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The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« on: May 21, 2016, 07:52:22 AM »
I've been wanting to get a Toyota 4wd car for several years now. I had been wanting a Camry all-trac but after looking for a clean example that wasn't rediculously priced for many months I came across this Tercel. I had had one several years ago and always regretted getting rid of it. They are fun to drive because they are so lightweight (2300 lbs.) I will be using this as a daily driver in the winter months and when I am building on my 4Runner. The plan is go through all the systems and upgrade/repair where it makes sense to me. Eventually I plan to install a 4A-ge 20 valve blacktop motor in it, Which should increase the power from 63 up to 160.

The car is being worked on at Zippo place so far. So far we have pulled the transmission, cleaned all the grease of it, put a new clutch in it and replaced the front axles.
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 09:26:54 AM »
What happened got the tail lights?
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 12:09:08 PM »
What happened got the tail lights?

looks like they got broken ;)
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 12:14:06 PM »
What happened got the tail lights?

He knows what happen to it. He is being funny.
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 12:18:13 PM »
He knows what happen to it. He is being funny.

 :gap: I really like this car. My friend had one that he raced and it was awesome
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2016, 01:57:46 PM »
V6 in the trunk!
Do it...
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2016, 01:59:38 PM »
3rz swap was my idea.You would have to get a different trans/tcase but would be AWESOME!
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2016, 02:03:52 PM »
3rz swap was my idea.You would have to get a different trans/tcase but would be AWESOME!
Porsche Cayman has longitudinal mid engine Getrag transmission, would work awesome.
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2016, 02:56:09 PM »
What happened got the tail lights?

You know what happened.  :shake:

While pulling the car into Zippos garage. The strap broke and the car careened down his driveway and crashed into the neighbors hedge. Also the door was open, and when it crashed through the hedge the door and subsequently the fender got taken out.

A new fender and door have already been installed and the factory paint has been ordered.

The shifter was so sloppy that I could hardly find a gear to go into, so I order a shifter seat and bushing along with a new boot from Marlin.

I got a factory service manual on eBay as well as an original owners manual.
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2016, 03:05:36 PM »
looks like a 4runner......

are you going to lift it?
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 03:06:56 PM »
Porsche Cayman has longitudinal mid engine Getrag transmission, would work awesome.

I think that transmission would easily be more expensive than several times this car's worth.....
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2016, 03:08:11 PM »
The transmission is a pain in the ass you put in and out.
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 03:15:55 PM »
I think that transmission would easily be more expensive than several times this car's worth.....
I did rear coil springs on one today, could have stole it. Stoopid squashed Beetle
Its not about what is worth what, its about makin it go like snot off a stick
 
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Checked Ebay 750 six speed getrag to suit Cayman/Tercel
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2016, 03:47:39 PM »
:popcorn:
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2016, 05:26:16 PM »
Pretty sold on the 4A-ge 20 valve. It will make this light little car go like a stabbed rat.  :burnout:

It's also one of the few engines that can produce 100hp per litter in stock trim. 
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2016, 07:48:41 PM »
Add a turbo...
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2016, 08:50:25 PM »
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Re: The Turtcel build (turtle+tercel)
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2016, 08:50:49 PM »
Add a turbo...

I don't think the tercel transmission could handle much more power than 160. I also want to keep it naturally aspirated.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2016, 12:17:46 PM »
Wonder if you could get emu springs for it?
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2016, 07:33:49 AM »
Go to Napa, and they can mix the oem paint in spray cans now!  Just need the vin.


I love the Tercel Wagons!  A buddy of mine always has 2 or 3 at any given time.  Plus 30 mpg all day long helps!
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2016, 09:21:58 AM »
i cant see pics at work so i am sucribing to this thread!

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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2016, 03:22:27 PM »
Go to Napa, and they can mix the oem paint in spray cans now!  Just need the vin.


I love the Tercel Wagons!  A buddy of mine always has 2 or 3 at any given time.  Plus 30 mpg all day long helps!

Darn! I didn't know that. I ordered mine so now I have to wait for them to mix the paint and ship it.
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2016, 03:42:46 PM »
If you end up needing random parts I may have it so let me know
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2016, 03:44:25 PM »
Go to Napa, and they can mix the oem paint in spray cans now!  Just need the vin.


I love the Tercel Wagons!  A buddy of mine always has 2 or 3 at any given time.  Plus 30 mpg all day long helps!

This is good to know. I need to get a color match for my sliders.
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2016, 04:32:18 PM »
This is good to know. I need to get a color match for my sliders.

They don't have jeep paint :-p
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2016, 04:35:02 PM »
They don't have jeep paint :-p

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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2016, 05:06:27 AM »
If you end up needing random parts I may have it so let me know

Have a gray rear parcel tray or air conditioning parts?
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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2016, 02:00:43 PM »
'cause VVTi!


is it in yet?
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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2016, 03:12:19 PM »
I'm excited to see a Tercel build! (Never thought I would say that :)

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2016, 04:34:28 PM »
Waiting for the wheelin pics

 
 
 
 
 

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