or higher and secured by Loctite, Nylok nuts, Stiff nuts, and/or lock wire

Bodywork
• Seven sections constructed in GRP using chopped strand/woven mats with polyester/epoxy resins
• Removable one-piece moulded nose
• Nose includes mountings for dipping headlights and fog/spot lights under clear polycarbonate covers
• Cockpit section permanently mounted to chassis and bonded to FIA-specification steel roll cage
• Double-skinned Nomex sandwich fire-proof seat-back panel separating cockpit from engine bay
• Forward-hinged doors with sidelights including sliding air vents
• Laminated glass single-curvature wraparound windscreen and flat rear window bonded to cockpit section
• Lower body panels finish chassis sills and wrap around torsion boxes
• Removable one-piece moulded tail section fitted with tail lights, indicators, and rear brake ducts
• Nose vortex fins and adjustable tail spoilers included

Cockpit Equipment
• Right hand drive cockpit layout and controls including 12" diameter steering wheel
• Dash finished in anti-glare paint fitted with demisting and fresh air ducts
• Main instrument panel houses central rev counter flanked by oil pressure and water temperature gauges
• Panel for oil temperature and fuel pressure gauges and switches for lights and wiper to driver’s right
• Panel for starter button and switches for ignition and pumps to driver’s left
• Pendant throttle pedal operated via cable and linkage with floor-mounted brake and clutch pedals
• Gearchange lever mounted on right side of cockpit operated via universal-jointed tubular linkage
• Padded driver and passenger seats included with Willans six-point seatbelt harness on driver’s side
• Rear view mirrors mounted on left and right front wings and centrally in cockpit
Electrics _ Drive shaft-driven alternator (Lucas 17ACR equivalent) charging wet cell 60 amp battery
• Fused circuits for ignition, starting, fuel pumps, windscreen wiper, and lights
• Ignition system using MSD 7AL amplifier, crank trigger, and high-output coil

Suspension
• Front suspension by unequal-length double wishbone and coil-over-damper units
• Front upper wishbones fabricated from tubular steel
• Front lower wishbones formed by track control arm plus aft tubular compression strut
• Adjustable 3/4” diameter front anti-roll bar fitted above upper chassis crossbeam
• Custom rack-and-pinion steering rack with adjustable Rose-type jointed linkage
• Rear suspension by multiple links and coil-over-damper units
• Rear upper arms formed by transverse link with camber adjustment plus radius rod
• Rear lower reversed wishbones with sheet bracing (as per period) plus radius rod with toe adjustment
• Adjustable 5/8” diameter rear anti-roll bar fitted behind lower crossbeam
• Magnesium alloy uprights with live stub axle, tapered roller bearings, and peg-located brake disc bell
• Delivered with pre-set ride height, caster, camber, toe-in, and bump steer plus balanced corner weights

Brakes
• Disc-type with 4:1-ratio pedal and adjustable balance bar activating separate front/rear master cylinders
• Hydraulic pressure fed separately to front and rear calipers via stainless steel braided hose and fittings
• Girling 18/4 four-piston front calipers front with Girling 16/4 four-piston rear calipers
• Same type of brake pads used all round with materials and manufacturer to customer choice
• Curved-vane spheroidal 12" diameter x 1.1" thick cast iron vented discs all round
• Discs carried on cast magnesium alloy bells with semi-floating drive and steel clamp retaining ring
• Cooling via bodywork intakes to cast alloy ducts bolted to uprights

Wheels and Tires
• 15” diameter x 10.5” wide front/17” wide rear magnesium alloy wheels secured by forged alloy spinners
• Avon dry (slick), Avon rain (treaded

Engine
• 5.0-litre Chevrolet V8 small-block
• Cast iron block mated to cast alloy cylinder heads
• Weber IDA carbs

Engine Ancillaries
• Exhaust system of four primary pipes/4-into-1 collector/tail pipe each side exiting lower transom panel
• Dry sump engine oil system with fabricated aluminium alloy tank in right side torsion box
• Twin engine oil coolers fed by three-stage external engine oil pump through stainless steel braided hose
• Front-mounted alloy core radiator fed by NS4 alloy flow/return pipes and header tank

Transmission
• Hewland LG 600 cast magnesium alloy gearbox casing with five forward speeds plus reverse
• Custom cast aluminium alloy bell housing
• Changeable ratios, hypoid spiral bevel crown wheel, and pinion driving Powerflow limited slip differential
• Triple-plate cintred 7.25” clutch with lightweight flywheel and ring gear for step-down electric starter
• Clutch activated via hydraulic slave cylinder and adjustable push rod from master cylinder
• Original sliding-spline Hooke-jointed drive shafts replaced by CV-jointed splined shafts
• External gearbox oil cooler

 

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