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, September 21, 2014

Wooden Wheel Repair for Chris's 1926 Chev Tourer

Beautiful day to run the Red Chev over to Narre Warren to give Chris a hand to repair the rear wheels on his 26 Chev Tourer, nice car.

Both the rear wheels had loose spokes, and an attempted earlier repair by a previous owner had made the condition worse.

The first job was to remove the hubs from both wheels, remove the old shims that had been  incorrectly spaced and were twisting the spokes out of position.

The area of the spokes that contacts the hubs and brake drums was sanded and treated with          Chair -Loc to expand and fill the grain.

By the end of the day both wheels were shimmed, drilled, re-dowelled, glued and were as tight as a drum, making a metallic ringing sound when tapped with a hammer.

The re-dowelling process was identical to what I did on the Red Chev in 2010 , pictures below

Chris has still to machine up a sleeve for one wheel to correct a previous owners attempt repair, fit new high tensile bolts to attach the brake drums to the hubs and the job is done.

Chris's 26 Chev will very soon be back on the road just in time for summer.

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