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by LowBuckCanuck
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel name
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Tercel name

From wikipedia:

The name "Tercel" derives from the Latin word for "one third" as the Tercel was slightly smaller than the Corolla[citation needed]—much the way "tiercel" refers to a male falcon, which is one-third smaller than its female counterpart.
by LowBuckCanuck
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Fixing Up Jenny
Replies: 62
Views: 3744

Re: Fixing Up Jenny

New stuff in the works. Changed inner and outer tie rods; took ol' Jenny in for an alignment. Shop says they couldn't do the alignment because the front end had too much movement in it. They gave me a nice little list of things to replace though, they wanted $1100 to do it. That doesn't jive with my...
by LowBuckCanuck
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 1096

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

What excellent news! Another tercel saved.
by LowBuckCanuck
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Not a T2/4WD Wagon, but - WOW!
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Not a T2/4WD Wagon, but - WOW!

Reminds me of this '86 with 75000km: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/st-catharines/1986-toyota-tercel-75000-kilometres-4000/1436419754?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true Then there's this '85 with 90000km: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/saskatoon/1985-toyota-tercel-hatchback-90k/1438632320?ena...
by LowBuckCanuck
Fri May 31, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: We have lost one of our own.
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: We have lost one of our own.

Saddening to hear. Tom was always a great help in my (relatively brief) time on this forum.
by LowBuckCanuck
Sat May 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '83 SR5, great condition on BaT
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: '83 SR5, great condition on BaT

$3500 now.
by LowBuckCanuck
Sat May 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Interior parts interchangeable for all years?
Replies: 30
Views: 1675

Re: Interior parts interchangeable for all years?

ColSwede wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:03 am
There's an 88 tercel wagon that just entered the local pull and pay (Denver), I was trying to figure out if the front seats will swap into my 83 4x4... The junkyard one is 4WD...
Yes, the seats should drop right in. They may look out of place though, the '87 and '88 models used tweed.
by LowBuckCanuck
Fri May 10, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Roof basket/roof rack questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Roof basket/roof rack questions.

Why not just go with just a roof box, and mount lights off of the mounting hardware/roof rack? I think you have to choose one or the other in this case.
by LowBuckCanuck
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: My 86 SR5
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: My 86 SR5

Love the bull bar! Nice Tercel!
by LowBuckCanuck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?

If you are worried about parts availability, check out rock auto.
https://www.rockauto.com
It's a pretty definitive list of what parts you can and cannot get for these cars.

What you can't find is made up for by pick n pull, or the friendly inhabitants of this forum.
by LowBuckCanuck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?

For what it's worth, my first car was a tercel and I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything. A tercel is probably less likely to be in a violent crash that is the fault of the driver simply because they're, uh, slow. I would be more worried about other drivers hitting the tercel. Some of the ...
by LowBuckCanuck
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Anyone in Arizona?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Anyone in Arizona?

That license plate indicates that the car is begging for a 4age swap.
by LowBuckCanuck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: "Kootney Cadillac"
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: "Kootney Cadillac"

wonder if they guy is just flipping it without knowing anything about it. clearly the seller knows nothing about the car, appears completely ignorant about the engine, the 4wd system, tires, and who knows what else. reminds me about the first Tercel4wd I bought for $150. he only owned it a few week...
by LowBuckCanuck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: "Kootney Cadillac"
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: "Kootney Cadillac"

Ad says "High and low range and g gear." Between that, the 22r thing, the tires rolled in front of the actual tires, and the "I should be asking $3000 but I'll sell it for $500" line, this ad is setting off all kinds of alarm bells for me. I mean besides the car just being beat to hell, of course. ...
by LowBuckCanuck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Parting out 1985 SR5 dark blue, San Diego
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Parting out 1985 SR5 dark blue, San Diego

I'm parting out what's left of my nice 1985 dark blue Tercel and have some interior trim and other things from a 1983 Gold Tercel. If the parts are going to be picked up locally I will do local Pick Your Part pricing and am willing to make some negotiations for multiple parts. I'd prefer not to shi...