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by teranfirbt
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Rear axle gears
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Rear axle gears

Generally the shims on the pinion are there to set where the pinion teeth ride on the ring gear teeth, as in are the contact points centered. Lash is set with the large threaded wheels on either side of the carrier assembly, they are used to move the carrier left or right relative to the pinion to s...
by teranfirbt
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Suzuki TBI
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Suzuki TBI

Neat!
by teranfirbt
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB: transmission front main shaft bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: WTB: transmission front main shaft bearings

Top tip: After not much luck with googling for a few of the bearings, I discovered CST Bearing in Santa Ana. They were able to source a 32RT06S3LRN bearing when no one else could. I imagine if you're having trouble finding the others I'd give them a try:
http://cstbearings.com/
by teranfirbt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Removing inner tie rod
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Removing inner tie rod

It's best to support the rack, I generally use a crescent wrench.
The flats on the tie rod end are narrower than most wrenches that size, I ended up buying a... 30mm? crows foot socket and then cut it in half to make it a thin wrench, works great.
by teranfirbt
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible

The internet will do a better job than I: https://www.streetmusclemag.com/tech-stories/fuel-cooling-ignition-tech/ricks-hot-rod-shop-explains-important-baffled/ The baffles keep fuel at the pump inlet when the tank is lower and you're cornering. This isn't an issue for the carb setup because the car...
by teranfirbt
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible

Factory ECU 4AGE will be much easier than a 4AFE since the distributor is on the side of the head instead of the back. Fuel system isn’t bad, but you’ll want to run a surge tank in the engine bay since the Tercel fuel tank isn’t baffled, which can lead to fuel starvation on an EFI pump.
by teranfirbt
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Looking for front differential
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Looking for front differential

4.10 is ideal, but I’d do 3.73 if you’ve got front and rear. Xirdneh is going to look through his stash when he gets home as well.
by teranfirbt
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Looking for front differential
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Looking for front differential

Hey all, I recently did a number to my front pinion of my '86, shearing off ~1/3 of the teeth. I'm looking for the front differential assembly without the transmission, so bellhousing down to differential. Doesn't need to have an input shaft or anything. Looking to have shipped to 76643 (Waco, Texas).
by teranfirbt
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4AGE swap into 85 4WD
Replies: 211
Views: 25038

Re: 4AGE swap into 85 4WD

Yes, 3ac and 4age timing belt pullies are the same.
by teranfirbt
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible

The bottom end, other than pistons, of an early (85 to 86) 4AGE is identical to a 3A and 4A. I built a 4AFE out of a 3AC block bored almost 3mm over to fit 4AFE pistons. The easiest path would be to find an early 4AGE out of a Corolla GTS, MR2, or FX16 and swap the crank from the 3AC in place. This ...
by teranfirbt
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: water temp gage video
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: water temp gage video

Those temps are pretty normal, mine hangs around 177-180 on flat ground, gets up to about 190 climbing hills at high throttle. It should be those temps all of the time though, heater valve open or closed.
by teranfirbt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this box under the dash with an RPM dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: What is this box under the dash with an RPM dial?

It's a set point to turn off the AC compressor if your RPM gets too low. This is to keep the car from stalling in case the AC idle up circuit fails or the compressor seizes.
by teranfirbt
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: wheels- bigger, wider possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: wheels- bigger, wider possible?

I've seen up to 17" wheels on these cars, it's totally possible. Luckily Toyota saw fit to have the same bolt pattern and center hub diameter as the first two generations of Miata, so anything that will fit those will also fit the Tercel. Going bigger isn't too much of a problem, but wider can make ...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Shock Absorbers

Unless Bilstein lists them as an application then the answer is a "no, but". People have refit bilsteins for different applications into MR2's and such, should be possible to do it with your Tercel given enough fabrication/modification experience. The real question is, what are you looking to gain? ...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Firing order of Tercel 3A engine
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Firing order of Tercel 3A engine

1-3-4-2 is the order you're looking for.