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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 26, 2018 08:10AM

I thought rings did need load to seat properly. Cutting the oil filter open is a good idea. Do you have something to strain the oil with that is finer than the oil filter media?

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 26, 2018 08:16AM

Joel, I forget what rings Al is using... but a cheap "cast iron" ring will seat without load...usually with a ball hone finish on the walls.





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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 26, 2018 08:23AM

Rings are Grant cast iron rings. Cylinders are NOS OEM cylinders verified as ready for installation by Clark's and my friend Rick (proper hone finish).

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: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: July 26, 2018 10:41AM

I put a strong rare earth magnet in the side of the oil filter for run, then inspect that area when I open it. Also then drag the magnet through the drain oil, see what it finds.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 02, 2018 06:55PM

We got back to work on the engine today. The LH head was installed and torque. Used a 45 oz. dead blow hammer after 1st and 2nd torque sequences. All pushrod tubes installed with new Viton seals. Pushrods installed into tubes, ready for rockers. One more torque check on Saturday, then will install rockers.

LH Exhaust log installed and torqued. Used dead blow hammer to seat log prior to final torque. Bent over lock plates to secure nuts.

Installed oil pan and gasket. Found one bolt hole that was angled and another that was stripped out. Will remove pan Monday and install 1/4-20 heli-coils in these 2 spots.

Have to start cleaning and painting shroud hardware now. That is the task for tomorrow.

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: August 05, 2018 05:16PM

On Saturday, we wire brushed about 50 bolts of different styles for installing the shrouds.

Today, we rechecked the torque on the left head nuts. All is good. Left head rocker arms, balls and nuts installed and tightened enough to keep pushrods in place. We also installed the #3 & #5 piston cylinder assemblies.

More will be done tomorrow, once we get the heli-coils in.

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: August 06, 2018 02:43PM

We got a bit down today. Installed heli-coils for an upper and a lower #5 cylinder head studs. Installed the studs. Installed #1 piston/cylinder assembly. Rechecked torque on all connecting rod nuts. All were good.

Removed oil pan which had been loosely installed. Had found 2 holes defective where bolts were sloppy loose or was angled in. Installed 2 heli-coils in block for oil pan for these points. Installed oil pan with new gasket and secured with hardware.

Positioned RH head onto studs with new head gaskets. Loosely installed all nuts. Installed heat shield onto cylinders.

Installed LH aft closeout shroud and installed oil cooler.

Installed RH aft closeout shroud with over-temp wiring and grommet. Attempted to install over-heat switch, then realized that the one from the Corsa stockpile will not work. Have to order right one.

Installed oil vent diffuser and crankcase top cover with new gaskets. Torqued hardware. Installed lower vent tube and securing bracket.

Installed blower fan and pulley and torqued pulley bolts.

Next is to disassemble, clean, lubricate and reassemble hydraulic lifters for RH head. Have to get it done to finish RH head assembly. Headed to garage 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: toms73novass ()
Date: August 06, 2018 03:32PM

Looks good, Nice progress. thumbs up

-Tom


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65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 06, 2018 06:15PM

Thanks, Tom.

Did a little research and found I have a new over-temp with coarse threads in my spare stock. A quick check of Clark's part number against my spares spreadsheet saved me from ordering a unneeded new part.

Old memory definitely needs the spreadsheet or my gararage will be full of extra parts I ordered when I already had it.

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: August 07, 2018 07:07PM

Finished up the right head installation today. Adjusted valves on both heads. Installed valve covers with new gaskets. Need to round up better bolts for the installation. All I had were rusty ones for now.

Removed oil cooler and installed side panels. Installed oil cooler again.

Time to finish cleaning and painting the remaining engine tins.

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: krfjkm ()
Date: August 07, 2018 07:12PM

Looking good Al!

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 08, 2018 04:20PM

Found bolts and washers for the valve covers today. Painted them up to match the spreaders.

Spent the afternoon bead blasting and painting shroud tins and seal retainers. Still more to do on them tomorrow.

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: August 10, 2018 04:46AM

Slow progress on blasting, priming and painting parts yesterday.

Harbor Freight compressor quit. Picked up a Kobalt compressor that was not as good. Only 30 gallon, 175 psi max with 5.3 CFM at 90. HF was 29 gallon, 115 psi max 8.4 CFM at 90.

