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by helipilot77
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Petros wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 pm
welcome to the forum!

nice looking T4wd. Gambler race sounds like fun, what is it about? a low budget off road run?
This video will give you a good idea of what a gambler 500 is.
https://youtu.be/PDJOP6MvSV8
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 9
Views: 62

Re: Tire question

I’m running Mini Cooper 17’s they fit perfect so I’m sure the 15’s would also work.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it worth $100
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Is it worth $100

I love how excited you get over saving a Tercel Petros! It’s great to see. I agree. From the sound of it, this one is certainly with whatever effort it takes to get it back on the road.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Transmission problems
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Transmission problems

Just so everyone knows. Rebuild kits are still available from Advance Auto. You have to order it online only. Not available for in-store purchase. However at $500 it is quite expensive, but does come with most syncros.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of small 4wd vehicles?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Future of small 4wd vehicles?

Unfourtunately today’s car buyers want electronic gizmos rather mechanical reliability. Most of the people buying cars these days view a car purchase as very short term. 5-10 years. We are very much in the minority. Although I’m sure most of us on this forum would love a simple small 4wd vehicle tha...
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Front end Shakes

I wonder if a rusted sway bar could be repaired? I wouldn’t want to weld on one since it is spring steel, but it might be possible to have a machine shop mill the end down to good metal then add a pressed-on sleeve. For our cars with this critical suspension component that is no longer available we ...
by helipilot77
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 83 Tercel 4wd parts
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: 83 Tercel 4wd parts

Toadrancher11 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:31 am
it also has cruz control and it all works. not sure what the econo button on the ac really does except make it sound like it is going to die on me sitting at a stop light.
Not sure but I think the 85’, 86’ & 87’ had more “options”
by helipilot77
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burning oil.
Replies: 28
Views: 496

Re: Burning oil.

You could have the cylinders sleeved if you can't find pistons. That's what I had to do on my diesel because nobody makes oversized pistons for it except Toyota, and they want $360 each for them. :shock:
by helipilot77
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 83 Tercel 4wd parts
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: 83 Tercel 4wd parts

Toadrancher11 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:17 am
mine has adjustable intermittent wipers I think I can adjust the time delay don't know if that's what is meant by adjustable?
What year is you car?
by helipilot77
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LSD Solution
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: LSD Solution

Looks to me like phantom grip sells one that is specific to the Tercel. Here is the link. I was considering getting one and doing an in depth write-up/installation.

https://phantomgrip.com/product/1982-19 ... 20-fwd4wd/
by helipilot77
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Rear wheel bearings

I just replaced my rear axle bearings last year with genuine Koyo replacements. I think that my passenger side bearing might be going bad already.
Any ideas what could cause a failure so soon?
by helipilot77
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: My leaking tercel
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: My leaking tercel

They are both most likely just oil seals that have dried and cracked. The one on the power steering pump might be a bit of a challenge to replace without pulling it out, simply because the pulley will need to come off to replace it. I would say pull the pump, remove the pulley then using a couple sh...
by helipilot77
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gold paint code for 84
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Gold paint code for 84

Sounds like you figured it out. Nice work!
by helipilot77
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gold paint code for 84
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Gold paint code for 84

I ordered my paint from automotivetouchup based on what Toyota reference said it was and it ended up a perfect match. It took a few days for the color to cure to the dull blue. It sprayed on as a brighter blue but settled down after about a week. I imagine that even though automotivetouchup is calli...
by helipilot77
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genesis of the Tercel 4wd found!
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Genesis of the Tercel 4wd found!

With a carriage bolt

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