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by keith
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

I bought a 71 Maverick once that had one of those RV vents in the roof. As I drove it home, another driver gawking at it hit another car. I removed it.
by keith
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I can't believe it didn't make the list.
Replies: 2
Views: 62

I can't believe it didn't make the list.

Two of the contributors at Road and Track listed the 13 quirkiest cars ever made. I can think of at least a dozen cars that are as quirky or quirkier than most of the 13 on the list. OK there is one really quirky one but it was never a production car. The Tercel 4WD wagon was not on the list, nor we...
by keith
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1988 Toyota Tercel SR5 4wd 190k
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel SR5 4wd 190k

I don't know, I converted ours over and it worked just fine.
by keith
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 1700

Re: The Tercel standard

The 57 Vette had an optional FI 283 cu in, 283 HP engine. Very rare as it was hard to keep it in tune.
by keith
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 1700

Re: The Tercel standard

"For many years all of the Japanese cars and many of the European cars had cast iron blocks, and aluminum heads with no head gasket problems," I beg to differ, they had a lot of head gasket issues. They used a softer alloy of aluminum then. I have a theory about the Vega. I've seen a few that went 1...
by keith
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 1700

Re: The Tercel standard

Almost all Aluminum engines are made from the 319 alloy. The Vega engine problems weren't from the alloy, it was a design issue. But in GM's defense, it was the first use of this alloy and a lot was learned from it. Later engines benefited from it. I think Mercedes was next to use the alloy and didn...
by keith
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 1700

Re: The Tercel standard

It also gave me a chance to redesigned the water jacket to improve coolant flow around the combustion chambers. So we showed them a new factory head, and our almost identical head made of better alloy, which externally looked identical (kind of hard to inspect the internal water jacket). Which allo...
by keith
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 1700

Re: The Tercel standard

I just had too replace all the brake lines on my 2007 Silverado. Now I know why mechanics charge thousands to do that job. You have to drop the gas tank and lift the body about 4" off the frame on the drivers side.
by keith
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of small 4wd vehicles?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Future of small 4wd vehicles?

regulations perhaps have made the manual trans and manual 4wd obsolete. I am told you can no longer buy a Subaru in manual trans, even as a special order. One reason I will be keeping my T4wd on road for as long as I can get parts to fix it. You can still get a manual transmission in the Impreza, F...
by keith
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating
Replies: 25
Views: 1369

Re: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating

Some overflow bottles have a hose in the cap that hangs down to the bottom of the bottle. Most of the newer ones have a tube molded into the bottle that comes to the lowest point on the bottle. The later ones will sometimes get a clog in the tube right at the bottom so they can't draw coolant back i...
by keith
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Canadian Tercel With Wooden Rear Suspension!
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Canadian Tercel With Wooden Rear Suspension!

If its crazy but it works, then it's not crazy.
by keith
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Howdy y'all
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Howdy y'all

BTW, on this engine, watch for oil dripping from the distributor onto the heater hose just below it. The hose will swell and leak and it is a b*tch to replace. The leak is an easy remedy, its the external O-ring. Just remove the clamp, pull the distributor straight out, it has a short shaft. Get a n...
by keith
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Howdy y'all
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Howdy y'all

Racing clutches are for racing engines. If your engine can make the stock clutch (in good condition) slip when fully engaged, then you need to up grade, other wise the heavy springs will just wear out your leg and the racing clutch will wear out faster, especially the puc type.
by keith
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '83 SR5 eBay Vermont
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

Re: '83 SR5 eBay Vermont

Why does someone put up their 4wd for the winter? Do they put their skis up for the winter too? Park the boat for the summer?