J35a1 to ‘95 EX chassis - 6 speed required?

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New Member
Hello everyone, this is my first post here.

I picked up a 2001 odyssey with the j35A1 engine in it and a 95 civic ex for around 300 bucks. I have found some good information across the web about builds similar to this.

I’m not worried about the custom fab work and I know it will be a lengthy process overall.
being that I live in Michigan I’ll have plenty of time to work on it during the winter.

The main issue that I am having is finding compatible transmissions. Most build guides point to the manual 6 speed trans. But I was curious how hard it would be to actually mount an auto trans onto the j35a1 since the engine already has an auto trans on it anyway.

thanks in advance


Staff member
I can't help much here, don't have any experience with the J's, but this is a pretty good article.

seems like the best bet is to find the manual in an 03+ accord, but they seem to be rare. It's likely not so much the fab work as it is the electronic work to get the automatic working.

In for the build thread/watching it come together.

Welcome to the site!