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by Petros
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '84 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Fresno, CA on 12/11/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: '84 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Fresno, CA on 12/11/2019

what a shame. mush have a mechanical issue. likely a local mechanic told the owner it was not worth fixing. in CA, that could just mean it would not pass the emissions test. OTOH, could be a bad head gasket/engine, or blown tran/clutch. either way, it was likely worth more than the $200 the yard gav...
by Petros
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Terc #2
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Terc #2

Why do you want a detune 4age..? the factory torque curve is rather peaky, and max power occurs at 7400 rpms, not the best for steep hills, rough roads and deep snow. there are no low rpm, high torque, cams for this engine, the factory ones are the best for that, and that is rather high end compare...
by Petros
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Terc #2
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Terc #2

actually I think the rear MR2 brakes, the first gen, would be a good match up. it has the same bolt pattern, and the size of the front rotors match that of the Tercel so front to rear brake bias should be close (weight distribution is a bit different, but it should not be too far off). the whole MR2...
by Petros
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: funny video w/ 84' Tercel
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: funny video w/ 84' Tercel

I do not find it him funny, but rather ignorant about the Tercel. There are lots of things he could have made fun of on these cars if he knew more about them.

his looks like a DLX, can not tell if it is auto or manual trans.
by Petros
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rear hatch plastic trim color?
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: rear hatch plastic trim color?

it is a kind of charcoal grey, but perhaps not quite as dark. it is not black, but more of a dark grey.
by Petros
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: If I can manage a suitable repower in the future
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: If I can manage a suitable repower in the future

The ever present Achilles heel. There's gotta be some other motor/4x4 drive line that can be squished in there somehow. there are several engines that can be installed with some messing around, but I do not think there is anything to replace the trans. the early 4x4 toy trucks, with the 4 cylinder ...
by Petros
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Terc #2
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Terc #2

there have been brake up grades done by others in the archives. easiest up grade is to intall the vented front disk and an MR2 master and booster, everything bolts right up, there is a thread on the topic over in the repair guides section. rear up grades are more troublesome, you have to fab up spec...
by Petros
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1984 SR5 - Should I let these parts go? (Ie: An Enthusiast Newbie)
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: 1984 SR5 - Should I let these parts go? (Ie: An Enthusiast Newbie)

Welcome to the forum! it would be a shame to strip a Tercel4wd that can be saved, good bodies are getting hard to find. OTOH, if it is a rust bucket or the body is badly dented up, or it is an auto trans Tercel, or 2wd, stripping it for parts is the best thing you can do with it. These are worth sav...
by Petros
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Oh Boy! What a deal!
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Bailey, those look expensive. they look like some kind of generic strut (multiple mounting holes). OTOH, the air spring and mount set up looks like it could be installed on any strut. it would be best if it was possible to install an air bag assist into the existing strut so if you get a leaky air s...
by Petros
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Oh Boy! What a deal!
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Bailey, what are you using in the front to raise it like that? and what is your compressor set up? that same system should work from stock height and than raise it higher for more ground clearance. That is a much faster response than I would expect. on our Mazada with the "load leveler", for when to...
by Petros
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Oh Boy! What a deal!
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

it appears there are kits to make a car/truck air adjustable, with all the lines, valves and switches, compressor and air tank, including the air springs for about $1700 for our size vehicle. likely would take some experimenting to make it all work together. seems you can piece it together for less ...
by Petros
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: The IceHawk!
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: The IceHawk!

that is kind of cool.

you should consider rigging up a quick release seat mount, so you an use the car the rest of the year. you clearly have welding skills.
by Petros
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Junk Automatic Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Junk Automatic Transmission

The link you are reffering to, is it internal in the trans? when you separate the front diff/bell housing assembly from the main trans gearbox/housing, there is an output shaft on the front the gear box that goes to the front diff input shaft. they are connected with a spline sleeve. for some reaso...
by Petros
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: SR5 FOR SALE IN PORTLAND
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: SR5 FOR SALE IN PORTLAND

That is a great buy, the body and interior appears in great shape, and worth it for that alone. Someone should snatch this up.
by Petros
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Junk Automatic Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Junk Automatic Transmission

there may be some parts worth saving on it, not sure. there is a link between the auto trans and the front diff that can fail, these are sought after by those with auto trans Tercels. forum member Xirdneh has rebuilt more Tercel trans than anyone on this forum, he might be able to use it for parts. ...