Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

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Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby Mrbubblehead on Jun Sun 19, 2011 5:53 pm

My buddy and I dragged the Peanut over to my place Friday. The car is named Peanut. It is getting that motor we pulled last week plus a good once over and service. The car has been sitting for a couple years.
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby Mrbubblehead on Jul Sat 02, 2011 8:41 am

I got the motor stripped down, now it is time for one more cleaning and reseal.
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby ValveFloat on Jul Sat 02, 2011 9:38 am

Is that a RWD Tercel? I have always had a soft spot for those for some reason. Or... Is it the Starlets that were RWD?
BTW, that engine is gross. :)
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby Mrbubblehead on Jul Sat 02, 2011 11:12 am

Ya, I cant find where it is not leaking oil from :laughing: . This car is FWD. The motor came out of a 4WD SR5. It has 62 hp instead of the 57 hp that the current motor has.
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby Mrbubblehead on Jul Sat 16, 2011 5:10 pm

Out with the old....and time to prep the new
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby MT-Getto on Jul Sat 16, 2011 5:57 pm

your floor is nicer than mine.
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby Mrbubblehead on Sep Sat 10, 2011 9:01 pm

Summer has been too fun, I've been slacking. The motor is almost ready to go in. Resealed, rebuilt water pump, manifold swap, swapped the best parts from the two and decent cleaning.
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Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby MT-Getto on Sep Sun 11, 2011 12:04 am

I've kinda wondered.....
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby Mrbubblehead on Mar Mon 12, 2012 8:05 pm

I had the Peanut up and running for months, I just have not been online much. It ran, but inconsistently. I kept stripping emissions stuff but, it was so tied into the carb I couldnt get to much of it off(the carb had 4 vacuum servos, a dozen adjustment screws, and around 20' of vacuum line). I rebuilt it and very little change. Then I checked the oil one day and there was gas in it. Fuel pump was not leaking, checked the float bowl level for the forth time, looked online and talked to some folk that have worked on them before. These carbs are junk when they are old and it doesnt matter if they are rebuilt or not. So I put a weber conversion on it. Runs and drives great now. It is not getting the mileage it should, I have to re-jet it. The weber is nice, only two adjustment screws. And I built an aluminum roof rack for it too.
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Re: Project Peanut(aka 81 Toyota tercel)

Postby kevin286 on Mar Wed 14, 2012 8:51 pm

I know that lot. Do you work with Jeremy... formerly Bridger Fire?
Nice classic toyota btw... i've got a 81 starlet that needs some attention one day.
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