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by The Professor
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB/ISO: Working VSV
Replies: 11
Views: 2120

Re: WTB/ISO: Working VSV

I'll pass, but thank you!
by The Professor
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Axle play at Front differential & bearing whine #%&*
Replies: 45
Views: 5130

Re: Axle play at Front differential & bearing whine #%&*

Don't support the car with only one jack stand, wait until you get your other one back before trying to fill the transmission (which should only be done when the vehicle is level F/R and side-to-side).
by The Professor
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Adjusting Weber for large elevation changes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Adjusting Weber for large elevation changes?

I'd suggest keeping the AFR as close to 14.7 as you can, leaning toward 13:1 or "rich" for safety. Anything above 14.7:1 is considered "lean" and could cause detonation.
by The Professor
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Terc #2
Replies: 20
Views: 3216

Re: Terc #2

I would absolutely call Delta Cam, I'm sure they can help you find something, and their services are shockingly inexpensive for what is basically a custom-ground camshaft. I bought one from them for an off-road engine project that I never finished but the cam had it's torque peak around 2,000 RPM, a...
by The Professor
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel
Replies: 26
Views: 3582

Re: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel

But a car magazine actually tested this idea back in the 1980's, and it results in octane rating higher than the premium fuel alone. I understand how octane is measured and what it means. You and I have some similar automotive background, I'm currently a Senior Design Engineer at an OEM vehicle man...
by The Professor
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel
Replies: 26
Views: 3582

Re: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel

Stay away from home-brewed high octane fuel, buy the highest octane pump gas you can find or just buy a drum of Sunoco or other boutique high-octane fuel. It's not worth the risk of damage to the fuel system to play backyard chemist. Also mixing regular unleaded with premium unleaded nets you... mid...
by The Professor
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Terc #2
Replies: 20
Views: 3216

Re: Terc #2

Petros wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:18 am
...there are no low rpm, high torque, cams for this engine..
Hogwash, send them to Delta Camshafts in Tacoma and get them reground http://www.deltacam.com/.
by The Professor
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: If I can manage a suitable repower in the future
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

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

Is that a Justy? I just bought an engine stand off a guy with 30 Justys on his compound. Looks like a fun little car. Did you have to swap motors to push those tires? Nope, it's an '80-89 hatchback. Stock engine and trans, but this particular one has a Nissan transfer case as well with a stock rear...
by The Professor
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: If I can manage a suitable repower in the future
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

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

Abletobecain wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:13 am
...I don't know how some ppl can take the 27s or bigger...
Life off-road begins with 27 in. tires... Oh wait, that's just with old Subarus. :lol: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3236877/1986-subaru-gl/

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by The Professor
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Oh Boy! What a deal!
Replies: 23
Views: 3649

Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

The mag ride stuff performs amazingly well, but they don't last long. Probably has to do with the suspended iron filings and rubber seals not playing nicely.
by The Professor
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Tercel Wagon 4WD SR5 | Overland Build
Replies: 36
Views: 5274

Re: 1983 Tercel Wagon 4WD SR5 | My Worst/Best Decision of my Life?

In the diagram posted above it seems like the wheels are mounted outside the lug studs, as if they're not seated on the brake rotor. Was this intentional? If it were me I'd gladly pay for the fifth spare wheel, you never know when a company might go under and never find a matching wheel for your set...
by The Professor
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toyota is making an updated Tercel 4wd!
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: Toyota is making an updated Tercel 4wd!

If you're having trouble with the key in the door lock you need to lube the lock cylinder. There are several products out there, but I like the ones that have Teflon suspended in the fluid. With the little spray tube attached, poke the tube about 1/4 in. into the lock and give it a few short squirts...
by The Professor
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Rally Tercel
Replies: 57
Views: 6512

Re: 4AGE Rally Tercel

There are only three or so classes in SCCA Rallycross, so you get pitted against just about anything. As I recall the classes are more based around the level of modification than vehicle capability.
by The Professor
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toyota is making an updated Tercel 4wd!
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: Toyota is making an updated Tercel 4wd!

simon84 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Winter is hard on the diesel in the Canadian Rockies. Below -20 Celsius it's a pain to start and the doors freeze up.
Spray a rag or paper towel with silicone spray and massage it into your door and window seals. This will help prevent the doors freezing shut.