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by ARCHINSTL
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 52
Views: 1535

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Larry -
Gotta say - apart from the unbelievable talent you keep exhibiting - looking at the photo of the engine/tranny hanging there - they simply dwarf the equivalent of our Tercs! I wonder the Chevy's separate and together weights?
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My new truck with less than 1% plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: My new truck with less than 1% plastic

People worked on their own tires at the station? Sounds dangerous! Mike - Well, the backstory was that the station owner was a (then) b-i-l of mine, and also owner of the Mobil distributorship (still is). Each time, the customer was a $ valued $ commercial account of who had multiple trucks they ga...
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Market Clinometer UPSIDE DOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Japanese Market Clinometer UPSIDE DOWN

@ Matt: :o :lol: :D
Chuckle - and does your bath water really circle the drain anti-clockwise? :?:

P.S..To Bryan - sorry (well, only kinda) for hijacking your thread :wink: ...
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My new truck with less than 1% plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: My new truck with less than 1% plastic

Ohh, but I have a couple of stories about split-rims! I pumped gas at night and on Sundays of the early years ('70s) of the bike shop and each time a customer wanted split-rims mounted, being untrained, I refused - but said it was OK if they did it themselves. I also insisted they use the safety cha...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Texture Finish Valve Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Texture Finish Valve Cover

Yup!
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: I lent my Corolla 4wd to an auto website for road test and you won't believe what happened next!
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: I lent my Corolla 4wd to an auto website for road test and you won't believe what happened next!

Matt - I give on the error; is it something Oz-related? Overall, I think your car came off pretty darn well! The first thing I noticed from just your photo is the HORRIBLE rear visibility of the C-HR; maybe because I still parallel park and consider rear visibility paramount? The article mentions th...
by ARCHINSTL
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

splatterdog wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:20 am
Tom is also a fan of good heat.
HAW, Mike! :lol:
You remembered my radiator and heater musings over the years! Your comment brought a big smile to me! :)
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1988 SR5 T4wd
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: 1988 SR5 T4wd

Bigdog66 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Did this ever sell?
Where are you located near?
Thanks,
I am just guessing, but from his nom de T4WD, he's in Ohio?
Perhaps in his past?
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Died on HWY, No Spark
Replies: 73
Views: 1056

Re: Died on HWY, No Spark

See https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10493 Tom M. thanks In your pics- is that between the alternator bracket? The FSM drawing looks like it's right next to the oil filter :?: :?: :?: :?: I'll have to get in there with some degreaser and carb spray, it's really dirty. It is just SE...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Died on HWY, No Spark
Replies: 73
Views: 1056

Re: Died on HWY, No Spark

Now I'm thinking.... I didn't drain the block of coolant, just the radiator before removing. I haven't been able to see a drain on the drivers side of the motor- either it's hiding or caked in oil/crud, I have no idea- looked at FSM and the drawing doesn't seem to be giving me a good enough hint. S...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

Thanks for all of the advice, guys.
What you've said mirrors what I found on the "S10 Forum," but I trust the T4WD Guys more!
Will adv when repairs effected.
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 188

2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

Does anyone else here have or had an S10 or any other of the many GM models of the late '90s-early '00s vehicles with this engine? I bought a honey of an '01 2WD reg cab with only 50K miles almost two years ago, and now have 53K on the clock. But - it has now developed a coolant leak at the rear of ...
by ARCHINSTL
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Died on HWY, No Spark
Replies: 73
Views: 1056

Re: Died on HWY, No Spark

Be sure to remove the Woodruff key before attacking the pulley! It is easy to forget - I know ...
I think one of my above links mentioned a little "trick" I had to use on the key.
When it is off, polish the crank with fine steel wool and use Never-seize when reinstalling the pulley.
Tom M.