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.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Day 68- 28 Chev Ute Restoration (18th November 2015)

After a struggle over the last few days, pleased to say the tailshaft and diff are now locked into the torque tube as a complete unit.

Diffs are one of the jobs I am not fond of as they are so time consuming.

This proved to be no different, backlash has to be spot on as does the position of the pinion.

Eventually, after stripping out the tailshaft for the 6th time, I got the contact area on the crown wheel within limits, then set the backlash, again within limits.

How good I have set up the diff will reveal itself  during the first few 100 k's.

It will either purr (as much as a Chev 4 diff can that is) or howl its head off.

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