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by john
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: anyone here watch The Irishman?
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: anyone here watch The Irishman?

We watch a lot of old movies and tv shows at our house. I've always enjoyed episodes of "Emergency" etc., and seeing what cars are on the streets. Usually lots of VW's and old American cars. We also watch lots of BBC, especially the detective shows. I really enjoy seeing old Triumphs, I had a Spitfi...
by john
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 16
Views: 1763

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

Years ago, the front differential on the automatic transmission self destructed. The only replacement I could readily find was a front-wheel drive only transmission. It bolted right up. I'm happy I kept the car on the road. She runs great and passes smog way under limits. Here on the valley floor in...
by john
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 16
Views: 1763

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

Hello DLB, It's good to have a car you're excited about! Congratulations on the Corolla! I still enjoy my '85 Tercel. It's a great work car. It has been front wheel drive for a number of years now and no one has asked me to leave the forum:). John
by john
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Robert's (xirdneh's) youtube repair videos
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Re: Robert's (xirdneh's) youtube repair videos

Robert, thank you for taking the time and work to do this. Great information that will help lot's of people. Most of us are visual, and videos are an excellent way to learn. john
by john
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Hard starting in the cold.
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Hard starting in the cold.

I don't know anything about Webers, and it sounds like you went thru the fuel delivery and electrical. I would start, by checking that the spark is strong at each plug. I would pull a plug, ground it to the engine, I use some vicegrips, watch the spark as you crank. Check spark plug color. If spark ...
by john
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Vacuum gauge rapid oscilation
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: Vacuum gauge rapid oscilation

Hi Dumindu, The valves are easy to adjust. Do you have a workshop manual? They can make a tic tic sound when a little loose. John
by john
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Vacuum gauge rapid oscilation
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: Vacuum gauge rapid oscilation

You are correct Dumindu. I had forgotten that your car has excellent compression, which probably means this will be a simple fix once figured out! I use a vacuum gauge infrequently, and have trouble remembering how to interpret the results. Someone on this site will have better ideas. I did read on-...
by john
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Vacuum gauge rapid oscilation
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: Vacuum gauge rapid oscilation

Hi Dumindu, I found this info on-line. "If the needle vibrates rapidly between 14 and 20 inches of mercury, but then steadies as rpm increases, you may be dealing with worn valve guides. How fast the needle vibrates is telling of how many valve guides may be worn." Did you try your test at different...
by john
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Passed CA smog check once again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Passed CA smog check once again!

To be fair, I have replaced the cat several times, but not since replacing the AAP valve. Before replacing the AAP in 2011, I would have a smog check... fail the test... go to a muffler shop... get a new cat... go directly back to the smog check... pass by a SLIM margin. Within 2 to 4 years I would ...
by john
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Passed CA smog check once again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Passed CA smog check once again!

Thanks Chris! I forgot to say that when I took my car to the smog shop that I have used since 2013, they were afraid of my brakes and would not put it on the dyno. My brakes are excellent, however I did disconnect the booster some 15 years ago because of an internal vacuum leak. So the brakes are ma...
by john
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Passed CA smog check once again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Passed CA smog check once again!

[img][img] 001---Copy.gif Hello! Had not posted in awhile. Happy to say that I did indeed pass California's strict smog test once again! Will try to attach an image of the report. Anyway, I was way under the max limits. Had to fix an exhaust leak in the bend of the head pipe. Other than that i fixed...
by john
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heel Toe and Rev Matching
Replies: 19
Views: 2437

Re: Heel Toe and Rev Matching

Hey Devin, I do that with my automatic tranny... just joking!
by john
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Winter" arrived in Fresno also!
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: "Winter" arrived in Fresno also!

Hello Jarf,
Exactly the response I was hoping for! I actually did see a mosquitoe yesterday and will be mowing the lawn in a day or two. Although I have been in California for 50 years, I was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. That almost makes me an honorary Canadian! john :D
by john
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Winter" arrived in Fresno also!
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: "Winter" arrived in Fresno also!

Did a lot of skiing on Shasta in the 1960's and 70's. The chairlift was over 1 and 1/2 miles long and all above tree line. Open bowl skiing... just tuck and go. I can remember a snowpack at the lodge of close to 30ft one year. Then in '76 or '77 there was so little snow the lifts were closed, so we ...