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.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lubrication Modification on an Aussie 29

From the website of the Veteran & Vintage Chevrolet Association of Australia (Qld)
Chev Tappet Oiling Modification

The rocker ends and valve tips did not appear to be receiving enough oil so I decided to try a modification.

I closed off the relief on the rocker shaft oil return. I then ran an oil line, 3/16" dia, from the hole I drilled in the fitting between the rockers. I then fitted an oil line with 12 small holes drilled in it that collated with the rocker ends and secured it with brackets.

The oil now slowly drips over the rocker tip and valve stem tip. This extra oil also helps keep the top end clean by washing the contaminates into the sump.
As there are no valve stem seals on the valves, a small amount of oil will enter the combustion chamber.

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