Hit the nail on the head Mak,
Alip please don't suggest a true Alfa enthusiast try another engine!
Think about it - What image does the word Alfa Romeo conjure up in your head? Probably the thing that first comes into my head is the engines! Alfa engines are renowned the world over. In my opinion what you have done is to deffinately rip the heart out of the car, but in more senses than one.
Take that Alfa badge off the boot and replace it with a Big red R! Because the moment you put that engine in your car it became some sort of cross bread mongrel.
Your words suggest your engine was in good working order, and you still got rid of it?
I know that if i blew my engine beyond economical repair i wouldn't have hesitated to try and source a gorgeous 3.0 litre V6!
Alfa Romeo - the racing heritage, the lovingly penned designs, the unique indivduallity, with a ... err........ with a Honda Engine?
Doesn't quite sound right somehow.
No offence btw alip.
The Vtec seems to get nothing but good reviews, and i'm sure the car goes great.
But please, please don't take it to Italy you'll be shot!