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.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tweaking the brakes on Monty the 1928 Chev

Caught up with Monty and Grant today. A flying visit to fix an annoying front brake that grabs when Monty is being pushed into bed, sorry I meant shed.

We had worked on the same problem previously, so this time we addressed it with a bit more assertiveness and vigor.

The front brake shoe on the passenger side was slightly out of square with the brake drum due to either a bit of wear in the lower brake shoe pivot point, or at some stage the brake backing plate has received a bit of a whack during the last 86 years. With a tap here and a smack there, and attacking Monty with a "Podger" bar, we treated both possibilities, problem fixed!!!

What was that you said, "Never heard of a Podger Bar, neither had I until I met Monty an Grant..

We also removed the brake adjuster, stripped and lubed, jut to ensure that was not part of the problem.

There you go Monty................

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