My JE forged pistons arrived on Friday
These are 160 grams lighter (inc rings and pin) than the standard piston, so each rod and piston assembly is 340 grams lighter than standard :) - I hope this will help the engine rev a little better - I need to decide on a cam now.
I have spent the rest of the day on the 5, I completed the rear boot wiring to the lamps
Then I finished the B post and strengthener trim in the door frame
the next job was to install the finishing strips to the wing seams - I hadn't looked forward to this as the painters had used seam sealer between the panels, so after undoing the fixings, I had to gently cut through the sealer with a stanley knife (without causing paint damage) before I could open up the flange and insert the trim strips.
These will need painting body colour, but I will do this when the car is complete so any other paint damage (although I am hoping there will be none) can be rectified at the same time.