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by ARCHINSTL
Mon May 22, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another one lost to a drunk driver...
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Another one lost to a drunk driver...

Wow, Carlos - SO sorry for your loss.
It's a good thing you were not sitting in it at the time!
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Mon May 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: A little angry right now
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: A little angry right now

Great photos from your friend.
I wonder why the "kink" in the 4WD selector?
The PO certainly took care of this car - what a shame.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Thu May 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"

Cynical Tom's bet is on theory #1 .
by ARCHINSTL
Tue May 16, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: How to lift your Tercel 4wd
Replies: 78
Views: 1615

Re: How to lift your Tercel 4wd

4WD Shifter Seal Info; XLNT step-by-step pictorial on replacing by dlb : http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9701&hilit=4wd+seal xirdneh also has seal info in this thread. More on seal sizing: http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9522&hilit=4wd+seal Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Sun May 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 83-87 TOYOTA TERCEL WAGON - REAR DECK - $150 Conneticut
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: 83-87 TOYOTA TERCEL WAGON - REAR DECK - $150 Conneticut

seancromie wrote:haha and i just threw mine in the trash.. it just always got in the way
AACCKK! That - along with the engine undertray - are unobtainium!
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: A day (night) that shall live in INFAMY! (part 2)
Replies: 16
Views: 159

Re: A day (night) that shall live in INFAMY! (part 2)

I carry only liability insurance on Goldie. However - I have saved every single invoice for parts over the 12 years I've owned her (anniversary on the 19th!), thinking that if the unbearable happened, I would be able to prove the total investment. Of course, increasing prices on the cars over the la...
by ARCHINSTL
Wed May 10, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Detailing Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 6113

Re: Detailing Thread

I used the razor scraper method - VERY tedious. Then I used a small foam roller and RustOleum's satin black paint; 11 years later, it is 90% intact.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Mon May 08, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: ANYONE KNOW IF THESE WILL FIT??
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: ANYONE KNOW IF THESE WILL FIT??

Looking good, Looks like we had similar weekends. I'm surprised you see a height difference with strut inserts, as the springs hold the weight of the car, while I believe the struts simply dampen shock. Chris See http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3547&p=26904&hilit=AutoZon...
by ARCHINSTL
Sat May 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANYONE KNOW IF THESE WILL FIT??
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: ANYONE KNOW IF THESE WILL FIT??

I used KYB GR-2 (now called Excel-G) strut inserts, mounts, stops, and boots and have been happy. Some replace the oil in the strut housing, but KYB said it was irrelevant, so I did not. I did new front springs at the same time, so will be good until the next millennium - I'd done ALL new front end ...
by ARCHINSTL
Fri May 05, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VIN Numbers on all the windows
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: VIN Numbers on all the windows

Hmmm - not on any of '86 Goldie's windows - just a note describing the type (?) of glass installed.
I don't recall it being an option in late '82 when I bought the '83 SR5 - 'course, that was over 34 years ago ...
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Mon May 01, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Toyota tercel 86 (parts) - $400 Bozeman, Montana
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Toyota tercel 86 (parts) - $400 Bozeman, Montana

GLet71 wrote:A bit of a fixer upper...https://bozeman.craigslist.org/cto/6100110890.html
Lordie, but - a cool color - glad it ain't near moi - and, if I had a garage!
Oh well, if wishes were horses, etc. ...
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Mon May 01, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Used 1985 Toyota Tercel Deluxe $14,900 San Jose, California
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Used 1985 Toyota Tercel Deluxe $14,900 San Jose, California

THIS BEATS ALL! We have arrived! 'Course, there are no details on this DLX survivor from the seller, but - WTH? ... :wink: :lol: 8) Perchance some Bros in San Jose can elucidate (and give some :lol: chuckles :lol: ...) on this stealership car? ►► Props to GLet71 for the link - esp. if he was able t...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Not A T4WD, But Very Interesting !
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Not A T4WD, But Very Interesting !

Well, Nissan marketed it as a wagon, so ... It reminded me a lot of my beloved '86 626 5-door hatch in style, but - I went with what Nissan (and BaT) said ... From Wikipedia: The B12 chassis would be the last chassis to offer a station wagon model, which was marketed as the "California" in...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Not A T4WD, But Very Interesting !
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Not A T4WD, But Very Interesting !

http://bringatrailer.com/2017/04/30/rare-4wd-wagon-1987-nissan-sentra-xe-5-speed/ Click on the C/L link for more photos. I'd never heard of a Nissaan Sentra 4WD wagon before - does anyone have any experience with them? This one looks mighty interesting, and only 90K miles for $2900. An Eastern car w...
by ARCHINSTL
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: PARTS FOR SALE ON EBAY
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: PARTS FOR SALE ON EBAY

Now that my projects are in order & I have lots of extra parts, I am willing to sell. I can not edit my prices because I do not have the time for each individual price change. If you see something you like, shoot me an offer. Just because it is a high price does not mean the price is stuck at t...

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