1990 Ford Escort Questions

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My shop says Ford no longer makes this part, and cant find a check engine assembly anywhere. Where can I find one?Cant pass inspection without fixing! My car has only 80K miles!
1.9 engine, perodicaly revs up and dies back to an idle. other tines runs like a sewing machine
gaugd works till half, then drops to empty
my car wont run properly in idle or driving, in idle car dies and runs roughly, car also acts like its not getting enough gas when trying to accelerate and falls on its face alot when trying to go through the gears, it sputs and putters really bad trying to drive around. almost reminds me of a bad carburator miss but this car car has no carburator haha i have changed the distributor cap and rotor button and the idle sensor and car still runs the same, and the fuel pump still functions fine as far as i can tell no problems with it and i have replaced the plugs and plug wires and the coil is fine. any suggestions at all??? i really dont wanna have to pull the whole throttle body off lol
black soot out of tail pipe
car hard to start
Do i really have to pull out the dash?
how do i get it apart to change the pickup in the distirbutor
how much would it cost to adjust or replace the valves
driving on freeway and timing belt broke will valves be damage also?
The air filter is getting a lot of oil in it. I was told to try changing the pcv valve, so I went to the parts store and got one but now I can't find anything that looks like what I got at the store
i cant compress my lift supports on my wagon to put them on any ideas how to do this
what other vehicle make could i use the raditor out of
want to go to the salvage yard and get a used one but to find a 1988 ford escort its hard
Tach does not work 1987 GL
is the intrument panel voltage regulator at issue or a bad tach unit? how to tell which?
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