The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean


See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.




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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Keeping the Red Chev on the straight and narrow

Now that peace has returned to the garage and the Red Chev is behaving, I thought steps should be taken to reduce to possibility of another fuel blockage in the future. The small steel filter that was on the electric fuel pump would appear to be a bit inadequate. I have fitted a clear plastic bodied version, very similar to the Ryco Z12 that I ran for over 30 years on the Vac Tank with no problems.

So lets see how the fuel system runs in the next few months.

The positive out of last weeks breakdown is the Red Chev now starts a lot quicker, which could be the new points or replacing the broken points contact spring.

Stay tuned, I will keep you posted. Below is a couple of shots of the new filter.


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