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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby NWMO » Fri May 13, 2016 8:48 am

Nice work,

I'm new to the Tercel mania, but am enjoying my SR5. You are in the right part of the country for the Tercel, not as easy to find whole or part in the Midwest. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby Gottolovem » Fri May 13, 2016 9:22 am

Very nice
Your clutch pedal "auto adjusts" stretched cable is a possibility but she may need a new clutch sooner than later.
Come to think of it most of the t4's i have owned have all engaged rather low to the floor so maybe your good for a while :oldgeek:

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby BaileySims » Fri May 13, 2016 12:09 pm

Gottolovem wrote:Very nice
Your clutch pedal "auto adjusts" stretched cable is a possibility but she may need a new clutch sooner than later.
Come to think of it most of the t4's i have owned have all engaged rather low to the floor so maybe your good for a while :oldgeek:


Agreeing with this. I changed out a new clutch and cable and the auto adjust deal kept the engagement low to the floor. Even after I adjusted it to my liking, it went right back to where it was.
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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby Petros » Fri May 13, 2016 1:24 pm

if the auto adjuster at the top of the clutch pedal is maxed out, than you need a new clutch cable. if not, the cable is not the problem, though they do not cost much, if you can find them. Rockauto.com has them in stock sometimes, cheap.
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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby dlb » Fri May 13, 2016 3:15 pm

there have also been some issues of clutches being the wrong sizes. it's possible the one you installed came incorrectly packaged or something similar. it's happened several times to forum members. i would investigate the cable first though, of course.

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Sat May 14, 2016 7:15 pm

Gottolovem wrote:Very nice
Your clutch pedal "auto adjusts" stretched cable is a possibility but she may need a new clutch sooner than later.
Come to think of it most of the t4's i have owned have all engaged rather low to the floor so maybe your good for a while :oldgeek:


Thanks "Gottolovem" but this is a brand new clutch that was just installed.

BaileySims wrote:I changed out a new clutch and cable and the auto adjust deal kept the engagement low to the floor. Even after I adjusted it to my liking, it went right back to where it was.


This may be what is happening but I don't like it so if it is the case I will be overriding the auto adjuster.

Petros wrote:if the auto adjuster at the top of the clutch pedal is maxed out, than you need a new clutch cable. if not, the cable is not the problem, though they do not cost much, if you can find them. Rockauto.com has them in stock sometimes, cheap.


the auto adjuster pawl was engaging the gear with more than 2/3rds of its adjustment left so that wasn't the problem. I was adjusting the screw stop to give the pedal maximum travel which helped to the point that I could at least get the clutch to release enough to take it for a short test drive. I may end up replacing the cable as a precaution, and as you say they are not very expensive.

dlb wrote:there have also been some issues of clutches being the wrong sizes. it's possible the one you installed came incorrectly packaged or something similar. it's happened several times to forum members. i would investigate the cable first though, of course.


I hope that isn't the case. it certainly didn't appear to be overly thick, which is the only dimension I could imagine causing this kind of trouble. I would hate to have to pull that transmission out again.

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Wed May 18, 2016 4:03 pm

Got my shifter bushings from Marlin Crawler in the mail. Now I should be able find the gear I want while driving.

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby ARCHINSTL » Wed May 18, 2016 9:33 pm

Interesting on the shifter bushing; the OEM one I (and others) installed back in '09 had a closed bottom - no opening.
I wonder why this one has a hole.
I also do not recall (senescence) the seat having a notch.
Did Marlin Crawler say these parts were used on other Toys?
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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Thu May 19, 2016 3:18 pm

ARCHINSTL wrote:Interesting on the shifter bushing; the OEM one I (and others) installed back in '09 had a closed bottom - no opening.
I wonder why this one has a hole.
I also do not recall (senescence) the seat having a notch.
Did Marlin Crawler say these parts were used on other Toys?
Tom M.


Because the Marlin crawler parts are made of nylon rather than soft plastic and rubber they had to modify the design to facilitate installation. The seat is placed upside down with the notches on the pins. Then it is rotated forward and down until it is installed right side up.
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https://www.marlincrawler.com/tech/guid ... stallation

I'm not sure why the shifter bushing has a hole in the bottom. I have had these parts in my diesel 4Runner for years. They make the shifting tight and precise. I also ordered a boot from them cause mine was torn, but it hasn't arrived yet.
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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Wed May 25, 2016 5:31 am

I found a small copy of my tercel on eBay in the right color paint! So now I have a shrunken version of both of my Toyotas in toy copies!

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby timothygodden » Thu May 26, 2016 11:38 am

Amazing find love these little replicas, still looking for an exact copy of mine

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Fri May 27, 2016 6:21 am

helipilot77 wrote:Got my shifter bushings from Marlin Crawler in the mail. Now I should be able find the gear I want while driving.

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Yesterday I tried fitting the shifter bushings to my transmission and the were both too big. So I'll have to see if they offer a version smaller.
. / TOYOTA
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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby timothygodden » Fri May 27, 2016 10:47 pm

Think you can still get those from Toyota?

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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Sat May 28, 2016 8:41 pm

yeah I can but I would prefer the nylon ones if I can have them.Toyota sells the seat for. $13 and the socket for $8.
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Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

Postby helipilot77 » Tue May 31, 2016 6:04 am

I made it out to the wrecking yard this weekend and scrounged up some fun parts. There was an 84' with a grey interior that had been picked pretty clean. I got a steering wheel from it cause mine is disentigrating. They also had an 86 car that was pretty fully loaded and had only been there for 3 days. From it I got the entire A/C system minus the compressor, a rear wiper assembly, a cruise control unit and switch with delay wiper switch (I'll need to find a control unit from a manual transmission car) and I also got the sunroof out of it. So I have some fun projects ahead of me.
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