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I have a Honda Del Sol that needs an engine overhaul, and I want to perform an auto to manual transmission conversion on it.


White 1993 Civic Del Sol (non Si)

Forum build thread:


Car came with 185/70R14 88T size tires.


D15B7. Single overhead cam. 1.5 liter. Needs entire overhaul.


Stock one: who cares, it's an auto and is failing.

I have an HX manual that has rebuild (eBay special) bearings in it. It currently doesn't have two gears and I'm hoping that once it's in the car they'll free up...

Parts list

  • Passenger int. door handle
  • Power steering reservoir
  • Roof release handles
  • Rear wheel stud
  • Valve cover gasket
  • Head gasket
  • Exhaust gasket
  • Timing belt
  • Water pump
  • Oil pan gasket
  • Valve seals
  • Distributor gasket

Maybes / Later

  • Pistons for trunk
  • Antenna
  • Tires
  • Speaker
  • Headlamp housings
  • Brakes/rotors

Task list

  • Transmission swap
    • Rebuild HX transmission (done!-ish)
    • Research what's needed for auto->manual swap
  • Repair body damage
    • Fenders
      • Hammer out dents (in progress)
      • Bondo and paint
    • Hood
      • Has welded skeleton, break welds and hammer out or do the best possible with them intact.
      • Bondo and paint
    • Quarter panel
      • Drill hole and pull dent out (sigh)
      • Bondo and paint and cross fingers
  • Rebuild engine
    • Need a rebuild kit...