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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 02, 2016 10:46AM

Update for this week.

All I did was finish up straightening all the push rod tubes (43) that had dents. I found best 12 for my engine and next best 12 for spares. Next for tubes is sanding, priming and painting.

GOOD NEWS: I received word from Tom that he is now boxing up my big valve heads. Progress will start on this engine, but a set back has occurred.

TERRIBLE NEWS: Rick's parents were in an auto wreck (rear ended by idiot not paying attention). They were stopped to make a left turn. The vehicle that hit them was traveling at an estimated speed of 40 mph, totaling the car. His dad was killed and his mother was seriously injured. We will get the block checked out when he wants to do it in the near future. I will attempt some checks myself.

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: MattNall ()
Date: April 02, 2016 11:23AM

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 02, 2016 12:07PM

yes it is. The Corvair Group up in New York help get Rick's Dad back in another Vair when his was deemed to far gone. Here is a picture of his Dad's plaque with his old Vair from the 2011 CYNCC Recall Autocross.

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: tknobby ()
Date: April 03, 2016 05:08AM

Sorry to hear of the loss Al. Not good news.

T...

Tom Knoblauch
San Antonio, TX
AmericanFlat6.com

'64 Spyder Vert Big Valve heads EFI Custom roller cam front disc brakes on 2" drop spindles
'65 Vert 95 EFI 4spd
'65 Monza Coupe 95 w/ Thomas Tribute 110 heads 2 2bbl 40MM Webers 140 exh tubes and logs PG w/ high stall Converter
'66 Monza Coupe 3.0L EFI 4spd
'68 Monza Coupe 140 3.0L EFI Slide Throttle 4spd

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 05, 2016 09:24PM

Sanded and painted 24 push rod tubes. Used hi-temp silver (light coat) to repaint. Looks good.

No further work this week as Donna has shoulder surgery tomorrow. The accident last year resulted in torn ligaments that need repair.

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: April 07, 2016 07:00PM

Christmas came early. Tom K. sent the BIG valve heads and they arrived this afternoon. I will take photos on Monday to show final look before they get stored awaiting their turn in the installation process. Tom did an outstanding job that only an artist in his occupation could do.


Donna went through right shoulder surgery yesterday evening. Dr said he repaired the damage in the shoulder muscles and ligaments. He also found the rotator cuff was slightly torn and repaired it also. She is in sling for 4 weeks, so my time for Vair work (and oyher work in the yard) will be limited during her rehab.

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: Shaker455 ()
Date: April 10, 2016 06:29AM

Hi Al.
You got any flow test number with you heads?

Jeff
Granite State NH

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 10, 2016 06:41AM

Tom did not supply any. He probably has them in his records. I don't need them. I need the dyno numbers.

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: Shaker455 ()
Date: April 10, 2016 07:23AM

So you have a dyno session planned?

Did you have your dist curved & carb set up & live tested?

Jeff
Granite State NH

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 10, 2016 07:48AM

Still have to do the basics, like check and build up the engine. No carbs, going with Ted' EFI for reliability. No distributor either. Believe me, when engine is installed and running, Tom and Ted will be advisors on the running set-up to make sure it runs smoothly.

I still have to complete the car and get the current engine running. It will be run a couple hundred miles to make sure I know what a real 110 runs like. The intention is to dyno'd before and after so I know the actual improvement.

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: Shaker455 ()
Date: April 10, 2016 07:53AM

what cam you going with?

Jeff
Granite State NH

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 10, 2016 08:08AM

OTTO20

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: April 13, 2016 03:30AM

Here are the photos of the BIG valve heads sitting on the dining table. Donna was OK with them there since they are very clean. They will move to garage later today.

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: April 13, 2016 04:27AM

Final light coat of paint done on push rod tubes. Cleaning 7 rear covers later today, in order to select the best one.

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: Shaker455 ()
Date: April 13, 2016 06:58AM

That is going to wake up your 110!

Jeff
Granite State NH

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: reidmier ()
Date: May 28, 2016 07:15PM

Al - Any updates? How's the assembly going?

Reid M.
HACOA
Vegas Vairs
Washington, UT
65 Monza 110 PG

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 28, 2016 07:21PM

Still on hold until my friend gets back from New York in 2 weeks. He is closing up his dad's affair following his death. I hope to get back on it in late June. Still working on other items for the Vair.

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: May 29, 2016 04:41AM

Maybe a set of big bore carbs to go along with the heads? Did Tom recomend anything?
Mike

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 29, 2016 05:01AM

Mike:

I am going with Ted's EFI and ignition systems. Best performance without needing infrequent adjustments.

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: May 29, 2016 05:10AM

Nice!

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