T90/50 Request for information

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T90/50 Request for information

Postby spiney » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Hi,

I have an aspiration to own and run a Lola T90/50 (or T91/50) for use at UK test days (approx 4 test days per year) for the sheer exhilleration of it. Whilst this may be some way off becoming a reality due to finances and space available I would be very grateful for any info regarding the running costs of a Lola T90/50 (or T91/50) in more-or-less F3000 spec. I intend to maintain it myself but would, of course, have the engine rebuilt by a professional.
Questions that I have are:
How much should I expect to pay for a ready-to-go outfit?
How many ready-to-go outfits are there in the UK?
What make of engine is the most reliable?
How frequently should I get the engine rebuilt?
How much should an engine rebuild cost?
How reliable are the F3000 engines?
How reliable is the rest of the car (gearbox, electrics, etc etc!)?
How often does the gearbox need a rebuild?
Does anyone in the UK specialise in gearboxes of this type?
Is there much running-cost difference between a 3ltr engine and a 3.5 ltr engine?
How long do the tyres last?
How long could the tyres last if I wanted to run them for as long as possible?
How much does a set of tyres cost?
How easy is it to find tyres?
How easy is it to find ANY spares?
How many unsilenced tesing venues suitable for a F3000 car are there in the UK (I know of Donnington, Pembrey and Silverstone)?
What kind of routine maintenance is required after each use, and between engine rebuilds?
Are there any owners out there that would consider selling a share in their car?
Are there any owners out there that would sell me a test in their car?
Could anyone pass me the contact details of someone who is currently running an early 90's Lola F3000 car in the UK?

For info, my background as a driver is Karting, Formula Ford, Formula 3 and as a mechanic Karting, Formula Ford, Formula Vauxhall Junior, Formula Vauxhall Lotus and Formula 3.
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Re: T90/50 Request for information

Postby knotan » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:26 am

i have sent you an email.

please check out my post, i am very pleased with my t91, it has been working great and not that expensive to drive,

and my friends that have been using judd 500hp v8s says they are very reliable to.

ive got email about a year ago, from a company in japan, they had a rebuiilt mugen ngine for my t91, but the price was something like 40k euro,
my v6 turboengine with more hp have costed me a 1/10 of that :roll:
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Re: T90/50 Request for information

Postby spiney » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:39 am

Thank you for your email. I have always thought that it must be very difficult to fit an engine that the car was not designed for. Surely it must have been very difficult to fit an Alfa Romeo V6 turbo engine into a T91? What modifications did you need to make to the car? Are you able to email some pictures to me? I would like to see it. How many miles can the engine do between rebuilds? How much does a rebuild cost? How much do the tyres cost? What does the T91 weigh with the Alfa engine fitted? Do you get much turbo lag from the engine? Where do you get parts for your car? The Judd 500hp V8 that you mention, is that an F3000 engine? Sorry about all the questions, but it is very rare to find someone willing to give answers on this subject!
Regards,
Marcus
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Re: T90/50 Request for information

Postby knotan » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:47 pm

i will send you answer in PM isntead :)
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Re: T90/50 Request for information

Postby knotan » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:33 pm

if you bsend me an email, i will send you a few pictures on email.

//N

Nikke40k@hotmail.com
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Re: T90/50 Request for information

Postby driftwood » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:37 pm

I can save you lot of time come buy my Lola 96 mugen fresh rebuild ready to run car!
"is it in yet" said the mechanic to the apprentice
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