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by splatterdog
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.

Great find! I wonder if it was listed under the "auto parts" section on Craigslist? That's how I found mine for $500. It wasn't running so the owner listed it in the parts section (which also avoids Craigslist's $5 fee for cars). Could be. I always use the search box on the main page. Eve...
by splatterdog
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.

Yes David, a good deal indeed! Before even attempting turning it over I stuck a camera down the plug holes and zero corrosion, scoring, perfect crosshatch. Put a shot of fluid film in just to be safe. Rigged up a gas can fuel supply since the tank is gone. Fired up and sounds great! Second lowest mi...
by splatterdog
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.
Replies: 5
Views: 251

New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.

Haven't entered tercel on C-list for a while but just stumbled on a 300$ treasure trove of a parts car just over a state away. So glad everything came together to make it happen. Maybe it was karma since the friend who borrowed me the truck and trailer just had his CRV burn to the ground. After my s...
by splatterdog
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 18298

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

The cv angles are already pretty sharp with only new coil springs. A truly proper lift would also drop the front control arms with brackets connected together like a strut tower brace. Axles might not clear that area after the drop though.
by splatterdog
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

Glad it worked out. Filling/building up completely then drill/tap is probably how I would've done it.
by splatterdog
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Headlight Compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Headlight Compatibility

You could perhaps convert it to the '83-'86 north American style sealed headlight; the headlight units are a generic part that's readily available. Maybe the appropriate buckets could be found on eBay or from a forum member? I was thinking the same thing. Add Hella housings plus their high watt bul...
by splatterdog
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can My Tercel Pull a Small Scamper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: Can My Tercel Pull a Small Scamper?

Oops, didn't notice how old this post was.
by splatterdog
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can My Tercel Pull a Small Scamper?
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: Can My Tercel Pull a Small Scamper?

Have you considered motorcycle size camper trailers? That would be the best size.

Something like this would be cool. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=56XL0TysIn0
by splatterdog
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 760

Re: Manual Steering?

Not ideal but remove the belt and now it's manual. At some point after I gave away T4 #1, it went the distance like that. Effort wasn't too heavy.
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Headlight Relay Harness Upgrade
Replies: 37
Views: 8358

Re: Headlight Relay Harness Upgrade

The wire for the normally closed terminal can be clipped and capped. I use glue lined shrink tube with a tail that can be pinched shut while still hot.
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Water Pump Conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Electric Water Pump Conversion

I'm with Petros on this. Rock simple and it's inherent reliability is a huge part of what appeals to me with these cars. In 25 years of T4'ing I've had only one pump failure. As long as the engine runs, it cools. To me, Kozuto is fixing a problem that doesn't exist. But I can appreciate the ingenuit...
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Headlight Relay Harness Upgrade
Replies: 37
Views: 8358

Re: Headlight Relay Harness Upgrade

I would suggest weatherproof automotive relays for under the hood. I use these, the matching relay is shown too.
https://www.waytekwire.com/item/75610/M ... or-75610-/

I also get my wire there, way better than what's found in most stores.