help to find parts for 1979 hondamatics

Asked by Aug 08, 2011 at 09:21 AM about the 1979 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just picked up a '79 3 door and hitting dead ends on finding cam shaft, front cross member parts.  Does anyone know of other avenues besides e-bay, this old honda, honda parts online and autoparts warehouse?

4 Answers


Wow, this is going to be a hard one to maintain, if you can't find the parts at those sources. I would guess, after 25 years of owning classic and modern Hondas, that you are going to have to start looking nationally online for cars listed for sale and buy them for the parts. By chance, have you checked the dealer? I know, I know, but you might get lucky, at least on the cam. Body parts are prolly only going to be found in a junk yard or by scavenging from other cars.

My dealer can get new cam for an 80 civic EN1 eng code cam is the same as 1200 just a 1300. $400 retail ouch heres my email

I had some work done on my 79 Prelude at a place called "Auto Reliance" in Fountain Valley, CA. Their phone is 714-531-7888. It wasn't transmission related, but he was able to track down some engine and carb parts. Sounded like he had at least one pretty good source. BTW - I need body parts for 1979 Prelude - Front Right fender and trim, front bumper, bumper guards, front right marker light. Trim surrounding right front headlight. Right door? Anyway, good luck with your search!

I monkeyed with the cross member and welded it back the crank shaft is fine, after two tries with the guy from Team Automotive in Jacksonville & the cam came from Delta Cam Shafts in Tacoma WA. Also decided to get the Master cylinder (e-bay) and wheel cylinder (local/GR), caliper (NAPA) cause what the heck I only want to rebuild this thing one time! Now I'm really needing the front upper strut mounts - one's ok, getting a little rusty, but the other is gonna fail first. I'm making a safety device for the strut mount so if it fails before I find replacements the strut won't grind thru the pan and smash through the hood I might have to find something that's close and make it work. I'll call AR. Thanks alot for all the feedback. Good luck on tracking down the Prelude parts

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 51,346 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,200.


Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Jonathan Ford
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
553 Great Deals out of 91,963 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
678 Great Deals out of 66,255 listings starting at $1,599
Used BMW 3 Series
901 Great Deals out of 32,980 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic For Sale
29,163 listings starting at $16,376
2017 Honda Civic For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 3,111 listings starting at $14,421
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 2,224 listings starting at $10,200
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
128 Great Deals out of 6,930 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,689 listings starting at $6,673

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.