ok, firstly, thanks for the responses everyone, really appreciate it.....
so, to take it from the top.....
nicklouse, it is a uk crank, came out of a '79 clubman 1100. so you think there's just too many variables to make it a viable option? it'd be going into a uk 1275 gt block. but i have to say, i'm leaning towards your opinion. looking like its not really doable.
Ethel, t sounds like you're suggesting that i could achieve a similar result by using different rods instead? so do you mean that a slightly longer rod would fit and give me a torque increase rather than trying a longer stroke crank?
Moke spider.... i don't know the prefix of the crank, it came out of a 79 clubman that i cracked the block of, that was about ten years ago, i scrapped the block but kept the crank hoping to use it someday. it was a uk car on its original engine though. then i wrote the car off a year later so i don't have any of the paperwork or corresponding numbers for.
Mini13, yeah it is definitely a uk 1100 crank, so are you saying that it just wont go into a 1275gt block? too long a stroke perhaps? so a deck height issue?
Cooperman, i already have a 1275 block to use, in fact i have 2 identical blocks to choose from, i was hoping that the 1100 crank would fit and give me a little bit of extra displacement and a torque increase. i also already have a road/rally cam in the block ( a mid-range BL special tuning cam) like i said, i was hoping the crank would be a fairly straight forward swap in.
i guess the 2 main points i need to answer are.... 1: would the stroke of the 1100 crank fit without a deck height problem, and 2: would the crank and block be a viabke fit where the journals are concerned.....?