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by simon84
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Tercel back on the road

A couple of follow up points on this transmission replacement that snowballed into manual steering conversion, exhaust replacement, frame lift, floor repair, body work, suspension refit, hood scoops, gauges and a winch. Did I mention that it was up on blocks for 13 months. Thanks to parenting in the...
by simon84
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1985 SR5 4WD - Front Passenger Side Marker Lens - CORRECTION
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: 1985 SR5 4WD - Front Passenger Side Marker Lens - CORRECTION

I've got a spare set of amber front marker lenses. I'm up in Alberta, Canada though. If you can't find anything closer then you can DM me and I'll send them to you for the cost of shipping.
by simon84
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs

I recently did a bunch of work on my rear sway bars. The end link mount bolt snapped on me so I welded a bolt on there. I got new bushings for it from Rockauto. They only had bushings for the end links though.
by simon84
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17702

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

I agree that lifting the tercel to go off roading never ends well. I like it lifted for a bit of extra clearance and so you can run 14's. Handy on some out there logging/mining roads and in deep snow. Sometimes both at once! Looks good too! IMG_3629.JPG and here's a quick comparison pic banff-mar-08...
by simon84
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

dlb I agree. I'm just willing to own the mistake I made when the piece snapped off the head.
I can always pretend that most of the cost was for the radiator drain tap, which was none of my doing.
by simon84
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

I got some high heat JB weld. It's a stick of putty with 2 layers (epoxy and hardener) and you break off what you need and knead it with your hands then plop it on. It did not work. I cleaned up the area and took a small burr grinder to it to add some tooth. I gave it plenty of time to harden and it...
by simon84
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17702

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

Some pics of the spacers installed on cross member, trans mount and driveshaft carrier bearing mount. 2021 tercel cross member spacer.jpg trans spacers.JPG carrier spacer.JPG Sorry for the upside down pics! I just replaced the front axles and wheel bearings. The bearings were not really bad but when...
by simon84
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Gambler SR5 - Introduction & mystery part
Replies: 22
Views: 1124

Re: Gambler SR5 - Introduction & mystery part

If you give it the lift, consider dropping the cross member, transmission mount and drive shaft carrier bearing mount. It's not too hard to do this. You will have to make spacers and get longer bolts for the cross member and mounts. It will save you from having to replace CV axles, and they will las...
by simon84
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Manual Steering?

For what it's worth, mine is a 1987 with tilt steering. I did need to do something with the rubber mount on the passenger side of the manual rack. Can't remember if there was a larger rubber sleeve that went in there or I managed to double it up to get a good fit. I think the tie rods are same for p...
by simon84
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Manual Steering?

I just converted mine from power to manual steering. I had the transmission out so that made access easier. I had to modify the steering column where it attaches to the steering rack. No mods needed to the steering column at firewall or inside the car. Xirdneh has made a video on this steering colum...
by simon84
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

Thanks NWMO. Yeah, my brother just suggested JB weld and I think I will try that first. I used a paper gasket and also some gasket sealant. I'm pretty sure this issue originated because of the O ring on the bypass pipe. It seems to be a common leak point. Last time I was replacing this pipe fitting/...
by simon84
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 211

upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

I was just re-installing the upper radiator hose pipe fitting where it goes onto the top of the engine and I snapped a piece off the head. The bolt was going in a bit tight and so I backed it out to make sure no threads crossed. Seemed ok, just tight so I went for it and before it was fully in there...
by simon84
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Removing tie rod ends
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Removing tie rod ends

I just came up with a new way to pop off the outer tie rod end without damaging it. In the past I've tried just pounding hard on the part of the steering knuckle where the tie rod is and it sometimes pops out (castle nut removed first, and maybe left on there loose so that you don't accidentally hit...
by simon84
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17702

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

AugustusFerdinand - Not quite... as far as I can tell. You raise up the car by adding the spacer on top of the strut. The engine and trans dropped a half inch with the spacers for the cross member, rear trans mount and the driveshaft carrier bearing mount, but the car itself does not move. The engin...
by simon84
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 17702

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

As several members have mentioned, to ease the CV angle, you can drop the front cross member, trans mount and driveshaft carrier bearing mount. I just did this on my tercel that has 1" spacers at the top of the front strut tower mounts and the rear pathfinder springs/firebird shocks. I used 1/2...