Mod to Rad

Mod to Rad – It seems that the persistent leak from the top tank of the rad is coming from where the steel flange bolts onto the top tank, multiple attempts to rework and re-gasket this joint have failed. So a decision was made today to do away with the steel flange and have the top tank reworked with a new simple fitting onto which the hose from the engine is clamped – no more flange and we hope no more leaks from this point. The head has been sent off to the machine shop, whilst it looks OK we want them to double check it does not need a few thou taking off before reassembly. Yet more head gaskets ordered from Bob’s Automobilia in California today, I think these two make it a total of six I have bought from them – at least our consumption of head gaskets makes somebody smile !