As far as the situation goes I’m not locked into buying this car per se. My buddy needs his garage within the next two weeks and I can’t really get in there again given both of our schedules until the end of this week. I think I could sell the car for my buddy on Craigslist as it sits for what he was going to charge me for it.
However I would actually like to purchase and keep the car. My buddy has AAA but he’s getting a bit annoyed and doesn’t seem to amenable to using one of his AAA tows to help me move the car right now.
And the other side of things is the car is already going to need a battery and it uses a funky weird battery that’s tiny and funny shaped so my small foreign car top post battery will not work so I’m already into the car for a battery if I buy it. Plus whatever blew out as I was testing it was bound to blow at some point. Of course everything is bound to blow at SOME point…
Here’s where I am at I’ve got a distributor off of a Civic that should be the exact same, another distributor that has what looks to be a great ICM and coil which hypothetically would just need a nice cap and rotor, and a coil and ICM from a third distributor. These are all junk yard Parts purchased half off so if there’s anything involving the distributor or any of the bits inside of it I think I’m good it’s just a matter of getting the parts installed.
Are you talking about the hall effect pick up sensor or crankshaft position sensor I guess that is built into the distributor? If you open a Honda distributor it’s the black three-sided module looking thing that is not the ICM or the coil? In any case I’ve got two of those between the distributor bodies that I picked up. I don’t think that part is actually transferable between distributors but I should be able to build a good distributor out of the parts that I have assuming the whole distributor that I got doesn’t work.
So my big question now still is
Other than under the hood fuses or fusible links that are in the under hood fuse box, plug wires, distributor cap rotor and given the previously described failure mode: WHAT ELSE?
Meaning since I’m not going to be able to go over there until the end of the week and see if this distributor works and in interest of this friendship I need to try and keep my time working on it in his garage to a minimum… I need to try and bring everything else I might need with me.
Thanks again everyone!