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.


Friday, April 27, 2012

New Engine Removal Technique

I have come accross this quick and easy engine removal procedure. I have yet to try it personally but as the attached video shows, be prepared to replace your engine mounts and a few hoses and wires in the process.

But, the money and time you will save on an engine crane is significant. I would love your feedback.


  1. This can be very damaging to your car's body kit if you do this the wrong way. I mean, the damage would be very unpredictable considering that you're using too much force to remove the engine of the car. The chassis or front wheels may come with the engine if it is not exerted or executed properly. It's good for entertainment, though. :)

  2. Yup! I 100% agree with you, Matha! This technique can damage the whole body of a car if the engine couldn't be removed in one go. Well, I suggest that this technique should only be used to those cars that have no use anymore. I still prefer the conventional way.