I am Danny, thanks. I may not be as technically experienced as yourself and many others on here who have my huge respect and admiration, but for my level at this point in time, I'm well chuffed.
I even managed to fire it up just now by hooking a spare 12v house alarm battery directly to the fuel pump. Sorted out a little leak from the fuel pressure regulator in the engine bay but then it fired up pretty quickly, thank goodness. It was huffing and popping a bit, but less so once warm. Thank goodness for the Dellorto Superperformance book - without that I'd be lost for basic setup and tuning.
So next steps (before I get the pump relay and get out on the road for a 'proper' test), will be checking for air leaks, setting up a higher idle speed and then balancing the carbs using my newly acquired snail. Also, the accelerator pump rods were horribly set up (slightly open, so always leaking fuel in even at idle), so I've set these up as per instructions but may need to tweak further.
Given I don't know what type of cam it's got (but suspecting it's pretty warm), I think the car will tend to run a bit lumpy unless it's got some decent revs on her. But, like you and Al have said previously - get the idle jetting sorted first and forget about the mains. :-)
Even the 'noisy' exhaust is quieter now I've sealed everything up properly and stopped any leaks. Amazing what simply 'doing things properly' can achieve, without any special extra work.
And thanks as always to all of you who've been following and giving the benefit of your experience - it's really helped reassure me at times when I'm borderline out of my depth.