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by dlb
Tue May 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays
Replies: 5
Views: 350

2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified- ... ?trending7

not tercels but certainly interesting vehicles, and an interesting situation.
by dlb
Tue May 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Driving without power steering belt
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Driving without power steering belt

i used to drive my ae95 with the power steering belt removed in an attempt to improve my fuel economy a tiny bit. i got used to the heavy steering but when i eventually put the belt back on (my wife was borrowing it quite a bit for a while), i was amazed at how light the steering felt once again. if...
by dlb
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Rockin' Ron...all summer long
Replies: 79
Views: 6463

Re: Rockin' Ron...all summer long

i would definitely rebuild the 4ac and hang on to it. it's virtually identical to the 3ac, you already have it, and you already know what's wrong with it. saves you having to find another engine, get it home, pull it apart to find out the block is cracked or something catastrophic, etc. the devil yo...
by dlb
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: "Toyster½shell" 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: "Toyster½shell" 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5

i like those acura wheels because they are a moderately sporty design but they don't look so new, flashy, or sporty that they'd look stupid on a boxy old station wagon. they also look like an 80s/90s wheel so that will also help them to look natural on a terc. i say go for them.
by dlb
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Vacuum Advance Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: Vacuum Advance Issue

greg, i posted one photo of the stock rear shoulder seat belts. it's the 5th pic down in this post http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9426&hilit=project#p68414 it was a weird system because they were really just sort of an addition to the regular lap belt. IIRC, the lower end of the sho...
by dlb
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Rockin' Ron...all summer long
Replies: 79
Views: 6463

Re: Rockin' Ron...all summer long

congrats, bud. i'm proud ron is in such loving hands. i frequently see his original owner who works at the post office and i always want to tell her where ron is now and how well cared for he is but i think it was "just a car" to her so she would think my gushing was weird. but anyway, i think it's ...
by dlb
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel 4WD near Vancouver BC
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: 1987 Tercel 4WD near Vancouver BC

sorry i didn't get back to your email yet vcp, been busy at work lately. $2300 is almost exactly what i was going to suggest for price ($2500 was what i had in mind). it still looks great! good luck with the sale, i'm sure it will go to a good home.
by dlb
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: Thermal imager!
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Thermal imager!

SD, did you try your new tool on your house? i'm curious where you found the biggest heat losses.
by dlb
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My daughters first purchace over a grand
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: My daughters first purchace over a grand

that is ridiculously cool. i'm very jealous. amazing find, dan.
by dlb
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: overheating woes
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: overheating woes

the coolant passages in the block might be covered in scale and sludge, which would prevent it from adequately transferring its heat to the coolant. if you have a water hammer-type tool, it's an easy thing to try.
by dlb
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO SR5 Inclinometer
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: ISO SR5 Inclinometer

i just realized i should have also mentioned that the two styles are not interchangeable -- the angles of the dashboard is different in the two vehicles. i got a 4runner one for a friend with a first gen 4runner but before i gave it to him, i tested it to see if it would work in a tercel. although s...
by dlb
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone ever recharge their rv fridge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: anyone ever recharge their rv fridge?

ok, you talked me off the ledge. i'll learn to live with not camping on steep hills, and/or look into finding a replacement one day if it comes to that. thanks.
by dlb
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO SR5 Inclinometer
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: ISO SR5 Inclinometer

just so you know togashi, the one in that pic is from a 4runner/pickup. the tercel inclinometers have a '4wd' icon that lights up when 4wd is engaged, rather than the altimeter.
by dlb
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone ever recharge their rv fridge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: anyone ever recharge their rv fridge?

the camper is a '78. is there any chance the ammonia could have slowly leaked out or evaporated over time? i'm going to look at that link you posted, and on ammonia, but wanted to ask as well while i read up.
by dlb
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone ever recharge their rv fridge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

anyone ever recharge their rv fridge?

i'm doing some maintenance on our travel trailer and tested the fridge the other day. i couldn't get it to cool at all. tried different settings (propane/12v/110v) and different temps, no dice. the front of the trailer was raised up a bit so i lowered it till the trailer was level, and now the fridg...