Proper easy job, took less than 10 minutes. Now the cooling flap opens like so:

Yay!

I also got hold of a complete front suspension arm for the equivalent of 10 dollars. It’s always good to have a spare.

I also had the valves readjusted which gave the car some extra pep and got rid of the annoying rattling/grinding noise. I guess the refurbished head hasn’t properly set yet so I’ll probably have to do that once more at some point.