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Think your self lucky , when I started boilers were all cast iron, BB units, Floor standing and wall mount, no such thing as a light boiler back...
Welcome to the mad house, see some of the long term inmates have already introduced themselves !! :):)
Cant you get an adapter for it ??
You must remember the old swageing tools had to knock them in with a hammer, but copper pipe back then was a lot better quality
OK until you drop the bleed screw and you still have to isolate the rad
PITA remove flush pipe remove clip and seal, fit new seal, refit flush pipe then refit clip, if you fit the clip B4 flush pipe its a pig to get...
First boiler was a solid fuel BB on council house upgrade (Worked for local council) tenants had a choice of solid fuel or gas, on the ruff parts...
You'll just be Plumbing in the sun !
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