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by ARCHINSTL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Front end Shakes

Great analysis and explanation by Petros (but who is surprised?)! One thing I might mention, though, is where the sway bar attaches to the control arm; it could be necked down. Possibly being a towed vehicle for nearly 30 years, accumulating crud there? To me, this is the only Achilles' Heel of our...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Troubles after carburetor rebuild
Replies: 34
Views: 364

Re: Troubles after carburetor rebuild

So either the Tercel is giving me false hope so it can crush my dreams ... Totally OT, but I had to smile at your line; haven't we all been there before, with one vehicle or another? My Pandora's Box was a '52 Singer Roadster, many, many, decades ago. More to the point - Petros' mention of having t...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new 86
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: My new 86

Welcome to the Club!
As you've noted, the tips and tricks and mods from our members to keep our little guys running are tremendous!
Just enjoy!
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Trans fluid fill through shifter?
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: Trans fluid fill through shifter?

@ Turdcelbrother - Check out this link on tool modification for the filler/drain plugs: http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6976&hilit=socket Also - props for recognizing that the filler plugs must come out before the drain plugs! Not all do ... Also note that when filling, the rear dr...
by ARCHINSTL
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Rear bearings

Pretty clever, Chris!
As we used to say in the Army: "Field Expediency!" Do they still say that?
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 143
Views: 11170

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

This is just amazing! By the time you are done with this, it will probably be the most pristine tercel on the planet! incredible build bryan! That is simply the way that Bryan operates! Now, if I win the Lotto, I can do the same for my first, a '46 Ford V8 'vert - prob long ago (60 years :shock: ) ...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Troubles after carburetor rebuild
Replies: 34
Views: 364

Re: Troubles after carburetor rebuild

This is one of (if not the) longest threads here; 65 posts at last count.
You may find some nuggets here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1372&hilit=idle

Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil
Replies: 67
Views: 3869

Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

The OMs for (at least) our '85 and '86 cars state "GL4 or GL5," so ...
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Photobucket fix
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Photobucket fix

Thanks for the link - I use Chrome, and it worked.For the last x years, though, I have eschewed Photobucket, once I discovered I could post pix directly from my 'puter. I did check in to Photobucket to capture some of the pix I'd added to it about Goldie and to add to my "Goldie Photo" folder and di...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toyota Museum Moving From CA To TX!
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Toyota Museum Moving From CA To TX!

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/09/15/toyota-closing-california-museum-opening-new-experience-center-in-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-10528618 A T4WD is (almost) front and center in the last photo! I made a post to the article, with a mention of the Club's address. I believe member Bryan Thompson...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Rear wheel bearings

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6447
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5784&p=42555&hilit=bearing#p42555
I removed the old bearings and retainers and my local garage pressed on the new ones for just $25 back in 2010.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: My leaking tercel
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: My leaking tercel

4WD selector seal: 1. http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7029&p=52244&hilit=prop+seal#p52244 2. http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9701&hilit=4wd+seal Unfortunately, photos are missing (%$#@*& Photobucket!. 3. http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9522 Tailshaft...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Hello

HA - I bought my new '83 in late '82 from Lou Fusz here in Kirkwood! The only thing negative about the AT version is the huge amount of revs at highway speeds; the AT version was really more of an "in-town" car. 48K is just unbelievable; I think it is THE lowest of anyone's here! Was it a tow-behind...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Hello

Across which river from moi? I think both IL and MO could currently qualify as "states of confusion" - at least their Legislatures ...
Looks nice - no rust? It's not from the Midwest, is it? You even have the luggage cover!
Details!
Tom M.