Can't say i've seen that footage myself Murdo, sorry!
In other news, ive started on the complex business of making the trans shifter fit. My original plan was to use the Triumph auto shifter as it's a lot more compact and would (obviously) fit the tunnel unmodified. But it's short of a shift position as the new box has 4 speeds (1, 2, 3 and D) and the Triumph one only has 3 (1, 2 and D) Also the Omega's shifter has switches for sport and winter mode and lots of other electronics including a lockout solenoid to stop you taking it out of park unless the brake pedal is pressed and I think the reverse lights also run off it in some fashion i've not quite worked out yet!
There's no way this much bigger and bulkier unit would fit straight on top of the original auto tunnel, so I've built it up about an inch with a chunk of an old scrap 1500 manual tunnel I had lying around, this has given me clearance on the top of the box, but there still wasn't enough room for the shift rod on the N/S of the box and no way to affix it to the box once the tunnel was in position either so i've chopped out the n/s/r corner of the tunnel completely. This has let me shorten and attach the shift rod.
Now I have to fabricate a new corner that is around 1.5" wider to accomodate the shift rod. I'll also make an inspection hatch to get into the side to reattach and adjust the shift rod if necessary at any time in the future.
Leaving some thinking time to mature on that, i've made up the hoses neccesary to locate the radiator header tank on the o/s flitch, just one small bracket to fabricate and the cooling system will be complete.
I've also fabbed up the 2 top brackets for the radiator, just need to take them into the workshop to bend them into shape.
Finally for this weekend, i've treated the car to a new 096 battery, I was having an internal debate with myself over whether to use this size or the slightly smaller and less powerful 075 which is what the Carledo uses. In the end I sucked it up and bought the 096 on the basis that this car is automatic (so can't be bump started) and will have a lot more electrics and electronics attached, including stuff like clocks (3 in total which seems a bit silly, the car's original, one in the stereo and a 3rd in the trip computer display, i'd ditch the car's unreliable original if I could find a blank wood panel!) stereo memory and alarm functions that run all the time. Plus it was only a tenner more!
But I had to buy the battery at this point, so i'd know how big to make the carrier bracket for it!
This will be mounted into the boot, immediately above the diff and behind the rear seat, for weight distribution, to enable a bigger battery to be fitted than the pathetically small standard Sprint's 038 and (probably most importantly) there just isn't ROOM for it under the bonnet anymore! I suppose I COULD have just BOUGHT a bracket, but where would the fun be in that?
And in Park you can see how tight the space is!