This time I think I've screwed up big! Anybody out there know of a
radiator miracle worker, in Europe?
The sad story...
While doing some work recently, I jacked up my TR4 underneath the
front chassis crossbar to put the axle stands underneath. Being a
sensible person, I rocked the car ever so gently to make sure it was
stble before putting my arms underneath... it wasn't! 3 seconds later
and the jack finished underneath the radiator, and of course
completely crushed the bottom box.
lesson 1: when you jack up the car, put the handbrake on
That's not it. Mr clever then decided in a fit of complete stupidity
that he could probably mend it himself and save lots of money! I got
the bottom box off and reshaped it, and I think it's recoverable.
However, I think that in the process I've destroyed the the plate it
fits in to (at the bottom of the core)... and this, so the local
radiator specialist says, is unrepairable.
lesson 2: don't try and mend radiators yourself
Any advice anybody? What's the best way to proceed? Is there some
radiator guru in Europe somewhere? Can these things be bought second
Gerard Winn, 1963 TR4