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A Car in Bits and a Trip to Diss Tandoori, Diss, Norfolk - 12th April 2004

Whilst in the beer garden of the Nelson pub in Southwold after a day at the beach, it was suddenly decided that a nosh-up in an Indian restaurant was required. Cue a few calls around on the spur-of-the-moment to see who was up for it, and another phone call to the restaurant itself to book. Before that, Nosher, with Marc's help, replaces a blown head gasket in the engine of the trusty Mark 2 Astra. The engine was actually a replacement fitted into the previous Astra, in which it had only done about 50,000 miles, but it had added another 90,000 in this one, with the car itself approaching 200,000 miles. Not bad for something bought from Eric Hawes the neighbour for about £600

next album: Thornham Bike Ride, Diss and Ipswich - 15th-17th April 2004
previous album: A Trip to Sunny Southwold, Suffolk - 12th April

2004 The 1300 k-series engine as it was

The 1300 k-series engine as it was

2004 The cam cover has been removed

The cam cover has been removed

2004 The entire cam is now off, exposing the valve springs

The entire cam is now off, exposing the valve springs

2004 Marc pokes about, as all the bits are scattered about the drive

Marc pokes about, as all the bits are scattered about the drive

2004 A cleaned-up cyclinder head

A cleaned-up cyclinder head

2004 The pistons

The pistons

2004 Marc bolts the valve block down again

Marc bolts the valve block down again

2004 Up at Diss Tandoori, The Mikey-P Massive has got the curry-sweats on

Up at Diss Tandoori, The Mikey-P Massive has got the curry-sweats on

2004 A smoky restaurant

A smoky restaurant

2004 The Boy Phil looks up, as Jess gives it Gangsta Front

The Boy Phil looks up, as Jess gives it Gangsta Front

2004 Mikey-P sticks his tongue out

Mikey-P sticks his tongue out

2004 Jess and Gov

Jess and Gov

2004 Food is on

Food is on

2004 DH looks up from his well-stocked plate

DH looks up from his well-stocked plate

2004 Mikey P arranges all the mint wrappers

Mikey P arranges all the mint wrappers

2004 Nosher

Nosher

2004 Jess scopes out the bill

Jess scopes out the bill

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The 1300 k-series engine as it was

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