By on February 25, 2015

01 - 1991 Toyota Tercel Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinA couple of years have passed since the last Manny, Moe, and Jack Edition Junkyard Find, so we’re due for another car that was customized with every manner of stick-on hood scoop, property-value-lowering vinyl decal, and brightly-colored interior-trim piece that can be had at your local auto-parts chain store. Here’s a fourth-gen Toyota Tercel done up as a shoestring-budget Fast-n-Furious-type machine.
15 - 1991 Toyota Tercel Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinEven though this car has the 94-horsepower 3E-E engine and automatic transmission, its last owner wanted it to look a bit faster than stock.
08 - 1991 Toyota Tercel Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinI hate to criticize this sort of thing too hard, because a garishly modified Tercel is still better than the dreadful tedium of a stock Tercel.
21 - 1991 Toyota Tercel Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThat’s because the Tercel was the car for drivers who thought the Corolla was too much of a high-performance luxury car.
09 - 1991 Toyota Tercel Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinNot even 100,000 miles. I suspect a broken odometer here.
11 - 1991 Toyota Tercel Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinSome of the details make this car more of a 100-footer than a 50-footer.

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78 Comments on “Junkyard Find: Manny, Moe, and Jack Edition 1991 Toyota Tercel Coupe...”


  • avatar
    2drsedanman

    Suprised that the engine is that clean. These were tough engines, although some would use oil due to valve stem seal issues with higher miles. Can’t imagine how slow this thing was hooked to an automatic. Maybe the “high-performance” T-handle shifter made it less painful.

    • 0 avatar
      heavy handle

      The Tercel automatic actually wasn’t bad in the city. It’s one of those old-school automatics that isn’t programmed for gas mileage.

      Unsurprisingly, highway performance wasn’t good. Not that anyone would expect it to be.

      • 0 avatar
        Wizegui

        As a former Tercel owner, I can confirm that that is definitely the case. In many ways, the 3 speed auto was even better than the 5 speed auto in my CSX. Shifts were smooth and the ratios (in the City) were pretty good. The only downside is that fuel economy wasn’t particular good in either the city or the highway (my CSX can match it in the city), and on the highway it wa s quite buzzy.

        Having said that, the 3E was quite smooth for a four.

    • 0 avatar
      MR2turbo4evr

      This thing actually has a manual transmission. You can see the clutch slave cylinder on the front of the transmission.

  • avatar
    319583076

    My friends used to joke about applying “wood panelling” to our jalops – e.g. Plywood sheeting attached with black oxide drywall screws. This guy actually *did* something similar. o_O

  • avatar
    bumpy ii

    For some reason, I thought the USDM Tercels didn’t get composite headlights until the mid-90s. Maybe they were an option before then?

    • 0 avatar
      TCragg

      Base model 2-doors had sealed beams. Higher trim levels from 1991-on had the composite lights. My parents had a 1991 LE model that had the composite lamps. The base cars also had black plastic bumpers and different seat fabric, as well as no reflective panel across the trunk lid between the taillights.

  • avatar
    schmitt trigger

    I actually had a ’91 Tercel (4spd manual) as my commuter car for 10 years.

    Both my kids learned driving on it. It took them thru college, first my son, then my daughter. She sold it to her boyfriend who later resold it in Mexico.

    Last thing I knew it was doing taxi service in Acapulco.

    Up to the time (2009) the vehicle was in possession within the family, no major mechanical repairs had been done on it.
    Tough little car.

    • 0 avatar
      Wizegui

      Apart from a slow oil leak that we could never fixed, ours lasted for 22 years without any issues. It was still running strong the day we sold it. I still miss that car.

    • 0 avatar
      kmoney

      They were great little cars. My parents bought one new and kept it till 2006 when it was written off in a rear-end accident. Went through years of commuting and chauffeur duty topped off by driving lessons and being the defacto first car for two of us. Only repairs I can remember in that time were a starter motor (just contacts really, but noone changed those even then) and the front seal on the transmission right after we bought it.

  • avatar
    r129

    If I recall correctly, there was a stripped down (even for a 90s Tercel) base model that did not come with composite headlights for several years. I believe it was only available as a coupe, and it came with a 4-speed manual instead of 5-speed, vinyl seats, and manual steering.

  • avatar
    ClutchCarGo

    I recently spent about half an hour wandering the aisles of a Pep Boys store while I got a new battery installed in my car. What a cavalcade of crap available for the taste-challenged customizer. I flashed back to my younger days, flipping thru the Warshawsky’s catalog looking for cool additions to my Beetle.

