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, May 27, 2013

1928 Chev. A Very Nice Californian Car

Came across this on Ebay

Could be a good buy. Wonder what it will go for?

According to the seller, details about the car are:

The body is nice and straight, no rust and no accident. Paint is nice, shines, original paint scheme.
New canvas top
Clean undercarriage, has been undercoated.
Chrome is nice on the bumpers, also have and extra front bumper.
It comes with the external sun visor, I removed it for better visibility.
Original wheels with good tires, also 2 spares are included.

The interior is clean with nice upholstery.
All the chrome handles and window cranks present. Windows do roll up and down.
Dash is nice, all the gauges work from speedometer, odometer, trip-meter, volt and amp meter they all work.

 The horn works, lights work.
Original steering wheel in mint condition, no cracking in the wood.
Still a 6V system, with new battery.

The engine and transmission were recently rebuilt, no leaks, no smoking.
New ring and pinion and carrier bearings
Water jacket de-scaled, removed head and freeze plugs
New transmission bushings, ball bearings and U-joint
Engine main and the rod bearings shimmed to correct clearance
Vacuum tank rebuilt with new float
The engine starts right up and runs strong.
The transmission shifts good,3 gears reverse H pattern.
This is the first year with front brakes, and they work great.
Suspension is tight, all the bearings were re-packed.
The differential was rebuilt, doesn't leak either.
The motor is stock and unmodified with the exception of the modern oil filter upgrade.
Brand new honeycomb radiator was installed along with the new water pump.

Clean California title, currently registered.
Runs and drives great, does not over heat. Cruises easily at 45-50mph

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