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by Petros
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Tercel 4WD Owner in Washington State
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: New Tercel 4WD Owner in Washington State

welcome to the forum!

nice looking T4wd. how much did you have to pay for it? where are you located?
by Petros
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: I think I have all my STUFF
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: I think I have all my STUFF

my favorite:
Funny-Camel-Inside-Car.jpg
by Petros
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Inner Tie Rods box identification:
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Inner Tie Rods box identification:

Beck Arnly no longer makes parts, they resell other vendors parts. And they are no longer the quality they once were. this happened after a buy out a number of years ago by a large parts supplier. clearly the geniuses thought they will improve profits by selling cheaper parts. The last thing I order...
by Petros
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 46
Views: 5180

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

I would suggest the "picknpull" brand: go find the parts that fit, and gives you some lift, trial and error. cheap and fun experimenting on your own car.
by Petros
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires

as I recall the Schneider cams are new billet and fairly costly. Forum member Synth used a Schneider on his rebuild with a weber carb, but went back to the factory cam as it was way too much cam for a street engine. though I do not know what grind it was, if they offer a more mild grind they may be ...
by Petros
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires

the 4ac low end will help, more displacement. when you rebuild it you can also mill the head to raise the compression ratio a bit as well to add a bit of power, but do not go too much. And you can overbore the cylinders to get a bit more displacment, this will require oversized pistions (if you were...
by Petros
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires

I do not think there would be much difference with a lighter or heavier flywheel on larger heavier wheels and tires if you use proper clutch technique. A heavy duty (more heat resistant) clutch will serve you well if you intend to do a lot of off roading. What you need to keep heavy wheels and tires...
by Petros
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: perplexing engine problem(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: perplexing engine problem(s)

I have had some bad experience with cheaper belts, one time on another car (that had 3 different belts to drive each accessory), brand new belt failed with about ten mins of drive time, and took out the other belts. leaving my wife stranded with an overheated car. I once bought a project tercel wher...
by Petros
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: understanding Lightened Flywheel combined with larger tires

sounds like you are getting a lot of bogus speculations from those that do not know exactly what they are talking about. All 3a engines have the massive flywheel (heavier than any other Toyota engine at the time), it was designed to go into their entry level FWD car. Almost all of them went into 2wd...
by Petros
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Correct length Tie Rods and info
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Correct length Tie Rods and info

Abra-Cadaver wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm
How did you verify parts from RA are USA/JPN?
Usually in the detailed description on their website, when you click on the "more info" link, it will say country of origin. sometimes they list the manufacturer, and with the part number you can track it down from there.
by Petros
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overheating saga..
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Overheating saga..

I have found the factory gauge very reliable and accurate, though rarely the sender do go out. you must determine if it is indeed running hot or not, you risk severe engine damage and extensive repairs if your assumption is wrong. you can buy inexpensive mechanical temp gauges at most autoparts stor...
by Petros
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: I think I have all my STUFF
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: I think I have all my STUFF

I saw a guy with a utility trailer loaded up like that and had a tire blow out. went and bought a spare and put it on, got another block and the other tire blew out. car tires are not meant to be loaded up like that, at fwy speeds they can get overheated and blow out. cross winds look like being any...
by Petros
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Crazy 22re bucking
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Crazy 22re bucking

check spark timing, and operation of both mechanical and vacuum advance. sounds like timing could be too far advanced. also, check that fuel air mixture is not too rich when off the throttle. the EFI should take care of this but something might be causing a rich mixture when it should be lean. clean...
by Petros
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Stock Suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Stock Suspension

I would advise against the lift on a daily driver unless you have a specific reason for needing it. that would be to clear larger tires, because you regularly drive on deep rutted/rocky roads and need the extra inch or two of clearance. Unless your suspension is in good operating condition you reall...
by Petros
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carrier bearing bushing play - how much is acceptable?
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Carrier bearing bushing play - how much is acceptable?

the carrier bearings is actually mounted in big squishy rubber mount, usually it can be moved around by hand but it should not feel loose. if the bearing or the u-joints have play, they are bad, but the rubber mount should be pliable and flexible. unless it is clunking around when you accelerate in ...