8V 1700cc engine
the engine I bought recently has made little progress toward running my Chesil Speedster as yet. Initially I wanted to get it in and running ASAP, but my son has hijacked my garage space and time to rebuild a little trials bike we bought on ebay!
So I've been forced to put my car on hold, but this has given me time to do the job properly, I'm changing the timing belts, oil filter water pump and thermostat before refitting it.
I've also started to clean it up and intend to paint it/detail it a bit - I'm not going to chrome plate it all but just freshen it up, I'm not fanatical but on the odd occasions I've shown the car everybody is very interested in the engine, people expect to see a VW unit it the back!
I would be very interested to here any useful tips and see any photos of neat installations for reference and motivation.