Im in Lincoln city centre mate, Burton Road... Your quite close in boston, Ill have to get my back side over to you at some point, see your motor!
You'd be welcome ! And don't forget to keep on eye on the Lincs Members Thread to see when the next meet is.
I have to take my card off again soon to have another go at the window adjustments but I keep putting it off, it's too darn cold !
I post a a few things in the Tech Lounges and try to give helpful advice but with the disclaimer that I'm no expert, just trying to pass my experiences and thoughts on, sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong ! Never offer advice on things I know nowt about though, that wouldn't be helpful !
You're right about the noise of course, there wasn't a definite conclusion on any of the Threads I've seen and there have been at least two recently. Funny how these have come up at the same time as the weather has turned really cold. May be a connection ?
Mine makes a noise on the first start of the day, sometimes. It has done it for the last three years, ever since I've had it, and it doesn't worry me. As I recall the only conclusion seemed to suggest that the starter motor was slow to dis -engage and that does seem like a good possibility, anyone who has ever owned an old Ford will be familiar with the noise !
Certainly would recommend getting it checked if you think that it may be more serious than a lazy starter motor. I'm sure you know of the place(s) to go to in Lincoln.
Cheers for now, hope you can get a more definite diagnosis.