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As a side note to MagnusSE's comments...
I _think_ that - without fan - the later 850 engine will fit under the bull nose hood without problem (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). However, you'll need to do a fair amount of coolant hose 'replumbing' and install an electric fan and thermoswitch. Both of these should be manageable tasks, but not as simple as using another overhead fanshaft engine.
I don't entirely agree with Magnus' assessment of the later triple carb setup. The early 850 GT triples had individual throttle shafts for each carb... and were something of a pain to keep in sync. The later units shared a common throttle body (and shaft) and didn't pose the same problem. My 'umble opinion is that they were quite reliable.
I have no experience with 750's, so can't make any comparisons.
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