finaly got the gearbox and engine bolted together and trial fitted for the first time, its tight but it fits, about 5mm clearance each side between rocker covers and top chassis rail.
will have to modify side diagonals and make them removable to allow access to rear spark plugs.
looking foward over the gearbox. not a lot of room but its in there
now the fun starts , custom sump, custom headers etc, let the games begin