new here, looking at a car
i am looking at an old wrx 94, that is for sale for a reasonable price, the car does have some issues so i thought i'd consult some people who know this about these cars specifically. my knowledge on cars and engines in general is very good and i am capable of doing major work on most vehicles even though due to my location i don't have access to any specialised tools or testing equipment. the car has a very sloppy gear stick which feels just liked some very worn shift linkages and bushes so i assume i can just replace these and sort out that issue, i'd probably do it in conjunction with a short shifter too. the car has an aftermarket exhaust system and a silly loud blow off valve, but other than that is stock. it has the original rims and good tyres and all that. it runs very rich at the moment so one of the things i need to find out is how easy it is to replace the ecu with something that i can remap myself because i live on tiny island where i can't get to a tuners shop. and also it needs a new bonnet scoop.
so the main issues are,
running too rich and therefore its not going to hard at the moment and missing a bit at some throttle positions
sloppy gear linkages
missing bonnet scoop
in general the car drives very well, steering is good, suspension is fine for stock. and the engine ticks over without any nasty mechanical noises.
excuse me for the long post but if anyone can help me with any info that might help me it would be greatly appreciated and also any good sites for parts such as the gear linkages, bonnet scoop, and possibly an adjustable ecu i'd love to hear from you