As most should be aware, not all engines were the same and not all were prepared in the same way even from event to event. We should not expect that any two cars were necessarily the same in this area at the time of build and they certainly will have changed over time. There may, in particular, be changes from the 204/A to the 205 in general and there may be unique changes to this particular 205?
There may be a problem of space in the Abarth 205 but I have to say that the technical "solution" of driving the generator from the distributor drive is not very clever for an engine that is to run a lot of miles. The drive gears will almost certainly wear out very quickly and it will also be very hard on the drive gears (or less likely ... timing chain) for the cam up front as well.
No problem, however, driving over the ramp at a concours, which may be what 205-103 was intended to do ... and little more? At least, in this current configuration. If I were to wish to drive it, I would not maintain the current generator location and drive configuration!
Im not sure about the short distance nature of the engine set-up, as 101 certainly ran the MM successfully, and actually won a race at Monza. I would say that on the face of it you might be correct.
Im commenting on your previous post that Stu had quoted, im not sure what the reference to financial gain by fabricating history has to do with anything, but i would say that by process of elimination the truth can be arrived at 9 times out of 10. I for one try to be very careful about the history i attribute to my cars. It does not mean, however, that i should ignore all supporting evidence to arrive at logical results.
If you have information that is withheld from the general public then use the natural "trust me" clause, otherwise it comes across as pure speculation. Its almost like saying that because one cannot disprove the fact that there were two JFKs', we should consider that as a possible alternatives. But if we realize that, judging by the fact that JFK was naturally conceived and born and that no one has surfaced since before or after his death to claim that he is the 2nd JFK, that its 99.999 likely that there was only one JFK!
The same goes of the Abarth 205, certainly there could have been 10 of them, most likely not, but if we are trying to piece together history, the logical elimination path is the one that will yield the must accurate result... 9 times out of 10, thus the known set of 4(?) cars is the set we have to assume is the must accurate.
Anyhow, we can debate this until the second JFK shows up
but ill just say that if you have info that can be shared pls do, some here eagerly await your input.