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by splatterdog
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 5 x sr5 alloy wheels in Vancouver - $50
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: 5 x sr5 alloy wheels in Vancouver - $50

Nah, I only like these wheels on t4's. Even then, I'd probably only use them for winter tires. Cool wheels and a good match for a T4, but like MR2 triangles they suck for winter use. I switched to generic 5 spoke wheels and can now easily poke out the inevitable snowpack I get on a regular basis. T...
by splatterdog
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: new car
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: new car

Quite the contrast from a T4! Fast wagon's are fun. When the snow get's deep enough a T4 could give that a run for it's money though, looks pretty low. Being a Euro car and a turbo, I would suggest only feeding it the highest quality fluids and never wait for the OLM to run out. Pay close attention ...
by splatterdog
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alright, which one of you is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Alright, which one of you is this?

A member with the same username who hasn't posted in quite a while. memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=299
by splatterdog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 3 4wd Subaru Justy's
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: 3 4wd Subaru Justy's

Didn't know that. Of course I haven't had a Justy in my bay for decades. Still though, I bet it could be done. If a SHO powertrain can be stuffed in the back of a Festiva anything is possible. It could be the WRusty..
by splatterdog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 3 4wd Subaru Justy's
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: 3 4wd Subaru Justy's

Seems any oddball 4wd cars have a tendency to multiply. Three is enough only when four is too many.

With a modern turbo powertrain those tin cans would scream!
by splatterdog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: The IceHawk!
Replies: 17
Views: 3033

Re: The IceHawk!

Well, I just added a softwater rating. Without a passenger seat a 10 foot kayak(9ft 8in) fits inside with an inch to spare. It's a cheap sit in yak so I would be afraid of crushing it with how hard I would strap it down to the roof. Less wind resistance this way also. Surprisingly the fish smell fro...
by splatterdog
Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: M/T trans fill/inspection plug replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: M/T trans fill/inspection plug replacement

Thanks Peter, That makes sense. What size are these plugs, 23mm?? It seems I usually end up with a 15/16", but I will keep an eye out for a flea-market, six sided socket I can grind on a little. Concerning the magnet, that is a good point to keep in mind. I've not changed the lower plugs as they ar...
by splatterdog
Thu May 07, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switching from convential oil to synthetic
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Switching from convential oil to synthetic

Yes MB, I use full synthetic in everything I own that uses oil. For my T4's it's the top shelf synthetic. Well, except the Expedition, that gets a blend. Those early 5.4's were extremely tough to kill even with 2 pretty long timing chains and have seen numerous ones going 400-500k on nothing better ...
by splatterdog
Wed May 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching from convential oil to synthetic
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Switching from convential oil to synthetic

As far as purchase price, In 25 years ot T4'ing I have more in oil than cars. Haven't eaten an engine or trans yet, and I drive em hard. Frequently see sub zero temps(-40 two winters ago)to further legitimize synthetics. Engines look like new inside, even the worn out one with 400k is real clean. Be...
by splatterdog
Sat May 02, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Fixing Up Jenny
Replies: 86
Views: 13374

Re: Fixing Up Jenny

Not sure if 87 is different but I put an 85 column in an 84 and it was plug and play even with the slightly different u-joint end.
by splatterdog
Fri May 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: My 84 SR5
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: My 84 SR5

Hard to beat a T4 in the winter. Especially when a $400 beater can dominate snowy roads without any.sort of stability systems. You are probably on top of this, but do run snows? Took me a while before I did as these do extremely well even on all seasons. Definitely a game changer. Never had to deal ...
by splatterdog
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Two recently rescued Tercel4wd cars.
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Two recently rescued Tercel4wd cars.

Great story. The rust on the two-tone one is incredible. Working on this kind of stuff is a great way to spend time right now. You aint seen nuthin! The Icehawk already had some fishing holes before the project started. This got treated with a sheet of 304 stainless that I might cut out for reuse. ...
by splatterdog
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Two recently rescued Tercel4wd cars.
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Two recently rescued Tercel4wd cars.

Nice work! Hope I live long enough to be that old guy with T4 yard ornaments.
by splatterdog
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Most famous Tercel 4wd driver?
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Most famous Tercel 4wd driver?

I did get a very tiny touch of fame out on the frozen lakes with the Icehawk this winter. When I wasn't scouting quiet areas fellow ice anglers had to check it out and almost every snowmobile passing by did a double take with some stopping for a pic. Hopefully that's the closest to paparazzi I ever ...