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I had to let my granddaughter Matilda down from taking her to her school prom at Dorchester in my Austin Tilly, as it blew a hole in a core plug at Bere Regis. I am in the process of getting the radiator re-cored and the water pump refurbished and have commissioned  a new solid copper head gasket to be laser cut.  Total refurb of the water works!! Ron

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That work will sort it. I have not worked on a side valve for many a long year. Has  granddaughter forgiven you?

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Oh yes John! No question about being forgiven. I just feel guilty and annoyed at not fulfilling the task.........I've fitted four new core plugs to head. Radiator and water pump both back this week. Just waiting on the head gasket.  Ron 

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A bit fiddly! But at least my refurbed water pump is fitted. I'm stuck now till my solid copper head gasket is made.  Ron

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All them bikes Ron ,  there must be side car on one which could of been plan B ?

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Hey Duke/ Ferg

I'm sure she would have thanked me for a 30 mile ride in this in her prom frock!! And as for swinging her high heels over the side of the carrier😣 Ron

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1 hour ago, Ron said:

Hey Duke/ Ferg

I'm sure she would have thanked me for a 30 mile ride in this in her prom frock!! And as for swinging her high heels over the side of the carrier😣 Ron

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Yup can just imagine the comments lol

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Funny you should say that. She thinks I'm the strange one?

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Regardless of age they all think were strange Ron, Although my 7 year year old took me to a Military fair on Fathers day  (she had been doing WW2 History at school) every question was whats this Dad, Whats this Dad, never a dull moment though and had a good time, she had he eye on a calvary sword for some reason, but a hefty price tag so settled for some cap badges.

I was 8 when I started collecting Militaria........ so theres hope yet !!! 

 

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I commissioned a couple of 1.6mm soft solid copper head gaskets to be made. (I have a spare one if anyone needs it...PM me). I've torqued all, the 'new' nuts down in the correct sequence to 25 ft pounds.

Rebuilt radiator next!  Ron  

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