    • 0 avatar
      indi500fan

      Warshawsky..now that’s old school.

      I never quite got the Warshawsky/JC Whitney thing.
      Were they marketing to different regions of the US?

      In Cleveland we got Whitney catalogs.

      • 0 avatar
        skor

        Warshawsky bought out JC Whitney for the rights to the WASPy name. Keep in mind that anything ‘ethnic’ sounding was a liability in this country.

      • 0 avatar
        ClutchCarGo

        At some point, I was getting both catalogs in the mail. It took me a while to realize that the copy was exactly the same, and that they were the same outfit operating under different names. It was just the look of the catalog that was different, with the Whitney one looking slicker and more upscale.

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      “flipping thru the Warshawsky’s catalog”

      They had a big retail outlet on Western Ave. in Chicago, use to go there with my dad when I was little. I love routing around Pep Boys even if I never buy anything, it’s fun

      • 0 avatar
        ClutchCarGo

        Yep. I lived in the south ‘burbs and drove in to pickup my order after phoning it in. It was a pretty grimy, worn out place, nothing like the shiny promise of the catalog. I got an asst of chrome bits and genuine walnut replacement knobs for the plastic ones that came with my Beetle, as well as a wooden shift knob with a plastic inlay for the shift pattern, which popped out after a month. Cheap crap for a cheap kid with a cheap car.

      • 0 avatar
        snakebit

        Pep Boys, that brings me back to the ’50’s and visiting one on Brand Blvd in Glendale, CA with my dad.

        I noticed someone has scooped up the hood scoop on the Tercel already.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    Pic. # 12 clearly shows it’s a stick shift……

    That must be a Pep Boys ” !RACING! ” shift knob….

    -Nate

  • avatar
    Tim_Turbo

    Nothing says custom like a couple of GT badges from a Pontiac Grand Am.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    Driven like it was stolen, probably didn’t get an oil change in more miles than the driver can remember. Wiring probably torn up to cheap out that interior.

    Great example of what happens when you don’t take care of a car.

  • avatar
    Nick 2012

    “Jared Markleson, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude. Will attend University of Michigan Medical School in the Fall” Brandy read for Kendra. “That’s Daddy!”
    ***
    As soon as the sun crossed the horizon, Kendra’s wheezy cry awoke Jared and Brandy from their fitful sleep in a cramped double bed next to her crib.

    So began another day in Justice, in the heart of Mingo County, West Virginia.

    “Brandy, is Kendra’s heart scan in tomorrow or Friday?” Although the 3-person family possessed less than 40 years of cumulative life experience, Jared and Brandy navigated poverty, illness, addiction, and parenthood far better than most.

    Brandy’s mom died when she was 15. Jared’s parents were alive – in that their bodies still converted oxygen to carbon dioxide – but so far gone into an oxycontin-driven hell he made sure they didn’t know where he lived.

    Gently closing the door of the mostly-trailer but partially a lean-to they called home, Jared fired up a Marlboro Light and twisted the key in his canary-sh** yellow ‘yoda to another day as Mingo Repair Service as Ed’s chief mechanic/clerk/bookkeeper/tax advisor/scheduler/janitor/parts runner/fixer.

    Looking through the back window and the white-outline stick figures, Jared knew something had to change. He was smart and every one of his teachers implored him to go to college. But Brandy got pregnant the weekend before senior year began and everything changed, forcing his hand.

    There was a small ray of hope, though. He applied for a full-tuition plus stipend plus insurance scholarship at Stanford. “Jared, I’m not leaving until you apply for this,” said Mr. Gunderson, his guidance counselor, on the steps of his trailer shortly after graduation. Jared filled out the forms and wrote a personal statement while Mr. Gunderson helped Brandy with the dishes and played with Kendra.

    ****
    “That’s all pretty normal for Mingo County” Jared said after finishing his life story in the interview room at the Leland Stanford Junior University, leaving jaws agape. “Now, where can I smoke?” “Uh….um….You’re going to have to leave campus, which is about a ½ mile south, but I won’t tell if you smoke behind the building,” said one of the interviewers. “For Christ’s sake, I thought we won the war on poverty” said another as Jared left the room.
    ****

    5 months later, driving down the twisty road to Ed’s shop, Jared saw the prow of a Benz matching the color of his car heading his way. Only one person drove that. “Fu***ing bit***” he screamed as he flicked his cig butt out the window to perfectly land on the windshield. Dr. Hoover could provoke those reactions in people. She was the one who “helped” Jared’s dad “treat” his pain when Jared was 14 and was more than happy to continue to help “treat” pain as opiate addiction spread its tentacles to his dad’s brain and soon his mother. “Thank god Fred joined the army so he didn’t have to see Mom and Dad fall.” Jared thought.

