Update ! the past two months progress has been good . The new engine is in the car and running some fine tuning and adjustments to the timing has to be done. My biggest problems now is that the fuel gauge and temp gauge dont work anymore . From what could understand in the FSM these two gauges run of the same earth ,but i can seem to find it. The second issue is that my battery light is on even though the alternator is charging and the battery is fully charged. , but other than that in all its good.
bought a C31 laurel L24 engine to use the block with my 810 cylinder head.
The engine was stripped down to the block and then the block and oil pan were painted.
i sanded down and polished the valve cover and the cylinder head has been refurbished.
The valve cover is just loose on top to protect the camshaft and such , as the chain was not installed at this point.
Still needs a few bits . Like the elbow for the oil filter etc.
This is the car right before a quick hose down.
In the workshop , hood removed for easy access during swap.
Changed the shifter boot as it just arrived in the mail.
And she lives !
As you can see the car needs a good clean up and detail , outside and inside.