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.




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Saturday, December 3, 2016

!928 Studebaker restoration by Finch Restorations - Part 4

Finch Restorations in Mounty Barker South Australia have started a full restoration on a 1928 Studebaker.




Below progress continues in part 4






















Saturday, November 26, 2016

Addition to my favourite Car sites

I have added the Chev Club of WA to my favourite sites, on the right hand side of my home page.

A great reference site for Chev owners.

Monday, November 21, 2016

1934 Chrysler - Would make a great ride




Found this on a great site called Barn Finds

http://barnfinds.com/prewar-original-1934-chrysler-ca-sedan/


Pre-war automobiles in solid original condition are always a treat. This 1934 Chrysler CA Sedan is very solid and original with a lot of potential. Last driven a few years ago before storage, we hold hope that the engine is still a runner. With a little over a day until the auctions end, this Chrysler has reached $3,550. Find it here on ebay out of Kokomo, Indiana.


With potential to be a runner again, this solid Chrysler sedan would make a great preservation effort for someone who isn’t quite ready to take on a restoration. A little patience and elbow grease would make this Chrysler shine and look great in its original condition. What would you do with this 1934 Chrysler CA sedan?






Little is known about the inline 6 flat head engine, other than it ran many years ago when stored.  The engine looks original and not in too bad of shape from the exterior. There is a glass fuel bowl that feeds the carb that has some dark but still fluid like gasoline in it. There is also either a newer gas tank, or a blasted gas tank in the back of this sedan. We hope, and somewhat guess, that this Chrysler could be a runner again




Inside of this pre-war Chrysler is a very reasonable interior. Much of the factory upholstery is present, and the floors are solid. The dash looks nice as well, though some of the gauges have jumped from their housings. One very cool feature about this Chrysler is the “Tropic Aire” heater under the dash. The interior could use a some sorting to be maintained as is. The exterior of this Chrysler is very solid, the fenders and running boards are excellent. There is no visible rust on the exterior aside from a small area on the rear passenger side fender, and on the front apron, and the lower parts of the front fenders. It would appear that most of the factory paint has survived. The grill and bumpers have a fair amount of rust on them, but would likely clean up better than they appear presently. The headlights have been removed and reside in the trunk. The headlight housings look to be in good shape, but it appears they may be missing some vital components. The only other missing items of notoriety are, a missing radiator cap, wiper blades, and a hub cap. Aside from those few items this Chrysler appears to be complete.




Monday, November 7, 2016

Chevs 1910 to 1958


1910 Louis Chevrolet Paris Racer

1912 Chevrolet Classic Six

1914 Chevrolet Classic Six Serie C

1915 Chevrolet Classic Six Model C

1919 Chevrolet 490 Roadster

1919 Chevrolet FB Touring

1920 Chevrolet 490

1920 Chevrolet Model T Truck

1922 Chevrolet 490 Touring

1922 Chevrolet Canopy Express Truck

1923 Chevrolet Superior

1923 Chevrolet Touring Sedan

1924 Chevrolet Truck

1925 Chevrolet Superior Coach

1926 Chevrolet Landau Series V Coupe

1926 Chevrolet Superior Model K

1926 Chevrolet Superior Serie

1926 Chevrolet Superior Series V Touring

1926 Chevrolet Superior Touring

1926 Chevrolet Woody Depot Hack

1927 Chevrolet Series AA Capito

1928 Chevrolet Landau 2 Door Coupe

1928 Chevrolet Landauer

1928 Chevrolet National AB 4-Door Sedan

1928 Chevrolet National AB Convertible Landau

1928 Chevrolet Roadster

1929 Chevrolet Coupe

1929 Chevrolet Roadster

1929 Chevrolet Sedan Minneapolis

1929 Chevrolet Sedan

1929 Chevrolet Six

1930 Chevrolet Coupe

1930 Chevrolet Roadster AD Holden

1930 Chevrolet Sport Roadster Type AD

1930 Ford 2 Door Phaeton

1931 Chevrolet Coupe

1932 Chevrolet Confederate BA Deluxe 4dr Sedan

1932 Chevrolet Confederate Sport Roadster

1932 Chevrolet Sport Coupe

1933 Chevrolet Cream Sedan

1933 Chevrolet Eagle Roadster

1934 Chevrolet DC Standard Phaeton

1934 Chevrolet Master DA

1934 Chevrolet Master Side Steps

1934 Chevrolet Roadster

1935 Chevrolet 3 Window Deluxe

1936 Chevrolet Standard

1936 Chevrolet Suburban

1937 Chevrolet 4 dr Sedan

1937 Chevrolet Sedan

1939 Chevrolet Master De Luxe Wagon

1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Convertible

1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

1941 Chevrolet Special De Luxe

1942 Chevy Fleetline Aero Sedan

1943 Chevrolet 1.5t 4x4 Truck

1943 Chevrolet Fleetmaster

1947 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan

1948 Chevrolet Fleetline

1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster 4 Door Sedan

1948 Chevy Fleetline

1949 Chevrolet Deluxe

1950 Chevrolet Delux Club Coupe

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Sport C

1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe

1953 Chevrolet Bel Air

1954 Chevrolet Bel Air

1954 Chevrolet Truck

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

1955 Chevrolet pickup short box

1955 Chevrolet Task Force Pickup

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Fleetside Pickup

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door Sedan

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

1956 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup

1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

1957 Chevrolet Delivery Sedan

1957 Chevrolet Nomad

1957 Chevrolet Series 3100 1/2 ton Pickup

1958 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Convertible

1958 Chevrolet Belair 2 Doors Coupe

1958 Chevrolet Brookwood Wagon

1958 Chevrolet Impala 283 Ramjet

1958 Chevrolet Impala 348 Convertible


1958 Chevrolet Impala ss

1958 Chevy Yeoman

1958 Chevy Yeoman engine

1958 Chevy Yeoman

1958 Chevy Yeoman