1952 L-110 restoration


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Post Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:42 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Well y’all know your stuff. It would have sucked to get this thing in and have such low compression.
I picked up all my parts from the engine shop yesterday. They still had not repaired my block or crank but they had the head done. Looks really nice. Cleaned, re decked, new valves, guides, seals and pressure checked.
I pulled the head off my free motor. Flat top pistons all 40 over. Much of the cooling holes didn’t line up and the head gasket was leaking as well. The tilt valve head is roughly 7/8 from the surface to the highest point of the combustion chamber and my straight valve head is about 3/8”. Quite a big difference. Also had a bent push rod that was rubbing pretty good so it must have had a stuck valve at some point.
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Post Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:14 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

I swapped the oil pans today and panic set it. The 220 oil pan wouldn’t even go on!!! Turns out the free B engine had a different oil pickup. Swapped that and the 220 pan went right on.
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Post Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:56 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Was your original pan a center-sump tractor engine pan?

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Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:13 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Getting closer. I was able to get the clunker drivable. We made it once around the ice rink. It’s parked outside until it warms up again.
Engine installed with rebuilt carb, all new gaskets, rebuilt head, new radiator, all new hoses, new fuel pump, new mounting bolts, rebuilt distributor. Surprisingly it fired right up and the generator worked .
Shortened the drive shaft an inch too short. Had to have a new one made.
Floor repaired with new steel. Probably used a whole spool of wire.
Reupholstered the seat.
Raptor liner the bed.
I still need seatbelts, bleed the brakes, gas tank, and turn signals.
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Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:14 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Nice progress! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Moved off the farm 30 years ago.

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Post Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:28 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

That truck is shaping up nicely. It will give you many miles and smiles.
56 S120 4x4,
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Post Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:02 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Lookin' good. You have definitely have been putting some work in! Nothing easy about the work you did on the cab floor/toe board/box.

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Post Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:43 am

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

All your work looks great. I have one suggestion, you may want to get a low pressure cap, I use to run 4 lbs cap. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:40 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

Thanks yall.
kevin- Why a lower pressure cap?

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Post Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:20 pm

Re: 1952 L-110 restoration

These were not a "pressure" system like newer vehicles, if you put a high pressure cap on the radiator, a good chance you could blow a seam.
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