Bit of an update.
Turns out I was being an arse with the starter motor. I won't go into details buts it's working fine now!
After being sent away for a few weeks I managed to get on a fair bit.
The wheels and new tyres are fitted. Forgot to get a pic of them.
Pas seat and parcel shelf fitted. That's the interior finished now apart from rear windows. I'm waiting for some that aren't etched to be delivered.
Got on and got the brakes all bled and buttoned up!
Dirty finger prints were cleaned off don't worry!
Then it was crunch time, I have been putting off working on the engine. Just too nervous incase it went bang.
I've ordered a replacement alloy oil cooler from spoox as this one is trashed. Their website said in stock but that's a lie. They are waiting on the manufacturer to make another one and can't tell me when he's going to even start it. That's British customer service for you
So for testing purposes mine will be cable tied up. Not ideal, but I needed to push on.
So with oil in, and plugs out and rocker cover off, I turned the engine over to make sure I'm getting oil out of the spray bar. Success, after filling the filter and I assume the oil cooler, it came pouring out!
Ok, then rocker cover on, plugs in. And see if it fires..... Turnin, turning, turning, nothing then bang. It back fired. If I wasn't feeling nervous enough as it was, now this. My heart was in my throat. Had a quick look around, couldn't see anything untoward. Checked the caps were pushed in, check. Check the leads position on the dizzy, WTF, how the hell have I done that??? Fitted them completely wrong. Swapped them round to what they should be, turn the key! IT LIVES,!!
I think I cried, laughed and passed out all at once!
So then carried on putting the cooling system on to run it for longer than 10 seconds.
Ran her up again, a lot more confident this time. And with a vacuum hose attached that I missed off for the servo. She sounds pretty good. Bit of twist of the dizzy and she sounds ok. Idles around 1200.
Now, I know there's massive room for improvement on the setup. And I am no way up to speed with pugs to start attempting it, I want someone who knows what they are doing. Time to start looking!!
That's it for now. Mrs is away in Spain, you'd think prime opportunity to get on. Not according to her and the DIY list left for me!