Can someone tell me the length of an A series engine from the bellhousing mounting surface to the front of the pulleys (crank, water pump, alternator)?
I'm asking because I'm looking for a street car engine for a formula race car I'm working on and I only have about 20 inches to work with and I understand that the A series is very compact. So I'm looking for a small inline 4 cylinder or maybe a small V-6 that will fit. The other key requirement is that the starter needs to be on the engine side of the flywheel.
I'm open to makes of engines and I don't have a specific horsepower requirement other than more is better. I'm not going to race the car, I just want to make it mobile again. It would be nice if the stock clutch housing was less than 8 inches in diameter as that's the size of the car's bellhousing. So will the A fit?
Thanks in advance.