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Just read this entire build. Learning a lot. Was wanting to see how the new carb worked out, but noticed you haven't posted in a while. Any updates?
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I have been reading through threads again to get fired up on the bronco again. The new carb had been working really well. The rear end went out a few months ago though. I had been waiting for it to happen so I could rebuild the pumpkin. I have been too busy getting my business up and running to really have any fun. http://www.hubercad.com/ Things are going good now, so I should be able to set aside some time and money to get back to it.

When it is as nice outside as it is right now, it is hard not to drop the top and go cruising....

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Welcome back Ross! Look forward to the future endevors with the Bronco and the business.


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You will not belive me, but I worked on my Bronco...


YANKED THE AXLES

DRINK BEER AND PLUG THE HOLE SO IT DOESN'T LEAK. (THATS WHAT SHE SAID )

CRACK THE SEAL

YANK THE THIRD MEMBER , AND THEN REMOVE THE PUMPKIN.

LOOK AT THOSE HERTZIAN FATIGUE PITS (SORRY, GETTING ALL ENGINEERY AGAIN). THAT IS PROBABLY THE CHUNKY SOUND I WAS HEARING.

Next move is to find a new third member, and reverse the above process with new seals and bearings, maybe disk brakes and more beer ...I have a slab to work on now, so I am running out of excuses for why it is still sitting there.
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Just read through- very nice work. I'm sure I'll be in the market for a motor someday- how is yours working out for you! I figured you would've mentioned it if it crapped out. Nice job, beautiful truck, keep it up!

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Just read through- very nice work. I'm sure I'll be in the market for a motor someday- how is yours working out for you! I figured you would've mentioned it if it crapped out. Nice job, beautiful truck, keep it up!
I have not had a chance to put more than about 3000 miles on it, but so far it has been great. No complaints. It has been sitting for quite a while though. Hoping my neglect has not fouled it up too bad.
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I suppose if you cant wait till 2020 for your new bronco you could do what this guy did...or not
article here:
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Just saw this and was thinking of posting it! Haha you must've gotten the newsletter too. Can't believe I couldn't find it anywhere else since it's been up for a couple weeks.
Pretty wild design- but obviously has some skills.

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The craftsmanship is there for sure. Just kinda ugly in my opinion. To each their own.

I have a friend of mine sourcing the third member, which means it is taking a while. I was going to jump on the internet and order something, but he is an old mechanic and said he had a guy..etc etc. Anyway, we will see what happens. Keep ya posted...It has been raining since October. I cant get anything done anyway.

Anybody have a good checklist to run through for the start up since its been sitting awhile?

I am thinking I need to drain the tank. I had a fuel preservative in there, but this ethanol gas is crap. I might as well drop the tank since the fuel gauge is not working. Is there anything I should do to prep the carb if some fuel dried up in there?

Change the oil first, or run it and then drain the oil?
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To provide more depth of understanding on the complexity of a driveline and ujoint setup, I recommend watching the following video. Plus, the title is awesome.

5aCK4Bob6a0

Still raining, and my mechanic buddy is still taking his sweet ass time ordering my rear-end. So this is all I got.
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To provide more depth of understanding on the complexity of a driveline and ujoint setup, I recommend watching the following video. Plus, the title is awesome.

5aCK4Bob6a0

Still raining, and my mechanic buddy is still taking his sweet ass time ordering my rear-end. So this is all I got.
I'm going to be honest: I had no idea the repercussions of being out of phase. I just thought the vibration was from an weight imbalance created by the joints being out of sync. I had no idea there was a pulse in the rotation when that occurred.

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I'm going to be honest: I had no idea the repercussions of being out of phase. I just thought the vibration was from an weight imbalance created by the joints being out of sync. I had no idea there was a pulse in the rotation when that occurred.
Same here. Its pretty dramatic when he puts the card on there. Makes you think about what that would be doing to your drivetrain. Now I need to research how to make sure they are in phase when I put it back together...
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Im Reartarded

Old mechanic buddy finally got back to me about the rearend guy he knew. Shipping it would cost more than the pumpkin. I figured as much, but it is still raining, so I have not been in a hurry.

Wondering if anyone out there knows of a source for stock-gearing bronco third members, or wants to share any horror stories or things to watch out for? Not sure what it should cost. Looks like between $600 and $1200. I see that there are a ton of race car options, and lots of fancy super built posi models etc. I just dont want to buy a junker chinese parts model is all.

Do the race car third members and broncos third members have the same gears, and all I need to worry about is the gear ratio?

what does this mean on speedway? "....we use your choice of a standard (8.9 lbs.), lite (6 lbs.) or megalite (5.55 lbs.) steel full spool." Heavier the better I assume?

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Car and truck 9" varied on the spline of the axle shafts. Cars 28 (little bronco also) Trucks were 31


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From what i've seen some 2wd trucks were 28 spline , maybe a option on 2wd would net 31 splines.

Every 4wd i've seen were 31 spline.

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i got a friend down in San Bernardino, who builds ford rear ends. He's good, lot's of write up and such, Bill Thomas Enterprises 909-888-7949
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From what i've seen some 2wd trucks were 28 spline , maybe a option on 2wd would net 31 splines.

Every 4wd i've seen were 31 spline.
Ah yes. Forgot about that. Need to make sure it has the 1310 yoke too...

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i got a friend down in San Bernardino, who builds ford rear ends. He's good, lot's of write up and such, Bill Thomas Enterprises 909-888-7949
Thanks! Sure looks like he knows what he is doing on his web site. Might be a bit high end for my truck, but we will see.
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Hazardous waste disposal day today at the County yard, so I figured it was a good time to dump the corn syrup out of my tank. I need to put a new fuel level sender in and the hoses were showing signs of aging, so it is all on the check list anyway.

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