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Randy Howard
Everett, WA
(2 posts)

03/30/2020 08:46PM

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Honda in Spitfire/MGB?
Posted by: blacktop
Date: April 02, 2020 01:57AM

I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone who has done a Honda V6 transplant into a Spit or MGB? Obvious hurdle is mating a traditional manual trans in a North/South orientation so the package is adaptable to a RWD car. Engine I am thinking of is a J35A4 or J35A8. Thanks for any and all help.


Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3895 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Honda in Spitfire/MGB?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 02, 2020 09:47AM

Which V6? Some were longitudinal.

Have you considered a Honda K24 4cyl? There is a kit to turn those the "correct" way.

Joseph Padavano
Northern Virginia
(133 posts)

02/15/2010 03:49PM

Main British Car:
1962 F-85 Deluxe wagon 215 Olds

Re: Honda in Spitfire/MGB?
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: April 03, 2020 09:48AM


(329 posts)

04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: Honda in Spitfire/MGB?
Posted by: BWA
Date: April 03, 2020 04:52PM

Here is another route you should consider:

The package looks pricey but all you would need to buy from them is the parts to connect the Mazda Miata transmission to the engine. You would not need the other stuff to make this thing work in a Miata.

Check out their installation manual:



Philip Waterman
(85 posts)

07/30/2011 01:08PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB GT

Re: Honda in Spitfire/MGB?
Posted by: waterbucket
Date: April 05, 2020 01:59PM

This is what you need to read;
Plenty of info from Jim

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