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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 16, 2019 03:58PM

We got to the issue with no airflow with the heater or defroster and only 2 speeds with the high flow fan.

First, the no flowwas caused by the cable retainer coming off the heater control lever in the dash heat control unit and the cable fell off. Installed cable with another retainer and verified cable moved heater lever on heater box.

Second issue, the defrost lever could not be moved to return to floor vent operation. Found that when I installed duct diverter, I had the plastic duct inside the floor duct diverter right side wing causing it to jam in defrost position. Resolved the installation issue. Works fine now.

Third issue. We only had low and medium fan speeds from the new high flow fan. Plugged in new NOS switch and it was the same. Plugged in another resistor just to verify no issue from that piece and that was it as expected. Went to engine compartment and pulled 10 amp fuse from new power circuit for high setting. Ohm check proved it was open. Inserted new 10 amp fuse and tried high mode. It lasted 3 seconds and fuse blew again. Inserted a 15 amp fuse and fan now works fine. Guess 15 amp fuse is the rating for the motor.

We are now ready for fall and winter driving in our area, provided no rain, snow or ice.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 16, 2019 06:34PM

I forgot to post the clean up we did on the PG Selector legend plate. We think it looks good with dash color and has better lighting in the letters. Unfortunately, LED bulb doesn't get lighting to lower 2 letters. Working on a fix for that.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: October 17, 2019 07:50AM

Al,

Great job by you and Donna on the more door. Excited to see it at the show after following this thread. Loved the "super power" Tshirt you had at the show.

I'll let you "spill" the details...

Thanks,

Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 17, 2019 05:14PM

Rick put his Sum=n machine on the Moor Door today. He tweaked his basic settings that was done in Maggie Valley. Vair runs like a champ now.

Installed a set of 12.5 lbs spring tension wiper arms on the More Door. Part of a project to find best ones to put on the 2 Vairs Rick & I have.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 19, 2019 02:46AM

Ordered front strut rod bushing kit from O'Reilly's. Should be in today. I will place it up on stands late next week to change out bushings. Front springs will be removed and replaced with stock (uncut) springs.

At same time, PG pan will be removed to change out throttle valve shaft we repaired earlier this year. I have a good one I picked up in Maggie Valley. PG pan will also be replaced and a pan reinforcement rail installed. That should keep any leak from happening in future. Still don't understand why bolts were having drips and not edges of pan. And no, it was not running off the edge to the bolts. It was not all bolts nor several in a row that was leaking. O-rings on the bolts solved it but still want to resolve it permanently.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 24, 2019 01:50AM

Yesterday, I pulled the instrument panel again. We have found the answer to improving the illumination of the RNDL legend plate and heat control panel lighting. The RNDL Plate and the heat control bulbs will be replaced with green LED bulbs having 5 LEDs. The housing behind the plate will also be polished to a high gloss to reflect light to help the plate illumination.

I will also replace white LED bulbs in the turn and hi beam indicators with green and blue LED bulbs respectively.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Date: October 24, 2019 02:26AM

Al,
Instead of polishing, use a light FLAT paint.



Look at the inside of the instrument cluster - it has light green flat paint. The pinpoint light of the bulb is diffused to a "glow" of light green across the instrument panel.
I also "dyed" the bulb covers with green ink using a perm. marking pen.




Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 24, 2019 04:05AM

Dan,

No issues with lighting around instruments. I did use a flat pale green paint on that housing.

It is the illumination of the RNDL plastic plate for the PG selector. The selector letter plate has small areas on it to allow direct/indirect light beams to enter into it to illuminate the letters. The rounded top LED bulbs would only illuminate the top 2 letters. N & L was dark. Using the bulb style in the photo improved the lower letters illumination, but polishing the inside of the PG selector housing that the bulb snaps into made a big difference with the new bulb. Not so with old bulb. GM had it polished, so they knew what was needed. 50 years and it became tarnished.

On the heater controls, the lever letters on the heat controls were dimly lit with the rounded head white LED bulb. The new green bulb lights them up when in the full up position. Still need to see happens when in down position at a night time condition.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 24, 2019 04:36AM

Dan:

Where did you find the bulb covers? Or they still the 1985 glass bulbs?

Not a single one on any of my panels, so it must be aftermarket. I just have those aluminum loops that diffuse the light.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 24, 2019 07:34AM

Always enjoy reading your updates on the MoreDoor.


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 24, 2019 07:52AM

It's great to see a couple's "labor of Luv" and with Al's penchant for details..working and writing, I've learned a lot!

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 24, 2019 08:21AM

Working hard on the LED lights right now. Found a way to light up letters. Green is not the color I will be using. Too bright for panel. We will be going blue. Green will still be used on heater/vent control illumination.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 27, 2019 04:50PM

Received the blue 5 led bulbs yesterday. Too busy to test them in the panel. Will do test on Tuesday when doing LED light mod to tail light housings for my 2 Vairs and Rick's.

