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by The Professor
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: '84 WAGON REBUILD
Replies: 34
Views: 329

Re: '84 WAGON REBUILD

...when you try to lift any part of the "body" you lift the engine/drive train as well, which gets you in trouble quickly. The motor mounts and trans mount are all tied to the unibody.... If you get too carried away, brake lines, shifting and steering components would all come into play. As you poi...
by The Professor
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Catalytic converter
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Catalytic converter

If you go this route, be sure to get a filtering mask. You sure as heck don’t want to inhale the dust from heavy metals and soot. Nasty, toxic stuff. Or, you know, you could just replace the cat and not dump all that crap into the atmosphere and recoup most of the cost by selling your used cat to a...
by The Professor
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: '84 WAGON REBUILD
Replies: 34
Views: 329

Re: '84 WAGON REBUILD

a lift kit like that would not work on the tercel. the lower suspension lateral link and sway bar mount on the frame, not the cross member. Also, you would have to lower the engine/trans to keep the cv axle angles small. that also means you would lose the ground clearance under the engine/trans are...
by The Professor
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 219

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

Glacier, WA? You guys must be loving life right now... I'm heading up to Alpental after work today, I-90 is finally open after being closed for most of the last three days.
by The Professor
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: '84 WAGON REBUILD
Replies: 34
Views: 329

Re: '84 WAGON REBUILD

...limit suspension lift to about an inch, or you will put too much angle on the CV joint and it will wear out and fail very quickly. It seems like nobody has taken the time to add lift blocks to the engine and transmission crossmembers. Adding lift blocks of the same dimensions as the front strut ...
by The Professor
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car Cover for the Tercel
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Car Cover for the Tercel

My experience with snow and car covers is that in the really nasty conditions, the cover will freeze to the car, making it difficult and time consuming to both enter the vehicle, or to get the cover off without damaging it. Right now on my RXs I've got a blue tarp covering most of the hatch area, si...
by The Professor
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Indian UTV Willies Jeep Clones?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Indian UTV Willies Jeep Clones?

I doubt any parts are interchangeable, but Mahindra claims they have agreements starting in the 1940's and as recently as 2009, to build these.
by The Professor
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 219

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

I think the Tercel4wd is probably the lightest 4x4 on the road right now. Lada Niva or the Subaru STD hatchback probably weight less, being two door hatchbacks. https://www.suvdrive.com/sites/default/files/public/Side%20view/side%20view%20Lada%20niva%204x4%202017.jpg http://dev.hatchheaven.com/wp-c...
by The Professor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 219

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

It's been a bit of a hassle, but this storm has been totally manageable and is nowhere near a "snow-pocalypse." I guess us mountain folk have a different outlook on snowy weather, I'm sad that the rain will be moving in today...
by The Professor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Indian UTV Willies Jeep Clones?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Indian UTV Willies Jeep Clones?

I watched a video comparison of the Mahindra vs. a real Willies, and offroad, the Willys killed this thing. The Mahindra doesn't have the suspension flex the original does, and it's a heck of a lot heavier as well.

They're built under license, so they're not really clones or knockoffs at all.
by The Professor
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Front coil springs
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Front coil springs

Moog's quality has really taken a nose dive the last several years, I'm not as impressed as I used to be by their products. OEM or Dorman going forward for me.
by The Professor
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Tercel 4WD Owner in Washington State
Replies: 43
Views: 1079

Re: New Tercel 4WD Owner in Washington State

Abletobecain wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Professor...you have to find and share that guys contact info...that sounds like the way to go!
I'll send him a message to get his contact information. Here's his thread: https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/to ... nt-1395222
by The Professor
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Took the old girl for a day out!
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Took the old girl for a day out!

Looks like a blast! The only time I've been offroad in my Tercel was with a couple of coworkers in Snoqualmie Pass. One had a mostly stock Jeep XJ and the other a modified Land Cruiser. Both were pretty surprised that the bone stock Tercel on street tires was able to follow them around (on an admitt...
by The Professor
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: T4WD's for sale on Craigslist nationwide
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: T4WD's for sale on Craigslist nationwide

Are you only interested in cars local to you, or would you be willing to travel for the right Tercel?
by The Professor
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Tercel 4WD Owner in Washington State
Replies: 43
Views: 1079

Re: New Tercel 4WD Owner in Washington State

I recently met a guy on one of the vintage Subaru forums who will re-key your locks or match lock sets, etc. I think he only wanted $30 and a week's turnaround or something. Sounds reasonable to me and I have a few cars who use two different keys...