Right collected the new engine for the GT tonight, an old Bedford CF 2300 engine. All stripped down, clean and ideal for my plans.
Ironically the seller has HS and HSR,s in his garage and one had the 912 Lotus engine, the very item I was going to fit at one point. Now i have seen the issued he has faced getting the sump on, the steering arranged and an exhaust made, I am glad I didn’t go down this route.
Right pictures and details later, as its late.