Is looking better than an engine on a stand though.
Engine is now in the car, did have it start but few teething problems. Haven't sorted yet as will do that once back with me.
Still tryna get bodywork sorted, main thing is rear bumper poor quality and damaged so tryna get specialist to sort it was hard. Hopefully now sorting a new rear bumper which will help everything along.
Have been told shell is being sprayed Monday. New rear bumper is being delivered Wednesday. Get that fitted then bodykit sprayed. After that should be about time to bring it home hopefully.
Interior I've stripped back the standard wiring for now. However have got the old interior loom from Mike's old corsa so will fit that at same time as convert to throttle bodies and stand alone management, but that will be once back on the road and any standard niggles sort out before taking that plunge.
For those that are still following and haven't seen the more frequent updates on Facebook and Instagram it's only fair I out a few pictures up here.
Nice pair of seats to go in
The engine did finish getting rebuilt a while back. Full rebuild with Schrick cams and full Piper exhaust system. Backbox will need adjustment to fit in the slightly higher rear bumper.
Did start it and did run although rev counter irratic but hopefully an easy thing to sort.
But have collected a few specific parts over the past few years.
Mike's old custom body wiring loom
The only bits I think missing to carry out the throttle body conversion is engine wiring loom and convert to throttle cable.
Has been at the body shop for a while. Unfortunately another outside party let us down as we're meant to be sorting the bodykit fitting and poor quality but went MIA. Have had someone else helping now and has been positive progress.
Understandable as not for everyone, just hope I remember to keep sticking stuff up.
Had quite an exciting night.
This week managed to track down the guy who originally made the custom body loom. Have been so lucky as he sent me a file including rough wiring looms and a lot of pin information. So, tonight I got the loom out of the rafters and attacked it. Have identified a hell of a lot of the wiring, only a bit left in the engine bay.
Unfortunately though there are a number of looms that have been cut rather than disconnecting plugs. This makes a few hard to relate. Luckily have a spare body loom (god knows why) that can compare it to and then steal the plugs from. Gonna need a miracle where they have cut all the rear loom from the b pillar back, but will give me a challenge lol
Also had a picture from the bodyshop on Thursday. Still stuff to do, but always heading in the right direction