Not got a whole lot done, but seem to have spent more money :?
The final panels arrived from m-machine:
I got the radius arms, engine mount, 2 peice radiator surround, brackets and steering shroud coated up:
And a pretty exciting update for me, is i collected the engine over the weekend, pretty nice spec, should do really well for me in this car. It is a fresh rebuild but was sat a while so will need repriming etc.
Here is the spec:
A+ Turbo block, deck machined approx 10thou below piston height @TDC, gearbox holes enlarged & tapped 7/16" UNF, centre main web machined to fit 'S' crankshaft, new cam bearings, bored & honed +30.
'S' EN40B crankshaft, cross-drilled & wedged.
Karl Schmidt forged +30 pistons with slotted crowns for valve clearance per David Vizard book. Fully-floating pins with Teflon buttons.
Steel connecting rods with ARP bolts.
Duplex timing chain, Kent vernier pulley, no tensioner.
Kent SP310 "scatter" cam plus matching double valve springs with alloy caps.
Minisport 1.5:1 alloy roller rockers.
Minisprint "stage 3" cylinder head, machined for ~12.3:1 compression ratio. 11 stud fitment with ARP studs.
MLS stainless head gasket.
New oil pump, water pump.
Modified/additional breathers on block.
Alloy valve cover.
Aldon non-vacuum electronic distributor.
The only plans i really have for the engine is to give the block a coat of BMC green, add some green braided HT leads, swap the yellow engine mount out for the black, and get a set of twin HS4 carbs on there. There are a few bolts that the thin black coating has rusted so i am just going to mask and spray them. I will also be using breather tubes instead of the filters to give it more of a period look.
Im not massively technical with the engine/ carb side of thing so there may be a few questions coming, i will be sending the car to minisport rolling road to be tuned and set up before it goes on the road.