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Head gasket - help needed - plus other questions

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The head gasket has gone on my 93 chevy , i have been told it is going to cost over a thousand pound as in cambridgeshire in the uk , american autobarn in peterborough wants £1600 , eddies in royston says around £1000 maybe more depends if head is cracked or not , does any one know of anyone near st.neots a back yard mechanic or someone who may be able to do it cheaper for me as disabled and don't really have that kind of money just laying around , failing that how hard would it be to sort it , would i have to drop the engine out to get to it and stuff , just wondering if a normal person ind of engine savvy could sort it ?

Also my brakes are away failed mot before gasket went , i have found us automotive in bedford who have what i need except brake pipes say can use copper but size is different , anyone know where i can source the steel pipes or some where that can make correct size ?

Do you guys repair your vans yourself or go to a specialist ?

Where do you source your parts , get your mot done etc , wish i was still in N.ireland as my mechanic was brilliant :banghead:
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a lot of us do our own repairs. the best thing that i can think of is to get your camera out snd keep it handy. start taking pics from the time you remove the doghouse. this will help you come time to put it all back together. cann't remember where something goes? refer to the pics. that way you will know without a doubt who's who and what's what. as you have a library of pics to refer to. :2: :banana:
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