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by dlb
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTS: Original Toyota Radio/Cassette Player
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: WTS: Original Toyota Radio/Cassette Player

Hey Guys, I am replacing the original Toyota radio with an aftermarket unit. It is in great shape, everything seems to work. Let me know if someone happens to be interested. Thanks. What are your thoughts on the aftermarket unit you replaced it with? I need to upgrade as well, preferably to somethi...
by dlb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel 4wd Wagon in Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: 1987 Tercel 4wd Wagon in Seattle

Doesn't look too bad. Why are the headlights angled out like that though?
by dlb
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.

Yeah, I'm a big fan of the 4AFE too. On top of it being a solid and economical engine, the gearing in the transmission for the FWD corolla wagons is much peppier than the 4wd version. It's way more fun to drive 99% of the year. I'll definitely be feeling sorry for myself when it snows next though, h...
by dlb
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.

John, what made you turn your 4wd into a 2wd? Did you have a problem with the 4wd or rear axle? I assume you just removed the rear axle shaft, yeah? Yesterday I removed the rear struts and took them apart. One wasn't too bad but the other was the worst I've ever seen. The shock absorber part had zer...
by dlb
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.

Psssshhhht, Mattell. I have nothing but fond memories of my ae95! those are still the coolest looking car of all time, IMO. I used to hate the look of these FWD ones, they're such a grandma vehicle, but now I kind of like that aspect of it. It's just the right kind of ugly for me.
by dlb
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 11
Views: 217

after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.

After a few years of messing around with SUV's, I've decided to revisit wagons, and I finally found something I'm really excited about. It's a FWD 1991 Corolla. DSCF6133.JPG DSCF6135.JPG Gas prices have skyrocketed here (up until the last week or so with everything flopping due to coronavirus), and ...
by dlb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: inclinometer installation pictorial
Replies: 12
Views: 5391

Re: inclinometer installation pictorial

splatterdog wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:17 pm
The Professor wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:16 pm
dlb wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:11 am
...Seen quite a few old Subaru's though, which is funny -- it used to be the opposite.
Shows which ones age better! :lol: :wink:

[/joke]
Or which ones are worth keeping! Touche' :)
Lol. Nicely done.
by dlb
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: inclinometer installation pictorial
Replies: 12
Views: 5391

Re: inclinometer installation pictorial

I haven't looked at those pics in forever. As soon as I saw them, I remember the smell of that particular T4. It was an unpleasant blend of body odor, cigarette smoke, mouldy food, and wet dog. I bought it from an absolutely filthy person in an absolutely filthy town a few hours away. Memories. The ...
by dlb
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone here watch The Irishman?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: anyone here watch The Irishman?

Yes, but the cars!...
by dlb
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone here watch The Irishman?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: anyone here watch The Irishman?

No, The Irishman is from 2019. It's by Martin Scorcese, basically a mob film, set in the 60s and 70s mostly. I finished it last night. I liked it. It was a really slow burn, very tense.
by dlb
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone here watch The Irishman?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

anyone here watch The Irishman?

I've been slowly working my way through The Irishman on Netflix. It's 3.5 hrs so it's a long haul, but man, the classic cars in it are unreal. There are no Tercels of course but it's still a pretty amazing collection of pristine classics. It's before my time so I don't know the makes or model names ...
by dlb
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

Just saw this post now. What an odyssey but wow, the car turned out sharp. Great work.
by dlb
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: After market cruise control
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: After market cruise control

rer233 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:51 am
Looks like a Speedostat unit made by Precision controls and sold by Montgomery Wards. I installed a bunch of 'em back in the day.
Dang, that's impressive, Rich. Well done.
by dlb
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mr Heater propane heater in enclosed space?
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: Mr Heater propane heater in enclosed space?

That looks awesome, Keith. It's the same design as the propane furnace we transplanted from the camper but way more BTU's. Once we catch up on a bunch of other cabin jobs (loft railing and ladder, sink plumbing, interior door and window trim, installing gutter and rainwater collection system, gettin...