80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

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SynthDesign
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My tercel:: The General, 85 SR5 w/ Sunroof,Olive Drab paint, Black Interior, custom steel bumpers, Barto BC lift, 1.67L BUILT 3AC w/ Weber Carb. 346,000 miles and counting since restoration
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Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

Post by SynthDesign » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 pm

With my built 4ac puttin down 106ftlbs of torque in 2wd, weber carbed and delta performance cam on 3.73 gearing I can get upto around 110mph on flats with an average of 14mpg. Guzzles gas and eats cv axles.
Larry's is stupid fast. 20 to 60mph in 3rd gear in a second or two.
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toughtercel
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My tercel:: 83 4WD with some SR5 equip
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Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

Post by toughtercel » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:56 am

1983-84 T4WD has a lower gear ratio which make an easier to curse on higher speed with lower RPM #. Compare 1985-up that has higher gear ratio ( 4.10) I was driving 75 MPH at close to 3,600 RPM , but after driving 3-4 Hrs , i have to add 1 liter of motor oil . BUT it make an easier doing steed grade
Off-Roading .

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YakSr5
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My tercel:: 1985 lifted

Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

Post by YakSr5 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:15 pm

90 with a 1985 5speed all stock with cat delete. on flat ground. hopefully faster with a 4afe someday...

Ellisdee
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My tercel:: 1985 wagon

Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

Post by Ellisdee » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:24 pm

I was clocked at 101.8 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, fully loaded, windows up..I just could not pass Bonneville without stopping, I was lucky, some great guys were doing practice runs with a Flathead Ford and clocked me..I had about a 2 mile run up..

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