Painting was another story last 2 days, Painting black items turned gray because of humidity. Turned my garage into a 90 heat room to dry painted items. Paint outside and quickly hang in the garage. Takes 3 coats to get it right.

Final end result for the compressor issue was Donna picked up a 60 gallon, 11.5 CFM @ 90 psi compressor at Northern Tools. Now I will get some blasting done. I am doing shrouds and other miscellaneous parts for the big Valve engine and headlight buckets & mounts for the coupe while I am blasting.

Harbor Freight compressor will be fixed and sold. I also have smaller 2 Craftsman compressors that are running that will be sold.

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: August 10, 2018 03:09PM

Not much done in the morning. We installed new decals on our RV trailer to replace the manufacturers big ad name they put on. We got 3 done. Work on the front decal has to wait until I polish front so the 2 tone is gone.

The afternoon brought more blasting and painting. Several more items done, mainly for the Big Valve Engine Installation and a piece or 2 for the Mouse House 110. I was working on last two pieces for the day when the bucket vacuum shutdown on it own. I could not convince it to restart. 18 months of working as a bead blast vacuum and it gives up. Well back to Home Depot to get another $20 bucket vacuum.

Got about another 10 pieces to do to finish up my bead blast tasks that have piled up this past year.

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: August 11, 2018 04:49PM

A little more bead blasting and painting today.

All we have left to do are the front shroud, fan shroud and the right cooling box for the Mouse House 110 engine. We finished the seal retainers and side shrouds for the Big Valve Engine installation also.

Lower shrouds have been done to a point. Only have to do the side with the exhaust contours. Washers have to be brazed into the shroud as previous tightening procedures cracked the shroud at all holes.

3 more Big Valve Engine items to complete, 3 more Mouse House Engine items to start/complete and 2 more nice to do items to start/complete and the blast & paint to-do list is empty.

We did received our Clark's order today. Big item in the shipment is the harness for this engine. There was none on the engine when I got it and none of the engines I stripped had a decent one to use.

Sorry, no photos, but you all have seen shrouds and wiring harnesses. You can see them after the installation.

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: flamingchariots ()
Date: August 12, 2018 04:39PM

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Lane66m
We installed new decals on our RV trailer to replace the manufacturers big ad name they put on. We got 3 done. Work on the front decal has to wait until I polish front so the 2 tone is gone.


If you get a chance, post some pictures of the decal work and where you bought them.
Our RV trailer is 1976 vintage and badly in need of paint and decals/trim.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 12, 2018 04:58PM

Kevin:

I will do an OT discussion for you on the decals.

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: August 12, 2018 05:25PM

A little more done for this engine. Right cooling box is finished and ready to go to the engine.

Fan shroud interior is painted 1st coat of final color. Exterior is primed. Had a messed up primer can that spit, so I have some light sanding to do before continuing.

Front shroud holding. It is waiting for me to cut holes for the modulator line and transmission check tube grommets.

Still have to identify the muffler mount and get it ready.

THE BEAD BLAST TO-DO LIST
Headlight mounts and one bucket finished of the other tasks along with 2 valve covers being converted to valve adjustment covers. Also bead blasted 12 shroud bond straps as a new item to do along with 6 gas tank caps. One headlight bucket and one valve cover left on original bead blast list. Almost through the to-do list.

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: August 13, 2018 07:53PM

I worked on the engine today. Donna was off running errands, so I had to figure things out on my own.

Rick and got the RH head forward face 5/16 holes heli-coiled. One had a broken bolt and the other was stripped out. Forward stud for RH exhaust log had to be removed due to metal thinning caused by corrosion. Needless to say it was not a double nut removal. Cut it off, drill out remainder, then prep and install helicoil.

Now I finally got to put on the RH heater duct adapter and RH exhaust log. I installed dome nuts on all upper head studs using anti-seize to keep stud thread corrosion at bay. Valve covers were removed for proper installation. Cork gaskets were coated with gray silicone sealant and allowed to dry. The covers and gaskets were then installed. Lost one bolt and washer setup somewhere, so will have to get another setup painted tomorrow.

Loosely installed side shrouds. Installed LH cooling air box. Started RH cooling air box install and realized I didnt have needed clip nut. Called it a day. Getting close to looking like a Vair 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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Re: Reviving an old 110
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 13, 2018 08:24PM

Wow and you haven't run it yet!! On these "fixers" I always run them bare....





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