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.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Choke, Hand Throttle and Clutch Adjustment. Combined Improvement was great.

Sometimes its not the big things that make a difference, as in this case 3 simple tweaks have improved cold starts and warm ups in the Red Chev.

Choke & Hand Throttle
Both these were not holding their position and would return to off position. Tolerated this for too long as it was only a problem on cold starts, but it meant I had to manually hold the choke out or hold the hand throttle till the engine warmed up. More of a nuisance than a problem.

A few minutes, a few adjustments and presto, all is working fine

Gear changes have been a bit gratey when cold, no problem when warmed up. Again with as simple adjustment as a half a turn on the brass nut on the clutch activating lever, all is well.



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