Some good news at last
I just wanted to start a new thread with something positive. I took my Bulletbird out for a decent drive yesterday. It was a glorious sunny day and perfect for top down driving. The motor just purred. Plenty of power and smooth as silk with that great V8 burble. I have a mate on my street who owns a Baby Bird and dropped by his place to show him the car. I left the car idling for 20 minutes and it literally did not miss a beat. He told me he couldn't let his motor idle for 5 minutes without it playing up.
Now I need to think of an appropriate name. Some of the things I called it when it was in the bad books could not be mentioned in polite company.
Never assume conspiracy when mere incompetence will explain things.