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 Post subject: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:48 pm 
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Hello all, big time JNC fan! For some reason I just now realized that there is a forum. I wanted to introduce myself and my daily/project. This is a 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD, the "ATM machine" as some have referred to it as.

It is currently undergoing an engine tear down after I confirmed that the head gasket was blown. Will be replacing a bunch of parts, putting a new headgasket on and honing the block and throwing new piston rings on.

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Replaced so far:
- Front struts
- Timing belt
- Water pump
- Rebuilt carb
- Numerous seals/gaskets
- Ignition parts
- New front brake pads/rotors
- 35% tint all around

What's going on:
- New headgasket
- New piston rings
- New exhaust
- New left and right CV axles
- New fuel pump
- New motor mounts
- New transmission mount
- New rear drum brakes
- New clutch/cable
- Resurfaced flywheel
- Megan Racing springs
- 14" BMW Bottlecaps

Very excited to get this on the road and have these new, fresh parts on. Looking forward to being able to drive this car everyday and take it wherever it allows me.


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:39 pm 
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New tires for the wheels arrived today.

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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:23 pm 
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Guess my car isn't as cool as many of the Corollas, Celicas and Cressidas here. :(

Oh well, here are my JNC stickers!

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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:28 pm 

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Location: Central NJ
I like it,keep the updates coming!


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:25 pm 
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Don't be silly - your Tercel is super cool.... 8)
I remember always really liking these up through the 80's. Something very rugged about their square-cut design. And sadly they're all but gone nowadays...
Love that interior too - quite funky!

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Anders.

JDM '77 Toyota Trueno 1600GT Sprinter (TE61)
+ a handful of classic BMW's from the 60's and 70's.


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:20 am 
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Motor all cleaned up and being re-assembled. (pics are clickable thumbnails, forum won't let me post the fullsize pics)

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My buddy surprised me with a unique paint scheme.

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That valve cover though!

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Dropped in, should be ready to fire up in the next day or two.

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My Megan Racing springs I picked up from an AE86. Can't argue with $50.

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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:20 pm 
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Rebuild done! Suspension installed, wheels mounted!

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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:24 am 
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Distinctly 80's and utterly boxy.
Just gotta love it... :tu:

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Best Regards,
Anders.

JDM '77 Toyota Trueno 1600GT Sprinter (TE61)
+ a handful of classic BMW's from the 60's and 70's.


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:25 pm 
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Really nice condition there friend:)


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD - "ATM Machine"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:07 pm 
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Lowered the front a tad more and painted the Bottlecaps white.

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