So... Having caught the bug of spannering, sweating and swearing in my garage (and the fact that beer seems to taste better there - must be traces of engine oil ) I have been looking around my neck of the woods for new projects.
I found a MK3 Austin 1300 engine, high compression (not a GT, but differs only in Carbs and ancillaries AFAIK), unfortunately the car itself seems to be in too bad of a condition to restore, though, haven't seen it in person yet. Price is acceptable and includes a few other parts I could use on my current mini, specifically the HS4 Carb.
Anyhow, I'd like to strip the engine and rebuild, first and foremost for the love of spannering and the challenge involved.
However, it might become an engine for a future project car, of course a Mini... I know the engine/gearbox assembly is identical, just wanted to find out whether:
Any issues with engine mounts/ancillaries?
Is it worth it, in your opinion?