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.




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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time for a bit of TLC for the Red Chev

Put the Chev away after a run today.

Time for a service.

1. Cleaned and re-gapped the spark plugs to 30 thou
2. Did a compression check. Getting a bit tired , but still ok.
3. Cleaned and re-gapped the ignition points to 25 thou
4. Lubed the distributor
5. Changed the engine oil
6. Changed the oil filter
7. Tuned the carby
8. Checked oil level in the diff. OK
9. Checked the suspension U bolts. Needed tightening
10 Oiled the overhead valves
11. Topped up the coolant overflow tank. First time in 6 months

Good, that's done, till next time..........................................

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