She's finally up and running!! but.....
Hi, first a big thankyou to everyone that posted answers to my questions over the last three weeks, would not have been able to do the engine swap without that crucial advice!
now i've got my 156 1.8 ts up and running, but i'm faily sure the variator is on its way out (slight ticking between 1500 and 2500 going up and down the range) i want to get this sorted but i think its probably beyond my abilities and need to know if its safe to put her in for an MOT then drive her to london (from bristol) to have the work done, there is a garage there offering to do the belt, tensioners and variator for £230 which seems very reasonable.
thanks very much, Luke.