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by Petros
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server move is complete
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Server move is complete

looks like everything is working, so far anyway. I have not had any problems or surprises...yet.
by Petros
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '86 2WD DLX Tercel wagon added to wrecking yard in Vancouver, WA on 6/15/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: '86 2WD DLX Tercel wagon added to wrecking yard in Vancouver, WA on 6/15/2019

many will just wreck the parts they do not want. I always try and be considerate, and if I remove parts I will not be buying I leave them in an obivous place for someone else (saved them from having to remove them). some years ago I had two first gen CRX two seaters, one a parts car, I was building ...
by Petros
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New T4WD Owner - Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: New T4WD Owner - Introduction

congrats on the first time success of your major repair operation. I find it very useful to put a small coating of gasket sealant on the edge of the thermostat before attempting to install it. the angle is a little award and it is difficult to keep it seated while you thread on the 10mm nuts. I have...
by Petros
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Tucker has a new home
Replies: 24
Views: 735

Re: Tucker has a new home

presuming there is no binding of the rear bar at that height, the stiff rear springs actually reduces the stress on the rear anti-sway bar. the stiffer springs reduce body roll, therefore reduce the stress on the rear sway bar. you might go out to a large level parking lot of skid pad and do some mi...
by Petros
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Head Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Head Swap

the vale guides can wear as well, though usually they hold up well. if it has a lot of miles on it, and the oil was not always changed diligently, they will have wear. they too are inexpensive to buy, but the machine shop has to install them.
by Petros
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Useful Info
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Usefull Info

yes, all the 4x4 tercel wagons are mechanically identical.
by Petros
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Parked for Months, Now Can't Find 5th/Reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Parked for Months, Now Can't Find 5th/Reverse

sounds like it rusted after it was sitting for so long (over the winter) and not being driven.

should be an easy fix. might be possible to just remove the center console and remove the shift lever compartment cover (10mm bolts), and than soak it in penetrating oil until it works free.
by Petros
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: help, please! issues with my new (to me) FWD ‘88 EZ
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: help, please! issues with my new (to me) FWD ‘88 EZ

great! sounds like you do not need a rack. presuming the new tires are balanced, it might just need an aliment. when you find a reliable place to have the alignment done, tell them about the vibration and to please look over the front suspension for anything that might need to be fixed. Be wary howe...
by Petros
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help Me! Please
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Help Me! Please

take off the front cover and you can count the teeth on the ring gear. on the later ones there is a "4.1:1" stamped into the edge of the ring gear (may take cleaning it off to see it), the earlier 3.73:1 will have no ratio stamp in it. Verify by counting accurately the number of teeth on the pinion ...
by Petros
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: speedi sleeve for front of crankshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: speedi sleeve for front of crankshaft

I think rock auto just had the sleeve on sale for the tercel crank. check it out.
by Petros
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help Me! Please
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Help Me! Please

your '84 should have the 3.73:1 front diff ratio. if the new transmissions are manual (six speed shift), for the '85 and newer model year, they will be 4.1:1 final drive ratio. if that is the case, you need to unbolt the front diff assembly housing from the gear box on your car and and swap on to th...
by Petros
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Head Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Head Swap

the later 3a has what they call the "wavy" valve cover, the gasket line of the valve cover makes a few extra curves on the intake side (presumably to accommodate an anticipated fuel injection set up, but it was never imported). the valve cover takes a different gasket, but is other wise identical, b...
by Petros
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Head Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Head Swap

mechanically and dimensionally they are identical. there may have been some minor changes on the accessory mount lugs, but nothing that will prevent you from using it. while you are at it, replace the exhaust valves with new ones. they do not cost much, and they get heat fatigued and a pace can brea...
by Petros
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear wheels set in more than front?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Rear wheels set in more than front?

it should not be any problem, make sure you still have enough stud length to get the lug nuts on all the way.
by Petros
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:16 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!

that one in the add is a great price, it is also the 4wd SR5 model. well worth owning, but realize cars this old, even with relatively low miles, will need to have a lot of parts to replace and keep after. they are reliable, but these cars are approaching 35 years old, things wear out. I have about ...