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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 29, 2020 03:00PM

Installed right rear axle assembly and driveshaft. Connected brake line.

Disconnect left driveshaft at outboard end. Removed left rear axle assy, control rod, Stabilizer rod, spring, spring cup and rear torque arm/bracket. Installed replacement torque arm and bracket. Installed spring, spring cup, and spring cup rubber. Installed shock bolt, washer and nut.

Should finish installation on both sides tomorrow.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 30, 2020 05:30PM

Visitors today. Small progress in this high temps and humidity.

Installed front stabilzer today.

Also installed left rear control rod. Positioned left rear axle assembly and connected up driveshaft. Hooked up brake line. Axle assey still needs 2 more nut and washers to finish its installation.

Cleaned and painted left & right rear stabilizer rods.

I gave myself 3 weeks to get these tasks finished. Not much left to do.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 01, 2020 05:43PM

Installed both rear stabilizer rods, bushings and hardware..

Rick stopped by and we installed rear brakes and drums. He got them adjusted.

While inspecting the installations, we noted the right rear camber bolt didn't have any threads showing. It was tight, so it was loosened to see what was binding it. While moving the head of the bolt, it spun in the cam washer. This is a Clark's replacement bolt a previous owner installed. Needless to say, the job just got tougher. Rick found a good used GM bolt in my stash of camber bolts. He cleaned and lubed it, while I was removing the bad bolt. A bit of persuasion along with a ratchet strap to pull the torque arm closer to the differential resulted in an almost perfect alignment. Using a punch, we aligned holes and installed the bolt. Washer and nut was installed.

Rear brakes were bled and rear tires/wheels installed. Left front tire/wheel was installed.

Still waiting parts (float & sender o-ring) from Clark's. They should be here tomorrow.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 03, 2020 02:03PM

Received parts I needed for gas tank installation from Clarks today. Install sender float and installed sender with new o-ring into tank. Hook up fuel line, sender wire and ground wire.

A couple more small items to fix/tweak and car will be ready to go to Goodyear for its alignment.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 04, 2020 02:42PM

Put front wheels/tires on the Vair. Also, put the fuel back in the tank today. Checked over the car for anything needing attention.

Primed carbs and started the engine up with no issue. Drove her outside where Donna gave the car a wash to get rid of all the dust and grease from last 19 days. She looks good again.

She is now awaiting her time on the alignment rack. Hope to have that accomplished in next few days. Goodyear's alignment rack is down right 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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 04, 2020 02:49PM

NOTE: This is the last of any major maintenance being needed on this car. It should be a good reliable driver now. Some nice to have items were planned and may still be done like additional engine system gauges.

Like the Greenbrier, the More Door will be driven around with For Sale signs, in preparation of the Camaro coming back to road worthy status.

I am now going to concentrate on getting the Camaro SS put together. I hope to have it done by the end of the year. Just interior, dash and some wiring to go.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 14, 2020 11:13AM

Took Vair to Goodyear for the Alignment this morning. Also had tires balanced.

Vair is in great driving condition now. It will go to Maggie Valley 2nd weekend of October for a small vacation. A 700 mile trip with Donna doing the driving. I will be pulling the RV with our Silverado.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 17, 2020 01:42AM

Installed modified tail light and back up light housings. Installed NOS lenses and Clark's show trim. Modified housings aim bulbs straight back horizontally.

This was final piece to make tail section look great.

Lots of old lenses left over from both Vairs to now dispose of. Some not worth anything as they are cracked pretty good.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 19, 2020 09:03AM

Took the More Door back to Goodyear for a alignment tweak. Steering wheel was turned 15 degrees to left when moving straight. Return to center always returned it to same offset position.

Donna drove it home and says it is now bar is horizontal like it should be.

Now it is ready for Maggie Valley.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 19, 2020 09:42AM

Sure hope they centered the steering box and not the wheel.

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 19, 2020 09:53AM

I told Johnny (Goodyear Old timer tech) the wheel had been centered to the box. He went through the alignment again ad did it the way he did it for many years without wheel removal.

The other tech on Monday was a 25 year old tech. Had no choice on who was getting it when I took it in on Monday when Johnny wasn't working. Should have found out Johnny's next work day to save me a trip in for the alignment. He is the only worth a dam in balancing tires.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 22, 2020 05:13PM

Installed alternator brace I made onto the engine today. Harness was ty-rapped to alternator to keep it secure. A second ty-rap was used around the main ty-rap to act as a stand-off for the harness from the alternator. More Door was the final check fit place for all the braces we made, so now we are done it was time for More Door to get a final brace install.

Pulled plugs and did a compression check on the engine to see how it was after 4800 miles. All were around 165 psi. Nice strong engine. Plugs had a brownish grey look. So everything is normal in the combustion area. Only run premium in this engine. Timing is set to 13 degrees and there is no pinging.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 27, 2020 02:40AM

Forgot to update.

On Thursday, we added a 3 gauge mount plate to the center dash. In it, we have mounted an electronic oil pressure gauge, an electronic vacuum gauge and a volt meter. Pressure sensor for vacuum was mount to side of ash tray mount.

Wiring needs to be completed under the dash. Needed wiring and tubing through tunnel was previously run. Engine compartment needs tach and oil pressure wires run and hooked up. Vacuum tubing is hooked up.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 28, 2020 04:13PM

Pulled rear seat and rear cardboard for carpeting. Also running speaker wires to the front.

Rear seat back and hinged panel have been carpeted.

Tomorrow is a full day carpeting rear package tray cardboard and installing it. Installing rear speakers and rear seat. Removing front seats to swap tracks in order to have best seat under driver. Install console hopefully, if parts come in. Plus wiring in gauges we put in last week.

We are going to Maggie Valley in less than 2 weeks and Vair needs to be ready for Donna's comfortable ride.

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


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 29, 2020 02:35PM

Lots done today.

Carpeted the package area cardboard. The cardboard was weak on the area under the window. So before carpeting, we beefed up the cardboard by contact cementing pieces of Masonite board to the bottom of the cardboard. Routed speaker wires and taped them in place, then installed the package tray cardboard. Pulled wires through holes I preset for our speaker boxes.

Carpeted the hinge panel. (Did you know Clark's does not sell you material to cover it unless you ask. Then they will add it to the seat back piece.) I asked for 10" to be added.

Being curious and also running speaker wires into the front center areafor console hookup, we pulled the interior items from the floor. Both front seats, all door sill plates, "B" pillar covers front seat belts, front carpet and rear carpet. We also pulled left vent panel, since we had never pulled it. I wanted to see if any debris was present. It was surprisingly clean.

We will clean up and treat/paint the floor panel. Seems it was not done as well as I would have done it. Also, the PO to the PO, welded the removable toe panel at the bottom left to the floorboard. Seems it was a rusted corner and welding it to the floorboard was his best idea to secure it. Using my 4 inch side grinder, I got it off and then cleaned up the area. I have another panel to use that is in great condition.

Tomorrow is wiring day for front speakers and the instruments. I will be changing out my momentary fuel pump switch to a 3 position switch. On-Off-Momentary. Hopefully by this weekend most tasks will be done and we will be waiting on a couple parts for the console.

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


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