An update on PMW.
After 100 miles I have changed the oil and filter, retorqued the head and set the tappets.
The rebuilt engine sounds lovely.
I do have another problem though, it's getting more and more difficult to select gears.When I do have gears the car can stall even with the clutch depressed - in this situation in first for example the car will continue to move slowly forward and then stall.
Similarly, I can have a problem getting reverse when the engine is running.
I have tried a number of things such as making sure all the pipework is tight and also bleeding the clutch hydraulic system but it's not helping.
It has been suggested to me that if the push rod and clutch link arm(not sure if that's the right term) are 90 degrees or less in relation to each other that indicates that it's very likely the taper pin has broken.
Judge for yourself!