I share the same beliefs with running engine offset and a clutch outboard. In the past I did it because I had no choice with limited founds. Today, I have have the ability to make BETTER choices.
Ironically, part of this project revolves around a potential trade of an Ivander chassis of mine for the Kohler engine. The Invader (98ish model) is well suited to fit the task, and an even trade for the engine build. The Invader, myself and the engine builder have a history tying back to our Tecumseh Motorsports days.
Funny, as I’m typing this I’m also directing myself in making the BETTER choice.
Sell the Intrepid!