My thanks go
to Peter Lee for this photo of her old Reliant Regal Mk 1. Peter writes:
Though you might like this for your collection.
I have been tidying it up in Photoshoping this old image of my first "car" taken about 1967 but don't hold me to that, I think it was a 1953 Mk 1 Reliant Van, that a previous owner had done some modifications to i.e. Scoop mounted over Radiator (it really help to keep
the temperature of the engine under control - they were I was advised prone to boiling over, but not mine), Bumpers mounted front and rear, though from memory think the rear was more a piece of angle iron, and Turn indicator lamps fitted (in place of the semaphore originals - which where still on but disconnected and plated over, did think at the time of re-connecting them, but never did.
Had very little trouble with her apart from the top cylinder gasket kept blowing, got to be
a dab hand at changing said gasket in the comfort of the front seat, you only had to go outside to get to a cylinder bolt at the front nearside, which came up from underneath the cylinder block, found I could extend the period between gasket blowing by placeing a small lenght of wire across its usual blowing point, but after the cylinder head crack when I was late putting in anti-freeze one year and gettin a used c. Head from local scrap yard, which cured the problem for the rest of the
time I had her.