Misc. project prep

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NWMO
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Misc. project prep

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Hey all,

I got the “kitted” carb back on the car today, it started and idled fine (“cold” idle still not functioning), didn’t test drive as I have a leaking axle seal and want to change my trans fluid.

I also made some progress on the axle removal/install tool as well as a “poor man’s” press for u-joints. I still need to weld the handle on the axle tool.
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My tercel:: 1985 Tercel SR5. aka Spud
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I finally changed my transmission fluid in Spud after a little over a year since it's last flush. Came out a little darker than I would have liked. Found some glitter at the bottom. I guess that may partially explain why reverse has gotten a little less chunky to engage...
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1985 Toyota Tercel SR5. Daily driver. Aka "Spud"
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Hey Luke,

The tool wasn't as helpful as I hoped, but it's not bad to have either. My oil was a little milky due to the failed half shaft seal letting a little water in I assume. I also found some glitter, but this was the first change after roughly 1,000 miles by me and who knows how many years of sitting/driving prior (as this trans came out of my parts car). While I obviously renewed the gear oil, I figured to find some glitter on this first change after running a bit.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain
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