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Engine & Gearbox questions

Right bit of an odd question but im looking for some information about engines and gearbox combo's

I am possibly going to be building a 7-esque kit and want to have a decent power plant and was thinking along the lines of a alfa V6.

Now i have limited knowledge of this but am promised the help of a friend in the trade who has just finished building a good kit himself ( '68 mini with a type R in the front) so hopefully it wont be too hard once we've got all the parts together

Now from reading the pistonheads boards i can see that this has been done before with a 2.0 TS engine with a conversion / botch to a ford type 9 box. I wanted to go for a v6 and was wondering if anyone knows if its been done before and what gearbox they used or if anyone knows of a gearbox which will be suitable.

Also whats peoples opinions on the weight issue, i know its not a light engine but just how heavy is it compared to say a rover V8?

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the 3 litre from the 75 is good as the were rear wheel drive. but the box is at the back of the car so don't know how easy that makes it fitting it in a 7
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v6 is alumimium... I think it weighs not much more than the 2.0 ltr twin-spark iron lump.

I'm sure some geezer had the weights posted once, somewhere on here.

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