The Mothership Maintenance Log #14


Aaaaaand it’s summer.

Recap since spring break:
– Driver side window is still broken. More on that in a sec.
– Maintenance: I’ve cleaned, sanded, and sealed the headlights again.
– I’ve started working at my new job, just got (and spent) my second paycheck.
– I want to do engine/tran upkeep this summer, but don’t know how and am afraid of going it alone.

Money’s still an issue. I’ve found myself without a laptop and cellphone, so my next couple months of income are dedicated to replacing those.

It’s about to get hot here in Alabama (thankfully it’s been strangely cold though). I need to fix the window.
I believe that I can fix the window regulator gears with an Oxy torch, grinder, and dremel; but my torch is out of commission and has been for a year now… I’m considering buying an eBay replacement (window arm/gears) and just swapping the motor over.

I’m working on plans to install a custom built car computer. If I go through with it, this thread is going to get geeky, sorry.

I also want to remove the rear seats and install a plywood box that will extend the trunk up into the cab. Hoping to get this one fully finished over the summer break.

The transmission is giving me some small trouble; starting to grind again like it did before I refilled with Synchromesh. I can’t for the life of me find genuine Honda MTF anywhere except ebay… And I don’t want to buy it from some random guy on ebay :'(

Now I’m off to read and start threads while I try to figure out what’s involved in replacing the clutch on my car.

ALSO:
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this yet, but the previous picture of the speedometer. Yeah, it’s broken, the car was sitting still. Hence a building a car computer.

Thread stash for later:
Replace belts and stuff: http://www.civicforums.com/forums/230-engine/298572-diy-timing-belt-96-00-a.html
Clutch replacement: http://www.honda-acura.net/forums/do-it-yourself/139802-civic-flywheel-clutch-install-58-pics.html
–ctag