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.


Monday, December 3, 2012

1928 Chevy Sprint Single Seater

Custom Made – Completed in 2003
Used occasionally for hillclimbs and for open road fun. Arizona plates.
1928 Chevrolet 4 banger with Olds 3 port head
Displacement 190 ci. Comp ratio 6.6 : 1
Model B crank drilled for full pressure to bearings and rods
Insert bearings
Crower rods
Aluminum flywheel with steel clutch surface. Built in harmonic damper.
Twin SU carburetors
Aluminum radiator with electric fan and fluid recovery tank
12v alternator
Instruments – Tach, oil pressure, water temp, ammeter, turn signals
Engine modifications done by Ron Kelley
Transmission - Five speed T5
Brakes – Hydraulic
Wheels – Kelsey Hayes powder coated
Rear axle – 1948 Ford
Front axle – dropped Willys
Steel body with aluminum hood
7 gal gas tank with stop cock
Battery isolate switch
Detachable headlights
Car is in pristine condition and located in Tucson, Arizona

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