Now that Lincolntbird has provided an excellent picture of a 700 chassis Engine bay without an engine. We can see that there is room possibly for a number of engine/ transmissions to swap in. All that is required is the measurement across the frame rails as I have drawn here in Red:
Post by lincolntbird on Feb 4, 2013 8:22:53 GMT -4
Just did a repair job on a Daewoo Matiz; 3 cylinder, approx 790cc engine. Thought; maybe possible engine transplant for the Sherpa . A very rough & quick measurement between the frame rails shows approx 750mm. Not sure on practicality, as I don't know what the availability is over here. Took the car for a test drive; if did conversion would want to do something about the gear shift. Nowhere near as positive as the Sherpa, but is a 5 speed box. Maybe like the Justy engine & box; just a shade too wide, but wouldn't know for sure without further investigation.