|03-15-2013 04:27 AM|
|TheGlassMaker||Believe it or not try g1teg.org some of the guys have some serious hook ups.|
|03-15-2013 03:12 AM|
|sleepyboy||LKQ would have a data base for you to look for. They are basically a huge collection of different salvage yards that all upload their info into a data base. You could always do a motor swap though. Has for the interior parts you might has well look for another one that's for sale to pilfer parts from. It's so hard to find parts for these cars now as you know. Now 10 yrs or even 15 yrs ago they would have been all over the place and dirt cheap.|
|03-15-2013 02:47 AM|
|StingRay||Did you try a large used parts company like LKQ to try and find some parts? If not you might have some luck there. Hopefully you can find a solid source!|
|03-15-2013 02:41 AM|
And the parts are rare. The interior panels are basically non-existent; I'm considering just leaving it a bare shell inside, since the whole car sat outside for so long the plastic is faded and extremely brittle. Scrubbing it with a brush to try to get the dirt off actually scrubbed the plastic off! At least with no interior I can sort of play it off as "because race car" I guess.
|03-04-2013 09:58 PM|
I'm not fired yet, no.
I dunno about the valve adjustments. The Si was the only Civic at the time to have fuel injection, so it's not the exact same engine as the carb'ed models. I'll have to invest in some service manuals for sure.
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|03-04-2013 08:32 PM|
|mjd4277||Wow, Civics of that vintage are rare(and the parts to go with it). IIRC with those models the engines required a valve adjustment every 15K miles.|
|03-04-2013 10:01 AM|
|mikebontoft||wait you mean Hans didn't fire you yet?|
|03-04-2013 09:57 AM|
Thanks for the info guys. It's a 1986 Civic Si. In the 2nd picture you can see Grandpa's sense of humor... the "H" fell off the nose and he screwed on an air freshener in its place.
I might be picking it this weekend, so I'm getting started on compiling some resources for parts and stuff.
When Grandma died, I saved the 1984 B2000 (that's where my screen name came from) and got lots of use out of that until we gave it to another family member. I'd like to get some "beater" use out of this guy so I don't have to sneak drives in the work van.
|03-04-2013 07:49 AM|
|mikebontoft||I'm not sure what they'll have for it but try rockauto. what year is that?|
|03-04-2013 07:20 AM|
I've used the local pick 'n' pull junkyards and salvage yards to source cheap parts and keep mine on the road (much to "it's" chagrin!).
USAutoparts.net and RockAuto.com are also pretty good places to trawl for parts as well.
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