So the car arrived and from a distance looked ok, I did not want to drive her really because the belts had not been changed and I did not know the condition of the engine but I braved a quick go in it...
And absolutely no power what so ever, it made noise but had no boost even though the cheap aftermarket boost gauge said it did.
I did some investigating and found 3 boost controllers had been fitted to the car previous and they were all connected or unconnected in some way.
I managed to trace one pipe that was boosting but was not attached , so I called it a day and decided that the car needed to be put back to standard and all the previous works deleted.
I enquired around about who could take on the mechanical work for this car but with the pandemic and lockdown it was proving to be difficult so I waited patiently and finally in December John Cartlidge at MCS found me a slot and the car was transported over to his workshop to initially do the necessary mechanical work and give me an honest assessment of the vehicle and an MOT , work was hectic and I did not have the time to get the essentials done so I wanted a rolling working car I could work on at my leisure.
The assessment came back :
Chassis was really clean.
Engine was good.
And that's where it ended.
All the suspension was junk , broken springs leaking dampers and split Gators.
Brakes were low and discs no good.
Brake compensator broken.
Brake lines corroded.
No oil cooler connected.
Cat was cut out.
Engine management light on.
Fuel pump wired incorrectly.
And all the boost pipes were going to the wrong places.
Headlights were intermittent and adjusters held in place with self tappers.
So you can now see why I questioned how it ever had an MOT
So the list grew and we agreed to dig deeper , I thought I'm in it now so I may as well go for it.