Ok should I resurrect this thread???? Give me a thumbs up if you want the full story. Sold the car in 2016 as I was sick of dealing with all the engine issues. Bought it back in 2019 (minus engine and box) with the aim of an LS swap. Well it's all completed now but if anyone is interested I have a lot of info to share on how to do this conversion the right way. Some photos to kick off with .