    Getting out of the car, Jared lit another cigarette and walked in for a slow day of ‘work’, even though the last customer’s car left last week. “Maybe today I’ll get rid of the body kit and start making this thing look respectable” Jared thought. He knew Ed couldn’t afford to pay him on slow days – let alone himself – and that Ed frequently ran down a line of credit to make sure Jared’s paychecks always cleared. He knew why Ed helped him, though. Jared’s dad smashed his hand under a falling transmission at Ed’s shop. A simple accident that shouldn’t have cost a teen his parents, but Ed couldn’t shake the moral guilt even though the Justice County Medical Center was criminally responsible.

    “You dumb mother***er” drawled Ed when Jared saw him. “What?!” “Lookie-here” as Ed passed him a fat envelope with Stanford’s seal at the top. “They called me to make sure you got this. They want you there as soon as possible. You’re getting out and never coming back.” As Jared ripped open the envelope and confirmed everything Ed was telling him, he started crying. His family was getting out of Justice.

    “What about the Toyota?” Jared asked Ed as the four buzzed to Charleston’s Yaeger Airport in Ed’s truck. “It isn’t worth more than $1,000 with the broken odometer and your dumba&& gluegun ‘mods’. When it sells, I send you the cash.” As Jared unloaded the last of his luggage, Ed gave him a stack of $20s, a hug, and said “I’ll kill you myself if you ever come back.”

    *****
    Names of the guilty have not been changed.

    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/NEW_INFO__Feds_Want_to_Confiscate_88K_from_Williamson_Doctor.html

    http://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/mingo-county-pharmacist-sentenced-to-prison-time-for-conspiracy-to-acquire-controlled-substances-by-fraud

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/currenttvs-vanguard/vanguard-season-premiere_b_320867.html

    • 0 avatar
      Compaq Deskpro

      My jaw is on the floor. Well done.

    • 0 avatar
      shaker

      I’ve read that the OxyContin story is a long one (the oxycodone base drug was developed in 1917), and it was sold with the good intentions of pain management for people with inoperable conditions (“Black Lung” specifically in the Appalachians). The key to its ‘safety’ is the time-release nature of the pill formula, which (if taken as directed), provides a merciful pain-management regime for those with untreatable conditions.

      The problem with the drug is that the opioid dosage per pill is high enough to produce a heroin-like experience if the pill is crushed into powder – and then it can be abused much as heroin is. The fact that the FDA actually required that the makers warn against this type of abuse in the warning panel could be partially blamed for the explosion of abuse by teens would would steal their grandfather’s pills to crush them up and snort them.

      The doctors that over-prescribe this medication are certainly liable for some of the abuse (especially if they apparently profit from it), but it can be said that patients that (either intentionally or unintentionally) become addicted to the stuff are likely in great need and are begging these doctors to treat their ‘condition’.

      The pill formulas have recently been modified to address the abuse syndromes, but it’s certainly too late for many; let it be said that OxyContin (oxycodone) is one of the most-abused prescription drugs in the US and Canada.

      • 0 avatar
        Nick 2012

        I have a family friend with stage 4 cancer and Oxycontin is a lifesaving drug.

        The cash-only ‘physicians’ writing 1,000 prescriptions a day after a 30-second ‘consult’ and the pharmacies that knowingly and intentionally profit from them are no different than heroin dealers and should be prosecuted as such.

        Purdue Pharma got in big trouble for allegedly turning a blind eye to Oxy abuse and cracked down. This, combined with DEA pressure on manufacturers, Rx wholesalers (AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal, etc), and pharmacies has reduced oxy supply itself, but created the totally foreseeable explosion in heroin use. I think the DEA’s supply-side approach is like using a chainsaw to amputate a mole. It’s difficult to prosecute an abusive-prescribing physician – the source of the problem – and a lot easier to play a numbers game with businesses.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/business/to-fight-prescription-painkiller-abuse-dea-targets-distributors.html?pagewanted=all

        • 0 avatar
          shaker

          The manufacturers bear responsibility for putting a “street heroin” high within reach of anyone, simply by crushing the time-release tablet. How could they not know that would happen?
          But, yes, doctors are complicit as well, but it fits with their new role as “pill pushers” for Big Pharma.

