Body is steel over timber frame. This is typical of vehicles from the vintage era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 inch Disc wheels. Accessory instead of wooden spokes for 1927, standard in 1928. NO front brakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel base 103 inches. High road clearance to suit typical roads of the times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel Span consistent to American width standard 56 inches to suit wagon wheel tracks on the road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Front brakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Volt electrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running boards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Engine Cowl"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folding windscreen into two separate panels for "air conditioning"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water filler for radiator. Many vintage cars are fitted with Motor Meters to show temperature

motormeter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Horn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This chamber pre warms the air before being sent to the carby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hose to take the air to the carby on the other side of the engine

 

 

Hose to take the air to the carby on the other side of the engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usually the push rods in over head valve engines are Inside the motor.

The pre-1928 Chevrolet engine has external push rods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Cylinders 21.7 Horse Power

 

 

4 Cylinders 21.7 Horse Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water pump. It has a well that stores oil to be drip fed into the bushes as the engine is running.

This well needs to be filled at the start of every day's use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ignition timing for Vintage cars is controlled by the driver with a lever located on the steering wheel.

The lever rotates the distributor to alter the timing to suit the engine speed. This process is automatic with later technology.

timing levers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Hickory Steering wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brake Pedal. Brakes are rear only connected by a series of rods and levers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accelerator pedal (in the middle between the Clutch and Brake)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clutch Pedal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handbrake.("Emergency Braking lever")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlights and dip/park lights switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dash Lamp

dial light

This is an example of an 'after market' Dash Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil Pressure and Amp charge gauge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1927 Chevrolet only has single Exhaust manifold outlet. (By 1928 the outlet was dual). Note the engine is "crossflow". In other words the Inlet Manifold is on the opposite side of the engine from the Exhaust Manifold. Is is not typical of engines of the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over head Valves lubricated by an oil soaked pad.

Oil is applied through holes through the top of the rocker cover with an oil can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horn Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speedometer. Top cruising speed over 110kmph (if you dare with only rear brakes!)

Best cruising speed about 75 Kmph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1927 Chevrolet only has single Exhaust manifold outlet. (By 1928 the outlet was dual). Note the engine is "crossflow". In other words the Inlet Manifold is on the opposite side of the engine from the Exhaust Manifold. Is is not typical of engines of the period The 1927 Chevrolet only has single Exhaust manifold outlet. (By 1928 the outlet was dual). Note the engine is "crossflow". In other words the Inlet Manifold is on the opposite side of the engine from the Exhaust Manifold. Is is not typical of engines of the period