Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

General discussion about our beloved Tercel 4WD cars
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Petros
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Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by Petros » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:05 am

we are all a go for Aug 10th at our place near Arlington. but it appears there is only two coming.

Abletobecain, you are welcome to come Friday evening. you can either camp out, or sleep in our guest house (it is empty, so you will need an air matress and a sleeping bag). I was thinking a BBQ would be good for Saturday afternoon after a drive around the area. Some good back roads around Darrington/Barlow pass, or we can go to Marble mount to North Cascades national park (no entrance fee).

Professor: you want to arrive Saturday morning around 9 or 9:30?

Anyone elss want to joint us, you are invited: let me know I will send you my address.

I can PM both of you my address.
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Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by Abletobecain » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:09 am

My apologies but I thought this weekend was no good for you, Petros. I made plans with a friend to replace the entire front end in my offroad rig tomorrow. Turns out I wouldn't be able to trail ride anyway as my offroad rig had been sitting a while waiting on a new CV axle and seal. I got it in last weekend and while I was doing an ATF flush I noticed some nasty clunks...one tierod is bad for sure and maybe strut mounts too so I'm swapping everything out tomorrow.
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Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by Petros » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:54 pm

ah, no, that is not what I posted. the Professor said he was not going to be around the following weekend, so I changed my schdule to open up this weekend.

Your last post was either was okay with you. the Professor was only good this weekend.

Perhaps we should reschedule for another weekend.
'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: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by Abletobecain » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:45 am

Yea, I must have misunderstood. Lets definitely reschedule. I got most of my front end replaced and lift finished yesterday. An inner tie rod and cv axles today and I'll be good to go for trail rides.
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red") SOLD :)

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Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by Terbo4WD » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:32 pm

We should get this going again

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Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by NWMO » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:54 am

Peter, Professor, Able, Terbo and others,

I envy the higher density of Tercel owners in the PNW, hope to visit in the future. While coordinating a meet/greet takes some effort, I have found it very worthwhile. In the two prior weekends I managed to meet three fellow board members. It was most enjoyable to off-road with a fellow Tercel! Beyond just getting to know one another and being available for Tercel support/motivation, there also exists the opportunity for benefits outside of the Tercel world. On Monday I visited Kansas State University with my younger son and it just so happens a fellow member is employed there. Better yet, he manages a wonderful lab space in my son’s field of interest and we got a private tour. Getting to check out his fantastic Tercs was great as well.

I am going to “organize” a meet/greet for the fall of 2020’ for us Midwest members (and anyone who wants to roadtrip!!) and hope to incorporate enough notice, advertisement, off road activities and accommodation information to maximize turn out.

I share this to encourage you all in getting together. All of us live busy lives and have other interests, but sometimes we need to treat ourselves to a fun day or two with other folks (and our cars). I’ve met four fellow members and have yet to regret a meeting, all were worthy of my time and I thank them for making time for me.

Chris

PS - More on the car side, getting to ride in a supercharged 3a Tercel and drive a fellow members automatic Tercel provides new incites. The spunky 3a was very fun and after driving an automatic, I will be less likely to dismiss them in the future. They are just as much Tercel as the M/T cars and I can certainly see owning one in the future (but don’t tell my wife 😝).
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Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Post by The Professor » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:27 am

I'm busy the next couple weekends, but beyond that I have time to meet up for a mini car show and lunch somewhere? Maybe a drive?
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