Probably a fair bit of work, though hopefully I can do most of it. Just doing a photo dump for now. Will update and comment more later. Yay wee wagon!
Redoing the seats.
I pulled the nasty seat cover, the headrest looked like there was some greaser taking a nap on it for about a decade. And look at that foam! Yuck.
Redoing the valve cover. The gasket was hard as a rock and was (I hope) the main source of oil leaking in the car. So in redoing that, since the cover itself was in crap shape I decided to clean it up and repaint it.
So there it is before.
Awwww yeah, wrinkle it up!
Oops, tried scraping the lettering, still wet from last night. Temp didn't get much above 60 and it's humid. But the wet spot is where I had to repaint due to dragging my finger along with the razor blade, it peeled some of the paint. I moved it back into position as best I could and added more paint to try to cover up the boo boo.
Also in getting in there I found that the cam holder o-rings were also a source of oil leaking into the spark plug wells. Which is a pile of suck.
You can see where the brown goo is on the spark plug tubes that's where the o-rings were failing and letting oil seep through.
All right, gaskets arrived, installed and cleaned up valve cover put back in place.
There is a bit of aluminum dust around the lettering from filing it, but I'll get that cleaned up.
New spark plugs and wires. Old wires were in sorry shape from all the oil exposure.
Also got one of the headlights installed.
Had to reweld an exhaust hanger. It was completely just dangling there. Whoever did it before got no weld on the pipe itself it was just all on the hanger and barely tacked to the exhaust pipe.
All right, pulled the shifter linkage. Top one is civic wagon. Bottom one is CRX. You can see the one for the CRX is a touch too long.
It's late so can't work on it anymore tonight. Got it in, shifter is definitely tightened up. Gotta get some new rubber boots for the shifter, current ones are all whack.
Got a new shifter in. B&M sport shift. I didn't need it as short as it is but I wanted a straight stick, the mods I did to the linkage caused the shifter to be either too far forward or too far back.
Comparison. B&M, Wagon, CRX
Undo these mofos
More pics later. The shifter is waaaay short now so I ordered an extension to raise it up a bit. And angle it more towards me. Modifying the linkage caused things to be slightly to the right so I need to bring it back over a touch and don't want to weld up another linkage right this second.