Time for an update
Having bought the shell. The plan was to replace the original 12a with a race spec 12a half Bridgeport, complemented with a 51 IDA and beefed up rad and oil cooler. (This work is being completed by Dwayne at Silver Fern Performance on Deeside.) Then put her through the MOT so I can bring her home for additional cosmetic mods.
As with all projects, there has been a number of unexpected turns along the way. Being of large build, I found I needed to replace the driver’s race seat for something I could actually fit in. Dwayne has spent a lot of frustrating hours trying to shoehorn a XL seat into a tiny FB space. Happy to say he has succeeded and I fit! Next up, the wheels needed to be replaced. Luckily Mark from this forum came to the rescue with a full set of original S3 wheels.
So the plan has progressed to the point where I was allowed to start her up this morning. Talk about loud!
Next Steps – Put her through the MOT then take her to the dyno for tuning. So I’m expecting the car to be on the road some time in November. Just in time for the winter........