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by teranfirbt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tires!
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Tires!

I'm a big fan of General RT43 tires, I have them on my Tercel and my Hyundai. Semi-chunky tread so probably decent offroad, super good in the rain, and I've been told they are good in light snow (although being in TX I haven't had a chance to try that out...)
by teranfirbt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Corolla brake upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 6500

Re: Corolla brake upgrade

Interesting, which studs did you get?
by teranfirbt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 3760

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

This is a job for JB weld! Take out the two bolts around it and get a wire wheel/brush in there, clean off all of the paint down to bare metal. Use Acetone to clean the area until you don't get anything from a clean paper towel (seriously, get it that clean). Make sure that no oil comes out of the h...
by teranfirbt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 3760

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

As long as you loaded up the bearings with assembly lube and coated the cylinders with oil before install you don't need to do anything special for break in. I run cheap 10-30 conventional for break in with a high quality filter. Change after 500 miles to the same conventional and run 3k miles, then...
by teranfirbt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 3760

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

My break in method follows the "load it up and seat the rings" school of thought, I've yet to have an issue after two 4A rebuilds (4AFE for my Tercel and a turbo 4AGE in my MR2). The one build I didn't load the rings up properly was the 22RE in my old Celica and it used oil constantly, so one datapo...
by teranfirbt
Wed May 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: TBI / Fuel Injection Build
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: TBI / Fuel Injection Build

Nice! The flap disk is easily my favorite grinder disk after the .040" thick cutoff wheels :D
by teranfirbt
Sat May 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 3760

Re: Fresh Weber install. Now it's running really, really rich.

What size jets are in the carb?
by teranfirbt
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: My baby
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: My baby

To expand on what Petros said, lubricate the threads and washer *lightly*. Any oil that comes out of the threads will contaminate the gasket, all it takes is enough oil to coat the threads. If oil is dripping off of the bolt you have way too much. If there's oil outside of the thread crests you have...
by teranfirbt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Probably worth taking it to an auto part store and having them run a battery test on it.
by teranfirbt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Corolla brake upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 6500

Re: Corolla brake upgrade

The stock wheels on the Corolla I took the calipers from are 14" steelies so they should fit. The CRX rims I'm running on mine have a lot of material on the inside, where Toyota alloys and steel wheels are more open.
tl:dr: should be good.
by teranfirbt
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

It depends a lot on the charge state of the battery. If it is fairly drained and needs a lot of charge, it will attempt to pull a lot of current from the charge vehicle. Since trailer wiring is fairly small, it will overwhelm the wiring and the voltage will drop at the battery. To fix this, you'll e...
by teranfirbt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sheared rocker arm assembly bolts - what grade replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Sheared rocker arm assembly bolts - what grade replacement?

If you aren't getting OEM bolts, you'll want grade 10.9. These are the metric equivalent of SAE grade 8 and should be torqued to 13 N-M (113 in-lb in 'merican).
If you're having trouble finding these locally, belmetric.com will have what you need.
by teranfirbt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: TBI / Fuel Injection Build
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: TBI / Fuel Injection Build

That's pretty sweet, I've never used silicon bronze (although I've watched enough Welding Tips and Tricks videos on it). I went through the hassle of baking/welding/baking/welding/baking/welding to plug up the intake manifold hole on my stock manifold. It took awhile and I definitely learned a lot a...
by teranfirbt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: tt4wd runs to cool
Replies: 26
Views: 1627

Re: tt4wd runs to cool

I never trust anything but OEM T-stats and radiator caps anymore. I bought a Stant that had a weak spring, so at lower engine speed it would be fine, but once you got on the highway the water pump would build enough pressure to force the stat open and it would run cold. I chucked that in the trash a...
by teranfirbt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: wheel alignment cannot be achieved after stabilizer bar bush replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: wheel alignment cannot be achieved after stabilizer bar bush replacement

That's very odd, were the old bushing severely worn? Did you replace the steel sleeve that goes over the end of the stabilizer bar? Are both tires misaligned by the same amount? Are they too far forward or too far towards the rear? How much torque did you use on the nuts that hold the stabilizer bar...