I have been offered a MkV without the original engine. The seller says I can fit an XK engine into it and is supplying one. In principal I do not object. Tim, Peter and Pekka think its not a good idea and worse, it seems it would require far more modification than just new engine mounts, including cutting into the bulkhead and lengthening the bonnet. I’m OK with new engine mounts, but not the rest.
The seller is very insistent that he has done it before, without major mods apart from engine mounting points and has sent me a snapshot showing the car from his photo album. He says it does require an ‘electric ventilator’ to be added. I have no idea what he means but have asked for clarification.
Could I get some comments please on the photos the seller has sent me? I am not sure who is correct any more! I am not a purist, so am not against some mods, but I draw the line at cutting bulkheads and extending the radiator.
Finally, can anybody give me an idea of how easy/difficult it would be to source the correct motor and gearbox if I went that route, and approx idea of what I might expect to pay?
Thank you all for your help. Squibble