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Gottolovem
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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:33 am

OH NO there pushing it
I'm sure it's just the starter :mrgreen:

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Re: Opinions please

Post by KZ750 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:28 pm

Another one!?!?! DAMN!
How are you/did you get it home?

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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:24 pm

Loren
I bought two in January this one "rusty" came with a crate motor it was in half moon bay. I took it to another forum members house in Penn valley on a car dolly it runs great considering it sat for 8 years it does need a head gasket (gets hot) I'm going to grab it tomorrow. I hope it will make it over donner summit without issue 30 miles up hill then I can almost coast the other 50 YEE HAHHH!!!!

This makes nine t4's I have rescued and six in my yard right now but at least two maby three are on there way back out to new homes.
Do you want another there kinda like tater chips you can't have just one :shock:

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Re: Opinions please

Post by Petros » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:56 pm

this blue Tercel competed in the 2007 Bamako rally, there are more pics of this French entry on the website but I could not find them.

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Re: Opinions please

Post by Petros » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:03 pm

another Tercel4wd entry "team Taltos" in 2007

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more pictures of Team Taltos Tercel4wd in Africa here:
http://www.budapestbamako.org/cpg1410/t ... ng=english
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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:09 pm

So rusty made the 100 mile trip over donner summit without a hitch only running on 3 cylinders but didn't even come completely up to temperature going over Donner Pass weird! Maby not a head gasket?
I will go pull the plugs later see whats up
I totally expected to wrestle an overheating engine today but insted the cars temp barely even registered on the gauge.

You have to love a car that can sit for 8 years and fires right up to do a 100 mile mountian pass.
I have yet to find a t4 that couldn't be nursed home. They just want to please there owners like a loyal dog.

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Re: Opinions please

Post by irowiki » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:34 pm

So you didn't have to mess with the gas? Hmm. Maybe the one I need to tow home will at least start up then...
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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:46 pm

When i got the car it ran not sure of the story maby he used stabul or prehaps started it once in a while.
But it hasen't ben regesterd or driven in 8 years!
With your car i would see if the hard line is clear by trying to blow bubbles into the tank from where the filter is. If you can blow through it you might get away with diluting what's in the tank with fresh gas and running it
If it's clogged the tank will need to come out.

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Re: Opinions please

Post by irowiki » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:48 pm

Mine has sit for roughly 6-9 years and I doubt it has been started since he parked it :(
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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:51 pm

Check that hard line it will tell you the state of the shellac In the tank.

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Re: Opinions please

Post by KZ750 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:17 am

I hope you made it through the pass just fine. It's a great plus, being the season of winter, while having to deal with a hot motor. Hows the crate motor? are we talking new?? Great find!

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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:12 am

The motor is a "new" rebuild
Not an imported low mile motor
Not even sure what i'm going to do with it yet!

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Re: Opinions please

Post by terceldude » Mon May 18, 2015 2:41 pm

If no rust accumulated on the floorboards, etc., undercarriage, no serious rust in engine compartment, then resell it cheap with the tune up and new head gasket...
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Re: Opinions please

Post by BrownBadger » Wed May 20, 2015 8:46 pm

If you get it running well/reliably let me know. I'll take it as a summer car for my cabin in the redwoods.

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Re: Opinions please

Post by Gottolovem » Wed May 20, 2015 9:06 pm

BrownBadger wrote:If you get it running well/reliably let me know. I'll take it as a summer car for my cabin in the redwoods.
The car is long gone it went to florrykitty in Idaho

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