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Lane66m
Tom: I will take the tail light rings. I'll give you a ring to set up date to come pick them up
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Yesterday
Lane66m
Collected the correct bolts and washers. I had to go back and review where the long ones went. I have attached 2 photos which will help me when I mount the bell housing. Hope it helps someone else. Please do NOT use the schematic in Clark's Catalog on Page 182. It is incorrect (STILL since 2011) regarding the long bolts. The photos attached show the correct location. Put the long b
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Yesterday
Lane66m
Today was the day to clean and paint a bell housing for the Mouse House 110. Task completed. Collecting cleaning bolts and washers now. Yes, I remember washers only under the bolts around the crankshaft. None on the lower 4.
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Yesterday
Lane66m
It was nice to see the mark without having to clean any rust off the shaft end. I did use a Scotch Brite to clean it up for the photo. Now I have 3 nitrided cranks. One I had done for my Big Valve Engine, one I picked up in a Vair parts purchase awhile back and now this one. Fat city on these crankshafts now.
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Yesterday
Lane66m
I found a use for the corroded engine block. It will be re-purposed as a crankshaft storage racks. The block is not any good for building an engine. When I get a little time. I will cut each case half down through the lifter bores close to crankshaft side. Then I will flip it over to make sure I have a flat face on the exterior side to act as a base. If not, I will trim any high points down.
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Yesterday
Lane66m
PM sent on pistons/rods. Working out purchasing details. Going to use these on my Big Valve 110 engine instead of the NOS OEM cast pistons.
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2 days ago
Lane66m
Tom: I have not kept track of the hours at all. You will spend most of your time cleaning and painting parts. The removal of parts the least amount of time will be expended. The assembly should be time consuming only because you will take your time doing it slow and right. I have made a spreadsheet for the parts needed for this engine and all parts needing cleaning and painting. It help
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2 days ago
Lane66m
We did some more work on the 110 today. Only 95 degrees, but hanger felt like 110. Removed oil filler/alternator adapter to replace the filter bypass valve in the rear cover. Installed cleaned and painted hardware in rear cover. Installed oil filler/alternator adapter with cleaned and painted hardware. New chromed oil cap and new fan belt idler pulley installed. Loosely installed cleaned
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2 days ago
Lane66m
That is a Stinson under restoration by Rick and co-owner Joe. Awaiting Rick to get some spare time to crawl under the instrument panel. They have to rewire the bird.
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3 days ago
Lane66m
I have a 6 pack of 66 Corsa wheel covers here at my garage that are for sale. NOT NOS or Show Quality. But good driver quality.
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3 days ago
Lane66m
Oil pump plates cleaned and polished. Best one to be selected tomorrow.
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3 days ago
Lane66m
Well, it took a bit longer to get back to the Mouse House 110. Life priorities stepped in again. We cleaned and assembled the lifters for the left head. Filled the lifters with oil as I was assembling them. The assembled lifters are now in a divided container bathing in engine oil until it is time to install them. We took off the oil cooler adapter, harmonic balancer and rear cover. Cle
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4 days ago
Lane66m
Thanks Mel. Naysayers be damned. This was project that was interesting and yielded some parts that others would have lost just on the looks. Just like the 4 late models that were all rusted out. Should have towed to scrapyard but Donna and I got all the good out of them for our and others use. Then we got some cash for the steel we hauled off to the recyclers. It was a score but lots of h
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4 days ago
Lane66m
The crankshaft is amazing considering its life for the past 40 years. I did a quick clean up to remove al the old oil and water traces. Only rust was on the counter balance areas and that was minimal surface rust. All journals look like with a trip to a machine shop for polishing, it would be ready for service in another engine. The Chevrolet ampersand is crudely stamped on the shaft face
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4 days ago
Lane66m
We took off all the connecting rods from the crankshaft making sure to keep caps and nuts in proper places when put back together. Used rubber hose to protect the journals. All came off fairly easily. All seemed to have the proper torque on the nuts. All journals had old oil on them that had slight water mixed in. No rust or gouges in the journals. A good polishing is all they need in my
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4 days ago
Lane66m
This afternoon we got the left head off and 2 off the cylinders. #4 refused to give up its hold on the piston. So the major disassembly is done. See next post for more photos.
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6 days ago
Lane66m
I still have the original 110 in my coupe. Plans are to get it running on that engine and build my Big Valve engine. Life just keeps changing priorities. I sent you spreadsheet of parts for my Big Valve engine build project. It is pretty complete shopping list for you. I have a nitride crank. You decision if you want one with the added HP you will be getting. Pistons are stock but may ch
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6 days ago
Lane66m
Matt: Yes, I agree. But a lot drivers today have right hand at 4 and other at 12 o'clock high with a cell phone to their left ear. No broken arms this way either. I like my vehicles with Bluetooth. I can answer phone through radio by pressing ANSWER on the screen or ignore. Donna usually does the screen navigation. I usually ignore phone calls and texts when I am driving. Phone will s
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6 days ago
Lane66m
ETrailer.com for some unique items. Trailer lights. Harbor Freight LED trailer lights are as good as any. Their magnetic towing lights are good when towing a car on my 2 wheel dolly. Dolly only gets running lights from a 12 volt battery I carry. Also HF has a nice 2 wheel dolly I use to move my trailers around the homestead, when needed. I shop around for tow balls and hitch bars for th
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6 days ago
Lane66m
Glass on road. Looks like he tailgated the red car and spun tail around to the right. He hit steering wheel at bottom section most likely when seat locks came loose or he slid forward in the seat. No seat belts so injuries are to lower body most likely. Most drivers cruising town hold onto bottom half of wheel. 10 & 2, who drives like that. Watch drivers around you. probably 1 in 20 hold
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6 days ago
Lane66m
Are you using the right email address. You can't use the email address that the order confirmation comes from.
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10 days ago
Lane66m
Mike Levine can rebuild you transaxles for you. PM v8vair to ask him. He did my 4 spd and 3.27 diff.
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10 days ago
Lane66m
Steve: Great job with the Firebrier. Fate brought you together to make sure this van would return to the highway. Thank you for all the photos and tips that have helped me fix my Greenbrier. Looking forward to the show photos and awards this great van will get.
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11 days ago
Lane66m
GM Heritage site Jas specs for the 65 Corvair. It shows Chevrolet supplied a 44 amp-hour battery with the new car.
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11 days ago
Lane66m
No problem. I have been holding off on getting a CO detector until I get a Vair on the road. Your research seems to have come up with a good one with a reasonable price. Since my Greenbrier is close to running, in a couple months I will probably review all available units like you are doing and purchase one.
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11 days ago
Lane66m
If you had acted quickly, you could have had the 4 carbs and linkage for that measly $200. That was a great buy. I have 4 140 carbs and all linkage I would consider selling. Carbs have to be rebuilt as they went through a hurricane and a long period of no proper storage. Linkage looks like new as I rebuilt and painted it.
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11 days ago
Lane66m
I am in South Georgia and have a set. There is a small ding on one piece.
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11 days ago
Lane66m
Info on carbon monoxide (CO): Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air. It is toxic to hemoglobic animals when encountered in concentrations above about 35 ppm, ... Wikipedia Formula: CO Symptoms: Headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, confusion
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11 days ago
Lane66m
I am with Dave. No grading system. That is why I asked if members were ready to be graced by other members. New comers really need to search and ask be for jumping into a purchase. In regards to the vendor taking money without having the part ready to ship. He has been doing it for 8 years that I know of based on my 2010 distributor purchase and the 5 months delivery time to get it. I don'
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11 days ago
Lane66m
And another And another monoxide detector with digital display&veh=sem
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