yeah Phil, there are a few tiny jap ones that i could probably fit in, i've found that a skoda octavia 70a alt is about 7mm less on the dia - it may fit
in other progress i've ordered an Alloy radiator uprated for a VW polo it's almost identical measurements to the scimitar one but has the ports in the place i need them and the correct dia - needs some mounts fabbing up but shouldn't be too difficult
i've also found an intercooler that i bought for a previous project but ended up not using it, i've measured it up and it will go in front of the rad, it's a bit big but i'll have to see how the pipe work lands once it's all in but i have high hopes for it. i still want to retain the original space for the spare wheel
also tacked up a bracket for the header tank, i'll finish it off if the tank stays there
also spoke to Simon @ Precision clutches and they can make me a clutch disk with the correct dia for £50 or one a few mm less for £40 - i'm hopefully finding out what clutch plate i have, i want to make sure it's something i can get if this one fails.