Update for the weekend
Work started about 7pm Friday. Within 40 mins the head was off and out the way. Got the turbo and mani bolted on to the large port and had a mock fit. Ben's opinion was their wasn't really enough space (similar area to Wellys track car and Ben's old S3) needed a little bit of tweaking and the air con pipes would have to go. Bugger. As I hadn't had it gassed since the k04 work in August and I wanted the turbo on the car, it had to be done. Put the new gasket on and the head was fitted properly. All bar 2 turbi lines were fitted as well. Inlet mani was fitted back on to the car and the cambelt was back on the car and work stopped about 11.30ish.
Work started Sat about 1pm.
Jobs done yesterday were:
1 of the 2 remaining turbo lines were fitted. The fitting for the other one isn't the correct fit for the hose.
Ben decided to become an exhaust fabricator and got the downpipe well underway, mocked up and tack welded in place, ready for a mate to add some fancy looking welds to it.
Tip was bought and pretty much done. DV is welded straight onto an alloy 90, n75 boss to be added by the same fella that is doing the exhaust, then it's done.
The down pipe has been sorted so it can be taken out with the turbo in place and the head on which is a bit of a brucie bonus for Ben and any future works that might take place.
Beyond the down pipe, I have just bought some additional 3" stainless to make the exhaust 3" all the way to the back box. Partly because the car is very quiet and partly because one section of a straight in the exhaust has a massive dent in it..
I say all this very casually, but hardly any of it was done by me.
The work was done by Ben @ Parsons Performance, so thanks again mate. If he reads this, I'm sure he'll post the pictures he took on his phone.