The Mazda RX-8 five- or six-speed gearbox is a popular conversion, particularly within the fast and classic Ford scenes.

What to do about an adaptor plate to allow it to fit to a Ford Zetec, Pinto, Crossflow or even BDA?

Butcher Race Engineering makes a suitable adaptor plate that is laser cut, accurate and also affordable.

The top two countersunk holes on the plate are used to sort out the alignment of the plate’s centreline to that of the crankshaft.

It is supplied with two x M10 screws for the purpose.

Two dowels are welded in the adaptor plate which also helps with alignment. The items retail at £100 with more information from 07960 026 726 or ENDS.