Hi Richie (I'm guessing that's your real name!), Many Thanks - The more I hear that plan of attack, the happier I am - seems to make it a lot more manageable for me - I can work on it bit by bit, plus I think you're right about stripping the engine and transmission out - will make working on it a lot easier - especially as I intend to replace all the fuel and brakes lines - also easier to refresh the engine etc. I think I'll get the engine up to temp and do a compression test first though - see how healthy it is! It's certainly not very tight at the moment. Both rocker box and sump gaskets are leaking, but I guess that's to be expected. I imagine all the seals and gaskets will need replacing - as well as the timing chain etc etc etc ! I'm certainly intending to keep it as original as possible, although I don't think it's got the original suspension - they are height adjustable Japanese things that Fourways Engineering fitted, or so I was told. Can't wait to get stuck in! I enjoy participating in the forums so will be putting plenty of posts up!