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by Nordical25
Sat May 11, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carburetor mounting gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 5575

Re: Carburetor mounting gaskets

I did swap my gaskets to correct ones too. I mounted a year ago gaskets to my BEA 1987 4wd that were open between both barrels. A week ago, I swapped them to single barrel ones. That swap improved my idle. I have an Euro manual wagon, which has originally gaskets with holes between two separate barr...
by Nordical25
Sat May 11, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1986 Tercel 4wd
Replies: 0
Views: 177

1986 Tercel 4wd

Well, I have previously thought not to buy more 4wd Tercels, because I am happy with two of them. However, I have been shopping lately. The result of shopping is a new Tercel 4wd 1986 for me. One reason for that is that both of my 1987 ones have now a really nice paint job and they are not best cand...
by Nordical25
Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1985 tercel windshield BC Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: 1985 tercel windshield BC Canada

I know a company than can make custom windshields if you cannot find it anywhere else. They do custom windshields for many classic cars.
https://kuttilanautolasi.fi/en/

It is pretty far away but there may be similar shops in your are making custom windshields if these windshields run out one day.
by Nordical25
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Turbo 4age tercel
Replies: 80
Views: 58311

Re: Turbo 4age tercel

Good job! I am glad that you managed to tackle the misfire.

Adding a catch can sounds a lot nicer job than searching a misfire. So hopefully that will be easier task to complete.
by Nordical25
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distributor sitting for years at shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Distributor sitting for years at shop

This distributor could be also in very good shape if it has been sitting just in the shelf for decades. Some of the distributors mounted into cars have been already many decades in the use, which can result into lower lifetime expectations. But you never know before you test.
by Nordical25
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wheels Tires and Gear Ratios
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Wheels Tires and Gear Ratios

Pretty similar to your previous reading. Several factors can incluence your mpg if you check it precisely like driving route, temperature, tire pressures, cargo of your car etc. So I would say that your previous reading 26 mpg and your current reading 25,2 mpg are pretty same if we consider all the ...
by Nordical25
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO Front fenders for 88 T4WD - Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: ISO Front fenders for 88 T4WD - Canada

These Corolla fenders do not fit. Front of car is so different. You would need some cutting, welding & painting first. So fixing Tercel fenders can save your money and time.

Just look for Tercel fenders. MrWrench is selling such for example:
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by Nordical25
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 84 SR5 part out
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: 84 SR5 part out

NWMO wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:52 pm Hey Nordical,

I picked up an 87’-88’ grill not long ago. I’ll share pics tomorrow.

Chris
Hi NWMO, that would be very nice of you. Could you PM me?
by Nordical25
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:33 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Turbo 4age tercel
Replies: 80
Views: 58311

Re: Turbo 4age tercel

Mechanically the engine is okay (well, not really. theres a bunch of slop in the piston-to-cylinder due to the machine shop fucking up the bore -- not enough to cause piston slap, but more than there should be). I am still leaning towards this being an ecu issue, or a coil pack issue. No, I dont ha...
by Nordical25
Sun Jan 28, 2024 2:22 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO Front fenders for 88 T4WD - Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: ISO Front fenders for 88 T4WD - Canada

What part of fender is gone? As an emergency repair you could also install plastic wheel wells if fenders are rot as usual.
by Nordical25
Sun Jan 28, 2024 2:20 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 84 SR5 part out
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: 84 SR5 part out

Looking forward to that licence plate frame. And by the way, I could buy a spare 1987 grill if you ever come across one.
by Nordical25
Sun Jan 28, 2024 2:10 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Turbo 4age tercel
Replies: 80
Views: 58311

Re: Turbo 4age tercel

Mechanically the engine is okay (well, not really. theres a bunch of slop in the piston-to-cylinder due to the machine shop fucking up the bore -- not enough to cause piston slap, but more than there should be). I am still leaning towards this being an ecu issue, or a coil pack issue. No, I dont ha...
by Nordical25
Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:13 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carburetor mounting gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 5575

Re: Carburetor mounting gaskets

That is good to know. Now we have a waterproof explanation why there are several gaskets available. I think that I am running the wrong type for my car but it works fine for me. So it could make a very minor difference but nothing very critical I suppose.
by Nordical25
Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:07 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: new vacuum advance unit, part # SMP 43898YM
Replies: 3
Views: 5820

Re: new vacuum advance unit, part # SMP 43898YM

the ports are in a lousy spot as the first gens use an external coil style dizzy. Oh, is the vac advance unit on the top of those distributors? I think I remember seeing that once. The vacuum unit is always on same spot but the vacuum ports can point to another direction, which is not always prefer...
by Nordical25
Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:03 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Valve Adjusting Screws
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

Re: Valve Adjusting Screws

Thank you very much for telling us. You never know if one is going to need these as well one day.