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If you have a chance could you snap a picture of the bracket that holds the light switch and wiper switch in place behind the dash, I have misplaced mine and don't know what I'm looking for...


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I guess I do have the bracket, but I am missing the nut for the light switch


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I guess I do have the bracket, but I am missing the nut for the light switch
Still need pics of anything??
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Still need pics of anything??
No, I know what I am looking for now, LMC has it.
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So time for an update. There's this place I pass on the way to the auto parts store. I always hurt my neck passing by. It's a local transmission shop but they have a thing for vintage Ford trucks and such.



Here we have 2 2nd Gen BKO's out front. You never know what you'll see in the parking lot.

And then they have a back fenced in area of other goodies. Think I spied a Free Wheeler in the back lot.



Anyway funds are still tight so I continue cleaning up parts.

















Got some of that cleaned up and installed the alternator and power steering pump.





Cleaning up the cooling line for the power steering.



Also worked on getting my steering linkage back in. Although when I put the castle nut on it will go down further than the cotter pin hole. Not sure what's up with that. I'm investigating.



Got around to some electrical. It was time to test the gauges and some wiring. I finished the wiring on the tail lights.

I finished connecting some of the wiring to the control module.



So I installed the fuses.



I charged up an old battery and applied power. A moment of truth.

Nice to finally see those come on.



I checked out the tail lights and blinkers. I was thinking I had a problem because the brake lights were lit. I though OK I will troubleshoot that later. The next day I had a thought. Sure enough the brake pedal has the switch wired but the brake pedal is not connected to the brake booster. So it's hanging down and therefore the brake witch is engaged. That made me feel better.

With the gauges working I was anxious to test the oil pressure. I added oil to the engine. The gauges would reach and so I sat it on the dash facing the front. I had bought the tool that goes on your drill to spin up the oil pump. So I fired it up.

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So it showed around 68-70 on the top tight read out. I'm good with that.

I need to mount the pulley back to the water pump but the holes are different bolt sizes from what came off the original. I need to see what size and get new ones.

Also I've lost my woodruff key to reinstall the harmonic balancer. I've looked everywhere. I went and got a Dormans replacement pack that has different size keys. None of them work. So I need to find someplace I can order one.

So the work continues. Thanks for watching!

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Cool! What does it mean "Please set speed"?

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Cool! What does it mean "Please set speed"?
You have to calibrate the gauges by driving it. It reads the sensor in the transfer case and programs itself accordingly. So it will be a bit longer before that happens.
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Looks great, glad to see the forest fires spared you and the Bronco down there.
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Looks great, glad to see the forest fires spared you and the Bronco down there.
Yeah no forest fires around here thank goodness.

Oh and ordered a woodruff key. Should be here Thursday.

See what I can get done this weekend.
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Looks great, Mark!

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Well I learned some stuff on the woodruff key. I ordered the one the other day and it shows up and it's no where close to what I need.

Got online and did some Googling and finally found what I needed on Ebay. So it seems there are 2 woodruff keys on the crank. One for the harmonic balancer and one for the timing gear. Well all the keys that were coming up were for the timing gear.

So I finally came across some on Ebay and it had both in a package for a couple of bucks. They came in yesterday and it's exactly what I needed.

So I hope to get some more front end work done this weekend.
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Prepare to find the lost woodruff key in 3... 2... 1...
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Prepare to find the lost woodruff key in 3... 2... 1...
It's lost! Been apart probably 3 years. At least I found a new one.

And I have 3 spares of the one for the timing chain gear!
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Also worked on getting my steering linkage back in. Although when I put the castle nut on it will go down further than the cotter pin hole. Not sure what's up with that. I'm investigating.


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So what did you do here? Was the hole wallowed out? If not, you could just put a washer under the nut. They do make sleeves. You must have a reamer for them. Could make it high steer at the same time.

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So what did you do here? Was the hole wallowed out? If not, you could just put a washer under the nut. They do make sleeves. You must have a reamer for them. Could make it high steer at the same time.
Nothing yet. Never really received any good feedback. I guess I will see how many washers it needs under the nut.
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go to a nut and bolt place get an sae mega washer its as thick as two washers they may also have a longer in length castle nut
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go to a nut and bolt place get an sae mega washer its as thick as two washers they may also have a longer in length castle nut
I actually found some thick washers left over I believe from when I replaced my old u bolts on the rear axles. I'm going to give that a shot. Thanks for the suggestion.
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If you do decide to flip the steering, let me know. I now have a 7* reamer and would love to get some use out of it.
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Ordered some L&L headers, Borgeson steering shaft and new headlight buckets this week.

Welding in a new bearing for the bottom of my steering column at the moment. Got the transfer case and the transmission bolted in to all their mounting brackets.

Have a 20 line to do list for the weekend.

Get er done!
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Well ordered some parts the other day. I ordered a couple of things on Amazon on a Friday and received one part on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Hard to beat their prices and delivery schedule.

I started out with getting the starter reinstalled. Needed to get installed before the headers.



While tightening up the bolts my finger got caught between the wrench and the frame rail. Opened up a nice chunk of skin. Ouch!



Decided the brake booster needed a refresh.









Got a new drop pitman arm installed.



Ordered a new bearing for the lower steering column.





I tried using the screws that came with it but that wasn't working out so well. So I fired up the welder and tacked it in.



Installed a new steering coupler.



Received the new Borgeson steering shaft.



I decided I needed to install the new L and L headers before finishing the steering.





Started on the passenger side. I had placed towels between the headers and the frame to try any prevent and scratches. Once I had the header bolted up I realized how tight a fit it was when the towel was stuck between the header and a body mount.







I ended up getting the cut off wheel out and taking about 1/2 inch off the bottom of the body mount. All good after that. But this fitment issue cost me some time.





Then it was time for the drivers side. Ended up cutting that body mount also. Had to remove the bracket that holds the brake lines. The driver side ended up being a real pain. Seems the holes on the flange were not perfect for getting the bolts to line up and install properly. I spent a lot of time figuring which holes needed an adjustment. Took my drill and made the needed adjustments. Finally got it installed.



Then it was time to finish up the steering. Got the steering column installed back in. Actually went pretty easy.





Received some new headlight buckets. Not sure who packed the order but I received 3 buckets.



Got the passenger side inner fender notched out for the headers and installed.





Will finish working on putting the front end together next. Need to tie in the steering linkage to the pitman. Need to purchase some mufflers and finish the exhaust.
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