Thank you both for your responses, Gents. I'll keep them in mind.
I'm travelling to the town where the powder coater is this weekend. I haven't been there for a couple of years - it's over 300 miles away. Sure I could get it done elsewhere but I particularly like this guy's work and get along well with him. I thought as he'd be doing so many of the other parts then I'd also have him chuck in the goat belly (haven't heard that phrase before!).
BTW - not sure if you saw my earlier post, is it OK just place the engine on the floor? I don't have an engine stand (yet).
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