  • avatar
    NoGoYo

    Wow, a cheap knockoff of the already lame Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Edition wheels!

    …Actually, someone around here does drive a yellow Lancer OZ with a black hood…

  • avatar
    DeadWeight

    The only thing that could retire these was rust.

    They were akin to the energizer bunny, especially when equipped with the manual transmission.

    They just kept going…and going

  • avatar
    Crabspirits

    Izaak dreamed big.

    “Hey bro, you see the WRC race on Red Booool TV?”, Izaak asked his fellow Costco team member. “What’s that?”, Matt replied. Izaak whipped out his iPhone to show him. “Aww man, 40 minutes?”, complained Matt, “I’ll watch it later. Let’s move this product.” Izaak returned to the controls of his forklift, just as their supervisor walked past to check on them.

    Matt watched the tiny screen of the iPhone, somewhat disinterested. The man at the wheel of the Tercel was more enthralled with the sound of Loeb’s Citroen and navigator. Matt was forced to brace himself by grabbing the spraypainted door handle. “These Hankooooks are awesome bro.”, said Izaak. The T-handle shifter of the Tercel was in 1st gear, and the tiny four was bouncing off the limiter. It was an attempt at a donut, but the little Toyota just went in a circle in the snow, it’s left front spinning wildly at full lock, and engine screaming through the Pilot Performance intake. Izaak grabbed the handbrake again, and the poor brake shoes screamed for mercy. Matt put down the phone, and used that hand to brace himself along with his halfway installed APC racing seat. The blue center console was not screwed down however, and a sense of helplessness washed over him. “You’re gonna blow up your car!”

    “Come on man, let’s just wait.”, pleaded Matt. “Bro, this place is madhouse.”, Izaak stated. With that, the yellow Tercel performed a three point turn in the driveway of the Chick-Fil-A, making other customers wait. Matt turned around to face the Pontiac Grand Am decklid spoiler, watching his hopes for a tasty spicy chicken sandwich vanish, punctuated by the sadistic Calvin grabbing his crotch and offering his support. “Come on man, we had McDonald’s three times this week.”, Matt complained. Izaak cranked his window down, spit out his gum, and ripped the shifter down the street. There was no changing his mind. He was strangely compelled by the contrasting colors of red and yellow, filled with an impulse much like that of a honeybee.

    “Give to me, a Big Mac and the pie, the Christmas pie.”, demanded Izaak. “They don’t have the stupid pie.”, laughed Matt. “We don’t have the holiday pies anymore sir.”, replied the speaker. Izaak added after correcting his order and moving up to the window, “Sometimes they have the pie in the back bro.” Matt held his hand over his mouth and rolled his eyes, observing the struggle of the vibrating Pilot hood scoop’s double-sided tape to remain adhered.

    As soon as the boys pulled out of the drive thru, they were joined by a strobing Aurora P.D. Tahoe. “Oh nooo.”, Izaak cried. The officer patiently walked up to the Tercel, wincing, and trying to guess the stereotype seated behind the wheel. “Where are your plates?”, the officer asked. Izaak thought for a second, before replying, “I’m still trying to get the…the…title card, but I have the paper and the pass from the guy who sold to me.”

    Matt took the burgers, and walked across the street to the Costco after being released by the officer. Izaak watched the tow truck operator load the Tercel from the back seat of the Tahoe. What he said next made the officer pause his typing, and shake his head.
    “They better not take my sports parts.”

  • avatar
    CAMeyer

    These humble cars could take a lot of abuse (as this example shows) and live on and on. In this respect, at least, the Tercel compares favorably with the current sub-Corolla model, the Yaris. My brother has had a Yaris, and has really liked it (and I like tiny hatchbacks, too), and, of course, these cars are worlds more sophisticated than the Tercel. However, within a few years, his Yaris was a mess, with its bumpers destroyed and hubcaps gone due not to abuse but to potholes. He finally totaled it in an accident that would be a fender-bender for most cars.

    • 0 avatar
      Superdessucke

      It was probably a recent grad’s pride and joy back in the early 1990s when the economy was about to take off into 13 years of unprecedented prosperity. It probably faithfully transported its owner to her initial round of entry level jobs until she traded it in on a ’99 BMW 323i during the height of the dot.com era.

      Then the poor car got traded down to stupider and stupider owners until finally getting this royal undignified treatment. Sad ending to a noble automotive life.

