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Re: Morgan 27 Diesel Repower Fit Question
Measure the exisiting engine, the space around it, and trawl the net for drawings/specs of engines of interest. Beta is a good place to start. Aside from being able to 'shoehorn' the engine into place, the spacing and location of the beds/mounts is important too.
If the boat originally had an A4 and the Faryman was adapted onto the beds (rather than the other way round) then finding a match for the original A4 beds will be easier. Sticking with diesel is probably wisest long term, but the costs may outwiegh the value of the boat... depending new vs used and how much DIY you can manage.
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