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


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Sunday, February 7, 2016

When something old is something new

I brought back from the states a couple of distributor caps that I purchased on spec and had delivered to my son in Santa Monica.

One appeared to be an after market, with aluminum contacts and little wear, the other an original with brass inserts and looked unused.

The after market one cracked during cleaning and went to landfill, the brass one cleaned up as good as new, straight to the spares cupboard. There was also an after market rotor button good enough for a spare.

For $10 US a good deal, very happy.

The one on the right is the after market aluminum unit


Before it cracked the aluminum cap did not look too bad


The brass cap prior to cleaning


Brass cap looking good


Outside like new

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