hello, newbe here with a left field question(s) i have a project car (58 Fiat 600) that i would like to use a HD engine in. I would need to couple an engine to a transaxle and mount in the rear of the car. (not planning on using the HD trans.) I know that a typical dry plate clutch will put a side thrust on the crank but i don't know if any HD engine will tolerate this. I can design and fabricate an externial thrust bearing and tranny adaptor, but I can find precious little detail at this level. I would like to purchase a "dead" engine for my mock-up efforts, But im not sure witch one. I expect to fan cool in the engine bay. and would like 1200cc or larger. Q1. ever seen somthing similar done ? Q2. What engine would be best suited for mods / enviroment ? Q3. Can the engines be used "stand alone" or are they dependant on the tranny ot be functional ?