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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 02, 2016 04:45PM

2nd day of cleaning block halves. First half given its final hot water wash. 2nd half given its bubble bath to clean oil out of it.

Run a bore brush down about 20 push rod tube to clean dirt and rust out. Mounted bore brush on battery powered drill. Sure made it easy to get tube IDs clean.

Here are a couple of photos of my redneck bubble bath tub for cleaning parts. Electric heater also used because the turkey fryer burner has a 20 minutes timer. I never get back to it time to reset timer before it turns off the gas. Electric heater gives me a breather.

You can see a copper line going into the tub. It is connected to air compressor to create agitating bubbles in the tub. Helps remove dirt & grime as it gets loose.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 02, 2016 05:01PM

Tom sent a photo of my heads following his weld process on them. They are looking good. Guides removed following this picture. He says fly cutting is next.

I should be receiving my parts order from Clark's late this week.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 04, 2016 10:26AM

Christmas has arrived early. Santa had Clark's make the delivery. Time for me to get the block final clean completed and start the check process.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 04, 2016 04:41PM

Boxes opened and parts placed on shelf close to work area. 1st cleaned block half mounted on engine stand. 2nd half will be final hot water cleaned next week.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 04, 2016 04:55PM

From a old article, impressive !

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 04, 2016 04:59PM

The quarter mile times are as good as the V8 muscle cars of the era.Mike

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 04, 2016 06:03PM

Thanks, Mike. Looks like the mod will be impressive. Can't wait for the dyno test after I get the engine broke in.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: chris ()
Date: February 04, 2016 07:29PM

That's not bad. What article was that?

'65 Monza 4 door
4 speed
110hp
Gardner, KS

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 04, 2016 10:17PM

Al, don't build the engine with tight clearances..... they eat lots of HP for thousands of miles...





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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 05, 2016 06:02AM

July 1968 Hot Rod Magazine

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: February 05, 2016 06:06AM

That ET is right around where a lot of guys with tri ported heads and Webers run.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 05, 2016 08:03AM

Matt: Thank you for the tip. We will watch the clearances. I will have my friend (Vair Guide) helping me when the block, crankshaft, camshaft, pistons and cylinders are assembled. He has done a couple of engines.


To all, I hope we beat those HP numbers when it is completed.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 11, 2016 06:20PM

Upgraded my bubbling wash tub stand this week. It now has its own burner. No more running to see if the fire went out. Redneck engineering again. I got the stand from the recycle yard. The burner from AgriSupply.

ps; I am not a welder and do not own welding equipment.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 11, 2016 06:24PM

Only work done this week was straighten push rod tubes following instructions from previous discussion.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 12, 2016 11:25AM

Finally moved on locating facility to nitride crankshaft. Separate discussion issued on this subject.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 17, 2016 04:04AM

Tom has provide 2 more photos of the progress on the Big Valve mod he is doing on the heads.


Chamber area: Flycut went very well. Next I'll fit each head to the valve guide fixture. Will be machining the new intake guide bores.


Next step. This is the start of changing the intake guide angle. The first hole has been opened up with an end mill. Now I'm ready to ream the hole to size. Once all the guide holes are finished I'll get after the custom guides.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: February 18, 2016 04:32AM

Keep us posted Al. Great project on a fast track. Have fun

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD

Corvairs in two states of the Union and varying states of disarray.

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: davharw ()
Date: February 18, 2016 06:17AM

Great project! I would love to see the completion. I'm located about 60 miles away in McIntosh County. If you need an extra hand let me know.

Dave
1966 Monza vert

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 18, 2016 07:06AM

This week I did not get to it much except to collect all block bolts together and to look at it.

2 lawn tractors and a 50 ft water line beside the garage needed my attention.

I will start again next week. Block is cleaned and all passages cleared. Time for measuring cam bearing diameters.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 19, 2016 06:55AM

Adding info on transaxle build to this engine build. Just to keep it all together.

Mike Levine stopped by today at my place in the country. A short visit but informative.

I learned the 4 spd I bought 4 years ago (as a newby) is a 3 spd. However the MT I got out of a scrapped 67 vert last year is a 4 spd.

Both differentials appear to be 3.27 by code letters, but Mike will confirm what gears are in them later down the road.

Mike has taken both transaxles with him. The plan is to use the best from both to make a great transaxle for my 110 Big Valve head engine.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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