Starting another engine build, this time a former SPi 1275 engine and A+ rod change transmission. The tranny is in pretty good shape, just needs a new set of synchros and a good clean and reseal, we'll also be adding a cross pin diff. but keeping the 3.1 final drive. The engine will be getting 40 over 10.3-1 compression pistons, a Calver head, cam and rockers and a new HIF44, MiniSpares intake manifold and a Maniflow LCB exhaust header and RC40 exhaust system. All the machine work is done, the crank was turned 10 under on both the rods and mains, then the journals were micropolished the block overbored, the new pistons have been installed on the straightened and resized rods. The block was decked a few thousandths to clean it up and give a good surface to hold the gasket (the head is new) Most of the parts are here, so the last few days I've been cleaning parts and waiting for a clear day to paint the block. There was a LOT of old paint on the engine and it took a couple of days of wire brushing scraping and even paint stripper to get it clean enough for paint - today I got the self etch primer on and the first coat of Sunrise Red RustOleum paint on it. Once all the paint is done I'll let it cure out for a week or so then I can start the build.