Rain has stopped play but I appear to have a wee issue with my new-to-me 1275 MG Metro engined Mini.
The car has been stood in an unheated garage for 17 years. I'm in the process of fitting a new main loom as 17 years ago, the carb backfired and set fire to the foam insulation on the bulkhead and the wiring. It wasn't a big fire, but enough to melt the insulation and wiring across the bulkhead. The car was parked up and left.
Whilst I'm waiting for the loom, I thought I'd drain the old, black oil out. I've turned the engine over with the plugs out and it turned over fine. I've just gone to fill the engine with oil and it's pouring out of the back of the engine. I can't see where exactly, but it's coming out around or just underneath the inlet manifold by the looks of it, and dripping down the back of the engine onto the driveway (I might be in trouble later!).
Is there anything obvious around there that I should be looking at? I'll whip the rocker cover off when the rain stops and see if I can shed any further light.
All help greatly appreciated!