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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 29, 2018 05:07PM

I received word from my local Machine Shop that the 2 new cast piston I bought has defects (nicks) in the oil ring lands. He recommended not using them.

I contacted Clark's. They are shipping 2 more cast pistons out. I will get photos sent to Clark's on Monday to confirm the defects.

Also ordered some choke coils and distributor parts to fix issues with my rebuilt distributor I bought at Helen.

I bought the 110 head from Tom Gould. I will clean up the chambers and run a thread chaser in the spark plug holes. It will then be the new right head for the Mouse House 110. I will get Rick to remove the broken bolts in the original head at later date.

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: July 03, 2018 01:16PM

Learned from local machine shop that my best used cylinders were worn 0.005. We decided to get 4 more std cast aluminum pistons and use my 6 NOS OEM cylinders on this engine with standard cast iron o-rings.

Yep, left head is coming off to change piston and rings. I guess I need to get ready to change some more head studs. We have 2 lower studs need to be changed on right side due to corrosion. The ones for #3 cylinder can't be seen yet due to cylinder still being installed.

Anyone have any loose heads studs they don't need? If not, I will be pulling the good ones out of the 102 engine block I have.

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: Wagon Master ()
Date: July 03, 2018 02:29PM

What is your source for the standard cast iron o-rings? I've been looking awhile.
Thanks.

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 03, 2018 05:51PM

My list shows I got them from California Corvairs. When I get to engine again, I will take a photo of the box for you.

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: July 03, 2018 05:59PM

Well, I scrounged up a bunch of head studs. Some good some not so good. These are studs that came out on their own from the 6 110 engines we tore down. Also included are the studs 18 studs I took out of the 102 engine this evening.

The best will be used on the Mouse House 110. The rest will be stored. The Big Valve Engine needs 5 studs, It will get new studs.

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: July 14, 2018 03:31AM

In the past week, we removed the left head. All upper head studs came out as nuts were rusted solid to studs. Doesn't matter as all were corroded real bad.

Received parts package from Clark's with pistons. ARP rods ordered and received. Should have all parts in now to build engine. Looks like it will be more than a stop gap engine.

Left cylinders, pistons and rods removed. #3 cylinder, piston and cylinder removed. Pistons and rods were taken to machine shop to have new pistons installed. Picked them up today.

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: July 14, 2018 03:37AM

Assembled distributor I picked at Springfest with new parts. Added shaft wick, cam wick, points, condensor, lead, grommet, rotor and cap. Installed a good points protector. Lubricants will be added when installed.

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: July 14, 2018 03:44AM

Picked out 7 replacement upper head studs for engine. Cleaned and applied Lubri-Bond 220 to stud thanks.

Studs on engine currently will be wire brushed, cleaned and Lubri-Bond 220 applied before assembly begins.

Cleaned and applied Lubri-bond 220 to 8 case bolts. Due to all the corrosion on this engine, case bolts will be replaced one at a time to ensure no corrosion is present there.

We will deflashing the head I picked up from TGould today. Cleaned it up already.

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: July 15, 2018 06:46PM

We removed the manual bell housing off the engine today to clean up the front case area. No damage was noted on the gears. Area was cleaned up in preparation for replacement bell housing. Bell housing installed and bolts sealed and torqued.

Flex plate installed with new bolts and torqued.

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: July 21, 2018 04:55PM

Donna and I made some more progress on the Mouse House 110. We replaced all the engine case bolts. She cleaned the studs that are currently in the case to remove all the rust and grease. This prepares them for Rust Fix and Lubri-Bond 220 application which I will do tomorrow.

Rick and I removed the factory connectong rod bolts & nuts and installed ARP bolts and nuts. We checked piston to cylinder gaps and made sure best gap situation was on the hottest cylinders. All gaps for pistons to cylinders were 3 to 4 thousands gap.

