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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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cheers for the info and links guys , i have found someone in my home town via forum and he has said he has done tons as sells trade but a backyard mechanic so hopefully be back on road soon , but the links etc are handy as have a reference now
will do , i have been without net for a while so couldn't reply until now but i am getting a big pay out soon so will get the garage to take a look , fingers crossed it may not be that and something simple but if it is it is worth doing it any way :)
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