Sorry for the late post, but I have some good news. I replaced the gauge cluster with one from a 98 Civic LX (it has a tach), the steering wheel, the VSS and adjusted the TPS. The car idles a lot better now and the gauges work; however the SRS LED stays on and the gauges are off (tach starts around 1000 -1200 and the speedometer about 30 mph).
I verified mechanical timing Thursday. The car ran smoothly with the exception of a high idle and minor surge. It was suggested that I test the MAP by unplugging the sensor and see if the car continues to run. It did, so I replaced the MAP and throttle body gasket. The surge returned with a VENGENCE. To date, I have replaced the VSS, IAVC, TSP, PCV valve and the MAP (today). Anymore ideas?
I've seen that before on a YouTube video. Didn't think about it because I changed the IACV during our earlier exchanges. I didn't think they would stick so early. Unfortunately, I do not have adequate lighting in my garage to test the IACV tonight. Will post the results tomorrow.
If there is a vac leak while idling spray carb cleaner or starter fluid around all joints, hoses and sensors, map, iac etc. Do not over spray and keep fire tools close. If the engine surges or revs you are close to your leak(s).