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.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Day 14 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (9th June 2015)

Time to see if I got a bargain with a $50 rear end from Geelong that I picked up a few weeks back.

.First things first drain the diff and remove the cover plate

More like heavy grease than oil

The crown wheel has a few slightly pitted teeth, but very useable

Just when I was getting excited, a broken tooth on the pinion, bugger, but no drama as I have plenty of spares. Just means a bit more work.

The final verdict......... a very good pick up
The main bonus is the axles which have a lot better keyways than those on the ute which are flogged out.

The next step will be to pull apart the ute rear end in the next day or so, and check that out.

I will then use the best parts from the two, plus a few spares to make the ute's restored rear end

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