Thanks Peter, I wouldn't burn "Thing". It's currently on axle stands and I built the garage it sits in especially for it.
The Garage is worth more than the car.
I laid a driveway from the front gates to the bottom, or top, (depending how you look at it) of the garden.
Nope, wouldn't burn "Thing"..... It would be a complete admission of total and utter failure.
I bought "Thing" as a "just runner", about four or five years ago.
This is the history based on the box of paperwork I was given by it's previous owner.
It seems to have started life as a bit of a "budget" build, somewhere in the North East of England..
It originally had a pinto engine and a brake servo.
Shortly after it got through it's SVA it was sold to someone in the West of Country.
The engine was changed for a Zetec 2 litre and the brake servo removed, (no room), instrumentation changed and a multi function motorcycle speedo, rev counter, fuel gauge and all sorts of other stuff. Wires everywhere behind the dash.....
Engine management system was programmed by the gent who converted it.. again it seems to have been a bit of a "budget rebuild.
It went through a further two owners hands before the "idiot savaunt", (myself) came along and was daft enough to buy it.
After purchase I discovered it leaked water everywhere, drained the battery overnight, alternator began screaming like a banshee and had the stopping power of a tea tray on wet grass.... plus a cast of thousands
Replumbed it, sorted the alternator, stopped the battery drain.
Then my wife fell ill, then I fell ill... Unrelated stuff ...These things happen when you get past sixty..... hey ho
Onwards and upwards,,, back in the garage ....we will not be beat
Thankyou for your kind reply, will let you know what I end up with....Big thanks once again to brumster for the use of his spread sheet