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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Sunday, April 24, 2011

1975 - The Second Improvement - Shockers and Springs

I felt the car was sitting very high at the rear and felt the bumps hard in the rear end. After studying the springs, which were re-tempered and reset during the restoration process, my first thought was that the springs had been re-tempered at a greater angle than the original specifications. This was proved incorrect as on further investigation, I found that I had given the spring works a set of heavy duty springs instead of car springs. This was easily rectified by removing the 3 smallest spring leaves, which then matched the car springs. To further calm down the rear end and smooth out the bumps I also fitted a pair of brand new Leyland P76 shockers that were being sold very cheap after the car had been axed by Leyland.These shockers are still going strong. I have included a series of photos showing the fit of the shockers for others who may want to do similar.








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