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About Phildaupho

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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name Phil Dauphinee

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  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    Thanks Steve for the link as I had not looked at my Autoweek email. How timely!!
  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    Since the last update I have made numerous modifications to the rear of the Lola after studying many Internet images. The area of the tub/chassis surrounding the engine has received additional structure and detail, which is evident by comparing it to the box-stock GT40 tub/chassis. The engine cover/rear bodywork now has a NACA scoop behind the cut out for the carburetors and I added slight flares to the tops of the wheel wheels. The area under the engine has been opened up and slots have been established in the bottom of the tub for the lower suspension struts. Changes made to the front body since the previous update are not as apparent. The tops of both doors have been extended inwards and the left side door now has inner structure. On the bottom side I filled some of the areas left open on the slot-car body. The model is now getting to the stage that I can start focusing more on the engine and suspension.

  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Ala Kart, a la carte: Part One, Compare and Contrast   

    Thanks for doing this. The Ala Kart has always been on my list to build someday. Hope you can find the time to pursue this between all your other projects.  I was just getting into cars and modelling when the interview with Barris and Roth appeared in Rod & Custom. I could never decide which was cooler the Ala Kart or the Beatnik Bandit. They seemed so different but had so many similarities - pearl white paint, scallops, chrome wheels, custom body work.
  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Corvette Grand Sport - Sebring 1964   

    Very attractively built model of a truly iconic race-car. I know these Accurate Miniature kits are considered very challenging but you have certainly done it justice. It is regrettable AM went out of business as I think they had a FIA 289 Cobra in the planning stage which I am sure would have been very popular.
  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1924 Fiat Mefistofele   

    Harry - I would like to thank you for keeping the building of classic/vintage/historic model cars alive as an inspiration to other modellers to tackle such project. I have a few in my stash I hope to get to one of these days. 
  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    Thanks Steve - I am now at a point where I realise I am going to have to virtually complete the engine-transaxle-rear suspension assembly as virtually a complete and separate model to establish its location and attachment within the tub as well as the shape of the cut-outs above on the engine cover and the NACA duct behind it and the opening under the engine in the tub.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Speedweek   

    Thanks for the great slide show. Fantastic the salt conditions allowed speed trials this year. Have always wanted to attend. Got to a smaller event later in year but did not make it past the entrance as it was not insured for spectators. I would like to see who people thoroughly clean their cars after being on the salt.
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    I have been on a bit of a roll with this project and wanted to get a few modifications done before other things got in the way. In the last couple of days I have finalized the shape of the rear bulkhead, established the roll bar location, separated the rear body section from the rest of the body and mocked up the front and rear spoilers, which are made from baking, pan aluminum.  In front I attached a mounting lip to the body while in back I cut a slot into the body.

  9. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    More bodywork creating fuel filler location, rear fender vents and front body suspension adjusting holes. Even during 1966 the car ran in many different configurations of vents, ducting and even engine induction. My version is largely based on how the restored car looked in photos I took in 2010 although the model will have the correct early Weber carbureted Gurney Weslake Ford.
    The real car has numerous separate body panels but I have chosen for strength and integrity to eventually only separate the rear body work although the entire front section will be removable as a single assembly.
    In regard to the tub I have widened the side tanks to fit the body and enclosed the sides. I re-fabricated the front bulkhead and dash area. The rear bulkhead has been given some shape with the roll bar assembly coming next.
  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    Body/Chassis/Engine progress
    Body – so far have enlarged the cockpit opening, molded in new front vent based on GT40 part, added inner material to rear fender top vents, added nose beak.
    Chassis – trimmed various parts of chassis structures to fit under body work, widened chassis floor to meet body, trimmed seats to leave only right seat, filled area under missing left seat, removed  dash area from front bulkhead in preparation for new dash and bulkhead cross member
    Engine – now using MPC Eagle engine, correct Hewland transaxle, rear suspension and cross member

  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    The great thing about this forum is that there are people out there who can give advice. It has been pointed out to me that the Lola T70 used a Hewland transaxle rather than the Coletti which is part of Harold's Ford GT40 engine kit and advised that I should look at the correct Hewland in the MPC Eagle Indy car which I fortunately have a couple in my closet.
  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22   

    Thanks everyone or the encouragement. I have started the project by removing cast in areas of the body that obviously need to be altered. Definitely a major part of the project will be the required body modifications.

  13. Phildaupho added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body & tub primered -Sept 22
    After building nothing but hot rod [mainly 32 Fords] models for the last year and half I was looking for a change of pace, so decided to get back to another aspect of my car obsession – vintage race cars of the 1960’s. As a nice segue from the Dan Gurney Tribute Deuce 5-W I recently completed I decided to get back to work on the previously started model of the car that inspired the design of the Deuce which is Dan Gurney’s 1966 LolaT70, which was the only Ford powered car to win a Can-Am race [Bridgehampton]. The Lola T70 is maybe my all time favorite racecar. Back when used racecars were relatively cheap I thought a T70 would make a very cool road car.  
    I have wanted to build a model of a T70 for a long time. Many years ago I broke down and paid the asking price for an old IMC Mecom Lola T70 Mark I. This is a nice little kit but the emphasis is on little as it is off scale somewhere between 1/24 and 1/32.  Then I noticed Tamiya had re-released their 1/24 Lola T70 slot car body so I had a starting point for my project and one thing lead to another.
    I have assembled what I think will be the necessary parts
    -    Tamiya 1/24 Lola T70 slot-car body [the body has the basic shape but will require a lot of modifications]
    -    Fred Cady decals which I have had for a number of years in anticipation of this project
    -    Fujimi Ford GT40 chassis, interior, suspension, tires  [Both the Lola T70 and Ford GT40 evolved from the earlier Lola Mk6 Coupe]
    -    White metal Mini-Exotic Lola wheels
    -    MPC Eagle engine, transaxle and rear suspension
    -    Gurney Weslake heads mastered by Stephen Roullier and cast by Stephen Miller [The HRM heads and intake manifold are cast with the block so will need to be removed]
    -    Headers from the MPC Olsonite Eagle
    I also have lots of research material
    -    Dave Freidman’s book Lola – Can-Am and Endurance Race Cars borrowed from a friend
    -    Photos I took of the car at the 2010 Monterey Reunion
    -    Articles on the Gurney Weslake engine
    -   I have two Tamiya 1/12 Coupes; one bought built up, the other still in the box.

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  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 62 Pontiac Custom   

    Thank you everyone for your replies. I am very pleased with how well received this custom has been.
    In regard to the shape of the rear wheel wells, the opening was unaltered but I added material to bottom of he central and rear rocker panels. I was very impressed with this Pontiac kit - it actually comes with the button/tuff interior option and those beautiful chrome wheels.
  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '32 Ford High-Bolster Roadster - 9-7 Update   

    Your high bolstered seat is a strong component of the many vintage looking hot rods you see these days like those that compete at the Race of Gentleman which I find very appealing.