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by ARCHINSTL
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 186
Views: 14494

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Bryan -
I know I speak for all of us when we look at the photos - let alone the backstory - when I write:
SIGH !
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985,1986 and 1988 tercel sr5 wagons for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: 1985,1986 and 1988 tercel sr5 wagons for sale

The only images which appear are those of the parts car - I noted the "red" MO plate is from 1996 - it's been off the road that long? Just curious, but I presume your road is off US60 (when did it become the impressive 4-lane divided route?)? I've not been down that way since a visit to Big Spring a...
by ARCHINSTL
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985,1986 and 1988 tercel sr5 wagons for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: 1985,1986 and 1988 tercel sr5 wagons for sale

What does ''PRICE REFLECTS BALANCED SCALES?'' mean?
Photographs would help your cause ...
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FSBO: SONY BLU-RAY BDV-IS1000 HOME THEATER SYSTEM
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: FSBO: SONY BLU-RAY BDV-IS1000 HOME THEATER SYSTEM

Is anyone interested in this? I received no interest back in 2009, and still have it, in the original box, still unopened. Being a Luddite (and Mom's '87 TV is still working fine - and I have NO interest in cable/satellite, or I would be screaming at the politicos on the screen or wasting time watch...
by ARCHINSTL
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Replacement Gas springs for hatch
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Replacement Gas springs for hatch

Pretty good for USD19+freight, considering those from ADV and AZ (and presumably other usual sources) range from USD46 to USD72 per pair!
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Which front axle shafts/CV joints (preferably in Europe)?
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Which front axle shafts/CV joints (preferably in Europe)?

Wow on the cost! From which vendor did you order these? I just checked Rock Auto's site for those same axles and together they were USD80.58 which translates to 66.84€ (not including shipping). Rock Auto's current discount to Club members is 5% Discount Code: 26F347A9A45305 Expires: March 25, 2018 ,...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Variable Speed Intermittent Wiper Control
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Variable Speed Intermittent Wiper Control

HA - I apologize for being OT, but since I am an unapologetic OF ... I also belong to the Miata Club and, while never owning a Miata, have stolen a number of infos for us - like the idea for our Tool Talk Forum ! My B.S. (Beautiful Sister) who ruined the loaner of my '83 T4WD back in '85, has a lowl...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: First gear slam out and transmission vibrations 84 4wd
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: First gear slam out and transmission vibrations 84 4wd

Dunno if this will be much of a fix, but - try replacing the two engine mountings and the trans mounting. While I did not have your probs, replacing all three of the mounts DID have an affect. My clutch and trans are OE, now at 196K. I DO some slipping at hill starts while naturally using the handbr...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Which front axle shafts/CV joints (preferably in Europe)?
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Which front axle shafts/CV joints (preferably in Europe)?

Ahhh - I did not know that about the "new" EMPI! I just recall comments back around 2007 when I went with the GSP - from Rock Auto.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Which front axle shafts/CV joints (preferably in Europe)?
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Which front axle shafts/CV joints (preferably in Europe)?

I've had GSP in for 10 years and 20K miles (I do not drive much any more, being retired and have another vehicle). No weird noises since then. I did have an episode with DS leak (I'd installed new seals, which should be done!), but discovered I'd not inserted the axle far enough; it was resolved by ...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB: several brown interior items / heater controls / mudflaps
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: WTB: several brown interior items / heater controls / mudflaps

As far as the shifter boots go - make them! This way you have boots that are fresh and not wrinkled or faded.
I made mine 8 years ago and they are still unwrinkled or uncreased and are not faded (I do not have a garage).
https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic. ... ilit=boots
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog

Chris -
DRAT!
Kidney stone? :shock: :( OMG!
A close friend went through this and he said he now knows what giving birth must be like. His wife hit him upside the head, however ...
Flu for the wife? Did she have a flu shot? Curious, as many say this year's shot is not too effective.
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog

I'm always here - give me a buzz.
Tom
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog

jimcrazy wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:02 am
... and Tom, that's the way the engine looked when I brought her, she was clean
WOW - you lucked out!
I am blessed, in that Goldie does not even know the Internet exists - :o
Shhh ...