Well thought i would post some pics of my completely rebuilt engine and gearbox after the engine throwing a con rod (no4) out the lower part of the block and taking most of the sump with it i had to ask myself was i really in love with my bella or not.
Having already rebuilt the gearbox 9 months ago and being well into doing the engine i decided to keep her on the road and fit the two at the same time.
The engine has had everything done to it but kept standard the gearbox fully stripped inspected and rebuilt and a new clutch thrown between them for good measure this is the closest i guess to what she would have felt like when the car was new. IMG_0155.jpg IMG_0157.jpg IMG_0162.jpg IMG_0164.jpg IMG_0167.jpg
Sorry for the pics that are upside down !
Hence to say she is being driven with due care and attention at the moment so i have not given her a "spirited drive drive" yet as someone mentioned when they had seen me and mentioned it on the forum
Hope this gives a little of inspiration for others to hang on in there when it seems that she is determined for you to get rid of her or for you to lose those few remaining hairs you have not pulled out yet.