Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

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YakSr5
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Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:16 am

Hello, i recently signed up to this site because i recently purchased a 1985 Tercel. I am no stranger to the Tercel, it was my first car. i got it in 1998 and modified it heavily. here is a pic. I called it the "Shaggin Wagon" those Seven interior handles in SR5were very....useful lol
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Sadly i was T-boned in about 2000 and the "shaggin wagon"was totaled. i always told myself id get another, and that day came about 20 years later.

This one has been dubbed "Mr. T"

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A good friend bought this in Idaho, and knew how much i wanted one. he took it on two idaho gambler 500 races and sold it to me. with my advice from my build back in 1998 he added some bigger tires and wheels

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He found 3 15" escort wheels and used a steelie for the 4th. they look good with the 215 70r15 snow tires. he used some rubber spring spacers to get the lift.

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Much improved look. it ran the Gambler without any problems. helping many vehicles along the way. I will probably leave this one alone for now. it runs and drives well. it also rips it up off road.

Plans Include barto lift. 4ac swap skid plates and bumpers front and rear. stay tuned.

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by Petros » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 pm

welcome to the forum!

nice looking T4wd. Gambler race sounds like fun, what is it about? a low budget off road run?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by helipilot77 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:32 am

Petros wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 pm
welcome to the forum!

nice looking T4wd. Gambler race sounds like fun, what is it about? a low budget off road run?
This video will give you a good idea of what a gambler 500 is.
https://youtu.be/PDJOP6MvSV8
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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:19 pm

Scored a free 4ac out of a 80s nova


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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by Petros » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Excellent! A worthwhile up grade. make sure you give it a good once over, rings, bearings, etc. also read about my head gasket mods over in the Repair guides section, use the procedure there to install the head.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by Sr54wd » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Do you recall by any chance the size of the tires and what the wheels came off of in the first picture? My Tercel is also missing the front bumper and I like the way those tires/wheels look. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:24 pm

Those were 14" universal steel wheels from les schwab. the tires were 27x8.5 Cooper SST mud tires. i dont think they make them anymore.

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Been using Mr T as a daily all winter, and worked out some bugs.

New alternator, thermostat, brakes and hoses.

Not much snow this year to have fun in just lots of rain

When i feel the need for speed i jump in My V8 5speed Firebird

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:18 pm

I will also be swapping out the Stock SR5 seats for some seats out of a 1983 Supra. they are much more comfortable. pics to come...

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by BaileySims » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:35 pm

Interested to see how the supra seats look. I haven't sat in one of those seats since 2004, and I remember they had those air bladders that you can regulate for your lower back and sides.
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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm

I have a much more in depth build thread on Grassroots Motorsports

link here

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum ... 791/page1/

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by YakSr5 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:49 pm

LiL T and the Pussy wagon ready to hit the Gambler 500 Idaho!

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by Petros » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:46 pm

so how did it go?

I wonder what the story is on how the "Pussy Wagon" got its name.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by Mattel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:24 pm

Petros. Are you familiar with the films of Quentin Tarantino?
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Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Post by Petros » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:16 pm

not a fan of Tarantino, but I am aware of many of his films. I have even seen a few of them, enough to not care to say any more.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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