Right. I've been paid, and done a wee trip to machine mart…. and now have a crane!

The engine came out a treat….

… and the crane can lift the front of the car up no problems, so it'll make working under the car nice and easy

I bought 4 lorry axle stands as well, as it'll be good to get the car up nice and high for stripping the underneath and for stripping and refitting.

With the old engine out, I stripped the bay clear, and made a few interesting discoveries. The master cylinder had gone, and the servo was full of brake fluid. I guess that makes that MOT pass a bit of a joke, and in the past where the floor plan had rusted, it'd been fixed with cardboard and sealant! Just as well it's getting a full rebuild then.

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