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by teranfirbt
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Texas T4WD 7AGE Project
Replies: 26
Views: 3494

Re: Texas T4WD 7AGE Project

The flipped manifold idea looks really interesting. It's too bad you're not in the Seattle area, I could hook you up with the fab work no problem :twisted:
by teranfirbt
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17774

Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

One thing I found out about on mine recently, after replacing the original driveshaft center bearing, is that lifting the rear a bunch causes the flanges between the front driveshaft and the rear diff to mis-align be ~2 degrees. This doesn't sound like much, but the extra stiffness of a fresh center...
by teranfirbt
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

Neat!
by teranfirbt
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

20v pistons will have 20mm pins. I believe the 4afe rods can be bored for them, with bronze bushings installed. The 4af and early 4age rod big ends have 40mm journals, where the 4age got 42mm journals when they went to the 7 rib variety in 87. There are aftermarket rods that have 40mm crank journals...
by teranfirbt
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

The holes drilled on the end of the counter balance are definitely for balancing ;). I imagine they forged the 4AFE cranks using the same tooling as 4AGE cranks, since the only difference in the early ones is 6 flywheel bolts vs. 8. Even if it is cast, Toyota tended to make things stout as hell in t...
by teranfirbt
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Vermont! New member with transmission fluid questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Hello from Vermont! New member with transmission fluid questions.

An important part when draining the oil is to take out the transfer case crossover plug, it's the 19mm head bolt on the bottom, near the back of the transmission. This will let all of the oil in the transfer case drain out as well. When filling, put that bolt in 2 turns or so because that's how oil ...
by teranfirbt
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

Here are the maps from my 4AFE tune. Crank/Afterstart/Warmup are the hardest parts to tune :). You maybe be able to run more timing advance at full throttle if you run a crank trigger. My distributor based setup isn't as accurate so I had to pull some timing to make the engine not knock at full thro...
by teranfirbt
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

The whole performance vs econo tune is a bit of a misnomer, unless you make a drastic change to the car. We'll tuned maps bring economy and performance because you can dial things in at different loads. Where multiple maps come into play is when you have an engine set up for different fuels or diffe...
by teranfirbt
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Manual Steering?

One thing to be aware of is that you have to swap the MR2 rack and pinion into the Tercel housing. The AW11 has rear steer knuckles, while the Tercel is front steer. You'll get backwards steering if you put a compete aw11 rack into your Tercel 😮
by teranfirbt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

The 6-3/4" wheel with slots will do nicely. Get some spacers and use the M8 threads in the crank pulley hub to mount it.
by teranfirbt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

Correct, wasted spark can be done from the cam OR the crank, coil on plug requires both.
by teranfirbt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Non A Family Engine Swaps
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Non A Family Engine Swaps

The biggest hurdle with going to a non A engine is the interface to the Tercel bellhousing along with clearing the front diff. Then you run into the whole transaxle strength problem, especially with the torquey engines. Can it be done? Sure, but the stock transaxle is a serious limit when you start ...
by teranfirbt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

The beauty of coil on plug is that you can cheat and run wasted spark by pairing the trigger wires of 1-4 and 2-3 on your ignition signal from the ecu 😉. This gets you the main benefit of COP without having to have a cam signal, it'll all run off the crank.
by teranfirbt
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

The crank wheel was from DIY Auto Tune, coil packs from a Ford Escort, all controlled by a Megasquirt. One thing to watch out for on the remote mount distributor is that the bearing is designed to be bathed in engine oil. It also only has one bearing, so the tension from the belt will ruin it very q...
by teranfirbt
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 84
Views: 2102

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

Hmmm, only thing I'd watch for is making sure you protect the clutch cable from heat. I ended up wrapping mine with header wrap and still had issues with melting the inner lining when it was resting on the header. I was able to make it have an air gap with a zip tie on the brake master cylinder, lol...