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, February 23, 2016

28 Chev Restoration - The things you find stripping an engine.

Came across a surprise yesterday while stripping a rusty engine for parts.

Tucked in between the end of the cam shaft and the cam shaft welch plug was this.........

A 1923 penny

With no indication of wear, why was it fitted.

As a joke?
For good luck?
 Or as a thrust washer that did very low miles?

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