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[*] posted on 2-8-2015 at 11:26 PM
'92 tercel 5efhe swap


i finally got the '92 tercel in my hands... i had some $$ troubles last month, but finished paying Justin (Todem76), & got the car delivered to a secure location where most of the work will be done. (my employer has all the tools i need, at my disposal, as long as i clean up any mess i make)
http://board.tercelonline.com/viewthread.php?tid=53325
i still need to go pick up the extra parts and get the 5efhe motor...
Justin was also the previous owner of the 20valver that is my current D/D... i wanted a 2nd tercel/paseo for a D/D while fixing the 20valver up, so this just made sense... i guess they'll both be D/D, depending on my mood, and the weather...
first up: pull the 3e motor out, clean up the engine bay to get ready for the 5efhe...
i'll be leaving the 3e trans/clutch, as i can't afford a new clutch this summer...
wire up the harness, bolt up the exhaust, etc., swap in the 3xcore radiator, relocate the battery to the trunk(?)
but most important, get it all running & registered before the snow falls...
after i drive it n/a for a while, i plan to add a TD04 turbo, 440cc injectors, FMIC, EBC@10+psi, and rebuild/swap in the 5efhe's transmission with a helical LSD, light flywheel, & better clutch... but all those mod will cost me more than i can afford right now... i need to save up $1-2k...

i'm gonna try to update this thread at least once a week with progressions... i need to do my part to make this forum more active & interesting...

i'm sorry i haven't be around much in the last few years...
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[*] posted on 3-8-2015 at 09:40 AM


Always love to see a 4G tercel get a better motor. Good luck on your swap.



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[*] posted on 3-8-2015 at 11:35 AM


Good luck.



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[*] posted on 5-8-2015 at 11:40 PM
minor update...


poking around under the hood, it's looking like a daunting task... what a mess...
yanking the radiator , etc., out tomorrow... unbolt the d/p from exhaust, drop & discard... spraying the m/m & trans bolts with PB blaster... start unplugging & marking all the vac lines & wires... my boss is not going to like the oil dripplings in the parking lot...

i found a craiglist seller nearby that has a 4efe header-style intake manifold that i'll use... i'll add 6"+ to the plenum, maybe "paint it black" like my TD04 manifold, rolling-stones style... (black manifolds matter)
i need something better than the stock 4efte t/b that i have... i want high velocity through the 4efe manifold, but i also want maximum flow...
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[*] posted on 1-9-2015 at 01:02 PM


i went to Rockford & picked up the 4efe manifold, yesterday... a little oily inside, but it'll clean up good.... seller also gave me all his leftover 1st gen paseo parts... headlights, corner lights, taillights, and a steering column w/ non-airbag wheel & intermittent switchs attached... all for $40...:pepper:
i'll post them for sale here, soon... i want to go through all my parts today to get full inventory of what to keep/use, and what to sell/givaway, asap...

the drive was fun in the 20valver, though... speed limit in WI got raised to 70mph, recently, so i was 75mph @ 4200rpms in 5th gear, most of the way... temp gauge never got over 1/3... i wish i could get a 6spd in there...
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[*] posted on 1-9-2015 at 09:39 PM


I have ALWAYS wanted to do a 6 speed since my original auto to manual swap. The ONLY viable solution, which Trev had mentioned, was from a Matrix. Re-drilling holes, etc. just like you do for the 4age trans.

I will probably end up doing something like that, just worried about putting real power down and blowing it up.

Good luck!

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[*] posted on 1-9-2015 at 10:35 PM


the 4efe manifold appears to be brazed at the joints, after it was spot-welded... might make modifying it harder, or easier, depending on how i do it...
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