Hi rolleye, thanks for the reply.
I rang Doug Brady too, who originally supplied it about 15 years ago, and they were very helpful. As you say, the Tabriz doesn't need the ground to be attached at the deck end, don't ask me how and why. As long as the lead is neatly coiled away from the chassis etc it should be fine.
Had quite a chat about Pink Triangle with the guys at Doug Brady, very interesting too. I'm going to keep the Export going for as long as I can, assuming it still works, will find out tonight! Advised to get the new PT arm, it's supposed to be totally brilliant. Must start saving now.
I should be up and running and listening to vinyl by tonight, I've missed it.