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Looks clean enough, just don't dig the tire to fender ratio. I want to fill it but I don't want to run 35s or get different wheels. I like the stocks with beauty rings

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I think mine may be all hooked up but I don't know what the PO cut off. Lots of Rigery here. Something went on the air filter to the snorkel too. I haven't seen a stock set up bit I have empty holes and cut wiring everywhere. My brother said I needed a duraspark set up, bit when he saw the truck he said what the PO did was similar. I know the carb is a stock 1 Barrell because I can see the part number on it... who knows really

She runs well.... makes me apprehensive and scared to mess with it
Hey, if it aint broke, don't fix it!

That connection on the snorkel controls the flapper inside, which switches from the cold air, which is the default, to hot air from the manifold. Being in Arizona, you probably don't need it anyway.
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I think you said that it's already been converted to Duraspark II ignition and the feed back carb replaced? I do see the DSII module in your pics. If so, you can ditch a lot of the vacuum hoses and valves since they are not doing anything without the feed back carb and the original computer hooked up. This will cleanup the engine compartment greatly.

. . . unless of course you need all that stuff to pass a visual smog inspection in AZ . . . ?
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No smog here

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Im pretty sure that snorkel thing is stuck shut. Im thinking I should just remove it too

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has anyone ran a 12 inch tire on the 7 inch rim?

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has anyone ran a 12 inch tire on the 7 inch rim?
Yes. No problems.
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Hey since you guys know everything. One of my two alternator belts is squeezing a bit. How do I determine (short of removing) the amperage of my alternator. I wanna order it online but apparently there was a few options

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The alternators in these from factory are only 60-70A. But then again, that's stock for 87-91..
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Im not sure why it list 3 different belts for the alternator. I guess ill pull em to find out, I just wanted to order one ahead of time rather than match it up.

I will try to get a pic of my lift today to see if any of you guys smarter than me can ID it. I know it doesnt matter, I just want to know.

On a side note, an 80s something blazer pulled up next to me at the light and was revving out pretty hard. The i6 is slow so i wasnt going to race no matter what but when he was revving his engine died. I should have took a pic but I just waved instead!

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Please, live in Kansas for a few years; your old girl is miles better than my '88 and i was thrilled to get this one!!!!!



Oh, and ugly Grill Guard!?!?!?




Yeah, that's gone!

Your rig looks great man!
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Grill guard may have been ugly, but I bet it was functional. By the way, I think your passengers are funny.
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Grill guard may have been ugly, but I bet it was functional. By the way, I think your passengers are funny.
Mine?

I think it was off a brush fire truck, all aluminum; well built but a complete PITA to work around. I will build a nice tucked Tube bumper here soon.

And the kids, they think their funny too....lol.
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With that 300 six you have in there, you might not want to go to a 35" tire.

If you are stuck on bigger tires, might I suggest a 33x10.50x15? I've got them on my '96 XL 302/manual and it still seems way under powered. I cant imagine the 35's. My XLT runs 315/76/16 (~35x12x16) with a roller MAF 351/E4OD and it still lacks power. Stock axles in both.

You also might want to head to your local picknpull to see if you can find newer flooring. I don't know if the floor pan is the same on all FSB's, but the XL Border patrol special (and many other XL models) have rubber floors front and rear.

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With that 300 six you have in there, you might not want to go to a 35" tire.
I ran 35's with a 300 and everything worked awesome.. so that statement isn't right... I was regeared though (which is a necessity when running larger tires) but only to 4.10 when I should've been running 4.56 but I couldn't complain getting 20 mpg going 75mph. Never had issues with 90% of the drivetrain but the front axle sucks MAJOR a$$

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I ran 35's with a 300 and everything worked awesome.. so that statement isn't right... I was regeared though (which is a necessity when running larger tires) but only to 4.10 when I should've been running 4.56 but I couldn't complain getting 20 mpg going 75mph. Never had issues with 90% of the drivetrain but the front axle sucks MAJOR a$$
Sorry, let me clarify my position. Without regearing the front and rear differentials, you may not want to run such a large tire. I've seen 300 sixes from that time period with everything from 3.07 to 4.10 stock, with 3.55 being the standard on most FSB.

If the stock gears are 3.55, going from the stock 29" tire to a 35" tire will have the same net effect as swapping out the ring and pinion to a 2.94:1 ratio which will put the engine out of its normal operating band and be unpleasant to drive.

To bring it back to exactly factory, you have to put in 4.28:1 ratio gears, since they are not available, 4.10 or 4.56 are your choice. 4.56 will be more to your liking with the for off the line torque. 4.10's will bring your RPM down a bit on the highway.

I DO have a truck with 3.55's and 35's. It's a 351/E4OD and its under powered and cant get out of its own way on the highway. It also gets 8 MPG at best. Before the 35's and lift, it got 16.
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Sorry, let me clarify my position. Without regearing the front and rear differentials, you may not want to run such a large tire. I've seen 300 sixes from that time period with everything from 3.07 to 4.10 stock, with 3.55 being the standard on most FSB.

If the stock gears are 3.55, going from the stock 29" tire to a 35" tire will have the same net effect as swapping out the ring and pinion to a 2.94:1 ratio which will put the engine out of its normal operating band and be unpleasant to drive.

To bring it back to exactly factory, you have to put in 4.28:1 ratio gears, since they are not available, 4.10 or 4.56 are your choice. 4.56 will be more to your liking with the for off the line torque. 4.10's will bring your RPM down a bit on the highway.

I DO have a truck with 3.55's and 35's. It's a 351/E4OD and its under powered and cant get out of its own way on the highway. It also gets 8 MPG at best. Before the 35's and lift, it got 16.
It's all relative when it comes to HP & overall performance of course. But I like driving my Bronco better than my modified '08 F350 CC King Ranch pushing 600 HP
Enjoy your rig!! Glad you found what you wanted
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It's all relative when it comes to HP & overall performance of course. But I like driving my Bronco better than my modified '08 F350 CC King Ranch pushing 600 HP
Enjoy your rig!! Glad you found what you wanted
Funny, I just purchased my '96 XL to replace my '05 F250 CC King Ranch pushing 450 HP in daily driving.

And... back to the original topic! Love the Bronco, looks very clean on the outside.
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I'm not stuck on bigger tires. I don't want you macho men to hate me, but I don't like the fender gap and honestly could just pull the lift out so 33s seem to be a good solution. I asked my brother if he'd help me pull the lift out and he basically called me a fag, laughed and said I was nuts.

The 6 seems sluggish now so I imagine it would be worse with bigger tires but, for city driving it's probably not a huge deal. I get about 16-17 mpg and am pretty happy with that.

I think the truck has 3.73 gears according to the tag on the tranny. Not sure that's stock but I bet it is since it's in the tag. It's a four speed with a granny gear

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