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I have a fresh long block to sell. It is a 1600 unnumbered block (i.e. service block) with a two litre crank, clutch etc. This motor was built by Lee Midgley some time ago but had never been fired. I finished the motor by putting a set of 40 mm webers, euro cams (148's) water pump etc,etc,. Has a spin on filter adapter though the original cartidge holder can go with it. Runs 180 lbs compression(cold) all the way across. Added Marelli Plex also. I dont know exactly what Lee did internally as I did not take the motor down. Looking down the spark plug holes the valves all look new. I did replace the front and rear crank seals as the motor sat for quite some time though I did rotate the crank regularly. Runs beautiful but needs a more aggressive ignition curve. Only 30 minuets run time on it for break in. You can hear it run as i have it on a test stand. $5500.00 firm. Complete with trans. Illness forces sale of all my Alfa stuff. Engines, transmissions, differentials (including a 2 litre rear end rebuilt by Midgley and never installed) Fuel injection pumps, Carbs etc, etc.
Please call me at 951 927 7438 and ask for Tony. I prefer to talk on the phone as I will be overwhelmed by emails.

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Dear Tony. Two liter cranks do not fit in 1600 blocks!

Bore spacing; block height; crank swing diameter. And so on.
 

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Thanks for your response George. Now I'm really confused. Perhaps you or someone out there can help figure this puzzle out. Here are some more pictures of what I have here. As you can see this motor (engine) originally had the old road draft crankcase ventilation. Which I pugged of with a bronze plug. Indicative of an early block I would think. Also note the fuel pump fitting on the block casting behind the timing case cover. Another strange item is the head is marked I believe as a 2 ltr with the square cast in yet it has no tabs in the front of the head for the later model cam covers.
No numbers on the head or block adds to the mystery. As you can see thats a two ltr bellhousing mounted as well as a two ltr clutch assy. This much I know for sure. Any way please take a look at these picture and see what you think.

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Ok. Got it figured out. Measured the stoke and its 82 mm, So what we got is a 1600 set up to take the 2 ltr clutch assy. Thanks George for putting me on the right path. All other info should still apply. Sorry for the confusion and misinformation folks. For my penance I will say 10 Our Fathers and 10 Hail Mary's.
 
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