Hello Greg! It is so true, the Kombi Club members are fabulous. And Grant and Cbus have come to the rescue many times! I really appreciated all the advice that night. I can't believe I didn't think to clutch start though. Anyway... Dot's getting looked at on Thursday so I will pass on final outcome. Regarding my Dad's cars. He was a clever chap. Mum and Dad had a small garage at Leura in the Blue Mountains, and his little business was called 'Archer Engineering'. He built the first Clubman racing car based on a Mini Clubman in Australia. It was a car that was 'written off' in an 'accident' by a customer and then he got to to rebuild it as a formula 2 racing car. Dad actually beat Jack Brabham in a Hill Climb! He built them by chalking out on the garage floor, then building, rolling his own aluminium. And the engine of choice was a Cortina. I bought one of the cars few years ago, sadly I sold it again. That was a mistake, And someone had put a Lotus engine in it. I believe it is now somewhere in Campbelltown or Picton... somewhere like that. One went to New Zealand.