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by The Professor
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Manual Steering?

“PS” = power steering can steer someone the wrong way. Need to drive them into automatic transmission fluid which tercel racks require. I'm no authority on this but I used regular power steering fluid on my tercels (I never knew they required ATF) AND never had a problem with it. ATF is much less e...
by The Professor
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs

SuperPro carries bushings for both the front and rear anti-roll bars on AL25s. I'm assuming this is the site. Very nice parts, I am for sure going to try the 4-link bushings they're selling as mine are shot. Thanks for pointing this out, never heard of SuperPro. No problem! I like to use urethane b...
by The Professor
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17773

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 cente...
by The Professor
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs

SuperPro carries bushings for both the front and rear anti-roll bars on AL25s.
by The Professor
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17773

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

Speculation based on experience and career choice. I'm more worried about CV angles, to be frank. Also, most people don't put much mileage on, or own these cars for very long, so you're not going to have accurate reporting of long term trans/CV wear on HEAVILY off-roaded, lifted Tercels. Hell, once ...
by The Professor
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17773

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

The engine and transmission should be spaced out from the body as an assembly. Using spacers on both crossmembers also preserves the original engine/transmission inclination angle, which is important for splash-lubricated components like our rare-as-hens-teeth transmissions. There are lots of good r...
by The Professor
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB: Working Cold Mixture Heater (CMH, carb base heater)
Replies: 0
Views: 167

WTB: Working Cold Mixture Heater (CMH, carb base heater)

None of the ones I have pass the FSM test of 0.5-2.0 ohms at 68*F.

Looking for one that will pass the FSM test. Let me know what you've got.

Thanks!
by The Professor
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Water Pump Conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Electric Water Pump Conversion

What I find a bit puzzling is that the power needed to drive these pumps will be drawn effectively from the alternator, which means that more power is needed to drive the alternator. so you go from a mechanically belt driven pump, to a electrically driven pump that draw power from a mechanically be...
by The Professor
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Orientation of the lower control arm bushing?
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Orientation of the lower control arm bushing?

There are two possibilities: 1) The Toyota engineers used an off-the-shelf bushing for the lower control arm location. 2) This bushing was specifically designed for this location on this application. In either case, I believe the rubber collar was oriented that way for a reason (though we may not kn...
by The Professor
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '84 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Arlington, WA on 12/15/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: '84 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Arlington, WA on 12/15/2020

I was up there on Saturday. Engine is gone, inclinometer is gone, but the transmission is till there. I honestly didn't poke around the car very much since I was on a bit of a mission.
by The Professor
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leaking water pump; can it make it one more day?
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Leaking water pump; can it make it one more day?

It all depends on how quickly it's loosing coolant. If the coolant loss is slow, you carry around 6+ gallons of water, and watch your temp gauge religiously, you can very reasonably drive two well-spaced 15 mile legs. (This assumes your gauge and sender can be trusted...) Top off the system before y...
by The Professor
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Tercel back on the road

...Has anyone else noticed the issue with CV axles when you complete a lift and there's some noise coming from them when they run at a new angle? This would be expected with a high-mileage wear item that has recently been asked to operate in a range of motion that it has never seen before. I've men...
by The Professor
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '84 Tercel 2wd wagon free parts
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: '84 Tercel 2wd wagon free parts

Does the car have adjustable intermittent wipers or cruise control?
by The Professor
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Anyone interested in an Euro Front End?
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: Anyone interested in an Euro Front End?

Not entirely sure how shipping would work, but it shouldn’t be too hard. Was thinking around $160 plus shipping (both headlights, indicators, grille and bumper) - does that seem resonable? [rant] BUYER BEWARE! After two years of patiently trying to buy these parts, it's time to cut my losses. After...
by The Professor
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Trailing arms legthened and drive shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Trailing arms legthened and drive shaft

Simplest solution would be to call Godspeed and ask them for the lengths.