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1976 Lola 332 Serial Number BLANK

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1976 Lola 332 Formula 5000. Yet another example of pay for (some) of the restoration costs, get the car for free! A few examples of the detail and money spending involved in this car are listed below:

The tub is completely rebuilt and as–new, (actually better than they ever were new) with the Lola chassis plate in place. The original car was crashed; re–tubbed, crashed again and re–tubbed. The chassis plate is a correct Lola 332 dataplate not yet numbered.

The engine is an ultra–killer flat crank Chevy V8. The block is an aged high nickel content $3,500 plus un–machined Bowtie block. It has Oliver 4–bolt main bearing caps. The new Crower crankshaft is a flat plane crank, to “standard bearing sizes. The fuel injection is the correct McKay intake manifold, stack and linkage with a Lucas metering unit, all with a $10K rebuild by Kinsler! It has a Lucas mechanical belt driven fuel pump. The heads are new Brodix 18 degree aluminum, finished and ready to install. Pistons are custom JE with coated skirts. Rods are 6.00″ Crower custom with 7/16 bolts. The cam is a Crane roller cam with special grind and special firing order. It has light weight roller lifters and "high rev kit. The cam drive is a Jessel belt system. The dry sump is a three stage Weaver. The oil pan is a Canton. The water pump is a special Meyer–Drake built for extreme high revs. The ignition and wires are Vertex. The clutch is a three disc Tilton. The best of the best! There is over $30,000 in the engine parts, machining and sublet work in this engine!

The engine is being assembled by Carobu engineering, a Costa Mesa, California engine shop that specializes in the unusual combination of Ferrari engines and Winston West and NASCAR Craftsman series truck engines! The machine work on the block includes install main caps, install bushings for lifters, install camshaft roller bearings, bore and hone, line bore, deck and square the deck, file the rings, balance all components. Horsepower should be in the 550 hp range with a useable rev range of 5500–9500 rpm.

The headers are new sand bent headers by Tom Beauchamp in Colorado and are works of art!

The engine will be completed and dyno tested in mid-February. Engine setup and dyno sheets are available, of course.

The complete car should be assembled and ready for testing by late February. Spare parts included the following, in no particular order: spare spindle, three rear upright castings, new springs for all four corners, Lola Can Am oil tank, extra shock pieces, different brake cooling ducts, spare front wings, various suspension pieces, extra bell housing, used shocks, used springs, rear brake rotors, wheel pins, four sets of new Eibach front springs, four sets of rear springs, old motor parts, 7 used Carello rods, spare seat, spare cradle studs, two complete sets of Jongbloed wheels with Avon tires, two new Avon front tires, one set of Gotti wheels, two Jongbloed narrow rims for trailer loading.

This car is priced below the cost of restoration; with all spares; completely rebuilt to the highest standards, at $75,000.

Completed and ready for testing:
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Tub and body, etc. during restoration:
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Engine components:
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Dyno testing and Dyno Sheets:
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Transaxle and bellhousing:
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Wheels and tires:
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Brakes, shocks, suspension and miscellaneous parts:
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