I thought about the e50 but i didn't think it wouldgive enough clearance in the front (this is just by eyeballing it. my bad i guess.
I still want to do a Honda clone engine, and i might go that way with a 3 speed semi automatic. but i would need to cut the frame and reweld i think. thoughts?
As an off topic, when i found the Batavus for sale i called up seller. She said a person was already going to take a look at it. I said ok, but tell them you decided to keep it and that i'll buy it outright. She said yes ... :D.