Will it fit? Yes of course, but…

There is always a question will an engine fit into a car, that it was not menat to be in and that is our case right now in restoring Estonia 16 formula. These cars started life as E16-s, with moskvich engines, but as Lada engines became availeable, they were often converted to use the latter powerplants. So in this case we see that the car has seen many alterations and of course it came to us as a roller without any engine or fixing brackets, so we have to reinvent the whole thing. We know from the old photos, that the gearbox was offset to the left side, as the Moskvich is tilted to the right and old guys talk about E16 having a dry sump oil pan. So here are the photos of the first engine trial, and there are some things we need to cut away. Oilsump will most likely fit, but we need to cut away the cooling fins on both sides, our engine-gearbox connecting plate needs one cut and maybe we need to cut that tube that restricts left movement and make a bent tube in that place. Belt drive is also looking very critical right now, but we deal with that when we get the powerunit sitting right.mosse mosse1 mosse2 mosse3 mosse4

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