Engine out, and no real dramas.
Spent all morning with the gunk trying to get it too look respectable, having now cleaned it down I will also paint it.
Anyway, while the engine is out, I will change the cambelt, but will resist removing the had. Of course, the cam cover will be painted too.
I've now started removing the loom from the puma....this is another job that is probably more difficult than I first thought...It's routed under lights and trim, so most of it needs removing. Oh well, gives me an excuse to put the bits I remove on ebay....I'm now on a mission to try and sell enough bits to recoup my £250 for the puma...this will mean that many of the parts I will use on the kit will effectively be 'FREE' :-)
Finally, what self confessed petrol head could remove an engine with out having a look under the cam cover :-) here are some pics, and all seems well, lobes are in great condition. The variable valve system is interesting, and an a friend who has a Westfield (and also conveniently has worked with ford mapping engines) is looking into the control.