Progress finally continues after a few busy weeks moving house. I’d taken the cylinder head and crank to work at Christmas so I could continue the engine work in Switzerland, and utilise their specialist tools to complete the job.
The head is now completely disassembled. It was great to learn how to dismantle a head and a lot easier that I had believed to be honest. It is now packed up, together with the block and front chain cover to be sent to be cleaned; the cylinders will then get their walls honed.
As the engine will now be out of my hands I’ve been carrying on with the chassis. The front suspension and brakes are coming off to access the strut towers for some repair. It will also allow me to replace the steering track rod and toe ends.