At least you would not need a centre bearing on the tailshaft!
Many years ago, at the "Fridge' swapmeet at Ballarat, a would-be hotrodder was trying to sell a Morris "J" van that he had put a Jaguar six and auto into. He said the tailshaft was one-and-a-half inches long.
If I had had any money at the time, I would have bought it and sold off the Jaguar bits. I already had enough parking troubles at the time as I was living in a flat with a single-car garage and had three cars.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,