everything ready to go and packed and off up the M5 to Raceshack in Tewkesbury...

first job, cup of tea then over to the lasercutters to collect the flanges and collets that louie had designed. unfortunately only the collets for the fuel injection are ready, the others will be done tomorrow..

and they fit ! the mechanical injectors from the Bosch K-jetronic we're going to be using sits into the old 2.1 digijet injection manifolds nicely... one or two things to figure to make them seal properly but it's looking promising..

got on with some other small jobs in advance of a few things coming together. removing the old carb and manifoild and fule pump, installed the fule pump blockoff, capped some pipes etc..

some logistical thinking precipitated a move of the turbos intended location from one side of the engine bay to the other. from bottom left by number 4 cylinder to upwards above number two cylinder and higher up. this allows us to fabricate a large gravity oil drain for the turbo with less hassle and also seems to make the top side plumbing slightly simpler too....
so with the spare oil filler neck (thanks dave !) we fab in a section of oil drain pipe for the turbo...

kevo did the welding on this and made a lovely job of it... unfortunately (and i wasn't going to type this but...) after measuring it and kevo marking a pilot dimple for drilling the hole I decide to move it up about 10mm...

but succeeded in moving it down 10mm so that when the rear engine brake bar was replaced it fouled the drain. after some surgery the pipe was cut and sectioned and rejoined looking like john wayne bobbet frankenpipe...

BUT it works!

a long and exhausting day... a welcome bath and more tomorrow!