The build was very straightforward and below is a table of the timetable. I thought it would be interesting to see just how long it would take me to put the car back together again, from a completely stripped condition. I didn't got into massive detail, just as and when I came to a convenient point. In fact I had a few things to do which weren't part of the original build, such as fit riv-nuts for the rear wings, fit the scuttle, and so on.
I worked on my own apart from the rear axle fitting, where I called upon Mandy to give me hand due to the weight. I was very fortunate in that the weather was perfect, sunny and warm, unheard of for an Easter weekend and no doubt had my car been in one piece we'd have had storms for four days solid. Many thanks to Steve for the loan of his engine hoist and also his riv-nut gun. I am always surprised just how quickly the main parts of the car go together, but it's the little jobs that take all the time. The car was on it's wheels and the engine was in before the end of the first day, but it still took 3 more days to do all the little jobs, where you are more careful of drilling holes, etc.
Needless to say the car sailed though it's MOT at our favorite test center (West End Services near Windsor) and Mark couldn't stop just looking at the colour - so I'll take that as mission accomplished.

Day
Start
Finish
Activity
Length (hrs)
Running Total
Friday
8:45am
10:45am
Front Suspension & Steering Rack
2.00
2.00
10:45am
12:00pm
Cycle Wing Stays & Front Brakes
1.25
3.25
2:00pm
2:45pm
Fuel Tank, Ford Axle & Rear Suspension
0.75
4.00
2:45pm
3:15pm
Fuel Filler & Boot Floor
0.50
4.50
3:15pm
4:15pm
Engine-In Preperation
1.00
5.50
4:15pm
6:15pm
Engine-In, inc. Alternator & Wiring
2.00
7.50
7:00pm
8:00pm
Steering Column & Suspension Torquing
1.00
8.50
Saturday
10:00am
12:00pm
Radiator & Hoses, Heater & Throttle Linkage
2.00
10.50
12:00pm
1:15pm
Exhaust
1.25
11.75
7:30pm
9:00pm
Starter Relay & Stone Guard Drilling
1.5
13.25
Sunday
10:30am
12:30pm
Scuttle, Batt Master Switch, Fuses, Relays & Areoscreens
2.00
15.25
3:00pm
5:00pm
Throttle Cables, Battery, Wiring, Starter Motors
2.00
17.25
5:00pm
5:05pm
Engine Start - Brumm Brumm
-
-
7:00pm
9:00pm
Propshaft & Rear Number Plate Light Bracket
2.00
19.25
Monday
10:00am
11:30am
Trial Fit Rear Wings & Fit Riv-nuts
1.50
20.75
11:30am
1:30pm
Reversing & Fog Lights & Number Plates
2.00
22.75
2:30pm
4:30pm
Glue Front Wings
2.00
24.75
4:30pm
7:00pm
Carpets (glue on bulkhead)
2.50
27.25
Tuesday
8:00pm
9:00pm
Headlights & Indicators (bad earth)
1.00
28.25
9:00pm
10:30pm
FIA Bar & Harnesses
1.50
29.75
Wednesday
6:00pm
7:00pm
Glassed On Front Wings
1.00
30.75
8.30pm
9:15pm
Rear Wings
0.75
31.50
Unknown
-
-
Boot Cover Poppers
1.50
33.00
-
-
Half Height Door Poppers
1.50
34.50
-
-
Seats
0.75
35.25
-
-
Rivet Internal Panels
1.00
36.25

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