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by teranfirbt
Wed May 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: TBI / Fuel Injection Build
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: TBI / Fuel Injection Build

Nice! The flap disk is easily my favorite grinder disk after the .040" thick cutoff wheels :D
by teranfirbt
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: My baby
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: My baby

To expand on what Petros said, lubricate the threads and washer *lightly*. Any oil that comes out of the threads will contaminate the gasket, all it takes is enough oil to coat the threads. If oil is dripping off of the bolt you have way too much. If there's oil outside of the thread crests you have...
by teranfirbt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Probably worth taking it to an auto part store and having them run a battery test on it.
by teranfirbt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Corolla brake upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 3088

Re: Corolla brake upgrade

The stock wheels on the Corolla I took the calipers from are 14" steelies so they should fit. The CRX rims I'm running on mine have a lot of material on the inside, where Toyota alloys and steel wheels are more open.
tl:dr: should be good.
by teranfirbt
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

It depends a lot on the charge state of the battery. If it is fairly drained and needs a lot of charge, it will attempt to pull a lot of current from the charge vehicle. Since trailer wiring is fairly small, it will overwhelm the wiring and the voltage will drop at the battery. To fix this, you'll e...
by teranfirbt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sheared rocker arm assembly bolts - what grade replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Sheared rocker arm assembly bolts - what grade replacement?

If you aren't getting OEM bolts, you'll want grade 10.9. These are the metric equivalent of SAE grade 8 and should be torqued to 13 N-M (113 in-lb in 'merican).
If you're having trouble finding these locally, belmetric.com will have what you need.
by teranfirbt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: TBI / Fuel Injection Build
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: TBI / Fuel Injection Build

That's pretty sweet, I've never used silicon bronze (although I've watched enough Welding Tips and Tricks videos on it). I went through the hassle of baking/welding/baking/welding/baking/welding to plug up the intake manifold hole on my stock manifold. It took awhile and I definitely learned a lot a...
by teranfirbt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: tt4wd runs to cool
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: tt4wd runs to cool

I never trust anything but OEM T-stats and radiator caps anymore. I bought a Stant that had a weak spring, so at lower engine speed it would be fine, but once you got on the highway the water pump would build enough pressure to force the stat open and it would run cold. I chucked that in the trash a...
by teranfirbt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: wheel alignment cannot be achieved after stabilizer bar bush replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: wheel alignment cannot be achieved after stabilizer bar bush replacement

That's very odd, were the old bushing severely worn? Did you replace the steel sleeve that goes over the end of the stabilizer bar? Are both tires misaligned by the same amount? Are they too far forward or too far towards the rear? How much torque did you use on the nuts that hold the stabilizer bar...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 4AFE swap 1st to 2nd Gen with 4wd Transmission
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: 4AFE swap 1st to 2nd Gen with 4wd Transmission

2nd gen 4AFE should bolt right in. The head is significantly differently on the intake side, but the exhaust side should be identical.
by teranfirbt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs
Replies: 110
Views: 21219

Re: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs

Yeah, I've found it hard to find anything older than the mid 90's in the yards as well :\ Petros: What's the point of changing the master cylinder and booster? The Corolla front brakes I have a slightly bigger than the OEM brakes on my 1st gen MR2 and I don't really have a problem with the feel or f...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New wheels!
Replies: 44
Views: 4322

Re: New wheels!

Since hydroplaning is the tire contact patch physically lifting off the road due to inability to pump water fast enough, it's entirely a function of tread depth, tread pattern, and most importantly, tire pressure. Increased tire pressure is a huge benefit for resisting hydroplaning as the tire will ...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs
Replies: 110
Views: 21219

Re: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs

The combo I came up with was rotors from an '89 Corolla GT-S (the FWD version) with calipers from a mid 90's Corolla (it's all I could find in the junkyard at the time). It required a 5/16" spacer behind the rotor to fit properly, which means you lose the hub centering spigot... I have found that wi...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: favorite tire size for stock rims?
Replies: 56
Views: 9685

Re: favorite tire size for stock rims?

Looks like Ohtsu is owned by Falken tires, who generally make high quality products. If the tires are 5 years or older (google tire date codes on how to check) then I would recommend replacing them, otherwise if they have good tread they should be fine. For what it's worth, my favorite all around ti...