Pictured just before I slapped the rocker cover back on and fired it up. Ran it for 10 minutes at 2000rpm with a litre too much oil in the sump + cam lube so hopefully no issues with cam wear on start up. I know that there are many differing opinions on cam run in but this works for me.
Just been to put some fuel in and it drives nicely. Bit flat at 2500revs, off cam feel but then very smooth and torquey from 2800 onwards and just using a whisper of throttle we're up to about 5300revs in every gear without even trying so that 100mph ooopps... its nice and strong then.
Just need to change the oil (Castrol RS 10W60) , filter, retorque the head and change a couple of injector hoses that I still haven't got round to doing.
Brakes feel fine (DS2500 pads) and I'm really looking forward to the Collie Sprint.
Might have a guest driver if I can wangle the paperwork as a certain Mr Greeks and co are on his way down to South West WA. He has already accepted a yellow Stag as courtesy car for a week or so.