Hello, it's been a while for me because of many things getting in the way of finishing my build. Illness etc but now I'm ready to get on with it.
I have a 2002 chassis, imperial and most of the bits to build a then Superlight R. That includes a Caterham supplied K-Series VHPD engine. It's used, from what we can gather did about 5000 road miles but has been sitting in storage box for 15+ years. I'm not sure if it's best to strip it down and sell off the parts that are useful to people (dry sump kit etc) or strip off the cracking pipes and do a head softness test and rebuild it with new gaskets etc (assuming internal inspection checks out). After so long standing, I think the minimum the engine needs is renewing it's head gasket, belts etc etc...
Trouble is I'm having trouble sourcing info on what bits I would need that are suitable for a VHPD rebuild (anyone can point me in right direction would be appreciated).
So much so that I'm wondering what people think about converting the chassis to hold a Ford engine instead - has anyone done that? Aside from the obvious loom changes what sort of work am I looking at? I assume engine mounts need changing but is there much other work?
Advice and ideas welcomed and appreciated!