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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Friday, December 26, 2014

1928 Chev Head - Crack Repair

The following 28 Chev heads heads have something in common, they are all cracked around the center water outlets, and can or have been successfully repaired, using the drill, tap and plug method.

With 28 heads getting pretty thin on the ground, finding a perfect head is becoming more difficult.

Head no 1 (found this on Ebay)
 
Looks great, blasted, and ready to recondition.






Except for one thing, a crack from the center water outlet

 
This would be an easy repair, using the drill, tap and plug method


Head no 2 (also found on Ebay)
 
With one difference








 A substantial crack has been repaired



Head no 3 (The Red Chev from 1973 to 2012)
 
This head was reconditioned in 2012 because of a burnt out exhaust valve.
 

But, from 1973 to 2012 this head ran perfectly with a drilled, tapped and plugged repair. The original 1973 repair was checked in 2012 and given the all clear.


During the 39 years this head was on the Red Chev, the engine boiled dry on at least one occasion, indicating this repair method is very robust.


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