    • 0 avatar
      shaker

      The expanded-metal mesh grille treatment is probably the most subtle ‘upgrade’ to this poor car.

      At least the Philips screws are painted over (arrgh).

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    LOL @ the painted over Warner-Brothers Chevy Venture sticker. This car is really a hot mess. Hard to believe it was sold at the same time, and in the same showroom as the Cressida.

    • 0 avatar
      28-Cars-Later

      Somebody was looting the GM section of their local yard for swag. In addition to the WB emblem, the painted over “GT” on the door is from a mid to late 90s Grand Am.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        Nice, I had not looked at that particular pic.

        If I’m going inappropriate GM labels for my Tercel, they will say one of two things.

        ETC, or Trofeo!

        • 0 avatar
          davefromcalgary

          Still pondering a “Regency Elite” badge for the Verano.

          Never has there been a better trim level name.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            You sir, must stick with Buick trim names only!

            Ultra, Limited, Custom, T-Type, Super, CXL, Downtown Edition, Joseph Abboud.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            @dave

            Indeed it is very powerful

            @Corey

            Park Avenue was a trim of the Electra model.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Lol I agree, it was. I just didn’t add all the trims.

            GS is missing as well.

          • 0 avatar
            2drsedanman

            Sounds like a good idea for a TTAC article: “What is the best trim name of a car/truck”. Easily see that comment section going over 200.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            That is a Doug DeMuro article if there ever was one. But there has to be rules. Only vehicles available in the USA (none of this Vogue or VDP trims from the UK), and only factory trim levels (No Florida Gold Centennial dealer trimmed Lincolns).

            I love special edition and ridiculous trim names.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            “only factory trim levels (No Florida Gold Centennial dealer trimmed Lincolns).”

            You can pry the Congressional Town Sedan from my cold dead hands.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Those were fake eh? I guess any of the ones which covered up that opera window were fake ones?

    • 0 avatar
      MRF 95 T-Bird

      @Corey I’m familiar with those other models but Buick offered a Downtown Edition? Did they ever offer a Uptown Edition? Buick was never big on Brougham’s.

      • 0 avatar
        NoGoYo

        What about an Uptown Funk edition?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 7Ya2U8XN_Zw

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          Don’t believe me JUST WATCH!

          They play that way too much, I didn’t like it after time number three.

          • 0 avatar
            NoGoYo

            That’s the problem with hot 100 radio in general nowadays. Anything you like will be played so much that you will cease to like it.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=IZTqYO9Af6g

            Anyway, I prefer the song that Bruno Mars basically copied for his most recent hit, anyway. Oh we oh we oh!

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            I try and not listen to the radio unless I’m in the car for less than 10 minutes, and I need to hear the traffic or something. It’s all entirely too vapid.

            Though I can turn it over to 90.9WGUC for some classics!

            I do like Natalie La Rose – Somebody, though. It’s barely on the radio yet around here, but I predict it’ll be big soon. Too catchy.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        So it was on the last 3000 instances of the Park Avenue. They got goofy color options like silver with black landau, and on the c-pillar there is a black logo of a skyline with silver lettering, that says DOWNTOWN EDITION.

        I’m having a very hard time finding a photo. But in this one, you can see the location and size of the special edition logo.

        http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Buick/2005-Buick-Park-Avenue-Sedan-Image-02-1024.jpg

        EDITTT: It was just called “SPECIAL EDITION.” I just imagined it to say Downtown because of the buildings.

        http://clients.automanager.com/scripts/VehiclePhotos.aspx?VID=0a11cb78bfbffe478cea123acfa05a90&PID=8

  • avatar
    threeer

    Just got back from Sheppard AfB where I was proud to watch my son graduate as a newly minted pilot for the Air Force. In the parking lot were numerous muscle cars (one Viper, too many Camaros and Mustangs to mention) and a gaggle of BMWs. My son’s ride of choice?? His 1997 Tercel with 218k and counting on it. Original engine, original trans, original clutch. Interior may not be fancy, but has held up remarkably well. It. Will. Not. Die. My sister and I have argued about who gets it back should my son decide one day to upgrade, but he’s staunchly hanging on to it!

  • avatar
    sportyaccordy

    These things were slow to the point that they were almost funny. My sister had one. It was fun getting blown out at stoplights by Corollas. The chassis was so light and playful though, which made up for the lack of speed.

