After sitting out front for 4 years, today we decided to see if the Mini would start. Josh (my Son) got his Peugeot battery, connected it up and hey presto, after cleaning the plugs it started and ran sweetly!
Now the hard work begins, as we are going to convert the engine to Honda power. I have spent a long time researching and reading and have decided to go for this conversion. Also starting will be the stripping down to a bare body shell and making any necessary repairs followed by a respray. The colour has been chosen and will be revealed later when the shell is ready.
For now, very happy that I will be selling an engine that runs!