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Westcoaster mail truck engine upgrade

I have a 1965 Westcoaster three wheeled mail truck. I would like to put a larger more powerful water cooled motor in it. Has anyone ever attempted doing this and if so could you give me some tips to help me along?

I have a video of my Westcoaster on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9pyF-59ciM

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Westcoaster engine swap?

Have you looked at some water cooled snowmobile engines? They get a lot of horsepower out of pretty small packages...

Do you think the drive train could stand much more power?
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yes, they are strong the trans and rearend are the same as in a old studebaker. how would i hook the bellhousing or trans to the snowmobile motor? whatever motor i use it must be short there is not a lot of room under the seat.
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