I compete in rock crawling. (Using custom-built 4x4 buggies made strictly out of round tubing.) The trend these days in engines is moving away from the big American V8's and going to light, high HP engines with high revability. Mid-engine buggies also seem to be dominating right now. This got me to thinking about using a Honda VTec in the buggy that I am building right now. Primarily for the weight to power ratio but also for the revability and the fact that the engines turns the opposite direction from standard American engines, which would be beneficial to me for reasons that I don't really care to get into unless asked. I've heard that an H22 is what I should look for and have found one for $2500 with the tranny and axles. My questions to you are this: Is it possible to close up and lock one of the transaxles and run a shaft from the other to a divorce-mounted transfer case? Is the H22 what everyone would reccomend for my applciation? How strong are these Honda Auto trannies? Do people ever break them? Do they use conventional torque converters? Any other info you could think of that may be useful to me would be appreciated also. Thank you in advance. J. J.