After making a right dogs dinner of getting the lump out of my new acquisition, (always lifted engines, never dropped one before,) progress has been rather slow I'm afraid.
I've dismantled said lump, and had dropped a piston off at an engineers for rings. I saw my local MOT man end of last week and he said: "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!! don't let him do it, he's messed up a couple of my engines!"
So back to "engineer" man to retrieve piston, (that was in the same place I left it, no price on rings or anything!)
What I have achieved is a bit of cleaning in my new shiny parts cleaner! Sooo much better than petrol in a tub. I'll be taking the block to MOT man now to hone the bores for me, and he's recommended another engineer for the rings. How many shillings am I looking at for a set, as I already need to save my pennies for the balljoints/brakes etc....... More cleaning tomorrow, rain can't stop that bit of play.
I'd like to post some piccies as I go if someone could explain how I upload them all together in the thread as I've seen in other posts.
Tony has decided to rationalise his vehicle fleet, and concentrate on those he's most familiar with. So, the 1100 Special has now joined my fleet, moving from Gloucestershire to Kent last week.
I intend to continue where Tony left off, which means reassembling the engine and transmission in the first instance, but beyond that I'm still not yet sure. Due to it's rarity ultimately the car will be a lightly used show car, but in the mean time, I may well put it on the road briefly more or less as is, for some club events.