Thought you chaps may be amused to hear that the glider (engine bay empty and unbraked shell (MUA) that had had a T-Turbo in it) that I bought from Wondersheep mid last year is once again a runner, though not quite ready for the road. You may recall the plan to use my 'spare 25GTi engine and gearbox and Racer Dans stock of sundries to get it all back together....Well, to be honest that was far from a complete package, and with Dan having principally ZR160 stuff we were still going to be short of the mark so you may also recall that last autumn several Vi's appeared which I commented on being just over my back fence...Well I did buy one of them as it suited purpose to get some body parts to start patterning with.... the one I bought has a blown HG...so still using my GTi Motor and box, in the last couple of days its all been at Dans workshop. The mechanical assembly was no bother.....except for finding an ongoing list of things which were 'modded' in the T series adaptation now needing undoing again for the closer to correct assembly. eg body tubular strut brace half hacked through ( behind the frt subframe), space for intercooler hacked out forward of the rad, cunning use of fans switch as anti theft... crash switch taken out of fuel pump circuit and and this is where the time has gone. So having a 98 Vi donor and a working BRM all in one place at the same time have helped. In fact dan has spotted quite a number of changes between the Vi and the BRM built under a year later! So after a final tussle with a keyfob, Security module and powertrain ECU - making them talk to each other as they are (were) from different vehicles, it fired up for the first time yesterday afternoon. Instantly started to spill pas from a tube nut into the rack valve block - looks like its a cross threaded..(why was that fiddled with? no idea..).so may need the rack from the Vi. Coolant dripping out somewhere near the degas bottle, holed exhaust header (its a 4 stud job so needs to come off for repair - Dans are all 6 stud). and the shifter knuckle is full of play and steady bar broken rubber. So now it doesnt need a ramp, can be driven in and out, the pressure is off again, but I rather hope that by month end we could well have this one MoT'd. In the meantime I have the lucky task of salvaging anything as yet we have not robbed, and yet usefull from the Vi. Does Sue still need a door? Anyone else have a need for anything we may have spare? We will build up the motor again and use that one to replace the very sad engine in bits which came with Philfrances glider (JEL) which will also be saved in due course..Actually I'm heartened, only 3 days work to get it back together, and mighty glad its done largely tit for tat and not paid at workshop rate!