The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 46 years (1973 - 2019) 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.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Building up a Spare Engine (1927) for the Red Chev - Part 3

A good deal of progress was made today. The block was flushed out with the high pressure Karcher after being sealed up and filled with Rust Buster for 48 hours.

Pretty clean looking innards for a 86 year old engine.

The surface of the block was cleaned up, and the old head bolts that always stretch were replaced with studs, which makes the fitting of the head so much simpler.

You may notice the finer thread at the top of the bolt which gives more precise torquing of the head, and are the same as what has been on the Red Chev for over 12 months with no problems.

Tomorrow on goes the head, and we find out if this engine has improved compression.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good Ray, hopefully it will become a good spare engine for you to tuck away in the back of the mancave with all your other treasures. Cheers Grant