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, August 1, 2011

Twin Battery Set Up

When I restored my Chev there was never any doubt that I would keep the 6 volt system, despite Auto Electricians and others pushing me towards a 12 volt conversion.

I am happy to say that 38 years later I am pleased I stayed with 6 volts, with only one modification.
About 20 something years back I wanted a bit more cranking power, and after eliminating 8 volt batteries installed a twin 6 volt battery setup.

The system has served me well using batteries that are readily available for trucks and forklifts.

Happiness is a strong 6 volt cranking system, and all these years later I am still on the same starter motor, and the 28 generator keeps both batteries charged.

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