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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Monday, June 6, 2011

2011 - January - Reconditioning a Distributor

I wanted to recondition a 635B distributor for my spares under the seat, and the simple process involved the following:

1. A full strip down
2. Cleaned all parts thoroughly
3. Checked for excessive wear between the inner shaft and the housing and if so
4. Pick a better combination from spares
5. Remove any inner rust
6. Check cam for wear
7. Select a good drive gear for the bottom of the distributor
8. Reassemble, ensuring minimal play up and down on the shaft
9. Replace points
10. Replace insulators

A few shots of the treated parts and the reconditioned distributor





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