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Almost forty years ago
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The Kirton Lindsay quarry trial stays in my mind for two reasons:

1. The quarry material thrown up onto the underside of the car was a bugger to remove!

2. The week following the trial I journeyed over to a Club night. Approaching the pub car park the car began to run rough and stopped. Investigation showed there seemed to be very little oil in the engine. New oil was procured and as fast as it was poured in, it formed a pool under the car. Verdict: missing sump plug. New plug found, oil added and I returned the 20 miles home. It would appear the quarry rocks has loosened the plug which eventually fell out. 
I ran the car for a further 6 months but on a strip down, two bores were found to be scored, rings fused and one rod bent. The car ran OK though!!
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Almost forty years ago - by Mike Costigan - 17-02-2021, 11:06 AM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Tony Griffiths - 17-02-2021, 11:47 AM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Mike Costigan - 18-02-2021, 09:36 AM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Terry McGrath - 18-02-2021, 12:10 PM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by TKiddle - 06-01-2022, 01:12 PM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by AustinWood - 06-01-2022, 04:13 PM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Ruairidh Dunford - 06-01-2022, 07:31 PM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by TKiddle - 06-01-2022, 09:49 PM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Ruairidh Dunford - 06-01-2022, 10:30 PM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Malcolm Parker - 07-01-2022, 10:24 AM
RE: Almost forty years ago - by Chris Garner - 07-01-2022, 01:25 PM

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