Thank you KevJTD
The engine is from a 1977 Lancia Beta the now rare 4 door thing that looks like a hatchback but isn't ... finds pictures here...
I got the whole car in 1987 and it was as rusty as the legends, I could put my hand through both front wings to touch the tyres.
Originally FWD in the Lancia, it uses some Fiat parts to take it off the slant and and bring it upright. Fiat 131 oil pump and Argenta sump, as you picked up the Lancia water rail went from the cam wheels the wrong way along the top of the engine so a Fiat forward facing one is used instead.
Spigot bush added into the crank/flywheel (can't remember which it fits into) cam box drilled to stop oil overflowing from previous slanted configuration.
Spec is 2.0 8 valve, rebuilt by Guy Croft about 8 years ago with triple valve springs. I since added a GC3A fast road camshaft, Megajolt electronic ignition, adjustable cam wheels, 1" cam belt and Yamaha R1 bike carbs. Rolling road tuned at Northampton Motorsport to give 136bhp and 131lbft of torque.
Just to be clear, I only know for certain that this engine's bellhousing matches the 1.9 diesel engine as I tried physically at Autolusso. I don't know if the bolt pattern is the same as the V6. That said from an Alfa FWD point of view, you might get a match either engine to gearbox or bellhousing to gearbox to mix and match engines (assuming gearbox has a separate bellhousing). For me, I can't use the FWD bellhousing but need the match from engine to RWD Fiat 131 bellhousing.
I'm based in Essex if you want to see the engine. I hadn't planned to bring the Minor off the road quite yet but hey come and experience the engine working and make me an offer if you want.
Just thinking, I don't know what you want to use the engine for but it won't pass emissions if put into a car that's supposed to have a catalyic convertor.
If you're not too far I can also bring the bellhousing so you can see if it answers any of your questions. This is it below, correct way up looking in towards gearbox