.............has been happening in the workshop over the run up to and post Christmas / New Year period. I did start the Le Man spec engine build before and just finished it a few days ago. I always underestimate how long it takes just clean out all the items after the blasting process, although better to be safe than sorry! Although I'd bought a new intermediate plate I found that the low mileage one that I'd removed from a engine that I've had in my possession for over 25 years was as flat as the new item and after a light clean up I drilled and slotted it. A tip that I found on the internet and which I've been applying for a few years now.