Been doing a lot of measuring to work out what gearbox mount I need and whether/where the Type 9 will fit, just making sure all of the mounts are in the right position. I can confirm they are and it looks like the mounts are a standard Mk1/2 Escort item.
The Engine has been bought, paid for and delivered. It's a Ford Puma 1.7 Zetec SE (aka Sigma) with 88k miles on the clock and a recent cam belt change. The engine came with all of the ancillaries, wiring loom, ECU, gearbox, drive shafts, exhaust manifold and cat and a few other bits. (See pictures in Images section).
Finally, after much deliberation I have gone simple with the brakes. A full set of discs, calipers, pads and fittings for an XR4x4 came up on ebay. I needed the rear calipers anyway whatever brakes I chose so to get the whole lot for less than one replacement caliper was a bargain. Looks like Capri sport do all the bits to fit these (GTR260 kit and Escort 14" rear solid kit) so will be on to them once they have arrived and I have done a trial fitting.
Still debating on what size wheels but that will wait for another day.