So, the battery is now all moved & clamped down & after picking up the angry grinder I was able to cut off the old battery brackets smooth down the welding & paint the front subframe with POR-15 to kill the rust & act as a base coat for the final colour. I've also fitted riv-nuts in the subframe for the inner wings,
I took the clutch off the old engine, the clutch cover looks fine, but the friction plate is quite worn, so I need to get a new one on order before the engine can go onto the gearbox & get re-fitted to the car.
That makes it sound as iff the job's almost done but there's lots of systems type jobs still to do:-
Run battery leads to the front of the car.
Convert the fuel system to high pressure.
Take the dash out & fit the ECU & a few relays.
Get an intake plenum & modify it to fit.
Run the engine bay wiring.
Work out which exhaust manifold I'm going to use & make it fit.
Get & fit the crank, cam & lambda sensors.
There are no mjor unknowns there, so I'm hoping to just keep working steadily towards it & make it work.
A first start in February would be good.