Installing a 1592cc motor in a 1970 Fiat 124 Spider

The new 1592cc motor is ready to install. It's replacing an old 1438cc motor that had thrown a timing belt. You can see the removal process on the page Old engine out and photos of the new engine on New 1592cc engine. First, though, comes a test fitting to insure clearances.

Applying grease to the transmission splines
Raising the new engine up & moving it into position
Is it going to fit?
Just barely in there!

The engine did fit the space, but the newer motor had a larger clutch and flywheel, so what might have been a one-shot installation turned into another engine removal and a quick swap to the old clutch and flywheel. An alternative would have been to go to the larger bell housing.

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