BL damp course

Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR SHOUT -

The re­cent let­ter from Richard Glynne-evans re­gard­ing wa­ter leaks in the boot of South African mar­ket Apaches re­minded me of my own ap­pren­tice ex­pe­ri­ences at a BL main deal­er­ship in the Seven­ties.

Body seal leaks were not re­stricted to South African mod­els, as I have vivid rec­ol­lec­tions of be­ing shut in the boots of Mari­nas, Maxis, Mi­nis and Al­le­gros, armed with a torch, while my se­nior men­tors drenched the out­side of the cars with a hose pipe.

Once I’d found the leak, Dum Dum putty would be ap­plied. No won­der there are so few BL cars left now.

Paul Weston, Leeds

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