Unexpectedly the parts for the conversion turned up despite level 4 lockdown here.
They were already assembled and included new camshafts which made life easier than expected.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I watched Petes video of the process and had already printed off the hardcopy of his instructions, without those things would have been much more complicated
as it was the job went easily.
What I would add is, although it's very important to do one side at a time.
Remove both spark plugs so that you can easily turn the motor to top dead centre on the compression stroke of the cylinder that you're going to work on.
The timing mark should be pointing to the crankshaft for reassembly. This is the left side thus the L mark is correct, for the other side use the R mark.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I decided to lap in the valves and being in lockdown had to make my own spring compressor, this worked well using a 21mm socket [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Lucky I decided to lap the valves.
Two of the inlet valves on the left side were bent.
Sourcing replacements with the world on lockdown will be "interesting"
I went on to drop the sump and clean it and the filters.
In the workshop manual it says there are 14 bolts holding the sump on. I guess this is a subtle Italian joke as there are 14 on the perimeter and four surrounding the filter
which being recessed inside the filter housing are not at all easy to find especially as the manual doesn't mention them[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Anyway the sump and filters are all cleaned and the right side is all ready to go, left side dry fit until I can source new inlet valves.
One other thing to watch, Pete's instructions give torque readings in ft lbs.
It occurred to me that my torque wrenches may not be calibrated in ft lbs
which turned out to be the case, they're calibrated in Newton meters so if you have the same you'll need to convert (30 ft lbs is 40.6 Nmtr for instance)