Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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Let me be the first to CONGRATULATE you on getting rid of the diesel in favor of a proper gas engine!!
Additionally, while I have great respect and fondness for originality, a gas engine in a normally dieseled car isn't going to win you a gold medal at Pebble Beach. Good on you, by the way!!!
Go with what you enjoy, what fits your budget and skill level, and own needs. The 2.8 is indeed a great engine and will fit into your engine bay.