I bought one of those in 75 after I got out of the USMC. It was very quick and ahead of it's time with 6 speeds.I too bought the kit. It's got a long line ahead of it for being built including a Vincent Black Shadow.
I am trying to plumb/wire my first model since I have returned to the hobby. I am driving myself nuts trying to fit some Parts by Parks ignition wire through the four wire looms.Is there an easier way to do it?
I made the mistake of helping a room mate change the motor in an XKE in my young bachelor days. I got so sick of it I moved. Now if he had decided to make it interesting like you did I would have hung around!