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


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

50 Mile return trip to Kelly's Cafe (Chelsea), in the wet.

Took the Red Chev for a run down to the favourite cafe for a bit of breakfast and R and R after a crappy week recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction. Me, not the Red Chev.

Started pouring on the way down, was not a problem. Thanks to Rainex on the windscreen I did not need to turn on the very small single wiper blade at any time, even during the heaviest downpour.

More importantly, with the work I did last year to wind and water proof the Red Chev, kept about 95% of the water on the outside,  where it belongs.

Car ran like a charm, temperature was good, just had to allow for the back brakes fading to zero when they got wet, but boy when they dry out they come back nice and sharp.

Overview of the trip, sat on 45 MPH most of the way, water usage was zero, oil usage was zero, oil dropped, well that's another thing.


1 comment:

  1. It’s a vintage car, so, naturally, its engine will have some improvements needed to run like how a sports car would. But you have to give it some credit since your Red Chevy lasted that long, and help you make return trips to Kelly’s Café, which can only mean one thing: Chevies are durable ;)

    Tyra Shortino

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