Warm weather at last and the Sunbeam has past her inspections and has a nice new set of tyres so last Sunday we thought a 35Km trip to Andy’s (Jinks Creek Winery) would make a fine second maiden voyage for the Sunbeam as she failed to proceed during the first so it did not count. Also I read in the newspaper this week 1 in 200 first mothers in the USA claim a virgin birth so the Sunbeam can definitely have a second maiden voyage.
Like most voyages this one involved getting wet, not from any sort of precipitation from the heavens but more a local gushing from the radiator, I bid consider turning on the wipers at one point. Luckily we were completely ignorant of the severity of the situation as the Sunbeam does not have a temperature gauge.
The car sitting around with little use and no inhibitor has taken it’s toll. Back in the shed the next day I ran her for 10 minutes at a fast idle and only the right most 100mm of the radiator was warm so today another nice day I got drenched trying to dislodge rust flakes with water and compressed air: