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Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 05, 2018 06:32PM

I picked up an old 110 #T0909RD last year at Helen. I decided it was time to see if it would run. This engine had large bolts all along the head holding the side shroud, so it is a 66 or 67 engine. It is able to be rotated over, so it is a good thing in spite of the rust and dirt all over it.

We started by draining the oil. No problem there. It was dark but no water was present. Next was to get all shrouds off to clean out any trash. What we saw determined a pressure wash was needed along with cooling passage cleaning before any start attempt.

The photos show where we stopped for now.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 05, 2018 06:44PM

WEAAAGH ! ! ! eye popping smiley
That is scary!
That thing looks like it could start crawling all on its own any second!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 05, 2018 06:48PM

Yes it is a mess. No breathing around it for sure.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Vin ()
Date: April 06, 2018 04:20AM

Good god!! Wear a respirator mask when you power wash that thing! Hairy and scary!


Vin
Dayton, OH
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible (4 speed)

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 06, 2018 04:29AM

We will be taking all precautions. Engine will be on an stand during the wash. I am going to stand up wind when during the wash. I will also suspend engine on its side so I don't have to lean over the engine to blow water through cooling fins.

Full face mask/respirator and rain suit is a must. Just like sand blasting.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 10:49AM

Prior to pressure washing, we got all the mouse house off the engines. I used a 5 foot copper line attached to a blow nozzle to blow the loose remnants off the engine. Wind to my back, respirator mask on and no one within 600 feet of the operation. Came out ok, but pressure washing still a necessity.

Pulled valve covers to see inside. The rocker areas look good.

Pulled spark plugs, 3 on left head came out like a typical removal. 2 end plugs on right head took a bit more force but relented and came out. #3 plug refused to budge. Applied propane torch till paint changed on plug, then applied PB Blaster. Plug started coming out but tightened up after 2 full turns. Another heat application and the plug came out. Sprayed PB Blaster and poured 2 caps of Marvel Mystery oil into each cylinder in preparation for rotation.

Continued on next page. These are the left head photos.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 11:38AM

We did several rotations of the engine in proper revolution direction to check for any abnormalities. There was no clunks noted. There was a slight bump on the first few revolutions but dissipated. I suspect there was a rust spot that was developing that was cleared by the ring in a cylinder. Not going to worry about it at this time.

We then checked for valve operation on each cylinder. All valves appear to fully depress and come back up to full no lobe compression height. Rockers appeared a little loose on a few. Something to check after some running time. We checked compression on each cylinder. A good pressure was felt on each cylinder. A thread chaser was run into each plug hole.

Plugs installed snugly to keep water out. Valve Covers installed. An old fuel pump installed. An old dip stick installed. Duct tape and homemade carb mount block off plates were used to seal off intakes. Other holes were packed with paper towel pieces to prevent water ingression. A ratchet strap was used to rotate the engine to a RH head high position. Easier to apply water pressure to bottom of heads and cylinders to blow material out. The engine will now be pressure wash later today. Race is on and they have already started to wreck.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 08, 2018 11:46AM

This is fun!





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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 11:56AM

Yes it is. Now if it runs and has good bones. I will reseal it and get it ready for a car.

ps: besides it was taking up room in my garden center and I had to make a decision of what was its future. Now it is moving on to a maintenance bay for more work (right behind the Greenbrier). Will it replace the Greenbrier 80 hp engine? Time will tell.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 01:52PM

Pressure washed. Time to move to maintenance bay and clean the cooling fins.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: April 08, 2018 02:27PM

Definitely looks better.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 02:44PM

Yes. Now I hope it runs good. Fingers crossed and prayers sent.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 08, 2018 03:06PM

If it runs well... before putting shrouds on.... Media blast the aluminum!

Or spray with Muriatic acid.... let set for 1 minute... rinse!





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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 05:31PM

I guess I would want to do that before putting on new top cover, rear cover valve covers and oil pan.

What kind of media? Soda blast? Corn cob or Walnut would stain. Definitely not sand. Extra fine #13 Glass Bead is a little too expensive to blow out into open air for the amount that would be needed.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 08, 2018 06:11PM

Soda!





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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2018 06:31PM

Thanks, Matt. An excuse to invest in a new tool. HF has handheld soda baster for $17.99. It might do the job. I have to check it out. Too bad their soda media is 50 pounds for $39.99. Might be too much for the task but more uses will come along.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: April 08, 2018 06:59PM

Thats not a bad price, soda is usually a little over a $1 a pound.

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 11, 2018 12:24PM

Soda Blasting completed. Concentrated on block, heads, cylinders, and distributer. The rest of the parts will be removed for reseal and will be replaced by newly repainted parts. Bell housing has to be swapped out for an AT bell housing after the test run.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 11, 2018 01:13PM

thumbs up
looks much better than it did before!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 11, 2018 03:25PM

Thanks, Mel. It really does. Time to start putting on the parts needed for testing it. Hopefully we can test it when Rick gets back from Sun & Fun (Lakeland FL).

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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