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, November 16, 2014

In line Glass Bowl fuel filter

A couple of years back, Kevin, a mate from Dapto NSW, modified a couple of the old glass bowl fuel filters, one went to Trafalgar for Monty the 28 Chev, and the other to the Red Chev.

Previously I used the Ryco Z14, worked well, but it was not translucent.

The benefit of the glass bowl is you can see any sediment or junk that collects on the bottom, instead of it getting into the vacuum  tank or carby.

About every 6-9 months the amount of rubbish becomes visible, a quick 5 minutes to pull apart and clean, and you are back in business.

This is the set up on the Red Chev

This blow up clearly shows the sediment and rubbish on the bottom right hand side. And as my fuel lines were replaced during the restoration, and the fuel tank is lined with a coating one can only assume the sediment is in the fuel. Makes you wonder what is coming out of the gas pumps.

The Z14 filter that I used up until a few years ago. Gave no trouble, changed them every 6-12 months, but you could never see what was inside.


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