  • avatar
    infinitime

    As the current owner of a 94 Tercel, I can attest to these taking a beating. This is kind of a pet project, but it is incredible how many JDM Starlet/Glanza suspension bits fit. Many of the more “luxurious” Paseo interior bits (steering wheel, variable-speed intermittent wiper control, better seats) are also interchangeable.

    As someone had mentioned above, the valve-stem seals was its achilles heel, but that was remedied when I did the full rebuild on the 3ee engine….

    Don’t laugh, but running synthetic fluids and Amsoil ATF, has made this thing purr like a kitten after the rebuild.

  • avatar
    Ryoku75

    Had an ’89 Tercel hatchback that used the same engine/transmission as this coupe, I never got why they ditched the hatch, it gave one a legitimate reason to buy a Tercel over a Corolla.

    Aside from that it was an awful car, smooth engine, stupid three-speed transmission, far too small for highway travel, broken A/C made it suck up heat, like Hondas these eat exausts, body rusts easily, gutless engine, mediocre highway gas mileage, it really just felt more suited for the crowded streets of Tokyo.

    It did get my my drivers license, but I can safely say that I don’t miss that ugly red car. The only good part on it was the Weber carburetor (the Venturi had long gone out).

  • avatar
    wstarvingteacher

    I spent almost 10 years teaching at campuses across town (Houston) that required a commute of around 100 miles per day. I drove several vehicles with varying degrees of success but there is one that I always knew I should have bought. If I were to get a do over there would be a small toyota hatch that would probably replace sunken dollars in many vehicles over that period. That period is why I always tend to harp on durability as the most important factor in any car I buy. This would fill the bill perfectly (except for not having a hatch).

  • avatar
    CaseyLE82

    Back in 1998 my first boyfriend (like my first date) had a 1993 (I think?) Tercel. It was black and it had tan leather interior. I”m not sure if that was aftermarket or what. But I was 16 and he once let me drive it. I ran over a train track at about 30 mph and that car made it feel as though I had just run over, oh I dunno, another car? It scared me so bad! But, I still have some *very* fond memories of the little Tercel.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    @ Shaker ;

    Just so .

    I have a broken skull , back and neck , the Dr’s keep trying to get me to take that oxy crap , I hate it and won’t touch it .

    They call it ” Hillbilly Heroin ” with good reason ~ a good friend of mine who’s also disabled , moved to Tenn. so as to afford living , his Daughter fell in with a local white trash boy who was on oxycontin and of course , as soon as she popped out his son , got her hooked on it and in time , the needle too , she died this year leaving another innocent Child Motherless .

    The hillbilly white trash boy doesn’t seem to care and in fact , says loudly that America deserves to support him .

    That anyone who’s not in terrible pain would even try this crap astounds me .

    -Nate

    • 0 avatar
      shaker

      I’m sorry that you’re in that kind of pain; it’s got to be tough. Just keep moving, and use the safest OTC pain reliever (not acetaminophen) that your stomach can tolerate. you’ll have to move enough to actually have *some* pain before the body’s natural opiates are produced.

      I think that the abuse of these drugs stems from “psychic pain”, which is difficult to diagnose, since every individual’s negative experiences add to it.

      Life can suck sometimes…

      There was something about a yellow car that started this – weird. ;-)

      • 0 avatar
        -Nate

        No worries ~

        At least I’m still alive =8-) .

        I hate dope of all stripes as it killed (often indirectly) most of the folks I grew up with 60 years ago .

        I find that meditation helps me get past the worst of the pain .

        I *do* so love my recliner ! =8-) it’s the _third_ one I’ve had , this one really fits me well , I sleep in it more often than my bed these days , that’s fine with me .

        I still ride my Motos , occasionally , slowly , carefully and yes painfully . maybe two hours maximum , I guess I’ll never die The Alcan or Sturgis now =8-^ .

        FWIW , I’m Scots-irsh and come from a long line of drunks so I paid attention to the misery growing up and decided not to take up drinking / dope like so many choose to do .

        No one forces you to suck on the bottle , ciggy or crack pipe , it’s _YOUR_ fault in the end .

        -Nate

  • avatar
    blakteky

    Haha! The internet is a small place, I pulled the brake booster and master cylinder out of this EXACT car last weekend, then I found the article today. Sweet!

    Every hose and electrical sheathing was painted, dyed or replaced with a blue version as well. Hella FnF.

    The brake booster is happily living in my 1982 RWD Corolla now. (The old booster was leaking vacuum)


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