Sorry to post this first on the Newbie Area, but my lack of experience with anything other than a Sinclair ZX81 means I could not work out how to post a thread in other Areas (now mastered).
So, stored my 146 2 litre for 9 months, reconnected battery, started first time, ran fine (after mucking out the idling valve) - but then stopped dead after 2 days. Flat battery. Charged battery - checked charging with ammeter - no contribution from the alternator.
Maybe the alternator passed away peacefully in its sleep while the car was off the road, or maybe something else? I am not keen to rush and replace the alternator as - apart from the money - it appears I shall have to acquire sophisticated gynecological skills to get the old one out and the new one in....
Advice on what might be wrong much appreciated.