Back from the dead!
So after the usual array of delays associated with project cars which set me back...some months, I have finally made some progress on the TE27. The engine has been rebuilt and reassembled, and is once again resting cradled in the chassis. I could go into more detail, but frankly that is the better part of the story! I will upload some pictures once I have it cleaned up a bit.
However, before that point there are some lovely electrical gremlins to work out. After dicking around with the Griffin radiator I purchased from BRD, I have decided to sell it and the E-fan I bought for the car. I am sick of trying to get it and the associated plumbing to fit correctly. However, after refitting the original fan and radiator, it seems that I crossed some wires at some point with the aftermarket setup. When jumping the car, even with the ignition switched off and they key out, the the car has power. The tach fires up, and the brake light is on on the dash. Lovely. Furthermore, when I try to start the car, the solenoid just clicks. I haven't messed with it much since discovering all this (yesterday), as I really don't enjoy chasing down electrical problems. The obvious solution is to make a long overdue, long winded post to my favorite forum!
The wiring under the hood isn't pretty, and there are some places were the PO hacked it up pretty badly. Thankfully with a car of this age, there aren't that many wires to deal with. Unfortunately, you often have to deal with the sort of crap I now find myself confronted with. If anyone has dealt with this problem before, I welcome any input as usual. Otherwise, I will eventually update when I have solved it myself!