Fast forward to September and things have started to progress again. Three main jobs have got completed: fitting the exhaust, fitting the tanks and completing prep on the dash.
The exhaust had been modified, initialially fitted and then welded up remembering this is an Escort Pinto 2.25" manifold and system that runs straight down the driver side of the car. Since then I have sanded it back to bare metal, treated it and painted it in high temperature paint and then fitted it to the car and finished it off with a back box. It should sound rather fruity I think, may have some issues with noise levels if I do a track day in it in the future.
The other small job has been to sand down, fill and sand some more the various chrome trims for the outside of the car which will be body colour painted later. Not a quick job but will set the car off nicely with a more modern look.
So, over the next month or so I will be fitting the loom and then hopefully going for a start up before Christmas !!!!!!