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by Petros
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap
Replies: 34
Views: 444

Re: 2nd Gen 4A-FE Swap

for everyone one revolution of the crank, two cylinders go through the power stroke, so the distributor should rotate at the same speed as the camshaft, one cam rev for every two crank revs. At the cost of that one little bracket to mount the distributor up front, I think I would rather spend the mo...
by Petros
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

you can try a different pump. sounds like that is the problem. many of the Chinese fuel pumps are junk. I had the original fuel pump on my car that was over 30 years old, it eventually failed and I had no spare so I bought one from the local autoparts store. supposedly OEM, made in china, it worked ...
by Petros
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Tercel in Susanville- $10,000
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Tercel in Susanville- $10,000

price has been reduced to the bargain of "only" $5000.

it has a 180k miles on it, looks decent, but that price seems out of range.
by Petros
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non A Family Engine Swaps
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Non A Family Engine Swaps

the 20r and 22re came in the trucks/Forerunner and also in the celicas. it is much larger (2.2 liters) and heavier, it is a a good engine with lots of torque, but it is larger and the bolt pattern is no where near fitting it in the Tercel. it might be too large to fit in the Tercel engine bay. it do...
by Petros
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different water pump impellers
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Different water pump impellers

there would be no difference in heat output at the heater, that is controlled by the thermostat. Verify you have a working thermostat (remove and test it in a pot of hot water on your stove, see the FSM for spec). if you need to replace it, buy a quality one, not cheap junk, not worth the $20 differ...
by Petros
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: ID this Blue & Green electric Vacuum Control Please?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: ID this Blue & Green electric Vacuum Control Please?

you may have the wrong carburetor, your '87 T4wd wagon has the same carb as the '83-86 sedan and wagons, not '87-88 sedans: often suppliers will send the carb for the "87 sedan, that is a completely different model, different engine and will not work with the 3ac engine. there is a vac diagram in a ...
by Petros
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non A Family Engine Swaps
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Non A Family Engine Swaps

the 1-zz engine is an excellent choice, you are on your own to make it work as far as custom parts/adapters, but it is a great engine for this car, very reliable and fairly light. I would not bother with the 3EE, not worth the effort, suffers same limitations of the 3ac without enough benefit for yo...
by Petros
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

that is a bummer. I would try welding it and than drill/chase the threads. there should not be a lot of pressure on that fitting, it just needs to hold in place enough so the sealing surface does not leak. the problem is this is the hotest part of the head, so temperature cycling will likely cause J...
by Petros
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Fender Replacement Help/Question - WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 77

Re: Fender Replacement Help/Question - WTB

the fenders are all the same, all models from 83 thru 86 will fit the 4wd wagon fenders, but only wagon fenders fit (either 2wd or 4wd) on model years '87-88. front bumpers and side marker, headlight assemblies will not interchange between 2wd and 4wd (the 4wd sits about 20mm higher, and for some re...
by Petros
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel Holley EFI?
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Tercel Holley EFI?

somewhere in the archives someone adapted a throttle body injection set up (TBI) to the 3ac manifold in his tercel using all junk yard parts. t he TBI came from a 3 cylinder Geo metro/Swift engine. It looked like a nice set up, he listed all the parts he used to make it all work. As I recall there w...
by Petros
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 61
Views: 16344

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

what is important for CV life is the angle, the more angle on the joint the more it works with each revolution of the wheel. at small angles, the wear is minimal. I would guess 1.5" of lift would be okay, perhaps up to 2", but you just need to take a look at it and eyeball the angle of the joint. if...
by Petros
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 something build
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 something build

do not assume your carb is all plugged up just because it ran without a filter. it might be, but if the fuel tank is normal and not full of rust and debris, likely that is not the problem. many of the fuel pumps that came from communist factories in Asia are junk, if it is not a Japanese or USA made...
by Petros
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

, but fuel also contaminated my oil. It wont turn over anymore tho and the previous owner bypassed the fuel filter which I think caused a clog somewhere. if you got fuel in your motor oil, the only way this can happen is if you have a leaky fuel pump diaphragm and it leaks into the head, and drains...
by Petros
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spoilt for engine choice! (4afe vs 4age vs 7afe vs 7age frankenmotor)
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: Spoilt for engine choice! (4afe vs 4age vs 7afe vs 7age frankenmotor)

The AE86 LSD is a good option for these if you can find one. These Tercels share the same rear axle as the AE85/86. the Tercel4wd rear axle is the same as the earlier RWD corolla, and similar to the AE86, but they are not the same. they appear to mount the same (I measured them side by side), they ...
by Petros
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spoilt for engine choice! (4afe vs 4age vs 7afe vs 7age frankenmotor)
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: Spoilt for engine choice! (4afe vs 4age vs 7afe vs 7age frankenmotor)

I do not know how you are going to get a rear LSD for the rear axle unless you up grade to a larger rear diff/housing. there are those inexpensive kits to covert an open diff to a sort of LSD, those look interesting and I may try one on my 4age swap Tercel some day. but they do not get a lot of posi...