Saturday 17 May 2014

The Whippet's radiator

In Dali Bill tried to get a local mechanic to repair the Whippet’s radiator but he took one look at it and wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole. Either he wouldn’t risk damaging such a valuable vintage vehicle, or he possibly thought it was only hanging to life by a thread and he didn’t want to become known as the bloke who wrecked the Bondi to the Baltic project. Dunno, but he was immoveable. So Bill’s brother Pete has been instructed to slip a replacement radiator into his checked luggage when he joins us in Chengdu for a week or so on the road. Easy!


  1. Just heard about your wee trip Coach. Good to see you are taking it easy in your 'twilight' years. Enjoy the experience as much as I'm enjoying the blog.

  2. We are greatly enjoying the experience driving in a new country and smelling the roses and chili's.

  3. The mountains are up and up and up and down and down and down. The best yet was up to 3000 and down 1500m in 20km in second gear most of the way but a couple of places needed 1st gear and the handbrake. Sometimes you think it will never end the up or the down.


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