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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 21, 2017 07:31PM

For one engine, that would be an acceptable expense. I have 3 engines, so I need to do all I can and offload the big stuff and matching/adjoining pieces to a vendor.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 23, 2017 05:16PM

A little more progress today. All small parts for the engine were bead blasted and primed.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: April 23, 2017 06:32PM

Al,
What type of blasting equipment do you use?
Steve

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 23, 2017 07:05PM

HF bead blasted box with extra fine #13 glass beads.run pressure at 80 max.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 23, 2017 07:21PM

I have another HF blast box with playground sand in it. It is for thick steel parts like driveshafts and drums. I have a dual halogen light bar that I use to dry the sand a day before I use it.

Each box has a LED strip light mounted in it and a air hose attachment mounted also.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: April 23, 2017 07:54PM

Sounds like a nice setup. I had purchased one of the HF blasters, and beads, but it didn't work well and I returned it. Lemon maybe? I trust you wear a respirator when blasting with sand - silicosis risk when using sand.
Steve

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 24, 2017 03:50AM

This is the blast box table I built for my 2 blast boxes. I use a HF 29 gallon 7.5 SCFM @ 90 psi compressor to provide the air to blast. It now takes 80 feet of hose to box to use it. My new blue classic Chevy is residing in my maintenance bay temporarily. Compressor noise is now non-existant. I also place a high volume fan behind me to keep air flowing away from the box. I have a Home Depot bucket vacuum with a muffler which collects most dust that the 2 inches of water in the bucket doesn't catch. Oh yes, blast box is moved outside in the shade to help with airflow. The LED light in each own is bolted to the top and has a lighting of a 100 watt bulb. It makes working the box nice where you can see what you are doing. It has no switch as dust would make it useless when it gets contaminated.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: April 24, 2017 04:28PM

Great idea to put it on wheels.
Steve

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 24, 2017 04:39PM

It let's me move it around the outside of the garage for shade and prevailing wind.

Here the photos of the parts painted up. Tomorrow is last day of work on the engine prep.

Trip to Augusta tomorrow, get ready for Helen trip Thursday and enjoy trip to Helen Friday through Sunday.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 27, 2017 04:35PM

And a few more parts got bead blasted and primed.

Getting ready for Helen. If anyone needs a PG, I have I can bring. $50 delivered to Helen.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 29, 2017 05:32AM

I got the first coat of final color paint on the parts yesterday morning. I will finish them up Monday.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 02, 2017 08:23PM

We got the final paint on the lastest batch of parts. Shrouds and door boxes remain.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 07, 2017 06:47PM

All Vair projects work,has been suspended for about a week. I had a guy with a rough terrain fork lift help me take down a very large water oak tree. The center had rotted out. The tree fell across one of my drives. Now have to clean it up and get rid of the stump.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 02, 2017 05:14PM

Some more progress on the Greenbrier.

Some more parts painted and ready for installation. We have 6 more large pieces left that don't fit blast box. I will show you setup I will assemble to blast these parts.

Rick came over and help me with the stripped out #6 spark plug hole. Sav-a-thread was installed. Other 5 holes cleaned up with a thread chaser. All plugs installed but awaiting torque setting. It will be dine tomorrow. Last photo shows the plugs I pulled out of the engine. They were only installed halfway in.

I plan on starting installations of all the parts we have prepped. Top cover first tomorrow morning.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: October 03, 2017 07:39AM

Those plugs you removed..... The things we find! I had to grin at that one. If the plug threads are too long, just thread the plugs in 1/2 way!eye rolling smiley

Looks like your getting things properly sorted out.thumbs up

As for the Oak tree..."timber"!grinning smiley

smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 03, 2017 01:20PM

That tree made quite a lengthy yard fire. I still have a 25 ft trunk to cut up and burn. Unfortunately no one wanted to come cut up the tree to firewood size and take away at no charge. All wanted me to cut it up and deliver fifth them but they wouldn't pay a reasonable price for the wood. So burn it up was the only solution.

Yes, it is hilarious what people do to the Vair's the own, but this PO screwed up a plug hole with his mod. All the rest had carbon built up in the bottom threads.

Cleaned up a few more small pieces today. Will mount top cover in a couple hours, Tomorrow blasting of large pieces for all three engines will be undertaken, weatherpermitting.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 05, 2017 05:40PM

Slight delays in goals on the Greenbrier.

I got the top cover and diffuser mounted today. Cover bolts had Blue Moly applied lightly to threads and torqued to 13 ft lbs. Also installed lower vent tube with clamp and hardware. Blue Moly on bolt threads again and proper torque. Installed the LM magnesium fan and fan pulley, as I had updated the cover and fan bearing/housing with one I had from the LMs I scrapped out.

Blue Moly anti-seize doesn't have any metals in it that will cause dissimilar metal galvanic action. Great for steel to aluminum connections. Yes, I did use Gasgacinch on the gaskets. Stuff smells like glue.

Also, we got a few more parts blasted, cleaned and primed. The ones on the table are painted and ready for installation. The hanging ones are primed only.

I need to do 3 more large parts and all parts will be done for the Greenbrier, except for the couple still holding the engine in place. I'll post my outside blast setup when I have it set up again. Started to rain on us, so it came down in a rush.

Work will cease on Vairs and Camaro after Saturday , so we can prepare for trip to Maggie Valley.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: October 05, 2017 05:46PM

Fine looking parts you got there Al! What did you use to paint the push rod tubes? I wish I could go to Maggie valley.
Steve

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 05, 2017 06:44PM

Steve:

I took a large card board box and stuck twelve 5 inch screws into it with good spacing. With tubes vertical, I primed with VHT grey primer and final coat of VHT Universal Aluminum. One tube has a run I have to sand out and repaint. Dang wind moved the spray onto area I just sprayed.

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: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: October 05, 2017 06:47PM

On your engine picture one head is not the same as the other! Check your numbers out.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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