1981 Tercel Hatch

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irowiki
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My tercel:: 1987 Tercel Wagon FWD
Location: Farmington, NM

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Postby irowiki » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:13 pm

Mark, they should all have a cat converter here in the US. And the fuel canister should be there but probably needs clean, and it should have the electronic ignition.

I agree with Peter, finding 1st gen Sr5 seats will be like finding unicorn teeth. You tend to be able to find those though :D

Bryan, you'll want to save ALL the inside of that white car if you can. The seats, door panels, every piece of plastic trim, the glove box, etc.

I had an 81 sedan and loved it but we had to trim our fleet.
87 T2 Wagon, 69k miles Party
92 Camry Wagon, 295k miles
95 Camry Wagon, 135k miles

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Mark
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My tercel:: 1984 Automatic, 1981 sedan
Location: Victoria, B.C.

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:51 pm

irowiki wrote: And the fuel canister should be there but probably needs clean.

Mine has the charcoal canister, but it's only for fuel vapour from the fuel tank. The line from the carb bowl wasn't put in until the second gens (up here anyways). It sounds like in the US, the 1st gen was more advanced (pretty much identical to the 2nd gens) than the version we got up here.

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irowiki
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My tercel:: 1987 Tercel Wagon FWD
Location: Farmington, NM

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Postby irowiki » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:12 pm

Yeah, I remember reading in the FSM for the 1st gens, Canada got a pretty basic model, but the emissions in the first gen was pretty similar to the second gen in the US, except for things like the EBCV. Instead of that, 1st gen had this fancy funky vacuum valve with like 8 ports on it.
87 T2 Wagon, 69k miles Party
92 Camry Wagon, 295k miles
95 Camry Wagon, 135k miles


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