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by FRQ
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

@Petros: I'm quite happy to have found it. The timing is all wrong for another project, but I couldn't pass it up. :) I never see these as projects anymore. Seems like ever since savings accounts stopped paying interest, people started investing in other things, classic cars being one of them, it ha...
by FRQ
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

We've been having some colder weather lately so I set out to change the coolant. Not yet 5 minutes in the block drain petcock snapped clean off with what I can only describe as an impressive lack of torque for a Toyota product. I had to step back to confirm I wasn't wrenching on an Italian car. Simp...
by FRQ
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T
Replies: 39
Views: 3917

Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

I'm from Belgium YakSr5, wouldn't be surprised if my 4WD Wagon is the last one on the roads in the entire country. No need for a pic I think, it sounds pretty straightforward. It's not a priority anyway, but a good reason to snap up a set of seats if and when I come across some in good condition, es...
by FRQ
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T
Replies: 39
Views: 3917

Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Cool Tercel! Being jealous of the SR5 seats you guys got in the US, I've actually considered doing exactly what you did, find a nice set of Supra MK 2 seats in brown/tan for my Tercel. I never really investigated further, figuring I didn't need the hassle of fabricating mounting brackets. But seeing...
by FRQ
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

Thanks for the insight Petros. I'm not having any cold start issues at all after replacing all vacuum lines earlier this year. Now that the ambient temperature is in a "normal" range for my region (and the region where I bought the car) it fires up just fine. The problem lies strictly in closing the...
by FRQ
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

I've been quietly lurking here, but not much to report. I do have a question with regards to the choke coil. Earlier in this topic I posted about my choke not closing as it's supposed to. I bought a spare carb and rebuild kit, but in the meantime the problem sorted itself out, well kind of. I notice...
by FRQ
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Choke won't close
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Choke won't close

During my daily spritz of carb cleaner whilst moving the choke valve, I noticed it slowly closing if I hold down the throttle for a good 5 seconds, so it looks like some gunk hiding in the pivot points may be the culprit after all. The carb looks easy enough to remove, but the rebuild kit and spare ...
by FRQ
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

Very nice looking Tercel, love the interior/exterior color combo, and what a gorgeous interior! First gen MR2 wheels are the perfect era-correct upgrade, IMO. Also dig the stickers on the Land Cruiser, the sea blue/white 21w in the background...I have owned around 50 split windows in my day ;). My ...
by FRQ
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

Might as well "update" this thread whilst lurking around the forums, MR2 wheels installed. :)

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by FRQ
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Choke won't close
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Choke won't close

Thanks for the tip Petros. Looks like something I'd want to do on the bench rather than contorting my 6'6" frame into the engine bay. There's no way I'm removing the carb without destroying the old intake gasket, so I'll just try a daily spray of carb cleaner on the choke pivots with the valve in va...
by FRQ
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Choke won't close
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Choke won't close

Now that it's summer, I've been driving several of my cars which means the Tercel will sit for a while from time to time. It wouildn't start and I quickly noticed the choke wasn't closing after two pumps of the throttle. Blasted the hinges of the choke valve with some carb cleaner and that did the t...
by FRQ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

What I wouldn't give for one of those aluminium racing versions you describe, they were called the GTA and most were sold to customers with racing intentions. Preparation was largely done by Autodelta, Alfa Romeo's racing arm. Crazy setups with pop riveted aluminium bodies, magnesium engine castings...
by FRQ
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

Durability was part of the test for the new Falkens, the predecessor was tested five years back and scored significantly worse. Falken seems to be one of those brands that continues to improve. These are annual tests held by the German ADAC, in my opinion the best independent tire reviews in Europe....
by FRQ
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

Well, the Tercel tinkering got a little bit sidetracked by my silly idea to "quickly" get my Alfa GTV6 back on the road after sitting for 5+ years. No such thing with fickle Italian cars of course, but she's ready now: https://i.imgur.com/DaFjdQd.jpg Put the Tercel up on the lift yesterday and chang...
by FRQ
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 4181

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

@Mattel: I checked out that link but there doesn't seem to be much activity there these days. Currently I'm looking for the part number of the rubber mounts between the airbox and valve cover, I can't seem to find it in the EPC. Mine are dry and falling apart. Any ideas? https://i.imgur.com/AHJHZlx....