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There’s a 2-part article on our ‘Tech. Articles’ page about how to fit an A60 engine into an A40 (although an A40 Somerset rather than a Devon).

Personally, I’d stick with the original engine if you can. If you change to a larger, more powerful and significantly heavier engine, as well as the difficulty of shoe-horning it in, you have to think about better brakes, better springs, and better shock absorbers.

You’d also need to tell any insurer about the change, and they too would be likely to ask about improvements to brakes etc. It’s worth remembering that ‘Counties’ cars didn’t have the later ‘B’ series engines – but we often come across visitors to shows etc. who think they did.