Rick worked on the broken head studs and was able to remove one broken stud so far. No damage to case occurred, so standard stud can be installed with Lock-tite. One more to go. Work has been done where we stopped for the evening and applied PB Blaster to allow it to soak into the threads.

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: July 22, 2018 02:49PM

Applied Rust Fix and Lubri-Bond 220 to head studs in case. Installed head studs with Rust Fix and Lubri-Bond 220 applied to case where there were missing studs, except for the 2 broken stud holes since more work was to be done there.

Rick was able to remove remainder of broken stud from second hole. Installation of standard stud in both holes revealed no thread friction at all. Heli-coils will be installed in both holes. Rick was not enthused about using the Clark's 1/2 inch heli-coil on studs with 3/4 inch threads. We found heli-coils with 3/4 inch lengths on the internet Which will be shipped to Rick this week.

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: July 22, 2018 02:57PM

Engine was placed back on the engine stand for final cleaning. A through cleaning using mineral spirits under air pressure and brush was done. Crankshaft and camshaft was oiled down to await piston installation. Engine is bagged to prevent flying insect and dust intrusion.

Piston ring gaps were checked and rings properly installed on each piston. Assemblies were bagged and boxed to await their day for installation. Their day to be installed is August 1. That is the next date I will have time to work on it.

Family matters taking precedence again. Hooking up RV and going back to Jacksonville, North Carolina for 6 days. This time it is a vacation to forget everything except beaches, sun and fun.

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: July 23, 2018 04:02PM

thumbs up I decided I have enough time in the morning to mount the piston/cylinder assemblies to the engine/crankshaft.

smiling bouncing smiley Seeing that I need to rotate the crankshaft to connect each assembly. I made 6 sets of cylinder retainers that will hold each cylinder in place until the head is installed. See the photos. Redneck Engineering at its finest.drinking smiley smiling smiley.

Oh yes. This is all scrap material and hardware I had laying around my place. Repurpose material so I don't have to buy new.


Being the ever frugal Vair Owner.grinning smiley

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: July 24, 2018 06:05PM

Installed left bank piston/cylinder assemblies with cylinder gaskets using proper lubricants and torque on connecting rod nuts. Positioned left head on cylinders with copper gaskets. Snug up upper head nuts by fingers only.

Reapplied lubricant on exposed journals.

Installed oil vent diffuser and bagged engine for next week.

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: July 24, 2018 08:52PM

thumbs up
Loving the progress.

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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: July 25, 2018 03:15AM

Taking a week off now to vacation. We will get back on it next week.

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: July 26, 2018 05:14AM

Read on another discussion about which shroud to have installed for out of car running. I am p,manning to run my engine the first 30 minutes out of the car at different power settings to seat the rings. Shell Rotella 10W30 for this engine initially. Don't know if I will go synthetic as the main bearings are originals.

Now I would think running a 4 foot industrial fan in front of the engine would be very helpful when I run my Mouse House 110. Expected OAT will probably be in 90s with humidity in th 70s - 80s. A few more weeks and I will be there.

Setting up another Clark's order. Need a new engine harness as all my salvage harnesses need a bit of work to clean up and retape. Also need a few more small parts that will be installed as shrouds and accessories go on.

Dang, still working on the engine while relaxing on vacation. But still fun.

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: cepak ()
Date: July 26, 2018 07:14AM

As long as it is fun, then it really doesn't matter.


Tom Cepak
DFW, TX

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 26, 2018 07:25AM

What do main bearings being original have to do with synthetic oil?
How can you run at different power settings with the engine out of the car? Do you have a dyno?

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 26, 2018 07:50AM

I don't know but don't want to change what has worked before.

Maybe power settings is wrong terminology for technophobes. Different RPM settings is what I should have said. There will be a Sun Tuneup Machine attached to the engine to monitor its operation. Engine will be fully assembled with transaxle when it is run. Following the 5 minute idle, then various RPMs 25 minute run, oil will be drained through a strainer and filter cut open for inspection. All to check if there is any problem with the engine.

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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