We got the front park/turn assemblies cleaned and reassembled with new lenses and LED bulbs. Still debating whether to paint interior reflective silver. Illumination testing Monday evening will give me that answer. Photo shows More assemblies in the back.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 31, 2019 02:06AM

More lighting work done. Rick and I got the tail light housings drilled up for this car and 2 more cars. The set off the coupe was painted, so we did light testing with 65 & 66 lenses in my 32 ft long garage. Using High Heat Reflective Barbeque Silver paint for interior surface proved to be the right choice. When we compared to an unpainted bead blasted housing, the difference was significant. All 8 freshly bead blasted housings have had Rust Fix applied, primer applied and interior paint applied. Painting will be finished today, if rain doesn't come in.

Front park light mount housing clamps were cleaned, and the same painting process applied using brushed nickel paint. Interior of housings will be painted to get more illumination as testing between good housings and the ones for this car showed a decrease in illumination.

Last evening, I changed out the 1 smd white 1895 LED bulbs I had in the instrument panel for dash lighting and installed 5 smd blue 1895 LED bulbs. I also finished up the clean up of the RNDL legend to get better illumination of it. The panel looks great now.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: October 31, 2019 04:11AM

Looking good! What did you use to drill the taillight housings?

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door 180 Turbo.

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 31, 2019 05:01AM

It was quite a process. First, new holes are not centered. They are 5mm up from center to get edge distance. Holes are 28.4 mm. We moved holes up 5 mm from center of the projected circle. Find a washer same hole size as the existing hole as use as a template for the hole to be drilled. Find a good factory light socket to use to validate the holes you make. Easier to fix small holes than oversized holes.

Measure housing and mark point for center point. Center punch point to be pilot drilled with snap punch. Drill 1/8" pilot hole. Bring pilot hole up to hole size in washer. Scribe outline of washer on housing. Drill up hole to 7/8", using a good Step Drill Bit (not titanium one). We used 2 of them to keep one cooling as one was drilling. Insert a rotary file into a drill press. Set press speed to 620 rpm. File away the housing material within the scribed circle until factory socket. Keep checking with light socket as you are approaching the scribed line starting within 1/16"/ Socket should tightly snap in. Do not file away to scribed line or socket will be loose.

Note: I had a hole saw that was the right size but poor quality in manufacture prevented its use. The saw was not centered on its bit and wobbled in its path. It would have badly oversized hole.

To make the alignment notch, Rick used a nibbler (aviation tool) to clip a notch. We set the notch to the side, since alignment is not critical with LED bulbs. GM thought it was critical to have incandescent elements horizontal in operation. But that just put stress on the elemnts' end attachments. They should have had the elements vertical for longer life (or GE told them something about the bulb elements that I don't know).

I hope this helps. Doing 12 housing was a job. We still need to do 4 more for Rick's Corsa.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: October 31, 2019 06:01AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> We got the front park/turn assemblies cleaned and reassembled with new lenses and LED bulbs.


Those clear and smoked lenses are looking good! I might have to borrow that photo in the future. winking smiley

For LED tail lamps, I like to get completely away from using any bayonet bulbs or sockets but that is certainly more work than what you are doing by modding the metal housings to accept the OEM sockets.

Thanks for posting up the progress.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: terbear ()
Date: October 31, 2019 07:52AM

Is this plug and go and do you need to use resistors ?

TS

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 31, 2019 07:56AM

Dave:

Use the photo, Dave, I will have illuminated lights photos later on each Vair once installed. No actual turn use videos but people can get the idea with the brake like on one and tail light on one (split operation) in a photo. I can make a video for you. I will post my test photos I did in the coupes right park light position later today.


Rick was looking for flat panel backup lights with a red ring around them for tail lights when back up lights was not on. Have you ever heard of such an LED panel for LM Vairs. Rick will be getting with you about your front lenses soon. He was going to stay amber lenses until he saw mine with the white amber switch back bulbs in action. now he will be moving his car's purple wire also.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 31, 2019 08:04AM

Have to use a electronic flasher with ground and a inline fuse to protect the turn signal circuit. Low demand on circuits, so no wire or fuse changes for remainder of system.

Backup lights are in use on Rick"s 65 More Door. He likes them. But he likes the results of the tests we did yesterday evening in the garage with lights off. 100w bulbs give a good beam 30 feet back to the door when in the horizontal location. more of a splayed beam when in the original location.

We also put a #90 LED bulb in his license plate light. Looks like a bright back porch light now. It shines up plate, bumper and ground for about 4 feet each side and about 6 feet behind. We both have the same bulb as courtesy lights. Lights up the front floor area and front seat bottoms at night.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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