Better. The first trans problem was apparently due to some shaft clearances etc from mods to shorten main shaft for use with QC gears. Still some gear selector issues, think I might have a solution for them, but need to visit or get some further pics.
No, Graeme, the builder, passed away ~14 month's ago. Spent quite a bit of time picking over whats left of my grey matter prior to build, initially was thinking along Mclaren lines, but having a roof is quite desirable around these parts. Enlarge the build pic, most answers are there if you are conversant with 60/70's era.
Jim, no it predates Leons efforts by a couple of years, and as mentioned scratch built.
Brian, no its not a T44R, but he did see what I was up to early on.
Randy, Cleveland block as well & dry sumped. IIRC the block has lineage back to ~1972 and the NZ Saloon car championship.... not sure how many grandfathers axes involved though. Heck, just realised mention of a cleveland might give Doug the energy to climb out of the paddock for a couple of minutes!
Photo of the car in thread along with Grant Aitkens SPF MKII & Ant Leighs ERA. Interesting to see difference in front wheel arch profiles between MKI & MKII. Photo taken outside Highland Park Circuit garage area.